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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany

Happy Tuesday to all our readers.
Our DT Tiffany made this ADORABLE layout to share with all of you today.

Supplies Used:
PP- My Minds Eye, Crate Paper; Flowers- Michaels; Ribbon- Close to My Heart; CS, Ink, Punch- Stampin Up

Don't forget about our July sketch, you still have a few hours to get your layouts in.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday You Old Bird...

Hello!! I'ts Monday and that means its my day to share with you today. I'm DT Kimberly Fordyce and I have a card to share with you today. I used my favorite paper from My Minds Eye "Lush". I'm a huge fan of polka dots and I love this color of blue, the yellow stripe is also MME Lush as well. I think I have used this one sheet of paper on many projects because I want to not waste it. I have just a small piece left! 

Recipe- Paper- My Minds Eye "Lush", Card stock, Stamps- Inkadinkado & Sentiment block ?? , Ink- Martha Stewart, Foam Tape, Misc. Ric Rak & Ribbon.

Last but not least I want to remind you that tomorrow is the last day to enter into our sketch challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!!
~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, July 29, 2012

2nd birthday!

So I just turned 28 & I thought it would be nice to reflect back to 26 years ago...

This layout is on my 2nd birthday. Back in 1986. Yikes.

I used American Crafts Letterbox papers which you can find here.

If you want to find out about the other products I used, check out my blog here.

Thanks for spending your Sunday with me :)


Friday, July 27, 2012

~ Christmas in July ~

Hi everyone, Christine here bringing you our Friday project:

Christmas in July made by our DT: Kim "The Most Awesome-est Person Ever" Stokes-Jara (self titled, lol)  But I can vouch, she IS an awesome person! 

Kim used the following supplies:
Paper: Bo Bunny & Bazzil
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, K & Co., Misc. gems, Misc. ribbon & Misc. clip
Pen: Martha Stewart
Adhesive: ATG, Helmar & CTMH Foam Tape
Tools: EK Success punch, We R Memory Keepers Distresser, Fiskars Trimmer
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo

Oh, did I mention....TGIF! Hope everyone had a good week and that you get a chance to get crafty this weekend! 

Remember, just a few more days left to enter into our sketch challenge! 

'Til the post, I remain ~ Christine @ CraftingFamily.com


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Happy Birthday"

Happy Hump Day! Just 3 more short days until the weekend!
Jewels here again filling in for Jessie.

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE 6x6 paper pads...they are PERFECT for card makers. And I have to admit, I am a bit of a paper hoarder collector. I just love paper, the feel of it, the smell of it, the look of it...just everything. My motto is "You can NEVER have too much paper." Am I right, or am I right?

LOL...any who.
Today I am going to share a really simple card with you.

I love to make cards to put into my stash and have one on hand whenever I need it.

Supplies Used:
Cricut™ Cartridge - Simply Charmed pg. 75 cut @ 2.5"
 My Mind's Eye 6x6 Everyday Flair Pad
 May Arts Ribbon Twine
 Studio G Ink
 Colorbok Cardstock
 ATG Gun
 Dimensional Foam Squares
 Mojo Monday Sketch #237

Don't forget about Crafting Family's July Sketch Challenge, you have until the 31st to get your entries in. You can find the linky tool on the top right sidebar.

Until next time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

~ Tuesday w/Tiffany ~

It's Tuesday already on the East coast, so our DT: Tiffany shared with us this fun "pizza" layout she did! 

Supply list: cardstock- die cuts with a view; patterned paper- my minds eye; letters- American crafts; mist- mister Huey; ribbon- offray; stickers- stampin up; punch- fiskars; tissue paper- party supply. 

These MME Lush & American Made papers were a hit at Crafting Family - we are already sold out! 

Thank you Tiffany - great job!

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


Monday, July 23, 2012

Make A Wish...

 Hello it's Monday and that means it's my day to share with you here @ the Crafting Family! I'm Design Team member Kimberly Fordyce and I have a card to share with you today. I chose to use the American Crafts paper today! I just love the pretty pattern paper.
Here's my card-

Cricut Cartridge- Imagine More
Paper- American Crafts "Love Crazy Little Thing" & "Peach Keen My Darling"
 Misc. Card stock
Stamps- Studio G
Ink- Studio G
Foam Tape

You can find this yummy paper and many more yummy by going to Crafting Family.com
  Don't forget about the sketch challenge we have going on! You can click on the sidebar for more details!!
Have a Great Week! Be sure to stop back tomorrow when DT Tiffany shares her newest creation!!

~DT Kimberly Fordyce

Sunday, July 22, 2012

May 1986

Hey everyone! Ashley here from Markland & Main. I dug out some photos of when I was two years old. I love old photos!

My layout this week features the My Mind's Eye Nostalgia papers. I love that line. :)

For other details about my layout, check out my blog & don't forget about our July sketch challenge! More details can be found HERE & I'm also doing a giveaway on my blog if you particpate in the challenge & link to it my blog post here.

See ya next week!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pretty Paper for Boyish Layout

Hello everyone Christine here with ya, a little late in the day...but I finally made it here to post today's project by our DT: Kimberly Stokes Jara!

