Monday, March 25, 2019


(Stitching Basics dies, Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Icons dies)

Leaves of Mimosa pudica plant fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm.

xx Kim

Saturday, March 23, 2019



A Dutch bicycle company puts pictures of TVs on their bike boxes to prevent damage while shipping. Doing so saw an 80% decrease in damage.


Friday, March 22, 2019


(Stitching Thanks Die)

From 1912 to 1948, painting was an Olympic event. In 1924, Jack Yeats, brother of the poet W. B. Yeats, took the silver: Ireland’s first-ever Olympic medal

x Kim

Thursday, March 21, 2019


(Layered Hello Dies, Splash, Mirror Blocks stamps)

Facebook made about $90 per user in the US and Canada last year.

xx Kim

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


(Water Card: Water Dies; Fun & Flirty Stamp Set)

In 1997 there was a contest to win an exact replica of The Simpson’s house, fully furnished. The winner could keep the home or trade it for $75,000. The winner took the money. The house was stripped of its decor before being sold.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019


(Kindness Sampler, Bannerific dies, Stitching Basics dies, Tiny Hearts)

14 of the 60 residents of the village of New Rome, Ohio were police officers. The police department’s only purpose was issuing traffic tickets, and they brought in around $400,000 a year, mostly by citing drivers for things such as improperly tinted windows. The town was dissolved in 2004.

x Kim

Monday, March 18, 2019


(Splash, water Dies)

In July 2017, the Chinese government banned Justin Bieber from performing in China. They released a statement later on saying “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

xx Kim

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3.17 Sunday Recap

Hellllllo, friends! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share a quick post with the most recent happenings for Paper Smooches. It was a simple week that consisted of our challenge (details below) and inspiration from our PS DT! Be sure to scroll down to check out these beautiful creations ❤️ 

Our current challenge for March 2019 is all about BIRTHDAYS!!!! Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc.  Photo Credit: Brooke Lark
I finally had some time to play in the studio- after I missed 5 birthdays this month! LOL! I created a CAS card that was inspired by Julie Ebersole (October 2017). This card has a simple design using only 3 PS stamps and dies!!!
I used the following PS stamps/dies: Birthday Bash, Polka Dot Borders dies, and Feather Frame die.

Click HERE for the original post or link up below!
Inlinkz Link Party

Don't forget to check out the NEW PS March release! There's inspiration shared daily from the DT and the new stamps and dies are available HERE!

That's it for me today! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, March 16, 2019


(Splash stamp set, Die: Water Dies)

Many of the modern holiday standards, including “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Silver and Gold”, and “Run Rudolph Run” were written by a single Jewish American songwriter named Johnny Marks.

hugs! Kim

Friday, March 15, 2019


(Splash, Splash Icons Dies, Scalloped Circles)

The company Samsung accounts for 15% of South Korea’s entire economy, and that South Koreans often live in Samsung owned apartment buildings, can get treatment from Samsung-owned medical centers, go to Samsung universities, and even end up at a Samsung funeral parlor when they die.


Thursday, March 14, 2019


(Single Rose Die, Kindness Sampler, Stitching Basics Dies)

There is an exclusive club in Antarctica called Club 300. In order to become a member one have to warm themselves in a 200 degree sauna, and then run outside naked and touch the Ceremonial South Pole where it’s 100 degrees below.

xo Kim

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


I have a super cute video to share today...
Jennifer McGuire created a video on shaker cards...super adorable cards!!
You can see it here -

(Splash Stamp Set; Splash Icons Dies; Hearts Dies)

12 camels were disqualified from a Saudi beauty pageant when a veterinarian was caught injecting their noses, lips, and jaw with botox to make them more attractive.

xx Kim

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


(Many Thanks, Hearts dies, Stitching Thanks die, Waves dies, Easter Egg dies, Bannerific dies)

During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, two Japanese pole vaulters who tied for second place refused to participate in a tie-breaker. Upon returning to Japan, they cut their medals in half and fused them to one another so each athlete ended up with a half-silver, half-bronze medal.

xx Kim

Monday, March 11, 2019


(Splash, Splash Icons dies)

In 2016, 104-year-old Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo, and a year later at 105-years-old, he became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.

xx Kim

Saturday, March 9, 2019

3.10 Sunday Recap

Hellllllo, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share a quick post with the most recent happenings for Paper Smooches:

We are super excited about our newest challenge---> our March 2019 challenge is all about BIRTHDAYS!!!! Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc.  Photo Credit: Brooke Lark
 Click HERE for the original post or link up below!
Inlinkz Link Party

Q: Did you check out the NEW PS March release!?!?!? There's inspiration shared daily from the DT and the new stamps and dies are available HERE!

That's it for me today! Be sure to stop back each day for a daily dose of PS inspiration and MORE from Kim!!!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

ps... Remember how I said March has soooooooo many birthdays for the O'Gwynn family? Well, yesterday was Trav's 39th birthday! 🎉  #happybirthdayTROG I am hoping to get in the studio this week to create some cards for the challenge---- I've already missed 4 birthdays because I didn't have time this week. #ineedmoretime


Hello :)
Today is a winner-day.
FOUR blog hop winners will receive a $30. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from Savannah's blog - 
Blogger Melanie Mallek said...
Cute stuff! ♥
March 8, 2019 at 10:45 AM

from the Paper Smooches blog - 

from Samantha's blog - 

Love the deep coloring on these cards! Gorgeous!

from Jill's blog - 

Shared on facebook

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


(Stitching Thanks Die)

Sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick was once so poor he ate dog food to survive. He would go on to have an outstanding career and write a novel that formed the basis for the movie Blade Runner.


Friday, March 8, 2019


(Splash, Surf & Turf)

(Stitching Basics dies, Flaunters dies)

A 4 year old boy fell and scraped his knee at the beach. Couple of weeks later a black bump started growing on his knee. When squeezed, a live snail emerged from the bump. The boy adopted the snail and named it “Turbo” after his favorite cartoon character.

xx Kim

Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 2019 NEW release reveal

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

The following NEW stamps and dies will be available: 
March 7
at 10:00 AM Central time 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Paper Smooches - MARCH 2019 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on March 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 March 8th to leave a comment. 
§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 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)

Here are my cards using the new stamp set called SPLASH.
Both cards are stamped on watercolor paper.

I used watercolor pencils and Copic Markers

I used new dies called WATER Dies for the splashes of water.  
Also...Bannerific Dies for the vertical banner accents.

I used Prima shimmer watercolors that seemed to dull out my stamped lines :)

Thanks so very much for joining us.  
Xx Kim

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Hellllo :)

Our Paper Smooches blog hop is TOMORROW...
I am crazy excited to show you what I have been up to! the meantime...check out this adorable card by Savannah

(So Fairy Cute, Cool Dudes, Fairy Cute Icons dies, Stars dies, Tooth Fairy die)

The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, was so frugal that he would regularly pocket salt and pepper packets at restaurants, reuse teabags, and drove a 1993 Volvo. He was worth $58.7 billion at the time of his death.

x Kim