Saturday, January 31, 2015

February release reveal

Happy Saturday friends!

I am thrilled to share our February 2015 release with you :)

All of our new stamps and dies will be available at 8:00pm (Pacific time) TONIGHT January 31st, (the links will work as soon as the products go live)

In the past, I created fun and cute Easter stamp sets, so this year I decided to concentrate on the more serious side of Easter.

(there are FOUR Crosses in this die collection)

(the center dies create a super cute bow)

...we also have a smaller version of the bow that is sold all by itself

keeping with the Easter and spring theme...

...coordinates with A Magical Spring

...coordinates with Spring Fling

...and just for FUN!

(these letters are the same size as our Sassy Script stamp set.  This set is not a coordinating die set to the stamp set.  This is a stand-alone collection)

(this stunning stamp set if February's FREE TAM set, starting at our release time through the end of February 2015.  Imagine the technique possibilities with this silhouette stamp set!)

(this stamp set consists of some images from a past set that I designed for Cornish Heritage Farms.  The pirate theme is timeless and so fun for boys!)

It is illegal in many countries to perform surgical procedures on an octopus without anesthesia 

Have an awesome weekend!
xx Kim

Friday, January 30, 2015


Tomorrow is a release night and I am soooo excited!!
I will share our entire release with you tomorrow.

hehe, isn't he adorable?
I love the soft blue glasses...her coloring is fabulous!
The lightly inked edges are perfect :)
(Jive Turkey, Noggin Toppers)

This is a super awesome masculine card.  I love the color combo and the shades look very cool!
Reminds me of Burt Reynolds for some reason, lol

Roughly 2/3 of the US population lives within 100 miles of the border.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 31st 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, February 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 2nd 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 designed a card using our new Graceful Beauties stamp set and the new Baby Bow Die.  I am so excited about them both!  I chose some fun patterned papers and tried to balance out the colors.   I stamped the top butterfly onto my patterned paper and then stamped another one to place on top, once I fussy cut it out.  (the top butterfly is adhered in the center of the body)  The bow can be assembled with or without the two bow tails on the top or bottom.

Before trees were common, Earth was covered by giant mushrooms.

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I have an announcement to make regarding our design team.

Erin has stepped down to concentrate on her design work with Papertrey Ink.  She has a bunch of new products releasing and needs to make sure she has enough time to promote her work.  I am sure her products will be amazing!!  I am a super HUGE fan of Erin and everything she creates, so I am sure we are all in for a treat :)

THANK YOU Erin, it has been wonderful having you in our family.  I adore you and always will.  I wish you all the best in everything you are exceptional.  Love ya girl!

I do not have a replacement for Erin's position.  Since Erin and Teri's blog post day includes our guest designer, I decided it made sense to feature two designers on Wednesday's like the other days of the week.

Moving forward...Kay will be switching positions with you Kay will concentrate on stamps and dies and Jocelyn will concentrate on dies.

In February, our blog post schedule is:

Monday - Kalyn, Michele
Tuesday - Laurie, Emily
Wednesday - Teri, Guest
Thursday - Guest DT call, PS Patrol, Guest DT reveal, PS DT blog hop
Friday - Ashley, Kay
Saturday - alternating weeks - Laura,  JJ, Jocelyn, Pamela
Sunday - Savannah promotes our PS SPARKS Challenge blog.

February is our Anniversary month, so please stay tuned for a TON of fun!

oh that Teri and her artsy cards that I love to pieces!
I love the wooden background and the messy-colored roses...yup, love 'em!!
(Gift Tags dies)

I am digging this color combo.  It reminds me of sunflowers...but roses looks awesome as well.
The rounded corners look great and I love the band across the top :)
The softly colored roses are my favorite.

It's Rebecca's last week as our!
I have truly enjoyed her...thanks Rebecca - you rocked the smooches!
Isn't this card adorable?  I love the dimension in the sentiment...and those strawberries are so dang cute!!  The patterned paper  - crazy LOVE!
(Blissful Banners, Sassy Script, Cute Fruit)

City birds have learned to line their nests with cigarette butts in order to ward of parasites, as burnt nicotine works as an insecticide to ward off mites, lice and fleas.

xx Kim

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


WOW!  You'd think this card had patterned paper on it - NOPE, Laurie stamped it!
I love the neutral colors mixed with red and blue!
The clothes pin and twine are a perfect touch :)

I adore this color combo - the blue glasses highlight the stamped eyes and the color is balanced in the background.  The pink hearts are adorable (I especially love the lips)
The paper layers makes me happy as well :)
(Glasses dies, Incognito, Tiny Hearts dies, Stitched dies)

In “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”, child actor Haley Joel Osment suggested to Steven Spielberg that to portray an Android well he shouldn’t blink. Osment does not blink once during the entire film.


Monday, January 26, 2015


happy Monday to you!

Where did the past 26 days go?  Slow down 2015!!

Giveaway Alert - Please visit the Scrapbook Expo blog to see some super sweet PS cards (designed by Jen Walker) and leave a comment for your chance to win a prize!

Teal, pink and deep red - oh my I LOVE those colors together!!
I love the scattered frames and hearts, what a playful card :)

Oh my, those wooden frames are to die for!  I love this retro room!!
The stamped wallpaper is awesome and so is the colored TV - just wow!
(Boob Tubes, Flowers dies)

In Russia, some rich people hire “ambulance taxis” to beat Moscow’s traffic jams.

Have a terrific week!
love ya!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Recap 1.25

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. 
  • Watercolor Card- Kalyn has wowed us all with this super beautiful watercolor card! Check out this video to see how she adds watercolor to stamped images.  Here's a sneak:
  • Baby Shower Ideas/Gifts- I've shared 5 different projects for a baby shower. Gifts... ideas... cards... there's a bit of everything! Click HERE and HERE for two other videos for baby shower ideas! Here's a sneak:
  • Shrink Film Earrings- Emily and her son created some super cute shrink film earrings and charms for this week's video. 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 January Designer Drafts challenge. 

The January Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, January 25th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, January 31st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our January Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Michelle B. found inspiration in the colors from our Picture Perfect photo. The team loved the simplicity and yet all the details with the layers, thread, feather, and super cute owl! FAB card, Michelle:) 
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, January 24, 2015


Wow - this card is sooooo well thought out and wonderfully executed!
I love every single inch of Kay's card.  The stitching adds great texture and the dimension is fabulous!
(Coffee & Tea Dies, Cyber Cafe, Stitches Dies, Frame 1 Die)

ok, LOVE the hombre colored background...the popped up, perfectly placed hearts...the balance of black and the simply stated heart. This is a truly awesome card!!
(Bee Mine)

Alcohol is prohibited in the British Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can 
drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

xx Kim

Friday, January 23, 2015

Giveaway Alert

Hey friends.
I'd love it if you'd stop on over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.
You will find amazing PS DT Valentine's Day cards...
and a giveaway opportunity

hooray for masculine cards!
Great color combo!
The stache is a wonderful touch :)
super FUN card Ashley

oh my gosh, I wanna hug him!
Jocelyn's page is freaking AWEsome!!
The colors are fun, the design is fantastic and she used our Fancy Frames stamps beautifully :)

In “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”, child actor Haley Joel Osment suggested to Steven Spielberg that to portray an Android well he shouldn’t blink. Osment does not blink once during the entire film.

BIG smooches!