Monday, September 30, 2013

9.30

I am so excited for Monday!  Not only because it's release night TONIGHT at midnight, but because we have a fresh new week - yay!

We are having a release party tonight at our Splitcoaststampers forum.  The full reveal of our stamps will be shared there, so I hope you stop by.

7:00pm-9:00pm - Pacific
8:00-10:00 - Mountain
9:00-11:00 - Central
10:00-midnight - Eastern

Bitty Bungalows


Ahhhhh, Kalyn's card is so refreshing!  Love the cute patterns, the pinking edge, the random stitch...all of it!!


Heidi's card coordinates with Kalyn's card beautifully.  Oh how I love that perfect bow!!  I love the hearts that connect the two darling houses.  Super cute ;)


I have WINNERS to announce!!!

These four lucky people win a $25. Gift code to buy what they like at our PS store - woohooo.  If my daughter chose your name...please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com and then a code will be sent to you asap.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments.  
We appreciate your support so very much.  xx

Ooooh, can't wait. So intrigued by the elf dies:)

So super cute. Can't wait to get these new products, especially loving all the dies.

I FB about the hop.

I just love that you have coordinating dies to go with your stamps!
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors 

enjoy your week!
smooches!!
Kim

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Recap 9.29

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. 
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 September 30th. Be sure to link up your creation before October 6th 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!! Lisa did a fabulous job using all of the colors from the color story! What an AMAZING card- those colors pop against that black!! FAB card all around, Lisa
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, September 28, 2013

9.28

yay, it's Saturday!!

I hope you have something nice planned for this weekend :)

I have two more cards from Karolyn and Laura.  Today I have their dies cards to show off!

Karolyn rocked the Wine Tag dies and Drink Glasses dies!  She created cute wine tags from the Drink Glasses dies...just string some beads through a wire ring and voila!  I love how she stamped in white on the Streamers stamp/die.  What a FABulous set!!


Laura's tree is freaking coooool!  The leaves look like they are plastic or rubber somehow...must be the way she shaded them.  I just want to touch it!  LOVE the patterned tree trunk and the sentiment is absolutely perfect for this serene scene.  Laura used Borders 1 dies, Leaves 1 dies, Trees 1 dies and Spiritual Sampler.

 At the time of your birth, you were, for a few seconds, 
the youngest person on the planet.
(something we ALL have in common)

smooches!  Kim

Friday, September 27, 2013

9.27

Hello friends!
Did you enjoy our DT blog hop?  They are a VERY talented group, aren't they?  If you missed it yesterday, you can still play along...you actually have until this Sunday!



Laura used our Cosmos Icon dies to create this cool dimensional card!  The sentiment treatment reminds me of the sun peaking through the clouds.  The sequins definitely adds to the rainy-feel of this card.  L0ve!


ahhhh, a moonlight card!  I love the deep navy...it really makes the grey POP!  The vellum clouds are dreamy.  The cityscape were cut from our Super 2 die set.  I also love how Karolyn colored her moon - so soft and sweet!


During the First World War, cigarettes were 
handed out to soldiers along with their rations 

Happy Friday!
xo Kim

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches October release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on October 1st.  You will find them HERE
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The way we choose our winners and the prize has changed:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the eight 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) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, September 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
The perks to our change:
  • You will have more time to comment
  • You can choose dies as a part of your prize (or anything else in our store of course)
  • You don't have to check all 8 blogs to see if you won, you just need to check the PS blog.
Good luck ;)
Emily Leiphart

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • 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 four chances to win on each blog)

I used stamps from our new Bitty Bungalows stamp set, cloud die from Bungalows dies set and a border die from our Borders 1 die set.  The heart is hand cut (but we will release heart dies in the future (you can count on that).  I used 6 stamps from the new set and the clouds can be used as bushes as well :)




We are  so very lucky to receive the "Stamp of Approval" by Cath at Moxie Fab World today - woohoooo!  We'd LOVE it if you would stop by to say hello - and while you are there, your comment will enter you into a giveaway.  You could win FIVE PS stamp sets!

I'd love to share our October dies with you!  You don't mind, right?

Please welcome:

Elf Icons
(coordinates with our Enchanted Elves stamp set)


Motif Icons
(coordinates with our Merry Motifs stamp set)


Gumdrops Icons
(coordinates with our Giddy Gumdrops stamp set)


Bungalows
(coordinates with our Bitty Bungalows stamp set)


Fellas
(coordinates with our Freezy Fellas stamp set)


Snowdudes
(coordinates with our Swanky Snowdudes stamp set)


Christmas Words
(stand alone dies)


Poinsettia
(stand alone dies)



The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman,
 followed by logging and then an airline pilot 

xx Kim

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

9.25

Today is the PS DT blog hop eve...we hope you will join us tomorrow for some fun!



Can you possibly look at this card and not smile?  Hopping frogs, super cute clouds, darling little hearts - swooooon!


