Retired Items, Weekly Deals and a Muffy Update

Lots of Stuff words in illustrated 3d letters surrounded by piles and stacks of cardboard boxes in a disorganized mess

Yep…that’s me.  I have lots of retired stuff.  I accumulated all that stuff because I did not sell stamp sets and paper and ink and Big Shot items and ribbon and embellishments and tools and so on and so forth when they retired.  I have tons of sets, many of which were never used.   I would see an adorable card someone created and I just HAD to buy the set to make it.  You know what I mean.  But life would get in the way, the set would never be inked up, and the card was never made.  It’s embarrassing in a way.  But I have to clear these things out.  So  I would love to have my stuff become your stuff.

I have consolidated all of the retired items I currently have for sale into one easy document.  Here is the link:

Retired Stampin’ Up Items for Sale

The list will be updated daily as items are sold. Please send an email ([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, as determined by the date and time of your email. 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 or I know you.

Remember, postal rates have increased and some items, like dies are heavy. However, I will try to find the least expensive method of mailing for you.

I will be adding items to these lists as I unpack boxes of “My Stuff”,  so be sure to check back frequently.

Weekly Deals

Who doesn’t love a deal! Here is what Stampin’ Up! has for you this week!

Sale: $24.75

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Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

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What is my personal favorite item on sale this week?  Hands-down it is the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Here are some cards I created with it!

 

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Muffy Update

I would like to thank all of you for your emails asking about Muffy’s progress.  I am happy to report she is doing fine! In just a few more days she will be cleared to go up and down stairs…and in 6 more days, she will be allowed to run, jump and play.  Brody visited with her yesterday, while Lexi snuggled up with her on this cold, gray Iowa day.

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Muffy was thrilled to have a little canine companionship.   However, the rambunctious Mini-Muffins, Jack and Kia, are still isolated from their mom.  We just can’t risk having them jump on her.  Plus, I am still sleeping on the floor with her…and you can believe I am counting down the days until she can jump up into our bed.

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

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Muffy News and Retired SU! Stamps For Sale

Muffy After Being Spayed

There will be no more Mini-Muffins.  After searching my heart,  I made the decision to spay her.  She had surgery Tuesday morning.  In addition, two small growths were removed from two of her “niblets”.  I was able to bring her home Wednesday afternoon.

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Muffy was a wonderful mother, who put everything she had into raising a litter of six happy and healthy puppies.  But motherhood took it’s toll on her body.  She just never seemed to bounce back completely after delivery, which included an emergency C-section.  After seeing her black muzzle turn silver in a matter of weeks, I made the decision to never raise a second litter from her.   Muffy did her job the first time, presenting me with a beautiful son, Jack, who will hopefully leave his mark in the show ring.   In addition, Kia, Kelsi (Bunny), Kenzie (Kash), Macy (Mira) and Odin (Chunkers) are making their own history as loving companions.  Kia and Kelsi are show dogs, Kenzie and Odin are performance dogs, and Macy is living the life of a Diva in a Chicago high-rise.  Each have a special place in my heart.

Since Muffy cannot go up and down stairs yet or be with her pack mates, I have been staying with her in the kitchen.  We’ve baked dog treats.  We’ve watched movies on the laptop.  We’ve read books and magazines.  And at night, I spread a blanket out on the hard wooden floor to sleep beside her, while she sleeps on a stack of three dog beds.  But it is the least I can do for this girl who has filled my heart with so much joy since the first day she entered my life.

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Retired Products Sale

It’s time I purged my retired products.  Here are links to all of the retired Stampin’ Up! items I have for sale:

Retired Stamps

Punches, Paper, Kits and More

Big Shot Items

Ribbon

The lists will be updated several times a day as items are sold. Please send an email ([email protected]) if you are interested in making a purchase. In your email, please 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, as determined by the date and time of your email. I can only mail to US addresses. I will accept both checks and PayPal, but I will allow time for personal checks to clear unless you have ordered from me before, or I know you.

