paper smooches july release blog hop

Hi friends! I know it has been awhile since I posted some Paper Smooches, so I am excited to say that it is Pep Rally Week! We are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches July/August release with you!  FIVE new stamps and EIGHT new dies are now available to purchase. You will find our new releases HERE. Our new stamps and dies will release at midnight (eastern time) on June 30.  (12:01am on July 1st EST).

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering up a prize! The prize is 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 MT on Sunday, June 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

Ashley Marcu

Betsy Veldman

Emily Leiphart

Erin Lincoln

JJ Bolton

Jocelyn Olson

Kalyn Kepner

Kim Kesti

Laura Bassen

Laurie Schmidlin

Michele Boyer

Mou Saha

Pamela Ho

Summer Fullerton

Teri Anderson

Wendy Sue Anderson

The new product I am playing with today is the Ghoulfriends stamp set and the coordinating dies. I am also sneaking in an extra die, see if you can spot it!

Kesti_Ghoulfriends

 

I had to dig through my archives for these photos from the pirate party we had for Harrison, yes, in 2011. I have NEVER scrapped these photos. I think I wanted to make a little mini album at one point, but never did it. Well, I am lucky these are perfect for the Ghoulfriends die set. I adore the creepy spider web and tiny spider. And how about that line of webbing?

Kesti_Ghoulfriends close

 

That stitched line is from the new die set called Stitches, ha, ha. I thought it was great for the spiders to be dropping from their webs. If you look at the web on the left side of my layout, you can see that I die cut through my photos and everything. Love that look. I actually only used a few of the stamps, you will absolutely love seeing the whole set!

Okay, off you go to enjoy the blog hop. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win! Tell me about an older photo that you have scrapped, or want to scrap!

Later.

may blog hop for paper smooches

** EDITED TO ADD

Since Paper Smooches is working along side of Xyron adhesives this week, they have a special prize to offer one random winner as well.  The prize is worth $100. To see a photo of the prize, please visit the PS blog.  You can visit the Xyron blog  to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products.  While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20. gift code to win some PS products!

Wow! Seems like a long time since we have had a Paper Smooches blog hop. Kim is releasing new stamps and dies every other month. Good thing I finally got my fix! Hee, hee. So, it is Pep Rally week and the team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May/June release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on April 30th (eastern time) (12:01 am on May 1) You will find our new releases HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering up a prize!

FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog.

  • The prize is a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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 changes)
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, May 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu

Betsy Veldman

Emily Leiphart

Erin Lincoln

JJ Bolton

Jocelyn Olson

Kalyn Kepner

Kim Kesti

Laura Bassen

Laurie Schmidlin

Michele Boyer

Mou Saha

Pamela Ho

Summer Fullerton

Teri Anderson

Wendy Sue Anderson

I am using the new Southwestern Charm stamps along with the matching dies. I am also excited to be trying out some fabulous Xyron adhesive on my layout today. In particular, I used the Xyron 1.5 inch sticker maker! Gotta say, this thing is brilliant for adhering the smaller detailed die cuts.

Kesti_May Southwestern Charm

 

Well, seeing is believing. I ran both the gecko and the delicate hello die cut right through the sticker maker, peeled it off, and presto! It adhered beautifully. I know I used to have one of the older yellow versions of the sticker maker, boy am I glad to have this back in my hands.

As for my layout, let us just say that I had fun making this one. Creating the little scene was so relaxing! This new set is going to be just fab for cards, too.

Enjoy the Paper Smooches hop today! Leave me a note about Spring in your area and you will be entered to win the gift certificate!

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paper smooches new release hop

It is Pep Rally week and I am here today with the rest of the fabulous Paper Smooches Design Team to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on March 5th (eastern time) (12:01 am on March 6th) You will find our new releases HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering up a prize!

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog.
  • The prize is a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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).
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, March 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

Ashley Marcu

Betsy Veldman

Emily Leiphart

Erin Lincoln

Heidi Van Laar

JJ Bolton

Kalyn Kepner

Karolyn Loncon

Kim Kesti

Laura Bassen

Laurie Schmidlin

Mou Saha

Pamela Ho

Summer Fullerton

Teri Anderson

Wendy Sue Anderson <New Team Member! Whoot!

