We are starting this party off with a couple of over-the-top-cute cards!
Check out Heidi's knot...swoooon! Her paper choice is perfect for our Surf and Turf stamp set. I adore the popped up wave and how she stood the seagull on the pillars...she topped it off with sweet splashes of water...(grin)
I am a sucker for this color combination. These were the colors of our wedding. Kryssi's personal touches are soft, sweet and just so pretty. I cannot get over how stinking CUTE this little scene is :)
K, so I realize that many of you have July 4th plans today, but I mentioned that our challenge details would be posted today...so here I am :) In most cases, we will aim for the first Friday of each month.
Here are the details:
We truly want our monthly challenge to SPARK your creativity sooo, our challenge is called exactly that :)
We offer 12 color combinations and 10 sketches on our web site every month, did you know? They are found under the totally free zone
the color blocks that fill each of the 4 corners
red, black, fawn, kiwi
white, pink, sunshine, chocolate
navy, kraft, sky blue, orange
baby pink, teal, grey, wine
left to right:
red, black, white, pink
fawn, kiwi, sunshine, chocolate
navy, kraft, baby pink, teal
sky blue, orange, grey, wine
top to bottom:
red, fawn, navy, sky blue
black, kiwi, kraft, orange
white, sunshine, baby pink, grey
pink, chocolate, teal, wine
- The heart on the designer draft sketches represent any embellishment or image
- "Word" represents any sentiment, phrase or quote.
- You can see card samples of each designer draft sketch by visiting our web site. View our July stamp sets to see them (Santa Paws, Sugar Rush, Surf and Turf).
The SPARKS challenge:
Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)
Use any of our July COOL Shades color combos (seen above)
and/orUse any of our July Designer Drafts sketches (seen above)
You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi
Any stamps from "The Kim Hughes Collection" by Cornish Heritage Farms
(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. You must include our SPARKS banner (shown above) somewhere on your post. Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - Paper Smooches somewhere on your post. Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.
Here's what you are playing for:
First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: FIVE stamp sets of their choice (a $75. value)
Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)
We will choose THREE random winners that will receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)
To qualify for our random drawing, you can do any or all of the following:
- create a project using our SPARKS challenge
- TWEET about our challenge and post here to let us know
- FACEBOOK about our challenge and post here to let us know.
The deadline: Wednesday, August 3rd
Winners will be announced on Friday, August 5, which will also start the next SPARKS challenge.
All skill levels are welcome. You can enter as many times as you like. We do not have challenge police, so how you interpret our colors and sketches is entirely up to you...just have fun, ok?
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!
Hope you have a blast!!