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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thanks From Jessie


Hi Everyone! It's DT Jessie from Edogg Sugarlips and Princess Buttercup.  I am so happy to be coming to you today from the Crafting Family blog. I just want to say I love being on this team, everyone is so nice and the site has so many fabulous finds :)  Anyway, onto my project.

I wanted to do something that reminded me of Memorial Day. So I made this card. I think I am going to send it to my cousin who was recently deployed.

I used some blue cardstock from CF, and then the cool paper is from My Mind's Eye American Made collection. The paper is called Stars of Loyalty.  I love it. I used both sides of it.  The yellow and white were just scraps from my bin. Some embroidery floss and a star button. The awareness ribbon was a cut from My Scrap Chick and the Thanks is from a K Andrew Designs stamp set called winter wishes.  Just added a little dashing and it was done.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by tomorrow for another fabulous project from a talented DT member :)







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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

~ Monday with Kimberly Fordyce ~


Hello, so glad you stopped by this Memorial Day. First of all thank you to all that have served and are serving! This is DT Kim Fordyce and I'm here today to share with you a page I did using the yummy line from MME Lush.
"My Girls"



Some of this paper is flocked and I just love it!

Recipe:
MME- Lush
DCWV-solid paper
Misc-buttons
twine
fabric
Misc.-chipboard flower sticker
Misc.- Journal card

Hope you enjoy my layout and make sure to stop by Crafting Family's Ebay seller page to check out the MME Lush papers for sale along with other great deals! Seller name: Teaforlife7

 'Til the next post ~ Kim F.
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Tuesday with Tiffany

Hello and happy Tuesday! It's DT member Tiffany here with a bit of scrapping inspiration for you. Since we just celebrated a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, I was in the mood to create a patriotic page, so I pulled out my red, white and blue supplies for my project.

"July 4th" 12x12 Layout

Supplies:
Pattern Papers- American Crafts "Peechy Keen" (grey), American Crafts "Love Must Have Been"(red), American Crafts "Everyday Hi Y'all" (stars), Basic Grey "Hopscotch" (letters)
Punch- EK Success
Ink- Stampin Up
Twine- Doodlebug



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Sunday, May 27, 2012

~Flying High on Sunday~

Our Sunday inspiration comes from our DT: ASHLEY HAMM and she was inspired by My Mind's Eye's Good Day Sunshine collection....check out this cute card! 

 "Fly High"


 
Supplies used: 

Patterned papers & die cut embellishments: My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine
Ovals: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook 
Graduation Cap: Cricut Wild Card

Yup, it's that easy to make a cute card...and you know where you can get an awesome deal on these Good Day Sunshine papers, with us! 


14 doublesided sheets and 2 diecut sheets for $4.99 on our Ebay Seller Page (Teaforlife7).  We don't have any new listings going this weekend for this set because we are taking a break for the holiday, but if you're interested in getting some retail therapy, just place an order with us via Email at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com ~ we will take care of your crafty paper needs and always at a great bargain price! 


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


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Friday, May 25, 2012

~New Friday DT - Kimberly Stokes Jara~

We are having our own little celebration here before the 3 Day Memorial Weekend...the debut of our last New DT - 

KIMBERLY STOKES JARA


"Wife and mom of two boys who loves to scrapbook, plan & coordinate events, and stalk Craigslist everyday for scrappy deals! My friends say I crack them up...so I guess that means I'm funny right? :) My best friend and I started Croppin Time FL and I love hosting local cropping events and scrapbook yard sales. When I'm not doing all the above, I read on my Kindle!"

Getting to know more about Kim:

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
  15 years ago, right after my wedding.
 
2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ? 
  Definitely layouts.
 
3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects? 
  It's a tie between pop-dots & chipboard.... I LOOOOOVE chipboard!
 
4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ?
  I love all if it... That's like asking me to pick my favorite child or dog... Lol!
 
5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
  I really really like Heidi Swapp.  She always has fantastic ideas & provides great tips, techniques & instructions.
 
6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
  Uh, shopping for papercrafting / scrapbooking supplies... Oh yea... I'm also a freak about keeping my workspace organized.
 
7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I am a very outgoing true Florida girl.  I love going to my son's lacrosse & football games.  I am a psycho FSU fan & I never miss a Jimmy Buffet concert that Is within a 4 hour drive.  I love to host & entertain & will do anything I can for a friend in need.

