Friday, August 31, 2018

September 2018 CAS challenge

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

Yesterday's winner post {HERE} hinted at some ideas that I had for the September challenge. I went in a totally different direction🙃

Today we are starting our September 2018 challenge-  CARD STYLE! The card style theme for this month is CLEAN & SIMPLE {CAS}.

Challenge deadline: September 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on September 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins October 1st. 

Here are the rules: 
  1. Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, journaling page, etc).
  2. You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamps/dies or free digital images- please link to our website:
  3. Post your project on your blog/social media platform and submit a direct link to your post/image using our linking system. 
  4. 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 email the image to you, savannahland2 at comcast dot net)
  5. All skill levels are welcome!!! 
  6. You can enter as many times as you like! 
Here's what you are playing for: THREE (3) winners will receive a $15 Paper Smooches gift certificate.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us each month!
We always look forward to seeing what you create!!! 
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


One in eight US workers have worked at McDonalds, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.

xo Kim

August ANYTHING GOES challenge winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our Anything Goes August 2018 challenge 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. I pulled in some backup help for picking winners this month... I just can't do it by myself anymore!

My friend, Jess, and I sat down to pick winners, and this is what she had to say, "These are just sooooo good!" She was impressed!  Way to go!!! I tell you every month and I believe it---> our players are the BEST!

She thought we should have more than one winner- LOL! Here are some of the designs that caught her eye: Melissa, You're a Hoot, Jean C., and LovinPaper.

Unfortunately, we can only have 3 winners. So we narrowed it down to these creations. Congrats to...
Kristina B.

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, September 1st, we start our next challenge... but I'm not sure what it should be yet! 🤭 I thought about doing a fall mood board but then I thought I should do another Anything Goes because I didn't get to play yet! I'll keep you posted. Until then... keep crafting and get ready for a fun monthly challenge 🙃

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018


(Bookmarks Dies, Baby Birds stamps and dies, Polka Dot Border Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, 
I Love You die)

A Peppa Pig episode was banned in Australia because it tells kids that 
“spiders can’t hurt you”


Wednesday, August 29, 2018


(Bee Mine stamps; Be Mine Icons dies; Natural Beauties stamps)

The word Hello became popular after Thomas Edison suggested its use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell, his competitor, preferred Ahoy.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018


(Many Thanks, Bicycle die, Tiny Hearts dies, Thank You die, Waves dies)

The refreshing and minty taste of toothpaste was originally constructed as a marketing technique, in which our subconscious minds learned to anticipate the tingling sensations of citric acid, mint oil, and other chemicals as a sign that our mouths were ‘clean’, thus creating a habit loop.

x Kim

Monday, August 27, 2018


(We Totally Click (and icons die), Baby Birds (and icons die)

A banker who convinced local residents to buy Coca Cola Stock during the Depression resulted in a the richest town in America with more millionaires per capita. A single share bought at $19 would be worth $10 Million in 2013.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 25, 2018

8.26 Sunday Recap

Hey PS fans and friends!

I apologize for completely missing last week's post 🤦🏼‍♀️ I am not sure what happened or how I forgot until midweek... but I did! LOL!

UPDATE: I went to a follow-up appointment with my doctor this past week. After 6 more X-rays (that's a total of 39) it was confirmed that my left wrist WAS IN FACT cracked and broken. This explains the pain. That also means at least another month before I can really get back into my studio doing what I love to do. This is one of the reasons I haven't been able to share any projects lately. Fingers crossed I can start using my wrist more without my brace/pain SOON! Thanks for all of your prayers 🙏🏻.

NOW on to the MOST important information...

Our easy August challenge ends this week. Be sure to stop by HERE for more details. Deadline: August 29th
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

Have a fabulous Sunday. If you haven't seen this past week's PS DT projects, scroll down!!! You will definitely be inspired by the designs, inking, and styles! I sure do love this team!!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, August 24, 2018


(Birthday Buddies, Baby Birds stamps and dies, Trees 1 Dies, Geo-Graphic)

A hydra, a freshwater cousin of the jellyfish, can survive being chopped in a blender. Its pieces will crawl their way back toward each other to reassemble as a complete organism.


Thursday, August 23, 2018


700,000 year old stone tools were found in the Philippines despite the fact that known humans didn’t arrive until 600,000 years later. Researches aren’t sure how humans got there or what early hominid could have even made them.

xx Kim

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


(Garden Greetings stamps; Garden Greetings Icons dies; Natural Beauties stamps)

The term “Napoleon Dynamite Problem” is used to describe the phenomenon where “quirky” films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Lost in Translation and I Heart Huckabees prove difficult for researchers to create algorithms able to predict whether or not a viewer will like a certain film.

x Kim

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


(Many Thanks, Bicycle die, Tiny Hearts dies **I have 3 cards for people in the neighborhood who helped me with my bike accident- 2 cards down:) LOL **I also sent two photos for the dry embossed bike image. It's hard to see on white cardstock. Feel free to use whatever:)

