Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Recap 5.24

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 all of our videos, as well as our Featured Fans, on the Virtual Smooches blog. I know we will have more videos for you soon--- the month of May is SUPER busy for all of us:)

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:)
Today starts our May Designer Drafts challenge.

The May Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, May 24th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, May 30th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Valerie found inspiration (as did several players last week) in the chevron wooden table. This watercolor card is simple and perfect! This would be a great card to mass produce--- and just imagine it in several background colors! LOVE it! FAB card, Valerie:) 

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, May 23, 2015

OWH blog hop



Today I am joining Sandy at Operation Write Home for their Memorial Day blog hop!  Thank you Sandy for all of your incredible hard work.  You are amazing!!

“Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so we’re helping to get the word out!”

Please visit the OWH blog for important information regarding this fabulous charity.  There is TONS of inspiration to be seen as well!

The challenge was to use red/white/blue...I used that guideline loosely, but I incorporated those colors for sure.




Here are some of our Patriotic Paper Smooches products:









Blog Hops are more fun with giveaways, aren't they?  

I will choose ONE winner from the comments below to receive this:


Please comment and let us know if you have a loved one who has served or is serving in the military.
You have until Tuesday, May 26th to comment
The winner will be announced here on Wednesday, May 27th

Thanks so much for stopping by!
xx Kim

5.23



(Incognito, Mustaches Dies)




(Paws for a Cause)


Frame 4 Die
(Sneak peek - this die will be available on June 1)


(Love Word Die, Spiritual Sampler)




(Swanky Snowdudes)

A man once tattooed “Netflix” on his body and after tweeting a picture to the company 
hreceived a free year of service.

xoxo Kim

Friday, May 22, 2015

5.22

TGIF!!  Have a terrific weekend!




(Waves Dies)

Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on earth at $38,858,507.46 per gallon far 
surpassing Thailand cobra venom which is $152,835.82 a gallon.

love ya!! Kim

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Our JUNE Guest Designer is


woohooo - congrats!!!

Here is the adorable card that won her a spot on our design team for June...



Geesh, that was a super HARD decision!!  THANK YOU so very much for sharing your art with us and the world.   You make my days brighter.  Our next guest designer call will be on June 4th  :)
There is a language in the northwest of Russia called Teri Sami, which is on the brink of extinction, as only 2 people remain who speak it.

xoxo Kim

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5.20

...our June guest designer will be announced tomorrow :)



(Paper Die)


check out more of Melody's beautiful creations HERE
(Frame 3 Die, Birthday Bash)

Pistol dueling with wax bullets was a popular pastime in the early 20th century and even
 featured as a sport in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

xo Kim

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5.19




(Hearts Dies)


(The pocket can be used to put money or the tooth in)


(Incognito, Clouds Dies, Daddy Yo, Waves Dies)


(Incognito)

Verizon accidentally sent a customer a rare iPhone 6 prototype upon contract renewal, the customer quickly took the rare handset to eBay and sold it for $100,000 to a bidder.

super huge hugs...Kim

Monday, May 18, 2015

5.18

Happy Monday friends!!  I hope you had a very nice weekend.  I did :)
My son graduates from high school tonight, so I am super excited about that.

Here's a friendly reminder that our JUNE guest designer search is ON - HERE are the details...
(the deadline is on Wednesday, May 20)





(Teen Routine)

7-Eleven convenience stores were once called “Totem Stores” and featured an authentic Inuit totem pole in front of each location.

xx Kim

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Recap 5.17

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 all of our VS videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. This week was kind of quiet:) 
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 (wk3) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, May 17th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, May 23rd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Anything Goes (wk1) challenge winner!! Joanna created this super cute friendship card--- how adorable is that little penguin in those glasses?! Great color scheme... fabulous design--- love this card all around:)  Awesome job, Joanna!
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, May 16, 2015

5.16




(Birthday Bash)




(Daddy Yo)


(Pinked Circles Dies, Daddy Yo)




(Hearts Dies, Hello Words Dies)





“Where the Wild Things Are” was originally titled “Land of the Wild Horses” until the author Maurice Sendak realized that he couldn't draw horses and changed the name.

xx Kim