Valentine Order Part 2

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This is the second card I made for my friend.

I am loving the new Framelits and Embosslits that are
in the new Occasions Mini.

Click on the Occasions Mini Icon on the right side bar to view all
the fabulous new items available. If you want a copy of your own
just respond to this posting or email me at christijo48@sbcglobal.net
and I will gladly send you a copy free of charge.
And don't forget...until March 31 if you place an order of $50 or more
you receive a FREE item from the Sale A Bration Catalog (that too may
be seen on the right side bar), and for every $50 I give you a FST
(Frequent Stamper Token) Collect 10 FST's and you can redeem them for a
FREE stamp set from any current catalog.

MENU:
SS: Elements of Style, Delightful Dozen
CS: Real Red, WW
INK: Marina Mist, Real Red
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit
Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge
Technique: I have never seen anyone spritz color onto their card this way,
but I was getting frustrated with the color spritzer tool so I filled a small
spray container with Rubbing Alcohol, then a little Champagne Shimmer
Mist and a couple drops of classic re inker ( I used Marina Mist).
*With this card you need to stamp BEFORE you cut and add the Frame

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Christi

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Valentine Order

Monday, January 30, 2012
A friend ordered 12 Valentines so I thought I would make six each of two different styles.
This is the first one I made and I was just loving how it used a variety of shades of blue. Valentines is so pink and red that I was refreshed to see this cute card using the blues.


MENU:
SS: Sweet Cake
CS: WW, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Paisley Petals DSP
INK: Island Indigo
Accessories: Heart Framelit, Hearts Embosslit, Big Shot,
Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, glue dots and Dimesionals.

Tune in tomorrow to see the second card I made for my friend.

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Christi

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RHSSC#21

Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge for this week is...




And my take on it is this...

I saw several cards made using the new Blossom Punch and the
Mixed Bunch Stamp set to make darling butterflies so I wanted to give it a shot.
The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts. All three can be found in the Occasions
Mini that goes through April 2012. If you would like your very own copy of the
Occasions Mini just reply to this post and I will sent one out to you free of charge.

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January Big Shot Class

Saturday, January 28, 2012
These are the projects that we made at this months Big Shot Class.

This is a fun Valentine Treat, but to be totally honest...
you can make this up for ANY holiday or occasion.
All you have to do is change up the stamps/color, etc.
We used the I Love Love Jumbo Wheel and some
Red Glimmer Paper


As you can see it will hold 3 Hershey Nuggets Chocolate Candy
or a Tic Tac box fits it perfectly. I let the ladies choose which candy they wanted.


We used the All Wrapped Up Holidays Stamp Set
to decorate the Nuggets.


This particular treat was inspired by Linda Creech

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Christi

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Pleated Medallion

Friday, January 27, 2012
Our final Technique at this months Technique class we learned how to make this
Pleated Medallion inspired by Patty Bennett

Click HERE to go directly to 's blog for a video tutorial on this Pleated Medallion Technique.

Colors used on this card... Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip

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SQSC#23

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Now that I am back from Leadership I can start up the sketch challenge again,
so this is our challenge for this week...


And here is my take on it...

MENU:
I used the new stamp set called BABY PRINTS, along with
the new Doily Sizzlit

We had a great time at leadership but it is always good to get back home
and in to the routine of things again.
The theme at Leadership this year was MY WAY
So after thinking things through with my classes and such
I decided to do things MY WAY and switch up my classes.

I will still offer the Stamp A Stack Classes where we make 8 cards for only $12.00
If you place a $50 order you will receive your class FREE and also receive
a Frequent Stamper Token. Collect 10 Tokens and you can redeem them for
a FREE stamp set of your choice from any current catalog.

I will also be offering a "Short Stack" - so if you are overwhelmed with making
8 cards you can make 4 cards for $8.00.

I am also changing up my Techniques Class and Big Shot Class.
I will combine them and call it a Projects Class.
Cost for the Projects Class is $15.00 for three projects.
We will make more 3D type projects, but always include a
new technique on a card.

