Saturday, December 8, 2018

12.9 Sunday Recap

Helllllllllllllllllo, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today sharing a card I created for the December RIBBON challenge. *SHOCK* I know!!! It's been FOREVER since I was able to join in the fun. My hand is doing better; it's still a little sore but slowly healing.
My card uses May Arts black chevron ribbon. I love cutting it in half to stretch my supplies. I also decided to do something non-holiday! You can read more about this card HERE on my blog.  Paper Smooches supplies I used: Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Icons, Hearts dies, I Love You dies.

Now get out your ribbon! Use it on your PS projects and enter them in our December RIBBON challenge. We'd love for you to play along!
Click HERE for more details about our December challenge or link up below😊

That's it for me today. My goal this week is to upload my video that I created sharing a CAS Christmas card- I need to hurry up and get my cards created so I can send them out ON TIME! LOL! Be on the lookout for that video on the Virtual Smooches blog, and don't forget to stop back on the PS blog for more inspiration daily!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, December 7, 2018


The video game industry makes more revenue than the film and music industry combined.

xx Kim

Thursday, December 6, 2018


(Merry Motifs, Snowdrifts Dies)

Canadians are entitled to receive a free flag from the government ($150 value), but the waiting period is 99 years.

x Kim

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


(Hooties stamps; Owl Icons dies; Sending Stars stamps; Joyful Greetings stamps; Cool Dudes stamps; Cool Dudes Icons dies)

The ancient Romans in Pompeii had “nearly perfect teeth” because of the lack of refined sugar in their Mediterranean diets.

xx Kim

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


 (Warm Winter Wishes): Chilly Chums, Warm Wishes die, Snow Drifts die)

Some farmers in Bangladesh have switched to raising ducks instead of chickens, because during catastrophic floods, ducks float.

x Kim

Monday, December 3, 2018


(Cool Dudes, Cool Dudes Icons dies, Snow Drift dies)

Ernest Hemingway had often complained the FBI was tracking him, but was dismissed by friends and family as paranoid. Years after his death released FBI files  he had been on heavy surveillance, with the FBI following him and bugging his phones for nearly the final 20 years of his life.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

12.2 Sunday Recap

Helllllllllllllllllo, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share a few quick reminders and shout outs:

Be sure to check out our November challenge gallery and winners!

Get out your ribbon! Wrap your presents... use it on your PS projects and enter them in our December RIBBON challenge. We'd love for you to play along!
Click HERE for more details about our December challenge or link up below😊

Kim has joined in the fun with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop. Be sure to stop by THIS blog post for more details and super fun inspiration.

That's it for me today. I hope you will stop back by throughout the week for more inspiration from the PS DT!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, November 30, 2018

December 2018 RIBBON challenge

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

Today we are entering our last month of the year, as well as the last challenge for 2018!  The December 2018 challenge is all about RIBBONS! We would like for you to use a ribbon (paper, fabric, twine, glittery, shiny, etc) anywhere on your project. **NOTE: I figured that you would have ribbons and twines out for your presents... you might as well use them on the cards too! :) 

Challenge deadline: December 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on December 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins January 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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello friends
Today I am happy to play along with my friend Amy's coffee loving blog hop!
If you are new to the Coffee Loving cardmakers...check them out HERE

Check out the FALL/WINTER blog hop HERE.  There are lots of fun prizes :)

You can find PS coffee theme products HERE

Here are some Paper Smooches cards showcasing a winter theme and COFFEE

(Coffee & Tea Dies, Curly Clouds Dies, Giddy Gumdrops stamps and dies, Warm Hearts, 
Large Snowflakes Dies))

(Winter Sampler, Cozy Coffee Die)

(Winter Sampler, Cozy Coffee Die)

Thanks for stopping by
xx Kim


Global warming will lead to substantial decreases in barley crop yields, causing beer shortages and a sharp rise in the price of a pint, according to a new study.

xx Kim

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November MOOD BOARD Challenge winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our November MOOD BOARD challenge winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! With a small gallery, it was hard to pick just three winners! I loved each one, and I LOOOOOOOOVE how you were inspired. Many were inspired by colors, the grid design, the autumn colors, as well as leaves but substituted them for snowflakes! SOOOOOO FUN!

