Hello!  It's Amy here with the Chickaniddy Crafts October Color Challenge:
 
october color challenge
 
Isn't that a wonderful palette of colors?  I was so very inspired by it and focused on the pale blue:
 
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts Color Challenge Card
 
Here's a peek at some of my supplies:
 
Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious supplies
 
Here's how I created my card.
 
1.   I'm a big fan of the color blocked sheets.  These are not only perfect for layouts, but they are perfect for card makers.  I used the Fall Bouquet sheet for the base of my card.
 
Fall Bouquet Scrumptious
2.  The label is from the Corn on the Cob sheet.  
 
Corn on the Cob Scrumptious
 
3.  I used a combo of the Illustration Stickers and Mini Sticker Sentiments to embellish the label.
 
Scrumptious Ilustation Stickers

 

Scumptious stickers
 
4.  For all my Stamping Friends:  Have you given Chickaniddy Crafts stamps a try?  I used the blooms from the Scrumptious Mini Clear Stamps.  They have been heat embossed in white on the pale blue base.  
 
Scrumptious stamps
 
5.  For added dimension, I used the Mini Brads for the centers of the blooms.  Love their matte finish! 
 
 
TIP:  Teaming up the Mini Brads with stamping adds visual pop to a card design.
 
I finished off the card by using foam dimensionals to place the label on top of the card base.
 
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts Color Challenge Card close-up
 
In Washington State, where I live, Fall is an awesome season but there are a ton of days that are dark, wet and dreary.  I'm hoping this will brighten a fellow Washingtonian's day!
 
Supply List:  Scrumptious Fall Bouquet/sc14os01, Corn on the Cob/sc14os12 Embellishments - Illustration Stickers/sc14eb01, Mini Brads/sc14eb08, Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps/sc14st02
 
 

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Good morning! Erin here with two cards showcasing this month's gorgeous color challenge.
 
My first card features a fun watercolored background that I created using die inks, a craft mat, a cup of water, and a watercolor paint brush.
 
 
Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Color Challenge card
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6 x 6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious die cut tags sc14eb04. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Scrumptious mini brads sc14eb08.)
 
 
1. To create the water colored background, I swiped a die ink pad onto my craft mat, leaving a good amount of ink. 
 
2. Dip your paint brush in water, then pick up some of the ink from the craft mat. If you want saturated ink spots, use less water. For a more watery look, use more water.
 
3. Gently tap the end of the paint brush over your paper. The result is a random and fun water color background!
 
When I was creating my card, some areas didn't get enough ink, so I held the paint brush over that area and let the water/ink fall onto the paper while shaking my wrist up and down slightly. You will never have 100% control over where the paint lands, but you can help it along if you want ink in a specific place. 
 
Here are the steps to create my card from start to finish:
 
1. Trim flower paper and adhere to card base. Adhere (dried) water colored paper to flower paper.
 
2. Layer label sticker and frame die cut onto water colored paper. 
 
3. Add mini gems to the center of flowers on die cut. Add brad to the center. Adhere tag to the card with foam tape.
 
4. Poke holes in the side of the card with paper piercer and add brads. 
 
 
My second card uses a piece of paper from the Scrumptious line called Friends & Family. This paper has a faux water colored/bleach look and works great if you are short on time and can't create your own.
Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Color Challenge Card 2
(Supplies - Scrumptious Corn on the Cob paper sc14os12. Scrumptious Friends and Family paper
sc14os08. Scrumptious 6 x 6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Date night enamel hearts DN14EB07.)

Here's how to create this card:

 

1. Adhere orange paper to card base.
2. Trim yellow polka dot paper into a banner and adhere to card. Layer scalloped border and blue tag over polka dot banner.

3. Add mini gems to the center of the flowers on the "hello" sticker. Use foam adhesive to adhere sticker to blue label.

4. Add blue enamel heart to card.

 

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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Hi It's Tyra and I'm excited to share my take on this month's Color Challenge using the Scrumptious Collection:

october color challenge

First, here is my supplies list:

Scrumptious Collection 3

 

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Scrumptious-10-New-Harvest-350x350

Scrumptious-Sentiments-215x350

Supply List: Scrumptious - Frolic In The Leaves/sc14os11, Nutmeg/sc14os07, Home Sweet Home/sc14os02; New Harvest/sc14os10, Mini Sticker Sentiments/sc14eb07, Illustration Stickers/sc14eb01, Enamel Stickers - Stars/sc14eb09

