Friday, February 23, 2018

2.23


(Notebook Basic Die, Smarty Pants stamps and dies)

 
People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.

smooches,
Kim

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2.22


(Blossoming Buds, Giddy Bugs stamps and dies)

 
Smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers. The average smoker who doesn’t stop will lose 10 years on their life. A smoker who stops between the age of 35 and 40 can regain 9 of those years. Older smokers gained back 6 of those years.

x Kim

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2.21


(Feathered Friends stamps and dies)

Science says booger-eating and nose-picking is healthy. It turns out that snot is actually full of bacteria that helps your teeth, immune system, and overall health.

xx Kim

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2.20

Hello friends
Please bare with me.  My computer is dying and I had to get another computer.  It will taker a couple of days to recover my info.

(A Magical Spring, Spring Dies)

(Quoteables Dies, Layered Hello Die, F\Kindness Sampler)



Thank you for your patience <3
Kim

Monday, February 19, 2018

2.19

Hello, Paper Smooches friends:)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

We are having a bit of a technology issue but Kim will post more inspiration and fun facts as soon as she can!

Until then, click HERE to check out our Instagram page full of beautiful creations! Or you can check out our Facebook page HERE! And don't forget to follow us on Pinterest HERE 😍

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Recap 2.18

Hey, friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share a quick recap post for the week!

Just wanted to update you on the "Sunday Recap" posts---->  I'm thinking of doing a recap every two weeks, and in between when needed 😁 I'll continue share giveaways, challenge info, and maybe some new inspiration from me! I love when you stop by on Sundays, it's our day to hang out and catch up on all things Paper Smooches!

Don't forget to fill out our challenge poll found on our blog sidebar! Vote for your favorite challenge! Deadline is February 26th! Our challenges will be based on what our fans vote! VOTE VOTE VOTE and leave a comment HERE!
Speaking of our challenges... our next monthly challenge starts March 1st!!!!!!!! Get ready:)

That's it for me today! Be sure to scroll down for MORE inspiration from this talented DT from the past week and month!!!! I literally am blown away by the creations and uses for PS stamps/dies. ❤️

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav


Saturday, February 17, 2018

2.17


(Alfresco stamp and dies)

Those who see Earth from space experience “The Overview Effect:” A remarkable sense of connection with the rest of the human race, and a desire for world peace.

smooches,
Kim

Friday, February 16, 2018

2.16


(Smoocharoos, Postage Stamp Dies, Inchies Dies)

Rudyard, Montana is the only town in the contiguous United States in which you could dig a hole through the center of the earth and emerge from the other side on dry land.
 

xo Kim

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2.15


(Birthday Buddies)


33% of Americans consider “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase. The recent addition of “fake news” takes second place with 23% followed closely by “no offense, but” with 20%. 11% think “literally” is the most grating word used in conversation while 10% assert “you know what I mean” is the most agitating.

xx Kim

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2.14


Happy Valentine's Day!!

(Love Struck stamps and dies; Hearts dies)

Prior to the 14th century, the shape we call a heart symbolized the anatomical heart, widely believed to be humans' center of memory, according to Time. It wasn't until Italian and French artists began championing the idea of romantic love that the St. Valentine heart became synonymous with love.

smooches,
Kim

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2.13

(Notebook Paper Two, Blossoming Buds, Courteous Cuties stamps/dies, Needle Little Love, Artisan Blocks, Garden Greetings stamps/dies, Ovals dies)

Over the past 27 years, Mark McKinley, a retired professor of psychology in Amherst, Ohio, has amassed the world’s largest collection of talking clocks. Numbering over 1,000, his collection includes talking clocks from every era and corner of world. The clocks fill every corner of his house and chime continuously throughout the day. 


xx Kim

Monday, February 12, 2018

2.12


(Vegtastic stamps and dies, Tiny Hearts Dies)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited an astrologer Who told them John would be shot and die on an island. So disturbed were they that they cancelled their extended Greek Isles vacation. Ten years later he died … on Manhattan island.


xx Kim

Saturday, February 10, 2018

2.10


(Cross Stitch Die, Fun & Flirty stamp set)

In 1937, a man tried to find seats for himself and his wife on the Hindenburg, but there were none available next to each other. They took a plane home instead. Two years later, the man, Martin Goodman, went on to create Marvel Comics.

smooches,
Kim

Friday, February 9, 2018

2.9


(In Stitches, Fun and Flirty, Falling for You stamps and dies)

An artist made a counterfeit penny out of $100 worth of gold, which he copper-plated and then put into circulation in Los Angeles. Two years later, it was found in New York.


xo Kim

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PS Challenges UPDATE***

Hello, friends:)

Savannah O'Gwynn here today, and I've got a quick update for our Paper Smooches challenges, as well as a fun poll for you 🙃

We want you to know that we've taken the month of February off to make our challenges more fun for everyone! Our Paper Smooches challenges will continue and start back up in March.

Until then... I've created a poll for you! I want to know what you like for challenges. Do you like sketch challenges? Color themed challenges? Would you like to CASE one of our designers? Fill out our fun poll on the sidebar of the blog.
You can always leave a comment HERE on this blog post if you want to share a different idea for our challenges!

