Sunday, June 30, 2019

July 2019 ANYTHING GOES challenge

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

We are starting our July 2019 challenge today. This month we want you to create ANY project using ANY Paper Smooches stamp or die! This is a super easy challenge:)
Challenge deadline: July 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on July 28-31. 
Next challenge begins August 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.

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

June 2019 PHOTO INSPIRATION Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our June PHOTO INSPIRATION Challenge winners, as well as a hint to our July challenge:)

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Doni H  
Kim H  

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

Friends- you always make our jaws drop with each creation you link up!  THANKS soooooooooooo much to all who joined in the fun! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

Tomorrow, July 1st, we start our next challenge- ANYTHING GOES! We haven't done one of these challenges in awhile; it's about time! Use any Paper Smooches stamp or die for any creation and link up for your chance to win! This is the EASIEST challenge:)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Saturday, June 29, 2019


The USA paid more for the construction of Central Park (1876, $7.4 million), than it did for the purchase of the entire state of Alaska (1867, $7.2 million).


Friday, June 28, 2019


Based on da Vinci’s work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus: one eye is straight, while the other eye can drift. Some forms of strabismus are thought to facilitate artistic work by suppressing the deviating eye, which creates 2D monocular vision advantageous to painting and drawing.

xx Kim

Thursday, June 27, 2019


The United States Postal Service has about 1,700 employees in Utah who read anything that the automated systems can’t read like illegible addresses. About 5 million pieces of mail are read at this location daily. Seasoned employees generally average about 1,600 addresses read per hour.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Research at Binghamton University on the BMIs of comic book characters shows that male superheroes are obese and females ones are on the edge being underweight.

xx Kim

Monday, June 24, 2019


Vespa die, Sunnyville (sun), Sunnyville Icons dies (sun), 
Spiffy Scooters (flag and flower), Deco Edge dies (dotted line)

A 4-month-old Cinnamon bear provided much of the voice of Chewbacca. Other Chewbacca noises were voiced by three other bears, a badger, a lion, a seal, and a walrus from Long Beach.

xx Kim

Saturday, June 22, 2019

STENCIL release day

Hello :)
I am super pumped about the new Paper Smooches stencils.
I plan to design TWO new stencils every month. Some will consist of shapes, some multi pattern and some full patterns. I am excited to create unique stencils that coordinate with each stamp and die release. Our stencils will primarily be created in the 6 x 6 size.

Today is the June release day. July stencils will release along with our stamps and dies on July 7th.

Our June 2019 stencils are now available here

Please welcome...

Card using a special sneak peek from our July release...called Inhale Exhale (it has HUGE unique sentiments) Fab Frames Die and Clouds Stencil

Card using: Uplifters stamp set and Flourishes Stencil

There are so many ways to use stencils: 
  • Paint
  • Spray Mist
  • Texture Paste
  • Ink
  • Chalk
  • Gesso
  • Pens
  • Watercolor
  • Markers
  • Stamps
  • Emboss
  • and more
Use stencils on cards, scrapbook pages, journals, planners, mixed media projects, home decor

Simply tape off the other designs with painters tape or washi tape so that you can isolate the shape you would like to use. Wipe clean easily with baby wipes or damp paper towel or cloth.

Happy Crafting!
xx Kim

Friday, June 21, 2019


One more day before our new stencils are live - yay!  10:00am CT on June 22

Here's another peek at our CLOUDS STENCIL :)

Sunshine 2: Sunnyville, Sunnyville Icon dies

Americans work more than any other major countries — 137 hours per year more than Japanese, 260 per year more than the UK, and 500 hours per year more than France.

xx Kim

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Here's a peek at our Flourishes Stencil...
Used as flames, flight path and coffee steam :)

Animals re-evaluate what they experienced during the day in their sleep and thereby secure knowledge, meaning they have dreams as complex as a human’s.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Hello friends
I am excited to share that we created STENCILS!
The first two will release on June 22nd.
The July stencils will release along with our new stamps and dies on the 7th day of the month.

Here is a peek at the new Clouds and Flourishes stencils:
I used the Flourishes stencil as wind on my cards but there are many different uses for each stencil that I will share soon. I water colored with the stencils.

Archaeologists routinely find edible honey in ancient Egyptian tombs – the stuff never spoils, due to extremely low water-content, very low pH, and hydrogen peroxide (made by an enzyme in the bees’ stomachs).


Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Some marathon runners elect to have their toenails permanently removed. Their level of running causes friction on the toes and results in toenails routinely becoming damaged and detached. To circumvent chronic nail wounds, some people just get rid of them entirely.

xx Kim

Monday, June 17, 2019


New York City is one of four major cities in the United States whose drinking water is pure enough not to require purification by water treatment plants. The city is supplied with drinking water by the protected Catskill Mountains watershed.

xx Kim