Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! It's Thursday, and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! This week the talented Nicole Watt has created a fun sketch for you. I hope you enjoy my easy-to-make Moose card, featuring the Santa and Co. Designer Series Paper.

The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/2" wide and 4-1/4" long.
  • It's all about the punch! Various Moose from the Santa and Co. Designer Series Paper collection were punched using the 2-1/2" , 2", 1-3/4" and 1" Circle Punches. How easy is that!
  • It's all about the details!  Who can resist a bull moose with pearls on his back-flap long johns and bows on his antlers? I know I can't!
  • It's all about the sentiment! These moose certainly know 'tis the season to be fancy! I matted the sentiment banner atop Real Red cardstock for a "pop" of color, and finished it off with a Linen Thread bow.
At this time, I would love to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. It truly is a time to be thankful for one's blessings. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family and wonderful stamping friends like you! Family and friends...for what more could I ask?

I had fun with today's card.  At first, I was a little stumped with what to do with all the circles.  Then I spied the moose paper on my kitchen table and thought, "Why not?"  I was pleased with the cute result.  What do you think? Won't you let me know in your comment today?  Your comments are important to me.  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...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Stampin' Schach Lesson of the Month...It's Like Stampin' with Me in My Kitchen

This month features three cards created with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  A holiday card in non-traditional colors; a simple and sweet beauty; and a collage card featured a few weeks ago comprise this month's trio.  Here they are:

Card #1:  Holiday Wreath

Lesson Focus:
  • Using non-traditional colors for holiday cards.
Card #2: Simple and Sweet 

Lesson Focus:
  • Using the emboss resist technique
Card #3: Collage with "Wow"

Lesson Focus:
  • Creating collage-style cards
  • Attention to detail.
This month's lesson will include the following:
  • The Kinda Eclectic clear stamp set (C 135350, $19.95).  Already own this set? You may substitute one of equal value.
  • One package of pearls, valued at $4.95.
  • Three completed cards.
  • Emailed pdf project sheets which contain step-by-step instructions and photos on how to complete each card, including measurements.
  • Item numbers for each product used.
  • A private link to video lessons for each one of the projects, discussing how it was created and demonstrating how to do the techniques used.
  • Email assistance to answer any questions you may have about the cards.
This is NOT a card kit. Because I create all of the cards myself, class sizes are strictly limited to the first 30 enrollees.
  • You will have until 12:00 Noon (CST) on the 29th of this month to email me that you will be participating and to pay the PayPal invoice, which will be emailed to you. My email addresses are: and  Either one is fine.  Sets will he ordered after 12:00 Noon CST on the 29th. They will be sent to you within 1 business day after I receive them. The tutorials and video links will be emailed to you by December 3rd.
  • Please allow up to three weeks for me to complete your cards. I create each card personally, and depending upon the number of subscribers, it does take time to complete the cards.
  • There is no commitment. You can subscribe one month, and opt out the next.  However, you will receive a surprise valued between $3.95 - $5.95 for every three months you enroll (on your 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th month...).
The price for all o this is only $34.95 each month! Ready to enroll? Email me at the address above.

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Weekly Deals and Specials...An Information Round-Up

There are tons of deals and specials going on during this busy holiday here we go!

Folders, a punch, and a die...oh, my!
Plus sparkly details to dazzle the eye!
The Online Extravaganza is still going strong.
With prices like these, you just can't go wrong!

Click HERE to enter a world of savings!

Save 25% on Stampin' Up!'s Starter Kit

Oh my Boxers, Lexi! It's a Starter Kit Special!
Treat yourself to the gift that keeps on giving with discounts, preorders, creativity and community!

