Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Make sure to visit the Xyron blog to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products.  While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20. gift code to win some PS products EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!  So be sure to comment each day.  (There will be 5 lucky winners)

Paper Smooches is being featured over at the Paper Crafter's Library today.  Pop on over there to read a little about us, see a new card using our new release and you will also have a chance to win some of our new products!
Here is a sneak peek of my card:

AND we decided that it was time to start offering a publication incentive for digital publications.  (yay) The two magazines that we will accept publication invoices for are "Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking" and "Northridge Media publications".  You will find our publication program details HERE.  This new incentive starts with the June 2014 issue of both publications. 

Today we are introducing...

Since our word dies are very popular, it was time that we introduce a congratulations word die.  This die is just shy of 4 inches wide, so it's perfect for vertical or horizontal cards.

Congratulations die

This is a HUGE die - 4" x 5 1/4"
You can use the positive or negative.  
We are calling this new size "Coverlets"

Retro Arrow die

I chose to cut my Retro Arrow die down to use as a panel instead of a whole card front.  I added paper behind and left the center pattern open to show the card base.  The flower dies are from our new Pocket die collection.

A woman (registered nurse) was watching the show “Flip or Flop” on HGTV andnoticed a lump on hosts neck. Emailed production company to make them aware and host ended up having thyroid cancer and didn’t know.

Tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop!  Just wait until you see what they have created with our newest releases!!  Yup, they are going to be amazing!!

xx Kim

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Make sure to visit the Xyron blog all week to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products.  While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20. gift code to win some PS products EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!  So be sure to comment each day.  (That's 5 lucky winners)

Today we are introducing...

Denim and daisies are just super fun!!  Sprinkle in a little paisley bandanna and you have an even cooler theme!  The stitched pocket does not work perfectly with the solid pocket but it does work in an "artsy-way".  The curl can add interest to your pocket or you can use it as a flight path for a flying bug. 

Denim & Daisies 

This is a collection of a single can even add a pocket to your shirt!!
Included are three daisy options along with some leaves and centers to embellish them.

Pocket Dies

I stamped the tag with red ink and added buttons, sequins and brads to my daisies.  I combined the slid and stitched pocket.  The uneven ink makes me happy because it makes it look even more like denim.

A living 6000-year-old hollow tree in South Africa contains a wine 
cellar and bar that can hold up to 60 people.

stay tuned for another new release post tomorrow...

Monday, April 28, 2014


Hello sweet friends!
I mentioned that we have a special week planned for I am excited to fill you in :)

We are working together with XYRON adhesives!  

You can visit the Xyron blog all week to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products.  While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20. gift code to win some PS products!  (That's 5 lucky winners)

This Thursday, the PS DT will share their blog hop projects using Xyron adhesives. You will have a chance to win a PS gift code (like usual) and a prize pack from Xyron worth $100.!!  (that's FIVE more lucky winners!)

I will be sharing our release with you through release night (Wednesday at midnight eastern time)

Today we are introducing...

This is a super fun collection of classic and vintage kitchen icons.  Did any of you have the retro owl trivet?  (we did)

Kitschy Kitchen 

Creating hospitality cards and tags has never been easier.  This set works beautifully with Kitschy Kitchen.  You can download recipe cards and embellish them with this super fun stamp set!  Baked gifts are perfect for teacher's gifts...the end of school is nearing :)

Recipe for Success
(FREE TAM set with qualifying orders)

This set of dies make amazing embellishments for handmade gifts and cards.

Flatware dies

Kitchen Icons dies

This is a fun an d flirty apron that I KNOW you will have a blast with!  The pocket can be used where you like.   It includes a sash and neck strap.  Imagine the possibilities with all of the incredibly gorgeous papers there are to choose from!

Apron die

This is a darling little gift sack that Teri created using both kitchen theme stamp sets.  The Kitschy Kitchen stamp set includes small little icons to use to decorate your teapot, rolling pin, jar, bowl and casserole dish.

A factory in Honduras forces its workers to wear diapers for 
the sake of efficiency.

