I just posted the video on how to make the Mummy Kit Kat Holder and you can click here if you’d like to head over to my Chic n Scratch Live! website to watch it.
Here’s a few reminders…..
Today is the last day of the August and that means it’s the last day to purchase the Mini Starter Kit for $85. If you would like more info please let me know. I should be around most of the day if you’d like to call me. 913-851-3336
Tomorrow is the first day of September and that means the Holiday Mini Catalog begins. Some of you have not received your mini catalog and I feel your pain. But…. you should be getting it very soon. Stampin’ Up! posted last week that some of them were delayed in shipping but that you should get it this week. If you’re a customer of mine I paid Stampin’ Up! to mail the catalog to you and please hang on just a few more days. Don’t forget you can view it online first thing in the morning.
Remember the Creative Contest I hosted while I was at Convention? I’m ready to start the next one. It will work just like last time and the projects need to be sent to me by Sept 12th. The winner will receive any free stamp set from the catalog….. I’ll post all the details tomorrow.
p.s. new video will be posted tomorrow for the Frankenstein.
Personal stuff….I spent most of the weekend with the family. Saturday we went to the Kansas City Chiefs football game and we did the tailgate thing. I’m so happy the weather was nice…the last time I went to a Chiefs game I stayed in the restrooms ….where the heat was :O
The video on how to make the Dracula Candy Bar Holder is ready & posted on my Chic n Scratch Live! website. Click here to go there now. Here's the photo as a reminder…..
After making the Kit Kat/Candy bar holders I couldn't resist making them into a box (you'll see it on the Dracula video). It's a box that I created myself and I'll post the video for you on Monday, it's already filmed I just need to edit and load it on You Tube.
The picture I'm sharing today is coming from left field but it's something I've wanted for a long time and decided to share it with you. My stamps are finally organized…perfectly :) It's taken me forever and I cant' take credit for it (I had a few helpers along the way). I'll share the photo and then explain.
The first thing I like to do when I get a new stamp set is label it with my PTouch. (A PTouch is the most awesome labeling machine in the whole world, I bought my first one in 1992….are you wondering how I know what year? That's the year Chase was born….back when I used to be very organized.)
Next I l add a small dot that reflects what category it goes in. I follow the same categories that's in the Stampin' Up! catalog….makes perfect sense to me :) The pumpkin dots are Greetings, Red are Holidays, Black are Elements, Chocolate are All Natural, Old Olive are Occasions, Bashful Blue are Growing Up, Lavendar Lace are Hostess, YoYo Yellow are Mini Catalogs. What I did was run my cardstock through a Xyron and then punched the circles with my 1/2 circle punch.
What do you think of this darling bag? When I saw the Build a Bear items in our Holiday Mini Catalog I just about screamed with excitement!! The Holiday Mini Catalog starts Sept 1st and if you order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me, your catalog is on it's way to you (They're shipping a tad late, but you should get it around Sept 1st…also you can view it online Sept 1st.)
Attending Convention convinced me to give Workshops a try again. So, I decided to sweeten the deal for September. Anyone that hosts a workshop for me in September, will get the kit & instructions to make this darling bag. If you're one of my dear long distance customers, I simply can not leave you out. If your order in September reaches $250 you'll be included (ask a few friends if they'd like to participate in a catalog party).
Here's the details: Host a local workshop for me in September and at your workshop I'll bring your kit. Or long distance ladies, place a hostess level workshop order with me ($250 or more) and your kit will ship the first week of October.
Now for the details on the bag….I used the Build a Bear Big Shot die with the Kooky Spooky Halloween die. The stamp set is Eat, Drink & Be Scary. I used the Small Oval Punch for the Handles. Here's a picture of the side view…..
I've been super productive the past few days and I just finished three videos. I'll try to get at least one of them posted mid morning tomorrow.
I hope you think these goodies are worth the wait. I started working on the Halloween Kit Kat Holders yesterday and didn't want to show them to you until I finished all three.
You've seen me make the Frankenstein & Mummies over the past three years but the Dracula is a new one for me. I owe my friend Julie a huge thanks (thanks Julie!! I owe you one) I had trouble figuring out how to do his hair and she emailed me a picture this morning on how to use a circle punch to make his hair.
I'll get busy filming the videos tomorrow. Do you want to see a video on how to make each one of these or just the Dracula? To make the Kit Kat Holder I have video available on my Chic n Scratch Live! website and you can click here to view it. Or to make a mummy I have a picture tutorial available and you can click here to view it.
Thanks for the emails and kind words about my first audio message. I was nervous and excited all at the same time.
I love trying new things and today I’m sharing with you my first Audio Message. Click on the black arrow to start the message (the message sounds a little fuzzy…I’m still learning).
Once you listen to the message you’ll want to take a peek at my map of the US.
The states I need are:Colorado, Nebraska, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Idaho & Alaska.
If you’re thinking of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and need more info, please let me know. No pressure to join, I like to give the info and then let you decide.
My project today is the Halloween Gable Box. It's also one of the projects for my Halloween Class. I will also offer the kit for my long distance ladies. (I need to create a few more projects before I finalize it.)
I used the Cast a Spell Designer Paperto cover the front of the box. This year I left the back side blank….but here's what I'm thinking…you could personalize it with a name…maybe using the Simple Letters die with the Big Shot. Or you could spell out "boo".
The black cat and the images on the side are from the Halloween Frights stamp set and the witches hat is from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary and the Trick or Treat is in the Tasty Sweet stamp set.
p.s. Chase & Brooke had lots of fun at Worlds of Fun. I rode two rides. The Prowler was just too much for me. I screamed the whole time…..then I got a headache :) I loved the Cyclone Sam ride (it reminded me of rides at Universal Studios …..I like indoor rides).
Today I'm sharing with you two cards that I received at Convention. The first one is a lovely card using the Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set. It's a Level Three Hostess set and if you'd like to book a workshop with me this is one of the sets you could possibly earn.
She also used the Define your Life stamp set, as well as the Pocket Silhouettes. The beautiful embossing folder is the Finial Press Impressions. Other items used were the Eyelet Border Punch, Mellow Moss Grosgrain (that was my favorite color before Celery came along.
The next card makes you smile! I love this bear and I really need to figure out how to use him for Halloween or Christmas (I love images that I can color).
She used the Under the Stars stamp set & she applied Crystal Effects to his tummy. The colors include: Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip & More Mustard…perfect for this time of year! She also used the Jumbo Eyelets…which reminds me I haven't use those in a while….I need to break those out again!