Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May 2019 FLOWERS challenge

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

We are starting our May 2019 challenge today. This month we want you to create projects using FLOWERS! You can use flower stamps, dies, or papers. Photo credit: Secret Garden from Pexels
Challenge deadline: May 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on May 30th or 31st. 
Next challenge begins June 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.

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

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


Thomas Jefferson once met Mozart to commission a piece for his wife. However, he was put off by Mozart’s personality, and ended up not going ahead with the idea.

xx Kim

Monday, April 29, 2019

April 2019 SKETCH Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our April SKETCH Challenge winners winners!

Q: Did you know that I struggle picking winners each month?!?! It's true! I just looooooooove how each of you use Paper Smooches stamps and dies on your projects ❤️  

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

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Lisa B.  
Meghan K.  

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $15 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

THANKS soooooooooooo much 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, May 1st, we start our next challenge- FLOWERS! April showers, May flowers- it drives our challenge each year:)

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


The world’s only scuba diving pizza delivery service is available to visitors of Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the US’s only underwater hotel.

xx Kim

Saturday, April 27, 2019


Wild birds in Australia can be heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.

x Kim

Friday, April 26, 2019



There is a small café in France that sells coffee to rude customers for €7 while polite customers get coffee for €1.40.


Thursday, April 25, 2019


In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your place, watch a sad video with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you.

xx Kim

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


In 2013 Belgium printed half a million postage stamps that smelled and tasted like chocolate as a celebration of the country’s chocolatiers.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019


(The technique is to dry emboss, as well as ink emboss a die cut image.

Einstein was born missing part of the brain that influences speech and did not speak until the age of three. However, his parietal lobe, responsible for math and spatial recognition, was abnormally large.

xx Kim

Monday, April 22, 2019


Hi friends!
I hope you enjoyed your Easter :)
I will be sending a newsletter out today...so be on the lookout.

In 2018 the Domino’s in Russia offered up to 100 free pizzas every year for 100 years if a customer got the Domino’s logo tattooed visibly on their body. Initially intended to last a month the promotion proved to be so popular Domino’s ended it after a week with 350 accepted winners.

xx Kim

Saturday, April 20, 2019


(Rosy Posy Stamps)

A cycling company was seeing a high number of its bikes getting damaged during deliveries; they solved the problem by making a simple change: printing a flatscreen television screen on the boxes. Damages were reduced by 70%.

xx Kim

Friday, April 19, 2019


(Rad Roses Die, Rosy Posy)

In 2008 and at the age of 45, Flea, bass player of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, enrolled as a freshman at University of Southern California’s music program to learn the academic side of music.

xx Kim

Thursday, April 18, 2019


(Layered Hello Die, Fab Frames Die, Rad Roses Die)

John Lennon stubbed a cigarette out on a Henri Matisse painting while drunk at the Playboy Mansion, causing the painting to increase in value from its $15m price.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


(Fab Frames Dies; We Adore You Stamp Set; We Adore You Icons Dies)

There’s a liquid, that even if you’re submersed in it, allows you to breath safely.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


(Delightful Greetings, Just a Note, Rad Roses die, Duet Butterfly dies)

Up to 50% of young twins develop a secret language that can not be understood by others. The phenomenon is called cryptophasia and is thought to be created to communicate when one of the twins develop language slower than the other.

xx Kim

Monday, April 15, 2019


(Rad Roses die, Rosy Posy (sentiment) , Fab Frames, Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Icons dies)

Even though Benjamin Franklin is credited with many popular inventions, he never patented or copyrighted any of them. He believed that they should be given freely and that claiming ownership would only cause trouble and “sour one’s Temper and disturb one’s Quiet.”

xx Kim

Saturday, April 13, 2019


(stamp: We Adore You; Dies: Fab Frames Dies)

An Egyptian man tried to bypass a mandatory drug test by using his wife’s urine. He found out he failed when his boss handed him the results and said, “congratulations, you’re pregnant.”

xx Kim

Friday, April 12, 2019


(Rosy Posy, Flaunters Dies, Stitching Basics Dies, All Year Cheer)

Over a hundred years ago, virtually every American city had public street cars that people took to work. That includes cities we don’t think of as hubs for mass transit today, like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Los Angeles. Today, just 5 percent of U.S. workers commute via via public transit.


Thursday, April 11, 2019


(Fab Frames Dies, Mini Flowers Dies)

Pigs can be taught to play video games. They are able to control a cursor with a joystick and move it to the indicated area. They tried the same game with dogs, but even after extensive training dogs weren’t able to understand the goal. Pigs even beat chimpanzees.

hugs and smooches,

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


I have great news...I was able to get some Rad Roses Dies yesterday!  I asked if they might be ready early by chance..and they were - super yay!  And, since I live about 20 minutes from the die manufacturer, I could get them right away.  So, they have been restocked in our store :)

I have something so fun to share today...

We’re so honored to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Cutest Video Hop Ever hosted by Emily Leiphart and her son! Emily is joined by over a dozen papercrafting artists and their kids in this adorable video hop. Sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy!


Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over 30 prizes for this fun event! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments left on each  video. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 17, 2019 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on April 24, 2019.

Ranger Ink, 2 Simon Hurley create goodie bags
Jennifer McGuire Ink, 3 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Catherine Pooler Designs, 2 ink pads per video
Scrapbook.com, $75 gift certificate + ColorCase 2-pack*
Simon Says Stamp, $50 gift certificate
Avery Elle, $50 gift certificate
Studio Katia, Two $25 gift certificates
Winnie & Walter, $50 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson, $25 gift certificate
Hero Arts, $25 gift certificate
My Favorite Things, $25 gift certificate
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 gift certificate
Paper Smooches, $25 gift certificate
The Stamp Market, $25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower, $25 gift certificate
*Instagram giveaway

Please visit Emily’s Instagram account for Scrapbook.com’s giveaway [to be posted]!

When sharing on Instagram, feel free to share the video hop banners and the following links of the video artists and sponsors:


#cutestvideohopever #videohop #giveaway #videotutorial #kidscrafts

And our sponsors:


#cutestvideohopever #videohop #giveaway #videotutorial #kidscrafts #rangerink #jennifermcguireink #catherinepoolerdesigns #scrapbookcom #catherinepoolerinks #simonsaysstamp #averyellestamps #studiokatia #winnieandwalter #prettypinkposh #ellenhutsonllc #heroarts #mftstamps #newtonsnook #papersmooches #thestampmarket #waffleflowercrafts

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!!!

(Fun & Flirty Stamp Set; Stemmed Rose Dies)

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's a WINNER-Day!

Stock status...we flew through the Rad Rose Die...so we are out of stock at the moment. I ordered more and expected them to be restocked around April 17th.

I have blog hop winners to announce - yay!

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

from Kelly's blog - 

Love how large the rosy posy image is. Both cards are beautiful and look nearly identical, I'm not sure which is the Nuvo and which is to Copic. You can certainly color with any medium and they would be lovely!

from Teri's blog - 

Love the dies…. great vase card
from Alice's blog - 
 Nora Noll said...

Oh so cute!!! I LOVE the framing of that image!!
April 6, 2019 at 6:38 AM
from Michele's blog - 

Love the Rosy Posy stamps and your card.
HUGE congrats winners! 

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

(Stemmed Rose die, Precious Mom (sentiment)

(Baby Birds, Mini Flowers dies, Pineapple 2 dies)

The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829.

xx Kim