Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome!

This is the NEW education blog for Paper Smooches!  We are VERY excited about this!  Education is so very important and I love sharing what I have learned.

I have been highly involved in the scrapbooking/stamping industry since 2004.  I have served on many design teams, I have been a design team coordinator for manufacturers and a magazine.  I taught for Paper Crafts magazine at CKC while I was a Go-to Gal and have taught at many stores as well.  I have written many magazine articles and I loved being a part of the CLASSroom over at Ellen Hutson's education blog.  So I feel like I have a LOT to offer and I can't wait to share what I have learned through the years!

Simon Says Stamp encouraged me to create a tutorial for them last month, and I am so glad they did!  It was just the boost that I needed.

This blog will be a work in progress for a little while.  I am buried with design work at the moment....we are getting ready for the CHA show in January and that adds so much work to my already busy schedule.  So please be patient with me.  I have plans to fill this blog FULL of useful tips and tricks.  I will create at least one new video per month, but I have BIG plans to make far more than that.  Making videos is a blast!!

I also have plans to add some fun to this blog as well.  I will have a new post for you Mon-Friday...but not just yet....as soon as humanly possible though (wink)

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by for the "ribbon cutting".

please note...my videos will be more refined after this one.  The second one was far harder to put together than the first.  (weird)

Without further babbling...here is my newest video.



and in case you missed my first video - here it is :)



Thank you so much for joining me :)
smiles,
Kim

50 comments:

Kelli Hull said...

Excellent Ideas!!!!! Thanks for sharing with me!!!

madamewong said...

I love tutorials. One can never have too much knowledge. Thanks!

Samantha Mann said...

yay! learning!! great videos!! :)
what an exciting adventure this will be! thank you!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great video! I'm really excited about this new site! Love the tips and tricks, one of my favorite things about stamping is that I'm always learning. So glad you are doing this!

Ashley M said...

Such a fun video Kim! LOVE the new set and all the tricks! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Jingle said...

Kim, I am so thrilled that you are doing this!!! PS stamps are so much fun and, while I have lots of ideas, there are so many out there and it's so fun to share!!!! Thank you!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

thanks so much for this fun video! i look forward to more

Indy said...

So exciting! Love your stamps!

Annette said...

Oh i am already hooked...your video was awesome..love the rocking horse and how you did his main and also tured him into just a horse...so awesome..

Kelly Massman said...

How fun!!!!!

pamela said...

Love the videos so far!

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Great video! Looking forward to more in the future :)
Have a great day~

Jessica said...

Fabulous video, Kim! Your techniques were great, and the stamps look adorable!! :)

Kim Ross said...

YEAY! Even more fun & versatility than we can think up ourselves! This is just one more reason that Paper Smooches is the best! Thanks Kim!

butterflyamanda said...

love it and I have now subbed to your youtube channel too so I don't miss more great tips tfs huggs Amanda

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see what else you'll be sharing here! Fab videos!
Lisa

jessica said...

great videos!! Love the techniques!

Lisa Arana said...

Brilliant and great TIPS!

Leslie Hanna said...

Yay, into my Reader you go!

Sue D said...

Great tips for this cute rocking horse.

Dana Nelson said...

Just an FYI that the title on the Tab for this page says "Virtual Smoooches" (one too many Os) and your post is missing the first "m" in Simon Says Stamp.
This site is such a fabulous idea! Can't wait to see all that comes up. I might even have some requests!

Stacy B said...

So excited that you are going to be doing regular videos...just subscribed on my YouTube channel!

Pamela Haskin said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I'm excited to see what you have to teach us. I will be a frequent visitor. Great videos for today!

Virtual Smooches said...

Thanks for pointing that our Dana :) All fixed now. That's what I get for designing this late at night.

{VICKI} said...

thanks for sharing---i love watching videos!

Connie and Jack said...

Great videos, Kim. Love the rocking horse and the flower card is so sweet. Look forward to more.
-- Connie C.

Lori Barnett said...

GIT-R-DONE!!!!!!! This is AWESOME KIM!!!! I can't wait to see all the new and exciting "stuff" you have for everyone. WOOP WOOP!! :)

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love the videos, Kim! Great tips and techniques plus you are quite adorable in your nervousness LOL! :) I can't wait to see more of them!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Dude!! You did such a good job on both videos!! You didn't seem insanely nervous to me - just insane! LOL Good job, chica - I think this is going to be a great new direction for PS!! XOXO

Kathy H said...

Great job Kim! I love this stamp set, especially Raggedy Ann. Good luck with your new venture.

Linda Beeson said...

Really cute stuff, Kim - fun ideas!

Christiana said...

Making videos isn't easy! I get nervous too! I can't even tell you how many times I re-record my opening "hello, it's Christy!" spiel before each one! Lol. Your brave to face your fears and it's going to be great! Can't wait for lots more!

frommycraftroom said...

That was fun! Looking forward to watching many more videos. You did a great job. Thanks.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome Kim, thanks so much for sharing all your talent with us all!!!

coco said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Showing the versatility of PS Stamps is mighty inspiring!! Looking forward to things to come :)

Renee said...

Can't wait to see what cool thing happen here!

KathyN said...

You did just fine Kim! I really could not tell you were nervous. I think sometimes we notice things that really, no one else does! Thank you for sharing the tips. I love the different things you pointed out that you can do that I would never have thought of. The flower for instance - using the back of the stamp which is solid and then flip it over and use the outline side. And love that rocking horse too and using it for a real horse as well. Thank you so much for your ideas!

Ravengirl said...

This is so helpful! Thank you for putting it together! I have subscribed by e-mail, so I don't miss a single tip!

byAnnette said...

Congrats on your new Blog!!!
It's always fun to learn new tips!

Neat way to make image look a little older
and add texture to horse mane.

I've subscribed by e-mail
and look forward to more learning.

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous Kim! can't wait for more!

Diana Evensen said...

Very cool idea, to use the one clear stamp as a "two-step" stamping image!! And I loved all the ideas for how to use the rocking horse. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

The rocking horse idea is perfect! Can't wait to get more tips, Kim. This new set is WAY too cute!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats on the new blog...learning new techniques and tips is always welcome.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a brilliant idea Kim! These both turned out awesome!

Lynne in NI said...

Great video, thanks for the tips!

Pam Sparks said...

Can't wait to get this new set! Pure cuteness! TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Love these videos! FAB idea for a tip and technique blog!! Can't wait to see what else you share;) <3

donna mikasa said...

Great new blog, Kim! Wonderful tips to get the most out of your stamps!

Maggy said...

Thanks for shared!!

susan crafts said...

i love these videos. you explain and demonstrate very well. i am just found your stamps at Archivers and plan to get more. the videos help give me creative options. thanks so much for the inspiration!!!