For the New Two for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_1605It’s Thursday, and as we all know…it’s time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week we are treated to a  sketch designed by Nicole Watt.  Chock full of lovely layers, this sketch is just my cup of tea! Enjoy today’s elegant and easy wedding card.PPA241nmwThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tip:  Elegant and Easy
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • “Texturiffic”!  Nothing beats a layer of lovely texture, unless it is TWO lovely layers.  The Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder does the honors on this card.

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  • Pearlicious!  The blossoms in the wedding bouquet image were quickly colored using Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers.  A few pearls were added as the perfect, elegant, accent.  I know it may be hard to believe, but I decided to remove a few pearls, and I like the cleaner look.  (Gasp! Can you believe I just said that?)

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  • Sentimental!  I always hold my breath when I stamp a sentiment directly onto the card.  How about you?  But with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I was able to stamp this sentiment in Soft Suede perfectly…right where I wanted it!IMG_1605-002

Originally, I was going to use a Whisper White card base with white mats and design a white-on-white card.   But I decided a touch of neutral color was needed, and pulled out the Sahara Sand cardstock. I was pleased with the final result.  Now I just need a wedding!

Depositphotos_6435001_xsSo…what do you think of today’s card? Do you like it better with fewer pearls?  And how about stamping the sentiment directly onto the card…am I the only one who holds my breath doing this? (That’s why I use so many banner sentiments!) Won’t you let me know the answers to these questions in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and everyone! 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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Four New Sale-a-Bration Products

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NEW! Starting March 1st, Stampin’ Up! will add four new choices to the list of FREE products available during Sale-a-Bration. For every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax,  you can select a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choosing.

What will YOU select? As for me, I LOVE the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack and the In-Color Accessory Pack.  I also can’t wait to get the For Being You stamp set…I want to color the “Thanks” with Blendabilities.  Plus, I LOVE the card sample they created with the Nature’s Perfection stamp set…so I need to add it to my list, too.  Oops…I guess I want all four of them!!!

Remember, these FREE items become available March 1st! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me. Until next time…

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Tuesday’s Deals and Specials…An Information Round-Up

Weekly Deals
February 24 – March 2, 2015

Stamp with Me?

Convention Black and White    Have you had a long week?  Do you need a fun night out with friends?  Would you like to learn new techniques?  I have the answer for you!  Let me plan a fun night out where everybody wins!  Your friends get free Sale-A-Bration items, you get host benefits…and everybody gets to stamp!

  • I design your party or your class to fit your needs…from beginning stampers to seasoned pros!
  • I provide the inspiration, the instruction, and the treats…you provide the friends.
  • You can decide on the time frame: from 60 minute get-togethers after work to 2-1/2 hour technique classes.
  • All you have to provide are the names of 6 to 8 friends, a date and a time.  My home or yours? You decide!
  • If you are long distance, let me provide you with a “Party Pack” and a video!

I am currently booking parties for the middle of March and beyond.  Please contact me today to reserve your date!

To All My Current Customers…

If you have purchased from me within the past year, please be watching your inboxes for the March Edition of the Shop with Schach newsletter.  This monthly newsletter is a new service which will be available only to my customers.  It will include specials and incentives just for you!  I hope you enjoy it!

20140602_AnnualCatalog_en-US-CA Do you need a copy of any of the catalogs? If you are without a demonstrator, and need a copy of the current catalogs, please email me.  I will send one out to you pronto! I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! “Go-To” Demo!  Until next time…

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Only a Few Spots Remain

PicMonkey CollageThis month’s lesson takes a masculine twist with the vintage-style set, Guy Greetings. You will receive one completed sample…and the “makings” to make all three cards. You will need to use your new stamps, inks, and adhesives, but I will supply you with pre-cut cardstock and designer paper, as well as punched items, buttons and ribbon. How fun will it be to stamp and assemble while reading your tutorial and watching the video! The Lesson of the Month is like stampin’ with me in my kitchen!

Let’s take a look at this month’s cards:

Card #1: Anchors Away! (This is the completed card you will receive.)

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1.  Creating a nautical theme.
2.  Applying the 60-30-10 rule.

Card #2: To a Classic

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1. Combining textures and patterns.

Card #3:

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1. Creating vintage masculine cards.
2.  Selecting colors that “work”.
3.  Combining patterns.

What this month’s lesson includes….

  • Guy Greetings Stamp Set in photopolymer  (137178, $25.95).  If you already have this set, I will gladly substitute another stamp set at the same value, $25.95 or less.  IF you prefer wood or clear, I can adjust the price of the class accordingly (Wood – $60.95 + extra shipping; Clear – $47.95).
  • 1 Completed Sample Card.  The sample card this month is Card #1: Anchors Away.
  • Pre-cut cardstock, pre-cut designer series paper, ribbon, button and linen thread for you to make one of each design.  You will need to use your own new stamps, inks, and adhesives.
  • A step-by-step PDF tutorial for all three cards, which contains a product list with item numbers, cutting dimensions, helpful hints and plenty of pictures to guide you along the way.
  • A private video for each card, for a total of three videos.  On lucky days, you may hear a Boxer or two!
  • And don’t forget, for every third lesson in which you participate, you receive a bonus gift from me valued between $3.95 and $6.95.

