Sunday, December 11, 2016

This Girl | Jillibean Soup

Yes, this girl. She is growing up so fast and at 10 years old she is going on 16 already.  I cherish all those little moments with her - her sense of humor,  her love of life and animals and her big heart. I wish she could stay this age forever ... seeing her grow up makes me sad as it makes me happy and proud to be her aunt.

This layout was created for Jillibean Soup using the new collection Hardy Hodgepodge

Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge: Trace of Triangles, Pinch of Plants, Bite Size Bits;
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge;
Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge;
Tag You're It!: Foil Happy;
Alphas: Corrugated Letters;
Wood Veneers: Hardy Hodgepodge Painted;
Adhesive Sequins: Teal Plum

Other:  Glimmer Glaze, Cardstock

For More great layouts from the Design Team Visit Bean Talk!


Monday, December 05, 2016

Let It Snow | Simple Stories

"Let It Snow" created for Simple Stories using Mistletoe Kisses

This page was of my niece during a photo session. It was a beautiful winter’s day and a warm sweater with a comfy scarf was all that was needed. I added a cut file background to my page but after finishing I should have done something with snowflakes.
I added the chipboard snowman and some trees on this page with more snowflakes. The colors in this collection are fabulous aren’t they? I love how you can really create your own “theme” – such as winter.

The package of bits & pieces from this collection are A-dorable! You can easily create a few layouts and have left overs for a few cards or adding some cuteness in your carpe diem planners!

Thank you so much for reading and to see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson 

Visit the Simple Stories Blog to see more projects from the Design Team

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Blog Hop | Creative Scrappers

Creative Scrappers is hosting a BLOG HOP today in conjunction with sketch 301 and our sponsor Spiegelmom Scraps. I hope you can take a few minutes from your busy day and join us!

We have a few prizes, some great layouts, a free cut file and of course you will get tons of inspiration from our Design Team !

Our Sketch for December

Here's the order for today's hop!

You Are Here at Creative Scrappers 
Kristine Davidson You Are Here!

Your next stop on the hop is Majken Pullin

please take advantage of this coupon
on your next purchase from Spiegelmom Scraps!

Enjoy our reveal this month and please visit us on Dec 15
for another blog hop with the design team members from SMS!
tag us using #CreatingWithSketches and #Spiegelmomscraps
We will also have a great prize for one of our participants
as well as a copy of the NEW print version of Creating With Sketches V4!

Please grab a FREE Cut File to help you with this sketch!

Leave Me a comment
and You could WIN a FREE DIGI copy of my latest Sketchbook!

Have Fun and Please make sure you share your layout!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hello Today | Jillibean Soup

Sharing  A Card I created for Jillibean Soup ! A Little Hello today with some burlap and twine. I love this combo. It's so simple and using these awesome burlap tags gives it texture and dimenison. 
Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge:  Pound of Pups;
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge;
Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge;
Tag You're It!: Burlap

Other: Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Cardstock, Enamel Dots




Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sneak Peek | CWS 4

A little sneak peek for you today!
Here are 4 12x12 sketches I created for my next sketchbook
I have double pages as well that i will sneak in the next day or so
but now is your chance to get a printed copy!


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Reset Girl Collection | Simple Stories

I am going to share 2 layouts using the Simple Stories Reset Girl Collection. The colors in this kit are so versatile that they can be used for any season. I was drawn for my 2 pages and loved adding some extra colors with it.

The first layout I'll be sharing is called "Reset"
It's a pic of my cousin and her 2 girls. It's been a rough year for her and she is finally learning to be happy after a long " reset" of her life. I thought this pic was perfect for this title.

If you take a look at this layout – it is filled with layers and so many diecuts. I seriously could not stop myself from adding and adding and adding and … you get the point. I love how all the colors blend so well together and create a busy focal point but not to the extreme of getting lost.

I created a title using my silhouette cameo and added a small diecut on the bottom right to create a bit of a “subtitle”.


