Wedding’s

Friday, April 30, 2010

Not only does our church body seem to be popping with a lot of new babies on the way, but it seems as though there are tons of weddings coming up this year. I usually keep several varieties on hand but when a cute idea comes my way I can’t resist making it up. This idea came from Celisa on the stampinconnection. 68

What a fun idea – no stamping except for the sentiment on the inside

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CS: WW

Accessories: Dot Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Texture Plate Kit #4, 5/8” White Satin Ribbon, 1/4” Black Gingham Ribbon, Half Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Dimensionals, Full Heart Punch, Mini Glue Dots

Love, Love, Love this idea!

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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LIghthouse

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A favorite verse of mine is Psalm 119:105 - Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Such a wonderful reminder to be in God’s word each and every day, seeking the guidance we so desperately need from our Heavenly Father. It’s no wonder that my dad loves lighthouses – I think they are a wonderful physical reminder of God’s light to guide us.

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Thank you to my friend Sue for letting me borrow this stamp set and to the Stamping Connection for this great idea

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SS: NON SU Lighthouse, Teeny Tiny Wishes

CS: Krat, Watercolor, Chocolate Chip, Retired DSP and Baja Breeze

INK: StazOn, Color’s of choice for water coloring

Accessories: Aqua painter, Copper Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)

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Christi

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Voila` – It ‘s Your Birthday!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thought this was a fun way to celebrate a landmark birthday. And did I tell you… I LOVE MY CHEF!!

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SS: Voila`

CS: So Saffron, Basic Black, Real Red, WW

INK: Real Red, Going Gray, So Saffron

Accessories: Scallop and 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Embossing Folding (local craft store), White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

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Christi

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Must Have’s

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My niece, Melissa, has a wonderful blog called Race Cars and Ruby Slippers. Since they live so far away from us it is so great to be able to keep up with them and see how the kids are growing. It really keeps us connected. If you want to check out her site you can find it on the right side of my blog. She also has an in-home business called “Color Me Happy”where she makes beautiful custom photo announcements, invitations, and greeting cards. (She is not my competition so go ahead and check her out). One fun part of her blog is where she shares her “must-haves” Different things that she just wouldn’t want to live without or things that just make her life easier with three little ones to raise.

I thought maybe I would give a try at a “Must-have” that I use for my day care business. It is a game called Hullabaloo, a DVD game by Cranium. This game teaches the kids a variety of things like shapes, colors, animal sounds, and animal catagories. The guy on the DVD is fun for them to watch as he gives them instructions about which ‘pad’ to go to next. You may need to swing your arms like a bird or crawl like a crab, and they show live animals in their wildlife habitat as well, instructing the kids to make the sounds of the animals.

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You place these ‘pads’ on the floor – which are made of nice sturdy rubber so they hold up very well as you can see – I have had this game for at least 4 years.

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The cutie on the left is our grand daughter, Gracie, and she is playing with one of my day care girls (their parents asked that I did not publish her name), but as you can see they are having a ton of fun. Sometimes it can get a bit loud – especially when they are imitating an elephant :)

I love games that are educational!!

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Enjoy your kids

Christi

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Crayola Kids

Monday, April 26, 2010

Another card from a retired stamp set, but I just couldn’t resist. Thank you to my friend Jill who let me borrow her stamp set, and thank you to Kristin Davies for her cute ideas.

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SS: Crayola Kids, Make It Count

CS: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, WW, Only Orange, Wild Wasabi (retired), Cutie Pie DSP (retired)

INK: Staz On Jet Black, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Markers: Bashful Blue, So Saffron

Accessories: Punches: 3/4” Circle, Large and Wide Oval, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Border, and a NON SU Border Punch, Bashful Blue Stripe Ribbon, Brads, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Happy Birthday From the Garden

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This card is going to make you all itching to get outside to work in your gardens and flower beds. So glad that Spring has finally arrived and Summer is not far behind. Thanks to Jackie Topa for this cute idea.

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SS: Well Scripted, Vintage Vogue

CS: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, WW, Almost Amethyst

INK: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink Craft Ink (I actually have used Pretty in Pink for the greeting but wished I had used the Cameo Coral to stand out better)

Accessories: sponge, Jewelry tag punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Big Shot, (Or you could use the Two step bird punch – mine just hadn’t arrived yet so I made due), Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Iridescent Ice, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds

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Christi

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Three Little Words…

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Never let a good deed go unnoticed. Make sure you thank the people in your life for kindnesses shown. One of my day care families brought dinner in one night for Dale and I – for no real reason except to say ‘Thank you’ – so I am saying ‘Thank you’ back. And a big Thank You to Carolyn White for this fun idea.

