Friday, February 01, 2019

Love You | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!
It’s Kristine with you today and I’m sharing a little LOVE today! I created a layout using the Valentine’s day collection from Simple Stories called Kissing Booth. I used a photo of my cousin and her husband for this layout and a cut file from Paige Evans. The cut file allowed me to use several pattern papers and then I was able to add some Bits & Pieces!

Creating layers on layouts always gives such beautiful dimension and even a bit of texture. Add some adhesive that is dimensional under your diecuts and stickers and see what effect this gives your page. You can add layers to titles, photos, diecuts and even your entire cut file on a piece of cardstock!

 I added my cut file on a piece of white cardstock and then to add interest and color I added it to the bottom right of my page. The cardstock is cut 10”x10” and gives me space to add some pattern paper on the edge of my layout.

A few enamel dots and some paint splats adds interest to your page and eliminates a bit of that white space. Some prefer not to use splats and that’s okay – why not try some of the small puffy stickers we have. Those are super cute and you can add them anywhere ;)  I added some hearts to my layout and love the little punches of love all over my page!

Simple Stories - Kissing Booth Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit 
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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Tis' the Season | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

It's Kristine here today to share a layout! Are you in a festive mood yet?! Well I haven't started decorating but when I created this layout it certainly got me inspired. I used the Merry & Bright Collection and mostly used the 3x4" cards and the 6"x8" paper pad.

I have always loved a grid layout. It's easy and great to use with those 3x4 element cards.  This collection is filled with beautiful festive images including Santa, snowmen, poinsettias, and so much more.

I used 2 photos measuring 3x4" of my nieces. This picture was taken a few years ago. I think it's time for another photo shoot if they would just cooperate... Teenagers!

I layered pieces of 3x4 papers and some are overlapping at an angle and others are just there for layers. I really like how so many patterns of paper can all work together to create a layout.

If you have any element cards laying around why not try this format? It's great for multi photo layouts, even double pages. Try it with this beautiful Christmas Collection. You'll enjoy it .. I'm sure!

Happy Holidays to you and your family !

Merry & Bright
10307 Combo Sticker
10311 Hello December Paper
10321 Bit and Pieces
10329 6x8 Pad

Simple Stories - Merry and Bright Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Collection Kit

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Let it Snow | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!
 I am sitting in my scrapbook room freezing! It's 18F with a winter storm warning for the east coast of Canada. Wanna know what I like best about winter ? Seeing someone playing in the snow!
This picture is of my cousin enjoying some time outside on a snow day! So much fun was had just jumping around, making snowmen, and throwing snow balls! I love watching kids enjoy the beauty of winter.

I used the gorgeous winter collection from Simple Stories called Freezin' Season. It is filled with beautiful colors such as blues and pinks that make white snow look so lovely!
I wanted to add some fun to my page so I used the chipboard with the Bits and Pieces diecuts.
I rarely put pictures on my page sideways but I wanted to try something different.
I added tons of layers with dimensional adhesive and lots of fun colors.

I did something different with my title on this page. I used the Let It Snow diecuts and placed them on a pink piece of paper. That gave my title some 3D effect. I really like  the look of it.

I placed some small stickers and enamel dots around my embellishments to add some " snowy " details.  Using the multi colors trees and houses on tis page really added some fun to a wintry page!

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and myself @KristineDavidson
We have many amazing projects from our design team and friends!

Supplies Used:
10358 Freezin' Season Collection Kit
10359 Combo Stickers
10360 Frosty Friends
10362 Shiverin'
10366 Hello Winter
10367 Snowed In
10372 Chipboard
1373 Bits & Pieces
10374 4x6 Stickers
Enamel Dots

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sketch Challenge 102 | Your Next Stamp

Challenge #102 at Your Next Stamp is happening! You have until November 30, 2018 to play along. 
One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.
 LINK UP on the YNS BLOG to WIN!

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?!  #YNSChallenge102

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

Supplies Used

Meowy Christmas
Double Pierced Hills Die Set
Grass Edge Die
Puffy Cloud Border Die Set

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

You Are Paw-some! | Your Next Stamp

I am sharing another card I created with the November release from Your Next Stamp. I used the stamp set called Meowy Christmas! No Worries Dog lovers - YNS has a dog set as well called Payliday Pups! 

I created my background with some Distress Oxide, used a diecut called Snowy Mountains Edge Die Set and Double Pierced Hills Die Set. I find both of these sets together create a great dimensional background. My little cat has a snowboard and on the back it says YO!

I colored my design with my zig markers and really like the background. I could have shaded a bit better with my coloring but It's still cute!

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

November Release | Your Next Stamp

Hello Friends! It's a special day today !!! It's Reveal day at Your Next Stamp ;) That means NEW stamps are ready for purchase and the design team is ready to inspire you. 
I am once again a guest for YNS this month and excited to share my card with you. 

I played with the stamp set called Sweet and Fun Holiday.  The stamps set contains so many cute little furry mice in the Holiday Spirit. It also contains so many great sentiments, you could create TONS of cards and tags with this set. SOOOO CUTE! I made this card smaller than usual and it measures about 4x3". I used the Christmas Tree Die Set to create my dimensional tree and an image of a cute mouse with gifts. I added some bricks in the background using and old stencil and some distress oxide for color. I think it's sooo cute !

Supplies Used: 

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

November Preview | Your Next Stamp

It's time for a Sneak Peek of Your Next Stamp's November Release!
This release is full of super adorable Holiday Stamps.
If you are a stamper or scrapbooker you could easily add these to a layout, tag, and so much more!
Today I am featuring a super cute set called Meowy Christmas.
Of Course as a cat lover these stamps were purrrfect for me !

I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I wanted to create a tag but instead I added the tag on my card and added a bit of twine for detail.

Lots of Sneak Peeks are waiting for you at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!
We will be posting a full reveal on November 8th 11am EST 
Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

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