Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Recap 7.31 + WINNER post (July SUMMER challenge)

Hello friends:) Happy weekend and ALMOST August! I can't believe how time flies!

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing a couple of important things happening on the PS blog this past week:

1. ******GIVEAWAY****** Be sure to stop by the PS blog (HERE) and all the DT blogs for some sneak peeks at the August release. And leave some love for your chance to WIN a $25 PS gift certificate! Click HERE for details. Deadline for the giveaway: Sunday, July 31 11:59pm PST! 
***Leave some love on these blogs for your chance to win:) 

2. Ok---- let's chat about winners and featured players:) First, let me just say that I'm loooooving all of your creations! You came up with so many fun ideas and designs for SUMMER--- here's a few ideas and cards that knocked my socks off: a trifold beach card, a camel on cork sand,  a CAS card full of beach creatures, here and here for inking, a Christmas card using beach colors, a chick drinking lemonade, and a deer/bear on the beach! ***NOTE/QUESTION: Have I mentioned how hard it is for me to pick a winner!?!?! 

These also caught my eye and brought on SUMMER x10000000000:
  • Jill -popsicles *nuff said! 
  • Laurie C.- oh my! LOVE! It's a snowman on the beach!  
  • Nicole -wowza! Her inking is stunning! 
  • Lois -another WOWZA with inking! 
  • Julie S. - what a fun summer tag!  
  • Rebecca -what a fun use of the notebook die (as a shaker)! 
  • And because I love everything Lynn and Lori make- love it all! 
Our featured players for the July SUMMER challenge are: 
Lorelle Chin (I absolutely love her coloring!)
Ria M. (Ants + picnic = summer!)
Donna W. (she used our free digital stamps to make a summer card- CLEVER!)
DebSelby (um... that chem prof as a beach bum... CLEVER! And look at the weather chart behind him! LOL! OH MY! LOVE it!)

And a HUGE congrats to our winner, Kathy S.!!!!!!!!!!
Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $50 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 

THANKS to all who joined in the fun! Our next challenge starts tomorrow [August 1st]... it has to do with FRIENDSHIP! So pretty much anything goes--- birthday, thanks, anniversary, love, etc! As long as it has "friendship" or "friend" or "friends" on there- it works! LOVE IT (and I love that photo of the squirrel and bird)! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 
Tons of love, Sav 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paper Smooches AUGUST 2016 release reveal

Hello friends!

Please welcome our AUGUST 2016 release

At 8:00pm Pacific time on July 31st.
(Product links will be active when they go live)


(The happy face is a separate die from the light bulb image)

...coordinates with our Just a Note stamp set 


AUGUST 2016 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 is also available to purchase.

Friday, July 29, 2016


(Summer Sampler)

(Summer Sampler, Fireworks Dies)

Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600+ seats in left field of Anaheim Stadium, determined to catch a home run with 3 of his friends. No home runs were hit that day.


Thursday, July 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 JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on July 31st.  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, July 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 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 had fun with this new adorable die called Lights Dies.  I used a sentiment from our Cosmos stamp set.
The light bulb, inside of desk lamp and cord are all separate cuts.  I added the stream of light to the lamp.  I used our Gift Tags 2 Dies for my base.  Lights Dies set also includes a happy little light bulb.

A woman from Northern England has 4 functioning color cones (most of us have only 3) and that due to this she can see 99 million more colors than the average person.

Thank you for joining us!
xxoo Kim

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Stay tuned friends...out PS DT blog hop is tomorrow :)

(Shell Dies)

Mindy's been a fabulous guest this month...I am going to miss her.
I have really enjoyed her talent and tutorials.
(Lighthouse Die, Summer Sampler, Fireworks Dies)

All restaurants in Wisconsin were required by law to serve cheese and butter with every meal from 1935 to 1937.

xxoo Kim

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


(Summer Sampler)

(Summer Sampler)

There is a museum in Croatia named “Froggyland” which is entirely composed of over 500 stuffed Frogs in human positions.


Monday, July 25, 2016


Hi there!
We are excited about our PS DT blog hop this week :)

(Summer Sampler, Power Rays Die, Waves Dies)

(Summer Sampler)

New study shows 59% of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked.

xxoo Kim

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Recap 7.24

Hello my friends:)

It's Savannah ----- below is everything you need to know what's going on here in PSland😉

Guess what??? Trav has helped me design and create another summer themed card for our July SUMMER challenge! He should enter the challenge! LOL!  😎 Get your creations linked up before the deadline {July 29th}.
Click HERE to play along or link up your creations below! Bring on the sun, heat, beach, sand, fish, palm trees, and MORE!

    Pretty simple post today:) I hope you will join in the fun with our July SUMMER challenge .. I also hope you have a fabulous week! Thanks for stopping by:) Be blessed! 

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Our AUGUST designer is...

    Kim Sundermeyer 

    CONGRATS!!  I look forward to seeing what you create with our newest stamps and dies.  You rock!

    Here is the card that made me smile  :)
    (Palm Tree Die, Spiritual Sampler)
    A Michigan Police Officer bought a car seat for a man’s daughter instead of giving him a ticket.
    xx Kim


    (Thanks Word 2 Die)


    The human brain remains half awake when sleeping in a new environment for the first time.


    Wednesday, July 20, 2016


    Hello friends!
    Our guest designer for August will be chosen if you'd like to try out - here are the details

    (Summer Sampler)

    Mindy Baxter - da bomb!
    Visit her blog for a super cool tutorial!
    (Palm Tree Die, Summer Sampler)

    Pheasent Island is jointly owned by France and Spain, for six months alternatingly.

    xx Kim

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016


    (Summer Sampler)

    (Summer Sampler)

    Hackers broke into Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts in 2016. They say his password was “dadada”.


    Monday, July 18, 2016


    Happy Monday!!

    (Scripty Sayings, Surf & Turf)

    (Summer Sampler)

    Author and comic book writer Joe Hill was so determined to keep it a secret that he was Stephen King’s son, his own agent didn’t know for 10 years.

    xx Kim