Thursday, May 23, 2019


Hello friends
I am going to double up my blog posts this week...I didn't want to distract from the cute bee post :)

It’s common for dentists to have aquariums because they reduce stress and anxiety. Aquarium Therapy has been shown to reduce stress, insomnia, and high blood pressure; achieving results that are the same, or better than, hypnosis.

xx Kim

Monday, May 20, 2019

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop

Bugaboo Stamps, $12 Gift Certificate to the Store
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Create a Smile, 50€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Honey Bee Stamps, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, $50 Gift Certificate to the Store
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Mo’s Digital Pencil, $5 Store Credit
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Power Poppy, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.
19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners.

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (22 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.

There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.

For my card, I used Paper Smooches So Fairy Cute, Twiggy Florets and Uplifters stamp sets

I water colored my images with Ranger Oxide Inks 
I colored the flower center with a metallic gold pen and then colored on top with a Copic marker. The gold pen resisted the Copic marker. The effect was unexpected but super cool.
I added some glitter pen detail to the bees wings.

Blog hop list:
  1. 1.       Milka Gubo
  2. 2.       Alexandra Suta
  3. 3.       Alice Huang
  4. 4.       Amy Tsuruta
  5. 5.       Donna Mikasa  
  6. 6.       Kathy Curry
  7. 7.       Ksenija Rizova
  8. 8.       Larissa Walgemoed       
  9. 9.       Neha Bhatt
  10. 10.   Nonni Niskanen
  11. 11.   Samantha Mann
  12. 12.   Sonja Kerkhoffs
  13. 13.   Tina Pavlovic                    
  14. 14.   Valentina Bizjak
  15. 15.   Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
  16. 16.   Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
  17. 17.   Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
  18. 18.   Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
  19. 19.   Paper Smooches (sponsor)
  20. 20.   Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
  21. 21.   Uniko (sponsor)
  22. 22.   Your Next Stamp (sponsor)

Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)



You can find a lot of educational information on official World Bee Day pages, here:

xx Kim

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Researches at Harvard and Columbia concluded that sarcasm promotes creative thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions.

x Kim

Friday, May 17, 2019


In 2015, Whole Foods tried to sell Asparagus Water for $6 (literally three stalks of asparagus in a bottle of water). Twitter users made fun of the company for selling such a ridiculously pricey item. The company’s CEO then issued an apology and pulled off the product from the shelves.


Thursday, May 16, 2019


In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. The prize money was larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, so Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won several times.

xx Kim

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Warren Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, eats at McDonald’s every single morning and only orders one of three things. It never costs him more than $3.17.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


(Splash (welcome baby), Beboppin (just), The Welcome Wagon (like), Dress Shirt dies, Dude dies, Christmas Words 2 (circle on the suspenders), Baby Bow dies)

A recent trend in Taiwan is to drink tea made with cheese.

xx Kim

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mother's Day and Sunday Recap 5.12

Hello, Paper Smooches friends!

Happy Mother's Day!!

We are sharing the Sunday recap for you today. But before I dive into the quick recap details, I want to apologize for my absence last Sunday. Blogger was acting up (could have been user error but I doubt it! LOL!), and I couldn't get into the account. #technology 🤦🏼‍♀️ Thanks for your patience!

Here's what you don't want to miss out on this week:

Check out our May challenge HERE. We want to see flowers this month! April showers bring May flowers. Flower stamps, dies, paper, etc---- bring on the flowers!

I created these sympathy cards last week- they were easy and each a bit different from the other. I was inspired by THIS entire card by Fati. Sometimes no, scratch that... 99% of the time I need inspiration for sympathy cards.
I used the following PS stamps/dies: Sympathy Sampler, With Sympathy die, Foliage 3 die, and Garden Blooms dies.

Click HERE for more details or link up below!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

And in case you missed it, the NEW May release reveal has been shared!!! Click HERE to check out all the NEW stamps and dies- this month's theme is all about the guys!!

That's it for me today! Thanks again for your patience and grace as I was locked out of Blogger last week- I do not like missing posting days with you! It's fun to go through the past week's posts. There's so much inspiration from the PS DT, as well as different hops or giveaways sometimes. You don't want to miss out!!!

Be sure to stop back by for more fun this week! Be blessed ❤️ Sav


The US Bureau of Land Management only allows 20 people per day to visit The Wave rock formation in Arizona and you have to apply 4 months in advance for a permit.


Friday, May 10, 2019


In 2002, Fujitsu made a device called the “iPad,” and Apple had to pay over $4 million to Fujitsu to buy the trademark rights. A Brazilian electronics company is legally allowed to call their phone ‘iPhone’ because they trademarked the word in 2000, 7 years prior to Apple’s iPhone. The phone runs on Android.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

It's a WINNER-day!


I have blog hop winners to announce - yay!

FOUR blog hop winners will receive a $30. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from the PS blog - 

WOW!!!! Kim, your card is BREATHTAKING!!! LOOOOVE it!!! :o)
Congratulations on your new release and thank you for the opportunity to win amazing prize. :o) xx
from Karin's blog - 

 Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards. Great designs for guys and Father's Days!

from Jill's blog - 
Suzanne Harkinson

How cool is that shirt die. Love the plaid you used and the pens are terrific
from Audrey's blog - 

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Wonderful cards, really like the colors you used with these great new stamps.
HUGE congrats winners! 

Please e-mail me at kim(at) to claim your prize.

The US Bureau of Land Management only allows 20 people per day to visit The Wave rock formation in Arizona and you have to apply 4 months in advance for a permit.

xx Kim

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


When the results began coming in from the 30 March 2005 Powerball drawing, lottery officials suspected fraud was underway because 110 players claimed second prizes of $100,000 or $500,000. All 110 players and the jackpot winner got their numbers from fortune cookies.

xx Kim

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 2019 NEW Release Reveal

Hello friends!
I am excited to share our newest release with you :)

The following NEW stamps and dies are now available: 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Paper Smooches - May 2019 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2019 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on May 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here:

To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:
§  Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
§  FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
§  Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on May 8th to leave a comment. 
§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on May 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Design Team:

Ways to increase your chances of winning:
§  Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don't already like the PS FB page, please do
§  Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter -
§  Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
§  Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

I used a new May release die called DUDE Dies...

I used alcohol inks to create the tree (Meadow, Citrus, Teakwood)
I painted the tree trunk and branches. (I am hoping to make a video showing how I created this) I die cut the sentiment from wood grain paper.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  
Kim xx

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May release sneak peek

Hello friends
I thought I'd drop in a sneak peek of our May release 
(available on May 7)

THREE new stamp sets and TWO new dies 

It is a very masculine release that is perfect for all of the boys and men in your life 

Our PS Design team blog hop is tomorrow <3

Saturday, May 4, 2019


(Rosy Posy stamps and icon dies, FlauntersAll Year Cheer)

Pineapples were so rare a sight in the 1700’s they were a symbol of wealth. The few that were cultivated in hothouses were worth about five thousand pounds ($8000) each. They weren’t eaten, but were rented out by the aristocracy as a table centerpiece at dinner parties.

xx Kim