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SS: Three Little Words

CS: Pretty In Pink, WW, Sweet Pea DSP (2010 Occasions Mini)

INK: Staz On Timber Brown, Pretty In Pink, Markers: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Half Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Color Me Princess

Friday, April 23, 2010

Every little girl dreams of being a princess, but I tell the kids that I am a REAL princess because I am a child of the King! They all look at me a little funny but I have said it often enough I think it is sinking in.

This is a little kit I put together for the craft sale. I guess the original intent was to use it for traveling to keep little ones busy while riding in the car or on the airplane. I chose the Princess theme so the girls could color in the princesses and then they would have a little card to send to a friend or to Grandma while they were gone on vacation. A little 8 pack of crayons is included.

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See you at the Craft Sale!!

Christi

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Color Challenge

Thursday, April 22, 2010

color challenge colors The Challenge at our last Red Hot Stampers Meeting was a color challenge. I probably like these challenges the least. I picked Pixie Pink, Bashful Blue, Green Galore and Pretty In Pink. Two of the colors are from the Bold Brights Color pallet and two are from the Soft Subtles Color Pallet. I was thinking baby card or something for a little girls birthday and came up with this card,color challenge card 2 but then I stretched my imagination to come up with this lighthouse card. The only Pretty In Pink on this card is the highlights on the lighthouse that I water colored in. color challenge card 1

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Christi

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For All You Dog Lovers

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here are some treats that we will sell at the craft sale for all you dog lovers out there. dog treatsTdog treats c

Treat tin filled with doggie bones – yes, they are really for your dog, not you!

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Another treat for FIDO and a deliciously fun (funny) one for you. The doggie “plop” is chocolate covered almond clusters.

Thanks to Beth Daniels for her treat tin idea and to Jackie Topa for the doggie and dog house treat topper. I’m afraid the ‘sick’ idea of the doggie plop was my own. TeHe.

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Christi

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Craft Sale, Bookmarks and 'Smores

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

At one of last years craft sales a customer asked if we had any bookmarks, so as I was organizing my crafting area I came upon these jumbo paper clips that I had used previously for bookmarks so I got busy with my punches to make these fun reading friends that we will be selling at our next craft sale.



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bookmarks 2 I personally like the lamb because it reminds me of my favorite verses found in John 10:27-29 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

What a wonderful promise found in God's Word for eternal security.



Blessings!!

Any campers out there? Here's a fun treat to bring to your camping friends. Wouldn't they just love to get a fun treat like this? 'Smore's will never taste so good when presented as a gift.

See you at the craft sale - Westshore Mall - Holland - April 24th, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Christi

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What’s Brewing?

Monday, April 19, 2010

This is one item that will be found on our craft sale table this spring at the Westshore Mall, April 24th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We hope you will come to check us out.

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                                                                                             Inside: Coffee bag

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        inside w/o the coffee bag                         close up of the outside of box

Even though my favorite thing to do with rubber stamping is making cards that will brighten someone’s day, I still find great pleasure making up crafty items as well.

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Monkey Juice and Monkey Treats

Sunday, April 18, 2010
I was invited to be a part of another craft sale…this time in the Spring! So I needed to redirect my craft sale mentality to items that would be good for non-holiday related items. It’s been fun to have a change, I just hope that the craft sale goes over well in the Spring. Come join us at Westshore Mall in Holland on Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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Once again I am using a ton of punches to create the Monkey – but isn’t she cute!!! I did make some boy monkeys too, just to be fair!

Punches used: Trio flower, Scallop Circle, Key Tag (retired) 1/4” Circle, 5 Petal, Full Heart, 1” Circle, Wide Oval, 1-1/4” Circle (smile), Small OvalCardstock: Green Galore, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Glorious Green, WW
Accessories: Google Eyes (local Craft store)

This fun treat I made once before and sold out of. It is a bugger trying to find the banana candy without getting all the rounds ones with it (RUNTS), but when I happened across all these fun bright colors I thought I would make this up again for the craft sale.
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SS: Sock Monkey
CS: Summer Sun, So Saffron, DSP Bella Rose (retired), Close to Cocoa, WW
INK: Craft White, Stazon Timber Brown and Black, Real Red Marker
Accessories: White EP, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Corner Rounder, Small Cello Bag, Banana Candies

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Happy Crafting!!



Christi

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Rock Star!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I had the pleasure to make a birthday cake for the grandson of one of my STAMP 10 customers a week or so ago. He was so cute when they came to pick it up saying “wow, that’s my rock star cake.” DSCF2070 Thanks Geri or letting me make this cake for you.

