Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

I used the new Cute Fruit stamp set along with our Kissables stamps and kissed them together to add a pattern (and texture) to the pumpkins.  


awwww, sooo freaking cute Ashley!!  Our hamster is a great way to make someone's day...and the sentiment will definitely make someone happy to read. The washi tape is a great finishing touch and I love that banner!

Yup, I know...this set is AWESOME!  It's fantastic how she used the same color scheme throughout this tag set.  Her coloring skills are fabulous!!

When Nadia Comaneci achieved the first perfect 10.00 score in gymnastics, the scoreboard wasn’t even capable of showing 2 digits. Instead it showed 1.00


Thursday, October 30, 2014

October PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm pacific time...or midnight eastern time) Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • 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) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 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 Cool Dudes stamp set.  I drew a pen line to create a base for the snowman to stand on.  The sentiment is popped up, but it's hard to tell by my photo :)  The scalloped circle is from our Just for you Dies set.

Please welcome our November release...

The FREE TAM stamp set for November is... 
The Welcome Wagon

Welcome Word Die

Cool Dudes

Here are some snowman options...

Cool Dudes Dies

Cute Fruit

I had a lot of fun stamping with this set!

Noggin Toppers

Hats Dies

Gift Tags Dies

Gift tags 2 Dies
(the orange lines are embossed lines)

Patterns 1 Dies
(the orange lines are embossed lines)

Squared Die

Large Snowflakes Dies

“Huh?” is a universal word and is found in roughly the same form and function in spoken languages across the globe.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


haha, I agree, me toooo!
I want to eat that sweet cupcake!!
I love that Erin colored the veggies with grey makes them look extra-bland next to her delicious cupcake :)
Her colored sentiment is fabulous!!!

ack - cuteness overload!!
I loooove the use of the Rainbow die (BIG grins)
This card is AWESOME, nuff said :)

Jamie Greene's last week with us - BOO!  (Halloween pun intended LOL)
We have loved having her this month :)  Thank you Jamie - you rock!

She created this adorable Halloween card using our Seasonal Trees Dies, and Ghoulfriends stamps and dies.  Oh how I adore that glitter moon (and googly eyes)!

When Eddie Murphy was on SNL in the early 80s, other cast members often had to go downstairs after shows to catch a cab for him because no cab drivers would stop for a young black man late at night.

xx Kim

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


My goodness, I just LOVE the look of vellum (white on white = WOW)!  This is one stunning card!!  I love how Emily combined two sentiments on this set :)
(Blossoming Buds stamps and dies)

I am drooling over here...just WOW!!
I loooove this darling cupcake.  I haven't seen our Cupcake die used in a while, so this makes me super happy :)  (my fav...the chunky glitter)

The Chinese government “encouraged” the country’s tallest female basketball player to marry the country’s tallest man. Their child was Yao Ming.


Monday, October 27, 2014


This week I will be sharing cards from the PS DT using our October TAM stamp set that is included with all qualifying orders over $60.

Our PS DT blog hop is THIS Thursday and the November release goes live on Thursday as well - eeeeeek!!

This certainly makes me giggle :)
I am loving the happy colors!
Michele's darling toucan takes the cake - I love him!

 *happy sigh*
This is sooooo beautiful!
The colors and patterns are so pretty and the sentiment makes a bold statement
Fabulous card Kalyn!

Sheared sheep don’t recognize each other and fight for a few days to
 re-establish a hierarchy.

Thanks for stopping by :)
xx Kim

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Recap 10.26

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

****Don't forget to enter Kim's giveaway over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! Enter before October 30th! Click HERE!!! 

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. ***I will have an extra next week to make up for the delay in posting... but go ahead and check out ALL of our past videos HERE
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 October Designer Drafts challenge. 

The August Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, October 26th. Be sure to link up your creation before November 1st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our October Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Samantha Mann really found inspiration in the picture last week! It wasn't just in the flowers-- but with the colors and woodgrain... the team loved the arrows and entire card design! This is FAB--- great job, Samantha!! 
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, October 25, 2014


This is some MAJOR cuteness!!!
Cleverness overload :)
I LOVE the happy balloons and the way she colored them

I am totally going to case this card.  I LOVE the shadow under the sentiment and hanging the ornaments from the letters is so clever!  BOLD and Awesome!!

A Chinese millionaire began selling cans of fresh air for $0.80 a can in response
 to China’s worsening air pollution. He made over $6 million dollars in a 
10 month period.

xoxo Kim

Friday, October 24, 2014


Happy Friday!

Happy balloons and cat...a sweet message - Pure joy going on here :)
Jocelyn used the confetti pieces in a very cool way!  I love the fun colors and patterns.  The strings and dimension are perfection!
(Feline Friends, Squeaky Clean)

This adorable tag is wonderful for baby.  I can also see it attached to some homemade bread.  I love how she stamped the images in different colors on the looks like patterned paper!  (crazy cute!!)
(Scalloped Circles Dies)

This is a darling card, but I can also easily see it as a gift bag front.  The bow is a really cute touch.  The patterns are playful and fun :)
(Toppers Dies, Stitched Frames Dies)

For over a decade teachers and principals in Atlanta erased wrong answers and filled in the right ones in students’ tests. At one school, the faculty held weekend pizza parties to correct answers before turning them in. Over the course of a single year, scores at the school jumped 45 percent.

have a GREAT weekend