Monday, December 5, 2016


(Snow Drifts Dies)

Liquor sales in Alaska aren’t allowed on Election Day until the polls close.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Recap 12.4

Helllllllllo my friends:)

I  cannot believe that it's already December! YIKES- Christmas is coming and I haven't started shopping or making my holiday cards/etc! I've got lots to do. LOTS.

I hope you are having a productive week and enjoying some time getting crafty with some of your new Paper Smooches goodies that you might have received from our sale last week!

Here's what's going on with PS- be sure to stop by our blog daily for inspiration and more details from Kim about projects, giveaways, or whatever she wants to share! LOL!

1. Join in the fun and try out for our January GDT Search!!!! Find more details HERE. **NOTE: I have seen a couple of the release images for January- CAUUUUUUUUUUUUTE! 

2. Join in MORE fun by linking up to our December "WINTER-HOLIDAYS-HANUKKAH-NEW YEARS" challenge!! Click HERE for more details. **NOTE: Don't forget that you can link up to both challenges as long as you create a winter/holiday/Hanukkah/New Year project! So it's a double whammy! LOVE it! 

I challenged myself to create 15 projects for this month's challenge- I aim high! I've made this project to share today using the PS Fringe and Christmas Tree dies.  More details on my blog.
Sav Challenge total: 2 out of 15
Click HERE or the graphic in the sidebar or link up below to join in the fun!

I think that's it for today! Have a wonderful Sunday!!! <3
Be blessed- Sav

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!