Thursday, October 17, 2019


Canada once minted a $1 million dollar coin, which was promptly stolen and never found.

xx Kim

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Hello friends
I am going to a craft retreat on Friday through Monday. Orders will not ship during this time.
Orders placed on Oct. 18, 19, 20, 21 will ship on Tuesday, October 22.
My daughter would normally step in for me to fill orders but her hands are full with her toddler and infant twins (they are three weeks old)

I appreciate your patience while I am away getting some much needed craft time with friends.

I will fill orders until Thursday night.

Celebrities have to pay $30k for their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They must sign a form stating that they want a star and that they will attend the unveiling of it. Celebrities Julia Roberts, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, and Al Pacino still 
don’t have a star.

xx Kim

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


According to a study, about 85 percent of the things you worry about never happen.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

10.13 Sunday Recap

Good morning, Paper Smooches fans!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share a quick recap of #allthingsPaperSmoches ❤️

Be sure to check out our NEW October release HERE! We have THREE new stamp sets, FOUR new dies, and TWO new stencils available for purchase!

Don't forget to join in our newest monthly challenge HERE. We are challenging you to find inspiration from the PS DT! You can click their blog links (found on the sidebar) or scroll through the PS blog for inspiration.
I created a card for this challenge yesterday 👏🏻
Q: Do you happen to know who I was inspired by? 

Jill is a crafty GENIUS! I love her style- simple, large white space, and pops of color. She also does some stitching on her projects. I didn't add any stitching to this simple card design- I guess I didn't even think of it until just now as I was writing this post! LOL 🤦🏼‍♀️ PS stamps/dies/stencils I used include: Thank You die, Essentials stencil

You can click HERE for more details about this challenge or link up below!

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

That's it for me today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and finding some time to get crafty!

Be sure to stop by daily for MORE inspiration from the PS DT-- this team is SUPER talented and so crafty!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, October 11, 2019


Walking before solving a problem improves your creativity by an average of 60%.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

OCT Blog hop winner-day


I have blog hop winners to announce - yay!

TWO blog hop winners will receive a $50. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from Alice's blog - 
Robin B. said...

What a pretty card! I love the background you made with the Laurels set, thanks for sharing.
October 8, 2019 at 11:29 AM

from Savannah's blog - 

 Rosali B. said...
You really show how versatile this die is!! The first gold one is elegant and the second is super beautiful with all the pattern papers!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
October 8, 2019 at 4:35 AM

HUGE congrats winners! 

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

Mario Puzo, the author of the Godfather books who’d also adapted them to film, had no idea what he was doing as ’d never written a screenplay before. After winning two Oscars, he decided to buy a book on screenwriting to learn how. In the first chapter, it said “Study Godfather I”.

xx Kim

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It's a WINNER-Day!

I have winners to announce from my Coffee Lover's blog post. I apologize for being a day late with my announcement - I was caught up with our newest release.

Tomorrow I will announce the blog hop winners

WINNER 1 (Cozy Coffee DieCyber Cafe stamps
Oh these are all fabulous, especially love the CAS style with the pop of colors.

WINNER 2 (Cuppa Sunshine DieFlourishes Stencil)
Love patterned paper and sometimes I actually use it :)

WINNER 3 (Caffeinated stamps, Caffeinated Two stamps)
These cards are so fabulous. I do use patterned paper, but not as much as I used to. I always find myself coloring first and then I can't find a paper to coordinate! LOL

HUGE congrats winners!! Please e-mail me at kim(at) papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize

x Kim

Monday, October 7, 2019

Paper Smooches - October 2019 release reveal

The following NEW stamps, stencils and dies are now available at the Paper Smooches online store. 


Caffeinated Two (3 x 4)

OCTOBER 2019 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every $60. retail order 
placed from October 7 through November 6
(based on subtotal after any coupons or discounts)

This stamp set will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 
 (This promotion does not require a code and you will not see it in your cart)

This stamp set is also available to purchase.

xx Kim

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Paper Smooches - OCTOBER 2019 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2019 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on October 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 $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:

§  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
§  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) 
§  Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on October 8th to leave a comment. 
§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on October 9th to see if you are one of the 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

Thanks so very much for joining us.  

Today I am sharing some cards using the new ESSENTIAL STENCIL that releases tomorrow :)

Just some ideas but there is so much more that you can do with this fun stencil!

...and a peek at the new SPREADING JOY stamp set and JOY DIES (releasing tomorrow)
I inked up the card stock with the stencil and then die cut JOY from that paper. I popped up the letters with foam squares. I used painters take to mask off sections where I wanted to protect my paper.

...and a peek at the new LAURELS DIES and JOY DIES (releasing tomorrow)
I colored the letters with a Copic marker


Saturday, October 5, 2019


I will be making some cards today - just have to :)

I have a giveaway on our Instagram feed - #papersmooches please check it out today.

Tomorrow is the Paper Smooches design team blog hop.

I shared a card this week using the Buffalo Check Stencil...I was asked how I created the two-tone plaid. Here is a bit of an explanation :)

1. place the stencil over card stock, use a finger dauber to apply the teal ink over the stencil.

2. clean stencil (dry) and shift the stencil over so that the opening of the squares is not on top of the base ink color.

3. place the stencil over cardstock, use a finger dauber to apply the dark blue ink over the stencil.

It is a 6 x 6 stencil, so it will cover an entire card front. I just chose to ink up a portion of the stencil

Alice used dimensional paste with her Buffalo Check Stencil

(Buffalo Check Stencil, Cacti Dies, Inverted Greetings)

In Iceland, there is an elf whisperer who inspects construction sites before building to ensure no elves are hanging around.

xx Kim