Layering Love for Pals Paper Arts

Layering Love The Stampin' Schach

It’s Thursday…and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week our sketch is courtesy of the talented Nicole Watt.  What an awesome sketch it is! I thought it would be perfect for showing off one of the sentiments from the new Layering Love stamp set…along with the yummy Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I hope you enjoy today’s quick and easy card!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/4″ square.

Pop Of Pink certainly describes this Specialty Designer Series Paper collection perfectly.  I love the contrast between the Melon Mambo pattern and the class black and white.

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This card is all about the layers, including the layered hearts created with the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

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Of course, I had to add a bit of bling.  A single Rhinestone graces the tip of the heart.

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This is such a classic sketch…and a perfect one for showcasing beautiful patterns or a meaningful sentiment. If you would like to recreate this card, here are the measurements:

  • Melon Mambo card stock:  5-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″ for the card base; 3″ x 3″ (for heart)
  • Basic Black card stock:  5″ x 5″;  4-5/16″ x  1-3/8″;  4-1/16″ x 3/8″; 3″ x 3″ (for heart)
  • Whisper White card stock: 3″ x 3″ (for heart)
  • Pop of Pink Black and White Dots: 4-5/8″ x 4-5/8″
  • Pop of Pink Melon Mambo:  4-1/4″ x 1-1/4″;  4″ x 1/4″

I made this card for my husband, who was such a good sport during 9 days on the road with Jackie and me.  It rained a few of the days at the American Boxer Club National Specialty Dog Show in Indianapolis, and Kim was awesome about taking Jackie out, since I had failed to pack suitable wet-weather shoes.  And when the temperatures plummeted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on the weekend, Kim searched the mall for inexpensive sweatshirts for us.  We had packed for Indy weather, which reached into the mid-80’s one of the days.  Neither of us were prepared for overnight temperatures in the low-30’s.  Life lessons were learned about packing for dog shows in the spring!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! And if you missed the post about Jackie the Boxer’s wins, please check out yesterday’s post.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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Jackie the Boxer…WINS!

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The last few weeks have found the Schach Family still pinching ourselves after Jackie’s wins at the American Boxer Club’s National Specialty in Indianapolis and at the Indianhead Kennel Club show in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Jackie won First Place in the Bred By Exhibitor Brindle Dog class at the national show.  He is pictured above with judge Shelli Sinclair-Woods and of course, Amy the Handler.  (Many of you will remember Amy from when she showed Muffy.)

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The American Boxer Club National Specialty, which is abbreviated as ABC, is a week long show featuring the top boxers from the United States, as well as entries from Canada and Mexico.  The only reason we were able to attend was because of my Stampin’ Up! customers! While many of my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are cruising the Mediterranean Sea this week on the incentive trip they earned, I made the decision to forego the trip in lieu of cash.  Although the money I received from Stampin’ Up! is only a fraction of the value of the trip, it made it possible for me to pay off most of the expenses for ABC.  There are those who will say I was crazy, and I will admit I am a little jealous when I see the photos posted by those who are cruising, but there are also those who can understand what it is like to see a puppy I brought into this world…a puppy who lives with me, eats with me, and sleeps with me…walk away a national class winner.  There will be time for other cruises, but this year it was Jackie’s time.

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After we left ABC on Friday, we embarked on the over 8 hour journey to Eau Claire, Wisconsin so Jackie could show there before heading home.  Nothing can compare to driving through downtown Chicago during the noon rush hour! And what are the chances the song Freeway Jam would be playing on the radio?

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Of course, every time I see it, Sears Tower takes my breath away!  Sorry Willis…it will always be Sears Tower to me!

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However, Jackie was not impressed with either the traffic or the tower, and snored his way into Wisconsin.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin was definitely colder than Indianapolis.  We had brought NO winter clothes with us, so Kim made a trip to the mall to find us a coat.  We settled for sweatshirts, which we layered.  This was Jackie’s first outdoor show and I am sure it left a cold impression on him.  It spit a few snowflakes on him Saturday morning. To stop his shivering,  I removed one of my sweatshirts and wrapped it around him as he stood ringside.  The things we do for our furkids!

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When all was said and done Saturday, Jackie was awarded Best of Breed, Best Bred By Exhibitor, Working Group 4th place and Bred By Working Group 1st place. We watched our baby compete for Best Bred By In Show.

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Sunday was a different judge, with no Bred By Competition.  However, Jackie won Best of Breed again and competed in the Group Ring against other breeds.

05-15-16_J297-10Our wild show week was over, but it will definitely live on in my memory for years to come.  And for making it possible, I thank all of my sweet customers…

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Before I say good-by, please be sure to check out my Annual Catalog Shares HERE.  The deadline to sign-up is May 31st.   Plus, prices have been reduced on many of my retired items.  Be sure to check out the list HERE.  I leave you with the very first picture ever posted of Baby Jackie.  Until next time…

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2016 Catalog Shares

 

It’s time for The Stampin’ Schach 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalog Shares!

Why participate in shares? Shares are a way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself.  And the nice thing is I do all the ordering, cutting, counting and re-packaging for you!

How Shares Work

  • Simply  EMAIL ME ([email protected] or [email protected]) to reserve your spot in a share.  It takes four people to complete a share. When your share fills, I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out invoices on May 25th.
  • On June 1st, I will place the orders for all filled shares.  Once I receive the products, I will put the troops to work, and cut, count, measure and package up your goodies pronto! As always, I will expedite the order!!!
  • Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified to protect them; ribbons will be rolled or folded; and embellishments will be packaged in small plastic bags.  Once this task is completed, your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service.

Here’s What Others Say About My Shares

  • “Your shares are so organized and arrive in pristine condition. I love the 12″x6″ paper samples – so useful for many projects without the expense of order entire packages of DSP. ” -N.R.
  • “I was so pleased with your last product share.  It makes  a big difference when you offer the DSP at the generous size of 6″ x 12″.  You did a great job on the last one.” – L.P.
  • “Thanks for all your hard work on the paper shares. It was perfect when I received it. Thanks for placing the name of the paper between each one.” – J.M.
  • “What a delightful surprise to open up your carefully packaged SU! items, Ann. You always pack with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail.” – L.P.
  • “I received my shares today!! The package arrived perfect. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.

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Here Are This Year’s Shares

1.  Designer Series Paper Share — $50

* 36 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of Designer Series Paper (Floral Bouquet, Moroccan, Fruit Stand, Blooms and Bliss, Festive Birthday, By the Shore)
* 24 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of Specialty Designer Series Paper (Pop of Pink, Irresistibly Floral, Affectionately Yours, This Christmas)
* 36 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Designer Series Paper Stacks (A Little Foxy, Serene Scenery, Playful Palette)
* 10 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of 2016 – 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
* 3 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

2.  Ribbon Share – $50

2-1/2 yards of each of these styles of ribbons:
* 2016 – 2018 In Color 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (all 5 colors)
* 1/4″ Natural Trim (Gold, Silver)
* 5/8″ Mini Striped (all 5 colors)
* 1/8″ Stitched (Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate)
* 3/8″ Stitched Satin (all 4 colors)
* Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen
* Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim

1 yard of each of these styles of ribbon:
* 5/8″ Burlap
* Whisper White Pom Pom Trim

3. Embellishments – $13
* 2 – Gold Binder Clips
*20 – Metallic Enamel Shapes (10 silver, 10 gold)
*40 – Brights Enamel Shapes
*40 – Regals Enamel Shapes
*40 – Subtles Enamel Shapes

4.  I Want It All – Best Value $108

Receive ALL of the above plus a BONUS:
* All of the Paper listed above
* All of the Ribbon listed above
* All of the Embellishments listed above
AND a Bonus Sampling of new products, including:
* 2 – Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
* 1 – Glassine Gift Bag
* 3 – Gusseted Cellophane Bags
* 5 – 2015 – 2017 In Color Doilies (1 of each color)
* 3 – New Delicate White Doilies
* 1 – Metallic Thread in one of the new colors, either Black or Copper…my choice (a $3 value)

The Fine Print

  • Shares will be ordered as they are filled – so sign up today!
  • I will begin sending invoices on May 25th
  • US Addresses only

Please email the following information to me at [email protected] OR [email protected]:

  • The Share in which you wish to participate
  • Your PayPal email address
  • Your mailing address

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me!  Until next time…

Coming soon:  Jackie the Boxer’s National Show Win

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Love & Affection for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_3191-001It’s Thursday.  Are you ready to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts?  This week the talented Sandra Conner is our sketch designer.  I reached for one of the sets which will be making its appearance in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalog…Love & Affection. What a wonderful name for a stamp set! Today’s card also features the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Enjoy!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This completed card measures 4-1/4″ wide x 5-1/2″ long.

Yummy Mint Macaron Swirls, courtesy of the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits…

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and Mint Macaron Leaves made with the Rose Garden Thinlits

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provide a perfect backdrop for the fussy cut blossoms from Love & Affection.  A few Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle! I can see myself using the Swirls Thinlits quite often.  This is definitely one of my favorite preorder items.

