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Friday, August 31, 2012

~Friday with Jewels~

Happy Friday! Jewels here with your inspiration for today.
Today I am sharing a really simple card with you.
I apologize for my horrible stamped sentiment, I need to invest in some better ink.
Supplies Used:
Cricut™ Lite Cartridge Lacy Labels - hearts2 cut @ 2.5"
My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad - Everyday Flair
DCWV Mi Casa 12x12 Stack
White Cardstock by Colorbok
Maya Road Twine in slushie blue
Acrylic Jewels
Martha Stewart Scor Board
Making Memories ink in Gold
Close To My Heart Stamp
Black Ink
White Gelly Roll Pen
Tacky Tape by Provo Craft
Making Memories Foam Squares
Until Next Time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happiness is an inside job from Jessie

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
It's Jessie from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup I am coming to you today with a cute little easel card. I used a sketch to create the card. 
The base was some yellow cardstock and then all the mats were yellow and white scraps. The designer paper is Jubilent from the  Studio Calico Heyday Collection.  I used both sides of it in the card.

I cut the base and all the mats and created it, then the ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam, the image is from MelJens and the sentiment is from K Andrew Designs.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On an Angle- Tuesdays with Tiffany

Hello Crafting Family, DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post! Today I have a very simple layout to share with you:

Since I only had one (very adorable) photo of my son for this layout, I decided to place it front and center, but on an angle. I decided to use a fabulous piece of American Crafts pattern paper, which has playful dots on one side, and a solid pale blue on the other. I cut my pattern paper to 6" x  12" and butted it up against the photo, trimming off the excess along the edge of the 12x12 background. I cut this funny shape in half, flipping one piece over to reveal the light blue, and adhered to the layout. Repeated on the other side; trimmed out the top and bottom boarder with ribbon and a scalloped piece of My Minds Eye paper, and my quick and easy layout was complete!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper- American Crafts, My Minds Eye
Ribbon- Offray
Punch- EK Success
Pen- Sharpie
Spray Ink- Mister Huey

You still have a few more days to show us your take on this month's sketch, link up on the sidebar by August 31!!


Monday, August 27, 2012

I am Awake...Lets Play!

Hello Crafty Friends, I'm Kimberly Fordyce and you know that must mean it's Monday!! I have a Scrapbook page to share with you using the some yummy paper from Studio Calico "HEYDAY Collection". I just love the quality of this paper. It is a nice weight of card stock. 
Here's my page- 

For closeups you can visit me on my blog Crazy About Scrappin'.

Paper- Studio Calico "HEYDAY collection", Misc. paper scraps
Chipboard- Colorbok
Felt Flowers
Ric Rac
Bakers Twine
Stamp- Autumn Leaves

I also want to remind you to get your pages in for the sketch challenge! You have until the 31st of this month!!

Crafty Blessings
~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, August 26, 2012

days like these make me smile [American Crafts]

Hey everyone! My layout this week features some American Crafts papers. They're one of my favorite manufacturers.

I thought this was an appropriately themed layout since football season is getting underway. Who is excited about that!!? These papers are from Peachy Keene (grey) & Campy Trails (orange).

For details about the other products I used, visit my blog, Markland & Main. To make a purchase, remember Christine is now selling via Scrapbook Deals group on Facebook. So request to join the group & see what kind of deals she can give you!


Friday, August 24, 2012

~Mini Backpack with Jewels~

TGIF all my Crafting Family Friends! Hope you all had a FANTABULOUS week.
DT Jewels here with your Friday Inspiration.
I found this adorable tutorial HERE to make a mini backpack, once I saw it I just knew I had to make one for my daughter for her first day of school.
Here is my take on the tut:
There are so many options for this...and wouldn't this make a cute little gift bag for some candy or a gift card?!?!?
Supplies Used:
Basic Grey Hopscotch Collection
 Cricut Cartridge Locker Talk - pg.73 cut @ 1.25"
 Offray Ribbon
 Eyelets from stash
 Acrylic Jewels from Stash
 White Gelly Roll Pen
 Making Memories Gold Ink
 Martha Stewart Scorer
Provo Craft Bone Folder
 WRMK Big Bite
 Sticky Bacl Velcro
 Making Memories Foam Squares
 ATG Gun
 Zig 2 Way Glue
 Glue Dots
Don't forget about our August Sketch Challenge, you still have a week to get your entries in!
Be sure to stop by my BLOG later this afternoon for more pics and details on my project.
Until Next Time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's Memo time


Hi Everyone,
It's Jessie from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup. :) I am bringing you a cute and easy project. It is a memo board.

