Monday, April 21, 2014

Another layout using Twirly Girls collection!

Good Morning everyone.  Sharon here to share a layout that I made using the Twirly Girls collection.
I saw Pam's recent pages that she posted using this collection, and just had to try it myself.

I decided to make to girly page with these wonderful papers, and use a photo of my oldest daughter's smile to commemorate your 20th birthday!  I converted it to black and white, too, and used both photos.

And they look like this on my page:

Next, I went "shopping" in my stash and found some things that I could use that I already had on hand:

I used the word "smile" as shown above in the die cuts from Little Yellow Bicycle, but didn't like the orange color.  So I used some Donna Salazar ink and old Doodlebug glitter to make it pink and girly:

and it came out like this:

 I loved the pennants and little hearts from this collection, too:

as follows:

I had so much fun working with these beautiful papers and embellishments.

Here is my final layout:

We would love to see more pages from all of you, too!

And thanks so much for visiting "Ideas for Scrapbooking" today.

Cathy Dippolito
Dolores Schaeffer
Cindy deRosier
Lesley Walker
Gael Spence
Sharon Fritchman
Tanya Ham
Pam Callaghan

Friday, April 4, 2014

One Collection, Two Different Looking Pages

Hey all. It's Pam and I am sharing two pages which are completely different but use the same collection. I really like the versatile patterns and color in the Twirly Girly collection by Chickaniddy Crafts. The possibilities are endless! You will see below how different my pages look.

My first page is of my friend's little girl. When I saw these photos I took, I envisioned butterflies and fun banners. Thus I created this page. I used a technique which I use often on my pages which is having a slight space between shape and the paper it is near. Check my layout below to see what I am talking about.

  Here is how I achieved this look! First, I cut out my strips of paper like this.

  Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Tutorial 1  

Next, I put the butterfly over my papers. I traced in pencil the outline but with a bit of space like  shown below.

 Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Tutorial 2  

The last step is to cut out and adhere to page! You will see that it looks like the butterfly is floating.

  Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Tutorial 3  
Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout 1 close-up   
Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Girl Layout 1 close-up2 

 I hope you get a chance to use this on your pages! Products: Twirly Girly Paper: Birthday Girl (TG140S02), Paper Posies (TG140S05), A Girl's Generation (TG140S09), Grandma's Quilt (TG140S10), This and That (TG140S07), Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG140S08), Piggy Tails (TG140S012); Mini Sticker Banners (TG14EB03); Mini Tag Stickers (TG14EB04); Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07); Brads (TG14EB06); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02)  

On my next page, I scrapped this page of my son (you could also use a photo of a girl for this page). He has such a vibrant personality that I wanted to capture these photos with a burst of sun! I chose mainly four of the Chickaniddy colors for my page: pale yellow, grey, orange, white and a touch of pink. I absolutely love how many grey patterns there are in this collection. That gave me the idea for clouds! I used a piece of patterned grey, yellow, and white to make the sun bursts. I used pop dots on some of the clouds and outlined others with a white pen.  
   Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout 2 close-up1 
 Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout 2 close-up2 

 Products: Twirly Girly Paper: Paper Posies (TG140S05), This and That (TG140S07), Never Grow Up (TG140S011), Piggy Tails (TG140S012); Mini Sticker Banners (TG14EB03); Brads (TG14EB06); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02); Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01) What kinds of pages can you create with Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Collection? We would love to see!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three Pet Pages Using Same Collection and Free Cutting Files

Hi everyone it's Pam here today sharing three pet pages with you using the brand new Chickaniddy Date Night Collection. This collection is so versatile! I am going to show you how to complete three completely different pet pages using different color combinations and papers. For each page I am going to share with you the color palette in paper form to help you get inspired.

My first page is about my dog, Gabby. She is such a loving, loyal dog. I wanted to capture in a not too girly but still in a sweet way- ya know she is a German Shepherd ;). The Date Night collection has all of the right colors to scrapbook here. I chose a little orange, with touches of mint, florals, and a great brown background.
Here is a close-up of how I did my journaling. I typed it out and put in the right amount of space so the papers and stickers would not overlap the journaling.

As for the color palette I chose, here is the color palette.
Supplies Chickaniddy Date Night Paper: Dance School (DN140S02), Cutest couple (DN140S05), Together is Better (DN140S09), Backwoods Lovin' (DN140S10), Downtown, (DN140S03), Spiffy Tags (DN140S07), Plaid is Rad (DN140S12); Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01); Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02); Mini Sticker Banner (DN14EB03); Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04); Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07); Brads (DN14EB06)
other: Tangerine Colored Cardstock, White Pen

For my next page I went with a whole different color palette. I created this fun layout about my dog and snow. It RARELY snows at all here so it is a treat for a dog who grew up mostly in northern Ohio. She just loves to snow even if it is a dusting. For this color palette, you can see I chose brighter colors from the Date Night Collection like the mint green,blues,oranges, and patterned white papers. I even die cut some foil paper with the word "fun". This page was inspired by a layout by Diane Payne here on the Chickaniddy blog!

