Happy Halloween Everyone!

Monday, October 31, 2011
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

HOPE YOU HAVE A SPOOK-TACULAR DAY!!

Just wanted to share with your the card that I made for our
grandchildren this year

I can't wait to see what they will be dressed up like this year.

MENU:
SS: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Frightful Fence Wheel
CS: WW, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
INK: Versa Mark
PUNCHES: Owl Builder, 1 3/8" Circle, Bat, Wide Oval
Accessories: Jumbo Wheel Handle, Black EP, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in!

Christi


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Red Hot Sketch Challenge #8

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday is stamping with the Red Hot Stampers day!!

Here is the sketch we had to work with...


And here is my take on it...


MENU:

SS: Welcome Christmas
CS: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning
INK: Versa Mark
PUNCHES: Scallop Edge
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Happy Birthday Gracie!

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Today is our grand daughter, Gracie's 6th birthday!!
Happy Birthday Gracie!!
Gracie wasn't always so sure that she wanted to grow up, but once she started school and began learning she was all into being a big girl. It has been amazing to see her begin to read already last year when she was in a Pre-Kindergarten class. Oh, and how she loved her teacher. Gramma's word was no longer that one that mattered, but whatever Mrs. LePard said was golden and Gracie loved to please Mrs. LePard!! How cute.

Gracie KNOWS that she is a princess so I loved making this card for her for her 6th birthday

MENU:
SS: All In The Family, Family Phrases, Beary Best Friends
CS: Gable Green, Blush Blossom, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion and Yoyo Yellow (all retired),
Pretty in Pink, WW, Bashful Blue.
The gift bag was stamped onto a retired Designer Paper and cut out.
INK: Staz On, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Circle punch, Corner Rounder, Markers, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals
Inspired By: Lauren Yang

Have A Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Special Order

Friday, October 28, 2011

My friend, Melissa, just loves to "network" for me and sell my crafts.
One of the ideas we came up with together for her friends was these fun
Hand Sanitizer Holders. It took a bit to finagle the candy corn shape,
but it all came together once I added a face to him.


Then she also wanted some that were more of an Autumn theme...

I just love this fun little acorn man. Melissa thought he looked French
so she calls him " A'corne` "
She's too funny! But I appreciate all she does for me.

Melissa just loves the Halloween season and appropriately
enough her birthday is on Halloween.
So this is the cake I'm making for her for all the work she does for me.


And I even made a special hand sanitizer holder just for her...


Happy Birthday Melissa!!

Have a SPOOOOOKY Day!

Christi

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Stampin' Queen Sketch Challenge #10

Thursday, October 27, 2011
It's Thursday and another chance to play with the Stamping Queens!

Here is the sketch we had to work with...

And here is my take on it...



MENU:

SS: Grateful Greetings, Serene Snowflakes
CS: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, WW, Pear Pizzazz
INK: Concord Crush, Versa Mark
PUNCHES: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Spring Bouquet Flower (retired-sorry) Decorative Label
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals,
Organza Ribbon, Heat Tool

Click HERE to check out what the other Stamping Queens
came up with for this sketch.

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Holiday Stocking Variation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This is one of the items we will be making at November's
Big Shot Class on November 14th...
Come join us at 7:00 PM
Cost of Class is only $20.00 for four different projects
RSVP by Monday, November 13th, 7PM

Check it out how it is made into a darling gift card holder.
I've seen so any different blogs showing this technique,
but I will direct you to Glenda's blog HERE.


Now check out how you can change up this same Holiday Stocking Die
into a Witches Boot for a fun and easy Halloween treat..


This, too, is a technique I have seen on several blogs, but I will direct
you to France's blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping in!
(And don't forget to RSVP for the Big Shot Class)
Christi



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Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Halloween can be a fun time of year so I made this card
to send to several of my friends for Halloween.


