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Friday, December 7, 2012

Life the life you want

Hi Everyone,
It's Jessie. :) I just wanted to pop in and share a card with you.



The background papers are from My Minds Eye, and I cut them into strips lightly adhered them and then sewed around the edges, The flowers I actually picked up at the bridal consignment shop and they matched my papers perfectly. The little girl is a digital stamp from Cheryl Seslar Designs, here is a link to her. She was a freebie. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs, Positive thoughts set.
 
I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season.






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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

~ October Sketch Challenge Winner ~

Hi Everyone!

Pardon the delay in announcing the winner of the October sketch challenge - now that the commotion from the election is finally over and I've semi caught up on filling orders at Scrapbook Deals, I can now get to posting the winner! Woohoooo!

Congrats to Wendi from Scrappy Day in Paradise Blog!



And our runner up (and two time champion) Ross Plata from Mis Creaciones Blog, is invited to be a guest designer for us on our first sketch challenge next year when our DT resumes regular posting after the holidays!

Here's the sketch that Ross made this for the challenge:



As you can see, there is some amazing talent out there, and we thank you for your support and for playing along in our challenges!

So here is our farewell before our holiday break for the rest of November and December, and our DT will be back mid January to once again give us daily inspiration in our crafty, happy lives!

We wish you all a very Happy Holidays, Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

'Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ Crafting Family!

P.s. the shopping never stops...make sure to join Scrapbook Deals Facebook group where Crafting Family and our DT sell our scrappy goodies! 
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Queen isn't afraid to Fail by Jessie


Happy Halloween Everyone!  It's Jessie and I have a royal card for you today.



So I made this using the Wishful Thinking Collection by Fancy Pants Designs.  the papers I used are Pretty Plaid, My Party and Sprinkles.
This is the last offical post of the Design Team Term but I will still be posting periodically over the holiday season.

Have a safe night!  Don't forget you only have a few hours left to enter in the sketch challenge.
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Remember this Moment

Hello and happy Halloween everyone!! It's Tiffany here with your daily dose of Crafting Family inspiration. Today I have a layout featuring my son and his best friend at their winter concert last year- so glad to get a pic of them after the show, the one time of the year my son is "dressed up"!!
 

Supplies: Cardstock- DCWV, Pattern Paper- Crate Paper, Ric Rac- Fancy Pants, Sticker- Echo Park, Ink, Stamp and Buttons- Stampin Up, Twine- Doodlebug


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Declaration by Pink Paislee on a layout.

This will be my last post of the year for Crafting Family as we're breaking for the holidays. I'm sharing a layout using Pink Paislee's Declaration line.
I had shared another layout last month using this collection & talked about how I was at first nervous since it is definitely a themed collection. I tend to shy away from themed items; however, as you can see by both layouts, you can make it work for you!

For more details about this sweet boy in the photo & anything else you may want to know, visit my blog. Happy (early) holidays & we'll see you next year!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jessie's DT Post


Hi Everyone,
Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup. If you are anything like me you have a HUGE bin/pile/bag of scraps that you can't throw away cause you know you are going to use them :)  I cut my scraps at 1/2 wide and then they vary from 2.5-4.5 inches to make the lattice portion.  I just kinda played with them until I liked how it looked and then glued it down. I added some eye-lets, embroidery floss and a sentiment.  Quick and easy card. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany

Hello Crafting Family! It's DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post. My fun little tip on this layout is to make the most of your double sided pattern papers. I trimmed my paper to 11x9 and then trimmed that to two 9x3 pieces and a 9x5. I then adhered them to the layout, flipping my 9x5 piece over to reveal the reverse side of the paper. =) Tiffany
 

Supplies: Pattern Paper- Studio Calico, Title-My Minds Eye, Felt- Close to My Heart, Twine- The Twinery, Cardstock- DCWV

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Taking a Look Back...

