Saturday, March 16, 2019

Simply Charming | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

I am sharing a layout I recently created using the NEW Little Princess collection from Simple Stories. This collection is filled with wonderful elements such as princess diecuts, beautiful tags with swans, quotes, bright flowers and so much more. The pink in this collection is a nice bright pink a bit on the fushia side and it would make any page look so spectacular. I am sure you will love this collection for your little ladies.
I used a photo from one of my friends daughters who is in dance. The dark blue background from the photo went well with the blue in the flower papers and it gave my page a great contrast in color. This little lady is also so charming and a wonderful dancer as well!

The small flower stickers, the enamel dots and diecut sequins really add some extra details to a page.
I created my layout by first using 3 pieces of 6x8 papers and cutting them in different sizes. I placed them on a white piece of cardstock and left a small space between them to show a bit of white in the back. I did use my fingers to curl the edges of the papers for some detail.

I added a tag with a swan and placed some dimensional adhesive to give some height and dimension to my diecuts. I added a little piece of twine to the tag but you could also use an enamel dot or leave it as is if you wish.  I also added enamel dots on my flowers and popped up my butterfly.

I used one of the cutest princess' from the Princess Bits & Pieces. Take a look at all these options available to you from this little packet! Aren't these amazing?

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and please come join us on social media. Simple Stories post daily inspiration that will surely give you some ideas for your own scrapbook projects.
@SimpleStories_  or myself @KristineDavidson on instagram.

Can't wait to see your pages using this super cute Little Princess collection.

Supplies Used:
Little Princess Collection

10555 Combo Sticker
10569 Bits & Pieces
10572 Tags and Frames
10575 Enamel Dots
10770 6x8 Pad

Monday, March 04, 2019

Creative Team | Simple Stories

I am so very excited to be joining Simple Stories as a designer for another year. I've been with this company for 5 years and I can tell you they are AMAZING! They provide so much inspiration with new designs, colors, products and ideas for scrapbookers. If you know of Simple Stories I am sure you've had a chance to create with their products. If you ever need ideas for new projects come visit them on instagram @SimpleStories_ or on Facebook.  

Thanks for letting me share my excitement and stay tuned for more Simple Stories pages ;)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Kiss Me! | Simple Stories

Hello Friends,

It's Kristine with you today to share a layout using the Simple Stories Kissing Booth Collection! I cannot get enough of this collection with it's super cute patterns and lovely die cuts. I created another layout using my cousins wedding picture. It's perfect for this collection isn't it?

My layout is called KISS ME. 

It measures about 9x12 but I added it to a piece of white cardstock to make it 12x12. I used a black cardstock to mat the layout and create a contrast with the pink/red colors.

I used a quote from one of the 4x6 element cards for my journaling. I didn't want to add my own journaling for this personal layout so I thought that using the quote would be perfect to add some words to the page. Those elements cards are perfect to cut apart!

I printed a picture that measures 5x5" square and I really love this size. I added dimensional adhesive to the photo, the journal strips, and the chipboard pieces.
Adding a few enamel dots, paint splats and some of those tiny puffy hearts created a great little details for me.

Such a great collection to play with - for weddings, valentine's day and many of those special moments.

I hope you have a chance to create with this KISSING BOOTH collection and please share your creations with us on social media!
You can find me @KristineDavidson and @SimpleStories_

Supplies Used:
10377 Collection Kit
10378 Combo Stickers
10391 Chipboard
10392 Bits &* Pieces
10394 Puffy Stickers

Simple Stories - Kissing Booth Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit

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 
 I hope you enjoyed my layout and come join us on Social Media
@SimpleStories_ and myself @KristineDavidson

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!

 Come Find Simple Stories on social media @SimpleStories_
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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