Weekly Deals and Specials

Weekly Deals
June 30 – July 6, 2015

Please note: Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals.  However, they will still be available at retail prices.

I am thrilled with this week’s Weekly Deals! I love that the Pretty Petals Cardstock Assortment Pack is featured. Which deal is your favorite?  But remember…the quantities are limited…so order quickly to avoid disappointment.

Weekly Deals Clearance Rack GraphicThis news just in from Stampin’ Up!…The Clearance Rack will be updated the first of the month!

Project Ideas GraphicProject Ideas Available

Stampin’ Up! is happy to announce a new category in the Online Store: Project Ideas

When you click on this category, there are project ideas from which to choose.  These are the same “You Can Make It” projects as seen in the annual catalog. When you click on a project, you will see all the products needed to create the project, including any necessary tools. As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! has even included the recommended adhesives. How awesome is that!

Exciting Opportunity to Earn TWO FREE Stamp Sets!

Who doesn’t love FREE stamps sets? I know I do! And here is a chance for both you and I to earn FREE stamps!
Promotion Period ENDS June 30, 2015, so act quickly!

  • If you “TEST Drive” Stampin’ Up! and purchase their Starter Kit during the promotion period, you will receive your choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog for free in your Starter Kit.  This is in addition to the $125 worth of product you’ll receive for the $99 purchase price.

This is indeed a Test Drive! If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales during a quarter, you’ll renew.

  • There is no risk. 
  • There is no obligation to purchase anything further. 
  • You do not have to host parties or have classes. 
  • There is no penalty to drop!

To learn more, or to join, CLICK HERE! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Need a catalog?  Just let me know, and I will drop one in the mail to you! I would love to be your demonstrator! Until next time…
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The Chance to Get TWO FREE Stamp Sets Ends June 30th, Plus Bonus Deals Begin

Weekly Deals Clearance Rack GraphicBONUS DEALS are Coming

BIG SAVINGS START TOMORROW!!!

Get ready to order…because June 30th – August 3rd, Stampin’ Up! is adding more items to the Clearance Rack and to the Weekly Deals. Save up to 30% or more on Weekly Deals, and up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack!  But HURRY…the Clearance Rack items are while supplies last, and the Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.  I’m ready to stock up…how about you?

Check out the latest WEEKLY DEALS
Check out the CLEARANCE RACK

Join Blocks Showing Member Signing Up And GroupDo you like stamps? Would you like to get TWO FREE stamp sets? You can, if you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! by June 30th.

Let’s look at some of the other perks you’ll receive:

  • For $99 YOU can select up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your kit.  For an even greater value, you can include any current products, bundles, and Weekly Deals. Sorry…but Clearance Rack items are excluded.
  • THROUGH June 30th, choose and add any TWO stamp sets to your kit for FREE.
  • A ONE time benefitEnjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days)…IF you join by June 30th.
  • Everyday discounts of at least 20%.
  • DO IT ALL RISK FREE!  Take advantage of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you’ll renew for another quarter!  If not, you drop with no penaltyThere is NEVER an obligation to host workshops or parties.

What are you waiting for? Join HERE through me! You will become a member of both the Schach Pack Pals and the Stampin’ Pretty Pals.  Until next time…

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Watercolor Wings for The Paper Players

IMG_2591It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!  It’s a sketch challenge from the talented Nance Leedy this week.  I felt it was a perfect sketch for inking up my new Watercolor Wings set for the first time.  I hope you enjoy this “glittered and rhinestoned” beauty.

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Blinged butterfly! The larger butterfly images from Watercolor Wings were inked using Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks. The smaller Bold Butterfly Framelits die was cut from vellum and covered in Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  A few Rhinestones were added for extra bling.

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  • You’ve got a friend! The Friend sentiment from Awesomely Artistic was inked with Soft Suede and stamped directly onto the Soft Sky Script pattern from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

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  • A Brick Wall!  The new Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder forms the perfect background.  To make each brick “pop”, Sahara Sand ink was added using a sponge.  This adds definition to the edges of the bricks.

