Happy Birthday Tyler!

Friday, May 31, 2013
Today is our grandson, Tyler's, 11th birthday!  Happy Birthday Tyler!!
You wouldn't have to be around Tyler very long before you found out his favorite food is popcorn so when I saw this tutorial by Lorri Heiling I knew I had to make it up for Tyler's birthday card.
 Then I got to thinking it would make a great gift card holder for a teacher at the end of the school year complete with a gift card to the local Cinema.  You know how hard it is to come up with a gift for a guy teacher, but I love to go to the movies so I think this would be perfect for either guys or gals!  Thanks Lorri for an easy tutorial

THAT'S THE TICKET stamp set is one that I thought I could by pass buying, and I guess technically I did because I earned it FREE for attending the Leadership Conference this year.  Thanks Stampin' Up!
Wouldn't you love to get freebees and special perks too? Click HERE to sign on with me.  Then click on JOIN NOW.  What do you need to do once you purchase the Starter Kit?  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!  You can stop right there, but if you want to continue getting great deals your only commitment would be to place $300 in orders every three months.  Contact me at christiwaite@gmail.com, I would love to chat with you about this great opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

Pin It Now!

A Painters Birthday Cake

Thursday, May 30, 2013

 Last week Cherie came to decorate cakes with me again.  She received an airbrush for cake decorating for Christmas and said I could play with it when she came again, and it worked out perfectly.  The week before when Cherie was here we made a bunch of decorations with fondant and so Cherie went to work decorating the cake I made for her to work on.  I think she did an amazing job!  She airbrushed the red rose that is on her cake.

While Cherie was working on her cake, I was decorating this Paint Palette themed cake for Miss Lexi.  When Cherie and I were together the first time we also made these paint tubes from fondant to use on this cake I knew I would be making.  I used Cherie's airbrush painter for the top of the cake, and added "splashes" with the same edible ink.
This was a fun cake to make and I was happy with the turn out.  
Stay tuned next week when I share the cakes that I am actually baking today and decorating tomorrow.  Oh, what a busy life!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
Pin It Now!

Farewell Button Buddies

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This is another fun stamp set that is on the retiring list so I wanted to say Thanks to Heather Heroldt for sharing this cute idea.

Button Buddies - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 
Price: $21.95
 
Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list 


Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

Pin It Now!

Farewell Elegant Bouquet Folder

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This card features the Embossing Folder called ELEGANT BOUQUET (#115964 $7.95) and it is another item on the Retiring Accessories List.
The Technique used is called BELLECK Technique and I Cased this card from Debbie Henderson.
I am happy to say that the LACE TAPE is being carried over to the NEW Catalog which is a fabulous product that you will be seeing more of I am sure.
Don't forget you have until June 3rd to order from the Retiring List, you don't want to miss out!

Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
Pin It Now!

Remember

Monday, May 27, 2013
Happy Memorial Day Everyone!
Thought I would share a card I made in honor of all those who have
sacrificed their service and lives for the freedom of our country.

Take time today to give honor and tribute to those who served so faithfully.
Perhaps you have a loved one or friend that served or one you lost to war.
My own father served in WWII in the US Navy.  I am so thankful that he was kept safe during difficult times (or else I would not be here today)
Thank You Daddy!!  I love you!!
This card was inspired by: Margaret Raburn
The stamp set used for this card is called WORD PLAY and it is on the retired list so if you want to get your hands on this stamp you need to place that order before June 3rd.
 Word Play - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Word Play - Clear-Mount Stamp
Price: $28.95
 
 Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list 








Thanks For Stopping By!
Christi
Pin It Now!

A Red Hot Sketch Challenge

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Here is my Sketch Challenge for today.  Yes, I know, I have two posts for today, and the previous card also uses the NATURE WALK stamp set.  This just shows how versatile all the stamp sets are with Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

Pin It Now!

