Monday, March 31, 2014

3.31

Tonight is...a super mini-release night.  We are only releasing one new stamp set (I Blank You) this month.  On our "off" months, I hope to release some coordinating dies.  I had two in line for this month but the die manufacturer is super busy, so they aren't arriving until later this week...which wasn't going to be in time for tonight (obviously)  BUT, you can expect to have some new coordinating die options on June 1st.



awwww, super cuteness!!  I looove that adorable little party hat!  I like that the center cat is popped up as well.  Darling card Kalyn :)


This cool card reminds me of Swatch watches.  They came in so many colors and patterns.  That was a fun "time" (pun intended).  The bold black is perfect (and so is this card)


I have a winner to announce from Thursday's blog post...
The prize:
ONE I Blank You stamp set
TWO new acrylic blocks 
The THREE cards shown here

The winner:

Hi Kim, Great cards, and I love the new stamp set! There is no end on how one could use them. And, I love all the different fonts, letting pick the one that fits my mood or style or . . .
I also always enjoy your 'fun facts'! I almost always send them to my sweet hubby at work. Especially hoping I win this set!

CONGRATS Pamela!
Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize 
In 2007, a man in Allen Park, Michigan built a working guillotine and 
then used it to behead himself.

smooches!
Kim

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Recap 3.30

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 the Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Trav's Card Style #2 (breaking the rules)- I needed a quick card for this week's video since I had to prepare for my vacation! So I tried Trav's Card Style again! I didn't follow the rules! LOL! Here's a sneak: 
************NOTE: Next-- let me apologize for the confusion with the linky system last week on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog! I had NOOOOOOOOOOO idea that there was a problem until it was almost too late! I literally was panicking in Israel because I couldn't believe my luck (things go wrong when I'm away and have no internet! It's funny now, but I was freaking out when I logged on!). I'm so sorry to all of our players and for the confusion! 

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:)
And this week.... create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes (wk5) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, March 30. Be sure to link up your creation before April 5th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our March Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Veronica Z. grabbed the team's attention with the clever use of the paint strokes image and the unicorn! Great card, Veronica! 
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, March 29, 2014

3.29

...where the heck did March go???  Did it seem to go extremely fast to you?  April is around the corner and I didn't see March come or go...weird!

Betsy's card will surely bring sunshine to anyone who receives this darling card!  If only it really rained hearts...the world would be a happier place :)  I love her sunbeams and cloud cluster.  That pink unicorn is the bomb!!
(Spectrum stamps and dies, Borders 2 die)


Pamela created this adorable wedding congrats card!  Well, I don't know why I immediately thought of wedding when it can cover so many celebrations....baby, new job, new car etc.  Her soft coloring is perfect...and the enamel dots add a fun touch to those cute balloons!
(My Guy stamps and dies, Love Monkey)

Flies like beer because it contains glycerol. 
They will drink it until they are intoxicated.

xx Kim

Friday, March 28, 2014

3.28

TGIF....nuff said :)



There is a whole lotta cuteness going on here!  I love the darling little touches that Ashley adds to her cards...it's so fun to look at.  I love how "friend" takes center stage :)




Karolyn's card is beyond fabulous!  I am not sure if those patterns are paper or washi tape...either way - it looks soooo cool!!  She balanced out the black perfectly and those popped up stars are just the bomb!!

Intel employs a “futurist” whose job is to determine what it would be like to live 10 or 15 years into the future

hugs and smooches!
Kim

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3.27

...meet our NEW TAM stamp set.
(This stamp set will be included automatically with all orders over $60. in April) (based on subtotal, before shipping)

Releasing at midnight (eastern time 12:01am) on April 1.

I Blank you

This set consists of many fun ways to "fill in the blank" between I and YOU.  There is a stamp that allows you to fill in what you'd like to say on the line.  This stamp set can be used for so many occasions...all year around.


I inked up the center of the sentiment with yellow ink, then tapped in green ink on one end and pink on the other end.  I cut the card base, so the scalloped edge is on the cover and back of the card.
(Borders 1 dies, Sweet Hearts stamp set)


I die cut the hearts, stamped the sentiment and then popped up the white card stock paper over striped patterned paper.
(Hearts dies)


I stamped the diagonal stripes with three different ink colors and stamped the accent flowers with the same colored ink.  Each flower has a black enamel dot in the center to balance the black sentiment.  I see now that stamping the diagonal creates a gingham pattern - cool!!
(Kissables 2 stamps, Bold Blooms stamp set)


**Giveaway alert!!

The prize:
ONE I Blank You stamp set
TWO new acrylic blocks 
The THREE cards shown here

You have until midnight on Sunday, March 30th to leave a comment.
The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st.
Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to keep watch at night. Geese are very territorial and have better vision than humans.