IMG_2591-003We have been plagued with severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches here in SE Iowa over the past week.  Unfortunately we lost a huge limb from the shade tree in the front yard during the last storm.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  It fell right where I take the babies out to potty! Yikes!

Downed TreeSpeaking of potty, potty training is now in full force.  Most of my day is spent outside with a puppy or two in tow! Luckily, they are catching on very quickly. Their days are spent eating, sleeping, playing  and pottying. Lexi is a great “big sister”, and loves snuggling with Jack.

IMG_3339I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I love the new Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I think it will be one of my new favorites! How about you? Have you discovered your newest “go-to” item from the new catalog? If you have, won’t you let me know in today’s comment? And don’t forget…it you have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next tme…

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Market Fresh for The Paper Players

IMG_2571-001It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented Claire is hosting a Theme Challenge: Clean and Simple Summer Treats. I decided to use my new Market Fresh stamp set and create a card featuring one of my favorite summer treats…Strawberries! Enjoy today’s card!

pp250Please note:  I am currently under a severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch as I write this.  If I do not have a chance to complete this post, you will know why.

Update: Well, I ended up losing power until sometime early Sunday morning.  After I shut my computer off, the sirens sounded, and we all headed to the basement.  Nothing says fun like three rambunctious puppies during a storm.  Muffy, Brody and Lexi have been through storm drills many, many times, and they performed liked real troopers.  Kim, Brady and I each took a puppy (Bunny is still here…she is not leaving until next weekend), and rode out the storm for over an hour.  By that time, the severe thunderstorm warning had expired, and the tornado watch was lifted for my county.  In the end, the only damage was our back fence was blown down.  Kim and Brady fixed it around 11:00 PM.  Although the picture is very dark, here are Jack and Lexi under the table in the basement:

IMG_3252Now…on to the card!

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This folded card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Watercolor! The Strawberry image was heat embossed onto Very Vanilla card stock, and then carefully colored with Blender Pens and Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Hello Honey inks. Of course, I had to add a few mini-pearls.

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  • Farmer’s Market! This Designer Series Paper is one of my new favorites!  From ginghams and dots like these two…to the cutest vegetables ever…I LOVE all of the patterns.

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  • Thick and rich! Although it sounds like I am describing candy, the same adjectives can be used to describe the new Thick Baker’s Twine.  I am so in love with the richness of the Cherry Cobbler twine, I just had to make TWO bows!

IMG_2571-003I think this stamp set could become one of my favorites.  “Thanks a Bunch” would make perfect “Thank-You” cards, and “Lettuce Celebrate” could be perfect for birthdays or party invites. What do you think?  Won’t you let me know in your comment today.  Of course, 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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You’ve Got This for The Paper Players

IMG_2556It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! The talented Sandy is hosting a color challenge for us this week:  Real Red, Pool Party, Island Indigo.  I have been wanting to play with some of the new products from the 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog, and this seemed like the perfect time.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

  • Crazy for Polka Dots! The patterns in the new Designer Series Paper Stacks are awesome! I selected the Soft Sky Polka Dots from the Subtle Collection for my background.

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  • Hello on a brick wall! The new Greetings Thinlits were used to create the Island Indigo “hello” die cut.  It looks great against new Brick Wall embossed backdrop.

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  • Floral fusion! Two new floral sets were used to create the floral focal point.  The Real Red watercolored Flower is from You’ve Got This, while the watercolored Old Olive Leaves are from Remarkable You.

IMG_2556-002I was a little concerned at first about using these leaves, because the style is a little different than the style of the flower…but I think they coordinate just fine.  What do you think? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me.  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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The Open Sea for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_2539It’s Thursday and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! It’s a color challenge week, and we have a beautiful combination of colors for you:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand.  Since I needed a birthday card for my husband, I opted to create  masculine card using The Open Sea stamp set. I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ long.

