Wednesday, December 17, 2014


(Cool Dudes stamps are expected to arrive tomorrow - yay!  I ordered them a loooong time ago (sigh).  But the manufacturer was backed up and it took twice as long...I will be happy to have them back in stock)

Now these are two COOL dudes!!  I am loving their pom pom hats!!  The drawn frame is fabulous and so is the bold black :)

First, I have to point out the blue marker lines under the words.  I love how it adds a cool feeling to this darling tag.  Those happy popsicles are so fun!!  Erin colored these cuties beautifully and added nice dimension.
(Sugar Rush, Tag Stitched Die, Positive Strokes)

Mandy has been such a fun guest.  I am glad we have another week with her <3
I am loving the hexagon embossing folder!
Her cute bee hive shaker is adorable...this card brings a HUGE smile to my face :)
(Bee Mine stamps and dies)

P.T. Barnum noticed people were lingering too long at his exhibits so he posted signs indicating “This Way to the Egress”. Not knowing that “Egress” was another word for “Exit”, people followed the signs to what they assumed was a fascinating exhibit — and ended up outside.

xx Kim

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Guest Designer Search reminder...
The call ends tomorrow.
HERE are the details

Little boy cards are toughies...but Laurie rocks them!
I love the textured background...the bold primary circles and wooden stars.  The colored hat adds the perfect touch :)

Awwww, check out this darling couple.  They look so cute in their festive hats!
Emily colored them beautifully...LOVE  :)
(Jive Turkey, Shadows)

When the CEO of the Sesame Street Workshop was asked if Bert and Ernie are gay, he replied, “They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets. They don’t exist below the waist.”


Monday, December 15, 2014


Good Monday morning crafty friends!!

ha, this is one cute and silly card!!
The border treatment is so sweet and the happy fruit makes my day :)

awwww, doesn't this look like a baby berry?
I am loving the paper cluster...and the scalloped circle frame added the perfect touch!
(Just for you Dies)

There was a now extinct species of crocodile that could gallop.

xoxo Kim

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Recap 12.14

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the NEWEST Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS upcoming challenge and winner from last week!

First up-- we have a couple of new videos for you to check out! 

  • PS Sponsored Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Emily has joined in the fun with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop--- be sure to check it out! PS is sponsoring this hop! Here's a sneak:
  • Reindeer Tags 3 Ways- I've continued my "Christmas CAS" video series and shared how easy it is to create 3 different reindeer tags. Here's a sneak: 
  • QUESTION: Did you create something after watching a VS video? Link up your "Inspired By VS" creations HERE
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:)
This week's challenge: Picture Perfect.
Create a project using PS stamps/dies, as well as this photo as your inspiration! 

This challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, December 14th. Be sure to link up your creation before December 20th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our November Anything Goes (wk5) challenge winner!! Mary M.'s card caught the eye of the PSS team because of the combination of stamps that she used--- some are not holiday stamps! And her masking skills to make that sentiment-- PERFECT! Way to go, Mary! 
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, December 13, 2014


Cool date today, isn't it?

Oh my - the GOLD looks amazing on this card!!  I love the popped up snowman.  The spray mist looks VERY COOL!
(Joyful Greetings)

Swoooon, pastels and gems...oh my.  This is such a super sweet winter card,  It's well balanced and obviously well thought out - I adore this card to pieces :)

In 2006, Mark Zuckerberg turned down a $1 billion deal with Yahoo at the age of 22 saying:
”I don’t know what I could do with the money. I’d just start another social networking site. 
I kind of like the one I already have.”


Friday, December 12, 2014


Ashley inked up the brown paper before she ran the die through her machine.  It really makes the pattern stand out!  I imagine it would look cool with blue ink as well...and make fantastic water!  I love the mix of rustic and graphic colors and patterns :)
(Warm Hearts, A Holy Holiday)

ahhhh, a heat embossed purple heart - LOVE it!!
I love the masked background with the baby blue.  It's such a pretty card!
(A Holy Holiday, Gift Tags 2 Dies)

A study showed the brain’s pain receptors activate when we see high prices, but using credit cards instead of cash effectively anesthetizes the pain of paying.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, December 11, 2014

PS Patrol - December

It's another PS Patrol day.  And you all know how much I enjoy seeing your PS projects splattered all over the web!  You make me VERY happy, thank you :)

Here are five holiday tags & cards that I think are fabulous and I am proud to share them here.

