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.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shapes Plus Banners...Plus new cutting File!

Hi everyone!! This is Pam and I am going to be sharing what I have been working on lately. I have been pairing strips of paper (I am calling them banners) with shapes. You will see this with a couple of different layouts I have completed recently. The first page features hearts plus a banners. I created this cutting file in Photoshop and then cut it with my Silhouette in may different sizes. I cut the middle heart out in a different pattern and adhered them to my page. Here is the result: a fun Valentine's page with lots of hearts! (I will be giving this cutting file away soon on this blog, so make sure you come back to get it)
Pam Callaghan Love You layout
 "Love You" by Pam Callaghan
For my next page, you can see I used the same idea, but with stars. I mean, what goes better with Iron Man than some stars representing his power? My son loved his costume so much, I needed something that expressed his enthusiasm for it. Here is my page and digital cutting files after that!

Pam Callaghan Iron Man Layout
"Iron Man" by Pam Callaghan
Now onto the digital cutting files. These files are for personal use ONLY. Contact me if you would like to use them for anything other than a personal file. Here is a preview first.

Star Banner .Studio File 
Star Banner .SVG File

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy these files!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Reader's Pages

We LOVE sharing our Reader's pages with you. Hi there! It's Cathy here and I have an adorable project to share with you today.

Karen created a wonderful invite for baby shower using the Baby Dress Card Template that I shared a few years ago.

Isn't this gorgeous?   Karen used cardstock, tule, ribbon, pearled trim, and rosette ribbon. I really like how she created a dainty and darling accent using the pearled trim at both the neck line and hem line.  The card opens to display the details of the shower invite.  Absolutely adorable!

Karen is a blogger, but she doesn't blog about crafts. She blogs about life as the "mom" to cute golden doodle named Abbie. You can see beautiful photos and read about her antics at her blog MyDogAbbie.

Thanks for sharing your creation with us Karen!  If you've created a project using our templates, cut files, sketches or techniques, and would like to share them on our blog, please email us (scrappycath @