Love ya!
Kim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3.26

hey there beautiful ladies!  It's Half-Way day....and I am happy about that since it's one step closer to this weekend :)

Tomorrow I will be sharing our new April TAM stamp set.



ok, there are soooo many cool elements on Teri's card that i'd like to point out!
The frame around the whole card - swoooon
The metal brads
The gold tipped feathers  love!
The splash of vellum in the background
The BOLD black diagonal stripes
LOVE




Erin's card is a perfect example of why I chose to make the golf cart a solid die.  If it was an open die, the cart would have all white behind it and you couldn't see past it.  If I were to fussy-cut.  I love her use of our Quotables dies..it shows how versatile it is to cut down :)  (darling card by the way)


It's our last week with Piali as our guest designer.  She has been an absolute delight to "work" with this month.  I enjoyed her immensely...hope you did as well :)

My gosh, this card is soooo gorgeous!  I love the water colored background.  I am loving the torn vellum and her accents are fabulous!


...and this card has layers of patterns and colors that looks awesome!  The embossed background really adds a great touch!  Did you see the shiny eyes?  Super cuteness!

Thank you Piali for joining us...we adore you!

A dentist named Edgar Parker legally changed his first name to “Painless”, when 
he was accused of breaking a false advertisement law by claiming that 
his dentistry was truly painless.

smooches!  Kim

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3.25

Hey friends :)
Stamps and die shipments are arriving today...I will post a stock update here tomorrow.  Products will be added to the store as soon as they arrive.



Check out this super sweet card!  I am loving the velum circles...and the wood accents.  There's such a great mix of texture and color :) 




Yup, I just went "awwwww" out loud because this is one totally adorable card!!!  I love the curved road...and her design is perfect!  My goodness, this is one crazy-cute card don't ya think?

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, 
the rest only exists on computers.
Have an awesome day!
xoxo Kim

Monday, March 24, 2014

3.24

Helllooooo Monday!!

I am excited to start my week.  I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend...hope you did as well :)

I just wanted to give you a heads up that there will be a NEW FREE TAM stamp set released on April 1st.  I will share a sneak of the new set before the first of the month.




Ahhh, that talented Heidi is at it again...she created this darling charm bracelet by creating shrinky dink charms with our Spectrum stamp set.  The coordinating dies cut the perfect border around the images.




Kalyn's darling little tag would make an awesome gift set!  Just change up the colors and cut all of the different "Hello Words dies" to make them all unique.  Pure cuteness!!

Mona Lisa was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes, but they disappeared 
over time, possibly the result of over-cleaning.

xx Kim

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Recap 3.23

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. 
  • Combining Flirty Frames with Duo Die 1 & 2, Frame 1 dies- Emily shared another video this week. She shares two cards using the Flirty Frames stamp with Duo Die 1 & 2 and Frame dies. Here's a sneak: 
  • Trav's Card Style- This week I shared a super QUICK card inspired by a conversation from Trav's interview and our video (HERE). I do love this card... I just wish I could have added a bit more:) 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 March Designer Drafts challenge. 
The March Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, March 23rd. Be sure to link up your creation before March 29th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our March Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Kathy wowed us with her detail and design on this fabulous card! Look at those carrots in the boots-- ACK! Adorable! Great job, Kathy! 

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, March 22, 2014

3.22

Hola Chicas :)

Kim created this super-cool page using our Stars Dies and Flirty Frames stamp set. Isn't it so fun!?!  I love that the paper points to the center photo.  She created motion with her paper choices and accent placement...she played off the fantastic photo!  ...and that adorable little piece of journal paper was created with our Borders 2 Dies.  Clever girl...


Wendy Sue's page is pure delight!  I am a sucker for those colors.  This is a wonderful way to highlight a birthday celebration!  His name was created with our Alphawhimsy Dies and she chose stamps from Seeing Stars, Party Posse and Flirty Frames to tell her story.

After racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13,
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix.

Have a GREAT weekend friends
xx Kim

Friday, March 21, 2014

3.21

The NEW Spring 2014 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine releases today - woohooo!  This is a print publication that can also be viewed entirely online.  You definitely need to check it  out!




Oh my cuteness!!!  I LOVE those fresh colors...and her layering of product is perfection!  The sweet twine bow is darling.


I love seeing a card that is perfect for a guy (they are sometimes hard to create, I think so anyways)  I can see this cool card being all dolled up with a glittery pink band and bling.  The design is perfect and lends itself to so many different tastes.  Did you notice the glossy face of the watch?  I am sure Crystal Effects would work well.  I love the watermarked watches in the background as well :)

Sharks kill 12 people per year – 
people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.

xx Kim