Friday, July 25, 2014


Happy Friday!  I hope you have enjoyed your week so far :)

Ashley's card is soooo lovely.  I adore the vellum scalloped tag and the peeking blooms in the background.  The mix of color and patterns makes me smile :)

swooon, this card is beautiful in every way.  I love the round base, the ink spots and simplicity.  Jocelyn fussy-cut perfectly...this looks AWEsome! (and winkwink...we will have coordinating dies for this stamp set)

The U.S. Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize Gilligan’s Island was a scripted show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Today I have a sneak peek for you.  We have a soft release for August which consists of one stamp set and 5 dies.  Three of the dies coordinates with past stamp sets and two compliments stamp sets.  These new products will release on August 1.

Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today to see some beautiful PS projects that were created by our amazing design team.  Tomorrow, they will offer a PS prize to one lucky be sure to stop back over there tomorrow :)

The stamp set is called Bosom Buddy

The coordinating dies are for:

  • Great Chemistry
  • Chilly Chums
  • Chubby Chum Pals

The complimenting dies are for Great Chemistry stamp set.  They are called Chemistry Bottles dies.

There is a complimenting die for the new Bosom Buddy stamp set called BIG Friend die.  It's different and larger than our Friend Word die.  (and it's handwritten)

Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they’ll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


YOU ARE the theme for today's blog post - enjoy :)

Stamping a bold  sentiment onto pretty patterned paper is an easy way to create a quick card.  She stamped some flower accents to match the paper as well.  The Stitched dies adds a perfect touch :)

Teri also used our Dots and Dashes dies to frame in her awesome sentiment!  I love the simplicity...the color blocking and the color combo!

Miriam created two more fabulous cards this week.  
She stamped the flower clusters from our Blossoming Buds stamp set and outlined each image and letter with a grey marker.  It looks amazing!  Her coloring is BEAUTIFUL.

Miriam stamped the witch hat to create these super cool flowers!  Die cutting the Kudos Words die with gold paper looks amazing.

The Parrotfish eats dead coral, an then poops sand. This sand poop is also responsible for nearly all the white sand beaches in Hawaii.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hello everyone!
The date today contains two of my favorite numbers.  The third one is 11.  My Mom loved the number 7, so that number is for her.  I have loved 22 as an adult and see it does seem to bring me luck at times.  And I suppose I just like 11.  Do you have a favorite number?

Holy cow - this is one VERY COOL card!!!  I LOVE the bright colors...the fun design and neat concept.  This is a brilliant card Emily :)

...and check out this beauty!  I looove the stitches, glitter and wood accents.  The soft pink background is so sweet and that word bubble is awesome!!  LOVE

puzzling suicide note of a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge read “Absolutely no reason except I have a toothache”.


Monday, July 21, 2014


Hey pretty ladies...

Don't forget that this stamp set is included for FREE with qualifying TAM orders. See our store home page for details.

...and YES, we will release coordinating dies for this stamp set :)

I LOVE that Michele created a ghost with our monster image.  I am not sure I would have thought to try that - it looks awesome!!  They look so happy :)  I love the tall size and the block of color at the bottom...this is a seriously faBOOlous card!

Kalyn's card has a country-feeling and I LOVE that!  I love the fussy-cut stamped images and the buttons along the top of her sentiment are a wonderful accent choice!  The design - perfect.

A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”

Have a FABulous week friends!
xoxo Kim

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Recap 7.20

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!!!!! 

First up-- be sure to check out the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Sav Challenge (Sympathy Card)- This was LAST week's video--- but I just never had the chance to edit/post! I've started a couple of challenges for myself... this first one is making more sympathy cards. Here's a sneak peek: 
  • Sav Challenge (Masculine Bday)- My second video includes 2 more challenges for myself: using up my stash and making masculine birthday cards! Here's a sneak peek: 
  • BONUS: Modern Word Art- I'm sharing a video that was featured on the Imagine Crafts blog--- I just love these PS stamps that I've used and how I was inspired by a photo Trav took on our cruise. LOVE these cards (I share 3 in the video!)!!! Here's a sneak peek: 
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 we have ANOTHER ANYTHING GOES challenge! So create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! SUPER EASY! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, July 20th. Be sure to link up your creation before July 26th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our July Anything Goes (wk1) challenge winner!! Therese wowed us with this very summery card!! We loved the simplicity and the detail on those ice cream cones! FAB job, Therese!