Hello Crafting Family Friends. I'm Kimberly Fordyce and it's my day to share with you here. I thought it might be fun to take a look back @ this little owl tag I made back in June. Seeing this tag and the colors I think of fall. This is a six inch tag and I just Love it!

To make my tag I used my Creative Memories circle cutter and cut out 10 little circles that I layered on an owl body that I cut out using the Cricut cart. Hoot 'n' Holler. I traced out the wings on a scrap piece of brown card-stock and cut it out and layered it on top. My wiggle eyes sit on top of two circles that I didn't cut all the way through so they would be connected in the center.To give my little owl a little dimension I inked the edges.

Recipe-
Cricut lite Cartridge- Hoot 'n' Holler
Cricut Cartridge- George & Basic Shapes
Paper- American Crafts "Letterbox Many Thanks"
-My Mind's Eye "Hip & Luxurious Basics" Lush
-My Mind's Eye " Good Day Sunshine"
-Pebbles "Happy go Lucky"
scraps
Creative Memories Circle cutter
wiggle eyes
Ink- Studio G
Scrap- ribbon

I also would like to let you know about the sketch challenge going on here @ the Crafting Family. We have a great sketch from Page Maps we are using. Please check it out it will be the last challenge for the year! 
So glad you dropped by :)
~Kim

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christmas layout featuring The Paper Company

We're winding down our term here at Crafting Family! About to take a break for the holidays. & speaking of the holidays, I'm sharing a Christmas layout. All the papers are from The Paper Company.
For more details about my layout, visit my blog.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Altered Pencil Cup from Jessie

Happy Wednesday, Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup.  I love to alter items, lately I find myself doing it a lot. I picked up this silver pencil cup at Goodwill for $.49.  I used some Fancy Pancy Designs Paper from the Little Sprouts Collection.  I used the front and back of 2  sheets one was Baby's breath and I threw out the other one before I wrote down the name :(  Anyway I added some ribbon and that was it. A super cute holder for me to keep stuff in.



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany- Make Everyday Beautiful

Hello everyone, DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post:



Supplies used: Pattern Paper- Studio Calico, Cardstock, Ink, and Stamp- Stampin Up, Punch- EK Success, Brads- Making Memories.

Don't forget to check out our October Sketch Challenge  and enter our fan sketch contest! For more info on my layout, and to find out about my 20 MINUTES OR LESS challenge I have going on, please visit my blog, Breakfast at Tiffanys! =) Tiffany

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Monday, October 15, 2012

~ October 2012 Sketch Challenge ~

Hi Everyone! Christine here to share with you our last sketch challenge of the year before our Design Team's holiday break - but we will be back mid January with awesome daily projects and fun monthly sketch challenges! And I'm super excited for this blog post because not only are some of the layouts our DT girls did just cute and fabulous, but I too was finally able to play along this month in the challenge and best yet...got to use some of the new TPC Studios paper that we've been selling out of like crazy over at Scrapbook Deals (Facebook Group)! This week was not as hectic as most with the store side of Crafting Family so I was able to pry away long enough to finish the layout at Croppin Time FL's crop yesterday :).

The feature sketch we did a take on this month was from Page Maps:


I absolutely LOVE the layouts our designers did from this sketch:

DT: KIMBERLY FORDYCE


Supplies used:
Echo Park Little Boy, DCWV & Scraps, EK Punch, String-???, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Recollections- Stitch impression, Shoe- I traced a die cut?, Letter Stickers- making Memories, Little Shoe Stickers- Mrs. Grossman's, Misc.- Buttons, Foam Tap


DT: TIFFANY CALL


Supplies used: Cardstock- DCWV, Pattern Paper- My Minds Eye Lush Collection, Buttons and Ribbon- Michaels, Stickers- American Crafts, Other- Cupcake Liner

