Friday, May 31, 2013

Our last day with Scor-Pal

its been so much fun!!

I have two more cute designers with Scor-Pal proojects to share:

Karolyn Loncon
Laura Bassen

 Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog today.

I will announce the winner of the Scor-Buddy on Saturday, so stop on back.

Great news - we received our die shipment and expect a stamp shipment today.  I will send a newsletter tonight to let you know about all of our restocked items!

But I can tell you that Digits Dies are HERE!  There is a crazy amount of interest in them....so I am glad they are back in stock.

Karolyn used the Numbers dies along with the Digits dies - they look AWESOME together!!  I am sure she used a cut file for the grad cap.  Perfect timing for this card :)


Laura rocked the Think Fast stamps and dies!  Here coloring is swoon-worthy (drool-worthy too)


TONIGHT is release night - yayyyy!  (at midnight eastern time)
So, why not share our entire release with you???
I hope you love what we have been up to :)

I can let you in on a little secret.  We will have a mid-release that includes dies for our June stamps.  I would have loved to release them on June first, but I just couldn't make that happen.  Some things are out of our hands :)  I will let you know with each stamp set what you can expect to be able to purchase on June 14th.

Please welcome...
STAMPS
Briny Blue
1 - large fish dies (four)
2 - small fish dies (four)
 
Crystal Clear
1 - jar and lid dies
2 - inside of jar die to make a shaker
3 - vases dies
Green Thumb
1 -  watering can and rain boot dies
2 - veggies dies (four)
TAM stamp set.
Off the Charts
no coordinating dies
Chart Toppers
3 x 4 stamp set to coordinate with Off the Charts
no coordinating dies
DIES
Clouds
 Onsie
 
Thanks Word
Word Bubbles

I hope you are as excited as I am :)
Thank you so much for stopping by
Love ya!!
Kim



Thursday, May 30, 2013

May DT Blog Hop - Scor-Pal promo continues

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches June stamp release with you!  FIVE new stamps and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on June 1st.  You will find them HERE
 
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, May 31st to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 1st to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart

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 month we have a special bonus...not only can you win a stamp set from each of our design team blogs you can win a Scor-Buddy here on this blog!  Leave a comment here for your chance...you have until midnight on Friday, May 31st.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 1st (good luck)

 Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog today.

Here is my Scor-Pal project.

I used my Scor-Buddy to score a plaid pattern over my stamped image.  I used a Duo Die 1 frame die, Borders 1 die, Houndstooth stamp, Reflections stamp set and Word Up stamp set.

Here is a close up

Make sure to check out designers blogs to see peeks of our newest stamp release.
Check out the Scor-Pal blog to see what their designers created with our stamps!

Here is a sneak of our June die release:


what do ya think???

Thanks for stopping by
xx Kim

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scor-Pal links...

Here are the links to our designers who are showing off their Scor-Pal projects today...

Kim Kesti
Teri Anderson


Please check in at the Scor-Pal blog every day too....they are showing off their PS projects and they have prize opportunities - yay!

It's much harder to get up at 6am if there aren't kids to nudge out of bed LOL.  I love getting up early, but summer makes it hard to jump right up!

Ever know someone who could use a "pick me up"?  Wouldn't this card be perfect for that?  I just love the mix of colors with kraft - this card makes my heart skip a beat!!  She created that adorable shopping bag with our shopping bag die.


Teri's card is totally FUN!!  She combined stamps from our Perpetual Bliss stamp set with Digits stamps and dies....super WOW!!!


Tomorrow is our DT blog hop.  You will have a chance to win a Scor-Buddy...so stop on back, k?
hugs,
Kim

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

real quick...

I wasn't able to prepost for the 3am schedule (6am eastern time), so I am providing you with the links to our designers who are showing off their Scor-Pal projects today...

Emily Leiphart
Laurie Schmidlin


...and here are some die projects below as well :)

Woofers and Nine Lives dies arrive this week - yay!  I will send a message when they are officially back in stock.

 Laurie ties the most beautiful bows...LOVE her sweet little sentiment and that darling kitty just takes the cake!



Emily created this fun scene with the Borders 1 die and Flourishes 1 dies.  This cute couple just melts my heart.


Our winner from the OWH blog hop post is....
Carol is exactly right -- this is a scrapbook page on a small scale. :)

Love your Circle of Honor stamp set. Use it all the time. Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

Sybrina...you won THREE stamp sets of your choice - woohooo!
Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com and let me know your address and stamp choices.

I forgot to mention our sponsorship at the CASololy blog.  The challenge - FURRY.   I hope you play along - it sounds like fun!!

I hope you are all enjoying your day friends
xx Kim

Monday, May 27, 2013

A special promo

starting with today, PS is joining up with Scor-Pal to bring you tons of inspiration!

But first, I'd like to send my most sincere "Thank You" to those who have given their lives in service to their country.  Thank you who have served and are currently serving...I feel safer knowing you are there, protecting us.

You can see projects designed by their talented designers using our stamps at the Scor-Pal blog and I will send you to our designers blogs to see their Scor-Pal projects.  It will be a FUN week!

Thursday is our DT blog hop - make sure to check back on that day for your chance to win a Scor-Buddy!

Please visit these two girls to see their Scor-Pal projects

Heidi Van Laar
Kalyn Kepner
and here are projects created by Heidi and Kalyn as well.

Heidi used out Shopping Bag die...don't you just LOVE those hearts???


Kalyn's card is soooo pretty!  I love that chipboard flower cluster!  Beyond adorable :)  She combined our Digits dies and Numbers dies.


I hope you enjoy your day
Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your day :)
xx Kim

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hello Saturday!

some of you may shop this weekend - Memorial Day is a holiday that you will find LOTS of sales...here are  a couple of card ideas that are perfect for shopping...

Kimmers card is perfect for any age...just change out the number and colors if you like.  Houndstooth is always timeless....and those sequins make this card extra-trendy!


Teri used the Shopping Bag die to hold a monetary gift.  I am a shoe-lover, so this card is right up my alley!


more to come...

xx Kim

Sunday Recap 5.26

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-- be sure to check out the following videos on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Creating Telescoping Cards- I've shared three different telescoping cards on this video-- they are REALLY simple to make! I absolutely love each card-- be sure to check them out:) 
Next up on the recap-- tomorrow the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge will go live! We are sharing the challenge theme here early so you can get a head start on your projects:)

The fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. This week we are inspired by this photo: 
Be inspired by the colors, the design, details, images, etc! 

The Picture Perfect challenge starts at 12am EST May 27th. Be sure to link up your creation before June 2nd 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Cool Shades: Nautical}, you STILL have time!!! Link up before tonight at 10:59pm EST. Click HERE for more details. 

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Designer Drafts challenge winner!! Tara C.. won our hearts with this NEONtastic card. She followed the sketch and added the chalkboard technique for her sentiment. FAB job, Tara!!
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, May 25, 2013

a special blog hop!

We are joining forces with Operation Write Home to honor the memory of those who have given their lives in service to their country…and families, our hearts are with you as you go through the pain of remembrance once again. Your sacrifices have not been made in vain; our land stands strong and free because of all who have defended her.

I have many family members who have served this beautiful country and I am extra-grateful for them.


My card is admittedly "over the top" but I just couldn't seem to stop.  I started with sketch 122 and ended up with this LOL...and oh my how funny, I completely forgot about the "Thank you" theme.  Please, let's imagine that this says "Love U".

I used Loopy Leaf die, Needle Little Love stamp set and Leafy Greens stamp set


The blog hop starts HERE

HERE are the guidelines...for OWH cards if you decide to participate

...as our way to say "Thank You", we'd like to offer you a special discount.

Use this code: PSlovesU15

...to receive 15% off your entire retail purchase at our web store.

This offer expires at midnight (mountain time) on Monday, May 27th

The free TAM stamp set is included with purchases that total $60. or more AFTER discount is applied.  (please keep that in mind)

I also mentioned a PRIZE in a previous post - I will choose one random winner to receive a prize (to be announced) on Tuesday, May 28th.  Winner chosen from comments on this blog post.

Remember that if you order our Circle of Honor stamp set, a portion is donated to Operation Write Home.

Sorry friends....I forgot to post the winner of a stamp set of their choice...
It's been a busy week.  My son turned 16 on May 21st, my daughter turned 14 today and my bff is going back to Seattle for the summer, so I had one last crop with her until she returns in the fall. 

the lucky winner is:
Travel
Trendy Sentiments
Ocean Creatures
Gardening
Canning jar vase and flowers

Esther  please e-mail me at info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to let me know which stamp set you'd like.  Please feel free to wait a week to choose a new stamp set :)  CONGRATS!!!

They all look cute :)
I hope you enjoy your weekend friends
love you!
Kim

Friday, May 24, 2013

Helllllo Friday!

Look at this fabulous pre-teen card - Laura NAILED it!!   She combined the Digits stamp set with the Slang Gang stamp set...and created her colors and patterns with Washi Tape (at least i think so...it could be different papers)


Karolyn created this very cool school theme card!  She used white ink to create a chalk look!  I adore her clean design nd that chalkboard is to die for!!


We are participating in a blog hop this weekend, there will be a prize and a little sale - woohooo!  We don't do it very often, because we love and greatly-value our stores, but once in a while is ok.
...stay tuned
xx Kim

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hey friends!

today seems like a "bonus" day for us because we don't have anything planned for you...our blog hop is scheduled for next Thursday.

How about a special sneek peek of our June stamp release?


If you take a guess at the themes (and comment here)...your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a stamp set of your choice.  You have until midnight (eastern time) to comment.  I will announce the random winner tomorrow.

