Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's LEAP into...

release night - woooohooo

TONIGHT at midnight (eastern standard time) we release 24 NEW stamps and stamp sets.  I am so excited that I can barely stand it!

We have one more stamp to share and give away.
It's called PARTY PALS.  I combined the cat from Party Posse with the rabbit from A Little Lovin and added a balloon between was so much fun to put together!

Yesterday while we were cropping together, Karolyn came up with this sweet little card sample:

Here is our winner from yesterday's post - LOVE MONKEY goes to:

Oh my gosh...LOVE all of the samples and that lil' monkey is just TOO cute!!!
And I have four more cards to share that I am busting at the seams about!

Let's start with Heather's darling little creations:

Ummmm, how stinkin cute are these?  I just absolutely LOVE 'em!

And this card is perfect - LOVE the touch of bling, the cool/graphic style and her fussy cutting is awesome!

Today marks the end of our guest designer's term.  I have really enjoyed Heather.  Each project she created was an eye-popper!  What a VERY talented designer - I will really miss working with her...

Teri stamped with Eco Friendly and the NEW Zoo Crew

I am really diggin the cool blue paired with grey, black and white!!  Notice how she stamped off the image to portray movement - brilliant card!

Teri used 3 of the 5 animals from the set....and so sweetly I must say :)  The jungle leaf and birthday hat are also from the set....the sentiment is from Chit Chat and the word bubble is from HE SAID, SHE SAID.  Super cute!!

ok friends...this is the end of our Anniversary celebration.  It was so much fun that we will definitely consider doing the same next year! 

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and support that you have shown us though the year.  It has been an amazing journey with you.  I have enjoyed every minute.  I hope Paper Smooches will be around forever...and I hope that you will join us.  Forever isn't too much to ask, is it?  :)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Celebration Day 17

Our Anniversary celebration continues until tomorrow.

Today, we are excited to share this new CHA stamp with you:

This cute guy is called LOVE MONKEY.  I simply combined the monkey with the balloons from our Smoocheroos stamp set and added some strings...he is a great size for layouts, this stamp is approx. 3 x 4.

Karolyn created this darling card.  Great use of color and pattern - love it!

We have some Spring Fling samples to share...

I love how Emily chose more subdued colors instead of a traditional primary or pastel palette.  She used the paint brush is such a clever way - wow!

Laurie's white flirty card base really sets off the colored images.  Shabby Chic meets fun and cute - great card!!

 are more peeks of Metropolis that releases on March 1st

Emily used card stock from our Esther collection.  What an incredibly cute card!!  She used the buildings exactly how I envisioned them :)  She also made great use of our HE SAID, SHE SAID stamp set that also releases on March 1st. - ohhh, and she used the cloud for bushes - so fun!!

Laurie used the road, sentiment, stars and car from Metropolis and created the coolest night scene!

We have a winner to announce as well...

Such a fun idea.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

congrats Terri!  Please send me an e-mail with your address and I will get your double prize out to you asap

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win LOVE MONKEY

Hope to see yo all tomorrow :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

the 16th day of our celebration...

is a BIG one!  I have a TON to share today :)
FIRST - we have a winner from Friday's post - this lucky gal won HE SAID, SHE SAID:

what a fun stamp set!

Here are two new CHA stamps that are truly unique...
Please welcome:


Both 3 x 4 stamps are a solid clear stamp.  One is masculine and one is feminine because of the scalloped edge.  So what is the purpose you ask?  Well, imagine these stamps inked up with delicious juicy ink and layered...or used as a subtle background?  Use them as "bricks".

 ...and today we have a special treat for you.  A tutorial!  No, I didn't make the video (sorry), but one of our talented SPARKS designers did.

One very cool technique that you can do is mirror can flip an image.  Marie shows you how HERE.