Isn't this set of tags lovely?
I love the non-traditional pastel tags.  Every Christmas icon really stands out.  The simple design is perfect.  This would make an awesome gift!
(A Blessed Christmas stamps and dies, Tag Scallop)

Jenny's creativity always grabs my attention.
The monster with a stolen kiss stole my heart!
I love how she added pen lines to the word "handsome"

Purple and teal - oh my - I love it!!  The sparkly sequins really adds an amazing touch to this cute tag. The snowman looks so happy.  I would be too if I was standing ther next to that gorgeous tree!
(Swanky Snowdudes stamps and dies, Borders 1 Dies)

cute, cute, CUTE!!
I love this darling Christmas stocking.  Did you notice the felt?
The colors and patterns are perfection!

Valerie Ward 
Oh my - this is one stunning card.  I LOVE the glittery sentiment!
The patterned papers are a great choice and the CAS design is perfect.
Switching out the letter O for the wreath is a nice touch :)
(she has three other versions of this card on her blog)

...and here is the Coffee card that I said I was making for the fun blog hop.  
I made this for Amy's Holiday Coffee Blog Hop

(Coffee & Tea Dies, Gift Tags Dies, Bold Buzzwords, Dots & Dashes Dies, Love & Cherish Dies)

Here are our coffee theme products...

Mattel made and sold Wonder Woman’s “invisible jet” as a collectible. The package was an empty plastic shell with nothing inside, and was originally intended as an April Fool’s joke.

warm hugs,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I have another fun hop for you to consider playing along with.  One of my sweet friends organized a Holiday Coffee Lovers blog hop.   We sponsored a prize among other fantastic companies.  I plan on making a card today...I LOVE my coffeeeeee.  I hope you participate. HERE are the details.


Don't forget that our guest designer search is ON.  Here are the details.


Erin cut a frame from the Squared Die - doesn't it look awesome?!?
I love the monochromatic tones of pink.  The black base is a fantastic choice :)
(Love & Cherish Dies)

Awww, cute, right?
I am loving the glittery snow and the stamped snowflakes.
Teri added the Hats dies over his hat to add interest.  
(Cool Dudes stamps and dies, Borders 1 Dies)

Mandy created these super cute cards using our Party Posse stamp set and our new Fancy Frames stamp set.

I am sure she masked the frames to show a portion of the critters.  Both cards are so clever and cute!!
(Did you notice the kissed frame below...she added a wood grain pattern to the solid stamp by stamping the wood grain pattern into the ink.

Irene Triplett, an 84-year-old woman in North Carolina, still collects a monthly Civil War pension of $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is the last child of any Civil War veteran still on the VA benefits rolls.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Are you familiar with the 12 days of holiday giving over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog every year?  Well, it's a DOOZY!!  They have a super LOT of amazingness to give away.
Our giveaway day is today - woohoo.

Please take a moment to stop on over there to see what you can win.  And make sure to stop by every day - you won't want to miss your chance ti WIN!


  • Gift Tags 2 Dies
  • Stars Dies
  • Uplifters
  • Mini Monograms
  • Smarty Pants, Smarty Pants Icons
  • Great Chemistry, Great Chemistry Icons
  • Super, Super 1 Dies
  • Briny Blue
  • Green Thumb
  • Squeaky Clean
  • Hang Ups
  • Smoocheroos
  • Halloweenies
  • Promenade
That is the amazing list of products that Emily used on her flash cards.
Her son is so lucky to have a Mom that makes cool things.  I am sure he loves them...I kow I do!!
These are jaw-droppers!!

Yup, this is super cute!!
I love the mix of color with kraft and black!
The polka dot ribbon is a darling touch.

During the alcohol prohibition some moonshiners used to wear ‘cow shoes’ which left cow hoof prints rather than human footprints so they couldn't be tracked. The reason this sort of worked is because cows pretty much step in their own foot prints when they walk.

xoxo Kim