More details to come:) THANK YOU so much for always sharing your beautiful creations and for playing along with our Paper Smooches challenge. I can't wait for our next challenge!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed <3 Sav

2.8


(Sentiment Sampler, Bear Frog Card Dies)

The New York City owns an abandoned 22-acre island less than one mile from Manhattan. It has been abandoned since 1963 with no current plans of development.

xo Kim

2.7


(Fruitastic stamps and dies; Grocery Cart die; Hearts dies)

One of the first winners of the Miss USA pageant was stripped of her title when it was revealed that she was married and had children as being a wife and mother were against contest rules.
 
hugs!!
Kim

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2.6


(Critter Card, Ovals dies, Hearts dies, Deco Bag dies)

In 1969 Forrest Parry, an IBM engineer, had the idea to affix magnetic tape to a plastic card. Every adhesive failed. He went home frustrated. His wife was ironing when he walked in. She suggested he fuse the tape onto the card with the iron. It was a success, and the magstripe card was born.

x Kim

Monday, February 5, 2018

2.5


(Lots of Love, Tiny Hearts dies, Waves dies)

McDonald’s once created bubblegum-flavored broccoli in an attempt to make kids eat more vegetables. The taste confused children and the product was pulled before it even reached the shelves.

xx Kim

Friday, February 2, 2018

2.2


(Fun & Flirty, Dainty Flowers 1 Dies, Dainty Flowers 2 Dies, Shopping Bag Die)

Keanu Reeves often foregoes some of his paycheck so that producers can bring on other notable actors. On The Devil’s Advocate, he reduced his salary by a few million dollars so that they could afford Al Pacino, and he did the same thing on The Replacements to be able to work with Gene Hackman.

hugs,
Kim

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Paper Smooches turns SEVEN!

Hello friends!
I am excited to announce that today, Paper Smooches is celebrating SEVEN years of business! 
I am beyond humbled at all of the love and support I have been shown throughout the years.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

You may have read that I recently opened a retail store with my husband.  The store is a little over a week old and doing very well so far.  I love seeing so many Paper Smooches fans in person.  Although I am not drawing new art at the moment, I hope to pick back up in the future.  In the meantime, I will continue to keep our products in stock.  Our PS DT is creating new cards with our older releases.  I am excited to see my art get "revived" by our amazing designers.

Our free TAM (thanks a million) stamp set is the product that we include with orders over $60.00.  Normally it's one of the new stamp sets that we choose from each month.  We will continue with this wonderful incentive.  From now on, let us know what Paper Smooches stamp set you'd like to receive for free with your order over $60.00.  Make a note in the comment section on your order page.  I will change out the slide show image today to remind you all about this change. 

I am not going anywhere friends.  I just need to concentrate on our new Paint and Wine business at this time.  It's been such a rewarding adventure so far.  I am designing card classes and painting classes and it feels amazing to create again!

Thank you...a million times for being a part of my Paper Smooches journey. 
Without you, I would have never made it to seven incredible years!
Sending you the hugest hugs possible,
Kim xo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January "ANYTHING GOES" challenge winner

Hello friends:)

It's Savannah O'Gwynn sharing and celebrating our January winner and featured players! I hope you check out our gallery- you will be blown away by all the beautiful creations and talent shared!!

And I hope you know just how hard it is to pick just O-N-E winner!!!!!!!!!! I wish you all could be featured and win <3 Thank you for sharing such amazing creations using Paper Smooches stamps and dies.

Congrats to our featured players:
Larissa- GET OUT of town!!!!!! You are a genius! 
JGooderham

Pleeeeeeeeeeease check out our gallery, as well as these amazing designs: Amy C [I love the design and colors], Si Perf Poco [more of those birds! LOVE!], Maria G [OMGOOOOOOOOSH! I love this project- ombre and cross-stitching, and 3D!], Sunday Stamper [what a clever idea for a Get Well card! Esp during this Flumaggedon season!], and Valliam [adorble professor and background stamping! FUN!]. 


And a HUGE congrats to our January winner, Cornelia (fun stamping) !!!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing card with the shimmer and stacked/layered friends, as well as the coloring! FAB x1000000000))!
 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! We appreciate you sharing your talent and creations with us ❤️

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

1.31


(Garden Greetings stamps and dies)

There is a 1982 Barbie commercial that ends with the line “Better make Ken a sandwich!”

x Kim

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1.30


(Swanky Snowdudes, Wine Sampler, For you Dies)

Ancient Egyptian eye makeup provided psychic protection as well beauty enhancement. An unadorned and thus unprotected eye was believed vulnerable to the Evil Eye. Outlining the eyes became a personal protective amulet drawn right upon the skin that, once applied, could not be lost or stolen.


smooches,
Kim

Monday, January 29, 2018

1.29


(Snowman Card Die. Swanky Snowdudes, Glasses Dies)

The International Space Station has been described as the most expensive single item ever constructed at $150 billion.

xx Kim