Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I am 43 years old today - yay!

Enough about about some fabulous inspiration?  :)

Ohhhh how I LOVE the bold black on top of the pastel colors!!  The background looks like post it notes :)  The star over the "i" takes the cake.

Teri's card is just AWESOME!!!  Seriously amazing in EVERY way.  The colors, the cute blue dots, the layers...and the black sentiment.  Swoooon!!

Miss Lori created this super-cool card with one of my most favorite color combos.  I see she also dotted her i with a star (a popped up one).  Did you notice that the frame holds a mirror?  Yup, this card is really neat!!!

THIS is where you will find the recipe for the layered salad that I showed yesterday.
Japan has 67 flavors of Fanta, including ‘The Mystery Fruit’,
 ‘Genius Energy’ and ‘Hip Hop’ flavor.

hugs and smooches!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Our MAY Guest Designer search is currently ON!  You have until midnight tomorrow to get your entry in.  Our new guest will be announced on Thursday, April 17th.  Here are the details

sooo, the BUNCO party went well.  My guests seemed to enjoy themselves :)

here are a couple of photos from the spread...

Emily created a video for this adorable card idea.  I can't wait to see it!!  The stitched sentiment looks awesome!!!  She is a super-duper-clever girl...

I love Laurie's watermarked background paper, don't you?
The sweetly colored ties are darling...and so is her design. This is such a super cute card!!

There is a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.

xx Kim

Monday, April 14, 2014


Hey there friends.

I am hosting BUNCO (dice game with 11 other women) tonight, so I am looking forward to prepping some food today.  Have you ever played?

Ahhhh, yellow!  It's so happy and makes Kalyn's card even cuter, I think.  I love the layered paper and elements.  Fabulous product choices!!  The camera and washi tape - exactly perfect :)

Heidi's card is sweet and delicate...
I adore those soft pink hearts
 - and the bold gold sentiment.
The sweet polka dots and vellum makes this card extra cute.

On February 15, 1969, a woman name Vickie Jones was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert. Jones’ impersonation was so convincing that nobody in the audience asked for a refund.

smooches!  Kim

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Recap 4.13

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the NEWEST Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS upcoming challenge and winner from last week! 

First up-- be sure to check out our videos! 

  • Leather Feathers- I created MORE projects using the PS feather dies!! These leather feather accessories (necklace or keychain) are SUPER easy to make! Here's a sneak: 
  • QUESTION: Did you create something after watching a VS video? Link up your "Inspired By VS" creations HERE
Next-- TODAY the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge goes live! Starting with this new term, our challenges will start on SUNDAY 12:01am PST and end on SATURDAY at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be shared on MONDAYS:)
This week's challenge: Picture Perfect.
Create a project using PS stamps/dies, as well as this photo as your inspiration! 

This challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, April 13th. Be sure to link up your creation before April 19th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our March Anything Goes (wk5) challenge winner!! Brenda B knocked our socks off by creating such detail with stamps on the balloon dies! What a simple yet detailed creation! FAB job, Brenda!
That's it for me today! I do hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges!! We would love to stop by your blog and check out your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hellllo Saturday!!

Check out this totally cute confetti bag!  I loooove the gold THANKS sentiment!!!  A vellum deco bag = awesome!!

awww...soooo stinkin' CUTE Laura!!  Fantastic use of our Party Posse stamps and Balloons dies.  You all seem to adore our hamster - I am seeing him EVERYWHERE!!  The Quotables die set includes a curved edge, which cut the most perfect grass hill.  :)

A woman who ordered pizza everyday for 3 years straight was saved by a delivery woman when she failed to place a order for 3 days.

Love ya!

Friday, April 11, 2014


stock update

Out of stock:
Love Word die - expected to arrive around April 14th

Ohhhh how I love the oval word bubble that Ashley created with our Quotables dies!  She combined it with our Scalloped dies, Hello Word dies, and Hearts dies.  I love her collage-style!!  I think this would make a fantastic teen card.

 Karolyn has a wonderful way with dimension.  She always adds such fabulous special touches to her projects,  I adore the row of trees and her darling little golf flag.  Her stamping and coloring are perfect - fabulous card!!

40% of Vietnamese people have the last name ‘Nguyen’.
(I was thinking of what nationality I was the other day and my best guess is that I am,,,50% English, 25% Scottish and 25% Slovak.  How about you?

xoxo Kim

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PS Patrol

I am so excited that it's PS Patrol day!  I LOVE showing off projects!  These are the ones that caught our eye this month...

This is such a happy card!  This would be a fabulous card to send to anyone at any time of the year.  I think we should all make a card like this one and actually send it snail mail...are you with me?  I love her monochromatic coloring!

“As published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.” 
awwww, this is totally adorable, don;t you think?  I love the cute patterned elephants.  Her color choices are perfect and so is her design.

This is another amazing sample of beautiful coloring.  The bright colors are happy and fun!!  She did a great job of balancing out colors.  The patterned papers are perfect!

Yeah um...this is fantastic in every way!  She heat embossed the black "hello" and popped it up among the colorful words.  It's brilliant (nuff said)

Ack!  Those jelly beans looks good enough to eat!!  Valerie colored this card sooooo well.  This is absolutely adorable in every way.  I love the tilted sentiment  :)

Nestle has sold over 200 flavors of Kit Kat to Japan, including soy sauce, 
creme brulee, green tea, and banana.
xx Kim

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Happy Half-way day!
Please join us tomorrow for our PS Patrol day.  We have some real beauties to share :)

My first reaction to Teri's card was awwwwww.  How stinkin' CUTE!!
I adore those sweet colors and patterns.  The stamped hearts are darling.

I love this cartoony-looking card.  The colors are playful, there is movement in the feathers and it's a super happy card!  The mix of paper and colored stamps is unexpected and just dang cool!!

Lori is back as our guest today.  My gosh....these bib cards are so much fun!  I am amazed at how perfectly she matched the papers to the ribbons.  This is a very clever use of our Flirty Frames stamp set.  Did you know that Duo Die 1 and 2 works with the stamped frames?  She colored, stamped and designed this set beautifully.

An Oregon man was jailed and fined $1500, for collecting rainwater, 
because it is considered “property of the state”.

Love ya!  Kim