Thursday, August 28, 2014

August PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st.. You will find our new releases 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 MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st 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 used three of the twelve new products on my card for today.
They are called Ornaments dies, Stitched Frame dies and A Holy Holiday stamp set.

I die cut the stitched window and die cut the stitches onto the square that was cut from the frame.  I stamped the sentiment and popped it up.  I die cut the ornaments and stamped a snowflake on them with a similar colored ink to the paper.  I used two different ornament toppers and hung them with twine.  It was a really fun card to make :)


Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said “It’s just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There’s no challenge.”

Thanks so much for joining us!
xoxo Kim

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8.27

Hello friends!
I have an announcement to make today.
A couple of our scrapbook designers stepped down to work outside the home. And since that left us with only two scrapbook designers, we decided it was best to no longer have a "scrapbook team".  It turns out the timing was perfect for the other two girls as well.  Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Kimmers, Mou, Summer and Wendy Sue.  I wish them all the very best.  My goodness....they are amazing in every way.  Not just talented paper crafters but the most genuine girls you could ever meet.  It has been a true pleasure working with them.  I adore them and look forward to watching these girls on the "outside".

Our blog posting days will stay the same.  I will continue to post the PS "Die team" projects on Saturdays.

Our PS DT Blog Hop is tomorrow.  Please stop by for your chance to win some "smooches"

I will post our full release here on Saturday.  The September release is on September 1st.



heehee, this card is a crack up!  I love the hot teenage colors.  Fantastic use of our Slang Gang stamp set...and He Said, She Said as well.  This is super playful and totally FUN!


Bam!  soooo fresh and fun!!  I love the bold colors and the cute paper star accents.  Kelly green is unexpected and wonderful!


This is Nancy's last week as our guest....boo!  I loved having her in August and I will be sure to stalk her blog ;)  I adore her happy card!  That tag is really cute and so are those fun patterns!  Thank you Nancy - it has been a pleasure xx

Russian voters used to have a box on their ballots to vote for “against all”.

BIG smooches!
Kim

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8.26



Laurie's sweet little card packs a huge punch!  I looove the red/white and black color combo.  I haven't seen those mushrooms in a while, so I love that Laurie chose them as her focal point.  The cute mushroom cluster is from our Spring Groves stamp set and the frame is our Scallop Frame die.


gosh, this card would surely cheer up anyone :)   I love the inlaid sentiment.  That hot pink really stands out.  Her coloring - FABulous!!!  She makes our "Chums" look extra-cute!

During the late 1800s a baboon was employed by the railroad as a signalman. 
He never once made a mistake.

xoxo Kim

Monday, August 25, 2014

8.25

Hellllo Monday!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

I will have some Bosom Buddy cards to share this week.  You have a week to receive this set for FREE with a $60. purchase.  

This Thursday is our PS DT blog hop!  I can't wait for you to see our September release - eeeek!!



Patterned papers and sticker accents are sooo beautiful and easy to use.  In most cases (like this one) all that is needed is the perfect sentiment.  That's the beautiful thing about stamps...you can use them over and over again and stamp them in any color.  It looks like a card you would buy in the store...love this!


Michele rocked this set!  I love her colored words ~ the butterfly accent is beyond perfect and that super sweet paper peaking out from the back is soooo cute!!  My fav - the embossed word - it looks AMAZING!!

It wasn’t until he was 37 when Jack Nicholson found out that his supposed
 “sister”, June, was actually his mother.

Loves,
Kim

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Recap 8.24

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 the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Trav's Card Style (TCS) #5- I tried Trav's Card Style again---- oh my! Clean and Simple... just isn't my thing! I really want to add more to this card! However, I think it's a perfect masculine card! LOL! 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 August Designer Drafts challenge. 

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

And finally... I would love to share with you our August Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Kerilyn really found inspiration in the picture last week! Her inspiration came from the washi tape and flower in the jar. BEAUTIFULLY done, Kerilyn! 
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, August 23, 2014

8.23

I have some gorgeous scrapbook pages to share with you today ;)

Mou's artsy page is soooo beautiful to look at!  She works wonders with our stamps and dies.  I love the splashed water coloring and her title is very cool!


ok, this page is just WOW.  I love the colors, the balance and that FABulous journal!  The feather treatment is so hot right now!  :)
(Kudos, Feathers dies, Hearts dies, I Blank You)

The lowest class of meat called ‘Canner’ is used for dog food… 
and school lunches.

xx Kim

Friday, August 22, 2014

8.22

Happy Friday!  It doesn't feel like Friday to me since I arrived home late on Monday, so my week feels off for sure.



