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.

 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!

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.
 
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 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:
 
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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)

 

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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. "

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"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."
We are lucky to have so many scrappers to feature like Mary-Ann! 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.Pam Badge

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Hello friends! Thanks for dropping by! Cassandra here sharing with you a layout titled: So Thankful For You! I am always so thankful and blessed to have such a supportive and loving family and what a great way to share my thanks through a layout using the scrumptious collection! It's really stocked with so many sweet details in this collection!

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Color Challenge Layout supplies

And here are the supplies used: Scrumptious – Alpha Stickers (sc14eb02), Corn On The Cob (sc14os12), Hay Ride (sc14os05), Home Sweet Home (sc14os02),Illustration Stickers (sc14eb01), Journal Tags (sc14eb03), New Harvest (sc14os10)

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout

1. I used the Hay Ride patterned paper as the background to add better contrast to my project as the photos I am working with were filled with nice scenery. 

2.Then I arranged my photos in such a way that they appeared balanced, i.e. focus of the first photo on the left, then middle and lastly right. 

3.Then I placed the photos in a straight line and cut out the Home Sweet Home patterned paper and used them as embellishments.

4. Lastly, I added some journaling!

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout close-up2Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you have enjoyed this layout as much as I have enjoyed making it!:D And hope that this encourages you to scrap your own thankful layout too! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!

 

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Good morning! Erin here with my very first Pinspiration post. The October Chickaniddy pin board has so many beautiful images... it was hard to choose just one to work with! So I picked two. :)
For my first card, I picked this very retro image. I was drawn to the diagonal lines (retro, yet trendy!), and a fantastic color scheme. I also challenged myself to create a CAS (clean and simple) card and a more intricate card. This image is perfect for my CAS card.
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The colors in the Scrumptious collection match perfectly to the inspiration image, and this card came together in no time! 


Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Card
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6x6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious die cut tags sc14eb04. Date Night enamel hearts DN14EB07.)
1. First, trim three pieces of patterned paper into strips and arrange diagonally on your card base. I trimmed the light blue and brown cardstock to 6 inches by 6 inches, and the burnt orange paper to 1/4 inch by 6 inches. 
 
2. After I lined up the paper, I trimmed the excess paper from the card base with large scissors, cutting as close to the background paper as possible.
 
3. Layer and adhere the Hello Friend die cut over the yellow and white slide frame and adhere both pieces to your card with foam tape.
 
4. To finish my card I added a small blue enamel heart from the Date Night collection. 
 
For my second card, I created a layered and detailed card inspired by this image:
 
Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Card 2
 
Ombre is so "in" right now, and this folded paper image was calling my name! It translated easily onto a card. 
 
Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest thank you card
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6x6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Scrumptious mini sticker sentiments sc14eb07. Scrumptious illustration stickers sc14eb01.)
 
1. To create the tiled background, I cut strips of paper from the Scrumptious 6x6 pad into 1 x 1 inch squares. 
2. Adhere the squares to a piece of white cardstock, leaving a small border between each square. I only placed adhesive in the center of each square so I could easily bend the corners of select squares.
3. Bend the corners of several squares, exposing the backside of the patterned paper. 
4. Adhere three leaves, from the Scrumptious illustration stickers sheet, cascading down the front of the card. Add buttons and twine to the bottom two leaves.
4. Adhere a "thank you" sticker to a label sticker, and adhere layered sticker over leaf with foam adhesive. 
5. Tie twine around finished card. 
Make sure to check out the October Chickaniddy Pinterest page for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 
 

 

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Good day to you, Elizabeth here to share what I think is a really cute layout! I love fall and all it represents (in this case, school starting) and I couldn't wait to use the girl on the sticker set in the Scrumptious Collection!!!

 
 
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Thankfyul Layout
 

1. For this layout the main thing was for me to cut the papers to place on my background. I just cut them without any kind of rhyme or reason and then cut them to look like ribbon on the ends. I made sure that they weren't all the same size.

2. I also overlapped each piece.

3. I also like to make the elements pop off the page in a way that they aren't always completely 3-D as you can see I did with the girl. I only have pop dots on the lower part of her body on the back to give her a slanted look as I did with the star which you can see below:

 
Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Thankfyul Layout close-up

Supplies: Chickaniddy Scrumptious Hay Ride (sc14os05), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Fall Banquet (sc14os01), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Friends and Family (sc14os08), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Illustration Stickers (sc14eb01), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps (sc14st02), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Mini Sticker Banners (sc14eb05), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Mini Sticker Sentiments (sc14eb07), Chickaniddy Scrumptious Nutmeg (sc14os07), Chickaniddy Scrumptious  Mini Sticker Tags (sc14eb06), American Crafts cardstock, Mr. Huey's ink. 

