Friday, July 31, 2015

AUG 2015 Paper Smooches stamps and dies

Hey friends.
Today is a release day and I am so excited!

Our new stamps and dies will release at 8:00pm (pacific time) on July 31st

We will send out a newsletter tonight with product samples.  Just wait until you see what our design team has created with the new stamps and dies - your socks will be knocked off!

(August product links will work as soon as they go live, tonight)

Please welcome...

...coordinates with our Alfresco stamp set


August 2015 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every
$60. retail order placed from
July 31st (at 8:00pm PT) through August 31st 
(at 8:00pm PT)
(based on subtotal after any coupons or discounts)

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 will also be available to purchase.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 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 Tuesday, August 4th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

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 from a set called "Spreading Sunshine".  It has cool vertical sentiments and accents!  The rose die is simply called "Single Rose Die".  I used a Pinked Circle Die and pretty cardstock colors...easy-peasy!  The pink and green cardstock on the rose is nested inside the white cardstock outline.

The Snickers bar was named after a horse the Mars family owned.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Hello friends!!  I am so happy to be back in Arizona!  NY was wonderful.
The weather was awesome and seeing friends and family was treasured.

This is some of my crazy crew -
twin brother, sister, son, daughter, dad and I

In Paper Smooches world....tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop.  You will have your first peek of our August stamps and dies - yay!!

(Flatware 2 Dies)

(Sentiment Sampler, Flowers 2 Dies)

Valerie Ward was a fabulous guest.  We really enjoyed having her join us in July.

(Frame 4 Die, Bows Dies, Sentiment Sampler, Alphadot)

Henry Ford never had a driver’s license.

I missed you!!
xx Kim

Monday, July 27, 2015


here's a friendly case you missed this announcement on Thursday...

(Chit Chat)

(Giddy Bugs stamps and dies, Hearts Dies)

The phrase “Beam me up, Scotty” was never actually spoken in any Star Trek television episode or film.

super BIG hugs,

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Recap 7.26

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 the Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Just a Note card- If you're like me, you will want to watch this new video by Kalyn!!! I want to watch it just so I can learn how she creates--- if only I had an ounce of her talent! LOVE this card! Here's a sneak: 
  • CAS cards + Easter in July- I've shared 3 different cards in this video/post. I created this video back in April, so I'm a bit late when celebrating Easter... but the design can be used for literally any occasion just by switching out the die cut image! And the CAS cards--- SUPER EASY! 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 July Designer Drafts challenge.
The July Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, July 26th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, August 1st at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our July Picture Perfect challenge winner!! DebSelby found inspiration (as did several players last week) in the branch and birds! This is such a wonderful card--- I think I'd like to live in one of those little birdhouses! LOL! Great job, Debbie!

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, July 25, 2015


here's a friendly case you missed this announcement on Thursday...

(Best Buds)

 (Best Buds)

(Uplifters, Paisley Dies, Best Buds)

Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from 
January to April in Wyoming.

oxo Kim

Friday, July 24, 2015


(Paisleys Dies)

(Flowers 2 Dies, Foliage 1 Dies)

(Gently Seasoned Two)

In 1924 a new Ford cost $265.