Sunday, June 2, 2013

June 3-9 Trend Watch 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 :) 

**Starting with this new term, we are encouraging our players to join in the fun by creating CAS (clean and simple) projects!! We always encourage you to play with your own style (so if you are Fun/Graphic, Vintage, CAS, etc., that's OK!!!!)-- so have fun and play along!! 

The first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this picture!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation. Create anything with GOLD as the focus or as part of the design! Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!  

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Jamie GreenePS Potpourri and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Larissa Heskett- PS Needle Little Love stamp set along with the DigitsNumbers, and Duo Die2 dies
Heather HoffmanPS Wicked Nauticool and Spiritual Sampler stamp sets and PS Ovals1 and Borders1 die sets
Pamela Ho- PS Flap Happy and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Simply Said and Pretty Phrases stamp sets along with the Hot Spots SM1 dies
**ImportantBefore you link up your creation, be sure to read the How To Play instructions HERE

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, June 9th at 10:59pm EST.

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, June 10th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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 AMAZING and FABULOUS! I'm blown away with your creativity and designs for your creations!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the May Picture Perfect challenge are....
Christine Drogt
Rachel Kleinman
Jacquie Southas
Julie Smith

Our PS PRO winner for the May Picture Perfect challenge is....
Congratulations, Gilu J.Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Super fun challenge!
    I hope I get my PS stamps delivered home by this week, so that I could play along :)

    Wish I had ordered more

  2. Awesome creations!! Congrats to all of the winners!! ;) looking forward to seeing all of your creations for this weeks challenge!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  3. GREAT samples from the DT and GREAT choices from the players!!!! YAY!

  4. I adore the cards that the design team designed. Very creative! But I am super sad (and a tad confused) that you are encouraging everyone to create CAS projects.

  5. Thanks for the gold challenge, and congrats to the winners from last week! Love the DT's work!