Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Recap 1.31.16

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today-- I'm sooooooooo excited to share with you what's going on with Paper Smooches

You don't want to miss out on the following ways to win with PS: 

The PS DT February blog hop is happing right now--- be sure to stop by all the DT blogs and leave some love for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the PS store. Four random winners will be chosen on Monday. Deadline for giveaway: TONIGHT!!!!!!! Click HERE for the hop details!

***Leave some love on these blogs for your chance to win:) 

Tomorrow we start our February challenge! 

***HINT: it's FUN & CUTE! So pretty much ANYTHING GOES because PS is totally FUN & CUTE! :) Here's a sneak of the challenge photo- oooooo cute! 

Be sure to check out our newest videos over on the Virtual Smooches blog! This week I revisited a video that I created back in 2014 and created some charms for my SAVdoris. Be sure to check it out HERE! And click HERE for my SAVdori sale:) 

That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Winner--January COLOR challenge

Hello PS fans! 

We are SUPER SUPER SUPPPPPPPPPPER excited that you are playing along and enjoying the NEW monthly challenges! Check out our January gallery HERE--- lots of great inspiration and beautiful creations!  

THANK YOU to all of our players- we had a record number of players this past month! 

HUGE congratulations our winner:
Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $50 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

We'd also like to feature a couple of our players! 
Pamboe (this is a candy bar wrap! LOVE!)  

And because we had so many players... check out Michele and  Tammy's cards too! WOW--- this gallery was the BEST! 

A huge THANKS to all who joined in the fun last month! We hope you will stop back by tomorrow [February 1st] for our next monthly challenge ****HINT: this is the EASIEST challenge ever! It's almost like anything goes!! The challenge---- fun and cute!**** We can't wait to see what you create:) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Paper Smooches - February 2016 reveal

Hello friends!

Please welcome our FEBRUARY 2016 release

at 8:00pm pacific time, on January 31st.

...coordinates with Botanicals 2 stamp set


February 2016 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every
$60. retail order placed from
January 31st (at 8:00pm PT) through February 29th (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 is also available to purchase.

Friday, January 29, 2016


I hope you are enjoying our blog hop!
I have another new product to share today...
FULL February reveal tomorrow :)

Thank You Die
(release at 8:00pm PT on Jan. 31)

Botaniclas 2 stamps and dies, Fun & Flirty, Gift Tags 3 Dies)

Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the tank he drove during military service.

xx Kim

Thursday, January 28, 2016

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  Full reveal will be shared here on Saturday, Jan. 30.
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 chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 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 the new Wine Glass Die and Thank You Die on my card.

I am re-thinking the two-toned background now...I wish I used just the darker grey/kahki color. Funny how projects can look differently on the screen.  LOL

Anyways...I  die cut the circles to create a bunch of grapes.  The cute curly was created with a thin die that you can curl.  The Wine Glass shape is perfect for shaker cards!  Just wait until you see our design team projects using this crazy-fun new die!

The Wine Glass die set also includes a mini wine glass charm.  Nothing too fancy, but you can add a charm to it and use it on a real wine glass - or a paper one.

Modern Peanut Butter was invented as a source of protein for people with no teeth.

Thanks for joining us :)
xo Kim

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Hi there :)
Tomorrow is our PS DT blog excited over here!

Sadly, I need to announce two departures from our design team.  Ashley and Emily have stepped down and boy will I miss them!  These girls have been a dream to have on the team.  I feel so lucky to have them as my friends and I wish them all good things.  Thank you for so many wonderful years girls, I adore you both xo

February is our 5th Anniversary month - woohoo!  We have LOTS of fun planned...stay tuned :)

Bird House Dies
(releases at 8:00pm PT on Jan 31st)

(sentiment is from the new Fun & Flirty stamp set that will also release on Jan 31st)

This is the last post for our fabulous guest, Claire.
My gosh...I have really enjoyed her.
Thanks Claire for being so AWESOME!!!
(Little Fella, Paint Stroked Dies)

