Tuesday, July 31, 2018


 (Rose Frame die, With Sympathy die)

Bobbie the Wonder Dog walked a distance of at least 2,551 miles (4,105 km) through plains, desert, and mountains in the winter to return home to his family, swimming in rivers and even crossing the Continental Divide in the coldest part of winter. 


July Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our Christmas in July 2018 challenge winners!

I really wanted to play along and get a head start on my holiday cards, but I just couldn't due to my wrist/elbow. I'm healing "better" now that I have a brace and I know what's officially wrong. Hopefully I'm fully recovered and back in the studio by the end of September--- that way I still have time to make Christmas cards BEFORE the holiday๐Ÿ˜Š

On to our winners- thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! Our challenge gallery is full of inspiration and beautiful projects. Our players LITERALLY blow us away--- non-holiday stamps for holiday cards!?!? Giraffes with Santa hats?!?! Cats and dogs that get along drinking coffee?!?! The techniques you've used on your cards and the designs--- WOWOWOWOWZA! LOVE it all! Great job, everyone ❤️ 

Congrats to...
Nicole V.
Donna M.

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 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 ❤️

Tomorrow, August 1st, we start our next challenge which is a FAN FAVORITE! It's ANYTHING GOES. We need something easy as our schedules change and school starts back up. So get out your Paper Smooches stamps and dies, get crafting, and enter it all into the most fun challenge ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Monday, July 30, 2018


(Smooches stamps)

(Lovely Thoughts, Numbers dies, Digits dies, Foliage 1 die, Flowers 2 die *second photo shows the way Savannah used the dies to dry emboss with her die cutting machine.)

14 squirrels were arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage. Officials said they succeeded in apprehending the suspects “before they were able to take any action”.

xoxo Kim

Friday, July 27, 2018


(Space Cadet stamps and dies)

At some Chinese universities, students have a fitness requirement, so that means fitness tracker cheating has become a lucrative business for a few enterprising entrepreneurs.

x Kim

Thursday, July 26, 2018


(Birthday Buddies, Spring Groves)

A mountaineer found a wallet in the Andes mountain range that belonged to passenger of the plane crash in 1972. Realizing the owner had survived, the mountaineer returned in wallet to him in 2005, more than 30 years later.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018


(Pineapple Crush stamps; Pineapple Crush Icons dies)

The phrase ‘pulling out all the stops’, meaning to use all the resources or force at one’s disposal, comes from organ-playing, where it means to literally pull out every knob to play all the pipes at once, thereby creating the fullest possible sound.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018


(Word Up)

While filming Pirates of the Caribbean in London, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local 9 year old girl, who asked for help with “munity” against her teachers. Depp turned up with no warning at the school in full Jack Sparrow outfit, but advised against munity.
x Kim

Monday, July 23, 2018


(Cool Treats dies with Chilly Chums (sentiment))

Two Oxford students heard that the author Rudyard Kipling earned 10 shillings per word so they sent him 10 shillings and asked for one of his very best words. Kipling replied: “Thanks”.

xx Kim

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.22

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! THANK YOU, again, for all of your get well wishes and prayers for healing! I actually had 7 more X-rays this past week and found out that my elbow is in fact fractured. Something is wrong with my wrist too. I have another follow-up on Tuesday. More prayers would be appreciated ❤️ Until I get answers or physical therapy, I have to wear my arm in a sling. That means ABSOLUTELY no crafting for me:(

It is my goal to make some cards for our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. I really want to get "ahead" of the holiday rush! Until then, we would love for you to join in the fun and share your Christmas creations! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Daily inspiration from the PS DT coming this week!!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 20, 2018


Bees will seek out alcohol and get drunk–and “bouncers” at the hive refuse to let them in until they sober up.


Thursday, July 19, 2018


(Chilly Chums stamps and dies, Giddy Gumdrops stamps and dies)

Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary.

xo Kim

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


(Baby Birds stamps; Summer Lovin stamps; Summer Lovin Icons dies)

Your brain is able to make a decision for you seconds before you become aware of the fact that you are making a decision.

x Kim

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


(Kindness Sampler, Hello Sampler, Baby Birds stamps/dies, Tiny Hearts dies)

study about class differences in 18th & 19th century England, showed that on average, a wealthy 16-year old boy was 8.5 inches taller than a poor 16-year old boy, as a result of malnourishment and living standards.


Monday, July 16, 2018


Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor at Frito-Lay who sprinkled chili powder on some regular Cheetos that didn’t get dusted. After his invention, he quickly rose up the ranks to become a PepsiCo executive. His name is Richard Montaรฑez.

x Kim

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.15

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! THANK YOU for all of your get well wishes and prayers for healing! I'm doing better with my left arm and healing ... however, I might need a few more weeks (and physical therapy) before I'm actually back in the studio๐Ÿ˜ž And it's going to be awhile before I'm on my bike again ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป‍♀️

I hope YOU are doing well and finding time to get crafty so you can play along with our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. We would love for you to join in the fun! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

And be sure to stop by the PS shop to grab some of Kim's super cute stamps and matching die sets!

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Daily inspiration from the PS DT coming this week!!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 13, 2018


In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, he wheelbarrowed his personal collection of 32,000 books the ¾ mile between his home and the library. His desire, his daughter said, was to “bring together books who had no readerswith readers who had no books”.

xo Kim

Thursday, July 12, 2018


South Koreans have grown 3 inches taller than their North Koreans counterparts. They are genetically the same and have been living similar lives till divide in the last century. The nutritional difference of only 50/60 years has caused this difference.

x Kim

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


New Zealand’s first tank (the Bob Semple tank) was built from a tractor, sheet metal and 6 machine guns. When ridiculed for the design Bob Semple said “I don’t see anyone else coming up with any better ideas.”

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


(Tiny Hearts dies, Love Word 2 die)

In 1696, William III introduced a tax which required those living in houses with more than 6 windows to pay a levy.To avoid this, house owners would brick up all windows except 6. As the bricked-up windows prevented rooms from receiving any sunlight, the tax was known as daylight robbery.


Monday, July 9, 2018


(Courteous Cuties stamps and dies)

Between 63rd and 76th streets in New York City, scientists discovered an ant species found nowhere else on earth. It has been nicknamed the “ManhattAnt.”

xx Kim

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday Recap 7.8

Hello, friends:0

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm doing my best to rest and recover from my bike accident, so I will keep this quick ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป‍♀️

Be sure to join our July 2018 THEME challenge, a Christmas in July theme. It's my goal to get a head start on my holiday cards and greetings this year! Check out the details HERE or link up below. Deadline is July 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Photo Credit: Pexels Pixabay

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the PS blog daily this week- Kim will be sharing LOTS of inspiration from the DT!

 Many blessings ❤️ Sav

Friday, July 6, 2018


Japanese football fans always clean up their stadium after their World Cup Finals games, a tradition stemming back to the 1998 World Cup

x Kim

Thursday, July 5, 2018


(Birthday Buddies, Cross Stitch Dies, Linked Hearts Dies)

Walking through a doorway can cause memory lapses. That is why sometimes when we walk into another room, we often forget why we even came there.

xx Kim

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Happy Fourth of July!

(Green Acres stamps; Green Acres Icons dies; Baby Birds stamps)

Anti-margarine Senator Gordon Roselip incorrectly identified margarine as butter in a blind taste test. His wife later confessed that she had been feeding him margarine and telling him that it was butter.

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


(Sympathy Sampler, With Sympathy die)

A rancher in Oregon named Bill Brown would often write checks on any paper available. This often included soup can labels and newspaper margins. As he was rich and known for this, the banks would cash the checks without question.

x Kim