Friday, February 12, 2016


 (Botanicals 2 stamps and dies)


Tea was so important for morale in the British army that in 1942 the UK bought the entire world’s crop of tea.

xx Kim

Thursday, February 11, 2016

something FUN!

My friend Kathy is talented and crazy cute!  She is having a really fun challenge going on over at her blog. There is a PS prize to be I hope you head on over there to check her out!

HERE is the direct link to her challenge post

Paper Smooches - PS Patrol February 2016

Hi friends!
It's PS Patrol time.  I LOVE searching for PS projects on the web!  I decided to check out Pinterest this time.  In the past I have looked through our PS Flickr Gallery, gallery and Splitcoaststampers I thought I'd try something new.  I tried to figure out the names of the designers, but if I couldn't determine it, I linked to their Pinterest card, instead of mentioning their name.

I adore this monochromatic card!  The layers are fabulous and I LOVE the yellow lit windows.

This winter card will surely warm your heart.
I LOVE the pop of red, the circled frame and cute sticker accents.

Oh my gosh, this super cute card makes me smile - huge!

It's only a partial view of the card, but I LOVE the layered dies - just had to show you!!

Isn't this lovely?  I love the color combo and design :)

The flag of Nepal is so complicated that there is a 24-step instruction how to draw it in the constitution of Nepal.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016


(Botanicals 2 stamps and dies, Hexalongs Dies)

Jill Hawkins...rocked the PS again :)

(Space Cadet, Fun & Flirty, Alfresco, Stitched Dies)

(Fun & Flirty, Rain Boots Dies, Hearts Dies)

There are still several locations in the US that ban the sale/consumption of alcohol. All dating back to the Prohibition.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016


(Woofers & Tweeters, Speech Bubbles Dies)

(Frame 2 Die, Foliage 1 Die, Fun & Flirty)

The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn’t sew 
or replace buttons.


Monday, February 8, 2016


(The Welcome Wagon, Welcome Word Die, Backdrop Builders)

(Luminous Spring)

Since 1960, the average turkey has gained 11 pounds. The average American has gained 28 pounds.

xoxo Kim

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Recap 2.7

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today----> below is everything you need to know what's going with Paper Smooches

There's STILL time (4 days to be exact) to enter in the PS GDT Search! Enter your project HERE for your chance to be the March GDT!!!! ***NOTE: You can combine our monthly challenge and GDT project into one!!! Be sure to link your projects up to BOTH!! Good luck! 

The February challenge just started and we would LOVE for
 you to join in the fun with our monthly challenge HERE on the blog! The challenge is: FUN & CUTE- create a fun and cute project and link it up! This is the EASIEST challenge EVER- it's like anything goes:) 

Create a "fun and cute" project using PS stamps/dies as your inspiration! 

Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, February 27th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details. ****You could win a $50 PS gift certificate
Or link up HERE:

And be sure to check out Kalyn's video over on the Virtual Smooches blog- she's shared and inspired us with an amazing vday card:) Check it out HERE!
That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Friday, February 5, 2016


(Simply Said, Sentiment Sampler, Delightful Greetings)

(Gently Seasoned Two, Christmas Sampler)

 In 2014, a Stanford study found that walking boosts creative inspiration. The study examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increased on average 60% when walking – regardless of how they walked (eg, outside or on a treadmill).


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Guest Designer Search - MARCH

Hello amazingly talented friends!

Here is your chance to be a part of the Paper Smooches team for a month!

Our Guest Designer will receive a mixture of new stamps and dies, get a blog badge and will have their name and projects featured here on the PS blog for a month.

You will have approx. two weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like and past submissions are welcome.  Guest designers are not chosen randomly.  We will be looking for designers who stand out in one (or more) of the following categories:

·        great use of color
·        outstanding design
·        mad coloring skills
·        fun paper piecing
·        pure cleverness
You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp, die or any of our FREE digi stamps.  You can submit to our call with "old and new" projects...and projects that you create for our SPARKS Challenge are perfectly acceptable..

The deadline is Wednesday, February 17

Our guest designer will be announced on February 18

If you have tried out in the past...I hope you reapply - We LOVE looking at your beautiful creations.

Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent with us   :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Happy Half-way Day!

(Fun & Flirty)

Jill Hawkins is our fabulous guest this month - woohoooo!
Love the wood bird houses and this cute color combo  :)
(Bird House dies, Fun & Flirty)

Clever girl...she used the bird house roof as an accent!
(Bird House dies, Fun & Flirty)

Only 1% of corn that is grown is eaten as corn.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


(Natural Beauties)

(Feathers Dies, Fun & Flirty)

Colin McGregor, brother of Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor, is a British RAF pilot and goes by the call-sign “Obi Two”.

xx Kim

Monday, February 1, 2016


We are celebrating FIVE amazing years in business. We'd LOVE for you to celebrate our Anniversary with us throughout the month!

 THANK YOU so incredibly much for your love and support over the past five years.
You are greatly appreciated!

To say thank you, we are including a cute "Thanks" stamp for free with orders placed in February. 
(stamp size is 2 1/4" x 3/4" - while supplies last)

Hello Monday!  It's release day...the new February stamps and dies are now available - woot!

I have some blog hop winners to announce :)

The following winners will receive a $25. gift code to shop at the Paper Smooches website.  Winners, please send an e-mail to to claim your prize.

1. from Pamela's blog - 
Nancy Wilcox Says:

Great colors on this lovely leaf wreath.

2. from Alice's blog - 
TracyM #6773 said...
WOW - what a FUN & FABULOUS shaker design, a wonderful way to CELEBRATE - LOVE IT!!!

3. from Kalyn's blog - 
Oh these rain boots are so adorable, loving all the use of different pattern paper too

4. from Savannah's blog - 

Cheryl Parker said...
Love the colors! So springy ....which I could use some of now!
January 28, 2016 at 8:18 PM

(Free Spirits)

(Fun & Flirty)

Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the tank he drove during military service.


February challenge- FUN & CUTE

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

Our new challenge begins today--- Monday, February 1st at 12:01am PST.

The deadline is Saturday, February 27th at 11:59pm PST.
Our PS Pro winner will be announced on February 29th.

This month's challenge is... FUN & CUTE

****Let's just take a moment and say, "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWE! How cute is this little guy!?!?! OH MY! LOVE him!"

****incorporate pattern papers, project designs, and PS stamps/dies that are FUN & CUTE! This is the EASIEST challenge because it is like ANYTHING GOES since everything that PS creates is FUN & CUTE:) 
  • All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like!
  • Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).
  • You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die - Please link to our web site:
  • Post your Paper Smooches Challenge project on your blog.  If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Splitcoaststampers Gallery (use keywords: papersmooches) or our Flickr Gallery and link to our web site in your description. ***Submit a direct link to your gallery image using our linking system.
  • 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 e-mail the image to you- savannahland2 at comcast dot net).
Here's what you are playing for: One player will be chosen and named our PS Pro for the month.  
  • Our PS Pro (one winner) will receive a $50 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!!
  • This player will also receive a blog button to display on their blog.
  • Two players will be chosen as our Featured Designers 
    Here is an example from Savannah O'Gwynn. This card is actually being sent to PS's headquarters because TODAY is the beginning of their 5th anniversary month! HOOOOORAY! Congrats, Kim!
     Our next challenge begins on Tuesday, March 1st at 12:01am PST.

    ***NOTE: you can pretty much link up any NEW PS creation because I say "OH that's cute!" or "OH MY! I love that!" or "That's super fun!" or "(sigh) That's fun and cute!" ALLLLLLLLL the time when checking out your projects! Every single PS stamp/die is fun & cute--- so link up your PS  creations! I want to see them:)

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!  We look forward to seeing what you create!

    Sunday, January 31, 2016

    Sunday Recap 1.31.16

    Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

    Savannah O'Gwynn here today-- I'm sooooooooo excited to share with you what's going on with Paper Smooches

    You don't want to miss out on the following ways to win with PS: 

    The PS DT February blog hop is happing right now--- be sure to stop by all the DT blogs and leave some love for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the PS store. Four random winners will be chosen on Monday. Deadline for giveaway: TONIGHT!!!!!!! Click HERE for the hop details!

    ***Leave some love on these blogs for your chance to win:) 

    Tomorrow we start our February challenge! 

    ***HINT: it's FUN & CUTE! So pretty much ANYTHING GOES because PS is totally FUN & CUTE! :) Here's a sneak of the challenge photo- oooooo cute! 

    Be sure to check out our newest videos over on the Virtual Smooches blog! This week I revisited a video that I created back in 2014 and created some charms for my SAVdoris. Be sure to check it out HERE! And click HERE for my SAVdori sale:) 

    That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}