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To celebrate our 1st year of business we wanted to do something fun and a little silly. So we have come up with a couple of birthday party games that we will be playing throughout CHA. It's simple to do and you could win!

Jan 10th - Take a picture of Mr. Sonboul and hashtag him on Instagram #chickaniddyman and #CHA2015

(PRIZE - A $100 prize pack of Chickaniddy Product)

Jan 11th - Take a picture with our little chickie friend (you can find him in our booth) and post it on Instagram or FB and tag it #HappyBirthdayChickaniddy and #CHA2015

(PRIZE - A $100 prize pack of Chickaniddy Product)

Jan 12th - Blog something you love about the new collections and link it to FB or Instagram #chickaniddy  and #CHA2015

(PRIZE - A $100 prize pack of Chickaniddy Product)

Jan 13th - Play At Home - Post a new layout or project you made using Chickaniddy products

(PRIZE - A $100 prize pack of Chickaniddy Product, a $20 gift card to Scrapbook.com AND a Guest Design Spotlight on our blog - This Prize will be mailed to the winner).

Winners will be picked daily. Make sure to check if you won on my Instagram account because I will be posting a pictures of the winner at the end of each day. You can find me under - http://instagram.com/heidisonboul/

We can't wait to hang out with you and celebrate all the fun! WOOHOO... it's CHA TIME!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR Friends! If you ask me, I feel like this year is going to be the BEST year EVER and I'm kinda excited that we are starting the month off right! On Jan 9th- 13th we will be at the 2015 Winter CHA Show in Anaheim Ca and we have some really fun plans.  So let's get down to business

Booth - If you haven't heard, we will be in booth 345 and this year we will be celebrating one year of business. It's amazing how fast this year has gone by and we as a company have learned so much. We hope you will stop by to visit us for a chat.

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Games and Giveaways - What is a birthday celebration without it's games?! While at CHA we will be playing a couple of fun games and you could win a few awesome prizes! Make sure to come back tomorrow for more details 🙂

New Collections - This week we revealed our newest collections called 365 and Yippee. If you missed them, just click on their names for the direct link. So many of you have left us lovely comments and we are thrilled that everyone loves them. It's going to be exciting to see what you create with them.

Project of the Month - This month I was so impressed by this darling idea. Carson on our Craft Team created a mini album to celebrate the first year of her son's life. What a great way to document your memories in a small portable album. This would make the best gift for a proud grandparent. To view the full post, check out the project on the sidebar or click here.

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Alrighty.  That's it for today. I hope your New Year's Goals are off to an amazing start and that you had the chance to take some pictures while celebrating with your loved ones.

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Merry Christmas Eve Friends! Today is a fast post to wish you a happy and safe holiday and to share the release dates of our newest collections. 365 collection logo chickaniddy crafts (Large)

365 will release on Monday, December 29th

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Yippee will release on Tuesday, December 30th.

It's amazing how fast this year went by and that we will be celebrating 1 years of business at this winter's CHA. It's been a wild, busy and fun year and we hope you will stop by to visit us in booth.

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Hello Friends! There is so much to be excited about this December and from Christmas celebrations to getting ready for CHA, we have so much to share today!

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CHA - This year at CHA we will be celebrating Chickaniddy's 1st birthday and we hope you will come join in on the fun! If you haven't already heard we will be in booth 345, which is right next to many of our company friends.  Make sure to stop by and visit us, because we are doing lots of fun games and prizes!

Sales and Black Friday Deals - Right now over at a lovely site called Blitsy they are doing an amazing sale with our new Jolly Good collection. The sale ends tomorrow night, so hurry and don't miss the great offers they are giving. CHICKANIDDY DEALS

New Collection Reveal Days - In just a couple more weeks we will be revealing our 2 newest collections. They are both everyday collections packed with beautiful colors. Last month we reveals one of the collection names, which was "Yippee" and today I am sharing the name of the 2nd collections...365 collection logo chickaniddy crafts (Large)

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All throughout the month of December we will be giving sneak peeks of these collections and right after Christmas you will get to see the full reveal.

