"Hi everyone! I’m Carolee, a geeky girl living in Los Angeles with her game developer hubby and two corgi fur babies that keep me very busy.
I found my way into paper crafting about two years ago when I stumbled upon Project Life and from there, an obsession was born. I come from a crafty family but scrapbooking was something that we never did! Since finding Project Life, I’ve branched out into card making, traditional 12x12 pages and even decorating planners, my newest favorite.
I currently blog at caroleeflatley.com but you can find me most often on Instagram (www.instagram.com/caroleeflatley) Check me out there to see what I’m working on along with pictures of my dogs, my latest trip to Disneyland or my wacky finds!"
"This card, which I made for my husband on our anniversary, uses Date Night and a few pieces I had in my stash. The base is the back side of Together is Better. I cut Dance Party on my Silhouette Cameo to make the top layer. The flower and tile stickers are from the Illustration Stickers."
"I’m obsessed with planning (despite having not all that much to track!) and I love decorating out my pages. This week in November of last year uses a lot of the Scrumptious collection. At the top left, I layered a cut from the front of New Harvest with some of the Journal Tags and Mini Sentiments. I used the Journal Tags again to remind me I was only a week away from having to feed 10 people and then added some of the Illustration stickers in the bottom right to balance everything out."
PROJECT LIFE LAYOUT:
"I love using my regular scrapbooking supplies in my Project Life pages and the 6x6 pads make it really easy. This page relies almost entirely on the Date Night 6x6 pad. That, along with a few dies and the Illustration and Alpha stickers, makes this style of pocket scrapbooking a snap!"
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Hello! It's Meghann here with you today, and to continue our month of trends, I'm going to talk to you about layering! I created a layout which uses layering in every way, from the papers behind my photos, to embellishments and even layered color on the background paper.
To create the layers on this layout, I used a mix of Jolly Good, Scrumptious, Twirly Girly and Date Night collections.
Supplies: Twirly Girly collection- Keepsakes paper/TG14OS04, Piggy Tails paper/TG14OS12, 12x12 Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Brads/TG14EB06; Scrumptious collection- Home Sweet Home paper/SC14OS02, Journal Tags/SC14EB03, Die-Cut Tags/SC14EB04; Jolly Good collection- Holiday paper/JG14OS08, Journal Tags/JG14EB03, Sentiments Mini Stickers/JG14EB07, Enamel Stars/JG14EB09; Date Night collection- Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02
When creating layers, I keep a few things in mind:
- I like to be sure that the patterns in my patterned papers are contrasting in color, pattern size and design.
- To differentiate between layers, I add dimensional adhesive on some of the layers, and usually always on my photo to make it 'pop.'
- Tucking stickers and journaling tags between the edges of my patterned paper adds extra, smaller layers to the mix.
- Handmade embellishments can be another way to add more layers, as I did here with the large star.
Here's how I created this layout:
- Layer three patterned papers and a gold doily under a 4"x4" square photo and adhere to the background paper. Tuck journaling tags and stickers behind the photo, which is adhered with dimensional adhesive. Add the title to the journaling card on the right.
- Type journaling and adhere to the backside of the Scrumptious die-cut frame. Tuck behind photo and adhere. Adhere two more frames to the bottom left and upper right side of the layouts, backed with paper and embellished with stickers and enamel stars.
- Create a large embellishment by cutting the star from the Keepsakes paper and topping with the star brad, ticket sticker, baker's twine and enamel star. Adhere to the bottom left side of the photo.
- Add small bits of color to the background by watercoloring in the small stars in colors to match the patterned papers.
Hey there, friends! Missy here with you today. I hope you're enjoying our month full of scrapbooking trends! This week we continue with using shapes on your projects. I'm featuring triangles today. This is really simple to put together...all you need is your paper and a square punch.
I chose to scrap this cute photo of my husband and daughter about to go for a 4-wheeler ride. I like the brown and pink in the photo, so I chose various papers from Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious. I love how they all look so pretty up next to one another.
Supplies Used: Twirly Girly--Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet TG14EB02, Tea Party TG140S03, Itty Bitty Ballerina TG140S08, Paper Posies TG140S05 Grandma's Quilt TG140S10, Never Grow Up TG140S11, Piggy Tails TG140S12, Sentiment Mini Stickers TG14EB05; Date Night--Brads DN14EB06, Sentiment Mini Stickers DN14EB05, Tags Mini Stickers DN13EB04, Plaid is Rad DN140S12, Cutest Couple DN140S05, Awesome Blossom DN140S01, Sticker Sheet DN14EB02; Scrumptious--Frolic in the Leaves SC140S11, Fall Bouquet SC140S01, Autumn Haze SC140S06, Check Please SC140S09; Other--cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Coats Thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Archival Ink, October Afternoon Date Stamp
Here's a look at how I created those triangles:
1. I took a 2-inch square punch (but any size will work) and punched a bunch of squares out of all the patterned papers I chose. Then, I used scissors to cut them in half diagonally. Easy!