DT: JESSIE SUGARLIPS



Supplies used: 
Doodlebug Designs - Hello Spring



DT:JEWELS






Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye Good Day Sunshine Collection – Head in the Clouds, Pristine Plaid Paper & Up Town Paper; White Cardstock by Colorbok; Blue Cardstock by DCWV; Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash pg.38 cut @ 2”, pg.43 cut @ 2.5” & 2.75”; Cricut Cartridge Lacy Labels cut @ 2.5”; Cricut Cartridge Rock Princess pg.41 cut @ 1” and pg.44 cut @ 1.5” & 2”; Maya Road Twine in Slushie Blue; Buttons from stash; Pink Paislee Cardstock Alphabets in Pear; White Gelly Roll Pen;
Sharpie in Orange; ATG Gun; Glue Dots; Making Memories foam squares; Making Memories ink in gold




DT: LAURA CARAZO





Supplies used:
Cardstock : American Crafts; Patterned paper – MME Lush; CAMEO: shapes; buttons, Stickers : We R Memory Keepers; Stamps : OTC; Ink: Colorbox


DT: ASHLEY


Supplies used: for a list of Ashley's supplies, visit her blog at Marklandandmain.blogpost.com



Owner & DT: CHRISTINE CASTILLO

Supplies used: TPC Studios pattered paper; DCWV & The Paper Company "Espresso" & "Yellow Color Connect" cardstock; charms; Making Memories brads and snaps; Basic Grey ribbon & misc. ric rac; ATG gun adhesive & Forever in Time foam square adhesive; misc. bottle cap; Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder; Sizzix Big Shot Embossing machine; Colorbox ink; DMC Floss; WeRMemory Keepers Crop a Dile tool for adhering snaps & piercing holes; American Crafts rubons; Marvy Uchida brown marker & Sakura white gel pen; Maya Road twine; EK Success punch; and Close to My Heart paper distresser.



FAN SKETCH CONTEST 
And for our fans....the fun part ---- the prize for the first place winner of the sketch challenge contest! This cute Halloween chipboard album kit! 


Our fans can enter the contest by submitting their take of the sketch featured in this blog post by October 31, 2012 @ midnight (eastern time) and our design team will pick a winner  by Sunday November 4, 2012.  

Time to get crafty! 

'Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ Crafting Family :)  
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Friday, October 12, 2012

TGIF!

TGIF Crafting Family Friends!
 I am soooo HAPPY that it is finally Friday, it has been a long week and I am so looking forward to the weekend.
 
I am here today to share a card that I made for a local carpet supply store that donated some material to my daughter's Brownie Troop so that they could make their sit upons. For those of you that don't know what a sit upon is, it is a little padded seat that they can sit upon at girl scout meetings and events or even to go camping. Think cushion that you take with you to a sporting event. They got to pick out their own fleece fabric and are putting them together today at their meeting.
I'll update this post with a pic of mine and my daughter's completed sit upon. =)
 
 
Supplies Used:
Card base 5x7
Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash pg. 59 cut @ 1”, pg.38 cut @ 2 ¾”, pg.43 cut @ 3”
White Cardstock by Colorbok
DCWV 8x8 Citrus Stack & Citrus Cardstock Stack
Prima flowers
Making Memories Gems in Red
ATG Gun
Glue Dots
Making Memories foam squares
Zig 2 way Glue Pen
Misc. Stamp & Ink
Mojo Monday Sketch #262

 
Be sure to check back daily for inspiration from our wonderful and talented design team members.
 
Until Next Time...
Big Crafty Hugs!
Jewels
 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Altered Journal Day from Jessie


Hi Everyone,
Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup. I have a cute altered journal for you today.
I found it on clearance at Michaels for $.25 and just recovered it and turned it into this :)


I used the Little Sprout Collection by Fancy Pants Designs. The stripe and pink and blue polka dots are called Pampered. The red swirl and pink and green dots are on the Babysbreath paper.
 I these all go together pefectly. I used some paper flowers, a brown gel pen, and pink liquid pearls. Then I just got out my ribbon stash.  I love how easily went together, and made a great little journal.  I just have to decide what to do with it.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany- Boy's Best Friend

Hello everyone, DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post. I have a sweet layout to share with you today featuring my son and our dog:


Supplies used: Pattern Paper- My Minds Eye and Studio Calico, Ink and Cardstock- Stampin Up, Punches- EK Success, Stickers- Jillibean Soup and Creative Memories. =) Tiffany

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Honk Honk...

