Baby Dedication

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Another Special Order Card.
I used a lot of retired products to create this precious baby dedication card.  The little tag is attached with an itty bitty safety pin.  I did not have a teeny stamp that said "dedication" so I printed it from my computer and punched it out with the tiny tag punch.
Why am I showing you this card when it is made from all retired product?  BECAUSE I want to show you things you can do with all the stamps and product that you, too, have accumulated over the years.  Just because I only use Current Stampin' Up! product in my classes doesn't mean you have to stop using the wonderful things that you have purchased!  It is also an encouragement to you to get those punches and embossing folders while they are still current.  You don't want to wait to rely on the CLEARANCE RACK hoping that you will find what you missed out on.
Right now the CLEARANCE RACK is pretty low, but you can check it out HERE
For this card I used:


I also used:
Special Blessings Stamp Set
Tiny Tag Punch
Now it is your turn to take out some of your loved but rarely used produc and make something beautiful. And I would love to have you share it with me.  Click HERE
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

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Swirly Pumpkin Thank You

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I love to receive cards don't you?  This one is from my friend, Carla, and I love it so much that I decided we should CASE this one for our September Stamp A Stack Class.
Carla used the very versatile SWIRLY SCRIBBLES Thinlits Dies to create the darling pumpkin.  I don't know about you, but I am ready for some Autumn weather, I think it is my favorite season of the year.
Speaking of Stamp A Stack Classes here are the details for the September classes
You can choose which class time works the best for you...
Wednesday, September 7 @ 9 am OR
Saturday, September 10 @ 9 am OR
Monday, September 12 @ 7 pm.
COST for this class is now $15.00 for 8 cards.
Place a $25.00 or more order and your class is FREE.
Please bring your own adhesive along to help keep the cost of the class affordable.
I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and earn your business.  You may click HERE to place an order and when you are checking out...
Please use this HOSTESS CODE
for August: 
DGK7FJEP
If your order exceeds $150.00 then you do NOT need to use the Hostess Code because you will be your own hostess and earn the Hostess rewards.
Hey, are you wondering who won the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY Single Stamp?  Well, sadly, no one did because no on-line orders were placed by the 21st so I am extending the drawing through the end of the month.  So don't miss out.  Anyone who places an online order by August 31st will have their name go into the door prize drawing to win the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY single stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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COME STAMP WITH ME!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Another beautiful THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES card.  As "Promised" I am featuring this August exclusive stamp set and Framelits each Tuesday at the COME STAMP WITH ME class.
Card inspired by Becky Roberts
Each Tuesday I have 4 card stations set up.  You can choose to make as many cards as you want/need. My craft room is open from 10am to 5pm unless the cards sell out first.  Each card you make is only $1.50 and please bring your own adhesive to help keep the cost of classes affordable.
I would love to have you stop in today to stamp with me and all the ladies who come on Tuesday.  I would also love to have you shop with me.  Just click HERE to get started
Please use this HOSTESS CODE
for August: 
DGK7FJEP
Want to see the other 3 cards that are out for you to stamp today?
 This Christmas card was made using a previous Paper Pumpkin Kit - May 2016 (my favorite one to date).  Elegant with the Silver Embossing and the Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper!!
 I love the Cups and Kettles framelits.  Wish they had carried over to the annual catalog, but that is the beauty of the Tuesday class - I can use up my retired product and supplies.
Card inspired by Zoe Tant
This one, too, was a favorite called BEAUTIFUL RIDE.  Love that little Love Bug!!  I teamed it up with GORGEOUS GRUNGE and TIMELESS TEXTURES.  The Happy Birthday comes from GUY GREETINGS. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

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August Paper Pumpkin

Monday, August 22, 2016
What fun!  Thursday night I held the monthly Paper Pumpkin Workshop. A FREE "class" for everyone to come together and work on their Paper Pumpkin Kits (past or present).
Before I show you what we came up with, let me tell you about the special Paper Pumpkin Promotion that is going on.
Wahoo!! Buy one month subscription and get the second month FREE.
Here are the details:
Click HERE for my private Paper Pumpkin link so you can sign up with me
  • Offer Dates: August 11-October 10
  • When checking out please use the promo code BOGO. You will pay $19.95 for your first month and then your second month will be FREE!
  • This offer is open to NEW subscribers only
  • You cannot put your subscription on hold or cancel it during this time.  After the 2 months are up you will continue to receive the Paper Pumpkin for $19.95 per month unless you choose to suspend or cancel.
Here are a few of the cards that we made with this months Paper Pumpkin Kit
Patty made several cards as instructed in the kit but these first three are ones she also made.


