Thursday, April 27, 2017

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  The release date was postponed one day because I will be on my honeymoon until May 2nd.
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  


To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I have two cards to share with you today :)
I used a new die called Grad Cap Card die.  It's makes a huge statement on your projects.  The paper tassel is a die that is included with the set.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called New Beginnings.

The "new beginnings" theme for May was inspired by my wedding last weekend <3


And I used a new dies called Rose Frame Die and Mr & Mrs Die.
Mr. & Mrs. Die is hand drawn...and connected :)
The Rose Frame includes 2 frames.

There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.

Thanks so much for making s a part of your day
I appreciate you
xx Kim

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4.26

Our PS DT blog hop is tomorrow :)



(Pineapple 2 Die, Thanks so much Die)


This is the last week as Larissa as our guest - I will miss her a whole bunch!  Thanks Larissa, for being so wonderful :)

(Cross Stitch Die, Huge Hugs stamps and dies)


(Cross Stitch Die, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Huge Hugs, Bookplate Dies)

Light doesn’t necessarily travel at the speed of light. 
The slowest we’ve ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4.25




(Pineapple 2 Die, Pineapple Crush 2)




(Pineapple 2 Die)

In the original story Pinocchio squished the cricket to shut it up. It continued nagging him as a ghost.


xx Kim

Monday, April 24, 2017

4.24

Hello friends!
I had an exciting weekend...I got married :)  It was small, quaint and so lovely.  It was such a wonderful day.  We leave for our honeymoon tomorrow...my daughter will be filling in for me while I am away.  your orders are in good hands.  I will share photos when I can.  I can't believe I don't have a single photo on my cell phone...ack!!



(Simply Said)




(Pineapple Crush 2 Die)

Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder 
was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.


smooches,
Kim

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Recap 4.23

Hello PS friends:)
It's Savannah here today sharing some of the things happening with PS from this past week. Details below!

Yesterday was a HUGE day for PS --- Kim got married to an amazing man, Thom! Congrats to you both!!!!!!! May your marriage be full of love, fun, and memories ❤️ Ecc. 4:12b

**The April challenge is all about SHOWERS--- baby, bridal, rain and rainbows! Create a project and enter to winPS $50 gift certificate. Be sure to check out the details HERE and to play along.
"Showers" could be: 1️⃣ rain, rainbows, showers 2️⃣ baby shower invites, decorations, or cards or 3️⃣  wedding shower, bridal shower, showers of love.

Here's my fourth card for this challenge. Last week I went with a cloud jump roping with a rainbow rope... this week I'm thinking that happy cloud found more happiness when he fell in love! Sooooooooo fun! [PS supplies include: Luminous SpringCute FruitCloudsRainbow]
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:) 




**I've shared a fun little video on the Virtual Smooches blog. Kim asked me to try an argyle design using the Harlequin die--- challenge accepted😊 I think that the finished design is SUPER fab! I share how to make an argyle design in this week's video. Click HERE to check out my post and video.
THANKS for stopping by! 
Have a fabulous day! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cross Stitch Die feature

I thought I'd share some ideas using our Cross Stitch Die.



Stamp onto the die cut piece


Use a pencil to make dots in the cut holes and stitch
The blue brush in the photo is the tool I use to remove the dots from the paper with ease


I chose to stitch the pumpkin in a diagonal, instead of all cross stitches,
(Ghoulfriends and Cute Fruit stamp set)


 I stamped the pear from our Cute Fruit stamp set and used it as a guide for my stitched image.


I used a pencil to draw my design before stitching.



(Fancy Frames)


I used the stamped image as my accent.  The polka dots ass a fun texture!
(Pinked Circle Dies, Thanks so much Die, Ghoulfriends)


I used the Cross Stitch die to create a cool background for my sentiment.  Use a paper piercer or needle to poke out individual dots.
(Foliage 1 Dies, Pineapple Crush 2)


I used a flower die to cut the Cross Stitch paper that I cut.  They make cute accents!
I cut "so much" and placed colored card stock behind the paper strip.
(Bold Bloom Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, Thanks so much Die)


Savannah used the Cross Stitch die as a grid to create this super awesome vase!
(Potted Plant, Dainty Flowers, Adorable Array, Pinked Circles, Tiny Hearts)


...and the X's that are included in the set can be used all by themselves as a bold accent
(Hello Word Dies)


I hope you enjoyed this special feature.  I have heard lots of wonderful buzz about this die.  I hope you give it a try,

AND, when you purchase this die from the Paper Smooches store, I send you a pdf of the grid so that you can plan out your designs.  It's fun...seriously 

xx Kim

Friday, April 21, 2017

4.21





(Pineapple Crush 2)


Babies born in international waters have their birth place listed as “at sea.” Those born in the air where no country claims sovereignty are listed as “in the air”.

smooches,
Kim

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Barb Engler

wooohoo - CONGRATS Barb!!

This is the cool card that caught my eye :)
The bold color, the mix of black and white, the sparkly balloons - yep, LOVE this a whole bunch!!
(Celebrate Balloons Dies, Happy Birthday)

The inventor of the polygraph married the first person he interrogated.

love ya!
Kim

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4.19




(Pineapple Crush 2 Die)


Larissa Heskett is our guest and boy has she been making me swoon

two cards, same design but a totally different result
(Daddy Yo, Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Pinked Circles Dies)


(Pineapple Crush stamps, Thanks so much Die, Pinked Circles Dies)


(Pineapple Crush stamps and dies, Harlequin Die, Free Spirits stamps and dies)

Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”.

x Kim

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4.18




(A Little Lovin', Fruitastic, Daddy Yo Icons)


(Huge Hugs, Word Bubbles Die, Waves Dies)




(Pineapple Crush 2)

A Texas school district is so small that one person “has been the superintendent, the principal, the third-to-sixth-grade teacher, the ESL instructor, the special-ed teacher, the repairman, the contractor”. Divine, Texas (about 20 students)’s school bus is a used white limousine.

smooches,
Kim