Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7.31

ohhhhh so close to release night - I can't wait!!

I will share our entire release tonight on our newsletter and tomorrow here on our blog :)

Until then...here's Artisan Blocks in action!

The chevron pattern is stamped, cut down and looks like patterned paper!  Kim's card is super cute and fun!!


Teri combined our new Many Thanks stamp set with the polka dot pattern.  She colored some circles and blinged others...what a playful card this is!


...and here are our SUPER dies...

Super 1 - these dies coordinate with the super hero and his car


Super 2 - this is a cityscape die set that coordinates with the stamp set.  The buildings are the same size as the stamps.

We are planning a party at our forum at Splitcoast Stampers tonight.  Keep an eye out for details...
psssst - there will be prizes...

smooches!
Kim

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7.30

Hellllooooo
I feel like I have been away for two weeks!  Five days is simply not enough time to spend with family.  We had a wonderful time!  It started out rocky since we got a flat tire on the way to the airport - yikes!  We made it to our gate but it threw me off a bit.  Flying 3,000 miles is never easy.  Our family reunion was perfect and it just so happened that there was a high school reunion for the class that graduated before me.  So I ran into quite a few people that I knew, which was fun!  I am glad to be home.

Here are the fabulous cards that I promissed...

Cards using our NEW Many Thanks stamp set

Many Thanks is our TAM stamp set for August.  I am tellin' ya...you will NEED this amazing stamp set!  It coordinates with ALL products and stamps :)  Kalyn's adorable card is perfect for anyone at and age.


 ...and Heidi's card is a whole lot of trendy-FUN!  Gold, lace doily and chalkboard art...that's  one very cool card!!


Cards using our NEW Borderlicious stamp set

Emily's cute little race track is cute and super fun!  This would make a fabulous little boy birthday card.  Her coloring is perfect :)


I am totally good with seeing Christmas cards...I am actually excited for Christmas this year.  Not a fan of seeing Christmas aisles in stores, but cards, oh heck yeah!  Laurie's card is just fantastic in every way.  She stamped the borders so nicely...it really adds beautiful interest.


Remember that all of the dies and stamps that I am talking about release at midnight (eastern time) on July 31.  We will have a release party at our Splitcoast forum, so please stay tuned...

I forgot to share a sneak...
This is a new die set that compliments our Hope stamp set.  It's called Hope dies.  They are not coordinating dies (so they do not create an outline with our stamps)  They are great for cards, gifts and scrapbook pages.  In case you didn't know, October is National Breast Cancer awareness month.



Thanks for stopping by (much appeciated)
Love ya!
Kim

Monday, July 29, 2013

7.28

Happy Monday!!

I am checking in quickly from the airport...so sorry for the delay.  I will post 4 cards tomorrow for extra inspiration (thank you for your patience)

Here is another peek of our new dies,

Halloweenies dies which coordinates with our Halloweenies stamp set...



...and Spookalicious dies which obviously coordinates with Spookalicious:


I hope to see you tomorrow morning with a more chatty post :)
xx Kim

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Recap 7.28

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, as well as the Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Etching Glass with Paper Smooches dies- I have been thinking of this project ever since PS introduced their dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is a simple project that I hope you will try! Here's a sneak:
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:)

When there are 5 weeks in a month, we would like to make the last week's challenge EXTRA fun!! The 5th week of each month will always be an ANYTHING GOES challenge. 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes challenge starts at 12am EST July 29th. Be sure to link up your creation before August 4th 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 July Cool Shades challenge winner!! Barbara M. did a fabulous job using all of the colors from the color story! What an AMAZING card using lots of different PS stamps and dies! 
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, July 27, 2013

7.27

Here's the the last round of dies for July from our design team...

Karolyn used our Bam Bubbles dies brilliantly!  She used a black marker to outline her papers.  What a cool effect!!  Did you notice the soft lightning bolts on the background paper?


Laura used out Little Lovin 2 dies.  How stinking cute is this???  I bet that cupcake tastes even better with that topper on it (grin)  She also used our Streamers stamps and dies.  I am in love!!