Farewell Nature Walk and Perfectly Preserved

I must say I was shocked when the Stamp Set PERFECTLY PRESERVED did not make it into the NEW Catalog. I love how there are framelits for all the stamps in that set, making it so easy to cut out with your Big Shot.  Oh well, there is a ton of great NEW stuff in the NEW Catalog that I can't wait to share with you.  The little bees are from the stamp set NATURE WALK. This card was inspired by Deborah Hedstrom-Page, sorry she does not have a blog to link you to, I found her example on the Stampin' Connection.  A perfect place for inspiration, and is for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only.  Want to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a part of Christi's Crew?  Click HERE to get started.  There is a great deal going on until May 31st so don't delay sign up today!  For only $99 plus tax (no shipping on the Starter Kit!) you get to choose $155.00 worth of product!  What do you need to do after you purchase the kit?  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING if you don't want to.  There is no further obligation, but you might just get hooked on the discount you receive and stick with it like I did!!

Perfectly Preserved Wood-Mount Stamp SetPerfectly Preserved Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.95
 
Nature Walk - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Nature Walk - Clear-Mount Stamp
Price: $18.95
 
Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
 
Pin It Now!

Congratulations Graduate

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Graduation season is upon us and I send out a ton of cards as well as needing to supply the Consignment shop card rack.  Letting the Designer Paper work for me, all I needed to do was add the Congratulations banner using CURLY CUTE stamp set, a grad hat and diploma - perfect!  simple and easy too! Inspired by: Terry Blais
It's not to late to get some of this PATIO PARTY Designer Paper, it is available through May 30th
You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

 






Thanks For Stopping By!
Christi Pin It Now!

Remember Henry?

Friday, May 24, 2013
Do you remember all the fun posts that I did using the HENRY SAYS stamp set? Well, sadly, Henry didn't make it into the NEW Catalog, so you only have until May 31st to purchase HENRY for your stamp collection (#128093 $21.95 - clear).

This card, inspired by Dianne Sisneros, features one of the newly released Photopolymer stamp sets.
How cute! it looks like Henry is blowing out the Birthday Bomb.
Bombs Away Birthday Stamp SetBombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price: $13.95
  Henry Says Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
Henry Says Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $21.95
 
Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
 
Pin It Now!

Farewell Tea for Two

Thursday, May 23, 2013
I think this is one of the prettiest Designer Papers that we have had - (Tea for Two #129311 $10.95) it has such an elegant touch.  This was Cased from Margaret Raburn.  It also features the Flower Trim (#126869 $6.95).  Both these products are featured in the Spring Catalog that is still current until May 31st.  So don't delay, get these amazing products before it is too late. 
I love it when you can make the Designer Paper work for you - there is no stamping on this card.

Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
Pin It Now!

Inspired by...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A COOKIE??
When I saw these cute cookies on Honeybee's blog I thought what a fun card the pirate would be.


What do think??!!  She does amazing work - check out her blog HERE
This little Pirate card was my inspiration for one of our PUNCH ART Cards for this months PUNCH ART Class. (See, I can even inspire myself!!)
The ladies not only learned how to make a Punch Art Pirate, they also got tips on how to make the plank background.

Thanks for stopping by - and By the way... this fun DESIGNER TYPE Polymer Stamp set is still available for only $13.95.  #132956
Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
And they have introduced more Photopolymer sets

Price: $13.95 
Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
 Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $13.95
Bombs Away Birthday Stamp SetBombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price: $13.95
Click HERE to go directly to the Photopolymer page 
 

Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list


Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  

ARRRR...in pirate talk - have a great day Matey!!

Thanks for stopping by, Matey!!
 Christi


Pin It Now!

Farewell FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This stamp set called FOREVER YOUNG is on the retired list and this is only one element of that stamp set.  Check out the other images in this set...
Forever Young - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Forever Young - Clear-Mount Stamp

Price: $18.95
My parents have a cuckoo clock that has been hanging on their wall ever since I can remember - a gift from my Uncle to them.  It has always been a favorite of everyone in the family and now even the Great Grand Kids love to see the little bird come out each hour. If you want to make sure to add this cute stamp set to your collection, you have until June 3rd to get whatever you need.  Remember that the accessories are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Once they are gone, they are gone for good.
You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  
 
 Card Inspired by Debbie Crowley
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi  
Pin It Now!

A Perfectly Preserved Birthday

Monday, May 20, 2013

I was glad when Stampin' Up! carried over the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set and the coordinating Framelits into the Spring Catalog, but I see that they did NOT carry it over to the NEW Catalog that goes live on May 30th. 
If you want to get in on the stamp set and framelit bundle you have just a short time left.
 