Here is another tip when creating a reversed image:
1. Stamp the image with black ink onto the solid stamp
2. Press stamp onto paper to flip the image
3. Stamp the image that is not reversed with a dark grey ink so that the images will be the same color as the first image
4. OR stamp off the second image once and then stamp....the ink will be slightly lighter, like the reversed stamp image.

Karolyn shares an incredible card that she created using Babe Block and explains the process at HER BLOG

I am giving away BOTH stamp sets today to ONE winner.  Please leave a comment here before tomorrow morning

I also have some major eye candy to share with you.  Since last month was CHA and this month was a shorter month, I have a couple of extra cards to share from last months release and new cards to share with our March release - yay!!

Here are two beautiful samples using Good Gab

Heidi's card is simple - and amazing.  I love how one accent says it all.

and how cute is this?!?  It makes me think there is yummy strawberry milk inside.  What a fun little drink box!  I imagine they would make adorable baby shower favors (or wedding)

I also have some SMARTY PANTS samples here:

Heidi made this fabulous card with the pencil, sentiment and stick pin from our new stamp set.  Isn't it so clever??  The pin is a solid stamp, so you can stamp it with endless colors - it's so much fun to use :)

Kryssi used the argyle border stamp from DEBONAIR and the professor, sentiment and grad cap from SMARTY PANTS.  I realize that congratulations is normally spelled with a "t", but I wanted to put emphasis on a Graduation theme, so I changed the spelling and enlarged the GRAD letters to draw attention to the message.

*phew* that was a lot to take in, I know, but i appreciate you spending a little of your Monday with us :)
Have a great week!
smooches - Kim

Friday, February 24, 2012

Celebrations Day 15

Thank you for all of your support!  We are SO HAPPY that you are spending time with us during our Anniversary month :)

Today we are sharing HE SAID, SHE SAID - this set works wonderfully with our stamp sets.  We have so many cute critters that would love the chance to chat with each other.

And here's a VERY cool sample that was created by Karolyn:

She heat embossed each word bubble and cut them out (wow).  She then used our Alphadot set to create her fun message.  The question mark is heat embossed also - yummm.  Anyone have a very chatty friend who would just love this card?

We have one of these pretties to give away - leave a comment before Monday morning for your chance.

The winner of WHIRLIGIGS is:

Such cute stamps! Love how creative you all are! TFS!

have a terrific weekend!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

Today is the first day of Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches March stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on March 1st.
You will find them HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new March stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, February 24th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, February 25th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Kryssi Ng
Laurie Schmidlin
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

I used Metropolis.  This set has many building opportunities (no pun intended).  You will need to wait until March 1st to purchase this set, but get those thinking caps on - cityscape scenes are way too much fun!

I also used a NEW CHA stamp set on my card.  The large solid circles in the backdrop and the small solid circles that create a scalloped edge are from WHIRLIGIGS!

You can create endless backgrounds with this set.  The heart is from A Little Lovin, the ribbon is from Hope and the leaf is from Vogue Abode stamp sets.  This set compliments all of our stamps.

Leave a comment before tomorrow to try to win this fun set!

The winner of REFLECTIONS is -

Fabulous cards and the new set is so versatile and can be used for just about anything! Love that!

HUGE congrats Tammy!!

Happy Blog Hopping!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebration Day 13

Let's start the day with some major inspiration!

Teri created this clever card with Good Gab.  Did you see that she stamped on the buttons?  She also "stamped off" some of the sentiments...what a great look!

Heather joins us again today with these amazing little creations using Eco Friendly.
Wow, her coloring is simply beautiful!  I love how she created a mat with a softer stamped sentiment - brilliant card :)

Swwwooooon!  Great design, love the colors - just awesome!!!

Today is my favorite CHA set.  It's called REFLECTIONS.  I LOOOOVE silhouettes.  This set is great for creating accents and background papers.  I think you all will have a lot of fun with this set...I expect to have my socks knocked off when I see how it's used.

