Sunday, January 26, 2014

SPARKS Challenge: Quill you be my Valentine?

Hello, hello and Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a cozy kind of weekend.  We are snowed in here in NE Ohio with no end in sight to the snow + cold for the next few days. Good times.

Anyhoo, I wanted to share my card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.  This week's challenge is a Designer Drafts and here is what I came up with based on the sketch.

Looking at this week's sketch, I wanted to play with some color blocking and I saw the large circle as a target. Using my Silhouette, I created and cut two sets of nested circles in red and white + white and red.  I trimmed the targets and adhered them together to make a complete circle.  

I used one of the hearts from the Sweet Hearts set to dress up the inside of the target.  The arrow and sentiment is from the Love Struck set + dies. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch: 

You have until Saturday, February 1 at 11:59 PST to link up your take on this week's sketch to the SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!  Woo hoo!  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Genius, Katie! Pure genius! I love this card!

  2. Katie------- are you ever going to share your talent with me!?!?!? I'm so jealous of your crafty genes! LOOOOOOOVE this card! LOVE your thoughts on this sketch-- love that target and the the pink/red color combo! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! YOU NAILED it! <3

  3. SO cute! Wonderful Valentine. :)

  4. This is amazing! So clever & striking! Well done with the sketch

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  6. I just popped over from the Avery Elle Blog. Congratulations on your DT position. I look forward to seeing what you create. I am also your newest follower and would love for you to follow my blog. :)

  7. Huge CONGRATS on the Avery Elle Challenge DT Katie!!!


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