 

It also worked out that Alyssa ending up throwing up her hand just like the girl (that wasn't planned but it worked!!) This was a super fun layout to create and I am so thankful that Alyssa has made it this far in her life and schooling!

4. When I wake Alyssa up every morning (yep she loves it still) I always tell her "good morning sunshine" so I was super excited that there was a stamp in the collection that said almost the same thing I do each morning!!!

Scrumptious Stamp
 

 

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5. And of course it's always really nice to have stickers that say what you want to say and use that as journaling on your pages, I love that!

 
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This was a really fun layout to create because it says fall, but it also really shows off Alyssa's personality too!
 

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Hi everyone! It's Meghann with you today, and I have a new project to share. I love creating layouts every once in a while that give me an overview of the things that are most important to me in my life, and the beautiful Scrumptious collection was perfect for creating this special page.

Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout

Supplies used: Scrumptious collection - Nutmeg paper/sc14os07, Home Sweet Home paper/sc14os02, Fall Bouquet paper/sc14os01, Autumn Haze Paper/sc14os06, Frolic In The Leaves Paper/sc14os11, Alpha Stickers/sc14eb02, Die-Cut Tags/sc14eb04, Mini Sticker Sentiments/sc14eb07, Mini Brads/sc14eb08; Other supplies: Small letters (American Crafts), Cardstock (Bazzill), Doily (Recollections), Puffy sticker (Freckled Fawn), Twine (Doodlebug), Embroidery Floss (DMC), Glitter Glue (Ranger), Font (Impregnable)


Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout supplies

Here's how I created my layout:

1. Print 4 photos in black and white and cut out in circles of varying sizes. Back with patterned paper 1/4" larger than the photo.

2. Handstitch the Nutmeg paper with grey embroidery floss along the white rays in the paper. Adhere the photos to the end of the rays using dimensional adhesive.

3. Create your title using the Scrumptious alphabet stickers and die-cut words. Adhere to the Nutmeg paper. Add the subtitles in small letters near the photos

4. Cut the heart tag from the Home Sweet Home paper in a circle. Hand stitch around the outside of the heart with pink embroidery floss. Back with a doily and top with a small heart shaped sticker. Adhere to the center of the Nutmeg paper with dimensional adhesive after creating loops of twine behind.

5. Scatter brads, mini sticker sentiments and dots from the die-cut tags in their corresponding colored rays.


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Hand-stitching is one technique that I often use on my project. It gives a 'homespun' feel to my layouts and I love how it can highlight different elements that I want to stand out. The most simple stitch that I use most often is a backstitch. To start, poke holes along the line you want to stitch about 1/8-1/4" apart. I've created a simple video tutorial to show you my next steps.

 

If you've never tried hand stitching on your layout before, I hope this tutorial has enticed you to give it a try! Thanks for stopping by today.

 

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Hi there! My name is Allie, and I am happy to be sharing a special layout with you today. I'm loving the "grateful/thankful" theme of this month! I love making layouts about what I'm most thankful for--my little family!

Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout
Chickaniddy Supplies: Patterned Paper (sc14os06, sc14os04, sc14os09, sc14os05), Die Cuts (sc14eb04), Stickers (sc14eb07, sc14eb01)
1. To make this layout extra special, I made the title the focus of the page. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store with my favorite ombre paper, Autumn Haze. I hand stitched around the title with a coordinating color.
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2. I added a few photos and used the frames from the super fun die-cut pack! 
Die Cut Tags
3. I added some triangle stickers to emphasize the frames, then stitched around them. And with that, the layout was finished!
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I had so much fun creating this layout about something I'm truly thankful for. I can't wait to see your projects about what you're thankful for! 

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Hey there, everyone!  Missy here with you today.  I'm so excited to share a layout that centers around being Thankful.  There is nothing I am more thankful for than my two sweet girls!  It's a rare occasion that they're in a photo together, so I just had to scrap these. 

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Thankful Layout

Supplies Used:  SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC140S02 Home Sweet Home, SC140S05 Hay Ride, SC140S03 Pumpkin Spice, SC140S11 Frolic in the Leaves, SC140S08 Friends and Family, SC14EB02 Alpha Stickers, SC14EB02 Shape Stamps, SC14EB08 Mini Brads, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments, SC14EB02 Sticker Sheet, SC14EB03 Journal Tags, SC14EB04 Die-Cut Tags; Other--cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, thread, sewing machine, Heidi Swapp Color Shine & Ink, Tiny Attacher, Stampabilities Ink, washi tape.

