Thursday, January 17, 2019


(Garden Greetings stamps and dies)

During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet and named her Winnipeg. “Winnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin. The boy even named his teddy bear after her.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019


(Super stamps; Super dies; Space Cadet stamps)

Housewarming parties were literally thrown for people to bring wood and warm 
houses when moving in.

x Kim

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


(Sympathy Sampler)

In 2005, a New York Judge jailed 46 people when a cell phone rang in Court and no one took responsibility.

xx Kim

Monday, January 14, 2019


(Lots of Love, Pineapple Crush (“so much”), Gift Tags 3 dies)

A fish at the Vancouver Aquarium was given a prosthetic eye so it wouldn’t be bullied by other fish.

xx Kim

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1.13 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS fans and friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here with a quick recap to remind you to join us for one of our EASIEST challenges ever! Our January 2019 challenge is ANYTHING GOES. Click HERE for more details.
I apologize for not posting last week/Sunday. Trav's dad passed away on January 4th after several years of battling multiple cancers and COPD. I created a simple sympathy card (inspired by a Pinterest layout) for today's challenge entry. I do not like making these cards, but I know they bring so much comfort to those who are grieving. **I made another sympathy card for Trav; Kim will post it on the blog soon. Paper Smooches stamps/dies that I used: Sympathy Sampler, Reflections.
I hope that you will join in the fun. You can click HERE for details or link up below:) 

That's it for me today. THANKS for stopping by! More inspiration and fun from the PS DT will be posted this week so be sure to stop back by. 

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, January 12, 2019


(Lovely Thoughts, Paisley Dies)

In 1992 Hong Kong, a Mercedes-Benz was stolen every 5 hours. The theft and exporting of luxurious cars to China got so bad that Toyota began advertising in Chinese newspapers; stating that Lexus cars would breakdown after 20,000 miles if Chinese standard Leaded fuel was used. Not one was stolen.


Friday, January 11, 2019


The first woman to run for President of the United States was Victoria Woodhull in 1872, 50 years before women could vote. She had Frederick Douglass as her running mate, and spent election day in jail due to being arrested for obscenity.

x Kim

Thursday, January 10, 2019


(Sentiment Sampler, Baby Birds stamps and dies, Squared Die)

Steve Jobs often went to his biological father’s Mediterranean restaurant in San Jose and even shook his hand. At the time, his dad didn’t know that Jobs was the baby he gave away for adoption, and Jobs didn’t know that he was his father.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019


(Falling for You stamps; Falling For You dies)

When Apple was building a massive data center in rural North Carolina, a couple who had lived there for 34 years refused to sell their house and plot of land worth $181,700. After making countless offers, Apple eventually paid them $1.7 million to leave.

x Kim

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


 (Sympathy Sampler, Hearts dies)

In 2004, a man named Ashley Revell sold all his possessions and put his entire net worth of $135,300 on red at the Plaza Hotel in Vegas. The ball landed on Red 7 and he walked out with $270,600.


Monday, January 7, 2019


(Bee Mine, Layered Hello dies)

American employees at large-sized companies (1000 or more employees) only spend 45 percent of their time actually “working”—that is, time spent on primary job duties and not on meetings, administrative tasks, and interruptions.

xx Kim

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


(Lovely Thoughts, Hearts dies, Get Outta Town Icons, I Love You die)

Facebook created two AI chatbots to converse with one other, only to shut them down when they began speaking in a language they had created for themselves.

xx Kim

January 2019: ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we start a brand new year, as well as the January 2019 challenge. This month we want to see EVERYTHING you create using Paper Smooches stamps and dies- ANYTHING GOES!
Challenge deadline: January 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on January 30th or 31st. 
Next challenge begins February 1st. 

Here are the rules: 
  1. Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, journaling page, etc).
  2. You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamps/dies or free digital images- please link to our website:
  3. Post your project on your blog/social media platform and submit a direct link to your post/image using our linking system. 
  4. Please display our banner on your blog post (right click on the banner and save to your computer. If you have any trouble, I am happy to email the image to you, savannahland2 at comcast dot net)
  5. All skill levels are welcome!!! 
  6. You can enter as many times as you like! 
Here's what you are playing for: THREE (3) winners will receive a $15 Paper Smooches gift certificate.

