Welcome back to Freebie Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week. It is March break this week so the house has been full of kids and noise and fun. Vacations are nice, but sometimes staycations are just what we need!
This week, we are lucky to have our friends from Paper Smooches back on the blog. Paper Smooches is such a fun brand! Owner and designer Kim Hughes puts a lot of herself in the stamps and dies. Her handwriting lives on, her humour is shared with all and her drawings … wow … her drawings are fun and humorous and serious and beautiful and special. The Paper Smooches brand has something for everyone. Whether you need a card to cheer up a friend, to make your teenager laugh, or to remind someone you are thinking of them, Paper Smooches has an image and a sentiment for your card.
This card by Laurie Schmidlin features the Birthday Buddies stamp set. This set includes a chick, a gopher, a dog, a fish, and even a worm. With a little imagination, you can create a beaver, a groundhog, or a mole. You can also get matching Buddies dies for these fun animals.
The Market Fresh stamp set that Laura Bassen used on this card cracks me up. I can totally see people saying, “I Love You More Than Coupons!” How totally silly is that! Silly and fun for sure.
Kalyn Kepner used the Slang Gang stamp set on this card. This set makes me think of all the things my kids and their friends say and text to each other. Kim really summed up a generation’s worth of slang with this set! My personal favourite is the ‘Adorbs’ sentiment.
These stamps and dies, plus hundreds of others, can be found at Paper Smooches online store.
If you are a fan of Paper Smooches, or stamping in general, take a look at the inspiring design team projects, videos, weekly challenges and more. Follow Paper Smooches in the following places:
- Paper Smooches Blog
- Paper Smooches – Virtual Smooches Education Blog
- Paper Smooches – Sparks Challenge Blog
- Paper Smooches on Pinterest – Kim Hughes on Pinterest
For this week’s giveaway, Kim has graciously offered a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend. She thought it would be a treat for the winner to be able to choose their prize themselves while shopping at the Paper Smooches online store. Thanks, Kim!
For your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches online store, leave a comment on this blog post telling us if you are a card maker, scrapbooker or both and if you use stamps on both cards and layouts. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, March 26th. While you are at it, why not show Paper Smooches some love and leave them a comment on their Facebook page and let them know that you saw this blog post.
Congratulations Pam B.! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Chameleon Pen winner’ in the subject line.
Would you like a chance to win two single day passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice? You can learn more about the #IWannaGoSBE giveaway here. I will be announcing a winner on next week’s blog post.
Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win the Paper Smooches gift certificate, you need to leave a comment on this post.
Thanks for joining me this week! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative. Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.
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