Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Recap 5.31

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 


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

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, May 31st. Be sure to link up your creation before June 6th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Rahmat knocked our socks off by using our FREE digital stamps for this card! What a fun and bright/cheery card for just about anyone! Great job, Rahmat! ****Honestly, this week's challenge was SUPER hard to pick only one winner! Everyone knocked our socks off!  
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, May 30, 2015

JUNE 2015 Paper Smooches stamps and dies

I am excited to share our June 2015 release with you!
Our new stamps and dies will release at 8:00pm (pacific time) on May 31st
We will send out a newsletter tonight with product samples.  Just wait until you see what our design team has created with the new stamps and dies - your socks will be knocked off!
(June product links will work as soon as they go live, tomorrow evening)

Please welcome...


(There will be coordinating dies for this stamp set.  They will release on July 1)


(Clipboards Dies coordinate with this stamp set)




(FOUR PS Notebook Paper Dies coordinate with this stamp set)




(larger than our Fringe 1 Die)








...coordinates with our Green Acres stamp set




...coordinates with our Promenade stamp set




...coordinates with our Squeaky Clean stamp set




...coordinates with our Sugar Rush stamp set

Males may have evolved facial features specifically designed to take a punch. Researchers found that facial bones commonly broken during a fight grew more resilient as time progressed and were the same bones that showed the most divergence between males and females.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Kim xo

Friday, May 29, 2015

5.29

Hola friends!  Happy Friday!

Yesterday was our PS DT blog hop...we shared a bit of our June 2015 release with you.
Our new stamps and dies will release at 8:00pm (pacific time) on May 31st
I will share the full reveal on tomorrow's blog post :)

This is the names of our new stamps and dies:

STAMPS
Botanicals 3
Clipboards Two
Gently Seasoned Two
Notebook Paper Two

DIES
Frame 4 Die
Fringe 2 Die
Stitched Flourishes 2 Dies
Trees 2 Dies
Green Acres Icons Dies
Promenade Icons Dies
Squeaky Clean Icons Dies
Sugar Rush Icons Dies



(Birthday Sampler, File Folder Dies, Incognito)




(Hooties, Flowers Dies, Daddy Yo)

Every time you recall a memory, you’re remembering the last time you remembered it. The memory gets distorted even more each time.

xx Kim

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on May 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products 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 PT on Sunday, May 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Julia Stainton is filling in for Emily and Kristina Werner is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in June!  Plus...please welcome Alice to the team - woohoooo!!  (see yesterday's post for the announcement)

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 a new stamp set called Botanicals 3 and the sentiment is from a set called Gently Seasoned Two.  The Frame is our Duo Die 4 die.  I stamped all of the flowers first...then I ran the paper through my die cutting machine  cutting the frame.  Then I stamped the sentiment and popped up the frame. SUPER-easy technique...really cute effect!  Gently Seasoned Two is a larger version of the 3 x 4 stamp set that was discontinued...plus there are extras on the new set!

Motorola’s has developed an “edible password pill” which once digested, is activated by the acid in your stomach emitting an 18 bit signal which is strong enough to communicate and unlock all your devices and is also FDA approved.
xx smooches!  Kim

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5.27

It's a WINNER-day!!
I have a winner to announce from the operation Write Home blog hop post!
Thank you all for sharing your stories with us.  I truly loved reading them.
I failed to mention how many of my loved ones have served in the armed forces.  My grandfather's, my Dad, my brother, my ex-husband, three uncles, two nephews and many cousins.

This lucky person won a $25. shopping spree at our online store :)

When I was in college, I was engaged to a man who served overseas in the marines. Unfortunately, our story doesn't have a happy ending. On November 11, 2004, my soldier was killed in action.

Honoring his sacrifice, my cousin decided to join the military and is currently on active duty with the Navy.
Congrats Rachel!  Please send an e-mail to info@papersmoochesstamps.com to claim your prize.

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I have an announcement to make regarding our amazing design team...

Jocelyn has stepped down to concentrate on her work...my goodness will I ever miss her!!!  Jocelyn has been an a total treat and I feel fortunate to have had her on our team!  I adore her and wish her all the very best in life.  Love you girl!

soooo, her replacement is (drum roll)
Alice Wertz - super yay!!  I am thrilled that she is joining our team!  HUGE welcome Alice :)



(Waves Dies, Incognito)


Having Melody as our May guest has been so much fun!!  I really enjoyed sharing her talent with all of you.  She is so very talented, make sure to check out her blog from time to time...you will be inspired for sure :)

(Daddy Yo, Gift Tags 2 Dies, File Folder Die)


(Birthday Bash, Just for You Icons Dies)

The writing staff of Futurama held three Ph.D.s, seven masters degrees, and cumulatively had more than 50 years at Harvard.

love ya!!
Kim

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5.26





(Birthday Bash, Waves Dies)


(Waves Dies)




(Feathers 2 Dies, Many Thanks)


(Frame 3 Die, Anchor Die, Wicked Nauticool)

The most popular Christmas dinner tradition in Japan is to eat fried chicken from 
Kentucky Fried Chicken.

 xo Kim

Monday, May 25, 2015

5.25

ahhhh, a fresh new week - YAY!!

Our PS DT blog hop is THIS Thursday...you will have your first peek at our newest stamps and dies. I am really excited!!


(Slang Gang, Stitched Dies)



(Flirty Frames)



(Scripty Sayings, Artisan Blocks)

A misplaced comma once cost the US $1 million in lost revenue.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Kim xx

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Recap 5.24

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 all of our videos, as well as our Featured Fans, on the Virtual Smooches blog. I know we will have more videos for you soon--- the month of May is SUPER busy for all of us:)

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 May Designer Drafts challenge.

The May Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, May 24th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, May 30th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Valerie found inspiration (as did several players last week) in the chevron wooden table. This watercolor card is simple and perfect! This would be a great card to mass produce--- and just imagine it in several background colors! LOVE it! FAB card, 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:}