Stay tuned for another look at the new release tomorrow...
xoxo Kim

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Recap 4.27

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. 
  • Gift Bags using Hot Spots Small Base dies- Emily shared a super fun project on the blog this week. She created a gift bag using the Hot Spots Small Base die. Here's a sneak:
  • Fabric Feathers (necklace)- This week I share ANOTHER feather project! I just can't get enough of these feathers:) I used the die to make fabric feathers for necklaces! 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 April Designer Drafts challenge. 
The April Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, April 27th. Be sure to link up your creation before May 3rd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our April Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Artzy Bitzy wowed the team with her banner design! Who doesn't love a bacon banner?! Or Sausage banner?!?! And those toast!? SOOOOO cute! What a great card, Artzy!

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, April 26, 2014


So, I realized that I should have been posting two projects per designer on the Saturday "die posting" days.  Bare with me as I get to know how this bi-monthly posting schedule should work poperly :)

I am sure that I included these projects in our newsletters, but I like to post them here as well in case you'd like to leave a sweet comment.  And not all of you receive our newsletters.  If you don't and would like to...go to our home page: you will find the sign up box at the bottom of the page. (Join our mailing list)  I typically send a newsletter on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Since these cards are loaded with our March/April release...maybe it's best to direct you to our NEW products page to easily find all of these products.

Get ready to be heavily inspired...

Holy gorgeousness!!
This card is soooo very pretty.  I love the movement, the mix of colors and the watermarked images on the pink background.  Just WOW!

This is a delightful mix of stamps and dies.  Betsy has an amazing way of moving your eye around her card.  What a fantastic color combo!!  I love every inch of this card.

JJ's card has a feeling of peace that I melt over.  This is one incredibly beautiful card.  The dream catcher theme is unique and it gives me a happy sigh.

BAM!!  This card is FAB-U lous!!  I can't get enough of her creativity!!  I loveLOVElove this card - every bit of it!!  (especially the sweet heart at the bottom)

Scooters are just cool...and so is Laura's card.  I love how she colors...the lines are flawless.  This cute card is perfect for a boy or guy at any age...and even perfect for a girl if the colors were more feminine :)

Ummmm, holy cow this card rocks!!
LOVE the wood grain background with the pop of color dripped in.
The stitching really sets this card's terrific!!! 

BIG grins over here...this card makes me smile BIG!
It's super clever and over-the-top CUTE!!  That smiling star is just so dang happy (and so is this card)

I am having so much fun describing what I love about these cards that I am sort of sad to almost be done :)

Pamela created this fun gift card set using our Deco Bag die.  It's the perfect size for money or a gift card.  I love those inlaid stamped images.  That is an awesome way to use coordinating dies!   (BEAUTIFUL coloring as well)

Our "die" designers are amazing, aren't they???
When developing the Macintosh computer, Steve Jobs wanted to add a small mysterious character who would appear after about every 1000 times you used an operating system’s user interface element. He would wink at you and disappear so fast that you wouldn’t be sure he was real.

Friday, April 25, 2014

PS quick videos

Hey there
I just wanted to pop in to let you know about a couple of videos that I filmed along with Scrapbook Expo when I attended the winter CHA show in January.

Here they are:

video 1

video 2

I hope you are enjoying your Friday
xo Kim



Project Life and Pocket Pages products makes it sooo easy to create fast cards.  Our sentiments makes your cards extra-cute!  They are a match made in heaven!  I adore Ashley's sweet touches :)

Here's a flash back to one of my favorite "Karolyn" cards :)
I looooove the balanced out rainbow colors...and the blue paint splotch!  
The soft grey polka dots are the perfect neutral for this fantastic card!  Popping up the different layers really adds perfect dimension - LOVE!

The letter ‘E’ used to designate a failing grade until it was phased out by the 1930′s over fear of students interpreting it to mean ‘excellent’.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

An announcement!

Our design team changed a little bit :)

We have two sad goodbyes and two happy hellos to announce.

