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Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Ocean of Thanks"

Hi Everyone! I know it's been FOREVER since I've been able to post, but as you have heard from the DT, I've been busier than ever (but loving it) on the Facebook Group: Scrapbook Deals - which is where CF sells our scrappy supplies now! It's a buy/sell group for scrappy supplies and the girls on there make it a blast to be on working 'til the wee hour of the night!

Anywho, while our fabulous Sunday DT: Ashley is in the middle of transitioning into her new abode this week, I actually have a project I finished to share with you! Wooohooooo! Apologies for my over excitement, but I miss crafting on a regular basis! 

So this shadow box gift I made is from a trip two of my 11+ year besties took to Florida to see me earlier this year.  We were around town trying to find souvenirs for them to take home to the kiddos when we found ourselves near the beach trying to find some seashell store...and so we had to take a moment for a photo op on the beach! I made two identical shadow boxes - one for each of the girls that came to see me, and what is cool is after they left, I went back to the beach to pick up some more seashells I used in the box to compliment the delicate ones I found in the little seashell store when they were here :)  

 The shadow box is from the frame department at Michael's; the burlap fabric is from Joann's remnant bin; the script paper is Recollections; and the background blue/green patterned paper is from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection.  I printed the quote on textured cardstock from the Paper Company and inked it lightly with the sponge inkpad  which is a mix between Colorbox Ink and Tim Holtz.  I used DCWV cardstock to cut the loopy circles frame for the picture using the Elegant Edges Cartridge by Cricut and then sprayed it lightly with a mixture of Tattered Angels sprays. The rhinestones on the frame are from Forever in Time, and I used a hot glue gun to adhere the real seashells (the ones i picked on the beach got soaked in bleach water for a day). After I took the picture I added the date using the K&Co smash collection date stamp with brown ink in the bottom right corner. I used a Martha Stewart rolling zig zaggie cutting blade to cut the edges of the title and finally, I inked all edges of the paper with Colorbox ink. 

Thanks for stopping by our blog today, and make sure to come check us out on Facebook and in Scrapbook Deals to see our latest deals on scrappy supplies :) 

I hope everyone has a fabulous week! 

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


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday With Tiffany- You're So Tweet

Hello Crafting Family, DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post! Today I have a cute little pic of my son back when he was just a toddler (he's 12 now, yikes!!). I apologize for the corniness of my "You're So Tweet" title- but it's just what came to mind with him in the little bird cage! 

Supplies used: Pattern Paper- Studio Calico; Journal Card- Jillibean Soup; Stickers- American Crafts, SEI; Felt Bird and Ribbon- Michaels; Tape- K&Co; Buttons- Michaels; Punches- EK Success

We are using a great sketch courtesy of Page Maps this month, and have 2 great prizes to giveaway, so be sure and join us here! =) Tiffany

Monday, September 24, 2012

Live, Laugh, Love...Chip Board

Hello, it's Monday Madness with DT Kimberly Fordyce and I have a chip board project to share with you today.  I made these for my daughter for her birthday!

 Recipe- Paper- Studio Calico, HEYDAY Collection- Recollections, Mosaic
 Memories- My Mind's Eye. 20th Street Market- My Mind's Eye. Spring Greens- My Mind's Eye, BREAKING FREE (ADVENTURE SERIES)- The Paper Studio. Chip Board 5"- Karen Foster Designs. Brads.
Happy Crafting

For more pictures please visit me @ Crazy About Scrapping. Oh and don't forget to check out our sketch challenge this month!

~DT Kimberly Fordyce. 


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Funday Inspiration

Hello. Heather here filling in for DT Ashley while she is on vacation.
Today I am going to share this cute layout that I made of mine and my daughter's summer fun.

I used MME Lush and Lime Twist paper and my All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge.


Friday, September 21, 2012

A little late...

