Saturday, October 10, 2015


(Notebook Basic Die)

(A Little Lovin)

(Birthday Bash)

(Holly Dies, Merry Christmas Die, Swanky Snowdudes)

Hippos often enjoy licking massive crocodiles.


Friday, October 9, 2015



(Streamers Dies)

(Merry Christmas Die, Holly Dies, Borders 3 Dies)

(Merry Christmas Die, Holly Dies)

Due to their small brains koalas are unable to perform complex, unfamiliar tasks such as eat leaves off of flat surfaces.

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by :)
Kim xo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Guest Designer Search - NOVEMBER

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 at least two stamp sets and a mixture of 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, October 21

Our guest designer will be announced on October 22

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, October 7, 2015


Happy Half-way Day!
Our guest designer search begins tomorrow - yay!!

(Scalloped Frames Dies, Holiday Lights Dies)

(Holiday Cheer)

Ardyth is our fabulous guest designer this month - I am thrilled t have her!!
Oh how I love the shimmery Christmas lights!  The way she hung one of the lights on the sentiment is brilliant!  (GREAT design balance as well)

(Merry Christmas Die, Holiday Cheer, Holiday Lights Dies)

Congo, a chimpanzee who made over 400 paintings, would scream if a painting was taken away from him before he was finished. 

xx Kim

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Happy Tuesday to you my friends!

(Comforting Hugs Icons Icons)

(Best Buds)

(Frame 1 Dies, Birthday Bash, Ice Cream Cone Die)

(A Blessed Christmas)

An orangutan from a zoo reintroduced to the wild in Borneo began spear fishing after 
watching local fisherman.

xoxo Kim

Monday, October 5, 2015


Thanks for stopping by :)  Have an awesome week!!

(Bows Dies, Holiday Cheer)

(Holiday Cheer, Baby Bow Die)

(Holiday Cheer)

(Holiday Cheer)

The sabre-tooth squirrel featured in the 2002 film Ice Age was fictional… until a real one was discovered in 2011.

xo Kim

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Recap 10.4

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---- there's LOTS going on with Paper Smooches! Be sure to check out these links for more details and information (and there are some giveaways! So make sure you enter for your chance to win!): 

  • The Xyron adhesive team is showing off their Paper Smooches projects on their Facebook page! Check them out! 
  • PS is a proud sponsor of the Breast Cancer Awareness event over at Splitcoast Stampers. LOTS of challenges and PRIZES can be won!!! Please check them out this month
  • October 3 is World Card Making Day and a HUGE celebration happened over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. There is a PS $50 gift certificate prize!!! CHECK IT OUT! 
  • The PS SPARKS challenge blog will be ending on November 1st. We have several more challenges before the end--- we hope you join in the fun!
  • There are some sales and discounts for PS stamps/dies--- check out the info HERE
Next--- we have some new videos for you to check out! 
  • Pocket Folders (and tips)- I share how to create pocket folders for your binders and journals! They are super easy to make!! And I share a couple of my bible journaling projects. Here's a sneak:
  • QUESTION: Did you create something after watching a VS video? Link up your "Inspired By VS" creations HERE
Also-- 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 we have ANOTHER ANYTHING GOES challenge! So create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! SUPER EASY! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, October 4th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, October 10th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our September Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Shar's card is amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing---she created a Halloween card using non-halloween stamps/images! CLEVER! Be sure to check out her supply list  HERE! Great job, Shar! 

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, October 3, 2015


(Tis the Season)

(Tis the Season, Warm Hearts)

(Christmas Sampler, Tis the Season)

(Holiday Cheer)

For two months Ai Hin, a panda living in a Chinese zoo, managed to trick her caretakers into thinking she was pregnant — surprising behavior that suggests the bear knew she would be getting extra food and an air-conditioned room all to herself. She accomplished this all by just eating more, moving less, and raising her hormone levels.


Friday, October 2, 2015


(Holiday Cheer, Holly Dies, Stitched Dies)

(Holiday Cheer, Holly Dies)

(Holiday Cheer, Frame 3 Die, Borders 3 Dies)

(Holiday Cheer, Stockings Dies)

All domesticated cows and very single species of deer position their body to face north when grazing or sleeping. No one on Earth noticed until 2008.

xo Kim