These is Falling For you dies....releasing on Aug 1

...which coordinates with our Falling For You stamp set - yay!  That monster is been a fav of many, so we are happy to offer a new die.


I hope to "see" you on Monday sweet friends
xx Kim

Friday, July 26, 2013

7.26

TGIF!

we're still Beboppin around here...

I adore Laura's cassette tape!  It screams the 80's - which I LOVE!!


Karolyn's card is da bomb!!  Her vinyl records look real!  Loving the subtle music note background...and her sentiment  Who am I kidding...I LOVE it all!!


...Buddies dies is a new die for August.  It coordinates with our Birthday Buddies stamp set!  It's still one of our hottest sellers and it was "technically" the first set we released.


Thanks for taking a peek at what we have to share today :)
Love ya!
Kim

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 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 EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on August 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, July 26th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, July 27th to see if you are one of the EIGHT 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)

Today I used one of our new dies  It's called Super 2.  It's the same size as the buildings found on our Super stamp set.


 ...and this is Super 1 - it coordinates with our super hero and his cool car!

Both new dies will be available on August 1.  I will peek a new die each day through release day (except for Sunday), so stay tuned...

Thanks for joining us - you are so appreciated :)
xo
Kim

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

7.24

Happy Half-way Day!

Not gonna lie - these cards are Super!!

Teri's cute city scene is a perfect eye-grabber on this funky card!  Cool finishing touches :)


and Kimmers stamped this super fun super guy!  She used the power rays perfectly!  The blue really balances out her cute card!


Courtney has been a fabulous guest!  I look forward to seeing what she creates each week!  Check out this adorable little record player!  She used a Tim Holtz mixed media piece along with some tiny brads.  Add some distressing and you have a fabulous record player!  EEEEEK!


Tomorrow is our PS DT Blog Hop!  Please stop by for your chance to win one of our newest stamp sets and to see our new stamps in action!  Remember, there are EIGHT winners :)

smooches!
Kim

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7.23

Good morning friends :)

Calico

I am amazed at what our team created with this fun stamp set!

Laurie's car is so fun and flirty!  I adore the patterned papers she chose (simply beautiful) and the tag she created with Calico, Tag Scallop die and Kinfolk is so pretty!


Emily's clean and graphic card rocks!  That bold black really makes a statement!  Those juicy inks makes this look like a painted flower - very cool!


Have a great day :)
smooches,
Kim

Monday, July 22, 2013

7.22

Hola friends!!
I hope you had a nice weekend.  I completed a new release, so that felt GOOOOOD!  Oh how I envy the other stamp companies with illustrators...drawing art takes me so long.  But I truly enjoy the process, so it's all good.  It's very rewarding actually ;)

I am going back home to Binghamton, NY this Thursday.  We have a family reunion this Saturday and I simply cannot wait!  We have a large family, so it's always fun.  I will be sure to prepost the blog while I am away (until Monday)  The business is covered, so there will not be any shipment delays.  My e-mail responses may be slower though, so please be patient with me.  I don't anticipate too much computer time.

Let's get to the inspiration for today...

Kinfolk

Heidi paired Kinfolk with Word Bubbles dies and Little Fella stamp set.  Heidi's coloring is always fantastic!  I LOVE the teal background...what a playful card!!


Kalyn paired the sentiment set with our new Calico stamp set.  I adore that soft blue ink!!  This would make a  beautiful gift bag.


Happy Monday!
xo
Kim

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Recap 7.21

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! 

