Another Bloomin’ Heart for Pals Paper Arts


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!


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


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


to the exquisite Bloomin’ Heart die cut…


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.


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

PicMonkey Collage

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.


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!


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.


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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  1. Magnifique carte, j’admire, j’aime les tons. très beau chien également. bonjour de France =^..^=

  2. Beautiful card! Love the mix of the heart DSP and heart-embossed panel.

    I so look forward to seeing Brady as a guest designer on your blog!

    Good luck to the pups.

  3. Your card is beautiful and I enjoyed hearing about your puppies. I am definitely a boxer lover. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous Card, now I have to have that die, just wanted it before LOL! The colors you used are stunning. Thank you for sharing the pictures & stories of your beautiful,
    beautiful friends/dogs.

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  6. Gorgeous card!! Love all the details and now this set is on my wish list!! 😉

  7. Ann this is just gorgeous! I @love how you tucked the die cut heart behind the DSP…. and the colors are so lovely. Love the pearls without even saying. HUGS
    PS looks like someone is enjoying a “lap” time.

  8. Absolutely stunning mix and beautiful example using these new products!

  9. LOVE this card with all the hearts and shade of rose and pink!! Outstanding!!! My fur babies are still in Texas. My heart goes out to you!! I can’t hardly stand being separated from them.

  10. This is beautiful! Love the added butterfly and the diecut looks gorgeous! And that Jack is a star!

  11. Stunning! Card and puppy! Woof, woof from Miss Daisy!

  12. Pretty card with that heart die and I really like the layout of the card too!

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  14. Beautiful card, Ann! Love how you’ve incorporated these colors from the heart and DSP into the butterfly. So sweet.

  15. It is so great to have you back. I adore how you used your signature pearls for the centers of the flowers.

  16. Hi MsAnn, I love your beautiful card , like always ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  17. Love your card, beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pup pics….seems as though it has been a long time……best of luck to Jack! they sure got big fast! Hard to let our boys go…doe a short time or a longer time……they will love the snuggles and hugs and to be back home with their family!

  18. Another BEAUTFUL card! Love the mini pearls as the centers of the flowers! Hope to make this one before Valentine’s Day.

  19. Such a sweet card Ann1 Love the addition of the butterfly.

  20. Love, love, love! Someone I know will be getting a card very similar to this for Valentine’s Day!!

  21. Chris R. from Iowa

    I knew your card when I looked at the PPA sketch site though I almost thought Brian’s card was yours but then I decided nope, wrong colors and the addition of the flowers! Then I saw the butterfly too. Looks like he took on your signature peals! Great cards fro this sketch! Oh, I would love to see Brady’s cards!

    How funny seeing Jack on Kim’s lap! He is a big boy. I just remembered Ted’s name on the website of the breeder was Jack too and he, also turned into a big gorgeous boy! Des Moines this weekend….Oh I would love to see him and you! I will see what can be arranged. There is a political thing we were going to Saturday from 4-8 but that was not a definite. Any idea of what time is Jack showing?

    Hey, is the newsletter separate than your blog post? Do I need to sign up for it or will it carry over?

  22. Beautiful card. The colors are so pretty together. Love that heart.

  23. Love your card! so pretty! Thank you for sharing. Looks like your son will be a demonstrator to follow after his Mom!

  24. What a beautiful card Ann!! It’s just gorgeous! Always loving hearing about your Fur Babies and seeing pictures of them! And don’t feel bad, I have 5 kits I’ve yet to put together! LOL! 😉

  25. Ann, as always such a beautiful card-I also love the colors that you used. Thanks for the update of your fur babies and Brady. They do tug at our heart.

  26. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing…but I’m especially happy to see the puppy update (hee hee). Good Luck to Jack! He’s turned in to such a handsome fellow. I love the dark brindle color of he and Kia, they are beautiful!

  27. Ann, beautiful card today! Enjoy hearing about your fur babies too.

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