My Second layout for you today is called "Girl, You are Amazing"
A picture of my niece, being so sweet as she takes my iphone and walks around the house for that " perfect light" she's too precious. Is it wrong of me not wanting her to grow up? I would keep her at 9 years old forever !

I created this layout based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers. It is also one of my favorite go to patterns. I love creating each little square, adding photos where I’d like to have them and of course adding little details to finish up my page.

The chipboard pieces and diecuts from this collection can be used for so many themes. If you purchased the diecuts you can use them in your planners or your pages.

To see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson

To see more great projects Visit Simple Stories!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hello Gorgeous | Jillibean Soup

Kids grow up so fast. This little lady is one of them. This picture was taken in May or June this year and it was her first " model " pose. She is only 9 and already thinks of herself as a mini kardashian. Scary! 

Jillibean Soup
Chit Chat Chowder: Churned Chit Chat, Glazed Gab, Baked Babble, Bite Size Bits;
Coordinating Stickers:  Chit Chat Chowder;
Pea Pod Parts: Chit Chat Chowder;
Soup Label Stickers: Chit Chat Chowder;
Wood Sprinkles: Life


Monday, November 07, 2016

XOXO | Jillibean Soup

I am really enjoying creating cards lately. I am trying to be better and add some fun elements to them. Jillibean Soup has tons of cute wood veneers, tags and diecuts it makes creating that much easier. 

Did you know that we have a reveal at Creative Scrappers that includes cards made by one of our design team members? YES! it was officially included in last weeks reveal and I am looking forward to seeing more cards created ;)

Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge:  Pinch of Plants;
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge;
Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge;
Embellishments: Wood Veneers Words - Today, Wood Dots;
Glassine Bags: Hardy Hodgepodge

Other: Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Cardstock


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Few Cards to Share | World Card Making Day

I have a few cards to share here today. All of them were created for World Card Making day. I enjoyed making these and perhaps you will get inspired to create some too! It's never too late ;) Christmas is coming and I know my mother loves getting a package of handmade cards.

Two of these cards were created with sketches for Jillibean Soup --

The next 3 were created using  Simple Stories - Hello Fall Collection

pick up some scraps and create a card or two ;)

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Shine and Sparkle | Simple Stories

She's a cutie pie! Getting all dressed up and ready to go on her first plane ride ;) This was taken last summer before our trip to Toronto to see One Direction in concert. She was all dressed up with her little purse all dolled up ;)

This Posh collection has such a variety of pattern and one of my favorites is the one called Live Simply. 
If you take a look at this page it contains 4 colors and all match with the Posh collection obviously.  This paper is so versatile, You can cut strips, cut all 4 blocks, or perhaps like I did just sew each color.  It has so many possibilities as a full piece or a background.

I added my strips, and cluster of chipboard with Bits & Pieces from the collection. I used the gold colored chipboard pieces Shine and also Sparkle to create my title. Simple and Effective!

To see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson 

To see more great projects Visit Simple Stories!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Every Day | Simple Stories

I created this page for Simple Stories using the new POSH collection. I love the colors in this collection and could not wait to create something. I used a black and white photo to make it easier for me to use all those gorgeous colors in the collection pack.
The photo is of my parents with my nephew. My parents are all smilies but my nephew seems to be on the tired side.  I am sure they walked around a few parks and playgrounds and Nate is pooped and ready for a nap! LOL.

I started this page with a piece of white cardstock and then used a cut file that I created for Creative Scrappers for the background details. I thought having a white background would make all these wonderful colors in this collection POP just a little more.
I cut up strips of paper with a variety in width and all measuring 12". I placed them one on top of each other and did a little bit of sewing.  

 I didn't use that many bits and pieces on this layout because my intention was to use more patterned papers. I didn't want to make the page too busy by having tons of embellishments. I did use some but I didn't over do it. At least I don't think so ;)

I added journal strips again on my layout. Those strips are kind of my easy way to add journaling and I enjoy seeing them on my pages.

