Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Design Team Call! MyNew ATC Challenge Blog Call!


Welcome to CraftyChicByHand ATC Challenges 2018 Design Team Call.  I am super excited to have this challenge site for Artist Trading Cards as I am a lover of these small pieces of Art.A little about me, I am not new to having my own challenge blog and being Admin of a few challenges blogs in the past this avenue of just ATC challenges will be new. I have been crafting for quite a while over 16 years, I have my own online shop where I make Unique ATC kits which people have come to love! I participate in ATC Swaps, make other handmade crafts like hemp jewelry, alter mason jars and scrapbook. I have three daughters two in which are teenagers and one almost preteen age I am excited about my niche and  I am looking for 4-5 talented ladies to be a part of my Design Team for a 6-month Term.  You will need to have experience with making ATC’s and if you have pocket letter experience that is great as well. You also need to be able to work with kits made for you.  My kits are very bold bright and unique so not so much traditional ATC card making.  You can visit my shop to see the different kind of kits I make and have an idea of what you will use for some of the challenges. I am looking for individuals that like to have fun, make unique art, work with a team, and will be passionate about the team they are on.  I also have a shop of where the kits are being provided from so you will be required to post on your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and blog our challenges we host.  You also will need to be able to take great photos of your creations (I am kind of particular with photos and making sure everything looks clean and uniform). You will also need to have a joy for admiring others work and commenting on our participant’s creations. I am all about lifting each other up and showing love for this craft we all love so much!  If this is you???
1.       shoot over 3 themed ATC Cards that best represents your style and what you can do with these small pieces of Art.  If you have pocket letter experience as well you can provide an additional image with a completed pocket letter page. I would love to see all you can do.
2.       Provide a fun photo (whatever fun is to you) over that you would like to use as your photo on our blog that you are a part of the Design Team.
3.       Provide a short bio telling me what you think I should know about you whatever that is! Fun facts, family, crafting background, whatever you want other crafters you will be inspiring to know.
4.       I will need your full name, mailing address, and phone just in case I need to text you
5.       Please provide me with your blog address
6.       In the e-mail I need the subject line to say CraftyChic ATC Challenges Design Team Call
7.       Please have your applications sent to craftychicbyhand@aol.com  by February 4th.  I will have chosen the team by February 5th and you will be notified by February 7th
Benefits of being on the team:
1.       You will be a part of a great community of crafters and be able to inspire others.
2.       You will get exposure on our Instagram page FB page and on Pinterest.
3.       You will receive at about 8 ATC Kits in advance for your term that you will need to use for  8 of the 13 challenges we will have during your term.  You will know which challenges to use the kits for.
4.       You will receive a code to my etsy shop where you can purchase additional kits you like at a 10% discount during your term.

Fine Print
·         Only US applications at this time.
·         Please only apply if you can commit to the 6-month term as I am sending out kits to you and need to ensure that you will fulfill your terms with what you were provided.
·         Must be on FB as we will have a Design Team page and we have a CraftyChicByHand page for our participants.   I also have a product page in which you can also follow it is encouraged for you to follow as I update new kits available there as well.

Monday, November 6, 2017

ATC Kits GALORE!!!!!!!! Come and Get YOURS!!!!

Hello There! It's been a while but life has been happening and I have not been on my blog much but I do miss sharing my projects and things  I am working on.  I h ave been obsessed with Making Artist Trading Cards known as ATC's.  I make them all the time in swaps I join and love the different themes.  They are awesome small pieces of art that you create and can also swap and collect from others that make them from different states.  Now I have found a great interest over the last 6 months making ATC Kits.  I think I have a very unique style and I have an eye for specific things that are different and or unique but also cute fun and adorable.  At lease that is what I have been told...LOL  But I have started making these kits and having these different themes and I think they are pretty AWESOME!  I have had quite a few people love them and buy some which is a plus!  Here are all the ones I have recently made and are available in my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/craftychicbyhand 

It is also that time of the year for Operation Handmade Blessings!  All proceeds will go towards Operation Handmade Blessing where we help the elderly and those in the Nursing homes during the holiday season. We provide neccessites and gifts to them.  Please check out www.handmade-blessings.blogspot.com for more information. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Vacation and Mid-Month Challenge

So I have been on Vacation with the family and we had a blast!  I can't believe that it is over.  It will be back to work soon. We had a great time.  Here are some photos and I can't wait to start scrapbooking all the great photos. Also we have a Mid Month Challenge ready to go on Colorful Creations.  Please check us out!  Layout below:


Please go and check out the recipe on colorfulcreations.  You will also see great layouts from the rest of our Design Team!  Can't wait to see you there!

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Layout and Colorful Creations Challenge!

Happy Saturday!!!! Hope everyone is doing well.  Welcome to JULY!!!  I have here my first Challenge Layout for the month of July for the team I design on Colorful Creations!  We have a nice color combo challenge going on! Go on over and check it out. We have monthly prizes and can't wait to see you visit us!  www.anothercolorfulcreation.blogspot.com

Let me tell you a little bit about this layout.  I got some help from my snickerdoodle on this one.  We were having mommy and daughter time and she wanted to help me create a layout.  I had been trying to get them to scrapbook for years and it was exciting to see her all in. She had a hand and everything this layout came to be. Down from our string on our button balloons, from the distressed ink we rolled around on the background of the paper, how we positioned our leaves, butterflies, and pearls. I am so proud of here and she was my guest designer on my layout this month.  She is also the one in the photo. I think I have a scrapper on my hands!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Colorful Creation’s I Love Summer Blog Hop.  You should have come from the Rachel's Blog.  If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Colorful Creations site to start at the beginning and to start collecting your challenge words. These words should be bolded on each DT member’s blog.  You visit each member’s blog and collect each word to complete the quote.  Once you have completed the quote, please leave it in the comment section of the Colorful Creations Blog Hop post. 

