Hey there! It's Missy here with you today. I'm so excited to share a layout I created using the new 365 collection. The bold colors mixed with black are just beautiful. I knew I wanted to start with the beautiful blue background, which is the Cloud 9 paper. The ombre look on it is just so pretty and was perfect for adding watercolors and inks.
Here's how I created this layout:
1. I covered most of the background with clear gesso so I could add watercolor without ruining the blue paper. Once it dried, I added pink, yellow and blue watercolor along with some gelatos to create a messy painted look. I also painted in some of the open designs of the stamps.
2. The Clear Stamps in this collection are so much fun and very versatile. I created stamped clusters on the background and used gelatos to color in part of the shapes.
3. After adding different papers as layers behind my photo, I embellished with enamel shapes and my title. I added in my journaling after that.
Here's a final look at the top portion. Lots of fun layers, tangled thread and awesome dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Hello there! It's Meghann with you today and I'm excited to share a layout featuring the new Chickaniddy 365 collection!
Supplies: 365 Collection- High Spirits paper (36515os09), A Little Bit of Love paper (36515os08), Cloud 9 paper (36515os06), Daily Schedule paper (36515os04), Smell the Roses paper (36515os02), enamel words (36515eb03), enamel shapes (36515eb04), brads (36515eb05), clear stamps (36515st01). Specialty Paper- Goldie Lox foil paper (CN14SP001).
This beautiful, bright and bold collection is perfect for documenting your everyday memories. With geometric patterns, playful florals and neutral texts, there's something for everyone here!
This layout came together quite easily. Here's how I created it:
1) Using the "Cloud 9" paper as the background, adhere a diamond cut 4"x4" photo on a white cardstock mat with the "A Little Bit of Love" paper behind in the center of the paper.
2) Layer three triangles of the "A Little Bit of Love" (black side), "Goldie Lox" gold foil paper and "High Spirits" paper and adhere to the corners on the right side of the layout.
3) Cut a piece of the "High Spirits" paper 4 rows wide by 12". Randomly cut out triangles with a craft knife and back with small pieces of the "Goldie Lox" foil paper. Layer a piece of the black stripe from the "Daydream" paper underneath the right side and adhere both pieces to the left side of the layout.
4) Using a craft knife or small scissors, cut out two bunches of flowers from the "Smell the Roses" paper and adhere along the black stripe on the left side, framing the photo mat.
5) Cut the "today" tag from the "Daily Schedule" paper and stamp "you are my favorite thing" using the 365 clear stamps in the blank square. Cut "Life Is Pretty Awesome" from the manufacturer's strip on the "Smell the Roses"paper and attach a mini brad. Adhere to the "today" tag using dimensional adhesive. Stamp the date to the right side.
6) Die cut the word "precious" in black paper and adhere to the pink journaling tag from "Daily Schedule." Adhere the "today" tag to the bottom right corner of the layout and adhere the title tag below. Journal on the "Friday" journaling card fro the "Daily Schedule" paper and adhere below the title tag, covering up "Friday."
7) Adhere the "shine" tag from the "Daily Schedule" paper using dimensional adhesive and stick the enamel month words to the left of the card. Stamp the heart in black from the 365 clear stamps below the date.
Check out the entire 365 collection at the Chickaniddy website and be sure to ask your favorite retailer to stock it today! I hope you enjoy creating with it as much as I did!
Hey there! It's Missy here today. Have you had a chance to create with the beautiful new Yippee collection yet? It's full of fun Spring colors and patterns. I knew right away this photo would be perfect with these papers. The blues and oranges really compliment each other.
Here's how I made this fun layout:
1. I knew I wanted to start with this beautiful wood grain paper as my background. It's called Picnic Party. I chose a few patterned papers and cut them into various sized strips and adhered them to the background. I added some white gesso over them and some modeling paste through a lined stencil. I then came in with some gelatos to give a watercolor effect.
2. After my mixed media was dry, I adhered my photo and layers behind it. I added machine stitching and then chose which embellishments I wanted to add in. I used several of the enamel shapes and even fussy cut some pieces from patterned papers.
Aren't these enamel words and shapes so fun and cute?
3. I added in some tangled thread in various parts of the layout for more interest and texture and some ink splatters.
Here's one more look at some of the fun embellishments and stitching. I just love all of these fun colors together!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!
Hello there Chickaniddy fans! I was lucky enough to represent Chickaniddy at the CHA Mega Show this January, and when I saw the new collections, I was blown away. Both Yipee and 365 are perfect, everyday collections that you can use for a variety of projects, in fantastic colors and patterns, accented with exciting embellishments!
Today I'd like to share a bright & cheerful layout I created using the new Yippee collection.
