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

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!

Visit Your Next Stamp today to purchase your set of stamps and get more inspiration!


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: 


Be sure to visit the YNS Store to see all of the New Products
and take advantage of this fabulous sale!!
 Save 20% Off Your entire Purchase!!!!

 


There is also a chance to WIN WIN WIN an awesome PRIZE...
a $25 Gift Certificate
to spend at YNS!
All you have to do is leave comments along the hop to be entered to WIN!


Thanks for hopping along with us!

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!

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

CARPE DIEM | Simple Stories

So excited to share with you !!! 
Simple Stories just opened a new website for ALL PLANNER STUFF !
www.carpediemplanners.com
Purchase planners, inserts, stickers, and so much more!!!! 


For a limited time you can shop and SAVE 20%
using my promo code KRISTINE20 


https://carpediemplanners.com/discount/kristine20

 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween | Simple Stories


Hello Friends!
 I am sharing a layout today using the Happy Halloween Collection from Simple Stories. It is a Simple Set which means it contains 6 sheets of a paper and a 6x12 sticker sheet. These kits are perfect for layout classes and creating 2 page layouts as well!



I used this kit to create a page of my cousin's daughter dressed up for trick or treating a few years ago. I love the colors and patterns in this kit and they just work perfectly with my pic too! Halloween is such a fun time of year. I love scrapbooking fun faces and spooky places ;)



 With this layout I wanted a fun title but not black or simple.
I really liked the 4x6 element card and wanted to use the word "Halloween"for my page title.


I did some fussy cutting and added dimensional adhesive to the back of the letters and created a fun title. These are easy to do and with a little patience you can create your own! We have several possibilities with this sheet of paper with title that could include October 31 / Trick or Trick / Boo / and more!

Here are a few more pictures of my layout.


Hopefully you'll find some inspiration on my layout
and create your own fun title using our element cards!

Come Find Simple Stories on social media @SimpleStories_
and myself @KristineDavidson
We have many amazing projects from our design team and friends!

Supplies Used:
10402 Happy Halloween Simple Set
5531 Frankie and Friends Enamel Dots

Thursday, October 25, 2018

HURRY!! 40%OFF SALE | Your Next Stamp

 Karen's Birthday Sale at Your Next Stamp is AMAZING!!!

http://yournextstamp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=20&limit=100


This is a 24 hour sale – October 25th only from 12:00 am EST to 11:59 pm EST.



YNS 24 Hour Sale Guidelines…

• You must enter the code – No refunds for orders placed without the discount code
• FREE Shipping does not apply during this sale. If your order is over $75 (in the US or Canada) you will see a flat rate shipping charge for $10. The more you order the more you will save!
• Regular shipping rates will be applied to international orders
• Discount applied to YNS in stock items only

Happy Shopping!!!


Monday, October 22, 2018

YNS 100 Challenge | Your Next Stamp

Come Join Us at Your Next Stamp! We have a super fun challenge #100 and YOU COULD WIN!

What do you need to do? Leave a comment on the YNS blog post to be entered in the random draw for a stamp set of your choice by October 24th, the winner will be announced on October 26th.


This week’s challenge is “Make a Scene”. We are looking for a paper crafted creation featuring any kind of scene. The team is using October new release items as the focus which means they have all been playing in the snow. If snow is not your thing then head to the beach or the meadow…get creative and join in the fun! We would love to give YOU a YNS store gift certificate.
Here are 2 of my cards for this challenge ;)


Supplies:
Fleece Navidad
Winter Trees Edge
Puffy Cloud Die Set

Double Stitched Hill Die set



Supplies:  Fleece Navidad Skating Rink Scene Die Set


Are you ready for inspiration from the designers?

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October Release | Your Next Stamp


It's time for the new October release at YOUR NEXT STAMP!

 


It's a great day ! It's reveal day at Your Next Stamp for NEW and Super Cute Stamps! We have a few holiday stamps released today and my goodness they are cute.

My card is called Happy Holidays! I enjoy creating cards with a sweet and simple snowy background. It's a mixture of blue and purple and of course a few dots of white pen to create snow.
I used the stamp set called FLEECE NAVIDAD. Cute Right? I colored these with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and some distress ink for my background. I fussy cut all the image so I could add dimensional adhesive to my card.  SUPER CUTE!!!




Supplies Used:


Be sure to visit the YNS Store to see all of the New Products
and take advantage of this fabulous sale!! Save 20% Off Your entire Purchase!!!! Hurry!


There is also a chance to WIN WIN WIN an awesome PRIZE...
a $25 Gift Certificate
to spend at YNS!
All you have to do is leave comments along the hop to be entered to WIN!

Thanks for hopping along with us!



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Preview | Your Next Stamp

It's time for a Sneak Peek of Your Next Stamp's October Release my friends!
This release is filled with super cute Holiday Stamps. If you are a stamper or scrapbooker you will NOT be disappointed by these cute images. They are also so easy to color and as a beginner in stamping believe me - they are so much fun!

Today I am featuring a super cute set called Home for the Holidays.

I used Distress Oxide ink for my background with a cloud stencil. I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Someday I will learn how to use Copics but right now I'm quite comfortable with my Zigs.


