Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feb. 25-March 3 Picture Perfect 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 fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this picture!

So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation.  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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, March 3rd at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, March 4th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Lisa Arana- PS Chit Chat stamp set
Lynn ManganPS Spiritual Sampler and Leafy Greens stamp sets with Loopy Leaf die

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 amaZZZZING! We have three Featured Players to share today because you nailed that color story!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the February Cool Shades challenge are....
Aaga
Stempelomi
Lesley Croghan

Our PS PRO winner for the February Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, Therese Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feb. 18-24 Cool Shades 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 third week of each month is always a Cool Shades challenge.
This week we are inspired by this color story "Carnival"!
Chocolate, Cream, Aqua, Cherry Red

So friends, that's your challenge--take inspiration from this FABULOUS color story! 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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, February 24th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, February 25th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Ashley MarcuPS Sets used: Needle Little Love & Simply Said stamp sets 
Dies used: Duo Die 1, Duo Die 2, Duo Die 3 
Lori TeclerPS Birthday Sampler stamp set with Cupcake dies

Nina Yang- PS Warm Hearts and Needle Little Love stamp sets

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 FABULOUS! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the February Designer Drafts challenge are....

Lesley

 
Our PS PRO winner for the February Designer Drafts sketch challenge is...


Congratulations, LydiaPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

You are all seriously amazing!!  We had a VERY difficult time choosing the winners!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb. 11-17 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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, February 17th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, February 18th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Lisa Arana- PS Zoo CrewAlphadotand Streamers stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Hope stamp set

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 +1 AWESOME-- that's why we are sharing four featured players today! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the February Trend Watch challenge are....
Silke K.
Lisa Foust 
AJ
Audrey T.

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