Friday, August 5, 2011

August SPARKS!!

Let's get to it!!

First place
PRO stamper 

Emily Leiphart 

you win FIVE PS stamp sets of your choice (a $75. value)
Second place 

PRIMO stamper 

Marie Forberg

you win TWO PS stamp sets of your choice (a $30. value)
Random winners

1. Alice Wertz
2. Kelley Eubanks
3. Kellann

you win ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of your choice (a $21. value)

Please e-mail your address to - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Are you ready for the next SPARKS challenge???

Check out this cool photo that I found on Etsy by rosebudlips

There are SO MANY wonderful things going on here.

* The color scheme (fuchsia, white, baby blue, brown) (add a pop of red maybe?)

* The textures (wood grain, linen, ribbon and lace)

* The style (vintage, elegant, classy)

* Techniques (handmade flowers, distressing, layering)

* Accent possibilities (paint, crystals, pearls)

So friends, that's your challenge this month...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.

Here are the deets:

The SPARKS challenge:

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)

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: - Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

(right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image 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.
Pro and Primo stampers will receive a blog button to display on their blog if they would like to.

The deadline: Wednesday, September 7th

Winners will be announced on Friday, September 9th, 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 this inspirational piece of art...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!!


  1. Congrats everyone! What gorgeous cards! :-) LOVE the inspiration pic for this month's challenge.

  2. Congrats to all the winners...ALL of your cards brought a smile to my face! Now for the next challenge...hmmmm...

  3. Woo Hoo!! I am so excited!! Thank you! :)

  4. Eeek, thank you so much!! I'm so thrilled to be the winner this month! A huge congrats to Marie, too! :D

  5. I love the comb-over looking adorable and a well-deserved win for Emily. Congrats! :)

  6. Congrats to Emily, and all of the winners! Amazingly creative projects all around!

  7. Congrats to all the girls.. :) all these projects are amazing!! :) hugs

  8. Congrats to all the winners, especially Emily :)
    Jenny x

  9. Wow...big congrats to Emily and Marie! Well deserved!

  10. Congrats to all -- and yep, Emily is a rock star, don't you think??

  11. Congratulations girls!! Oh my gosh.. those hats are pure genius! Super job Emily and Marie!

  12. Holy Cow!!!! I am so excited I won some goodies! Congrats to everyone, especially Emily!

  13. YAY! Thank you so much, Kim!! I can't stop smiling! =) Congrats to all winners!

  14. Posted on FB about new challenge, thanks!

  15. I posted a card last week some time, and I also facebooked that day too! :)

  16. awesome..this was a fun challenge. I am new to Paper Smooches and I must say I am LOVING it.. Thank you..

  17. Congrats to all of the winners last time around!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Such a SUPER FUN challenge!!

  18. Congrats to the July Winners! This month was definitely a challenge for me!

  19. Don't know where in cyberspace my comment about my Twitter post got lost so I'm repeating myself. Tweeted about the last day of the challenge.... Gotta get me some of these stamps soon!


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