Geri has been coming to the STAMP 10 classes for quite some time and we always have so much fun. I love it when my customers show me the cards that they make so I thought I would highlight Geri’s lighthouse card from the retired stamp set Coast to Coast.lighthouse Didn’t she do a beautiful job!! I love it!!!

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Christi

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April STAMP 10 cards

Friday, April 16, 2010

These are the cards that we made for our April STAMP 10 classes. On Tuesday I had only 4 ladies so I sat down with them and made up the 10 cards to get a “customers eye view” of the cards I choose. I was amazed that so many of the ones I chose this month had a lot of pieces to them. Of course, everything is cut out for them ahead of time, but also because of the two-step stamping promotion we made several cards and two step stamping is just a bit more work – Not Hard, mind you, but there are just more steps (hence the name two-step). Anyway – the ladies still were able to complete their cards in a timely fashion and then stuck around a bit to chat. What fun!! I love these ladies. Thursday nights class was filled with 11 beautiful ladies full of laughter. I am so thankful for each and everyone of them!!!

Just a heads up reminder that the 20% discount promotion for

  • Greenhouse Garden
  • Flower Fancy
  • Trendy Trees
  • Fifth Avenue Floral

Will be ending on April 30th so if you want to get in on this great deal, don’t delay – give me a call today.

Apr '10 - 10Greenhouse Garden

April '10 1Flower Fancy

Apr '10 - 2 Trendy Trees

Apr '10 - 6 Fifth Avenue Floral

Apr '10 - 8 Awash with Flowers – special pre-order promotion also ends on April 30th. This stamp set will be available in the new Catalog and Idea Book when it is released in July. But you can get it ahead of your friends by ordering it now!

Apr '10 - 3 Refuge and Strength

The following four cards all so are using stamp sets that will not be available after April 30th. They are found in the Occasions Mini. They may or may not be featured in the Big Catalog released in July – Stampin’ Up does not usually reveal that to us, but in general there are only a couple that make it there, so if you see something you want – NOW is the time to get it.

Apr '10 - 4Butterfly Accent, Fine Flourish, Oval All

Apr '10 - 5 Vintage Labels

Apr '10 - 7 Messages For Mom, Well Scripted

Apr '10 - 9 Well Scripted.

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Christi

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Bridal Shower Cake

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This is a cake I made recently for a friend at church who was hostessing a double bridal shower. French Vanilla with Chocolate Mousse filling – she said it was a hit! cake Dayton

And in the grand theme of things… here is a Bridal Shower card.bridal shower

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SS: For The Bride (retired)
CS: WW, Sahara Sand, Bride DSP
INK: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Nestabilities scallop oval (local craft store), Half Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping!!

Christi

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Small Wonder

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seems as though our church family is just “popping” with new babies. This card shows you can use the Chocolate Bunny stamp for more than just Easter cards.

Thank you to http://thoughtsthatstick.blogspot.com/ for this cute idea.

Chocolate Bunny can be purchased through April 30th, 2010. If you can't resist this cute stamp please give me a call to place an order.

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SS: Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted

CS: Close To Cocoa, WW, Pretty In Pink, Sending Love DSP

INK: Chocolate Craft

Accessories, Finial Embossing Folder, Large and Scalloped Oval Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Google Eyes (local Craft Store)

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Christi

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Yeah, I heard from Linda!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thanks Linda for contacting me - if you could send me your street address I will get this mailed out to you ASAP. My email is christijo48@sbcglobal.net Pin It Now!

It’s a Boy!

A young couple from church just had their first baby and I was honored to be asked to make the cake for the family baby shower. They said she was decorating the baby’s room in Giraffes … so this is the cake I made for them, cake rookus

and this is the card I sent them. rookus baby

Congratulations Todd and Molly!!

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Christi

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Linda White are you out there??

Monday, April 12, 2010
I am still waiting to hear from Linda White - the winner of my very first blog candy. Please contact me so I can mail the goodies to you.


Thanks

Christi
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Two more Charlie – inspired cards

Charlie comes with the cutest little outfits on and it inspires me to make cards using his design – see… I can design a card without copying – even though I am the copy queen. ruff day charlie Charlie came with this cute doggie outfit, so using our D is For Dog stamp set I created this pet sympathy card.

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Then when Charlie showed up with this cute Pooh outfit I wanted to give that a try too.

pooh charlie I typed out the words that were written on his outfit and then printed them out on the computer. Also, using the computer and my Print Shop program I was able to do the “Hello little friend”, cut it out with the Top Note die and the Big Shot and Voila’ I combined the best of both worlds… Stamping and computers!! What a great match!

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Christi

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