Monday, June 30, 2014

PS JULY/AUG stamps and dies...

Please welcome our July/Aug 2014 release

All stamps and dies that are shown here will be 
available to purchase at midnight tonight
July 1 (eastern time)
(9:00 pm (pacific time) on June 30)

Blossoming Buds


Feline Friends


Charmed Cat


Cat Icons dies


Kudos


Kudos Words dies


Backdrop Builders dies


Halloween Icon dies


Large Leaves dies


Seasonal Trees dies


Stitched dies


Dots & Dashes dies



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July TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every
$60. retail order placed between July 1-31 2014.
(based on subtotal)

This stamp set will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 

This stamp set is also available to purchase.

Ghoulfriends


sooo, what do you think???

A WINNER-Day!

Soooo, TONIGHT is release night!!  Our new stamps and dies will be available at midnight (est)...OR 9:00pm Pacific time..etc.  I will share the entire release in a separate blog post today.

I have blog hop winners to announce...are you ready???

from the PS blog:
1. jengdJune 29, 2014 at 9:01 AM
I tweeted this hop: https://twitter.com/jengd1/status/483278732195409921

from Pamela's blog:
2. Elektra Says:


Love the way u stitched the leaves!

from Michele's blog:
3. Sandy 
Wow – you did such a beautiful job coloring the flowers.
from Betsy's blog:
4. This is so gorgeous.

CONGRATS to the winners!!
Thank you all for your kind words, we appreciate your comments SO MUCH!
winners...please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize :)

Backdrop Builders


Kalyn's card is so soft and lovely.  I feel peace just by looking at it :)
I love the idea of this being a snapshot of a  scene - sooo clever!
...ohhh, and the patterns - I heart them!


Michele created this super sweet scene with a house and car from our Bitty Bungalows stamp set.  I love the bold colors and the happy puff of exhaust smoke.  The stitched line is a fantastic touch!!

Minneapolis named a series of streets after presidents – in the order of their election – to help immigrants prepare for the citizenship exam.

Thank you so much for all of your love and support - boy do we appreciate you!
Love ya!  Kim

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Recap 6.29

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. 
  • Birthday Choir- Emily has shared how she created this card (featured on the PS blog). She has used the NEW Smarty Pants dies and School Icons dies for this fun design! Here's a sneak:
  • Blissful Banners- Emily shared another video featuring a card that was blogged recently on the PS blog. Check out that super cute clown! Here's a sneak: 
  • Band Aids- I've created two projects for this week's video! Inspired by "injuries"! I decorated some bandaids using PS stamp images and then created some felt play bandages using the NEW Healthy Vibes Icons dies! 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:)
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, June 29th. Be sure to link up your creation before July 5th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our June Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Lori McAree grabbed the team's attention this week! Check out this super cute card using Alfresco--- the mustard bottle and hot dog... MMMMMMM! And perfect for July 4th! Congrats, Lori!
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 28, 2014

6.28

I am thankful for Saturday to be here :)
I don't have any huge plans for this weekend, just relaxing if I can.  There's always so much to do.  (I am sure you can relate)

I am excited to share two amazing layouts showcasing some of our newest stamp and dies.  (releasing on July 1)

Mou used our Backdrop Builder dies to make her page come to life.  She combined them with our Get Outta Town stamp set.  This is super-artsy and totally fun to look at!


Summer used our new Feline Friends stamp set and the Charmed Cat stamp set along with the Cat Icons dies.  What a darling cat (and page).  She also used a Stitched die to add texture to her page...LOVE that!!  FABulous page (as always)

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC and now a Council member, has reportedly taken a stand against taxing yogurt, saying that a yogurt tax is “crazy,” and pointing out that “Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese.” However, there isn’t actually a yogurt tax. Barry apparently misheard a reporter who asked him about a so-called “yoga tax,” which is a proposed tax on gyms and health clubs.

smooches!
Kim

Friday, June 27, 2014

6.27

I hope you enjoyed our PS DT blog hop.  And if you haven't seen it yet, please scroll down.  Our design team is absolutely AMAZING in every way.  We are truly thrilled to have them in our stamy-family :)

There's just a few more days to get this beautiful set for free with a $60. purchase.  We will have a new TAM set to offer starting on July 1.



"Fabulous" is what comes to mind when I look at this card.  Oh how I love it!  I am loving the kraft base with all of the bursts of color in the center.  It's fun, flirty and fresh <3


Jocelyn knocked it out of the park!  She stamped the yellow hearts to coordinate with the patterns in the paper.  "always" is from our Group Hugs stamp set.  The black ink ties in the outline from the globe.  This is a brilliantly designed card (swoon)

In 1959 the USPS attempted to deliver mail via cruise missile and successfully shipped 3,000 pieces of mail from Virginia to Florida in 22 minutes.

