Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our April release

...goes live at midnight tonight (eastern time).

Since it's a holiday (Happy Easter everyone) I thought I'd share our full release with you.  A newsletter will be sent as well (after the release and will contain live links to each product and card samples).  Until then, you can view our new products and check out our New Stamps and New Dies sections to find them.

Please welcome...
First Aid Kit
Market Fresh
Wicked Nauticool
 Our TAM set is called Shadows 
(this set is included with all orders placed in April that are $60.00 or more)
We also have a BONUS 3 x 4 stamp set called Shindig
(we added this set to coordinate with two of our new dies that are shown below)
Baby Shower (works well with our Pip Squeaks stamp set)
 Wedding Shower (works well with our Hubby and Wifey stamp set)
Anchor (2 1/8" tall)
Nauticool (works with our Wicked Nauticool stamp set)

Borders 1 (5 3/4 " long)
 Ovals 1 (largest oval is 3" x 3 1/2")
I hope you love what we are doing.  I am having so much fun creating for you!!
Have a wonderful Sunday.  Hope to see you at midnight tonight!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Crazy adorable...

is what this card is...

This purely sweet card belongs to Lyndal.  She played along with our SPARKS Challenge and won a $30.00 gift certificate to our online store.  Congrats Lyndal...honor well deserved.  I adore your card!!

The current challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge:

Yesterday was our PS DT Blog hop, so if you missed it - the details are HERE.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March DT Blog Hop

 It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches April release with you!  Five NEW stamps and six NEW dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on April 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 eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, March 29th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, March 30th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart

Today I created a card using two of our new dies...The umbrella and rain drops dies are from our new Wedding Shower die set and the water is from a collection called Borders 1 (there are also two other patterns).  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Shindig (this set works with "Shower" type cards.  Including baby, wedding and bridal)  Keep an eye out for the full reveal on Sunday, March 31st.

Thanks so much for joining us!
xx Kim

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One thing we have in common

we all get sick!  It's inevitable and it stinks!  In most cases, we snap out of it quickly...but I know one thing...getting a "get well" cards always makes it better.  :)

Our Get Well die has been received very well.  Good news...we will have another "get well" stamp set releasing on April 1st!

Kim used the negative cut in such a fabulous way!  LOVING the pastel colors :)  I am sure these can be mass produced easily (they would make a great gift set!)

Teri's card will surely cheer up a sick loved one.  Love the playful band-aids and the layered sentiment is too fun!

Jennifer's last week as our guest is here - boo!  I have loved having her as our guest this month!  Her unique approach to our products is fabulous  :)  Her "get well" card is so dang cute!  She used the walrus from our Chilly Chums stamp set and chose a color combo that is warm and cool (grin)

Please join us for our DT blog hop tomorrow.  I can't wait to show off our newest release!
XX Kim

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Here are three completely different {fabulous} ways to use our Hexalongs dies.

Karolyn's card is so soft and pretty!  She created a decorative paper panel using the outside and inside of one particular hexalong shape.  Some are popped up and some are layered.  This is just so fun to look at - I LOVE IT!!

Emily's card is bold and bright and so so so fabulous!  Love those sparkly gold hearts!!!  Perfect use of our Streamers stamps and dies. (this is a drop dead amazing card!!)

...and Laurie used three different monochromatic (hombre) hexalong panels to create the focus on her card.  Her sweet little accents truly make this card extra-cute!  L*O*V*E

Happy Tuesday friends!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hello Monday

Anyone else excited for a fresh new week?

Our blog hop is this Thursday - which means that you are so close to seeing the new release!

I mentioned that we are releasing a Nautical stamp set on April 1st.  Since I am sharing some more Sailboat die cards, I thought I'd show a peek of the set today :)  You can expect to see a Captain's wheel, knot, anchor, knot and more.

Let's get to it!   Check out the different sails on these cards - ohhhh the possibilities!

Laura kept it simple and graphic, which I LOVE!  Great paper choices for her sails and I love the die cut star on the bow :)

Kalyn is shabby and absolutely divine!  The die includes a tiny border around the flags.  It adds great dimension.  I am really diggin' the wooden boat!!

And I thought I'd point out a third style showcased here today - fun and cute!  And Heidi's card is just that!  Love the happy colors and patterns.  She used our Hot Spots die to create her frame (swoon)

I am so glad you made us a part of your day - hope it's a good one :)
xx Kim

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday shout out....

Our SPARKS challenge winner last week was...

Pam L

HUGE Congrats Pam!!  I adore absolutely everything about your sweet card!

This week's challenge...

I hope you play along.  This color combo is perfect for Easter cards!

Just a head's up that our new SPARKS DT call will go out in May instead of April.  I asked the current SPARKS team to stay on for an extra month and they all said YES.  April is going to be a very busy month for us, so I don't feel like I will be able to concentrate on a new team until May.  So, keep an eye out for the call...a new team starting in June.

Savannah created a NEW video - check it out!

xx Kim

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Our April guest designer is...

Annie Rose

HUGE congrats to you Annie Rose!  She had many cards that caught my eye, so she was a GREAT choice!

