Thursday, August 16, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Bear Frog Card Die)

In the 1800s, one of the most popular sports in the world was distance walking which attracted huge crowds and gambling. Thousands of spectators would turn up to watch challenges such as walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018


(Surf & Turf stamps and dies)

The famous Jeopardy “Think!” theme was composed by the show’s creator Merv Griffin in less than a minute as a lullaby for his son. By 2005, he had made over $70 million dollars in royalties from that song, the equivalent of a Jeopardy contestant winning every game for about a decade.

xx Kim

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


(Tick Tock, Feline Friends dies)

Julie Baker, owner of Pampered Poultry, is cashing in on the recent fad for keeping chickens as pets. She’s selling 500 to 1000 “chicken diapers” every month, for $18 a piece.
In wealthy cities like San Francisco, chickens have even become an unlikely status symbol, with poultry owners going to unimaginable lengths to care for their pets. As The Washington Post reported in March, certain chicken owners have hired “chicken whisperers” to consult on their pets’ comfort (to the tune of $225 per hour).
xx Kim

Monday, August 13, 2018


(Baby Birds, Dots & Dashes die)

Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8.12 Sunday Recap

Hey PS fans and friends!

Thank you x100000000 for your sweet birthday wishes- it was the most amazing birthday because Trav and my best friend, Jess, threw me a SURPRISE party! I had no idea, felt so loved and overwhelmed, and I might have #uglycried 😭

I don't want you to miss out on our fun August challenge so be sure to stop by HERE. It's an easy one- ANYTHING GOES! This is a super fun challenge for everyone. I can't wait to see what you create.
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

Have a fabulous Sunday. Kim will be back tomorrow with even MORE inspiration from the PS DT. Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, August 10, 2018


The San Francisco Fire Department makes its own wooden ladders that last many years longer than aluminum ones.


Thursday, August 9, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Foliage 1 Dies, Flowers Dies)

The longest taxi journey was a 13 month long roadtrip around the world. They travelled across four continents and 50 different countries in a black cab. The journey cost 100 000$.

x Kim

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


(Fanciful Fall stamps; Fanciful Fall Icons dies)

In the 1930s laws were proposed in Massachusetts and St. Louis to ban car radios out of fear that they would distract drivers and cause accidents or even lull a driver to sleep.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018


(Mini Monograms, Group Hugs, Lovely Thoughts, Tiny Hearts dies, Ornaments dies, 
Mr & Mrs die, Ruffle Pleats die)

Sears once sold on mail order an entire house as a giant DIY kit. There were over 370 home designs, and the house had over 30,000 parts worth 25 tons. Sears claimed a man of “average” abilities could assemble it in 90 days.

xo Kim

Monday, August 6, 2018


(Enjoy the Show)

60 Minutes ran a story on the Audi 5000 in 1986, claiming that it accelerated suddenly on its own. However, the demonstration used a rigged car whose transmission had been altered. Government agencies vindicated the car, but Audi’s sales were affected. 60 minutes never apologized to Audi.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday Recap 8.5

Hey PS fans and friends! 🎉It's my birthday!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉 I don't normally celebrate this day but I thought I should let you know so you can celebrate too! Annnnnnnnnnnnnd because it's my birthday, I have a small request----> eat some cake for me🎂 I unfortunately cannot partake in cake this year. I would love it if you shared in the comments what type of cake you like or what you will eat today to help celebrate with me!

Ok- back to our regular program:) Here's what's going on with us this month:

Be sure to stop by HERE to check out our August challenge. It's an easy one- ANYTHING GOES! This is a fun challenge for everyone. I can't wait to see what you create.
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

I hope that you will stop back by this week for more inspiration from the design team. I am so blessed to work with such talented friends! I am literally blown away by their creations each week ❤️

Have a fabulous day- celebrate and eat cake.... and join in our fun challenge! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, August 3, 2018


Starbucks was a complete failure in Australia, mainly because Aussies are used to good quality coffee. They entered Australia in 2000, opened 84 outlets across Australia’s eastern coast. Eight years and $143 million in losses later they closed 60 stores, and sold the rest.

x Kim

Thursday, August 2, 2018


(Hot Concoctions, Cyber Cafe, Healthy Vibes)

Einstein’s brain has been dissected and found to be no bigger than average but has significantly more astrocytes, which are poorly-understood neural connectors that anyone can increase by continuing to learn new things, and with a good diet, exercise, and love.

xx Kim

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


(Super 2, Comforting Hugs stamps and dies)

The software to create the black hole in the movie ‘Interstellar’ is a full implementation of Einstein’s equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame.