Heidi is stepping down to concentrate on her husband's new business and we wish her much success.  Heidi has been with us since day one.  When I compiled a wish list of designers who I admired, she topped my list!  As I looked through the issues of Paper Crafts magazine, her projects always stood out to me.  She WOW'ed me then and she did every time her e-mails came in with her DT projects.  I never wanted her images to end because I enjoyed them so much.  She is just as much a delight in person as her projects are and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

Karolyn is also stepping back from our design team.  I have always loved her innovative cards and her amazing design eye.  She has an incredible way of spotting trends...and she rocks it - every time!  Karolyn is a wonderful cheerleader and a true gem to everything she touches.  She inspires me in many ways.  I feel sooo fortunate to have her in my life and I will truly miss not having her on our team.

soooo yup, those are some super HUGE shoes to fill...

Please welcome...

Michele Boyer and Jocelyn Olson to the PS family  :)

Michele and I go waaaay back to the Cornish Heritage Farms days.  I have always and forever loved her and her fabulous style.  She is cute and quirky and her cards always makes me smile.  Her mad coloring skills will blow your mind!!  I just know we are all in for a real treat!

Jocelyn is another "Heidi" for me.  I fall in love with everything she creates!  Trendy, clever and rock star are all words that come to mind when I think of Jocelyn.  She dabbles in all sorts of paper crafts (including digis) and she is a pure natural when it comes to design.  Her darling projects will surely make you say "Wow!"

Typically our PS DT blog hop is the last Thursday of the month...BUT it's next week because we have a treat planned for you, so I thought it would be more fun to have a super BIG blog hop giveaway in conjunction with an amazing adhesive company!  Stay tuned, more details on Monday.

Soooo, since our new May/June release goes live next week, I thought I'd share a sneak peek of some of our new products to start getting excited about...

k, so seriously now that I look at my card I wish I cut the sentiment from gold paper and NOT black - ack!!  (not so sure about that baker's twine now either LOL)  Please disregard my poor color choice on the word and concentrate on the two new dies.  The Congratulations word die and a NEW Coverlet die called Retro Arrow.  This cover plate will look amazing vertical as well.  Maybe add some stitches along the open spaces?  I thought about using my sewing machine but it has a "flashing disco bulb light" that throws me off a bit LOL.  I think the design possibilities are endless.

I didn't leave a whole lot to the imagination of this card since I used sooo many images from the new set!  But yes, you guessed it, it's a kitchen theme set.  It's a really neat mixture of old and new kitchen items.  The dies that compliment this set are seriously FUN!

A 33-year-old mother took the place of her 15-year-old daughter to attend 
high school and join the cheerleading team.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Happy Half-way Day!!

Seriously, can this girl make anything other than FABulous cards?!??  (nope)
I love Teri's color combo!   The scattered stars are sooo happy and wonderful!
I like that she stamped off the sentiment to create a tiny shadow.

Lori Barnett is our guest and here's another jaw dropping card :)
The Fourth of July will be here before we know it, so this is a great time to prepare some super fun cards to send out.  (even if they aren't invitations to a party or BBQ)  I love the neutral really softens the colors...and her design is awesome!!  (polka dots are from Primary stamp set)

When Einstein died in 1955, the physician who conducted his autopsy at Princeton stole his brain and took it home to perform “research”, for which he was ultimately fired after refusing to return the brain. Decades later, he drove to California to return the brain to Einstein’s granddaughter.

xoxo Kim

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Hola friends!  I am sooo excited to show you what's to come in May.  Our new release is super fun :)  Peeks stars on Monday.

Emily loaded her card up with the Smooches...Duo Die 3, Nine Lives stamps and dies, Flap Happy stamps and dies, Flowers dies, Feathers dies and Word Up stamp set...WOW!

I love the glitter behind the cat...and the velum wings...and her wood grain card base.  She balanced the accents and pearls perfectly.  This is an all-around fantastic card!!

Back for another look...Laurie added vellum to her background - and I love that so much!!  Butterflies are timeless and add a beautiful touch to projects.

Ahhh, sweet simplicity!  I love the customized paper that Laurie created by heat embossing the sentiment in white - FABulous!!!  her string flower accent is to die for - I LOVE it!!  (Bold Buzzwords)

UFO sightings have reduced by over 80% since the introduction of 
smartphones and public access to HD video.