Sunday, September 14, 2014

Three Fall Page Ideas & Free Cutting File

Today I am going to be sharing a few of my creations using the BRAND NEW Scrumptious Collection. I created three layouts with this fun, bright, and festive collection. I remember when Heidi first showed me Scrumptious, I was so excited to CREATE layouts with it! My first page is called "The Patch." I got this inspiration for this one from sort of a corn maze. Well, a very symmetric one at that ;) . I love combining patterned paper to create my own patterns. The Scrumptious collection is JUST perfect for this page! Take a peek! 

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious The Patch  

Supply List: Chickaniddy Scrumptious: Autumn Haze/ sc14os06, Back to School/ sc14os04, Corn on the Cob/ sc14os12, Family and Friends/ sc14os08, Frolic in the Leaves/ sc14os11, Home Sweet Home/ sc14os02 , New Harvest/ sc14os10, Nutmeg/ sc14os07, Pumpkin Spice/ sc14os03; Scrumptious Embellishments: Alpha Sticker/ sc14eb02; Illustration Stickers/ sc14eb01; Journal Tag/ sc14eb03; Mini Brads/ sc14eb08; Mini Sticker Banners/ 14eb05; Mini Sticker Embellishments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06. 


 Next, I created this fun fall layout of my family celebrating Halloween last year. Again,you will see that I love to use TONS of patterned papers together (and sewing too). In this layout and then one above I specifically created this layout to feature those AWESOME brads! I love the way they pop on a page. My favorite thing about Scrumptious collection is everything is coordinated so well. It is easy to combine the papers without getting that cluttered look! Here is my second page.


 Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious October Layout  

Supply List: Chickaniddy Scrumptious: Autumn Haze/ sc14os06, Back to School/ sc14os04, Corn on the Cob/ sc14os12, Family and Friends/ sc14os08, Frolic in the Leaves/ sc14os11, Home Sweet Home/ sc14os02 , New Harvest/ sc14os10, Nutmeg/ sc14os07; Scrumptious Embellishments: Die Cut Tags/sc14eb04; Illustration Stickers/ sc14eb01; Mini Brads/ sc14eb08; Mini Sticker Banners/ 14eb05; Mini Sticker Sentiments/ sc14eb07Mini Sitcker Embellishments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06. 



On to my third page which I created a cut file for. This shape sort of reminds me of a spider web so when I created it, I had that in mind. The Scrumptious papers fit into this design so well. You can see how well the colors of the collection make the colors of my photos pop! How cool is that. I hope you will like our 2nd giveaway. A free cutting file I created. Simply click on the link below and download.


Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious My Smile Layout 

Supply List: Chickaniddy Scrumptious: Autumn Haze/ sc14os06, Check Please/ sc14os09, Corn on the Cob/ sc14os12, Fall Bouquet/ sc14os01; Family and Friends/ sc14os08, Frolic in the Leaves/ sc14os11, Home Sweet Home/ sc14os02 , New Harvest/ sc14os10, Nutmeg/ sc14os07, Pumpkin Spice/ sc14os03; Scrumptious Embellishments: Illustration Stickers/ sc14eb01; Journal Tag/ sc14eb03; Mini Sticker Banners/ 14eb05; Mini Sticker Embellishments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Sentiments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06.  



FREE CUTTING files in .svg and .studio  
Hexagon Layers SVG file 
and the Hexagon Layers SILHOUETTE file  


Thanks for stopping by today.
Pam

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Changes for IFS!

Hey all, as you may have noticed, things are different looking here at Ideas for Scrapbookers. I started this blog in 2009 with a few contributors and the blog took off! I was so inspired by the different styles and projects, it made me step out of my comfort zone at time! After five wonderful years with SO inspiration and ideas from various contributors, I have decided to make IFS my own blog. I am definitely keeping all of the ideas archived for you to see and use. First I wanted to thank ALL of the contributors who made IFS what it is today!
The last group of contributors did such an amazing job with ideas and projects, I just wanted to say thank you to all of them. Please visit their blogs (and gallery) here and make sure you follow them so you can keep up with what they are doing!!

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

Thanks all!
Pam

Friday, September 5, 2014

Giveaway!

Hey all, Chickaniddy Crafts is doing a giveaway on the their blog today. Here is a the image they are giving away!




