Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Tomorrow is our Paper Smooches Design Team blog hop - I cannot wait!!!

Carolyn King is our guest and she has been a delight!  I'm going to miss her when this month ends.
(Let's Celebrate, Party Balloons Die)

(Sweets Dies, Celebrate Word Die)

Queen Mary of England was gifted a 1:12 scale doll house in 1924. It had working lights, books that were specially written by writers for the library, bottles filled with the appropriate drinks in the wine cellar, and model cars made by Rolls Royce. Even the toilets had working plumbing.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


(Party Balloons Dies, Gift Tag Die)

(Sweets Dies)

A daycare in Israel had an issue of parents picking kids up late and decided to start punishing the parents by making them pay a fine. Surprisingly, the opposite effect occurred and more parents started leaving there kids at the daycare and picking them up late.

xoxo Kim

Monday, February 20, 2017


WOW, February always flies by, doesn't it.  It has just 2 less days than some months, but seems so much shorter :)  It's been a wonderful Anniversary month so far for Paper Smooches.  How about another giveaway?

I have one of these brand new beauties below to give away:

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors are handcrafted, professional-quality Japanese watercolors with a highly blendable, creamy-smooth consistency. The colors are rich and intense, and exhibit greater opacity than European or American watercolors in traditional Japanese style.
Try these lush watercolors for sketching, illustration, sumi-e, etegami, ink-like wash painting, and more. All colors are certified non-toxic. Pans measure approximately 2" × 1".

This watercolor set retails for about $30.00

I'll meet that value and also offer up a $30. Paper Smooches gift code prize for a second lucky winner.

AND a THIRD winner will be chosen as well...the prize...I'm not sure yet, it will be a surprise :)

Just comment here and tell me your favorite COLOR.  You have until midnight on February 23rd to comment.  Winners will be announced on February 24th.

Our PS DT blog hop is this will have your first peeks of our March release.  It's BIGGER than normal (pun intended)

(Birthday Buddies stamps and dies, Let's Celebrate)

(Scripty Sayings)

Your eye’s pupil got its name from Latin “Pupilla”, which means little doll. Because that’s what you see when you look into someones pupil, the little doll version of yourself.

Thank you for stopping by :)
xx Kim

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Recap 2.19

Hello PS friends:)

It's Savannah again--- sharing all things Paper Smooches  This month we are celebrating 6 years with Kim and PS - so there are LOTS of giveaways! Be sure to stop back by daily for details and for your chance to win!

We are half way through the month which means time is ticking for our February challenge deadline! Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.

LOVE could shown in many ways and with different this challenge is pretty easy! I created a simple mini card for some coffee lovers. I was inspired by a Starbucks (?) mug cozy... I think that's what it was! LOL!

All I did was add some heart paper and a heart die... and this card can be entered into the challenge! LOVE it! [PS supplies include: Cyber CafeWinter SamplerHearts]
Click HERE to play along or link up below! **NOTE: please be sure to use at least ONE PS stamp/die on your project! THANKS:) 

Next up--- Kim has joined in the fun with the Cutest Video Hop Ever! Be sure to check out THIS post and blog hop list for your chance to win LOTS of goodies, including a PS $50 gift certificate!
That's it for me today! I hope you will come back tomorrow for more inspiration and birthday celebrations.... and GIVEAWAYS!!!

 Have a fabulous day- be blessed;) ❤️ Sav

Friday, February 17, 2017


(Courteous Cuties 2 stamps, Courteous Cuties stamps and dies)

(Celebrate Word Die)

1969 Allen Funt creator/host of Candid Camera boarded a plane to Miami. While in flight the plane was hijacked by armed men. A passenger recognized Funt and all were convinced it was a gag. Funt tried to dissuade them but no one believed him they only realized it wasn’t when they landed in Cuba.

x Kim

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paper Smooches - Our MARCH 2017 Guest Designer is...

Congrats to you!  I love your fun and cute style and I look forward to seeing what you create in March!
(Reflections, Pretty Momma, Simply Said, Sweet Hearts)

Then Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley, would regularly receive calls on his secret direct line from housewives trying to order meat as the number was similar to the local Butcher’s. Instead of embarrassing the callers, Chifley would take down their orders and pass it onto the Butcher.

xx Kim

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


There is still time to try out to be our guest designer in March.

(Celebrate Word Die, Chit Chat)

Carolyn King is our guest and she created these super sweet cards for us.  Cuteness overload!
(Sweets Dies, Sentiment Sampler, Let's Celebrate Icons Dies, Metrpolis)

(Sweets Dies, Sentiment Sampler, Celebrate Balloons Dies, Flag Tags Dies)

To help airline passengers deal with travel anxiety, San Francisco International Airport has hired the nation’s first airport therapy pig. LiLou wears costumes and performs tricks to help travelers calm down before boarding their flights.

xo Kim

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A super cute blog hop!

