Monday, September 30, 2013

Blessed | Layout

I can honestly say that when Bella Blvd arrived at my door step in a lovely pizza box I was THRILLED! This Snapshot collection is fabulous and I've already created 4-5 layouts with this collection. I Can't Stop!

This layout is called Blessed - and showcasing top ten things i'm grateful for.
in no particular order!

you can purchase the Bella Blvd Snapshot collection by CLICKING HERE at Paper Issues and using Coupon Code KRISTINE will save you 20% !

-I received a few emails about having sent in my Application for Bella Blvd DT. I did not apply to Bella Blvd Design Team this year, perhaps next year!
Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Creative Scrappers | Sketch 252

Good Morning!

It's Reveal Day for Creative Scrappers! This is our sketch 252 created by Jenny Evans.

I created 2 pages with this sketch ... one of them is this layout ( insta Summer Play)
and this layout.. called #Together

I used the New Amy Tangerine Collection called - Cut & Paste. you can purchase it here at Paper Issues - using coupon code KRISTINE will save you 20%!

I hope You have time to participate in our sketch challenge this month.  Don't forget to link up your layout on our blog for your chance to win!  Deadline is September 30th at Midnight.

For more awesome layouts please visit Creative Scrappers! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Every Day Snapshots | Layout

Another Layout to show you today! I've been to 2 crops in the last 2 weeks and the first crop i was able to finish 4 pages, which was a big deal for me ...

The crop was organized by Let's Capture Our Memories and - The Every Day Snapshots - was created in less than 1 hour for the hour challenge. So much fun! I love those challenges cause i don't have time to think about it.

Again for this layout I used my favorite collection - Snapshots from Bella Blvd. You can also purchase this collection at Let's Capture Our Memories. I think all papers and a collection pack are still in stock! HURRY!

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paper Issues | Insta Summer Play

Hello Friends!

The theme this week at Paper Issues is - Endless Summer. I must admit I'm not ready to start scrapbooking ANY Winter photos or creating winter layouts anytime soon. Over the weekend I searched my photos and found this sweet picture of my nephew. I love his facial expression and his love for being at the beach.  I used the Elle's Studio Saltwater Paper collection 

Link Up your layout with our current issue for your chance to win a 20$ GC to Paper Issues!  CLICK HERE to View more Goodies in the Paper Issues store! I have a huge box slowly making it's way from the USA to Canada.. Hopefully it arrives soon ;-)

Here is a coupon code that you can use for any Paper Issues Purchase ..

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Products | Paper Issues

If you are anything like me, you LOVE LOVE LOVE new Scrapbook products. Well since CHA in July it's been steady but not "EXCITING" if you know what i mean.

Well I am here to give you some great news today ... Paper Issues has just received over 9 boxes of goodies! 360lbs of new Scrapbook Products .. just released from CHA Summer!

Yup, i did my fair share of shopping and I can't wait for my box to arrive. I'm even paying a bit more for shipping just so i can get my box sooner than later.

I ordered the new MME Cut and Paste .. with some great pinks and blues
( i plan on making a mini album )

I also ordered Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine's new Cut & Paste and thie awesome collection from Pebbles Inc. LOVE this!
If there is something you're looking for
 or anxious to get a new box of scrappy supplies
visit www. or CLICK HERE

Use my very own PROMO CODE ..  
and SAVE 20% OFF your purchase

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bella Blvd | Bella Buzz Newsletter

The new Bella Blvd newsletter is available for viewing today!

I have a layout in the newsletter this month featuring in Bringin' Bella Back ...

I can say that I LOVE this page!
The Bella papers i used were perfect for this picture
and of course my niece being silly with her KISSY LIPS!!
Supplies Used from Bella Blvd - the Kiss Me Collection

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scrapbook & Cards | Color Suite Challenge

I was lucky enough to have been asked to join Summer in her monthly feature at Scrapbook and Cards called the Colour Suite Challenge. Every month she showcases a color palette and challenges YOU to create a layout or card based on the colour scheme.

This is what she selected for September! 

I absolutely love the colour combination She selected for this month's Colour Suite. It kind of reminded me of sherbert! I think the pink and green mixed together in a large ice cream bowl would be yummy don't you?! 

I was lucky enough to play with some new Bella Blvd (Snapshots Collection) for my pink, green, grey, and black and the brown pillow gave me the extra color found in Cork which can be used in a wide variety of ways. The perfect Combination to the Colour Suite Challenge!

Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stickers: Bella Blvd / Jillibean Soup
Alphas: American Crafts
Kraft Tag: Jillibean Soup
Misc Embellishments - Fancy Pants ;  Studio Calico ; My Mind's Eye
Ink - Studio Calico

CLICK HERE to view Summer's Page and submit your own layout ;-)

Creative Scrappers | Sketch 251

Good Morning!

