Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 5-11 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 :) 

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 SHEER/CLEAR 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 Crystal Clear stamp set
Larissa Heskett- PS Calico stamp set along with the Ovals1Big Bloom, and Thanks Word dies
Heather HoffmanPS Buckaroo and Salutations stamp sets and PS Duo Die1 die sets
Pamela Ho- PS Chit Chat and Crystal Clear stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Many Thanks and Borderlicious stamp sets along with the Thanks Word dies
**ImportantBefore you link up your creation, be sure to read the How To Play instructions HERE

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, August 11th at 10:59pm EST.

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, August 12th 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. 
**And if you need some help with sheer/clear-- check out THIS video on the Virtual Smooches blog! You could def. try etching on glass using your PS dies for this challenge! 

Last week's entries were AMAZING and FABULOUS! I'm blown away with your creativity and designs for your creations!!! WOW! Loved each one:) How does one pick only three featured players?????? 

We had so many players that I would like to feature NINE of you today!!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the July Anything Goes challenge are...
Carol M.
Alie de Vrij
Samantha Mann
Julie Smith
Laurie W.
Crafty Math Chick

And because I just had to show one more!!!!!!!!!
Wanda G.

Our PS PRO winner for the July Anything Goes challenge is....
Congratulations, Jessi FoganPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. So many SUPER FABULOUS creations in the gallery this week - I fell in love with Jessi's gorgeous card too!!!

  2. EEEEEK! Now that is a wonderful way to start a Monday morning :) Thank you so much!

  3. Congrats Jessi - fabulous card and enjoy shopping! Thanks so much for selecting my card as a featured player! All the submissions are ever so delightful and inspiring!! I'll be 'cas-ing' a few of these down the road for sure!! Happy Monday to everyone!

  4. Wow! I am honoured! Thanks for picking me as a featured player!!
    They are all great cards!!
    Hugs Alie

  5. Congrats everyone, especially my Evil Doublemint Twin, Jessi! You all Rock!

  6. AAAACK!!!! I popped over to see the new challenge and HOW COOL!!!!!! Thank You SO MUCH!!!!!! Makes me GIGGLY!!!!!!

  7. They're all so cute; every single one of them! They ALL deserve to be the PRO winner!

  8. Thank you so much for this honor! You have made my day! I am glad you liked my card, I have so much fun creating with Paper Smooches! :)

  9. Yay! Thanks so much for featuring my layout! Paper smooches stamps are so fun to play with! Can't wait to play along again this week!

  10. Awesome inspiration and congrats to last weeks shout outs and a big shout out to Jessi!