Ingredients in the average bottle of prestige perfume cost about $1.20 to $1.50. The actual liquid in a typical bottle of $150 perfume is less than 1% of the retail cost. The bottle, box and and display carton typically cost four to six times times more than the fragrance itself


Monday, August 20, 2018


(Cactus die, Power Rays die, Summer Sampler)

A Japanese company has awarded its non-smoking employees 6 extra vacation days to compensate for the smoker’s smoke breaks.

xx Kim

Friday, August 17, 2018


Tommy Hilfiger’s new line of clothing includes a weird feature. You can earn reward points by wearing the clothes, thanks to a smart chip embedded in them. You can eventually redeem these points for Hilfiger gift cards or merchandise.

x Kim

Thursday, August 16, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Bear Frog Card Die)

In the 1800s, one of the most popular sports in the world was distance walking which attracted huge crowds and gambling. Thousands of spectators would turn up to watch challenges such as walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018


(Surf & Turf stamps and dies)

The famous Jeopardy “Think!” theme was composed by the show’s creator Merv Griffin in less than a minute as a lullaby for his son. By 2005, he had made over $70 million dollars in royalties from that song, the equivalent of a Jeopardy contestant winning every game for about a decade.

xx Kim

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


(Tick Tock, Feline Friends dies)

Julie Baker, owner of Pampered Poultry, is cashing in on the recent fad for keeping chickens as pets. She’s selling 500 to 1000 “chicken diapers” every month, for $18 a piece.
In wealthy cities like San Francisco, chickens have even become an unlikely status symbol, with poultry owners going to unimaginable lengths to care for their pets. As The Washington Post reported in March, certain chicken owners have hired “chicken whisperers” to consult on their pets’ comfort (to the tune of $225 per hour).
xx Kim

Monday, August 13, 2018


(Baby Birds, Dots & Dashes die)

Mike Tyson offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8.12 Sunday Recap

Hey PS fans and friends!

Thank you x100000000 for your sweet birthday wishes- it was the most amazing birthday because Trav and my best friend, Jess, threw me a SURPRISE party! I had no idea, felt so loved and overwhelmed, and I might have #uglycried 😭

I don't want you to miss out on our fun August challenge so be sure to stop by HERE. It's an easy one- ANYTHING GOES! This is a super fun challenge for everyone. I can't wait to see what you create.
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

Have a fabulous Sunday. Kim will be back tomorrow with even MORE inspiration from the PS DT. Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, August 10, 2018


The San Francisco Fire Department makes its own wooden ladders that last many years longer than aluminum ones.


Thursday, August 9, 2018


(Sentiment Sampler, Foliage 1 Dies, Flowers Dies)

The longest taxi journey was a 13 month long roadtrip around the world. They travelled across four continents and 50 different countries in a black cab. The journey cost 100 000$.

x Kim

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


(Fanciful Fall stamps; Fanciful Fall Icons dies)

In the 1930s laws were proposed in Massachusetts and St. Louis to ban car radios out of fear that they would distract drivers and cause accidents or even lull a driver to sleep.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018


(Mini Monograms, Group Hugs, Lovely Thoughts, Tiny Hearts dies, Ornaments dies, 
Mr & Mrs die, Ruffle Pleats die)

Sears once sold on mail order an entire house as a giant DIY kit. There were over 370 home designs, and the house had over 30,000 parts worth 25 tons. Sears claimed a man of “average” abilities could assemble it in 90 days.

xo Kim

Monday, August 6, 2018


(Enjoy the Show)

60 Minutes ran a story on the Audi 5000 in 1986, claiming that it accelerated suddenly on its own. However, the demonstration used a rigged car whose transmission had been altered. Government agencies vindicated the car, but Audi’s sales were affected. 60 minutes never apologized to Audi.

xx Kim

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sunday Recap 8.5

Hey PS fans and friends! 🎉It's my birthday!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉 I don't normally celebrate this day but I thought I should let you know so you can celebrate too! Annnnnnnnnnnnnd because it's my birthday, I have a small request----> eat some cake for me🎂 I unfortunately cannot partake in cake this year. I would love it if you shared in the comments what type of cake you like or what you will eat today to help celebrate with me!

Ok- back to our regular program:) Here's what's going on with us this month:

Be sure to stop by HERE to check out our August challenge. It's an easy one- ANYTHING GOES! This is a fun challenge for everyone. I can't wait to see what you create.
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

I hope that you will stop back by this week for more inspiration from the design team. I am so blessed to work with such talented friends! I am literally blown away by their creations each week ❤️

Have a fabulous day- celebrate and eat cake.... and join in our fun challenge! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, August 3, 2018


Starbucks was a complete failure in Australia, mainly because Aussies are used to good quality coffee. They entered Australia in 2000, opened 84 outlets across Australia’s eastern coast. Eight years and $143 million in losses later they closed 60 stores, and sold the rest.

x Kim