I wanted to share my layout with you.  This is one of my favorite layouts of my Middle and youngest daughter having fun at the beach by the good ole SEA.  My girls love the beach and this time they enjoyed the sand just as much as the water.  They had such a great time. My youngest buried herself and in the sand and was enjoying the sun.  She looked like a beached Mermaid.  This layout definitely screams Summer to me!!!

Remember to play along in our hop challenge to win the wonderful prize from our sponsors, Let’s Get Sketchy and Crafty Chic By Hand Creations

Thank you so much for visiting with me on the hop, next up on is Idiana Where I am sure you will find some great inspiration and don't forget to pick up your words along the way!!!  Happy Blog Hoppin!

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Hi There,

 I am back and wanted to finish sharing the different project I have been working on and my latest project for my etsy shop have been ATC Kits. I love Artist Trading Cards and making them so I decided to Make the Kits and put them in my shop for those that love making art and need a kit to start.  I have different themed ones from Faith, Summer, Spring, Boys, Girls, Nerdy and more.  I am constantly working on different themes.  These you see here are some kits I have put together and they are in my shop now.  Check them out.  They are super affordable.  The kit contains enough to make two ATC's and you get all the goodies you see here.  Please check out my shop. The Kits are very chunky where you get a lot of stuff and they are super affordable!!!!   I love my kits and I hope you love them as well!

 Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyChicByHand .  I am also on Etsy Studio   https://www.etsystudio.com/shop/CraftyChicByHand/

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Recent Scrapbook Layouts!

I wanted to share some of my latest layouts and projects Life has been so crazy! From redoing my room turning into a place to sleep and relax as well as a place to be creative. Also altering and making a lot of my own storage which was FUN!  Designing for two challenge blogs I have not posted my creations recently but I want to share some of the fun!! Here are some layouts!  The first two are for challenges this one was used for Picture This final challenge using DECO ART Products.  I was able to use their Chalky Paints and I love the chalky look of them.  The paint worked on wood surfaces and also on paper surfaces.  This layout is of Jayla!!!

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This Layout is for below is for Colorful Creations 'Throwback Challenge" Creating a layout of a throuwback theme, whether papers, pictures, embellishments etc...

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The rest are layouts from the previous challenges on both Picture This and Colorful Creations!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's In the Air Blog Hop!

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Thank you for joining our February …It’s in the Air Blog Hop. We are so excited to celebrate the Month of February in the scrapbooking world. We would like you to get to know our DT a little better as well as take a peek at their style and techniques. We are excited to have you here. If you are just joining the hop we want to make sure you don’tmiss anything so make sure you go back to Picture This and start there. If you have started from the beginning I hope that you enjoyed Lisa's Blog and challenge. Second I would like to introduce myself.My name is Toccara most people call me Tee! I am a DT member and Coordinator of Picture This Challenges. Today I have a challenge for you. The theme of our Blog hop is …It’s In the Air. Well let me tell you what’s in the air on my blog today....Banners! It’s in the Air! Create a layout with Banners being the highlight of your creation. This can be notched banners or Pennant banners, YOU choose! I would also like you to add some dollies and any shade of pink and red. 
Here is what I created using notched banner, red, pink and dollies. I also was able to add some hot air balloons to go with the It's in the Air theme.

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I hope to inspire you to use those banners! I can’t wait to see what you create. I will be voting for my favorite Banner Layout that is completed from my blog so get those submission in.We have a great prize for the winner from our sponsor below so keep going through the hop and see what our next Design Team member have in store for you. At the end of the hop you will be able to see what prize is up for grabs from the mentioned sponsor.

**Once you complete this challenge you will upload it to the PictureThis blog which is your last stop. Tag your layout with the Design Team
member’s name as well as their challenge type, for example: Toccaratags.That way we know which hop challenges you are participating in. Have fun as we hope to see you monthly during our challenges!

Challenge Rules: Each DT member will vote for their favorite participant’s layout and after that that DT will take each of our favorites and choose as a team who is our final winner …It’s in the air blog hop. The more challenges you complete the more chances you have to be selected more than once from each DT member and be in the final vote for the prize. No combining challenges on this one we want to inspire you and get you creating layouts and see your creativity. You have until 11:59 pm CST on February 22nd to upload your layouts to the Picture This Blog.Next you will hop on over to Kate's Blog. If you got lost while on your blog hop please see the blog hop list below just in case you need to know where you are in between:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

More Great Creative News!!!! Colorful Creations

I am back again to share more crafty goodness. I am apart of the Colorful Creations Design Team who's first challenge started today! YAY!!!

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We are all super excited and we have a wonderful talented Design Team.  We will be bringing some fresh new challenges  your way.  I have the please of coming up with 2 challenges every other month and being the Design Team Coordinator on Colorful Creations.  Our first challenge is liveee.  Let me explain it a little.  We were to use Back White Plus One. Can you guess what my Plus one is?  I love this layout as My husband and I have just come up on our 15 year anniversary and this was the perfect picture.   I love the little embellishments by project life.  A very simple layout to set the tone and mood of this picture.  come on over to anothercolorfulcreation.blogspot.com to check out the challenge in detail and see what the wonderful design team has come up with.  Hope to see you there!

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In other new As you know I am also apart of Picture This Design Team as well and we are going to be hosting a February Blog Hop.  Check out the details on this blinki below:  You don't want to miss it as each DT member will be hosting a unique challenge of their own and there is a prize from my shop up for grabs for the winner!

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CraftyChic By Hand Creations

Toccara Feliciano

The Hop will start at Picture This Challenges See you February 15th!

Toodles, Tee