Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the Schach Pack Pals? 

To have access to resources (including tutorials designed by me), to receive inspiration from a gallery of thousands of projects, to be part of a fun and nurturing community of stamping friends who are like family?  
Wonder no more! During the Pick a Pack of Paper Starter Kit Special, you will receive all of this AND you will have the opportunity to receive up to 6 packs of Designer Series Paper FREE (with some restrictions)...a $60 bonus in products!  But hurry...this oppportunity ends October 31st!

Sound like fun?  Happiness is just a Click away! Learn more about the opportunity, perks, or to join now.  Of course, you can always call or email me! I would LOVE to talk with you!

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As always, call or email me if you have any questions.  I would LOVE to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Until next time..

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Lesson of the Month

Have you reserved your spot in October's Lesson of the Month, featuring the Bright and Beautiful stamp set? The spaces are filling quickly for this online class, and only a few remain.  Class size is limited to 30 students. 

To learn more about the October Lesson of the Month, check out THIS POST.  But hurry, registration closes Tuesday, October 28th at Noon, CST.  If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me at ann@thestampinschach.com.

Until next time...

Visions of...Moose for The Paper Players

It's Sunday, and of course we all know what that means.  It's time to play with The Paper Players! This week the lovely Nance has a sweet sketch for us.  I thought it looked like a perfect fit for the Moose from the Visions of Santa stamp set.  I think the Moose is absolutely adorable, and I have been itching to ink him up.  I hope you enjoy today's card.

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This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
  • Seeing stars! The scattering of Hello Honey stars were created using the Confetti Star Punch. They were adhered using Stampin' Up!'s Two Way Glue Pen.  
  • Paper pieced pajamas!  I stamped the Moose image onto Whisper White cardstock, and colored him using Blender Pens with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks.  I then dressed him in pj's which were snipped from the adorable Stars Pattern from the Santa and Co. Designer Series Paper collection.
  • Fancy schmancy! An epoxy Santa and Co. embellishment makes a perfect accent for the "Tis the season to be fancy" sentiment. 
I know that many people are not big fans of Visions of Santa...but isn't this moose just adorable?  The smaller scale of the starry paper made it perfect for his pj's.  I can envision an entire herd of these fellas, all dressed up in their fanciest trapdoor long johns.  I hope this guy brought a small to your face.  Won't you let me know in your comment today? And remember, 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
(on leave)

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

After taking time off for Founder's Circle and dog shows, I am back with my lesson of the month, just in time for your holiday card planning.  This month features three cards created with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  An easel card, a clean and elegant card, and a card with country elegance comprise the trio.  You will see a commonality in colors, textures, and papers. Here they are:

Card #1: Country Elegance

 Lesson Focus:
  • Layering

Card #2: Clean and Elegant

New Skill:
  • Creating a classic bow

Card #3:  Easel Card

 Lesson Focus:
  • How to make a simple easel card

This month's lesson will include the following:
  • The Bright and Beautiful clear stamp set (C 135029, $24.95).  Already own this set? You may substitute one of equal value.
  • 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 28th 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: ann@thestampinschach.com and kimschach@msn.com.  Either one is fine.  Sets will he ordered after 12:00 Noon CST on the 28th. 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 October 31st.
  • 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...

The Muffy Chronicles

Sometimes no matter how much you wish for something, it just does not come true.  You can wish for it with all your heart and all your soul, but it still does not come true. So it is with Muffy. I wished she would finish her grand champion title in Springfield, IL this past weekend.  She needed two wins.  I know time is running out for her in more respects than one. Her handler, Amy, is under contract to begin working with a new girl next month.  She will take Muffy's place in the Best of Breed class.  Muffy will finally get the chance to be the excellent mother she is destined to be.  No more latex fish babies or toy footballs for her.  Living, breathing New Year's puppies will make their debut, and a new chapter of The Muffy Chronicles will begin.

But when I saw the numbers of champions entered at Springfield, and when I saw those champions included Best in Show winners, Best of Breed winners, and the #3, #6, and #7 ranked Boxers in the nation, I knew the chances of winning once, let alone twice, were slim. 

But sometimes small miracles happen.  Muffy did win a select rating one day!  You can see her sharing a celebratory kiss with Amy in the photo above.  We are now one major win away from her Grand title.  And so the wishing begins again.  In fourteen days, Muffy will sparkle in the ring one final weekend in Kalamazoo, MI.  If she wins, she will become Grand Champion Cimarron's Do You Know the Muffin Man.  If she does not...she will forever remain just one win away.  And so, the wishing continues.  

Until next time...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bright and Beautiful for Pals Paper Arts

It's Thursday and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! The talented Nicole, our resident sketch artist, has a fun sketch for us this week.  I pulled out the Bright and Beautiful set, and created a holiday card featuring Brushed Gold cardstock.  Enjoy!
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This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
  • Seeing stars! The Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is getting quite a workout at the Schach shack. But who can resist the beautiful texture it imparts to a holiday card? I know I can't!
  • Stack of stars! A Brushed Gold star, cut using the Star Framelits and embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, forms the bottom layer of a stack of stars. The next star was stamped using Baked Brown Sugar ink. Next up is Brushed Gold again, followed by a Champagne Glimmer Star. I would have used Gold Glimmer Paper, but can you believe I don't have any? I guess I need to order some.
  • A great greeting! A simple sentiment works perfectly for this card.  I selected "peace and joy" from the Good Greetings hostess set, inked with Baked Brown Sugar.  This is one set which truly is filled with "great greetings"!
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I love the elegance of  Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold together.  What about you? Do YOU have a favorite elegant color combination? Won't you let me know in today's comment? Your comments are important to me. If you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time...

Coming Soon:  Find out what Miss Muffy has been up to in the latest segment of "The Muffy Chronicles".
Price: $99.95
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