Sunday, July 28, 2013

GROWING CHANGES AND NEW PROJECT FAITH-BOOK INFORMATION

NEW CHANGES ARE COMING TO CARTERS CRAFTING CORNER

Good Morning Everyone,

Today you are going to learn about changes that are coming to Carters Crafting Corner. I have decided to take the blog in a different direction. You will be seeing new content coming in the next few weeks.

First of all, I am moving Project Faith-Book to a new blog called "Carter Christian Crafting Corner". It is going to be a Christian Craft Blog and you can read more about that on the page - Project Faith-Book.

What you see here on the main page for the next few weeks is going to change. I have discovered since starting the blog that not only are my interests in Card-Making and Scrap booking, but also in holding Blog Hops and Challenges. That is where my passion is. I want all of us to enjoy seeing and learning about the different projects that are shared and the fascinating themes that come along with it. Along with a higher level of participation. I am excited and looking forward to the NEW Carters Crafting Corner.

I have big plans but right now they are "TOP SECRET"!!!! As things progress and I figure out how I plan to structure this I will be announcing the new happenings along the way.

You are going to see more blog hops to participate and get involved in. Upcoming themed challenges. Guest blogger visits with awesome creations, tutorials, and helpful tips. Along with great sponsors. And plenty of other ideas to keep the blog upbeat and fun to be a part of.

I can't give you all the details now but that was just a little teaser of things to come. I do hope you all get inspired to pass along the word to your other craft friends and get them involved with the many things happening here.

Please bear with me over the next week or so as I work out the details and make sure everything is going smooth. You will be seeing some guests here to keep everyone involved and enthusiastic.

I would love to hear from you about what you think and any questions you have. Leave a comment and I will definitely answer as soon as I possibly can.

Until next time,

-:¦:-¸-(¸¸.·´*~Kathy~*¨¨))-:¦:-´* .·´*-:¦:-



Friday, July 19, 2013

Forgotten Treasures Blog Hop


Welcome to the Forgotten Treasures blog hop where we are showcasing projects made with a least one item we have had for 6 months or longer. If you came from Connie's blog you are in the right place. If you started with my blog, pop over to Christine's blog and start at the beginning, you don't want to miss all the fabulous projects there is to see!

We have several sponsors offering gift certificates for this hop. To be eligible for the gift certificates you must comment on each blog and comment on each sponsor's facebook page. Random winners for each gift card will be selected on July 22 and the winners will be posted on Christine's blog.

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors:


$20 gift certificate 


3 lucky winners will receive a $5 gift certificate 



$10 gift certificate 


$15 gift certificate 




Every since I heard about this blog hop and the theme I was so excited to make this card. Anyone that really knows me knows that purple is by far my favorite color. And with the theme of the blog hop being use something you haven't used in a while (6 months or so), I kept thinking about the "Dazzles" by Hot Off The Press (HOTP) that I bought at paperwishes.com and haven't got to use them. I got really excited and immediately started thinking of a design I could use on the card. It is quite simple but also elegant at the same time. Heck, you wouldn't really know that those are Dazzle stickers on the front LOL :-). With that being said I will tell you a little bit about how the card was made. It is a white card blank with the fold on top cut to 5" x 5" with purple card stock on top also the same size. Then I used Gypsy Jewel Paper from HOTP in blue stripe and purple ombre. I matted them together with a small border. Then I traced and cut the scalloped rectangle label from a sheet of die-cuts I had onto purple card stock with a light blue card stock behind it. I used 3D foam tape to pop it up off the card. Then from a sheet of white Dazzles i used two swirls facing each other. and a smaller swirl under that lines up even with the top swirls. I then used a dazzle border across the bottom. And to finish it off I rounded the bottom corners with a corner punch. The majority of the product used is by Hot Off The Press. The card stock is just basic from my stash. The Dazzles are the item that I have not used in a while and was very excited to use. I didn't include a sentiment on the front because it has so many possibilities. A birthday card, An anniversary card, and so on.. You get the picture. Unfortunately the picture never really does the card the justice it deserves. Here is another view of the card standing up.



I hope you enjoy the card and if you have any questions or would like a more detailed tutorial let me know and I will be happy to make one or answer any questions. 

