Paper Smooches Co-Hop

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It has been the craziest winter! I’m ‘snowed in’ Southern California after CHA, I’ve been trying to get home since Monday. Even the ‘snow in’  couldn’t keep me from celebrating with my sweet friend, Kim Hughes, today.  I’ve been a fan of Kim’s whimsical images for years, and I was thrilled with the opening of her new stamp company, Paper Smooches, this week!  She’ll be releasing 3 fun, clear stamp sets on the first day of each month.

Kim asked me to create a card using one of her February stamp sets.  I chose  Falling For You!

Kim offers high quality photopolymer clear stamps, shaped card templates, a design center and much more.

There will be a monthly challenge on the Paper Smooches Blog.  There will be free digi stamps involved and a guest designer spot for the next month will be up for grabs. How fun is that?

I’m headed to the airport and hoping to make it home to my sweet family today, but I’ll leave you with an inspirational line-up for today’s Paper Smooches hop (I can’t wait to see what the girls have created!):

Michele Boyer
Alli Miles
Lori Craig – you are here
Julie Campbell
Carole Burrage
Karolyn Loncon
Kim Kesti
Betsy Veldman
Maren Benedict
Debbie Olson
Melissa Phillips
Carly Robertson
Julia Stainton
Becky Olsen
Teri Anderson
Kyrssi Ng
Heidi Van Laar
Heather Pulvirenti
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Johnson
Lori Barnett
Jessica Witty
Asela Hopkins
Rae Barthel


  • Stamps: Falling for You – Paper Smooches
  • Cardstock: Choice Snow White – Taylored Expressions, Ocean Blue – Bazzill & patterned paper from Imaginisce’s Apple Cider line.
  • Ink: Black Memento
  • Accessories: buttons, twine, Copic Markers (BG72, E44, E47, E31, E33, E35)

43 responses to “Paper Smooches Co-Hop

  1. Oh no, Lori!!! Can’t believe you’ve been stuck for so long! 🙁 It’s pretty rough here, still — haven’t left the house since Monday night — so I’m sure it’s even worse in St. Louis. That’s too long to be away from home! I hope you’ve had some good company, though.

    Your card is darling. Leave it to a nut like you to choose the acorn. Great minds… 🙂

  2. GET OUT!!! I love it!!! 🙂

  3. OH man! I hope you get home soon! 🙁 Your card is just adorable! I love the woodgrain and the colors are fab! Miss you!!!

  4. Being snowed in is not fun…but this sweet card is VERY fun! I hope you’re able to get home soon – thanks for sharing the cuteness! :o)

  5. This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the CAS design and layout! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your coloring on this!!!

  6. Oh, how adorable! Love your colors, and these cute stamps!

  7. I hope you make it home today!!! I know you must miss your family!

    Love this card and am so excited for Kim’s new company!

    It was great seeing you at CHA!!!

    Safe Travels!

  8. Such a darling card! I love the colors and texture! Have a safe trip home!

  9. Love your card! So excited to see Kim designing stamps again. Wishing you safe travels!

  10. sorry about your delays! love the card, and Kim’s super cute acorn!

  11. Love the colors and your coloring, super card.

  12. Adore!! Your coloring skills just blow me away, and that sweet little acorn amidst all that “white” space – ah-MAZING!!

  13. Mmm this is such a spectacular card Lori!! Miss you lots.

  14. Lori, this is so cute!!

  15. Sharon Gullikson

    Oh how I love acorns! Great job

  16. What a cute card. I like the colors and the subject.

  17. Great for fall, especially. Love it.

  18. Oh Lori!!
    So completely adorable!!


  19. Love this! That woodgrain paper is perfect with the stamp!

  20. A wonderful card!!

  21. Sure hope you made it home! I love Kim Hughes and am excited to see the new PS line! Your card is fab! Love ya!

  22. Cute as can be, Lori! I love the buttons! I hope you’re finally home…or close to it! Hugs!

  23. Such a cute card. I really hope you were able to get home today. These storms are unbelievable and the timing was bad for all you CHA girls.

  24. ooooo YUMMMMMY coloring Lori! Glad to hear you could make it home safely!

  25. Now this is a cute and simple card! I love it, thanks for sharing!

  26. Awesome! Love everything about it.

  27. be still my heart. those colors are dreamy (and of course those colors…yummmm)!!

  28. Lori, your card looks FABULOUS! Love your colors, layout and coloring!
    Congrats to Kim Hughes. That is very exciting news.
    Hugs and smiles

  29. Whoa. Did you hear that THUD from behind ya? Yeah, ’cause that was totally me! 🙂 LOVE this like mad.

  30. Sorry about the hold up. But is this the cutest stamp or what! Congrats on getting to work with another great designer, she is lucky to have you on her team!

  31. Well how totally cute is this!!! Love the woodgrain bottom and the sentiment tag and of course your colouring is beautiful!!! 🙂

  32. what a great and simple card!! Love it!

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  40. Thanks for sharing. What a pleasure to read!

  41. Stay informative, San Diego, yeah boy!

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