Monday, September 30, 2019

October 2019 PS DT INSPIRATION challenge

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

We are starting our October 2019 challenge today. This month we want you to find inspiration from the PS Design Team projects. You can pick from any of our DT members listed below:
You can be inspired by their entire card/project, the Paper Smooches stamps/dies/stencils, the colors, the design or layout/sketch, etc. This challenge is going to be fun because the PS DT is S U P E R TALENTED! I'm always inspired by this team!!
Challenge deadline: October 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on October 29-31. 
Next challenge begins November 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

Sunday Recap (on Monday) and September SKETCH Challenge Winners

Hello friends:)

**Be sure to read through to the end of this post----> it's packed with details and even a sneak peek at our new October challenge, which I'm really excited about:) 

It's Savannah O'Gwynn with our Sunday Recap on Monday! This week has been FULL of fun, announcements, giveaways, reveals, and blog hops!

1️⃣ Most importantly, Kim's daughter gave birth to twin girls 👶🏻👶🏻 on the 24th!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOORAY! Congrats to the family ❤️ Check out THIS post with fun facts about how many twins are in Kim's family, as well as photos of the girls!!! Welcome, Claire and Charlotte! 

2️⃣ I hope you stopped by yesterday for the BIG reveal of an exclusive stamp design for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember event! Be sure to grab one HERE before they sell out!!

3️⃣ Kim also announced that she's having a few (3 to be exact) giveaways for the 2019 National Coffee Day Blog Hop! Be sure to check out the details HERE!

4️⃣ And finally, we are celebrating our September SKETCH challenge winners!! I love sketches because of the different ways you can use the's funny that most of our gallery kept the same sketch design. Maybe I'm the only one who likes to change things up and go outside the lines;) LOL!

Congratulations to our winners... *drumroll* 🥁
Shelly K.  

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

Tomorrow, October 1st, we start our next challenge- this is something I've been thinking of doing for a loooooooooooooooong time but wasn't sure how it would go over.

I pray you will join me as I challenge you to get inspired by the PS DT! You can pick any of our Design Team Members and any of their creations as your inspiration for your next project. You can CASE the design, be inspired by the colors/design, or use the same stamps and dies. I can assure you that the PS DT is TALENTED!!!! I'm constantly inspired by this team ❤️

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav


The Dodge La Femme, 1955, was the first car made exclusively for women and it included purse, boots, raincoat and umbrella.

xx Kim

Sunday, September 29, 2019

2019 National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Today is National Coffee Day!

I am playing along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 
to celebrate this fun day.

I have a giveaways that are all about COFFEE - yummm
There are a bunch of other companies who are offering up giveaways as well.
You will find there links HERE

Here are my giveaways - there are THREE prizes!

PART OF THE NEW OCTOBER RELEASE - available on October 7th
(Caffeinated stamps, Caffeinated Two stamps)

The deets:
deadline to comment to win ends on October 6th. Winners will be announced here on October 7th.
To qualify, please comment on this blog post and tell me if you use patterned papers on your projects.
Winners chosen at random. Good luck!

xx Kim

Paper Smooches and STAMPtember

Hello friends
I am excited to share that we created a stamp set for STAMPtember!

There is a limited supply, so don't hesitate to purchase this stamp set. You will find it HERE.

Here are some card samples showcasing this fun stamp set:

I pulled out some fun embossing powders. These cards are so much prettier in person.

xx Kim

Friday, September 27, 2019


Scientists studying the belly button fluff of 60 people found 1,458 bacteria completely new to science. One participant’s fluff contained oil found only in soil from Japan, where he had never visited.

xo Kim

Thursday, September 26, 2019


I am thrilled to share that my daughter delivered her twins on September 24th :)
We have over 15 sets of twins on my dad's side and they run in every generation. I love being a twin, so I am excited for these two beauties.

Say hello to Charlotte and Claire...

Fraternal twin facts:
Fraternal twins occur when more than one egg is fertilized. Normally, one egg is released from the ovaries each month, but sometimes there is more than one. Some women release multiple eggs in every cycle, a condition called hyperovulation. Women who hyperovulate are more likely to have fraternal twins.
A tendency towards hyperovulation can be a genetic trait. In this way, fraternal twinning can be hereditary. A woman who has the gene for hyperovulation can pass it down to her daughter. Then, the daughter's chances of having twins are increased.
Because men carry both X (female) and Y (male) chromosomes, they can also hold the trait for hyperovulation and pass it along to their daughters, increasing their daughter's chances of having fraternal twins.
However, having the gene for hyperovulation does not increase a man's chances of fathering fraternal twins. A man carries the gene, but it doesn't change the ovulation pattern of the mother of his children. She has her own genes governing her ovulation. Instead, it would be his daughter who inherits it through his genes. That is why twins are sometimes assumed to "skip a generation."

xx Kim

Monday, September 23, 2019


Happy Fall :)

Sunnyville, Spreading Sunshine, Inverted Notes, Spectrum, Expressions dies, Curly Clouds dies, Spectrum Icons, Autumn Groves, Waves dies, Hearts dies, Bannerific dies, Autumn stencil, Best Witches stamps and dies, Buffalo Check Stencil, Deco Edge Dies, Face Off, Borders 1 Dies, Teeny Stars Dies

Boeing use potatoes to test their in-flight Wi-Fi, as they reflect and absorb the signals similarly to people. The project is called Synthetic Personnel Using Dialectic Substitution- or SPUDS.

xx Kim

Friday, September 20, 2019


The news about the devastation in the Bahamas is heart wrenching.
Paper Smooches wants to help.
15% of sales made through our website between Sept. 14 - 21 will be donated to relief efforts in the Bahamas.

If you type SHOP TO GIVE in the comments box before placing your order, I will include a free stamp set.

Donations will be made to Samaritan's Purse International Relief:

Thank you so much for your generosity. Together we stand <3

The Japanese repair broken pottery with gold lacquer to highlight imperfections. The process is called Kintsugi. The art of Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The news about the devastation in the Bahamas is heart wrenching.
Paper Smooches wants to help.
15% of sales made through our website between Sept. 14 - 21 will be donated to relief efforts in the Bahamas.

If you type SHOP TO GIVE in the comments box before placing your order, I will include a free stamp set.

Donations will be made to Samaritan's Purse International Relief:

Thank you so much for your generosity. Together we stand <3

The oldest continuously operating Chinese restaurant in the US is not in New York or San Francisco, but Butte, Montana. Pekin Noodle Parlor opened in 1911 and is still open today.

xx Kim

Monday, September 16, 2019


Be Merry, Group Hugs, Face Off, Pumpkin & Ghost dies, Cozy Coffee dies, Mitten die, Blessings Die, Linked Leaves Dies, Thanks so much Die

A man bought a golden egg for $13,000 at a sale. It turned out it was an incredibly rare Fabergé egg, once owned by the Emperor of Russia, that had been missing since 1902. It is worth $33,300,000.

xx Kim