Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

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

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).
 
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
Buy 3 Designer Series Papers, and Get 1 FREE!
 
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, valued at $10.95 each, you'll get one free. There is no limit to the number of FREE Designer Series Paper packs you can receive.  Here are the papers eligible for this special offer:

133698
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper

133699
Flashback Designer Series Paper

133693
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper

133692
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

133694
Park Lane Designer Series Paper

133696
Maritime Designer Series Paper

133695
Lullaby Designer Series Paper

133700
Back to Black Designer Series Paper 
  
And in case you missed the news...

New Stamp Set Available

 
Beauty of the Season 
Clear Mount - Item #135779, $16.95 
Wood Mount - Item #135776, $21.95
Christmas in July! You have the opportunity to purchase the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set - now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 Holiday Catalog!



On August 1, the full Blendabilities product line will be available!
 
These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. Stampin' Up! recommends using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of Stampin' Up!'s cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. 

Available Blendability Products
Cherry Cobbler   (#130995 - $11.95)
 Coastal Cabana  (#131000 - $11.95) 
Daffodil Delight   (#130998 - $11.95)
 Old Olive   (#130999 - $11.95) 
Pumpkin Pie  (#130997 - $11.95)
 Rich Razzleberry  (#131003 - $11.95) 
Skin Tone Assortment (#129370 - $22.95) 
Memento Ink Pad (#132708 - $5.95 ) 
Memento Ink Refill (#133456 - $4.95 )
 Color Lifter  (#129369 - $4.95 )

Available August 1, 2014
Night of Navy  (#131001 - $11.95 )
Wisteria Wonder (#131002 - $11.95 )
Calypso Coral   (#130996 - $11.95 )
Melon Mambo   (#130994 - $11.95 )
Crumb Cake  (#131004 - $11.95 )
Smokey Slate  (#131005 - $11.95 )

 

Extra! Extra!
Coming August 1st...A Big Shot of a Deal!

Starting August 1st through August 31, get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot. If you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on select bundles. I will be posting all the details on August 1!

If you do not currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours!!! Until next time...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July's Lesson of the Month is Filling Quickly


Yikes...Have you reserved your spot in July's Lesson of the Month, featuring the Choose Happiness stamp set? The spaces are filling quickly for this online class, and only a few remain.  Here is what others have been saying about The Stampin' Schach Lessons of the Month:
  • "I signed up the minute I saw the cards..."
  • "I always love your cards, so I know you have much to teach me!"
  • "Sign me up for another great month of card ideas...I have really enjoyed the last 3 months, and hope to continue your lessons."
  • "I wanted to make sure you had me on your list for this month....and next!"
To learn more about July's class Check Out the Details Here!  

Classes are limited to 30 students.  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 your PayPal invoice which will be emailed to you.  My email addresses are: ann@thestampinschach.com or kimschach@msn.com.

Until next time... 

Bright and Beautiful for The Paper Players...A Holiday Catalog Peek



It's Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players.  This week we are hosting a sketch challenge.  This sketch seemed perfect for showcasing the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from the new Holiday Catalog. It is available to order August 28th.  Enjoy the peek at this new set!


The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" long.
  • Lovin' the layers! Embossed with gold and with white, the medium and small Star images from Bright and Beautiful make a statement when layered atop each other.  The coordinating Star Framelits make cutting them out a snap!
  • Lovin' Under the Tree! Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper contains cardstock-weight kraft sheets that are color printed on one side while white printed patterns are on the other side.  This particular pattern looks gorgeous when paired with Brushed Gold cardstock.
  • Lovin' the banners! Although it's not specifically holiday paper, the metallic patterns in the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper collection adds a festive touch to this car
I am so in love with this year's Holiday Catalog! My son, Brady, who has been my right-hand-man this July, thinks this set is going to be one of the holiday hits this year.  What do you think?  Although this card is lovely and layered, I can't wait to ink it up and create some clean and simple beauties! 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...

The Paper Players Design Team
 
 
Stamp Set: Bright and Beautiful; Inks: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler Textured (retired), Brushed Gold, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Gold Soiree, Under the Tree; Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stars Framelits, Hexagon Punch; Glitz and Glam: Pearls Basic Jewels

Friday, July 25, 2014

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


The great comedian Groucho Marx once said, "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."  As for me, I choose happiness!  And I also chose "Choose Happiness" as the July Lesson of the Month stamp set.  Here are the three projects we will be creating this month, each designed with specific objectives in mind.  

