Friday, December 2, 2016


(Be Merry)

(Love Word 2 Die)

Matthew McConaughey’s brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and in return was gifted a years supply of beer for his life long commitment to the brand.

xx Kim

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Guest Designer Search - JANUARY

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 all of our 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, December 14th

Our guest designer will be announced on December 15th

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   :)

December challenge: Winter Holidays New Years

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

Welcome to our Paper Smooches monthly challenge! 

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

The deadline is Wednesday, December 28th at 11:59pm PST.
Our PS Pro winner will be announced on December 30th.

This month's challenge is... WINTER-HOLIDAYS-NEW YEARS!!!!!! 

 Photo Credit HERE HERE HERE and HERE

****incorporate PS stamps/dies on any project about Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, or the New Years!
  • 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 
    Savannah created fun CAS Christmas card. [PS supplies include: Tis the SeasonSanta Paws,  Thank You, and Merry Christmas stamps and dies]

      Our next challenge begins on Sunday, January 1st at 12:01am PST.

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

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release reveal

    Hello friends!

    Please welcome our DECEMBER 2016 release
    At 8:00pm Pacific time tonight, on November 30th.
    (Product links will be active when they go live)


    DECEMBER 2016 TAM stamp set

    TAM = Thanks A Million

    This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every $60. retail order placed from
    November 30 (at 8:00pm PT) through December 31st (at 8:00pm PT)
    (based on subtotal after any coupons or discounts)

    This stamp set will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 
     (This promotion does not require a code and you will not see it in your cart)

    This stamp set is also available to purchase.

    Winter Sampler


    Melanie-Jane was a fabulous guest for November!
    Thank you Melanie-Jane - we adore you!
    (Be Merry)

    (Be Merry, Gingerbread House Die)

     (Be Merry, Reindeer Die)

    Alligators have been a long-running problem for NASA, including climbing over their fences and entering buildings over night.

    xx Kim

    Winner-November GIVE THANKS challenge

    Hello friends:)

    It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing our November winner and featured players! I cannot tell you how thankful I am for all of you!! I looooooooove our PS friends, fans, and players ❤️

    Ok... here are our featured players:
    Melanie-Jane (BEAUTIFUL card--- I need a tutorial on how you made this! It's fabulous!)
    Debbie B. (This reminds me of the graphic we used for the challenge- soooooo fun!)
    Melissa (Chief Crafty Pants... he gets me every time! LOVE this fun and CAS card!)
    Samantha (ohhhhhhhhhh! Those colors! The design!!! LOVE it all!)

    You will want to stop by the challenge post to check out the gallery- it's small but packed with AMAAAAAAAAAZING creations! Here are a couple more that caught my eye: Shilo Miles (the dimension, colors, that deer... LOVE!), Wendy P. (and HERE too- she's a genius! I need some crafty lessons from her!), and Andi (What a fun design with the negative of the tree as the focal point!)!!!

    I wish I could feature everyone's projects!!!!! ❤️ Trust me--- there were LOTS of amazing creations I wanted to share! 
    And a HUGE congrats to our winner, Rahmat !!!!!!!!!! This card shows the view looking up into the trees..... from the ground up.... CLEVER x10000000))!
    Please email {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to receive your badge and $50 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 

    THANKS to all who joined in the fun! Our December challenge starts TOMORROW... it's all about winter... and Christmas...and Hanukkah... and New Years! You can be inspired by any of these for the December challenge!

    We hope to inspire you to get crafty with our PS products, and we would love it if you join in the fun!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 
    Tons of love, Sav 

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016


    woohooo our new release will be available TOMORROW at 8:00pm pacific time!

    (Be Merry)

    (Be Merry)

    London is still paying rent to the Queen on a property leased in 1211 and the rent consists of 2 knives, 6 horseshoes and 61 nails.

    BIG smiles,

    Monday, November 28, 2016


    It's a winner day - yay!!
    AND we are having a SALE!

    (Be Merry)

    (Be Merry)

    Our PS DT blog hop winners are....

    From the Paper Smooches blog - 
    Great inspiration from the DT. Thanks for the hop and a chance to win.
    From Savabnnah's blog - 

    Tona said...
    Great card! Love that cute little gingerbread man.
    November 24, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    From Alice's blog - 

    Karen Letchworth said...
    Hi Alice:
    Your card is adorable. Paper Smooches has such fun and sweet stamps, and I really love the Latte Stamp. You've done an amazing job with it, and I really love how you put it together. Thanks for being part of the fun Paper Smooches Blog Hop.
    Karen Letchworth
    November 26, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    From Kalyn's blog - 
    Your card is soooooo cute! Love this new die can’t wait to see the stamp set

    Winners, please e-mail me at to claim your $25.00 gift certificate to spend at our online store.  BIG Congrats!!
    Sean Connery was once pulled over and fined by a British police officer for over speeding. The Officer’s name was Sergeant James Bond.


    Sunday, November 27, 2016

    Sunday Recap 11.27

    Helllllllo friends:)

    You dooooooooooooo NOT want to miss out on what's going on with PS this week! Giveaway deets, challenge info and deadline, and a video---- all below:)

    1.  November "giving THANKS" challenge- it's almost the end of our November "give thanks" challenge. (Deadline: November, 28th)!
    Be sure to link up any creation that has a theme of "thanks" for your chance to win a $50 PS gift certificate. Click HERE to join in the fun or link up below!

    2. GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be sure to stop by all the PS DT blogs for inspiration using the new December release stamps/dies, as well as for a chance for you to win!! Click HERE for more details and a list of DT members' blogs. **DEADLINE: TONIGHT! Sunday, Nov. 27th

    3. I created a video this week and posted on the Virtual Smooches blog. This is a simple idea and based off of my original video HERE. Click HERE to check out my newest video! ***This little candle is perfect for the November "giving THANKS" challenge. LOVE it! 

    I think that's it for us this week! Be sure to stop back by this coming week to see if you were a winner of our giveaway or challenge! Good luck!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
    Lots of love, Sav

    ps... our next challenge starts December 1st and has a winter/holiday theme! Just thought I would let you know:)

    Friday, November 25, 2016


    (Be Merry)

    (Be Merry)

    (Be Merry)

    There is a ‘noticeable change’ in British accents every 25 miles. 38% of British people feel as though they have difficulty being understood by other Brits.

    x Kim

    Thursday, November 24, 2016


    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
    Paper Smooches is so extremely thankful for YOU!
    Wishing you a fabulous holiday filled with love.

    (Be Merry)

    Up until the mid-1980’s female flight attendants in the US were required to be single (either unmarried or widowed) and were fired if they decided to get married.

    love ya!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    PS DT Blog Hop

    It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on November 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  
    To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
    The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

    Here are the details:
    • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
    • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
    • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 27th to leave a comment. 
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
    Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

    To increase your chances of winning:
    • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
    • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
    • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
    (which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

    I played with our NEW Snow Drifts Dies, Mitten Die and Winter Sampler stamp set
    I added some shine to the drifts with a Glitter Gel pen.  I also added some snow to my background with the same pen.  You can create so many scenes with this new die.  The trees ae separate and so are the snow drifts.  The snowflake is from our new Mitten Die.  The possibilities are endless.

    Because of the decline in bee population, apple farmers in China are now pollinating the trees manually, using a paintbrush.

    Thank you for joining us!
    xx Kim

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016


    (Be Merry)

    Handwriting has declined so much that 1 in 3 respondents to a UK survey said they had not written anything by hand in the previous 6 months.

    xx Kim