She found a very clever way to use very beautiful paper with boys in the layout! That is a task indeed, but I think she nailed it! 

"Lion Country Safari" layout supplies:
MME "Good Day Sunshine Girl" paper; MME Lost & Found paper; BG "June Bug" paper; 12x12 lattice diecut sheet was from "Kit of the Month" diecut set; Thickers for alphas; Adhesive ATG gun

Stay tuned for tomorrow's project with our DT Laura! Have a great weekend everyone!

'Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ CraftingFamily.com


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Hello Sunshine"

Hello Crafting Family Friends!
Jewels here from My Beautiful, Crazy...Scrappy Life. I will be filling in for Ms. Jessie Sugarlips for a few weeks while she is on vacation.

I made a fun little card to share with you all today. I wasn't sure about the colors at first...but they're growing on me now. =)

Supplies Used:
5x7 card base
 Cricut™ Cartridge Birthday Bash pg. 38 & 43
 Cricut™ Cartridge Graphically Speaking pg.28
 Fancy Pants© On A Whimsy Collection
 Colorbok™ White Textured CS
 Colorbok™ Goldenrod CS
 Acrylic Jewels
 Pink Paislee Pixee Stix(glitter) in Butterscotch
 Ribbon from stash
 Glossy Accents
 ATG Gun
 Foam Squares
 Mojo Monday 250 Sketch

I hope you all are enjoying your Wednesday...the weekend is almost here!
Be sure to check back daily for more inspiration from our amazing Design Team.
Don't forget to enter our July Sketch Contest too, you have until the 31st to upload your project on the sidebar. =)

Big Crafty Hugs!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

~ Heart grows fonder ~

Hi everyone! It's Christine here, and while our Tuesday DT Tiffany is on vacation this week, I'm going to share with you a card I made for a dear friend that moved to the other side of the country, and I tried to use her favorite colors together (brown and turquoise).

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder!"

Patterned paper: Prima Marketing
Cardstock: DCWV
Punch: Fiskars
Flower: Recollections (white flower sprayed w/Tattered Angels mist)
Gem bling: Recollections
Ink: Colorbox
3-D pop up foam adhesive: Forever in Time
Stamp: Studio G

I'm hoping everyone is having a fun and hopefully crafty week, stay tuned for tomorrow's DT project! 
'til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ CraftingFamily.com


Monday, July 16, 2012

~ July Sketch Challenge ~

Hello everyone! It's Christine here ready to announce that it's that time again, our monthly sketch challenge!  This month my little sister and I took a stab at designing our first sketch together! 

 And so here are our Design Team Member's interpretations of the sketch:

Monday DT: Kimberly Fordyce 

Recipe: Paper- Basic Grey, DCWV, Making Memories; Ink- Color Box; Fanci Folds- American Traditions; Cricut Cartridge- 3 Birds on Parade; Stickers- Stickopotamus & Provo Craft Alphabilties; Buttons; Pop Dots; Foam Tape

 Wednesday DT: Jessie Sugarlips

Jessie used the MME Lush Navy papers we sell @ Crafting Family.

Thursday DT: Silvia Bolanos

Saturday DT: Laura Carazo

 Laura used DCWV paper. 

Sunday DT: Ashley Hamm
"I used the MME Nostalgia papers and the "sweet little angel" embellishment, which I adore. You can find these HERE. Everything else is mine. Jillibean buttons, Heidi Swapp labels, Cosmo Cricket rub ons."

Christine Castillo

My supply list: Patterned paper: DCWV; Misc. Cardstock; Flowers: Prima; Pearls: Queen & Co. & Forever in Time; Punches: EK Success & Martha Stewart; Journaling stamp: Fiskars; Ink: Tim Holtz – Spun Sugar; Lace w/pearls: Joann’s; Flocked chipboard alphas: MME Lush

DT: Jewels 
Supplies Used: Cricut™ Catridge Lacy Labels Lite- Family cut @ 2.5" & Joy cut @ 2"; Cricut™ Cartridge Cake Basics - pg. 49 Butterfly (Base Shadow) cut @ 3/4" - 2"; Fancy Pants© - Lilac House (Lavendar Leaves & Tapestry); White CS by Colorbok®; Brown CS by Recollections®; Martha Stewart™ Border Punch; Making Memories® Gold Ink; White Acrylic Paint by Plaid®; Acrylic Jewels; White Gelly Roll Pen; CM Black Pen; Pink ATG; Aleene's® Tacky Glue; Glossy Accents™; Foam Squares

Guest Designer: Pat Selman from the sewing side of Crafting Family
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Boxer, Paper Pizzaz, DCWV; Cardstock: C’oredinations & DCWV; Star border and circle journaling frame: K&Company; Misc. Buttons; DMC floss; Cricut cartridge: Stand and Salute; Border Punch: Martha Stewart; Random crocheted ribbon.

And now for the fun part for our fans....the sketch challenge contest! Yes, our contest for our fans is back this month and we have a couple of prizes:

American Crafts: Everyday Collection papers 

These adorable papers are double sided and of cardstock thickness! The first place winner will receive two sheets of each of these adorable papers!


The winner of second place will received these FLOCKED papers from My Mind's Eye's Lush 2 Collection! They are so versatile and easy to use with just about any project you are working on. :)

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 (or on the sidebar of our blog), (2) become a fan of the Facebook page (if you aren't already); (3) become a follower of the Crafting Family blog (if you aren't already). 

Deadline to enter is July 31, 2012 & the design team will choose two winners by August 4, 2012.

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 July 31, 2012 with a link to your blog post with your project, she will choose a random winner on August, 4, 2012 for a special prize package 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 :)


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

wednesday's with Jessie

Hi Everyone!
It's Jessie from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup  I have a cute and easy card for you today. Sometimes you get sucked it and think a plain card doesn't work, but I want to show you cards don't have to have tons of stuff on them to be nice :)


This was a simple card to make. I used American Crafts paper, from the Campy Trails collection and the paper is called Buffalo Lake and it is of course from Crafting Family :)  The aqua and brown paper were just scraps.  I cut the American Crafts paper into rectangles, and used both sides, the yellow is the back and then sewed them together on my sewing machine.
  I added the flowers and gems and that was it.  I hope you enjoyed the card, and I will be gone for a few weeks and the talented Jewels will be posting on Wednesday for me.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Little Lamb...

Hello it's Monday and that means it's my day to share with you here @ the Crafting Family! I'm Design Team member Kimberly Fordyce and I have a card to share with you today.
I used the Luscious paper from My Mind's Eye "Lush" collection"!! The paper is double sided and that makes finding paper to coordinate so much easier!!
Here's my card-

Cricut Cart.- Sweet Treats
Paper- My Mind's Eye "Lush" &  My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy"
Bow-Scrap Fabric
Ink- Studio G
Wiggle Eyes
Creative Memories circle & oval cutters also corner rounder

I hope you'll stop by my blog Crazy About Scrappin'  for more details. I have a little tutorial on how I made the little lamb.
 Be sure to stop by every day to see all the new creations by our very talented DT's, and I'll see you on Sunday when we share with you a new sketch challenge here!

~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, July 8, 2012

happiness & joy

Happy Sunday! It's Ashley here, from Markland & Main, to share my layout this week.

I used...
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden
My Mind's Eye be loved accessory sheet
My Mind's Eye Nostalgia 
& all of these items can be found HERE at the Crafting Family store.

For more details about my layout, visit my blog.

See you next week!


Friday, July 6, 2012

~ Friday @ Lion Country Safari ~

It's TGIF with our Friday DT: Kimberly Stokes-Jara! As she and I are gearing up for Croppin' Time's awesome summer crop tomorrow, we still have a moment to post her project for today! 

"Lion Country Safari" Layout from Father's Day 2003

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey 'June Bug'; 7 Gypsies
Cardstock: DCWV & Bazzil
Stickers: Soft Spoken
Adhesive: 3M ATG Gun
Pen: Zig
Ink: Close to My heart - Grey Flannel
Glitter: Stickles - Diamond

And so we are back to packing for the crop! Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! 

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


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Attitude is Everything with Jessie

Hi Everyone!

Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup.

I hope you are having a fabulous 4th of July!  I have a quick project for you today and then you can get back to enjoying your day.

I made a quick little box for you today.  When you take off the band it opens like a pizza box.  It's perfect for a cookie or some candy.

I used Basic Grey paper for the band, tag, and one of the flowers. It is from the Wander Collection, and it is called turbulence.  The flowers are a scalloped circle and I punched it 5 or 6 times and then pushed a brad through it.  I then got it slightly wet and scrunched it up to make the flowers.
I eyeballed the tag.

Have a great rest of your 4th and stay safe.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany

Hello everyone, time for another Tuesday with Tiffany! We're getting ready for a big family BBQ followed by a HUGE town bonfire, but before the festivities get started, there was just enough time to get the traditional Old Navy flag tees on the kiddos and snap a few pics! Happy Independence Day to all!!

"July 3rd" Supplies:
Pattern Papers- My Mind's Eye
Cardstock and Ink- Stampin Up
Letters- Ready Set Chipboard
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Sketch- Artful Delight


Monday, July 2, 2012

Ashley's winner from June sketch challenge participants...

Hey everyone! Ashley here, from Markland & Main. I have picked a random winner from the entries on my blog for the June sketch challenge.

The winner who will receive a package from me is...
Luanne from Sisters Craft Cafe!


I will be hosting another giveaway for participants in the July sketch challenge so stay tuned for that later this month :)


~ June Sketch Winners ~

First of all, we would like to thank all of our fans for your support and for participating in our June Sketch Challenge! And so now without further delay, here are the winners of our fan contest! 

1st Place Winner: Ross Plata

 2nd Place Winner: Elsie Vega

Congratulations to Ross and Elsie and thank you so much for playing in this sketch challenge! Please remember to send us your mailing address via email so we can mail your prizes: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com

And the winner from our DT: Kimberley Fordyce's blog is Jessie from Crafts & Coffee!

Thanks again and stay tuned for next month's sketch and contest! 

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