Sunday, April 26, 2009

Showcase time!

ChristieCreations will be included in the Children Showcase today! Be sure to shop by and take a look at the 10 new items added to the store this week right in time for Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Introducing Spa Pampering Blooming Bouquets

Ask my friends, I am a spa loving, pampered princess. I want to share this wonderful relaxing luxury with my customers. I am introducing a brand new line of Spa Pampering Blooming Bouquets. All the products are Christie tested and approved.

These unique gifts will give everything a gal needs to do some relax and rejuvenate!

ChristieCreations Spa Pampering Blooming Bouquets will include a combination of the following awesome products:

Bamboo Naturals

Bamboo - Chinese symbol for "Longevity"
  • Used by the Chinese as a medicine to treat infections
  • Over 1,000 species of bamboo
  • Requires no pesticides for cultivation & harvesting
  • Baby soft, durable & naturally anti-microbial
  • Has been used by Asian cultures for 1,000's of years

So versitiles that it is used for food, wine, paper & clothing

  • Bamboo fabric guarantees exceptional moisture absorption (more than cotton) due to it's criss-cross structure which creates microscopic openings in the fibers
  • Bamboo has strength & absorbancy, is soft & silky, is Eco-friendly, and is an anti-bacterial fabric that is easy to wash

All cosmetic and skin-care products are trending into the Eco-friendly, all-natural arena

Use Bamboo daily to gently invigorate the skin & circulation

Cutting edge - "GO GREEN"

Another of my favorite line of products for pampering is:

Earth Therapeutics

These may be two of my MOST favorite products:

Ultra Plush Aloe Moisturizing Socks and Aloe Moisture Ultra Plush Moisturizing GlovesOther items to be feature include:

Soft Hands Gel Gloves

Eye * C * U Eye Care Unit


For the insomniacs:

Dream Zone Pillow Mist

Dream Zone Comfort Cream

Slumber Party Kit

Best Mani/Pedi products:

Portable Pedicure System

Toe seperators

Nail and Foot Brush

Terry Disk Foot Cloth

Fingernail and Toenail Clippers

Tweezers and More

KitchenAid, Betty Crocker, Fiestaware, and more...

ChristieCreations Kitchen Blooming Bouquets feature high quality kitchen linens. The oven mitts, potholders, aprons, placemats, kitchen towels and dishcloths are sold at Macy's, Boscov's, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Kohls and other major department stores.

Custom orders are very popular for Mother's Day. Here is a sample of items you can choose from to be used in your custom Kitchen Blooming Bouquet:

KitchenAid Kitchen Textiles

  • Exclusive Heat Guard provides superior protection
  • Metal hang ring for easy storage
  • Oversized
  • Heavyweight and durable
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine Washable
  • One Year Warranty

Colors available: Black, Beige, Burgandy, Burnt Orange, Red

Betty Crocker Kitchen Textiles

Colors available: Yellow, Aqua, Red, Green, Purple

Bed, Bath and Beyond Exclusive Printed Sets

The absorbent towels are ideal for drying pots and pans and the pot holder will protect hands and kitchen surfaces. 100% cotton. Kitchen towels measure 15" x 25". Pot holder measures 8". Machine wash. Imported.

Jesse Steele Vintage Style Aprons (These aprons are almost too cute to wear!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks away!

Did you know that the first Mother's Day was celebrate in 1907? This year Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 10th.

Mother's Day is a time of celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled "I Love You's." Do you remember making those adorable handmade cards filled with misspellings and unrecognizable drawings? Or perhaps the quaint little projects you made in grade school to honor Mom.

I can still see my own Mother's gleeful face when I handed over my unique, one of a kind gift made with my own two hands. In second grade, it was a magnet with my awkward school photo and my shaky handwritten "Happy Moter's Day!" That magnet proudly hung on our fridge until after I graduated from high school.

