Monday, November 30, 2009

Froggy Good Times

I have been working on lots and lots of custom requests lately, and they are just so much fun! Some of my favorites are frogs, frogs, and more frogs! :)

Here are a few darling Birthday Cards!

Makes me excited to see the movie The Princess and the Frog with my little cousin.



Friday, November 27, 2009


I am so thankful for everyone who reads my blog, and entertains the idea of buying from me. My little business is prospering, and it is all of you who get the credit for that.


To celebrate all of your continued support Christina Studio Designs is offering a sale on all her current etsy items (YAHOO), and I'm not the only one. You will see countless people selling away with lots and lots of sales!

I am involved in the EtsyBloggers Team on etsy. Here is the link to all the participating shops offering wonderful sales! You should certainly check it out!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Handmade Craft Show

Check out my newest feature on the handmade craft show!




and don't forget about my current giveaway here!

Monday, November 23, 2009


In honor of my brand new Mac Computer, I am having a GIVEAWAY!

The first THREE (that's right, I said THREE) people to ... (HOW EXCITING!)

1. Become a Public Follower of my blog or tell me you are already a follower


2. leave a comment on THIS post with a different "apple" saying, and their email address will WIN a set 3 of these darling "Apple of My Eye" Cards with perfectly fitted white envelopes.

           Outside                             Inside            

I know ... could this get any better, or easier, or cuter, or funnnnnerrrr (I know it're more fun, but roll with me okay ... wink wink)???

(Contest Ends on November 27th or when 3 people have responded, whichever is soonest.)

On you Mark!








Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Blessing Beyond Words

I am writing my very first post on a brand new amazing macbook pro computer. I have experienced the amazing love of God today far beyond how my words can even describe it.

As many of you awesome readers know, I have been struggling with getting a new computer for awhile ... my old computer has had multiple issues, and been very unreliable lately. Some days it would take hours and hours to even turn on.

This morning my hubs got a message to meet up are associate pastor after services. We were both wondering what in the world he could want, we didn't think we had done anything bad ... ;)

He took us to his office, handed my Hubs and I a package, and then said this was handed to me and I was suppose to pass it along to you as a blessing. Have a seat, and spend all the time you need. Hubs and I looked at each other ... really, for us? My goodness.

We sat down, and opened this sweet note (paraphrase) :

Dear Christina:

We heard from a friend of a friend you needed a computer, and we felt called to bless you with it. Think of it as an early Christmas present.

Use your talents to bless others.

WOW! God is so good!

Philippians 4:19 -- God shall supply all my needs according to His riches and glory

Here are a few photos. :)

Luke 11:9-10 --
 "So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."

Spend some time thanking the Lord today, for He is good!




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Birthday Boy!

Today is my husbands birthday! It is hard to believe it is that time again so soon! I can tell we have entered adulthood because birthdays are "just another day." :)

Waiting for him when he got home was this sweet little banner I made. It showcased his favorite color, blue, and was definetely happy welcome!

It doesn't look as nice in this picture as it did when I first put it up. :) This is also from my phone, so the quality is crummy. I will try and take nice pictures tomorrow. LOL

I also made him this lovely birthday card, and yummy chocolate covered pretzels. :)

Isn't this card just awesome? Hubs really liked it! I think it would be just perfect for the majority of men. Need a personalized card? I'm your lady, just leave a comment. :)

We went to dinner at lovely friends house tonight. They made Hubs his favorite ALL-TIME meal, although I think food in general is good to him. :) T-bone steaks, baked potatoes, and fresh veggies. He ate his whole entire steak, and most of mine. It really was delicious. Thank you Brown's. :)



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EtsyBlogger Carnival Post

I love the Holidays!!! There are so many lovely things that happen after Halloween, and before the new year. Lots and yummy cooking, family togetherness, and the reason for the season.

My favorite time is when the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime begin to feature their Holiday movies. My sweet Hubs can get annoyed with my continuous DVR recording of whatever movie is being shown. He often cannot help but to laugh at all the movies I record. I just can't seem to help it, they all get me in Christmas Mood. :)

What is your favorite holiday movie or special? Why?


Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Fab Miss B

Check out TWO lovely shops from Becky featured as this months Featured Etsy Blogger!

The Fab Miss B -- The Fab Miss B is a one woman extravaganza dedicated to finding unique handmade and vintage things for you and your home. Come in and Find one of a kind.

A few of my favorite from the above shop:


Becky Kazana -- I've always loved to paint, draw and make things with my hands. My art is inspired by travel and adventure, fairy tales, Roald Dahl books, every color on earth, Christian Dior, street fashion, humor, old timey music and Marilyn Monroe. I have lots of fun making pipe cleaner ornaments, illustrations, greeting cards and banners every single day.

A few of my favorite from the above shop:

Also, check out Becky's blog full of wonderful information!



Thursday, November 12, 2009


It is such an honor to be put into a treasury on etsy. This is my second time, and each experience is a little different, but equally as exciting!

Summeresque, and her shop Simply Summeresque, is who highlighted me this time, and what a treat! She decided to post my SUPER CUTE "You are So Tweet" notecard set. Definetly have a look at Summeresque's lovely homemade items! I am IN LOVE with these earrings she makes just to show you a sample!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Three R's

Reduce Reuse Recycle

I got an awesome custom order from Australia this week, and have really enjoyed creating her notecards! I wanted to find a way to wrap her card orders so she has a wonderful present inside her package.

I have really been working hard at becoming environmentally friendly with all my packaging. It is important for all of us to do our part, in keeping our environments clean and healthy.

My newest trick is using paper bags as my wrapping. What an easy trick, and it really does look lovely.

Would you enjoy opening up this package???

Here is an easy tutorial to follow for your own shop.

1. gather tape, scissors, and a old brown paper bag

2. Cut the bag to size to wrap your item

3. Wrap your items just like a Christmas present

4. Make a special Note just for the buyer, something they will appreciate.
(Mine is a sweet little tag made from recycled paper)

5. Go "hunting" through your apartment for recycled ribbon, yarn, lace, etc. to tie your package.
(I use yarn)

6. Tie the package with the item you found and add your "note-to-buyer"

It really is just that easy. As shop owners, we all should be considerate of the items we use to wrap our projects. I hope this tutorial gave you a new idea!


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