Hop on over to Facebook and "Like" Kim's Croppin Time FL page :) 

I can vouch - she is awesome and even more awesome to crop with!  I'm truly lucky to live in the same County as one of our DT's! We had blast at a crop together last weekend and watched her make her debut project for Crafting Family ---


 Supplies used:
American Crafts Thickers
Patterned papers: MME Life Stories, K&Co, Deja Views
Tim Holtz distress inks
Jolee's bone stickers
Punches: Fiskars, Marvy cuchida, Emagendation, EK Success
We R Memory Sew Easy
Martha Stewart Pen

Welcome to the CF team Kim and I look forward to many more crops with you...and some margaritas too! 

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


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

~3 Day Weekend Countdown~

Yup...it's Thursday...and Yup...the 3 day Memorial Day weekend is almost here! yay - so in the meantime, check out our Thursday inspiration from our DT: SILVIA CARAZO BOLANOS


B-Day Card Supplies:
-Pattern Paper-DCWV
-Cardstock American Crafts
-Stamps- INKA
-Sizzix emboss

I thought her card was so cool, I would like to scraplift for a card in the future...good way to put my Cricut to more good use! 

Stay crafting my friends...then party on the weekend! Woot Woot! 

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


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~ Double the Inspiration ~


So I admit that this week is quickly getting away from me, and so my daily blogging has fallen behind ;( But the good news is, you get double the inspiration in one spot in today's DT Post!

On Tuesday, we fell in love with this cool green layout from our DT: 
 TIFFANY BALLARD CALL

"Chalk It Up" 12x12 Layout



Supplies List:
Pattern Paper- Basic Grey and American Crafts
Cardstock & Ink- Stampin Up
Stamps- Close to my Heart
Punches- EK Success
Twine- Doodlebug
Brads & Eyelets- Making Memories
Sketch- Retro Sketches #12

In case you're wondering, the grey checker paper is from our American Crafts Peachy Keen, Dear Lizzy & Letterbox paper bundle on our Ebay Page, click HERE or also our online store: www.craftingfamily.com.

In this awesome bundle, you get 14 doublesided 12x12 sheets (2 each of 7 designs) for only $3.99!




****And now for our Wednesday inspiration from our DT:
  JESSIE SUGARLIPS

'Rock On' card




Crafting Family supplies she used:
My Minds Eye Good Day Sunshine (Boy) Collection 'rock on', both sides.
Dk blue cardstock

From her stash:
cream cardstock, green card stock,
Sentiment from Guy Talk, K Andrew Designs
Cricut cartridge, Everyday Paper dolls, gypsy wanderings
Gel Pen
eye-lets


We have MME Good Day Sunshine Boy kits for sale at our Ebay page for starting bid of $4.50! That's a steal for 14 doublesided sheets & 2 diecut sheets ;)



So now you are in the 'know'! Thank you Tiffany and Jessie! You two literally 'rocketh'!

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

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~ Polka Dots never looked so cute! ~

Lovin' this Monday inspiration from our DT Kimberly Fordyce! Check out this adorable MME Good Day Sushine layout!
 
 

Supplies used:
  1. Papers- MME "Good Day Sunshine"
  2. The Paper Studio "Sweet Pea"
  3. My stickers- Misc.
  4. Laser cut - sandcastle ?
  5. Ink- Studio G
  6. Buttons
  7. Ric Rac
Polka dots never looked so cute! Thanks Kimberly!

Are you diggin' this paper? Well then, check out the rest of the paper bundle we have available for sale from this My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine Girl collection:

This bundle includes 14 double-sided sheets and 2 die cut sheets for only $4.99!  Click HERE

Make sure to save our Ebay seller page (Teaforlife7) as a favorite and keep checking back with our listings each week. If you would like a personalized Paypal invoice to purchase our items for sale, then email us with your wish list at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com 

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

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~ New Sunday DT: Ashley Hamm~

Please help me welcome our new Sunday DT: 

ASHLEY HAMM


"I'm a 27 year old registered nurse in a medium security prison living on the corner of a busy downtown intersection with my amazing attorney boyfriend & our adopted black Lab, Bentley. I love scrapbooking, Gary Allan, reading, & running."

Get to know more about Ashley and her crafty side of life:

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
I started scrapbooking when I was 16 years old. I've always been sort of sentimental, hanging onto ticket stubs/brochures/letters from boyfriends/etc & I have always been the one amongst my friends who has the camera out. Scrapbooking just sort of put a name to what I'd been doing all along.

2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?
Layouts, but I am trying to do more cards.

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?
I don't think I have a favorite product. I like to use clusters of embellishments & I'm starting to use my Cricut & my stamps more & more. My process is to drag everything out that might work with the layout, & then I choose from there.

4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee)?
One of my favorites is Pink Paislee & I also love American Crafts.

5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
There's so much inspiration out there! As a younger scrapper with no kids, I really love Kelly Purkey's work, I think Stephanie Howell's journaling is so heartfelt, & I have been a fan of Shannon Tidwell's design since I first started scrapbooking.