MENU:
SS: Holiday Best (retired)
CS: Tangerine Tango, WW, Basic Black, Old Olive,
INK: Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
PUNCHES: Owl Builder, Bat, Small Oval,
Accessories: Spider Web EF, Ovals Die, Big Shot,
White Gel Pen Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon

Have a Spoooooky Day!!

Christi


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 24, 2011
When I saw this darling card idea I KNEW I had to make some up
because my friend, Melissa, has several family or friends whose
lives have been touched by breast cancer and
she always wants new ideas for them.

I thought these were so sweet, and fun

MENU:
SS: Woodgrain Background, Computer generated sentiment
CS: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, WW, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
INK: Pretty in Pink
PUNCHES: Full Heart, Scallop Trim Border, Owl Builder,
Bird Builder, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Accessories: Heart Sweet Treat Cups, Google Eyes (local craft store),
Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink (retired) ribbon, and pink M and M's of course!!
Thanks to: Sally McDonald

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Come Let Us Adore Him

Sunday, October 23, 2011
This Weeks Red Hot Stamper Challenge

Here was our sketch challenge...

And here is my take on it...

MENU:
SS: Come To Bethlehem
CS: WW, Night of Navy
INK: Night of Navy
PUNCHES: Modern Label
Accessories: Frame (Oval Scallop), Snowburst EF, Big Shot, Anywhere Glue Stick,
Dazzling Diamonds, Champagne Shimmer Paint (mixed with Rubbing Alcohol),
Dimensionals
Technique: Dryer Sheet

At last weeks Techie Class we made this cute Halloween card
using the same Dryer Sheet Technique

MENU:
SS: Batty For You, Grateful Greetings
CS: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, WW, Elegant Eggplant
INK: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
PUNCHES: Scallop Circle, 1" and 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circles, Modern Label
Accessories: Spider Web EF, Anywhere Glue Stick, Sponge, Dimensionals,
Elegant Eggplant Scallop Dot Ribbon (one side has dots, one side is plain)

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi
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Wedding Treat

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Another Wedding Treat for the sweet couple at church




A single mint fits perfectly inside the heart shaped treat.

MENU:
SS: Tiny Tags, Wedding Sweet
CS: WW, Basic Black, Real Red
INK: Basic Black, Real Red
PUNCHES: Full Heart, Petal Card Double
Accessories: Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die
(Holiday Mini), Scallop Squares Duo, 1/4" WW Grosgrain Ribbon,
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi


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Happy Anniversary

Friday, October 21, 2011
I just LOVE these little owls!!

The Designer Paper I used is from a retired pack (sorry),
but craft sale time is the best to use up the retired stock.
You could take this same sketch and create your own card
with your own favorite colors
Thanks to: Crystal Lenssen


Still working on building up my Craft Sale Stash of cards.
Our next Craft Sale is tomorrow already - oh, how the time flies.

If you live in our area please stop in to say "HELLO"

We will be at:
Hamilton Middle School
4845 - 136th Ave.
Hamilton, MI
HOURS: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It looks like we have a prime location right by one of the entrances
If you stop in, be sure to mention that you check out my blog
I'd love to chat with you.

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Stampin' Queen Sketch Challenge #9

Thursday, October 20, 2011
It's Thursday and time to share the next Stamping Queens Sketch Challenge

Here is the sketch challenge I had to work with...

And here is my take on it...


Once again I am trying to build up my stash of baby girl cards.
I hope you like it!

MENU:
SS: Baby Bundle
CS: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, WW, Subtles DSP
INK: Stazon Black, Markers: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette,
Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie
PUNCHES: Word Window, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circles
Accessories: Ovals cut from a non SU oval cutter (sorry - it's still my favorite)
Perfect Polka Dots EF, WW 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Mark your calendars

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mark your calendar to attend our next Craft Sale.
This time we are in Hamilton, MI at a craft sale that benefits the
Youth Groups of Haven Reformed Church.