Remember….postal rates have increased…and some items, like dies are heavy. However, I will try to find the least expensive method of mailing for you.

I will periodically be adding items to these lists to add embellishments and miscellaneous items, so be sure to check back frequently.

Until next time…
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Beautiful Bunch for PPA 284 and Jack News

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It’s Thursday, and I’m back with another Pals Paper Arts Sketch Team card.  This week’s sketch is courtesy of the lovely Linda Callahan.  I decided to flip it on it’s side, and ink up the Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  Of course, I needed to play with some new products, too, so I inked up the Greatest Greeting and Timeless Textures sets from the Occasions Catalog. I hope you enjoy today’s card…and I hope you enjoy catching up on the latest news about Jack the Boxer.

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips—It’s All About the Details
This folded card measures 5-1/2″ wide x 4-1/4″ tall.

It’s the details that makes today’s card extra special.  Flourishes and screen wire images from the new Timeless Textures stamp set were inked in Lost Lagoon and stamped onto the white center panel for a little extra pizzazz.

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So Saffron blossoms were punched out using the Flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The edges were curled slightly and small Pearls were added to the center.

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The tone-on-tone flower from Beautiful Bunch was inked in Watermelon Wonder and stamped onto Watermelon Wonder card stock.  It was punched out using the Fun Flower Punch.  Quick and easy!   It was then popped onto a second flower which had also been punched out using the Fun Flower Punch.

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To accent this flower even more, the image was inked again in So Saffron and stamped onto So Saffron card stock.  This time I used Paper Snips to snip around the edges of the center.  It was popped onto the Watermelon Wonder flower using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  A Metal Rimmed Pearl adds a touch of “wow”, while Silver Metallic Thread adds a subtle touch of sparkle.

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As one final detail, icy Pool Party Glitter Ribbon was added over the diagonal Watermelon Wonder card stock stripe.  Pool Party Glitter Ribbon is one of my favorite new products! It is such a gorgeous shade of blue.  And in case you are wondering about this adorable paper, it’s from the Wildflower Fields collection, which can be yours FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.

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The most difficult thing about today’s card will be deciding on who gets it! Who wouldn’t love receiving smiles across the miles!

If you have any questions about today’s card or the techniques I used to create it, I am only an email away! And if you would like to hear about Jack the Boxer…continue reading!

Jack the Boxer’s Latest News

In case you have been asking yourself, “Where’s the posts?”,  Jackie and I have been away from home.  He showed in 7 shows in 9 days, earning a well-deserved rest.

The first weekend of our journey found us at the fairground in Des Moines, Iowa.  Each morning our trip took us past the gorgeous capitol building. The dome of the capitol is gilded with tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold.  What a way to start the day!

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Jackie scored a big win on Sunday from respected judge Pat Hastings.  Mrs. Hastings is a widely respected authority on puppy evaluation and has taught seminars on movement…so to have her pick Jackie as her Winners Dog and Best of Winners at 9 months of age over adults, was indeed an honor.  Although Jackie had no idea what he had won, he was so excited when he exited the ring.  I don’t have the official win picture yet, but here is a candid of Jackie with his handler and her assistant.

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Midweek found us in Grayslake, IL.   Showing like a little rock star, Jackie was named Reserve Winners Dog on Sunday. He was a pro, waiting patiently for his turn in the ring.

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And when it came time to show off, I could not have asked for a better boy.

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From the rear to the side…he is such a sweet Mini-Muffin!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I hope you will join me again later this week when I will be posting my list of retired stamps.  Until next time…

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Another Bloomin’ Heart for Pals Paper Arts

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Hip! Hip! Hooray! It’s time to play…with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts!  This week we have an interesting sketch courtesy of team member, Maggie Mata.  I find sketches with catty wampus elements fresh and fun.  Since I happened to have a Whisper White Bloomin’ Heart already in my stash, I decided to make it my focal point. I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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

It’s all about hearts with today’s card.  From the embossed Rose Red background, created with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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to the Crumb Cake Heart Designer Paper  from the Love Blossoms collection…

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to the exquisite Bloomin’ Heart die cut…

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it’s all about hearts!

