Friday, June 30, 2017

July 2017 challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

**Click HERE for the PS July sneak peeks and giveaway! Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 2nd.

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

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

This month's challenge is... ANYTHING GOES!
Photo Credit HERE

****Be sure to incorporate PS stamps/dies. 
****RULES: this month is pretty simple! Use PS stamps/dies on any creation and link up to our gallery for your chance to win!
  • 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 made a special card to comfort a friend in her time of loss. She's used some of the new stamps from our July release to create this beautiful sympathy card. [PS supplies include: Spiritual Sampler , Faith SamplerGift Tagsand the Foliage 3]
    Our next challenge will begin on Tuesday, August 1st at 12:01pm PST.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this month! We look forward to seeing what you create. 

    Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release reveal

    Hello friends!

    Please welcome our JULY 2017 release

    Available to purchase tonight at
    8:00pm Pacific time on June 30

    (Product links will be active when they go live)


    JULY 2017 TAM stamp set

    TAM = Thanks A Million

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

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    PS DT Blog Hop - July release

    It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 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, July 2nd to leave a comment. 
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 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)

    For this card, I used the new DOVE Die, POINTERS Dies and PRAYERS Die.
    I used the negative cut from the Pointers die to create a subtle pattern on my background.
    Prayers die also has an option to add ERS to spell Pray or Prayers
    (ummm, please disregard that puffy heart that snuck it's way into the photo, LOL)
    (Pinked Circle Dies)

    I used the new 3D CROSS Die set along with a stamp set called FAITH SAMPLER.
    I used foam paper for my embellishments...I love how they turned out!  
    I colored the sentiment lightly with a Copic marker.

    In Japan there is an underwater mailbox
    Up to 1500 letters are dropped here by divers each year.

    xx Kim

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017


    Happy Half-way Day!
    Tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop....eeek!!

    It's Marcie's last week wish us as our guest.  She did an amazing job!
    I have one more adorable card to share :)
    (House Plant Die, Kindness sampler)

    20 ft long crocodiles used to have long legs, allowing them to emerge from water gallop at other animals at full speed.

    x Kim

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017


    (Kindness Sampler)

    (Kindness Sampler) 

    Jesse James, the Old American Outlaw, refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because his favorite chili parlor was in town.


    Monday, June 26, 2017


    (Kindness Sampler)

    (Kindness Sampler)

    A single Boeing 777 Engine delivers twice the horsepower of all the Titanic’s 
    steam engines combined.

    xx Kim

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Sunday Recap 6.25

    Hello friends!

    Savannah O'Gwynn here with a quick post sharing what you need to know about PS:)

    June challenge
    It's all about MEN--- any man in your life! Enter before the deadline on Tuesday, June 27!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enter to WIN a $50 Paper Smooches gift certificate. Click HERE for more details.
    Icons made by Freepik from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

    I sat down yesterday and created three very simple cards for some little men and some for any man in my life! These cards were simple to make using Project Life journaling cards and PS stamps/dies! [PS supplies include: Huge HugsHuge Hugs 2Huge Hugs IconsEnchanted ElvesWord BubblesBirthday Sampler
    Inspired by THIS page and designer
    Click HERE to play along or link up below!

    There's always inspiration on the Paper Smooches blog so make sure you stop by daily for beautiful projects from the DT!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend! HUGS ❤️  Sav

    Friday, June 23, 2017


    (Thanks so much Die)

    America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke, but she won over 60 percent of the vote.


    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Our July 2017 Guest Designer Is....

    Linda Levoir

    Congrats Linda!  I cannot wait to see what you create with our newest designs :)
    This is the card that I fell for...
    (Birthday Buddies stamps and dies)
    In 1965, a four-year-old nearly drowned at a beach, but was rescued by a woman named Alice Blaise. 9 years later, that boy saved a man at the same beach. That man was Alice’s husband.

    xx Kim

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017


    Our next guest designer search ends in about 16 hours.  So if you'd like a chance to be on our team in July, get your entries in :).  Details are HERE.

    My goodness, looks like you all love a good do I :)
    It hit 122 degrees in Arizona yesterday and broke a record.  I am staying cool and having a blast filling all of your orders.  Please be patient with me as I send them as quickly as I can.

    (Hearts Dies, Kindness Sampler, Borders 1 Dies)

    So YAY, Marcie's package finally arrived in Canada.  
    Here is her new card...oh it's just darling :)
    (Kindness Sampler, Garden Blooms Dies)

    Spiritualists, Mormons, Shakers, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Adventists all originated from relatively the same place (upstate New York) and the same time (early 1800s).

    xx Kim

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017


    (Ghoulfriends, The Welcome Wagon)

    Solitaire was created by a Microsoft intern who wasn’t paid for the game. Bill Gates liked the idea but complained it was too difficult to win at this game. Original version also included a fake Excel spreadsheet to hide the game from your boss.

    xx Kim