Heidi created a sample for us today (a WOW one).  She combined REFLECTIONS with our new Houndstooth background stamp.  Isn't it gorgeous???

Comment before tomorrow morning to have the chance to have this stamp first.

The winner of POTPOURRI is:

Love these smaller designs - beautiful examples!

Have a great day friends!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Celebration Day 12

Hello friends!
This month has been so much fun ;)
We have another winner...this person wins WHIMSY and JEROME

Those borders are too cute for words - especially the clouds - and who couldn't fall in love with Jerome :)

Today we are introducing you to POTPOURRI
This is a set with a "sampling" of smaller icons that look fabulous when lined up or used alone.  They can be graphic or "fun and cute"The images are mostly 1.5 x 1.5 in size.  Imagine that really fun things will be done with this unique set.  This is another one of Karolyn's stamp setsShe has more cards to share using this set AND she has a set to give away too - yay!!  Follow THIS LINK

Karolyn did an amazing job with the quatrefoil pattern.  Her sentiment is from Pretty Phrases

Laurie and Emily have some darling Eco Friendly cards to share.

Isn't it wonderful that she chose colors that are more subdued....and not so primary and bright?  I love her details...the popped up elements, the touch of bling and the distressed edges really adds great texture!

And Emily's card is bright and cheerful.  It made you smile - didn't it?

You know the drill...leave a comment here before tomorrow morning for your chance to win POTPOURRI

enjoy your day :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our celebration continues

Onto another week of CHA sneak peeks!  Remember that all of our CHA stamp sets will release on March 1st.  That's 20 NEW stamps!

I have 2 super sweet Easter cards to share.  Both using our Spring Fling stamp set

Kryssi's card is wrapped with a red ribbon - cute CUTE cute!!

And Heidi's card has a softer look.  I believe those are glittered Easter eggs - fabulous!!

I have 2 winners to announce - AND a new stamp to introduce you to.

Today, I'd like you to meet WHIMSICAL and JEROME

Whimsical borders are a nice compliment to our Forest Whimsy set along with many others.

Meet Jerome

I am guessing that Jerome is approx. 15% larger than the gnome in Forest Whimsy.  This is how they look side by side - and one on top of the other:

check out these sweet card samples created by Karolyn :)

and now for our winners...

The LITTLE FELLA winner is:

Lots of fun elements in this set! So cute :)
The Birthday celebration winner (Birthday Buddies, Party Posse and a hand made card...will be sent to them on their Birthday) is:

I will turn 35 this November!
CONGRATULATIONS!!  Winners - please send an e-mail to and let me know your address

Please leave a comment here for your chance to win BOTH Jerome and Forest Whimsy.  You have until tomorrow morning...the winner will be posted tomorrow...and a NEW stamp set will be up for grabs :)

have a wonderful week!
BIG hugs,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Birthday wishes...

are being set to my sweet friend Kimber.  She turns 40 today - woohooooo!

I have known Kimber for many years.  She is the wonderful kind of girl who you can laugh with and truly depend on.  I admire her and I am proud to be her friend.  From one 40 year old to another - Happy Birthday!

My post is a part of a special blog hop - please stop by the hub (Jillibean Soup) to find out where else to find some major Birthday inspiration today.

You should have come from Kelly Goree's blog

Your next stop is Stephanie Klauck's blog

Let's have a special giveaway....since Birthday's are just plain fun to celebrate!  We have 2 birthday theme stamps so far - Birthday Buddies and Party Pals 

I will choose one winner to receive these sets - I will mail them to you ON the winner's Birthday along with a handmade Birthday card.  You have until Sunday, Feb. 19th to comment...just tell me how old you will be on your next Birthday...don't be shy :)  I am proud to be 40 and I hope that Kimber is too


Friday, February 17, 2012

a special little "hop"

Today we are promoting our "Little Fella" stamp set which was technically a CHA release since it was shown there for the first time.