I am so happy to be posting this reveal today. It's been a while since Creative Scrappers has been active and a really long time since i've been part of the team.

This is our sketch 251 created by me, and of course my love for circles and stars is prominent in this sketch.

This is the layout I created - Sightseeing Cows!
 I was going to call it Photobombing Cows but i didn't!  This week i got a parcel in the mail that had all the new Blvd Blvd Snapshot collection. I was in love and of course had to create this page with it.

I hope You have time to participate in our sketch challenge this month. We have a great sponsor - Crazy Monday Kits ! Don't forget to link up your layout on our blog for your chance to win!  Deadline is September 30th at Midnight.

For more awesome layouts please visit Creative Scrappers! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bella Blvd | Bella Buzz Feature

The Bella Blvd Newsletter will be available for download on Monday! I am proud to say that I have a layout featured in this newsletter! ;-)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Toronto | Layout

hello dear friends,

The weather is getting a bit chilli on the East Coast - I'm now wearing socks and long sleeve shirts !!! YUCK! On a positive note this allows me to sit at my scrapbook table guilt free ;-) No need to " go outside an play " i can just sit with a cup of java, silence in the background and my scrapbook paper... pure bliss! Doesn't take much !

So last Sunday night before Big Brother I had a an hour to relax while hubby watched the Simpsons or America' s Funniest Videos or something and I grabbed some October Afternoon Travel Girl. I haven't used that yet and decided it was time to play.

I had a picture of the Toronto Sky line and grabbed a few embellishments - even some gesso and started creating .

It's more of a monochromatic page and it was fun creating! I didn't care about the outcome just the process ... it was great!

I know some of you are wondering if i sent in my application for Bella Blvd! Sadly, I didn't -  it just wasn't my time. I wish everyone who send in submissions the best of Luck!

I am planning on attending Crop & Create in Thunder Bay this October! Jody Rogers, Nicole Nowosad and Myself will be creating for the weekend.
I'm looking forward to it, I think it's been since April since i've attended any CC Events. Can't Wait!

Have any of you registered? or even considering going?!! Come On .. it will be a blast I'm sure! Want more info .. CLICK HERE and maybe i'll see you there ;-)

talk soon!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A Whole New Doodle | Projects

Good Morning Friends!

I am sharing a new hobby of mine today. In early July (i think) I started a doodle class with Stephanie Ackerman called A Whole New Doodle. I figured I could start doing this at work while waiting for calls or on my breaks. It relaxes and helps me be creative during the day when i need it the most. So I started !!!

I love her classes - Stephanie gives you pdf forms and examples and you work at your own pace. If you've ever wanted to try or just be inspired this is for sure a great class to start. 

So i've been creating a few 3x4" cards for my project life spread and I'm also creating a few cards to share with friends in my Facebook Project Life Card Swap group. ( if you haven't joined us--  Send 50 cards and get 50 cards! )

Here are a few of my cards --
Some are better than others but overall I love them ;-)

Three Houses
( i had this one taped to my inspiration wall
with washi and the top got a bit torn)

In the Valley

3 Houses Down

Apple Field

In the Backyard

Little House of Love

Little Shed

Red Barn

She Wasn't Pretty
Poor lady!
It was my first attempt at a girl --
I kind of messed up her face!!!
But i like her shirt and background so i couldn't just get rid of her!

This is My House

I have 3 cards I'd like to share with you!  Not the ones posted but 3 originals that i'll create for you. Leave me a comment and i'll pick a winner on Friday Morning ;-) 
The Winner will be posted here Kathy Skou ;-)

Thanks for reading today and if you're a doodler i'd love to see your work!  Here is a link to Stephanie's Class list - in case you're interested. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Introducing | CS Design Team Members

Good Morning !

First I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who showed interest in sending in applications for the new Creative Scrappers Design Team. Our DT has been reduced from 24 to 12 from our previous years, since we'll be doing 2 reveals per month. I would like to encourage anyone who didn't make the team for this term to please send in your applications on our next call in December 2013. 

Secondly, Today i am happy and proud to announce the names and show you some faces of our new team. Some of these ladies have been designers here before and half are new members to CS. We have a great variety of talent that will be showcased week after week and I am sure you'll be pleased with my selection. 

Kristine Davidson 

Jenny Evans 
 Layout/Sketch Designer

Jody Rogers

Missy Whidden

Stephanie Hart

Sara Zenger

Michelle Whorwood

Danielle de Konink

Caroline Elliam

Amanda Johnson

Sherri Funk
Marie-Josée Morissette

the first reveal will take place on September 15th and run every other week. This will give you plenty of time to create with our sketches and participate in our challenges. 

Please give a warm welcome to our new team members and visit Creative Scrappers on September 15th for Sketch 251 

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