Monday, November 12, 2018


(Santa Paws stamps and dies)

There is a service that allows you to “Rent a Friend” to attend social events, play sports, travel, or just hang out.

xx Kim

Friday, November 9, 2018


In the United States the reason voting takes place on a Tuesday is in 1845 it could take rural farmers up to a day of travelling by horse and cart to get to a voting station. Wednesday was typically market day and Sunday was the Biblical Sabbath so Tuesday was chosen to allow ample travel time.


Thursday, November 8, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Blossoming Buds)

Isaac Newton became a member of Parliament but only spoke once, telling someone to close the window.

x Kim

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


(Party Posse stamps and dies)

There are some ‘extreme commuters’, who find it cheaper to take a flight to San Francisco than to live there.

xx Kim

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


(Apologies, Sorry Word die, Tiny Hearts die, Sweet Escapes Icons)

The bell on early cash registers (circa 1884) is not marketing. It’s the reason why prices like $1.99 rather than $2.00 exist. The 1¢ change back to the customer forced the cashier to open the till, ringing the bell, and make change. Otherwise the sale could more easily be pocketed by the clerk.

xo Kim

Monday, November 5, 2018


(Thanksgiving dies and Fall Sampler)

Rollercoasters were invented to distract Americans from sin. In the 1880s, hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson didn’t like that Americans were going to places like saloons and brothels and created the first rollercoaster on Coney Island to persuade them to go there instead.

xx Kim

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11.4 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS fans!!!

I'm happy to be back sharing the latest news from Paper Smooches- details below!

SAVfact: My favorite month is November. And my FAVORITE mood board by Studio Calico is part of our November 2018 challenge. Get inspired by anything in this mood board and link up to our new monthly challenge HERE.
Photo Credit: Studio Calico
Click HERE to play along or link up below.

We also posted our October winners HERE. Be sure to check out the different takes on our sketch challenge in the gallery too! There's lots of inspiration there:)

That's it for me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 2018 MOOD BOARD challenge

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

Today we are starting our November 2018 challenge- we would like to see what you come up with using this MOOD BOARD (from Studio Calico 2014) as your inspiration! Some options could be to use the colors, pictures, sketch, theme, etc.

Challenge deadline: November 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on November 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins December 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

October 2018 SKETCH winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our October 2018 SKETCH challenge winners winners! NOTE: I know I'm late! YIKES! Time just flies by!!! Thanks for being patient with me. 

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! There were many different versions of the sketch in the gallery. SOOOOOOO creative! Congrats to...
Shelly Genius!!!!!!!! One layer using our sketch! I'm in awe- great job!
Jean C. That scooter is FAB! Her coloring is top notch! Full use of the sketch! 
Amy T. Using a banner for the vertical design- love it! And those llamas--- goodness! 

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

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

Today, November 1st, we start our next challenge... I'm working on that post right now🙃 Stay tuned for inspiration.

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