Even the wings on the Butterfly from the Watercolor Wings stamp set mimic hearts, don’t you think?  This one is sporting Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Soft Suede markings.  In order to make Soft Suede “softer”, I stamped it off once.

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Of course, I had to add a few special touches.

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To make these Blushing Bride flowers stand out, I curled the edges with a bone folder.  This broke down the paper fibers so I could separate the layers of paper, which added more dimension.  I just had to add Pearls to the center!

As a final touch, I adhered the Soft Suede sentiment, which is from the Six Sided Sampler set.  It is bumped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, to add depth and dimension.  I will confess, I have not used any of the hexagons from this set, but I absolutely love two of the sentiments which come with it: My Friend and Hello Sweet Friend.  Now I just need to decide which of my sweet friends will receive this card!

Missing My Boys

As they say, all good things must come to an end, and so it is at the Schach house.  This past Friday, Jack returned to his handler, Amy, for a week of lessons before he shows in Des Moines this weekend.  Of course, I will head to Des Moines to watch him show.  He will stay with me in my motel, and we will get in a lot of snuggle time.  He will then return to Chicago with Amy for a series of shows in Grayslake, IL the following week.  Once again, I will head up on the weekend to watch, snuggle and bring him home.  When looking at this picture of him sitting on my husband’s lap,  it’s hard to believe he is only 9 months old.  Yes…he is a BIG boy.

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Another of my boys left me, too.  Brady headed back to the University of Missouri.  He had a blast stamping with me during break.  He put together 10 Paper Pumpkin kits (don’t judge…I just never had time to put them together) and 4 other kits.  He loves the kits! It was hard for this perfectionist to stand back and let him create in his own way…but I did. He was so proud of everything he did.  In fact, he wants to make cards to post on my blog when he returns home in May.  Who knows…maybe one day I will sign him up as a demonstrator!

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And I wasn’t the only one missing my boys.  Poor little Kia looked everywhere for both Jackie and Brady.  But don’t feel badly for her.  She has gotten a lot of extra attention these past few days.  She will get to visit her fur brother this weekend.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I am very happy with how it turned out, and can’t wait to send it out.  I must say, I think the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit is one of my favorite items from the Occasions Catalog.  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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A Bloomin’ Heart for The Paper Players

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Welcome to The Stampin’ Schach! On this freezing Sunday, I was happy I was able to stay inside and find time to play with my good friends at The Paper Players. This week the talented Claire has an exciting color challenge for us:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Whisper White.  I thought these colors could be used to create a Valentine…so I pulled out my Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits and accepted the challenge.  I hope you enjoy my efforts!

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

  • Lovely layers!  Tempting Turquoise card stock creates a striking frame for the Whisper White panel.  And just in case you are interested in sizes, the Turquoise piece measures 4″ x 5-1/4″, while the Whisper White layer is  3-3/4″ x 5″.

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  • Foiled again! Red Foil creates an elegant heart.  Removal of the small cutout pieces is a breeze when you use the Big Shot Die Brush.  To add depth and dimension, this heart was “popped” up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, which are strategically placed behind the flowers.

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  • Bloomin’ blossoms! Melon Mambo flowers were created with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits collection. I curled  and curled the edges with a bone folder in order to break down the fibers and separate them into layers. Of course,  pearls are the perfect centers!

IMG_5404I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I am so in love with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Just think…buying the Love Blossoms Bundle (Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits + Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set), the Big Shot Die Brush, and a packet of pearls earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration set.  Who doesn’t like FREE!

I’ll leave you with a picture of Muffy.  This gal sat in her chair, like a queen sitting on her throne, and watched the Golden Globes this evening.  I have no idea why, but she was mesmerized! What a hoot!