Using this beautiful collection I created a card (and matching gift box), perfect for putting a smile on a friend's face:

Tyra Babington Chickaniddy Crafts October Color Challenge SmileCard _edited-1

 

Tyra Babington Chickaniddy Smile Card Collage

Creating this terrific card and gift box combo meant a lot of cuts here and there:

  1. A tag from the Home Sweet Home paper.
  2. The "Smile" sentiment was cut from the New Harvest Sheet
  3. I had to cut my gift box from that Home Sweet Home paper again! I couldn't resist! The pillow box was simply folded and fastened close with double sided tape. I used some remaining paper scraps to create a second tag for the gift box and added the yummy sentiment and a little star for good measure!
  4. I finally cut my card base and mat to 4.25 x 5.5. I cut the smaller mat to 4 x 5. I added a beautiful leaf from the Illustration Stickers set and my card was complete! I popped out the "Smile sentiment with double stacked foam squares.

Tyra Babington Chickaniddy Crafts October Color Challenge Smile CardandGift

The set is ready for giving. I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Hi there! It's Meghann here with you today to share a new layout using the Scrumptious collection, and to talk to you about Halloween photos.

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Layout

 

 

Supplies used: Scrumptious collection- Home Sweet Home Paper/sc140S02, Fall Bouquet Paper/sc140S01, Frolic In The Leaves Paper/sc140S11, Journal Tag Stickers/sc14eb03, Alpha Stickers/sc14eb02, Banner Stickers/sc14eb05, Die-Cut Tags/sc14eb04 


Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Supplies



Instructions:

1. Using a feather stencil and white modeling paste, add three feathers to a 12"x12" piece of white cardstock.

2. Cut four photos out in a chicken-wire shape by hand or using the cookie-cutter tool in Photoshop. Arrange on the page with pieces of patterned paper cut to the same shape. Using a sewing machine and white thread, sew in between the pieces like chicken-wire. Adhere a strip of patterned paper to the left side of the layout.

3. Create a photo mat behind your main 4"x6" photo using two pieces of patterned paper. Adhere to the upper right corner of the page with dimensional adhesive. Add your title and journaling below. 

4. Cut flowers from the Fall Bouquet paper and layer on circular journaling tag stickers with dimensional adhesive as embellishment.

Before this year, I never took a photo on Halloween that was worth putting on a layout. I always attempted photos on Halloween night, with a harsh flash, producing less than stellar results.

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Layout close-up

 

 

This year I have plenty to scrapbook. What did I do differently? I took photos of my daughter beforehand, in natural light. On Halloween night, kids just want to trick-or-treat, not pose for photos, so why not have a dress rehearsal of sorts and get some great shots? I put my daughter in the chicken costume that I made for her and we went to the park for a photo shoot. All of the photos were taken in less than 20 minutes, she had a great time and I now have great photos. It also means that on Halloween night I can just enjoy walking around with her and be in the moment, not behind the lens.

This year, try to branch out from the standard costume pose and try these photo prompts for some interesting shots.

Picking out or making the Halloween costume.

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Photo 1

 

 

Putting the costume on: Getting ready can be fun for kids, so remember to capture that excitement!

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Photo 2

A shot from behind: Get a view of the back of the costume too. If your child is still young enough to hold hands, this can be a great shot for capturing a relationship as well.

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Photo 3

Checking out the candy stash: Is there anything more exciting to a kid than the candy?

Knocking on a door, even if it's your own.

Erin Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Photo 4

Get in the photo! How often are you on the other side of the lens?

Have a great Halloween!

 

Crafter Spotlight

Hi all! It's Pam again with you for another spotlight on a scrapbooker! As I have said before, it has been so much fun to feature everyone and to see what people are creating with Chickaniddy Crafts Supplies. Today, we are proud to feature Laura Piccioli.

Laura Piccioli

"I am thrilled to be asked to share a bit about my creative journey with Chickaniddy fans today!  I am  Laura Minard Piccioli and this is how and why I love creating with paper.  As a youngster the outdoors was my playground.  My parents were always trying out new things with us, so pictures were our way of recording all of our excursions and experiences.  As an adult I became a mother and soon thereafter, I discovered how much MORE important photos were to retell the stories of our lives.  The more I played with paper and photos the more I wanted to learn.  Techniques like inking, embellishment and ribbons, I can’t stop now!!  

