Saturday, August 31, 2013

Release night...

I am so psyched for our release tonight!  Our September products are available at midnight tonight (mst). We will have a release party at our Splitcoaststampers forum tonight.

7:00-9:00 pacific time
8:00-10:00 mountain time
9:00-11:00 central time
10:00-12:00 eastern time

There will be tons of fun and giveaways...hope to see you there :)

Just for the fun of it...we have a special promo this month - A 3 x 4 stamp/set will be included in the first 50 orders that are placed after midnight tonight.  The stamp/set is our choice, so you will be surprised to see what arrives if your order is among the first 50 to fly in.  These are our 3 x 4 sized stamps.

I'd love for you to get excited about our new stamps, so here they are:

I think we all have an appreciation for the sky.  I am a sucker for clouds and anything with a smile and this set delivers.  (You can stamp a face on the clouds and sun)

 Fanciful Fall
"Whimsical" is a good descriptive word for my art and I would definitely consider this to be a whimsical stamp set.  The tree can be used as a tree or branch and you can "stamp kiss" a pattern onto this solid stamp!  You can add leaves by stamping them or using our new Leaves 1 dies to dress it up.  

 Free Spirits
This is our FREE TAM set this month.  I thought it would be fun to create all types of cool drinks.  I combined some fonts with my handwriting and I mixed solid with open images for optimum creating possibilities.  The curly stamp can be used as party streamers or a lime for a Martini.

 Royal Cuteness
This fairy tale land theme stamp set is not just for little girls.  The knight and frog are great for boys and the castle can be used on summer/beach theme projects.  Add some magic to your 
projects with this super cute stamp set. 

People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, 
while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter
(I've lived on both sides of the US and I love them both equally)

I hope to see you tonight :)
Love ya!

Friday, August 30, 2013


Yay, so happy for Friday!
You still have time to leave a comment on our blog hop to try and win one of our newest stamp sets (details below)

I have two final DT cards showing off our dies.  Tomorrow I will share our entire release with you.  I can't wait to show our stamps with you :)

Did you just go "awwww"???  I did when I first saw this card.  It's so funky and fresh!  LOVE the silhouette buildings and her love monster is adorable!! It's perfect in every way.  (Super 2 dies, Falling For You stamps and dies, Circle of Honor stamp set)

Cool how Laura created a silhouette cityscape a well (and used a "missing you" sentiment).  LOVE, love LOVE the hombre sky.  This is one seriously beautiful card!! (Super 2 dies, Salutations stamp set)

In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible." 


Thursday, August 29, 2013

August DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches September stamp release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on September 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, August 30th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, August 31st to see if you are one of the EIGHT 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)

I created a card using our new Drink Glasses dies and our Tag Zig Zag die.  Super easy card - just die cut shapes...and then I used the negative cut on a tag and added "wine" inside the glass with hot pink paper.

...and here is a card I created a while back but I thought it was appropriate since some of our release is fall related.  I used a Tsukineko spectrum ink pad and layered the stamped leaves.  I used Leafy Greens and Good Gab stamps 

and since our release is just a couple of days away....I thought I'd share our die release with you...check it!

You will notice that we changed to the "open frame" style.  I would have honestly started out this way but didn't know how to make it happen...we figured it out and will continue to have open dies whenever possible.  The outline width is still the same and you can stamp first of die cut first - that is entirely up to you :). I am very excited!
Cosmos Icons
(coordinates with Cosmos stamp set)
Drink Glasses
(stand alone dies)
Fanciful Fall Icons
(coordinates with Fanciful Fall stamp set)
Free Spirits dies
(coordinates with Free Spirits stamp set)
Leaves 1
(stand alone dies)
Royal Icons
(coordinates with Free Spirits stamp set)
Trees 1
(stand alone dies)
(Use these dies as branches or tree trunks)
Wine Tag
(stand alone dies)
Works great for "door hang" decor.
The circle tag makes fabulous wine charms.

Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder.
 It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

Thank you for stopping by :)
xx Kim

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Happy half-way Day!

Tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop...please stop by :)

I adore the subtle background - it makes the main image take center stage!  Kim used our Falling For You stamps and dies.  The super cool word bubble is from our Shadows stamp set.  Eeeek - the bow - LOVE!!

This is a fantastic card for any kid!  Loving the gems, the cute string and her water colored look.  Teri really knows how to put a super cute cad together

Lyndal's last day as our guest is today - boo!  I have truly enjoyed getting to know her better.
This card used Borderlicious, Duo Die 2, Many Thanks and Butterflies 3,  Her card would surely make anyone's day brighter!  The harlequin pattern looks like patterned paper and the dimension is awesome.  The vellum die cut butterfly takes the cake!

This is a classy card - I just love it to pieces!  The banner was created with our Artisam Block stamps and the sentiment is from Many Thanks stamp set.

Lyndal...thank you for being such a wonderful guest - you rocked it!

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they 

had it to do all over again: 80%


Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Hey there friends!  We re gearing up for our newest release this Saturday!  Can't wait to share our newest products with you :)  Think fall, fairytale land, the sky and wine...

Emily's tags are swoon-worthy for sure.  Her coloring is beautiful - her color choices are perfect and her design is spot on!  I pick up on things like the green "grass" and the brown "branch/tree"....the twine matches the bottom is for a boy and one is for a girl - LOVE!  (She used Tag Scallop and Tag Zig Zag along with our Chubby Chums stamps and dies)

Laurie's card is just plain cool!  Loving that embossing folder in the background, the polka dot cape and her fabulous special touches.  Awesome card!!  (She used Spookalicious stamps and dies, Fascinators word bubble stamp)

Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House 
stable into a four car garage in 1909

hugs and smooches

Monday, August 26, 2013

Winner announced

Hello friends!  Thank you so much for taking the time to join our special blog hop!

