Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our August Guest Designer search begins...

TODAY - Yay!!

The first Thursday of each month marks the start of our guest designer search. woohoooo. 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 (depending on how many weeks there are in the month).

You will have approx. two weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like and past submissions are welcome.  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
pure cleverness

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 it HERE.  Past digi images and sentiments were moved here, to the left side column. 

Add a direct link to your project using the Inlinkz system below.

Deadline is Wednesday, July 20.  The August guest designer will be announced on Thursday, July 21.
Our FREE July digi stamp and sentiment are now available to use.  Here is my sample:

This cupcake can easily be made into an ice cream cone.  Check it!
1. Print the cupcake two times
2. Cut off the bottom of the cupcake
3. Cut off a little from each side of the cupcake base

4. Use a ruler and a black pen that is the same thickness as the image and draw horizontal lines in the top and bottom of cone.

5. Slide the bottom piece of the cone up to the top piece and adhere.

Our SPARKS Challenge info. is posted - if you haven't seen the details yet...take a peek.  If you create something new for the guest designer spot, you can submit it to our challenge as well.  Know that you do not need to create a new project for the challenge to win...three random winners will be drawn from comments that let us know that they tweeted or facebooked about our SPARKS challenge also.

Thanks for joining us today


  1. yipee, can't wait to see everyone's submissions.

  2. What a great idea to make that cupcake into a ice cream cone Kim. Love that. I cannot wait to play.

  3. I played along this month although I have no illusions about being picked - I still have a lot to learn!!! LOL

  4. I only found your blog by chance and throwing my hat in the ring too. Such fabulous stamps!!!

  5. OHMYLANTA !! My first paper smooches arrived TODAY! Its even cuter than I thought it would be! I am totally in love with PS and so I thought it would be fun to throw my paper hat in the ring for the GDT spot! Thanks for the chance!

  6. woohooo, so happy to see so many entries! You are ALL talented!!

  7. I had so much fun with my first Paper Smooches set! Will be playing more!


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