Please welcome our "Little Fella"

In it's former life, this set was called "Little Guy".  The skateboard isn't as huge, the robot had a major face lift, but I think it makes him more approachable.   The stars can be "cool shades" or used as a border accent.  I guess they were all "softened" up a bit  ;)

You  have a chance to win our NEWEST stamp set.  This is the fourth set to be added to our Kismet Collection.  This set will really come in handy for all of those cute boys in your life. Wendy Sue Anderson and Kimber McGray are helping us to promote this stamp set.  I can't wait to see what they create!!  Please take a moment to stop by their blogs as well...they both have a Little Fella stamp set to give away.  You have until midnight on February 19th to leave a comment.  I will post the winner here on Monday, February 20th.

....and here is my card sample:

I added some Zva Creative bling to the crown.  The word "my" was hand written.  I paper pieced his eyeballs...The white paper is on the base image and the green eyelids are added on top.  I'd like to jump in a polka dotted lake right now, just sayin'  :)

I will be posting tomorrow too - there is a special occasion...and there will be another giveaway!  (wink)

 The winner of PRIMARY is:

Loving polka dots. Something about them that just makes you smile!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Celebration day 9

The winner of the DEBONAIR border set is:

Oh my ... love the gingham ... what fab backgrounds!!!
Love the cute cards too ....
...and today we bring you PRIMARY.  I named this border set Primary because it covers the basics.  The heart was taken from our Smoocheroos stamp set and the star is from My Guy.  I wanted to create a set that is unique to our whimsical style.  And polka dots - a need - nuff said :)

Emily used the Primary set to enhance her borders.  She also used Helping Hands and Healthy Vibes stamp sets.  Super cute card.

We have a guest designer to announce - YAYYYY!!

There sooo many amazing entries!!  It gets harder and harder to choose every month.

After a lot of time and consideration, Erica Messervy was chosen as our March Guest Designer.  Congrats Erica!!  Here is her card that impressed us:

I love her color choice.  She combined our Perpetual Bliss set with Wake Up.  It's wonderful how she brought the jukebox to life - great card!!

Please note...when you apply for our guest designer search - it seems like the Inlinkz program only allows you to link to one card on each blog post.  I'd like you to know that when I visit your blog, I do look at (and consider) all cards within that same post, so there is no need to post them all separately. 

Leave a comment before tomorrow morning for your chance to win PRIMARY.

Just a reminder...ALL of our CHA stamps will be available on MARCH 1st from all retail stores that carry Paper Smooches.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Celebration day 8

First of all...thank you SO MUCH for leaving such VERY sweet comments - we appreciate it more than you may know.

The winner of GEO-GRAPHIC is:

What a fun set - love this one!! And such lovely card ideas!!
Today, we are sharing our DEBONAIR stamp set.  Karolyn put together a masculine border set that makes me OH so happy!  I love using pieces of patterns on my cards, this set makes it so easy!  Imagine stamping the gingham in every color - yummmm.  We are giving this set away today - and so is Karolyn...

Here is a card that Karolyn created using the argyle stamp - GREAT card!!!  The sentiment is from My Guy stamp set

I hope you were showered with love yesterday.  Now it's time to look forward to spring...
Teri created this darling card using our Spring Fling stamp set.  It's so fun and flirty!!

We are lucky to have Heather back with us today...check this out!  She also used our Spring Fling stamp set

Simply perfect.  I love how she embraces white space and adds color to kraft.

How cute is this?!?  I am loving that she didn't color the stamped images.  Those colored circles behind make them really pop!  Fantastic card!

Yesterday was the 15th of the month - and you know what that means...a Kismet collection stamp set was released!  We will promote the set on Friday along with two special guest designers and a giveaway - three winners will be chosen to receive our March Kismet set.

It's called Little Fella

Leave a comment here for your chance to win our DEBONAIR border stamp set.
I hope to see you tomorrow :)