Supplies: Yippee Collection- Pleasantly Surprised paper (YP15OS06), XOXO paper (YP15OS03), Festivities paper (YP15OS09), Here's The Story paper (YP15OS07), enamel words (YP15EB03), enamel shapes (YP15EB04), brads (YP15EB05), clear stamps (YP15ST01)
With a few pieces of patterned paper, a bit of stamping and hand stitching, this layout was quite simple to pull together. Here's how it all came together:
1) Using the "Pleasantly Surprised" paper as the background, layer a 4"x6" photo, white cardstock, "Festivities" striped paper, and "XOXO" paper and adhere to the bottom left corner of the ledger.
2) Cut the "Happy" strip from the "Hip Hip Hooray" paper and the "Yippee" manufacturer's strip from the "Here's the Story"paper and adhere at the top of the ledger lines, just below the word "title". Cut the banner grouping from the "Here's the Story" card and adhere below the "Happy" strip, using dimensional adhesive at the bottom. Stamp an 'e' from the Yippee clear stamps onto the largest banner and add a punched heart from the "Festivities" paper, as well as an enamel triangle from the Yippee enamel words set.
3) Journal on the green journaling tag from the "Hip Hip Hooray" paper. Cut a small ticket from the "Festivities" paper and staple to the journaling tag. Add enamel triangles and an enamel butterfly to the card & adhere to the bottom left corner of the photo.
4) Cut the "happy" tag from the "Here's the Story" paper. Using a basic backstitch, hand stitch the word "happy" on the tag. Add a white Yippee mini brad to the top and adhere at the bottom right corner of the photo. Stamp two large and one small button from the Yippee clear stamps onto white cardstock and cut out. Punch holes in the larger buttons and thread embroidery thread through the holes, tying in a knot. Adhere around the "happy' tag.
5) Adhere an enamel butterfly on the "happy" tag and two more butterflies flying up toward the top right corner of the layout. Stamp "girl" on the right side of your photo mat and top with the "happy" enamel word. Add three enamel triangles to the title, pointing towards the photo.
Be sure to check with your favorite online or local scrapbook store to find out if they stock Yippee, so that you can have fun creating with this versatile, fun collection!
Hello friends, Pam here with a layout using the beautiful Yippee Collection! There are so many things to love about this collection: the colors, patterns, and embellishments. I created my page with a photo about my parents who celebrated 49 years of marriage this past year.
This is how to create my layout (or feel free to make it your own!):
1. Use the yellow striped paper from the 6"x 6" pad of the Yippee Collection and mat onto the left side of the page on the Yippee 12" by 12" Picnic Party wood grain paper. 2. Print off two 3.75" by 2.75" photos. Mat them on white cardstock and adhere them to the striped paper. 3. Measure how much space the left photo will overlap on the journaling strip. Type in text accordingly on computer software, print, and adhere to the layout. 4. Die cut various different sized butterflies from the 6"x6" collection pad. Layer each butterfly over each other. Put an Enamel Butterfly Shape on top of each butterfly. Use pop dots when adhering finished butterfly to page. 5. Cut out a pre-made sentiment from the Here's the Story paper. Add it the top of the striped yellow paper. Add another to the right side of the layout as well from the Hip Hip Hooray paper. 6. Finish off layout by adding a few Circle Enamel Shapes and the Enamel Word "Love" to the page.
Products: Yippee Collection: Picnic Party - yp15os02, Here's the Story - yp15os07, Hip Hip Hooray - yp15os05, Festivities - yp15os09, 6"x6" pad - yp15pd01, Enamel Words - yp15eb03, Enamel Shapes - yp15eb04.
Hey there, friends! It's Missy here with you today. I was so excited to put together this Spring layout featuring bright and happy Spring colors! Those are my favorite...sunny, bold and fresh. Spring makes me think of all these things. I wanted to create a bright and fun background for this one, and so I incorporated some mixed media into the project. I used products from Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious for this.
Supplies Used: Date Night--Downtown DN140S03, Enamel Hearts DN14EB07; Twirly Girly--Mini Sticker Sentiments TG14EB05, Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Enamel Hearts TG14EB07; Scrumptious--Autumn Haze SC140S06, Frolic in the Leaves SC140S11, Fall Bouquet SC140S01, Check Please SC140S09, Nutmeg SC140S07, Friends & Family SC140S08, Clear Stamps SC14ST01, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Journal Tags SC14EB03, Mini Sticker Tags SC14EB06, Mini Sticker Sentiments SC14EB07, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Liquitex Gesso, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Silhouette Cameo, Recollections Washi Tape, October Afternoon Date Stamp, American Crafts Roller Stamp, pop dots, Ranger Archival Ink, Sharpie pen
Here's how I created this layout:
1. I coated my background paper with some clear gesso so that my paint would have a place to settle. Without the gesso, a lot of water can tear right through it. After that, I used a lined stencil and some modeling paste to create those subtle lines. I also used a circle stencil, an orange gelato and my finger to smudge those orange circles all over the page.
