Thursday, January 31, 2019

February 2019: HEARTS challenge

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

**NOTE: We are posting this early because there is a SPECIAL announcement from Kim tomorrow, February 1st!!! 

We are starting our February 2019 challenge today. This month we want to see HEARTS on your creations. One heart, any color heart, heart paper, Paper Smooches heart stamps or dies! Hearts hearts hearts❤️ **NOTE: You do not have to create a "love" themed card/project. All we want to see are HEARTS:) Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova
Challenge deadline: February 25th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on February 27th or 28th. 
Next challenge begins March 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.

I've created a card for National Marriage Week (February 7-14) for Trav 😍 **Note: you do not have to create a "love" themed card! This challenge is all about hearts! I used up some of my old Simple Stories papers for this card. I also used several different PS stamps and dies--- I think I'm getting back to my old self again:)  Paper Smooches supplies I used: Off the Charts, A Little Lovin', Luminous Spring, I Love You, HeartsGift Tags 2Ornaments
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us each month!
We always look forward to seeing what you create!!! 
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


I have some pretty amazing news to share won't want to miss it!

(Comforting Hugs stamps and dies, Banner Dies, All Year Cheer)

Stephen Pruitt has made more than 2,500,000 edits to Wikipedia articles (he’s edited a third of Wikipedia’s nearly 5.7 million pages) and has generated more than 31,000 original articles in the past 13 years. “My interests are maybe not the most ordinary,” concedes the 34-year-old, “but I have them, and I follow them.” I support this 100%.”


Wednesday, January 30, 2019


(Happy Camper stamps; Happy Camper Icons dies; Falling For You stamps)

The scientific name for the western lowland gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla. It is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)

x Kim

January 2019 ANYTHING GOES Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our January ANYTHING GOES Challenge winners winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! Anything Goes is my FAVORITE challenge!

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Sidan This is exactly what I want to do- rely on God for 2019!!! LOVE it!
courtcrafts82 What a fun card!! Look at that coloring/dimension for the beard! I wish I could color like this!
Kristina B. Goooooodness these stamps and papers match PERFECTLY! 

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 ❤️
Friday, February 1st, we start our next challenge!! I wanted to go with a color theme (red or pink)... or a "love" theme; however, we went with an even easier challenge of HEARTS! We want to see at least one heart on your project! You can use PS heart stamps or dies or even patterned paper with hearts. This is an easy challenge:)

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


(Baby Birds, All Year Cheer, Happy Birthday)

Jack Nicholson was raised by his grandparents while his birth mother, June Nicholson, pretended to be his sister. He only found out who his real mother was when he turned 37.


Monday, January 28, 2019


(Bows dies, Salutations)

Mythbusters has saves lives: a woman trapped in her car as it filled with water recalled the episode with the Underwater Car Myth and waited until the pressure equalized to open the door.

xx Kim

Saturday, January 26, 2019

1.27 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS fans and friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here with a quick recap to remind you to join us for one of our EASIEST challenges ever! Our January 2019 challenge is ANYTHING GOES. The deadline is tomorrow so be cause to click HERE for more details and to enter for your chance to win!
I've created another sympathy card for today's entry. This is an extra card that I will have on hand just in case I need it... hopefully not though ❤️ HERE is the card I made for Trav- it's special because it has a bird on it.  Paper Smooches stamps/dies that I used: Foliage 3, With Sympathy.
I hope that you will join in the fun. You can click HERE for details or link up below:) 

That's it for me today. THANKS for stopping by! More inspiration and fun from the PS DT will be posted this week so be sure to stop back by. 

Be blessed ❤️ Sav


(Lovely Thoughts, Wavy Pattern Dies)

Piggly Wiggly was the first true self-service grocery store. Before their founding in September 6, 1916, grocery stores did not allow their customers to gather their own goods. Instead, a customer would give a list of items to a clerk, who would then go through the store, gathering them.