IMG_5389As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. And don’t forget to place your orders to earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards!  Until next time…
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The Botanical Gardens Suite for Pals Paper Arts 282

IMG_5338It’s Thursday…and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! It has been several weeks since I typed these words into a post.  But here I am, back on the Pals Paper Arts Design Team.  There have been some changes made and our challenge blog has a new look, as you will note.  Plus, there is a Sketch Team and a Color Team.  I am on the Sketch Team.  I hope you will enjoy today’s card, which features the Botanical Gardens Suite from the Occasions Catalog.

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips … The Botanical Gardens Suite
This folded card measures 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.

  • Tropical delight! The Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous, and a great choice for a layout such as we see in this sketch.  For my coordinating card stock, I selected Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Cajun Craze.  Of course, every paper looks a little better when wearing Pearls!

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  • The Star of the Show! Who can deny this stunning flower is the star of this card! Creating it was a breeze.  I simply zipped card stock through the Big Shot with the appropriate framelits from the Botanical Builder collection. What’s great is it folds flat for mailing.

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  • The perfect sentiment! Since the Botanical Blooms stamp set does not include any sentiments, I turned to another bloomin’ set, Birthday Blooms.  I am absolutely in love with its three sentiments.  Since this card will be winging its way to a dear friend, what could be more perfect? I attribute the crispness of the stamping to Archival Basic Black Ink.  It is my new go-to black.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  One of my goals this year is to actually send out the cards I make, so this one is headed to a dear friend who is a fellow demonstrator.  I hope it passes muster.  It always makes me a wee bit nervous to send out my cards to other stampers. But regardless, good or bad, my cards will be heading out to blogging friends and family!

Before I say good-by, let me include a picture of one of my little stamping helpers, Kia. Kia and her littermates turned 9 months old on the 4th.

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You might remember how little Kia loved sleeping in her Daddy’s arms.  Well, here she is, fifty pounds heavier.

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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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It’s Sale-A-Bration Time with The Occasions Catalog

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Woo hoo! One of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year begins today! It’s time for the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  Starting today, you can order all of those wonderful products you have added to your Wish List AND earn  FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, too!

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FREE! FREE! FREE!

Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY, January 5th, and ends March 31st.  It provides you with THREE ways to earn FREE products!

  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices HERE!
  2.  Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE AND you receive $56 in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join me!  Click Here to read more and to join!

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016.

Need a Catalog?

If you need a catalog and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected] or [email protected]  I will drop one in the mail for you lickity split!  I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! “Go-To Gal”!

Second Round of Shares

The first round of shares has filled, and the order has been expedited.  Soon I will be cutting, counting, and packaging up goodies from the Occasions Catalog.  If you missed out on the first round, don’t despair…I will be starting a sign-up list for the second round today.  I only offer two rounds.  So hurry, the deadline for signing up for the second round is January 8th.  Read more about The Stampin’ Schach Shares HERE.

As always, if you ever have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products or the cards I create, I am only an email away! Until next time…
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Bloomin’ Heart and Mini-Muffin Pictures

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From the moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  What was “it” you ask?  “It” was the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits collection.  Today’s card features those thinlits, which are available January 5th from the Occasions Catalog.   Despite its appearance,  is incredibly easy.  There is no stamping at all.  Enjoy!

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

  • Lacy and lovely! The Very Vanilla heart was created in a snap! I simply ran the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit through the Big Shot, and then used the new Big Shot Die Brush (available January 5th) to remove all the tiny pieces.  For best results, be sure your acrylic plates are flat, and not warped!

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  • A touch of color! The smaller Bloomin’ Heart thinlits were used to create the blossoms, cut from Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, and So Saffron card stock.  The centers of the flowers are pearls, and a few pearls were scattered in other places on the heart.
  • Diamonds and pearls! The background was created by using the Diagonal Plate and the Simply Scored tool.  I scored at every each, and then rotated to form the “diamonds”.  Pearls were added at the intersections of the lines.

