Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Recap 6.30

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 Envelope Stickers- I share a fun way to decorate your envelopes by just stamping on the front or back, as well as creating envelope stickers using your PS stamps and dies. Here are some sneak peeks: 

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 first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. The hottest trend right now is anything and everything Ocean! It's the summer-- so the beach and ocean are def. a trend:) 
The Trend Watch challenge starts at 12am EST July 1st. Be sure to link up your creation before July 7th at 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Picture Perfect}, 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 June Cool Shades challenge winner!! Leticia Abad got our attention by using papers that had each of the colors from the color story. Fab job, Leticia!!
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, June 29, 2013

Just want to say...


Thanks!   Thanks for a great month, thanks for being there for us and thank you for your love and support!

Laura's card above is so dang cute!  Love the dimension, the simplicity and that darling little popped heart!

Karolyn's card is elegant and gorgeous!   Loving the classy pattern, silky ribbon and color combo.  She die cut the Thanks Word die partially and cut a line along the bottom of the sentiment.  Cool isn't it???


Tomorrow night is out big release night...hold tight :)
smooches!!
Kim

Friday, June 28, 2013

hey there

did you enjoy our bog hop?  I am always excited to see what our design team creates each month.  They always do a GREAT job!

Our July release will be available this Sunday at midnight June 30 (eastern time)

In the meantime, how about some Chart Toppers/Off the Charts cards:

Simply stated and just perfect!!  (nuff said)


WOW!  Karolyn stamped all of those arrows.  Doesn't it look amazing!?!  She alternated orange, green and grey inks and stamped this cool background.  She cut a space for her sentiment and embossed it n white. (she used Pretty Phrases stamp set)


Happy Friday friends :)
xx Kim

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches July stamp release with you!  FOUR new stamps and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on July 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, June 28th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 29th 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)

Here is a sneak peek of our June dies...

I used  the NEW Scallop Frame die along with our Hickory Leaf die and Love Word die.  The frame is popped up and I bent the leaves to add dimension as well :)


I am so happy that you joined our hop!!
Thank you for your support
loves,
Kim

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

hola chicas!

let's get to it :)  I have a very colorful post for you today...

Teri rocked the Briny Blue!  I adore these sweet fish!!  I am guessing the vellum crinkled when she used liquid glue...not sure if that really happened, but it looks awesome!


Those fun scallops are a fabulous pattern since they remind me of water :)
I am diggin' the pennant, googly eye and glittered water splashes...darling card!


It's Heather's last week with us - boooo
What a treat it has been having her as our guest!
I love this gorgeous card.  She used the Chart Toppers and Off the Charts stamp sets beautifully...GREAT card!!


and ahhhh, breathtaking...
doncha just sigh in happiness when you look at this pretty card?  I do :)


Thanks so very much for stopping by
love ya!!
Kim

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

it's all

Crystal Clear...how wonderful these cards are...

ohhhhh my goodness, this card takes my breath away!  Laurie stamped the flower pattern on the purple card stock.  LOVE the glitter paper border...and the perfect bow.  The tag is just perfect (she used our Tag Scallop die)


Emily's card is sweet in every way.  LOVE that cute snail crawling up the stem.  (that sentiment is perfect)  Those sequins at the bottom of the jar - brilliant!


Are you inspired?  Now go stamp something!  :)
xo
Kim

Monday, June 24, 2013

Helllllo Monday!

jumping for joy - a new week!  woohooo!!

I am gearing up for our next release on July 1st.  I mentioned before that we have something special planned...so stay tuned.  Our PS DT blog hop is this Thursday.

Today - Green Thumb - check it.

I adore Heidi's little sprout!  I don't know how she made that little dirt pile, but I know I love it!  Sweet watering can too.  I could drink this card in, love!



