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.


  • 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.


  • 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
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo


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  1. I am always in awe of your creations! This is so beautiful! I do love all of your stunning works of art! XX

  2. Ann, I can’t believe it. Every week I think “that’s the most beautiful card ever” and then the next week, there’s another one that might be even more beautiful!! The details on your card are amazing. I want to be you when I grow up 🙂 Hugs.

  3. Anne, your birdie card looks incredibly Amazing! I adore the blue outlining and the ever so small bits of splatter to the background! Beautiful layout….you’ve made this bird shine by the addition of embossing and pearls, and of course that satin bow! Just Gorgeous!

  4. Ann, so glad that Sadie is recovering. Her sutures really do look good! Your card is beautiful. The grunge-y background adds fabulous texture and the ribbon softness. The scoring and embossing is beautiful

  5. Ann, this is such a you card, gorgeous. The embossing you created and the border are perfect together. Love it!!

  6. Ann, your card is simply stunning! I would try to CASE but I am sure that it would pale in comparison to yours. I love this stamp set and will just have to give it a try!

  7. Your card is beautiful. I love the image and the scoring. Then I went back and read about Faith and it brought tears to my eyes. Bless you for your help in making her a better life.

  8. Just lovely, Ann, in your perfect beautiful style!

  9. Another pearled beauty! Love this set and bought it for guy cards…have yet to do the bird…have been doing the small boat under the tree…thank you Anne for the update on Faith…she is a beauty and am sure knows that she has to be good and stay down so as not to undue anything! I agree with the other commenters – your cards are never plain…always beautiful!

  10. This is such a fabulous card – there is so much interest! From the gorgeous image to the textured background, it’s all so beautiful. I’m glad Faith is healing well.

  11. Beautiful card. I love your vintage style. Thanks for sharing about Faith/Sadie. She is one lucky puppy.

  12. Wow Anne – this card is just gorgeous! I love how your signature pearls and double-scored background make this clean and simple card so elegant; The embossed border is a tasteful addition too. Thanks for the lovely compliment and such an amazing card for my bird challenge this week!

  13. Love the double scoring on this card. Moon Lake is a favorite of mine. So nice to see what you did with it. Awesome!
    Faith is a beautiful Boxer ….I love her coloring. So happy she is a snuggle(r) after what she went through. Wishing her a quick recovery and a happy life.

  14. I wish Sadie’s foster parents the best of luck in the next few days. Sadie looks like she is ready to go and it’s going to be SO DIFFICULT keeping her quiet! Sadie has a brand new wonderful life ahead of her thanks to you and others who care.
    Loved your card…elegant and simple…thanks for sharing.

  15. You have inspired me to ink up my Moon Lake stamp set (got it because Wolfgang liked the images). Beautiful card. Love the scoring and pearls along with the neutral color and pretty bow. Thanks for the Sadie update.

  16. Ann – Such a beautiful card! Such amazing details. Thanks for sharing the update on Faith / Sadie. Glad she’s in such good hands and receiving the care and love she deserves. Here’s hoping she finds a wonderful forever home. 🙂 Are you going to do any fundraising on your blog? I bet you could quickly get the funds of her surgery supplemented through your followers.

  17. I love the background you created for your feathered friend! It’s so elegant, and beautiful, just a gorgeous card!

  18. Another pearlicious card! So soft and pretty! Love it. That bow is so pretty on there. Well done!

    Yep, I can see it Is her eyes that she just can’t wait to get off the couch and take on the world! Sadie/Faith is so pretty in her coloring. She should place well!

  19. A classic Schach beauty! Not only are you queen of pearls, you are also queen of the quilted look. Love the double lines you used here. Such an elegant card!

  20. Gorgeous, stunning, elegant, vintage, beautiful and on and on!! Love how you double scored the cardstock for a different embossed look. I thought you used and embossing folder that I hadn’t seen yet! Wonderful news about Sadie and that is so kind of you to pay off her medical bills, they won’t be cheap I’m sure. Have a great day. Jennifer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  21. Love your card!!!! I went right past Moon Lake (more than once) as it’s just not me! However, I may be changing my mind.
    Are you doing an SU party and donating your profits to Sadie/Faith? I have a demonstrator whom I love but I would definitely buy from you this time. Let me know if you are!!!

  22. Ann this card is just gorgeous! I love the embossing and the neutral tones, and I totally forgot about the beautiful bird image in this stamp set. Such an elegant card!

  23. Good Morning Ann,
    I have seen this card.

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed on Faith. It sounds like she will be up and having a great time soon. Will you be keeping a watchful eye on her new mommy and daddy or will you all know enough when that happens that she will be safe and a happy baby?

    Diana in WI

  24. Your speckles are perfect! How did you do them? Sadie sure is lucky!!

  25. You outdid yourself once again! Truly this card stands out – love it.
    I am glad to hear Sadie is doing well.

  26. I love your nature cards. And so glad to hear Sadie (Faith) is doing well. I will really be happy when she finds that forevr home.

  27. What a stunning card! The embossing, the gorgeous die cut…the incredible coloring and then you topped it off with that scrumptious bow. Just fabulous, ann!

  28. I SO look forward to your beautiful projects, Ann! I wish SU would consider making this diamond pattern into an embossing folder, it’s such an elegant look! This card is absolute perfection, makes my heart “fly”!
    Sadie-Faith has captured an awful lot of hearts; God bless everyone involved in her recovery and happiness!

  29. Just beautiful! love the scoring and pearls. Glad Faith is doing great. She certainly looks right at home.

  30. 1) Your card is fabulous, as always. Your diagonal background makes me swoon–and reminds me of the reason I need to get that diagonal plate! And I knew you’d make me decide for sure that I needed Moon Lake!
    2) Sadie-Faith–it’s so good to see her recuperating! And she DOES look like she can’t wait to get off that couch and take on the world! What a blessing you were to her and she will be to her humans!

  31. Oh Ann, what an amazingly gorgeous card, I absolutely love the diamond grid you create when you score the paper, looks beautiful with the addition of the pearls. The pretty embossing under that satin bow just finishes this classic card, there is absolutely nothing simple about it Ann, that is for sure.
    Now, about that sweetie boxer named Sadie/Faith…..OH MY GOODNESS!! she looks amazing and comfortable and safe and loved!!! her scar is healing great, I’m so happy she didn’t loose her leg, it’s true about boxers, they need to run!!
    Thank you for the update on her, I hope soon she is adopted into a forever family.

  32. Clean but not simple is how I would describe this, Ann! So many subtle but beautiful details.

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