SKMC June 2013

Label  Love  Stamp  Set

Card One


Label Love 130619 (W) 130622(C)

126948 Melon Mambo

115320 Melon Mambo (11 x 4-1/4 – score @ 5-1/2)
129310 Gingham Garden DSP (3/4 x 4, 3/4 x 3-1/2)
100730 Whisper White (scraps for punch)

126877 White 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 130920 Artisan Label, 103683 Glue Dots, 124094 Square Punch (1”), 121809 Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, 100430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine, 104332 Snail Adhesive

p.s. This is a test post … if you see it in Google reader … please let me know.  Thanks!

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Online Ordering is now available


Online ordering has begun and I’m offering Double Chic Rewards May 31st – June 3rd  …but you need to use the Hostess Code below!!


  • When you use this Special Hostess Code ( PEPZXRYA) You’ll receive a free goody bag of new product. 
  • What you’ll receive in your goody bag will be based on your order total.  (For example if you order $25 … you may receive a sample or brads or ribbon.) 
  • This special hostess code is only good May 31st – June 3rd.

You can expect delivery of your goody bag in about two weeks .. I’ll place my order on June 4th and as soon as it arrives I’ll get it out to you.


Click on the catalog above to view it.

How this special came about … in the years past I’ve offered In-Color Bundles … and as I was doing the math on what I could offer …. it hit me that the simplest thing to do is offer Double Chic Rewards.

If you’ve not kept track of your punches or need help please let me know and I’d be happy to help you.

Don’t forget … tune in at 7pm (central time) tonight on UStream for my Virtual Catalog Tour. Click here to go there.

Thanks & have a great day!!

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Grab Your Greetings Promotion

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25 percent off three of our greeting sets!

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

  • $17.96  Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
  • $13.46  Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
  • $14.96 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
  • $11.21 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
  • $21.71 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
  • $15.71 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Don’t forget the NEW STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOG goes live at 1pm (Central time).  And online ordering is down until 1pm (CT).

Check back later today to see my special ……

I’m  offering  Double  Chic  Rewards

…. but there’s a catch …..

  • You will need to use the Special Hostess Code that I’ll announce this afternoon …. along with all the other details. (I can’t post it until the site goes live .. so it will be around 1pm.
  • If the Stampin’ Up! site has any hiccups it may take me a little extra time to get the code.
  • There’s more free goodies up my sleeve .. check back this afternoon. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.

See ya in a few hours!

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Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live Tomorrow


Instead of a sharing a project today I’m just going to share with you some information … some business and some personal.

Let’s start with the…

2013  2014  Stampin’ Up!  Catalog

  •  The new catalog will not go live until noon Mountain Time (that’s 1pm Central time) tomorrow May 31st.

And ..  

  • First time ever – for a few days you can order from BOTH catalogs!! The new 2013-2014 catalog goes live at noon (MT) on the 31st and the 2012-2013 ends at midnight on June 3rd.
  • If you have not ordered a Stampin’ Up! catalog, click here to register for a Free one or to purchase one.

Product  Shares

Tomorrow I’ll be placing an order for Round One for the Stampin’ Up! Product Shares.  If you want in on this first round .. click here to sign up.  Once you fill out the form, confirm your subscription, you’ll be given a link to pay.

Ink  Pad  Club

Back by popular demand … Click here for more information.

Virtual  Catalog  Tour 

  • I’ll be streaming live on UStream tomorrow night at 7pm (central time).  Tune in for the New Catalog Virtual Tour and Prizes!

Personal  News

  • Many of you ask how my health is and so I thought I would give you an update since I know many of you share Thyroid issues.   I had my ultrasound this week and everything looked good.  
  • My thyroid medicine was increased just a tad … and I’m hoping that it will help.  I don’t feel bad .. but I’m still a little sluggish (once noon hits I’m tired).
  • Our little parakeet died yesterday.  It was very sad and it broke my heart!  Especially since Dave was out of town and I had to bury her.  She’s resting beside our beloved Chirpy … (our first parakeet that talked up a storm).  We’ve had her about 7 or 8 years and she’s the first pet that I’ve ever had that I couldn’t tame.  Her name went from Girly Girl to Devil Bird … I’m not sure why she would never let us hold her (without biting the heck out of us).  Dave has accepted we’ll get another bird … Brooke wants to know when …. my answer is we’ll mourn little devil bird for a while and then we’ll adopt a new one (preferably a male that will talk to us).