MENU:
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Black
Card Stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Cannery Set Framelits Dies

You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, your name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  








Thanks For Stopping By:
Christi
Pin It Now!

RHSSC #89 and Farewell to BABY BUNDLE

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Back on track with the Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge this week
This is the sketch we had to work with...
I thought I would use one of the retiring stamp sets for my challenge today so I started at A and chose the first set that I thought would fit this challenge.   So a fond Farewell to BABY BUNDLE STAMP SET.
I also used some of the retiring colors...Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery.
If you want to get in on the retiring stamps and accessories check out the links below
CLICK HERE to see what the other gals came up with for this challenge

You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  


Thanks for stopping by!
Christi


Pin It Now!

Tess the Graduate

Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is a side step card for a special graduate who is having her open house today.  Congratulations Alyssa, best wishes and prayers for your future.

And these are the cakes that I (we) made for her open house.  


 Alyssa will be attending Cornerstone College here in rand Rapids and will be playing tennis there so she wanted a tennis themed cake.
And I said "we" earlier because this is Cherie who came and helped me decorate the cakes.  She was  a huge help and as you can see she washed up all the dishes - HUGE!! Thank you Cherie!!  It was fun bouncing ideas off her, and I look forward to next Friday if she can come again for the next decorating session.
 These fun cupcakes designed like a wedding dress is for my gal, Val, who is getting married in June.
She will make a beautiful bride
 Now check out this card that I made for Val to go along with it...
Inspired by Celisa on Stampin ' Connection
What is Stampin' Connection? Well, all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have this exclusive site where we can share ideas with one another.  I get a ton of inspiration from this site.  NOW is the perfect time to get in on a great deal with Stampin' Up! For only $99 plus tax (no shipping) you get $155 worth of product - your choice.  Click HERE to sign up!  Just click on "Join the Fun" and it will walk you right through it.  Still have questions? please contact me, this special only goes through May 30th

You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list 


Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

Pin It Now!

A Mountain and a Castle

Friday, May 17, 2013
These days I have been making more cakes than cards, so I thought I would show you two of the cakes I have made so far this week.
 This mountain themed cake was for a gal at church whose thoughtful hubby orders her birthday cake from me every year.  He really stretches me with his themes for her, but I am liking how this one turned out...A LOT!
I thought it was appropriate to have an eagle at the top of a mountain
Here it is after I added the Happy Birthday greetings on the base board.
Next cake is for Princess Cassie...
Cassie's Grandma works with me sister Judy and Judy passed out my name to her friends.  Thanks Sis!

Well, time to decorate the next two orders today!  I actually have a teenage girl coming from church who is interested in what I do so we are spending some time together today and she is going to learn some cake decorating techniques.  Stay tuned for more yummy pictures.

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi


Pin It Now!

Farewell Artistic Etchings

Thursday, May 16, 2013


This was a special order card and I love how it turned out.  I cased it from Vicky Wright.  The technique is called FAUX PATINA. I didn't want to smoosh the flower on the front of the card so I made her an envelope that was wider, knowing that this was going to be a hand delivered card it worked out perfect for me to make a second flower and attach it to the envelope flap.  Using the Simply Scored Tool with the Diagonal Plate, making an envelope is as easy as pie.  (Actually easier, I don't like to make pies)
Thank you to my friend and fellow Red Hot Stamper, Sarah, who loaned me her ARTISTIC ETCHINGS stamp set.  You have until June 3rd to purchase the retired stamps and accessories.

You can Shop Stampin' Up! online anytime, just click HERE 

Don't forget about the retired lists and my special deal just for you! 
Anyone who places an online order from now until May 30th, their name will go in a special drawing.  I have a gift for the winner from the NEW catalog, you don't want to miss out!!
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring stamp list
Click HERE for the PDF of the retiring accessories list  


Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

Pin It Now!

2018 Sale a bration Brochure

2018 Sale a bration Brochure
Get FREE product with a qualifying purchase through March 31, 2018

2018 Occasions Catalog

2018 Occasions Catalog
Shop this catalog through May 31, 2018

2017-2018 Catalog

 

Christi's Creative Crew | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Dandy Dandilion Designed by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates