Thursday, July 31, 2014

August release night

yay - I am sooo excited!  This is a mini we do every other month.  Our new stamp set and dies will go live at midnight (EST tonight!.  Which is 9:00pm for me in Arizona :)

Let's have a giveaway today...

I will choose TWO winners to receive the entire August release (including the three coordinating stamp sets)! Just leave a comment have until midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 3rd and the two winners will be announced here on Monday, August 4th.

This is our FREE TAM stamp set for August:

Bosom Buddy

...and here is a die that is exactly the same as the large stamped "friend word".

Big Friend Word die

This is the difference between our Friend Word die and the NEW Big Friend Word die...the new friend die is just over 3 inches wide.

Chilly Chums Icons dies

...coordinates with our Chilly Chums stamp set

Chums Pals Icons dies

...coordinates with our Chubby Chums Pals stamp set

Great Chem Icons dies

...coordinates with our Great Chemistry stamp set

Chemistry Bottles dies

During the outbreak of World War II, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped.

Love ya!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Happy Half-way day!!

hehe, this is soooo dang cute Miss Teri!  I am loving this adorable scene.  There are so many fun things going on here :)

Ahhhh, FELT!!!  I LOVE Erin's creativity!  This is a super simple, super fun card!  You could use this design and change up the colors and sentiment to make a cool gift set :)  (Christmas gift alert!)

Sadly, this is Miriam's last week as our guest designer, but we can always visit her blog to be inspired.  It has been a pleasure :)

Ummmm, yeah, this is a gorgeous card!!  Miriam stamped the leaves in the background.  Kraft makes a perfect base and the red birds are darling.  The red/white twine = perfect touch!
(leaf sprigs are from our Blossoming Buds stamp set)
(Birds are from Kudos stamp set)

...and this is a super cool color blocked card!  I love the gold stitches and gold added to the opening in the letters.  Super fun color combo Miriam!  I think this card would make anyone's day better :)
(Kudos Words dies, Stitched dies)

America designed a grenade the weight and size of a baseball because they believed young American troops should be able to throw them.

xoxo Kim

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Hola friends...let's get to the inspiration for today, shall we?

Oh my, I love the non-Halloween colors!!  The stripes are a fabulous background for this spooky card :)  I think it's cool that Lauries inlaid the sentiment die cuts.

Emily's card makes me go "ahhhhh"'s so fresh and fun and makes me feel the beautiful outdoors.  The Polaroid die is the perfect way to showcase these scenes. I adore this cute card!!!

Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg 
substitute in baking and making ice cream.


Monday, July 28, 2014


Happy Monday to you!  I had a nice weekend...hope you did as well.  It's back to school shopping time for us, so we went to the mall.  It felt like Christmas - it was BUSY!

These dies were supposed to be here on July 24th, but the package was delayed.  I do have a shipping notice for them - they are expected to arrive today.

I loooove everything about Kalyn's card.  The stitching adds a fantastic touch! Her design is a perfect way to use your paper scraps.

Fall and Thanksgiving are right around the corner (gasp).
Michele's card would be a wonderful way to send thanks through the mail.  The big leaves are perfect accents and so are the super cute dots!  The stitching adds beautiful texture.

The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. “According to the bill… [The Founding Fathers] drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees.

huge hugs,

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Recap 7.27

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. 
  • Customized Latch Cover- I've pulled out my sewing machine and PS stamps and dies to create this custom latch cover for Trav's cousin, who is expecting her first baby in August. These are the perfect gift for a new mother and father! 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 July Designer Drafts challenge. 

The July Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, July 27th. Be sure to link up your creation before August 2nd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our July Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Indy made this master piece using the jar as the inspiration. The team loved the watercoloring and the design of the tag. This is a knock-out creation and awesome take on the photo inspiration! FAB job, Indy! 

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, July 26, 2014


It's Scrapbook Saturday - yay!!

Once again, Summer chose colors that look amazing together!  This is a perfectly balanced page and her accents are eye-catching!  L*O*V*E
(Hearts dies, Feathers dies, Kudos, Bold Buzzwords, I Blank You, Pinked Circles dies)

Mou's page is gorgeous.  I LOVE the stamped flowers.  I think it's cool that she used the negative cut for her title.  The water brushed strokes are divine.  What a beautiful page :)

Jesse James once gave a widow who housed him enough money to pay 
off a debt collector and then robbed the debt collector as the man left 
the widows home.


Friday, July 25, 2014


Happy Friday!  I hope you have enjoyed your week so far :)

Ashley's card is soooo lovely.  I adore the vellum scalloped tag and the peeking blooms in the background.  The mix of color and patterns makes me smile :)

swooon, this card is beautiful in every way.  I love the round base, the ink spots and simplicity.  Jocelyn fussy-cut perfectly...this looks AWEsome! (and winkwink...we will have coordinating dies for this stamp set)

The U.S. Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize Gilligan’s Island was a scripted show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Today I have a sneak peek for you.  We have a soft release for August which consists of one stamp set and 5 dies.  Three of the dies coordinates with past stamp sets and two compliments stamp sets.  These new products will release on August 1.

Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today to see some beautiful PS projects that were created by our amazing design team.  Tomorrow, they will offer a PS prize to one lucky be sure to stop back over there tomorrow :)

The stamp set is called Bosom Buddy

The coordinating dies are for:

  • Great Chemistry
  • Chilly Chums
  • Chubby Chum Pals

The complimenting dies are for Great Chemistry stamp set.  They are called Chemistry Bottles dies.

There is a complimenting die for the new Bosom Buddy stamp set called BIG Friend die.  It's different and larger than our Friend Word die.  (and it's handwritten)

Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they’ll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


YOU ARE the theme for today's blog post - enjoy :)

Stamping a bold  sentiment onto pretty patterned paper is an easy way to create a quick card.  She stamped some flower accents to match the paper as well.  The Stitched dies adds a perfect touch :)

Teri also used our Dots and Dashes dies to frame in her awesome sentiment!  I love the simplicity...the color blocking and the color combo!

Miriam created two more fabulous cards this week.  
She stamped the flower clusters from our Blossoming Buds stamp set and outlined each image and letter with a grey marker.  It looks amazing!  Her coloring is BEAUTIFUL.

Miriam stamped the witch hat to create these super cool flowers!  Die cutting the Kudos Words die with gold paper looks amazing.

The Parrotfish eats dead coral, an then poops sand. This sand poop is also responsible for nearly all the white sand beaches in Hawaii.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hello everyone!
The date today contains two of my favorite numbers.  The third one is 11.  My Mom loved the number 7, so that number is for her.  I have loved 22 as an adult and see it does seem to bring me luck at times.  And I suppose I just like 11.  Do you have a favorite number?

Holy cow - this is one VERY COOL card!!!  I LOVE the bright colors...the fun design and neat concept.  This is a brilliant card Emily :)

...and check out this beauty!  I looove the stitches, glitter and wood accents.  The soft pink background is so sweet and that word bubble is awesome!!  LOVE

puzzling suicide note of a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge read “Absolutely no reason except I have a toothache”.