***NOTE and QUESTION: did you know that you can be featured as our VS Featured Fan?? All you have to do is be inspired by one of our videos/tips/tricks/techniques! Link up your creations HERE

First up-- be sure to check out the following videos and Featured Fan on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Creating "Friends" Part3- I guess I've started a small series on the VS blog! I share a way to create more "friends" using PS stamps and dies, as well as magnetic sheets. **Be sure to link up your creations inspired by a VS video, tip, trick, or technique HERE!!! We would love to feature you as a VS fan!!!
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 July 22nd. Be sure to link up your creation before July 28th at 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Cool Shades: Celebration}, 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 July Designer Drafts challenge winner!! Deb Lorence got really creative when using our sketch! She didn't use a "jar" but candles!!! Fun and creative-- FAB job, Deb!!
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, July 20, 2013

7.20

I am so happy to see Saturday.  Have any fun plans?  I am working on art which is fun but I'd rather be creating!  I need to make a card for our blog hop next week.  (looking forward to it)

Kimmers rocked our Power Rays die!  The Super sentiment is stamped onto one of our Ovals 1 dies.  LOVE the bling!  It's so cool that she used three shades of yellow/orange.


Teri's darling creation makes me smile.  She used our new Paper die along with Chit Chat and Calico stamp sets.  Love the cute string cluster...oh that clever girl :)


Have a fabulous weekend friends!!
Love ya!
Kim

Friday, July 19, 2013

7.19

Hey friends!  I have some true beauties to share with you today.  Be prepared to ohhhh and ahhhhh

Karolyn used our Reflections, Notebook Paper and Calico stamp sets along with Salutations and Kinfolk!  And dies too - Notebook Basic and Reflections Leaves.  Seriously wow - do I ever LOVE this card!!


Laura created this stunning layered card that showcases our Kinfolk stamp set so beautifully.  She layered dies from our Big Bloom die set.


Happy Friday to you friends :)
xx Kim

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our August Guest Designer is...

Lyndal Higgins

Huge congrats!! 

This is the card that I find to be FABulous!  I love the farm animal cluster, what a clever card!  She used our Alphadot stamp set beautifully as well.  Congrats Lyndal!!


Geez, all of your creations are so wonderful :0)  I truly enjoyed looking at all of your cards and I am inspired to create today.  Thank you so much for trying out...and I hope you give us a shot again.

xx Kim

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

7.17

hey friends :)
do you have a favorite song?  Mine is the Cup Song - I just LOVE it!  I loved it when I watched the Pitch Perfect movie and I was so excited to hear it on the radio!

Our girls are Beboppin too!

 Kim's use of color and pattern are spot-on!  What a cute and playful card :)


and Miss Teri rocked out the set!!  She paper pieced each cassette tape and accented each one with epoxy stickers.  This is a rockin' card!!!


Courtney is back with us again this week - yay!  She used our Super stamp set beautifully!  I think that road is washi tape (love) .  It's great that she colored some of the windows to add interest :)


You made it this far, the rest of the week should be a breeze :)
xx Kim

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

7.16

We have some SUPER cards to share...

Emily's story is adorable!  Love the arrows, her coloring and her sheer genius!!


Laurie's card packs a punch!!  The stars really adds that "wow factor"!!  Her coloring is incredible too.


I hope you all have a fabulous day!  I am so glad you stopped by :)
xo
Kim

Monday, July 15, 2013

hey hey Monday!

A post full of pretties for you...Our Calico stamps are a treat to create with!

Kalyn used 16 stamps on her "one layer" card...VERY impressive!!  Beautiful colors and design.  I adore her card!! 


Heidi's card is just soooo pretty to!  She stamped the flowers and leaves 21 times!! - WOW!  I love her soft and delicate flowers.  This card is perfect for a Mom, Grandma, sister...oh so many options :)


Hope your week is wonderful
xo
Kim

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Recap 7.14

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-- we have a new video on the on the Virtual Smooches blog, as well as a Featured Fan. Be sure to check out the VS blog!!  
    • Vellum & Paper Smooches- I share several tips and tricks to using vellum (the HOTTEST trend) on your projects. I also share 5 different cards. Here's a sneak!
    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 "Celebration": 
    Grey, Navy, Red, and Cream/White

    The Cool Shades challenge starts at 12am EST July 15th. Be sure to link up your creation before July 21st 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 July Trend Watch challenge winner!! Christina MacLaren created this card by creating some "love birds" using the dolphin and whale images!!! We love the vellum water too-- so cute! FABULOUS job, Christina!
    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:}