Here is how I created my layout:

1.  I just had to start with this gorgeous Autumn Haze paper as my background.  The denim paper is another favorite, and I love how the pretty blue contrasts against those Fall colors.  I created lots of patterned paper layers first, and then decided where to place my photos.  I had the circle die cut laying on my desk from another project, so I layered that in as well. 

2.  I used a few of the flowers from the Sticker Sheet and then used stamps to create the blue flowers. I wanted to mimic that denim color, so I pulled out a blue Heidi Swapp ink pad and stamped the image onto cardstock.  I was very pleased that the texture of the cardstock made the flower look denim!  VERY cool!  I like how it ties in that blue color around the page.

I don't know if you've seen these new stamps, but they're so much fun to play with!  Check out how I used the flowers on this layout.

Scrumptious stamps

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3.  I added one in this corner cluster on top of a die-cut frame, journal tag and sticker.  And the mini brads make perfect centers for these flowers!

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Here are the coordinating brads.  Aren't those colors so yummy?  Yes!

Scrumptious brads

 

4.  I used more of them here.  Something I just added to my scrapping style is machine stitching!  I finally gave it a try, and now I'm hooked.  Love how it ties the whole layout together.

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I hope this inspires you to scrap what you're thankful for!  And I hope this has shown you some fun ways to use this amazing collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Crafter Spotlight

It's time for another crafter in the spotlight. We are having so much fun featuring people on the blog! Today, it's time to feature another talented scrapbooker, Celia Smoot! We are delighted how she used the two Chickaniddy collections, Date Night and Twirly Girly, in a such a creative way! First we will get to know Celia and then I will share her projects! Celia is sharing two projects: a fun layout and a shiny, creative carrier.

Celia

Celia is a scrapbooker with a camera shy husband, two wonderful fur babies and serious wanderlust.  Celia started scrapbooking in January 2009. After buying her very first piece of patterned paper to cutting on her Cricut, she was just addicted to the creative outlet. During the day Celia lives in a very left brain world as a lawyer for a nonprofit bank. But by night, she shakes off the corporate dust and let’s her inner crafter come out to play. 

Blog: Just The Paper

www.justthepaper.wordpress.com

Instagram: CELIASMOOT

https://instagram.com/celiasmoot

 

 

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"I am a sucker for floral patterned papers. The Date Night collection had beautiful floral motifs throughout in a versatile color palette that works for spring to fall. I choose a repeating floral pattern as my background and added plaid and polka dots as additional supporting patterns to balance the design. I built the focus of the layout on yellow vellum to soften the backdrop and make the yellows in the papers pop. I also can never resist using the fabulous foil papers so built a frame for my main elements out of the gold. As usual when building embellishment clusters, I take cues from the patterned papers so I die cut and stamp florals in coordinating colors. The leaves are probably my favorite thing ever, I die cut them from patterned paper in the 6x6 paper pad and then layered adhesive on the tips and dipped them in gold glitter to match the gold elements in the layout."

Supplies: Foil Paper- Goldie Lox, Date Night- Awesome Blossom, A Girl’s Best Friend, Backwoods Lovin, Wallflower, Together is Better, Plaid is Rad, 6x6 paper pad- Alpha Stickers.

 

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Cure for the Mondays

"As an avid coffee drinker and a hater of Mondays, I probably need this gift more than most. I die cut the K-Cup coffee holder (#59068) from a cut file in the Silhouette Online Store with cardstock and layered on the adorable coffee cup patterned paper (Tea Party) from the Twirly Girly collection. I also die cut a coffee pot (#50029) with the silver foil paper and Backwoods paper from Date Night. Added a cute coffee cup cut from cardstock---note the Kraft paper on the inside and steam cut from vellum. With flower stickers from the Illustration sticker sheet of Date Night the cuteness of the coffee cup was just kicked up an extra notch. Typed on a tag from the Date Night Alpha sheet, manually die cut a fishtail flag with DieNamics dies to layer on my Title. I used a wood veneer sad face emoticon from Freckled Fawn with American Crafts Thickers and this perfect little cure for Mondays was done."

Supplies: Foil Paper- Silver Surfer, Date Night- Backwoods Lovin, Downtown, Enamel Dots, Illustration Stickers, Alpha Stickers, Twirly Girl-6x6 Paper Pad (Tea Party, Never Grow Up) 

 

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