Hello, and welcome to The Cutest Video Hop Ever!  Paper Smooches is excited to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters!  We hope you have fun watching them craft with their kids  We are also proud to have two very inspiring young crafters joining us on their own YouTube channels.  

Here is the list of designers who created a video:

Here is a list of 13 prizes:

Catherine Pooler Designs, two $25 gift certificates
Ellen Hutson$50 gc + 10% discount code “craftykids”
Just ME Digital Stamps4 digital files, winner's choice
My Favorite Things$25 gift certificate
Neat & Tangled$25 gift certificate
Paper Smooches$50 gift certificate
Pretty Little Studio$25 gift certificate + 10% discount code “prettylittle”
Simon Says Stamp$25 gift certificate
Sunny Studio Stamps$20 gift certificate
Technique Tuesday$25 gift certificate
Winnie + Walter, two $25 gift certificates

Shop codes at Ellen Hutson and Pretty Little Studio codes are valid on February 14-15, 2017 and cannot be combined with other coupon codes and is valid on in-stock items only.

The winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and winners will be announced on my blog on February 24, 2017. Winners must be subscribed to my YouTube Channel.

Visit Emily's blog for all of the's where the party begins. 
Congrats on 5,000 YouTube subscribers Emily!
We adore you!! xx Kim

I created a new card for this fun hop as well...
I used Banner Dies, Daddy Yo stamps and a brand new die that will release on March 1.  
It's called DINOSAUR Die.  

You might had read our blog yesterday, but if you missed it...we announced this....
In honor of Valentine's Day and LOVE...we will be including TINY HEARTS DIES with ALL orders placed from February 13 to February 28, 2017.

(Lots of Love, Bee Mine)


Happy Valentine's Day!!

(For you tag Die, I love you Die)

(Nine Lives, Feathered Friend stamps/dies)

People who drink whole milk are considerably less likely to be over-weight than those who drink low-fat milk.

hugs and smooches,

Monday, February 13, 2017


Happy Monday!!

Today is a winner day :)
Thank you for sharing which design team card was your favorite.  I know it was a super tough decision!  They all make me swoon.

Today's winner will receive our entire MARCH 2017 release.
drum roll.....

Wow, all of the cards are awesome but so far I'm loving Laura Bassen's card. Jocelyn Olson came in a vero close second. Great design team!

BIG congrats Mimi - you are our winner!  Please send me an e-mail to claim your prize (

In honor of Valentine's Day tomorrow...and LOVE...I will be including TINY HEARTS DIES with ALL orders placed between today and February 28, 2017.


(Scalloped Frame Dies, Bee Mine)


After Kurt Cobain dropped out of high school, he got a job as a janitor, at the very same high school that he dropped out of.

xx Kim

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Recap 2.12

Hello PS friends:)

It's Savannah, and I love how some of you also celebrate your half-birthdays [part of a discussion from last week's recap post]--- long story for me, but birthdays weren't a big deal for our family. So I never celebrated growing up. Last year Trav and my friends threw a huge surprise half-birthday party for me, and it was the BEST! I cannot believe I missed out on celebrating and cake for sooooooooo long:) LOL! So here's to many more birthday parties!

Speaking of birthdays... Kim's celebrating 6 years with Paper Smooches! You might want to stop by DAILY for giveaways and fun facts! Kim shared THIS giveaway and it ends TONIGHT--- so go leave some love for your chance to win the entire March release!

We have started a NEW monthly challenge and it's all about LOVE! Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.

LOVE could shown in many ways and with different this challenge is pretty easy! This week I created a card sending "hugs and kisses"--- that's love;) [PS supplies include: SmoochesSmooches diesHeartsTiny Hearts,  Love & Cherish, Foliage 3]
Click HERE to play along or link up below!

We've also started our search the for March Guest Designer! Click HERE for details and to try out! ****NOTE: You can create any project for the March Guest Designer ... but if you create a "love" themed project, you can enter it in BOTH the March Guest Designer and February challenge! BONUS😊  

That's it for me today! I hope you will come back tomorrow for more inspiration and birthday celebrations.... and GIVEAWAYS!!!

 Have a fabulous day- be blessed;) ❤️ Sav

Friday, February 10, 2017


Today is a winner day!!
I have TWO lucky people to announce.
Thank you for sharing your favorite paper companies with us.
I think my favorites are Simple Stories, Fancy Pants and My Mind's Eye

drum roll....

winner ONE is...

My favorites are Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things and of corse DCWV.

winner TWO is...

I have two "most" favorites....Authentique and Pinkfresh....but I love lots of others. Hard to choose just one! :)

HUGE congrats winners!  Please e-mail me at to claim your prize.  Don't forget to tell me which THREE Paper Smooches stamp sets you'd like :)

“For the health of strippers,” Louisiana tried to pass a bill limiting strippers’ age and weight to under 28 yo and under 160 lbs.