Monday, February 29, 2016


Happy Leap Day!

I have some winners to announce from our PS DT blog hop last week :)

The following winners will receive a $25. gift code to shop at the Paper Smooches website.  Winners, please send an e-mail to to claim your prize.

1. from Teri's blog - 

Love those dies. What a pretty card. I love this flower in white, so versatile. Thanks for the inspiration.
2. from Laurie's blog - 

3. from Michele's blog - 

Becca Yahrling 
Gorgeous and oh so pretty!
4. from Pamela's blog - 

sunshinehoneybee Says:

Like the sentiment die & the stitching. Have a BEE-utiful day!
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Today is also release day for Paper Smooches - yay!
Tonight, at 8:00pm...our March stamps and dies will be available.

You can see our NEW stamps and dies HERE and HERE

Mom Word Dies
(available tonight)

(Cluster Die)
(available tonight)

(Frame 5 Die, Precious Mom)
(available tonight)

Your brain is more active daydreaming than when you are paying attention in school. 

xx Kim

Winner- February FUN & CUTE challenge

Hello PS fans! 

I have got to find a way to make everyone a winner!!!!!!!!!!!! Out of the 96 February challenge entries (check out the gallery HERE)... there were 96 super fun and cute creations! I literally sat there looking at each one wanting so badly to pick each of you as the winners!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations!!! Thank you so much for joining in the fun:) **NOTE: I am doing my best to get around to all of your blogs to leave comments-- I've visited and check out your projects, but now I need to sit down and leave some LOVE!!! Hopefully I can do that this week❤️

This was a hard decision but we can only have one winner. HUGE congratulations our February 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! 
Val - those papers/colors/design are soooooooo cute! 
Gail - simple yet soooooooo fun! 
HenriĆ«tte - it's a milk carton! OH MY! Sooooooo fun and cute! 
Monica - cards, invites, and party decorations!?!?! FUN x1000000! 

And because we had so many players... check out these projects: Izzy {a 9 year old}, Louise High {this is perfect for March's challenge!}, Doni High {a chicken on jelly beans! CUTE!}, and  Dasa's {she's combined images to create new creatures! FUN!!}! WOW--- this gallery was the BESTESTEST

A huge THANKS to all who joined in the fun last month! 

We hope you will stop back by tomorrow [March 1st] for our next monthly challenge ****HINT: it's all about birthdays;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Recap 2.28

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today --- sharing with you all things {EVERYTHINGPaper Smooches! Well...I can't share the NEW release with you just yet {you can see sneaks HERE}... so basically I'm sharing what has been going on with PS this past week:) 

Our March release goes live at 8pm tonight! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE everything that Kim has created for the new sets!!! Click HERE for another sneak peek! 

And with every NEW release- there's always a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to stop by the PS blog and all the DT blogs for your chance to win one of four $25 PS gift certificates!!! That would be a great way to get this new release;) You can click HERE for more details! Deadline for giveaway: TONIGHT at midnight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

The February challenge has ended and winners will be announced on Monday! 

On Tuesday we start a NEW challenge!!! ***HINT: it's all about BIRTHDAYS! Several of my family members are celebrating birthdays in March--- let's celebrate together:) And it's always good to have a couple of birthday cards in your stash! LOL! 

We would love for you to visit the Virtual Smooches blog- several of our DT share videos, tips, and tricks each week! Go ahead and leave some love too:) 

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Happy Saturday!

The following products will be available at 8:00pm pacific time on February 29th.

From this group...what is your favorite?

Swag Die

Mom Word Dies


March 2016 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

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

Precious Mom

Elephants can tell your ethnicity by listening to your voice, sniffing out your scent and even recognizing your clothing. This allows them to avoid humans who have regular conflicts with elephants.


Friday, February 26, 2016


Hello :)

I thought it would be nice to show you half of the new release today and the other half tomorrow.

The following products will be available at 8:00pm pacific time on February 29th.

From this group...what is your favorite?

I Love You Die

Cute Cluster Die

Frame 5 Die

Because babies listen to the languages spoken around them while still in the womb, they develop distinctive cries that reflect this when they’re born. Thus – babies cry with an accent, making it possible to distinguish a French baby from a German baby, based purely on the way they cry.

xx Kim

Thursday, February 25, 2016

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on February 29th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  
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, February 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 29th 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 our Positive Strokes Two stamp set along with a new stamp set called Precious Mom and a new die called Cute Cluster Die.  The flowers remind me of lace for some reason :)

Samuel Jackson has a clause in his film contracts that allows him to play golf during film shoots whenever he wants.

xx Kim

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Oh my goodness, your comments and e-mails truly touch my heart - thank you for taking the time to write a message to me :)  I am beaming with happiness!

I planned today's post to highlight our amazing design team, but before I do that, I thought I'd share a photo of my daughter and Dad, so that you could picture the people who "work" behind the scenes at Paper Smooches.

My daughter Alayna and I

My Dad, Ed

I have had the pleasure of working with so many incredibly talented designers over the years. I am sure you love them as much as I do :)

A special shout out to our Paper Smooches design team.
Our PS DT blog hop is tomorrow - yay!
I am proud to have these girls in my crafty family.
Teri and Laurie have been with us since the beginning <3

  • Teri Anderson
  • Teri and I were Paper Crafts Go-to Gals together.  We were roomies at one of the Paper Crafts editorial meeting and we were able to get together a few more times after that.  This girl is FUNNY!  She is inventive, smart and clever...I adore her.
  • Her style is mostly clean and graphic

  • Laurie Schmidlin
  • Laurie worked the booth for us when we exhibited the booth at CHA (our first year) was a treat to meet her in person.  What a lovely and genuine girl Laurie is. She has a heart of gold.
  • Her style is mostly classy and elegant

I have not had the pleasure of meeting these next cute girls, but I hope to someday.