Friday, January 25, 2019


Die Hard was a sequel to the 1968 movie “The Detective” starring Frank Sinatra. As such, 20th Century Fox were contractually obliged to offer Sinatra the leading role. He turned it down due to his age.

xo Kim

Thursday, January 24, 2019


(Sentiment Sampler, Comforting Hugs stamps and dies)

Older forms of English kept Latin’s gender specific suffixes -tor and -trix, -tor is for men and -trix is for women. So a male pilot is a aviator and a female pilot is a aviatrix. A male fighter is a gladiator and a female fighter is a gladiatrix.

x Kim

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


(Body Language stamps and dies)

One of the 26 known copies of the United States’ Declaration of Independence was purchased for $4. The man purchased an ugly painting for the frame & found the declaration behind the painting. He later sold it at auction for $2.42 million.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019


(Happy Birthday Stamps, Hearts Dies)

Pittsburgh is the only city where all the major sports teams (Steelers, Pirates, Penguins) all share the same colors, as black and gold represent the ingredients to make steel (coal and iron ore).

xx Kim

Monday, January 21, 2019


(Silhouette Flowers dies, Inchie Tag dies, Salutations)

April 18, 1930, was such a slow news day that at 6:30 PM, the BBC’s radio announcer said, “There is no news.”

xx Kim

Saturday, January 19, 2019


(Lovely Thoughts)

American Cheese is cheese that’s been treated to allow it to melt without breaking apart or becoming greasy like traditional cheese.

x Kim

Friday, January 18, 2019


Most Roman gladiators and legionnaires ate a vegetarian diet consisting of 78% carbohydrates, mainly from wheat or barley.


Thursday, January 17, 2019


(Garden Greetings stamps and dies)

During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet and named her Winnipeg. “Winnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin. The boy even named his teddy bear after her.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019


(Super stamps; Super dies; Space Cadet stamps)

Housewarming parties were literally thrown for people to bring wood and warm 
houses when moving in.

x Kim

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


(Sympathy Sampler)

In 2005, a New York Judge jailed 46 people when a cell phone rang in Court and no one took responsibility.

xx Kim

Monday, January 14, 2019


(Lots of Love, Pineapple Crush (“so much”), Gift Tags 3 dies)

A fish at the Vancouver Aquarium was given a prosthetic eye so it wouldn’t be bullied by other fish.

xx Kim

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1.13 Sunday Recap

Hello, PS fans and friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here with a quick recap to remind you to join us for one of our EASIEST challenges ever! Our January 2019 challenge is ANYTHING GOES. Click HERE for more details.
I apologize for not posting last week/Sunday. Trav's dad passed away on January 4th after several years of battling multiple cancers and COPD. I created a simple sympathy card (inspired by a Pinterest layout) for today's challenge entry. I do not like making these cards, but I know they bring so much comfort to those who are grieving. **I made another sympathy card for Trav; Kim will post it on the blog soon. Paper Smooches stamps/dies that I used: Sympathy Sampler, Reflections.
I hope that you will join in the fun. You can click HERE for details or link up below:) 

That's it for me today. THANKS for stopping by! More inspiration and fun from the PS DT will be posted this week so be sure to stop back by. 

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, January 12, 2019


(Lovely Thoughts, Paisley Dies)

In 1992 Hong Kong, a Mercedes-Benz was stolen every 5 hours. The theft and exporting of luxurious cars to China got so bad that Toyota began advertising in Chinese newspapers; stating that Lexus cars would breakdown after 20,000 miles if Chinese standard Leaded fuel was used. Not one was stolen.


Friday, January 11, 2019


The first woman to run for President of the United States was Victoria Woodhull in 1872, 50 years before women could vote. She had Frederick Douglass as her running mate, and spent election day in jail due to being arrested for obscenity.

x Kim

Thursday, January 10, 2019


(Sentiment Sampler, Baby Birds stamps and dies, Squared Die)

Steve Jobs often went to his biological father’s Mediterranean restaurant in San Jose and even shook his hand. At the time, his dad didn’t know that Jobs was the baby he gave away for adoption, and Jobs didn’t know that he was his father.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019


(Falling for You stamps; Falling For You dies)

When Apple was building a massive data center in rural North Carolina, a couple who had lived there for 34 years refused to sell their house and plot of land worth $181,700. After making countless offers, Apple eventually paid them $1.7 million to leave.

x Kim