Friday, November 30, 2012

Finally Friday!

eeeek!  I am so excited that it's Friday.  I am cropping with friends tonight and making cards for our new catalog - woohooo....looking forward to it!!  We are officially done with our CHA product line up and let me just tell you - you're gonna freak when you see what we have been up to!

Today I have a video to share.  If you check it out, you will see one of our newest stamp set that releases TONIGHT - at midnight Eastern time.  Please visit Virtual Smooches to view our new video.

Here is a fabulous card that was created by our latest SPARKS challenge winner.  She rocked our color challenge!  Congrats Lynn Put!

I hope your weekend is great!
Thanks for making us a part of your day ;)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on December 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 stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, November 30th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, December 1st to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Kalyn Kepner
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 have a giveaway her as well - double YAY!

I am showing off the new set called WOOFERS & TWEETERS.  I happened to find a couple of fun dog theme products to include with our new stamp set as a prize.  Simply leave a comment for your chane to win.  Same deadline as the one listed above for the design team blogs.  The prize includes three bone erasers, a bone charm ring and the new stamp set!

...and here is my card:

When I was tweaking my photo, I had one of those "what was I thinking" moments!  My plan was to make it look like the dog is trotting along the sidewalk, but I am not sure that it translated very well.  Now he looks like he's hanging in the air by a string, instead of a leash - ugh!  smacking my head!!
I am thrilled that you are here!  Thank you soooo much for joining us.  Please make sure to stop by all of our designer's blogs.  I think our team is breathtakingly fabulous!  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pep Rally Week...


Here's another sneak peek!

Tomorrow is our design team blog hop - hope you will join us!

check out these FREEZY FELLAS!!

Pamela Ho has been a wonderful guest this month.  She has insoired me...hope she inspired you as well.   I love the added "sparkle" that she adds to her cards. 

Seriously, her cards makes me swoon every time.  LOVE the twine and rich color...that vellum snow drift is so fabulous! has been an absolute pleasure to "work" with you.  You have been a delight!  Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us this month :)

And ahhhh, Miss Teri never disappoints!  Aren't these freezy guys a hoot?  So whimsical and FUN!!

ok friends, hope you enjoyed our Freezy Fellas.  Stay warm!
Thank you for stopping by :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am stamping today...

Are you too?  It's time for me to create the card samples for the web site. ;)  Our December release is really fun!!  Can't wait to share (we have a sneak peek below)

Today I have two fabulous Knick Knacks cards to share

Emily combined stamps from Pip Squeaks and He Said, She Said.  Wicked cute, isn't it?  Her coloring is amazing and her simple design is perfect!!  The way she accented words in her stamped sentiment is just WOW!!

 Laurie's shabby card is awesome!  It's cool how much those colors really pop on a kraft base :)  Laurie's coloring and design is perfect as well.  Both GREAT cards!!

here's sneak peek number 2 - guesses?

Enjoy your Tuesday friends

Monday, November 26, 2012


These are colors that I overlook...but what a shame because these pastel-filled cards are FABULOUS in every way!!

Kalyn's card is extra-cute with those sweet little button accents!  LOVE the quilt pattern :)

Heidi created custom patterned paper by stamping the small solid cup in different colors.  Love her simple design...GREAT card!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday week.  I got a TON of work completed, so this morning I am feeling a huge sense of accomplishment.  Every day from Wednesday on felt like Saturday, which was very cool :)

Our blog hop is this Thursday - we are prepping for our next stamp release!  Here's a sneak to guess the theme?

Hope your week is great!  Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday

Nope, I wasn't up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of the specials today...I slept in since my husband has today off.  I am not a fan of shopping any time of the year, so Black Friday is not my thing.  Now Cyber Monday - that's calling my name. 

I'd like to offer specials on our stamps, but we value our stores and think they are pretty great!  So we don't offer them so they can on occasion.  I heard there are some PS stamps on sale today.  Check out our stores listing to see if any of them appeal to you. 

It looks like I already shared the winner of the SPARKS challenge this week, but skipped over the winner from last week.  So sorry Jen.  Posting on Monday threw me off :)

Jen's card is VERY cool and clever!  The challenge was to use Topography on a card and she rocked this challenge!!  LOVE the string!!

This week's challenge is a color challenge - play along!

Have a fabulous day friends!!
smooches :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Our December guest is...

Grisel Blanco!

CONGRATS! Your card is super fresh and wicked FUN!  I cam't wait to see what you do with our newest stamp release!

Our January guest designer search begins on December 6th.  Please, please give us another try.  It gets harder and harder to choose every month - you are all amazing!!

And to all of my USA friends - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  I hope your day is beyond wonderful.

