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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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September Color Scheme

Hello and happy Tuesday... it's Melinda with you today and I'm rounding up day two of the September colour challenge.  Colour choice can be a bit 'hit and miss' at times so it's always helpful to work from a selection of beautifully balanced hues, especially when they have been inspired by harvest.

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Seriously, I didn't have to look too hard for all the colours in this month's challenge as the Scrumptious collection boasts each and every shade selected. Lucky me!

Speaking of the Scrumptious range, here are the products I used for my layout.

Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Color Scheme Layout Supplies

Supply List: Scrumptious - Fall Bouquet (SC140S01), Home Sweet Home (SC140S02), Check Please (SC140S09), New Harvest (SC140S10), Frolic In The Leaves (SC140S11). Sticker Sheet (SC14EB02), Alpha Stickers (SC14EB02), Journal Tags (SC14EB03), Die-Cut Tags (SC14EB04), Mini Stickers Banners (SC14EB05), Mini Stickers Tags (SC14EB06), Mini Stickers Sentiments (SC14EB07), Mini Brads (SC14EB08)

Layout Recipe:

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1. Choosing the fall Bouquet patterned paper (flip side) as my background I marked out a large circle before stitching over a few randomly placed embellishments along the way.

2. The photos were mounted onto various pieces of patterned papers and stickers to create a layered effect before adhering to the background.

3. I then hand-cut various sized flowers from the Fall Bouquet (front side) before having a notion of making quilt-style leaves as a backdrop to the flowers. I hand drew a template for the leaves and cut in half so I could lay strips of patterned paper over each piece before trimming off the excess and mounting onto a larger leaf shape.

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4. Next step was to add my heading using the alpha stickers and a few random rub-ons to create small sentiments aside from the title.

5. Finally I filled the gaps with various clusters of embellishments, stickers and brads to balance out the design before adding a final touch of ink splatters.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! If you have been inspired by the September colour challenge then upload your project to facebook as we'd love to see your creations.

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Warm greetings to all! Cassandra here and back with a new layout playing with September’s color challenge! Absolutely love the Scrumptious Collection! 

 

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 I used my Cameo to cut out a flower wreath and added some of the leftover Scrumptious patterned papers - Check please & Fall Bouquet - to the back of it. I love how this circular photo creates a better focus on my layout.

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Supplies used: Scrumptious – Alpha Stickers sc14eb02, Scrumptious – Journal Tags sc14eb03, Scrumptious – Illustration Stickers sc14eb01, Scrumptious Patterned Papers: New Harvest sc14os10, Fall Bouquet sc14os01, Check Please sc14os09, Home Sweet Home sc14os02)

 

Have you gotten this collection yet? If not, whatcha waiting for?! :P I would love to see your take on the color challenge! So share them with us on our Facebook and hashtag Chickaniddy on Instagram!

Thanks for dropping by and till my next update, take care

and God Bless!

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Crafter Spotlight

Hey all. Pam here sharing something brand new! Over the next few weeks we will be doing a spotlight post on different scrapbookers using Chickaniddy! We are so excited for our very first installment featuring Laurel Seabrook! Laurel's style is really neat. We love the way she layers the Date Night Collection and gives a special look to both projects by using unique touches like die cut words!

First we will get to know Laurel and then share a couple projects that we love! Please don't forget to stop by Laurel's blog for more inspiration here: http://www.want2scrap.blogspot.ca/

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"Hi everyone, I am very honored to be featured on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today.  I love the Chickaniddy Crafts products and can’t wait to get some of the new stuff to play with!  I am married with two daughters and just recently became a grandma (she is just two weeks old!).  I teach grade one full time and craft when I can.  Although I have dabbled in many crafts throughout the years, I have a passion for paper.  I love to create cards, layouts and altered art.  I have been fortunate in my paper crafting as I have been blessed with so many good things throughout the years! 
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Funny how things go.  I used to only like my projects if everything was straight and even.  Now I am much happier when they aren’t.   I was inspired by a sketch, which is often my jumping off point.  I then like to add my own little touches.  For this card I added some circles and a sprinkling of other elements.  For me things never feel quite finished without some stitching and layers!
 