  The board is a metal flashing from Home Depot they are in the roofing department. I used some Studio Calico paper from the Heyday Collection called Jubilent.  I covered the flashing with one side of it and then used the other side to make the mat for the post its.  I added a little yellow cardstock to make it pop. I inked the edges of everything in turquoise. The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam it is called Harvest Orange.  To make the holes punch them with the crop a dile. It is supposed to be magnetic and other ones I have made are, but for some reason this one doesn't like magnets. But is it okay cause it still turned out adorable. Have a great day.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Make A Big Wish!

Hello Friends, I'm Kimberly Fordyce and it's Monday again and that means it's my day to share here @ the Crafting Family. I sure hope you have been working on your sketch and get it entered by August 31. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the Amazing pages that come in! Just click on the sidebar to see the challenge and details! 
Now onto today's reveal I have a card again for you today. I find that making cards is such a Great way to use up the little bits of paper we have left over from making scrapbook pages. 

Here's my card-

Paper- My Mind's Eye "Good Day Sunshine" & "Complete Boy" & "Lush", DCWV, misc. Scraps Stamp- Me & My Big Ideas & Studio G
Ink- Studio G & Martha Stewart
 Sticker- Creative Memories. 

Crafty Blessings


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

~ August Sketch Challenge ~

Hi Everyone! Christine here to share with you but wait....CAN you believe it's that time again? I feel like we just got done with July's sketch challenge and here we are at it again with more sketches AND more chances for our fans to win more prizes! Alright, so let's get to it! This month we used a sketch designed by Page Maps

And here's what our awesome Design Team made for us to be inspired from:


Kim used an awesome combination of the MME Lush papers.


Pattern papers- Graphic 45 and Studio Calico; journal spot- K&Co; ribbon- Offray; ink, buttons, punch- Stampin up; chipboard letters- American Crafts


Jessie used Studio Calico for the background, yellow C'oredinations cardstock, MME good day sunshine for the flags, and accent pieces, Lush by MME for the photo mats, K Andrew Designs Twine, and October Afternoon Rubons for the letters. She also used brown and white gel pens and a button.
Visit Ashley's blog (marklandandmain.blogspot.com) to see her list of supplies AND to participate in her prize giveaway for entering into this sketch challenge :)


Heather used Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking, MME Lime Twist, Sew Easy for the stitching and some scallop punches.

 (Guest DT from the sewing side of the Crafting Family)

Pat used: Patterned papers & Rubons: Heidi Grace; Cardstock: DCWV; Bling: Darice; Eyelets: Making; Embossing folder: Cuttlebug; Ribbon: American Crafts; Punches: EK Success & Martha Stewart; and 3-D sticker on pendant: Forever in Time

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 crafty stash we put together for the winner of the Challenge!

Paper, stickers, twine, ribbon, flowers & chipboard album! 
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 blog using the Link It up tab at the top right sidebar of our blog or on our Facebook site , (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 August 31, 2012 & the design team will choose two winners by September 5, 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 August 31, 2012 with a link to your blog post with your project, she will choose a random winner on September 5, 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 :)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Giddy Up...

Hello I'm DT Kimberly Fordyce and it's Monday and that means it's my day to share here at the Crafting Family! I have a card to share with you today. 

Recipe- Basic Grey "hopscotch passing notes", DCWV "The Green Stack", Cricut Cartridge- A Child's Year, Bingo Stamp-?, Ink- Studio G, String, Machine stitching.

Remember to stop back on Wednesday when we will be sharing our newest sketch challenge!!

Crafty Blessings,
~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, August 12, 2012

love across the miles with hey day & abroad.

Hey guys! I took a break last week (was actually in Michigan) but I'm back this week with a layout to share! I used Studio Calico Hey Day & a little bit of Abroad for this one. I'm actually not even sure if Christina has any left - she's been selling like crazy & getting ready to stock new releases. But I bet if you ask nicely, she'd get you some! :)
Speaking of selling... Christina is now selling via the Facebook group Scrapbook Deals. It saves her money (no ebay fees!) which saves YOU money. Search for the group on Facebook & request to be added the group. Lots of great deals to be found!

