Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7.29

Hola friends...let's get to the inspiration for today, shall we?



Oh my, I love the non-Halloween colors!!  The stripes are a fabulous background for this spooky card :)  I think it's cool that Lauries inlaid the sentiment die cuts.




Emily's card makes me go "ahhhhh"...it's so fresh and fun and makes me feel the beautiful outdoors.  The Polaroid die is the perfect way to showcase these scenes. I adore this cute card!!!


Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg 
substitute in baking and making ice cream.

smooches,
Kim

Monday, July 28, 2014

7.28

Happy Monday to you!  I had a nice weekend...hope you did as well.  It's back to school shopping time for us, so we went to the mall.  It felt like Christmas - it was BUSY!


These dies were supposed to be here on July 24th, but the package was delayed.  I do have a shipping notice for them - they are expected to arrive today.


I loooove everything about Kalyn's card.  The stitching adds a fantastic touch! Her design is a perfect way to use your paper scraps.


Fall and Thanksgiving are right around the corner (gasp).
Michele's card would be a wonderful way to send thanks through the mail.  The big leaves are perfect accents and so are the super cute dots!  The stitching adds beautiful texture.

The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. “According to the bill… [The Founding Fathers] drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees.

huge hugs,
Kim

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Recap 7.27

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. 
  • Customized Latch Cover- I've pulled out my sewing machine and PS stamps and dies to create this custom latch cover for Trav's cousin, who is expecting her first baby in August. These are the perfect gift for a new mother and father! Here's a sneak:
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 July Designer Drafts challenge. 

The July Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, July 27th. Be sure to link up your creation before August 2nd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our July Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Indy made this master piece using the jar as the inspiration. The team loved the watercoloring and the design of the tag. This is a knock-out creation and awesome take on the photo inspiration! FAB job, Indy! 

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 26, 2014

7.26

It's Scrapbook Saturday - yay!!

Once again, Summer chose colors that look amazing together!  This is a perfectly balanced page and her accents are eye-catching!  L*O*V*E
(Hearts dies, Feathers dies, Kudos, Bold Buzzwords, I Blank You, Pinked Circles dies)


Mou's page is gorgeous.  I LOVE the stamped flowers.  I think it's cool that she used the negative cut for her title.  The water brushed strokes are divine.  What a beautiful page :)

Jesse James once gave a widow who housed him enough money to pay 
off a debt collector and then robbed the debt collector as the man left 
the widows home.

loves,
Kim

Friday, July 25, 2014

7.25

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

7.24

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 winner...so 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
loves,
Kim

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7.23

YOU ARE WONDERFUL...is 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.

smmmmooches
Kim

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7.22

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 everywhere...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”.

Loves,
Kim

Monday, July 21, 2014

7.21

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

7.19

Happy weekend!!

Betsy created this super cool city scene with our new dies...it 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