Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015!!

Happy New Year!!

We are participating in the Season's Givings blog hop.  We are so thankful for you, so we wanted to give you a chance to win a little something from us.  :)

ONE lucky winner will receive a gift code for $50.  to spend at our online store.  You have until midnight on Friday, Jan 2 to leave a comment to qualify.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 3...good luck :)

I am especially thankful for:
  • my loved ones
  • great health
  • BIG hugs every day! 
  • a job that fills my life with so much joy...every-single-day
  • all of you who love and support me (and PS)
I hope that 2015 brings you much love, joy and happiness...


Isn't Jocelyn's card soooo crazy-cute?
(Welcome Word die, Pip Squeaks, Pinked Circle Dies)

There are a TON of giveaways going you are going to want to hop along to see what you can win!  The complete list is below :)

The First Ever New Year’s Celebration was over 4,000 Years Ago 

It was Julius Caesar, the Emperor of Rome who first made January (Janus) of the calendar year a national Holiday. Janus is the name of the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one that looked forward and one that looked back. Caesar believed that this was fitting for the day. Originally, the ancient Romans used March 1st as New Year’s Day. In 1582, the Roman Catholic Church officially adopted January 1st as the New Year.

love you!

Our January release is LIVE!

Hello friends!
Happy New Year!

Please welcome our January 2015 release


January 2015 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every
$60. retail order placed between
December 31 (at 8:00pm PT) through January 31 
(at 8:00pm PT)
(based on subtotal)

This stamp set will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 

 (This promotion does not require a code and you will not see it in your cart)

This stamp set is also available to purchase.

January dies peek

ok is a sneak of our January dies...guesses?


It's a release night - woohooooo

As promised, I have a sneak peek of the new January dies for you.  I will share them in a different post (after this one)

Remember that our January stamp set and dies will be available at 8:00pm pacific time TONIGHT! Happy New Year!!

This looks like an artsy masterpiece!
I love the watercolor!  The simply-stamped sentiment makes this feel like a coloring book.
(Roses Dies)

Oh my gosh, this is such a super cute scene!  I like the flying bee!
Erin's coloring is fantastic, isn't it?
(Daisies & Paisleys)

It's Mandy's last week with us as our guest.  I have loved having her!!
this last card makes me smile...masculine cards are challenging, but she rocked this set!  I love the shiny staches!  Thanks Mandy - you are AWEsome girl!!

Pet Rock was so popular in the 70’s that the creator became a multimillionaire about 
6 months after marketing it.

xoxo Kim

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


I am ready to share a sneak peek of our January 2015 release.  We will release ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies.  Our newest products will be available to purchase at 8:00 pm pacific time on December 31st.

Here is a sneak of the stamp set and a peek at the dies will be shared tomorrow.
... any guesses?

Today and tomorrow are the last days to receive this stamp set for FREE 
with a $60. or more purchase.

I love how this looks like patterned paper!
The color pop is awesome!  I love this sweet color combo, mixed with grey :)
The cute flower is my fav.

ohhhh my goodness...there is SO MANY wonderful things going on here.
I love the embossed frames on her card base...The darling's so creative & well done!
I love the fuzzy Santa outfit and her shading
I LOVE how Santa is holding the frame!!
This is a WOW card!

In an experiment where a kitten was raised in the same cage as a rat, the cat not only refrained from attacking the rat, but the two became close companions, and the cat refused to chase or kill any 
other rats as well.

Thank you so very much for making us a part of your day
xo Kim

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Recap 12.28

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.  
  • Holiday Tags/Treat Boxes- Emily shares a super easy project for the holidays, and her son also makes a cameo in this video:) Here's a sneak: 
  • Fantashtic New Year- Emily creates this super cute card using some new PS stamps/dies. It's perfect for the New Year:) 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 December Designer Drafts challenge. 

The December Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, December 28th. Be sure to link up your creation before January 3rd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our December Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Cornelia took the win with this super adorable creation-- the animals are stacked and singing a song! The team was blown away by the masking and coloring and just the idea--- FAB x1000000! Way to go, Cornelia:) 
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, December 27, 2014

12.27 blue

I adore the way Kay soft and sweet!
The big snowflake makes a wonderful accent.  I love the water colored makes an awesome backdrop!
(Large Snowflakes, Cood Dudes stamps and dies, Christmas Sampler)

...and hot red!!

oh my gosh...this tag is HOT!  I love the pattern on the tag, the deep rich coloring and the perfect string topper.  FABULOUS tag Pamela!!
(Cood Dudes stamps and dies, Joyful Greetings)

In 2008 in New Jersey, more than 30 officers, including SWAT team members, were engaged in a standoff with a non-responsive supposed bank robber for over an hour before realizing ‘she’ was a cardboard cut-out.

xoxo Kim

Friday, December 26, 2014


ohhhh, how I love that Ashley chose a space theme!
I love how the astronaut is standing on the welcome word.  This is clean, cute and perfect!!
(Space Cadet, Stars Dies, The Welcome Wagon)

There is a lake in the US named Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. The lake’s name comes from Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, and is said to mean, “Fishing Place at the Boundaries — Neutral Meeting Grounds”.


Thursday, December 25, 2014


Merry Christmas!!  
I hope you enjoy much love and laughter on this day.  
I wish PEACE to YOU and yours! 
Thank you for touching my life is some way....

  • The song Jingle Bells was written by James Pierpont in 1857.  It was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh” and was made for Thanksgiving.
Much love, Kim

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Happy Christmas Eve friends!!
I hope your holiday is filled with love :)

Shaped cards are always extra-fun!  I love that Erin's card is perfect for Valentine's Day and general winter.  The scalloped heart is adorable and so is her colored snow couple.  cute, cute CUTE!!
(Love & Cherish dies)

Sweetly colored snow couple, glittery hill, popped out sentiment - what's not to love about this darling card?  (I especially love their rosy cheeks)
(Welcome Word die, The Welcome Wagon)

It looks like someone had fun with their markers (grin)  I love the artsy feel of Mandy's card!  The masked hearts are so super cute and I love the accent in the top corner.
(Lots of Love, Love & Cherish dies)

In 2010 George Lucas said “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race.” Two years later, Lucas sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney for 4.05 billion dollars and donated the proceeds to a charity that focuses on education.

xoxo Kim

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


oh my goodness, I am so excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!  Are you all ready?

Be prepared for a TON of gushing...
I looooove this card!!!!
I LOVE the mixed patterns and cut patterns on this fun die.
I love the neutral colors with baby pink
I love the dimension and texture.

This is a wonderful way to wrap a lovely Christmas gift
I really like this burlap sack.  The twine and clip are a perfect woodsy touch!!  The  pretty red center of the snowflake is a fantastic touch ;)

A baby born to Ugandan mother during a flight from Amsterdam to Boston became Canadian
 after being born in their airspace.

BIG smiles,