Friday, January 31, 2014

Please welcome...our FEBRUARY release!

Yes, today is release night (12:01am EST) but we have something even more special for you tomorrow.  February 1st is our THIRD Anniversary and we are celebrating!  So please stop by on 2.1.14

drum roll...

 Owl Icons dies


Rainbow die

Spring dies

Flowers dies

Happy Birthday

Birthday Words dies

Balloons dies

Mini Monograms - TAM stamp set (smaller letters than Alphadot)

Posse Icons dies

...which coordinates with our popular Party Posse stamp set

Tag Stitched (red lines are cut lines for stitches)

Do you love???
What are your favorites?


It's release night - yay!!  I will share our entire release with you on a separate post :)

Chalkboards are totally on-trend!  And Ashley's card is FABulous!!  It's so clever and super-CUTE!!
(Talk Bubbles, Hello Word dies, Hearts dies, Scripty Sayings)

Karolyn's card is beautiful!  I love the monochromatic's very masculine but is great for a girl too!  I dig the popped up frame...and her kissed foliage - perfect!!
(Duo Die 4, Botanicals 2, Kissables 2, Scripty Sayings)

The state of Florida is bigger than England.
xx Kim

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on February 1st.  There will be an Anniversary celebration HERE at the Paper Smooches blog on February 1st, so please stop by and celebrate with us!  You will find our new releases HERE
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, February 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I used the new SPECTRUM stamp set!  This is my favorite of the bunch!  The clouds are glittered and the sun is fussy-cut and popped up  :)  The patterned paper along the right is supposed to represent a rainbow, but I am not sure if it's an easy-read.  I colored my unicorn simply, but just wait until you see what our amazing designers created with this stamp set!  I can't wait to share them with you this month.

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.

Love ya!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop - I hope you will join us - you will surely be inspired by our talented team!

Teri's cards are always SO PLAYFUL and super fun!  I love the diagonal word bubbles.  It adds so much flair to this darling card.  I love the splattered sequins.  Way cute Teri!
(Talk Bubbles, Scripty Sayings), Hearts dies)

Oh my, I just want to squeeze those cheeks!!  What a precious little girl!  My daughter had chunk cheeks too, I miss them!  (she's 14 now)
This frame is beyond fabulous...and this would make an awesome gift!!
(Captured Moments, Flag Tag dies)

It's Sarah's last week with us - boooo!  I really enjoyed her and her projects this month!  We will all have to stalk her cute blog.  This card is perfect for a teacher - love, love, love!!!  The hand-drawn stitched lines are totally fun  :)
(Juse a Note, Notebook Scallop die, Scripty Sayings)

Canada has more lakes that the rest of the world combined.

hugs and smooches!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


sooo, was your Monday dreadful or delightful?  I got a bunch of work done, so it was really great for me :)

k, is anyone else amazed by Laurie's mad sewing skills?  I could NEVER sew around a circle, let along so perfectly.  I am in awe!  I love the chevron bling and her soft grey, cream and pink makes a wonderful color combo.
(Just a Note)

Check out the story that Emily so brilliantly tells with many of our stamps and dies.  The inked blue edges reflects the water and the stamped ink splotches represent water...and I see how the blues goes from light to dark - I am probably over-thinking this, but I am personally blown away by this sweet card!!
(Word Bubbles dies, Captured Moments, Surf & Turf, Briny Blue, Just a Note)

Apples are more powerful than caffeine at helping to stay awake.

Monday, January 27, 2014


Good Monday morning friends!!

We are getting so close to our release night, this Friday at midnight (EST) to be exact.  I hope you join us at our release party at Splitcoaststampers!  Our PS DT blog hop is THIS Thursday, so please stay tuned for your chance to win a prize!  I will share the entire release here...on Friday.

Heidi stamped a monochromatic sentiment - LOVE!  Her card feels like a tropical card with the orange pattern, ocean like colors and earthy textures...VERY cool!
(Scripty Sayings, Reflections Flower die, Notebook Basic die)

...and this card, created by Kalyn has me swooooning!  I LOVE everything absolutely about her card!!!!
(Scalloped Circles Dies, Many Thanks)

Our calendar repeats itself every 400 years.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Recap 1.26.14

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!!!!! 

