Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Just stopping by to say Happy Halloween!

Halloween Fun Facts

Jack-o’-lanterns were once made out of turnips, beets and potatoes — not pumpkins.

Originally, you had to dance for your “treat.”

In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”

Winner- October "PINK" challenge

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn today---- Today we are celebrating our October winner and featured players! I am blown away by our gallery each month! Our players are the BEST!

Congrats to our featured players:
Zelda Z.


And a HUGE congrats to our August winner, Lori T.!!!!!!!!!! Her creations are amazing each month--- and this time the watercoloring caught my eye! This card is STUNNING!
 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 November 2017 challenge starts tomorrow... it's all about FALL ! Any creation works as long as you 1️⃣ use and include at least one PS stamp(s) or die(s) and 2️⃣ create a fall themed card- could be the colors of fall, leaves, a Thank You card, a Thanksgiving card... anything FALL related. Be sure to stop back by for more details and to join in the fun!

Photo Credit

We hope to inspire you to get crafty with our PS products, and we would love it if played along with our monthly challenges.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 
Tons of love, Sav 

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's a WINNER Day and a RELEASE Day!

Hello friends!
I am excited to announce our blog hop winners...and share our November release with you today.
Our new products will go live tonight at 8:00pm, instead of the last day of the month because of Halloween.

First, our blog hop winners...

Congrats to the winners of our recent blog hop who won a $25.00 shopping spree at our store! 
Please e-mail at info@papersmoochesstamps.com to claim your prize :)

from Michele's blog - 

from Laurie's blog - 
Nancy Nickel said...
Great card, Laurie! I really like the way you used the die set! Lovely!

from Savannah's blog - 
Debra Rumpza said...
I love your organic card... is that fabric?
October 26, 2017 at 10:08 AM

from Karin's blog - 
Franka M. said...
Both your cards are lovely, and I adore the first one. Love the repeated circles background, it's so bright and cheery against the dark card stock.
October 27, 2017 at 4:01 PM

(Baby Birds stamps and dies, Cross Stitch Die)

Please welcome our NOVEMBER 2017 release

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

(Product links will be active when they go live)



NOVEMBER 2017 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

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

Vincent Van Gogh didn’t start to paint until the age of 28 and only started drawing at the age of 26. In the 9 years, until his death at 37, he painted over 800 paintings.

xx Kim

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday Recap 10.28

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

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share a PS recap a day EARLY! There's so much that was shared this week that I didn't want you to miss out!   

TOMORROW is the deadline for our October challenge -- the theme is PINK in honor of Breast Cancer month. The rules are simple, use some sort of pink on your project. BONUS- create an encouraging card for someone battling breast cancer. You can find more details about this challenge HERE.

I've asked the PS DT to share some pink creations, and today I'm sharing Alice's card! OH MY OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! How does she do it? I love everything about this card! Honestly- this design team is soooooooooo talented! Their creations blow me away every month! [PS supplies used: PocketFlowers, and Religious Words 2]
You can link up by clicking HERE or linking up below!

Next we have a giveaway----- the PS design team is having a hop to share sneaks of the newest November releases! Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 29th! Visit each DT member and leave some love!

Kim is also sponsoring the Cat Lovers Blog Hop! You can check out details HERE.

And finally, I tried making another video in my new studio... oy! It's totally different than before, but I hung in there and created two cards for the Virtual Smooches and CardMaker blog  I actually created one of the cards in 10 minutes! Click HERE to check it out!
Here's the second card I made with the scraps:)  It took a bit longer than 10 minutes! LOL! 
WOW! That's a packed post! Thanks for stopping by (and reading all the way to the end! LOL!)! Have a blessed day! Sav

Friday, October 27, 2017



Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a witch convicted in the Salem witch trials in the Disney movie “Hocus Pocus”, later discovered that one of her ancestors was a real woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on October 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 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 30th 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 used three new products from our November 2017 release.
BABY BIRDS stamp set

The scalloped edge was created using the Deco Edge die.  I only I showed half of it peaking out from the top of my paper...the die is a row of connected rings :)

I colored the roadrunner bird and "hello" with three Copic markers.  I also used a glitter pen to add a touch of sparkle to the darker blue color.

I popped up the sentiment to add dimension.

In 1842 Abraham Lincoln was challenged to a duel by political rival, James Shields. Due to his towering height, Lincoln chose broadswords. When the day of the duel arrived Lincoln demonstrated his strength by chopping a nearby tree branch in half, causing Shields to back out and apologize.

Thanks for joining us!
xx Kim

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


(Boxed Greetings Icons Dies, Holiday Sweets Dies, Feathered Friends stamps and dies)

It's Susan's last week as our guest - boo!  It has been a pleasure having her.  :)
(Cool Dudes stamps and dies, Boxed Greetings)

When the band plays “Jump Around” at University of Wisconsin football games the fans jumping registers on the Geology Department’s seismograph 2 miles away.

xo Kim

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


(Merry Christmas Die)

Japanese embassy in Paris has a 24 hour helpline, for their citizens who didn’t find Paris as expected. The French psychiatric journal Nervure cites the disappointment many visitors feel is caused by the over-romanticised expectations of Paris as a city of love, fashion, and glamorous people.

love ya!

Monday, October 23, 2017


Hello all :)
I wanted to let you know that Paper Smooches is sponsoring the Cat Lover's Blog Hop this week.
I'd LOVE for you all to check it out HERE

(Comforting Hugs stamps and dies, Merry Motifs stamps and dies)

(Boxed Greetings stamps and dies)

Drinking alcohol does improve your ability to speak a foreign language.

xx Kim