Friday, January 31, 2020

January ANYTHING GOES Challenge Winners

Hello, friends!

Gosh!!! Your creations for our January Anything Goes challenge were AMMMMMMMMAZING! It is so hard to pick just three winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners...
Claire, prize pack
Mugdha, $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
Sidan, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes!

Tomorrow, February 1st,  starts our new challenge with a theme of LOVE! I can't wait to see what you create and share!!

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

Tons of love, Sav


umm, where did January go?

(Snowy Salutations, Winter Greetings stamps and dies, I Heart you Dies, Rainbow Sherbet Paper, Embroidery hoop Dies, Frame Dies)

When the chief model maker for Thomas the Tank Engine left his rock band in 1970, he was replaced by Freddie Mercury and his former band became Queen.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020


(Huge Snowflakes Dies, Winter Greetings stamps and dies, Scene Builder Stencil, Delightful Greetings, Snowy Salutations, All Year Cheer, Gift Tags 2 Dies, Half Moon Paper)

‘The third place’ is a social surrounding separate from home and work. It’s said that these places are vital for establishing a sense of place , and getting out of the social isolation routine.

xo Kim

Monday, January 27, 2020


(Huge Snowflakes Dies, Snowy Salutations, Gift Tags 2 Dies)

A 19 year old Ninja History student in Japan scored full marks for submitting an essay written with invisible ink; a technique called, ‘Aburidashi’.

xx Kim

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sunday Recap 1.26

Hellllllllo, sweet friends:)

Savannah O'Gwynn here today- it's been a few weeks since I posted on Sunday! I've been sick with "strep throat", that's what I've been diagnosed with... but it feels more like pneumonia and mono! I'm so sorry I've been MIA- I've missed all of my crafty friends:)

Here are the deets for this week:

Be sure to play along with our current Paper Smooches ANYTHING GOES challenge! There are 3 prizes up for grabs!
You can find more details HERE or link up below for your chance to win!

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

Kim has posted about an OVERSTOCK sale over on our Facebook page! Check it out HERE and then go shopping for some fun goodies:)
That's it for me today. The couch is calling me! I'm praying that I will get some energy back this week so I can get crafty in the studio again. I'll post whatever I make when I finish!
THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed! ❤️ Sav

Friday, January 24, 2020


(Heart Stencil, Scene Builder Stencil, Winter Greetings, Snowy Salutations)

A woman discovered that the hair stylist whom she got along so well with for the last 6 years was in fact her biological brother.

xo Kim

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


(Winter Greetings stamps and dies, Snowy salutations, Huge Snowflakes, 
Vanilla Verbiage stamps and dies, Scene Builder Stencil)

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad started his journey to becoming the 8th richest man in the world at age 5, by selling matches to his neighbors. He bought matches in bulk, cheaply & re-sold them at a very low price while still making a good profit, the same basic model used later at IKEA.

xx Kim

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Blog Hop winners

My goodness, I cannot believe this wasn't on my calendar - ack!
I am so sorry for the delay...

I have blog hop winners to announce

TWO blog hop winners will receive a $50. code to use towards their shopping spree at Paper Smooches online store.  drum roll....

from Jill's blog - 

Tracey McNeely
Jill these critters are so cute I want to squeal! So fun!
from the Paper Smooches blog - 

I shared about the blog hop on IG :)

HUGE congrats winners! 

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

Monday, January 20, 2020


Gosh, sorry that I have been MIA. I had a lot of prep for Creativation and I have been transitioning my computer from old to new. I am one of like five people who still use Windows 7. I was warned about the support ending but have been dreading it. I do have a new computer but changing everything over has been a challenge. I am getting there (very slowly)  :)

(Hearts Stencil, Winter Wishes stamps and dies, I Heart You Dies, Half Moon Paper)

Hayleigh Curtis is one of Cadbury’s 10 taste testers. Her taste buds are so important that Cadbury got her tongue insured for 1.25 million dollars.

xx Kim

Thursday, January 16, 2020

January ANYTHING COLD Challenge Winners

Hello, friends!

We are blown away at our first challenge gallery of 2020!! If you haven't stopped by, check it out HERE.

Some of you literally had the same idea as me, "What's cold"... a cold drink, tea! Then I thought maybe snow and snowmen! It was so fun looking at all of your creations!

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners...
Jean M., prize pack
Ionabunny, $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
KarenLadd, $5 gift certificate to Paper Smooches

Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} for instructions on how to claim your prizes!

Don't forget that you can join in the fun with our new challenge-- it's ANYTHING GOES! The deadline is January 28th. 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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January 2020 ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, friends:)

**Challenge NOTE: We will be hosting 2 challenges a month- the first challenge will run from the 1st to the 14th; the second will be from the 15th to the 28th. This will be standard for each month- EASY to remember! Winners will be announced near and around the 16th and 30th/31st.

For our second January challenge, we have a fan favorite- ANYTHING GOES
Challenge deadline: January 28th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Winners will be posted on January 30th or 31st. 
Next challenge begins February 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: 3 winners

  • One winner will win a prize pack (pictured below)
  • One winner will receive a $25 Paper Smooches gift certificate
  • **NEW** One winner will receive a $5 Paper Smooches gift certificate

Check out what our PS Challenge Design Team created!!

Now it's your turn- create ANY project that includes PS stamps, dies, 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 using our stamps, dies, and stencils!
Be blessed ❤️ Sav

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

Monday, January 13, 2020


(Half Moon Paper, I Heart You Dies, Hearts Dies)

In February 1961, East Orange, NJ police arrested 14 people from their beds at home after midnight. Their crime was failing to return library books that were more than four months overdue.

xx Kim

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sunday Recap 1.12

Helllllllo, sweet friends!

This week has been full of our new January releases, blog hop, and so much fun!!! I hope you will scroll down to see all the inspiration too!

Our first January challengeAnything Cold, deadline is January 14th! Be sure to check out THIS post, which highlights our NEW Paper Smooches Challenge Design Team and our January challenge, Anything Cold. You could win one of 2 prizes: a $25 gift certificate or a prize pack of PS goodies.

Click HERE for all the details about our challenge- our format has changed just a bit! We will have two challenges per month!! Or you can link up below!

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

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Friday, January 10, 2020


(Huge Snowflakes Dies, Winter Greetings, Snowy Salutations)

Baywatch’s fans were predominantly women. 65% of viewers were female, with its number-one audience being women aged 18 to 34. It turns out that the female viewers liked that the show’s lead characters were strong, independent, heroic women who were saving lives and were equal to the men.

xx Kim