Plaid Friendship Card and Happy Birthday Muffy and Brody

Are you mad about plaid? If so, today’s plaid friendship card will make your heart go pitter-pat! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

plaid friendship card

This week Joanne has a fun quartet of colors for our monthly color challenge:  Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pool Party, Night of Navy.  Once again I pulled out my favorite “go-to” set and dies:  the Forever Fern bundle. This bundle is the bomb! Just look at these leaves stamped in non-traditional colors! I can’t wait to see what YOU create using Joanne’s glorious colors!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Who would have thought a holiday paper collection would contain such a versatile paper such as this one? I was lucky to find this plaid beauty which features Melon Mambo and Mango Melody.  After deciding on this paper, the rest was easy! I simply stamped leaves in the challenge colors.

plaid friendship card

There is so much texture and depth, thanks to a triple bow, a textured embossing folder, and dimensionals. Of course, a few well-placed rhinestones are added for just the right touch of sparkle and bling.

plaid friendship card

To download a free tutorial for today’s plaid friendship card, which includes all the paper measurements,  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 The Paper Players design team:

A Very Special Birthday

Today marks a very special day in the Schach household.  The Twins turn ten! It seems like just yesterday, Muffy arrived at our house. It was love at first sight…and she has never left my side. She is truly my heart dog. She was my first show dog, first champion, first grand champion, first group winner, and first Best in Show.  The first of so many things.  For whatever reason,  on the same day she entered into my heart,  I found out from her breeder that there was one puppy left.  Surely God was guiding me, as I said I would take him.  I’ll never forget the words my husband uttered when I told him at supper that night that I had bought her brother.  “WHAT were you thinking?” he said. And this become Brody’s registered name.  I have never regretted that day. I am so happy they have been able to share ten years together.

We’ve experienced so much together, the Twins and I:  Brady heading off to college and off to Seattle, my retirement, Kim’s retirement, and the addition of new members to the pack.  And in each and every situation, they have faithfully stood by my side,  raising my spirits when I have felt low as well as celebrating the highs with me.  Happy birthday to two dogs who have forever changed my life…

Membership Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The Starter Kit is  a great value!  For $99, you are able to select $125 worth of products—your choice—and it ships for FREE!

  • SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS!  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 January 31, 2020!
  • THERE’S NO RISK!  NO PENALTY TO DROP!
  • 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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August 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).

August Code: PN4R3NPY
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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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Sympathy Card for a Pet

For many animal lovers, our furry friends are a beloved part of our families.  When it is their time to leave us, it is as if a family member or a dear friend has passed away.  It never hurts to have a sympathy card for a pet ready to send to a pet parent if the need arises.  It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday Challenges – home of the Inspo List!

sympathy card for a pet

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by National Dog Day.  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. Can you believe I used everything from this week’s Inspo List except for embossing? Yep! I did.

In addition, this is a very special challenge for us.   We recently held a Design Team Call, and were amazed at the number of applications we received from all over the world.  We are thrilled to welcome the following six new Design Team members: Melanie Hungerford, Helen Jennings, Stephanie Lanzalotto, Melva Peters, Judy Rozema, and Margriet Siekman.  We are so happy to have you join our team! Help us celebrate their arrival by joining us in our challenge this week.  We can’t wait to see what YOU create.

sympathy card for a dog

Colors of the Day

sympathy card for a pet

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is so easy to make.   Because I had a surplus of red rhinestones, I embellished the scalloped heart with them.  Actually, I liked it better with just the clear rhinestones in the footprints, but as they say, hindsight is 20-20.

sympathy card for a pet

I added a Baker’s Twine collar and an adorable bone trinket to the dog. Plus, I shortened the tail and rounded the jowls to look a little more like a Boxer.

sympathy card for a pet

To download a free tutorial for today’s sympathy card for a pet, which includes all the paper measurements,  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 Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

Membership Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The Starter Kit is  a great value!  For $99, you are able to select $125 worth of products—your choice—and it ships for FREE!

  • SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS!  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 January 31, 2020!
  • THERE’S NO RISK!  NO PENALTY TO DROP!
  • 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
_____________________________________
August 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).

August Code: PN4R3NPY
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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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A New Mini Catalog – A New Online Shopping Experience

The NEW August – December 2020 Mini Catalog Is Here

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 Woo hoo!  TODAY’S THE DAY the day for which we have been waiting!  I know you are as excited as I am to get your order placed. However, ordering does not begin until 7 AM MT!  This will allow Stampin’ Up!’s ordering system to make the transition to all the NEW products in this fabulous catalog and to the NEW online store!

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Stampin’ Up!’s New Online Storefront Begins Today

Starting at 7 am today, your online shopping experience will be a little different!

IMPORTANT TO KNOW!  Your saved login and passwords will not automatically apply due to a new URL.  If you do not remember your password, you can use the forgot password link to reset it.  If an email does not hit your inbox shortly after resetting, please check your junk folder to ensure delivery.

NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG?  If you would like a copy of the catalog, and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please email me at: ann@thestampinschach.com  and I will drop one into the mail to you, pronto!  Established customers who have ordered from me within the past 12 months have received or will be receiving their copy in the mail.

Membership Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The Starter Kit is  a great value!  For $99, you are able to select $125 worth of products—your choice—and it ships for FREE!

  • SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS!  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 January 31, 2020!
  • THERE’S NO RISK!  NO PENALTY TO DROP!
  • 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
_____________________________________
August 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).

August Code: PN4R3NPY
___________________________

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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