Happy Halloween Birthday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Okay, so finally today is my friend, Melissa's, birthday!  When I saw this card designed by Heather Klump I knew I just had to make it for Melissa.  The Designer Paper is called HOWLSTOOTH AND SCARINGBONE and you can find it in the Holiday Catalog 
Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
#126906 $10.95

Stamps - Wicked Cool, Morning Post Alphabet, Memorable Moments
Paper - Black, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Howlstooth DSP
Ink - Black, black craft, Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Big Shot, Large scallop edgelit, Postage stamp punch, 1" square Punch, Paper piercer, essential mat pack, itty bitty punch pack, Clear EP, Heat tool, Natural button, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
If you want to order any of the products you see here, just Click HERE to shop with me
When I first saw this pattern of paper I thought it was rather busy, 
but I really like it on this card, it is just what it needed.

Here is one of the last things I made for Melissa, I hope you have enjoyed seeing
all the fun treats throughout the month.


 Happy Howloween!! 
and Happy Birthday Melissa!!

Christi
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Gum Holders

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
 Why have a boring pack of gum in your purse when you can carry one
of these fun Holiday themed creations?!
I had a few of the Mentos UP2 gum and made them a Halloween theme
using the tags from the  Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit in the Holiday Mini
#126914 $7.95
but what I really love is how these Christmas themed ones turned out.
The COME TO BETHLEHEM (left) was stamped with StazOn ink
so I didn't have to worry about the ink smearing when I did the sponging,
but on the FIRST CHRISTMAS (right) I wanted to have the baby Jesus in 
a warm Chocolate Chip color.  The words are in Midnight Muse and I knew that
both of those would smear, so thankfully I had the new style ink pads that
 allow you to heat emboss as long as you do it quickly.
I stamped both the creche and the words then put clear embossing powder on 
both and heat embossed it and it went perfectly fine.  
The star was stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with 
gold embossing powder.  
A simple 1 1/4" circle punched out of a post it note stuck over 
the stars while I sponged created the lovely moon glow.
A little Basic Rhinestone in the center of the stars give it the extra "bling" effect!

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Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi


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Happy Birthday Gracie!!

Monday, October 29, 2012
Today is our grand daughter, Gracie's 7th birthday.  
Just recently she has had some medical issues and spent an overnight 
visit to the DeVos Children's Hospital.  She loved all the attention she got.  
She is doing well now and we are very thankful.

If you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that our daughter, Julie, and 
our grandson, Tyler, are both into karate.  Gracie tried it, but she is a true ballerina.  
I love this picture that the photographer captured.
These two are quite a pair and we are so thankful that they are ours

Here she is in her pink ballerina outfit
Gracie is having a Rapunzel birthday theme this year and I will share a
picture of her cake later, but for now - here is the card that I made for her
She is our little princess...
Punches used:
Wide Oval, 1" Circle, Heart To Heart
The swirls for the Princess coach runner are from a retired 
extended length sizzlit die.

You have seen me used My Digital Studio lately and now Stampin' Up!
is making it even more special with FREE downloads and 50% off
Designer Kits.  Go to mydigitalstudio.net and check it out.

And don't forget that Wednesday, October 31 is the LAST DAY to get in on the
Christmas special. 

132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Retail Value: $63.85 Value Price: $55.90

132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Retail Value: $70.85, Value Price: $62.90

132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Retail Value: $44.85, Value Price: $38.90

132260
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Retail Value: $55.85, Value Price: $4790
 Click HERE to view this flyer larger
and to see all the details
 
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Christi
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RHSSC #60

Sunday, October 28, 2012

 Time for another Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge
This is the final results...
Want to see how it all came about??
This is the sketch we had to work with...
 
When Rachel came for our weekly play day I asked her how to do a few things on My Digital Studio because she is a real pro at it.
I learned how to fill an area with designer paper 
so I could make blocking like on the sketch challenge. 
This is what I came up with...
Kind of plain, I wanted to color the little girl in, and I was too lazy to do it on MDS, so I printed this out, added a card base of Riding Hood Red, then colored in my little girl from GREETING CARD KIDS and added a Riding Hood Red Taffeta bow.  The white parts of her coat I envision them to be furry so I added Dazzling Details Glitter Glue so now she sparkles too.
Here is the finished card again...
Click HERE to see what the other Red Hot Stampers came up with for this sketch.

