Saturday, March 30, 2019

March 2019 BIRTHDAY Challenge Winners + Sunday Recap

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our March BIRTHDAY Challenge winners winners!

Thank you to all of you who have shared your talent and creations with us this past month! I have had a hard time picking a winner- there are soooooo many beautiful designs and projects:)

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Wendy Price  

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, April 1st, we start our next challenge- a SKETCH, which is a fan favorite!

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


(Stitching Thanks Die)

People who refer to themselves by name during inner monologues are calmer, less stressed and more confident than those who use “I” or “me” according to a research done by Michigan State University.

xx Kim

Friday, March 29, 2019


(Water Dies, Splash, Splash Icons Dies, Scalloped Frames)

Surgeons removed 27 contact lenses from a 67-year-old woman’s eye. She’s quoted to have thought that the discomfort was just a part of aging. After an initial “lump” of 17 lenses was removed during prep for cataract surgery, 10 more were discovered.


Thursday, March 28, 2019


(Splash stamps and dies, Bannerific Dies)

The city of Detroit sits on top of a working salt mine. Since 1910, the mine has provided road salt for most of North America.

x Kim

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


(Stitching Basic Dies; Fun & Flirty Stamp Set)

Red grapefruits were created by growing grapefruit trees next to radioactive material, mutating their DNA to make them more desirable.

xx Kim

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


(Waves dies, Water dies)

Exercise does not actually contribute much to weight loss. Simply eating better has a significantly bigger impact, even without much exercise.

xo Kim

Monday, March 25, 2019


(Stitching Basics dies, Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Icons dies)

Leaves of Mimosa pudica plant fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm.

xx Kim

Saturday, March 23, 2019



A Dutch bicycle company puts pictures of TVs on their bike boxes to prevent damage while shipping. Doing so saw an 80% decrease in damage.


Friday, March 22, 2019


(Stitching Thanks Die)

From 1912 to 1948, painting was an Olympic event. In 1924, Jack Yeats, brother of the poet W. B. Yeats, took the silver: Ireland’s first-ever Olympic medal

x Kim

Thursday, March 21, 2019


(Layered Hello Dies, Splash, Mirror Blocks stamps)

Facebook made about $90 per user in the US and Canada last year.

xx Kim

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


(Water Card: Water Dies; Fun & Flirty Stamp Set)

In 1997 there was a contest to win an exact replica of The Simpson’s house, fully furnished. The winner could keep the home or trade it for $75,000. The winner took the money. The house was stripped of its decor before being sold.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019


(Kindness Sampler, Bannerific dies, Stitching Basics dies, Tiny Hearts)

14 of the 60 residents of the village of New Rome, Ohio were police officers. The police department’s only purpose was issuing traffic tickets, and they brought in around $400,000 a year, mostly by citing drivers for things such as improperly tinted windows. The town was dissolved in 2004.

x Kim

Monday, March 18, 2019


(Splash, water Dies)

In July 2017, the Chinese government banned Justin Bieber from performing in China. They released a statement later on saying “In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers.”

xx Kim

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3.17 Sunday Recap

Hellllllo, friends! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share a quick post with the most recent happenings for Paper Smooches. It was a simple week that consisted of our challenge (details below) and inspiration from our PS DT! Be sure to scroll down to check out these beautiful creations ❤️ 

Our current challenge for March 2019 is all about BIRTHDAYS!!!! Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc.  Photo Credit: Brooke Lark
I finally had some time to play in the studio- after I missed 5 birthdays this month! LOL! I created a CAS card that was inspired by Julie Ebersole (October 2017). This card has a simple design using only 3 PS stamps and dies!!!
I used the following PS stamps/dies: Birthday Bash, Polka Dot Borders dies, and Feather Frame die.

Click HERE for the original post or link up below!
Inlinkz Link Party

Don't forget to check out the NEW PS March release! There's inspiration shared daily from the DT and the new stamps and dies are available HERE!