I've created a fun little card for a friend, just to say Hello. I am always in need of extra cards- wanting to cheer someone up or let them know I'm thinking of them. Paper Smooches supplies I used: Kindness Sampler, Fun & Flirty, Desert Icons dies, Big Vases dies, Crystal Clear 3 dies

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us each month!
We always look forward to seeing what you create!!! 
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Monday, December 31, 2018


Happy New Year!
I am reallly looking forward to 2019  :)

Brand new year...fresh start!
Make the most of it

(Fresh Snow)

There’s a bar in Denver, CO where you flip a coin after you order your drink. If you guess correctly, you get your drink for free. If you get it wrong you pay double.

xx Kim

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday Recap + December RIBBON Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing a late Sunday Recap and celebrating our December RIBBON Challenge winners winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! This month was probably the hardest to pick just 3 winners- there were so so so so so so many great ideas and projects shared!!!

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Kelly S. (PURE genius! LOVE everything about this card!)
Cindy (Oh soooooooo cute! Great ribbon and design!)
Maria G. (Goooooodness me! LOVE the cross-stitching and the little PAPER ribbon/bow!)

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

THANKS to all who joined in the fun! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

Tuesday, January 1st, we start our next challenge!! We are starting the year off with an eeeeeeeeeeeassssssy challenge- ANYTHING GOES! These are my favorite challenges because I get to see what inspires you and techniques that you are trying out.

Thanks so much for stopping by! MORE to come soon! Be blessed:) 
Tons of love, Sav

Saturday, December 29, 2018


(Snowflakes Dies, Seasons Greetings Die)

Virtually every brand of hard liquor—bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum—is vegan. Nearly all distilled spirits are vegan except for cream-based liqueurs and products that mention honey on the label.


Friday, December 28, 2018



A lemon is actually a hybrid between a bitter orange and a citron, meaning life never gave us lemons, we invented it ourselves.

xx Kim

Thursday, December 27, 2018


(Chubby Chums Pals stamps and dies, Layered Hello Dies)

Electricity was first installed in the White House in 1891. It was such a new concept that President Benjamin Harrison and his wife both refused to touch light switches due to their fear of electrocution so the White House staff had to follow them around and turn the lights off and on for them.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018


(Hot Concoctions stamps; Feathered Friends stamps; Feathered Friends Icons dies)

After Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire in 1984 he founded a burn center. “I wanted to do something because I was so moved by the other burn patients I met…” He suffered painful burns, but hospital staff remember him spending much of his time visiting and comforting other patients.

x Kim

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a magical holiday <3

 (O Holy Night: A Blessed Christmas, Stitched Circle die, Embroidery Hoop dies)

(Christmas Wishes: All Yule Need, Spring Groves, Reindeer dies)

A set of twins was reunited after 37 years in 1979. Both were named Jim by their adoptive parents, loved carpentry and math, and pursued careers in security. Even stranger, they had each married a woman named Linda and then remarried a woman named Betty.


Monday, December 24, 2018


(Snowflakes Dies, Swanky Snowdudes stamps and dies)

The “seeds” on strawberries aren’t actually seeds. They are actually a type of dry fruit called achenes.

xx Kim

Saturday, December 22, 2018

12.23 Sunday Recap

Helllllllllllllllllo, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today sharing ANNNNNNNNNOTHER card AND a VIDEO that I created for the December RIBBON challenge. *EXTREME SHOCK* I know!!! I feel really good about how my wrist is healing--- after making the video my wrist did hurt, but I'm letting it rest now:)
The first card is a whimsical Christmas card that I created after being inspired by a t-shirt at Walmart.  Paper Smooches supplies I used: A Holy Holiday, Magical Sampler, Unicorn die

The next two cards I created were inspired by some gift designs I found on Pinterest. Check out my boards HERE. I mean it when I say--- there is inspiration EVERYWHERE (see inspiration from previous card 🤣)!

I needed some clean and simple Christmas cards to send out quickly. PLUS the good news is that I get to enter both cards in the December RIBBON challenge because I used ribbon. LOVE it!

Check out the video HERE, HERE on the Virtual Smooches blog, or watch it below!

Now get out your ribbon! Use it on your PS projects and enter them in our December RIBBON challenge. We'd love for you to play along!
Click HERE for more details about our December challenge or link up below😊

That's it for me today. I hope you have a wonderful holiday celebrating Christ's birth and the life He gave for us. I also hope you received LOTS of Paper Smooches goodies in your stocking or under the tree 😉

Be blessed Merry CHRISTmas! Happy birthday, Jesus! ❤️ Sav