Thanks & have a great day!!

Hostess     Code – G4RTQSJ2

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Digital Downloads

I have two weeks worth of My Digital Studio Digital Downloads for you today (I skipped last week).

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  • Family Spotlight Ensemble – 134508
  • Family Spotlight Photobook Template (11″ X 8-1/2″) –  134596
  • Potluck Framables – Digital Download 134694

Click here to Download the Digital Downloads PDF.


  • All About My Dad Photobook Template (8″ X 8″) –  134693
  • Anchors Away June Kit –  134683
  • Anchors Away June Wallpaper – FREE Download 134684
  • Convention 2013 Photobook Template (8″ X 8″) –  134758
  • This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards – 134699

Click here to download the May 28, 2013 Digital Download PDF.

Important  Links  & info

Virtual  Catalog  Tour  on  UStream 

  • Tune in Friday at 7pm (Central time) on UStream to go through the brand new catalog with me.  Click here to go to my UStream channel.

Thanks & have a great day!!

Hostess    Code – G4RTQSJ2

Click here for how to use the hostess code.

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Ink Pad Club

How would you like to own all of the Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads?

My Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad Club is just the ticket to getting your hands on all of them!

You’ll place an online order for five ink pads each month totaling $29.75 (plus tax and shipping) using the Hostess Code.

Each month one person will receive the hostess benefits (guaranteed $30 in free Product).

You’ll will earn Chic Rewards on your Ink Pad Club orders.

We’ll start in June and each club needs 8 members. Once we have 8 members we’ll begin.

Here’s a list of Ink Pads you’ll order each month. You’re welcome to switch these up and I’ll provide you with a tracking sheet and you can mark them off as you place your orders.

1. June: Baked Brown Sugar, Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
2. July: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point,
3. August: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
4. Sept: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
5. Oct: Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
6. Nov: Always Artichoke, Caju Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant
7. Dec: Garden Green, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, Rose Red
8. Jan: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
9. Feb: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede (I’ll be hostess this month since it’s a small one.)

Fine  details:

  • Ink Pad Club orders must be placed by the 15th of each month using the Hostess Code (on my Stampin’ Up! website).
  •  If the Hostess Code is not used …..the order does not count. If you are unfamiliar on how to use the Hostess Code please contact me and I’d be happy to help you.
  • Each member will receive hostess benefits based on when they joined (first come first serve and we’ll have this list posted so there’s no confusion).
  •  These orders will ship straight from Stampin’ Up! to you and this eliminates the double shipping fee (therefor making it cheaper than last years ink pad club).
  •  On the 1st day of every month I’ll give you the NEW hostess code. If for some reason you do not receive it please contact me before you place your order.
  • You may order additional items when you place your ink pad order. You especially may want to do this the month you’re the hostess.
  • You may substitute ink pads for any product you’d like … as long as you order the minimum each month.
  • If you quit before the nine months are up you forfeit the Goody Bag that will ship the last month of Club.

Please complete the form above to join Ink Pad Club.

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


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Gift Bag


I have a Gift Bag for you today and I got this idea from our Brand New Stampin’ Up! Catalog that goes live on Friday. Click here to order a Catalog or register for a Free one.

Important note: 

Online ordering will be down from midnight to noon on Friday.  If you want to send me your order via email I’d be happy to place it for you when the site is back up.

Now let’s chat about the Gift Bag


I used the Paper Sacks that you can find at your local Craft Store and they measure 3-1/2 x 2 x 6-3/4.

I folded the top down and added the pennant using Snail Adhesive.  Cut two holes for the White Taffeta Ribbon.

The Pennant was made with the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks and it measures 1-3/4 x 4.  I used the 1-3/8 Square Punch to pennant the end.

Next I cut out a piece of  Twitterpated Designers Series paper using the Apothecary Accents Framelits. Punch a hole at the top with the 1-1/6 Circle punch.

I stamped the “For You” from the Layered Labels Stamp set with Baja Breeze ink and cut it out with the Oval Punch.

I added the tag to bag with White Bakers Twine and I put a Stampin Dimensional on the back.

