Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 8-14 Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner and featured players :) 

The second week of each month is always a Designer Drafts challenge.

This week we are inspired by these sketches!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this sketch for your creations! Follow it closely or use it loosely....just have FUN!! 

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi.

(stamps from other companies can be used, but please make sure that PS images are easily seen)

Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  We would love you to include our SPARKS banner (shown on the right column) somewhere on your post, but it is not required.  (right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 
Please link to our web site: - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image using our linking system below.

Here's what you are playing for:
  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, April 14th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 15th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!

Jessica BavierPS Sunny Side Up and Pip Squeaks stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Word Salad and Leafy Greens stamp sets 
Savannah O'GwynnPS Word Salad and He Said, She Said stamp sets along with the PS dies Alphawhimsy and Notebook Basics

It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our stamps.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us.  We truly appreciate you! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.

We were blown away with all of the creativity shared with us for our butterfly Trend Watch challenge-- WOW! And because last week's entries were TRIPLE AWESOME plus ONE-- we decided to share four featured players today! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the April Trend Watch challenge are....
Kelly Szafron
Barbara M. 
Amy M.

Our PS PRO winner for the April Trend Watch butterflies challenge is....
Congratulations, Larissa HeskettPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. So many gorgeous butterfly cards last week - CONGRATS to the Featured Player & runners up :) :) :)

  2. Oh wow! thanks for showing my card, was such a fun challenge to do.So many great cards congrats ladies :)
    Kate xx

  3. Congrats to everyone!! Lovely work by the DT for the new challenge!

  4. Wonderful inspiration image leading to a fantastic field of entries! Congrats to all the Featured Players and PS Pro Player: your cards are all stunning!!

  5. Congrats to everyone! Wow, you all rocked that last challenge!

  6. Sending a happy gram here!! Thanks for showing my card! Congrats to all the other featured players and PS Pro Player...YeaH!!

  7. Congrats to everyone, thanks for picking my card for a featured player spot

  8. AWESOME!! SO EXCITED!! =) I just found the Challenge Blog and Paper Smooches and I have been having a BLAST playing along with the CHALLENGES!! CONGRATS to all of the winners and for sharing my card!! YEAH!! Looking forward to more challenges and amazing Inspiration!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  9. I just didn't get my card for the last challenge done in time. Check out how I made my butterfly without a butterfly digi on my blog at:

    Congrats to the winners! Hopefully I'll get a card done for in the new challenge before it is over.

  10. Here's another card using a Paper Smooches stamp but for a different challenge. Didn't get to this one YET!