Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hello Love | Jillibean Soup

 Hello Love ! Sharing a card I created using some Jillibean Soup - Hardy Hodgepodge. I love these colors together, and I love this card! Seriously! I love the twine, the colors, the mini placemat and of course that little clothespin. This paper collection is a must have and I hope you have an opportunity to play with it!

 


Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup/Handful of Hearts
Pea Pod Parts:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Wood Veneers:  Chit Chat Chowder
Mini Placemats
Other:  white cardstock, twine, mini clothespin

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Cut Shoppe | Guest Designer

Hello Friends!

I am a guest designer for The Cut Shoppe this month!!! I love Ashley's cut files and was super excited to be part of her reveals for the month of January. Her cut files are so whimsical yet some are very simple and detailed. I do love backgrounds so of course I choose a few background files to work with this month.

My first project is a card that I created with The Cut Shoppe file - Hello Hearts
and Simple Stories - Love & Adore 

I love those hearts and while I only selected 4 of them for my card I find they highlight the pink so well. It had to be a sweet little valentine card  ;)
You could easily create a layout with this cut file and use parts of it or the entire design for a background.



My second project is a layout and I used the GEO Globe Cut file.

 
I LOVED the options for this cut file. You can fill out parts of the glove, all of it or none at all. SOOO many great options - those backgrounds are for sure my favorite to use.  This was created again using Simple Stories Love & Adore.



 If you have a few minutes you should seriously visit them on instagram for tons of inspiration and ideas !



Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Enjoy Today | Jillibean Soup

Sharing a card today created for Jillibean Soup called ( Enjoy Today!)





Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Chit Chat Chowder/Bite Size Bits
Pea Pod Parts:  Chit Chat Chowder
Day2Day:  Paper Shaped Clips-Camera
Adhesive Sequins:  Orange Tangerine, Green Apple
Coordinating Stickers:  Chit Chat Chowder
Other:  white cardstock, twine.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

It's 2017

Oh my goodness time flies. Seriously! I haven't posted anything or updated my blog because i had 2 computers.. yes 2 computers FRIED! I am assuming it's Windows 10 that caused it but I am really not sure. So after a few weeks of going crazy without a computer being able to create sketches, update my blog, create cut files I hope... fingers crossed that this current computer stays alive!

I have a few blog posts to do so i'll be updating here in the next day or so.

Well after my computers fried, i sadly lost most of my photos. I thought I had saved them online to box.com but it seems I created a folder but didn't upload any pictures ( i was in the process of cleaning my pics, sorting, and deleting any extras) and well ... i lost years of photos.  I do have some pictures on instagram which I am so thankful for, but many great pics are missing.

With that said, I didn't do project life last year, and I am kind of missing it. I did really well in 2014-2015 and stopped for 2016. I have been taking a few more " daily " photos in 2017 and hope to start a PL album. I am thinking 6x8 would be great and will take up less space than a huge 12x12. Are you doing PL this year? are you creating anything for yourself in a Traveler's Notebook, Planner, 12x12 album? I'm curious. Will you share your ideas with me ?

The chaos of my sketchbooks. WOW what a mess. Printed later than anticipated, arrived mostly during the holidays, post office closed on odd days and storms caused major delays in arrival to me and shipping to others.  I have mailed out the orders and rest assured they are on their way to you. I do apologize for the long wait and how the preorders took a few weeks longer than expected. If you still haven't received your books, they are in transit and I appreciate your patience.
I do not have any V4  printed copies left, but I do have ebooks available - you can find them here in my etsy store (Save 10% use code CREATIVE10 ) -- If you are interested in V4 please email me. 

Looking forward to creating in 2017 and thank you all for being part of my journey!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Oh What Fun | Simple Stories

I love the vibrant colors in this Simple Stories collection Mistletoe Kisses mixed in with blue and pink. It has a bit of a Christmas Theme but you can also use this as a great winter collection.  I used some snowmen, a few decorated Christmas trees, and hearts focusing on the love for snow!

The first layout I'll be sharing is called "OH What Fun!"


I have had these photos for quite some time and when Mistletoe Kisses came out I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. These pictures of my niece enjoying the fresh snow fall and sliding.
I selected the blues, and whites as a major focus but added some green to give the page a contrast in color. I love that the green is used as a “pop” up color instead of the main focus.
Of course adding layers, and dimension adhesive is a must for me. I do enjoy the different colors. I added the CHEER alpha stickers but didn’t make that my title. I selected – the small sticker strip with OH What Fun my title. It seemed appropriate.


Here is a sketch I created based on this layout - Feel free to use it for your next layout! You can tag me if you'd like to share @KristineDavidson on instagram ;)


Thank you so much for reading and to see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson 


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