Npe, you aren't seeing things...I already posted Kalyn's card on Friday (by mistake...I thought her card was Karolyn's card when I posted it, ooopse) But it's Kalyn's post day...and this is such a fabulous card, I didn't think you mind if you had another look.  Swoon-away ;)


Just a short and sweet message from me today.
I hope you have a fabulous week friends
xx Kim

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Recap 6.23

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 "Friends"- "friends" are just finger puppets and pencil toppers! I've shared how to create these fun little "friends" using PS stamps and dies ***I've also shared some fun photos of Trav and his sandwich pencil topper, as well as a VS fan!!! Be sure to check out this post!!!  
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 June 24th. Be sure to link up your creation before June 30th at 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Cool Shades: Nature}, 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 June Designer Drafts challenge winner!! Amy T. nailed this sketch along with a simple design. What a great card for a graduate-- FAB job, Amy!!
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, June 22, 2013

TGIS

yeah, that looks totally weird LOL (Thank goodness it's Saturday anyways)

How about some crazy cool cards using our Word Bubble dies to get our days started?

Kimmers whipped out her DYMO maker to jazz up her word bubbles.  That "tool" never goes out of style.  They were all-the-rage a few years back - do you remember that trend?  Her card is just plain F-U-N!


Teri also used all four dies in the set (love that!)  Totally cute in every way - love!!
This is one bright and cheerful post, isn't it?


Thanks so much for stopping by to check us out!
xx Kim

Friday, June 21, 2013

hey hey

it's FRIDAY - woohooo!  Are you ready to have a relaxing weekend?  Plan on gardening maybe?  Green Thumb can help with that!

I realized that I posted Kalyn's card by mistake.  That's what I get for not looking at my files closer.  Karolyn and Kalyn are just too close :)

k, so now let's gush...
LOVE the outline Clouds dies...and she used the Streamers stamps and dies perfectly.  How cute are those boots?  Ummm fabulous!!  Did you notice the subtle pink cloud stamped background?  She used the Nirvana background stamp.  Yup, Love this card!



I would buy those rain boots in a heart beat!  I adore this sweet gardening scene.  Did you notice the subtle clouds, the heart flower and button sun - love!!


I am smitten with Laura's coloring!  These veggies are so rich and look delicious :)  Stamping on white really sets these images off.


That's all for me today friends.  I hope you have a terrific day!
smooches
Kim

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Our July Guest Designer is...

Courtney Kelley

the card that drew me in...this one ->

LOVE that decorative "rug", the trendy patterns, the simplicity and the added bling - darling card!!


 CONGRATS Courtney!!

You all blow me away - seriously it gets harder and harder to choose every month!  Keep up the amazing work.  I hope to see you again next month ;0)  Thanks for sharing a piee of you with us
xx Kim

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

hola

I have Chart Toppers and Off the Chart card samples to share with you today.  Remember that the Off the Charts stamp set is included with every retail store purchase over $60.00

Kimmers stamped each pie chart piece, cut them out and created this fun, colorful focal point.  She stamped the words and connected them to the pie chart with a hand drawn little line.  Crazy-cute!


Miss Teri created this cool scene with the boy and girl icons.  What a fun wedding card this would make!  Love the red polka dots and paper clip accents!!


Heather created these adorable Briny Blue cards for us...

oh how I love the punny sentiment!  She showcased the dolphin stamp beautifully.  LOVE those white waves and her twine accent is perfect!!


...and how cute is this???  VERY cute! LOVING the soft colors.  I am sure any eight year old girl would love to receive this sweet card.


The deadline for our current guest designer search is tonight.  You still have time to put your name in the hat.  Here are the details.

Have a great day!
smooches!
Kim

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

oh the talent

seriously, our DT rocks.  I am always amazed by their creativity.  Check out these Briny Blue beauties!

I love thee soft greys and blues topped off with gold - very cool card!  It looks like these fish are having a blast!


Laurie chose happy blues...and the texture she added is just wonderful.  The embossed background, the torn water, the glitter - LOVE!!!


That's all for me cute frineds...I have a busy day ahead
Thanks for stopping by - I sure do appreciate it!
xx Kim

Monday, June 17, 2013

hey there

Did ya have a nice weekend?  Did you have time to create?  I enjoyed spending Father's Day with my Dad and the weekend was all-around-nice.

Orders poured in and it seems like Crystal Clear is the front runner of the new sets (although both aren't far behind.

You are in for  treat because these two cards are over the top amazing!

 Isn't Kalyn's card gorgeous?  LOVE (insanely LOVE) everything about this card.  I'm speechless :)


Heidi's card is brilliant!  Those little fireflies are awesome.  She must have mirrored the second image and boy didn't she do an amazing job!?  Love the navy blue...it really helps the fun colors pop!  And stamping the jar in white - perfect.


