Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest designer search and a giveaway

Since today is the first Thursday of each month, we are officially searching for our June guest designer! Guest Designers will receive 2 NEW stamp sets and 2 shaped card templates and will have their name and projects featured here on the PS blog for 3-4 weeks.

You will have approx. 2 weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like.  You can also submit previously submitted projects.  Guest designers are not chosen randomly.  We will be looking for designers who stand out in one (or more) of the following categories:

great use of color
outstanding design
mad coloring skills
fun paper piecing

You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp or any of our FREE digi stamps.  A new digi image and sentiment were added to the PS web site last night.  You can find them HERE.  Past free digi images and sentiments were moved here, to the left side column.

The deadline is Wednesday, May 18.  The June guest designer will be announced on Thursday, May 19.

I will share a sample using the May digi stamps on tomorrow's post, so please check back in tomorrow.
Today is an extra fun day since Paper Smooches is sponsoring the Play Date Cafe!
care to play along with us?

check out this inspiration:

Isn't that one gorgeous color combo???

check out the Play Date Cafe link above for more information of how to win 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets of your choice.

Here is the card that I created for this challenge

I used our Chubby Chums stamp set.  Each cat is cut from different patterned papers.  The eyes are stamped onto white card stock, cut out and placed in different directions to make it look like they are checking each other out!

We hope you join us :)


  1. Kim....thank you SO much for sponsoring The Play Date Cafe this week and for lending your creativity to our design team this week! We are really happy to have you!

  2. Absolutely too cute, Kim! LOVE those darling, polka dot kittens and that sweet, coordinating sentiment! Thank you so much for guest designing with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. LOVE this Kim!! Sooooooo cute:) Just left some love on your other blog--and I'm ordering some more stamps:) THANKS for playing along with us!!!

  4. You've worked wonders with our color combination, Kim...that paper piecing is fantastic and your design is just fabulous! Thanks so much for sponsoring the Cafe this week, it's such a delight to have you playing along with us as well!

  5. Ackk! That card is sooooo cute! Makes me smile! :D

  6. Your card is SO DARN CUTE! And those new digis - I just LOVE love LOVE that bee! :) ADORABLE.

  7. Oh my heavens.. this card is super cute :) great job.. I will have to play along.. I just found the designer drafts section and it says it's #4.. Can you point me in the right direction to find the other 3.. thanks so much HUGS

  8. Your chubby chums cat card is sweet! :)

  9. Hi Alison - I added them to the right side of this blog. Thanks for asking :)

  10. Love your card Kim! Those kitties are so bright and funky on the patterned paper! Thanks so much for being a part of the Play Date Cafe this week as our Guest Designer :)

  11. Total cuteness, Kim! I love those three kitty cats!! I linked up to two cards but the InLinkz only allowed me to select one thumbnail from my post so I hope you don't miss the second card. I also put them both in the Flickr gallery. Thank you for the opportunity to be a guest designer! ;)


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