Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Recap 11.30

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

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

First up-- the NEW December release goes live TONIGHT! Check out more details HERE! And check out this CYBER MONDAY deal (more details HERE)!!! 

***Use this code: CYBERSHOP15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase between 
November 30th at 8:00 PM, pacific time through 
December 2nd at 8:00 AM pacific time.

Next--- be sure to check out the following videos (we have 4 NEW videos!!!) on the Virtual Smooches blog. 

  • Mitten Tags- I joined in the fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! I shared how to make some super easy mitten tags. Here's a sneak: 
  • Joyful Tag- Emily also joined in the fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! Her tag is super cute with a snowman family and glittery snow! Here's a sneak:
  • Squirrelfest challenge- I created this card to join in the fun with Emily's Squirrelfest challenge! I love these little mushrooms and squirrel images! Here's a sneak:
  • Roll With It- Emily shared how a Gymboree pajama set inspired this card! Super cute! Here's a sneak: 
Also 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:)
And this week.... create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes (wk5) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, November 30th. Be sure to link up your creation before December 6th  at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our November Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Amanda K. won the hearts of the team with this beautiful flower card! The gray tones with the pop of color for those flowers and sentiment-- WOW! AWESOME job, Amanda! ****Honestly, this week's challenge was SUPER hard to pick only one winner! Everyone knocked our socks off!  
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, November 29, 2014


ok friends, it's time for the December reveal.

Our Sunday blog posts revolve around our SPARKS Challenge blog, so I don't want to interfere that important post.

Our December stamps and dies will be released at 8:00 pm pacific time on Sunday, November 30th.  We WILL have a small CYBER MONDAY sale that starts at the same time as our new release...and runs through Tuesday, Dec 2 at 8:00am pacific time.

Use this code: CYBERSHOP15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase between November 30th at 8:00 PM, pacific time through 
December 2nd at 8:00 AM pacific time.

  • Discount cannot be used on gift certificates.
  • The free TAM set will be included with purchases with a subtotal of $60. or more (after discount has been applied)
  • Sale is valid on products that are currently in stock.

If we fly through our December TAM stamp set (Fancy Frames), we will substitute your free set with another stamp set.  We will make an announcement if this happens.

Please welcome our December stamps and dies...

FREE TAM stamp set
Fancy Frames


Lots of Love

Lovely Thoughts

Roses Dies

Coffee & Tea Dies

Glasses Dies

Tiny Hearts Dies

Love & Cherish Dies

Ampersands 2 Dies

Bee Mine Icons Dies

...coordinates with Bee Mine

Warm Hearts Icons Dies

...coordinates with Warm Hearts

Christmas Card no. 6

I inked the center of the sentiment with light green ink and then add dark green and red ink to the ends.  I think it adds a bunch of interest.  I used the same ink colors for my swag and bow.  A die cut scalloped border is all that's needed for a finishing touch.

WOW - this card is soooo fresh and happy!  I love the crisp white with those fantastic patterns!!  The circle is the perfect platform for these snow-cuties :)  The black is balanced beautifully - this is a realllllllly well made card!
(Cool Dudes stamps and dies)

This is another winner in my book.  It's awesome that Kay only added patterned papers to the top.  It makes an amazing border.  The stocking and sentiment perfect!!
(Stockings Dies, Large Snowflakes Dies, Stitched Frames Dies, Christmas Words Dies)

Oh my, I find this to be a super COOL tag!  The masculine colors are fabulous and that rugged twine is awesome!  The darker edge is what makes this tag extra-amazing.  LOVE!!!
(A Blessed Christmas stamps and dies)

A charging elephant broke down the door and a wall of a home in India, but immediately stopped when it heard a baby crying. It then removed the debris from the child using its trunk and peacefully returned to the forest.

Love ya!  Kim

Friday, November 28, 2014

November PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches December release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 30th at 8:00pm pacific 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 PT on Sunday, November 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 1st 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 a new stamp set called Lovely Thoughts.  It has two roses that are truly unique.  They are three-step stamped images.   I stamped the outline with the darkest color.  The second color is a few tones lighter and the lightest ink is used on the highlighted part of the rose.  You can line up the lines exactly or leave a little but of white showing for a whimsical look.  It's truly so much fun to create with!  The sentiment is on that new stamp set as well.

Christmas Card no. 5

Here's another easy Christmas card that I hope will inspire you.  Just stamp holly leaves and berries along the top, stamp the sentiment and add the white paper panel on top of different colored paper layers.

We are supporting our sweet friends over at Operation Write Home.
They have LOTS of fun planned for you!  Be sure to head on over to see what they are up to! Awesome giveaway Alert!  HERE is the link. 

In the first quarter of 2014, the mobile game Candy Crush made 56% 
more money than all Nintendo games combined.

Thanks so much for making us a part of your day.
Love ya!!  Kim

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving friends!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

I am thankful for sooo many things....and YOU are one of them  :)
(hugs and smooches)

...reminder...our PS DT blog hop is tomorrow.  You will see our new December stamps and dies in action!
Christmas Card no. 4

I stamped the sketched rings four times to create a larger wreath.
Stamped the berries, bow and sentiment...BAM!
I imagine some stitching would have helped (smacks head)

Ashley's tag is so pretty!  I love the inlaid snowflake.
The red/white twine and tag reminds me of peppermint - love that!!

hehe, how cute is this???
Jocelyn used our Cute Fruit stamp set to create a tomato!
This card is going to make me smile all day :)

Upon release of the famous YMCA song by Village People, the actual YMCA threatened to sue the band. The organization ultimately dropped the lawsuit when it noticed that membership significantly increased in the wake of the song’s popularity.

xx Kim

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Christmas Card no. 3
I stamped the snowflakes with 2 ink colors and then added the sentiment die cut and tag over top - viola!

Erin used our Stitched Frames Beautifully.  She added the pattern to the blue card stock and then die cut the frame to cut the paper and add a stitch around the edge.,  It looks way cool!  I love the snowflakes in the background...and that glittery sentiment ROCKS!!  (did you notice the watermarked snowflakes on the background paper?)

I love how bold the background pattern looks with white on blue!
The colors are so eye catching.  The subtle patterns add just the right amount of texture.  I think the darling tag takes is so sweet.

ohhhh, it's the end of the month and time to say good-bye to our guest Amy. I have really enjoyed having her as our guest this month (smooches!)

Eeeek, isn't this to go cup to die for?  I wanna drink out of it LOL
The snowman is soooo stinkin' CUTE!  I adore the tag too!!
(Cool Dudes stamps and dies, Gift Tags 2 Dies, Hot Concoctions)

I imagine this would make an excellent envelope option for bulky Christmas cards.
The patterns are great and the shaker tag is just too dang cute!
(Cool Dudes stamps and dies, Gift Tags 2 Dies)

Over 90% of the population of Canada lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border.