Jewels here with your Friday inspiration...a little late.
I apologize for being so late with my post today, it's been a "day".
Anywho...I am here to share a card that I made for my cousin for her baby shower. Now I know that the colors are a little dark and not your average pastels. But if you knew my cousin you would know why. First off we are not having your average baby shower, since she is due so close to halloween, we are having a halloween themed, costume baby shower. Yep, we are all dressing up. It is sure to be a FUN time.
Supplies Used
Will be back soon with those.
Don't forget about our September Sketch, you have until the 30th to get your take on it in.
You can take a look at all the GORGOEUS layouts the DT did and get more info HERE.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend.
Until next time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are we there yet? by Jessie

Happy Wednesday Everyone, It's Dt Jessie here from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup.
I wanted to create a little notebook to keep in the car. We travel a lot to see my in-laws and we drive the same way everytime. We ALWAYS say we need to remember certain spots to eat or to not stop somewhere, but we always forget to write the places down.
so I created this to keep in the car and I can write the state and the place and we will always know where to stop. :)
I used Graphic 45 paper from the A Proper Gentleman Collection the paper is called The Sophisticate.
The yellow is a scrap and the saying is from a set of stickers I got at Joanns a while back. I added some bling and twine and a button, I used a gel pen for stitching and then ribbon across the top.
I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great night.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September sketch challenge!

Hi guys! Can you believe September is more than halfway over?! Crazy.

Well, Christine is super busy so I thought I would go ahead & post the September sketch challenge so you guys can get started on it. Then Christine can catch up later - & let us all know what the prize package will be! ;)

Here is the sketch, courtesy of Page Maps.

Here is what the design team did with the sketch:

Laura Carazo

Kimberly Fordyce

Tiffany Ballard Call
Ashley Hamm
Jessie Sugarlips, featuring Studio Calico Abroad collection

Here are the two prizes for our fans that enter the Sketch Challenge Contest

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 September 30, 2012 & the design team will choose two winners by October 2, 2012.

Also, I will be having a prize giveaway on my blog as I do every month. So after you enter here, visit HERE & post a link to your project in the comments section of this post. You have until the end of the month & I'll choose a winner October 2. Make sure you leave an email address or a way to contact you!

Can't wait to see your projects!
Thanks guys!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dear Lizzy

Happy Sunday! I'm sharing a layout using the Neopolitan line by Dear Lizzy. Such soft, pretty colors.

Christine is going to have some new stuff for sale (on the Facebook group Scrapbook Deals - just request the join the group & check out the goodies) soon. If there's something you want but don't see it, just ask her if she can get it for you! Also, check out our September sketch challenge & get your entries in!

Visit my blog for more details about my layout.

Friday, September 14, 2012

~Friday Inspiration with Jewels~

Hello all you lovely people and Happy Friday!
DT Jewels here with your inspiration for today.
I just LOVE making these little 3x3 note cards. They are super easy to whip up and oh so cute. I like to have them on hand for birthdays, thank you's and to have to put a smile on someones face. =)
Supplies Used:
Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter pg. 36 & 44 cut @ 2"
 MME 6x6 Paper Pad Lime Twist
 Maya Road Twine Cording - Tomato Red
 Googly Eyes
 White Gelly Roll Pen
 Aleene's Tacky Glue
 Making Memories Foam Squares
 Black, Red, and Pink Cardstock from stash
 Glossy Accents
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Until Next Time...
Big Crafty Hugs!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jessie's easy peasy bookmarks

Good Evening Everyone,
Jessie here with a super easy project. I am gonna confess that I didn't make these. My daughter did. She is 8 and saw the paper and wanted to make my DT project for the week. She is so proud of herself and can't wait to give these out.