The cost for all of this is $34.95.  Are you ready to enroll this month? Just send an email to ann@thestampinschach.com or kimschach@msn.com. I will send you a PayPal invoice within 24 hours.

  • Deadline for signing up:  Tuesday, February 24, Noon CST.  Please note:  Classes size is limited to 30.  Edited on 2/23/15…ONLY a few spaces remain…please email to reserve your place!

Until next time…
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From the Herd for The Paper Players

From the HerdIt’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! The talented Sandy is hosting a sketch challenge this week.  The moment I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of the From the Herd stamp set.  So I pulled out my Blendabilities and went to town coloring this adorable image. I hope you enjoy today’s card.pp233

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

  • Peek-a-boo! This cutie-patootie herd of big-eyed animals resides behind the card front. The Soft Sky panel was punched using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, while I used a Circles Collection Framelit for the Whisper White card base.  I used Blendabilities to color the critters.From the Herd-001
  • What’s a party without balloons and hats?  The body of the goat and the head of the llama were stamped and colored a second time, snipped out, and adhered to the outside of the circle. For a touch of whimsy, the goat sports a trio of balloons tied to his tail, while the llama has donned a party hat.

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  • Add a birthday banner!  A “Happy Birthday” banner was created, and tucked behind the goat.  I used the Hexagon Punch to “V” the end.  It’s a perfect “V” every time!

IMG_1565“Cute” cards are tough ones for me to design, so I really appreciate those who do a fabulous job with them.  What about you? Is there a specific type of card that is a bugaboo for you? Won’t you let me know in your comment today?  Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them.  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…

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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February Lesson of the Month: Guy Greetings

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This month’s lesson takes a masculine twist with the vintage-style set, Guy Greetings.   You will receive one completed sample…and the “makings” to make all three cards.  You will need to use your new stamps, inks, and adhesives,  but I will supply you with pre-cut cardstock and designer paper, as well as punched items, buttons and ribbon.  How fun will it be to stamp and assemble while reading your tutorial and watching the video!  The Lesson of the Month is like stampin’ with me in my kitchen!

Let’s take a look at this month’s cards:

Card #1:  Anchors Away! (This is the completed card you will receive.)

IMG_1548Card #2: To a Classic

IMG_1559-001Card #3:  Vintage Boxer

IMG_1554-001What this month’s lesson includes….

  • Guy Greetings Stamp Set in photopolymer  (137178, $25.95).  If you already have this set, I will gladly substitute another stamp set at the same value, $25.95 or less.  IF you prefer wood or clear, I can adjust the price of the class accordingly (Wood – $60.95 + extra shipping; Clear – $47.95).
  • 1 Completed Sample Card.  The sample card this month is Card #1: Anchors Away.
  • Pre-cut cardstock, pre-cut designer series paper, ribbon, button and linen thread for you to make one of each design.  You will need to use your own new stamps, inks, and adhesives.
  • A step-by-step PDF tutorial for all three cards, which contains a product list with item numbers, cutting dimensions, helpful hints and plenty of pictures to guide you along the way.
  • A private video for each card, for a total of three videos.  On lucky days, you may hear a Boxer or two!
  • And don’t forget, for every third lesson in which you participate, you receive a bonus gift from me valued between $3.95 and $6.95.

The cost for all of this is $34.95.  Are you ready to enroll this month? Just send an email to ann@thestampinschach.com or kimschach@msn.com. I will send you a PayPal invoice within 24 hours.  This month’s deadlines are:

  • Deadline for signing up:  Tuesday, February 24, Noon CST.  Please note:  Classes size is limited to 30.
  • PDFs and Private Video Links will be mailed out by February 28th
  • Your stamp set will be mailed to you within 1 business day after I receive it from Stampin’ Up!
  • Card Packet will be mailed to you with your stamp set
  • Card Samples will be mailed to you as they are completed

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

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Tuesday’s Weekly Deals and Specials…An Information Round-Up!

Weekly Deals
February 17 – 23, 2015

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New Photopolymer Stamp Set
Lovely Amazing You
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Order your Starter Kit from me HERE!

Are you without a demonstrator? Don’t be…I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! “go-to” gal! I offer a Customer Loyalty Program and support to answer all your questions. Need a catalog, don’t hesitate to email me. I will drop one in the mail to you pronto! Until next time…
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The Stamp Review Crew: Wondrous Wreath Edition

SRC-Wondrous-Wreath-bannerIt’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew.  If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us  features the same stamp set.  The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it.  This week we are featuring Wondrous Wreath.  I am Stop #6 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #5: the talented Deb Currier.  Her work is always fabulous.  As for me…I designed a Wedding Treat Bag.  Enjoy today’s hop!