First up-- be sure to check out the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Simon Says Stamp challenge- Emily has joined us again sharing a fabulous start-to-finish video using several PS stamps and dies. Here's a sneak:
  • Start-to-Finish (2 cards and card surgery)- This week I shared another start-to-finish video. I created two cards and shared how I made a mistake and turned it into another creation! LOVE! Here's a sneak:
Next-- TODAY the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge goes live! Starting with this new term, our challenges will start on SUNDAY 12:01am PST and end on SATURDAY at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be shared on MONDAYS:)
Today starts our January Designer Drafts challenge. 
The January Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, January 26th. Be sure to link up your creation before February 1st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our January Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Heidi wowed us with this beautiful card using flowers and colors from our inspiration photo! Fab job, Heidi!! 
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, January 25, 2014


Calling all scrapbookers - check out these incredible pages  :)

Awww, Kim's grandparents are adorable....and so is her page!  I adore her flirty flowers and fun details around her entire layout.  I's a fabulous tribute to their incredible accomplishment!
(Scalloped Circles dies, Reflections stamps and dies, Captured Moments, Kissables 1 and Kissables 2, Hearts dies, Frame 1 die)

Boy would I ever LOVE to see Mou's creative process.  Her pages are full of artsy elements.  I am moved by her lovely's just so fantastic!!  swooooon  :)
(Botanicals 1, Botanicals 2, Scalloped Circles dies, Positive Strokes)

...and Summer's layout is beyond perfection!!  I am amazed at her stamping skills...this girl is a rock-star!!!  Just WOW!!!!
(Captured Moments, Headliners, Sweethearts, Cardbooking dies)

A shark can detect one part of blood in 
100 million parts of water.
Have a good one!
smooches!!  Kim

Friday, January 24, 2014


TGIF!!  (totally glad it's Friday!)

Ashley used the feather pen exactly as I imagined...her fussy-cutting is perfect!!  Sweet design and all-around-darling little card!
(Scripty Sayings, Scalloped Circles dies, Just a note, Kissables 1)

Now this is one VERY coooool card!  It looks like wet paint!  Ack!!  Karolyn tore paper, then stamped the paint strokes stamps over the torn edge...and then heat embossed them onto black card stock - it's dang brilliant!!
(Positive Strokes, Headliners)

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

Have a nice weekend friends

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our February Guest Designer is...

Sandy Allnock!

BIG Congrats Sandy.

This card is a crack up!!  It makes me LOL :)  Plus her coloring is always fantastic...we are all in for a serious treat next month!!

All polar bears are left-handed.

PHEW - that was a SUPER-HARD decision!  You all are sooo talented :)
I am thrilled that you took the time to enter your heartfelt creations...I love them!

xx Kim

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I have a special treat for you today...we are sponsoring the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge blog.  If you play along, you will have a chance to win a $50. gift certificate to the Simon Says shop!  Wahoooo!

The theme...silly cards..."Let's have a laugh"!

...and here is mine...

Admittedly, I think I have a pretty goofy sense of humor.  Sometimes I am witty...most times I am nerdy and on rare occasions, I can really nail a joke!  I really do enjoy making people just makes me happy :) I am sure that translates through my art as well.

I used a bunch of different stamp sets and dies to create this quirky scene.  I cropped with friends yesterday ans we all agreed that the bunny should be colored PINK!  Well, my pink bunny turned out mauve, weird!  I used different sized pop dots to add dimension to the sentiment bubbles.
(A Little Lovin', Nine Lives, Calorie Free, Slang Gang, Qwik Qwips, Clouds dies, Word Bubble dies)

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Erin created this sweet greeting card with a daring color combo, but she totally pulled it off!!  It's comforting and bold all at the same time - I am diggin' it!!
(Botanicals 2, Kissables 1)

Teri mixed some really interesting papers which makes this card so much fun to "take in".  Loving the distressed images and papers along with the clean crisp/solid card stock.  The twine really "ties" her card together, literally :)
(Botanicals 1, Kissables 2, Captured Moments)

cute Sarah is back with us this week.  Check out this darling creation!  She stamped on the "Hello" word with two different almost looks like it's 3D!  Her ink splotches look likes did she do that?!??  This is a freaking COOL card, nuff said ;)
(Hello Word dies (due back in stock today), Just a Note, Scripty Sayings, Kissables 2)

The screwdriver was invented before the screw.
Have a great day beauties!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


A Friendly reminder that you have until tomorrow night (at midnight) to enter our Guest Design Team call - Details are HERE

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore Emily's card!!  LOVE the vellum paper, the cool color combo, the hombre typewriter and background and perfectly placed gem - GUSH-worthy!!!
(Just a Note)

Laurie did a fantastic job of showing how easy our Cardbooking dies are to use on cards.  Her banner is FAB-ulous!!  I love the color on color pennants...and I love the CAS design :)
(Cardbooking dies, Hello Word dies)

An ant as large as a human can carry a pick-up truck up a
 flight of stairs without getting tired.
Love ya!!