Retiring Stamp Sets Spotlight

I am such a softie.  Sad movies can start the waterworks flowing.  Even commercials can make me weepy. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I have been known to shed a tear over retiring stamp sets.  During  these final days of May, I want to revisit some of…

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An Easy WOW Card, Shares, and Boxer News

Who doesn’t like an easy WOW card? I know I do, and this one fills the bill perfectly.  Now keep in mind, easy does not mean it won’t take time.  But I think you’ll agree, the time it takes to create this card using new In Colors, the new Colorful…

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Stamp Review Crew: Weather Together Edition

It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew.  If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, we are a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month.…

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Jar of Cheer and Muffy the Boxer

  Inspiration comes in many forms. In this case, it was in the form of an adorable card from a fellow dog lover and downline member,  Bonnielee.  I will admit that I was in a panic.  As usual, I had started my holiday cards way too late. How would I…

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Christmas Pines for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday…time to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts! This week’s sketch is courtesy of the adorable Amy Lazzell.   For today’s sketch, I let the pine boughs represent the vertical band, and the sentiment represent the horizontal layer.  The new Pretty Pine Thinlits, available from the Holiday…

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Butterfly Basics for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, and time for another Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! This week, one of my idols of the stamping world, Linda Callahan, has a versatile sketch for us.  This sketch works for clean and simple cards, as well as more “fussied up” ones like mine…as you can see from…

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Touches of Texture for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts!  This week, sweet Maggie Mata has a fun sketch for us! Now you may be thinking to yourself, “Ann’s card doesn’t look like Maggie’s sketch at all.”  But look what happens when the sketch is flipped: There we have it!…

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Jackie the Boxer…WINS!

The last few weeks have found the Schach Family still pinching ourselves after Jackie’s wins at the American Boxer Club’s National Specialty in Indianapolis and at the Indianhead Kennel Club show in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Jackie won First Place in the Bred By Exhibitor Brindle Dog class at the national…

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