Here you can see the circles and the paste a bit closer. I love the texture it creates!
2. Next, I brought out the watercolors and dabbed lots of pink, yellow and blue around the page. There was no rhyme or reason...just painting and dabbing here and there so it would show where I wanted it to throughout the page. Here you can see it better. I also added some machine stitching in various colors. I didn't use green watercolors, so I used green thread to stitch with.
3. Next, I added my paper layers under the photo and decided what embellishments I wanted to use.
4. Lastly, I added these fun die cuts to the bottom of the page and paired them with some stickers and a cute enamel heart.
These adorable frames are in the Die Cut bag....so cute!
I hope this inspires you in some way to use some Spring colors on a project....the Chickaniddy lines are perfect for it!
Hey there! Missy here with you today. Nothing says Spring to me more than beautiful flowers. I wanted to incorporate a lot of flowers onto my page. Flowers are an embellishment I don't use a lot of, but I think they add such a pretty feel to a layout. Of course, you know I love to go bold and bright, so I went through all of my Chickaniddy products and pulled flowers from the Jolly Good and Scrumptious collections. I love the reds, pinks, yellows and oranges mixed together. I wanted to add some blue flowers, so I used the flower stamp from the Jolly Good line and some blue ink to create my own.
Supplies Used: Jolly Good--Sweater Weather JG140S04, Snow Play JG140S09, Sticker Sheet JG14EB01, Clear Stamps JG14ST01; Scrumptious--Home Sweet Home SC140S02, Check Please SC140S09, Hay Ride SC140S05, Friends & Family SC140S08, Sticker Sheet SC14EB02, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Alpha Stickers SC14EB02, Clear Stamps SC14ST01, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Faber Castell Gelatos, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Silhouette Cameo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, October Afternoon Date Stamp, Ranger Archival Ink, Sharpie Pen.
Here's how I created this layout:
1. I wanted to use several of the bright patterned papers from these two collections, so I decided on a pie chart design. I cut a large pie chart on my Cameo and used the cut outs to trace around each of the patterned papers. Then I simply adhered them down and stitched around the edges.
2. I wanted to add a bit of paint, so I used a few different colors of gelatos and colored them onto a piece of plastic packaging. I spritzed it with water and then rubbed the plastic on to the paper. It leaves a messy watercolor look. Here's how I did that:
Draw some scribbles on the plastic.
Spray some water onto it (just a little bit) and smoosh the plastic together to mix it in.
Turn the plastic over and press it down onto the paper, kind of like a stamp.
Keep moving it around and pressing down on it until you get this messy watercolor look.
3. I added some vellum and paper under my photos and used pop dots to raise them up. Then I began adding the flower clusters.
4. I added some machine stitching and mixed my title with a Cameo cut, some alpha stickers and stamps.
Here's a close up of the cute paper, mixed media coloring, stitching and thread. I also outlined the pie chart pieces with a black pen to make them stand out a little more.
The flowers really pop all next to each other. I love the bright colors!
I hope this inspires you to scrap something pretty with flowers for Spring! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Pinterest is one of those places you can completely lose yourself in and not have to concentrate on what you are doing. I love nothing better than being curled up in bed and browsing through board after board of fabulous gardens, food recipes, home decor, crafts and fashion.. which is where I stumbled across this wonderful picture of a model deep-etched over the back-drop.
I also loved the faint colour-scheme of the floral arrangement which led me to use the Date Night collection as it had similar hues.
Supply List: Date Night - Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Cutest Couple (DN140S05), Spiffy Tags (DN14OS07), Blackwoods Lovin (DN14OS10), Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01), Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Mini Sticker Banners (DN14EB03), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Mini Sticker Sentiments (DN14EB05), Brads (DN14EB06), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07).
1. First step was to deep-etch my photo... and a note to self, choose an easier subject next time.
2. I wanted to have more texture to my background than the original design so I used layers and layers of stickers and strips of patterned paper before placing my photo on top.
3. Next step was to add small clusters of flowers, brads and enamel hearts in a similar position as the Pinterest photo, using foam pop dots for added dimension.
4. I then positioned the heading and added two rows of stitching top and bottom.
5. The last step was to add my journaling and then position strips of patterned paper and a hint of embellishments at the very top and bottom to draw the eye into the centre of the layout.
Inspiration can be found in the most amazing places and sometimes you are completely unaware that you have been inspired. It could have been a shop window display, or the cover of a book, or the colours of a bedspread in a store and quite possibly a random picture on your Pinterest page. Wherever it was, it has meant something to you at the time and 'stuck' with you in your creative thought process for future use in your memory keeping.