Here is the link!
Make sure you pop in over there to see three of my new pages!
Pam

Monday, August 18, 2014

More Layout with Shapes & New Stuff

Hey all. Pam here. It's been a while since I shared on this blog. First, something I am totally excited about, is to share the new Chickaniddy Collections (after that I will share my latest projects!)..One is called Scrumptious and the other is called Jolly Good. Catchy huh? They are both bright, fun and filled with so many GREAT patters!  Here is a photo of each collection kit so you can see the awesome stuff Heidi created. So excited. I will be posting my new projects with Scrumptious on August the 5th!







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 STARS

Now onto my latest pages! I took a very short break and then I was inspired by things like ads and pinterest. My first page, I scrapped just days after my husband and son earned their orange belts. As you can see below, I went a little wild with the flying stars. I was soooo proud of them!!




HEARTS

My next page features hanging hearts. As you know I LOVE to do pages with hanging hearts. I have done a few before. This photo screamed to me hanging hearts. Don't know why... but here is the result!



CIRCLES

My next page features circles. This is probably my favorite shape to scrap. I love clouds and how they often look like circles over circles. That is how I got the inspiration for my page!


HEXAGONS
The last page I am sharing features hexagons, and a whole bunch of them. Hexagons have been such a fun trend the page few years and I just couldn't resist creating this!






Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Triangles!

Hi everyone!  Sharon here today wishing you all a happy Sunday.

Because I have seen so many ways to add geometric shapes to scrapbook pages lately, I thought it would be fun to share some different ways that I used triangles on my recent layouts.

1) Hand-cut Triangles:


 I cut these triangles then machine stitched them horizontally onto my layout:


 2) Punched Triangles:


This time, my triangles were punched with an old favorite punch from my stash


and machine stitched vertically onto my page:


3) Banners and borders:

I started with very bright patterned paper as my background: 


 and added black triangles at the top in the form of a banner and the bottom as a border.

4)  Shapes:

I saw an idea in a magazine about using geometric shapes to create simple forms.


So I cut my the triangles and overlapped them to make the shape of a trees:


That's it!  All four layouts were extremely easy and fun to make with the addition of the triangles.  I cannot wait to see what you create using geometric shapes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Layout + Free Cutting Files

Hey there. This is Pam and today I am sharing my page that I created with a free cutting file. I started with an idea of overlapping half circles over one and other and realized that after I created my design, it kinda looks like mini rainbows! I repeated the design and then erased out some of the half circles. 
Here is how my layout came out. 

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Supplies: Chickaniddy Date Night: Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Together is Better (DN14OS09), Downtown (DN14OS03), Plaid is Rad (DN14OS12), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Mini Banner Stickers (DN14EB03), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07), Brads (DN14EB06); Twirly Girly: Paper Posies (TG14OS05), Tea Party (TG14OS03), Keepsakes (TG14OS040, Piggy Tails (TG14OS12); Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001).  

You can download the background cutting file here:  http://www.chickaniddy.com/blog/ 




Friday, June 6, 2014

Layered Foil Paper + Sneaks of NEW Chickaniddy Products!

Good morning! This is Pam sharing two things with you this morning. First a special sneak peek of the NEW Chicknaiddy lines coming up!! Second is a project I created! Here is a teaser of the two new collections coming soon. I absolutely am so so excited about this.
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Jolly Good winter collection 2014 Logo Chickaniddy Crafts (Large)



Now onto my post today...I am going to be sharing one of my favorite techniques: layering die cuts with the foil paper using Chickaniddy patterned paper and foil paper.. I created this layout using the papers that Leigh shared on her card here on the May card sketch. Hers is the second card down. I absolutely love how the patterns on her card look together! I paired those colors (minus the light pink) with some photos I took of my son. I decided to layer some die cut stars together to create my design. Here is my page.

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout

 Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout close-up 1
Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout close-up 2
As you can see, I layered the stars over one another. I made my design in my Silhouette with two layers in mind, one right over the other. I created a custom design where I put a series of larger stars with smaller stars in the middle. I die cut the larger stars out of the white cardstock. I used the negative of that. Next, I die cut the smaller stars into the gold foil paper. Again I used the negative of that. I layered those pieces of cardstock together and they fit perfectly. Underneath the negative of the gold die cut paper I adhered various patterned papers. You can how I created it here.

  never grow up 2 

 I stitched over some of the gold foil stars and put stickers in a few of them. All I needed to do was to embellish my page a bit more with brads and cut out word sentiments and I was done. Supply list: Chickaniddy Twirly Girly: Paper Posies (TG14OS05), Party Dress (TG14OS06), Tea Party (TG14OS03), This and That (TG14OS07), Never Grow Up (TG14OS11), Piggy Tails (TG14OS12), Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02), Brads (TG14EB06). Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
  Pam