Thursday, January 31, 2013

ONE more sleep

until our HUGE February release - woohoooo!

I have had a blast sharing all of those sneaks with you.  It's been a real treat seeing what each designer created.  I was there swooning right along with you :)

First - our blog hop details:

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February stamp release with you!  The four NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on February 1st.  Our CHA (trade show) release will also be available.  Including stamps, wood mount stamps and DIES!  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 eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the four new stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, February 1st to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart

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)

Ordinarily I share a card along with the deign team during our blog hops since we had an odd number of designers.  But now that we have eight designers, that gives me a chance to show off my favorite card for the month!

This is my favorite card from the February stamp release:

 As you can image, I am a sucker for all things ART!  So I combines the paint brush, marker and colored pencil to create this clean and simple - one layer card.

And now...onto our WINNERS!!!

I have FIVE prizes worth $100. of Paper Smooches product to give away - and now it's time to announce the FIVE lucky winners!!

(((insert Drum roll)))

chosen from Lori Tecler's blog: 
Jill Neary said...
delightful! x
January 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM
chosen from Lori Barnett's blog:
Margie said...
Really adorable cards!
January 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Houses Built of Cards said...Just completely DARLING!!!!! Looks like you had a blast with those dies!!! I can't say that I blame you! These are SOOOOO very fun!!! My favorite is the fourth card - love the colors scheme on that one!!!

chosen from Julie Campbell's blog:
Annie Rose said...
Squeee! I love this! So, so adorable :)
January 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

chosen from Julia Stainton's blog:
Elise C.
Your card is so pretty! I really like the colors that you used! Thank for sharing! :)

HUGE CONGRATS winners!  Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to let me know your address and I will send out your prize asap!

Thank you all for taking the time to leave comments.  I am sure that each designer appreciated it immensely.  I know I always do.  I hope you had fun this month!
super huge smooches!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

the master list

ok is the last sneak peek day!  Our last product to share is a die that got a ton of attention at CHA!

            Alice Wertz

In case you missed a are the incredible designers who played along this month.  I am so grateful for them

1.     Karolyn Loncon
2.     Kim Kesti
3.     Laura Bassen
4.     Jen DelMuro
5.     Jennifer McGuire
6.     Kandis Smith
7.     Ashley Harris
8.     Savannah O’Gwynn
9.     Heather Campbell
14.  Lisa Arana
15.   LoriBarnett
21.  Vera Yates
2         22.  Nina Yang
2         29.  Amber Kemp-Gerstel
30.  Lea Lawson
33.  Karen Baker 
36.   JJBolton
3          37.  Alice Wertz

Please visit these blogs (if you haven't already) and look for the PS new product banner...leave a comment for your chance to win $100. worth of NEW PS product!  You have until midnight TONIGHT!

of course I have a card to share - check it!

Teri used the Bold Blooms stamp set along with our Bold Blooms die and Love Word die - freakin LOVE this card!!

Please join us tomorrow to see if you are one of FIVE promo winners!'s our DT blog hop day - yay!

x Kim

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

we are getting SO CLOSE

to our release day!  Oh my am I ever excited!  Tomorrow I will share the links to all of the designers who have helped us out this month.  I am so grateful for them!

Today I have two designers showing off a fun new die.  I asked two girls because  this die has a lot of possibilities - and they have completely different styles.  enjoy... 

JJ Bolton
Julia Stainton

As luck would have it - Laurie and Emily both created a card using this fabulous die!

Isn't this card so beautiful???  LOVE how the vellum softens the bold background paper.

I love the bent really adds great texture to this super cute card!!

Thursday is our design team blog hop - along with our new designers - woohoooo!

THANK YOU for joining us this month - it means more than you may know :)

xx Kim 

Monday, January 28, 2013

we have a winner!

This lucky gal just won a spot in the Clean & Simple class by Jenifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole - congrats!!  Please send an e-mail to info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to let me know your e-mail address.

Loly Borda-Towery
 January 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM
I'm excited about the dies. I'm enjoying all the peekings... thanks for the chance!

We have two more designers today.  I asked two because this set can be interpreted in so many ways :)

 Becky Olsen
 Karen Baker 

I  am excited to share more fabulous cards from our design team

Heidi used some of our ew dies - eeek - so fabulous!

This card uses our Hot Spots dies and Flag Tags - isn't it way cool?  The sentiment is from our Salutations stamp set.

 ...and this super-pretty cars uses our new Big Bloom die (and Flag Tags as well) along with our Bold Blooms stamps set.  Swoooon!!

...and oh is this ever a BEAUTY!!!  Seriously WOW card - doncha think???  Kalyn rocked the Bold Blooms set!

Happy Monday friends!!
xo Kim

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hello Sunday!

hey friends.
This new die si a really fun concept that I will chat about more after the release day.  There WILL be a video demonstrating how it stay tuned...

here are the links to the sweet designers who are posting today

Erin Lincoln
Kasia Curry 

If you haven't seen our giveaway post from yesterday - here are more details;

Online Card Classes is back with an all-new take on one of our most popular classes: Clean & Simple Card Making 2! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Julie Ebersole and friends to discover the “secret” to minimalistic and fabulous cards. Learn new techniques and be inspired by 26+ videos and 34+ clever and creative card designs. Gather inspiration from your fellow students and Online Card Classes teachers in the forums and galleries. Then print out class PDFs to take Clean & Simple Card Making 2 with you wherever you go. Plus, with lifetime access, random giveaways and shopping discounts galore, you’ll be able to outfit your card making stash in clean and simple style. We are excited that they will be using Avery Elle products in this class!

For more information on the class, check HERE.

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday :)
xx Kim

Saturday, January 26, 2013

ANOTHER giveaway...

I have a class spot in the newest Clean & Simple class by Jenifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole - that's a whole lota talent in one place - eeeek!

For more information on the class, check HERE.

Please comment here to tell me which new PS product you are most excited about.  You have until midnight EST on Sunday, Jan. 27th to comment.  The winner will be announced on Monday, Jan. 28th.  Class begins on Monday

Here is another peek:

...and here is the talented designer who is showing it off!

Lea Lawson

Happy weekend friends
xx Kim

Friday, January 25, 2013

some more...

wood mounts will be shared today...

Amber Kemp-Gerstel
is who you will visit today to see them.

We are releasing 12 new wood mount stamps - quarterly :)

This weeks SPARKS Challenge is a cool shades challege:

and here is our winner from last weeks sketch challenge:  Erin - your card is crazy-fabulous!  You rocked the sketch GF!!   Congrats :)

I'd love to share some photos from our booth at CHA

Keep in mind that these are "early" photos...I added in card samples along the shelf.  I asked my father in law to create the awning for me - he did a GREAT job!

This is where we demoed our dies.  Ohhh how I wish I had time to design a make-n-take...but time got away from me (sigh)

Here are our wood mount red rubber stamps.  We displayed some cards on a towel rack.

This is where we kept some of our catalogs.  The water faucet is drilled into our wall.  I painted the handle to match our booth.  It has "ribbon water"

and yup, I actually can scraapbook.  I love creating layouts but they aren't as easy for me as cards are.  It's nice to get that little push to make them.  Kim Kesti made the layout on the clipboard ;)

 ...and this is US!  ...and our friend Lori in the center.  I am lucky to have such an amazing bunch of friends to help out!

I am getting orders out the door and preparing for our HUGE February release.  I WILL have videos showcasing our new be on the lookout for that.  I can't hardly wait to share :)