The stitched line from this set adds a great texture to paper.  Ashley used it on the side of her cute banners.  This is a fabulous card for any girl or woman at any age :)


Jocelyn used the stitches and dots to hang her accents...and it looks AWESOME!! I LOVE the yellow paint (swoon)

Billy Joel gives away all of his front row tickets to random people in the cheap seats so that the front row isn’t always just wealthy people.

love ya!!
Kim

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our SEPTEMBER guest designer is...

Vanessa Menhorn

Congrats Vanessa!
She has a delicate and dreamy style and I cannot wait to see what she creates with our September release.  I am soooo excited!

This is the sweet card that grabbed my attention...
I love the dimension, the baby pink...the cute stars and stickers...and inked edges



Don't forget....you will have another chance to try out next month.  Don't give up, ok?  Look for details on September 4th.  Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.
A 12-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed, and detained at a police precinct for several hours for doodling on her desk in class.

BIG smooches!!
Kim

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8.20

Happy Half-way day friends :)



I loooove how Erin used the "road" die to create a mini rainbow!  The dotted line adds a fabulous texture to the red stripe.  This woudl make a great bookmark!!
(Tag Stitched die)




awwww, who doesn't LOVE a super cute girly-pumpkin?  I love the connected spider web and purple bat!  The design is great too :)


Nancy Thomas is our guest this month and she created an AWEsome card using Great Chemistry stamps and dies.  Her coloring is fantastic - it adds a TON of dimension!!!  I adore lime green...so I love how that color pops!!!

Standing like a Superhero for as little as two minutes changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews, and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations.

smooches
Kim

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8.19

I 'm baaaaaack!  I had a wonderful visit to NY but I am so happy to be home.  I was able to see many friends and family members, so that was awesome.  The high school reunion was fun.  I didn't lug my camera in there - or - whip out my cell phone (it was dark in there) so i don't have many photos to share (sorry)  I have many memories in my brain though :)

I will go back next year for my family reunion in July.  We have annual reunions for both sides of my family...and another on my mother's side that will celebrate their 100th family reunion in 2015 (very cool, I think)  My Grandma turns 91 in October, so it was lovely to spend time with her.



I think Emily's card rocks!  I love the soft blue sentiment and the white flowers looks like they are a part of her kraft paper.  The "for you" tab is darling and so is the crown (LOVE)




This card is BEAUTIFUL!  Just like the sentiment says.  Fabulous mix of color and the design is terrific.  LOVE that accent!!

A couple bid $100 for an abandoned storage locker and found the original James Bond submarine car inside. Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk later purchased it for $920,000.

Love ya!!
Kim

Monday, August 18, 2014

8.18



Ahhh, what a wonderful use of our Dots & Dashes dies...it adds a fabulous touch!  I LOVE Michele's silhouette scene.  The broken up sentiment is awesome and so are the bling!!




Kalyn's card is sooo sooo SO pretty!  I love the fall colors and movement that she created...it looks like the leaves are blowing in the wind.  The sentiment is a great choice (it's from our Spiritual Sampler stamp set)

A&W introduced a burger that was bigger and less expensive than McDonald’s Quarter Pounder, but it failed because customers assumed 1/3 was less than 1/4.

mwah!
Kim



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Recap 8.17

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 the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Stitched Notebook- Emily's back and has shared how she created that adorable little notebook using the Stitched dies! Here's a sneak peek: 
  • Back2School Laminated Bookmarks- I've created a super fun and easy Back2School project--- and you can even customize these bookmarks! 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, August 17th. Be sure to link up your creation before August 23rd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our August Anything Goes (wk1) challenge winner!! Tessa Wise WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWED the entire team with this fabulous watercolored bunch of flowers! The papers and the twine and the stamping... WOWZA! Way to go, Tessa! 
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:}

ps... there's STILL time to take advantage of the Paper Smooches sale going on!!!! Check out the details HERE