Sunday, June 14, 2009

How to throw a fabulous baby shower (Part 5 of 10) Let's talk decorations

Let's talk decorations! I am not a fan of blue and pink paper crepe streamers, boring balloon centerpieces, and those tacky paper cut outs of baby carriages, ducks, and bottles.

Baby Blooming Bouquets actually were born in response to not wanting to use diaper cakes as baby shower centerpieces... again. I will be the first one to admit that I bought a diaper cakes or two. I was a fan. It was trendy, unique, and featured on one of my all time favorite television shows, Sex and the City. But go ahead and google "diaper cake." You are flooded with 863,000 hits for diaper cake. Anyone and everyone can either make a diaper cake (google for instructions) or buy one at a myriad of places. In case you are wondering: there are about 364,000 hits for How to make a diaper cake.

Now that I am done with my rant on diaper cakes, let's move to some excellent baby shower decoration alternatives.
Once again, I turn to my crafty Etsy friends. Here is a small selection of my favorite decoration ideas. No, none of them have been featured on a major television series...yet but you can be the cool one to introduce your friends to the new trend in baby shower decorations!
20"x28" personalized photo poster - baby's growing tree - family tree

Feature ::
-4 horizontal & 4 vertical 3x2 photos frames
-20x28 inch poster (paper size)
-free matt lamination
-poster reusable
-photos can be changed unlimited times

Print fits standard 20x28 ready made frame without matting.

Practicality is key when shopping for baby shower decorations. Instead of wasting you money on paper items that you will simply toss out after the shower, why not purchase items that can be displayed and/or used in the nursery?

Another fabulous baby gift that would double as a decoration are these one of a kind, personalized clocks by 5:00 am Clock Designs: Lori's Useful and Unique Personalized Gifts.
It features a great red barn, and a barnyard complete with smiling cow & horse, family of ducks, and a tractor ready to go, all under a bright sunshine with country accents! Our vibrant graphics are on a WHITE background, and it is EASIER TO SEE both numbers and clock hands on a white background!

As I have mentioned in a previous installment of How to throw a Fabulous Baby Shower, I love using a clothesline as a practical baby shower decoration. Wouldn't this stunning personalized blanket look simply adorable pinned to the middle of a clothesline with darling onesies hanging on either side? The gorgeous matching pillow can be placed on the Mother to be's chair to help support her back during the gift opening portion of her baby shower. Who would not love to step into their baby shower to find this extra surprise?

You can purchase this item on GirlieBirdBoutique on

One handmade applique name pillow with pink chenille front measuring 12x16. The primary fabric is Michael Miller's Carnival Bloom with coordinating fabric for the additional letters. The back is the carnival bloom and it opens to remove the pillow insert for washing. Pink pom pom trim for the trim (pom pom trim is not recommended for children under 3 years of age).

The blanket is also made with pink chenille front and carnival bloom fabric on the back with the pink pom pom trim. This blanket measures approx. 30x34.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Every Blooming Bouquet is one of a kind!

ChristieCreations has been asked numerous times why we "name" each Blooming Bouquet. Unlike similar products each of our Blooming Bouquets are designed to be one of a kind. Each gift is made with as much love and care as if we were giving it to our own friends or family members. The items inside the Blooming Bouquet are carefully selected to coordinate with each other and provide a colorful "blooming" arrangement.

Baby Blooming Bouquets are each born with a name. There are three main sections of Baby Blooming Bouquets:

Baby BOY
Gender NEUTRAL Baby

Within those sections there are speciality Baby Blooming Bouquets including:

Cloth Diaper Baby
Organic Baby
Preemie Baby

Since our bouquets are designed with a myriad of colors, providing a gender specific name for each bouquet allows a customer to quickly distinguish which bouquets are more appropriate for a baby girl, baby boy, or a baby surprise!

Baby Bouquets are regularly named after our past clients precious babies! If you are purchasing a bouquet as a baby shower gift/centerpiece or as a gift to bring to the hospital, please drop us a line and let us know what special name the parents have chosen. We will feature an upcoming bouquet in their honor!
Every baby in the world is born with his or her own special personality and our bouquets are just the same.

Names are used once and then retired.

ChristieCreations realizes that baby names are very important to the parents to be. Baby name preferences vary greatly. Therefore the gift bouquet's baby name is not shared on the custom photo gift card. The only place where the bouquet's name is listed is on the website.

Kitchen and Spa Pampering Blooming Bouquets are named using cute and corny phrases! Just another way to add a little pizazz to our product and give the buyer an idea of the theme of the bouquet items!

A few of our favorites include:

Open up and Say Spaaaah

You had me at Merlot

Espresso Yourself

Something Fishy

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Have an idea for a cute name? Let's hear it!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

YART Sale time! Yard + Art = YART

It is summer and what does that mean? Yard Sales! This was one of my favorite activities to do with my mom. You could always find a bargain! Fast forward twenty years and yes, they have figured out how to have a VIRTUAL online yard sale. On Etsy is is called a Yart sale. What exactly is a “Yart Sale,” you may ask? The term Yart is an artistic spin on the traditional yard sale:

Art + Yard Sale = Yart!

The sale will take place June 10 through June 14, 2009.

If you have never purchased from Etsy before- this is the perfect time to give it a try.

Shops will be offering extra special discounts, free or reduced shipping charges, freebies, and more!

ChristieCreations is participating with a 14 item YART SALE section. All orders over 60.00 will ship for FREE!

Happy Bargain Hunting!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Do you tweet?

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers).

ChristieCreations is now on Twitter! Make sure to follow us for periodic coupon codes. Are you on twitter? Leave your twitter info as a comment and let's us follow you!