Two Weeks Old

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Lucy's puppies are 2 weeks old today.
It's so exciting to watch them grow and they are starting to show their own personalities.
Their eyes are open now which also means that their hearing is developing.
They each are weighing in over one pound each. Quite something for only two weeks ago they weighed between 5.2 oz and 6.2 oz.
Pretty soon they will will be walking all over.
But for now, they still sleep a lot and eat a lot.
My sweet friend, Inez, sent us this darling card
She used a new stamp set DINO DAYS for the "look who's hatched", and the egg die. The CRACKLE PAINT Stamp Set is what gives it the crackly look.
Inside she used the retired stamp set Bella & Friends and colored in the pups just like Lucy's pups
I absolutely love it!
I love to take some time each day to snuggle these darling little pups. They will not be with us for long so I want to enjoy every minute of it.
Today is the last day to take advantage of the amazing Starter Kit Deal!
If you are going to purchase Stampin' Up! product anyway, you should purchase the Starter Kit to get a bigger bang for your buck.
                        

Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
  • Today is also the last day to get Coupon Codes for every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon to use on your August order.
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...
Today is the last day to get some FREE Ribbon with your ONLINE ORDER
Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Rococo Rose
* 1/2" 
* 10 yards 

Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER
Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
christiwaite@gmail.com
Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Have an amazing day!

Christi
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Come Stamp With Me!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
It's Tuesday! and one of my favorite days of the week because it's COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY!!
Each Tuesday I have an open house style "class" with 4 stations set up.
Ladies come when they can between 10am and 5pm and can make as many or as few cards as they want or need.
I give myself some freedom on this class and will use retired stamp sets and products.  They love it because they have purchased these stamp sets in the past and this gives them ideas of how to use the stamps that they already have.
These are the cards that I have out for today.
This first card combines the retired designer paper with the current stamp set A GOOD MAN! They love it when I feature masculine cards.
This second card I used the current BIRD BALLAD Designer paper, and the current Stamp Set SPECIAL CELEBRATION, but the little bird stamps are from a Paper Pumpkin Kit. This card was inspired by Kez
I am anxious to get my hands on some new Christmas Stamp Sets but DASHING DEER carried over to the Annual Catalog so it is still current, but the Designer Paper is retired from last years Holiday Catalog. I can tend to be a paper hoarder so wanted to use it up on my Tuesday classes

The ladies have 3 choices with this last card OR they can make one or more of each for a beautiful set. These cards feature the retired stamp set Vertical Greetings. I originally bought this stamp set because I wanted the vertical words, but I am loving the topiaries stamps. These cards were inspired by Alex

Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...

Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Rococo Rose
* 1/2" 
* 10 yards 

Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER
Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
christiwaite@gmail.com
Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Have an amazing day!

Christi
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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, July 28, 2019
I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since February of 2008. I signed on when Stampin' Up! was celebrating their 20th anniversary! I basically wanted to get the discount because I was going to buy the product anyway, why not get it at a discount? Right?
Well, here we are over 11 years later and I LOVE WHAT I DO!!
I never dreamed that I would enjoy holding classes and building a team.
Although I am not a "BIG" demonstrator > meaning I have never earned a big trip that you hear other demonstrators talk about, I have, however, promoted to the GOLD status this year with over 30 gals in 4 levels. Stampin' Up! only recognizes and gives benefits for 3 levels, but I like to stay connected if I can, so even my 4th level will receive a card from me for different occasions.
When I decided to create a daily blog I asked my very talented daughter to help build my website.
Since I named my team Christi's Creative Crew, Julie added the C3 and some flowers that looked like they could be a Stampin' Up! stamp.
Recently I decided to create a vinyl banner (through Vista Print) so that I could display my team logo on my craft room wall.
What do you think?
I found some fabric-like flowers at Hobby Lobby (on clearance!!) to add to the banner to make it 3D. Just like my cards, I like to add dimension.
All month I have been sharing this same promotion for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, and I bet you would LOVE to be on my team.
Of course you do not need to hold classes, but that is one way to help with your quarterly minimum.
We have a ball when we meet once a month as you can tell by my monthly shares.
Each and everyone of my team members are special friends to me and we would love to have you join our team. Don't miss out on the special deal going on through the end of July. As well as the $5 Coupon Codes that you get for every $50 spent which you can redeem on your August purchase. 

Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...

Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Rococo Rose
* 1/2" 
* 10 yards 

Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER
Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
christiwaite@gmail.com
Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Have an amazing day!

Christi

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Pressed Petals Washi Flower

Friday, July 26, 2019
This is one of the cards that we made at the July Stamp a Stack Classes. You may remember seeing it posted HERE
This is the original card I planned
I love the PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.
This is what Stampin' Up! says about this gorgeous paper:
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper is a lightweight paper with photographic images of real pressed petals on one side and vintage designs on the other. One design has distinct designs to cut out and use on card fronts. 

* 24 sheets of specialty patterned paper: 4 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" 
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Another VERY COOL product is the PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY WASHI TAPE
I wanted to make a beautiful flower with the washi petals, but it was on back order so I settled for the FLORAL ESSENCE Stamp Set and coordinating PERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCH
Pretty - YES! But thankfully the Washi Tape arrived the day before the class and I was able to make up this gorgeous 3D Washi Tape Petal Flower and added a PERENNIAL ESSENCE FLORAL CENTER.
GORGEOUS! I changed up the sentiment using the MAGNOLIA BLOOMS Stamp Set featured in the Beginner's Brochure.
I only wish I had stamped my "Happy Birthday" more to the left.
TIP: When making flowers using the PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY WASHI TAPE you will want to grab your EMBOSSING BUDDY to help remove some of the sticky so that your flower can curl up. Start with a 3/4" circle to build your flower on. I made this flower with 6 petals on the bottom and 4 petals for the top layer. 
I had 9 ladies attend classes plus my sample card each using 10 petals - so now I know that there are 100 petals on this Washi Tape reel.
Super Cute! Super Easy! 
My leaves were punched with the LEAF PUNCH using the same Designer Paper Stack. - It's the one with the musical notes.
Check out the original post for this card HERE.


Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...
    • Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon (as seen on today's card)
      Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

      * Rococo Rose
      * 1/2" 
      * 10 yards 
    • Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
      PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER

      Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
      christiwaite@gmail.com
      Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
      http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

      Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

      Have an amazing day!

      Christi

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Karen's Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019
It has been quite some time since I have had a Stampin' Up! Workshop a.k.a. Private Class or "party."
I was super excited when I was asked to hold a private class for 3 amazing ladies.
They actually came to our home to purchase some soaps and lotions, etc from Dale's in home store and they admired my craft room.  This is not the first time that Dale's customers have also become my customers, (and vice versa)
I was planning this class prior to the new catalog coming out and I needed to make sure it was all product that was going to be carried over to the NEW Catalog and I also wanted to limit how much product that I used that used the Big Shot because of Stampin' Up! discontinuing this product, and we still do not have a date for when the new cutting system will be released.
What I found: It is VERY hard to plan cards without using the Big Shot and we have such amazing Dies.
I spent some time prepping for the class and what I wanted to share with these new stampers
I've got my catalog all prepped
These are the cards that I decided to feature, wanting to stick with one main stamp set...
I chose to use the stamp set POP OF PETALS and the FOUR-PETAL PUNCH
This first card I would consider to be a beginner card
Colors: Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green with Whisper White
I also used the STITCHED LABELS DIES, STITCHED SHAPES DIES, and the LAYERING OVALS DIES.
The CORRUGATED EMBOSSING FOLDER gives the card some dimension.
The second Stamp Set is called HERE'S A CARD for the Happy Birthday Greeting.
Card # 2 also features the stamp set STITCHED ALL AROUND for the greeting.
I would call this card geared for the Casual Stamper. We added some LINEN THREAD and some more die cut shapes from the STITCHED LABELS DIES as well as some leaves punched from the LEAF PUNCH and some Mint Macron Card Stock. A sweet gold FACETED GEM is in the center of the flower. This time we stacked two flowers together which also adds dimension.
The TUFTED EMBOSSING FOLDER is one of my favorites.
Colors: Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Mint Macron and Shimmery White.
Card #3 I would qualify for and Avid stamper. I added a layer of Mango Medley onto the Coastal
Cabana and then a layer of WATERCOLOR PAPER. We used the AQUAPAINTER and some Coastal Cabana Ink to create a watercolor wash, and we added some PEARL BASIC JEWELS to the centers of the flowers.
We also stamped the leaf image and hand cut them out. An Avid Stamper doesn't mind fussy cutting to give her card dimension!!
Colors: Coastal Cabana, Mango Medley, Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede.
I used the LIGHT MANGO MEDLEY STAMPIN' BLENDS for the centers of the flowers. To step this 3rd card up even more you could add a second layer to your flowers