To see more details & the other products I used, stop by my blog: Markland & Main.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday with Jewels!

Hello Crafting Family Friends & HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

I am back on the team permanently and will be your "Girl Friday" ;). I am so happy to be back and crafting away for Crafting Family. Christine is a WONDERFUL person and friend, and I am honored to be designing for her again.

 I apologize for being so late with my post, it has been a crazy busy week for me and got my days mixed up.

For my inspiration today, I am sharing a card I made.

I just received some goodies I purchased from Crafting Family and couldn't wait to play with them. I just LOVE all the 6x6 pads they have and snagged a few...they are PERFECT for card makers.

Here is my supply list.
Cricut™ Cartridge Forever Young - pg. 72 cut @ 2.5"
 My Mind's Eye 6x6 Honey Cake Paper Pad
 Colorbök White Textured Cardstock
 Recollections by Michaels Stores Brown Textured Cardstock
 Making Memories Ink in Gold & Espresso
 Maya Road Vintage Pearls Trinket Pins
 Making Memories Distresser
 Twill Tape
 ATG Gun
 Aleene's Tacky Glue
 $1 Stamp from Michael's
 White Gelly Roll Pen
 Mojo Monday Card Sketch #253

For more info and pics of my card, please visit my blog HERE.

Don't forget that Crafting Family has moved their items to sale over to Scrapbook Deals on Facebook. It is a closed group, but you can always message us and we can send you an invite. Christine has some AMAZING deals, so be sure to check it out.

Until next time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
It's Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup to share a really simple card with you. I promise next week will be tutorial. I think I still have vacation brain...lol I had some issues making something over the past few days. I have a lot of ideas that didn't work out :)

This was made using Studio Calico paper called Continental and some scraps. It is easy but I think it totally works :)

I used Simply Charmed for all the die cuts.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

~ Tuesday w/Tiffany ~

Hi everyone! It's Tuesday with DT: Tiffany! And here is a layout project I'd like to share with you today:

Supplies: pattern paper My Minds Eye; stickers- SEI, October Afternoon; photo corners- Canson

Have a great week everyone! I'll see you next week...but come back tomorrow for DT:Jessie - she's got a tutorial....but for the rest my lips are sealed!

Monday, August 6, 2012

~ Picnic Time ~

Hello crafty friends! Christine here to share with you our DT: Heather Little's project for today as she fills in for our DT: Kimberly Fordyce who is enjoying a birthday vacation! Woohoo for Kim! 

I just wanted to add that I am so proud of our Design Team, they are truly a team and help each other out when life calls! Thank you girls for being the BEST Design Team in my opinion! :) I am so fortunate to have your support and call you friend!

Ok, so back to the project, lol - here is such a cute layout using the American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan" collection! I wish I could've been at that picnic! :) Emily is just so cute, I can never get enough that little darling! 

This adorable collection of Dear Lizzy from American Crafts went flying off our shelf before I could get it to our online store...and I'm sure you can see why! 

Another tidbit, Crafting Family is now selling our goodies in an awesome facebook group called: Scrapbook Deals - so if you would like to join, just send us an email (thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com) or a private message on our facebook page so we can invite you to join the buying/selling group and get some really great deals! And the ladies on there are seriously cool! 

So there you have it fans, cute layout, great new selling venue, and now you can get on with your week and don't forget to check back with us tomorrow for another GREAT project from our FABULOUS Design Team that I love so much! 

'Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ Crafting Family :) - stay crafty my friends!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

~ Wishful Sunday ~

Hi everyone :) So this is my sad face  ~ :( ~ because I'm missing our Sunday inspiration from our DT: Ashley Hamm - but...I'm so glad she is having a blast on her vacation! So lucky for us, we are the "Crafting Family" so my mom Pat Selman, is filling in for Ashley today - yay! 

Pat was inspired to make this altered art frame project using our Fancy Pants "Wishful Thinking" papers thanks to one of our scrapbooking idols "Scrapbooking By Phyllis" (Follow her Blog here) - who I won an altered art frame from on one of her facebook page giveaways! Both my mom and I drool at her creations...and I'm sure you will too!

