Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 2018 ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

Our new challenge begins today--- Monday, January 1st at 12:01am PST.
The deadline is Monday, January 29th at 11:59pm PST.
Our PS Pro winner will be announced on January 30/31st.

This month's challenge is... ANYTHING GOESShow us your BEST and NEWEST Paper Smooches creations!

****Be sure to incorporate PS stamps/dies. 
  • All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like!
  • Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).
  • You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die - Please link to our web site:
  • Post your Paper Smooches Challenge project on your blog.  If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Splitcoaststampers Gallery (use keywords: papersmooches) or our Flickr Gallery and link to our web site in your description. ***Submit a direct link to your gallery image using our linking system.
  • Please display our banner on your blog post (right click on the banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you- savannahland2 at comcast dot net).
Here's what you are playing for: One player will be chosen and named our PS Pro for the month.  
  • Our PS Pro (one winner) will receive a $50 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!!
  • This player will also receive a blog button to display on their blog.
  • Two players will be chosen as our Featured Designers 
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this month! We look forward to seeing what you create.

    December "WINTER" challenge winner

    Hello friends:)

    It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our December winner and featured players! I hope you check out our gallery because it's like a Winter Wonderland full of amazing projects!!!

    Congrats to our featured players:

    And a HUGE congrats to our November winner, Pri!!!!!!!!!! I love that this card has a mix of stamps/dies as well as a colorful background! Usually I think of a WHITE winter but this is so colorful and fun!
     Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $50 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

    THANKS to all who joined in the fun! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

    Our January 2018 challenge starts tomorrow... it's a fan favorite! Be sure to stop back by for more details and to join in the fun!

    We hope to inspire you to get crafty with our PS products, and we would love it if played along with our monthly challenges.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 
    Tons of love, Sav 

    Sunday Recap 12.31

    Hello, Paper Smooches fans and friends!

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here's a quick recap for this week:

    1. Check out the DT blog hop and giveaway HERE! There are some amazzzzzzzzzzzing projects shared by our team. Don't forget to leave some love and enter for your chance to win!! Deadline is TONIGHT 11:59pm.

    2. Our December challenge ended and later today I will post our winners and a sneak of January's theme! Be on the lookout:)

    That's it for today. THANK YOU for a great 2017!!! Here's to an amazing 2018!! Many blessings <3 Sav

    Friday, December 29, 2017


    (Wine Sampler, Pineapple 2 Dies, Evergreens Dies, All Star Dies)

    (Fun & Flirty)

    Most Converse sneakers have a very thin layer of felt applied to their soles, in order to legally classify them as slippers. This saves the company more than 33% in import tariffs.

    x Kim

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    PS DT Blog Hop

    It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2018 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 3rd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  
    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 will increase your chances) 
    • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 31st to leave a comment. 
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 1st 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 the new Embroidery Floss Die, Stitched Circle Die and the In Stitches stamp set :)
    I die cut the stitched circle first...then I planned out my design and stitched with embroidery floss.  I die cut the embroidery hoop and glued it on top of the cactus image.  Lastly I stamped my sentiment

    The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds the correct one in approximately 600 milliseconds.

    Thanks for joining us!
    xx Kim


    Happy half-way day!
    Tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop :)

    (Wine Dies)

    Lisa Bzibziak was our guest in December and boy did she knock it out of the park!  
    (Cactus Die, Let's Chill Die, Cool Dudes, Spookalicious stamps and dies, Wine Dies, 
    Lovely Snowflake Die)

    Most Converse sneakers have a very thin layer of felt applied to their soles, in order to legally classify them as slippers. This saves the company more than 33% in import tariffs.


    Tuesday, December 26, 2017


    Hello friends
    Hope you had a delightful holiday!

    (Lovely Snowflake Die, Crystal Clear stamps and dies, Happy Camper stamps and dies)

    (Snowflakes Dies)

    The term ‘soap operas’ originated from daily 15 minute programs on the radio and were so-called because they were sponsored by soap companies, such as Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble. Soap operas were specifically engineered to appeal to women with the intention of increasing sale of soap.

    xx Kim

    Monday, December 25, 2017


    (Wine Sampler, Deco Edge Dies)

    (Wine Sampler, Banner Dies)

    Paralympic medals have steel balls inside them which, when shaken, makes a rattling sound that helps notify visually impaired athletes to determine between medals. When shaken, each medal produces its own distinct sound. 

    xx Kim

    Sunday, December 24, 2017

    Sunday Recap 12.24

    Hello, friends--- Merry CHRISTmas:)

    Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I hope you ready to celebrate tomorrow (and that your stocking is stuffed with lots of paper crafting goodies and Paper Smooches stamps/dies!!!). Here's what you need to know so that you don't miss out on a chance to play along and win⬇️

    We are coming to the end of our December 2017 challenge. We want to see all of your WINTER creations before the deadline! Check out the details HERE or link up below! 

    I've created two more cards for our challenge (also for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza hop! Don't forget to stop by to win some of those goodies- deadline Dec. 31!!!). I didn't complete my goal of 10+ cards for the holidays. I was traveling last weekend and then got the flu, which had me on the couch for the week:( The good news is that Trav gave me the flu shot in September this year which helped my sickness because it wasn't as bad as it could have been! Praise the Lord:) [PS supplies used: Boxed GreetingsWinter SamplerSnowflakesChubby Chum PalsMy Peeps stamps/diesBe MerryHexalongs]
    Click HERE to play along or link up your creations below!

    That's it for me today:) Stop back by this coming week for MORE inspiration and our January 2018 reveal and blog hop giveaway!!!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️

    Friday, December 22, 2017

    THROWBACK Thursday WINNER announcement

    The winner of the Fringe 2 Die and Leafy Greens stamp set is...

    Fabulous samples here! My favorite flowers are yellow roses!

    Please e-mail me at to claim your prize - Congrats!!
    Thank you all for your comments <3

    xo Kim


    (Chilly Chums stamps and dies)

    (Mitten Die, Ribbons Dies)

    Shenzhen, China went from sleepy fishing village (pop 30K) to a global city of over 10 million that produces 90% of world’s electronics. With some of the tallest skyscrapers on earth. All in a mere 35 years.


    Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Our JANUARY 2018 Guest Designer Is..

    Joy Ott

    Woohooo Congrats!  I can't wait to see what you create with our January release :)

    (Cross Stitch Die, Best Buds)
    On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.
    xx Kim

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017


    (Swanky Snowdudes)

    Check out this freaking adorable card that our guest created for us...
    Lisa Bzibziak - you knocked it out of the park!!
    (Snowman Card Die, Wine Sampler, Holly Dies, Wine Dies, Flower Frame Dies)

     In 1901 Spain, a woman adopted a male identity and married another woman. The couple was later discovered and had to escape to Argentina. Their marriage certificate was never annulled, so this is the first recorded same-sex marriage in Spain, 100 years before it was legal.

    x Kim

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017


    (All Year Cheer)

    (Ornaments Dies, Lovely Snowflake Die)

    During the California Gold Rush a Chinese laundry man named John-John washed enough gold dust out of pants cuffs and shirttails of miners to set himself up for life.


    Monday, December 18, 2017


    (Giddy Bugs stamps and dies, Wine Tag Die, Ribbons Dies)

    (Wine Dies, Deco Edge Dies)

    A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.

    xx Kim

    Sunday, December 17, 2017

    Sunday Recap 12.17

    Hello, friends:)

    Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm on a road trip and will try and keep this short but there's SOOOOOOOOO much to share!

    GIVEAWAY***** Kim is one of the sponsors for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!! Be sure to check out THIS post for your chance to win! And click HERE for all the details and all posts--- deadline to enter is December 25th.

    We've started our NEW monthly challenge this past week. We want to see all of your WINTER creations for the month of December. Check out the details HERE or link up below! 

    I've created a card for our challenge (also for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza hop!). My goal is to make 10+ Christmas themed cards- I still only have 5! I've been busy and sometimes you need just a simple card:) [PS supplies used: Snowflakes]
    Click HERE to play along or link up your creations below!

    We have our January 2018 Guest Designer Search HERE! Don't miss out on a chance to be a part of our PS DT, as well as free PS goodies!

    Kim's got ANOTHER giveaway HERE for the Throwback Thursday this month! Be sure to check it out and enter to win!

    That's it for me today:) Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Paper Smooches - DECEMBER retired products

    Hello friends!

    Paper Smooches is a family owned business that operates from our home.  
    It's time to retire some of our products to free up space for future products.

    Select stamps and dies will be retired on the 15th day of the month.
    You can find out about our retired products through our newsletter and blog.

    You will find our retired products at our clearance page
      If you visit our clearance page and do not see an item that we have retired,
    that item is out of stock and is no longer available.

    The sale starts now
    When they are gone, they will not be restocked.

    We always offer FREE shipping for US orders over $50.
    Our International shipping rates are very reasonable.

    Orders with a subtotal of $60.00 or more will receive a
    FREE stamp set.  The free TAM stamp set is mentioned on our home page.

    Please enjoy 50% off the products shown below.
    No code necessary.


    (does not have coordinating dies)

    (card shown using Spiffy Scooters stamps)

    (does not have coordinating dies)
    (You might also like some of our FLOWER theme products)

    (does not have coordinating stamps)
    (You might also like some of our LOVE theme products)

    (does not have coordinating stamps)

    (card shown using Spectrum stamp set)

    (does not have coordinating stamps)
    (You might also like some of our Just for you stamps)

    (card shown using Just for you stamps)