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Jean C. (inspired by the grid)
Stephanie S. (inspired by the apple... autumn food)
Lisa D. (inspired by the fox)

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 ❤️

Saturday, December 1st, we start our next challenge!! It's our last challenge for the 2018 year!!! We want to see you use RIBBON on your project! Use any ribbon you would like- paper, fabric, shiny, glittery, twine, doubled, fancy, etc! I figured if you had ribbon out for your presents... then you could use them on the cards too😁

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


(Butterfly Duet Dies, Triangles Dies, Banner Die, Al Year Cheer)

Francis Coppola was worried his film Apocalypse Now would be a box office flop and could bankrupt him, so he decided to quickly make a happy musical to recoup his losses. In the end Apocalypse Now was a success, but the happy musical (One From the Heart) was a disaster and bankrupted him anyway.

xx Kim

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


(Cool Dudes stamps; Cool Dudes Icons dies; Freezy Fellas dies)

In Bude, UK there is an elongated tunnel providing rain shelter for customers to the local superstore (Sainsbury’s). As a running joke, it has received numerous 5 star reviews and it’s the #3 top thing to do in Bude, leading to some underwhelmed tourists.

x Kim

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


(Happy Birthday, Baby Birds, Bosom Buddy, Hearts dies, Stars dies)

In 1915 a woman was found alive after her sister ran late to her funeral, then demanded she see her sister one more time. When they dug her out, the woman sat up and smiled, she went on to live for 47 more years.


Monday, November 26, 2018


(A Holy Holiday and (snowflakes from) Gently Seasoned Two)

Astronauts lose as much as 22% of their blood while in space, as a reaction to the uniform blood pressure caused by micro-gravity. Until their body replaces this blood, many returning astronauts can’t stand for more than a few minutes without fainting.

xx Kim

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sunday Recap 11.25

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share some inspiration and a final call for the Paper Smooches November MOOD BOARD challenge!

This month we are inspired by this amazing mood board by Studio Calico 2014. We would like you to use ANY part of this mood board as your starting point! This challenge ends November 27th at 11:59pm EST. Hurry and enter before time runs out!
Photo Credit: Studio Calico 2014

Here's my creation. I was inspired by a couple of things... and one was incorrect! LOL! I liked the graphic design on the gray square so I used lined pattered paper as my background. Then I really liked how there was a fox in a box. I put a deer in my box:) I loved the yellow mustard color... mine is more yellow orange. My mistake...well, I thought the hair pin had LEAVES on it 🤦🏼‍♀️ It has flowers! LOL!
I hope you will join in the fun--- you could WIN a $15 PS gift certificate!!! Click HERE for more details or link up below.

That's it for me today! I hope you will stop back by for more from the PS design team, as well as another challenge that starts in just a few days!

Thanks for stopping by! Many blessings! Sav ❤️

Friday, November 23, 2018


(Freezy Fellas stamps and dies)
Israeli Labor Party delayed their elections because of a Britney Spears concert as they feared that party members would rather go to a concert than find a polling station and vote.


Thursday, November 22, 2018


Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hoping your holiday is filled with fun and laughter.

(Bookmarks Dies, Chubby Chums stamps and dies, Dainty Flowers 2 Dies, Faith Sampler)

In the 1900s doctors warned women that riding a bicycle may cause them to acquire 
“bicycle face”.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018


(Freezy Fellas stamps; Fellas dies; Cool Dudes stamps)

In 1995, Courtney Love was ejected from Lollapalooza after starting a fight with the crowd for not cheering loud enough. She jumped off stage and began chasing two men. After security carried her off the premises, the festival MC began playing “All Apologies” by Nirvana in retaliation.

xo Kim

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


(Anniversary: Lovely Thoughts, Delightful Greetings, Hearts dies)

About 1/3 of new cars no longer come with a spare tire. While some have run-flat tires, having no spare tires decreases weight and increases fuel economy and also quietly saves car companies millions of dollars a year.

xo Kim

Monday, November 19, 2018


(A Blessed Christmas stamps and dies)

Ants are self aware. In an experiment researchers painted blue dots onto ants bodies, and presented them with a mirror. 23 out of 24 tried scratching the dot, indicating that the ants could see the dots on themselves.

xx Kim

Friday, November 16, 2018


Botswana’s currency is named Pula which literally means “rain” in their official language. This is because rain is very scarce in Botswana — home to much of the Kalahari Desert — and therefore valuable and a blessing.

xo Kim

Thursday, November 15, 2018


(All Yule Need, A Holy Holiday)

The current King of the Netherlands has been secretly flying as a commercial co-pilot for 21 years, and has been doing so even after ascending to the throne in 2013.