Giveaways - the winner of our Friday giveaway is Helen Gullett . Please email Pam and we will send out your prize (cncraftteam@gmail.com). Congrats! Remember we are doing giveaways every Friday in the month of Dec, so make sure to pop back in to enter!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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November Scrappy Scoop Chickaniddy Crafts

With Christmas just around the corner we have decided to celebrate Christmas in November and so that means we have some really fun things planned for this month!

 Kit Clubs - Last month there were so many kit clubs that picked up our Scrumptious Collection. From those kits many beautiful projects were created and you can see them pinned HERE on our Pinterest account. For the month of November we made it into the add on kits over at Studio Calico. Two of them are already sold out, but there are still two of them in stock. Pine Hill , Add On Paper Kit , Garland Road , Firchburg Kit

Share Your Work - With so many kits using our product, please do remember to Tag us on Instagram under #Chickaniddy or email us your work at cncraftteam@gmail.com  and you might be featured on the blog

The 12 Days of Christmas Gift Wrap - This year so many craft blogs are focusing on the 25 days of Christmas Albums, which is so fun! We wanted to do something different and so we are doing the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Wrap. In just a couple of day we are kicking of the party, so don't forget to make your calendars!

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Winners of Giveaways - The Scrumptious Tag Giveaway Goes to: Kim Bell. The Winner of our Scrumptious Stamp Giveaway is: Laurie Danielle

NEW COLLECTION COMING SOON - CHA will be here in no time and so we thought we should share a sneak peek of our newest collection. It's called Yippee

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Project Sneak Peeks - And to end our Scrappy Scoop for the day, here is a sneak peek of the Craft Team's projects for the month of November.

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October's Project Of The Month - For the month of October there was a clear winner. Both of her projects blew me away and it was hard to pick which one. Our craft team member winner of the month is.... Meghann. To review this full post and to see Meghann's tips and tricks to make this darling layout, click HERE and congrats to Meghann!

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Have a great month everyone and HAPPY early Thanksgiving!

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While the air is getting crisp, we at Chickaniddy have been working like busy little bees and here are a few things we have been up to:

CHA winter - it is just a few months away and the plans are already in full swing. Collections are heading off to the printers and designs for booth themes are coming along. This year will mark 1 full year of being in business, which means we need to party and celebrate. As we get closer to January, I will make sure to share some sneaks.

I Spy With My Little Eye - Chickaniddy in your local shops!  Over this past month we have seen a few friends sharing images made with our goodies. It's fun seeing the product being used and loved. With each new project popping up, Pam and I just Oooo and Awww over everything. Remember if you have created something, please make sure to tag #Chickaniddy on instagram or post on our Facebook page. If you haven't yet seen Chickaniddy in your local shop, make sure to tell the owners about us 🙂

Kits Clubs - We felt so blessed to see so many clubs add us to their beautiful kits. Gossamer Blue  and Scrapbook Circle  made amazing kits with our product and it's already almost out of stock. If you order one of their monthly kits and make something, we would love to see! Again, please make sure to tags us on instagram or share it on Facebook. 

Designer Spotlights - We are looking for designer spotlights, so again if you have made something with Chickaniddy products, share it with us. We can't wait to see what you have made. Those that send in work, might get featured on the blog.

Project of The Month - This month's Craft Team Member Project of the month winner is.... Cassandra ChenThere were so many amazing projects this month and it was really hard to choose, but Cassandra's wall decor was layered in such a beautiful way that it was a clear winner. Congrats Cassandra! Your project will go up on the side bar and you will receive a gift card tomorrow.

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This month's Sneaky Peeks -

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And for fun here is a fast project I've made.  I wanted to celebrate fall for the boys, so I put together a little treat box loaded with candy and school holiday erasers. Perfect for any kid! To see how I made them head over to my blog. HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE! I hope this is a fun and spooky month for you and your family!

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When I think of September I get so happy. I love all the warm colors and blue sky it brings. With the team celebrating teachers and kids going back to school, I decided to visit Pinterest for some color pinspiration. I looked up the word "fall", came across this photo, and I fell in love! There was something about the styling that hooked me and got me excited to scrap my photos of the boys heading back to school (photos from last year).

