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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{Holiday Break}

Our awesome Design Team will be on vacation for the month of December as we wanted to allow them the chance to enjoy this amazing time of year with their family and friends :) You may still see a post here and there from holiday projects. We want to thank our fans, family and friends for the support you give us throughout the year and most importantly, the inspiration to keep doing what we love most! Crafting Family wishes you a very Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year!  

~Christine :)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Introducing the Newest addition to the team!

Good morning to all our crafty friends! Sorry for the lack of posting here on the blog, but we have all been dealing with illnesses and been busy with work and family stuff...but we are getting back on track and working on stuff for the blog, facebook page and store.

But today, we would like to introduce you to Lorena, she is the newest member of our Crafting Family Design Team.


1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why? 
Since I can remember, I started early by always collecting things that reminded me of an event I wanted to remember forever. Like my 8th grade prom invention, all my great achievement diplomas, movie tickets, (which I still do) notes, cards, drawings etc... Back then, I only had these great ideas of what I was going to do with them all! As I grew older I started collecting more and more, then I came to find out about something called "scrapbooking", little did I know that this whole time I was mentally doing scrapbooking in my head!! Lol Now I had the opportunity to put it all on real paper!! And from then on, I became addicted!

 
2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?  
Layouts and shadow boxes!!

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
Flowers! Flowers! Embossing, And 3D Pop Up's

4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ?
Basic grey sticks out, but I'm more into style -- anything vintage, old school, the sophisticated look, I'm in love!


5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
Not really... Besides My scrap girls in Florida I admire dearly!!

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
Nowadays, it seems I'm spending a lot of time online searching for recipes. Since I moved across the country, I happen to be in need of this thing called "cooking"!! :)


7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I've recently moved to Yuma, Arizona a month ago because I was blessed with an amazing career opportunity that I could not turn down. Though I am on my own, in a place I'm not familiar with and have no family or friends here, I am excited to be able to spend more time in my "scrapbooking room" I finally got!!! Therefore, I'm truly happy to join the team as it will hopefully keep me busy...and it's a great excuse to keep shopping!!!

And here is some of her beautiful work.





Lorena doesn't have a blog, so be sure to stop by the Facebook page to welcome her.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Get to know Laura!

Good morning Crafting Family Friends!
Can you believe that it is already October?!?!? In just a couple short months it will be Christmas, OH MY! This year just flew by.

Today we would like to introduce you to, Laura and let you get know a little more about her.



1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
When I was six I started having notebooks with drawings and little notes I used to paste stickers and stamps all over , little images ,and even the Christmas post cards we got at home ,without mentioning agendas where I always paste stickers pics and whatever you can think of ,when my son was born  22 years ago ,I made an album in which I put all the little cards and a sample of every single wrapping paper he was given …and of course the pictures , I think that's how i started scrapbooking but it wasn't till I got my god-sons julian y alexander daniel 8years ago …that I tried to start learning more about it and officially startedscrapbooking since then scrapbooking is my life


2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e.cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?
 Love to make  LAYOUTS and mini album

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
 Flowers,buttons… ribbon, ink

4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny,MME, Pink Paislee) ?
 Well, use a bit of everything, but love Prima Marketing Flowers

5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so,who and why?
Off course!!! :O) first time Patty Tanuz,  love the color that she use in her work, the details that she put in everything ,Leah Fung about the journaling and colors and Irene Tan about flower, color and design.

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
 Love to go to dance !!!! yayyyy :O), stay with my family and the party time!!!

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? 
I´m 44 years old and I have a son, I spend my time among my job as a company´s General Manager , my house, family and the scrapbook,OH!!! I have a Cat.. name Napoleon :O)

Here are a few projects that you will find on Laura's blog HERE.

Doesn't this cake box look good enough to eat?!?


Love this gift bag and matching card. Now who wouldn't want to receive that?


Love how she used the doily as an accent....adorable layout.

Be sure to stop by Laura's blog for more inspiration and don't forget to leave her some love.


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Inspiration Sept.26th - Oct.1st

Happy Sunday fellow crafter's! Here's to another GREAT week.

The Crafting Family design team has created some beautiful work this past week to inspire you.

Our fearless leader, Christine, designed some beautiful baby shower invites for one of her dear friends.

 
Renee made this BEAUTIFUL fall wreath.


Look at this adorable layout, Tiffany created. Isn't her daughter just the cutest?


OMG this Halloween mini album, Heather created is SPOOKILICIOUS!
Be sure to stop by the FACEBOOK page to see more views.


Linda made this gorgeous card. Don't you just love all the dimension.


Laura created this adorable accordian file folder.

For more details on all these beautiful creations stop by the Facebook page.



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Say "Hi" to DT Member Tiffany!

Hello everyone...hope you are all doing well on this fine Monday morning.

We would like to take this moment to introduce you to our Design Team Member and sketch Artist, Tiffany.


1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
I started scrapbooking 11 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. I was having a hard time finding a baby book that sit my style- everything was just too cutesy. That's when a co-worker introduced me to scrapbooking and I created my own baby book!


2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?
I love to create layouts! My goal is to create 200 in 2011, and right now I'm at #140, just 60 left to go!!


3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
My favorite go-to product is my Sharpie marker and my own handwriting. I think it's important to include my own handwriting in every project I do.


4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ?
I love vintage and office-inspired products, so right now may favorite is Pink Paislee combined with yard-sale, flea market and office supply store finds!


5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
I am loving all the talented bloggers out there who continue to inspire me daily with new techniques and designs.


6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
I am an avid reader, so I spend a lot of time curled up in a big comfy chair with a good book!


