Thursday, September 18, 2014

Our OCTOBER guest designer is...

Jamie Greene

Big congrats Jamie!  You have a super cute style and I know you will ROCK our October release!

...and this is the super cool card that won her a spot on our team for October
(I dig the embossed sentiment, the clean lines and the shaker box - LOVE)

There are 17 American men in history who have run under 2:10 in the marathon. In contrast,there were 32 Kenyans who did it just in October of 2011.

xoxo kim

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


THUD!  My jaw just hit the floor!!  I adore every single inch of Erin's AH-mazing card!!!

How can you not smile when you look at this card?
Teri added some paste to the clouds to add texture - LOVE that!!
Happy, happy, happy!!

Vanessa is our guest and I have another darling creation of hers to share today :)
It's sort of hard to see from the photo, but I think her sentiment is glittered.  (love)
I love the clear sequins and clean white background.  It really makes the holly leaves pop!

Japanese police fire paint-balls at fleeing vehicles so that other police vehicles 
can see them and to identify them at a later date if they get away. The paint 
is bright orange and difficult to remove.

Happy Half-way day!
xo Kim

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Oh my gosh, I want to eat this card!  I love those super happy balloons.  The sentiment is perfect for these darling dinos :)  I love the way Emily colored them.

Laurie has a fabulous way with cards that can be used for both genders.  The sequins make this a bit girly, but remove them and you have a great manly card!  I love the distressed papers, stitching and string - GREAT card!!

When the mathematician George Dantzig was studying in Berkeley, he solved 
two open problems in statistical theory which he had mistaken for homework 
after arriving late to a lecture.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Hola friends!  I read on Facebook that cooler weather is happening.  It's still quite hot here in Arizona, so we are ready for cooler weather.  My weekend was full of work, but that's totally fine since I LOVE it  :)

I adore Michele's festive card!!  The silver bow is fantastic...the stitched framed sentiment is perfect...and her coloring is beautiful (as always)

awww, this tag is so dang cute!!
I love the satin ribbon.  The popped up angel is WONDERFUL!
I also love how she softly colored the image  :)

Your body is constantly replacing old cells with new ones at the rate of millions 
per second. By the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells 
will have died and been replaced by others.

Love ya!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Recap 9.14

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the NEWEST Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS upcoming challenge and winner from last week!

First up-- we have a couple of new videos for you to check out!

  • Leather Chevron Necklace- I'm sooooooooooooooo in love with chevrons! And I finally figured out how to make a custom chevron size using the PS Hexalongs dies! So I made a trendy necklace using some leather and my chevron pieces! Here's a sneak: 
  • QUESTION: Did you create something after watching a VS video? Link up your "Inspired By VS" creations HERE
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's challenge: Picture Perfect.
Create a project using PS stamps/dies, as well as this photo as your inspiration! 

This challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, September 14th. Be sure to link up your creation before September 20th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our August Anything Goes (wk5) challenge winner!! Blossoming Buds is a POPULAR stamp set and that's what Marcie Sharp used on this winning creation! WOOOOOOOOOOWZA! Love the large flower image around the sentiment-- SUPER FAB, Marcie! 

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, September 13, 2014


I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  I don't have any plans...just drawing :)

Pink, red and soft blue are my favorite holiday I am definitely partial to this beautiful card.  JJ kept the focus on the bold sentiment.  The ornaments are delicate and lovely - I love them to pieces!  (hanging the ornaments from the sentiment - genius)

Laura's ornaments are stunning!  I love the rich colors and the gold tops.  The sentiment is perfectly placed.  This is an easy card to duplicate - just choose your favorite patterned papers :)

In just two years – 2011 and 2012 – China produced more cement than the US 
did in the entire 20th century.

BIG hugs,

Friday, September 12, 2014


Here's a friendly reminder that our guest designer search for October is ON
HERE are the case you have some crafty time this weekend ;)

This super sweet tag is perfect for a little girl or woman at any's precious!  I love the softly inked edges and the randomly stamped images makes up a really pretty background.

