Thursday, July 2, 2020

June ANYTHING GOES challenge WINNERS

Hello, friends! I cannot believe how fast time flies!

I had intentions of posting the winners for our June Anything Goes challenge earlier in the week... but L.I.F.E. happened! And now we are in day two of July! LOL!

THANKS for being patient with me:)

THANKS to all who joined in the fun with our last challenge. Our galleries are the most amazing, which makes it so much harder to pick just three winners!!! πŸ™ƒ 

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Inkami$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Christina L., $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Shar, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 

Our newest challenge has started! Be sure to join us as we get inspired by RAINBOWS!









And don't forget about our current SALE!!! Be sure to stop by the store before your favorite stamp or die sells out!

THANKS so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And THANKS for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

hello friends

Hey everyone :)
Today starts the 50% off sale for Paper Smooches.
Please be patient with me as I will ship orders as soon as possible. It took me quite a long time to get orders out during the 25% off sale. Your orders will ship, I can guarantee you that. :)
THANK YOU so very much for everything.
Love you all,
Kim



July 1-14 RAINBOWS challenge🌈

Hello, friends:)
****NOTE: Winners of our ANYTHING GOES challenge will be posted later today! THANKS for being patient! 

Our first July challenge starts TODAY. I cannot wait to see what you create using  RAINBOWS🌈 
Challenge deadline: July 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on July 16th. 
Next challenge begins July 15th. 

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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜ This team blows me away! These projects are FABULOUS! All three created something different for their rainbow! I love love love it! 

Now it's your turn- create a project with a RAINBOW somewhere on it, as well as some Paper Smooches stamps, dies, or stencils, and link up to our challenge below! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

June FLOWER challenge winners

Hello, friends!

***NOTE: Kim mentioned HERE that she will be closing her company, Paper Smooches, retiring all of her designs. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD NEWS--- the PS challenges will continue!!! Plus, there's a great sale going on so if you win, you could get MORE with your gift certificateπŸ™ƒ
We hope you will play along with our current challenge: ANYTHING GOES. Click HERE for more details and to link up your creation!

If you haven't checked out our FLOWER challenge gallery ... YOU MUST! Flowers always bring a smile❤️ And I can almost imagine how they bring such fragrance into the room πŸ’ This gallery has such amazing projects- there were SOOOOOOOOOO many that I wanted to pick as winners. Check out these Featured Players: Shelly DT, Maria G., Donna, a pop up card by Kelly, Karin, a collaboration card by Deekshita, and Barb! WOOOOWZA! Thanks everyone who played along:)

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Maureen$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
samvandesigns, $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Vinita Jain, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 


Thanks for joining in the fun for our first challenge of June! We have another challenge going on right now- ANYTHING GOES! Be sure to stop by, get inspired, and link up your creations to WIN! Click HERE for more details!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Monday, June 15, 2020

June 15-28 ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, friends:)

I cannot believe our first challenge for June (FLOWERS- click HERE to check out the gallery) has ended! We are moving on to our next challenge- it starts today!!! We are bringing back the Fan Favorite----  ANYTHING GOES.
Challenge deadline: June 28th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on June 30. 
Next challenge begins July 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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

Now it's your turn- link up your PS creations for our ANYTHING GOES challenge! Just be sure to use some PS product on your creations or they won't count!!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

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Monday, June 8, 2020

checking in

hey everyone
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring love and support of my closing announcement. <3

I have a whole bunch of orders, so please be patient as I fill them as quickly and accurately as possible. I do have another job, so I won't have as much time to fill orders as I once did, but I will get to all of them.

I am getting quite a lot of emails asking if I have specific PS products...if you are looking for a certain Paper Smooches product and you don't see it in the online store, it's out of stock and will not be reordered.

THANK YOU for all of your orders :)

Wishing you all a wonderful week
Kim xx

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Paper Smooches is retiring

Hello my Paper Smooches family.

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us.
We had to close our paint and wine Studio mid-March. We are planning to reopen in mid-June but that will come with a whole new set of challenges. My son was supposed to get married on May 23rd but had to postpone it until 2021. My Grandma passed away in April and after my Dad’s recent passing, I have been reflecting and evaluating what is important to me. Life is far too precious to be busy all of the time, so I decided to make the incredibly tough decision to retire from Paper Smooches.

Although I am closing down my business, it’s a wonderful thing, not a sad thing. I am proud of myself and honored beyond measure that my art has touched so many lives over the past nine and a half years. Most artists do not get the pleasure of having their art in stores and homes all around the world. I am truly touched and grateful for all of you.

I have a new amazing job and it's a position that challenges me artistically. You will continue to see me around, you can count on that. My kids are grown, we moved into a retirement community and I am ready to simplify. I am really excited about this new chapter of my life.

Closing sale
The sale percentage will increase over time - product quantities are limited, so you shouldn't wait to get what you like.

June 6 - June 30 - everything in our online store is 25% off.
Use this code: RETIRING25

July 1 - July 31 - everything in our online store is 50% off.
Use this code: RETIRING50

August 1 - August 31 - everything in our online store is 75% off.
Use this code: RETIRING75

(use the coupon code box on the cart page) (in-stock products only, cannot combine with any other coupon code but can be used with Paper Smooches gift certificates, no rain checks, final sale, sale code is not for wholesale use) International orders may take longer than usual because of the Pandemic, so please be patient.

The PS challenges will still continue and the PS Facebook page and group is not closing down. I want to see you be creative and share your art.

I'd like to say a very special thank you to my incredible design team, they will always hold a special place in my heart. I was so fortunate to work with each and every one of them over the years and I will be forever touched that their art and my art made magic together.

I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world and I am so glad that our lives have crossed paths. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for supporting my small business. You are appreciated more than you know.
So much love,
Kim



Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1-14 FLOWERS challenge

Hello, friends:)

Our first June challenge is super fun. I cannot wait to see what you create using  FLOWERS
Challenge deadline: June 14th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on June 16th. 
Next challenge begins June 15th. 

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: 3 winners
Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!! πŸ˜

This team amazes me!!! And the flowers used on their cards are SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!  

Now it's your turn- create a project using FLOWERS from Paper Smooches stamps, dies, or stencils and link up to our challenge below! As long as there is a flower on your project, you can link up:) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

May THANK YOU challenge WINNERS

Hello, friends!

I cannot believe we are heading into JUNE!!! WOW!

Our last challenge was all about giving thanks- one of my favorite things to do! It doesn't take much to say "thanks", to show appreciation... yet it brings such joy and love to those who receive it. A small action with a great reward.

And right now there are so many people serving on the front lines- doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, pharmacist, truck drivers, grocery workers, and MORE! Take some time to give thanks  And to be honest- I have so much to be thankful for ❤️

The THANK YOU challenge gallery is fulllllll of amazing creations! I've said it before, and I will say it again- Picking just three winners is SUPER hard! I wanted everyone to win!!! I love love love it all ❤️

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
Lee Anne$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Sue N., $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Dawn, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 

Tomorrow we start another challenge---- here's a hint and photo, FLOWERS. We can't wait for you to join us!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Update on me and my Dad

Hello friends
You are in my Paper Smooches family, so I wanted to share an update on my family.
My Dad passed away on May 21st. I am still in shock - it happened so quickly. I took him to the hospital on Mother's day to get a chest x-ray and eleven days later he went to be with my Mom in heaven. Thankfully all of my brothers were able to make it to Arizona to say goodbye. My goodness will I miss him dearly. We were so close.

If you'd like to read a little about him - https://www.samaritanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Edward-Baker-16/#!/Obituary

Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you...life is so precious
<3 Kim


Thursday, May 21, 2020

May ANYTHING GOES challenge WINNERS (late)

Hello, friends!

I am so very sorry for the delay in posting our winners! It completely slipped my mind! I have been busy preparing a few items for my other job as I step back and take a break. It has been a lot of work and difficult for me personally; a time of rest is much needed. Taking a break means I now have MORE time to craft! I just hope I can post on time:) LOL!

Anything Goes challenges are everyone's favorite- and it shows! We had SOOOOOOO many entries! WOW! THANKS to all who shared creations for our challenge!


CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!
SmilingStef$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
cardially_yours , $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Meghan K, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes! Please allow 48 hours for a response:) 

Gosh--- it's super hard picking just three winners! This gallery might be my favorite to date! WOW! I looooooove everything you made:)

We would love for you to join in our current challenge:  THANK YOU! Click HERE for details and to link up your project.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and playing along with our challenges! And thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:)

Tons of love, Sav

Monday, May 18, 2020

5.18

checking in :)

Hi friends.
My Dad was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and was referred to Hospice, so I am trying to figure out the best way to take care of him during this difficult time. I am still filling orders but new Paper Smooches releases are still on hold.

Sending so much love to all of you and hoping you are safe and well <3
Kim


 (So Lovely stamp set)


Friday, May 15, 2020

May 15-28 THANK YOU challenge

Hello, friends:)

Today we start another challenge!!! Grab your Paper Smooches stamps, dies, and stencils and create a project for our THANK YOU theme! 
Challenge deadline: May 28th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on May 29/30. 
Next challenge begins June 1srt. 

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: 3 winners
Check out the inspiration from our PS Challenge design team! 

Goooooodnessss! Our DT is super talented! 

Now it's your turn- create a project for the THANK YOU theme and link up to our challenge below! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create using our stamps, dies, and stencils!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

THANK YOU Audrey, Larissa, and Kathy!!!

Friends, HELLO!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I wanted to pop on and say THANK YOU to our 2020 first term PS Challenge Design Team. Please feel free to share some love below for our team!!

If you know me... then you know that these posts are hard for me to write! Picking winners- hard! I wish everyone could winπŸ™ƒ Saying goodbye to a fabulous team- SUPER hard😭 I wish we could be on the team forever!! I also wish we could all craft together in person- how fun would that be!?!?!?

The first term DT knocked my socks off with each challenge. I loved opening the emails from them with their projects- I would save them, not opening them or peeking at them until the night before the challenge so that I could be surprised by what they made. Let me tell you... it was like Christmas every time! The anticipation and surprise and then the WOWZA of seeing their projects---- AMAZING! We really do have some amazing teammates🀩

Audrey blows me away with her coloring, design, and photos! WOW! I have asked multiple times for her to teach me how to color- watercolor, Copic coloring, ANYTHING! I just want to be like her!!! Here's my favorite project from her.
Larissa literally comes up with the most amazing designs- using dies and stamps in ways and combos I never thought possible! Makes me think, "Why didn't I think of that!?!" LOVE it all! Here's my favorite project from her.
Kathy's projects are down right beautiful! Jaw dropping, which usually makes me wonder how she did that! I loved that Kathy would send me two photos each month- different angles and styles. I wanted to share both each time! LOL! Here's my favorite project from her.

AudreyLarissa, and Kathy -thank you! Thank you for your patience with me as a DT Coordinator! Thanks for sharing such amazing creations each month! THANKS for being a part of our team!!! It's an honor to have worked with you, and I hope that this isn't the end (actually I know it's not! We will be in touch! Especially since you all have to teach me how to craft just like you!!!). 

And with that... we welcome our new DT members: Nicole, Kristina, and Shelly! Welcome ladies!!

Be sure to stop by and play along with our first challenge for May--- ANYTHING GOES! Click HERE for details to join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Many blessings ❤️Sav

Friday, May 1, 2020

Welcome NEW PS DT and our May challenge

Hello, friends:)

Tomorrow I will be posting a THANK YOU to our January-April Design Team. They inspired us for 8 challenges (and I'm sure they will continue to share beautiful creations!!!)! WOW! I hope you will stop by and share something you loved about their work, as well as a thank you note ❤️

We are SUPER excited to introduce to you the new DT, as well as start another fun challenge!
Our first May challenge is a FAN FAVORITE-  ANYTHING GOES
Challenge deadline: May 14th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on May 16th. 
Next challenge begins May 15th. 

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: 3 winners
Drumroll please πŸ₯.... Join me in welcoming our 2020 second term PS Challenge Design Team!!! Look what they've created for this challenge πŸ˜

Goooooodnessss! These designs are amazing!!! 

Now it's your turn- create a project that's ANYTHING GOES and link up to our challenge below! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. We can't wait to see what you create using our stamps, dies, and stencils!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav


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