Why not bring back that feeling with a handmade gift? Allow me to custom design a beautiful Kitchen Towel or Washcloth/Pamper Blooming Bouquet for your Mom. Each of my bouquets are custom designed and are one of a kind. Just like your gifts of yesteryear.

The bouquets can be made in any theme to match your Mom's kitchen or bathroom decor or perhaps her favorite hobby.

Each of the Blooming Bouquets include a 4x6 Photo card with your personal greeting to your Mom and a list of bouquet items written in beautiful calligraphy. Your purchase can be sent directly to Mom.

So go ahead and surprise Mom with something extra special this year: A Blooming Bouquet. Each gift is made with love as if I were creating it for my own Mother.

Happy Mother's Day!

The bouquet below can be purchased in my etsy shop for $ 29.95.

It was inspired by my own Mother who's favorite color was country blue.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Now offering Traditional Gift Baskets

Recently I was asked by a customer if I make traditional gift baskets. Absolutely! I have been making and selling custom gift baskets for friends and family for nearly 10 years.

Once again, I get to combine my love of shopping and my flare for artistic expression through my one of a kind gifts. My new website: will feature both my Blooming Bouquets and Traditional Gift Baskets.

Here are just a few of my past gift baskets. If you are interested in this type of basket, please email me directly at to place an order. I currently accept paypal and money order.

Local pickup and delivery available for the Greater Pittsburgh area including Beaver County.

Traditional Gift Bouquets themes include but are not limited to:
Gourmet Cooking,
Holiday Decor,
Teacher Appreciation,

Prices start at just $19.95.

Extra Large Baby Shower Gift Basket (front view)

Extra Large Baby Shower Gift Basket (back view)

Custom Hello Kitty Basket for Birthday Girl, Alexa

Welcome Baby Katharine Gift Basket

Pittsburgh Steeler Gift Basket- Extra Large

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Grow with me" Baby

ChristieCreations is committed to offering the most useful Baby Blooming Bouquets. Clients have suggested the need for a "Grow with me" Baby Blooming Bouquet featuring baby clothing in a variety of sizes.

Several "Grow with me" Baby Blooming Bouquets have been added to the etsy boutique!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Grab your umbrellas, it is shower time!

As the saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers...The air is warming up, flowers are blooming, and the sun is finally making its appearance. ChristieCreations is gearing up for the upcoming baby shower and bridal shower season.

Did you know that more newborns arrive during the late summer and early fall months of July, August, and September than during any other time of the year?

Paul Sutton, a demographer for the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, says it makes sense if you think about what happens nine months earlier in most of the country — the weather gets colder and people spend more time indoors with their sweeties. Also, some people plan their baby's birth to coincide with summer vacations, especially teachers and other people who get summers off.

According to, the most popular months for a wedding are, in order, June, September, August, May, October and July.

So with the baby and bridal shower seasons quickly approaching, let's discuss those special options for making YOUR gift stand out from the rest.

Most individuals who receive a Baby Clothing Blooming Bouquet or Kitchen Towel Blooming Bouquet have never seen anything like it!

The majority of the Baby Blooming Bouquets are purchased to serve double duty as a baby shower centerpiece and gift!

Recently the smaller Baby Bib Blooming Bud Bouquet was purchased to be held by a large stuffed animal bear for a Teddy Bear themed baby shower.

Kitchen Towel Blooming Bouquets are ideal for double duty as well. Why not purchase multiple Kitchen Towel or Wash cloth/Spa Blooming Bouquets to be used as centerpieces on the bridal shower tables.

As you play Baby Bingo or other shower game, the winners can select a Blooming Bouquet centerpiece as their prize.

This is a unique twist to the now common "gift basket" centerpiece option. The blooming bouquets are far more beautiful, unique, and affordable. Prices start at just $ 14.95. Who can make a gift basket for $ 14.95?