  • Float your boat! The Ship image was stamped a second time in Early Espresso, snipped out, and popped atop the original using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using dimensionals is an easy way to add depth and perspective.

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  • Anchors away! The Anchor image was snipped out and adhered to the Globe image. It’s a great way to accent the Happy Birthday sentiment.

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  • A little twine is fine! Linen Thread was used to add a little texture. Silly me! I totally forgot to trim it a little shorter before I photographed it.  I guess I was in too big of a hurry to play with puppies!

IMG_2539-001This card is earmarked for my husband, Kim.  He hits the big 6-0 in a few days. Since he is younger than I am, I get teased that I robbed the cradle.  And cradle reminds me of baby which reminds me of puppies!  Here is an adorable picture I snapped of Chunkers and Jack:

IMG_3186They are such good helpers! They were just hanging  out at my feet, sleeping, while Kia was sleeping in Kim’s arms.

IMG_3174I hoped you enjoyed today’s masculine birthday card.  Won’t you let me know in your comments today? And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, I am only an email away.  Until next time…
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Weekly Deals and Specials

Weekly Deals
June 9-15 2015

 What a wonderful line-up of Weekly Deals Stampin’ Up! has for you!  I love the Gift Card Envelope Die! It’s a practical “must have”.  Textured Impressions Embossing Folders add “wow” in an instant! And what card couldn’t use a beautiful bow crafted from the perfect satin ribbon? Enjoy these Weekly Deals!

Exciting Opportunity to Earn TWO FREE Stamp Sets!

Who doesn’t love FREE stamps sets? I know I do! And here is a chance for both you and I to earn FREE stamps!
Promotion Period: June 2-June 30, 2015

  • If you “TEST Drive” Stampin’ Up! and purchase their Starter Kit during the promotion period, you will receive your choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog for free in your Starter Kit.  This is in addition to the $125 worth of product you’ll receive for the $99 purchase price.

This is indeed a Test Drive! If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales during a quarter, you’ll renew.

  • There is no risk. 
  • There is no obligation to purchase anything further. 
  • You do not have to host parties or have classes. 
  • There is no penalty to drop!

To learn more, or to join, CLICK HERE! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Need a catalog?  Just let me know, and I will drop one in the mail to you! I would love to be your demonstrator! Until next time…

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Traveler for The Paper Players and Puppy News, Too

IMG_2530It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!  This week we are being challenged to create masculine cards.  I don’t have a lot of masculine sets in my arsenal, but I did pull out the Traveler set to create this retirement card.  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ long by 4-1/4″ wide.

  • Depth! To make it appear as if the Locomotive image was coming from the woods, it was popped atop the original image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The plume of steam was stamped onto Whisper White, popped up on dimensionals, and extended beyond the oval.

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  • Texture! The new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds texture.  In retrospect, it may be a tad busy for this particular card.  However, the longer I look at it, the more I like it.

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  • Trees! Lovely As a Tree is still lovely after all these years.  I snipped out the pines and popped them up on dimensionals.  I do this a lot with this image.  They frame the oval perfectly.

IMG_2530-003As with many of my cards, I make them for specific people.  This card is for my husband, who is retiring in 3 weeks from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Road after 42 years of service! I thought the locomotive image was perfect.

I have been so busy the past few weeks with the mini-Muffins.  They are heading off to their forever homes, and it has been so emotional. Kash and Mira are in Chicago.

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IMG_2828  Bunny is either headed to Texas or Canada…I will know on Monday.

IMG_3127Mr. Chunkers is still looking for a show home.

IMG_2775-001Kia was Brady’s choice, so she will be visiting me often,

IMG_3013 IMG_3016and Jack will be staying with Muffy and me.

