Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January "ANYTHING GOES" challenge winner

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our January winner and featured players! I hope you check out our gallery- you will be blown away by all the beautiful creations and talent shared!!

And I hope you know just how hard it is to pick just O-N-E winner!!!!!!!!!! I wish you all could be featured and win <3 Thank you for sharing such amazing creations using Paper Smooches stamps and dies.

Congrats to our featured players:
Larissa- GET OUT of town!!!!!! You are a genius! 

Pleeeeeeeeeeease check out our gallery, as well as these amazing designs: Amy C [I love the design and colors], Si Perf Poco [more of those birds! LOVE!], Maria G [OMGOOOOOOOOSH! I love this project- ombre and cross-stitching, and 3D!], Sunday Stamper [what a clever idea for a Get Well card! Esp during this Flumaggedon season!], and Valliam [adorble professor and background stamping! FUN!]. 

And a HUGE congrats to our January winner, Cornelia (fun stamping) !!!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing card with the shimmer and stacked/layered friends, as well as the coloring! FAB x1000000000))!
 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! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

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


(Garden Greetings stamps and dies)

There is a 1982 Barbie commercial that ends with the line “Better make Ken a sandwich!”

x Kim

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


(Swanky Snowdudes, Wine Sampler, For you Dies)

Ancient Egyptian eye makeup provided psychic protection as well beauty enhancement. An unadorned and thus unprotected eye was believed vulnerable to the Evil Eye. Outlining the eyes became a personal protective amulet drawn right upon the skin that, once applied, could not be lost or stolen.


Monday, January 29, 2018


(Snowman Card Die. Swanky Snowdudes, Glasses Dies)

The International Space Station has been described as the most expensive single item ever constructed at $150 billion.

xx Kim

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunda Recap 1.28

Hello, Paper Smooches fans and friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for answering our social media question last week!! I agree with most of you- Pinterest is where I find my inspiration, as well as blogs and Instagram.

Don't forget that our January challenge ENDS Monday, January 29th!!!!!!!!!! It's ANYTHING GOES! You can click HERE for more details or link up below or in the sidebar.

Kim shared her fun new adventure with us the other day HERE. Check out the photos of her new painting shop Our Creative Escape--- I cannnnnnnnot wait to visit and craft and take a painting class with her:)

There's always more to come here on the PS blog- so be sure to stop back by daily for inspiration! Have a great Sunday- many blessings <3 Sav

Friday, January 26, 2018


(Fun & Flirty)

(Layered Hello Dies, Postage Stamp Dies)

 Forced rhubarb, grown by candlelight in otherwise pitch-black sheds, grows so quickly you can actually hear it make sound – popping, cracking and snapping.

xo Kim

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our Creative Escape

Here's a little more info about Our Creative Escape  :)

We are located at :
725 S Estrella Pkwy
Suite 105
Goodyear, AZ 85338

We can hold up to 40 students for acrylic painting classes.

We also have a space for small card classes (and all sorts of different classes in the future)

And we have a Make & Take counter where you can come in and make a card that I design.

Here are some pictures of our suite

it started like this...

and became this...

My husband and I both teach and here are some of the paintings that we offer at this time...

(kids class)

If you are in Arizona or know of someone who is...please stop by :)
xx Kim

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Paper Smooches and Our Creative Escape

Hello friends!

I have some fun and exciting news to share!

My husband and I opened a retail store here in Goodyear, Arizona.  It's called Our Creative Escape.

Here is a progress photo.  I have been so busy that I haven't taken any of the final pictures...but I have plans to do that today.  So you can look forward to more pictures from me.

We have a cute gift shop that includes our Paper Smooches stamps and dies along with many essential paper crafting items.  We also have a large painting studio that can seat 40 students.  Our ribbon cutting was on January 22nd and out official opening day was yesterday - eeeek!

I have decided with the opening of our new store that I need to concentrate on that a bit, so I am not creating new art for Paper Smooches at this time.  I am not saying that I will never create new art, but not for the moment.  Paper Smooches is not going anywhere :)

We will not have a design team blog hop since we don't have new stamps and dies to promote, but I will continue to share new cards on the PS blog. 

Paper Smooches will continue to run business as usual.
Thank you so incredibly much for the love and support you have shown to us over the past SEVEN years!  Yes, 7 fantastic years - our Anniversary is on February 1st :)

(Delightful Greetings)

It's Joy's last week as our guest - she did an amazing job!!
(Stitched Circle Die, Stars Dies)

In much of the US it is illegal to buy a new car from the manufacturer. You are required by law to go through the middleman of a car dealer, so they can tac on an extra ~30℅.

Lots of LOVE,

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


(New Beginnings 2, Stitched Circle die, Hello Love die)

At the Starbucks located inside of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, customer names cannot be called out or written on cups due to security concerns.

xx Kim

Monday, January 22, 2018


Happy Monday!

(Celebrate Word Die)

(Sentiment Sampler)

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

xx Kim

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Recap 1.21

Hello, Paper Smooches fans and friends!

I hope you are doing well and that you've been visiting our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram for tons of inspiration this week! I'd love to know: Which social media is your favorite to find inspiration from Paper Smooches?! Leave a comment below with your answer:)

Don't forget that our January challenge has started and is a FAN FAVORITEANYTHING GOES! You can click HERE for more details or link up below or in the sidebar.

There's more coming this week---- so be sure to check it all out! That's it for  me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Sunday- many blessings <3 Sav

Friday, January 19, 2018


THROWBACK Thursday WINNER announcement

The winner of the Mini Cupcake Die and Comforting Hugs stamp set is...

I love chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better 😊

Please e-mail me at to claim your prize - Congrats!!
Thank you all for your comments <3

(Warm Wishes Die)

The green falling code in The Matrix is just loads of sushi recipes.

xo Kim

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


(Cyber Cafe, Embroidery Hoop Die)

Joy Ott is our guest this month.
Check out this cute card :)
(In Stitches, Embroidery Hoop Die)

In 2009 an office worker was fired for writing emails in ALL CAPS.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018


(Word Bubble Dies)

 Spiders can fly for miles and have been found 2.5 miles above earth surface.

x Kim

Monday, January 15, 2018


(In Stitches)


Airlines all over the world are flying 10% slower than they did in 1960 to save on fuel costs.

xx Kim