Thursday, June 21, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Feathers Dies)

Johatsu is a Japanese phenomenon where due to failed marriage, mounting debt, loss of work, failure etc, people just simply abandon everything and walk away from their life, disappear to live life anonymously in an off the grid world.Companies too can “reset your life”

xx Kim

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


(Party Posse stamps; Party Posse Icons dies; Calorie Free stamps)

Caffeine can cause a sense of panic attacks, especially on those prone to anxiety.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018


 (Many Thanks, Butterfly Duet dies, Quote Tags dies, Waves dies, Gift Tags dies)

A section of passenger railroad in Alaska called the Hurricane Turn. Rather than making scheduled station stops, it operates as a flag-stop meaning passengers in this remote area can simply wave the train down to stop. It’s one of the last true flag-stop trains in the U.S.

xoxo Kim

Monday, June 18, 2018


There's still time for the sale...

(Best Buds stamps and dies, Thanks so much Dies)

In the 1962 World Cup, the Chilean team ate Swiss cheese before beating Switzerland, spaghetti before beating Italy, and drank vodka before beating the USSR. Then they drank coffee before their match against Brazil, but lost

xx Kim

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Happy Father's Day Dads <3

(Boob Tubes stamps and dies)

xx Kim

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sunday Recap 6.17

Hello, friends! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I just wanted to pop in here quickly to remind you of some of Paper Smooches deadlines for challenges and a sale ----> details below🤗

Be sure to check out our new June 2018 COLOR challenge and play along! This month we would love for you to use this color palette as your inspiration for your creations. **NOTE: you don't have to use every one of these colors! Pick a couple or use all of them! It's your choice- be inspired:) 
Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is June 27th at 11:59pm PST.

Also- Kim's having a great sale!!! Check out all the details HERE. Be sure to stop by the PS website to do some shopping! Deadline is June 19th at 8am PST.
That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Many blessings ❤️ Sav


Hello friends  :)
I thought it was a good time to have a sale.  It's always a good time for that though, right?
Remember that we offer FREE US shipping for orders over $50.00
I will include a FREE stamp set for orders with a SUBTOTAL over $60.  (subtotal is determined after discount has been calculated)  Use the comments box on the check out page to let me know which stamp set you would like.
Sale is valid on products that are in stock only.
Sale code will work on stamps and dies currently on clearance. 

30% off your entire online purchase - use code PSHOT30

Sale starts this morning (6/16) at 8:00am pacific time and ends on Tuesday, June 19th at 8:00am pacific time.

Thank you for the love and support
I truly appreciate you
Kim xx


(Let's Celebrate stamps, Celebrate Word Die)

Back in the 1980’s people were able to download Video Games from a radio broadcast by recording the sounds onto a cassette tape that they could then play on their computers.

x Kim

Friday, June 15, 2018


Continental Cablevision broadcasted a T-shirt offer only to viewers who were obtaining the pay-per-view signal illegally. This was done by encoding the signal in a way only illegal decoders could decode. Those who responded were caught stealing cable.

xo Kim

Thursday, June 14, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Best Buds stamps and dies)

Most consumers give up finding new music when they reach 30.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018


(We Adore You stamps; We Adore You Icons dies)

Ants are skilled farmers. Many species of ants purposely grow an edible fungus inside the nest that the ants feed upon, to ensure that the nest isn’t wiped out by starvation when food is scarce.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018


(Pineapple Crush, The Welcome Wagon, Waves dies (these scallops were leftovers from my whale card for May!), Tiny Hearts dies)

The woman who holds the record for the most summits of Mount Everest (9) is a single mother who works as a dishwasher at Whole Foods in Connecticut.

xx Kim

Monday, June 11, 2018


(Briny Blue stamps and dies, Ocean Scene Dies, Snow Drifts Dies)

Japan has a popular TV show called “My First Errand” where little kids are sent to do minor tasks for the family on their own while a camera crew secretly follows them.

xx Kim

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Alice is taking some time off, so I asked Kalyn Kepner to fill in for you in July.  I have missed Kalyn and her cute designs so much!

(Feathered Friends stamps and dies, Pip Squeaks)

While developing Star Trek, Spock was originally going to be from Mars, however, due to a concern that a Martian landing might take place before the end of the series his home planet was changed.


Friday, June 8, 2018


The woman, named Joy Milne, can smell Parkinson’s. In one test, she was given 12 t-shirts, 6 from those who have Parkinson’s and 6 from those without. She identified 11 of them but was adamant that one control subject had Parkinson’s. 8 months later that subject was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

x Kim

Thursday, June 7, 2018


(Spring Groves, All Year, Cheer

In 2017 an off-duty police officer dressed up as Batman was entertaining kids sick with cancer at a hospital. Coincidentally, as he left the hospital he caught and arrested a man who was attempting to steal multiple DVDs, including the Lego Batman Movie.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018


(Courteous Cuties stamps; Courteous Cuties Icons dies; Best Buds stamps and dies)

In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as “The Candy Bar Strike”.

xo Kim

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's a WINNER-day!

Hello friends!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my colored card.  I hope you had fun with Kathy's special hop!  It really was amazing!!  Overall, I'd say that most of you have a favorite color of BLUE.

I have a winner to announce...
...drum roll...
The random winner of the Paper Smooches $50. shopping spree is...

What a fun way to make a background using Copics! My fave color is red!

Congrats to you!  Please e-mail me at to claim your prize

(Love Struck, Apologies, Blossoming Buds, Notebook Paper Two, Baby Birds, Baby Birds Icons, Tiny Hearts dies, Foliage 2 dies)

NASA hires a chief sniffer to inspect the smell of every item before it enters space. The lack of ventilation means astronauts are stuck with the smells that are on board with them.

xx Kim

Monday, June 4, 2018


(Green Acres stamps and dies, Tiny Hearts Dies, Snow Drifts Dies)

Charles Dickens’ novels were hugely popular even among the illiterate poor. They would pool their money to hire a reader, and then gather together to listen to the stories.

xx Kim

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sunday Recap 6.3

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm sharing a quick post with some important info for Paper Smooches-----> details below🤗

Be sure to check out our new June 2018 COLOR challenge and play along! This month we would love for you to use this color palette as your inspiration for your creations.
Check out the details HERE or link up below.

Also- Kim's joining in the fun with the 30 day color challenge! Be sure to check out her post HERE and leave some love for an amazing GIVEAWAY!
And finally, I had some little visitors (my niece and nephew) in my studio this past weekend and they wanted to be a part of one of my videos for Virtual Smooches. I did a little interview/chat with them, and will share the video soon. Here's a sneak peek!  WARNING: there's a lot of silliness in the interview! 😜
Executive Producer: Olsen Bebo
 Asst. Executive Producer: TRO'G
 Audience: My Mom and Dad

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Special blog hop and giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of my sweet friend Kathy Racoosin's "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" today

If you are new to the challenge …. The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagramor here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  If you want more info on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip click here.

Hoping you will hop along the path and be inspired to COLOR something :)  There may be a giveaway along the path, so I hope you stop at them all.

You should be arriving from the Neat & Tangled  blog
Your next stop on the hop is Power Poppy

You can see the full blog hop list here - The Daily Marker

I have a special giveaway today...

One lucky winner will receive a $50. shopping spree at the Paper Smooches online store.  To qualify, please leave a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite color is.  You have until midnight on Monday, June 4th to comment.  Winner will be announced on this blog on Tuesday, June 5th.

Here is the card I colored 

I used - Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets stamp set and Gift Tags 2 Dies.  Gina K cardstock, Ranger black ink, and Copic colors R08, RV29, RV19, YG13, YG05

I used the same Copic markers I used on my stamped images to created a faux painted background.

Thanks for stopping by
xx Kim

Friday, June 1, 2018


I have something fun planned for please sop by :)

Claud Hatcher bought a large amount of Coca-Cola syrup from a salesman and thought he deserved a reduced rate for the amount. When refused, Hatcher vowed to never purchase Coca-Cola again and was determined to develop his own soft drink. He kept his vow and today we have Royal Crown (RC) Cola.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

June 2018 COLOR challenge

Hello, friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUN FACT: Did you know that our Paper Smooches challenges are based on the poll and voting that we conducted back in January/February!??!! You told me which challenges you like... so I'm going through the list and today starts our NEWEST challenge for the month of June 🤩.

Today we are starting our June 2018 challenge- a COLOR story!
Photo Credit: jenbpeters on Instagram
Challenge deadline: June 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on June 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins July 1st. 

Here are the rules: 
  1. Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, journaling page, etc).
  2. You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamps/dies or free digital images- please link to our website:
  3. Post your project on your blog/social media platform and submit a direct link to your post/image using our linking system. 
  4. 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 email the image to you, savannahland2 at comcast dot net)
  5. All skill levels are welcome!!! 
  6. You can enter as many times as you like! 
Here's what you are playing for: THREE (3) winners will receive a $15 Paper Smooches gift certificate.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us each month!
We always look forward to seeing what you create!!! 
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

May Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our May 2018 challenge winners!

I know I say this a lot----> but our players literally are the BEST and sooooooo talented! I love each of the projects shared in our gallery. If you haven't checked them out, please stop by their blogs and leave some love!

Congrats to...
Christine Dring (uh.. yup! I'm definitely getting old! And she stamped on the inside! LOVE it!)
Wendy (LOVE this! I made one similar for Olsen- but her pup is smiling in her photo and enjoys it more! LOL! Be sure to check out Raven in her hat!)
ionabunny (Artist Trading Coins!??! WOW! That's the new thing! So fun!)

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 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 ❤️

Tomorrow, June 1st, we start our next challenge which is a COLOR story! Here's the graphic so you can start thinking of ideas and get a head start. I can't wait to see what you make!
Photo credit: jenbpeters on Instagram

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