Monday, July 31, 2017

UPDATE: July and August challenge

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn popping in quickly to share some IMPORTANT info.

1. Due to my move, there will be NO July winner/featured player post today.

2. Due to my move, we are continuing the July challenge into August! So the ANYTHING GOES challenge continues the entire month of August. We will post winners (one for July and one for August), as well as featured players, on the 30th of August.
NEW deadline for challenge: August 28 at 11:59pm PST.

Click HERE to link up or link up below!

Thank you so much for your grace and understanding as I move into our new house! My entire studio should be set up the first week of September... but I will keep you posted!

THANKS again! I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge!
Hugs, Sav


Happy Monday!
I am so excited for another release day!

I have something fun planned for you this month.
I have a FREEBIE for you...
I am including Mini Hearts Dies (retail value is $1.99) and Mini Stars Dies (retail value is $2.99) with orders placed in the month of August. (while supplies last)  These dies are a limited edition and are not sold in stores, so the only way to get them is to place an order from our website in August.

I have blog hop winners to announce as well :)

from Yana's blog - 
Adorable card, love the pops of red

from Teri's blog - 
Very neat cart! Love the colors!
from Michele's blog - 
Lovely card! Very cute!

from Laurie's blog - 
The die cuts form such a beautiful design. Very beautiful Christmas card.

CONGRATS winners!  Please e-mail me at to claim your $25.00 prize to shop for some stamps and dies!
Brazil will offer inmates in its crowded prison system a novel way to shorten their sentences – cutting four days for every book they read.

xx Kim

Paper Smooches - AUGUST 2017 Release Reveal

Hello friends!

Please welcome our AUGUST 2017 release

Available to purchase tonight at
8:00pm Pacific time on July 31

(Product links will be active when they go live)



AUGUST 2017 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

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

Friday, July 28, 2017


I hope you have an awesome weekend :)

(3D Cross Dies)

(Rose Frame Die, Silhouette Flowers Dies)

In 2014, Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.

x Kim

Thursday, July 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 AUGUST 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR 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 will increase your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

The super talented, Yana Smkula is filling in for Alice while she visits her family.

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 went to a crop and created THREE cards to share with you today - woohoooo!

For this card, I used the new FLOWER FRAME DIES along with a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2 stamp set. Our Flower Frame dies creates fun frame and big flower accents :)

I used the new UNICORN DIE on this card.  You don't see the alicorn because I didn't use it.  
The unicorn "horn" is a separate die so that you can create super cute horse or donkey accents. 
 The sentiment is from our Uplifter's stamp set.

And this card showcases the new WAVY PATTERN DIES and WAVY WISHES STAMP SETS and DIES

In 2016, a woman bought a $10 scratch-off ticket to show her husband that lottery tickets are a waste of money. The ticket turned out to be worth $1 million.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Tomorrow is our PS DT Blog hop...stay tuned  :)

(Religious Words 2 Dies, Dove Die)

It's Linda Levoir's last week with us.  I have truly enjoyed her delightful cards this month.  
Thank you Linda - you have been awesome!!
(Prayers Dies, 3D Cross Dies)

There’s a prestigious college to train nannies for the rich and famous. Norland College is “nearly impossible” to get into, and the current nanny for Prince George and Princess Charlotte was trained there. They learn self-defense and even how to evade paparazzi.

xoxo Kim

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


(Love & Cherish Dies, Hugs & Kisses Dies)

(Blossoming Buds, Faith Sampler, Religious Words 2 Dies)

(Spiritual Sampler)

In 1980, China’s economy was smaller than Pakistan’s. After growing by more than 10% annually over the past 30 years, China’s economy is expected to surpass the U.S. by 2028.

xx Kim

Monday, July 24, 2017


(Religious Words 2 Dies

(Faith Sampler)

By 1932, Mickey Mouse had lost his edge since becoming a role model for children. Disney wanted to create a character to portray more negative character traits, which could no longer be bestowed on Mickey. That’s when Disney started working on a short-tempered character named Donald Duck.

xx Kim

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Recap 7.23

Hello PS friends:)

It's Savannah here today sharing quickly that we would loooooooooove to see your creations in our July ANYTHING GOES challenge! This is one of our SUPER easy challenges!
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:) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by the PS blog daily- there's so much inspiration and new creations shared by the PS DT!!! Be blessed:) Sav

Friday, July 21, 2017


(Cool Treats Dies, Summer Sampler)

(New Beginnings 2)

Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci made an interesting observation about trees. He concluded that the total thickness of a tree’s branches is equal to the total thickness of the tree trunk. Trees across many species obey this rule. Explanations involve hydrological and structural theories.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our AUGUST 2017 Guest Designer is...

Jodi Amidei 

HUGE congrats Jodi!
I LOVE all of her entries...but the one below is my favorite.
Looking forward to seeing what you create for us in August.
(Summer Lovin)

Thank you all for your entries...I really enjoyed drooling over them 
A man, after surviving 33 days lost at sea, finally came ashore by chance on the Marshall Islands only to discover that his uncle, believed lost at sea 50 years ago, had washed ashore on the same island and started a family there.

xx Kim

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


The new guest designer will be announced tomorrow...there is still time to apply :)

(Chit Chat)

Linda Levoir is out guest designer extraordinaire - check out these beauties...
(Dove Die, Religious Words 2 Dies)

(Body Language)

In China, toilet paper theft is such a big problem that someone created facial recognition software that makes you stare a computer in the eye for toilet paper dispensing. 1 piece per person.

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


(Religious Words 2)

Eight-year-old Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington receives gifts from crowsin her garden. She feeds the crows regularly and little “treasures” are given in return including a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a blue Lego piece, and a pearl colored heart.

xx Kim