Card #1:  Distressed Collage

 Lesson Focus
  • Creating a collage card
  • Adding vintage touches
  • Using an acrylic block to create a background

Card #2: Clean and Layered

 Lesson Focus:
  • Creating monochromatic cards
  • Using an acrylic block to create a background
  • Creating clean and simple cards

Project #3: Tag with Bag

 
Lesson Focus
  • Creating a collage tag 
This month's lesson will include the following:


  • the Choose Happiness clear stamp set (C 134198, $17.95).  Already own this set? You may substitute any set of any value up to $19.95.
  • Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (131370, $3.95)
  • two completed cards (envelopes not included) and 1 gift tag
  • emailed pdf project sheets which contain step-by-step instructions and photos on how to complete each project, 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. Each card is a completed card designed by me.  Due to the fact that I create all 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 your PayPal invoice, which will be emailed to you.  My email addresses are: ann@thestampinschach.com and kimschach@msn.com. Either one is fine.  Sets will be ordered after 12:00 Noon CST on the 29th.  The tutorials and video links will be emailed to you by July 31st.
  • The cards and tag will be mailed as I get them completed.  I create each card personally, and depending upon the number of subscribers, it does take time to complete the projects. 
  • 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 of this is only $34.95 each month!  Ready to enroll? Email me at: ann@thestampinschach.com
Until next time...
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Holiday Homes for Pals Paper Arts...a set from the Holiday Catalog

It's Thursday, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a sketch challenge, designed by the talented Nicole Watt.  I was fortunate enough to win the Holiday Home stamp set and coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits from the upcoming Holiday Catalog during the first Prize Patrol of Convention.  I hope you enjoy this peek at a holiday set!


The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
  • Deciduous delights! Snowy hills were created by tearing Whisper White card stock, while Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter creates a glistening effect.  The Leafless Trees were inked in Soft Suede, while the sky is a wash of Lost Lagoon.  Your science tidbit for today...deciduous trees are those which lose their leaves in the fall!


  • Coniferous confections! The darling Evergreen Trees were inked in Mossy MeadowSmoky Slate Snowflakes, and a trio of Pearls, fall from the sky.
  • A happy holiday home!  An adorable Mossy Meadow Wreath, decorated with Cherry Cobbler Pearls, graces the facade of this cute home.  The bonus is that there is a framelit that fits each of the three homes in the set! Woo hoo! How cool is that!


Holiday Homes is a photopolymer set.  I am a little embarrassed to say that this is really the first time I have used a photopolymer set.  I have "collected" a few of them, but I really have not used them.  Yikes! What kind of a demonstrator am I! However, I can now truthfully tell you that I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s photopolymer stamps...and you can bet that I will be inking up some of the ones that are collecting dust!

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I think this set is going to be a hit for sure. What do you think? Won't you let me know in today's comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them.  As always, 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...

 
Stamp Set: Holiday Home:  Inks:  Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler Blendability; Card Stock: Shimmer White, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon; Tools:  Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Homemade Holiday Framelits, Distressed Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Glitz and Glam: Pearls Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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


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

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. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite your family and your friends to join you.  What could be more fun than having a Paper Pumpkin Party Night where you and your friends create your Paper Pumpkin projects!  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).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
Buy 3 Designer Series Papers, and Get 1 FREE!
 
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, valued at $10.95 each, you'll get one free. There is no limit to the number of FREE Designer Series Paper packs you can receive.  Here are the papers eligible for this special offer:

133698
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper

133699
Flashback Designer Series Paper

133693
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper

133692
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

133694
Park Lane Designer Series Paper

133696
Maritime Designer Series Paper

133695
Lullaby Designer Series Paper

133700
Back to Black Designer Series Paper 
  
And in case you missed the news from last week...

New Stamp Sets Available

Dear Hearts Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item #138157, $25.95 
"Boy" version of the sold out Sweetie Pie set!
 

 
Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item #138897, $15.95 
Christmas imagery for holiday cards and tags 


 
 
Beauty of the Season 
Clear Mount - Item #135779, $16.95 
Wood Mount - Item #135776, $21.95
Christmas in July! You have the opportunity to purchase the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set - now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 Holiday Catalog!



Available Stampin' Blendabilities Markers

 
These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. Stampin' Up! recommends using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of Stampin' Up!'s cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. 

Available Blendability Products
Cherry Cobbler   (#130995 - $11.95)
 Coastal Cabana  (#131000 - $11.95) 
Daffodil Delight   (#130998 - $11.95)
 Old Olive   (#130999 - $11.95) 
Pumpkin Pie  (#130997 - $11.95)
 Rich Razzleberry  (#131003 - $11.95) 
Skin Tone Assortment (#129370 - $22.95) 
Memento Ink Pad (#132708 - $5.95 ) 
Memento Ink Refill (#133456 - $4.95 )
 Color Lifter  (#129369 - $4.95 )
Corner Garden:  A card I colored with Blendabilities
Additional Blendabilities color assortments will be available August 1st:  Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate

If you do not currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours!!! Until next time...