Wednesday, May 27, 2015


It's a WINNER-day!!
I have a winner to announce from the operation Write Home blog hop post!
Thank you all for sharing your stories with us.  I truly loved reading them.
I failed to mention how many of my loved ones have served in the armed forces.  My grandfather's, my Dad, my brother, my ex-husband, three uncles, two nephews and many cousins.

This lucky person won a $25. shopping spree at our online store :)

When I was in college, I was engaged to a man who served overseas in the marines. Unfortunately, our story doesn't have a happy ending. On November 11, 2004, my soldier was killed in action.

Honoring his sacrifice, my cousin decided to join the military and is currently on active duty with the Navy.
Congrats Rachel!  Please send an e-mail to to claim your prize.


I have an announcement to make regarding our amazing design team...

Jocelyn has stepped down to concentrate on her goodness will I ever miss her!!!  Jocelyn has been an a total treat and I feel fortunate to have had her on our team!  I adore her and wish her all the very best in life.  Love you girl!

soooo, her replacement is (drum roll)
Alice Wertz - super yay!!  I am thrilled that she is joining our team!  HUGE welcome Alice :)

(Waves Dies, Incognito)

Having Melody as our May guest has been so much fun!!  I really enjoyed sharing her talent with all of you.  She is so very talented, make sure to check out her blog from time to will be inspired for sure :)

(Daddy Yo, Gift Tags 2 Dies, File Folder Die)

(Birthday Bash, Just for You Icons Dies)

The writing staff of Futurama held three Ph.D.s, seven masters degrees, and cumulatively had more than 50 years at Harvard.

love ya!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


(Birthday Bash, Waves Dies)

(Waves Dies)

(Feathers 2 Dies, Many Thanks)

(Frame 3 Die, Anchor Die, Wicked Nauticool)

The most popular Christmas dinner tradition in Japan is to eat fried chicken from 
Kentucky Fried Chicken.

 xo Kim

Monday, May 25, 2015


ahhhh, a fresh new week - YAY!!

Our PS DT blog hop is THIS will have your first peek at our newest stamps and dies. I am really excited!!

(Slang Gang, Stitched Dies)

(Flirty Frames)

(Scripty Sayings, Artisan Blocks)

A misplaced comma once cost the US $1 million in lost revenue.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Kim xx

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Recap 5.24

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!!!!! 

First up-- be sure to check out all of our videos, as well as our Featured Fans, on the Virtual Smooches blog. I know we will have more videos for you soon--- the month of May is SUPER busy for all of us:)

Next-- TODAY the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge goes live! Starting with this new term, our challenges will start on SUNDAY 12:01am PST and end on SATURDAY at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be shared on MONDAYS:)
Today starts our May Designer Drafts challenge.

The May Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, May 24th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, May 30th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our May Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Valerie found inspiration (as did several players last week) in the chevron wooden table. This watercolor card is simple and perfect! This would be a great card to mass produce--- and just imagine it in several background colors! LOVE it! FAB card, Valerie:) 

That's it for me today! I do hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges!! We would love to stop by your blog and check out your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH blog hop

Today I am joining Sandy at Operation Write Home for their Memorial Day blog hop!  Thank you Sandy for all of your incredible hard work.  You are amazing!!

“Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so we’re helping to get the word out!”

Please visit the OWH blog for important information regarding this fabulous charity.  There is TONS of inspiration to be seen as well!

The challenge was to use red/white/blue...I used that guideline loosely, but I incorporated those colors for sure.

Here are some of our Patriotic Paper Smooches products:

Blog Hops are more fun with giveaways, aren't they?  

I will choose ONE winner from the comments below to receive this:

Please comment and let us know if you have a loved one who has served or is serving in the military.
You have until Tuesday, May 26th to comment
The winner will be announced here on Wednesday, May 27th

Thanks so much for stopping by!
xx Kim


(Incognito, Mustaches Dies)

(Paws for a Cause)

Frame 4 Die
(Sneak peek - this die will be available on June 1)

(Love Word Die, Spiritual Sampler)

(Swanky Snowdudes)

A man once tattooed “Netflix” on his body and after tweeting a picture to the company 
hreceived a free year of service.

xoxo Kim

Friday, May 22, 2015


TGIF!!  Have a terrific weekend!

(Waves Dies)

Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on earth at $38,858,507.46 per gallon far 
surpassing Thailand cobra venom which is $152,835.82 a gallon.

love ya!! Kim

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Our JUNE Guest Designer is

woohooo - congrats!!!

Here is the adorable card that won her a spot on our design team for June...

Geesh, that was a super HARD decision!!  THANK YOU so very much for sharing your art with us and the world.   You make my days brighter.  Our next guest designer call will be on June 4th  :)
There is a language in the northwest of Russia called Teri Sami, which is on the brink of extinction, as only 2 people remain who speak it.

xoxo Kim

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


...our June guest designer will be announced tomorrow :)

(Paper Die)

check out more of Melody's beautiful creations HERE
(Frame 3 Die, Birthday Bash)

Pistol dueling with wax bullets was a popular pastime in the early 20th century and even
 featured as a sport in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

xo Kim

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


(Hearts Dies)

(The pocket can be used to put money or the tooth in)

(Incognito, Clouds Dies, Daddy Yo, Waves Dies)


Verizon accidentally sent a customer a rare iPhone 6 prototype upon contract renewal, the customer quickly took the rare handset to eBay and sold it for $100,000 to a bidder.

super huge hugs...Kim