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A PRIVATE CARD CLASS PLEASE CONTACT ME HERE AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOUR SCHEDULE. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CLASS IN MY HOME OR YOURS.


Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...

Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Rococo Rose
* 1/2" 
* 10 yards 

Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER
Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
christiwaite@gmail.com
Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Have an amazing day!

Christi
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Geared Up Garage

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Lucy's sweet pups are one week old today!

Totally they have gained 1# 4.3 oz. doubling their weight since birth.
We are looking forward to their eyes opening soon.
Right now they don't do much except eat and sleep. Our home is filled with their sweet sounds.

The final card that we made at the June/July Card Club is made using the GEARED UP GARAGE Stamp Set and the GARAGE GEARS DIES.
 The "happy" was cut from Crushed Curry Card Stock and the WELL WRITTEN DIES.
We used the technique from Patty Bennett on how to make the gears look more realistic.
The layout was from Judy
To give the card more dimension we stacked 5 layers of the "happy" with TOMBO LIQUID GLUE, smooshed some VERSAMARK on it, sprinkled with CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER and heat set with the HEAT TOOL.
"Birthday" is from the stamp set WELL SAID.


Have you been on the fence about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
Well, check this out...
Promotion Dates: July 1-July 31, 2019
Sign up/purchase the STARTER KIT for only $99 and get not only $125.00 in product of your choice, you also get an extra $30 over and above for a total of $155.00
PLUS:
You will receive a $10 coupon code to redeem in August
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once, and do not count towards your commisionable amount.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • BE SURE to save your Coupon Code because it cannot be retrieved.
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE:
  • 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit value $22.00
  • $50 value business pack (1 case of catalogs & other items)
  • FREE SHIPPING value $15.50
  • TOTAL: $242.50 value PLUS the $10 voucher to spend in August!
  • You do the math! I believe this is an AMAZING DEAL!
    • BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
    • For every $50 you purchase from July 1-31 you will receive a $5.00 Coupon Code to redeem between August 1-31.
    • There is no limit to how many Coupon Codes that you can earn.
    • This is such a perfect time to purchase all the amazing products from the NEW Annual Catalog AND get rewarded.
    • AND...
Everyone who places an ONLINE ORDER  (minimum $50) during the month of July 2019 you will receive 1 FREE roll of the NEW 2019-2020 In Color Rococo Rose 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
Rococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon is a woven linen craft ribbon with Rococo Rose scalloped edges. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Rococo Rose
* 1/2" 
* 10 yards 

Here is the list to my quick links to contact me or to shop with me
PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN PLACING YOUR ON LINE ORDER
Christi Waite, Christi's Creative Crew
christiwaite@gmail.com
Christicreativecrew.blogspot.com
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/christiwaite/

Thanks so very much for letting me be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Have an amazing day!

Christi


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