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, July 19, 2014


Happy weekend!!

Betsy created this super cool city scene with our new makes me think of Spain for some reason :)  I love the monochromatic buildings, the layers and the bold sentiment at the bottom!
(Backdrop Builders, Metropolis)

I love the colors on her next card.  The baby blue and pink is unexpected and brilliant!  I love the popped up leaves...
(Blossoming Buds, Large Leaves dies)

haha, this is so dang cute!  I love the custom cut fishy background.  That cat looks like he is up to something LOL.  Great sentiment placement :)
(Cat Icons dies, Simply Said, Feline Friends)

You might need to look closely at this card.  Pamela die cut the word "wonderful" among the stamped flowers and leaves.  I am sure it's even more stunning in person.  I love the white space and splashes of clear dots.
(Kudos dies, Blossoming Buds)

There’s a man in New York City who mines sidewalk cracks for gold. 
He can make over $600 a week…

xoxo Kim

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hola friends!
whoa...where did this week go?  It's hard to believe it's Friday!  This summer seems to be flying by too...which is a good thing here in Arizona LOL :)

This card makes me smile - BIG time!
I love the mix of happy colors and splash of cute patterns.  I also love that Jocelyn curved the top words around the sun.  That silly sun is adorable!!

Now this is a super cool card!!  I am loving the cityscape in the background and the pops of color.  Grey is the perfect neutral!  Ashley added so many fun elements...I just love taking this's fabulous!!

Over 20,000 people have purchased Alien Abduction Insurance.

Have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our AUGUST Guest Designer is...

Nancy Thomas

...and this was the card that make me swooooon (actually she had many that I fell in love with)  I love the line up of beautifully colored veggies.   The silly snail had me smiling and the enamel peas look amazing!  The white backdrop is perfect and the kraft colored card base is exactly what I would choose.
BIG congrats Nancy!
(Green Thumb)

I am not kidding.....that was THE hardest month to are all sooo amazing!!  It was so difficult to narrow my favorites down and to choose just one was crazy hard!  Please try out again next month, ok?

Males in the United States are still legally required to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday and can be fined up to $250000 for non-compliance.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Happy half-way day!

Our Stitched dies adds amazing texture to paper and Teri demonstrates that beautifully.  (look closely)  I love her color combo and the bright white sentiment!

Erin shows how a stitched line along the side anchors her sentiment panel.  She replaced the beginning of the "beautiful" sentiment die with the word "boo" - clever girl!!This is a super cool card :)

Miriam is our guest and holy cow do these cards amaze me!
This outdoor scene takes my breath away!  I love the blended color.  I don't know how she highlighted those pieces with white, but it looks amazing!  Notice how she used the candy as hanging lights...LOVE!

...and this darling scene is just WOW...sooooo cute!!  I LOVE the inked edges.  She cut along the stitched line on the Stitched die...neat huh?  I love the dimension and softness of her card - lovelovelove

Johnny Cash took only one music lesson, after which his teacher told him
“Always do it your way.”

I hope your day is wonderful!!
Love ya!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far.  I am :)  I love having my kids home more.  They will be a sophomore and senior this year - boy does time fly!! They only have about 3 weeks left of summer vacation...

I am in awe of Laurie's card!  I love the cluster of leaves, the embossed background and the wrapped twine.  The non-traditional fall colors are FANtastic!! (the stars are a sweet surprise too)

Bold AND beautiful - LOVE this!!  I am amazed by the inlaid-dies (VERY cool technique).  The color, design and simplicity are perfection!!

Some German cities have public “art libraries” where you pay up to five 
Euros to borrow paintings and sculptures from local artists to put into your 
own home for several months.

Thanks for stopping by :)
xxo Kim