...and yes, there are five stamp sets...one set coordinates with another.

loves!
Kim

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Slang Gang

let's get to it, dang nabbit!

Kimmers created this fun and silly card using Nine Lives stamps, Nine Lives dies, He Said, She Said, Notebook Paper stamp and Notebook Scallop die.  Way to pack a card with PS!  Loving those rosey cheeks!


Teri pulled out her Perpetual Bliss stamp set to create this cute little message.  I am sure that a lot of us have drama-filled friends who would be a perfect match for this card.

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This is Jocelyn's last week as a PS guest designer, but we will see more of her at the SPARKS Challenge blog for the next 6 months.  (yay!)  I have really enjoyed her creations.  This card is just awesome!  LOVE, love, LOVE the flip book!!  (her coloring is fab too)


This is the last week of school for my kids.  Anyone else ready for summer???
Happy Half-way Day!
hugs,
Kim

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Please welcome...

the NEW SPARKS DT

(her PS card can't be shared yet because it's combined with another team's post)
 

returning DT Coordinator
(we are very lucky to have her)
 
The change over will happen on June 3 at the SPARKS challenge blog.

The competition was fierce!  If you didn't make it this time around...please keep an eye out for the next DT call in 6 months.  We will be looking for eight new designers...so please try again.  You are all talented...please know that  :)

Please enjoy our current DT for another week and a half.  They were all amazing to work with!  I will be so sad to see them go.  A BIG THANKS to them!!

xx Kim

super fast...

Today is the day I ship PS Club orders (21st of every month) which takes a bunch of time...and I need to finalize our new SPARKS DT...so this will be a quick post...

Those of you who applied for the SPARKS DT, please hold tight...the announcement will be made later today.

how appropriate....I have two "Think Fast" cards to share...

Emily created this fabulous masked card!  Perfect placement and beautiful coloring!


speaking of beautiful coloring...swoooooon!  Those punched circles adds the perfect touch - great card Laurie!!


smooches!!
Kim

Monday, May 20, 2013

custom patterned paper

Kalyn and Heidi both stamped their own special accent paper.  They used our Retail Therapy stamp set...

Kalyn used our Primrose wood mount stamp to create this lovely grey background paper.  Her cute purses are paper pieced and her layout is fabulous - LOVE this card!


Heidi used the striped box/gift bag image to create this amazing patterned paper with two shades of blue ink!  She changed the direction of the stripes to add interest.  Then she created movement with cute accent flowers and confetti!  Such a CUTE card!!


Those of you who have our Think Fast stamp set (or are thinking about it) You might like these fries boxes...jump on it because they are only sold today.  Pick Your Plum

It's Monday and you know that that means...a slower start to the day...computers acting up, potential spills etc.  But it doesn't have to be that way (grin)
Have a great week friends!
xx Kim

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Recap 5.19

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! 

******Before we get started, don't forget that the deadline for the Paper Smooches SPARKS design team ends May 20th! Click HERE for more info! I hope you will apply!!! 

Next-- we have a new video on the on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Spray Paint, Stamping, and tips- I've shared how to stamp on spray painted paper using PS stamps! Getting a clean image when stamping this paper isn't hard-- so check it out and give it a try:)
Next Next-- tomorrow the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge will go live! We are sharing the challenge theme here early so you can get a head start on your projects:)

The third week of each month is always a Cool Shades challenge. This week we are inspired by this color story: 
Red, Kraft, Navy, and Teal

The Cool Shades challenge starts at 12am EST May 20th. Be sure to link up your creation before May 26th 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Designer Drafts: sketch}, you STILL have time!!! Link up before tonight at 10:59pm EST. Click HERE for more details. 

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Trend Watch challenge winner!! Suzanne Bier created this SUPER adorable pirate pup!! TOTALLY clever!!! AMAZING card, Suzanne.
And just in case you missed my first comment-- click HERE for the information and application for the Paper Smooches SPARKS design team call!!! Deadline: May 20th

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, May 18, 2013

Hello Saturday

Errands are planned for me.  I also have to prepare for Career Day at my daughters school on Monday.  Talking about myself has never been easy for me.  I get all shweaty and nervous, which is really weird, because I feel like a confident speaker.    Five classes for 20 minutes each, talk about intimidating.  And next week is their last week of school, so most of them will have a glazed look on their face.  I know, I did this two years ago for my son.  I am happy to do it, but I do get freaked out!

You's probably gonna freak out over these fabulous cards using our newest dies.

Karolyn used our Hot Spots Large Base die and Think Fast die.  LOVE how she used the window in the Hot Spot!  That straw is plain adorable!


And Laura used our Digits dies and Digits stamp set.  (sentiment from Birthday Sampler)  I am honestly not sure how the heck she created this incredible card!  I am going to watch her blog to see if she shares the process.  It's freaking amazing!!!


have a good one!
xx Kim