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And there you have it! Quick, easy and elegant!

The Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure will be live before you know it! January 5th is the day. By now, if you are one of my regular customers, you should have received both the catalog and the brochure.  If you have not, please email me, and I will mail a second one out to you lickity-split!  And if you are not one of my customers, and are in need of a demonstrator and catalog, I would love to be your “Go-to Gal”.  Just email me at: [email protected]

It’s Time for Shares

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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.  When your share fills, I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out PayPal invoices January 1st.
  • On January 5th, 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!  Because I want to get your shares mailed out as quickly as possible, 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 placed into small 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 perfectly. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.

Here Are This Year’s Occasion Catalog Shares

1.  Designer Series Paper Share — $30 (Includes postage)
     *24 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of DSP (It’s My Party, Birthday Bouquet, Botanical Gardens, Shine On)
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Going Places DSP stack
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Love Blossoms DSP stack
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Have a Cuppa DSP stack
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Red Foil
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
*5 Polka Dot Cones Cello Bags

Total:  62 sheets + 5 Polka Dot Cones Cello Bags

2.  Ribbon Share — $9.00 (includes postage)
     * 2-1/2 yards of EACH of the following:  Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Ribbon, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon
      * 5 yards each of Black/Melon and Black/Mint Bakers Twine

Total:  17-1/2 yards of Ribbon/Twine

3.  Embellishment Share — $10 (includes postage)
* 12 It’s My Party Enamel Dots
*   6 Honeycombs
*   6 Bow Paper Clips
*   3 Botanical Garden Jewels
*   3 Have a Cuppa Embellishments

Total:  30 embellishments

4.  I Want It All—Best Value — $45 (Includes Shipping)
*  62 sheets of paper + 5 cello cones
*  17-1/2 Yards of Ribbon/Twine
*  30 Embellishments

The Fine Print

  • Shares will be ordered as they are filled – so sign up today!
  • I will begin sending invoices on January 1st
  • US Addresses only

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

  • The number of the share in which you wish to participate
  • Your PayPal email address
  • Your mailing address

Ringing in the New Year

As is tradition in the Schach household, we try to stay awake to welcome the New Year!  I migrated to the basement, along with the Boxers, to watch the festivities on the bigger-screened TV.   Although I was the only one to hang-in until the clock struck twelve, it’s always quite entertaining to watch the antics of the mini-Muffins.  Just a few evenings earlier, I documented their sleeping habits.

Jack LOVES to snuggle with anyone, as long as he can throw a leg over the top of them.  Brody, who loves to sleep in front of the heater, proved to be a warm snuggle buddy in the chilly basement.

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But he soon tired of Jack’s leg on top of him.  He headed to the love seat for a little alone time.  Kia, another snuggler, had other plans for him, and jumped up to join him.  She found he made quite a suitable pillow.  I can’t say I blame her…I LOVE to snuggle with Brody, too.

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Without his uncle with whom to cuddle, Jackie decided to just hide his head under the ottoman.

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Brody and Kia snuggled comfortably for quite some time, until Brody heard a sound outside, and decided to go upstairs to investigate.  After being deserted by her uncle,  Kia joined Jack on the floor,  showing no modesty as she sprawled out in front of the TV.

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In the end, they both decided to lay claim to the chairs…

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card…and a glimpse into my life with the Mini-Muffins.  Won’t you let me know in your comment today.  And as we begin 2016, may your New Year be filled with peace, love and joy! Until next time…

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Birthday Blooms Tutorial and Shares

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With the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration right around the corner, I thought it was about time I played with some of my new goodies.  The cold and gray days we’ve been experiencing here in the heartland put me in the mood to create something light and airy! It’s a classic layout which I love…and I hope you will, too!