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019


(Splash stamp set, Die: Water Dies)

Many of the modern holiday standards, including “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Silver and Gold”, and “Run Rudolph Run” were written by a single Jewish American songwriter named Johnny Marks.

hugs! Kim

Friday, March 15, 2019


(Splash, Splash Icons Dies, Scalloped Circles)

The company Samsung accounts for 15% of South Korea’s entire economy, and that South Koreans often live in Samsung owned apartment buildings, can get treatment from Samsung-owned medical centers, go to Samsung universities, and even end up at a Samsung funeral parlor when they die.


Thursday, March 14, 2019


(Single Rose Die, Kindness Sampler, Stitching Basics Dies)

There is an exclusive club in Antarctica called Club 300. In order to become a member one have to warm themselves in a 200 degree sauna, and then run outside naked and touch the Ceremonial South Pole where it’s 100 degrees below.

xo Kim

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


I have a super cute video to share today...
Jennifer McGuire created a video on shaker cards...super adorable cards!!
You can see it here -

(Splash Stamp Set; Splash Icons Dies; Hearts Dies)

12 camels were disqualified from a Saudi beauty pageant when a veterinarian was caught injecting their noses, lips, and jaw with botox to make them more attractive.

xx Kim

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


(Many Thanks, Hearts dies, Stitching Thanks die, Waves dies, Easter Egg dies, Bannerific dies)

During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, two Japanese pole vaulters who tied for second place refused to participate in a tie-breaker. Upon returning to Japan, they cut their medals in half and fused them to one another so each athlete ended up with a half-silver, half-bronze medal.

xx Kim

Monday, March 11, 2019


(Splash, Splash Icons dies)

In 2016, 104-year-old Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo, and a year later at 105-years-old, he became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.

xx Kim

Saturday, March 9, 2019

3.10 Sunday Recap

Hellllllo, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here to share a quick post with the most recent happenings for Paper Smooches:

We are super excited about our newest challenge---> our March 2019 challenge is all about BIRTHDAYS!!!! Create anything for a birthday- cards, party decor, banners, gift tags, invites, etc.  Photo Credit: Brooke Lark
 Click HERE for the original post or link up below!
Inlinkz Link Party

Q: Did you check out the NEW PS March release!?!?!? There's inspiration shared daily from the DT and the new stamps and dies are available HERE!

That's it for me today! Be sure to stop back each day for a daily dose of PS inspiration and MORE from Kim!!!

Be blessed ❤️ Sav

ps... Remember how I said March has soooooooo many birthdays for the O'Gwynn family? Well, yesterday was Trav's 39th birthday! 🎉  #happybirthdayTROG I am hoping to get in the studio this week to create some cards for the challenge---- I've already missed 4 birthdays because I didn't have time this week. #ineedmoretime


Hello :)
Today is a winner-day.
FOUR blog hop winners will receive a $30. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from Savannah's blog - 
Blogger Melanie Mallek said...
Cute stuff! ♥
March 8, 2019 at 10:45 AM

from the Paper Smooches blog - 

from Samantha's blog - 

Love the deep coloring on these cards! Gorgeous!

from Jill's blog - 

Shared on facebook

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


(Stitching Thanks Die)

Sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick was once so poor he ate dog food to survive. He would go on to have an outstanding career and write a novel that formed the basis for the movie Blade Runner.


Friday, March 8, 2019


(Splash, Surf & Turf)

(Stitching Basics dies, Flaunters dies)

A 4 year old boy fell and scraped his knee at the beach. Couple of weeks later a black bump started growing on his knee. When squeezed, a live snail emerged from the bump. The boy adopted the snail and named it “Turbo” after his favorite cartoon character.

xx Kim

Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 2019 NEW release reveal

Hello friends!
I am excited to share our newest release with you :)

The following NEW stamps and dies will be available: 
March 7
at 10:00 AM Central time