I am thankful for SO MANY things
Naturally I am most thankful for my family, but you are included in there as well.  We love our customers, blog readers, stores, designers and friends.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and support you have given to us.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


that's what this post is...It's FULL of whimsy :)

Teri's card is super playful and full of sweet little touches.

I am excited to share this amazing card created by Pamela Ho!  It's dang perfect in every way!!!

k friends...I have to go - lots to do.  But I am so happy that you stopped by to see what we have to share

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Tuesday is a "cool down" day for me.  It seems like my Monday's are full to the brim since I have a whole new fresh to-do list to tackle.  Yesterday was CRAY-ZEEE busy but oh so fun!  Monday's are my favorite day of the week :)  I am looking forward to some creative time with my BFF today.

Let's get to the sharing...

Don't you love the shape of Laurie's card?   This would be a great card for anyone...but a college student is the perfect match, I think.  Did you notice that she created her own patterned paper with the solid coffee bean?  L*O*V*E!

Emily's card compliments Laurie's card - love when that happens :)
and awwwww, how stinkin' clever!  I think we all could use an "escape" sometimes, LOL.  Too fun!!

I hope you all have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, November 19, 2012


Hello friends!
I have a winner's name to share and two darling Freezy Fellas cards to share:
Same image - same sentiment
Heidi's card is put together with cool blues...and created in a shabby style - VERY cool card by the way :)

Kalyn's card is full of color and playful elements.  Two totally different looks but both are totally fabulous!!

...and the winner of a Winter Groves stamp set is.....drummroll......

So cute! I love bald-headed snowman! Thanks for the chance to win!

CONGRATS Betty!  Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to claim your prize :)

I am now sharing the winner of our SPARKS challenge on Friday's here on this blog.  Last Friday was our Kismet promotion, so I didn't share.  So I am now :)   This is the winner of last weeks challenge:

Congratulations, Christine Dring

Our guest designer search for December is coming to an end this if you missed it...HERE are the details.  I'd love to see what you've got!

Have an awesome day!
Thank you for stopping by

Friday, November 16, 2012

Something special to share - and a giveaway

We released our newest Kismet stamp set called Winter Groves yesterday and I am here today to help promote this sweet set along with two very talented girls!  You will find the new stamp set HERE

...and here is the new set!

I have one
Winter Groves stamp set to give away to one lucky person!  You have until midnight on Sunday, November 18th to leave a comment.  I will post the winner here on Monday, November 19th. 

For more chances to win...please visit my sweet frinends blogs:

Jean Manis 

Jessica Davis

I am so glad you stopped by today.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

PS Patrol

We found some amazing cards while wandering around the Splitcoast gallery.  I used the keyword: papersmooches.  Make sure to post over may be featured next!

These are the cards that really jumped out at me:

(Sentiment Sampler)
Isn't this card gorgeous???  LOVE the doily but that flower cluster makes me swoon!

ohhhh how cute!  Great color choices and amazing coloring skills going on!  I am so happy that she embraced the CAS look with this darling card.

Kate Baldwin
(Teen Routine, Qwick Qwips, Birthday Buddies)
This card made me go "WOW!"   Gift certificates to Amazon are a great idea!   I think it's just SO clever :)  Perfect use of our Qwick Qwips stamp set!

(Word Salad hearts could be from a number of our sets...I like to include them because they are great "space fillers" on a set)
...and awwwww, this card is so pretty!  Those hearts are the movement and the mix of stamped hearts and patterned paper ones.  LOVE!

how cool is this???  Lisa threaded paper strips through the holes of a die.  Totally in love!!!

I hope that we chose cards that will inspire you today.  I LOVE looking at your PS creations.
Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


totally adorable-filled post for you.

Pamela Ho is back with us this week as our guest with a card that makes me swooon!  She used the mistletoe stamp perfectly :)  I love how she colored the snowpeople and popped them up! Her fussy-cutting is perfect too...great card!!

Teri has impeccable design skills.  Love all of the sweet little touches she adds...and the sentiment stickers look awesome!

Our current guest designer search is in full swing.  The deadline is November 21st and HERE are the details

Tomorrow is PS Patrol day - woohoooo!!  I can't wait to share the outstanding cards that I found at the Splitcoast Paper Smooches gallery.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hey blog friends

I hope you are all feeling well today :)

I am feeling pretty boring today with not much to say (sorry) but I do have two fantastic cards to share (grin)

Emily's shabby card is perfect in every way.  Love the bursts of rich (and also soft) colors.  That background paper makes a perfect snowy backdrop!  L*O*V*E

Laurie's card is just plain CUTE!!  I LOVE her shabby cards and I think it's amazing that she can also create clean and crisp cards as well.  That girl is amazing :)

I am off to get started on my day.  Orders are waiting for me :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Good Monday morning

Happy Veteran's Day!  My most sincere thank you to all military personnel for your service who have served and are currently serving for our country.