And here is my Out of the Box for Kim Kesti project. (Hee, hee).

Kesti_March2014
Went a little crazy with this one. I am really enjoying getting some layouts into my albums and trying new things. A layout is like having a huge canvas to work with compared to a card. So, I used the new Star dies (some for a masking), the new Quotables Die (which you can barely see because I spritzed all over the place! It is above and below my photo). I also used the new Friend die for my title and a brand new stamp set that really amps up the older Frame die. Whew! Can you tell I had fun with this one? The extra accents are mostly new Amy Tangerine product from American Crafts.

So, now you must go forth and hop to all the other Paper Smooches gals. I always look forward to the end of the month. Grab another cup of coffee and enjoy! (Do not forget to leave me a comment about this crazy layout and Kim will enter you to win the gift certificate!)
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paper smooches spectrum layout

It is Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time on February 1st.  There will be an Anniversary celebration at the Paper Smooches blog on February 1st, so please stop by and celebrate with us!  You will find our new releases HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop we are offering up a prize!

FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog.

  • The prize is a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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)
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, February 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 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)

Kesti_Spectrum Layout

 

Eloise and her little ponies! I just had to document this adorable phase of her life. I used the new Spectrum stamp set (think unicorns and rainbows) plus two new dies, the clouds and rainbow! LOVE!

Kesti_Spectrum Close

 

I wanted to post a close up because that unicorn is so cute colored up. He fits it quite nicely with the other little ponies!

Enjoy the hop today! And don’t forget to comment, you just might win the $25.00 gift card!

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paper smooches january hop

Oh wow, it is the end of the year and here we are! Paper Smooches is super excited about the January release, we have a super sized release this month just in time for the Craft and Hobby Association show. There are TEN new stamps and EIGHT new dies that will be available to purchase at 12:01 am, Eastern time on January 1st. You will find them HERE!

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering up a prize!

FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog.

  • The prize is a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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).
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu

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!)

Kesti_January1

 

I am happy to be doing more scrapbook pages for Kim using the Paper Smooches products. So many of them are perfect for scrapping. In this page I have used three different stamp sets and three different die sets. You will just be in love when you see the new releases! These sets are especially great for pocket pages aka Project Life pages.

Kesti_January Close

 

Here is a close up of one pocket. I have created my own insert by stamping the typewriter, note, sentiment and ink blot, then adding a die cut in red. LOVE it! Oh, and that green frame is another new die. Sweet.

Enjoy the hop, I hope you all are basking in the post holiday glow. Pop in tomorrow for another update on my cardmaking class.

Later.

paper smooches blog hop

Today’s the day: the last day of the month is always the Paper Smooches Blog Hop! You get all the sneak peeks of the March release. This month it’s all about the dies. Kim has designed SIX new dies that are available at 12:01 am sharp on March 1st. Whoot!

Kimmers Feb Blog Hop

 

I can’t even stand the cuteness of this new die: a Grocery Cart! How adorable! It’s coordinates perfectly with our Vegatastic and Fruitastic stamp sets, but also works just dandy on it’s own (as you will see later this month). I popped the cart up a bit on thin foam dots and stuffed some gift basket shred in the bottom of the cart so my friends wouldn’t sink in. Hee, hee.

Well, you will definitely want to visit all the team blogs, but before you go, leave me a comment and I will enter you win a Grocery Cart die! (Leave a comment by Midnight March 1st). Earn extra chances to win by facebooking or tweeting, too!

Emily Leiphart

 

 

 

 

 

 

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paper smooches february round up

As a lot of you know, February was my first month on the Paper Smooches Design Team. I think I will start a new tradition around here and post all my projects for the month at one time. The Paper Smooches blog has posted all of these projects sometime during the past few weeks, so you may have seen some of them. If you have, enjoy them again. Hee, hee. (P.S. The last day of the month – TOMORROW-  is always the Paper Smooches New Release Blog Hop –so see you back here first thing in the AM for that craziness).

Kimmers Birthday Sampler 1 Kimmers Die 1 Kimmers Die 2 Kimmers I Heart Art 2 Kimmers Leafy Greens 1 Kimmers Magical Spring 1

 

Five fun projects! And wait until you see the new die release I am showing off tomorrow. Eeek!

Later.