Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 2019: BIRTHDAY challenge

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

We are starting our March 2019 challenge today. This month we want to create projects with a theme of  BIRTHDAYS. Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc. Celebrate another year with me!  Photo Credit: Brooke Lark

Challenge deadline: March 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on March 29th or 30th. 
Next challenge begins April 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: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
  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 hope to create a project soon- I've been sick for 4 weeks (just had chest x-rays to confirm that I didn't have pneumonia)... and NOW I'm in a walking boot due to a muscle injury in my foot. The craft room will have to wait!

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

Inlinkz Link Party

2.28

Hello friends!
Our design team blog hop will be on March 6th...new March release will be available on March 7th.
Please stay tuned...

(Flaunters Dies, Mushroom Dies, Kindness Sampler, Bannerific Dies)


Cambridge University Library has run out of room for its 9 million+ books and built a huge store to hold 4 million more. The first book they put in was Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 

xx Kim

February 2019 HEARTS Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our February HEARTS Challenge winners winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month!

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
A. Rose Soooooooooooo cute! Totally using this for Father's day!!! 
Annette Neon + hearts + stitching = AMMMMMMMMAZING! 
Rosali WOWZA! This card design- simple, stunning, fabulous! 

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- checking out the gallery is one of my favorite things to do each month! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

Tomorrow, March 1st, we start our next challenge!! It's a busy month of celebrating for me... so we are going to go with a theme of BIRTHDAYS! Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc. Celebrate another year with me! Photo Credit: Brooke Lark

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

2.27


(So Fairy Cute stamps; So Fairy Cute dies)

The spotlight effect is a phenomenon in which people tend to believe they are being noticed more than they really are. It comes from the innate tendency to forget that although one is the center of one’s own world, one is not the center of everyone else’s.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winner-day

Hello!
Here we go again :)
1. Giveaway winners to announce
2. A new giveaway
3. Info to share
4. A beautiful card to share
5. A fun fact


WINNERS:

PRIZE 5
Oh my goodness - So hard to pick a favorite critter - I will go with one I like very "Moose" Also, Happy Dance to the winners - thank you for another chance to be entered to win - I am so liking the Bold Blooms, Reflection Stamps shown.-- The Design Team has great inspiration!

PRIZE 6
Thanks for the chance to win. I’m squirrel obsessed!!

PRIZE 7
Those cards are all so cute. I like any marine critter especially sharks. I don't know, that little baby flamingo is really cute.

PRIZE 8

Breathtaking cards. thanks for sharing! I love butterfly, always butterfly!!! : )

HUGE congrats winners!  
Please e-mail me at kim(at)papersmoochesstamps.com to claim your prize

NEW PRIZES:

PRIZE 9
(Off the Charts, Cardbooking Dies, Captured Moments)


PRIZE 10
(Hello Sampler, I Blank You, Fun & Flirty stamps)


PRIZE 11
(Lucky Dog Two, Paw Print Dies)



PRIZE 12
(Dad Icons Dies, Mom Icons Dies, Flowers Dies, Man at Dies)


Please leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win any of the prizes shown above
I'd like to know what your favorite color combo

This giveaway ends at midnight on Feb 28.   Winners announced on March 1


The following items are back in stock: 


(Luminous Spring, Yellow Sampler, Group Hugs, Fruitastic, Spectrum, Clouds dies, Bannerific dies, Tiny Hearts dies, Spectrum Icons dies) 

A Wisconsin man has eaten over 30,000 Big Mac hamburgers over 46 years, averaging 2 per day. He has only missed eight days in those 46 years, including when his mother died as she requested he forgo the burger in her memory. He appeared on the The Ellen Degeneres Show to have his cholesterol checked—and it reported at a steady 140 mg/dL. In 2006, he ran the San Diego marathon and crossed the finish line holding his 21,387th Big Mac.

smooches,
Kim

Monday, February 25, 2019

2.25


(So Fairy Cute, Fairy Cute Icons dies, Tooth Fairy dies)

When actress and singer Vanessa Williams was born, her parents announcedher birth with “Here she is: Miss America.” In 1984, she became the first African American to be crowned Miss America.

xo Kim

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2.24 Sunday Recap

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share the week's recap. This blog has had LOTS of action the past month- we don't want you to miss out on ANYTHING!

***GIVEAWAY alert*** Kim has thirteen different giveaways to share! The winners from the last giveaway, plus 4 MORE giveaways, can be found HERE in this post. Deadline to enter is February 25.

We hope you will join in the fun with our February's challenge! Deadline to enter is Monday, February 25th at midnight. We want to see HEARTS on your projects! It could be heart paper, heart dies, heart stamps, one heart or two or more- hearts hearts heart ❤️❤️ ❤️Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova
Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!






That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

2.23


(So Fairy Cute)

The term “silhouette” has a political backstory. King Louis XV’s General of Finances, Étienne de Silhouette, had a reputation for being cheap. Shadow portraits became popular during his tenure and got named after him due to being very cheap to make compared to commissioning a painting of oneself.

xo Kim

Friday, February 22, 2019

2.22


(So Fairy Cute, So Fairy Cute dies, Bannerific)

Guns ‘N Roses once went on tour with a car that broke down, so they hitchhiked to the gig, ate raw onions from a field along the way, made it to Seattle for the gig, and when they finished, the owner refused to pay them. They responded by trying, and failing, to burn the club down.

xx Kim

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Winner-Day and much more

Hello!
I have a loaded post for you today 
1. Giveaway winners to announce
2. Info to share
3. A beautiful card to share
4. A new giveaway
5. A fun fact
6. a whole bunch of inspiration
7. ...and hugs to send :)

