Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello Tag | Jillibean Soup

I love Kraft Paper! 
I was going to make a card and then I saw these kraft tags sitting on my shelf and i thought.. this would be perfect for a little hello greeting tag. Jillibean Soup has tons of awesome cut files in the Silhouette Store - you should visit! I got this cute Spring Flower cut file and will use it again I'm sure. It was perfect for this Spring / Summer Like card. 

Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Cold Avocado Soup/ Bite Size Bits, Chopped Green Onions,Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Cold Avocado Soup / Shape Stickers 
Wooden Sprinkles : Life
Kraft Tags : Large
Silhouette Shape: Spring Flowers 

Other: Twine, Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo, Brown Ink Pad, 

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Jillibean Soup Blog for more awesome projects!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sketch 272 | Creative Scrappers

What do you notice about this week's sketch? NO PHOTOS! I've never done this myself and it's on my to do list for sure. 
The Creative Scrappers Design Team did one amazing job for this reveal. Most where really scared, felt challenged, and quite inspired when they got started. 

Visit Creative Scrappers to see what the team created!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Blessings | Jillibean Soup

I created this layout for Jillibean Soup and for some reason lately I'm in love with yellow. I scrapped this picture of Willie sleeping on my shoulders. It was her first full day in her new home - she's about 7 weeks old. It was perfect. She purred like crazy and just fell asleep. She's so precious!

Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Cold Avocado Soup/ Ripe Avocado, Spoonful of Honey, Half a Clove of Garlic, Chopped Green Onions, Bite Size Bits;
Soup Staples II / Yellow Salt  

Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Cold Avocado Soup / Shape Stickers, Soup Label 
Pea Pods  Diecuts: Cold Avocado Soup
Stampables: Doilies
Wooden Nickels: Life

Other: Twine, Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo, Black Pen, Sweing Machine, Color Shine Mist

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Jillibean Soup Blog for more awesome projects!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Life Documented July 2012 | Simple Stories

 Life Documented | Good Day Sunshine

I'm sharing a Life Documented post using the NEW Good Day Sunshine Collection. In my previous posts I shared with you that I would document 2012 and today I'm sharing the month of July 2012.
I still haven't been able to find any photos of 2012 so I'm very thankful that I have some photos on Instagram. If it wasn't that I really wouldn't have any photos of the year 2012 and I'm also glad this LIFE Documented series has allowed me to save some of those memories ;-)

I am still using the 6x8" album and I'm including all formats of pocket pages. I haven't limited myself to the standard 4 (3x4) but instead including 2x2, 4x6, etc. It makes my album that much more versatile and I'm not limited to the standard size photos - that works for me.

This month we are in partnership with Kerri Bradford and I couldn't be more excited to be working with her cut files this month. I love Kerri's work and all her cut files are so fun and easy to use! (Thank you Kerri for being a sponsor for us at Simple Stories this month!)

Left Side - I have 4 (3x4) photos. I used one of the 3x4 SN@P Cards to create my starting point for this month's spread. A photo of myself to see the changes in my wrinkles and hair color -- although I wear my sunglasses most of the time but still it's a selfie right?!

Right Side-  I have added mini 2x2 pictures to kind of showcase what my month of July was like in 2012. I love the mini format cause i can include so many small pictures that i really don't need to add in the corresponding pages. 

I loved adding Kerri Bradford's Silhouette cuts in this months Life Documented Project. Kerri's online store has been my go to place for great silhouette cuts and I also love introduction classes on how to use the Silhouette cameo.I used the 07 to reflect the month of the year, and it could even be 07 July. that works too!

Spending time with my nieces was a big part of my summer last year. I tried to visit as much as i could. We did lots of crafts, scrapbooking, painting and playing outside.

This Left Side has a 6x8 photo of my nieces in their paint shirts and large canvas that we created. I decided I wanted to add this 6x8 photo and cut it into small 2x2 pieces to fit behind the previous photo display. I love doing this to larger photos and it's a great way to add a " fun" photo of the girls.

The Right Side of my spread has another awesome Kerri Bradford file  Best Day -  I added some journaling on a card and also added two more photos of the girls playing with paint. I still have this canvas that we created together - I have it hanging in my scrapbook room. It reminds me of how much fun we had that day !  
Off on a road trip for the day!

Left Side - This weekend in July we took a day trip to one of our favorite places - St. Martins which is only 45 minutes away from our house. It is always nice to visit and explore the caves, the seafood, the wharf and yes the peace and quiet.  It's called ROAD TRIP! - I used Kerri's arrow cut files on this page as well as the words Discover as a png image on top of my photo as a layer. I LOVE that feature of her png images.

The Right Side - I added more photos of our Road Trip and again I added a png image on top of my photo.

This transparent layer can be done with any of Kerri's png images. I use an old program to create this effect on my photos but i know if you use photoshop you can certainly do this. Wanna know how ? visit Kerri's tutorial here on you tube (

My sister came to visit with her two kids for a weekend and we played with some fun photo props - HOT LIPS! They were a hit, even with my sister being included in the photo!

I sometimes have to brag my nieces for photos so giving them a prop always makes this fun and a bit easier for me to take their picture.  

I added some journaling and larger 4x6 photos on the right hand side. I love these pictures of them, especially when Marissa had her braces!

I added a Kerri Bradford png image to my 4x6 journal card. I also used a typewriter font to add some thoughts on the months' activities and a few more memories.