Here is my color patterned paper palette.

Supplies Chickaniddy Date Night Paper: Cutest couple (DN140S05), Together is Better (DN140S09), Downtown, (DN140S03), Spiffy Tags (DN140S07), Plaid is Rad (DN140S12);  Mini Sticker Banner (DN14EB03); Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04); Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07); Brads (DN14EB06); 12X12 Silver Foil Paper (CN14SP002)
other: Tangerine Colored Cardstock, Green Cardstock, Photo Corners, White Pen

For my last page, I used the softer, sweeter patterns for a page about my dear cat. Mia is 14 years old but just as beautiful as ever. Her calico fur still looks great. I wanted to include softer muted colors so I would not overpower my photos. I chose the softer oranges, mints, grays and off white patterns. SCROLL down for a free cutting file of the hanging hearts!

This is the color palette I used.
Supplies Chickaniddy Date Night Paper: Awesome Blossom (DN140S01), Cutest couple (DN140S05), Together is Better (DN140S09), Backwoods Lovin' (DN140S10), Downtown, (DN140S03), Spiffy Tags (DN140S07), Wall Flower (DN140S08); Plaid is Rad (DN140S12); Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01); Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02); Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04); Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07); Brads (DN14EB06); 12X12 Silver Foil Paper (CN14SP002)
other: White Pen
I have also included a cutting file for my page in both Silhouettte and SVG. Here is preview and then links!


I hope you are inspired to scrap your pets with the lovely Date Night collection by Chickaniddy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sketch Time ;)

Hey scrappers! Pam here sharing a brand new sketch that I created for Chickaniddy crafts! I think this works really well with the new paper collection called Date Night. Let's see the sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch. I took the "use it" approach the sketch. If you hop on over to the Chickaniddy blog, you will see two more takes on the sketch!

I hope you have a great day!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun, fresh colors!

Hey all, it's Pam here sharing my latest project. Spring is ALMOST upon us.... finally can you believe it? I am so into scrapping spring color palettes right now. I used Chickaniddy brand new Twirly Girly collection for my page. You will see that along with these fun photos, the colors from the Twirly Girly collection really bring out the mood to the this page. When we moved to TN over a year ago it was very hard to leave friends behind. This page shares when they visited us. It was a great weekend to just hang out and have fun.

In designing this page I wanted something so fun that would show their joy! What better than circles? I cut most of this using my Silhouette. If you want to achieve this look just create different sized circles using your Silhouette or cutting machine. Here is how I went about creating this page:
1. All the big circles are a light gray color.
2. All of the middle circles are plain cardstock
3. Most of the small circles are the color as the outer circle except the have a pattern. Chickaniddy paper was just perfect for this.
4. When combining colors like this, it will take away from being too busy and your photos will really pop!
5. Pick out your patterned papers first to match to the corresponding cardstocks.

I hope you have to time to make some fun pages soon!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sharing a Sketch

Cindy here!  The contributors at Ideas for Scrapbookers had such a great time working with Pam's sketch two weeks ago that we're at it again! This time, I designed the sketch.

I actually made the sketch by working backwards from this layout:

As you can see, I made a Then & Now layout featuring photos of my son next to our stuffed snowman in 2009 and again in 2013.  What a difference four years makes!

Check out the amazing creations the rest of the designers made from my sketch.  I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful pages each person sent me.  You're going to love them too.

First up is Cathy.  By coincidence, she also did a Then & Now page featuring her sons!  She followed the sketch closely, but by rotating it 90 degrees she was able to make it work beautifully with horizontal photos.  I love her use of pattern and color.

Next is Gael.  She followed the sketch almost exactly, so it is amazing how different her layout is from mine!  The page is so feminine and beautiful and suits her photos perfectly.

Here is Tanya's page. Tanya almost always scraps two-page layouts, so I was eager to see what she would do with this sketch. I love that she turned the two vertical photos on the sketch into one horizontal picture.  She also changed the 12x12 sketch into an 8.5x11 layout.  I love the happy colors and patterns she used, as well as how much journaling she fit in!

Next, here is Sharon's layout.  Like Tanya, Sharon used one photo instead of two like in the sketch, but she chose to split the photo to add visual interest. The whole layout is so powerful.  Each time I look at it, I see new things to love.

Finally, here is Lesley's two-page version of my sketch.

If you look closely, you'll notice that each half of the two-page layout follows the sketch!  Here's the left side.  It uses the sketch as is.

For the right side, Lesley rotated the sketch 90 degrees, but still used two vertical photos.  She used the same die-cut on each side (horizontal on the left and vertical on the right) to tie the two sides together.  I love that she created two different (yet totally cohesive) pages from the same sketch.

So there you have it... six artists' interpretations of the same sketch.  If you use the sketch, please let us know!  We'd love to feature your work.