Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's release day!

holy cow - October REALLY snuck up on me.  It's so strange, not having a PS DT Blog hop every month.

The following NEW stamp set and dies will be available at 9:00 pm pacific time tonight or midnight eastern time on October 1.

Please welcome our October 2014 release 

This is the link to the new products - once they go live

This is our FREE TAM stamp set with a purchase of $60. or more in October.
This set is sold separately. without meeting the buying incentive of course :)


Just for you Icons Dies
(this die collection is a stand alone set - it complements our Just for you stamp set)
The scalloped frames are perfect for framing sentiments or cute accents.  The button die is great for customizing button accents.

Blossom icons Dies

...coordinates with Blossoming Buds stamp set

Ghoulfriends Icons Dies

...coordinates with Ghoulfriends stamp set

Santa Paws Icons Dies

...coordinates with Santa Paws stamp set

See you at midnight - tonight!
xx Kim


It's a release night...the full reveal will be shared on a separate blog post today :)

ohhhhh soooo pretty!!!  I LOVE how she colored this beautiful angel.  The oval adds to the fantastic design.  The photo corners are a wonderful way to draw our eye to the focal image.  I have to mention the texture that the stitched dies adds...and the yellow photo corner...love :)

happy sigh - I LOVE that water colored sky!
The bold black city scene looks amazing up against the color!
The stars are perfectly placed and the bow is perfect!!

You would get a larger dose of radiation from eating a bag of potato chips every day than you would if you lived next to a nuclear power plant.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Nat'l Coffee Day!

I do love coffee :)  Today is National Coffee Day.  My cute friend Chaitali is hosting a super fun blog hop that revolves around coffee.  There are LOTS of fun prizes that she is giving away - check it out!

ohhhh my goodness, this is super cuteness!!  I LOVE that Michele placed the chick on a wire :)  The clouds adds the perfect touch of whimsy.  The background paper is a wonderful choice and the sentiment really ties it all together.  (sentiment is from our Bosom Buddy stamp set)

Kalyn used the swag stamps so beautifully (I love how she mixed in some ornaments).  I adore her fun stockings!  The mix of soft colors and patterns are wonderful...this Christmas card would be proudly displayed by anyone who receives it.

Bill Gates has donated over $28 Billion to charity and has stated he wishes 
to donate a further 95% of his wealth to charity.

Have a terrific week friends!
xx Kim

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Recap 9.28

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. 
  • Double Heat Embossing- Emily's shared some fun tips and tricks for double heat embossing--- I loved this video, and I think you will too! Here's a sneak:
  • CAS Masculine card (Try #2)- You know... every so often a card just doesn't work out... or maybe the video doesn't work out! LOL! I've shared a quick card that fits all 3 of my challenges: CAS, masculine, and using up my paper/embellishment stash! Here's a sneak:
  • Halloween Treat Bags with Removable Bookmarks- Emily has a giveaway going on--- be sure to check it out! It's her birthday!!!!!! Plus, you need to check out her little Halloween gifts for her son's class! Adorable:) 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 September Designer Drafts challenge. 
The September Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, September 28th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, October 4th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our September Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Stamp to Create found inspiration in our Picture Perfect challenge in many ways! And check out that coloring on the dino!! The team loved this little tag! Way to go, Stamp to Create:)
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, September 27, 2014


Giveaway alert!
Visit Emily's blog for details :)


Blessed icons Dies

Laura's card is absolutely gorgeous!  I love how she die cut the outline for the angel and popped up the top layer.  The paint spritz adds a beautiful touch.  My fav - her coloring (BIG smiles)

ahhhhh, this water colored sky is incredible!  I LOVE the embossed star and the light that is illuminating behind the city.  This is totally swoon-worthy!

Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana up as a man and took her out clubbing. Nobody recognized her.


Friday, September 26, 2014


Happy Friday!

I love receiving photo cards over the holidays.  I am not sure if that is Jocelyn's daughter, but she is darling!.  I crazy-LOVE the felt poinsettia in the corner.

oh my gosh, I loooove these papers and patterns.  It's such a happy card!  The blue looks awesome with the traditional colors for Christmas :)

There are still unexplored passageways in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

October release sneak peek

hola friends!

I have a special sneak peek for you today.  Our October stamps and dies release at midnight on Oct 1.  (9:00pm pacific time on Sept 30)

As you know, this is a mini-release month.  So we have one new stamp set and four new dies.

...are you ready?

Our FREE TAM set for October is called Uplifters.  It's a stamp set that is full of "uplifting" (feel-good) sentiments.

...a coordinating die set for our Santa Paws stamp set, called Santa Paws Icons Dies. Remember that our Deco Bag Die is perfect for cash or a gift card.  (I forgot to add some money to the card before I photographed, so please picture it with cash sticking out)

...a coordinating die set for our Ghoulfriends stamp set, called Ghoulfriends Icons Dies

...a coordinating die set for our Blossoming Buds stamp set, called Blossom Icons Dies

...a stand alone die set called Just for you Icons Dies (they work with our Just for you stamp set - but they do NOT coordinate)  The scalloped frame, button and butterflies are some of the dies on the new die set.

Head over to Simon Says Stamp to see our exclusive STAMPtember stamp set that releases TODAY!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


(remember, this is the stamp set that is included for FREE with
 all purchases over $60. in September)

I adore Teri's sweet and simple tag!  The stitched holly leaves are my fav.
The mix of scalloped and pinked edges are super fun :)

whoa, this is a wicked cool gift!!  It's perfect for girls at any age (especially teens).  The butterflies add the perfect touch.  fyi...this is a special peek of one of our new dies for October (Just for you dies)...eeeek!

This is Vanessa's last week as our guest...wish we had her longer :)
Oh how I love the stamped border and the sentiment placement is perfect.  This would make a wonderful card to mass-produce for the holiday.

....and this card is dang cool.  I love the unique color combo!  It looks like a fabulous chandelier.  The sequins - perfect touch!

Thank you sooo much Vanessa for being a wonderful guest!  xo

A baseball player only needs to spend one day in the major leagues to 
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Love ya!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


My hearts melts for this gorgeous card!  LOVE the silk bow, that amazing paper.  The sweet accents...and they way Laurie colored this beauty - LOVE!!!

Emily used royal colors that are bold and super FABulous!!  I love how she stamped over the white die cut.  The die cut dotted border is a wonderful touch.  :)

Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.

xoxo Kim