Click HERE for details

Here is a couple photos of items you will see at our booth

A little Thanksgiving treat


And a little Christmas treat


Did you know you can color your Basic Pearls #119247
and the Basic Rhinestones #119246
simply by using a Sharpie marker - color of your choice?
That is how I gave Rhudolph his shiny red nose.


These would make a great table favor for your guests
at your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi


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Happy Birthday, Sister

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Today is my sister, Judy's, birthday!
Happy Birthday Judy!!


And this is the card that I made for her...


Judy has always had a "thing" for skunks so when I saw this idea on
Jackie Topa's blog I had to give it a try.

MENU:
CS: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Cajun Caze, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Basic Black, WW
INK: Old Olive (with a sponge), Bashful Blue (with a sponge)
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
(behind his head only)
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Small Oval, Build a Blossom

Have a Blessed Day!

Christi
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Sweet Little Baby

Monday, October 17, 2011
Last week I had a play date with my gal pals.
How sweet they were to help me make up some cards for my craft sale stash.
We had so much fun planning and laughing together.
This is the card we made.

LOVE IT!!



MENU:

SS: Something Sweet
CS: Pretty In Pink, WW
INK: Pretty in Pink
PUNCHES: Eyelet Border
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon,
Perfect Polka Dots, Big Shot
Thanks To: Joycelyn P Sims for this cute idea

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Red Hot Sketch Challenge #6

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time for another Red Hot Sketch Challenge.

This is the sketch we had to work with...


and this is my take on it

MENU:
SS: The Sounding Joy
CS: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, WW, Cherry Cobbler
INK: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Versa Mark
Accessories: Snowburst EF, Big Shot, Iridescent Ice, Heat Tool

Click HERE to see what the other Red Hots came up with for this
Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in

Have a Blessed Day!

Christi

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October Stamp A Stack part 2

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Two more cards that we made at this months Stamp A Stack Class...

CARD #3


A simple card that highlights our beautiful Designer Paper
and the new In Colors

MENU:
SS: Fruit and Flowers, On Your Birthday
CS: WW, Early Espresso, Berry Blossoms
INK: Markers: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon
Thanks to: Heidi Boos

CARD #4

MENU:
SS: Elements of Style
CS: WW, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
(However I put a variety of colored Card Stock out for the ladies
so they could choose what color butterflies they wanted)
INK: Basic Black
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot,
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Framed Tulips EF, Basic Rhinestones
Thanks to: I grabbed the sketch from Lee Ann Greff, but I made it my own by
changing up the stamp set and using the Butterfly Embosslit

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Techniques Class

Friday, October 14, 2011
Next Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 is our next Techniques Class.
And this is a sample of one of the techniques we will be making that night.



This technique is called and Easel Card.
A super fun non-traditional card. You're going to love it!

Details:
When: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: 4845 Summergreen Ln
Hudsonville, MI
Cost: $12.00 for 3 techniques (projects)
Fee waived if a $50 or more (before S&H) is placed.
RSVP: by responding to this blog

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Stampin' Queen Sketch Challenge #8

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time to Play with the Stamping Queens again!!

Here is Stamping Queen's Sketch Challenge #8


And here is my take on it...

These are the colors that Joey and Melissa chose for their wedding
so I used it as my color challenge as well as a sketch challenge.

Thought I would use this for the shower invite
What do you think?

You can't really tell by the photo but I glitz it up with some
Champagne Shimmer Mist

MENU:
SS: Medallion, Wedding Sweet
CS: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, WW, Green Galore (retired - sorry)
INK: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
PUNCHES: Modern Label
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Organza Ribbon, Champagne Shimmer Paint
mixed with Rubbing Alcohol, Dimensionals

Come Stamp with us!
Click HERE to check out the Stamping Queens take on this sketch challenge

Thanks for Stopping By!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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October Stamp A Stack

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It's Stamp A Stack Week!!

My favorite!!

I love to have the ladies come in to make the cards.

