Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly consists of weather related topics...but I was also inspired by term that is associated with March - In like a lion...out like a lamb".  Which I suppose is more of a seasonal thing, but i thought it fit nicely with the overall theme of the set.  I hear that many of you like our nesting momma and baby elephants...so I thought I'd design this couple the same way.

Emily created this daring little stormy card.  She added some circles from the Swanky Snowdudes set.  Awesome color combo, isn't it? Tornadoes are scary, so I like to think of this little guy as a dust devil.  We get them here in AZ and they are neat to watch, but only because they don't usually cause any harm to anyone.


















This is pure sweetness!  I love how Laurie embellished this sweet scene.  Absolutely swoon worthy :)



















Thank you so much for making us a part of your day.  We truly appreciate you
xx
Kim

Monday, January 30, 2012

helllooo Monday!

I am preposting...so know that I am most likely standing in our booth at CHA giving someone a huge hug.  I will take pictures, I promise.

Today you get to see more of our newest release.
The set that we are featuring today is called Good Gab.  You are all eating up our sentiment sets with a big spoon - we LOVE that...so we keep making them.  I designed the set up of this set the same way as our best seller - Sentiment Sampler.

Heidi created sweet simplicity...great colors...awesome design...nuff said  :)























you are smiling...I just know it.  Kryssi used a sentiment from Good Gab...AND...the images are found on the new SPRING FLING stamp set.  Her shadowing adds the perfect dimension.  Great card!

























I will be back tomorrow sharing cards from Emily and Laurie - they used the new ECO FRIENDLY stamp set grin)

xo
Kim

Friday, January 27, 2012

TGIF

I am leaving around 1:00 to go to California for CHA.  I have butterflies!  I will tell you all about it when I get back...and share pictures too.  Until then, I hope our cards inspire you to create this weekend























I used the NEW Good Gab sentiment stamp set.  It has a lot of fun sayings :)  The heart comes along the left side of the word "smitten".  It can be colored or inked in a different color if you use an ink pen.

Have a fabulous weekend friends.  I hope to see some of you at the show!
loves :)
Kim

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on February 1st.  You will find them HERE.  Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.


To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new February stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, January 27th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, January 28th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Kryssi Ng
Laurie Schmidlin
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

This set is called Eco Friendly
It's filled with weather related images.  It's pretty darn fun if I do say so myself :)

























Thanks for joining us today.  I hope that we have inspired you to go create today!
hugs :)
Kim

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hellllo Wednesday!

Check our how wicked clever this card is!  I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE the nail polish!  This card really makes a statement!!






















Today is a sad day...we have to say good-bye to Julie as our guest designer.  She realllllly rocked the Smooches this month!  This is one super sweet card.  Aren't those stacked animals SO much fun?!?  It makes me grin from ear to ear.  Thank you to Julie for being a stellar guest (we will miss you)






















I leave for CHA on Friday, but I will plan to pre-post here.  I arrive home very last on Wednesday, Feb. 1st.  Our release will go live as planned....but orders will take an extra day to ship since we simply won't he here to fill orders.  I will add a sign to the home page as a reminder.

Our CHA release will go live on March 1st.  That will give us time to get all of the product in house and ready to ship.  We will show plenty of sneaks of the special release though.

have a nice day friends
xo
Kim

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

hey friends...

I have some sheep to share...

Laurie paper pieced and popped up the sheep head - love that!!!  What a fun and flirty card!!  Great colors and textures really make this card fabulous!
























Emily's card also uses the large sheep from Party Posse...and images form FOLKal Points.  Great job combining stamp sets!!  (her rolling hills are awesome)
























I am sorry about posting and running...lots to do today. 
xx
Kim

Monday, January 23, 2012

Good Monday morning...

I am so glad that it's a fresh new week!  We leave on Friday for CHA and time seems to be closing in.  What an exciting time!

Our newest SPARKS challenge ends this week.  If you haven't already played along, we'd love to see what you create!

Kryssi and Heidi's cards use Vogue Abode and boy do they ever rock this set!