Whisper White Craft Ink was used to color the centers of the flowers.  I love how it looks on Crumb Cake card stock.  How about you?  The little bow was fashioned out of the new Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  It offsets the white flower and helps to accent the white centers.

IMG_3191-003I did not hesitate to combine three patterns from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper collection.  The leafy pattern of the Mint Macaron paper is very subtle.  Although the other two patterns are a little bolder, they are tied together by color.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I’m not quite certain where this one is headed, as there are lots of people who make me ridiculously happy.  I’m sure I will have no trouble finding it a new home.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…
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Helping Me Grow and Jackie News

IMG_3158-001It’s Thursday…and time to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts.  This week the talented and lovely Ginger Toivonen has designed a sketch for us which is just as sweet as she! I thought it was a perfect opportunity to show off the Helping Me Grow stamp set, which just so happens to be one of my favorite new sets.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/2″ x  4-1/4″ when folded.

Blender Pens and ink were used to faux watercolor the flowers from this set.  I always like to “shadow” the images with Soft Sky ink for a special look.  Clear Wink of Stella adds a beautiful, subtle sparkle, which is noticeable in person, while a few Rhinestones are the perfect accents.

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Clusters of Rhinestones make an eye-catching center for any flower.  Once again, I gave the flowers a little wink!

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What better way to show off a sentiment than to frame it?  The word FRIEND was stamped, highlighted with Clear Wink of Stella, and then punched out with the Large Oval PunchStampin’ Dimensionals were used to “pop” it atop the label die, which was cut out using the Rose Garden Thinlits.

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I can’t wait to send this card off.  It would work for so many occasions, but I am thinking this one will be used as a “thank you”!

A Special Ad for a Special Boy

In two weeks time, Jackie will be strutting his stuff at the American Boxer Club’s National Show in Indianapolis, IN.  Of course, I will be there to cheer him on during the day, and snuggle with him at night.  I thought you would like to see a sneak peek of his ad, which will be included in the Boxer Daily magazine.

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Win or lose,  we will love him just the same.  It’s hard to believe he will be 13 months old!

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

 

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring Lists for 2016

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STAMPIN’ UP’S RETIRING LIST HAS BEEN RELEASED

SALE BEGINS NOW!

NOW IS THE TIME TO PURCHASE RETIRING PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY ARE GONE! SAVINGS OF UP TO 50% are available on some of your favorite items.  Retiring Stamps will continue to be produced through May 22, but the other retiring products are available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Please…order today to avoid disappointment.  Just CLICK on the buttons below to see ALL of the retiring products IN MY ONLINE STORE or CLICK HERE to see the list and print it out.

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Everything ElseThese lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me!  Until next time…


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Sparkle and Shine for Pals Paper Arts

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It’s Thursday and time to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts!  This week’s fun sketch is courtesy of Susan Itell.  When I first saw this sketch, I felt it was a super one for emphasizing a sentiment.  So out came the Sparkle & Shine stamp set.  Of course, how could I not add some sparkle and shine to today’s card! I hope you enjoy this clean and simple “sparkler”!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ high when folded.

This card is definitely all about the sparkle.  From Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

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to Rhinestones

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to a single Iced Rhinestone embellishment…

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this card couldn’t be any easier!  The Basic Black and Whisper White color scheme is classy and sophisticated. I used the Diagonal Plate and Simply Scored tool to emboss diamonds on the the black strip.  The intersections served as a guide for placement of the rhinestones, while adding textural interest on this clean card.  Although it does not show up clearly in the pictures, Clear Wink of Stella adds a subtle sheen to the rays extending from the “diamond”.

I can’t wait to make a few more of these to have on hand.  I feel they can be used for a variety of occasions.  I will be sending this one out as a “thank you” card, but I could see it used for friendship and birthday cards, too.

As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only email away.  Until next time…
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Price: $110.00

The Final Weekly Deals

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As you have heard, STAMPIN’ UP! announced they will be ending Weekly Deals after Monday, April 18.  But don’t despair.  They will be focusing on bigger sales with more products offered every few months. Look at the upside:

  •   More choices
  •   More items discounted
  •   More to order

So let’s celebrate the final Weekly Deals! These discounts will expire on Monday, April 18th.