  • Through December 2nd, the $99 Starter Kit is discounted 25% to $74.25.  And it ships for FREE!
  • Customize your kit with up to $125 of Stampin' Up! products.  You can include discounted items from the Online Extravaganza, Weekly Deals, the Clearance Rack, and bundles to save even MORE!!!
  • Receive a one-time 30% discount off your first order of $150 placed within 45 days of your join date.  Your minimum discount is always at least 20%.
  • There is never a penalty to drop, and no obligation to sell or hold parties. You can be your own customer!
I know...It's so exciting, Lexi!  But dogs can't be demonstrators.
And there is more...
  • Sign up during this special and receive 5% Cash Back on all purchases made in December! This is in addition to any discounts. (Cash Back will be paid to you in January!)
  • Participate in the Occasions Catalog preorder beginning December 5th...and earn Sale-a-bration gifts, too.
  • Signing up today will keep you active through April 30, 2015.  Simply reach $300 in sales by the end of your first full quarter to extend your demonstrator perks or benefits for another quarter.
If you are ready to join...Click Here.  And if you have any questions, simply email or call me.  Until next time...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Marvelous Monday and Black Friday

In order to coincide with Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza, which begins Monday,  November 24th,  The Stampin’ Schach will be offering  Fabulous Black Friday Specials on Marvelous Monday, too!  Here are the details:

  • The special applies to orders placed online from just after Midnight, Mountain Time through NOON, Mountain Time, on Monday, November 24th AND during the same hours on November 28th.
  • For every $50 (before shipping and taxes) receive a “Schach Pack” valued at between $25 and $30.
  • “Schach Packs” are packages which contain new and/or retired combinations of:  card stock, card bases, designer series paper, 1-2 yard samples of ribbon, embellishments, punches, embossing folders, dies, card kits, completed cards, and even stamp sets.  Please note that paper and ribbon will be cut to make mailing easier. You will not be disappointed. 
  • For every $50 (before shipping and handling) you will receive a “Schach Pack” valued at between $25 and $30.
  • It’s that simple! Order $50, receive a $25 - $30 “Schach Pack”.  Order $100, receive a $50 - $60 “Schach Pack” and so on!
To view the bargains, CLICK HERE!

Oh my gosh!  It's a Starter Kit Special!

This is such a sweet offer, and here is why:

  • The kit has been discounted for a LIMITED TIME.  From November 24th to December 2, the $99 kit has been discounted 25% to $74.25
  • YOU get to customize your kit with up to $125 in products.  That's like getting $50 FREE. Like all of our Starter Kits, shipping is FREE.
But there is even more!

  • If you place a product order of $150 within 45 days of your join date, you will receive a one-time discount of 30%.
  • You will always receive at least a 20% discount on commissionable orders every day.  
  • AND...if you sign up during this will receive 5% cash back on your sales and individual purchases during December.  This is in addition to your regular discounts.
  • can add Online Extravaganza items to your kit!
  • If you are ready to become a Schach Pack Pal (a part of the Stampin' Pretty group), just click HERE on November 24th. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at 
Until next time... 

Quick and Easy for The Paper Players...Plus a Muffy Picture

It's Sunday...and time to play with The Paper Players.  The talented LeAnne has a fabulous sketch for us today.  I opted for a quick, easy and cute card, featuring Santa and Co. Designer Series Paper.  Sometimes it's all about the paper!  Enjoy!

The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
  • Buttons and bows!  A Nordic Noel button boasts a White Bakers Twine bow.  Backed by a snippet of Real Red ribbon, it makes a stunning accent.
  • Snowy sequins! What better accent for a winter wonderland card than a trio of Snowflake Sequins!
  • Snowmen! Sometimes it is all about the paper. This is so true for the Santa and Co. Designer Series Paper Collection. These cute little snowmen were just crying out to take center stage on a winter card.
Santa and Co. paper and today's sketch were made for each other. I can just see Dancing Santas and Fancy Moose in place of the Snowmen.  In fact, I can't wait to try them! 

What do you think of today's quick and easy card? Won't you let me know in today's comment?  Your comments are important to me.  Of course, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  But before I say good-by, I want to share a picture of Muffy.  I was so overcome with emotion when I saw it, that I wrote the accompanying poem for her. 

She is my counselor...
Listening to my every word.
Drying my tears when the pain becomes too great.
She makes me laugh.
She looks deep inside me, and finds the good that is hidden there.

She is my confidante...
Sharing my secrets, my dreams, my fears.
Never judging, always supporting.

She has stolen a piece of my heart,
Only to replace it with a piece of her own.
And regardless of what others may think, and say, and do
She will forever own my soul...

Until next time...