 

 

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Once again I was inspired by a sketch.  This layout came together very quickly as everything just seemed to fall into place for me.  I added some stamped images and of course lots of layers.  A bit of stapling and stitching and it was done.  I do like the added interest and dimension layering gives, but I like to make sure everything I add, compliments the theme or look I am going for.
 
So there you have it, layers and stitching – must haves on my projects.  What is something that you use consistently on projects?"Thanks Laurel for letting us feature you! 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 feature

Have a GREAT day!
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Hello friends and fellow crafters. It's Carson again and I'm here to share a fall wreath project with you that will be perfect if you're hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or if you just want to make your mailman smile.

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Our little family bought our first house in August of last year and then a few weeks later we had a baby. Well, needless to say our new house has sat neglected since its purchase. With our youngest growing quickly out of the newborn phase and nearing his first birthday, we now have time to show our home some serious love. And doesn't a house always look better with some front door decor? I think so.

 

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts Leaf Wreath CenterChickaniddy Supplies: sc14eb01 Illustration Stickers, sc14eb06 Mini Sticker Tags, sc14eb02 Alpha Stickers, sc14os08 Friends And Family, sc14os06 Autumn Haze, DN14OS10 Backwoods Lovin

It's no secret that I'm loving the leaf shapes in the Scrumptious line and I thought I would use them as my focal point for this wreath project. I made some cut files for my Silhouette and chose three different leaf shapes to cut in a range of different sizes. I used my two favorite papers from the Scrumptious line, Autumn Haze and Friends And Family, and cut a pile of beautiful fall leaves. They were looking a little too fresh to have just fallen off a tree so I inked their edges with some gold pigment ink, folded them forward a bit, and they were ready to go.

For the wreath form I used an embroidery hoop. I mounted the biggest leaves straight to the hoop with some very strong foam tape and then arranged the smaller leaves on top and also mounted those with foam tape to add some dimension. I taped the background paper to the back of the hoop with some washi tape, and then decorated it with all the gorgeous stickers found in The Scrumptious Collection. I love the cheeky phrase " Well aren't you scrumptious" and thought it added just the right touch of personality to the project.

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Doesn't that gold ink add a nice shimmer to the leaves' edges? The finished wreath is very light weight and can be adhered to any surface with some pop dots or foam tape. Mine is stuck to our front door, as we have an overhang that protects it from the weather.

I hope I've inspired you to try your hand at making some fall decor with the Scrumptious Collection this season. Your home does so much for you when the weather turns colder, don't you think it deserves to look its best! How do you decorate your home during the fall? We'd love to hear all about it in the comments.

 

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Hello there, scrappy friends!  Missy here, and I always love when I get to create a project based on the September Chickaniddy Pinterest Mood Board!  There is a lot of inspiration there, and for today's layout, I was inspired by the colors and circles in this image.

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Instead of recreating the different sized nesting circles, I went a different route.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut lots of messy circles in different sizes and shapes from papers in the Scrumptious collection.  I had an idea of a bunch of messy circles scattered around the page.  One of my fellow team members, Allie Stewart, created a gorgeous layout a few months ago that featured scattered circles, and I drew lots of inspiration from that as well.

I cut my photos into circles and scattered them around the page.  The rest was adding embellishments.  I added in some of the brads and mini sticker tags here and there as well as the mini sticker sentiments.  I think my favorite part of this entire layout is that gorgeous denim background paper...swoon!!

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I used foam squares to add some dimension to the stickers and also under my photos.  Something as simple as adding pop dots can really change the entire look of your page.

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I just love this sticker!  Instead of using it on a picture of Thanksgiving dinner, I used it to describe my little stinker!  Haha!  She's definitely scrumptious :)  Don't all of these colors blend so well together?  And even though this is a Fall collection, this page is not necessarily Fall related.  I love a collection that is so versatile!

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Here's one more shot...the yellow alpha stickers are really nice.  This may sound crazy, but I love their "stick factor."  They are wonderful quality and stick very well.