To see more of my work you can find me on instagram @KristineDavidson 

To see more great projects Visit Simple Stories!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This Moment | Jillibean Soup

What can you do with tags? A card ? a Mini album? a layout? Sure ... let's add some tags to a layout! I created this page for Jillibean Soup and I used 3 tags as my base and added some embellishments and easily created this page!

Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge:  Trace of Triangles, Pinch of Plants, Bite Size BIts;
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge;
Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge;
Embellishments: Wood Veneers Hardy Hodgepodge;
Tag You're It!: Chipboard, Tag Lines, Oh Snap;

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine, Glimmer Glaze


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thanks | Jillibean Soup

Nothing is better than getting a thank you card. I am always grateful when some sweet handmade card arrives in my mailbox.  I create them but sadly don't send many of them .. perhaps I should ;)

I created this card for Jillibean Soup using the New Hardy Hodgepodge collection. I love those patterns and colors don't you? so easy to add sewing and a small tag to create this card.

Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge: Handful Of Hearts
Embellishments: Adhesive Sequins - Orange Tangerine
Tag You're It!: Banner
Soup Label Stickers: Hardy Hodgepodge

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine

 For more great projects visit 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Today & Every Day | Jillibean Soup

It's my nice just jumping for joy! I had my iphone on " burst " and tried to take a good pic of her... but she kept laughing and giggling and jumping around all over the place so this was pretty much the best one ! I love the brick wall and of course her attempt at doing a jumping pose ;)

Created this layout for Jillibean Soup using the NEW Chit Chat Chowder collection- 

Jillibean Soup
Chit Chat Chowder:  Churned Chit Chat, Glazed Gab;
Pea Pod Parts: Chit Chat Chowder;
Painted Wood Veneers: Chit Chat Chowder;
Wood Sprinkles: Love, Travel
Coordinating Sticker Sheet:  Chit Chat Chowder;

Other: Sewing Machine, Twin, Color Shine, Date Stamp, Silhouette Cameo

I also used one of my Creative Cut Files to start the background

  for more inspiration using Jillibean Soup Visit

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hello Card | Jillibean Soup

A card created for Jillibean Soup using the NEW Hardy Hodgepodge! A great mix of patterns and embellishment in this collection which makes creating so fun. I love the cacti in this collection and I'm sure I'll be using that again in the near future!

Hello Card just for you!


Jillibean Soup
Hardy Hodgepodge: Trace of Triangles, Pinch of Plants;
Chit Chat Chowder: Glazed Gab;
Glassine Bag: Hardy Hodgepodge;
Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge;

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine


Thursday, September 01, 2016

You Are Amazing | Creative Scrappers

It's September and that means it's time for a new sketch reveal at Creative Scrappers. I used some new Simple Stories to create my page and a badge from our sponsor this month Cuts 2 Luv

 Please take a few minutes and visit our reveal and see what an awesome job our design team did with this sketch -- You'll Love it! Guaranteed ;)

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy With My Gnomies | Simple Stories

Ok, I love this page! Those little gnomes from the Simple Stories Bloom and Grown collection are super cute.. I wanted to use them with a cute picture of my nephew and I think this little face was perfect for those " Gnomies!"

My nephew being so cute while hanging out with his mom and myself. He is at the age where he enjoys having his picture taken, so I'll take advantage of that for now ;)
To start this page I used a diecut background that I created using my Silhouette Cameo. It's a simple background and so perfect to use some left over pieces of paper. I used a variety of colors and also a mixture of papers for this layout.
The little gnomes were perfect for that smiley face of his. I just felt like it added Fun to my page.

A closer look at the dimensions of my stickers and diecuts. You can also see I did some sewing on the cardstock alpha stickers, and the diecut background.

Adding chipboard pieces to a page can sometimes be challenging especially if you love layers or aren't sure how to position those larger pieces. Stack them! Add some popdots to one side of your chipboard piece and then the other side position it on top of your first chipboard piece. This creates dimension and looks great on a layout. 

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