Thursday, July 19, 2018


(Chilly Chums stamps and dies, Giddy Gumdrops stamps and dies)

Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary.

xo Kim

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


(Baby Birds stamps; Summer Lovin stamps; Summer Lovin Icons dies)

Your brain is able to make a decision for you seconds before you become aware of the fact that you are making a decision.

x Kim

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


(Kindness Sampler, Hello Sampler, Baby Birds stamps/dies, Tiny Hearts dies)

study about class differences in 18th & 19th century England, showed that on average, a wealthy 16-year old boy was 8.5 inches taller than a poor 16-year old boy, as a result of malnourishment and living standards.


Monday, July 16, 2018


Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor at Frito-Lay who sprinkled chili powder on some regular Cheetos that didn’t get dusted. After his invention, he quickly rose up the ranks to become a PepsiCo executive. His name is Richard MontaΓ±ez.

x Kim

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.15

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! THANK YOU for all of your get well wishes and prayers for healing! I'm doing better with my left arm and healing ... however, I might need a few more weeks (and physical therapy) before I'm actually back in the studio😞 And it's going to be awhile before I'm on my bike again πŸš΄πŸ»‍♀️

I hope YOU are doing well and finding time to get crafty so you can play along with our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. We would love for you to join in the fun! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

And be sure to stop by the PS shop to grab some of Kim's super cute stamps and matching die sets!

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Daily inspiration from the PS DT coming this week!!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 13, 2018


In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, he wheelbarrowed his personal collection of 32,000 books the ¾ mile between his home and the library. His desire, his daughter said, was to “bring together books who had no readerswith readers who had no books”.

xo Kim

Thursday, July 12, 2018


South Koreans have grown 3 inches taller than their North Koreans counterparts. They are genetically the same and have been living similar lives till divide in the last century. The nutritional difference of only 50/60 years has caused this difference.

x Kim

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


New Zealand’s first tank (the Bob Semple tank) was built from a tractor, sheet metal and 6 machine guns. When ridiculed for the design Bob Semple said “I don’t see anyone else coming up with any better ideas.”

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


(Tiny Hearts dies, Love Word 2 die)

In 1696, William III introduced a tax which required those living in houses with more than 6 windows to pay a levy.To avoid this, house owners would brick up all windows except 6. As the bricked-up windows prevented rooms from receiving any sunlight, the tax was known as daylight robbery.


Monday, July 9, 2018


(Courteous Cuties stamps and dies)

Between 63rd and 76th streets in New York City, scientists discovered an ant species found nowhere else on earth. It has been nicknamed the “ManhattAnt.”

xx Kim

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.8

Hello, friends:0

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm doing my best to rest and recover from my bike accident, so I will keep this quick πŸš΄πŸ»‍♀️

Be sure to join our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. It's my goal to get a head start on my holiday cards and greetings this year! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the PS blog daily this week- Kim will be sharing LOTS of inspiration from the DT!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 6, 2018


Japanese football fans always clean up their stadium after their World Cup Finals games, a tradition stemming back to the 1998 World Cup

x Kim

Thursday, July 5, 2018


(Birthday Buddies, Cross Stitch Dies, Linked Hearts Dies)

Walking through a doorway can cause memory lapses. That is why sometimes when we walk into another room, we often forget why we even came there.

xx Kim

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Happy Fourth of July!

(Green Acres stamps; Green Acres Icons dies; Baby Birds stamps)

Anti-margarine Senator Gordon Roselip incorrectly identified margarine as butter in a blind taste test. His wife later confessed that she had been feeding him margarine and telling him that it was butter.

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


(Sympathy Sampler, With Sympathy die)

A rancher in Oregon named Bill Brown would often write checks on any paper available. This often included soup can labels and newspaper margins. As he was rich and known for this, the banks would cash the checks without question.

x Kim

Christmas in July 2018 challenge

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

My apologies for this late post! I got home from vacation and my laptop died literally seconds after writing THIS post, and I've been resting my left arm and trying to figure out if I need to see the doctor again. Bike accidents are the worst!

Anyway- on to this month's challenge! Today we are starting our July 2018 challenge- a CHRISTMAS IN JULY theme! I'm hoping this challenge will help me get a head start on my Christmas cards this year! I'm always last minute πŸ™ƒ
Photo Credit: Pexels: Pixabay
Challenge deadline: July 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on July 30 or 31st. 
Next challenge begins August 1st- I'll be on time! I promise:)  

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

Monday, July 2, 2018


(Ahoy Matey with Seasonal Tree die (minus one branch)

There is a group of about 400 ultra powerful and wealthy individuals that see movies on release day in their own home theaters. It costs $100k to join and $4k/month membership. It is called the Bel Air Circuit.

xx Kim

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Recap, Canada Day, WINNERS, and July's challenge

Hello friends:)

Happy Canada Day, everyone! Trav and I have been traveling this last week and stopped for a few days in Canada. I'm sad we had to leave before today's festivities, but before leaving I was able to snag a Canada Day donut from Tim Horton's!!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Today is also our winner day for the June 2018 color challenge. I know you've been waiting for a couple of days for this post! My apologies- we were traveling and my computer wasn't charged. I do appreciate everyone who played along. Color stories and challenges can be hard, but those of you who joined in the fun NALIED it πŸ‘πŸ»

Congrats to...
Maria G.
Jean C.
Lori T.

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- our players inspire us! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

And finally---- today, July 1st, we start our next monthly challenge which just happens to be a THEME challenge. We are celebrating CHRISTMAS in JULY! I don't have a graphic or specific post with details for you just yet- it has taken me almost 2 hours and over 100 miles to write this post- lol! I will post a graphic soon. In the meantime, get out your holiday stamps/dies and start to think of ways you an use them for our challenge (or use non-holiday stamps for this challenge- that always inspires me πŸ˜‰).

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

Saturday, June 30, 2018


(Botanicals 3 stamps and dies,, Mason Jar Dies, Scripty Sayings)

Isaac Newton set out the colors of the rainbow we memorize today. However, he originally didn’t include orange or indigo. He only added them later because of his occult belief that there must be 7 separate colors, just like there are 7 notes in a musical scale and 7 days of the week.

x Kim

Friday, June 29, 2018


In 1990, a woman gave birth on a plane with the help of a recently graduated gynecologist on the plane. And the baby went on to become a flight attendant at the same airline later.


Thursday, June 28, 2018


(Large Snowflake Dies, Courteous Cuties stamps and dies, Comforting Hugs, Deco Edge Dies)

Spanish drink called “Kola Coca” was presented at a contest in Philadelphia in 1885, a year before the official birth of Coca-Cola. The rights to this Spanish drink were bought by Coca-Cola in 1953.

xx Kim

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


(Courteous Cuties stamps; Courteous Cuties Icons dies; Feathered Friends stamps; 
Feathered Friends Icons dies)

Many defense lawyers make their clients wear glasses, because it makes them look smarter, more honest and less capable of committing crimes.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018


(Enjoy The Show, Spreading Sunshine, Simple Said, The Welcome Wagon, Pineapple Crush, Pineapple 2 dies)

Inattentional deafness is when someone is concentrating on a visual task like reading, playing games, or watching television and are unresponsive to you talking, they aren’t ignoring you necessarily, they may not be hearing you at all.


Monday, June 25, 2018


(Circle of Honor)

In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova”. He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.

xx Kim

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sunday Recap 6.24

Hello, friends! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! Real quick here's what you need to know as we end June.

Be sure to join our June 2018 COLOR challenge! This month we would love for you to use this color palette as your inspiration for your creations. **NOTE: you don't have to use every one of these colors! Pick a couple or use all of them! It's your choice- be inspired:) 
Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is June 27th at 11:59pm PST.

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Many blessings ❤️ Sav