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Friday, June 29, 2012

~Thurs/Fri. Combo~

So we are day behind in posting on the blog here at CF, but I say more is better right? Anywho, we have two projects today, a beautiful card from our Thursday DT: Silvia Bolanos and an awesome layout from our Friday DT: Kimberly Stokes-Jara :) 

Silvia's supplies:
Distress Tim Holtz: Peeled paint, Broken china, Walnut stain, Shabby shupters, Stormy sky
Punches: Martha Stewart
Paper: DCWV

Kim's supplies:
Paper: MME Lush 2, GCD Studios (fishes)
Cardstock for title: DCWV
Inks: Tim Hotz 
Sakura white gel pen
Cricut cartridge for font: Lyrical letters

We are almost sold out of the MME Lush Orange papers Kim used on her layout, so if you'd like to add some to your collection, act fast and send us an email at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com so we can put one aside for your next order!  We've also got 3 other colors to chose from! They coordinate great with all your scrapbooking projects :) 

I hope all of our crafty fans get a chance to get crafty this weekend! Happy Friday! 

And don't forget, last day for submissions for the June Sketch Challenge is tomorrow, June 30, 2012! 

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


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jessie's using scraps.

Hi Everyone!
It's Jessie from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup. I have a cute project for you today, a great way to use up scraps.

I used up some more of the adorable My Mind's Eye paper good day sunshine that I used last week. I love that collection! I got this cute image as a freebie,I have to find the site, it is bookmarked on the old computer and I have to hunt it down. I just printed it out and colored with some prismacolor pencils. The finishing touches were twine, ink and glitter pen.

I hope you have a great day :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany

Hello! Tiffany here with a bit of Tuesday inspiration for you!
Pattern Paper- My Minds Eye "Lush"
Spray Ink- Tsukinedo
Punches- Stampin Up
Pen- Zig
Stickers- American Crafts
Ribbon- Offray
Brads- Making Memories

You can find the Pattern Papers I used here at The Crafting Family. Don't forget about our June Sketch Challenge- can't wait to see the great takes on our latest sketch! =) DT Member Tiffany


Monday, June 25, 2012

Owl Tag...

Hello I'm Kimberly Fordyce and it's Monday and that means it's my time to share with you here @ the Crafting Family. I made a cute little owl tag to use on a future LO. 

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"
Creative Memories Circle cutter
wiggle eyes
Ink- Studio G
Scrap- ribbon

You can find all the printed card stock I used on my owl @ the Crafting Family.
Just a reminder we have a sketch challenge here @ the Crafting Family and are looking forward to seeing all the talent out there! To see more details click here.

~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, June 24, 2012

the Arch.

Happy Sunday! I've got a layout using photos from my most recent vacation to share with you today.
I used Pink Paislee's Nantucket line for everything here. The papers, the trim, the letter stickers, & the hexagon shapes on the tag. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen for the tag & around the letter stickers in the title. 

I love Pink Paislee & this line totally has a beach house summer feel. You can purchase this line HERE .

If you want to see more of my layout & my tag, check out my blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)


Friday, June 22, 2012

~ TGIF & DT: Kim Jara ~

TGIF! And DT: Kimberly Stokes Jara is here with this layout from a kit :)  She used Tim Holtz inks to distress...and viola, you have a cute layout that is neutral enough for a male layout.

I'm excited because I'll see Kim at our crop on Saturday ;) I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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


Thursday, June 21, 2012

~ Silvia's Travel Book ~

Happy Thursday everyone! One more day until the weekend is officially here...and I'll get to have a blast at the crop at Grove Ridge Hall on Saturday with a fellow DT and other scrappers! I just love hanging with my crafty friends!

But of course...it's still Thursday and our DT: Silvia Carazo Bolaños made this adorable travel book! I'm always dazzled by her altered art projects!  

 Supplies used:

Pattern Paper: DCWV
Cardstock:American Crafts
Distress Tim Holtz: Vintage photo
CRICUT: shapes

Makes you wanna get scrappy right?  Hope everyone has an awesome day and we'll see you tomorrow! 

