Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 25-December 1 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!  

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Jennifer Mullens- PS Briny Blue stamp set
Jocelyn OlsonPS Green AcresHullabaloo, and Group Hugs stamp sets 
Alice Wertz- PS Giddy Gumdrops and Group Hugs stamp sets along with the Quote TagsWord Bubbles, and Love Word dies

Savannah O'GwynnPS Group Hugs and Promenade stamp sets along with the Love Word and Hot Spots SM Set1 dies
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**ImportantBefore you link up your creation, be sure to read the How To Play instructions HERE

The deadline for this challenge is: Saturday, November 30th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Sunday, December 1st at 12:01am EST. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 2nd!!! 
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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! WOW- the team was blown away by your use of this color story (which was kind of a HARD color combo!)!!! We have FIVE Featured Players to share today!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Cool Shades challenge are....
Jeanne J.
Debbie B.
Jacquie
Lindsey
Nikki

And because you just blew us away.... we have one more Featured Player
Melissa

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

**NOTE: This is actually our last week with the current Paper Smooches SPARKS team. We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the team for all of their hard work and amazing creations that they shared with us. <3

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 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 "Thanksgiving"!
Light Green, Light Aqua, Orange, and Red

So friends, that's your challenge--take inspiration from this FABULOUS color story! 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 Swanky Snowdudes  stamp set along with the Snowdudes and Word Bubbles dies
Larissa Heskett- PS Fresh Snow stamp set along with the Snowflakes dies
Heather HoffmanPS Enchanted ElvesWarm Hearts, and All Yule Need stamp sets along with the Ovals 1 dies
Pamela Ho- PS Freezy Fellas and Fresh Snow stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS DigitsYummers, and Enjoy the Show stamp sets along with the Borders 1 and Circus Icons dies
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**ImportantBefore you link up your creation, be sure to read the How To Play instructions HERE

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, November 24th at 10:59pm EST.

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, November 25th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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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 FABULOSSSSSSSSOOOOO-- you guys really know how to rock the sketches! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Designer Drafts challenge are....

Nicole Kerr
Amy T.
Lindsey
Rachel K.

Our PS PRO winner for the November Designer Drafts challenge is....
Congratulations, Cristine R.Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Please Welcome

the NEW SPARKS DT


returning DT Coordinator

 
The change over will happen on Dec. 2 at the SPARKS challenge blog.

The competition was fierce!  If you didn't make it this time around...please try out for the PS Guest spot each month! You are all talented...please know that  :)

*Edited to add that Sandy misunderstood the DT call and thought she was applying for the guest designer spot on the PS blog.  Since she is a scrapbooker, she was looking to try out for a month gig, not a 6 month term.  So, we chose Taheerah Atchia to take her place.

Please enjoy our current DT for another week and a half.  They were all amazing to work with!  I will be so sad to see them go.  A BIG THANKS to them!! 

And don't forget about our CURRENT CHALLENGE (Designer Drafts)!!! Link up your creations before 10:59pm EST tonight! Click HERE for more details! 

xx Kim

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 11-17 Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

*******Be sure to check out the PSS Design Team call!!! Click HERE for more details. We hope you will join in the fun!!! Deadline is Nov. 15th midnight PT! 

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 this sketch!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this sketch for your creations! 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!
Wida MillerPS A Little Lovin' and Spring Fling stamp sets
Jennifer Mullens- PS All Yule Need stamp set along with the Hot Spots Large Base and Christmas Words dies
Jocelyn OlsonPS Calorie Free and A Magical Spring stamp sets along with the Toppers dies
Alice Wertz- PS Chilly Chums stamp set along with the Hexalongs and Christmas Words dies
Savannah O'GwynnPS Many ThanksTimber, and Potpourri stamp sets along with the Quote Tags dies
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**ImportantBefore you link up your creation, be sure to read the How To Play instructions HERE

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, November 17th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, November 18th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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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.  International players are welcome to play as well! You can enter as many times as you like.

Last week's entries were TRIPLE AWWWWWWWWWWWESOME +3-- that's why we are sharing SIX featured players today! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Trend Watch {STRIPES} challenge are....
Katie M.
Lori T.
Suzanne Spokus
Cornelia
Katie G.
Ellen Parker

Ok--- I just HAAAAAAAAAD to share three more! You guys rocked this STRIPES challenge! LOVED each of your creations!!! 
Kimberly Clark
Veronica Z.
Lisa

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