 I pulled out my list of who I needed to send cards to so I chose to use the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY single stamp set for several of my cards



 I made up the gift card holder as instructed, and then I wrote the recipe for my gluten free banana bread on the little lined card.  Now this yummy bread is ready to give away as a gift.
Want the recipe??  Here you go...

Banana Bread 
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS:
1 . C flour 1 . C Sugar
1 tsp baking soda . tsp salt
In a separate bowl…Combine…
2 eggs 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
. C oil 1/4C plus 1 T buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
Pour into a greased loaf pan (use waxed paper on the bottom)
BAKE 325ยบ for 1 hour and 10 min (depending on your oven it may take a little longer)
Cool & serve
DO NOT DOUBLE THE RECIPE
3 small tins took 1 hour, 17 muffins took 20+ min
Convection oven: 40 min (in the smaller pans)

To make this a Gluten Free Banana Bread I just substitute Gluten Free Flour - but here is the kicker: you need to sift your Gluten Free Flour before you begin.  I put mine in the Vita-Mix and puree it up for several minutes.  This helps to break down the GF flour and now this Banana Bread is sooooo very moist.  Not like your typical GF products.  It is the only way to go!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Thoughtful Leaves

Friday, August 19, 2016
This card was also made using the THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES Stamp Set.  I cased the card from the acting CEO of Stampin' Up!, Sara Douglas, from her live Facebook event.
Isn't this beautiful!
The top layer is watercolor paper.  Simply tape off 3 sides using washi tape (painters tape would work as well) then using your AQUAPAINTER add color.  I used CALYPSO CORAL, DAFFODIL DELIGHT and PEAR PIZZAZZ ink refills.  I did the first layer light, dried it with my HEAT TOOL and the did a second layer making it darker.
I did the same thing on scrap watercolor paper and stamped the leaves from the THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES stamp set using VERSA MARK and CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER.  Then using a SPONGE DAUBER I rubbed EARLY ESPRESSO INK over it (this is the emboss resist technique) and cut out with the coordinating framelit.  The splatters are made with your CALYPSO CORAL MARKER and flicking it with the cap.  A little LINEN THREAD around the bottom gives it an earthy feel for fall.
Here are the products that I used so that you can click on any image and it will take you to where you can place your order.  BECAUSE... there are only a couple days left to get in on the drawing for the FREE STYLIZED BIRTHDAY Stamp Set.


Please use this HOSTESS CODE
for August: 
DGK7FJEP
Don't forget about the online shopping contest:
For everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER your name will go in a drawing to win the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY Single Stamp!  Please use the HOSTESS CODE listed above.  I will draw the winning name on Sunday, August 21st!  Good luck everyone!!
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Christi Pin It Now!

Thoughtful Branches

Thursday, August 18, 2016
THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES!!  This is the hot new stamp set exclusive to the month of August. Get it while it is hot, ladies!!
 The BUNDLE includes these amazing framelits
 Look what darling projects you can make
 Look, I cased the card on the right for our COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY CLASS
Here is a project sheet for you to make some wonderful projects.  Click HERE to get a clearer view
If you placed a $50 order (or more) in July you can use your $5.00 voucher you earned towards this great bundle.
Please use this HOSTESS CODE
for August: 
DGK7FJEP
Don't forget about the online shopping contest:
For everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER your name will go in a drawing to win the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY Single Stamp!  Please use the HOSTESS CODE listed above.  I will draw the winning name on Sunday, August 21st!  Good luck everyone!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Sheltering Tree Thank You

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Another special order card!  You would think that with all the stamps that I have accumulated over the past eight plus years that I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would have exactly what I need when someone asks for a special card. Every bicycle stamp I have was either too small or a tandem bike. What to do?  Well, pull out My Digital Studio, of course.  Sure do wish Stampin' Up! still had My Digital Studio available so I could add more stamps, paper and colors,but I am thankful for the stamps that I purchased before it was discontinued. This particular bicycle stamp is called Pedaling Past.  I did a mirror image so the bike could be facing the way I wanted it, then resized it to my needs, printed it out, cut it out and voila`, I had exactly what I needed.  I printed out the Thank You as well, then added my SHELTERING TREE, sponged the sky, and added the cute fence (non Stampin' Up!) and some yummy apples using the TREE BUILDER PUNCH
And guess what?  She liked it!! So glad when it all comes together.
Here are the details when you stamp with me:
Please use this HOSTESS CODE
for August: 
DGK7FJEP
Don't forget about the online shopping contest:
For everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER your name will go in a drawing to win the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY Single Stamp!  Please use the HOSTESS CODE listed above.  I will draw the winning name on Sunday, August 21st!  Good luck everyone!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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