Check out the dates for classes on the side bar and respond to this
posting or email me at christijo48@sbcglobal.net to sign up for any classes.

Hope this helps all of you out and that you will be able to join us
for a fun night out learning new techniques and making projects.

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Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi

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Surprise Pop Up Card

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Have you been sitting on the fence? Wanting to sign up to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family, but just not sure you want to pay the full price for the Starter Kit?

WELL...

NOW
is the BEST TIME to sign up to be a part of the Stampin' Up! Family!! During the Sale A Bration Period (Jan 24-Mar 31, 2012) you can sign on for only $125.00 for over $340 of product!
Not only that, but you will receive a FREE pack of Designer Paper or digital download EACH MONTH through December 2012. The sooner you sign on the more benefits you receive. Click HERE to sign up to be a part of Christi's Creative Crew (C3) OR respond to this posting OR email me at christijo48@sbcglobal.net

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This is the second technique that we made at this months Techniques Class
Inspired by: Kirsteen Gill
Called SURPRISE POP UP CARD



I LOVE this new stamp set called TEA SHOPPE from the Occasions Mini!
And I am using the FREE designer paper ENCHANTMENT from the SAB
catalog. Remember - with every $50 purchase before S&H and taxes you get to
choose one item from the SAB catalog FREE between January 24 and March 31!

Not only that, but for every $50 spent you get to write your name on my 50/50
board. Once all 50 spaces are filled (hopefully before SAB ends) you get to choose
$50 in FREE Stampin' Up! product from me!

Click HERE to place an online order - YES! even online orders receive the
FREE product w/$50 spent AND I will contact you to choose a number
on the 50/50 board.

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Christi

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SALE A BRATION!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
TODAY is the first day of SALE A BRATION!!
Whoo Hoo!!

This is the most fun time for all stampers!!
From January 24, 2012 through March 31, 2012
for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up!
products (before S&H and taxes) you get to choose
a FREE product from the SALE A BRATION catalog
(There will be an icon on the right side bar of my blog)

The products in the FREE catalog are amazing!!
Not only are there new stamps and product, but there
are a select group of stamps, paper, accessories, and even
My Digital Studio downloads. from the Big Catalog
and Idea Book - For FREE!!!

One of the items that you can get FREE w/a $50 purchase is
the Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit

There is so much more you can do with the Simply Sent Kits than
make up the cards featured in the kit.
Take a look at all I made with ONE Simply Sent Everyday Elegance Kit

Not just cards, but cute little boxes


Here are the cards that I made with the kit






Click HERE if you want to shop at my online Stampin' Up! Site
or if you live in my area (Hudsonville, MI) I would love to have you
join us for one of the classes in my home. There are several
to choose from. Take a look at the side bar and it will show you
up coming classes, then just respond to a blog post or email me at
christijo48@sbcglobal.net

So Until Then...

Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi
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Gate Fold

Monday, January 23, 2012
For our Techniques class this month we made this lovely Gate Fold
card inspired by Debbie Henderson


The ladies had a lot of cutting to do on this months technique cards. I tell them I love to cut things out so am always willing to help them if needed, but these pretty flowers from the Stamp Set CREATIVE ELEMENTS look ssssooooo much better when they are layered and popped up.

Colors used are Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder. Designer Paper from the In Color Paper Pack. the flowers and butterflies are stamped with StazOn Black ink then cut out.

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Christi
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RHSSC #20

Sunday, January 22, 2012
I saved the final blog post in the "BIG Order" for today because I used the
Red Hot Sketch Challenge #20 for the design. My friend needed 86 Thank You
notes so she could send a Thank You out on the
Anniversary of when her clients signed on with her.

She makes all her clients feel VERY special!

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


And here is my take on it..

