Thursday, January 29, 2015

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I designed a card using our new Graceful Beauties stamp set and the new Baby Bow Die.  I am so excited about them both!  I chose some fun patterned papers and tried to balance out the colors.   I stamped the top butterfly onto my patterned paper and then stamped another one to place on top, once I fussy cut it out.  (the top butterfly is adhered in the center of the body)  The bow can be assembled with or without the two bow tails on the top or bottom.

Before trees were common, Earth was covered by giant mushrooms.

Thank you so very much for making us a part of your day
xo Kim

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1.28

I have an announcement to make regarding our design team.

Erin has stepped down to concentrate on her design work with Papertrey Ink.  She has a bunch of new products releasing and needs to make sure she has enough time to promote her work.  I am sure her products will be amazing!!  I am a super HUGE fan of Erin and everything she creates, so I am sure we are all in for a treat :)

THANK YOU Erin, it has been wonderful having you in our family.  I adore you and always will.  I wish you all the best in everything you do...you are exceptional.  Love ya girl!

I do not have a replacement for Erin's position.  Since Erin and Teri's blog post day includes our guest designer, I decided it made sense to feature two designers on Wednesday's like the other days of the week.

Moving forward...Kay will be switching positions with Jocelyn...so you Kay will concentrate on stamps and dies and Jocelyn will concentrate on dies.

In February, our blog post schedule is:

Monday - Kalyn, Michele
Tuesday - Laurie, Emily
Wednesday - Teri, Guest
Thursday - Guest DT call, PS Patrol, Guest DT reveal, PS DT blog hop
Friday - Ashley, Kay
Saturday - alternating weeks - Laura,  JJ, Jocelyn, Pamela
Sunday - Savannah promotes our PS SPARKS Challenge blog.

February is our Anniversary month, so please stay tuned for a TON of fun!



oh that Teri and her artsy cards that I love to pieces!
I love the wooden background and the messy-colored roses...yup, love 'em!!
(Gift Tags dies)


I am digging this color combo.  It reminds me of sunflowers...but roses looks awesome as well.
The rounded corners look great and I love the band across the top :)
The softly colored roses are my favorite.


It's Rebecca's last week as our guest...boo!
I have truly enjoyed her...thanks Rebecca - you rocked the smooches!
Isn't this card adorable?  I love the dimension in the sentiment...and those strawberries are so dang cute!!  The patterned paper  - crazy LOVE!
(Blissful Banners, Sassy Script, Cute Fruit)

City birds have learned to line their nests with cigarette butts in order to ward of parasites, as burnt nicotine works as an insecticide to ward off mites, lice and fleas.

xx Kim

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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WOW!  You'd think this card had patterned paper on it - NOPE, Laurie stamped it!
I love the neutral colors mixed with red and blue!
The clothes pin and twine are a perfect touch :)


I adore this color combo - the blue glasses highlight the stamped eyes and the color is balanced in the background.  The pink hearts are adorable (I especially love the lips)
The paper layers makes me happy as well :)
(Glasses dies, Incognito, Tiny Hearts dies, Stitched dies)

In “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”, child actor Haley Joel Osment suggested to Steven Spielberg that to portray an Android well he shouldn’t blink. Osment does not blink once during the entire film.

smooches
Kim

Monday, January 26, 2015

1.26

happy Monday to you!

Where did the past 26 days go?  Slow down 2015!!

Giveaway Alert - Please visit the Scrapbook Expo blog to see some super sweet PS cards (designed by Jen Walker) and leave a comment for your chance to win a prize!



Teal, pink and deep red - oh my I LOVE those colors together!!
I love the scattered frames and hearts, what a playful card :)


Oh my, those wooden frames are to die for!  I love this retro room!!
The stamped wallpaper is awesome and so is the colored TV - just wow!
(Boob Tubes, Flowers dies)

In Russia, some rich people hire “ambulance taxis” to beat Moscow’s traffic jams.

Have a terrific week!
love ya!
Kim

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Recap 1.25

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. 
  • Watercolor Card- Kalyn has wowed us all with this super beautiful watercolor card! Check out this video to see how she adds watercolor to stamped images.  Here's a sneak:
  • Baby Shower Ideas/Gifts- I've shared 5 different projects for a baby shower. Gifts... ideas... cards... there's a bit of everything! Click HERE and HERE for two other videos for baby shower ideas! Here's a sneak:
  • Shrink Film Earrings- Emily and her son created some super cute shrink film earrings and charms for this week's video. 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 January Designer Drafts challenge. 

