Monday, October 31, 2016

Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release reveal

Hello friends!

Please welcome our NOVEMBER 2016 release

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


NOVEMBER 2016 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every $60. retail order placed from
October 31 (at 8:00pm PT) through November 30th (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.


Happy Halloween!

TONIGHT is release night at 8:00pm PT
The full reveal will be shared today :)

I have some blog hop winners to announce...

Winners, please e-mail me at to claim your $25.00 gift certificate to spend at our online store.  BIG Congrats!!

from Savannah's blog - 
Kathy H said...
How cute is that reindeer!
October 27, 2016 at 10:54 PM
from Michele's blog - 
This die is so clever. Lovely card

from Teri's blog - 
from Jill's blog - 
Loving the happy cards:) The gingerbread house scene is fab.

US election day is always held on a Tuesday because in 1845 farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Farmers would leave Monday, vote on Tuesday and be back in time for market day, which was on Wednesday.

xx Kim

Winner-October COLOR STORY challenge

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing our October winner and featured players!

First up are our featured players! Here they are:
Nicole V. (BEAUTIFUL card using several colors from our color story!)
Trina (the background is so beautiful- and it's a Christmas card! OH MY x100000!)
Juilien (another Christmas card- super clever! And it's just sooooooo gorgeous! WOWZA!)

You will want to stop by the challenge post to check out the gallery- it's small but packed with AMAAAAAAAAAZING creations! Here are a couple more that caught my eye: Foleysfriend (CAS but so fab), Wendy P. (oh my---- I am blown away her background and coloring --- it just pops! FAB!), and Sundaystamper's (I think she used almost every color from the color story! LOL! I LOOOOVE it!)!!!

I wish I could feature everyone's projects!!!!! ❤️ 

And a HUGE congrats to our winner, Laura D.!!!!!!!!!! She created an interactive card--- OH MY x10000000000000! That's clever!
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 November challenge starts TOMORROW... let's give THANKS for all things!

We hope to inspire you to get crafty with our PS products, and we would love it if you join in the fun!!!

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Recap 10.30

Happy Halloween, friends:)

There are NO TRICKS here... just TREATS:) Be sure to leave some love on the PS blog and DT blogs for your chance to win!!!!!!!! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs!!!

Click HERE for the November Blog Hop post or click the links below.

Our October challenge has ended. It was a bit difficult with the color scheme (sorry about that!)... either way, you really need to  check out the October gallery -- it's sooooooo beautiful! Many of you used the purples, maroons, and pinks from the color pallet! A winner and some featured players will be posted Monday!

I'm excited to share a sneak peek with you for the November challenge. We are giving THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! November is my favorite month because I have so much to be thankful for. Honestly, I should live like it's November every day- giving thanks always! Anyway... be on the lookout on the 1st for the NEW November challenge: THANKS. Photo Credit

I think that's it for me today. I hope you have a fab week! Be blessed:)

ps... thanks for your well wishes last week! I was able to feel a bit better for our trip, but as soon as we got home I was on the couch with a migraine. BOOOOOOOO! I'm feeling much better now though!

Friday, October 28, 2016


(Thanksgiving Dies)

(Fall Sampler)

A NJ amusement park had a hole in the fence that kids would use to sneak in and avoid paying admission. The owner knew, but didn’t repair it because he felt the kids couldn’t afford admissions, but would spend money in the park anyways.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 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, October 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

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 creating with our new TRIANGLE TREE DIE.  
The triangles are cut on the top and scored at the bottom.
There is a star die and different tree base die options.

Here are some other options that I came up with...but I know thee is so much more that this fun die can do...

Just wait until you see what our super created team came up with using this die.
Trees are able to communicate with each other through an underground network known as the ‘wood-wide web’. This system allows trees to loan sugar to neighboring trees, send warning signals about injury or disease, nurture their own offspring, and donate resources to conserve the forest.

Thank you so much for making us a part of your day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Stay's your chance to see our November release in action tomorrow :)

(Fall Sampler)

Mary was such a fun guest this month.  I have enjoyed her and her creations ohhh so much!
The vibrant color, the lightly inked leaves, the clean design - all perfect!!
(Fall Sampler)

A swarm of 20,000 bees once followed a car for two days because their queen was trapped inside the car.

love ya!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


(Fall Sampler, Always & Forever Dies)

(Blessings Die, Leaves 2 Dies)

Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.

xx Kim

Monday, October 24, 2016


Hello friends!  I hope you had a delightful weekend.
Our PS DT blog hop is this week - yay!

(Fall Sampler, Gift Tags 3 Dies)

(Fall Sampler)

Pantone 448 C, the “world’s ugliest color” according to research, is used by many European countries on their tobacco products to dissuade people from smoking.

xx Kim

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Recap 10.23

Hellllllllo everyone!

I'm a bit under the weather and traveling (not a good combo!)--- so I'll keep this quick! Check out the links below for all that's going on with PS:

Click HERE to enter our October color story challenge! This might be a harder challenge--- but don't let it be! You can pick two or three of the colors, and your colors don't have to match perfectly! As long as you're inspired---that's all that matters;)
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below! Deadline is Saturday, October 29th

That's it for me today--- I hope you have a fabulous weekend and that you will return this week for more inspiration from the PS DT! I believe on Thursday this week we have a BLOG HOP and sneak peeks of the November release! 

Have a blessed day- thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, October 21, 2016


(Thanks Word 2 Die)

(Feathered Friends stamps and dies)

Arnold Palmer, drank iced tea with lemonade at home, and in 1960 at the U.S. Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club, he ordered the drink at the bar. A woman sitting nearby overheard him, and ordered “that Palmer drink”, thus giving the beverage its name.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Paper Smooches - Our NOVEMBER Guest Designer is...


I think you are super talented and I can't wait to have you as our guest next month  :)
(Summer Sampler, Lighthouse Die)

In 2012 alone, an estimated 2.8 million dog owners gave their dogs antidepressants.

xx Kim

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


There's still time to try to for our Guest Designer spot for November - I hope you give it a shot!
HERE are the details

Fall Sampler

(Leaves 2 Dies)

 Mary Prasad created this fabulous autumn card for us sot drool over.
(Leaves 2 Dies, Fall Sampler)

People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.

xx Kim