A little spritz of Champagne Shimmer Mist made it glimmer
(hard to see on photo)

MENU:
SS: Just Thank You
CS: Bravo Burgandy, River Rock, WW
INK: Staz On Black, Bravo Burgandy
PUNCH: Wide Oval
Accessories: Lots of Tags Embosslits, Big Shot, Finial Press EF, 5/8" WW Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Mist

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Christi

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January Stamp A Stack Part 4

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thought I had better finish up my Stamp A Stack postings for this month.

I was thrilled when Stampin' Up! decided to continue carrying this stamp set
called OPEN SEA. It can be difficult sometimes to come up with guy cards
and this is a perfect stamp set for a guy. I can imagine this card being used
not only for a guys birthday, but the sentiment would go very well for a
Graduation card as well.

CARD #7


MENU:
SS: Open Sea, Word Play
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
INK: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, 1/8" Taffeta Real Red Ribbon,
Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Sponge
Inspired By: This was a swap from Convention last year and I didn't
document who I received it from.

CARD #8


MENU:
SS: PS I Love You,
CS: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Lucky Limeade, Twitterpatted DSP
INK: Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
PUNCHES: Modern Label
Accessories: Hearts Embosslit (new), Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler
Bakers Twine

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Christi

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Sweet Cake!

Friday, January 20, 2012
I am still at Leadership and ran down this morning to access the internet.
What card to share??
Hmmmmm.....
Should I share some of the amazing cards we are seeing at Leadership
or save those for when I do a class???
I checked out what cards I had not yet posted and really wanted to share
this one with you as it probably won't be one we make in a regular class,
and we are seeing a LOT of cards this week made up with the Sweet Cake stamp set.
Since I am not home I cannot back track to see who to give credit to, but
I absolutely LOVE the look of this




I embossed the Baja Breeze Card Stock using the Vintage Wallpaper EF
and the Big Shot. The Cupcake stamp is stamped on Soft Suede Card Stock using
gold metallic ink and then used the Pewter Embossing Powder.

Did you know that the Pewter Embossing Powder is carried over from the Holiday Mini?
So don't dismay you can still get some for yourself.

Step #2 I stamped the cupcake again using Soft Suede (make sure you
clean your stamp off in between inks) and stamped that on to Baja Breeze
Card Stock, and then cut that out. The "glitz" on the cupcake is Dazzling
Details - and that, too, has carried over from the Holiday Mini.
You are definitely going to want Dazzling Details - it is wonderful!!

I popped everything up with Dimensionals and added one of our giant pearls

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Christi

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Leadership

Thursday, January 19, 2012
We are already having a great time at Leadership. I just wanted to show
you the CUTE bag we all got this year filled with
goodies and the special gift from Shelly.


This cute portfolio will hold note pad, pen, envelopes, cards -
and the fabric is so so cute. Hoping this is a new Designer
pattern for paper and fabric in the Spring.


This is the gift that Glenda made for us using the
ENCHANTED Designer paper from SAB...

Oh, and I forgot to show you my Swap Bag. I purchased this bag to make it easy to tote around my swap cards and then my Pen Pal, Becky, embroidered "Christi's Swaps" on a piece of black fabric and I cut it out with my Large Scallop Circle Die and adhered it to the bag. I LOVE IT!!

Well, it is about time to dress up and head out for the MANAGERS Reception.

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Christi

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Pillow Gifts

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
These are the "Pillow Gifts" I brought with me to Leadership
for my two roommates Glenda and Belinda.

Yes, I guess I cheated a bit by purchasing some bath and beauty
products, but I did make the gift bags from retired Designer Paper.
ALSO...
I made these cute bookmarks for the gals...

I saw this type of bookmark on Dawn Griffith's blog
check it out HERE

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Christi

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Leadership Swap

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Just as I promised, here is the swap card I am taking
with me to Leadership today in Texas...

I used the new Designer Paper from the Sale A Bration catalog called
ENCHANTMENT along with the stamp set ELEMENTARY ELEGANCE,
and 1/8" ribbon also from the Sale A Bration Catalog. All these items you can
earn FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale A Bration (January 24-March 31)
The wheel stamp used on the bottom border is called CHAMOMILE which
is featured in the Occasions Mini for only $6.50

The colors used are Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla (and Pool Party ink.)
Sponging was done with Soft Suede ink

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Christi

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January Stamp A Stack Part 3

Monday, January 16, 2012
Two more cards that we made at this months Stamp A Stack class...

Both these card ideas came from a Swap I received when I went to Convention
in Utah last July. This is one of the best parts of going to any Convention, Leadership,
Regional, etc. is that you get a bunch of sample card front from other very
talented demonstrators which makes planning your card classes so much easier.

I leave tomorrow for Leadership in Texas and I am excited about all the new
sample swaps I will get and share with all of you.
Tune in tomorrow to see the card front that I made for my swap

CARD #5

I loved this butterfly one. I only changed up the words on it to suit what I wanted.
Colors used here are Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist.
Stamps: Word Play and Vintage Vogue
Inspired By: Laurie Z

CARD #6


This card features the newest In-Colors Calypso Coral, Island Indigo,
Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Set: Circle Circus and Sweet Cake

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Christi

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RHSSC #19

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Here is the Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge for this week...


And here is my take on it...

close up...


I used a NEW stamp set from the OCCASIONS MINI called
Bordering On Romance.
#125480 Wood, $27.95 or #125482 Clear, $21.95
And the "So Grateful" greeting is from the NEW stamp set called
Apothecary Art #125525 $34.95 Wood, or #125527 $27.95 Clear
The NEW Designer Paper is called Attic Boutique #125407, $10.95

I stamped the image onto Naturals White Card Stock using Jet Black Staz On Ink so the colors would not bleed, then in this image I colored it in using markers (Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi). Thinking it looked too bold I decided to change it up for the finished card.

For the finished card I scribbled markers in the same colors mentioned above onto a clear block (a stamp case would work fine too), then using my Blender Pen #102845 set of three $9.95, I colored in the image making sure to clean the blender pen between colors. This gave my image a softer, sweeter, watercolor look - just what I wanted. Then added some Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds to give it a little "dazzle."

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Sad

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Today our Pastor of Worship and Fine Arts will say his final good bye to his beloved father. As much as I enjoy making cards I really do not relish the reason for having to make sympathy cards. I was very depleted in my Sympathy Cards so spent one day working on a variety.
That way I can send a different one to each family member.

This is the only one I had on hand...
Sorry, I can't remember who I got this layout from, but I made it over the
Christmas holiday when I was borrowing my friend Sue's stamp set.


SS: A Beautiful Season, Blessings From Heaven

And these are the ones that I made that day for the others...
This card was inspired by CJ


SS: Refuge and Strength, Weathered background, Non SU words

This next one was inspired by Glenda Calkins, my up line demo and head of
the RED HOT STAMPERS!!

SS: Thanks For Caring

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Christi

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January Stamp A Stack Part 2

Friday, January 13, 2012
Two more cards we are making at this months Stamp A Stack Classes...

CARD #3


This card was designed after a card made by my friend and fellow
Red Hot Stamper, Sarah. Sarah used a different punch for the large
flower, but I wanted to feature the NEW punch called: Blossom Punch.
The leaves are from the Build a Blossom Punch and the center flower
is from the Boho Blossoms Punch, and an In Color Brad to complete it.
The Stamp set used is the wonderful old stand by called
Sincere Salutations. I love how she added the strip of Elegant
Eggplant Card Stock before she used the Tulip Border Embossing Folder.
Thanks for letting me 'steal' your idea Sarah!

CARD #4

MENU:

SS: Hand Penned
CS: WW, Real Red
INK: Real Red
PUNCH: Hearts Corner
Accessories: Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (NEW)
(this comes in a set of three. You will be seeing more to come)
Dimensionals, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die, Basic Rhinestone
Inspired By: Carol Christopher (Stampin' Connection)

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Christi

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