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Supplies Used:  SC140S05 Hay Ride, SC140S09 Check Please, SC140S04 Back to School, SC140S03 Pumpkin Spice, SC140S02 Home Sweet Home, SC140S08 Friends and Family, SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC140S12 Corn on the Cob, SC140S10 New Harvest, SC14EB08 Mini Brads, SC14EB02 Alpha Stickers, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments, SC14EB06 Mini Sticker Tags

I hope you visit our Mood Board and gain lots of inspiration!  You'd be surprised at the projects you can create based on one simple photo...one little thing can spark a big idea :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hello and happy Thursday! It's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a harvest inspired layout of my littlest man learning the technical art of feeding himself (home grown) pumpkin soup. And how fitting that the collection we are using this month just happens to be called 'Scrumptious'.

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Melinda Spinks Chickaniddy Crafts Autumn Layout supplies

Supply List: Scrumptious - Home Sweet Home (SC140S02), Autumn Haze (SC140S06), Check Please (SC140S09), Frolic In The leaves (SC140S11), New Harvest (SC140S10). Sticker Sheet (SC14EB02), Alpha Stickers (SC14EB02), Journal Tags (SC14EB03), Die-Cut Tags (SC14EB04), Mini Stickers Banners (SC14EB05), Mini Stickers Tags (SC14EB06), Mini Stickers Sentiments (SC14EB07), Mini Brads (SC14EB08).

Layout Recipe:

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1. Choosing the New Harvest patterned paper (flip side) as my background I trimmed off 1/4 inch off the left and right sides and proceeded to hand-stitch the shape of an Autumn leaf.

2. I mounted my photo onto various pieces of patterned paper and stickers before adding a frame over the top.

3. Using the Autumn Haze patterned paper I punched out various sizes of Autumn leaves and gently roughened them up a little by folding in the edges before adhering to my layout using foam pop dots for dimension

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4. I love adding clusters of embellishments to my layout so had fun grouping the leaves and alphas to create a flowing title down the soup spoon sticker. I also used a cluster effect down the left hand top edge of the layout with leaves and stickers for my journaling block.

5. A few splotches of ink added across the layout to soften the overall look before I mounted the entire layout onto my sheet of Autumn Haze.

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Autumn boasts so many beautiful colours and with the cooler weather it's a perfect time of year to head outside and have some fun... but don't forget the camera!

Hey there friends Elizabeth Hellum here excited to share a fall altered project with you creating with Chickaniddy
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Ease is always the case with me and crafting for two reasons. One I don't spend a lot of time on a project and two because I like simple of projects as well. For me, its all about the ease yet I want it to be cute and of course to have fun while I am doing it. I had this burlap panel (Bare 6x8) from Tim Holtz District Market just laying around waiting to be used and found this on Pinterest as inspiration for our mantel! I really liked how simple it was, but cute right up my alley!

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The next thing I did was go online and find a pumpkin pattern I could print out as a base to trace on to the cute Scrumptious Hay Ride papers. Once I printed the pumpkin off, I cut it into parts like shown here:

Elizabeth Hellum Chickaniddy Crafts Fall Decor template

Then I traced each piece on to the chosen paper. To get the popped effect, I then re-traced the pumpkin out and cut a "whole" one and only the middle piece was separated so that piece could be the piece that was popped up thus making a 3-D effect (gotta love those pop dots!).

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Once the pumpkin was made, I went about adding the elements on to it using Scrumptious and I finished off with a button and twine which I stuck on last with hot glue ensuring it does not come off.

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I love creating something that was simple, cute, quick, and easy just the way I like it!

 

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Hello! Tessa Buys here with a not-so-spooky Halloween decor idea. With little ones, we like to keep Halloween fun and cute at our house. Because a lot of the decor out on the market is a little too dark for us, I enjoy creating my own decor with things like the Scrumptious line.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Fall Decor

Supplies used: Nutmeg paper (SC14OS07), Pumpkin Spice paper (SC14OS03), Corn on the Cob paper (SC14OS12), Mini Brads (SC14EB08), tulle, felt, floral wire, vintage leaves.

This is the chalkboard in my kitchen. Even though chalk art is fun and pretty, I thought it would be even better to dress it up with a garland of Halloween-colored flowers and vintage, velvet leaves.

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I used my manual die cut machine to cut flowers in various sizes from Scrumptious patterned paper, wool felt, netting, wrinkled tulle, and glittered tulle. I made each flower by layering the felt, paper, and tulle, then securing with a Scrumptious brad.

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I made an arch out of floral wire, then used my hot glue gun to attach the flowers and vintage leaves.

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I love how the tulle gives the flowers a spooky look, but they are far from scary and instead rather darling.

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If you are looking for something cute instead of macabre, try a vase or garland of Scrumptious-inspired flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

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I am so excited for my first Chickaniddy's post about creating an altered frame!! Hello all from Sunny Singapore! I am Cassandra Chen, a nurse by day and crafter by night! I am truly so thankful to be able  to join this awesome team with so many talented and fun crafters!

So here's my take for this week: 

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I truly adore this awesome collection! So beautiful indeed!

Tip: Not sure how to print words on cards? Simply print your words on a rough paper as a guide, place your card on top and mark the corners, then use a tape to secure it down and print it through again! I figured this works best if your printer has a rear tray! ;)

Supplies used: (Scrumptious Illustration Stickers sc14eb01, Die Cut Tags sc14eb04, Mini Sticker Tags sc14eb06, Journal Tags sc14eb03, Patterned papers: Autumn Haze sc14os06, Check Please sc14os09, Corn On The Cob sc14os12, Home Sweet Home sc14os02, Frolic In The Leaves sc14os11, New Harvest sc14os10)

Thanks so much for dropping by! Till my next update, take care

and God Bless!

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Happy Harvest Week Chickaniddy Crafts

 

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Hey there Chickaniddy Fans!  It's Amy Tsuruta here with a card that focuses on Fall.
 
Fall is my favorite season, how about you?  I think of jeans and cozy sweaters!
 
The Scrumptious Collection is filled with gorgeous patterns.  I wanted to feature a handful of them on my card:
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Scrumptious - Hay Ride/sc14os05, Back to School/sc14os04, Pumpkin Spice/sc14os03, New Harvest/sc14os10, Autumn Haze/sc14os06, Home Sweet Home/sc14os02
 
Denim is a staple in my wardrobe so I absolutely LOVE that paper!  Nestling the strips of pattern paper underneath the star makes it the star of the show but doesn't overwhelm the card design.
 
TIP:  Keeping your background fairly solid, enables a fun mix 'n match of patterns.

 

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Do you like to combine patterns or do you like to stay clean & simple?
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts My SmileHello Chickaniddy friends! Carson here. I'm so excited to be sharing my first post with you on the Chickaniddy blog today. I'm a card-maker, project lifer and art journal fanatic and I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Chickaniddy family.

I had the absolute pleasure this month of creating a card using the very inspirational September Pin Board compiled by the lovely ladies at Chickaniddy Crafts. From the board, I chose the four pictures you see below to help me create the card you see above. I was initially drawn to that gorgeous stack of translucent circles which I was able to recreate with my circle cutter and all the vibrant colors in the Scrumptious line of patterned papers. I have a serious crush right now on these papers, there is such a great mix of versatile patterns and colors, and the colors manage to capture the spirit of fall but still be fun and fresh.

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The geometric triangles inspired my use of the yellow vellum and the ric rac was my source of inspiration for the zig-zag stitching. And of course, those vibrant leaves had to be included. The leaf stickers in the Scrumptious line are some of my favorites as well, a nice departure from my star and heart addictions but just as adorable.

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The Scrumptious mini sticker tags made it very easy to finish off this card with the perfect sentiment. I simply had to settle on my favorite of the bunch, pop it up with some foam tape and the card was complete.

I hope I've inspired you to go out and find your own Pinspiration this fall. With the chill in the air and the leaves already beginning to change colors here in Washington State, it just feels right to start creating with a warmer color palette and some fall themed goodies. What about you? Do you enjoy changing up your craft supplies to mirror the changing seasons?

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