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Christi
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Fun Tic Tac Holders PLUS

Saturday, October 27, 2012
 As I am preparing things for our craft sales I felt I really had enough items but I wanted to make sure I used the food type items so they didn't get old.  I have done Tic Tac holders in a variety of ways but I had orange Tic Tacs on hand and when I saw this pumpkin Tic Tac holder on Dawn Griffiths blog I thought it would be fun to give it a try, and it is so super easy - hop on over to see her easy tutorial.
 Dawn also has a cute Frankie and Ghost, but I didn't want to use my white Tic Tacs in a Ghost theme, I really wanted to make a snowman one so I created my own snowman version using the 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1" circle punch.  I thought my little snowman was missing his orange nose so I went out and purchased an orange Sharpie Marker to color a Basic Pearl orange.  I think it completes his face.
Here is some more news...
If you are not on my emailing list then you will want to hear this great news
we just received from Stampin' Up! headquarters
 Sell a Stamp Spooktacular - Monday, Only
Big things are happening on Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss.
1. For 24 hours only, almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells will be reduced 15 percent! We are calling this the Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular, and the goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before.
2. Our week long celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day begins, and you can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits! Check out mydigitalstudio.net on Monday for details.
3. You voted for it - you got it! The winning project kit will be announced AND available starting October 29. Look for more information about the kit and how to order it on Monday.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • back ground stamps
  • personalized name stamps
  • cookie press stamps
  • single stamps
This DOES NOT include...
  • Hostess sets
  • bundled stamp set (stamps bundled with dies, etc)
  • digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order

For those who are local you can contact me (christiwaite@gmail.com) with your order by 7 PM and I will put your order in with mine, otherwise please use my online site http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/ to place your order


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Christi
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Single Stamps

Friday, October 26, 2012
 Single Stamps
Have you ever seen a stamp set and wished you could purchase just one (or two) pieces from that set?  Well, Stampin' Up! is launching a trial period with single stamp images.  You are now able to purchase single stamps from three different stamp sets.
  • Word Play
  • Perfectly Penned
  • Seasonal Sayings
Single Stamps are available until January 2, 2012

Things to know :
  • These single images will be in CLEAR mount  ONLY  and does NOT include the clear block .
  • Images will be delivered  in clear cello bags NOT in our typical  clear boxes/ packaging .
  • There is NO limit to how many pieces you can purchase.
Please use the item #'s located on each flyer ( below) for the image  you want when ordering.

Word Play flyer HERE 
Perfectly Penned flyer HERE
Seasonal Sayings  flyer HERE 
Assortment #1 flyer HERE
Assortment #2 flyer HERE

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Christi

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Peppermintini

Thursday, October 25, 2012
I saw this idea on Connie Babberts blog and since I had some Glassine Bags in my stash,
I thought it would be a great addition to our craft sale table.
I also took advantage of the September Special and was able to get 
the ribbon for FREE!! Want to get a heads up on specials when they
happen?  Just sign up to receive this blog directly to your inbox and I will
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I thought these would be so cute to hand out to your hostess or
to give one to each of your guests at a Holiday Dinner Party.
Designer Paper: Be Of Good Cheer, Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set: Happy Hour 
Snowflurry Die
Colors: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla

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Have A Blessed Day!!

Christi
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Joyous Celebrations

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Don't you just love this new Embossing Folder?? I featured it on yesterday's
blog post.  It is called Holiday Frame #127820 $7.95
This card was CASED straight from the Holiday Mini.
Of course, just like yesterday's post I used My Digital Studio to print out
the pieces from Joyous Celebrations.
The Embossed area is covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
so this card REALLY Shines!!
Colors used...
Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Did you know that you can find out exactly which products Stampin' Up!
used on their samples in the Catalogs?  You CAN!! 
click HERE for a list of supplies used in the Holiday Mini.

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Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi
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Trash or Treasure

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
One item I rely on all the time is the Terrifically Tacky Tape
especially when putting together boxes and so forth.
I can't even count how many of these packages I have thrown out
without thinking, when one day I looked at it in a new light and
wondered what I could use it for.
TADA!! One of Melissa's favorite candies is the Reese's Peanut Butter
cups so I thought this would be another perfect little gift to treat
Melissa in her birthday celebration month.
The one on the right holds some YORK pieces along with 
a few white MandM's and they totally sold out at the craft sales!!