Sale: $13.50

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 Retired Sets for Sale

I still have a nice selection of retired stamp sets, as well as punches, dies and miscellaneous items for sale.  I have added pictures for most of the sets, and prices have been reduced on many items, too.  Check out the updated list here:

Retired Stampin’ Up Items for Sale

The list is updated as items are sold. Please send an email ([email protected] OR [email protected]) if you are interested in making a purchase. In your email, include the name of the items you are wanting to purchase and your zip code so I can calculate postage for you.  All items will be sold on a first come, first served basis. I can only mail to US addresses. I will accept both checks and PayPal, but please allow time for personal checks to clear.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! “Go To Gal”! I’ll be back Thursday with a clean and simple Pals Paper Arts card.  Until next time…
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Botanical Builder for Pals Paper Arts

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It’s Thursday and time to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts! The talented Dawn Tidd is this week’s featured designer.  Don’t you love her sketch?  I felt it was crying out for me to use Stampin’ Up!’s Botanical Builder framelits.  These have to be my favorite product from the Occasions Catalog!

PPA-294-Mar31Since I was out of wedding/anniversary cards, I decided to create one to have on hand.  Because of the silver foil and rhinestones, it was difficult to capture the beauty of this card in a photograph.  But I am such a fan of white-on-white cards with metallic accents, I just had to use them.  Enjoy!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/4″ square when folded.

Soft and subtle!  I used a Blender Pen with Blushing Bride and Soft Sky inks to add just a hint of color to the petals of these blossoms. The dots were applied using the 01 Width Project Life Journaling Pen.

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Rhinestones grace the centers of the flowers and the stem of the leafy frond. I absolutely LOVE the flowers and leaves created with the Botanical Builder Framelits.

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A double Whisper White Satin bow adds elegance.  Glue Dots adhere it to a Silver Foil circle, which had been scored using a Simply Scored with Diagonal Plate.

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The result is elegance from any angle!

IMG_3137And if you prefer a traditional 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card, the result is equally as pretty!

IMG_3122I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and that you will join the Sketch Team in our challenge today.  And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…
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Weekly Deals and Specials

Be still my heart!  The Weekly Deals are here, and it isn’t rocket science when it comes to what I will be ordering!  Yes…PEARLS!!!  Remember, the time to stock up is when the price is right! The question for me is how many packages to order!

Weekly Deals
March 22 – March 28, 2016

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It’s a big month for Paper Pumpkin! This month marks the third birthday.  To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything!  Be sure to subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!  If you are on the fence about subscribing, here is something to make your decision to take the plunge a little easier:  the 3-Month Prepaid Subscription is on sale!  Order a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55  and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

If you want to maximize your Sale-A-Bration items, why not take it to the next level with a 12-Month Prepaid Subscription.  You save $24 a year, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!  The 12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) is $215.40.

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I still have a nice selection of retired stamp sets, as well as punches, dies and miscellaneous items for sale.  Check out the updated list here:

Retired Stampin’ Up Items for Sale

The list is updated as items are sold. Please send an email ([email protected] OR [email protected]) if you are interested in making a purchase. In your email, include the name of the items you are wanting to purchase and your zip code so I can calculate postage for you.  All items will be sold on a first come, first served basis. I can only mail to US addresses. I will accept both checks and PayPal, but please allow time for personal checks to clear unless you have ordered from me before.

2014 – 2016 In Colors

Speaking of retired items, the 2014 – 2016 In Colors will be retiring soon.  Although we can never predict which ones will return in a color revamp, why take the chance of missing out on your favorite card stock, ink refills, and more! Stock up NOW!

Blackberry Bliss

Hello Honey

Lost Lagoon

Mossy Meadow

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Join the Fun

Have you ordered the Ultimate Bundle yet? During SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 5 – March 31), you will receive up to $155 worth of your choice of products with the $99 Starter Kit. That’s up to $56 FREE! You can maximize your savings even more when you select from our 15% off bundles and weekly deals. But wait…there’s more!

  • The kit ships for FREE, a savings of 10%.
  • Earn a minimum 20% off discount.
  • Participate in preorders.
  • AND it’s risk free! There is no penalty to drop. No pressure to sell or hold parties. If you sell or purchase $300 of product during each quarter, your demonstrator perks renew.

SO…if you are thinking about placing an order…consider purchasing the Ultimate Bundle…the Starter Kit…and maximize your value! READ MORE and SHARE in the FUN!

M’mm M’mm Good…Jackie the Boxer

“M’mm M’mm good” seems to be what Jackie the Boxer is saying after stealing a quick kiss from Amy the Handler! Wish Jackie luck as we head out to a show this weekend…

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As always, I would love to be your “Go-To Stampin’ Up! Gal”! Do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products, the cards I create, or the techniques I use.  I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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