Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Summer Fun | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

I'm excited to share this perfect summer collection from Simple Stories called "Sunshine & Blue Skies". It is full of cute embellishments such as flip flops, surf boards, palm trees and more! Planning on a vacation in the Caribbean or Hawaii anytime soon? This collection would be fabulous for your TN's, Planners and Scrapbook Pages too!

I created a layout today using 4 photos from my cousins' adventure in Trinidad. Imagine having the luxury of moving to an island for 3 years with your family ... this is exactly what she's doing!
I am so thankful that she gives me permission to use her pics since I haven't seen the sunshine since last ... October maybe! Yes the East Coast is really grey right now.

First I used the Sunshine & Blue Skies Simple Basics Kit. This kit has (6) 12x12 Cardstock pages. It is perfect for using as background papers or card bases and a lot more. I used 2 sheets to create the background on the layout.


I used a few 6x8 sheets to use for layering and added 4 small 2x2.5 inch pictures on a piece of white cardstock. I added dimensional adhesive on the back of the photos to give them a bit of a level on my page.
I added chipboard pieces as well as diecuts on dimensional adhesive surrounding the photos.
Adding several layers using flowers, cameras, surfboard and even little people diecuts!


These little people come in all shapes and sizes and can be added to any layout to add a little extra FUN to your page. They are so cute!

 I hope you enjoyed my layout today and let's see what you create with this beautiful summer collection!

Come join us on Instagram @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson

Supplies Used:
Sunshine & Blue Skies 
10728- Simple Basics Kit
10608- Combo Sticker Sheet
10621- Chipboard
10622 Bits & Pieces
10623 Pool People
10629 6x8 Paper Pad


Thursday, April 04, 2019

April Reveal | Your Next Stamp

It is time for this month's stamp reveal at Your Next Stamp today!!!
We have so many cute stamps with matching dies, gumdrops and a fishy background being released today. It is so exciting when new products are up for grabs.
In order for us to share these new products we are having a BLOG HOP today with the design team members and guests. The hop starts today until April 7th so hop around and check out the amazing cards this team has created. If you'd like to win a Gift Certificate to the store ...keep reading!


Today I'd like to show you a few cards I created using the NEW PRODUCTS:
Fishy Background
and the Just Keep Floating Stamp Set with Dies.


I first stamped the background image on white Neenah 80lb Solar White Cardstock and then added some Distress ink. I colored by little floating kitties using Copic Markers.
I used the metal dies made for these images and cut them out - no fussy cutting for me!
I then added some dimensional adhesives behind the kitties and floating donuts to create some dimension.
 I stamped the sentiments on black cardstock with versamark and did some heat embossing using white embossing powder. This little background stamp is so versatile and if you wanted to color each individual fishy you could! The kitties are super cute in this set and could be used for so many cards. I have a few already created ;) 




I hope you enjoyed your time here and please come join the other team members on this reveal day!

 Visit the YNS Store to see all of the New Products
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, April 03, 2019

April Preview | Your Next Stamp

It's time for a Sneak Peek of Your Next Stamp's April Release!
I am in love with this release because it has Kitties!!! OMG these are the cutest stamps ever ;)
Kitties sitting in floaties? I mean how cute is that?

Today I am featuring a set called "Just Keep Floating"
Of Course as a cat lover these stamps were purrrfect for me !






Lots of Sneak Peeks are waiting for you at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!
We will be posting a full reveal tomorrow - April 4th 11am EST 
Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

Supplies Used:
Hills DieSet  / Gumdrops /
Just Keep Floating / Stitched Rectangle Die Set / Puffy Cloud Die Set / 

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Simple & Sweet | Simple Stories

Hello Friends!

This layout is called Simple & Sweet using the Spring Farmhouse collection. As you know I don't fuss about my titles that much and this layout is no exception. I used a diecut from the Bits & Pieces and found one that would be perfect for my niece's attitude and simple pleasures. If you ever feel stuck with a title perhaps look thru those diecuts and pick one that you can relate with. You can always emphasize a title by adding dimensional adhesive or surrounding it with flowers or other embellishments.



I started my base with an Elmwood background from the SN@P! Basics Paper Pack. If you don't have this collection in your stash -- go buy one! It is a must have. I wanted this layout to have layers and have of those gorgeous 6x8 papers. I love the smaller paper patterns because they allow me to use small photos and they don't overcrowd my page or photos. Does that make sense? I also wanted to mat some of those papers and I used the Simple Basics Kit that match the Simple Farmhouse collection beautifully. 


The Simple Basics Kit includes solid colored cardstock papers that can be used for cards, base colors on a layout and so much more. I used these papers to mat my patterned papers. You can see on this picture that I have them matted in assorted colors. I love that little extra pop of color. Cute right?

Adding those solid colors behind my patterns added some extra color on my page and made them visually pleasing. Try something new today! Maybe you have left over cardstock or solid colored papers that you can use on your next layout. Give it a try! Visit Us on Instagram @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson for more projects using Simple Stories.

Chow for Now!


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 !

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


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

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