Sunday, April 30, 2017

Winner-April "SHOWERS" challenge

Hello friends:)

**Click HERE for the May Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!! Deadline is Sunday, April 30th!  

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing our April winner and featured players! I was able to stop by all the blogs this weekend and can I just say.... WOOOOOOOOOOW! Our players really are the BEST!❤️Each creation made my jaw drop and my smile get bigger and bigger- you nailed the theme of "showers"! There were so many clever creations!

Congrats to our featured players:
Renuka (WOW! That's a beautiful rainbow! And it's perfect for any bridal shower!)
Carolyn (LOOOOOVE the new Cross Stitch die with a rainbow cityscape!)
Carol (OH MY! She created her own background and colored paper with pastel inks)

I'm really only supposed to share a few projects as Featured players... but I CANNNNNNNOT help myself! You all did a great job! Be sure to check out THIS amazing CAS card {super clever}, THIS slider card, THIS baby card, THIS card and THIS card and THIS and THIS and THIS card!!!!!!!! And the entire gallery HERE😊 

And a HUGE congrats to our winner, Pam!!!!!!!!!! I am amazed at how she used specific stamp sets to create each of her elements! The Shadows stamps made the sun... the raindrops are from the Loopy Leaf dies... 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 May 2017 challenge starts TOMORROW... it's all about FLOWERS! "April showers bring May flowers" so any project with a flower on it will be considered for our challenge! And by any project with a flower... I mean use flower paper, washi tape, die cuts, stamps, watercolored flowers... as long as there is a flower on your project it is eligible!

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 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday Recap 4.30

Hello PS friends:)
It's Savannah here today with a very quick post for our recap!

**GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be sure to stop by the PS post HERE for the May release and sneak peek. Leave a comment on each of the DT blogs for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate! Deadline for giveaway is TONIGHT at 11:59pm PST!
**The April challenge has ended and our winner will be announced later today! Be sure to check out the gallery HERE.  FYI: It is going to be extremely hard to pick a winner! I stopped by all the blogs last night---- our players are so talented! SOOOOOOOOO amazing!

**Here's the May challenge hint: flowers:) Our sneak peek and graphic hint will be posted later today with the winner and featured players 💐 Start planning and creating because our May challenge starts May 1st!!!!!!

That's it-- super quick! THANKS for stopping by! 
Have a fabulous day! Be blessed ❤️ Sav


Hello friends.
Normally our new release would go live on May 1st, but I am on my honeymoon.

I thought I'd share our release with you early (I hope you like it)  :)

Our MAY release will go live at 
8:00 PT on May 2nd.

Please welcome our MAY 2017 release


MAY 2017 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every $60. retail order placed from
May 1  through May 30 (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.

coordinates with our New Beginnings stamp set

compliments our New Beginnings stamp set 

Friday, April 28, 2017


(Pineapple 2 Die)

(Pineapple 2 Die)

Most Muppets are left-handed. (Because most Muppeteers are right-handed, 
so they operate the head with their favored hand.)

love ya!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because I will be on my honeymoon until May 2nd.
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 Tuesday, May 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 3rd 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 have two cards to share with you today :)
I used a new die called Grad Cap Card die.  It's makes a huge statement on your projects.  The paper tassel is a die that is included with the set.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called New Beginnings.

The "new beginnings" theme for May was inspired by my wedding last weekend <3

And I used a new dies called Rose Frame Die and Mr & Mrs Die.
Mr. & Mrs. Die is hand drawn...and connected :)
The Rose Frame includes 2 frames.

There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.

Thanks so much for making s a part of your day
I appreciate you
xx Kim

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Our PS DT blog hop is tomorrow :)

(Pineapple 2 Die, Thanks so much Die)

This is the last week as Larissa as our guest - I will miss her a whole bunch!  Thanks Larissa, for being so wonderful :)

(Cross Stitch Die, Huge Hugs stamps and dies)

(Cross Stitch Die, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Huge Hugs, Bookplate Dies)

Light doesn’t necessarily travel at the speed of light. 
The slowest we’ve ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


(Pineapple 2 Die, Pineapple Crush 2)

(Pineapple 2 Die)

In the original story Pinocchio squished the cricket to shut it up. It continued nagging him as a ghost.

xx Kim

Monday, April 24, 2017


Hello friends!
I had an exciting weekend...I got married :)  It was small, quaint and so lovely.  It was such a wonderful day.  We leave for our honeymoon daughter will be filling in for me while I am away.  your orders are in good hands.  I will share photos when I can.  I can't believe I don't have a single photo on my cell phone...ack!!

(Simply Said)

(Pineapple Crush 2 Die)

Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder 
was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Recap 4.23

Hello PS friends:)
It's Savannah here today sharing some of the things happening with PS from this past week. Details below!

Yesterday was a HUGE day for PS --- Kim got married to an amazing man, Thom! Congrats to you both!!!!!!! May your marriage be full of love, fun, and memories ❤️ Ecc. 4:12b

**The April challenge is all about SHOWERS--- baby, bridal, rain and rainbows! Create a project and enter to winPS $50 gift certificate. Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.
"Showers" could be: 1️⃣ rain, rainbows, showers 2️⃣ baby shower invites, decorations, or cards or 3️⃣  wedding shower, bridal shower, showers of love.

Here's my fourth card for this challenge. Last week I went with a cloud jump roping with a rainbow rope... this week I'm thinking that happy cloud found more happiness when he fell in love! Sooooooooo fun! [PS supplies include: Luminous SpringCute FruitCloudsRainbow]
Click HERE to play along or link up below! **NOTE: please be sure to use at least ONE PS stamp/die on your project! THANKS:) 

**I've shared a fun little video on the Virtual Smooches blog. Kim asked me to try an argyle design using the Harlequin die--- challenge accepted😊 I think that the finished design is SUPER fab! I share how to make an argyle design in this week's video. Click HERE to check out my post and video.
THANKS for stopping by! 
Have a fabulous day! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cross Stitch Die feature

I thought I'd share some ideas using our Cross Stitch Die.

Stamp onto the die cut piece

Use a pencil to make dots in the cut holes and stitch
The blue brush in the photo is the tool I use to remove the dots from the paper with ease

I chose to stitch the pumpkin in a diagonal, instead of all cross stitches,
(Ghoulfriends and Cute Fruit stamp set)

 I stamped the pear from our Cute Fruit stamp set and used it as a guide for my stitched image.

I used a pencil to draw my design before stitching.

(Fancy Frames)

I used the stamped image as my accent.  The polka dots ass a fun texture!
(Pinked Circle Dies, Thanks so much Die, Ghoulfriends)

I used the Cross Stitch die to create a cool background for my sentiment.  Use a paper piercer or needle to poke out individual dots.
(Foliage 1 Dies, Pineapple Crush 2)

I used a flower die to cut the Cross Stitch paper that I cut.  They make cute accents!
I cut "so much" and placed colored card stock behind the paper strip.
(Bold Bloom Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, Thanks so much Die)

Savannah used the Cross Stitch die as a grid to create this super awesome vase!
(Potted Plant, Dainty Flowers, Adorable Array, Pinked Circles, Tiny Hearts)

...and the X's that are included in the set can be used all by themselves as a bold accent
(Hello Word Dies)

I hope you enjoyed this special feature.  I have heard lots of wonderful buzz about this die.  I hope you give it a try,

AND, when you purchase this die from the Paper Smooches store, I send you a pdf of the grid so that you can plan out your designs.  It's fun...seriously 

xx Kim