Here are just a couple that we are making this week...


This first card came directly from a swap from convention. I had totally run out of baby girl cards at our last craft sale so thought this would be a perfect time to build that stock up plus have a chance for the ladies to make one as well.

MENU:
SS: Pennant Parade, Fundamental Phrases
CS: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
INK: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Punches: Pennant
Accessories: Tulip Border EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Pretty In Pink 1 1/4" Stripe Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Subtles Brads, Paper Piercer and Mat, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

This second card was an idea I saw on Stampin' Connection by Rita Wright.
One of the ladies who regularly attend requested that I make a card with this stamp set so she would know whether or not she would want to buy it. I say "Cute, Cute, Cute" ~ "buy it!"

MENU:
SS: Dinoroar
CS: Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, WW, DSP= In Color
INK: Cajun Craze, Staz On Jet Black
Markers: Black, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
(don't our color names just make you so hungry!!?)
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Accessories: Stripes EF, Hounds Tooth EF, Big Shot, Snips, Dimensionals

You will notice with the cards we are making this month how many I am using the embossing folders (EF) on. They add so much dimension to your cards and it goes right along with Stampin' Ups! October Promotion...

Sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator by October 31st and you will receive the Big Shot FREE!! Already own a Big Shot? Stampin' Up! will give you $100.00 in FREE products.
You can't beat that deal!! The cost of the Standard Starter Kit is $175.00 and you receive over $300.00 in products + the Big Shot a $99.95 value. An added bonus: you do not need to pay any S&H on any of this.

Click HERE and you can sign up with me and Christi's Creative Crew

Or contact me personally through this blog and I will be happy to assist you!!

Thanks for checking in with me today!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Happy 2nd Birthday Charlie!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Even though I am no longer doing Child Care in my home I am always thankful when the families still allow me to be a part of their life.

Charlie turned 2 years old on Saturday and we were invited to
attend his birthday party.

When Charlie came to Auntie's house he would play with many toys, but while he played he usually held some sort of a toy tool in one hand.
A screw driver or hammer seemed to be his favorites.

Charlie was never one to watch much TV even when the older kids wanted to catch a show, but I couldn't resist making him this card featuring the
Handy Manny Tools from the Disney Channel.

A HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU Wendy
who came up with this tutorial.
Click HERE to check out her site

It was so nice to catch up on how Charlie was doing with his new
Day Care family, and to see how big his baby sister, Alexis, was getting.
So here are a few pictures for you.

Baby Alexis was a gem the whole time, and look at that hair
She is 3+ months old now

Auntie and Charlie! I was thrilled that he still knew us and he was such a good boy the whole time too. I was impressed at all the new words he was using since the last time he was with me four months ago.
He even gave me a big 'ol kiss when it was time to leave.
Do I miss him? Sure, but I am content with the decision we made to move slow down a bit. I feel much healthier and am very happy - especially when I still get to see the kids from time to time.

So Happy Birthday Charlie!!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi aka: Auntie

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Snow Much Fun Coffee and a Card

Monday, October 10, 2011
Time to share this weeks Coffee and a Card card.

I'm afraid I took a couple weeks off from preparing a Coffee and a Card card,
but I'm back to see if it will help if I switch my class day to Fridays.

So this week we will make this card on Friday,
October 14, 2011 ~ 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Open house style, come when is convenient for you.

Cost for this class is $5.00
You will make this card, receive a good quality Stampin' Up! envelope
as well as enjoy a yummy treat and beverage of your choice.






So won't you come join me for a fun morning and make this beautiful Christmas card!!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi
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Red Hot Sketch Challenge #5

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday is Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge Day -


And here is my take on it...

I was being Bargain Betty and wanted to use up some items laying around.

This piece was one left over from our Techniques Class
using the Bubble Technique and Elegant Eggplant ink and card stock.



Click on over to the Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge Blog
to see what the other gals came up with, then play along with us.

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi



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