This would make a wonderful gift set.  I love the grey oval underneath...it really adds to the dimension of her fabulous coloring.  I adore these little lounge chairs!
















Heidi's card is so pretty...and it can easily adapt to be a masculine card...just remove the frillies.  The pillow really pops off the page!!  She created that hexagon pattern with three little hexagon shapes - wow!!























Have a fantastic day friends!
xx
Kim

Friday, January 20, 2012

are you a sucker...

for color like I am?

I keep reaching for card stock over patterned paper lately.  I just love the cleanness of it!
Yes, I fussy cut all of those paper hands and clouds, but I really like how it turned out!




















I used card stock from our new Lily Collection.

Soooo, the names for the card stock collections represent some special people in my life.

Lily was my Grandma (my Dad's Mom).  I didn't know her very well.  My Dad is from a very large family, so mostly I was "Amy" to her, but nonetheless...she was my Grandma.  I hear from my Aunts that she was a kick in the pants - so she represents the Fun and Cute collection

Esther is my Grandma (my Mom's Mom)...she turns 89 this year and is seriously THE cutest woman on the planet - no kidding.  She represents the shabby/vintage style (well for obvious reasons)

Ed is my Dad who is bold AND graphic in real life.  His sense of humor is wonderful.  He says it like it is and brings a smile to everyone's face.

Beverly was my beautiful Mom.  In about three weeks, she will have been gone from us for 22 years.  She will always and forever live in my heart.  She was very classy (and elegant)

Hope your weekend is truly wonderful :)
hugs,
Kim

Thursday, January 19, 2012

PS February guest designer is...

Heather Campbell

CONGRATULATIONS!!  You are our February guest designer and this is the card that caught our attention!  Heather created  a lot of super CUTE cards!!

This card grabbed our attention:























THAT is some serious cuteness!
Please welcome Heather...I am sure that we will all be WOWed by her creativity next month.  I can't wait!

We hope to see you next month.  Just because you weren't chosen this time, doesn't mean that you will never be chosen.  I see soooo many talented people out there :0)
smooches!
Kim

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hey friends

Hoping that your week is going well so far :)

I am here today to share cards form Teri and Julie

Teri's card is just so much fun to look at!  It's a fun mix of fun and cute...and classy - wicked cool effect!



















And this color - wow....it has a PUNCH!!  I adore this little scene :)























Julie is a master at lining up images.  I am amazed b her accuracy.  This is difficult for me, so I am always so impressed when someone can rock this look!























We get to choose our guest designer today...can't wait!!  There's 16 hours left if you have time to submi to our call.  Here are the deets

xo
Kim

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

eeeeek!

I am so excited!  We get to see our catalog today :)  I cannot wait until you see what we have been up to!  We are releasing a lot of new products for CHA.  This will most likely be a bi-yearly plan...in addition to our monthly releases.  Can you tell that I simply LOVE drawing?  There's stil so much to do, but I am having a blast!

Today I have two Vogue Abode cards to share with you.

First up...Emily
Check out this adorable scene.  I hadn't thought about using the backside of the chair - VERY clever!























This is a super retro cool card!  I am a sucker for yellow and grey





















We have a new SPARKS challenge posted, have you seen?

Have a wonderful day sweet friends!
xx
Kim

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's a WINNER-Day!

But first - some Helping Hands

How neat that Heidi used the solid hand to create a coordinating background!  Her fussy-cutting is perfect for this cool card!
























And Kryssi's card is just the opposite - super bright and fun!  Easy card with GREAT results!























Our winner for the VERY Cool - Paper Crafts Cool Tools Issue is:

Jessie G. Jan 13, 2012 02:04 PM
Cute card!























and the winner of our Healthy Vibes stamp set is:

osirisandloki Jan 13, 2012 02:52 PM
I have to admit i have just seen the new stamps on an certain online craft shop and think they are great!! i love them























CONGRATS winners!  Please send me an e-mail to let me know your address: info@papersmoochesstamps.com.