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
I love to read so if I have some quiet time I grab a book. Right now I'm working through the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It is hilarious! In the evenings we take the dog for a jog or work on one of the many projects we've got going on around the home.

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
My boyfriend is an attorney & his practice is on a busy downtown intersection on a 100+ year old building. We live in an apartment above with our adopted black Lab, Bentley. I've been a registered nurse for five years & I've worked at a nearby prison for three years. We also volunteer for our local humane society & Love of Labs (lolin.org).

Her debut project for Crafting Family, this rockin' pink layout using our MME Lush Pink papers:

 

Supplies used:

Papers: My Mind's Eye Lush
Stamps: {Ippity} A Moment in Time, Unity August 2010 kit AllYouNeed, 
& Papertrey Ink faux ribbon stamps.
Tulip: Cricut cartridge Walk in my Garden




A little more taste of some of Ashley's adorable work:



Make sure to follow Ashley's blog at:


We are psyched to have Ashley on our team! Her fresh and trendy style is truly an inspiration for us all ;).  And her sense of humor is delightful!

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

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~Returning Saturday DT: Laura Carazo~

We are so excited to have our returning DT Laura Carazo with us! She is a serious scrapbooker and dedicated is an understatement! 

LAURA CARAZO



Check out her Saturday project - totally cool layout of a San Francisco trip...which gives me awesome ideas for my travel photos! 



Supplies used:
Cardstock: DCWV, American Crafts
CAMEO: shapes
Stickers: Mrs Grossmans
Ink: Color Box

Follow her shop and blog at: 

Thank you Laura for your continued support and awesome talent! You are an inspiration to us all!

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

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

~Thursday DT Feature: Silvia Carazo Bolaños~

Please help us welcome our new DT for Thursdays: 

SILVIA CARAZO BOLAÑOS


"I am a lover of crafting, I´m 36 years old, mother of a 9 year old, and live in San Jose Costa Rica.  I am passionate about life. I have a workshop where I teach and share all of my crafty knowledge and experiences for whoever wants to receive it."

Get to know a little more about Silvia's crafty life:

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
Since I was just a child I loved to make cards, I remember that used I pilot pens, Color pencils, stickers and confetti shapes to decorate my cards. I love it because through my creations, I expressed what words can´t express.

2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.)?

I love to make cards, coordinated, altered, mini album.

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?

I have no preference on any product, try to use all products simultaneously or individually, each product has different finishes and I love that.

4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee)?

Prima Marketing, BoBunny, DCWV, Ranger, We R Memory Keeper, K&Company

5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?

Tim Holtz. Need I say more? :)

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?

I love exercise, dance and read!!!!!

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

I am a friendly person and I love sharing, teaching and learning from others.


Silvia's Thursday project debut for Crafting Family:



Supplies used:
Stamp made by Marce Solano
Distress Tim Holtz: 
Peeled paint
Broken china
Walnut stain
Shabby shupters
Stormy sky
Punches: Marta Stewart

Paper:
K&Company
Cardstock
: DCWV
Brads:
We R Memory Keepers
Cristal Touch

Isn't her card so cute? Stay tuned to see more of Silvia's work with Crafting Family! Welcome to the team Silvia! ;) 

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


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

~Graphic 45 Paper Pads for Sale~

Hungry for some Graphic 45? Ok, how about these two 12x12 Paper Pads to feed the need...eh hem...I mean hunger... 

BOTANICA BELLA

(They had me at butterflies! I'm such a sucker for those!)


LE CIRQUE


Each of these paper pads comes with 2 double-sided sheets each of 11 designs along with 2 sheets of coordinating die cuts.  We've got them for sale on our Ebay page, starting bid of $12.99 each!  Get yours by clicking HERE!

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


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~Wednesday DT Feature: Jessie Sugarlips~

Today's DT feature is our new Wednesday DT: 

JESSIE SUGARLIPS


“I am a stay at home mom to Princess Buttercup, or at least that is what I call her, and wife to Edogg. We live in Minnesota. We also have, our 2 kitties, Friday Night and Prince Phillip. I love to craft it keeps me sane...lol. I have a lot of health problems that keep me from working and if I didn't craft I would have lost it by now. :)”

 Jessie's Wednesday's Project for Crafting Family:

Totally 3D Box!

 
Supply list:
iron orchid designs steel toe mary jane collection "miss adventure"  (both sides)
pebbles  happy go lucky collection "dandy" both sides
blue cardstock

(stuff from my stash)
orange cardstock
blue ribbon
eye-lets
flowers
gel pen


Follow Jessie’s Blog at: 

edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

Get to know more of Jessie's Crafty Life:

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?   
I started paper crafting in about November 2010.  I love doing crafts and I saw so many beautiful scrapbooked projects and I wanted to be able to create them.

2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.) ?   
 I love to make everything, but I find myself making a lot of cards. :)

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects? 
I am in love with bling. Anything to make my project glittery.

4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee) ? 
It is hard to pick, but I really like American Crafts stuff.

5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why? 
I don't really have a paper crafting idol, there are just so many unbelievably talented people out there and I like to look at a variety of projects.

6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?   
I love to read, and spend time with my family. We have a lot of mini golf competitions on the Wii.

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?  
I am from MN, and I love it here. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years, and we have an adorable little girl who is 7.
 
Check out some more of Jessie's handy work: 




We are so happy to have Jessie on our team! Her motivation and enthusiasm makes for a perfect fit and can I tell you...she is a darling! 

'Til the next feature, I remain - Christine @ Crafting Family :)


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

~Returning DT: Tiffany Ballard Call~

Our Tuesday feature is our returning DT:

TIFFANY BALLARD CALL

"I am a girl of many hats...mom, wife, paper crafter, scrapbooking event coordinator and challenge blog addict. Sprinkle in a bit of chef and taxi driver and there you have it!"


Follow Tiffany's Blog at: 


Her Tuesday, 5/15/12 Project:

12x12 Layout Titled: "K'Nex"



Supplies:
Cardstock- Bazzill
PP- Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye
Punches- EK Success
Brads- Making Memories
Butterfly- The Painted Frog
Chipboard Scallop- Breezy Designs

We are so excited and grateful for Tiffany's continuing support of Crafting Family! We never get tired of her colorful and always awesome talent! Thank you so much Tiff! 

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

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Monday, May 14, 2012

~Monday's DT Feature: Kimberly Fordyce~

Hello everyone! 

Each day this week we will be featuring the debut of our new Design Team and their projects! 

Our New Monday Design Team Feature:

KIMBERLY FORDYCE


“I'm a wife, empty nester to three grown children, and Mamaw to two grandsons. I live in North Port, Florida. I have a passion for scrapbooking the family memories and look forward to any free time to create in my scraproom. My family is very supportive of me and my daughter is the one who encouraged me to start a blog and enter challenges. I was hooked right after I got my first follower and won my first challenge!”

Getting to know Kimberly's scrappy style and how her crafty side of life began…

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

“I was first introduced to scrapbooking around 1995 when I was invited to a Creative Memories party.  I didn't really get addicted to scrapbooking until 2005.”

2. What type of project is your favorite to make (i.e. cards, layouts, mini album, etc.)?

 “Well, if you follow me you would know I do mostly layouts. Scrapping pictures of my family and friends is my main passion!”

3. Do you have a favorite product you like to use on your projects?

“I really had to think on this one and actually made a phone call to my sister (lol) she said ink, flowers and stitching.”

 4. Who is your favorite manufacturer (i.e. BoBunny, MME, Pink Paislee)?

“Provocraft is a big favorite because I love my Cricut! The brand of paper I have the most of is probably Die Cuts With a View (DCWV), but I love My Mind’s Eye (MME) and Recollections.”
  
5. Do you have a scrapbook/paper crafting idol? If so, who and why?
“My ‘lil sister Lisa was my scrapbook idol although she would disagree, but when she does scrapbook, I love all that she creates! My blog idols are Fern from Fern's Creations and Beatriz from Amazing Grace. I aspire to scrap like these two ladies.”
  
6. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not scrapbooking/paper crafting?
“I love spending time with my grandson Isaiah, family and friends.”

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?  
“I love to get comments on my work, it helps me get excited about the next project!”


Kimberly's Crafting Family DT Debut Project:

Today I played with papers from My Mind's Eye. I used a sketch from the challenge blog Crafty Sketches.


 Don't you just love the My Mind's Eye So Sophie line!!! Loooove it :)

This is of my newest grandson Jordan! I'm so Blessed!!




The Supplies Recipe:

My Mind's Eye- So Sophie
My Mind's Eye- Lush "Turquiose Polka Dot Paper"
My Mind's Eye - Totally Girl 
Ink- Studio G & Close to my Heart
Ric Rac- Martha Stewart
Cricut Cartridge- Nursery Rhymes
Stamps- ???
Flowers- K & C Company

 Here's the sketch- by Kirsten Michelsen



A little more taste of the sweetness of Kimberly’s work:





The place where Kimberly’s scrapbooking magic happens:



Become a fan of Kimberly’s blog at: http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Crafting Family is so excited to have Kimberly on our DT! Stay tuned for what handy work she has planned for next Monday! 

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


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