Friday, June 17, 2011

are you ready to have some fun?

I have some blog candy to give away...woot!

Our News Flash was sent out on Wednesday, June 15th to our newsletter subscribers.  It contained a nugget of information about our July stamp release.

The news flash included a word that "loosely" described each of our 3 July stamp sets.  Based on those words, please take a guess and tell us what theme you think our sets will revolve around for July.

E-mail your name and guesses to: newsletter@papersmoochesstamps.com.

You have until midnight on Sunday, June 19 to guess...I will choose THREE random winners to receive ONE Paper Smooches set of their choice (winner can wait to see the July release and choose one of those stamp sets if they like).  You do not need to guess the exact themes of the 3 stamp sets to win.  Winners names will be announced on Monday, June 20th.

You do not need to place an order to subscribe to our news flash.  You can sign up HERE, on the left side, towards the bottom.  Stamps will be given away on our newsletter from time to time, so we would love for you all to join us ;)
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I decided to offer a challenge here at our humble little blog each month.  I know that webland has a gagillion fabulous challenge blogs out there for us, but why not offer one too, right?  Sooo, on the first Friday of each month, I will post a challenge with an easy to use linky section (just like our guest designer search process).  FIVE stamp sets are the prize to ONE winner each month (that's a $75. value).  This winner will be chosen from the entries each month.  We ask that you create something brand spankin' NEW, using our stamps or free digis...and of course, follow the theme or technique that month.  (If you would like to ink up your stamps from "The Kim Hughes Collection", that I designed for CHF, please feel free)  Sound good?   Hmmm, looks like I will need to think of a clever challenge name.

Today I created some cards using some wonderful Echo Park products from their new Country Drive Collection.  They compliment our stamps beautifully!

The pepper and carrot are stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut around.  I cut the clouds from the cool patterned paper.  There are black buttons on the tires (that may be hard to see)





















I cut the "window" from the punch bug sticker - because ink always smears on the smooth surface.  So, I stamped on card stock and added the sentiment behind the sticker.  I added white buttons and Zva Creative crystals to the head lights.



















We are happy that you are here :)

26 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that they revolve around FOOD, but that is a total guess. All I know is that I can't wait to get a peek at them, because I'm sure I'm going to want them, haha!

    Great cards, Kim, and I am looking so forward to your challenges! While it's never a challenge to use your stamps, hehe, I can't wait to see what you challenge us to do! I seriously CAN'T WAIT :D

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  2. I am guessing monsters, summertime, and sweets theme. I can't wait to find out!! :)

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  3. I'm guessing 'loosely' based on something! LOL Thanks for the chance to win. ;-)

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  4. It is always great to have new challenges, it really helps me to stretch!

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  5. Wow! Such a great incentive to play along. I've been dying to get my hands on some of your stamps, but we're just so poor!!! I'll be getting my craft on to see if I can win! YOU ROCK!

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  6. Hmm... I'm guessing a Summertime/BBQ theme. Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be amazing!

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  7. So sad that I don't remember seeing the newsflash email. Can't play along. ;(

    Looking forward to seeing what you challenge us to do! ;D

    Ruza at ruzarbl65@gmail.com
    http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  8. So darned cute!!!!! I love your stamps. So why haven't I bought any yet? Good question...

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  9. Ok, just e-mailed in my guesses for all three sets. I had to actually use my brain and it hurt. LOL

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  10. I think there is a food theme going on with your new release. Maybe some "sweet" stamps. And perhaps some "summer fun" themed ones. Okay those are my guesses! Can't wait to check them out!

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  11. Love how you used the EP stickers with your stamps Kim, they do go perfectly well with them:)
    Jenny x

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  12. I LOVE the challenge idea! That is going to be so fun! Thanks for the chance to win too, I sent in my guesses and I can't wait to see what the sets are! =)

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  13. I say something to do with ICE CREAM! That stuff makes us all happy! CUTE projects with that great paper.

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  14. I am somehow NOT subscribed to the newsletter, so I don't have the word prompts... But I am EXCITED about the challenges! I own almost all of your CHF sets, so I have lots to stamp with... :)

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  15. yay! I love challenges...so happy to hear they'll be starting soon!!

    now off to find & re-read my newsletter! lol

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  16. I'm going to guess Monsters, Baseball & sweets!

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  17. I've emailed you, Kim! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous stamps. I'm so excited that you're going to start a challenge! Love your cards, too.

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  18. Thanks Kim! ;D
    - Here's my guess ... glub = fishes; hot dog = hot dog stand or baseball; cavities = sweets (i.e. chocolate, hard candy, etc).

    Ruza at ruzarbl65@gmail.com
    http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  19. Just emailed in my guesses! The first two I thought of came easily so the 3rd one is a guess! :) Thanks for the chance!!!

    -Roxanne
    http://projectorganizedchaos.blogspot.com

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  20. I love that challenges are on the way! Looking forward to seeing them =)

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  21. OHHH! LOVE that you are starting a challenge--can't wait to play along:) I also am guessing that the new stamps have to do with travels or spending time with family/friends. Just a guess:) Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  22. OH I am SOOOOO excited about the monthly challenge!!!! I have LOTS of your CHF stamps that I am going to mix with the new sets!!! Yipppeeeeee!

    And I will email you shortly!

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  23. I'm going to say SUMMER is the word that loosely describes July's stamp sets.

    How about holding a contest for the name of your monthly challenge? It's a great way to get some unique names to consider for the name. have people email you their suggestions - if picked, they win a stamp set of their choice.

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  24. Thanks for your excitement everyone :)

    LuAnn - I thought about that right after this post went live, but I actually thought of a name right away that I think will be perfect

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  25. I am guessing that the stamps have a summer all american theme. I love your products thanks for the chance to win.

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