During WWII, Coca-Cola lobbyist Ben Oehlert convinced the government to allow their product to be given to the troops as an alternative to alcohol in order to be excused from sugar rationing, thus potentially saving the company from going under.

xx Kim

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hello friends
Happy Tuesday :)

Next up...Botanicals 2 Icons Dies
(releasing on Jan 31st)

Fun & Flirty
(releases on jan 31)

The real Grizzly Adams caught a one-year-old brown bear, and taught her to follow him and carry a pack and then to pull a loaded sled. She even cuddled up near Adams to keep him warm in freezing conditions. Eventually, the bear — named Lady Washington — allowed Adams to ride on her back.

xx Kim

Monday, January 25, 2016


As you may know...the last Thursday of the month is when we share our newest products that release on the first of the month.  Our Paper Smooches design team blog hop is on schedule for this Thursday, Jan. 28th.

Since February is a shorter month, the dates fall weird, so I will be sharing some of our February release before the blog hop this month.

Fun & Flirty
(this stamp set will release on Jan. 31st)

(Hearts Dies)
(we do not have a Popsicle die like Kalyn created here)

(Clouds Dies, Weather Dies, Rain Boots Dies, Hot Spots Small Set 1 Dies)
(Rain Boots Dies will release on Jan. 31st)

The marathon of the 1904 Olympics had many bizarre events including someone driving to the finish line and pretending to win, someone winning by using rat poison as a stimulant, someone taking a nap and still finishing 4th, and someone being chased a mile off course by aggressive dogs.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Recap 1.24

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today--- and I've  got just a couple of Paper Smooches things/news to share with you:) 

First up----we are running out of time to play along with our January challenge (4 colors)!!! The challenge ends THIS Saturday, January 30th!
Click HERE for more details and to join in the FUN! 

Create a project using PS stamps/dies, as well as 4 colors as your inspiration! 

Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, January 30th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details. ****You could win a $50 PS gift certificate

One more thing before I go--- I posted another video on the Virtual Smooches blog! UPDATE: Unfortunately, my program deleted my 2015 Bloopers video (gasp!!!). I'm going to do my best to get it back or recreate it. It might take me awhile.... but I'm going to do my best! It was sooooooooo funny- you would think after 2.5 years of making movies/videos that I would know what I'm doing! LOL! ****WRONG****

This week's video shares how I created a card for the January challenge using washi tape. EASY and a great card for just about anyone! Check it out HERE! And check out my brother as the VS Featured Fan! He snapped a picture of himself watching my videos--- so sweet:) ***NOTE: If you want to be our VSFF, just link up HERE

That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, January 23, 2016


(Summer Lovin)

(Dainty Flowers 2 Dies. Natural Beauties)

We hear songs that get stuck in our head while performing tasks that require a “low cognitive load”, such as showering or getting dressed. Our brain uses these songs as a “screen saver” to keep us entertained while our brain is essentially idle.

love ya!

Friday, January 22, 2016


(Bosom Buddy, Numbers Dies, Ornaments Dies)

(Stars Dies, Happy Birthday Dies, Bosom Buddy)

(Hearts Dies, Stitched Dies, Get Well 2 Die)

Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace.

BIG smooches

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Our FEBRUARY Guest Designer is...

Jill Dewey Hawkins

HUGE congrats Jill!  I adore your style and look forward to seeing what you create for us in February
(Love Word 2 Die, Uplifters)

Sheesh, that was SO hard to judge this month!  Ohhhh the talent out there - thank you for sharing a piece of you with us <3

Our next guest designer search will begin on Feb. 4th

After making an emergency landing in China in 2001, the crew of a US Spy Plane were asked by their Chinese captors to recite the lyrics to “Hotel California” to prove their nationality.

xxo Kim

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Tomorrow - our February guest designer will be announced :)

(Silver & Gold, Kudos Words Dies, Paint Strokes Dies)

(Delightful Greetings)

Claire knocked it out of the park - again!
Isn't this is a stunning card???
(Curls & Swirls, Sentiment Sampler)

The US Navy diving manual has detailed instructions for escaping a giant clam.