Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet Starter Kit Special

For one week only...from August 21st through August demonstrators who purchase the Starter Kit for $99 will receive $150 worth of merchandise in their kit.  WOW!  

Let's take a look at why YOU would want to do that:
  • There is FREE shipping on the Starter you save even more.
  • You get to select the items that go into your kit...even items from the Holiday Catalog!
  • You will receive 20% off your purchases AND an additional 10% (for a total of 30%) off your first $150 order (before taxes and shipping) if placed within 45 days after purchasing your kit. How fabulous is this with a new catalog coming out!
Why order your kit from me?
  • You will be part of a larger Stampin' Up! family, the Schach Pack Pals...part of the Stampin' Pretty Pals.  We are positive and supportive!
  • You will have access to a private blog, where you will receive the latest Stampin' Up! news.
  • You will have access to our private Facebook groups.  You can ask questions about products, gain inspiration from our gallery, and receive support from friendly, positive stampers.
  • You will be able to attend virtual webinars.
  • I offer personal assistance and guidance for career demonstrators, as well as technique training.  
  • I will gladly provide references.
  • To learn more about me, my family, my artistic honors, and my Stampin' Up! honors, please read my resumé.

Ready to talk with me about joining?  Email me at  We can set up a time to chat.  Are you ready to sign up right now? Click Here

Until next time... 

The Stampin' Schach Holiday Catalog Shares

It's once again time for my annual Holiday Catalog shares! Participating in shares allows you to sample a little bit of everything while not breaking the bank! I do the ordering, the measuring, the cutting, the packaging and the mailing, while you sit back, relax, and dream about your soon-to-be-delivered goodies!

Here are three great reasons to participate in The Stampin' Schach Shares:
  • Quick delivery!
  • Packaging! Designer Papers are identified for you, so you don't have to play "Which collection is this?"  Ribbons are neatly coiled, not just thrown in a bag.
  • Amounts! You receive 6" x 12" rectangles of paper, not 6" x  6" squares.  That's a plus for those of you who scrapbook! 
Here is what others have said about my shares:

"I LOVE your shares.  I look forward to them when the new catalogs come out.  Don't ever quit sharing!" S.S.

"I was so pleased with your last product share. It makes a big difference when you offer the dsp at the generous size of 6” x 12”. You did a great job..." L.P.

"I just wanted to let you know my product shares arrived safe and sound.  THANK YOU!!  My daughter and I had the best time just looking at everything.  We love it all!" E.C.

Here are The Holiday Catalog Stampin' Schach share options:

1.  Designer  Series  Paper Share --- 48 sheets total

  • 36 -  6” x 12” sheets (6 from each of the Designer Series Paper Collections) 
  • 12 – 4-1/2” x  6-1/2” from the Designer Series Paper Stack

Price with Shipping:  $24.95

2.  Ribbon Share --- 10 yards total (2 yards from each of the 5 ribbon style

  • Includes  sheer linen, woven satin, taffeta, and both colors of thick trim 
Price with Shipping:  $8.50

3.  Embellishment Share --- 34 assorted embellishments
  • Includes  17 buttons, 6 wooden elements, 6 epoxy 3-D elements, 5 beautiful metal charms

Price with Shipping:  $10.75

4.  “I Want It All”

  • Includes everything above:  48 sheets of paper, 10 yards of ribbon, 34 assorted embellishments

Price with Shipping:  $39.45

Don't hesitate...the deadline for signing up for the first round of shares is 10:00 PM CST August 27th.  Orders for the first round will be placed on August 28th. Email me at with your choice and method of payment (PayPal or check).  As per Stampin' Up! rules, shares can only be shipped to US addresses.  Won't you share with me? Until Next time...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday's Weekly Deals and Specials...An Information Round-Up

These latest Weekly Deals are now available in my online store.
Big Shot Special

There's no doubt about....the Big Shot is one of my favorite tools!  Through August 31st, Stampin' Up! has a sweet opportunity for you to purchase a Big Shot AND receive a free exclusive bundle of  product.  Already have a Big Shot....NO problem!!! You can buy a discounted bundle! have two choices:
1) Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below.
2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.

Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
Bright & Beautiful
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
Bright & Beautiful
There is no limit to the number of times you can participate.

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Offer
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up and get 50% off your first two months. Through September 10, 2014,  use the code HALFOFF2 to get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
New Photopolymer Set...Don't Miss This One!

Item #138107
Need a Holiday Catalog?  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and would like to receive a Holiday Catalog, please email me.  I would LOVE to be YOUR Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Until next time...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Daydream Medallions Edition

Welcome back for another round of inspiration from the Stamp Review Crew This week we are featuring Daydream Medallions. I am #12 on the hop. You may have just left stop #11: the incredibly talented Shana Gaff.  If so, you are in the right spot. 

I agreed to create a Christmas card using this set, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. And what about this awesome paper?  It's from the new Holiday Catalog, which goes live August 28th.  I hope you enjoy today's hop!

The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5" by 5".
  • Emboss! Each medallion was heat embossed with either Pool Party or Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The silver embossing is shiny in person, and looks fabulous with the Brushed Silver mat. The end result looks so elegant.
  • Bling! A single Rhinestone adds a touch of sparkle.  It was the perfect accent for the Lost Lagoon image atop the stack of medallions.
  • Greetings! The Season's Greetings sentiment, from the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set, was inked in Lost Lagoon to coordinate with the gorgeous All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Both the stamp set and paper are from the Holiday Catalog. It was then snipped out.  Although I am addicted to snipping, I rarely snip out sentiments.  However, I like the effect on this card.
I hope you enjoyed today's Daydream Medallions card.  Won't you let me know in your comment? Your comments are important to me.  After commenting, I hope you will scurry on to Stop #13 on the hop:  the beautiful Betty Traciak If you get lost along the way, visit The Stamp Review Crew blog for a list of all of the hoppers! Until next time...

(This is the second post for today.  Please scroll down for this week's The Paper Players challenge card.)

A Sea Street Birthday for The Paper Players

It's Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! LeAnne, in honor of her granddaughter Cassidy's 4th birthday, is challenging us to create a Clean and Simple Birthday Card for the little ones.  As I sat down to create this week's card, I realized that I do not have many children's sets any more.  The closest I came was Sea Street, with its adorable Octopus.  So, I put on my thinking cap, and he donned a party hat! Enjoy today's card.

The Stampin' Schach Design Tip: A Child's Birthday Card
This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
  • Bright colors! I want the cards I create for the wee ones to be bright and cheery! So I stamped the Octopus from Sea Street in Pacific Point and the Fishies in Tangerine Tango.
  • Balloons!  Those octopus tentacles were just crying out for balloons. So I pulled out Sketched Birthday and stamped up three balloons in Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, and Hello Honey.  And while I was at it...I decided that Mr. Octopus surely would look cute wearing the Party Hat. I inked it up with Old Olive, and added a Bakers Twine bow.
  • Bling! I couldn't resist adding Rhinestones to the trio of Starfish, which were stamped in Hello Honey. One is never too young to appreciate the beauty of bling!
I hope you enjoyed today's cutie patootie card! It was quick to make, and easy, too! I find children's cards to be a challenge  My area of expertise was with high school students.  But I think this card has a lot to offer in terms of a learning experience:  colors, shapes, counting, and a science lesson! What do you think of today's card? Won't you let me know in today's comment? 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...

Coming Soon:
Monday: The Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop