Saturday, April 23, 2016

Creative Scrappers | Returns

Well, it's been over a year and a few months since I stopped creating sketches and having Creative Scrappers as my part time hobby. I needed the break. I needed to do something else and I needed to spend most of my energy with my husband.

Now I have the go get em' attitude - I am needing a side hobby, and I need to keep busy and well Creative Scrappers lets me do that. I miss the people, I miss the emails with friends and other scrapbookers. I miss the positive energy that Creative Scrappers gave me.  I am ready to take charge again.

I was at a crop 2 weeks ago and had lots of time to think.  I can home in full " scrapbook" mode; You know when you're brain is constantly thinking about this hobby. Well I decided it was time to come back. To bring back CS and enjoy the process again. I am fresh, I am ready, and I am looking forward to the next few months.I can't say how long it will last, but I am ready for another year for sure ;)

So, what all that I have a call our for designers in case you are interested.
Please visit the Creative Scrappers blog for more information and I look forward to posting more great sketches for you starting next month ;)
Will you come join me?! 

Creative Scrappers links;
Blog |
Instagram | @CreativeScrappers
Pinterest | CSsketches
Facebook | CreativeScrappers

Friday, April 15, 2016

Adventure Outside | Jillibean Soup

What's a little adventure without a few animals? This layout was created for Jillibean Soup using the NEW Mushroom Medley Collection. It's filled with great greens, yellows, oranges and green. Of course those little critters and mushrooms just add a bit of extra cute details too ;)

This is a pic of my niece and her son Isaac. I sadly indicated Sebastien on the layout but I will change that before I give her the layout.
I wanted to create something different with these papers and cutting them into large triangles just seemed appropriate. I didn't use anything special except my paper trimmer and cut out 4 triangles of the same size and sewed them on my cardstock.
I added tons of little diecuts too.. of course to add some details. Pop dots were used and I used my computer for the journaling.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup
Mushroom Medley Collection: Chaterelles, Girolees, Trompette de Mort, Shiitake, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pods/Die Cuts: Mushroom Medley Collection
Coordinating Stickers: Mushroom Medley Collection
Wood Dots: Mushroom Medley Collection
Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello
Other: Twine, Sewing Machine, Glimmer Glaze

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Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy creating with your Mushroom Medley!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

So Fancy | Jillibean Soup

A new collection from Jillibean Soup called Healthy Hello!
This layout was created for Jillibean Soup and I used a cute little pic of my cousin's daughter. She's so cute and loves having her picture taken!
I added tons of goodness on this page such as wood veneer, diecuts, twine, glimmer glaze, sewing and tons of layers. I can honestly say this is one of my favs.

Jillibean Soup
Healthy Hello Collection: Hint of Hello, Bite of Bonjour, Aged Aloha, Cup of Ciao, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pods/Die Cuts: Healthy Hello
Coordinating Stickers: Healthy Hello
Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello

Other: Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Color Shine, Enamel Dots

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Explore, Dream Discover | Simple Stories

I created this layout for Simple Stories using the gorgeous travel collection called 'You Are Here' .

 I have so many great travel pics but sometimes I find it hard to scrapbook them. Having this great collection seems to make it easier for me .. perhaps it's the pink flamingos? the palm trees? or maybe the cute cameras? Whatever it is I really enjoyed creating this page for you.

 I got the title from one of the stickers from the Expressions sticker sheet. Genius right?! ;-)I wanted to add more than one picture so i started digging thru my pictures and found a set from a Las Vegas trip my sister and I took in July 2014. It was so hot and dry, My goodness we did so much walking and had a great time. I had one photo that was the weather forecast that i screen captured with my iphone. I thought this would be pretty neat to have on a page. I have added them to mini albums and life documented pages, but never on a layout. Cool!

I wasn't sure what to journal on this page.  I wanted it to be more of a fun - You are Here page than a page about who what where and when. So i took some journal strips found on the horizontal elements page.

 - This was perfect to add the simple touch of journaling that I wanted. I added a date and of course the weather forecast tells the story that we were in Las Vegas. 
Adding some pop dots underneath these journal strips also gave them more dimension and definition. 

You can see in this next photo that I layered and layered so many Bits & Pieces. I really love the look of layers and this just brought more details that I enjoy in a page.

Have you used the cute Simple Stories Wood Veneers yet? Did you know you can altered these quite easily with paint, ink, nail polish?!
Yes! I used the word " travel " and wanted to add something to it so I painted half of it. I used a piece of scrap paper to cover half of it and the rest i painted using some Glimmer Glaze. It's exactly the thickness of nail polish. It only took a few minutes to paint and SUPER CUTE! 

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and enjoy creating your own pages with Simple Stories products !

Interested in seeing more of my work? please come visit me on instagram @KristineDavidson 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Go See Do | Simple Stories

Sharing a layout I created for Simple Stories using the YOU ARE HERE collection. 
I used my cameo to cut out a pie chart and then simply cut out some pattern papers to fill in the empty spots and created an easy peasy page! 

This layout is called - Go See Do as per the DieCut from the Bits and Pieces package. I didn't stress too much on this title because sometimes the title is already done for you .

To give the white background some details, i sewed around the pie chart and inside.  I knew I was doing to layer again with some stickers, and diecuts so i didn't make the background papers too busy. It was color coordinated so easy to mix and match with other patterns from this collection. 

I used some journal strips and added some pop dots for dimension.

I also added some Glaze to the background of this page and used the same color to paint that cute little wood veneer heart on the palm tree. It's really so easy to alter those pieces - you should try! 

I hope you enjoyed my layout today ;-) 

Interested in seeing more of my work? 
please come visit me on instagram @KristineDavidson 

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