A Stampin’ Schach “By the Numbers” Tutorial

Here is what you will need to complete this card:

Stamps:
Birthday Blooms (140655 W, 140658 C)

Paper:
#101650—Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4” x 11” , 3-3/4” x 5”, 2” x 3-1/2”, 4” x 3”)
#131203—Soft Sky cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”)
#140557—Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (3-1/2” x 4-3/4”)

Ink:
#140931 —Archival Basic Black
#138323—Watermelon Wonder
#126953—Old Olive
#138327—Delightful Dijon
#131181—Soft Sky
#126978—Soft Suede

Other:
#103954 — Aqua Painters
#133324 — Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
#122334 — Simply Scored
#103579 — Paper Snips
#113439 — Big Shot
#133520 — Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,
#129381 — Ovals Collection Framelits
#119247 — Pearl Basic Jewels
#134573 — Whisper White 1/2” Seam Binding
#141897 — Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
#104332 — SNAIL Adhesive
#104430 — Stampin’ Dimensionals

Let’s get started!

1. Score the 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2” and fold to create the card base.
2. Emboss the 3-3/4” x 5” piece of Whisper White card stock with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Cut an oval from the center using the 4-1/4” high framelit from the Ovals Collection.
3. Adhere the Birthday Bouquet designer paper behind the cut-out.  Layer this piece onto the Soft Sky card stock mat. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere these layers to the card base.

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4. Punch out the tag. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black, the flowers in Soft Sky, and the dots in Soft Suede. Add the ribbon and bow. Adhere to the card.

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5. Stamp the flower and leaves image with Basic Black Archival ink. Using Aqua Painters, watercolor the leaves Old Olive, the petals Watermelon Wonder, and the anthers Delightful Dijon. Add a touch of Wink of Stella to the center. Snip out with paper snips, and adhere to the card with dimensionals.

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6. Add tiny pearls to the tag and to the center of the flower.  After all, everything looks better with a pearl or two!

It’s Time to Share

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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.  When your share fills, I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out PayPal invoices January 1st.
  • On January 5th, 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!  Because I want to get your shares mailed out as quickly as possible, 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 placed into small 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 perfectly. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.

Here Are This Year’s Occasion Catalog Shares

1.  Designer Series Paper Share — $30 (Includes postage)
     *24 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of DSP (It’s My Party, Birthday Bouquet, Botanical Gardens, Shine On)
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Going Places DSP stack
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Love Blossoms DSP stack
     *12 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Have a Cuppa DSP stack
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Red Foil
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
*5 Polka Dot Cones Cello Bags

Total:  62 sheets + 5 Polka Dot Cones Cello Bags

2.  Ribbon Share — $9.00 (includes postage)
     * 2-1/2 yards of EACH of the following:  Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Ribbon, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon
      * 5 yards each of Black/Melon and Black/Mint Bakers Twine
Total:  17-1/2 yards of Ribbon/Twine

3.  Embellishment Share — $10 (includes postage)
* 12 It’s My Party Enamel Dots
*   6 Honeycombs
*   6 Bow Paper Clips
*   3 Botanical Garden Jewels
*   3 Have a Cuppa Embellishments

Total:  30 embellishments

4.  I Want It All—Best Value — $45 (Includes Shipping)
*  62 sheets of paper + 5 cello cones
*  17-1/2 Yards of Ribbon/Twine
*  30 Embellishments

The Fine Print

  • Shares will be ordered as they are filled – so sign up today!
  • I will begin sending invoices on January 1st
  • US Addresses only

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

  • The number of 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…

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HUGE Year-End Sale

Header_Year-end_Sale_Demo_1210_USWith more products on clearance and discounts up to 60 percent, you will want to take advantage of these amazing deals! During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don’t fret if you don’t see the category “Clearance Rack” on the online store right now–it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale.

See the savings now!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • Orders must be placed online.

Many of your favorites from the Holiday Catalog are included in this sale.  Don’t delay…order today!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! Until next time…

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