     Every adventure; far or near, daily accomplishments, or special events, all pictures tell the story, and remind us of what we have learned.  The colors of paper and a sketch from an online class is what helped me build the two projects featured in today’s blog."

Here is her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-to-Pages/345943831883?ref=tn_tnmn

 

Laura Piccioli Garden LayoutLaura Piccioli Garden Layout close-up

 My Garden

"Butterflies have always been a delicate thing that captures my attention.   My mother’s day hanging basket was “my garden” for that summer, and I “caught” a visitor there!  I used a Fiskars punch to cut yellow butterflies to match the one in the photo. Punched out 6, and double layered them to give them dimension.  Tim Holtz paper clips served as the bodies. Twirly Girly’s tea cup print reminded me of the stories of tea parties in the garden, so I used it as my base.  The diagonally striped green paper with fuchia polka dots echoed the plant colors so it needed to be there also.  Raided my stash for cardstock colors to compliment the piece, and border punched them with more Fiskars tools.  All the colors worked so well together don’t you think?  They spoke to me and said, “We belong together, in your garden!” "

 

Laura Piccioli Generations Card

Laura Piccioli Generations Card close-up
 Generations card

 "After completing some layouts with the Twirly Girl line, I had bits and pieces laying on my desk, and as I looked at the paper, I was admiring the portrait paper.   I thought I would make some cards to send to my “freshman” daughter so this paper quote “generations” lended me a thought.  Using a sketch from a card making book, I got to work!  I had to add some bits of stash as I tried to use up the scraps. The portrait paper had to support the generations word as my daughter is the third generation of women in our family who have strived to learn and be what you dream to be!  Left over bling from Prima, veneer wood butterfly from Studio Calico, Cloud 9 dots, and ink and ribbon!  Can’t wait to send it to her!  Thanks again for letting me be part of your Sunday!"

 

Thanks Laura, for letting us feature your pretty creations! Now it's your (the reader's) turn. Do you want to be in the spotlight? If so upload your projects to our facebook page for a chance to be spotted and featured.

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Hello and welcome... It's Melinda back with you today and I am continuing the journey of October's theme which is all about being thankful. And yes, I am truly thankful for having these two cowboys in my life but I'm also thankful for the 'flip-side' of patterned papers!

At first glance you would think the Scrumptious collection to be quite feminine but lurking in the background are gorgeous colours and patterns that are perfect for the boys!

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout

Here are the products I used for my layout:

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout Supplies

Supply List: Scrumptious - Back to School (SC14OS04), Check Please (SC14OS09), Fall Bouquet (SC14OS01), Hay Ride (SC14OS05), Home Sweet Home (SC14OS02), New Harvest (SC14OS10), Nutmeg (SC14OS07). Alpha Stickers (SC14EB02), Die Cut Tags (SC14EB04), Enamel Stickers -  Stars (SC14EB09), Journal Tags (SC14EB03), Mini Brads (SC14EB08).



Layout Recipe:

1. I chose a selection of four different papers and cut 1.5" x 1" rectangles to create my patchwork pattern which I adhered on a diagonal for something a little different.

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout Technique


2. I trimmed a strip of the denim paper to act as a border across the top of the patchwork and added some stitching, a belt keeper and a few brads to resemble the top of denim jeans.

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout close-up

3. I have never shied away from adding flowers to a boys layout however I didn't want to go too overboard on this one seeing as it was about my two cowboys. I kept the flowers to an absolute minimum and used punched leaves, brads and stars to fill in the gaps.

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout close-up 2

4. My son's shirt had small stripes of mustard yellow which opened up the opportunity to add a bright contrasting colour to the earthy colours in the heading and the smaller leaves. Lastly I added a few splatters of blue ink to soften the edges of the layout.

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout close-up 3

Thank you for stopping by today and hopefully I've given you some inspiration to flip those papers over and see what new ideas can come from the outside of the box.

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Hi there! Leigh here with a fun fall card  that I was inspired to make by this photo that I found on Pinterest:

 
I loved this image with the leaves being cut from the multi-coloured dough -- so fun!
 
I immediately thought of the Scrumptious Autumn Haze patterned paper and how it has the cool large variegated stripes in four different colours:
 
Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious Autumn Haze
 
1. I pulled a sheet of it from the Scrumptious 6x6 paper pad and die cut it with a leaf die.
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Card Technique
2. I adhered those leaves to some white card stock to make my card:
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Card

3. I matted the white card stock onto another piece of the mini Autumn Haze paper that I trimmed down to 4.25x5.5", making sure that I lined the leaves up with the matted edge.