Supplies: Paper: Fancy Pants; buttons & Butterfly sticker: Forever in Time; Pearl brad: Recollections; misc. handmade feltflower; eyelets: Making Memories; Flowers: Prima & paper flowers cut w/Cricut "3 Birds on a Parade" Cartridge; Handmade fabric flower made from her fabric scraps; Ribbons: American Crafts, Offray & Celebrate It from Michaels; and sewing machine stitching throughout.

I absolutely adore this frame because it has a wonderful mix of Pinks which is my FAV color of all time! We still have a couple of sets of this Fancy Pants "Wishful Thinking" paper set, so if you want to snag some before they are gone forever, make sure to email us at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com 

Here are the rest of the papers in this set: 

 Of course, pictures do these papers no justice! 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's project as our DT: Heather Little will be filling in for DT: Kimberly Fordyce...she has a darling layout you should not miss! 

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

 (We still have a couple of sets for sale, so you want some, act quick and send


Saturday, August 4, 2012

~ July Sketch Challenge Winners ~

Hi Everyone! Christine here to give the big reveal of the winners for the July Sketch Challenge!  First of all, we would like to thank the participants for their awesome entries in the challenge! 
Here is the sketch our awesome fans used for inspiration:

And now, we need a drum roll please........the winners are:

First Place:Annliese from Queen of the Crop

Second Place: Teresa Angela from One Scrap At A Time

To read more about the supplies our contestants used, please visit their blogs and don't forget to become a fan of their blogs too! :) 

Congratulations to our prize winners and please make sure to email us your mailing address so we can send your prizes: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com or send us a private message through our Facebook Fan page: CraftingFamily.com

Thanks again for playing in our challenge and keep your creative juices flowing as we have another sketch challenge starting on August 15. 

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

Friday, August 3, 2012

~ TGIF w/Christine ~

TGIF! Christine Castillo here and YES, I’m so ready for the weekend! Are you? I’m sure you are, and FYI (For Your Inspiration), here is a project I am sharing with you today as I fill in for our Friday DT!

“Mejores Amigas” layout of 2 of my besties & me from their visit to the Sunshine State earlier this year. This pic was taken after a couple of hours of dancing (which we love to do), but genuine Kodak moment  :) 

Supplies I used:
Pattered paper: Heidi Swapp
Cardstock: DCWV
Rhinestones: Darice & Want2Scrap
Black Eyelets: Joann’s
Inks: Tim Holtz distress w/daubers “Black Soot” & Martha Stewart (for journaling)
Embossing folders: Spellbinders & Darice
Punches: EK Success
Alphas: AC Thickers & Studio 112 (from Joann’s Dollar bin)
Flowers: Oriental Trading Co, Prima & Recollections
Jewel Brad: My Mind’s Eye Lush
Mr. Huey’s Mist Spray: Black
Journaling date stamp: K&Co

Phew! Anyways, I’m hoping everyone is having a fab Friday so far and that your weekend is even better! I’ll be going over a list of new supplies to order for you all and hopefully try to get some crafty stuff done too :)
‘Til the next post, I remain ~ Christine @ Crafting Family :)


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Faith" with DT Jewels

Good Morning Crafting Family friends and Happy Hump Day!
Can you believe that it is the first day of August already?!?!? I can't, this summer went by way too fast for me. My son is getting ready to start school in a little less than 2 weeks...my daughter on the other hand doesn't go back until September, so at least I still have time with her. I just feel like we didn't do "enough" this summer, even though we have been on the go since June. *sigh*

Anyways....today I am sharing this alter frame that I made for my aunt for her birthday this month.

I really hope she likes it.
For more details, please visit my blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Dollar Tree plastic frame
Cricut™ Lite Cartridge Inspired Heart - faith cut @ 2"
BoBunny Gypsy Collection - Henna, Lace & Curry
Recollections Brown Cardstock
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Ribbon Pleats
Buttons from stash
Making Memories Scrapbook Colors (acrylic paint) - eat your carrots & red wagon
Making Memories ink - espresso
Creative Memories circle cutter & blade
Acrylic Jewels
Basic Grey Kraft Knife
Mod Podge
Dimensional Foam Squares
Glue Gun

I believe Jessie Sugarlips will be joining us again next week, so be on the lookout for her return and be sure to welcome her back. :)

Until next time.
Big Crafty Hugs!