Have a FABULOUS weekend!
xo Kim

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches July/August release with you!  FIVE new stamps and EIGHT new dies are releasing soon.  Our new stamps and dies will release at midnight (eastern time) on June 30.  (12:01am on July 1st EST) You will find our new releases HERE.
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • 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) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, June 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 30th 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)

I used some new dies and stamps on my Halloween card
Halloween icons dies - spider, web, bat, pumpkin (stem and leaf)
Ghoulfriends stamps - pumpkin face and sentiment are stamped
Stitched dies - I added stitches to the leaf, pumpkin and Chains frame die.  You are going to freak out over this new set of stitches dies.

I popped up the spider and bat (and bent the bats wings)

There is a city in Kansas called Gas. Their official motto is 
“Don’t Pass Gas, Stop and Enjoy It.”

Thank you so very much for stopping by friends!
xx Kim

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6.25

Remember...tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop, you aren't going to want to miss it :)



Erin used the birthday sentiment to stamp a background and used the Streamers stamps and dies for the main focal point.  Those die cut flowers makes this project really POP!!  


Teri combined Blissful Banners with our Hexalongs and Stars dies to create this super fun all-occasion card.  The "curvy stitches" are a NEW PRODUCT that we will release on July 1 - eeeeek!!


This is Diane's last week as our guest.  Boy, it was fun having her...
I am truly inspired by her :)  THANK YOU for being such a fabulous guest!!
I love this adorable card...the stitched edge is fabulous and so is the design
L-O-V-E

After the entire national Soviet hockey team was killed in an airplane crash in 1950, Stalin’s son Vasily, the manager of the team, covered up the disaster and replaced everyone on the team to avoid his father’s wrath. Stalin never noticed.

smooches!
Kim

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6.24

Blissful Banners cards continues throughout this week....except for Thursday...that is our PS DT blog hop date.  We will share our first peek at our July/August release.  I can't wait!



...all together now - Awwwww!  Emily's card is SO CUTE!
She colored the clown beautifully and those tiny enamel hearts are a fun thing to juggle.  I love her use of our Flag Tag dies...and her colors and patterns are perfect!


Laurie glittered up her stamped banner and ohhhh I just LOVE how it looks!!  The stitching is a great way to frame her wonderful scene and the stickers she chose are terrific!   L.O.V.E !!

A woman filing for public assistance failed 4 DNA tests to prove maternity of her children. She was taken to court and risked losing custody. It was later discovered she had absorbed her twin in the womb and her reproductive organs carried different DNA to other parts of her body.

I hope we inspired you today :)
xoxo Kim

Monday, June 23, 2014

6.23

Happy Monday!

stock update:
The only item that is currently out of stock is Balloons dies.  We expect a shipment this week.  (most likely on June 26th)

You have a week to place an order in June to qualify to receive Blissful Banners stamp set for FREE...with qualifying purchases over $60.



awwww, I love this super sweet card!  Michele brought the images from our Alfresco stamp set to life with her fabulous coloring skills!  The "gingham-looking" tablecloth was stamped with the checkerboard stamp set Borderlicious (clever!)
This is adorable in every way :)


This card is fabulous!!  You could use this wonderful design to create a birthday card for anyone at any age...just change out the colors and patterned papers.  You could create a bunch of these beauties and leave the pinked circle empty and add in the numbers as soon as you need a birthday card...I should do that.  I am always wishing I had a birthday card handy (and cringing when I have to make one, maybe that's not a good thing to admit)

Zombies can’t exist. They have too many natural predators (i.e. birds, maggots, insects). Any form of weather is bad weather for them without a regulatory system to maintain temperature (hot days their flesh goes rancid and falls off 
until they are bone, cold days they literally freeze). At most a zombie 
outbreak would last a few days.

Loves,
Kim

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Recap 6.22

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. 
  • {BLANK}- I've created a video.... but I'm not even sure what to call it! I started out with inspiration from Trav's Card Style (TCS)... but then I had one issue after another, and ended up not even with the design I originally thought about! LOL! This video is def. "REAL SAV" crafting and BLOOPERS x10000000:) 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 June Designer Drafts challenge. 
The June Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, June 22. Be sure to link up your creation before June 28th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our June Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Valerie was voted #1 by the team with this creation! She was inspired by the rainbow colors and the apartment design! We love seeing how our players are inspired by our Picture Perfect challenges!!! Way to go, Valerie!!
 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:}