Kim's card is clever and so so so pretty!  I love how she created the dreamy bubble with our He Said She Said stamp set.  The purple glitter and silk bow really makes this card extra-special.  :)


It's Kim's last week as our guest - boo!  I have really enjoyed having her with us this month.  Her last card using Free Spirits is a show stopper!  I loooooove the spilled wine and those sequins are absolutely brilliant!!!  Thank you Kim - we adore you!

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do

see you tomorrow :)
Love ya!
Kim

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

9.24

I am stamping today...are you?


Check out this darling little card set that Laurie created.  It's hard to tell by the photo, but I think the drinks are glittery!  I love how she used the flower to accent the sentiment.  I just love every inch of this set!


Ohhhh that Emily....she is so stinkin' clever!  I was going to add a similar sentiment to the set but there simply wasn't enough room.  I am amazed at all the special touches on this wine tag.  I could look at it all day!!  What a fabulous use of PS Products (Digits stamps and dies, Royal Cuteness stamps and dies, Drink Glasses dies, Wine Tag Die, Borders 1 Dies, Free Spirits stamps, Alphawhimsy dies)  THUD!

The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed 
(1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10 inches

big smiles,
Kim

Monday, September 23, 2013

9.23

Hola chicas!
I am so glad it's Monday!
Our design team blog hop is this Thursday...
other than that, I have a busy week preparing for our newest release next week.



I adore Heidi's woodsy card...loving the striped mushrooms and the heart and bow are perfect sweet touches.


Kalyn used a wood grain paper as well.  I dig ledger paper...and hers really softened up this fun card!  The flirty little polka dots makes my heart happy :)


Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie
(I'd rather have pie too - Strawberry Rhubarb - yummm)

have a great week!
xx Kim 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Recap 9.22

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 on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Shark Attack- I share a fun CAS card using the PS Bam Bubble dies as "shark bites"! LOVE how this card design turned out! Here's a sneak: 
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 September 23rd. Be sure to link up your creation before September 29th at 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Cool Shades: Fresh Fall}, 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 September Designer Drafts challenge winner!! Kelly Szafron put so much detail into this card! Look at those watermarked leaves on the background cardstock... and the watercoloring for the center panel... LOVE it all! Great job, Kelly!
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, September 21, 2013

9.21

Happy Saturday cute friends!

Yesterday I stamped!!  I created a "delicious" tutorial that will be shared in October...more details to come, so stay tuned.

Now...to the fabulous cards for today...

Teri created this darling little shopping card!  LOVING the cute shows (and that only one is blinged out)  It's great that she tilted the focus on this card to add interest...she has skills!!  She used Royal Cuteness stamps and dies


Kimmers card is a great masculine card....it's perfect for fall and Valentine's day! I LOVE the twine and the stacked acorns.  The frame is a perfect way to showcase this adorable card.  She used Fanciful Fall stamps and dies and Duo Due 3.

2013 is the first year since 1987 that consists of four different digits.

smooches!
Kim

Friday, September 20, 2013

9.20

Hello sweet friends
I swear it's been Friday for days.  It's tough to get back on track when days are thrown off :)   I am glad it's finally Friday, this week seemed to take forever to meet up with the weekend.



Masculine cards are sometimes difficult, but Karolyn has a knack for them.  I am in love with this card!  She used the tree stamp along with our Leaves 1 dies and Thanks Word die.  I love that she used the negative pieces from the "Thanks" word. Fabulous card!!


Laura's card is dang cute!!  I am loving the popped mushroom tops...and the way she colored the stems are awesome :)  The trendy border really adds a perfect touch.  She used our Word Bubble dies and Borders 1 dies.

The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark 

xx kim

Thursday, September 19, 2013

9.19

Ummmm WOW!!  I cannot believe that I switched post days...and no one mentioned it.  My jaw is literally on the ground this morning :)  Wednesdays are post days for Kimmers, Teri and our guest designer...which will be posted today.  I am soooo sorry for the confusion.  To say that I am distracted is an understatement.  I have a guest in town and orders have been keeping me busier than normal...AND I have art that needs to be completed.  I thought I would try to write my posts the night before, so that must have thrown me off too.  From now on, maybe it's best that I continue to post in the morning to keep my days straight.  (grin)  Geez, I swear that I am not this flaky ;)

I apologize Kim, Teri and Kim...so sorry your cards are posted a day later :)



Ohhh, I love that shade of blue!  That touch of peach is beautiful!!  The watermarked stars make the perfect background :)


Teri's card is so happy and fun!  Great color choices...perfect design and just dang cute all over!


Kim is joining us again this week.  Check out this amazing card!  Don't you love their paper pieced outfits?  I love the bright colors!  Perfect use of the ampersand from our We Connect stamp set...and fabulous sentiment treatment!  LOVE!


Modern bras didn't come into fashion until the corset fell by the wayside in the late 1800s. But researchers poking around in a scrap pile in an Austrian castle have found linen bra-like garments dating back 600 years.

xo
Kim