Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday Recap 12.17

Hello, friends:)

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm on a road trip and will try and keep this short but there's SOOOOOOOOO much to share!

GIVEAWAY***** Kim is one of the sponsors for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!! Be sure to check out THIS post for your chance to win! And click HERE for all the details and all posts--- deadline to enter is December 25th.

We've started our NEW monthly challenge this past week. We want to see all of your WINTER creations for the month of December. Check out the details HERE or link up below! 

I've created a card for our challenge (also for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza hop!). My goal is to make 10+ Christmas themed cards- I still only have 5! I've been busy and sometimes you need just a simple card:) [PS supplies used: Snowflakes]
Click HERE to play along or link up your creations below!



We have our January 2018 Guest Designer Search HERE! Don't miss out on a chance to be a part of our PS DT, as well as free PS goodies!

Kim's got ANOTHER giveaway HERE for the Throwback Thursday this month! Be sure to check it out and enter to win!

That's it for me today:) Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Paper Smooches - DECEMBER retired products


Hello friends!

Paper Smooches is a family owned business that operates from our home.  
It's time to retire some of our products to free up space for future products.

Select stamps and dies will be retired on the 15th day of the month.
You can find out about our retired products through our newsletter and blog.


You will find our retired products at our clearance page
  If you visit our clearance page and do not see an item that we have retired,
that item is out of stock and is no longer available.

The sale starts now
When they are gone, they will not be restocked.


We always offer FREE shipping for US orders over $50.
Our International shipping rates are very reasonable.

Orders with a subtotal of $60.00 or more will receive a
FREE stamp set.  The free TAM stamp set is mentioned on our home page.

Please enjoy 50% off the products shown below.
No code necessary.


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(does not have coordinating dies)


(card shown using Spiffy Scooters stamps)


(does not have coordinating dies)
(You might also like some of our FLOWER theme products)



(does not have coordinating stamps)
(You might also like some of our LOVE theme products)




(does not have coordinating stamps)


(card shown using Spectrum stamp set)



(does not have coordinating stamps)
(You might also like some of our Just for you stamps)


(card shown using Just for you stamps)

Friday, December 15, 2017

12.15




(Wine Sampler)


(Wine Sampler)

 
In 1964 paintings by a chimpanzee were displayed in a Swedish art gallery pseudonym “Pierre Brasau”, supposedly an unknown french artist. The paintings were praised by critics, one of which went as far as to say “Pierre is an artist who performs with the delicacy of a ballet dancer.”

xo Kim

Thursday, December 14, 2017

DECEMBER - Throwback Thursday

Hi friends!

This month...our Throwback Thursday items are...
Fringe 2 Die

(Birthday Words Dies)


(Pinked Circles Dies, Friend Word Die))

Leafy Greens
(Spiritual Sampler)

(Chit Chat)


You can purchase the featured stamps and die at 50% off.  
Special sale starts on December 14th 
Special sale ends at 7:00am pacific time on December 21st
(No code necessary)


AND I have one Fringe 2 Die and one Leafy Greens stamp set to giveaway to one lucky person.
Leave a comment on this post...and tell me what your favorite flower is
Giveaway ends at midnight on December 21st
Winner will be announced on December 22nd
There’s a surgery that claims to change the color of your eyes. The surgery involves taking a laser and burning away the melanin layer of your iris. Over the course of a few weeks, your eyes naturally turn from brown to blue as the damaged melanin is removed by your body.
xx Kim

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12.13




(Wine Dies)


Lisa Bzibziak is our guest and she created this super adorable snowman card!
His head is tipped back to drink the last drop of coffee (or hot chocolate maybe?)
Cuteness overload!
(Snowflakes Dies, Coffee & Tea Dies, Snowman card Dies, Cool Dudes stamps and dies)

The Slinky was invented by accident, when a Mechanical Engineer was working to devise springs that could keep sensitive ship equipment steady at sea. After accidentally knocking some samples off a shelf, he watched in amazement as they gracefully “walked” down instead of falling.

xo Kim

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12.12




(New Beginnings)


 (Pineapple 2 Die, Ocean Scene Dies, Decorate A Tree Dies)


28 fossils of the largest extinct species of snake were discovered in a coal mine of Columbia. The “Titanoboa” lived about 65 million years ago. The species clocked out at about 48 feet long and weighed roughly 2,500 lb.

xx Kim

Monday, December 11, 2017

12.11







When telephones first came into commercial use you had to whistle loudly into the receiver to get the other person’s attention, as telephone bells hadn’t been invented yet.

xx Kim

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Recap 12.10

Hello, friends:)

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I've got soooo much to share with you including giveaways, GDT searches, and our challenge!!

GIVEAWAY***** Kim is one of the sponsors for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!! Be sure to check out THIS post for your chance to win! And click HERE for all the details and all posts--- deadline to enter is December 25th.

We've started our NEW monthly challenge this past week. We want to see all of your WINTER creations for the month of December. Check out the details HERE or link up below! 

I've created a card for our challenge (also for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza hop!). My goal is to make 10+ Christmas themed cards- so far I have 5. I've still got time to make the rest! LOL! This card was inspired by a gift bag that I saw at Target. [PS supplies used: Joyful Greetings, Hang Ups, Enchanted Elves, Winter Sampler, Trees, Elves Icons, Deco Edge dies]
Click HERE to play along or link up your creations below!



We have our January 2018 Guest Designer Search HERE! Don't miss out on a chance to be a part of our PS DT, as well as free PS goodies!
That's it for me today:) Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️

Friday, December 8, 2017

12.8




(Thanks so much Die)


(Mini Cupcake Die, All Year Cheer)

A Czech brewery uses crayfish to ensure the purity of its water supply. The crayfish are fitted with tiny sensors which monitor heart rate and movement to detect when the animals react to impurities in the water.

x Kim

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello friends!
I have something fun to share wit you today...




Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

I used our NEW Snowman Card Dies.  Aren't snowmen just the coolest?


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win!  Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
xx Kim

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Guest Designer Search - JANUARY 2018

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 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 20
Our guest designer will be announced on December 21
 
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   :)
xx
Kim





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12.6




(All Year Cheer)


Lisa Bzibziak is our guest this month - YAY!!
Check out her amazing project - swoooning :)
(Ribbon Dies, Let's Chill Die, Cool Dudes stamps and dies, Warm Hearts stamps and dies, 
Large Snowflakes Dies)

Thomas Edison would give potential employees a bowl of soup during the interview, if they salted or peppered the soup before tasting it they wouldn’t get the job. This was to test whether the employees had analytical minds and didn’t make assumptions.
love ya!
Kim