Thursday, April 18, 2019


(Layered Hello Die, Fab Frames Die, Rad Roses Die)

John Lennon stubbed a cigarette out on a Henri Matisse painting while drunk at the Playboy Mansion, causing the painting to increase in value from its $15m price.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


(Fab Frames Dies; We Adore You Stamp Set; We Adore You Icons Dies)

There’s a liquid, that even if you’re submersed in it, allows you to breath safely.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


(Delightful Greetings, Just a Note, Rad Roses die, Duet Butterfly dies)

Up to 50% of young twins develop a secret language that can not be understood by others. The phenomenon is called cryptophasia and is thought to be created to communicate when one of the twins develop language slower than the other.

xx Kim

Monday, April 15, 2019


(Rad Roses die, Rosy Posy (sentiment) , Fab Frames, Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Icons dies)

Even though Benjamin Franklin is credited with many popular inventions, he never patented or copyrighted any of them. He believed that they should be given freely and that claiming ownership would only cause trouble and “sour one’s Temper and disturb one’s Quiet.”

xx Kim

Saturday, April 13, 2019


(stamp: We Adore You; Dies: Fab Frames Dies)

An Egyptian man tried to bypass a mandatory drug test by using his wife’s urine. He found out he failed when his boss handed him the results and said, “congratulations, you’re pregnant.”

xx Kim

Friday, April 12, 2019


(Rosy Posy, Flaunters Dies, Stitching Basics Dies, All Year Cheer)

Over a hundred years ago, virtually every American city had public street cars that people took to work. That includes cities we don’t think of as hubs for mass transit today, like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Los Angeles. Today, just 5 percent of U.S. workers commute via via public transit.


Thursday, April 11, 2019


(Fab Frames Dies, Mini Flowers Dies)

Pigs can be taught to play video games. They are able to control a cursor with a joystick and move it to the indicated area. They tried the same game with dogs, but even after extensive training dogs weren’t able to understand the goal. Pigs even beat chimpanzees.

hugs and smooches,

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


I have great news...I was able to get some Rad Roses Dies yesterday!  I asked if they might be ready early by chance..and they were - super yay!  And, since I live about 20 minutes from the die manufacturer, I could get them right away.  So, they have been restocked in our store :)

I have something so fun to share today...

We’re so honored to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Cutest Video Hop Ever hosted by Emily Leiphart and her son! Emily is joined by over a dozen papercrafting artists and their kids in this adorable video hop. Sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy!


Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over 30 prizes for this fun event! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments left on each  video. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 17, 2019 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on April 24, 2019.

Ranger Ink, 2 Simon Hurley create goodie bags
Jennifer McGuire Ink, 3 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Catherine Pooler Designs, 2 ink pads per video, $75 gift certificate + ColorCase 2-pack*
Simon Says Stamp, $50 gift certificate
Avery Elle, $50 gift certificate
Studio Katia, Two $25 gift certificates
Winnie & Walter, $50 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson, $25 gift certificate
Hero Arts, $25 gift certificate
My Favorite Things, $25 gift certificate
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 gift certificate
Paper Smooches, $25 gift certificate
The Stamp Market, $25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower, $25 gift certificate
*Instagram giveaway

Please visit Emily’s Instagram account for’s giveaway [to be posted]!

When sharing on Instagram, feel free to share the video hop banners and the following links of the video artists and sponsors:


#cutestvideohopever #videohop #giveaway #videotutorial #kidscrafts

And our sponsors:


#cutestvideohopever #videohop #giveaway #videotutorial #kidscrafts #rangerink #jennifermcguireink #catherinepoolerdesigns #scrapbookcom #catherinepoolerinks #simonsaysstamp #averyellestamps #studiokatia #winnieandwalter #prettypinkposh #ellenhutsonllc #heroarts #mftstamps #newtonsnook #papersmooches #thestampmarket #waffleflowercrafts

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!!!

(Fun & Flirty Stamp Set; Stemmed Rose Dies)

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's a WINNER-Day!

Stock status...we flew through the Rad Rose we are out of stock at the moment. I ordered more and expected them to be restocked around April 17th.

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 Kelly's blog - 

Love how large the rosy posy image is. Both cards are beautiful and look nearly identical, I'm not sure which is the Nuvo and which is to Copic. You can certainly color with any medium and they would be lovely!

from Teri's blog - 

Love the dies…. great vase card
from Alice's blog - 
 Nora Noll said...

Oh so cute!!! I LOVE the framing of that image!!
April 6, 2019 at 6:38 AM
from Michele's blog - 

Love the Rosy Posy stamps and your card.
HUGE congrats winners! 

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

(Stemmed Rose die, Precious Mom (sentiment)

(Baby Birds, Mini Flowers dies, Pineapple 2 dies)

The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829.

xx Kim

Sunday, April 7, 2019

April 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: 

Click here to find the NEW release

Rosy Posy

Rosy Post Icons Dies

(Fab Frames Dies)

(Fab Frames Dies)

Stemmed Rose Dies 

(All Year Cheer)

Fab Frames Dies

 ( Rad Roses Die, Fun & Flirty)

Rad Roses Die

(Thanks Word Die)

Mini Flowers Dies

(Fab Frames Dies)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Paper Smooches - April 2019 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on April 7th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.

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 April 8th to leave a comment. 
§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on April 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 three new April products on this card...

I water colored the image and placed it behind the scalloped frame. I placed a teal paper behind the die cut holes to add a punch of color. The heart is from the Fab Frames Die. Sentiment is from our So Fairy Cute stamp set. Banner die is from Bannerific Die set

I used two new April products on this card...
FAB FRAMES DIES (tiny heart and "hi")

I used an embossing folder to add texture to my card stock. I layered card stock onto the rose accent. White on the bottom and then layered black on top of that...and pieced the blue and green papers over the flower and leaves. I left some leaf spaces open for added interest.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  
xx Kim

Friday, April 5, 2019


The Paper Smooches blog hop is tomorrow.
Please check in to see our newest stamp and die release :)

(Mushroom dies, Flaunters, So Fairy Cute, So Fairy Cute dies, Banneriffic, Snow Drift Dies)

A woman named Glenda Blackwell bought a scratch off lottery ticket to prove to her husband that buying lottery tickets was a waster of money and accidentally ended up winning $1 million.

xo Kim

Thursday, April 4, 2019


(Splash stamps and dies, Water Dies)

During a particularly cold spell in the town of Snag (Yukon) where the temp reached -83f (-63.9c) you could clearly hear people speaking 4 miles away along with other phenomenon such as peoples breath turning to powder and falling straight to the ground & river ice booming like gunshots.

love ya!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


(Fun & Flirty Stamp Set; Stitched Thanks Die; Hearts Dies; So Fairy Cute Stamp Set; 
So Fairy Cute Icons Dies)

Most female cheetahs go their entire lives without raising a single cub to maturity. The species is dependent on “supermoms” that are particularly adept at raising cubs. One such supermom, Eleanor, has mothered at least 10% of all adult cheetahs in the southern Serengeti.
x Kim

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


 (Splash, Splash Icons dies, Water dies)

In 2015 a Canadian man broke into a home, fed the cats and horses, cooked a meal, did the laundry, wrote in the homeowners diary and was apprehended sitting by a stoked fire while drinking a cup of tea.

xx Kim

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 2019 SKETCH challenge

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

We are starting our April 2019 challenge today. This month we want you to create projects using this SKETCH as your inspiration! 
Challenge deadline: April 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on April 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins May 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

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