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


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

~ You Blow Me Away ~

What's up everyone for this Wednesday?
We're "blown" away over here today with DT: Jessie Sugarlips' A2 Easel card today titled: "You Blow Me Away"

I think the Easel card is neat! I also love the way she coordinated the colors and patterns using the MME Good Day Sunshine Girl papers (which we have for sale on our Ebay page, woohoo) - and so the rest of her supply list is as follows:
My Mind's eye Good Day Sunshine, sunny stripes paper, both sides
yellow and orange twine
Sentiment from K Andrew Designs stamps, guy talk

The MME Good Day Sunshine Girl Paper bundle we have for sale for $4.99 has 16 double-sided sheets and two diecut sheets. This bundle can be found on our Ebay page.

How many of you would like her to do a tutorial on how to make this card? She offered...so let us know! I for one will definitely be in line for that class!
Have a great day everyone! 
'til the next post, I remain~ Christine @ Crafting Family :)


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~ Ready to drool? ~

Check out what's new at CF this week!  We've got new releases from Studio Calico and Crate Paper! 


We have for sale the 12x12 collection pack and 6x6 paper pad as a bundle on our Ebay page!


For sale on our Ebay page is a bundle which includes the Collection pack, 6x6 paper pad and the 12x12 sheet of adhesive backed chipboard pieces.  


For sale on our Ebay page is a bundle which includes the Collection pack, 6x6 paper pad and the 12x12 sheet of adhesive backed chipboard pieces.  

And we also got in some back-ordered color mists sprays from the Studio Calico Mr. Huey's line.  The last bundle of 14 bottles we listed for sale are SOLD OUT! But we have a 5 bottle bundle we put together, so if you wanna make it yours...you know what to do on our Ebay page! 

Tell us what you think of the new goods!

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

ps....Don't forget to enter our June Sketch Challenge Contest! You have until June 30 to submit your take on the June Sketch!


Monday, June 18, 2012

~ Belated Sunday ~

Oooops! Embarrassed with rosy cheeks I am because our DT: Ashley Hamm was totally awesome to send me her Sunday project in advance of her vacation, and I totally forgot to post it yesterday!  So I have officially failed at blogging!  Here is my belated post of her lovely layout titled: 


Papers are all from Studio Calico Take Note collection
Rhinestones are by Studio 18
flower bloom is by Sassafrass
border sticker by Crate Paper
& the stamps are Technique Tuesday Real Life & Unity Stamp Company Time for Travel.

Crafting Family has the Studio Calico "Take Note" collection pack and 6x6 for sale, currently our Ebay listing has ended, but if you would love to get your hands on it, just let us know by emailing us at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com. 

And of course, make sure to follow Ashley's blog at: MarklandandMain.blogspot.com

Have a great week everyone!  I'll be working on bettering my timeliness on blogging and the memory chip in my brain - need to up the gigabytes... :( 

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


It's Owl Right...

Hello!  It's Monday and that means it's my day to share here on the Crafting Family! I'm DT Kim Fordyce and I sure hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I chose to work with this really cool paper from Pebbles "happy go lucky". The paper a a slight embossed chevron strips and a nicee shine! I was drawn to the colors of this paper and the chevron look!

Here's the card I created for a friend who just had shoulder surgery and I just love to make cards with owls, so I thought it would be cute to put a sling on the owls wing. I titled my card "It's Owl Right" such a perfect sentiment for this project.

Here's the card-

Cricut lite Cartridge- Hoot'n'Holler
Paper- Pebbles "happy go lucky", DCWV, Scraps
Wiggle eyes
Scrap ribbon 

PEBBLES & AMERICAN CRAFTS Paper Bundle - 12 Sheets

Oh don't forget to click here to see the sketch challenge this month here on the Crafting Family. We are all excited to see your creations!
Happy Crafting :)
~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, June 17, 2012


Another Fabulous Saturday project from our DT: Laura Carazo! Check out her 2 page 8x8 layout titled: "LIMON"


Pattern Paper-Cosmo Cricket - Get Happy
Cardstock American Crafts
Sandylion stickers
CuttLebug embossing
CAMEO: shapes

Stay tuned for another awesome project from our DT's tomorrow and make sure to check out June Sketch Challenge entry contest! 

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


Friday, June 15, 2012

~ June 2012 Sketch Challenge ~

We are so excited to share with you our first sketch challenge with this new term of DT's! And what is even more fun this time around is we have a sketch challenge contest for our fans with a chance to win a 1st place prize, 2nd place prize and a few more prizes from our DT's blog pages! So after you check out what our awesome DT's did for this month's sketch, keep read on for all the info on the contest and pictures of the prizes from CF! So without further delay....

June sketch designed by our very own DT & Sketch Artist: TIFFANY BALLARD CALL

And here is our DT's take on the sketch:


(Kim's recipe:Paper- My Minds Eye " Good Day Sunshine"; The Paper Studio Stamps; Technique Tuesday- Make Believe; Technique Tuesday- Brooklyn Bridge; Technique Tuesday- Williamsburg; Martha Stewart- clear toy transportation; Ink- Martha Stewart and Studio G; Glimmer Mist- Tattered Angels; Brads- Making Memories; Cricut Cartridge- Stretch Your Imagination; Misc.- Button, tag, sun stamp)



(Jessie's recipe: american crafts Abode collection - 2 sheets both sides; blue and green cardstock; stickers; eyelets; bling; gel pen; yellow twine)


(Silvia's recipe: TITLE: "Te Amo"; Pattern Paper- DCWV; Cardstock - American Crafts; Distress Tim Holtz ink: Stormy sky; Punches: Marta Stewart; Stickers: essentials; CRICUT: shapes)



(Kim's recipe: Stickers - Karen Foster; Paper - My Mind's Eye "American Made" & DCWV; ATG Gun by 3M for adhesive; Cricut cartridge: Pretty Penants; Photo corners from my misc. stash) 


(Laura's recipe: LO 12"X12"; TITLE:1968....A long time ago; Pattern Paper- DCWV; Cardstock - American Crafts; CAMEO: shapes)


(Click on Ashley's name above to read her recipe from her blog...and she has a prize giveaway for the fan sketch contest too!)

Monthly Guest for Sketch Challenges - DT: HEATHER LITTLE


(My recipe: Patterned paper: Sassafras Lass; Cardstock: Bazzil for Turquoise & Red, DCWV for White; Pink Pin: Joann's notions wall; Mini Pink flower: Prima Marketing; Blue brad: Oriental Trading Co.; Turquoise fabric flower: Offray; Pink scallop die cut & long red scallop: "Kit of the Month" die cut pack; Stitching throughout layout on sewing machine; White Opaque spray mist: Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Color Mists; White handwriting & faux stitching: Sakura opaque white gel pen; "Happy" foam letters: American Crafts Thickers; DMC floss for pink banner string; Diamond bling: $1 bin at Michaels; 3-D foam pop up adhesives: EK success & Forever Time; Grandma 3-D sticker: Punch Studio)

What are the prizes from CF? 
1st Place Winner Prize:

 12 sheets of double-sided paper from this lot of GRAPHIC 45

2nd Place Winner Prize:

 8 sheets of flocked papers from MME Lush 2

What do you have to do enter contest?

You have a chance to win two prizes from Crafting Family this month by participating in this sketch challenge! (1) Submit your creation to the Crafting Family Facebook site, (2) become a fan of the Facebook page ; (3) become a follower of the Crafting Family blog. 

Deadline to enter is June 30 & the design team will choose two winners by July 2.


Also, (1) if you participate in the sketch challenge this month, (2) become a follower of DT ASHLEY HAMM'S BLOG, and (3) leave her a comment on her post of the sketch by June 30 with a link to your blog post with your project, she will choose a random winner on July 2 for a special prize package from her!   

Same thing for DT KIMBERLY FORDYCE'S BLOG  Follow the same steps above as Ashley's blog and Kim will also pick a winner for a special prize from her!

So there you have it, all the sketches our awesome DT's worked on for this month, all the info for the prizes and contest, and so now all you have to do is.... START SCRAPPIN'! 

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