4. I trimmed the sentiment out from another piece of paper from the 6x6 pad and trimmed off the edge with a banner die.

5. I added some buttons, twine and a Scrumptious mini-brad.

To add a little dimension & interest, I curled the ends of the leaves a little with my fingers before adhering them to my card.

 
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Card  close-up

Supplies: Scrumptious 6x6 pad (SC14PD01), mini-brads (SC14EB08)

Thanks for looking!

 

 

Well, hello all! Pam with ya today featuring the October Sketch and several takes on that sketch. Two from Craft Team Members and one from our guest designer. We have loved having Laura Vegas with us!! Here is the sketch first followed by the layouts.

 

 October Sketch 2

First up is a layout from Laura!

"I love working with sketches, as they give me a great starting point for my layouts and take the guesswork out of where I'm going to place everything. I usually follow sketches pretty closely, since I love having the work done for me, but I like that they still give me the freedom to change it up a bit to fit my needs. I knew I wanted to include a larger focal point photo on my page, so I added in a 4x6" photo in the upper left corner and moved my title to the bottom right corner of the page. I'm a big fan of using 2x3" photos on my pages, along with a larger photo, so I loved that this sketch had room for several smaller photos. While the Scrumptious collection might not have been my first pick to go with these photos I took of my cousin and his family, I love that the denim patterned paper in the collection really tied in with the photos, while allowing me to incorporate the rest of the gorgeous colors.

Laura Vegas Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer October Layout

 
 Laura Vegas Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer October Layout close-up
I've loved working with the Scrumptious collection this past month, and hope you all enjoyed my projects. Thanks to both Heidi and Pam for having me along as their October guest designer!"
Supply List: Chickaniddy Scrumptious:  Back to School/ sc14os04, Corn on the Cob/ sc14os12, Fall Bouquet/ sc14os01, Hay ride/ sc14os05, New Harvest/ sc14os10, Nutmeg/ sc14os07; Scrumptious Embellishments: Die Cut Tags/ sc14eb04, Journal Tag/ sc14eb03, , Mini Brads/ sc14eb08, Illustration Stickers/ sc14eb01, Mini Sticker Banners/ sc14eb05, Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06

 

 Next, up is Missy's page. Check out her take on the sketch.

 
"Hi there!  Missy here with my take on this month's sketch.  I decided to use three photos and one of the Die-Cut Tags that is perfect for journaling.  I really wanted to find a way to use those adorable corn stickers, so I scrapped these "corny" selfies of me, my sister and my parents!  This was their first time taking selfies, so they were quite intrigued...haha!  I used quite a bit of the Scrumptious collection for this...little bits and pieces of almost all of it.  I wanted to tie in more of that beautiful light blue tone, so I added some watercolors to my cardstock background.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts sketch Layout

 Supplies Used:  SC140S05 Hay Ride, SC140S08 Friends and Family, SC140S04 Back to School, SC140S02 Home Sweet Home, SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC140S01 Fall Bouquet, SC140S10 New Harvest, SC14EB02 Sticker Sheet, SC14EB02 Alpha Stickers, SC14EB04 Die-Cut Tags, SC14EB08 Mini Brads, SC14EB09 Enamel Stars, SC14EB03 Journal Tags, SC14EB05 Mini Sticker Banners, SC14EB06 Mini Sticker Tags, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments; Other--cardstock, watercolors, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, thread, sewing machine, Stampabilities Ink.

Using gesso is a great idea for toning down a busy background.  I simply used my finger to smudge some around, and once it dried, I added some orange watercolor.  I like that it separates the busy stripes from the photo and the stickers.  These stickers are so great for layering, and I just love all the gorgeous bright colors!

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Sketch Layout close-up

I hope this inspires you to use a paper or sticker in a way that it wasn't intended...like I did with this fun corn!  Happy Scrappin'!"
 

Lastly, Cassandra shares her page based on the layout!

 

 "Hello friends! Thanks for dropping by! Cassandra here sharing with you my take on the Chickaniddy October Sketch and the supplies used! 