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  • Score! To create an elegant look, I used the Diagonal Plate and the Simply Scored scoring tool to create the diamond background on this treat bag.   Of course, wedding treat bags call for Pearls, don’t you think?IMG_1516
  • Decorate! The Wreath was stamped in Always Artichoke (stamped off once) and the overlay was inked in Mossy Meadow.  The sweet little blossoms, punched in shades of Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder, were created using the smallest flower die from the Flower Fair Framelits collection.  Pearls were added to the centers of each.  A few sequins add just a touch of sparkle.IMG_1511
  • Bow! A Sahara Sand lace bow is the final touch.

IMG_1523-001Wouldn’t this be adorable to hand out to guests as wedding favors…with a packet of flower seeds and a cute little poem tucked inside? Or maybe a square of chocolate? What do you think? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I read each and every one! Of course, if you have any questions about today’s project, I am only an email away!  Now hop along to Stop #7, Kerry Willard Bray.  Her work never ceases to amaze me. And if you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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SRC-Wondrous-Wreath-prevFor your inspiration here are two other cards from the Stampin’ Schach Archives, which feature the Wondrous Wreath stamp set:

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Moon Lake for The Paper Players…and a Sadie Update

IMG_1505It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players!  This week the wildly talented Joanne is hosting a Clean and Simple Challenge:  Feathered Friends.  All you need to do is create a Clean and Simple card featuring a bird.  I inked up the Moon Lake stamp set for the first time, and had so much fun creating this clean and elegant card.  I hope you enjoy it…and the Sadie/Faith update!pp232The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Diamonds and Pearls! One of my favorite backgrounds is created using the Diagonal Plate and the Simply Scored tool.  I double scored the diagonals and added Pearls at the intersections.  The result is elegant and feminine.

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  • Blender Pens and Inks! The Bird image was inked in Jet Black StazOn. It was then colored using Blender Pens and the following inks: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder.  Of course, a few Crumb Cake speckles, add a vintage touch.

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  • Border and Bow!  A double Very Vanilla satin bow looks perfect with the Doily border.  This border is one of the two Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

IMG_1506By keeping the colors light and delicate, and by adding elegant details, this Moon Lake image makes a beautiful, feminine card.

Depositphotos_6435001_xsAnd now for the Sadie-Faith update! Sadie is recuperating at her foster home after her operation. Her foster mom says Sadie is “eating like a horse and is a total snuggler”.  She sent me two pictures, one of her resting on the couch, and the second one of her sutures.

Sadie on CouchJust look at that ornery look in her eye! She looks like she is ready to spring into action at any minute!  Isn’t she just adorable?  It’s hard to keep a Boxer down!

Depositphotos_6435001_xsHer incision…albeit long…looks great!  Of course, she is receiving pain medication and antibiotics.  Now my mission is to get her medical bills paid off.  Of course, I will continue to keep you updated on her progress.

11004157_10152898279594230_1671979333_nI hope you enjoyed today’s card. I have used this layout before.  It’s a classic, don’t you think? Won’t you let me know what you think in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  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…

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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Guy Greetings for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_1491It’s Thursday, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a color challenge: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Soft Suede.  I thought these colors would be perfect for a masculine card, so I pulled out the Guy Greetings set and created a birthday card. I hope you enjoy today’s design.PPA239The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Tin Lizzy! The Old Coupe image was inked with Soft Suede, and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  An Ovals Collection framelit was used to cut it out.  A few speckles were added using the Gorgeous Grunge Speckles stamp.  To add depth, the car image was stamped a second time, snipped out, and popped atop the original using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • Seeing red! The Real Red panel sports embossed diamonds, courtesy of the Simply Scored scoring tool and the Diagonal Plate.   A few Pearls add a bit of interest, as does Linen Thread.
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The diagonal lines were scored 1″ apart.

  • A “classic” banner!  The sentiment, “To A Classic” was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock. Both ends were punched into a “V”, using the Hexagon Punch.

IMG_1490Even though this is a masculine card, I added the Pearls.  I felt like something was needed.  I tried Candy Dots, and they didn’t quite look right.  Buttons were a little large for my liking.  The men in my life are used to Pearls on their cards, so it won’t bother them one bit.

Before I leave you today, I do want to include another picture of Faith/Sadie.  This was taken after her surgery.  (If you have not been following the story of this brave little puppy, you can catch up by reading these previous posts: I Made a Difference Today and Faith Update.)  Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever?

Sadie in Crate I think these colors worked perfectly for a masculine card.  What do you think?  Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one. 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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