As always our Blooming Bouquets, can be sent directly to the gift recipient and wrapped in clear cellophane with a bow (at your request and a nominal fee). All orders receive a complimentary custom 4x6 glossy photo gift card with your personal greeting inside and a list of items in the bouquets written in elegant calligraphy. (see previous post for more information)

ChristieCreations LOVES custom orders. We can use items directly off a mother to be or bride to be's gift registry or her style, theme, and color selection can be matched.

A custom order was received for a Baby Clothing Blooming Bouquet for a dolphin themed baby shower. ChristieCreations matched the items to the invitation while adding two dolphin accents to the outside of the bouquet. The client was thrilled.

Let ChristieCreations do all the hard work making the perfect, pretty, yet practical shower gift. We do the work... you get all the oohs and ahhs.

Baby Shower invitation available at:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Custom Photo Greeting Cards

ChristieCreations will now be offered complimentary photo greeting cards with each purchase. The main display photo on etsy will be printed and placed on the front of the custom card. The inside of the card will include a list of items included in bouquet written in calligraphy.

ChristieCreations is aware that our target audience are customers purchasing a gift for a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, thank you or wedding gift. The custom photo card allows the gift recipient to enjoy the beauty of the bouquet long after it was been disassembled to use the items. The card is perfect for keeping in a scrapbook or memory box.

Currently you can choose from the pink card pictured above or a yellow printed framed card.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Boutique Brands to be featured in Blooming Bouquets

We are expanding our line of Baby Blooming Bouquets! Our new Bouquets will feature fantastic boutique brands including Elegant Baby and Piper & Meadow.

After receiving numerous custom requests, ChristieCreations will now sell 100% Organic Cotton Baby Blooming Bouquets. Several new bouquets will include an organic quilt, matching receiving blankets and dust ruffle along with onesies!

Piper & Meadow baby bedding brightens up the nursery with color and whimsy. With delicate, farm-inspired patterns in soft, playful colors and made from 100% organic cotton, Piper & Meadow brings a sweet and sunny touch to baby bedding.

Elegant Baby offers unique and personalized baby gifts, baby blankets, and baby clothes perfect for a baby shower, a new mom, or for the dad to be.

Here are just a few of the items that will be going into the Baby Clothing Blooming Bouquets featuring Elegant Baby products:

I Drool Black and Gold: Pittsburgh Baby Blooming Bouquet

Looking for the ultimate baby gift for that Sports fanatic? Check out the new Pittsburgh Baby Clothing Blooming Bouquet.

"I Drool Black and Gold" Pittsburgh Baby Blooming Bouquet (30 items)

This uni-sex Baby Blooming Bouquet is the perfect gift for the future Pens, Steelers, and Pirates fan!

It includes:


1 Steelers Reversible Blanket
1 Steelers Button down tshirt and diaper cover (0-3 mths)
1 NFL football bottle
1 Terrible Toddler Towel
1 Steelers Bib,
1 Steelers Bodysuit (6-9 mths)
1 Pair of Steelers Booties (6-9 mths)
1 Black and Gold Hair Bow with Steeler button


2 Pens Bibs
1 Pens Short Sleeved tshirt (12 mths)
1 Pens Pair of Pants (12 mths)
1 Pens Pair of Shorts (12 mths)


1 Pirates Bib
1 Pirates Bodysuit (18 mths)
1 Pirates Pair of Booties (18 mths)
3 Pirates Short Sleeved Bodysuit (24 mths)

3 Pairs of Gold Socks (6-18 mths)
1 Pair of White and Gold Socks (0-6 mths)
4 Gold and White Washcloths

1 Pittsburgh Skyline Label Pin
1 Andrea Basket

**** This particular Baby Blooming Bouquet will be auctioned off in Pittsburgh on April 18, 2009 to benefit the Superhero Foundation and Pittsburgh's Parental Stress Center. For more information:****

Similar Pittsburgh Baby Bouquets may be custom ordered. Smaller and Larger sizes available.