Stampin’ Up! supply list:

  • Stamps: Layered Labels 127070 (W) 127072 (C)
  • Ink: 126960 Baja Breeze
  • Card Stock:  117152 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks, 125406 Twitterpated DSP, 100730 Whisper White
  • Accessories:  109070 White Taffeta Ribbon, 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits, 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine, 124262 White Bakers Twine, 119855 Oval Punch, 101227 1/16″ Circle Punch, 119877 1-3/8 Square Punch, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals

Product  Shares Special Note:

As Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators we are not allowed to Cash & Carry product and we are not allowed to use add to cart buttons for Product Shares.  The sign up box for the New Catalog Product Shares is how we’re handling it (verses using emials).  Click here if you’d like to purchase a Product Share. My first order will be placed on Friday, May 31st.

Thanks & have a great day!!

Hostess   Code – G4RTQSJ2

Click here for how to use the hostess code.

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Feel Goods Card and New Hostess Code


Happy Memorial Day!!

My card for you today is a pretty simple card .. but I love quick and easy cards!! 

It measures 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 and it will fit in a standard envelope.

I used the Feel Goods stamp set that’s in the Spring Catalog and it will be carried over to the new catalog.

I stamped the greeting with Black Stazon ink.

The ovals are from the Ovals Collection Framelits.

The strip across the center is the Epic Day This and That Washi Tape. Don’t you LOVE Washi Tape?

Stampin’ Up! Supply List:

  • Stamps:  Feel Goods 131916 (W) 129684 (C)
  • Ink:  101406 Black Stazon
  • Card Stock:  100730 Whisper White,126981 Basic Gray
  • Accessories:  131269 Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, 129381 Oval Collection Framelits, 104430 Stampin Dimensionals, 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine

Mystery  Hostess  Winner

Congrats Deborah Lloyd!!  ….. You won last weeks Hostess Benefits when you used the Hostess Code.

Retiring  List

Don’t forget you have less than a week to order from the Retiring Catalog and the Spring Catalog!

Product  Shares

Click here for more information regarding my New Catalog Product Shares.

Ink  Pad  Club

Click here for more details on my Ink Pad Club.

Thanks & have a great day!!

NEW  Hostess  Code – G4RTQSJ2

Click here for how to use the hostess code.

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Perfectly Penned Thank You Card


My card today is using some new product and I’m counting the days until the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes live on May 31st.  Mark your calendars .. I’ll be doing a LIVE Stream on Friday (May 31st) to go over the new catalog with you.  I’ll announce the time later next week (it will be in the evening).

I used the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper and it’s just one of the awesome papers that’s included in my Product Shares this year.  If you’ve already got your hands on our new Catalog .. you know there are some really cute Designer Series Papers this year!!

The base of my card is Soft Sky and I choose that color just so I could use my new photo prop (bowl).

People always ask me where I get my photo props so I’ll try to include those in the future … this bowl came from the Anthropologie store and it cost $2.50 … I couldn’t snatch it up fast enough!!!  I wish I had bought a few more …. so I could eat my fruit from it.  If you’ve ever read the book Simple Abundance  … you get it. I surround myself with little things that put a smile on my face. For example ….every day I use a real silver spoon to stir my coffee (found them at a antique store for a couple bucks).


Let’s get back to the card … The layer at the bottom is one of the new In-Colors called Baked Brown Sugar and when you purchase the “I want it all Product Shares Bundle” you’ll receive a card stock sampler of all the new In-Colors. 

Here’s the supply list for todays card:

  • Perfectly Penned Stamp Set 128703 (W) 122892 (C)
  • Soft Suede Ink 126978
  • Soft Sky Card Stock 131203
  • Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock 131296
  • Whisper White Card Stock 100730
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper 130814
  • Stampin Dimensionals 104430
  • Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon 122967

Special Note:  You may have noticed that my Stampin’ Up! website was not working. If you tried to place an order in the last few days I’m sorry it wasn’t working!  It should be fixed now!  If you’re on my Chic n Scratch Facebook business page you saw the long story yesterday.

Thanks & have a great day!

p.s. Chase has his doctors appointment today and I’ll be out of my office for several hours.  If you need anything I should be home late afternoon.

Hostess  Code – KNMDVFPA

Click here for how to use the hostess code.

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