 

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts October Sketch Layout

 

Supplies: Scrumptious – Alpha Stickers (sc14eb02), Corn On The Cob (sc14os12), Die Cut Tags (sc14eb04), Home Sweet Home (sc14os02),  Illustration Stickers (sc14eb01), Journal Tags (sc14eb03), Mini Alpha Clear Stamps (sc14st01), Mini Sticker Tags (sc14eb06), New Harvest (sc14os10)

 

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts October Sketch Layout close-up

 

Instead of following the sketch and using the rectangular boxes for photos, I made them into cute tabs so that the focus will still be on my photo.Then I used my black pen to draw stitched marks around the patterned paper to add better contrast against the white background. I added journaling using the American Typewriter font and cut and pasted onto my tag. Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you have enjoyed this sketch as much as I have enjoyed making it!:D Till my next update, take care and God Bless"

 

Have a great day!!!

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Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Pumpkin Full

Well hello again, lovely readers! It's Carson here, and I'm thrilled to be sharing a place card project with you all, just in time for some serious fall feasting.

We're going to be hosting Thanksgiving this year and I wanted to make something crafty for the table that would be appreciated by the kids and adults alike. I also wanted to make sure that the 3 and 4 year olds don't sit next to one another, and that all the adults are strategically placed to promote great conversation, or diffuse potential heated ones. Place cards were the answer and the Scrumptious collection made them so adorable.

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts supplies

Chickaniddy Supplies: sc14eb01 Illustration Stickers, sc14eb03 Journal Tags, sc14os01 Fall Bouquet, sc14os09 Check Please, sc14os08 Friends And Family, sc14os04 Back To School, sc14os06 Autumn Haze, Other Supplies: 110lb White Card Stock, Butterfly Tendrils die cut, Woodgrain Thickers

In addition to the supplies you see above, I used all my heavy hitters; my Silhouette Cameo, my Cuttlebug, and my Singer sewing machine. If you are thinking of recreating this project, please know that once all the shapes are cut, putting the pumpkins together is a snap, so don't be intimidated, you can do this!

Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Pumpkin Place Card Angle

1. First, you'll want to choose, size, and cut your pumpkin shapes along with your stems and leaves. I did the pumpkins and the stems with my Silhouette and the leaves with my Cuttlebug, but any way you do it will work. I cut three pumpkin shapes from three different patterned papers from the Scrumptious collection. I then cut three pumpkin shapes from a piece of cardstock for the bases. This will make three place cards.

2. Stack the three patterned pumpkins together and make two cuts with scissors, where you want the stitch lines to be. This will leave you with nine pieces which you can puzzle together to make three place cards.

Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Pumpkin Pieces

3. Double stick tape your patterned pieces onto a cardstock pumpkin.

4. Run the pumpkins through your sewing machine, I used stitch #9.

5. Add your stems and leaves with glue.

6. Using the Scrumptious label and illustration stickers, as well as some alphas, decorate your place cards.

Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Pumpkin Sneak

Not only will these pumpkins look so lovely on my Thanksgiving table, but they'll facilitate family peace and harmony. Who knew such a cute little thing could make such a big impact?!

Have fun around your own tables this fall, and remember, calories don't count when it's cold out.

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Elizabeth here and I am super excited about Fall and how beautiful it is! Today I share with you an altered project I created using the fun Scrumptious Collection! I love that collection a lot, and really enjoyed creating this as well! Making a banner will fit right in within our home, as you can see!
 
Instructions:
 
1. I don't know who the naked banner is created by, I received it from a friend in a box so I am unable to give credit where it is due. You can purchase banners at any craft store.
2.  I traced and cut my papers to the banner shape, once those were cut, I Mod Podge them so that they would last longer. One of the tips I can share is that I Mod Podge both the back and front side of the papers. I find that in doing this, it allows for there to be less bubbles and it also ensures sturdiness. 
3. Dry for about 10 minutes. Once it is dried you can go to town and create your banner how you see fit! I super glued my fall letters (bought at Michael's) on to each banner. 
4. The main Scrumptious Collection element I used here was the girl on Scrumptious Frolic In The Leaves (SKU: sc14os11). I love the way she is jumping! I fussy-cut her out and used her on every single banner. She is the running theme for my banner.
 
Scrumptious-11-Frolic-In-The-Leaves-350x350
 

 5. Next just place the elements you want to use on to the banner. I hot-glued most of those items down because I want to use it year after year. This will ensure it does not fall off or get ruined. I did not Mod Podge the elements.

Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Banner
 
 Close ups of each letter:
 
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Banner 2
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Banner 3
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Banner 4
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Banner 5
Supplies: Scrumptious Collection Pumpkin Spice (SKU: sc14os03), Scrumptious Collection Corn On The Cob (SKU: sc14os12), Scrumptious Collection Frolic In The Leaves (SKU: sc14os11), Scrumptious Collection Nutmeg (SKU: sc14os07), Scrumptious Collection Die-Cut Tags (SKU: sc14eb04), Scrumptious Collection Home Sweet Home (SKU: sc14os02), Scrumptious Illustration Stickers (SKU: sc14eb01), Scrumptious Mini Sticker Sentiments (SKU: sc14eb07), Scrumptious Mini Sticker Tags (SKU: sc14eb06), Generic Twine, Generic Pop Dots, Mod Podge, Michael's letters.

This looks great on hanging on our fireplace and brings fall right in to our home to warm it up!

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Hello! Tessa here with an upcycled home decor project. When my daughter was born this year, we bought a new crib for her. We had saved the old crib, but it had fallen into disrepair over the years. We salvaged the springs - a regular crib-sized one and a smaller one made to extend the crib into a toddler bed. The large spring is on the nursery wall with dozens of hair clips and headbands pinned to it. The smaller one is attached to a small wall in our livingroom. For fall, I created several tags from the Scrumptious line to attach to the crib spring with small clothespins:

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project

1. I created my tags by attaching little photos to 3x4 cards, and matting 3x4 photos to white cardstock. Each tag is embellished with Scrumptious stickers and labels.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project 2
Supplies Used: Corn on the Cob Paper (SC14OS12), Die-cut Tags (SC14EB04), Home Sweet Home Paper (SC14OS02), Illustration Stickers (SC14EB01), Mini Sticker Banners (SC14EB05), Mini Sticker Sentiments (SC14EB07), Fall Bouquet Paper (SC14OS01)

 

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project 3

2. Thinking ahead to winter, I wondered how I might save these tags. I piled them together and realized they would make a darling mini album:

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project album

3. I embellished and journaled on the back of several of the tags, punched holes in each one, and strung the pages on a binder ring.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project Album Pages

Now, when the season is over, I can still enjoy my home decor project, but in a different format.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Upcycle Project Album 2

I hope you've been inspired to look at your cast-off furniture with a creative eye. And don't be shy about giving your home decor a new life as another type of project. With all the work we put into our paper crafts, we should be able to enjoy them for a long time. Thanks for visiting today!

 

Crafter Spotlight

Happy Sunday all! Pam with you this fabulous day sharing another crafter in the spotlight! Today it's Mary-Ann Maldonado's turn and she has some really fun projects I just know you will love! Her pages really showcase the Date Night collection nicely. Let's get to know her!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

"I am Mary-Ann Maldonado originally from Maine, now residing in Massachusetts. I have followed my retired Marine around for 21 years, so we have lived in many extraordinary places. I am a mama to my best friend (Roman), his best friend (Flo the dog) and her best friend (Leroy – the cat). I remember crafting with my mom as a small child. Making our own holiday décor, personalized cards and macaroni art! However, I started scrapbooking on my dining room table in 2000 and now I consume the entire house! Scrapbooking pages are my passion but I love mini albums and cards too. I am a hoarder of many things. Antiques, paper and embellishments, but my undiagnosed OCD helps keep it all in order:o) I have been an educator and designer for several years now and teach locally, run a KOTM and sell ETSY. I am very excited to be sharing with you a couple layouts I created with Chickaniddy."

Link to Mary-Ann's blog: http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com/

 

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"I started this layout with a challenge to use metal sheets and mixed media on a scrapbooking layout.   With a peachy based photo of a couple of my chums, I decided to use Chickaniddy's Date Night Collection.  I first applied clear gesso to the sections where I was going to add paints.  Once both of those wet steps dried, I started layering my papers and embellies.  ONLY the 6x6 sized paper pad was used on this layout along with coordinating embellishments.  I love smaller prints in the 6x6 pads verses the larger on the 12x12. "

Mary-Ann Maldonado Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Layout 2Mary-Ann Maldonado Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Layout 2 close-up
I'd Follow you Anywhere
"This layout started from several different challenges.  1.  Use a cut file.  2.  Create a masculine page with feminine colors. 3. Use Mixed Media on a layout.  I started with the white cardstock base and cut the pie chart cut file.  I chose Date Night again because although it was feminine colors, there were masculine touches that helped make it a bit easier for me.  The shoes prints, the wood-grain and the house were perfect!  I added my photo, a title, machine stitching, a few paint drops and a few scattered embellishments and my layout was complete and I was happy."
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