WINNERS:

PRIZE 1
(Just for you stamp set, For you Tag, cute coin purse)
I love the look of watercolor, especially with silhouette stamping/dies

PRIZE 2
(Alphadot and Artisan Blocks stamp sets, Harlequin Die)
My favorite technique right now is coloring on photo paper for backgrounds & die cuts (with alcohol inks or Ken Oliver color pigments or Distress inks) For examples see this post on my blog: https://inkylageney.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/2019-c9-alcohol-ink-love/ Thanks for the chance to win

PRIZE 3
(In Stitches stamp set, Embroidery Hoop and Stitched Circle Dies)
I'm addicted to MAGICAL Copic Markers and DELIGHTFUL die cutting,
hoping to try my hand at blending Distress Oxides soon :)
Thank You for the chance to win such creative goodies!

PRIZE 4
(Kitchy Kitchen stamp set, Apron Die and a conversion chart magnet)
Fabulous giveaway and card. I like layered dies on cards.

HUGE congrats winners!  
Please e-mail me at kim(at)papersmoochesstamps.com to claim your prize

NEW PRIZES:

PRIZE 5
(Ovals 1 Dies, Triangles Dies, Lattice Die)


PRIZE 6
(3 x 4 pink acrylic block, Design Motifs, Kissables 1 stamps)


PRIZE 7
(set of 10 adorable gift tags, Bold Blooms, Reflections stamps)


PRIZE 8
(Cute Fruit stamps and Fruit People Dies)


Please leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win any of the prizes shown above
I'd like to know what your favorite "critter-animal" is right now...llama, sloth, otter, butterfly... etc) 

This giveaway ends at midnight on Feb 25.   Winners announced on Feb 26.

Feb 26...more prizes to win.

info to share:
The following items are back in stock:
Slang Gang stamps 
Spiffy Scooters stamps

Birds dies and Baby Birds Icons Dies are expected tomorrow.

(Royal Cuteness stamps and dies, We Connect)


(Baby Birds stamps and dies)


(Best Buds) 




(Layered Hello Die, baby Birds stamps and dies)


(Word Bubble Dies)




(Baby Birds stamps and dies Sentiment Sampler)

In 1973 the members of Led Zeppelin gave drummer John Bonham a Harley Davidson for his 25th birthday, which he promptly rode up and down the hallways of his hotel, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The next day, he wrote a check for the damages and said “Oh, and keep the bike.”

hugs,
Kim


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2.20


(Bannerific dies; Best Buds stamps; Best Buds Icons dies; Sentiment Sampler stamps)

During the space race, Stanley Kubrick was so worried that humans would soon make first contact with aliens that he tried to buy an insurance policy for 2001: A Space Odyssey in case audiences found his depiction of aliens ridiculous.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2.19

 In Stitches, Flaunters dies, Embroidery Hoop dies, Word Bubbles dies, Butterfly Duet dies

According to a study from UC Berkeley, the most successful marriages were those where the wife was able to calm down quickly after arguments – The husbands’ emotional regulation had little to no bearing on long-term satisfaction.

smooches,
Kim

Monday, February 18, 2019

2.18


(Enjoy the Show, Circus Icons dies, Flaunters Dies)

In 1990, the Galileo spacecraft did a search for life on planet Earth during a flyby. It didn’t find any actual life but it did find evidence ‘strongly suggestive of life on Earth’.


xx Kim

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2.17 Sunday Recap

Hello, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share the week's recap----> big giveaways and news has been posted all week! Be sure to scroll through the posts and read a quick recap of the detail below.


  1. ***GIVEAWAY alert*** Kim has thirteen different giveaways and 4 of them can be found in THIS post. Deadline to enter is February 20th.
  2. Check out the NEW Paper Smooches stamps and dies available HERE!
  3. We hope you will join in the fun with our February's challenge! We want to see HEARTS on your projects! It could be heart paper, heart dies, heart stamps, one heart or two or more- hearts hearts heart ❤️❤️ ❤️Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova

I created a fun card by request for my friend's mom and dad. They celebrate their anniversary on Valentine's day. Unfortunately there are not very many cards for both holidays... so I made a Z Fold Spinner interactive card (inspired by Jennifer McGuire) to save the day! Each side of the heart has a different sentiment. It winds up and spins when you open the card fully. Here's a quick video of how it spins- and when I say QUICK, I mean it! Quick in time and speed of spinning! LOL 🙃
I used the following PS stamps/dies: All Year Cheer

Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!






That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

GIVEAWAY alert!

The celebration continues....

Giveaway starts now...

I am choosing FOUR winners...one winner per prize shown:

PRIZE 1
(Just for you stamp set, For you Tag, cute coin purse)


PRIZE 2
(Alphadot and Artisan Blocks stamp sets, Harlequin Die)


PRIZE 3
(In Stitches stamp set, Embroidery Hoop and Stitched Circle Dies)


PRIZE 4
(Kitchy Kitchen stamp set, Apron Die and a conversion chart magnet)


Please leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win
I'd like to know what your favorite paper crafting technique is right now (watercolor, alcohol ink, black ice, layered dies... etc) 

This giveaway ends at midnight on Feb 20.   Winners announced on Feb 21.

Feb 21...more prizes to win.
I have THIRTEEN prizes total to give away through the end of February
So stay tuned :)

(Lovely Thoughts, Bannerific Dies)

You should never wash raw chicken. Doing do increases your risk of food poisoning from campylobacter bacteria by splashing water contaminated with the bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, and cooking equipment.

smooches,
Kim