Do amazing things with this week - ok?
Love ya!
Kim

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Recap 6.16

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! Happy Father's Day!!! 

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 2 new videos on the on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Revisit: Cross-Stamp-Stitch- if you wanted more details on this technique that I created, this is the video you need to watch! I revisited this cross-stamp-stitch technique to share more details and tips to help you create a design of your own. Here's a sneak!
  • Die Cutting Notebooks- I've shared an easy way to dress up your notebook covers using PS dies and stamps! This is such a simple way to make your notebooks pop! Here's a sneak!
    I die cut through a plastic cover for this notebook-- plus, I share how to save your spiral/spines of your notebooks.
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 called "Nature": 
Yellow, Teal, Green, Baby Blue

The Cool Shades challenge starts at 12am EST June 17th. Be sure to link up your creation before June 23rd at 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 June Trend Watch challenge winner!! Mary-Anne V. created this card using a PS digital stamp and then stitched the sentiment {maybe she was inspired by the VS video about stitching your sentiments!!!!}. She added lots of gold on this card- FAB job, Mary-Anne!

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, June 15, 2013

Our mid-release is live

Please welcome our newest dies
Click on each link to see a card sample on the web site

 Briny Blue 2






...and I have two beautiful cards to share using our previous die release.  Both cards feature our Onsie die

I am a sucker for plaid...and paired with those flirty little scallops and silk ribbon - LOVE!!  What an adorable clothes line!!

Kalyn's onsie trio is absolutely darling.  Love the buttons...and the dimension - pure sweetness


That's all friends (well, that's probably a lot to take in actually)
Thank you all so much for your continued support.  We wouldn't be here without you.
Have a great weekend
hugs!
Kim

Friday, June 14, 2013

slip into the...

Briny Blue

k, so I am not sure how exactly Laura created this crazy cool card, but I think she stamped each fish onto white paper, colored them and then cut them out.  She most likely stamped the larger fish on the blue paper and placed the paper pieced fish on top.  I will stalk her blog to get the details.  What I know for sure...this card is amazing!


Karolyn's card is full of curly fun!!  I love the monochromatic ocean and movement that she created with all of those great curves :)  Her glittery water splash is a great touch!


Do you remember when I contributed to the True Stamp Classes a while back?  Now Lain is offering each class individually.  If you would like to see my video...you can purchase it now for $7.00 through June.  My video is in no way "polished" but you might learn a thing or two.  I share lots of fun techniques.

Purchase the video HERE

Don't forget that TONIGHT at midnight (eastern time) we have our mid release.  You can purchase coordinating dies for Briny Blue, Crystal Clear and Green Thumb

Thank you for popping in to see what we are up to
xx Kim

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The PS Patrol

...found these amazing Paper Smooches cards on our Flickr gallery page.

I love, love, love seeing your PS projects splashed all over the web and magazine pages.  We have the most talented fans!

Darlene DeVries
(Birthday Buddies, Sentiment Sampler)  
Oh how I adore this cute little water colored scene.  Funny how I always pictured this gopher/beaver in dirt and not water. LOL


Kara Pogreba 
(Spring Fling, Smarty Pants, Alphadot, Chit Chat, Perpetual Bliss)
Kara didn't have a blog or an e-mail listed, so I hope it's alright if I show off her two darling cards
I love the special touches on each card.  The paper pieced pencil, the embossed musical background.  Both cards were well thought out and turned out beautifully!


Kylie P 
(Cuteasaurus, Summer Groves)
Kylie had a TON of cards that I could have chosen for today, but this little cluster scene stole my heart.  There is so much dimension - I wish I could see it in person.  I seriously LOVE everything about this card ;)


Pauline Cobby
(A Little Lovin)
Her coloring, the simplicity, the adorable statement - oh I just LOVE it all!  Did you see the jewels on the crown?  OMG - love!!


Shawna Prebish
(Daisies & Paisleys, We Connect)
Those popped up flowers are the bomb!  She cut around each one to create an amazing border!  I think she used Glossy Accents - but whatever it is, it looks so cool on the heart and flower centers!  I think the soft blue polka dots was a perfect choice for a background.


I hope to see YOUR PS projects around.  Next month, we are choosing from the gallery over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Use the keyword: papersmooches

Have a great day!
xx Kim