August 2018 ANYTHING GOES challenge

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

Today we are starting our August 2018 challenge-  ANYTHING GOES!
Challenge deadline: August 29th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on August 30 or 31st. 
Next challenge begins September 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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


 (Rose Frame die, With Sympathy die)

Bobbie the Wonder Dog walked a distance of at least 2,551 miles (4,105 km) through plains, desert, and mountains in the winter to return home to his family, swimming in rivers and even crossing the Continental Divide in the coldest part of winter. 


July Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our Christmas in July 2018 challenge winners!

I really wanted to play along and get a head start on my holiday cards, but I just couldn't due to my wrist/elbow. I'm healing "better" now that I have a brace and I know what's officially wrong. Hopefully I'm fully recovered and back in the studio by the end of September--- that way I still have time to make Christmas cards BEFORE the holiday😊

On to our winners- thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! Our challenge gallery is full of inspiration and beautiful projects. Our players LITERALLY blow us away--- non-holiday stamps for holiday cards!?!? Giraffes with Santa hats?!?! Cats and dogs that get along drinking coffee?!?! The techniques you've used on your cards and the designs--- WOWOWOWOWZA! LOVE it all! Great job, everyone ❤️ 

Congrats to...
Nicole V.
Donna M.

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, August 1st, we start our next challenge which is a FAN FAVORITE! It's ANYTHING GOES. We need something easy as our schedules change and school starts back up. So get out your Paper Smooches stamps and dies, get crafting, and enter it all into the most fun challenge ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Monday, July 30, 2018


(Smooches stamps)

(Lovely Thoughts, Numbers dies, Digits dies, Foliage 1 die, Flowers 2 die *second photo shows the way Savannah used the dies to dry emboss with her die cutting machine.)

14 squirrels were arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage. Officials said they succeeded in apprehending the suspects “before they were able to take any action”.

xoxo Kim

Friday, July 27, 2018


(Space Cadet stamps and dies)

At some Chinese universities, students have a fitness requirement, so that means fitness tracker cheating has become a lucrative business for a few enterprising entrepreneurs.

x Kim

Thursday, July 26, 2018


(Birthday Buddies, Spring Groves)

A mountaineer found a wallet in the Andes mountain range that belonged to passenger of the plane crash in 1972. Realizing the owner had survived, the mountaineer returned in wallet to him in 2005, more than 30 years later.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018


(Pineapple Crush stamps; Pineapple Crush Icons dies)

The phrase ‘pulling out all the stops’, meaning to use all the resources or force at one’s disposal, comes from organ-playing, where it means to literally pull out every knob to play all the pipes at once, thereby creating the fullest possible sound.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018


(Word Up)

While filming Pirates of the Caribbean in London, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local 9 year old girl, who asked for help with “munity” against her teachers. Depp turned up with no warning at the school in full Jack Sparrow outfit, but advised against munity.
x Kim

Monday, July 23, 2018


(Cool Treats dies with Chilly Chums (sentiment))

Two Oxford students heard that the author Rudyard Kipling earned 10 shillings per word so they sent him 10 shillings and asked for one of his very best words. Kipling replied: “Thanks”.

xx Kim

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.22

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! THANK YOU, again, for all of your get well wishes and prayers for healing! I actually had 7 more X-rays this past week and found out that my elbow is in fact fractured. Something is wrong with my wrist too. I have another follow-up on Tuesday. More prayers would be appreciated ❤️ Until I get answers or physical therapy, I have to wear my arm in a sling. That means ABSOLUTELY no crafting for me:(

It is my goal to make some cards for our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. I really want to get "ahead" of the holiday rush! Until then, we would love for you to join in the fun and share your Christmas creations! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Daily inspiration from the PS DT coming this week!!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 20, 2018


Bees will seek out alcohol and get drunk–and “bouncers” at the hive refuse to let them in until they sober up.