The green colors and neutrals, the collection of little pieces of paper and photos, and the clothesline look inspired this layout.
To create the layout, I used a mix of Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious collections.
Supplies: Date Night Collection- Awesome Blossom paper/DN14OS01, Cutest Couple paper/DN14OS05, Alpha Stickers/DN14EB01, Mini Sticker Tags/DN14EB04, Brads/DN14EB06, Enamel Hearts/DN14EB07; Twirly Girly Collection- This and That paper/TG14OS07, A Girl's Generation paper/TG14OS09, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07; Scrumptious collection- Corn on the Cob paper/SC14OS12, Alpha Stickers/SC14EB02, Journal Tags/SC14EB03, Mini Sticker Banners/SC14EB05, Die-Cut Tags/SC14EB04, Mini Brads/SC14EB08, Enamel Stars/SC14EB09
To create the layout, I started by gathering green and neutral papers, tags and stickers from the various collections. To put the layout together, here are the steps I took:
1) On a piece of 12"x12" cardstock, insert two brads equidistant from the top of the layout, 1/4" away from the sides. Wrap a piece of baker's twine around the brads on each side and tighten the brad to secure.
2) Gather a combination of 3"x4" journaling cards, a 3"x3" photo with a die-cut frame, and tags. Group them together in three bunches and adhere the smaller pieces to the top of the larger pieces, adding dimensional adhesive at the bottom layer and adhere to the background paper, just below the baker's twine. Slide clothespins over the top of the baker's twine and the paper layers so that they appear to be hanging.
2) Repeat the same process with the bottom 'clothes line', using a 3"x5" photo.
3) Adhere two strips of patterned paper to the bottom of the layout and stamp the date. Adhere epoxy shapes in three groups around the layout to create a visual triangle.
It's awesome that anything can be interpreted into a layout, and this pin was the perfect starting point for a page that I absolutely love. How would you interpret the pin? Thanks for joining me today and happy creating!
Hello and Happy Easter! Allie here today, sharing an Easter layout about the Easter Bunny, or should I say, the Easter Pup! I couldn't resist sticking bunny ears on my dog and snapping a picture. He makes the cutest Easter bunny!
Morning friends! It's time for another layout by our March Guest designer Lilith Eeckels. This her second layout she is sharing with us and this time she also made a video! So cool. You can learn more about her, here, and also see her first layout. I think you will love this video, so get ready for some craft inspiration.
"For my last project I wanted to use the Twirly Girly collection. The colours were a perfect fit for a couple of photos of me I had lying around of a several months. At home I am the only girl as I have 4 sons so the collection was a perfect fit to scrapbook me.
I went with a favourite design princple which is layering and the I added a horizontal flow element. I love the pink colours but it isn't too pink with the greys and yellows.
Thanks to Chickaniddy for having me as guest designer. I enjoyed working with the collections which are fabulous and make scrapbooking so easy."
Thank you sooo much, Lilith for making March so great with you guest designing! We really appreciate it!!
Hello! Are you a word nerd? Do you love letters? Tessa Buys here, and if your answer is yes, I'm with you! I love the look of text, especially when it jazzes up my journaling on a layout. Today I am going to show you how to have some fun with your journaling while using up those darling word stickers that come in the Chickaniddy Crafts collections.
Twirly Girly - Mini Sticker Sentiments (TG14EB05), Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB04), Brads (TG14EB06), Rosy Posy paper (TG14OS01), A Girl's Generation paper (TG14OS09), Birthday Girl (TG14OS02)
1. First of all, figure out what it is that you want to say. Take a look at the sticker sheet and choose several words that you would like to use.
2. Write out your journaling on a separate piece of paper. You don't want to make a mistake directly on your layout. In place of a sticker, draw a rectangle about the same size as the sticker.
3. When you like the look of your journaling, transfer it to your layout, sticking as close as possible to your rough draft.
When I journal this way, it helps me to keep a few things in mind.
1. Don't be afraid to cut phrases apart. I did just that with "eat cake". The original saying on the sticker is "let them eat cake". That didn't quite fit into my journaling, so I used my scissors to take care of that.
2. If your handwriting isn't the same size as the sticker, consider allowing stickers to overlap so that your lines are consistent. Also, don't hesitate to allow a sticker to overlap your handwriting from line to line. For example, if a sticker covers up the lower part of a "y" or a "g", it usually doesn't affect the legibility of your handwriting.
3. Don't be afraid to mix colors of stickers, but be wary of how many fonts you use. I love that the Chickaniddy Crafts word stickers are easy to read and easy to mix in with my handwriting.
I hope you've found some ideas for working with the word stickers. Enjoy mixing them into your journaling. Have a great day!