We have a winner of the PS/Tsukineko giveaway from last Thursday.
drum roll......
The winner was chosen from Kalyn's blog:

Lori Turner said...
Such a bright, cheery card!! I love all the bright colors :)
Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas
(easy solution, put the cherry pie ON the ice cream)


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Recap 8.25

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS upcoming challenge and winner from last week! 

First up-- *****GIVEAWAY****** The PS blog hop featuring Tsukineko inks was Thursday, and the GIVEAWAY ends tonight! So be sure to hop along and leave some love on the DT blogs for your chance to win THIS prize! Click HERE for more details!

Next-- be sure to check out the following videos and link up to our Featured Fan post on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • White Washing with Tsukineko Inks- I was a part of this awesome blog hop, and I shared in my weekly video how to create a white wash look using white pigment ink and dye inks for watercoloring. Here's a sneak peek: 
Next up on the recap-- tomorrow the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge will go live! We are sharing the challenge theme here early so you can get a head start on your projects:)

The fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. This week we are inspired by this photo: 
Be inspired by the colors, the design, details, images, etc! 

The Picture Perfect challenge starts at 12am EST August 26th. Be sure to link up your creation before September 1st at 10:59pm EST

And if you want to join in the fun for this week's challenge {Cool Shades: Sizzle}, you STILL have time!!! Link up before tonight at 10:59pm EST. Click HERE for more details. 

And finally... I would love to share with you our August Designer Drafts challenge winner!! Amy Marshall nailed this sketch along with a fabulous design. She used some of the PS digital images-- FAB job, Amy!!
That's it for me today! I do hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges!! We would love to stop by your blog and check out your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, August 24, 2013


goodness, I had a hard time getting up this morning.  It's raining here in Arizona (which rarely happens) so it was nice to lie in bed and listen to the rain drops...ahhhhh.  Coffee in hand...I'm ready for this weekend :)

Karolyn used our Halloweenies stamps and die, Reflections stamp and leaf die and our Flag Tags dies to create this super darling card!  I love her use of that journaling card and the dimension and twine bow is perfection :)

Laura created this very cool card by die cutting the owl and sentiment "windows" and then popping them up over a white card base.  She stamped the owl on the front of the card base and colored him beautifully!  She used Spookalicious stamps and dies.  The sentiment was created with our Alphawhimsy dies.

Cows have best friends.


Friday, August 23, 2013


Today's featured stamp set is a perfect way to say "Thank you" for playing along with our blog hop.  If you didn't check in yesterday - scroll down to yesterday's post.

Many Thanks

Laura's tag is a perfect design for mass production.  I can see using different shades of green and red - wouldn't that make a fabulous gift set?  Change the sentiment and even the tag base - the Tag Scallop and Tag Zig Zag dies are great for this design.

Karolyn's card is just dang CUTE!  Her design is perfect for a birthday, Easter or "thinking of you" as well.  Loving the small patterns and pop of dimension - love!

Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison 
(super cool) 

love ya! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

PS DT Blog hop - Tsukineko

Today the Paper Smooches design team is stamping with a generous donation from Tsukineko.  We are using their new Luxe inks.  ONE winner will be chosen from one of the design team blogs to receive an amazing prize package (shown below).  All you need to do is leave a comment.  You won't know which blog has the prize, so you will want to comment on all of the DT blogs if you can.

The deadline to enter is Sunday, August 25th.  The winner will be announced on the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 26th

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Savannah O'Gwynn (our guest) (click to see her video!)
The prize consists of 2 Tsukineko Luxe inks, 2 Tsukineko Memento inks, 1 Tsukineko Versamark ink cube and ALL 4 new stamps sets that release on September 1.  Definitely something to play for!  Our PS DT Blog hop is next Thursday...make sure to stop by and see card samples using these fresh new stamp sets!  Here is the prize package:

...and here is my card.  I used Lilac Posies, Love Letter, Pear Tart and Toffee Crunch Luxe inks.  They are dreamy to stamp with!  Please keep in mind that I tapped the ink lightly onto my stamps to allow some of the color to show through underneath.

1. I inked up our Borderlicious stamps and stamped them all at the same time onto a light tan card stock base.
2. Use Calico stamp set to add color
3. Embelllish with epoxy stickers and twine.
4. Pop up sentiment block (sentiment is from Simply Said stamp set)

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan." 

xo Kim

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I have lots to share, let's get tot it :)


Teri's happy card will surely make you smile.  She created custom washi tape with strips of card stock and her cute message shines in those colored work bubbles.  LOVE!

Kimmer's eclectic card is dang cute!!  Love the blue clouds, the bling, the stripes and graphic black!  She colors beautifully...I just want to squeeze that hamster (you will find him on our Party Posse set)!

Lyndal joins us again this week - yay!  Check out this cool record shaped card - it's a shaker too!  The jukebox is full of music notes and black sequins.  Loving that vintage jukebox!  She used Many Thanks and Perpetual Bliss stamp sets.

 ...and here is cad number two...I love this CAS design and triangles are so hot right now (GREAT card!!)

Emily is being featured over at Simon Says Stamp blog today.  Here's a peek at her card:

Wayne Allwine (the voice of Mickey Mouse) and Russi Taylor 
(the voice of Minnie Mouse) were married in real life.

Smooches!  Kim