Hello It's Monday and that means it's my day to share with you here @ the Crafting Family. I'm DT Kimberly Fordyce and I have a page of my grandson I created using the Echo Park Little Boys pack.


Recipe-
Paper Echo Park - Little Boys, DCWV & Scraps
Cricut Cartridge- George & Basic Shapes
Buttons- Misc

Thanks for stopping by:)
DT Kimberly Fordyce


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Sunday, October 7, 2012

trick or treat!

Am I a little early? Well, I found this photo of me & my brother from years ago & couldn't resist scrapping it.

I actually used some paper from Pink Paislee Nantucket - the B side of the patterned paper Jumbo Shrimp. You can view it on the Pink Paislee website here. My background paper is this misted with Maya Road carnation pink mist (which looks red in the bottle - my bad!). Then I layered on top of it with another sheet of the same but not misted.

I'm getting a ton of use of that Nantucket line - you don't have to use it for just beachy/summer photos! Christine is selling on the Facebook group Scrapbook Deals - ask her if she can get you some!
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Inspiration...

Good morning and Happy Saturday.
DT Laura made this ADORABLE layout to share with you all today.
 

 
Supplies Used:
Shapes : CAMEO
 Punches : Marta Stewart
 cardstock american crafth
 Patterned cardstock K&Company
 buttons, stones,brads glitter, ribbon
 

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday with DT Jewels

Hola Crafting Family Peeps and HAPPY FRIDAY!
DT Jewels here with your Friday Inspiration.
Today I am sharing an invite I made for my cousins baby shower/Halloween party. It's a pretty simple invite which didn't take long to put together.
 

Supplies Used:
 Black Cardstock by Colorbok
 Orange & Purple Cardstock by Recollections
 Vellum
 Cricut Cartridge Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake pg. 84 (phrase) Fit To Page
 Cricut Cartridge October 31st cut @ 1.5"
 Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings pg.48 cut @ 1"
 
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend.
 
Until next time...
Big Crafty Hugs!
Jewels
 

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

~September Sketch Challenge Winners~

Hi Everyone!  Christine here to announce the winners of the September Sketch Challenge entries from our fans!  Here is the sketch they had to work with from PageMaps:




In first place we have Ross from Mis Creaciones blog -



and Ross' prize is: 





Our second place winner is Andrea from Scraperie blog:




Andrea's prize is:




Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge! To claim your prize, please send us an email with your mailing address to: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com.

And a double congrats to Ross who is now a SECOND time winner of our sketch challenges! 

I hope everyone is getting crafty this week...especially with Halloween fast approaching, I'm sure lots of you have tons of cute ideas for your seasonal stash. 

And finally, this is month is our last month for Design Team terms and sketch challenges as Crafting Family & the Design Team takes a holiday break from November 4, 2012 through January 13, 2012 to spend time with our families and make those extra special handmade gifts for our loved ones. :) 

Depending on how many DT members come back on for the first term next year, we may have some open slots to fill for the DT, and if so, we will begin Design Team calls right after the New Year. 

Remember that our store has now moved to the Facebook Group: Scrapbook Deals which now has over 1800 members - and might I say super addicting!  It's a closed group that requires either an invite or approval, so feel free to leave a message on this blog or send us an email at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com - OR - you can visit our Facebook Fan Page: CraftingFamily.com  - and let us know you would like an invite to the Scrapbook Deals group.

Thanks again to all of our fans and customers for being so awesome to us and making this a fun place!  

'Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ Crafting Family :)
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