About Cristi's Creations

I am a thirtysomething wife and work at home mom of an enthusiastic, wonderful two year old son and a beautiful baby boy. You could also say I'm a bit of a "creative junkie." My biggest creative outlet is that of photographer. However, I am also a blog nut. After months of searching the web, trying to find cute and unique blog backgrounds (and ones that wouldn't erase any of my sidebar elements), I finally figured out how to create them myself. I wanted to "share the love." So, during the Christmas season, I decided to make this little website so that my friends and family could also use the backgrounds that I had made. It's sort of just spread from there. I love doing it! (It's always nice to have another creative outlet and way to give service.) It's totally free - no strings attached. Seriously! If you do decide to use any of them, I'd love for you to comment about what you think! (Commenting helps me know what the general public prefers and which directions to take my future creations.) Thanks! Loves! Cristi :)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'mmmmm baaaaack!

Hello blogging world! It's me. Yes, ME. Cristi. THE Cristi of Cristi's Creations. It seems as though I have taken a bit of a leave of absence, doesn't it? Um, yeah ... that wasn't really planned. It's called life. It has happened. And happened. AND HAPPENED! I can't believe it's been OVER A YEAR since I've created any blog backgrounds or posted anything here (at all) for that matter! I just had a baby, so life is definitely not slowing down any. :) But I am going to try and keep up with this site. I really enjoy creating free blog backgrounds. Let's just see if I can remember how to do it. Ha! :) I'll also post other creative outlets of mine here. I appreciate those who have kept up with the site, even in my absence. You are GREAT fans! :)

And ... I think it was a year and a half ago that I promised "getting around to" those wider background templates. So let me work on that! :)

In the meantime, feel free to browse the site and continue to use all the free backgrounds your little heart desires! :)

Lots of love,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Help Me Decide!

Which of the following collages should I use as my profile picture in my Facebook fan group?

Option A:

or ...

Option B:

Which do you prefer? To see my Facebook site, click HERE

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wider Templates Coming Soon!

I have had so (SO!) many requests for wider blog templates. It's one of those things that I've been "meaning to get around to" for months. My excuse has been that I like to "test run" each of my backgrounds on my own personal blog before I post them here. And my blog is normal width. But I will figure out how to make the wider backgrounds and be posting those soon. Promise! If I don't get to it in a month or so, bug me. Nag. Whatever it takes. :)

Oh, Say Can you See

Here are those festive 4th of July backgrounds that were promised earlier! There may be more coming in the following weeks too. Just depends on the amount of time that I have. I can not BELIEVE that it's almost July! WOW! Hope you enjoy!










Figuring it Out ...

... okay, so I just went into the "new post" link in the top right and then clicked on the "design" tab in the top left and from there it took me to the good ol' trusty page I'm familiar with and used to. Phew! Now I'll have to update my instructions, though. Anyway ... will get to work posting the new bg's now! :)

Ack! Blogger has changed!

Yikes! I just created some new blog backgrounds, but I went in to try and change mine on my personal blog and all of the blogger controls and settings are different! I have NO idea how to change it now! Hmph. Guess I'll have to figure it out and then update all my instructions!

Sorry - was going to post the new backgrounds tonight, (there are some really cute 4th of July bg's I created!) but have to get this figured out first. Dang technology - just keeps changing on me. I'm getting too old for this :)

Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We have a WINNER!!

Hiya, all!

After a much anticipated wait, we have a WINNER of the blog contest/drawing/giveaway!

I took the number of comments and put them into a random number generator.

and ...

...the lucky winner ...

... is commenter #20!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog!!

Congratulations, Rebecca!!

I must say a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who participated in this giveaway. I have had so much support in making my creations and keeping up with my blog. Now that the giveaway is over, I can get back to making and posting some new blogger backgrounds. I think my next ones will be 4th of July themed.

Rebecca - contact me at cristisblogcreations@gmail.com with your mailing address and which item you'd like from my Etsy shop.

Thanks again, everyone!

Cristi :)

And ... it's closed!

Alright, everyone! The contest entries are officially closed now. THANK YOU so much to all who participated!! I will work on the drawing and have the WINNER posted within the next HOUR ... so stay tuned :)


WOW!! I am amazed! My giveaway has finally reached 100 comments! Thank you SO much, everyone!! I will extend the entries until 5:00 pm today (Mountain Time). Until then, you can still continue to enter by clicking HERE and leaving a comment. I will announce the winner of the drawing later tonight so STAY TUNED! :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010



Sometime today, my blog reached 50,000 hits on the site meter counter!

THANK YOU, all, for being supportive and for enjoying my creations!! :)

To celebrate, I'm going to give away one item from my Etsy shop! If I get 100 comments on this post, I'll do a random drawing and the winner can choose any item that they like!

Sound fun? Ready, set, comment!!

(And truly, thanks again - MAHALO - for all the love!!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fruity Pebbles

It's about time for some new free blog backgrounds, right? :)

A couple of weeks back, I had a request for some more springy/summer, bright, cheerful designs. Here's what I came up with today.

I'm loving the sunshine! Hope you are too!







Welcome to the Country!





Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I know this isn't a "creative" post. But I wanted to pay tribute to my amazing mother today. Here's one of my favorite pictures of all time - taken in 1980. I love you, momma!

And HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you beautiful, amazing and creative women out there!! Hope your day is fabulous. (This is my first Mother's Day as a mother, so it's an extra special one for me!)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Zebra By Request

You asked, I listened! I've had a few requests for more colored-zebra backgrounds. People have asked me for black, white and turquoise. So here you go! :)

You can find the original colors HERE




Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Hair Clips

NEW! Just in time for Spring and Summer! I'm expanding my Etsy shop to include items made from other recycled items - curtains, shirts, skirts, etc. They're fun, light weight, and just right for the season!! And still keeping with my theme of using only recycled materials.

Here are some of the newest hair clips.

( And you can see more by visiting my shop at:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Owl Always Love Spring!

Here are some new spring backgrounds inspired by Summer at Summertime Design's new kit "OWL Always Love Spring"










Friday, April 9, 2010

Backgrounds for Spring!

I don't know about you, but I am SO excited to FINALLY see some SPRING weather!! I can't wait for the blossoms to come out and all the grass to turn green! I love me some spring colors!

Here are a few new backgrounds to commemorate :)







Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just 'Cause

Every time a holiday ends, I feel the urge to get some new, fresh backgrounds posted on here. So, here you go ... "just because."