My uncle (who served in Vietnam) built my brother and I a rocking horse. Sigh,  I wish I still had mine. BUT I do have a rocking horse stamp that I see many of you having a ball stamping with it.

I love how Kalyn added depth to the patterned paper mane by coloring it with a marker.  I also love the combination of different polka dots.  The subtle tied string adds the perfect rustic touch.  (LOVE)

Just in time for Christmas...Heidi designed a tag that is beyond fabulous!  I love all of the textures - I wish I could see this tag in's awesome!

Time to get started with my day.  I hope yours is wonderful :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Friday!

I am so grateful that you have stopped by today :)  I have 2 wonderful cards to share today.  One is from our SPARKS challenge winner and the other is by Anni, our last guest designer.  Be prepared to be inspired :)

Rochelle has been on my radar for a long time, so I am glad that she was chosen as our winner.  I think she is a fantastic designer - just check out this card!  LOVE the bold yellow really makes the elements POP!  It's so clever that she replaced the letter "O" with cleaning supplies.  This card is just dang fun!!

Our current SPARKS challenge is a "trend watch" challenge.  Use topography on your design.  Our sparks designers are amazing.  You will get the gist if you visit the challenge blog to see what they have created. I hope you play along.

and Anni is back with us to share another darling card.  Even though it's technically FALL, we are still in the 90's so I am soaking it up as long as I can.  This whimsical card is pure cuteness!!  LOVE the cut white edge on the stamped images.  They really stand out!

Enjoy your weekend

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Be Our Guest

Our December designer search begins today.  Woohooo!

Guest Designers will receive 2 NEW stamp sets, get a blog badge and will have their name and projects featured here on the PS blog for 4-5 weeks (depending on how many weeks there are in the month).

You will have approx. two weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like and past submissions are welcome.  Guest designers are not chosen randomly.  We will be looking for designers who stand out in one (or more) of the following categories:
  • great use of color
  • outstanding design
  • mad coloring skills
  • fun paper piecing
  • pure cleverness
You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp or any of our FREE digi stamps.  You can submit to our call with "old and new" projects...and projects that you create for our SPARKS Challenge are perfectly acceptable..
The deadline is Wednesday, November 21st.  

December guest designer will be announced on Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving)
If you have tried out in the past..I hope you reapply - We LOVE looking at your beautiful creations.

Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent with us   :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


This post is FILLED with it!

Teri's sweet little card has a color combo that always makes me smile.  The patterns that she chose are perfect for this whimsical card.  LOVE!!

Our November guest is here - yay!  Pamela Ho's card is super trendy and completely FABULOUS!  I love everything about this card ;)

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

sweet overload

These Knick Knacks cards are awesome - just sayin'

Laurie's card  is FABULOUS!  Perfect use of color and product...amazing coloring and the horse rocks...nuff said ;)

and OhEmGeeee how adorable is this?!?   Tell me this is not the cutest dang card ever!

Thank you so much for making us a part of your day.  Reading your comments always make my day better

Monday, November 5, 2012

Good Monday morning

I am feeling refreshed this morning :)

Maybe these coffee theme cards are helping (grin)

Heidi's card is pure simplicity and that is exactly what makes this card super-fabulous.    It makes me go ahhhhhh,  You are smiling right now huh?

Kalyn's richly colored card makes me feel warm all over.  I have a coffee cup that's almost like hers (it's my favorite)  Don't you love the falling bean border?

We are proudly sponsoring the Cameo Spotlight blog this week.  They have one mega-talented team in place to help inspire you.  The challenge is colored inspired and it's a fabulous combo!  I hope you play along.  :)

Have a great day sweet friends

Friday, November 2, 2012


are a great day for me to share a project with you, but today I have a treat!  A darling card by Anni and a card by our SPARKS Challenge winner.  I am going to start posting our winner's card on Friday's along with a card from me or possibly something else :)

First up - Anni!  She knocked my socks off as our guest last month.  Tell me this is not pure-cuteness...ack - s fun!  LOVE the lights on the wire.  What a clever girl :)

Last week's SPARKS winner was Noelle McAdams!  Congrats Noelle :)  Your card is absolutely darling.  I love the cheerful colors - seriously fabulous card!

Our current SPARKS Challenge ends on November 4th and it's a photo challenge.  Create a project using this photo as inspiration.  The winner receives a $30. gift certificate to the PS store - yay!

oh my goodness...I just remembered that I needed to choose a winner of the winter kit that I put together.  Sorry for the delayed announcement.  This card really stood out to me.

Isn't it gorgeous?  So this is our winner:

Congrats!  Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com and let me know your address so that I can send your prize asap.  THANK YOU all fr sharing your incredible thank you cards.  That gallery is full of eye candy!

Have a nice day friends