2. Next, I just started arranging them onto my page in no particular pattern. I just made sure the lines matched up and turned them this way and that way until I was happy with the large design of all the triangles together. I then glued them all down.
3. The rest was easy...adding a few layers of papers under the photo and adding stickers and embellishments where I wanted them.
4. I added stickers and fussy cut some flowers from this sheet (Awesome Blossom):
One more look...I really didn't need to add a whole lot more to this with all the different colors and patterns going on. I did add a few mist splatters to finish it off.
I hope you'll give this a try! It's really fun, and it's an awesome technique if you don't have a die cutting machine or just don't feel like using it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Chickaniddy friends! Allie with you today, and I have been so excited to share this layout! This is a special one for me because I challenged myself to use stamps, mix collections, and to NOT use pink! Those are some of my scrappy weaknesses that I wanted to defeat, and I knew the Scrumptious Mini Alpha stamps would be a perfect way to jazz up my layout.
Today's trend is diamonds. I love the diamond shape and don't use it often enough!
|Chickaniddy Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (sc14os04, sc14os11, sc14eb03, TG14OS06, TG14OS04, DN14OS05, DN14OS08), Stickers (sc14eb05, sc14eb07, TG14EB03, DN14EB03, DN14EB05), Stamps (sc14st01, DN14ST01), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07)|
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1. I used my Silhouette cameo to cut out diamonds from a sheet of the Date Night Backwoods Lovin' woodgrain paper.
2. Next, I went through my Chickaniddy stashed and grabbed green and orange patterns from the Twirly Girly, Scrumptious, and Date Night collections. I used one of the cut diamonds to trace and cut from each pattern in order to have the right size to back the background.
3. To create the background, I used washi tape to attach the diamonds on the backside of the paper. It looked pretty messy from the back!
4. Once all the diamonds were covered, I flipped it over and added my layers and photo. I placed the diamond stickers from each collection on each diamond.
5. After everything was in place, it was time to create the title! I used the super fun Scrumptious Mini Alpha clear stamps to stamp out my title in black ink. I cut each letter out, and adhered them to my page. You could use stickers for your title to create a faster page!
6. Finally, I added some stamps across the top and bottom of the page to tie in with the stamped title. I'm not a very experienced stamper, so I quickly eyeballed and tried to not over think it for a "messy" look.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you feel inspired to create a page using diamonds!
Hello there. It’s Meghann here, and today I’m here to continue our month of trends with shaker elements! I love creating shakers for my projects & on the layout I’m sharing with you today, I created four different shakers and kept each one and its contents focused on one main color.
To create this layout, I used a mixture of Jolly Good, Scrumptious, Twirly Girly and Date Night collections.
To fill the frames, I punched small hearts and circles of patterned paper, added stickers (which I made un-sticky with a bit of baby powder on the backside) sequins and brads. The ingredients inside each of the frames matched the color on the front of the frame. Once I created my frames, here’s how I finished off my layout:
- On each corner of the Sugar Cookies paper, add mist droplets in the four colors of the shaker tags. Cut individual colors of the rays from the Nutmeg paper and adhere them to the corresponding areas on the background.
- Print a photo in black and white to fit inside the ‘I Love This Moment’ frame from the Scrumptious die-cut tags. Adhere to the center of the background. Adhere the four shaker frames to each corner of your photo frame. Top the frames with alpha stickers and die-cut words to create your title.
- Embellish with black floral die-cuts to add contrast, a sticker to add the date and journal on the lines directly on the Sugar Cookies paper.
Shaker frames are perfect for layouts, cards and project life spreads. Any element in your stash with an opening can be transformed with clear transparency and small elements to create a shaker! Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have fun creating shaker frames for your next project!
Hello everyone! Allie with you today, sharing a layout about our sweet niece using a die-cut background.
|Chickaniddy Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (sc14os04,
sc14os06, sc14os05, sc14os09, sc14os12,) Foil (CN14SP001),
Stickers (sc14eb02), Enamel Stars (sc14eb09), Die-Cuts (sc14eb04)
To create this layout I used my number one favorite Chickaniddy paper--Autumn Haze from Scrumptious! I love the ombre watercolor look, and the color scheme is just stunning.
Hello, my name is Carson and I'm addicted to watercolors! I know there are quite a few of you out there who can sympathize. As far as addictions go, I think it's a pretty good one, mainly because it's oh so pretty and just as forgiving. It also doesn't appear to be going anywhere in the world of papercrafts, so today we're going to embrace it and create some card backgrounds with our paints, using the emboss resist technique. Let's jump in!
Chickaniddy Supplies: jg14st01 - Mini Countdown Clear Stamps
Go ahead and gather your supplies. I used everything you see above. I cut the mixed media paper in half and then trimmed each piece to 4 x 5.25. I love using the stains as my watercolors as they dry very clear and true to color, but please use any set of watercolors you can get your hands on. I used the washi to tape my paper to the cutting board and the large stamping block as my palette for the stains. Not pictured are my versamark ink pad, cup of water and paper towels. Don't forget them, they're important!