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Christi
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Joyous Celebrations and a Fun Find

Monday, October 22, 2012
I thought this was a pretty card by Becky Roberts and wanted to CASE it,
but I did not purchase the stamp set  
Joyous Celebration #128066 wood mount $22.95 or #128069 $15.95.  
What to do?  Head on over to My Digital Studio of course!!
Thanks to my hubby who cranked out the Champagne Glimmer Paper because my 
shoulder is bugging me!! He sure is a Jack of all Trades!!
Now on to my Fun Find...
When he cranked out the snowflake 
(using the NEW Snowflake die called SNOWFLURRY #127813 $21.95)

 the Champagne Glimmer Paper (#127885 $4.95 for 2- 12x12 sheets)
was over a portion of one of the other snowflakes
and this is what came out...
I thought it looked like a little crown.  
Who wears a tiny little crown like this??

 
my cute little frog prince does!!
Here is the card I made for him to go on.

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Christi
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RHSSC #59

Sunday, October 21, 2012
For this weeks sketch challenge I channeled my inner "Sara".  Sara is my fellow Red Hot Stamper and the best sponger, shader, I ever met.
When I saw this sketch we had to work with...
I immediately thought of some sort of shading.  
I also thought the large circle area would be a great sun or moon.  

Now what to do with these ideas...

I decided to make it a moon which illumines the SON!! 
 I love Christmas,
but more than that I love the Christ of Christmas!!
And to me this depicts the Reason for the Season!!

Now hop on over to the Red Hot Stamper Blog to see what the other gals came up with for this sketch challenge.

For my shading I used a variety of blues: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, 
Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy.
For the Moon I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and a 
smattering of More Mustard 

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Christi

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Trash or Treasure?

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Do you love to drink these pricey Coffee Drinks?
My hubby does, but I am too cheap to buy them for him.
Once in a great while I break down and buy him some, but mostly
I have lovely friends who will donate their empty containers to 
my craft sale stash.
I have used these for a variety of things over the years so this
year when I was pulling out my supplies I was wondering what
I could do with them to be different.

I saw the Santa jar idea on 
Pinterest so wanted to give that one a try for sure, but I had several
that did not have covers...Hmmm what to do with those?
Well, owls are a HUGE theme this year so I made a fun owl band
and filled a medium size clear tube sleeve with candy corn mix
so it could hang out the top.  WINNER!! It was one of the first items that
sold at the first craft sale!
Check out the top of the Santa Jar...
I used My Digital Studio to create the medallion
It is hard to see on this photo but there is a small reindeer watermarked
behind the 25.  All I had to do was lessen the opacity on the reindeer.
I am really loving My Digital Studio!!
Want to give My Digital Studio a try?? 
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Stampin' Up! has actually dropped the prices on their printing
so now it is super affordable for everyone!!
For simple things like this I just print it out at home,
but for Joey and Melissa's Wedding Invitations we ordered them
directly from Stampin' Up!  I love having the choice options.

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Christi
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Craft Sale Candy Bars

Friday, October 19, 2012
Tomorrow we will be at our next Craft Sale of the season
 You know how I like to do punch art so these cute little
 cheerleaders sport the colors of the schools that we will be at.

 If you live in our area you may like to pop in to check us out
We will be at...
HAMILTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
4845 136TH AVE
HAMILTON, MI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20,
9AM-3PM
These are some of the candy bars that are decorated for gift giving

Punch Art Grinch
Punch Art Santa
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Christi
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Sew Suite Sister

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This card is one I made for my sisters who are all seamstresses.  I had to computer generate the sentiment though, and I also made some with the phrase "Sew glad we're friends" for a couple special friends in my life that share the love of sewing.

Yes, I know the Designer paper is retired but I couldn't post this until I actually gave the cards to all three of my sisters - wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, you know. BUT you could actually make a similar Designer paper yourself by using the stamp set  
Button Button #122026 $25.95 wood mount or #122040 $18.95 clear mount

MENU:
SS: None - words computer generated
CS: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, 
WW, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Stitches Designer Paper
Ink: Regal Rose
Punches: Small, Large, Wide and Scalloped Ovals, Boho Blossoms
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Sponges, Dimensionals, Fabric Designer Buttons, Designer Big Buttons, Itty Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Multi-colored ball tipped straight pins (local fabric store)
Inspired By: Eane Sisneros

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Christi

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Halloween Craft Sale Treats

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Thought I would share with you a couple Halloween 
themed treats I made for the Craft Sales
Inspired By Becky Roberts
These candy bar treats were made using the TWO TAGS DIE  $21.95 #115954
 and the retired stamp set Batty For You.  These pieces were actually "Lucky Leftovers"
from some previous projects.

