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December 9 – 15, 2014
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New Photopolymer Set
Snuggles and Smooches


Snuggles And Smooches
Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item #:  140326
Price: $15.95

Year End Closeouts Continue


Stampin’ Up! will be adding items to the Clearance Rack for their Year-End Closeouts, through January 5th. Discounts will be up to 80%, plus they will be including holiday items. But hurry…Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.

Until next time…

Festival of Trees for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play in The Paper Players‘ last challenge of 2014. This is also the last one with our current Guest Designers.   I will be sad to see them leave us.  I think you will agree they are a talented and creative group. This week we are challenging you to create holiday projects that are fancy.  It is what we are calling our Black Tie challenge.  I opted to create a simple holiday card using the Festival of Trees stamp set.  To up the fancy factor, I embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, matted with Gold Foil, and added a pearl.  Enjoy!

This challenge will run for two weeks.  Winners will be announced on December 20th.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

  • Trio of trees!  Tree images from Festival of Trees were inked in VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Of course, I could not resist decorating this terrific trio with pearls!
  • Embossed elegance!  The Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds delicate texture, and is a perfect place to add more pearls.
  • Band of gold! Gold Foil, used to mat both the center oval and the embossed panel, adds a “fancy factor” for sure!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  What do you think? Fancy or not? Won’t you let me know in your comment today?  Your comments are important to me.  And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away!  Until next time…

Note from Muffy:  Thank you so much for all of the congratulations! I really appreciate it. We celebrated last night.  I picked out new toys, treats and a big bag of dog food at the pet store!  Mom said I can have babies now, but we didn’t get any babies at the store. I am so confused.  If I don’t get them at the store, where do babies come from? Mom said I have to get bread first, so I guess I will need to go to the bakery.

The Paper Players Design Team
(on leave)

The Muffy Chronicles: An Addendum

Those of you who follow my blog know how heartbroken I was when Muffy failed to earn her Grand Champion title a few weeks ago at Kalamazoo.  At that point in time, she was being retired, and would be pursuing motherhood. (You can read the post HERE.) This post included the statement:

“She is entered in one more series of shows the first weekend in December, but whether she gets to show in them is up to Mother Nature.  My guess is that she will be carrying her first litter of puppies by then.”

Well, Muffy is not carrying her first litter…yet. So yesterday we packed our bags, loaded up the SUV and headed to Wheaton, IL for the start of four days of shows. 

Some may call it fate.  Some may call it luck.  Some may even call it a miracle.  I just call it “the best Christmas present ever”.  As of this morning, Muffy is now Grand Champion Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man.  Muffy was declared Best of Opposite Sex by esteemed judge, Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter. 

Muffy in the ring today (12/4/2014)

Who knows why Muffy and I were given this chance to go out one more time?  Maybe someday I will know.  But for now, this leg of her life’s journey has truly come to an end.  She ended her show career with a treasured win, bestowed upon her by a prestigious judge. My husband was there to see her last time in the ring, as were several of the people who watched her “strut her stuff” for the first time.

Muffy’s first time in the ring…February 2011

And so…a new journey will begin soon.  One that will involve the pitter-patter of puppy paws.  As always, Muffy will keep you informed on every step of that journey.  Until next time…