1. Once your paper is cut, you'll want to heat emboss a stamped image onto your background. Choose your stamps, stamp the image with versamark as many times as you like, use clear embossing powder and a heat gun to heat emboss the stamped images.
2. Let the page cool and then tape it down to your board. Cover your page entirely with water and start laying down paint. This is the fun part so go wild! Drop colors here and there willy nilly and let the water work it's magic.
3. When you're done laying paint, take a thirsty brush and mop up the excess water that has collected around the edges of your page. Let your masterpiece dry completely. You can speed things up by using your heat gun for some faster drying.
4. Remove the tape and marvel at the beauty of your work.
5. Now you can stop here, but I love to take my watercolor one step further. To prep for the next step, take a moist piece of paper towel and wipe all the color from the embossed images.
6. Using your iron and a piece of printer paper, Iron off the embossing powder. Lay your page face up on your ironing board, lay the printer paper completely over the watercolor and with a hot iron, iron the page until you see the embossing powder seep through the printer paper. Repeat with a clean piece of printer paper until all the embossing powder has been removed.
You can now stamp another image within your previously embossed images if you like! But whatever you choose to do, now is the time to build your card on top of your watercolor background.
Chickaniddy Supplies: sc14os04 - Back to School Paper, DN14OS03 - Downtown Paper, DN14OS12 - Plaid is Rad Paper, DN14EB02 - Illustration Stickers, DN14EB04 - Mini Sticker Tags, DN14EB05 - Mini Sticker Sentiments, DN14EB07 - Enamel Hearts
I used all the gorgeous Chickaniddy supplies you see above. I mostly pulled from their lovely Date Night Collection with a few bits and pieces from their other collections. I just love how the watercolor creates a soft background for the bold images and sentiments. And because it is tailor made, you can create the perfect color match to any elements you want to use.
Now, white space is something I've always been a huge fan of -- it allows the eye to rest
and draws more attention to the elements on your project.To make my card, I used some Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious products.
Hey there, friends! Missy here today. I'm so excited to be kicking off a fun month of crafty trends we all know and love. The Craft Team will be sharing a new trend each day this month, so keep checking back and see what each day has in store!
The trend I'm playing with today is Mixed Media. I absolutely love playing with inks, paints, modeling paste, gesso...anything wet and messy! With Spring coming soon, I decided to create a super bright and bold layout. I love creating my own backgrounds. To do this, I used a stencil, modeling paste, a stamp, distress inks and water. It looks complicated, but really it isn't.
Supplies Used: Twirly Girly--Sentiments Mini Stickers TG14EB05, Tags Mini Stickers TG14EB04, Enamel Hearts TG14EB07, Piggy Tails TG140S12; Scrumptious--Home Sweet Home SC140S02, New Harvest SC140S10, Autumn Haze SC140S06, Check Please SC140S09, Mini Stickers SC14EB06, Sentiments Mini Stickers SC14EB07, Journal Tags SC14EB03, Sticker Sheet SC14EB02, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Jolly Good--Alpha Stickers JG14EB02, Banners Mini Stickers JG14EB05, Mini Brads JG14EB08, Snow Play JG140S09, Happy New Year JG140S12; Other--cardstock, Liquitex Gesso, Golden Modeling Paste, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Shimmerz Coloringz, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Ranger Archival Ink, October Afternoon Date Stamp, Sharpie Pen, pop dots, washi tape
Here's how I created this background.
1. After coating my entire page with clear gesso, I used a palette knife to smudge white gesso over a triangle stencil. After letting that dry, I took the banner shaped stamp from the Scrumptious collection and used various colors of distress inks to stamp it in a rainbow color scheme.
Since distress inks react and blend with water, I knew these would be the best to use so I could create a watercolor effect.
2. After stamping the shapes, I simply dabbed my finger into some water and started smudging a little. I love that you can see some of the triangles and some of them blend in to the background. I love this look, so I kept smudging.
3. After the cardstock dried, I started going through my Chickaniddy collections to choose papers and embellishments that coordinated with all of those bright colors. I pulled items from Scrumptious, Jolly Good and Twirly Girly. I wanted to continue the rainbow effect at the bottom, so I tried to include something of each color...die cuts, brads, stickers and stitching.
4. I continued adding embellishments and choosing papers to layer under my photo. Here a few of the pieces I pulled from:
5. I punched some hearts from patterned papers and stitched through them...I love creating little clusters like this. It allows for another grouping of all the rainbow colors.
6. Finally, I added some machine stitching in the bold turquoise color. Here you can really see the bold orange and how the triangles create such great texture and interest.
I hope this inspires you to give Mixed Media a try. It's really fun, and it's always an experiment...you never know what your background is going to look like until you start playing around with different mediums. There are different types of paints and inks to play with...even gelatos!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Hey friends! Today is spotlight day and we are excited to feature Stacy D. I found her on instagram and fell in love with her style and use of patterns. Each layout is very unique from another and I can't wait for you to see them! She used the Scrumptious Collection for her three pages. Let's get to know Stacy.