Sunday, August 2, 2020

A final goodbye

Hey friends
I was not expecting to announce this so soon - I am officially out of stock and the Paper Smooches store is now closed.  My goodness, that announcement is bitter-sweet. All of the final sale orders have been filled and will ship out tomorrow.

I've been crying all day. Being able to exhale after nine and a half years of owning my own business feels so good. I was a single Mom for most of those years and I worked incredibly hard - but it was so worth it. I am beyond proud of myself.

I have met SO MANY amazing people throughout the years. THANK YOU all for your friendship, love and support - it has meant more to me than you could imagine.

My paper crafting journey started over 20 years ago and wow has it ever been a wonderful ride. My story does not ending here though. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve - you will see me again ;)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for welcoming my art into your life. I am honored and humbled. Supporting small businesses goes farther than you can imagine and I want you to know that every single order that came in was filled with love and appreciation.

Sending so much love to you all,
Kim





Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 1-14 BIRTHDAY challenge

Hello, friends:)

**Our Color Pop Challenge Winners will be posted tomorrow! Sorry for the delay! 

We are in our final month of challenges for Paper Smooches! Today we are starting a brand new challenge, and it's a BIRTHDAY challenge! **This is my birthday month:) 

Challenge deadline: August 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on August 16th 
Our last challenge begins August 15th 

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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

Now it's your turn- link up your PS creations for our BIRTHDAY challenge! Just be sure to use some PS product on your creations or they won't count!!


Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

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Friday, July 31, 2020

End of the FINAL SALE

Hello my friends :)
Today starts the 75% off sale for Paper Smooches. RETIRING75 is the sale code

There isn't a whole lot left but there are some super cute products to choose from.

I will pop back in at the end of the month for my final goodbyes. Please know that my choice to retire is a wonderful thing. Paper Smooches has been going strong but it's time for me to move onto other things. I am so happy with my decision. <3

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Love you all,
Kim


Saturday, July 18, 2020

July RAINBOW challenge WINNERS

Hello, friends!

THANKS to all who joined in the fun with our last challenge, RAINBOWS.

Each month it gets harder and harder to pick just three winners! Such beautiful creations shared in this gallery! ****FRIENDS- it was soooooooooooo hard to pick our winners this week! My heart was overwhelmed with the fabulous creations shared! I wish wish *WISH* I could give everyone a prize! You have to check out this gallery! AMMMMMMMMMAZING ❤️🌈 

Please be sure to check out our gallery as well as our featured players: Maureen (she linked up sooooo many gorgeous creations!), Donna (another set of fabulous creations shared), Melissa (rainbows rainbows rainbows!!), pysselhaxan (a pastel rainbow- yes, please!), Mary-Anne (a rainbow bird- oh my! LOVE!), Lori T. (GET OUT! I love this simple yet beautiful design!!!), CardiallyYours (WOW! That background--- gorgeous!),  Jen W. (rainbow music- oh my heart!!!), and Sandi (what a super cute card design- love the polka dot with the rainbow!)!!! Friends- you have nailed this challenge:) 

Do you see?!?!? It's sooooooooooo hard for me to pick winners:) LOL! I looooooooooove everything you share with us ❤️

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Christine$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Barb H., $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Stephanie, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 

Our newest challenge has started! Be sure to join us as we get inspired by black and white and a POP of COLOR! Click HERE for more details and to play along with us!









And don't forget about our current SALE!!! Everything is 50% off in the store!!! Be sure to stop by the store before your favorite stamp or die sells out!

THANKS so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And THANKS for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 15-28 COLOR POP challenge

Hello, friends:)

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE go check out our most recent challenge gallery for RAINBOWS! Our players are amazing! Such beautiful creations shared- how will I ever pick just three winners!??!?! 

Today we are starting a brand new challenge, and it's all about black and white with a pop of color- ANY color! It's a  COLOR POP challenge! 
Challenge deadline: July 28th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on July 30. 
Next challenge begins August 1st. 

Here are a few answers to questions that you might have about a "COLOR POP" challenge: 

  • What does COLOR POP mean? Use black and white with just a hint of a color.
  • How many colors can I use? Black, white, and ONE pop of color.
  • Can I use kraft or gray? Yes- we think those are neutral colors and are acceptable for this challenge:) 
  • Do I have to use a light blue for my color pop like the graphic? No- you can use any color you want for your color pop! 


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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

Now it's your turn- link up your PS creations for our COLOR POP challenge! Just be sure to use some PS product on your creations or they won't count!!


Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

June ANYTHING GOES challenge WINNERS

Hello, friends! I cannot believe how fast time flies!

I had intentions of posting the winners for our June Anything Goes challenge earlier in the week... but L.I.F.E. happened! And now we are in day two of July! LOL!

THANKS for being patient with me:)

THANKS to all who joined in the fun with our last challenge. Our galleries are the most amazing, which makes it so much harder to pick just three winners!!! πŸ™ƒ 

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Inkami$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Christina L., $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Shar, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 

Our newest challenge has started! Be sure to join us as we get inspired by RAINBOWS!









And don't forget about our current SALE!!! Be sure to stop by the store before your favorite stamp or die sells out!

THANKS so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And THANKS for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

hello friends

Hey everyone :)
Today starts the 50% off sale for Paper Smooches.
Please be patient with me as I will ship orders as soon as possible. It took me quite a long time to get orders out during the 25% off sale. Your orders will ship, I can guarantee you that. :)
THANK YOU so very much for everything.
Love you all,
Kim



July 1-14 RAINBOWS challenge🌈

Hello, friends:)
****NOTE: Winners of our ANYTHING GOES challenge will be posted later today! THANKS for being patient! 

Our first July challenge starts TODAY. I cannot wait to see what you create using  RAINBOWS🌈 
Challenge deadline: July 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on July 16th. 
Next challenge begins July 15th. 

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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜ This team blows me away! These projects are FABULOUS! All three created something different for their rainbow! I love love love it! 

Now it's your turn- create a project with a RAINBOW somewhere on it, as well as some Paper Smooches stamps, dies, or stencils, and link up to our challenge below! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

June FLOWER challenge winners

Hello, friends!

***NOTE: Kim mentioned HERE that she will be closing her company, Paper Smooches, retiring all of her designs. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD NEWS--- the PS challenges will continue!!! Plus, there's a great sale going on so if you win, you could get MORE with your gift certificateπŸ™ƒ
We hope you will play along with our current challenge: ANYTHING GOES. Click HERE for more details and to link up your creation!

If you haven't checked out our FLOWER challenge gallery ... YOU MUST! Flowers always bring a smile❤️ And I can almost imagine how they bring such fragrance into the room πŸ’ This gallery has such amazing projects- there were SOOOOOOOOOO many that I wanted to pick as winners. Check out these Featured Players: Shelly DT, Maria G., Donna, a pop up card by Kelly, Karin, a collaboration card by Deekshita, and Barb! WOOOOWZA! Thanks everyone who played along:)

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Maureen$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
samvandesigns, $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Vinita Jain, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 


Thanks for joining in the fun for our first challenge of June! We have another challenge going on right now- ANYTHING GOES! Be sure to stop by, get inspired, and link up your creations to WIN! Click HERE for more details!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Monday, June 15, 2020

June 15-28 ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, friends:)

I cannot believe our first challenge for June (FLOWERS- click HERE to check out the gallery) has ended! We are moving on to our next challenge- it starts today!!! We are bringing back the Fan Favorite----  ANYTHING GOES.
Challenge deadline: June 28th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on June 30. 
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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

Now it's your turn- link up your PS creations for our ANYTHING GOES challenge! Just be sure to use some PS product on your creations or they won't count!!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Monday, June 8, 2020

checking in

hey everyone
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring love and support of my closing announcement. <3

I have a whole bunch of orders, so please be patient as I fill them as quickly and accurately as possible. I do have another job, so I won't have as much time to fill orders as I once did, but I will get to all of them.

I am getting quite a lot of emails asking if I have specific PS products...if you are looking for a certain Paper Smooches product and you don't see it in the online store, it's out of stock and will not be reordered.

THANK YOU for all of your orders :)

Wishing you all a wonderful week
Kim xx

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Paper Smooches is retiring

Hello my Paper Smooches family.

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us.
We had to close our paint and wine Studio mid-March. We are planning to reopen in mid-June but that will come with a whole new set of challenges. My son was supposed to get married on May 23rd but had to postpone it until 2021. My Grandma passed away in April and after my Dad’s recent passing, I have been reflecting and evaluating what is important to me. Life is far too precious to be busy all of the time, so I decided to make the incredibly tough decision to retire from Paper Smooches.

Although I am closing down my business, it’s a wonderful thing, not a sad thing. I am proud of myself and honored beyond measure that my art has touched so many lives over the past nine and a half years. Most artists do not get the pleasure of having their art in stores and homes all around the world. I am truly touched and grateful for all of you.

I have a new amazing job and it's a position that challenges me artistically. You will continue to see me around, you can count on that. My kids are grown, we moved into a retirement community and I am ready to simplify. I am really excited about this new chapter of my life.

Closing sale
The sale percentage will increase over time - product quantities are limited, so you shouldn't wait to get what you like.

June 6 - June 30 - everything in our online store is 25% off.
Use this code: RETIRING25

July 1 - July 31 - everything in our online store is 50% off.
Use this code: RETIRING50

August 1 - August 31 - everything in our online store is 75% off.
Use this code: RETIRING75

(use the coupon code box on the cart page) (in-stock products only, cannot combine with any other coupon code but can be used with Paper Smooches gift certificates, no rain checks, final sale, sale code is not for wholesale use) International orders may take longer than usual because of the Pandemic, so please be patient.

The PS challenges will still continue and the PS Facebook page and group is not closing down. I want to see you be creative and share your art.

I'd like to say a very special thank you to my incredible design team, they will always hold a special place in my heart. I was so fortunate to work with each and every one of them over the years and I will be forever touched that their art and my art made magic together.

I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world and I am so glad that our lives have crossed paths. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for supporting my small business. You are appreciated more than you know.
So much love,
Kim



Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1-14 FLOWERS challenge

Hello, friends:)

Our first June challenge is super fun. I cannot wait to see what you create using  FLOWERS
Challenge deadline: June 14th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on June 16th. 
Next challenge begins June 15th. 

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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

This team amazes me!!! And the flowers used on their cards are SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!  

Now it's your turn- create a project using FLOWERS from Paper Smooches stamps, dies, or stencils and link up to our challenge below! As long as there is a flower on your project, you can link up:) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


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