Saturday, December 31, 2016

January 2017 challenge- COZY (photo inspiration)

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

Our new challenge begins today--- Sunday, January 1st at 12:01am PST.
The deadline is Sunday, January 29th at 11:59pm PST.
Our PS Pro winner will be announced on January 31st.

This month's challenge is... COZY (a photo inspiration)! 
 Photo Credit HERE
****Use this photo as your inspiration, as well as the theme of "cozy" for your next project! Be sure to incorporate PS stamps/dies. Here are some ideas for cozy: blankets, flannel papers, friendship, coffee, scarves, gloves, etc. 
  • All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like!
  • Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).
  • You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die - Please link to our web site:
  • Post your Paper Smooches Challenge project on your blog.  If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Splitcoaststampers Gallery (use keywords: papersmooches) or our Flickr Gallery and link to our web site in your description. ***Submit a direct link to your gallery image using our linking system.
  • Please display our banner on your blog post (right click on the banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you- savannahland2 at comcast dot net).
Here's what you are playing for: One player will be chosen and named our PS Pro for the month.  
  • Our PS Pro (one winner) will receive a $50 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!!
  • This player will also receive a blog button to display on their blog.
  • Two players will be chosen as our Featured Designers 
    Savannah was inspired by the cozy theme and the winter feel of this photo! Not only does her sentiment use the word "cozy" but those gloves also look pretty warm and fuzzy! [PS supplies include: Winter Sampler and the Mitten stamps and dies]

      Our next challenge begins on Wednesday, February 1st at 12:01am PST.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!  We look forward to seeing what you create! 

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    Paper Smooches JANUARY 2017 release reveal

    Hello friends!

    Please welcome our JANUARY 2017 release

    At 8:00pm Pacific time tonight, on December 30th
    (Product links will be active when they go live)



    JANUARY 2017 TAM stamp set

    TAM = Thanks A Million

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

    coordinates with our Courteous Cuties stamp set

    compliments our Courteous Cuties stamp set

    xx Kim

    Winner-December "WINTER-HOLIDAYS-HANUKKAH-NEW YEARS" challenge

    Hello friends:)

    **Please click HERE for the Paper Smooches January sneak peek blog hop and GIVEAWAY! Deadline is January 1st. 
    **Please click HERE for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza blog hop and GIVEAWAYPaper Smooches is a sponsor!! Deadline is Dec. 31st. 

    It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing our December winner and featured players! I know I say this every. single. month......... but I cannot tell you how amazing our galleries are for each challenge!! I looooooooove our PS friends, fans, and players ❤️

    Ok... here are our featured players:
    Super Stick Chick 
    Indy's Designs
    Wendy Price
    Melissa Sunshine Honey Bee (she entered so many amazing creations- I can only share 2 here!)

    I wish I could feature everyone's projects!!!!! ❤️ Trust me--- there are LOTS of amazing creations I want to share! 

    And a HUGE congrats to our winner, Lorelle Chin !!!!!!!!!!
    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 January 2017 challenge starts SUNDAY... it's all about a photo inspiration- getting cozy!

    Use the photo (full version will be shared on the challenge post) to create something that makes you think "cozy"... for example: blankets, flannel papers, scarves, gloves, coffee, friendships, etc.

    This is a really easy challenge- because it's almost like anything goes! As long as you are inspired by the photo and connect it to "cozy"... then your project works! 😀

    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 

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    PS DT Blog Hop

    It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on December 30th.  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, January 1st to leave a comment. 
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 2nd 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 am excited about our newest stamp sets and dies!
    I used the new COURTEOUS CUTIES and COURTEOUS CUTIES 2 stamp sets.  The main stamp set has images and sentiments and the second stamp set has a whole bunch of coordinating stamps that coordinate with the fun images.  I had too many ideas to squeeze onto one set :)  I kept it sweet and simple by taking advantage of the fun paper from Simple Stories.  Washi tape and enamel dots adds a cute touch.

    Italy didn’t have tomatoes until 1548, which is why traditional Italian food doesn’t use tomatoes.


    Wednesday, December 28, 2016


    Our Paper Smooches design team blog hop is tomorrow.  
    Please check back to have your first peek at our newest stamps and dies.

    (Winter Sampler, Gift Tags 2 Die)

    Ashwini's been such a fabulous guest this month.  I will miss her so much!
    Check out these lovelies...
    (Frame 2 Die, Winter Sampler, Melted Snowman Die, Snow Drifts Dies)

    The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, bar stools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire Marshall for not having smoke detectors.


    Tuesday, December 27, 2016


    (Artisan Blocks, Dippy Dots, Freezy Fellas, Snowman dies)

    (Winter Sampler)

    The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, barstools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire marshall for not having smoke detectors.

    xx Kim

    Monday, December 26, 2016


    Our January PS DT blog hop is this Thursday :)

    (Winter Sampler)

    (Winter Sampler, Large Snowflakes Dies)

    In 1977, 20th Century Fox had so little faith in the “Star Wars” franchise that they gave away all of the movie licensing and merchandising rights to George Lucas in exchange for his $500,000 directorial fee. In 2014, the overall value of the franchise was estimated at $37 billion.


    Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Sunday Recap 12.25

    Happy Sunday, everyone:) Happy Hanukkah!!! Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

    😊 Below you will find a quick recap (it's quick because I just got out of the ER [on Christmas Eve at 11pm] and had stitches put into my ring finger on my left hand--- let's just say the knife won this battle!!! It's hard to type---so quick it is!!!):

    1. Link up to our December "WINTER-HOLIDAYS-HANUKKAH-NEW YEARS" challenge!! Click HERE for more details.

     I challenged myself to create 15 projects for this month's challenge- today's card is number 11:) And it's my first Hanukkah project!!!! I used the following PS stamps/dies: Kibitzing Two and Kibitzing Icons

    Sav Challenge total: 11 out of 15
    Click HERE or the graphic in the sidebar or link up below to join in the fun!

    2. Kim has joined in the fun with Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza blog hopPS is one of the sponsors!!!! MORE giveaways and chances to win! Be sure to sop by HERE for details!!!
    3. I created a very short video for the Virtual Smooches blog for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza--- it's actually on  my blog HERE! Be sure to stop by for your chance to win! **I made 3 cards for this hop:) LOOOOOOVE Paper Smooches stamps and dies:)
    I think that's it for today! Come back for more inspiration this week from the PS DT!!!
    <3 Be blessed- Sav

    Friday, December 23, 2016


    Since I don't blog on the weekends...I wanted to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    I hope you have a magical holiday <3

    (Winter Sampler)

    (Winter Sampler)

    We spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander.

    x Kim

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

    Hello friends!
    We are excited to be a part of this super fun event!

    Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

    And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

    Paper Smooches is a proud sponsor :)

    Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

    I created this card specially for this super cute blog hop!
    I used Geo-Grahic stamps, Be Merry stamps and Borders 2 Dies.
    It's a super simple card with a natural wood base with bold pops of Christmas colors.  The twine adds a rustic touch and the scalloped edge make sit dainty and feminine.  Add some bling and BAM!

    It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [sponsor’s name] so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

    Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 

    Merry Christmas!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016


    (Gift Tags 2 Dies, Winter Sampler)

    Ashwini has created two simply fabulous cards for us to share today...enjoy.
    (Cozy Coffee Die, Warm Wishes Die)

    (Cozy Coffee Die, Winter Sampler)

    Killer whales are able to learn to speak Dolphin. When killer whales were socialized with bottlenose dolphins at a water facility, they changed the types of sounds they made to resemble those of their social partners.

    hugs and smooches