7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Besides scrapbooking as a personal hobby, it is also my business. I am founder of an organization called "Ready...Set...CROP" and have been running weekend retreats in Massachusetts for 8 years.

Here are a few creations you will find on her blog.

Lovin' the bright and cheerful BG paper and the swirl and doodling.


Don't you just love how she created her butterfly trail?! 


Look at this BEAUTIFUL card...who wouldn't want to receive that in their mailbox.


Be sure to stop by Tiffany's BLOG to see some more of her beautiful work and say hi.


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspiration from the Design Team

Come take a look at what the Crafting Family Design Team has created this week.

Renee made this ADORABLE door hanger.


Don't you just love the way Tiffany used the bingo cards in her layout.


Who wouldn't want to receive this beautiful bday cards by Jewels.


Take a look at this GORGEOUS layout by Heather....lovin' the colors.


Everything about Linda's back to school card is perfect!


And take a look at this beautiful mini album by Laura.

For more views and info on the work done by the DT this week, be sure to stop by our Facebook Page.



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Monday, September 19, 2011

Come Say Hello To Linda!

Happy Monday fellow crafter's and bloggers!
Hope everyone had a happy crafty weekend!

Today we would like to introduce you to Linda, one of our newest Design Team members.


1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
I started scrapbooking in 2007 when I was a stay-at-home mom with my first child and my husband was stationed in South Korea. I started collecting my first child baby pictures and created a super simple mini album. It was so much fun and I got hooked into papercrafting ever since.

2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?
I love creating mini album, but lately I am into making cards too, especially now that Christmas is coming soon.

 
3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
Since I love bold colors, I like to use acrylic paint and ink on my projects. They are super fun and you never know what color combination you may end up with at the end of your project.


4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ?
I love them all!! lol.... I really like Momenta, Pink Paislee, and Unity stamps.

 
5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
I like Donna Downey. She is a fun lady and super creative.

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
Since I am a Nurse Educator, during my spare time, I like to read Nursing Journal to provide current updates for my nurses and patients in term of medications and other new treatments.

 
7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I love to create personal journal. It's not a matter of design, but it is what I feel like creating at that time. I just go with the flow....

Here are a few things you will find on Linda's blog.




Be sure to stop by her blog to see more of her crafty creations.


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Friday, September 16, 2011

September Sketch

Come join the Crafting Family Design Team this month with a wonderful sketch by our very own Tiffany.

Here some inspiration from our very talented Design Team.

Tiffany

Laura

Linda

Christine

Heather

Jewels

Guest Designer - Angela H.



We would love to see your take on the sketch. You can add your link below and also to our Facebook Page.





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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some more inspiration...

From our DT gals, Tiffany and Jewels.

Tiffany created this BEAUTIFUL layout of here gorgeous family.


Don't you just love her design and use of ribbon?!?
For more info on her layout, visit her blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Pattern Paper- Pink Paislee
Journal Block- Fancy Pants
Spiral Punch- Stampin Up
Ink- Ranger
Clips- Jenni Bowlin
Stickers- Cosmo Cricket
Photo Corners- Canson
Ribbon- Michaels, Offray


And take a look at this adorable bookmark Jewels made.


Now who wouldn't want this stashed away in their favorite book?
For more info, visit her blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Cricut™ Cartridge Create A Critter - Owl pg.25 cut @ 2" and flower cut @ 1"
Cricut™ Cartridge Birthday Bash - Scallop pg.43 cut @ 3"
Creative Memories Circle Cutter
Pink Paislee 365° Degrees 6x6 Paper Pad
White Card stock
Ribbon from my stash
Acrylic Jewel
Zig 2 Way Glue
Tombo Mono Adhesive
White Gelly Roll Pen
Foam Adhesive Squares

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the reveal of our September sketch.

Until then...

Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boys of Summer

Renee always has the cutest layouts to share with us.
Take a look at this recent layout of her sweet boys.


Supplies Used:
crate paper
thickers
crate paper die cuts

Be sure to stop by our Facebook Page to see more of Renee's beautiful work.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Come get to know Heather...

Good Morning to all our Crafting Family friends!
We hope all of you had a wonderful crafty weekend.

Throughout the next few weeks we will be highlighting each of our Team members so we can all get to know them a little better.

Today we are peeking into DT member, Heather's crafty world.


1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
I started when I was in 6th grade just putting pictures in books! lol... I started because I moved 2 states away from my friends and I wanted to have scrapbooks with all our pictures in them... But I really started getting into it when we had our daughter a little over 2 years ago. :)


2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ? 
I'm really big on layouts, but I also like making mini albums and cards.... Just recently I have been making cards :)


3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
I LOVE Lindy's Stamp Gang products and I am Roses flowers!!!


4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ?
I don't really have one.... I like to try all different brands!


5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
Well I have a couple.... lol... Marion Smith, bc she is so awesome! She has young children like myself and she does tutorials on ustream and youtube. Then there is my friend Nancy, I met her on youtube and she is a very talented lady and also does tutorials on youtube and she is so good :)  Then of course there is Tim Holtz! Ahhhhh nothing more to say about that! ;)


6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
Taking care of my daughter and I enjoy reading as well... I also LOVE watching movies!


7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I was a cheerleader and dancer for 9 years... And my husband is in the United States Marine Corps. We have been together since I was in 8th grade! :)

Here are some crafty projects you'll find on Heather's blog:

I LOVE this easel card that Heather made as one of her CF DT projects.


Oh My! This altered cigar box ix GORGEOUS!


Be sure to stop by her blog HERE and say hello.