I hope you all have a terrific week!!
hugs,
Kim

Friday, January 13, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Cool Tools Blog Hop

I had the absolute pleasure of working with a special Paper Crafts issue that's geared around "Cool Tools"!  Admittedly, tools are hard for me...which doesn't make sense since they are designed to save us time.  I usually take the hard route, but it's nice to be reminded that there are easier ways of doing things.  I had fun thinking of innovative ways of using popular tools.

Here's the issue that I am excited about:























I was asked to create a new card using punches.  I am a sucker for circles...so I reached for a few of my Marvy Uchida punches
























I just punched a circle and punched another circle around that one to create a "frame".  I am not sure that I love the rosey cheeks, but I guess I went a little punch crazy :)

















This is not only a card for this fun blog hop but it's also your first sneak peek of our newest Kismet stamp set.  It will be released on January 15th - YAY!!  Before we get to more details about our newest stamp set - I'd love for you to check out the other designers that are playing along with the hop today.


·         Danielle Flanders
·         Cristina Kowalczyk
·         Heidi Van Laar
·         Vanessa Menhorn
·         Kim Hughes
·         Amber Daigre
·         Kalyn Kepner
·         Emily Branch
·         Laura Williams
·         Stephanie Halinski

All of us have one of these fabulous issues to give away.  You can leave a comment on any of the blogs linked above...and make sure to visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog.  All comments (on all blogs) must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, January 15th

I am thrilled that you are here!  You also have a chance to win our NEW stamp set called "Healthy Vibes" This is the third set to be added to our Kismet Collection.  This set will really come in handy for sick loved ones.  Jennifer McGuire and Lori Craig are helping us to promote our new set.  I can't wait to see what they create!!  Please take a moment to stop by their blogs as well...they both have a stamp set to give away.  Your deadline is also Sunday, Jan. 15th.


Thanks for playing along.  I hope you are inspired every step of the way!
xx
Kim

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pep Rally week continues

Our February release goes live TONIGHT!!  Technically midnight Eastern Time....but we live in Mountain time...so it's 10:00 for us.


The PS Patrol

Hello friends! We LOVE to showcase talented designers whose projects have wowed us.  The patrol is sent out to find super-fabulous projects using our stamps and templates!  Facebook, our Fan Flickr page and personal blogs are our favorite places to look.  These five designers are rock stars!!

I wasn't able to gain permission to showcase Alberta's card since I couldn't find her e-mail address, but I am hoping that she won't mind that we are showing off her darling card today!  She used one of our free digi stamps in such a very sweet way.  She created a background paper and colored the main image - wow does it ever POP!
The colors of this card has me giddy, but that leaf border is amazing!!  I love the dainty bows.   Her coordinating envelope really makes this card extra fantastic!




















(chuckle) this is one very silly card!  That balloon makes me LOL.  What a super fun birthday card - right?























My goodness what a neat card this is!  I love her string of lights and that extra long doxy makes me so happy ;)


















I thought this was such a soft and sweet card.  It would be a nice baby card...as well as many other occasions.  I think the little bow ties really takes the cake!























We do this every month - so please keep posting those wonderful Paper Smooches projects - YOU could be featured NEXT!  Thank you for creating such beautiful works of art with our stamps.  Your creativity makes our world go 'round :)

hugs,
Kim

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cool...

VERY cool color combo!
Teri used the leaf pattern on her retro chair and lamp shade...did you notice that sweet touch?






















Julie Day is back with us today (yay) with 2 truly wonderful projects! 
Time to swooon...












































Our next SPARKS challenge will be posted tomorrow :)


I will make it short and sweet today friends...have a great day!
xx
Kim

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

everyone can use...

a Helping Hand

Lauries "thumbs up" is so fun!  I love those cherry red fingernails :)






















How cool that Emily cut the fingers away from the palm of the hand and added string to help convey her message.  VERY clever!!
