Lots of Sneak Peeks are waiting for you at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!
I will return October 11th 11am EST for a full reveal!
Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

Monday, October 08, 2018

Fall Memories | Simple Stories

Hello Friends! 
I am sharing a layout using the gorgeous fall collection from Simple Stories called Forever Fall.   I wanted to showcase the papers from this kit and of course the assortment of colors.  The photo is of my niece and a back to school picture. It was perfect for this collection of pinks, blues, and of course the burgundy flowers.
I used a patterned paper for my background instead of a piece of white cardstock. Creating a few layers using strips is a great way to add details and the ability to use more than one piece of paper. 


I did some sewing on the FALL chipboard banner. This helps them stay in place but also adds some texture to the page. The scalloped strip is from the sticker sheet.



Adding some extra touches to the Fall banner are stickers and also chipboard pieces surrounding the picture.  I placed dimensional adhesive on the photo and some of the embellishments.


This layout is super simple and can easily be duplicated. Once you get your Forever Fall collection try a scraplift of this layout. If you do please share it with me! @KristineDavidson. Also please visit @SimpleStories_ on social media for behind the scenes, design team projects and so much more!

Enjoy those fall days!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fun Friday Challenge | Your Next Stamp

It's time for a challenge at Your Next Stamp!
This month the designers are  hosting a challenge based on a FALL FUN theme.
I created a book mark with the new stamp set called One Smart Cookie. 
 I first cut out a piece of cardstock with a banner die, stamped my image and masked it before doing the distress ink background, I then colored my little cookie and created a book mark!
 


Here are the details for the challenge for you --

Visit the YNS blog and leave a comment on the challenge post, 1 random comment left on the YNS blog by 9/26 at midnight EST will win a stamp set of their choice, winner announce on 9/28.
This is also a challenge post and participants can play along with the theme challenge for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate - challenge open through 10/4 at midnight EST.

So many opportunities for you to WIN and get inspired! Come Join Us !!!

 









 Stamp Set Used:  One Smart Cookie
Sugar Rush Sparkly Gum Drops


 
Visit YOUR NEXT STAMP for more inspiration!Facebook / Instagram / Blog 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Release Blog Hop | Your Next Stamp

It's time for the new September release at YOUR NEXT STAMP!



So Many super cute stamp sets are being released today. These are all great for Fall Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Halloween and so Much More!  The new sets I got to play with include:  Trick or Treat, Ghoultastic Halloween, and One Smart Cookie that I will show you later this month.

My first card is called Bewitching! I love Halloween Cards - mostly just to color fun images and I tend to keep them around for years. I colored these with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and some distress ink for my background.  I added some blue and purple resemble a dark sky and for this card I used the Ghoultastic Stamp Set. I fussy cut all the image so I could add dimensional adhesive  to my card.  SUPER CUTE!!!

 


 Here is my second card Ghostly Greetings using the Trick or Treat Stamp Set.
This card is one of my favs. I love these little dressed up characters and the mom behind the fence watching her kids go trick or treating.  I again added some distress ink for the background and the grass. The grass I added dimensional adhesive to position other elements in the background.

 


Supplies Used:

http://yournextstamp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=20&limit=50http://yournextstamp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=20&limit=50

Be sure to visit the YNS Store to see all of the New Products
and take advantage of this fabulous sale!! Save 20% Off Your entire Purchase!!!! Hurry!


There is also a chance to win an awesome PRIZE... a $25 Gift Certificate to spend at YNS!
All you have to do is leave comments along the hop to be entered to WIN!

Thanks for hopping along with us!




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September Release Preview | Your Next Stamp

It's time for a Sneak Peek of Your Next Stamp's September Release my friends! This release is full of cuteness for all your fall favorites such as Autumn Leaves, Back to School and Halloween!
If you are a stamper or scrapbooker you will NOT be disappointed by these cute images.
Today I am featuring a super cute set called Trick or Treat!

I used some distress ink for my background and added some grass using the Stitched Grass Die. I colored the witch and extras with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added some popdots to the grass for some dimension.




Lots of Sneak Peeks are waiting for you at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!
I will return September 13th 11am EST for a full reveal!
Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Craft Kingdom | Sponsored Post

I was approached by Eli Maor the author of this DIY book to review. I love a good DIY book that have great ideas, easy to read instructions and that can be done with kids. I enjoy doing craft projects with my nieces and nephew and this book has TONS of great ideas and super great projects for teachers gifts, christmas gifts and so much more!

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“If you scan the space which you are sitting at right now, you will find you are surrounded by
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Give this book a try! You and your kids will have so much fun creating and learning together!


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Lil' Dude | Simple Stories

Who doesn't love nice bright colors and a few frogs and dogs?! This is the newest Lil' Dude collection from Simple Stories. It is SOOOO CUTE! I created 2 pages using this collection and used some fun photos of my 7 year old never. 




 Aren't these images and little diecuts adorable!? Here is another layout using mostly dinosaurs. This picture was taken next to an image on a bridge and it looks exactly like a huge bird! Perfect for this paper collection right ?



To see more of this collection -- CLICK HERE!
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Beach Please | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!
I have another summer page to share with you today featuring Simple Stories - Hello Summer.I used a cut file from Nicole Nowosad on this layout and I was able to use quite a few pieces of paper to showcase this beautiful collection. The picture is of my niece and her son enjoying the beaches of Trinidad.





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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Life is Better in the Summer | Simple Stories

 I created this layout using the HELLO SUMMER collection from Simple Stories. Aren't these colors just amazing for summer pages? I really enjoyed creating this page and those little cuties are my cousins kids. Totally adorable!






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