Friday, September 21, 2018


Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river.

xo Kim

Thursday, September 20, 2018


(Best Buds stamps and dies, Birthday Bash)

An oil change for a Bugatti Veyron costs $21,000 and takes approximately 27 hours.

xx Kim

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


(Postage Stamp dies; Dainty Flowers 2 dies; Simply Said stamps)

A woman was successfully diagnosed in 1984 of brain tumor, after she began hearing unknown voices in her head that told her she needed to have a brain scan.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018


 (fox, beaver, owl, and a pink rodent of some sort): Bear Frog card dies, Cat Dog card dies, Bunny card dies, Hearts dies)

Frank Sinatra’s publicist auditioned and paid girls $5 to scream at his early performances to get the crowd excited.

xo kim

Monday, September 17, 2018


(Falling for you)

Many of the Space Shuttles parts were produced exclusively by small mom and pop shops. When the shuttle retirement was announced, a lifetime buy of parts was made — when the Shuttle retired, the mom and pop shops retired with it.

xx Kim

Saturday, September 15, 2018

9.16 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS friends and fans!

I hope you are doing well and finding some time to get crafty this weekend. Be sure to stop by HERE to check out our monthly challenge. We are looking for CLEAN & SIMPLE projects.

I hope to find some time this week to try again at this challenge. I'll share my idea soon:) I also hope you will play along with our September challenge. Click HERE for more details. Or link up below.

That's it for me today. Be sure to stop back by the PS blog daily this week. Question: did you see that some of the PS DT used the same dies for their projects? That was not planned! Great minds think alike😁
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, September 14, 2018


Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein’s first wife, was one of the first female physicistsin the world. There is evidence she contributed greatly to Einstein’s research, including his theory of special relativity. Einstein once said, “She solves for me all my mathematical problems.”

hugs and smooches,

Thursday, September 13, 2018


(Courteous Cuties stamps and dies, Green Acres stamps and dies)

A Queens man, Raffi Stepanian, has mined the cracks in the sidewalks in Midtown’s Diamond District, New York City, for bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold to make a living. Over six days, he says he collected enough gold for two sales totaling $819.

xo Kim

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


(Cat Dog Card dies; Uplifters stamps)

In Back to the Future, the original idea was for the time machine to be a refridgerator, but because Robert Zemeckis was afraid that kids would imitate the film and get trapped in fridges, they changed it to a DeLorean car.

x Kim

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


(The Welcome Wagon, Welcome die)

A study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found Spongebob Squarepants causes learning difficulties and impulse control problems in 4 year old viewers.


Monday, September 10, 2018


(Let's Celebrate stamps and dies)

To deflect flight noises from the Amsterdam Airport, an 80-acre park in the shape of perfectly aligned furrows with high ridges in between (inspired by old farming techniques and Chladni patterns), was built. Finished in October 2013, the park cut the noise level in half almost immediately.

xx Kim

Friday, September 7, 2018


(Body Language & Body Language Icon dies, Flower Frame Dies)

Digital cameras were developed so spy satellites could send images back to earth more quickly. Before digital cameras in 1976, spy satellites used film. After the film was shot, the satellites loaded the footage into capsules and dropped them from orbit into the atmosphere for collection.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, September 6, 2018


(I Love you Die, Garden Greetings)

Zappos offers new employees $1,000 to quit, after just one week on the job! This strategy is used to create a team of dedicated employees who buy into the customer first culture they want to foster.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018


(Delightful Greetings stamps; Postage Stamp dies; Silhouette Flowers dies)

The two founders of Pizza Hut sold the business to Pepsi in 1977, and one of the founders then became a prolific Papa John’s franchisee, owning 133 locations by the year 2001. During legal struggles with Pizza Hut in the late 1990s, Papa John’s ran commercial advertisements highlighting the fact, including a dramatization showing Frank Carney [the founder] coming to a Pizza Hut stockholders’ meeting wearing a Papa John’s apron, saying, “Sorry, guys. I found a better pizza.”


Tuesday, September 4, 2018


(3D Apple, Hi Friend: Hello Sampler, Fruit People dies, Heart dies)

Students at Oberlin College can rent original paintings by Picasso, Monet, and DalΓ­ (among others) to hang in their dorm rooms for $5 per semester. On top of the $5 each student has to cough up, only a minimal liability agreement is signed, although the full consequences for damaging a work are unknown to the renters.

xo Kim

Monday, September 3, 2018


(Bear Frog Card dies, Cat Dog Card dies (eyelashes), Dots & Dashes dies, Critter Card Puns)

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson was illiterate. In restaurants, rather than ask someone to read the menu to him, he would wait until his teammates ordered and then order one of the items that he heard.

xx Kim

Saturday, September 1, 2018

9.2 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS friends and fans!

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying your weekend- relaxing, having fun, and finding some time to craft using your Paper Smooches stamps and dies!!!

We have a couple of things to share this week for our recap----> don't miss out on the fun!

Be sure to stop by HERE to check out our August Anything Goes challenge winners. What a beautiful gallery, which makes it hard to pick just 3 winners. πŸ˜

Our new monthly challenge started and it's a STYLE challenge. We are looking for CLEAN & SIMPLE projects.

This is a challenge for me because I struggle with simple designs. I always want to keep adding elements or images to my cards. LOL! I joined in the fun and tried my hand at a CAS card... lots of white space, modern design, and a fairly easy card considering my injuries. I think I nailed it!
I hope you will play along with our September challenge. Click HERE for more details. Or link up below.

That's it for me today. Be sure to stop back by daily this week- the PS DT has NEW creations to share! You will definitely be inspired. ❤️
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

ps... Thanks again for your prayers and well wishes! You won't believe this but yesterday I whacked my pinky on a bench and fell into that same bench on my right knee. πŸ€•  I believe the pinky is broken because it instantly swelled up and turned colors. The knee is bruised and swollen making it hard to walk. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed bubble wrap!  πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️

Friday, August 31, 2018

September 2018 CAS challenge

Hello, friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday's winner post {HERE} hinted at some ideas that I had for the September challenge. I went in a totally different directionπŸ™ƒ

Today we are starting our September 2018 challenge-  CARD STYLE! The card style theme for this month is CLEAN & SIMPLE {CAS}.

Challenge deadline: September 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on September 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins October 1st. 

Here are the rules: 
  1. Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, journaling page, etc).
  2. You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamps/dies or free digital images- please link to our website:
  3. Post your project on your blog/social media platform and submit a direct link to your post/image using our linking system. 
  4. Please display our banner on your blog post (right click on the banner and save to your computer. If you have any trouble, I am happy to email the image to you, savannahland2 at comcast dot net)
  5. All skill levels are welcome!!! 
  6. You can enter as many times as you like! 
Here's what you are playing for: THREE (3) winners will receive a $15 Paper Smooches gift certificate.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us each month!
We always look forward to seeing what you create!!! 
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


One in eight US workers have worked at McDonalds, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.

xo Kim

August ANYTHING GOES challenge winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our Anything Goes August 2018 challenge winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! Our challenge gallery is full of inspiration and beautiful projects. I pulled in some backup help for picking winners this month... I just can't do it by myself anymore!

My friend, Jess, and I sat down to pick winners, and this is what she had to say, "These are just sooooo good!" She was impressed!  Way to go!!! I tell you every month and I believe it---> our players are the BEST!

She thought we should have more than one winner- LOL! Here are some of the designs that caught her eye: Melissa, You're a Hoot, Jean C., and LovinPaper.

Unfortunately, we can only have 3 winners. So we narrowed it down to these creations. Congrats to...
Kristina B.

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

THANKS to all who joined in the fun! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

Tomorrow, September 1st, we start our next challenge... but I'm not sure what it should be yet! πŸ€­ I thought about doing a fall mood board but then I thought I should do another Anything Goes because I didn't get to play yet! I'll keep you posted. Until then... keep crafting and get ready for a fun monthly challenge πŸ™ƒ

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 
Tons of love, Sav

Thursday, August 30, 2018


(Bookmarks Dies, Baby Birds stamps and dies, Polka Dot Border Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, 
I Love You die)

A Peppa Pig episode was banned in Australia because it tells kids that 
“spiders can’t hurt you”


Wednesday, August 29, 2018


(Bee Mine stamps; Be Mine Icons dies; Natural Beauties stamps)

The word Hello became popular after Thomas Edison suggested its use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell, his competitor, preferred Ahoy.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018


(Many Thanks, Bicycle die, Tiny Hearts dies, Thank You die, Waves dies)

The refreshing and minty taste of toothpaste was originally constructed as a marketing technique, in which our subconscious minds learned to anticipate the tingling sensations of citric acid, mint oil, and other chemicals as a sign that our mouths were ‘clean’, thus creating a habit loop.

x Kim

Monday, August 27, 2018


(We Totally Click (and icons die), Baby Birds (and icons die)

A banker who convinced local residents to buy Coca Cola Stock during the Depression resulted in a the richest town in America with more millionaires per capita. A single share bought at $19 would be worth $10 Million in 2013.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 25, 2018

8.26 Sunday Recap

Hey PS fans and friends!

I apologize for completely missing last week's post πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️ I am not sure what happened or how I forgot until midweek... but I did! LOL!

UPDATE: I went to a follow-up appointment with my doctor this past week. After 6 more X-rays (that's a total of 39) it was confirmed that my left wrist WAS IN FACT cracked and broken. This explains the pain. That also means at least another month before I can really get back into my studio doing what I love to do. This is one of the reasons I haven't been able to share any projects lately. Fingers crossed I can start using my wrist more without my brace/pain SOON! Thanks for all of your prayers πŸ™πŸ».

NOW on to the MOST important information...

Our easy August challenge ends this week. Be sure to stop by HERE for more details. Deadline: August 29th
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

Have a fabulous Sunday. If you haven't seen this past week's PS DT projects, scroll down!!! You will definitely be inspired by the designs, inking, and styles! I sure do love this team!!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav