Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday Recap 4.22

Hello, Paper Smooches fans and friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today - my apologies for being MIA lately. Trav and I have recently had to surrender our second rescue pup. It's been super hard and so I took a small break from the studio, crafting, and social media.

I am back today sharing a really quick update on what's going on in the PS world.

Our April 2018 challenge, which is a THEME/PHOTO inspiration challenge, is going strong! There's so much you can use from the photo, as well as a theme of spring. Click HERE for more details and to play along! Or link up below!

We've also got a fun giveaway going on with our DT Alumni Kalyn and Emily. Check out the details, as well as the GIVEAWAY, HERE.

MORE inspiration to come this week from the DT using some of their favorite stamp sets and even some sets that haven't been used. Be sure to stop back by!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav


(Natural Beauties stamps, Thanks So Much Die)

One third of all motels in the U.S. are owned by Indians with the last name ‘Patel.’


Friday, April 20, 2018


(Monster Dies, Deco Edge Dies, Kindness Sampler)

“Giraffe” is a relatively new term. Before the 1600s they were known as “Camelopards”.

xx Kim

Thursday, April 19, 2018


(Best Buds stamps and dies, Comforting Hugs, Gift Tags 2 Dies)

In Canada it is illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft. However, completely legal to practice witchcraft.

x Kim

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

something super fun!!

Hi, everyone! It's Kalyn Kepner and Emily Leiphart here with our new video series, Two Many Cards! We thought it would be fitting to create with Paper Smooches for our first video since we met on this design team and love creating with Kim's whimsical stamps and dies!

We are both featuring Pineapple Crush and incorporated other pineapple-related goodies in the Paper Smooches line-up, including Pineapple Crush 2, Pineapple 1 and Pineapple 2 dies, as well as the Stitched dies.

Kalyn's video is up first:

And now Emily's video:

Be sure to stop by our blogs for more photos and a full supply list:

We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store to one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber! Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on April 21st. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on April 23rd. Be sure to check back then.

While comments left on our blogs are greatly appreciated, only the comments left on our YouTube videos will be included for the random drawing.

Thanks so much for watching!



(Party Posse stamps; Posse Icons die; Huge Hugs stamps; Huge Hugs Icons dies)

Pet food tasters (humans) serve as professional quality control for pet food. They make up to $120k/year.

BIG hugs,

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


(Mom Word dies, For You Tag dies, Waves dies, Adorable Array dies)

There’s a restaurant in New York that doesn’t employ chefs; they employ grandmas. Every day, a different grandma from around the world designs her own menu.


Monday, April 16, 2018


(Needle Little Love stamps and dies)

In June 2017, a tire shop in Fort Worth, Texas, was robbed so often that the owner bought a guard dog. The next time the shop was robbed, the intruders stole the dog.

xx Kim

Saturday, April 14, 2018


(Happy Birthday 2 Die, Numbers Dies)

Humans have a negativity bias that makes us continuously look for bad news. The trait stems from early humans who developed it as a survival mechanism.

x Kim

Friday, April 13, 2018


(Wake Up, Boob Tubes stamps and Dies, Word Bubbles, Flower Frame Dies)

The people who falsely claimed the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You” made $2M a year for decades until the song was ruled public domain.


Thursday, April 12, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Bear Frog Die, Baby Bow Dies)

Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White sued Samsung Electronics in 1993 over its use of a humorous ad featuring a robot turning letters on a game show, alleging a violation of her personality rights. White was ultimately awarded $403,000 in damages.

xo Kim

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


(Sugar Rush stamps; Party Posse stamps; Sugar Rush Icons dies; Posse Icons dies)

To become an astronaut in Japan you are tested in your ability to fold a thousand paper cranes. These cranes are then analyzed by a team of psychologists to see how the person deals with boring, repetitive tasks and time constraints. The psychologists check whether the folds get less precise at the end of the task, and see how they compare with the first ones.

xx Kim

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


(Precious Mom, Blossoming Buds, Frame 5 die, Foliage 1 die, Flowers dies)

The gym chain Planet Fitness charges between $10 and $20 per month and has, on average, 6,500 members per gym. Most of its gyms can hold around 300 people. Planet Fitness can do this because it knows that members won’t show up.

xx Kim

Monday, April 9, 2018


(Garden Greetings)

When Tater Tots first hit store shelves in 1956, people did not buy them because they were very inexpensive and there was no perceived value. When the price was raised by stores, people began buying the product.


Saturday, April 7, 2018


(Boxed Greetings stamps, Merry Christmas 2 Die)

Trees in forests have an underground communication and interaction system driven by fungal networks. “Mother trees” pass on information for best growth patterns and can divert nutrients to trees in need, and they are more likely to pass them on to trees of their own species.

Friday, April 6, 2018


(Comforting Hugs + Dies, Power Rays, Sassy Letters)

Uber drivers in China changed their profile photos to ghosts and zombie images so that when potential passengers saw these pictures they would cancel the ride they’d just booked, thus earning the driver the cancellation fee.

xo Kim

Thursday, April 5, 2018


(Green Acres stamps and dies)

Free services like Craigslist have decimated the classified advertising departments of newspapers, some of which depended on classifieds for 70% of their ad revenue. Research has shown that Craigslist cost the newspaper industry $5.4 billion from 2000-2007.

xx Kim

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


(Project 1: Space Cadet stamps; Enjoy the Show stamps; Circus Icons dies; Huge Hugs stamps; Huge Hugs Icons dies; Friend Word dies)

Facebook’s facial recognition system was found to outperform similar systems used by the FBI. Where Facebook has a 98% accuracy rating in identifying faces, the FBI had a success rate of 85%.

xx Kim

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


(Daddy Yo, The Welcome Wagon, Happy Camper, Bosom Buddy, Incognito, Feline Friends, Just A Note, New Beginnings, Friend Word die, Word Bubbles dies, Kudos Words dies, Tiny Hearts dies, Stars dies, Welcome Word die)

The inventors of Hot Wheels (Elliot Handler) and the Barbie dolls (Ruth Handler) were married for over two decades before either toy was invented. Barbie and Ken were named after their children.

xo Kim

Monday, April 2, 2018


(Wake up stamps and dies)

Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years whereas flowering plants came along around 130 million years ago. Butterflies survived without flowers for 70 million years.

xx Kim

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday Recap 4.1

Hello, Paper Smooches fans and friends! Happy Easter!!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today sharing a really quick update on what's going on in the PS world.

We've started our April 2018 challenge, which is a THEME/PHOTO inspiration challenge. There's so much you can use from the photo, as well as a theme of spring. Click HERE for more details and to play along! Or link up below!

MORE inspiration to come this week from the DT using some of their favorite stamp sets and even some sets that haven't been used! So be sure to stop back by ❤️

Thanks so much for stopping by!
HE IS RISSEN!!!!!!!!!!! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, March 31, 2018

April 2018 Theme/Photo Inspiration challenge

Hello, friends!!!!!!!!!!!! **I'm posting this a bit early!

Happy Easter! What a great day to start our NEWEST Paper Smooches challenge! HOOOOOORAY! 

We have a theme/photo inspiration for the April 2018 challenge. The theme is SPRING. From the photo you could use a flower on your card, the colors, and umbrella (for April showers), etc. SOOOOOOOOOO much in just one little photo and theme! Photo Credit
Challenge deadline: April 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on April 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins May 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

March 2018 SKETCH challenge WINNERS

Hello friends:)

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

We have an amazing gallery---so many different takes on this sketch, as well as many who followed the sketch 100%!!! Congrats to...
Sybrina K.
Greyson (5 years old---- FABULOUS coloring!)
 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, April 1st- no joke 🤣- we start our April challenge which will be a theme/photo inspiration challenge. Here's a sneak peek! Photo Credit

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