Ashley's card is retro-cool!!  It's feminine and masculine and I love how the main focus is on the sentiment, even though it has busy patterned paper.  Well done :)

In 1992, instead of engaging in a messy legal battle over the use of a slogan, the CEOs of Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation simply arm-wrestled for whose company would own it.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PS Patrol - September

I truly look forward to PS Patrol day!  I looove looking through the Flickr gallery, blogs and Splitcoaststampers.  These are the projects that make me go WOW!!

Wow - Amy has some serious masking skills!!  I adore the soft and pretty colors.  The design and balance is perfection :)

This tag is a show-stopper!!
I looooove the vellum clouds, the colors, the chevron, the twine - etc...etc...etc.

Fall is around the corner and this card is just soooo awesome!  I love that it's both feminine and masculine and I LOVE those kissed leaves!

Lindsay never disappoints - she is incredibly talented!  I love her boldly colored blooms, the partially cut word and the black dots :)
(she has tutorial on half cut die words)

I love this's perfect in every way.  The googly eyes are super cute and her glossy heart, sheep and nose are fabulous!
(she has tons of PS inspiration in her SCS gallery)

Angelina Jolie sold the first pictures of her biological children for a total of 23.7 million dollars. She donated it all to charity.

xoxo Kim

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Happy half-way day!!

Ohhh my, the water coloring on Teri's card is beautiful!  I love the pen line that frames in this pretty scene.  The popped up city is perfect and so is the sky (swoon)
(A Blessed Christmas)

I am sure you know by now that I love non-traditional everything, LOL.  So, of course I adore Erin's choice of colors on her Christmas card!  The sweet clear rhinestone stickers on the last green heart - love!!
 (A Holy Holiday)

Vanessa is back as our guest this week.  She created this darling gift ensemble.  The coordinating envelope is beautiful and her tag is super cute!!  (love the button!)

The word Maverick comes from Samuel Maverick, a 19th century Texan who
 refused to brand his cattle.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Prepare to be inspired...

oh my, how beautiful is this wreath???  I think it's stunning!  I love the magenta and green on clean white.  The scalloped card shape adds to the super cuteness and the stamped bow is perfect :)

I love how Emily's mind works (out of the box)
She created this amazing woman with a really fun and flirty necklace (love her)
The sentiment is bang-pop-wow!  It really stands out.
jaw - dropped

Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years 
ago while trees appeared 350 million years ago.

have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, September 8, 2014


Good Monday morning friends!
It's raining here in Arizona and the radio just said they were closing a bunch of highways because of flooding...WOW!  I love the sound of rain (happy sigh)

(and another happy sigh)
My goodness, this is an incredibly heart warming card.  Kalyn used our Power Rays dies to make a huge impact.  I love the soft coloring and the CAS design.  LOVE

Michele's coloring skills are incredible!  I LOVE the rich colors and the paper pieced images.  The mix of pattern and texture makes this card extra-fabulous!  I adore every inch of this card <3

Brian May started writing his PhD thesis on the Zodiacal dust cloud in 1971 before beginning his musical career as the guitarist for Queen. He finished the thesis
 36 years later, in 2007.

Have an AWESOME week!!
BIG hugs,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Recap 9.7

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 the Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Sav Challenge(s)- I tried some of my challenges again this week! I actually tried 3 different challenges. Score: 2 out of 3! LOL! Here's a sneak: 
  • Holiday Bookmark- Emily shared how she created this super fun Holiday bookmark. These would be great for students or as tags... it's an extra little something special! 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:)
And this week.... create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes (wk1) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, September 7th. Be sure to link up your creation before September 13th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our August Designer Drafts challenge winner!! snazzyjj followed the sketch and used the Great Chemistry set to catch our eye! That Scientist has a WILD and SUPER FUN suit!! Great card, snazzyjj! 
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:}