Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dec. 1-7 Anything Goes challenge wk1

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Starting with our newest design team we are changing up our SPARKS challenge blog a bit.  Instead of four different challenges each week, we decided that it would be more fun if every other week was an “Anything Goes” week!  We don't want to limit your creativity.

"Anything Goes" will alternate weeks with an Inspirational Photo Challenge and a Sketch Challenge   These are the most popular challenges, so we hope that those of you who love to play will continue and we hope to entice new players to join us.

We LOVE seeing your Paper Smooches creations, so we hope this will be a wonderful place to show them off!

This week's challenge - ANYTHING GOES

  • Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).
  • You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp, die or free digital stamp
  • Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.
  • Please link to our web site: - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  
  • If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Splitcoaststampers Gallery (use keywords: papersmooches) or our Flickr Gallery and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a direct link to your gallery image using our linking system below.
  • Our banner must be displayed on your blog post (right click on the banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you- savannahland2 at comcast dot net

  • The deadline: Saturday, December 7th at 11:59pm PST.
  • A new inspiration week will start on Sunday's at 12:01am PST. 
  • Winners are announced on Monday's.
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like

Here's what you are playing for:
  • One player will be chosen and named our PS Pro for the week.  Our PS Pros receive a $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! This player will also be featured here as well as our Paper Smooches blog and receive a blog button to display on their blog. 
  • Two or more players will be chosen as our Featured Players
I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!

Clare PrezziaPS Party Posse stamp set
Erin Taylor- PS Space Cadet stamp set
Isha GuptaPS Fresh SnowFreezy Fellas, and Christmas Sampler stamp sets along with the Quote Tag dies
Karin Åkesdotter- PS Merry Motifs stamp set along with the Super 2 dies
Savannah O'GwynnPS Sentiment Sampler stamp set along with the Flag Tags and Butterflies2 dies

It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our products.  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  :)


  1. Way to raise the curtain, New team - these designs are fabulous!!!

  2. Gorgeous samples from the DT, love the new challenge format!

  3. Thanks for the fun samples and fabulous DT samples! Looking forward to the challenge changes.