Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 2017 challenge- PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Month

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

Our new challenge begins today--- Sunday, October 1st at 12:01am PST.
The deadline is Saturday, October 28th at 11:59pm PST.
Our PS Pro winner will be announced on October 30/31st.

This month's challenge is... PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Month!

****Be sure to incorporate PS stamps/dies. 
****RULES: Create anything using PS stamps/dies on any creation,  as well as pink somewhere on your project, 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 has asked some of our PS DT members to share some special projects this month. First up, Karin! AMMMMMMAZING (as ALWAYS)! [PS supplies include: Hope dies and the Blossoming Buds]

    Our next challenge will begin on Wednesday, November 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 - OCTOBER 2017 release

    Hello friends!

    Please welcome our OCTOBER 2017 release

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

    (Product links will be active when they go live)


    OCTOBER 2017 TAM stamp set

    TAM = Thanks A Million

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

    Friday, September 29, 2017


    The winner of the XYRON - Paper Smooches giveaway is...

    Such a fun release!! My favorite adhesive is my tape runner, but I also have my glue dots near just in case I have a project needs a little something extra:)
    Winner, please e-mail me at to claim your prize.

    Cave systems were recently discovered beneath Antarctica which are warm enough to wear t-shirts in, and in which it is said a “lost world” of new animals and plants may exist.

    lots of smooches...

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    PS DT Blog Hop

    It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on September 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 will increase your chances) 
    • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 1st to leave a comment. 
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 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)
    AND, in case you missed the announcement on our blog on Monday...we partnered up with XYRON this week.
    Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron's design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with.  They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE.  You have a chance to win some Paper Smooches stamps ad dies and a Xyron Sticker Maker - details are found on our September 26th blog post.

    I used the NEW SANTA CARD DIE and I had a blast!!
    There are two eyebrow options, two mustaches, a few eye options and a beard and hats - FUN!

    Isn't he adorable?

    I started with the beard...I used the brim of the hat to cut the curve on top.

    I cut my card base smaller so that once the hat is added, it will be a standard A1 card, but you can make your card any size you choose.

    I used the mouth die to cut a tongue inside of his this...

    Then I added the mustache on top of the mouth :)

    Here are some more Santa's that I created with the same die.

    AND - this die can also create an ELF.  I even make a lumberjack!

    Here are some more ways to stretch the hat options on the set...

    I cannot wait to see what you all create with 
    this really fun die!!
    An officially recommended solution to a common problem with the Apple 3 was to “lift the computer two inches and drop it”.

    xx Kim

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017


    (Halloween Sampler, Hearts Dies)

    It's Nonni's last week as our guest.  It has been soooo nice having her this month :)
    (Dinky Doodles 2, Inchies Dies, Best Buds)

    In 1999 Alec Wildenstein had the most expensive divorce in history with a settlement of $3.8 billion. During the divorce the judge stipulated that Mrs. Wildenstein couldn’t spend any of the money on cosmetic surgery (during the marriage she spent $4 million on surgery to look like a cat).

    BIG hugs,

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    XYRON & Paper Smooches giveaway

    Hi friends.
    I have a PRIZE...and here it is...

    A XYRON Sticker Maker
    ...and one NEW October stamp set
    ...and two NEW October dies...

    The following Paper Smooches stamps and dies will release at 8:00pm PT on September 30th.

    Boxed Greetings

    Holiday Sweets Dies

    Santa Card Dies

    Leave me a comment before midnight on Thursday, Sept. 28th and tell me what your favorite type of adhesive is.  Tape runner, glue dots, photo squares etc...  ONE winner will receive the prize above and will be announced on this blog on Friday, September 29th.  Our PS DT blog hop is this Thursday, so you will get to see what our design team has created with some of our October stamps and dies.  YAY

    (Ahoy Me Hearty stamps and dies, Cozy Coffee Die)

    (Huge Hugs 2)

    (For You Tag Die)

    In 1985 a Soviet icebreaker rescued a large pod of beluga whales trapped by pack ice, leading them to safety by playing music to lure them out through the cleared channels.

    xx Kim

    Monday, September 25, 2017


    This week Paper Smooches is partnering with XYRON adhesives.
    You will find some PS projects shared on the Xyron Facebook page HERE.
    Our team will be using Xyron adhesives on their September PS projects.
    **There will be a giveaway tomorrow...

    (Leaves 2 Dies, My Peeps, Fall Sampler)

    Most of the Italian olive oil sold is not actually Italian. Italy is the biggest olive oil importer and exporter. They buy olive oil mostly from Spain rebrand it and sell it as Italian.

    xo Kim

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Sunday Recap 9.24

    Hello, friends!!!!!!!!!

    Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share a recap of what's been going on with Paper Smooches. I'm making this quick because I'm actually flying back home from a conference in Iowa. I was asked to teach some bible journaling classes-- what an honor it is to share my passion for crafting and Jesus!

    Important: This is your LAST reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click HERE to join in the fun with our September challenge, ANIMALS! This challenge ends on the 27th.

    I created a super fun little baby card for a friend's shower that is this coming weekend. This necklace is a special gift that I purchased from The Vintage Honey Shop. I love that the pattern had a navy color in it and was pretty modern. That's where I got my inspiration! [PS supplies include: PointersNew Beginnings, Chilly Chums]
    You can link up by clicking HERE or linking up below!

    Check out the sale Kim is having on the retired stamps and dies--- you can get so many stamps and dies on sale and there is no code necessary! Happy shopping:) Click HERE for more details!

    That's it for me today--- I hope you stop back by this week! I believe there is a blog hop and soon our October challenge will start! Be blessed ❤️

    Friday, September 22, 2017


    (Lighthouse Die, Postage Stamp Dies)

    (Dinky Doodles 1, Dinky Doodles 2, Delightful Greetings)

    Violets can be smelled for only a few moments at a time because they get their scent from ionine which shuts the smell receptors off after simulating them. After a few breaths the scent pops up again but the brain registers it as a new stimulus. So every time you smell a violet is a first time.

    xx Kim