I am working on some REALLY fun CHA stuff today.  In case you didn't know...we are exhibiting!!  EEEEEEEK!!  I am beyond excited!  If you are going please stop by!  We are at booth number 2609 (in the new exhibitor area).  It's best that you stop by as close to the end of the day as possible, and the later the day of the show, the better.  The first day is always the busiest and it tends to die down from there.  I can't wait to meet some of you in person!

hugs,
Kim

Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's party...

with some more Party Posse Pals :)

Check out the red nail polished toe nails...eeeeeek, SO CUTE!!  Kryssi's coloring is perfect!!
























omg - and so is Heidi's.  I love that she gave this little dino rosy cheeks :)  Isn't that orange cityscapt to die for?  I adore this little creation!




















Our SPARKS challenge ends this week...HERE are the details in case you are creating within the next few days.  You coudl win some Paper Smooches stamp sets.

Hope you had a nice weekend...and I hope your week is better than the last :)
xx
Kim

Friday, January 6, 2012

TGIF!

woohooo, it's Friday!!

I thought I'd show you some unique things you can do with our Vogue Abode stamp set:

Shelves and frames can make a cool pattern!














...and so does the hexagon frames and lamp :)




















I can't wait to see what you all create with this set - I am having a blast!






















Have a relaxing weekend sweet friends
xx
Kim

Thursday, January 5, 2012

February Guest Designer search

Starts today - YAY!


Here are the details:

Guest Designers will receive 2 NEW stamp sets and 2 shaped card templates and will have their name and projects featured here on the PS blog for 3-4 weeks (depending on how many weeks there are in the month).

You will have approx. two weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like and past submissions are welcome.  Guest designers are not chosen randomly.  We will be looking for designers who stand out in one (or more) of the following categories:

  • great use of color
  • outstanding design
  • mad coloring skills
  • fun paper piecing
  • pure cleverness
You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp or any of our FREE digi stamps.  A new digi image and sentiment were added to the PS web site last night.  You can find it HERE.  Past digi images and sentiments were moved to a tab at the top of this blog.  You can submit to our call with "old and new" projects...and projects that you create for our SPARKS Challenge.


The deadline is Wednesday, January 18th.  Our January guest designer will be announced on Thursday, January 19th.

Our new FREE digi is now available - yay!























I printed the sun onto 2 different papers and cut the center of the sun out and added it to the base image.

I can't wait to see what you create for our guest DT search!
Loves
Kim


 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Not your ordinary wedding card...

:)  Isn't this so much fun?  I'd bet this is a pretty cool couple.  I think it's a fresh approach to such a wonderful occasion.




















Julie Day's guest designer spot starts today - woohoooo

Her stamps took their sweet time to get to Canada (they arrived yesterday), but she was sweet enought o create 2 new cards for today's post using other stamp sets.

This first one is so incredible!  She stamped those polka dots to make a pattern - wow!   The sweet simplicity takes my breath away :)























oh my, this cracks me up!!  Get out - check the girly crab with Angelina lips!!  She creeps my daughter out, but I think she is darling :)


















I am sure that we can look forward to many more clever creations from Julie this month.

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends
xx
Kim

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Let the party begin...

with the PARTY POSSE

Ohmygoodnessss, doncha you just want to pick up that hamster and put him in your pocket?  I LOVE how Emily colored this sweet little guy.  She does a great job combining sets.  The oval is from Vogue Abode and  the bees are from Perky Plants.  GREAT card!
























Swoon - I love white on white.  It really makes the colors pop!  That heart cluster is divine....and Laurie's coloring is so amazing!  What a super-cute card!
























Our newest FREE digi will be added to the store at midnight est on Wed. Jan. 4th...and our new guest designer search begins this Thursday.

xx
Kim

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve.  We toasted at midnight to champagne and sparkling champagne for the kids.  We had a nice dinner and roasted s'mores.  It was a fun night!

I have a couple of cards to share that I am sure you will l-o-v-e

This one is so soft and pretty.  I am a sucker for this color combo!  Adding metal is a cool touch!





















...and this card is graphic and bold!  Very cool trendy color combo and that black really makes these images POP - wow!!























I hope you all have the BEST first week in 2012
hugs,
Kim