Saturday, April 30, 2016

Layouts with Carpe Diem | Simple Stories

Hello Scrapbook Friends, 
It’s a beautiful day here on the East Coast of Canada and as you can tell by my bright  layouts it’s a great time to use those vibrant colors from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem Scrapbook Collection. 

I have literally used up almost every single piece and inch of this collection.
I LOVE IT! One of my all time favorite collections.
Today I will be sharing 2 layouts with you that were created with this kit and I’ll be showing you how you can add some fun elements, clusters, and layers to your pages.

This first layout is called “ Dream Big” . I added Bits & Pieces close to the photo and one of them is a cloud with Dream Big on it. I decided to use that as the title for my page. Sometimes you  don’t need a huge title or something that stands out too much to make your title. On this layout I wanted to focus more on the patterns on the papers, the colors and of course the great background diecut. (FOUND HERE)

If you find yourself with just scraps of a collection and really want to use it but unsure for what... try a background file or piece together bits of scraps to create a background.  It’s super easy to piece together and you can use up that great paper collection you’ve been hoarding! 

I added clusters of elements on my page without overshadowing my photo.  I didn’t want to add a colored photo because I thought it would be too busy. A black and white picture was a great choice for this page and paper collection. 
Adding clusters can be done by simply grouping a few pieces of chipboard, stickers, diecuts and so much more “ stuff “ to create that focal point. I also added a few twine details to add more texture to my page. 

You can see from this photo that by adding pop dots underneath the sticker it creates a dimensional look . This is a great way to use up extra stickers and adding more fun details. I think I say this with every single layout I create! I cannot do a page without adding dimensional adhesive.

The Second Layout I have for you today was really created in about an hour.  My husband was fast asleep, it was about 11 o'clock at night and I had a burst of energy after the bowl of ice cream! This layout is called Best Day Ever. 

I created this layout by adding pieces of 6x6 papers cut into 4x6" and placed behind my photo. My photo was glued with dimensional adhesive ( again!) and I was able to place several layers behind it and on top of it.

The picture was really my inspiration and this paper collection was perfect for that purple sweatshirt and fun sunglasses. The girls were in Boston for a Taylor Swift concert last summer. So lots of fun was had and the little piece of paper with BEST DAY EVER was a great title! Again nothing fancy just a piece of paper adhered to my page created a great title.

Another close up photo of the layers I created and clusters of embellishments to add focus towards my photo

I hope you enjoyed my layouts today and enjoy creating your own pages with Simple Stories products ! 

Interested in seeing more of my work? please come visit me on Instagram @KristineDavidson. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Creative Scrappers | Returns

Well, it's been over a year and a few months since I stopped creating sketches and having Creative Scrappers as my part time hobby. I needed the break. I needed to do something else and I needed to spend most of my energy with my husband.

Now I have the go get em' attitude - I am needing a side hobby, and I need to keep busy and well Creative Scrappers lets me do that. I miss the people, I miss the emails with friends and other scrapbookers. I miss the positive energy that Creative Scrappers gave me.  I am ready to take charge again.

I was at a crop 2 weeks ago and had lots of time to think.  I can home in full " scrapbook" mode; You know when you're brain is constantly thinking about this hobby. Well I decided it was time to come back. To bring back CS and enjoy the process again. I am fresh, I am ready, and I am looking forward to the next few months.I can't say how long it will last, but I am ready for another year for sure ;)

So, what all that I have a call our for designers in case you are interested.
Please visit the Creative Scrappers blog for more information and I look forward to posting more great sketches for you starting next month ;)

Will you come join me?! 

Creative Scrappers links;
Blog |
Instagram | @CreativeScrappers
Pinterest | CSsketches
Facebook | CreativeScrappers

Friday, April 15, 2016

Adventure Outside | Jillibean Soup

What's a little adventure without a few animals? This layout was created for Jillibean Soup using the NEW Mushroom Medley Collection. It's filled with great greens, yellows, oranges and green. Of course those little critters and mushrooms just add a bit of extra cute details too ;)

This is a pic of my niece and her son Isaac. I sadly indicated Sebastien on the layout but I will change that before I give her the layout.
I wanted to create something different with these papers and cutting them into large triangles just seemed appropriate. I didn't use anything special except my paper trimmer and cut out 4 triangles of the same size and sewed them on my cardstock.
I added tons of little diecuts too.. of course to add some details. Pop dots were used and I used my computer for the journaling.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup
Mushroom Medley Collection: Chaterelles, Girolees, Trompette de Mort, Shiitake, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pods/Die Cuts: Mushroom Medley Collection
Coordinating Stickers: Mushroom Medley Collection
Wood Dots: Mushroom Medley Collection
Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello
Other: Twine, Sewing Machine, Glimmer Glaze

To see more great projects Visit Jillibean Soup!
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Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy creating with your Mushroom Medley!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

So Fancy | Jillibean Soup

A new collection from Jillibean Soup called Healthy Hello!
This layout was created for Jillibean Soup and I used a cute little pic of my cousin's daughter. She's so cute and loves having her picture taken!
I added tons of goodness on this page such as wood veneer, diecuts, twine, glimmer glaze, sewing and tons of layers. I can honestly say this is one of my favs.

Jillibean Soup
Healthy Hello Collection: Hint of Hello, Bite of Bonjour, Aged Aloha, Cup of Ciao, Bite Size Bits
Pea Pods/Die Cuts: Healthy Hello
Coordinating Stickers: Healthy Hello
Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello

Other: Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Color Shine, Enamel Dots

To see more great projects Visit Jillibean Soup!
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