  • Pamela Ho
  • Pamela thinks "outside the box" and I LOVE her design skills. She chooses super cool and fresh color combinations as well...totally swoon worthy!
  • Her style is clever and creative

  • Michele Boyer
  • Michele and I go waaay back to Cornish Heritage Farms days.  She was on my design team back then and she has impressed me through the years. Michele is a gem and I feel fortunate to have her on our team.  Copic coloring skills - WOW!
  • Her style is sun and cute

  • Alice Wertz
  • Alice knocks my socks off...she created cards that makes me with I could design like her.  My jaw drops when I see her cards every month.
  • Her style is darling and she has mad coloring skills!

The film Ronald Reagan called “the worst picture I ever made” inspired Jerry Parr to join the Secret Service. Later, Parr saved President Reagan’s life during the 1981 assassination attempt. 


Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Hi friends.
We have new customers every day, so I thought I'd share my story in case you'd like to know a little more about how Paper Smooches runs behind the scenes.

I work from my home in Arizona.  I wake up around 7am and turn on my computer and start working right away (usually while drinking coffee).  I write a blog post, answer some e-mails and start filing orders.  Every order is filled by me.  I answer all phone calls and e-mails...and I create all of the art. Somewhere in between I do laundry, feed my family and do normal "Mom" stuff.

I have 2 son is 18 and he attends ASU and my daughter is 16 and is at home with me.  She helps me with the dies. The dies do not arrive with a header card and plastic hanging bag like the stamps do.  This is a great job for her since she can sit in front of the TV and work while watching.  My Dad comes over about once a week to put the header card in the plastic bag.  He watches his shows and I always treat him to pizza.  (He is 77)  I imagine it's not a bad gig to get paid while watching TV and eating goodies. :)

I don't drive because I don't see very well...but the mail person comes at around 4:00 every day to pick up my mail.  So your mail is scanned by the USPS and begins it's journey the next morning.

You may have noticed with our February release that I created 5 dies and 1 stamp set, instead of the typical 10 dies and 2 stamp sets.  I have worked so incredibly hard for the past 5 years, so I thought it was a good idea to allow myself to exhale a bit.  I truly enjoy this business every single day and I don't want to burn myself out.  So releasing less products should help me to keep up :)

I have an amazing design team.  They really are so sweet and talented and I am fortunate to call them my friends.  These talented girls make my designs shine and they make me smile every day.  I know that I couldn't do this without them.  Past and present designers are soooo incredibly precious to me!

I have wonderful friends in the industry who cheer us on and boy do I appreciate that.

Our customers and fans are simply the best.  I receive so many lovely messages and cards that let us know that they love Paper Smooches.  I am humbled and I love you too.

Thank you a zillion times for all of your love and support over the past FIVE years.  I am on the verge of tears because I know how truly lucky and blessed I am.  Forget about the "verge of tears"...they fell.  My most sincere THANK YOU.  <3  Kim

Monday, February 22, 2016

Celebrating 5 years with Paper Smooches

Hey there friends!
Hope your weekend was awesome :)

We have a fun blog hop prepared for you today.
I chose some of my most favorite designers to help us celebrate our 5th Anniversary.  Be prepared to be WOWed!

Our amazing PS DT will participate in our monthly blog hop this Thursday as well, so you are in for a treat this week!

Please hop on over to these fabulous designers blogs to see their Paper Smooches creations…and see what you could win!  

Here are the blog hop details:
  • ·         Just leave a comment on any of the blogs listed above for your chance to win a prize! 
  • ·         Each blog has a different prize to win!
  • ·         Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Wednesday, February 24th to leave a comment. 
  • ·         Winners will be announced on each blog on Thursday, February 25th.

Thank you for hopping with us!

Just wanted to let you know...

Our Fascinators stamp set will be the free TAM set for the rest of the month.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Recap 2.21

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today with a real quick post ----> everything you need to know about what's going on with PS is below:) 

There's only one more week to enter into the February challenge --- I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you joined
 in the fun with our monthly challenge HERE on the blog! The challenge is: FUN & CUTE- create a fun and cute project and link it up! This is the EASIEST challenge EVER- it's like anything goes:) 

Create a "fun and cute" project using PS stamps/dies as your inspiration! 

Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, February 27th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details. ****You could win a $50 PS gift certificate
Or link up HERE:

And be sure to check out Kalyn's video over on the Virtual Smooches blog- this is her third video this month! LOOOOOOOOOVE it (and it's perfect for the February challenge!!!)!  Check it out HERE!

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

Friday, February 19, 2016


(Fun & Flirty)

(Botanicals 2 stamps and dies, Eco Friendly, Flowers 2 Dies)

Two babies were switched at birth, one family was rich and the other poor, the rich couple’s biological baby became a truck driver and the poor couple’s biological baby became a CEO of a company

xoxo Kim

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Our MARCH Guest Designer is...

Hello friends
sooo, our sale is a huge success - yay!  Please be patient with me.  It's going to take me some time to get all orders out the door.  I will work as fast as I can, promise :)

Virginia Lu

HUGE congrats Virginia!  I think you have a super cool style and I look forward to seeing what you create with our newest stamps and dies - woohooo!

Virginia...will you please e-mail me?  I am having a hard time finding your e-mail address :)

Here is the card that caught my eye :)
(Bee Mine, Single Rose Die)

A 14-year-old faced Assault and Battery charges for attacking a teacher with a ‘weapon’. The ‘weapon’ ended up being a baby carrot that she allegedly threw at the teacher.

big smooches,