The blue is cardstock and then the papers are from Graphic 45 The Perfect Gentlemen collection. We cut the cardstock to 2x6 and then the next layer is 1 3/4 x 5 3/4 she glued them down and added the stickers. It is such a cute simple project for kids. Next week I will have my tutorial for you. I put it off so she could so off her adorable bookmarks. Have a great night.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday with Tiffany- Birthday Pancakes

Hello and happy Tuesday! DT member Tiffany here with your daily post! 
My layout today uses pattern papers from My Minds Eye, Stamps from Close to my Heart, Ink from Ranger, Chipboard from Jillibean Soup and Punch from EK Success. Thanks for stopping by! =) Tiffany


Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Madness by DT Kimberly Fordyce

Hello Friends, I'm DT Kimberly Fordyce and it's Monday and my day to share with you here @ the Crafting Family. I have a card to share with you today using some of my favorite paper from  Hip & Luxurious Basics By My Mind's Eye. I used both sides of the double sides paper. The polka dots on the base and cut the circles to make the flower and featured the other side!

Here's my card-

Hope your have a Creative Week :)
~DT Kimberly Fordyce

Sunday, September 9, 2012

remember family

Hi guys! I'm bringing a layout featuring Studio Calico's Take Note collection this week.
Christine is probably putting in an order soon so if you want in on this collection - act quickly! She also has all kinds of stuff (new & old!) for sale. To find the deals, you have to belong to the Facebook group Scrapbook Deals. Then you can shop 'til your heart's content.

We'll have another sketch contest coming soon so stay tuned for that next week!
For more details about my project, visit my blog


Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 2012 Sketch Challenge Winner!

Hi everyone! 

First off, let me apologize for the delay in announcing the winner...we first had a technical glitch that didn't allow us to see the upload of one of our contestants...and so to be fair to the entries, we did not start voting until we had all the layouts to review :) And now, without further delay....the winner of the 2012 August Sketch Challenge is:  (drum roll please) 

LYNN SHOKOPLES from Scrappy Happy Mom blog :)

Congrats to Lynn, and a heartfelt thank you to the rest of our contest entries, there was some fierce competition going and the Design Team and I all said in unison "why do they have to make it so hard to choose!".  

So now we just need Lynn's to send us her mailing address via email to: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com so we can send her prize goodies :)

Thank you so much for participating with us this month, and stick around for September's challenge reveal :) 

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


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Candy Bar Holder

Hi Everyone,
Jessie here with my Wednesday Design Team post.  I made this  candy bar holder, I plan on making more so this was my trial run. I like how it turned out.

I used Basic Grey Life of the Party Collection and the paper is called Buckaroo.  The mat of the butterfly is Bella Road for the Record Collection Apron Strings Paper, and some scrap black.
 It was a super easy project. 
Cut the paper 6 x 6. Score at 1/2 inch and 3 1/4. The 1/2 piece folds in to the right and the 3 1/4 side folds to the right to create the ouch. Tape down the 1/2 side and across the bottom.  I punched a hole to tie my bow using 1/8 satin ribbon.
That was it. Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunshine of your Smile- Tuesdays with Tiffany

Hello Crafting Family, DT member Tiffany here with your Tuesday post! A sweet little layout using an assortment of papers from Prima, American Crafts and Studio Calico:

Pattern Paper- Prima, American Crafts, Studio Calico
Journal Cards- My Minds Eye
Stamps- Hero Arts
Ink- Stampin Up
Stickers- Jillibean Soup
Embossing Folder- Sizzix
Trim- Eurpoa imports
Other- Masking Tape
Sketch- Pagemaps


Monday, September 3, 2012

Young Love....

Hello & Happy Labor Day! It's me Kimberly Fordyce and it's my day to share with you today. I have a layout using some Beautiful paper from Prima & American Crafts. 

Paper- Prima "Romantique Collection-Estella", American Crafts "Love Crazy Little Thing", Recollections "Mosaic Memories",
Foam Tape
Ink- Studio G
Embossed Stickers- Brenda Walton

Thanks for stopping in:)

~DT Kimberly Fordyce


Sunday, September 2, 2012

love life [Pink Paislee Nantucket]

The Nantucket line by Pink Paislee is one of my favorites. I love the colors & I haven't even used it on a beach themed layout yet. Here is another layout I made with Nantucket. This layout features the papers & the ribbons.

Christine probably has some Nantucket left & if not, she can surely get you some. This is one line you do not want to miss out on.

To see information about the other products I used (& the sketch this is based off), check out my blog.