Wednesday, July 17, 2019

a fun challenge

Hey friends!
Paper Smooches is sponsoring the Word Art Challenge blog

Click here for more information :)

  • The Word Art Wednesday challenge will run for two weeks, July 17 - 30
  • The prize is a $25 gift code to shop at the Paper Smooches website
  • Winner will be announced on the Word Art Wednesday blog on the 31st.  
  • Participants do not have to use Paper Smooches products or their scripture file to play along or win.  Word Art Wednesday challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly.  
  • Winner is selected via

A car dealership ran an ad for a 1983 Cadillac stating “first 10,000 bananas takes it.” To the dealership’s surprise two brothers showed up with 10,000 bananas and won the car in a court case ruling false advertisement.

xx Kim

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Removing lead from gasoline is thought to be one of the big factors that lead to the 
drop in the crime rate in America in the 1990s.


Monday, July 15, 2019


Okinawa has some of the longest living people on earth, and it has the highest rate of people over a hundred in the world. Two thirds of them are still living independently at the age of 97. Okinawans have also been found to have low rates of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. According to the article, it’s because of their diet.

xx Kim

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7.14 Sunday Recap

Hello, sweet friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share a quick recap of this week's PS posts, as well as share a photo of me with my Mom's creation for this month's challenge.

Our new July ANYTHING GOES challenge has started- this is a PS fan favorite, as well as mine:) You can make anything you want for our challenge but be sure to use at least one PS stamp or die on your project. Details for this challenge can be found HERE.
My Mom visited last week for a few days, and we were able to get crafty together. **Side note: I get all my crafty genes from her! Mom always asks for sympathy cards to keep in her stash. I decided it was time she made some of her own. We made 13 of these clean and simple sympathy cards before she left; however, we didn't get a close up photo 🤦🏼‍♀️ **Side note 2: My mom is one of 13 children. 13 is my favorite number. 13 is a bakers dozen. We just happen to make 13 cards- LOL! 
This card was simple to make- it's a white background with a white die cut sentiment stitched for a bit of decoration/dimension. We added a gold die cut flower for extra design. Easy! The PS stamps/dies we used include: With Sympathy die, Dainty Flowers

I hope you will join in the fun with our challenge! You could win a $15 PS gift certificate! Click HERE for more details or link up below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

That's it for me today. I hope you are enjoying the new PS July release projects by the PS DT!!!! I am blown away each month---> this team is so talented!!!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav


A recent study out of the University of Kansas found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from acquaintance to casual friend, an additional 40 hours to become a “real” friend, and a total of 200 hours to become a close friend.

x Kim

Friday, July 12, 2019


A man with a personalized license plate which read “NO PLATE” received 2500 overdue traffic tickets, because they had all been issued to various cars with no plates, and when a car marked “NO PLATE” appeared in the system, the algorithm automatically redirected those tickets to its owner.


Thursday, July 11, 2019


Fiji lost its original declaration of independence from the UK and asked a copy from them.

xx Kim

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by a monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

7.9 part 2

I have winners to announce and amazing cards to share :)

FOUR blog hop winners will receive a $30. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from Kristina's blog - 

BARBARA LASSITERJuly 8, 2019 at 6:12 pm
Some of my favorite colors here on this beautiful card and envelope! I’m glad to see Paper Smooches designing again!
from Savannah's blog - 

Lori Turner said...
Gorgeous watercolored card! LOVE THIS!
June 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM

from the PS blog - 

Great cards! The new stencils look like a lot of fun!

from Jill's blog - 
Love the simple design of your card. 🙂 Very cute.

HUGE congrats winners! 

Please e-mail me at kim(at) to claim your prize.
(Inverted Greetings, Butterfly Duets)

(Happy Travels, Get Outta Town, Vespa die, Bird House dies, Sassy Letters dies, Bannerific dies)

In Finland some children read to dogs and cows because they actually like listening and are extremely attentive.

xx Kim


Hey all...checking in
I will post the blog hop winners soon.
I spent the afternoon at the eye doctor. All is well but it threw off my day.
I will be back soon
Thank you for your patience  :)
Kim xx

Monday, July 8, 2019


The average NFL career lasts about three years; nearly 80 percent of players are bankrupt within three years of retirement.

xx Kim

Sunday, July 7, 2019

July 2019 NEW Release Reveal

The following NEW stamps, stencils and dies are now available at the Paper Smooches online store. 


(Patterns Stencil)

(Sunnyville stamps and dies)

(Starry Stencil)

(Inhale Exhale)

(You Rock Die)

(Inverted Greetings, Inhale Exhale)

JULY 2017 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every $60. retail order 
placed from July 1 through July 31
(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.

(Inhale Exhale, Health Dies)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Paper Smooches - JULY 2019 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2019 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets, THREE new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on July 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here:

To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:
§  Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
§  FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
§  Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on July 8th to leave a comment. 
§  Please check the Paper Smooches blog on July 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  


Design Team:

Ways to increase your chances of winning:
§  Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don't already like the PS FB page, please do
§  Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter -
§  Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
§  Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  

I used the new Patterns Stencils to create my background. 
I used a finger dauber with Oxide ink.
"You Rock Die" was cut with black card stock and embellished with sequins

I used the new Starry Stencils to create my background. 

I used a finger dauber with Oxide ink and then spritzed with water. I then used a black pen to outline the star design. I "offset" the pen lines for added interest.

Sentiment is from the new Inverted Greetings stamp set.

xx Kim

Friday, July 5, 2019


Our blog hop is tomorrow - yay!

Here is a peek at one of our July stamp sets called Inhale Exhale

Early Sears catalogs were made smaller than Montgomery Ward catalogs so that neatnik housewives would stack them on top.

biggest hugs,