This next one could be considered a "Trash or Treasure" post
because I used the packaging from one of my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! accessories...
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430  ONLY $3.95 for 300 dimensionals
Slipped in some retired Designer Paper instead of the Dimensional packaging
and it makes a cute package for the GHOUL-AID!
Be sure to pop in to our craft sale on Saturday if you live in our area
Hamilton Middle School
4845 136th Ave
Hamilton MI
9AM - 3PM
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Christi
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Try Again

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sorry about the Youtube glitch in today's post.  As soon as I realized it I thought I had better fix that so you can check out a video.  Actually I ended up needing to use a different video - couldn't figure the other one out.  NOW... if you are receiving this via your email it won't show up so just go to youtube.com and type in MDS in the search bar and you will be able to find multiple videos to check it out.  Or you can go straight to my blog christicreativecrew.blogspot.com and view the video from there. 
I hope you all fall in love with My Digital Studio!!

SO... I am trying this again and hopefully it works

Here goes.... let's give this a try



Have a great day everyone, This one should work for you!!  Woot! Woot!!

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Spider's Bite

Playing with My Digital Studio again and making a gift for 
my friend, Melissa, the Kitchen Fairy.

I found these purple bling spider earrings in Rockford (MI) where
I go to my Massage Therapist for my back, hip, shoulder issues
 (yes, I am falling apart at the seams!)
I didn't buy them the first time, but as I thought more about it I knew
they would be perfect for Melissa who loves the color purple, and
by now even you all know she is a Halloween fanatic.

I had a plain little black Matchbox Die Box made up and sitting around and 
now it worked out perfectly to use it to put these spider earrings in.

I printed out the Spider's Bite from the  Toxic Treats Framable in 
My Digital Studio #128139 $3.95
and then cut it out with the Big Shot and the 
Labels Collection Framelit $26.95 #125598
And while I was at it I thought I would make her some note papers to match. 
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especially now that they have MDS2.  I think it is a great addition
to your stamping fun. 
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or
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Or
do you already own MDS? You can upgrade to MDS2 
for only $19.95 #130650
(just remember you need to purchase this through my online site, Click on link below) 
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  • Remember this is a trial so you will not have a TON of stuff, but it will give you some basic to play with to see if you want to purchase the Full MDS.  
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Christmas Gift with Purchase Promotion

Monday, October 15, 2012


Sorry that I have been so delinquent on showing you all this 
special promotion from Stampin' Up!
If you still haven't purchased the Christmas Keepsakes Bundle NOW is the BEST time to do so as Stampin' Up! is offering not only a special price but they are also giving you a Festive Paper Piercing Pack FREE!  Did you see that?  FREE!!! you can't beat that!!
Just click on the flyer to view the details.  
Click HERE to purchase it at my on line site 
OR contact me through replying to this blog 
OR email me at christiwaite@gmail.com.

Don't delay - this offer is good through October 31st only!! 
 
Time for a little masculine feel for a Craft Sale item!
 
I had a bunch of Nautical Designer Paper left over so thought I would put it
to good use on this masculine journal which was inspired by Deanna Tam.

Wouldn't this be a great idea for a guy teacher?  I hear mom's say how hard
it is to come up with a great teacher gift for the guys, well... here's one!!

Making these journals are as easy as 1-2-3
Just cover a composition book with Designer Paper and Voila`
Although adding a few clever stamps and punches really 
makes it extra special.

Come see us at our next Craft Sale in Hamilton MI if you live in our area
Here are the details:


Saturday, October 20th , 
Hamilton Middle School 
4845 136th Ave, 
Hamilton MI 
9:00AM-3:00PM
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Have A Blessed Day!!

Christi
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RHSSC #58

Sunday, October 14, 2012
 This weeks sketch challenge I created on My Digital Studio
And lookie!!  I made an envelope to match...

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

Click HERE to see what the other gals did with this sketch

How about playing along with us!!  
Leave a comment and a link to your blog.

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Christi
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Which Witch is Which?

Saturday, October 13, 2012
 Fun little witches on a Tootsie Pop broom
Cased from Janet on the Stampin' Connection

They were a nice addition to our Craft Sale table
She is wearing a vest of Champagne Glimmer Paper
Don't you just love it!

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Have a Blessed Day!!

Christi
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