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With the Craft Team focusing on our new Scrumptious collection for the month, I pulled out the supplies and, lucky me, I found papers and embellishments that match the vibe of the photo. While pulling my supplies I came up with a fun and fast technique to add in a little more blue.

Technique Tips:

  1. Pick the color you love and put it into a bowl (to control the amount you want).
  2. Paint a large circle on a natural pattern paper cardstock and don't be afraid to be a little messy.
  3. Right now so many are using water colors, which I LOVE! For this project I decided to use use acrylic paint simply because the color is richer looking and I really wanted this color to pop!

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It's super simple, but I love this technique! It allows me to add a color I might not have in paper and the cost is so small. It also allows me to get the right shade I need. Once I let the paint dry, I started to layer my papers. I personally LOVE pattern paper and always try to get in a lot of it. My trick is that I look for simple patterns that are all in the same color palette. Green stripe, green tags, green patterns.  Just remember that it can become too busy if you use a lot of busy color patterns. So look for 1 color and white. Notice my white polka-dot on yellow? Or my green and white stripe? The white allows for the colors to blend and not compete.

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To finish my look I added some stitching and a few embellishments. So the next time you can't find the right cardstock color, don't worry. Just get out your paint and I'm positive you will be pleased with the look. Have a wonderful day everyone and HAPPY SEPTEMBER!Heidi-Sonboul-Chickaniddy-Crafts (Small)

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Can you guys believe that it's already Sept?! Wow did this summer come and go! Even though I'm shocked it's already fall, I have to tell you that I'm so excited for this month. We have so many fun new things going on and I know you will all love it! So here is the Scrappy Scoop:

  • The Scrappy Scoop: Starting this month our news will now be called "The Scrappy Scoop" and on the first day of each month we will share all the scoop of what's going on with Chickaniddy here on the blog.
  • Giveaways: On the first Friday of every month we will host a giveaway and we will have an easy new way to enter. So mark your calendars for this Friday the 5th.
  • Happy Highlights: At the beginning of each month, we will share some "Happy Highlights" of projects that will be posted throughout the month. It's our way of running a fresh and friendly blog. Here are this month's sneak peeks:Chickaniddy Crafts Sept Sneak Peeks
  • On Sale: Right now at Scrapbook.com our CHA 2014 Winter collections are on sale and they are great deals. If you were looking to snag these collections, now's your chance! You can find them HERE
  • New Craft Team: Last month on August 28th, we announced our new team. Did you miss it? Here is the link to the post and these ladies are so talented and sweet.
  • Celebrating The Happy Crafter: Mid Sept we will share our BIG plans with "Celebrating The Happy Crafter" and you won't want to miss the party. So keep a lookout for it.
  • Guest Designer: This month we have an amazing guest designer and we will share who it is this coming Tuesday, so don't miss it. She is so lovely and we are thrilled to have her with us this month.
  • Project Of The Month: Each month we will pick a project of the month, which can be found on the sidebar. The winning team member receives a gift card to celebrate her hard work and this Month our winner is Laurie! We just LOVED this card and thought her technique on our foil papers was beautiful. Just so beautiful!

We at Chickaniddy hope you all have an amazing and creative month. Remember, don't miss the giveaway this Friday the 5th.

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When the applications come in and you see all of the talent, you realize how hard it's going to be to only pick 12 girls for the new term. Pam and I spent countless hours read resume after resume and visited blog after blog, then all of the sudden something magical happens and you just know. As Pam and I sat in our meeting, we just knew that these talented 12 girls were the perfect fit for our new term and let me tell you, they are all so amazingly talented, so hard working and sweet! Sounds like a dream come true...right?! Well they are!

With that said, I am honored to introduce you to our new 2014 - 2015 team. I am proud to call them friends and a part of the growth of our Chickaniddy brand.

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Allie Stewart Amy Tsuruta Carson Riutta Cassandra Chen Elizabeth Hellum Erin Taylor Heidi Sonboul Leigh Davies Penner Meghann Andrew Melinda Spinks Missy Whidden Pam Callaghan Tessa Buys Tyra Babington

Pam and I can't wait to show you what these girls can do, so for now head over to their blogs and give them a visit. Welcome to the team girls!

~H