Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 13-19 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, May 19th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, May 20th 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 Geo-Graphic and Salutations stamp sets and Big Blooms dies
Savannah O'GwynnPS Falling For You , My Guy, and Slang Gang stamp sets along with the Hot Spots SM Set1 dies

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.

Last week's entries were TRIPLE AWESOME +1-- that's why we are sharing four featured players today! I'm amazed at how you created a nautical themed card using different PS stamp sets!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the May Trend Watch {Nautical} challenge are....

Kim Hamilton
Maureen Morton 
Jamie Greene
Kimberly Wiener

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


  1. WOW! Thanks so much! You totally made my weekend! Off to send my e-mail! <3

  2. Congrats Suzanne, and the featured players!!! Love the samples by the DT for this week's sketch!!

  3. So pleased to have been featured! Congrats to Suzanne, Kimberly, Jaime and Maureen - beautiful cards!

  4. Congratulations to all winners!

  5. Congrats Suzanne and all the featured players! Great job by the DT for this weeks challenge!

  6. Thanks for the feature, smitten totally with PS!!

  7. LOVE that little doggie in the crow's nest!

  8. Thanks for the feature! Greats cards ladies:)

  9. It's so fun to be on the Fan Wagon for Paper Smooches stamps and find and play in your great challenge! Your DT cards are fantastic!!