IMG_2749IMG_2758IMG_2784It has been an experience which I will treasure for the rest of my life.  Each one of the mini-Muffins have stolen a piece of my heart.  It is so hard to say good-by…

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and pictures of the mini-Muffins! Won’t you let me know in today’s comments? Your comments are important to me! And remember…if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, I am only an email away! Until next time…

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You’ve Got This and Stippled Blossoms for The Paper Players

IMG_2523It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week Laurie is hosting a Tic Tac Toe challenge.  These are always so much fun! And because I incorrectly scheduled last Sunday’s post, I will be sharing that card, too!  So let’s get started!

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This finished card measures 4-14″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Watercolor! The Floral image from the new set, You’ve Got This, was watercolor using Aqua Painters and Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight inks. The Crosshatch background stamp, also from You’ve Got This, was inked in Lost Lagoon.

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  • Birthday Banner! The sentiment, from Remembering Your Birthday, was inked with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Originally I had not planned on adding the sentiment as a banner, but a little mishap caused me to change my mind. (Wink! Wink!)

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  • A bit of bling! A trio of retiring In Color Sequins, with tiny Pearl centers, add just the right touch of bling!

IMG_2523-003Last Sunday, the lovely Anne Marie had an awesome sketch for us.  However, a puppy emergency resulted in my card being posted very late.  And then to top it off, I thought I had scheduled my post, but in reality I had not. Because the card showcases new product which I received while in Hawaii on Stampin’ Up!’s Grand Vacation, I just have to say a little bit about it.

IMG_2503The beautiful designer series paper you see is from the NEW Timeless Elegance Collection…a little perk from the Hawaii trip, along with the Metal Rimmed Pearls.  The Stippled Blossoms stamp set was used to stamp the flowers. This has been my “go-to” floral set for the past few years.  It was placed on the Retired List this year, and is now sold out. This will be one of the sets I will definitely keep!

By the way, all of the puppies are fine.  Little Bunny hurt her leg, and since she was not putting any weight on it and it was swelling slightly, we made an emergency trip to the vet.  But lo and behold…once she made it to the vet’s office (after hours, I might add so we had an additional emergency charge), it was a miracle! She could walk! She could run! She could play!  We took x-rays, just to be certain there was no break, and she received some puppy pain pills.  The entire crew will head to Chicago on Monday to be evaluated by Amy, our handler.  We will know then which baby will be staying with us!

I hope you enjoyed the new products featured on both of today’s cards.  Is there something in the new catalog you just can’t wait to get your hands on?  For me, it’s the heavier weight white cardstock.  Won’t you let me know yours in your comments today?  Your comments are important to me.  Of course, 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…

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo

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Bohemian Borders for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_2512-001It’s Thursday and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week we have an exciting sketch for you designed by Nicole Watt. When I saw the points on the main panel, I thought of the new Bohemian Borders stamp set, Bohemian Designer Series Paper, and the Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Delightful Dijon! The background stamp from You’ve Got This, when inked with Delightful Dijon, makes a perfect backdrop for the vivid colors used to stamp the images from Bohemian Borders.  I LOVE the Boho vibe! It reminds me of printed fabrics from my youthful days in the late 1960’s. I am usually a perfectionist, but I did not mind it one bit when the center of the diamond on the right was a tad off.  It just adds to the bohemian charm!

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  • Boho Chic! Don’t you just adore the rich texture imparted by the Boho Chic embossing folder?  Of course you know me.  One of these days I am going to use this new folder on a card and add…you’ve guessed it…PEARLS!  I seriously can’t wait to try it!

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  • Good things come in threes! I used three stamp sets to create the the image panel: Bohemian Borders for the bright images, You’ve Got This for the subtle background, and Six-Sided Sampler for the sentiment.  I can already tell I am going to use this mini-background stamp from You’ve Got This often!

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It was fun creating with new products.  Of course, there are always a few stamp sets and colors whose retirement I will mourn.  But there is always something new which “wows” me.  I think the Boho Chic embossing folder is going to be one of my new “best friends”.  How about you? Is there something in the new catalog which blows you away? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me. 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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