This also has a beautiful picture of a sunset that happens almost nightly on the Kennebecasis River in our town. It's beautiful! I added nothing on top of this photo although I could have.

The Final Page of July 2012 has a 6x8 layout of me.  ( it was later in 2012 when I realized my husband should be part of my Life Documented spreads! I promise he's coming in the album soon! )

I created a small circle mat for my background  and LOVE this! I will be doing this again in a larger format for sure. The title Me is also a Kerri Bradford file.

For my Life Documented 2012 album I am using the 6x8 Sn@p! Leather Album in black. The sturdiness, metal corner accents, and stitch details are fantastic features to this album but I really like the fact that it's timeless and because they are so well built will endure the  many years to come.  This Sn@p! album is so far the best I've been using.
I used a variety of inserts for this monthly spread - in the 6x8" size featuring 2x2" , 3x4" to 4x6 and also a full 6x8. The Sn@p pocket pages come in a variety that you can add to your album. PERFECT for any project!

Kerri Bradford Files: 
Let's Go Kit - Best Day
Well Travelled - Discover, Me
Happy Stuff - Details
Click - Love This
Life Additions: Backgrounds - Circle
Life Additions: Weeklies - 07
Monthlies : July
Need Directions - Arrows

I hope you enjoyed my LIFE DOCUMENTED post today !

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sending Hugs Card | Jillibean Soup

Nothing like getting a card in the mail that says HUGS. Sometime you just need a little reassurance that someone cares. I don't send many cards, but I think it would be a great time to start sending them. ;-)

Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples II / Yellow Salt, Navy Salt, Turquoise Salt, Green Salt, Orange Salt, Grey Salt
Coordinating Stickers:  Card Sentiments II Soup Labels, Sightseeing Stew/ Mini Alpha Stickers
Wooden Nickels: Birthday  
Mini Placemats: It Is What It Is

Other: Cardstock, Twine, 

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Jillibean Soup Blog for more awesome projects!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monster High | CS Sketch 271

Sketch 271 has been reveal at Creative Scrappers today! I decided to play and create my own version using some Elle's Studio papers and fun embellishments.

My layout is called - Monster High featuring my niece who got way too many this past Christmas. She knew all their names, what they stand for and oh my goodness it was too awesome to see her reaction as she unwrapped them all. Spoiled? yes she is !

 Hope you can play along this week! Awesome prize from Noel Mignon up for grabs!

To Win a prize from our June sponsor Noel Mignon
enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget for Sketch 269-271.

Deadline to submit your layout is June 30th at Midnight ADT
Visit Noel Mignon on FacebookBlog /  Shop

Friday, June 13, 2014

Designer Challenge | Jillibean Soup

The Jillibean Soup Design Team had a challenge issued by the BIG Bean to find a pinterest quote and create a project from that quote. 

I chose this quote because it always makes me smile! I have issues with teeth and totally terrified that someday i'll have none! I made this banner for my scrapbook room and it's the perfect size to hang on my inspiration board.

Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples II / Yellow Salt, Turquoise Salt; Cold Avocado Soup/ Bite Size Bits
Stampables: Chalkboard Flags
BeanBoard Alphas : Tart Teal Thin Chip

Other: Twine, DMC Floss, Sewing Machine, Flower Punch

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Jillibean Soup Blog for more awesome projects!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Sketch Challenge | Paper Camellia

Join Paper Camellia's  June sketch challenge for a chance to win $10.00 towards your next Paper Camellia purchase. Simply upload your layout based on the June sketch to the Paper Camellia Community Gallery HERE to be entered to win.
You can also link your layout to the comments of the Sketch blog post HERE. 

Contest runs through June 27th, 10pm PST. 
We look forward to seeing your layouts!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

You Smile | Jillibean Soup

I love this picture of my niece. She is growing up so fast - I remember her when she was just 4 years old! Time Flies. Her smile is so infectious, her laugh as well and it just seems to brighten my day when I see her smile.

Jillibean Soup 
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples II / Yellow Salt, Navy Salt, Turquoise Salt
Coordinating Cardstock Stickers: Sightseeing Stew / Shape Stickers, Soup Label 
Pea Pods  Diecuts: Sightseeing Stew
Stampables: Doilies
Wood Sprinkles: Travel
Placemats: White Triangles
Wise Word Stickers: Smile - Yellow

Other: Cardstock, Twine, Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo, Black Pen

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit Jillibean Soup Blog for more awesome projects!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Me and My Little Brother | Bella Blvd

What can I say about these two little monkeys?! Well the only thing i really put on my journal card for this layout is for them to remain " friends " and love each other and support each other. - Sometimes family tends to be a bit difficult, not always getting along, fighting or arguing about something so small ... and i love my sister dearly and hope these two can stay LOVIE to each other - always!

Created with Bella Blvd - Family Forever 

Have a great week! and HUG your loved ones ;-)

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Sketch 270 | Creative Scrappers

I decided to step back from designing layouts for the summer at Creative Scrappers and this also gives another designer the opportunity to inspire you ! I am however still creating sketches and Sketch 270 is also the first one to include and showcase a new bunch of talent for us !

You can see the team reveal here at Creative Scrappers 

To Win a prize from our June sponsor Noel Mignon
enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget for Sketch 269-271.

Deadline to submit your layout is June 30th at Midnight ADT
Visit Noel Mignon on Facebook Blog /  Shop

Copyright © Kristine Davidson. All Rights Reserved.
Blogger Template by The October Studio