2011 2012 Idea Book & Catalog

Starting tomorrow the 2011 2012 Idea Book & Catalog will go live!!  But please remember ….it goes live at Noon Mountain Time ….that's 1pm Chic n Scratch time (Central time).

As soon as I get back from my doctors appointment I'll add the links and buttons. And if all goes well I'll stream live on UStream late tomorrow afternoon.  I'm sorry but I can't say 100% if I can do it…. I have a mass on my thyroid and I'm not sure what the doctors are going to do…if it's just a simple appointment ..meaning no needles or knifes I'll rush home and post the details of the live stream.

In the meantime please remember you have until 11:50pm to order the Retiring items.

Click on the link below to check out the most recent list of retiring accessories.

Download Last Chance List 6-30-11

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 913-851-3336 or email me at [email protected]

Click here to view the Last Chance List.

p.s. If you emailed me about using the Baskets & Blooms die without the Big Shot …I found a solution … you can use four B plates and it will work.  Contact me for more info 🙂

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A New Kind of Thank You

Starting July 1st, 2011 …..anyone that places a Stampin' Up! order with me will be sent a link.  At this link you'll have Early Access to a future project.  This project will include a private video and the instructions in a pdf format.

All that I ask in return is that you do not share this link and that you not post a picture of my project online until after I've posted it on my main blog.

These projects are guaranteed to be exclusive for at least 30 days.

I hope you know how much I appreciate you choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and thanks again for all your patience this year!!!

p.s. This program will replace the Free Card of the month program and we're going to see how it works for the next six months.  Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have …or leave a comment on this post.  My email is [email protected]

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Last Chance

My post today was going to be dedicated to the Retiring Jumbo Eyelets and the Cutting Mat …both of them are items that I can't live without! 

But they are SOLD OUT :(  So, instead of posting pictures today …I'm going to post the latest Last Chance List.   Please check it out ….there are items I know some of you are going to want the very minute it's no longer available (don't feel bad I'm that way too!!).

There's six pages of accessories retiring and don't forget some of them are also discounted.  I'm not sure if you can hear the panic in my voice …but I'm freaking ….June 30th is here and I wanted to remind you of a few more items ….but there's just not enough time.

Click on the link below to check out the most recent last chance accessories list.

Download Last Chance Accessories List 6-29-11

Here's some of the items that you might want to take a look at!!

  • Bitty Bat Punch  #119279 (used it a lot last year and it's 40% off.
  • 5-Point 3D Star Die #113473 (was working on a Quilt idea …darn it)
  • Flower Clear Die #114534 (die used for my Flower Quilts)
  • Pennant Die #113483 (love the scallop circles)
  • Baskets & Blooms Die #113483 (shared yesterday)
  • Go Go Boots Alphabet (used on Clear Stamp Case Notepads)
  • Ribbon!!!
  •  Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon #119955 (say what?)
  • Early Espresso Taffeta #119964
  • Old Olive Striped Ribbon #115618

Have a great day!!


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I need a name :)

I'm working on something  ……and  ….I need a name.  I thought some of you would enjoy offering a suggestion.  

The name I need is ….. what to call you …..my customers/fans  A couple names out there are My Stampin' Chics and Chicnscratchers …..but the scratchers thing makes me think of a dude :)  I'd like something cute …but my brain is a little distracted and I can't think  (more health stuff but we'll chat about it later).

I'll be back in a while with my regular post …feel free to leave a comment on this post or send me an email [email protected]



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Farewell Baskets & Blooms

The Baskets & Blooms die  #113484 is another item that's retiring on June 30th and I will surely miss it!!  If you have the die already …you know that I've altered the assembly.  I liked it as it came …but I liked it better after I angiefied it 🙂

Here's the some pictures of the Baskets & Blooms after I changed it up and scroll down further to see some original baskets.






If you'd like ot order the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die #113484 it's on sale for $29.96 (25% off).

Click on the link below to see the latest Last Chance Accessories List. 

Download Last Chance Accessories 6-28-11

Have a great day!!



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Engraved Greetings thank you

Chase's-thank-you-card This is what I worked on over the weekend ….. thank you cards for Chase's graduation gifts.  

I used the Engraved Greetings stamp set and made a really simple card. I would have loved to spend more time on them but it was either simple or buy a box of cards from the store :O  (I almost bought some and at the last minute I just couldn't do it.)

I used Basic Black for the colors because his school colors were red and black and I had used red on his invites.

If you haven't noticed the Engraved Greetings stamp set on page 182 …go check it out …It's retiring in just three short days.

Click on the link below to check out the updated Retiring Accessories List.

Download Last Chance List 62711

Have a great day!!

p.s. If you emailed me over the weekend …..I'll be back in my office later today (after my doctor appt).

Personal note:  Chase is doing good.  We took away the crutches over the weekend and bought him a cane (I call him Dr. House now).   He's struggling but hopefully this will do the trick!  Dave even bought him a sparkly girl cane …maybe that will motivate him to work harder on walking without assistance (he's complained about the color non stop).


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Retiring Accessories

Some of the Accessories that are retiring are also being discounted.  And some of the retiring accessories are already sold out …they're available only while supplies last.

Each day that I post …I'll be sure to also load the most current pdf that will show you what's already sold out….but just remember it can change at any moment.  If there's an item you'd like to get before it retires …don't hesitate.

Click on "Download Accessories pdf 62311" below to download the Retiring Accessories for June 23rd.

Download Accessories pdf 62311




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Flower Quilt Part One

Eighty Block Quilt

Update:  The video below demonstrates how to make the same Quilt and instead of using the Flower Die … we use the Scallop Square Die.  I called this my Squares and Diamonds Quilt.

The video below is the Butterfly Quilt that is made exactly the same way

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Clear Flower Die

Flower-Die Today we're going to talk about the Clear Flower Die #114534 for the Big Shot Die Cut Machine.   It's retiring on June 30th and it's currently marked down to $14.96 (original price was $19.95).  

If you've followed my blog for a while …you've seen me use it on my Flower Quilts and even a purse. 

Eighty Block Quilt
So, my post today is a tribute to the Flower Die and a reminder that if you want to make the Flower Quilt …you will need this die. 

Back in April …before everything fell apart …. I started the video on How to make the Flower Quilt ….and I have 90% of the video filmed.  What I'll do is ……release that part this afternoon… part two will hopefully be finished very soon!!!  (It's not hard it's just finding a couple hours to sew and film at the same time.)

Click here if you'd like to watch the Flower Quilt Part one video over on my Chic n Scratch Live! site.

Just a reminder ….  the process for my Quilts are I make the Quilt Top and then take the quilt top, batting & backing fabric to a longarm quilter and let her finish it …she also does the Binding for me for a small fee.  I like making the Quilt Tops … a lot ….they're fun to make!!  But I prefer to leave the rest to the professionals.  I tell everyone I'm the new generation Quilter :)   Or you could call me a Lazy Quilter just like I'm a Lazy Stamper.

Have a great day!!

Click here to view the Last Chance List.


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