Two Tags Bigz Die

The project I'm sharing with you today is the only thing I stamped over the holiday weekend.  It's sad but true!  These darling tags were some of the projects that we made at Convention this summer…..except I didn't make mine until today. 

Holiday Tags

These tags were made with the Two Tags Bigz Die and I can't believe I haven't used that Big Shot die yet.  Watch out ….I think I might be on a roll for making some cute little tags!!

I used the Sweet Season Stamp set with Chocolate Chip & Real Red.  I punched the images out with several punches….. Small Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle & 1 3/8 Circle.

Tomorrow night (Monday, Nov. 30th) is the end of my Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me either by phone or email.

Click here if you'd like to place a Stampin' Up! order.

Here's what kept me busy most of the weekend…..

Tree in kitchen 

I put up my Christmas trees……. the first two pictures are of MY tree….I call it my all white tree (white is my favorite color…even though some say it's not actually a color).

Kitchen tree 

The next picture is of my silver tree…….pretty isn't it?

Silver Tree 

The next picture is of my Fairy Christmas Box.  Before I started stamping I collected Dragonflies & Fairies and I was very lucky to find this box!  I believe it was at a shop in Crete, Illinois.

Fairy Christmas Box 

I'm still working on our big tree and I'm trying to get my Snow Villages set up.  Now I can see why I skipped putting them out the past few years!!

See ya tomorrow!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Hey there,

After sharing the picture of my Sweet Potato Casserole I’ve had several request for the recipe.  And you’re not going to believe this but I don’t have a recipe. I’ll tell you the ingredients and how I make it and then you can play with it.  I really don’t think you can mess it up ….unless you add too much sugar.

Boil your sweet potatos …yes boil them!! for years I’ve cooked them in the microwave and I promise you the boiling is the way to go!!

Once they’ve boiled and you’ve peeled them put them in a bowl & add these items:

  • brown sugar
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • butter (real butter)
  • vanilla

I don’t have measurements because it totally depends on how many potatoes you cook.   The way I know when it’s right is I taste it ….to me it almost tastes like pumpkin pie at this point.   Then you slowly add some evaporated milk.  Stir and add some more.  Don’t add too much or they’ll be runny (I would say half a can should do it).

Pour into a casserole dish, add your marshmallows to the top.  Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.


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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials

In honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday I’m offering a special (ends Monday at midnight).  In addition to what I’m offering don’t forget that the Online Extravaganza Sale is an amazing special and some items are up to 50% off.  To see all the items please visit my Stampin’ Up! website and click on each button to view the items in each category (the list is pretty long). Click here to go to my Stampin’ Up! website.

You have a couple choices…but don’t let it confuse you.  Everyone that places an order with me starting now….will receive the instructions to make this project free.  This pdf file includes a picture of the project, supply list and instructions on how to make it (a video is also available on my Chic n Scratch Live! website).  After you place your order I’ll email you the file (please check your spam folder if you haven’t received it within 24 hours).

Now for the choices………

Your first choice is FREE SHIPPING on a minimum order of $40 (before tax & shipping).  But, that’s difficult to do with online ordering.  So, if you’d like FREE SHIPPING, please email me your order and I’d be happy to place it for you and I’ll pay the shipping.   You can also call me ….but it would better to email me first (I’ll be in & out all weekend).

Your second choice is a FREE MAKE N TAKE KIT.   If you place a minimum order of $50 (before tax & shipping) you’ll receive a kit to make this project (everything you need is included with the exception of adhesive). And…yes, if you order $100 you’ll get two kits. It’s for every $50 placed (before tax & shipping).

Black Friday Gift Card Purse 

To sum it up….everyone that orders will get the Gift Card Purse Instructions free.  And  then you have your choice of Option 1 or Option 2.  Option One is the Free Shipping  (with minimum order) & Option 2 is a Free Make n Take kit (with minimum order).

After you place your order, send me an email and let me know your choice.  If I don’t hear from you I’ll send you an email starting the beginning of next week.

Thanks for choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!

Click here if you’d like to place a Stampin Up order.

p.s.  Click here if you’d like to watch the video on making this Gift Card Purse.

p.s.s. Everyone that places an order will also be entered to win the Free Stamp set Christmas Punch or the Figgy Pudding Rag Quilt Purse.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for being a part of my life and I hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving!!

I woke up early this morning….cooked most of the day….and now it’s over πŸ™‚  It’s so funny……you cook for hours and hours (started yesterday) and then in less than 30 minutes it’s over. 

I don’t have a stamped project to share with you so I thought I would show you my Sweet Potato casserole……it looked so pretty coming out of the oven I just had to take a picture. 


This picture tells a story…..every year I made this dish and it suddenly disappears.  I’m not sure which person in this house does it ….before we know it …’s all gone.  (We suspect it’s Brooke but she’ll never tell).   Chase decided to jump in there & look suspicious ……he’s always cracking us up!!! 

Chase & sweet potatoes

I hope you’ve had some special moments this Thanksgiving season!

p.s. Tune in later this evening for my Black Friday through Cyber Monday Stampin’ Up! special.

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Gift Card Purse


Black Friday Gift Card Purse


This video demonstrates how to make this Gift Card Purse using Stampin’ Up! supplies.


This project is part of my Black Friday & Cyber Monday special, click here to go to my Chic n Scratch website where I’ll post all the details.


The supplies needed are:

  • Soft Suede Designer Paper
  • Soft Suede Ink
  • Soft Suede Cardstock
  • Top Note Die
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Sweet Season Stamp Set
  • Crop a Dile
  • Sponges
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Whisper White cardstock

Click here if you’d like to place a Stampin’ Up! order.

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Will be back later to share all the detail on this Flocked card πŸ™‚

p.s. I'm having blog issues….it will not let me create a post the traditional way. My editor… where I change my font, add photos, links & videos is missing .
Felt Merry Christmas

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Berry Christmas Stamp Set

This darling card was sent to me & I thought I was share it with you today.  I’m not sure you can see it but the red parts in the wreath are little punches made with the Crop a Dile.  She used the Berry Christmas stamp set with Real Red & Certainly Celery.

The Very Vanilla cardstock was embossed with the Petals a Plenty Impressions Folder.

I’ll retake a picture when the sun comes out….it was a cloudy day here in Kansas!

Update on the Online Extravaganza Sale.  The Stampin Up! system has had some difficulty today and if you tried to place an order and it didn’t work please try again.  I’ve also made it easier for you to see the product that’s discounted, click here to view the page I created with the whole list.

Thanks for stopping by!

Click here if you’d like to place a Stampin Up! order with me.

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Don’t miss the Online Extravaganza Sale!


Dates: November 23-30, 2009

For one week only, you can get amazing discounts….up to 50 percent off….on over 40 products and product bundles!

Click here to go to my Stampin' Up! website to view them.  Once your on my website, click on the buttons to see the product in each category.  

CM465T CM467T CM469T CM471T CM473T CM475T CM481T

Things to Remember:

  • Orders may be placed online or through me.
  • The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.

Anyone that places any order with me during this special will have their name entered twice in my Monthly Free stamp set drawing. Click here for all the details and here's picture of the November Free stamp set

November free gift

Question: Are sale items only while supplies last?
Answer: With the exception of the Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle, all sale prices will be honored through the sales period, even if items go on backorder. Please note: The Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle is only available in a limited quantity; if we run out of any of the products included in this bundle, the bundle will no longer be available and the sale price will no longer be honored.

Click here if you'd like to place a Stampin' Up! order.

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