This is the super cute card that won me over...

...her coloring, the glitter, the patterns, the twine - it just rocks!!

Keep bringin't it cuz you all are amazing!  I look forward to seeing your creations next month.

THANK YOU for giving us a shot :)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


...are just plain cool :)

Teri layered different Hexalong panels to create this fabulous border.  LOVE the stamped black images and sentiment - they really stand out!

Kim's color combo is unique and unexpected -love that!  Love how she randomly popped up some of the shapes!

Jennifer Ingle's card reminds me of a soccer ball - not sure if she intended it that way, but this would make an awesome "coach card". I am diggin' the hexalong cut in half :)

...short and sweet post today...there's always LOTS to do, so I am going to get to it!  :)
Thank you for stopping by today (and every day)
xx Kim

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sailing again...

Soooo, I had a Nautical stamp set planned to release in March, but it was bumped to April, so you can look forward to seeing a really fun nautical theme set coming out very soon.  I can't wait to show it to you!

I love how Laurie created her sailboat in one color!  It really stand out among the navy papers.  It's awesome how she tied the kraft color into the banner to balance it out - perfect card!

Karolyn's card has me smiling all over :)
LOVE the peeking sun, love the subtle waves of water and LOVE the paper choices!!

 Eeeeeek!  That vellum water is fabulous!!!  These colors really warms my heart, I am soooo drawn to this card!  Seriously love every inch of Emily's card :)

You still have time to apply to be our guest designer.  HERE are the details.

Have a wonderful day!
xx Kim

Monday, March 18, 2013

Cute Dinos...

Nuff said :)

Here are three of the four die bases for the dinos on our Cuteasaurus stamp set.Dinos

Heidi's card is a perfect little girl card!  The bow adds the perfect touch and her coloring is GREAT!

Laura's tag would be the perfect addition to a gift bag.  Love the googly eye and like Heidi, her coloring is fabulous!!  (she used our Tag Zig Zag die for the base)

No coloring needed for Kalyn's colored ink card.  I imagine this would make a wonderful baby card just by changing out the sentiment.  I am diggin' the single popped up dino :)

Have a great week cute friends!!
xx Kim

Friday, March 15, 2013

PS Videos...

We have two new videos to share with you.  They were created by Emily and Savannah - check it :)

Emily Leiphart - Start to finish dino tag
Savannah O'Gwynn - Creating Poppers

Today is Friday, which means I have a SPARKS challenge winner to show off!  yay!

Peggy McCurry -all together now - awwwwww.  Her coloring is beautiful and her design is fabulous.  All around great card!!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  I hope you find the time to play along.

There will be a giveaway opportunity at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog - stop by to find out how you can possibly win some PS products!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The PS Patrol...

...was out scoping cards at the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery on Monday.  I am soooo impressed with the talent over there - WOW!  We used the keyword: papersmooches to find a gallery full of amazing PS cards!

Beth Matson - her Splitcoast Gallery
Those tiny flower accents really grabbed my attention.  So many of our sentiments would look perfect on this darling card!  I can picture this card created with different colors tooo....swooon!
(Word Salad)

Seriously?  How stinkin' CUTE is this???  LOVING the soft colors.  Those little coffee beans makes me smile :)
(Hot Concoctions)

O-M-G - how FUN!!  Her coloring is awesome and this card is just dang cute!!  This little pop up card would cheer anyone up!!

Lori Craig - her Splitcoast Gallery 
Lori's card made me go "ahhhh".  It's so pretty.  Great paper choices and her simple accent really makes this card extra-sweet.
(Spiritual Sampler)

Sylvia Blum - her Splitcoast Gallery
I love the mix of greens on this card - so minty-fresh!  The line under the sentiment is a great touch!  "I'm in love" too...with this card!
(A Little Lovin)

It makes me sooooo happy to see Paper Smooches splashed all over the Internet.  You are all so creative - and talented!  You have all truly made my day - thank you from the bottom of my he{art}.

xx Kim

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


 I am a sucker for sailboats.  Do you love them?  It's one of those timeless themes that will never go "out of style".  Seersucker, stripes, stars, red, navy and white - swoooon!

 Check out these beauties using our Sailboat die

Teri's card is just WOW!  LOVE the pearl accents and her color combo!  That stamped polka dot border is a perfect touch!

Kim's card is cool and fresh!  I'd love a sailboat that looks like this one :)  The seagull is too cute!

And Jingle's shabby chic card is the bomb!!  The distressed papers look awesome on this scene.  (droool)

Our guest designer search is in full swing - there's still plenty of time to put your name in the hat!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Grocery Carts

ok, so grocery shopping may not be the funnest outing, but it sure if a fun image to fill!

Emily chose a baby - seriously what a crack up!!  I just adore the pile of toys being thrown from the cart.  Every time I look at this card I see something cuter than the nest, LOL

Laurie chose fruits.  That apple is so funny.  That cheesy-grin is a kick in the pants!

 ...and Karolyn filled her cart with gifts and a gift card!  I love that white cart!!

I look forward to seeing what you all fill your Grocery Cart die with.
Happy Tuesday crafty-friends