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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

~ Design Team Back in Action ~

Hello my crafty peeps!  We welcome back our Design Team! Please help us welcome our new addition ~ Rhonda Ratliff!  She will debut our YouTube posts - woohoo! We absolutely love her Southern twang and her classic vintage art style - I am sure you will be more than inspired by her work and Southern charm this year :) 

We are changing things up a bit this year and will be featuring two posts a week to make it more laxed and less hectic for our DT's because the #1 focus is the joy and love of crafting - therefore there is no room for stress! Life is busy enough as it is, so just sit back, relax & craft! 

Today we are sharing with you last week's posts shared with us by our DT and Matriarch Pat Selman! For those of you new to the Crafting Family - she is my mom and the reason why I have a crafty side! I am fortunate to share the love of crafting with her and treasure every moment we spend together crafting and laughing :) 

And now without further delay - here are Pat Selman's vintage inspired 8x8 layouts from an album she is currently working on: 

She used tons of goodies including some faux stamping w/gesso, paint & ink. She incorporated a handmade pin by Christine Castillo, and a swirl paper flower by Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff. She got to crackin' on the brown lace we just listed for sale this week (& already sold out!).

Patterned papers by G45 Kraft reflections on sale now at Crafting Family, handmade pin by Christine Castillo, swirl paper flower by Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff, Tim Holtz embossing folders, perfect pearls mist & the recipe goes on! I love the layering on this 8x8 layout!

 The tulle flowers are handmade by Pat! 

Spell binder diecut used here with DCWV Luxury collection of papers; some handmade papers from Joann's clearance bin, and she used a couple of different clock embossing folders from The Paper Studio and Sizzix.

She used the G45 Kraft Reflections along with a touch of the Crate Paper Portrait sheet. The dinner plate charm, paper roses & wheat spray is also from CF's current supplies for sale and the flat paper flower accents are Making Memories - oldies but goodies from our stash! The ivory lace is from the dollar bin at ACMoore; burlap accents from Joann's Fabrics; and border punches from EK Success. She used the electronic Zutter edge distresser (or the "rougher" as Pat calls it - lol) to rough up the edges to give it that classic vintage feel. 

We hope you enjoyed these layout projects and will come back for more inspiration from our Crafting Family!  For any questions on techniques or products used, please email us at: thecraftingfamily@yahoo.com  ~ or visit us on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheCraftingFamilyPage.   

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


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