The January Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, January 25th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, January 31st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our January Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Michelle B. found inspiration in the colors from our Picture Perfect photo. The team loved the simplicity and yet all the details with the layers, thread, feather, and super cute owl! FAB card, Michelle:) 
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, January 24, 2015

1.24



Wow - this card is sooooo well thought out and wonderfully executed!
I love every single inch of Kay's card.  The stitching adds great texture and the dimension is fabulous!
(Coffee & Tea Dies, Cyber Cafe, Stitches Dies, Frame 1 Die)




ok, LOVE the hombre colored background...the popped up, perfectly placed hearts...the balance of black and the simply stated heart. This is a truly awesome card!!
(Bee Mine)

Alcohol is prohibited in the British Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can 
drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

xx Kim

Friday, January 23, 2015

Giveaway Alert

Hey friends.
I'd love it if you'd stop on over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.
You will find amazing PS DT Valentine's Day cards...
and a giveaway opportunity



hooray for masculine cards!
Great color combo!
The stache is a wonderful touch :)
super FUN card Ashley
(Incognito)


oh my gosh, I wanna hug him!
Jocelyn's page is freaking AWEsome!!
The colors are fun, the design is fantastic and she used our Fancy Frames stamps beautifully :)

In “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”, child actor Haley Joel Osment suggested to Steven Spielberg that to portray an Android well he shouldn’t blink. Osment does not blink once during the entire film.

BIG smooches!
Kim

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Our FEBRUARY Guest designer is...

Kimberly Wiener 
HUGE congrats!!

Isn't this lovely?
I LOVE her beautiful coloring.  The way she broke up the flower and placed the sentiment between is awesome!  I totally love the arrows behind the sentiment :)  I am really looking forward to seeing what Kimberly will create for us to show off in February - yay!
(Blossoming Buds, Paws for a Cause)


Our next guest designer call will start on February 5th.  I hope you give it another try - I LOVE looking through the entries.  You are all so talented - seriously :)
It snowed 8 inches on the eve of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. To clear Pennsylvania Avenue, an army of men worked all night, using flame-throwers.

xx Kim


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1.21



hehe, these make me giggle
My gosh, these are so freaking CUTE!
I love the faces on the mini tags
perfect colors, patterns, design etc...I love em!
(Hats dies, Snowflakes dies, Gift Tags dies, Shopping Bag die)


Teri's card makes me chuckle as well...
I love the balanced red color...the hearts are adorable where they are, not sure I would have thought of that (wish I thought like Teri lol)
(Tiny Hearts dies, Lovely Thoughts)

The original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complained and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered it to the contestant’s home in Texas.

thanks so much for making us a part of your day
smooches
Kim

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1.20

Here's your friendly reminder that our February guest search is on.  The deadline to get your submissions in is tomorrow.  HERE are the details



(Stitched Dies, Roses Dies)



 (Roses Dies)

When That 70s Show started, the directors required all actors to be 18 or older.Mila Kunis, 14
 at the time, told the casting directors she would be 18 but did not say when. Ashton Kutcher, 
Kunis’ boyfriend in the show, was 20 years old at that time.

love ya!
Kim

Monday, January 19, 2015



This is such a SUPER cute card!
I love the baby blue background (it balances out the color on the bees wings).
The grey pen-work around the hearts and bee makes them POP!
The dainty twine adds a wonderful touch :)


I love Kalyn's shabby card...the ticket accent is very cool.
The sentiment stamped in red looks awesome (did you notice the stamped hearts in the background?)

 
Bob Ross never received any money for his show, The Joy of Painting. His company, 
Bob Ross Inc., sold art supplies, how-to videos, and he gave art lessons.

xoxo Kim

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Recap 1.18

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. 
  • Love You Dearly- Kalyn is back with a card for Valentine's day! This card is so cute and perfect for the next holiday (that is approaching quickly!). 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:)
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, January 18th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, January 24th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our January Anything Goes (wk1) challenge winner!! Joanna  created a simple Valentine's day card but it WOWED the entire team! LOVE the use of that beam and the little hearts- SO CUTE! Great 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, January 17, 2015

1.17



I'd love to be somewhere tropical right now, wouldn't you?
I love how JJ created these fun sunglasses.  Striped blue glasses are fabulous!
(Get Outta Town)




Oh how I'd love to own each and every one of those cute cups!!  I love that Laura popped them up - and the colors she chose are awesome!
(Cyber Cafe)

A secretary told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start – Jobs came back 
the same afternoon and threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar saying: “Here, don’t be 
late anymore.”

thanks for stopping by :)
x Kim