Friday, April 1

Paying it forward, the old fashioned way.

I remember being a Freshman in college, far from home and all things familiar. I would often go to my mailbox, hoping desperately for some indication that someone was thinking of me. Of course, most of the time, I left with bills and junk mail, but on those occasions when I pulled out a card, it was like I had found a treasure! And my heart practically glowed for the rest of the day. I loved the envelope and the card of course, but nothing matched what was inside-- and it wasn't money! The words penned in familiar handwriting brought home to me. Have you ever felt that way? Like someone just reached out and touched your heart. I don't know exactly why, but a card seems so much more personal than an email. And in my opinion, e-cards are just tacky! I love to write a note in a card and send it off, knowing that I just made that someone's day! Especially when they don't expect it! Just an out of the blue thinking of you. I would like to challenge you, dear reader. Find a card (you're at the right place) that you would like to send. It's an old fashioned pay it forward!

Wednesday, March 30

Do you have a business?

Hello my dear friends, I am looking for businesses to host my giveaways as well as offer giveaways on my page. This should help you find great deals, and maybe even help more people find and enjoy Creative Moments. If you do not own a business, you are perched in the perfect position to gather great deals from a variety of businesses, and helps you learn more about small businesses that are out there. If you have a business, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to get some extra advertizing! For information about participating in an upcoming giveaway, please email me at My goal is to schedule one giveaway each month. Meanwhile, enjoy the new cards that pop up! Rachel Balint

Monday, February 7

February! The month of love!

Hello my visitors! Love is in the air! Still! You alll must have had some amazing Valentine's Days. Let me know about them! Post pictures, share stories or favorite memories! I love new customers! Each new customer who places an order within the month of February gets a free card of their choice with their order! Next month we honor customers who have ordered in the past. So . . . If you're a new customer in February, you have quite the opportunity here! (:

Wednesday, January 12

January giveaway winner!!!

congrats to Ron n Sandy Carlson! The number was 176, and their guess of 111 on Facebook won a free card! For the rest of you, as a thank you for playing, I am offering a dollar off the card you bid on if you order by Friday, January 21st. :)

Friday, January 7

January giveaway!

January giveaway!!!! Ok, so I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1,000. The person who guesses the closest wins a card! You must place your guess AND your card selection either on this page, on my Creative Moments Facebook page, or email me at Each person may guess up to three times, but only once per page: blog, email, or Facebook. Ends January 12th at 5 pm CST. What's your guess?

Wednesday, October 20

Why Creative Moments?

As the idea of selling cards initially formed in my mind, I kept asking myself why someone would order my cards when they could go across the street and buy a card on demand at the local drug store. Mine do have the home-made advantage, but is that really enough? I determined to add an incentive to buy my cards. I offer something that the store across the street simply cannot offer. You can personalize the cards you buy! If your boy is graduating, and you think my dreamy birthday card would work, if only it were blue instead of purple, just let me know, and it's done! I can even change the wording! You can tweak my cards however you would like at no extra cost! My only request is an extra week. I may need to brainstorm or buy more supplies for your card. So, as you look at my cards, feel free to email me about changes you would like. Send your requests to: I look forward to making something specifically for you! :o)

Tuesday, October 12

The wonderful season of Autumn!

Hello all! I sincerely hope you are in a place where you can watch the leaves change, feel the crisp fall breeze, and the chill in the air. Unfortunately, I don't, so I have taken to making my home the essence of fall! I have pumpkin spice candles lit often, and a red/orange theme in my kitchen. With my next check, I plan to invest in some fall decorations to invite the essence of fall into my humble abode. I dream of autumn colored garlands gracing the tops of the walls, pumpkins set in corners or as centerpieces, and a few carefully selected decorations to keep watch on the windowsill. I think I am falling in love with Fall! As I walked through the craft stores, some decorative little items jumped out of me, and soon several little cards arranged themselves in my mind. You can find them in the "monthly" section. And then let's all bask in the essence of Autumn!

Monday, August 9

Fall special!

It's time to stock up! Now through November 1st, buy 5 cards for $10! Be on the lookout for new Christmas or Thanksgiving cards! Happy browsing!

Wednesday, June 9

Come and get it!!!

Ok, so after hours of trying to figure out how to have people pay, I stumbled across the possibility of adding a button! And voila! Buttons are added! The best way for you to purchase a card would be for you to go through paypal. However, feel free to email me at if you would like to propose a check. I will probably only accept checks from friends and family, but feel free to present your case! Now that the site is up, go shop! And please let me know if there is a card you would like to see! Thanks all!

Tuesday, May 18

Baby Steps

Creative Moments is the birth of a dream I conceived years ago. Now, my dream is coming true! ... slowly. This, as with any birth, is the result of a painful journey. A chronic illness has stripped me of my ability to work. But, it has not stripped me of my ability to live! In fact, were it not for my chronic illness, I would not have the time to commit to such a venture. However, because of my chronic illness, Creative Moments is stepping forward with little, tiny baby steps. Such a slow progression may seem like a disappointment to you. But you can use it to your advantage, and I'll tell you how. Right now, I am very slowly getting the "next" card prepared. Are you looking for a card that's not there? Tell me! Yours can be the next card! You can even personalize it! If your little sister's favorite colors are pink and purple, and she really likes fairy tales, I can make a pink and purple fairy tale card just for her! This is not a "One card fits all" business! Peruse, enjoy, and maybe even request. The options are limitless! Make sure you check out our Facebook page! Just type "Creative Moments" in the search box! If you can't find it there, let me know, and I can send you an invite. Happy perusing! Creative Moments