{11.20.2012} my first SPARKS

It has begun!

My term with the new SPARKS challenge design team for Paper Smooches that is! I am so excited. This isn’t my scheduled week to participate, but I had to celebrate the new team and play along.

The first week is all about a trend.
Just check out this inspirational trend.

So cool.  I was inspired by the ‘chalkboard’ look and framed words.

Make sure you check out the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog
for even more inspiration from the amazing design team.


  1. Pam Sparks

    super cute Lisa! Great take on type!

  2. Beate

    Shut the front door. Did you cut that inside of your frame with a craft knife? However you did it, the frame and card look FANTASTIC!

  3. wida

    wow! love it, pinning it!

  4. jjbolton

    So cute! Love the ornaments hanging in the frame:) Have a great week Lisa!

  5. Emily Leiphart

    Super awesome take on the photo, Lisa! I love how you cut out the frame and left the background for the words. Wow!

  6. Jessi

    Oh, the hanging ornaments are too clever! I cannot WAIT to see you rock EVERYTHING for this team, the way you always do 🙂

  7. Lori Barnett

    Beautiful!!! Love the colors! 🙂 yippee on your first challenge with the SPARKS team!!!

  8. Wendy ten Hove

    Oh, wauw, this is really pretty!! Love the white letters on the black frame!
    Hugs, Wendy

  9. Judith Gowdy

    Love the design, love the card! The frame is really clever and perfect for this challenge 🙂

  10. Kim S

    What a fabulous layout and color choices!

  11. Lynn

    Lisa, way to rock your first “official” challenge. This is awesome! I love the way you cut out the sentiment. Gorgeous!

  12. Mary-Anne V.

    Wow what a great way to start off your role as part of the Sparks team…awesome!

  13. Lindsey

    I like this a LOT, Lisa! Looking forward to all your SPARKS posts!

  14. Glenda J

    So fabulous! The design is so striking! Congrats again on making the team. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I always loved playing on my ‘off’ weeks too.

  15. Ashley M

    Lisa your card is AMazing! Loved how you played with the black and white. 🙂

  16. Annette Allen

    congratulations..your card is awesome..

  17. Sav O'G

    You have GOT to send me some of your talent! I LOOOOOOOOOVE this card! LOVE the colors and that frame with the sentiment! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  18. Lori

    How sweet! Love the ornaments hanging from the frame.

  19. Nina

    Lisa, seriously, this is my favorite card of yours!! Love it to pieces!

  20. lostinpaper

    WOW Lisa! This card is too clever for words!!

  21. Rockwell Designs

    I ADORE this card so much!!! The way you have the sweet little ornaments hanging from the frame is so clever!

  22. Jessica Davis

    Oh my gosh, Lisa, your take is amazing! I love the cut out words on black in the frame, and the hanging ornaments is just too cute 🙂

  23. Pryn Garritan

    This is so SUPER cute, Lisa!!! I love your take on the inspiration photos…you are pure genius, girlie!

  24. Jen W.

    You are going to rock this team! Love your take on the photo especially all the dimension!

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