Any Occasion Card for #FF0056

After what seems like an eternity away from stamping, I’m back with an any occasion card. It’s time for another Festive Friday challenge!

any occasion cardThis week we are celebrating National Library Worker Week.   However, at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I selected insects, foil and pens from the Inspo List in creating today’s card.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

any occasion card

Colors of the Day

any occasion card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

With ten puppies in the house, it’s hard to find the time and inspiration to stamp.  However, I had so much fun creating this spring card. It uses paper from the Ornate Garden  Suite, an early release from the upcoming Annual Catalog.  (Details about this suite can be found later in today’s post.) I used Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to  color the flowers, giving them Daffodil Delight centers. The leaves are Mint Macaron, and the background is Pool Party.  All of that yummy texture was created using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

any occasion card

The pen from the Crafting Forever stamp set was heat embossed in gold, and colored with Stampin’ Blends, as were the butterflies from Butterfly Gala.  Champagne Rhinestones and a Mint Macaron bow are the perfect accents. Of course, I have included all of the details on how to make this card in the free PDF tutorial.

any occasion card

To download the free tutorial for today’s card, please click on the button below.  (Note:  Today’s tutorial will be available later this afternoon.) For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team.

Ornate Garden Suite

ornate garden suite

With the early release of the Ornate Garden Suite, not only will you get a peek at a product from the new annual catalog, you’ll be able to buy it right away! Ornate Garden is a vintage, floral suite with a cheerful spring theme.  You’ll love the coordinated product offering!

Watch this short, fun video, then order today!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least September 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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April Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

April Code:  ZCD4DJV4
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Farewell, Babies!

Part of my lack of creativity these past few days is due to the fact my babies are leaving. The Party of Ten puppies are heading to their forever homes.  Heaven knows these ten were a ton of work,  but they rewarded me with love, snuggles and puppy kisses.  In this trying time, they were a bright spot in my day.  They will be my last litter for a  variety of reasons.  One is my age.  I am too old for all that raising a litter entails.  Plus there is the emotional investment.  I am already crying, as six puppies head out the door this weekend.  My emotions are raw due to lack of sleep and health worries about the “Twins”.   Brody sleeps more deeply these days, and there are times when I can hardly awaken him.  But he is still eating and drinking, and is in no pain.  I know, in my heart of hearts, that I will be facing difficult decisions for both of my Twins, having just recently discovered a lump under Muffy’s chin.  As per my vet’s advice, we have put off removing it due to the pandemic. I am monitoring it, and if it grows or changes, we will schedule surgery.  The circle of life continues as new lives enter and old friends prepare to leave.

Goodby, babies.  Run free. Play hard. And know that you will always have a piece of my heart…

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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These Are the Moments Card for The Paper Players

Do you need a special card to commemorate a special time shared with a friend or family member? Check out today’s These Are the Moments card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

TheseAre the Moments

This week Claire has a lovely sketch for us. I thought it would be perfect for showcasing the new Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder, available April 1st as part of the Ornate Garden Suite early release.  I LOVE everything about this suite, and I think you will, too!  The strips of designer series paper, the fussy cut daisies, and the ribbon are also included in this suite.  I can’t wait to see your interpretation of Claire’s sketch!

These Are the Moments card

Colors of the Day

These are the moments card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The lovely Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder forms the perfect background for the focal point of today’s card.  This sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was inked in Terracotta Tile, and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. It was then die cut using a die from the Painted Labels collection and popped on top of  a second die cut created from Old Olive.

These are the moments card

Two strips of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, and two daisies fussy cut from a different pattern,  serve as accents.  A Terracotta Tile bow and a single gilded gem finish off the card.

These are the moments

To download a free tutorial for today’s These Are the Moments card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players Design Team:

The Paper Players

Time Is Running Out! Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.  Please note:  The Birthday Dies are sold out!

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination

These are the moments
Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020, and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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March Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

March Code: CTK73KJZ
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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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Friendship Card for Festive Friday

Do you know a friend who could use a floral pick-me-up? This floral friendship card packs a “wow”,  but is easy to make. It’s time for another Festive Friday challenge!

friendship card

At Festive Friday, your goal is to use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I selected sequins, glitter, doily, and rhinestones from the Inspo List in creating today’s card.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

friendship card

Colors of the Day

friendship card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is perfect for showcasing this beautiful new designer series paper collection, Ornate Garden. This paper is part of the fabulous Ornate Garden Suite.  This suite is from the upcoming new annual catalog, but you will be able to buy it right away as an early release beginning April 1st.

friendship card

The  Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, also part of this suite, makes a beautiful background, don’t you think?  And how about this gorgeous Old Olive ribbon?  It is also part of this collection.  Inked in Terracotta Tile, this sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set will brighten anyone’s day.

friendship cardA sequin with a Champagne rhinestone graces the center of the yellow flower in the upper right hand corner, while three Champagne rhinestones accent the sentiment.  Clear Wink of Stella adds a wash of shimmer across the larger flowers.

friendship card

To download a free tutorial for today’s friendship card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team.

Time Is Running Out! Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Birthday Dies are SOLD OUT!

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination


Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020 and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
_____________________________________
March Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator. Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

March Code: CTK73KJZ
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Here’s a Dose of Puppy Cuteness…

Bed Buddies

 

Adorable Nueve

 

ONE has such a full tummy!

 

Tenn crosses her hind legs at the ankles…so cute!

 

Little Cinq snoozes away!

Sevin and Quatro share the water bowl

The pups are growing like little weeds.  As much work as they have been,  sadly they will be heading to their forever homes in two weeks, and a part of me will leave with them.  It doesn’t take them long to worm their way into your heart!

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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