Monday, November 24, 2014

11.24

Hello Friends
I have a really fun week planned for you all.

FIRST...

We are participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags promo along with my friend Tracey and a bunch of other amazing stamp companies. (there are prizes to be won, just sayin')

THIS is the main blog where you will find a TON of inspiration along with a giveaway.
I created a Christmas tag that is super simple!  I just die cut the poinsettia, and stamped the sentiment onto our large stitched tag die.  I topped it off with some lace, twine and a button in the center of my flower.  I pinched the leaves and bent the flower petals to add interest.
(Poinsettia Dies, Gift Tags 2 Dies, A Holy Holiday)


There is a giveaway opportunity...so make sure you check out the main blog.  Some of our designers created tags and you will have EXTRA chances to win a prize if you visit them and comment on their blogs as well.

SECOND...

I created SIX new Christmas cards to help get you excited about the fabulous "card giving" season.  My cards are all flat for easy mailing and easy enough for mass-producing.  I will share a new card each day through Saturday.
Here is Christmas card no. 1

I stamped Santa off the edge of my white cardstock and colored him with a Copic marker.  I stamped the word bubble and sentiment and matted onto cardstock.


THIRD...

Enjoy our regularly scheduled post, featuring our talented designers.



I am crazy-in-love with this card!!
Michele used the branch for a coat rack - eeeeeek 
The patterned hats are awesome...the super cute hamster is my fav though :)




Polka dot snowflakes - LOVE 'em!!
This card has a retro and modern feel to it.
This is a FABULOUS Christmas card to mass produce :)  (you could use the same design and change up the papers as you like)
(Christmas Words 2 Dies)


FOURTH...

Our PS DT blog hop will be on Friday this month (on Nov 28)...we pushed it back a day because of Thanksgiving.  Our December release will be a large release and not a mini one. (January will have a mini release - 1 stamp set and 4 dies)

February - 4 stamps and 8 dies (our Anniversary month - we turn FOUR)
March - 1 stamp and 4-5 dies
April - 4 stamps and 8 dies
May - 1 stamp and 4-5 dies
...etc
A pair of soft drinks were sold in Singapore called Anything and Whatever. While each offered six flavors, the cans were identical, so you didn’t know what flavor you were going to get.

loves
Kim

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Recap 11.23

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 the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. 
  • Project Life + Paper Smooches- I don't use PL journaling cards for the PL albums... I cut them up and use them for small cards! I LOVE it! And I love that you can pair these journaling cards with a couple of PS stamps/dies and you are DONE! Here's a sneak:

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 September Designer Drafts challenge. 
The November Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, November 23rd. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, November 29th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our November Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Mandakini found inspiration in our Picture Perfect challenge in sooooooo many ways! She made a little trinket box! What a fun little gift! Fab idea, Mandakini:)

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, November 22, 2014

11.22

Happy Saturday friends :)





A night scene is so refreshing!
This darling winter scene is delightful :)
I especially love the hombre tones, the colors flow beautifully.




Who doesn't love a glittery snowflake?
Laura chose the perfect ribbon and the red blingy snowflake center is FABulous.

Jim Carrey got paid 7 million for Dumb & Dumber and Jeff Daniels got 50 grand.

THANK YOU for being here
we think you are awesome!
Kim

Friday, November 21, 2014

11.21



I am so glad that Jocelyn and Ashley used the "hip hip hooray" sentiment! 
(that little HIP is somewhat hidden on this set)

how fun is this???   I haven't seen that little porcupine is a while...he looks so cute on this card!Playful and super fun - I love it!!


This is a super cute teacher's card!!  I love those colored grad caps - eeek!  I love the collage style, everything flows beautifully.  Well done  :)

Hitachi once produced an ATM that heated bills to 200 degrees C to kill 
any bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.

xo
kim

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Our DECEMBER Guest Designer is...

Mandy LaCroix

oh my, I am sooooo excited about you!

This is the card that won me over...
I love the masking, coloring and dimension.
This is a wonderfully balanced card and I love the thought that went into it.
my friends...I think we are all in for a treat!
(Green Thumb)


That was a REALLY HARD decision!  Our next guest designer call will start on Dec. 4th, so I hope you give us another try.  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us :) 
Amish men don’t wear wedding rings. Instead they grow their beards out. A married man shaving his beard is like lying about his relationship status.

xx Kim

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11.19



Ummm, hahaahahaaa - I adore this pear man!!
I love the green tones with a pop of teal!!!


