Friday, February 28, 2014

2.28

I hope you all have something fun planned for this weekend.  I am looking forward to having dinner with one of my brothers which is always a treat!



Ashley's card is beautifully put together!  I LOVE the mixture of patterns and colors.  Her layering is perfect!  Curving the sentiment onto the Streamers die is a great look!


Karolyn did a fabulous job at pulling card stock colors from this very pretty paper and creating a perfect flower accent with our Flower Dies.  Her silky bow is absolutely perfect (oh how I wish I could tie bows like that!)  Her clean tag really stands out from the busy paper in the background...love that!  She cut the stamp so that she could change the position of the sentiment.  (that's the beautiful thing about clear stamps)

We write $10. instead of 10$ (as it is spoken) to prevent forging “I owe you 10.00$” can easily be changed to “I owe you 910.00$” but “I owe you $10.00″ can at most be increased by less than a penny to “I owe you $10.0099999″.

Smooches!
Kim



Thursday, February 27, 2014

February DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on March 5th (eastern time) (12:01 am on March 6th) You will find our new releases HERE
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • 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 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 but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, March 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.


To increase your chances of winning:
  • 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 three extra chances to win on each blog)

Sooo i truly wanted to create a new card to share today, but I simply didn't have the time.  But I do have a card that I created for our Splitcoaststampers challenge :)  k, so it's not my most favorite card ever, but maybe it will bring a smiles to your face.
(Chubby Chum Pals, Zoo Crew, Slang Gang)

50 to 90 percent of the languages that are spoken today are expected
 to become extinct by the year 2100
xo Kim



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2.26

Soooo, saying that the 24 hour sale was a HUGE success is a serious understatement!

We had as many orders in one day as we have had in an entire month before.  (WOW)  It's going to take us some time to fill them all, so please be patient with us.  It will take me a bit longer to reply to e-mails as well...but please know that I am working around the clock and will do the absolute best I can.  (always)

Tomorrow is our PS DT Blog Hop.  You will have your first peek of our newest stamps and dies.

I'd like to announce a NEW PS designer!!  She will join our blog hop tomorrow.  Now that we will start having Bi-Monthly releases, I decided it would be helpful if we had FOUR scrapbook designers to fill the eight weeks of blog posting Saturdays.  We will showcase their layouts every other Saturday...2 designers for each post.

Please welcome the incredibly fabulous Wendy Sue Anderson.  I have always been impressed with Wendy.  She is really sweet and super-talented!!  We are thrilled to have her :)  I just know she will inspire you.

As I was filling the orders yesterday, I realized that it will take me a few days to complete them all.  And since there is only 28 days in February, the March/April release is nearly here - yikes!  Soooo, since customer service is VERY important to me, I worry that orders will get delayed if I am filling sale orders and new release orders.  I decided to postpone the March/April release just a bit.  You will be able to order from the stores that carry our new products, but they will not be available on our web site until March 5 at midnight (EST)



Check out these adorable little pony's!  I love the cute clouds and tiny bling!  The stamped heart is a sweet accent :)


Erin's card is so cool...I love the dimension!!  The castle is from our Royal Cuteness stamp set.  Her purple unicorn is perfection - and so is this card actually!!


This is Sandi's last week as our guest designer.  She was soooo much fun, wasn't she?
My goodness, this card is just WOW!  She has a video to share...and I WILL be watching it to see how she made it.  The effect is amazing!

“Strawberries” and “peaches” in Quaker Instant Oatmeal areactually flavored dehydrated apples. The “blueberries” are flavored dried figs.

xx Kim





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2.25

Hellooooo :)
In case you missed our sale announcement on yesterday's post or newsletter...we have a sale through midnight TONIGHT.  Here are the details from yesterday...

What's a celebration without a sale of some kind?  Sooo, starting at midnight, tonight (12:01 am eastern time on February 25th), all orders will receive 25% offfor 24 hours.  The sale will end at 12:01am EST on February 26th.

You must use code: PSsale25 to receive 25% off your order during our 24 hour sale. The discount will not automatically be deducted unless you use the code.




Oh my...I love every inch of Laurie's card!!  The blue inked paper edge, the oval stitched frame...the fabulous mixture of neutrals and blue...the tine hearts - swooooon!!


Emily's card is ultra-amazing as well.  The monochromatic pinks among the kraft and clean white looks fantastic!  The glittery gold hearts really makes this darling card stand out.  The clouds - ummmmm LOVE!!!

Even if the Earth was somehow separated from the Sun, the temperature of the molten core would be high enough to sustain life on the deep sea ocean floor.

Love ya!!
Kim




Monday, February 24, 2014

2.24

Hellllllo friends!!  We will be busy all week preparing for our next release (on March 1), but we still have some fun things planned for our Anniversary celebration this month!  Our visit to SaddleBrooke, AZ was amazing!  I was able to spend some time with about 35 women who love stamping...which of course was a treat!!

What's a celebration without a sale of some kind?  Sooo, starting at midnight, tonight (12:01 am eastern time on February 25th), all orders will receive 25% off for 24 hours.  The sale will end at 12:01am EST on February 26th.

You must use code: PSsale25 to receive 25% off your order during our 24 hour sale. The discount will not automatically be deducted unless you use the code.



Awww, how freaking cute is this?  I love how Heidi added a couple of dots to the owl's eyes to make them "twinkle" a bit :)  Her card has great balance.  The eblossed wood grain tree is the perfect touch of texture!


I'd like to start with an awwww once again.  I adore this purple owl eeeeek!  I think a little boy would love this card if it was colored with blue or green instead.  Totally cute Kalyn!

Bees who are drunk from fermented nectar have many more flying accidents than sober ones and can sometimes forget how to get back to their hive, dying as a result. Even if they make it back to the hive they can be rounded on by other bees who punish the drunken bee by chewing off its legs.

Have a terrific day!!
Kim



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Recap 2.23.14

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!!!!! 

First up-- be sure to check out the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Border Frames- This week I was featured on the Splitcoaststampers tutorial forum!!! What an honor! I shared three different ways to create borders using stamps. I absolutely love love love this modern tribal card! Here's a sneak:
Next-- TODAY the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge goes live! Starting with this new term, our challenges will start on SUNDAY 12:01am PST and end on SATURDAY at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be shared on MONDAYS:)
Today starts our February Designer Drafts challenge. 
The February Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, February 23rd. Be sure to link up your creation before March 1st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our February Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Carol created wonderful CAS card using the colors from our inspiration photo, as well as the theme of "love".  We loved the layered cityscape-- Fab job, Carol!! 
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, February 22, 2014

2.22

Hello cute friends!

I am in SaddleBrooke, AZ meeting up with some cool crafty women!  Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

Summer created this truly amazzzzing page!  The die cut hexagons are a fabulous way to fill white space!  The punches of color are perfectly placed and her sequin stars are the most perfect addition :)
(Hexalongs dies, Polaroid dies, We Totally Click, Hearts dies, Chart Toppers)


Mou designed this amazing page that is full of cool elements!!  It's very cool how she stacked the critters!  It looks like she used the negative from "Happy Birthday" to color the inside - GREAT effect!!
(Party Posse stamps and dies, Balloons dies, Birthday Words dies, Dippy Dots, Birthday Buddies stamps and dies)


I never had a My Little Pony as a kid, but all of my friends did.  I had no idea that my unicorn would work so beautifully with these timeless toys!  The tiny heart was a "space filler" on the stamp set, so...it was a happy accident that it worked out so well.  Kim's page is absolutelydarling (and so is Eloise)
(Clouds dies, Spectrum stamps and dies, Rainbow dies, Frame 1 die)

Depressed people cannot perceive color as well – the world literally turns grayer.

Have a great weekend!
xx Kim

Friday, February 21, 2014

2.20



Ashley made amazing use of our products.  She cleverly placed the owl on the sentiment streamer and draws attention to the message with an inked up pink paint swash!  I like the soft and pretty colors...it makes this card super sweet!


I LOOOOVE that cut out heart!  It's the perfect backdrop to our little owl!  Those apple green leaves are a great shade and they are placed perfectly.  Don't you adore the eye shadow and nail polish?!?
(Borders 2 dies)

China’s population grows at a rate of 23,000 people per day.
smooches!  Kim

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our MARCH guest designer is...

Hello everyone!

We have a guest designer to announce today - yay!

ok....it's....

Piali Biswas!

Congrats!!!
...and here is the super-cute tag that caught our eye...


...it's crazy-adorable, right???

Our next guest designer search kicks off on March 6th

I have something fun to share today...

Savannah created a PS video for Splitcoaststampers.  She will show you some really fun ways to use your border stamps.  HERE IS HER VIDEO, enjoy  :)
The two oldest cats on record lived to 38 and 34 years old, both were owned by the same owner and lived off a diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli and coffee.

xo Kim

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2.19



Erin's card is cleverly covered with PS product!
(Kissables 1. Beboppin, Digits, Birthday Words dies, Happy Birthday)
This is such a super cool-retro card!  I love all of the fun colors and patterns :)


awww, how darling!  Change out the sentiment and this would make a fabulous card for a little kid!  Stripes, a pearl and felt, what's not to love?


...and here is a fabulous card created by our guest designer Sandy...
She airbrushed the sun, rainbow and clouds - ummm WOW!!!  That bold black really makes a statement!

J.K. Rowling has donated so much to charities that she is no longer a billionaire.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2.18



Awww, isn't this just darling?!?  I LOVE that bold green color on the bottom - her color hues are perfect!  And the glittery gold stars...they are perfect!

Laurie's cute card takes me back to my childhood that seemed to be filled with rainbows!  This card is playful and darling in every way :)  (great use of our Stitched Tag die!

American speech is punctuated with “uh” & “um”, English speech with “er” & “erm”, Japanese with “ā”, “anō”, & “ēto”, German with “äh”, French with “euh”– basically,every language uses different sounds to interrupt themselves while their brain is working on forming thoughts into words.
smooches!
Kim