Wednesday, March 29, 2017


I have an announcement to make...

Our super cute Kalyn is stepping down from the team.  She was recently engaged and is completing her graduate degree soon.  We wish her all the best.  I have truly enjoyed having her in our stampy family and boy will I miss her (she has been with us since almost the beginning of Paper Smooches)  Love you Kalyn!

Her replacement is the very talented Karin Akesdotter.  Karin was on our SPARKS challenge team and I have always been a HUGE fan of her and her creativity.  I know we are all in for a treat!!

(Huge Hugs 2)

This is Heidi's last week as our guest - boo!
Check out her super fun card...
(Huge Hugs stamps and dies, Huge Hugs 2, Celebrate Balloons Dies, Birthday Bash)

Parking in San Francisco is so scarce that the parking spot attached to your property can add up to 100K to the property’s value.

xx Kim

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Our Paper Smooches design team blog hop is on Thursday, March 30. 
 I can't wait for you to see our new stamps and dies :)

(Huge Hugs stamps and dies, Tag Stitched Die)

(Hearts Dies, Critter Card Puns)

(Glasses Dies, Mustache Dies, Easter Egg Die)

In 1939, Major League pitcher, Bob Feller, tested the speed of his pitches by throwing them against a racing motorcycle before radar guns were invented.


Monday, March 27, 2017


Hello friends!  Hoping your weekend was delightful <3

(Huge Hugs)

(Quotables Dies, Flowers Dies)

Baseball is so popular in Japan that many fans are surprised to hear that Americans also consider it their national sport.

xx Kim

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Recap 3.26

Hello PS friends:)
It's Savannah again! Be sure to read this entire post--- there's LOTS going on with PS this week! Giveaways, the end of the challenge, and videos... you don't want to miss out!

This is the LAST week for our March challenge using the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year! Use green (any amount, any hue, and anywhere) on your project and enter to winPS $50 gift certificate. Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.
I created a masculine birthday card using minimal green pieces (two different hues). Adding green to a project is SUPER easy! [PS supplies include: Tick TockBosom BuddyHexalongsCelebrate Word]
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:)

There's a couple of giveaways you can check out HERE and HERE- Kim's sponsoring a couple of giveaways for the Scrapbook & Cards Today 11th birthday and A Blog Named Hero 5th anniversary! Deadlines end soon!

And don't forget to check out THIS post on the Virtual Smooches blog! I shared a quick tutorial on how to make these super cute shaped interactive animal cards! OH MY! That panda... and that orange lizard... and the pink cat with gold whiskers! ACK! LOOOOOOVE them all!
THANKS for stopping by! Be sure to stop back by this coming week because we have MORE inspiration and the April Blog Hop sneak peeks! You are going to LOOOOOVE the new sets!

Have a fabulous day- be blessed;) ❤️ Sav

Saturday, March 25, 2017

We are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!

Congrats on FIVE years to A Blog Named Hero!

We are happy to help celebrate a super fun blog.  We have enjoyed being a past sponsor :)

Here are my "celebrate" theme cards.
I used the Paper Smooches Party Balloons dies and Free Spirits stamp set.  I used our Borders 2 Dies for the scalloped edge border.

For this card, I also used our Party Balloons Dies along with a sentiment from our
  Salutations stamp set.  Super simple...just die cut different tones of paper and layer them.


A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  

Today's prizes include the following: 

Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th at the A Blog Named Hero blog.

The hop will take place over two days and there are different giveaway prizes to be won each day.
Make sure to check out the Blog Named Hero BLOG.

Good luck and happy hopping!!

Your next stop on this hop is the very talented...

Cheiron Brandon   

Please refer to A Blog Named Hero's blog for the full hop list in case there are any broken links

Thank you for helping us to celebrate this super fun milestone
xx Kim

Friday, March 24, 2017


(Huge Hugs 2, Hearts Dies, Super 2 Dies)

Two con men sold a fake painting for €1.5 million, only to find out that all the 
money was counterfeit.

Thanks so much for making us  apart of your day
x Kim

Thursday, March 23, 2017


There is an extra Thursday in March, so I thought I'd share these adorable cards that Jill created for us :)  Our Paper Smooches design team blog hop is next Thursday.

(For you Tag Die, Tag Stitched Die)

In 2015, the Dutch police caught cannabis growers because their house was the only one in the street without snow on the roof.

xoxo Kim

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


We wanted to send our most sincere congrats to
  Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine
who is celebrating 11 years - woohoooo!

Paper Smooches is delighted to sponsor a prize.  So make sure you check out the SCT blog to see what you can win.  There is a TON of giveaways - you will NOT want to miss it.  Plus there are amazing projects being shared that will definitely knock your socks off!!

(Huge Hugs 2, Borders 1 Dies)

Heidi Randazzo (our guest designer) created these cuties for us.  Super sweet and totally FUN!
(Huge Hugs stamps and dies, Huge Hugs 2)

(Huge Hugs stamps and dies, Huge Hugs 2, Quotables Dies, Power Rays Dies)

Stephen King didn’t tell his kids bedtime stories; he made them tell him stories.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017


(Hearts Dies, Bam Bubble dies - used for hands)
 (Streamers Dies, Blissful Banners stamps)

Gift card holder...

(Speech Bubble Dies, Critter Card Puns)

There are people in the world who are actually allergic to being cold.
BIG hugs!

Monday, March 20, 2017


(Dinosaur Die, Hearts Dies)

(Fruit People Dies, Huge Hugs stamps and dies)

There is a mushroom that is only found in two specific locations: Texas and Japan, 6800 miles/11000km apart.

x Kim