Holy adorableness - OLIVE this card!!!
ohhhh that clever girl...
I love how she created olive people from our fruit stamps.  Way to stretch your imagination Erin...you ROCK!
(TIP...if the leg and arm stamps are too long, simply leave the ink off from the length that you don't want...or mask them off)
(Smoocheroos)


Amy is our guest this month...enjoy
what a super sweet Thanksgiving's Day card.
I love the simple leaves.
navy and lime - yummm
(Chit Chat)


check out this coolness...
Oh how I wish I could see this in person.
It looks like she water colored vellum and stitched a pocket...and stuffed confetti hearts in between the papers.
I know one thing for certain - this is an adorable card!!!
(Cool Dudes)

Spiders can use Earth’s electrostatic field to propel themselves up to 
2.5 miles into the atmosphere.

smooches!!
Kim

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11.18

Here's your friendly reminder that our guest Designer search is ON...and the designer will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 20th.  You have until Nov to get your entry in :)
This is where you will find the guest designer search info.

So, I went o Oregon...
There was a crafty retreat at a casino in Cannyonville.
My goodness...I had a wonderful time.
I took my 17 yr old son with me.  I am pretty sure many of those women would like to adopt him.  They adored him.  He was an absolute treat to have along.
I taught a class and that was super fun!!
I met so many lovely women.
It's always wonderful to be in a room with hundreds of people who love this fabulous hobby.  I just wanted to hug them all!



ahhhhh, I LOVE the embossed sentiment!!
I also love the grey chevron...the pink and red...and her clean design.
Laurie - you rocked it!!


Shaker cards are so popular right now...and I love 'em!
Emily die cut the drink glasses and added sequins behind vellum - LOVE!!!
The glittery "welcome" is the best!!
This would make a fabulous New Year's card if she changed the sentiment.
(Drink Glasses Dies)

The prune industry asked the FDA to relabel prunes as “dried plums” because
 “prunes” weren't selling. It worked.

xoxo Kim

Monday, November 17, 2014

11.17

I am baaaaack!  I had a blast in Oregon!  I will chat more tomorrow.  I have a bunch of orders to get out the door.



(jumping up and down)
Kalyn used these stamps perfectly!
Her stamped snowman is truly one of a kind and I love him to pieces!!
Her patterned paper border is great and so are the sweetly stamped snowflakes.  I couldn't love this card more :)


Awwww, isn't this scene so cute?
Michele's coloring is fantastic (as always)  This color combo is bright and happy and I am sure it would totally make someone's day extra-wonderful...especially if the "super cool news' is a new baby or a wedding maybe?
(Scalloped Circles Dies)

Groomsmen (specifically bride’s-groomsmen) were originally at weddings to 
protect the bride from being captured by another suitor.

xx Kim

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Recap 11.16

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 VS videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog. ***There are no new videos this week- Emily and I will be sharing more soon:) 

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 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 (wk3) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, November 16th. Be sure to link up your creation before Saturday, November 22nd at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our November Anything Goes (wk1) challenge winner!! Courtney  wowed the team with this super fun Thanksgiving invite! This was made using ONE stamp set! LOOOOOOOOVE it! And the coloring-- wowza! Way to go, Courtney!
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, November 15, 2014

11.15



This is such a lovely card!  It looks like Pamela embossed with the striped die and drew a red line along the deep etched part.  All I know is...it's very cool!!  The stitches and glitter look amazing!  (beautifully colored as well)
(A Blessed Christmas stamps and dies)


Yup, I am smiling...how could I not be?
I adore this over-the-top-cute pumpkin!!
The wood grain looks so neat...and her special touches are really fun!
(Stitched Dies, Cute Fruit, Autumn Groves)

Elizabeth Taylor’s apparent dark outlined eyes were due to a rare genetic mutation giving her “double eyelashes”.

smooches and hugs
Kim

Friday, November 14, 2014

11.14



(happy sigh)
I love this snow-couple
LOVE the green and yellow!!
The hearts along the base of the couple is adorable (and clever).


wooohooo, I was soooo hoping that one of the girls would use a circle punch (or dies) with this snowman building set!

I love all three of these fun snow people.

This would make a wonderful gift set or stocking suffer :)

(Gift Tags Dies)

There are 2 million saunas in Finland, 99% of Finns take a sauna at least once per week, and its not abnormal for families, acquaintances and even business associates there to sauna nude together.

loves,
Kim