In case you missed it; You can find the Dazzles at: paperwishes.com
I have also included a little extra something for following my blog and liking my facebook page.

Good Luck to the lucky person who wins this goody bag!!!

***I will also be doing a "Blog Candy" Goody Bag to one LUCKY PERSON who joins my blog AND likes my Facebook Page, you can do that by clicking here: facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner.***

Please leave a comment and let me know that you were here and are a follower and LIKED the Facebook Page so I can include you in the drawing for the "Goody Bag". I Love reading your notes and will respond to each of them. 

I am so happy you stopped by today to visit!!! I do hope you come back often. Your next visit is to Mag at magsgraphics. (Click the Link) 

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way.
   

Thanks again for stopping by. Have fun with the rest of the hop!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

HAPPY 4th OF JULY


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

LAND OF THE FREE /  HOME OF THE BRAVE

Happy 4th of July My Friends!!!  I am hoping that every one of you has a wonderful holiday today and tonight. From cook-outs with the family, time at the lake or beach, to a night of SPECTACULAR Fireworks. This is by far one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it time with family and friends, and fabulous fireworks displays, which are my favorite. It’s also a celebration of freedom. What a wonderful thing… Freedom!!! We are so fortunate to live in a Country that enjoys freedom. All thanks to our Founding Fathers who fought for our freedom and our Heroes now who fight and uphold that Freedom. Thank you to all our OUTSTANDING MILITARY who keep us safe and Free!!!

So today I am going to the LONGEST Parade in the SMALLEST town around this area. Sounds a little backwards huh??! But it’s true. It's in a little town of 38 peoples with a parade that is an hour and a half long. I am very excited to be going. I am going with my daughter and granddaughter. Three generations spending the 4th of July together. That sounds like a true scrapbook page or Project Faith-Book page in the future.

I do have a couple of projects to share with you today. One of them is the card I made for the 1st Annual 4th of July / Red white and blue Blog Hop. I kept looking at the card and thinking something was missing. It finally hit me that it needed red behind the sentiment. And here is a look at the two of them and how much difference it made.
     
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 This is the first one I posted
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Here is the same card with the red behind the picture.         And here is a close-up of it.                                                                               
 You sure can tell the difference, don’t you think so? Sometimes that’s what it takes. Just to step back and look at your project can actually bring you inspiration. This isn't the first time I have done this either. If you are like me you can always see a way to make it better or prettier.

 I also put together a couple of medallions. I am sure you have either seen them or made them at some point. And chances are they have other names too. If you aren't familiar with them and would like the tutorial just let me know in the comments and I will be happy to put that together and share it with you. The little card next to them is one that I made with my granddaughter earlier today. She helped decide how to organize it and I put it together.       
  
 This is the picture with the medallions
 and the card                                                                                              And here is the card
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Speaking of my grand-daughter, she is going to be turning 5 in a few short weeks. That clique' of “where did the time go?” certainly holds true here. I can honestly remember when she first came home. A week later she was at her first Relay for Life Event. Cruising around the track while we pushed her in the stroller. Hard to believe it has been that long. I am working on putting together a little something for her birthday. As much as I want to share it with you, I also want it to be a surprise. Or if I really mess up, then I can fix it before I tell you about it. Hmmm… smart thinking, right?!!

There is one other thing I want to mention. If you are participating in Project Faith-Book jump over to the face book page and check out the latest update. There is now an Official Sign-Up Sheet in the Notes Section. Please take a minute and leave your information in the comments under the sign-up note and I will get it added to the document. Speaking of Project Faith-Book, how is your first challenge coming along? I have already heard from one person that has hers finished. I have started on mine too, but it is taking some thinking and praying to put it together. I hope yours is coming along well. I am going to be doing a feature on how to incorporate your faith in your layout journaling. It's going to be very informative so try not to miss it. Go ahead and leave me a comment and let me know how it is going with your layout. And let me know what you are doing for the 4th of July today!! I really enjoy hearing from you and what you have to say. I hope that all of you have a terrific day. And those who are in the rain area, stay dry, and I hope it doesn't interfere with the fireworks where you're at.

Until We Meet Back Here Again,

God Bless You and Happy Independence Day
Kathy Carter
facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner