Thursday, June 30, 2016

Just A Little Hello | Jillibean Soup

Sharing a card with you today. I created this for Jillibean Soup and used some of the NEW Wood DOTS! love them... really they are super cute and can be altered too. You can add paint, embossing, glitter, whatever you like or you can leave them naked as is ;)  


Jillibean Soup
Healthy Hello: Hint of Hello, Aged Aloha, Bite Sized Bits
Wood Embellishments: Mushroom Medley Wood Dots
Other: Sewing Machine

Enjoy your day today !

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sneak Peak Days | Jillibean Soup

You might want to take a few minutes of your busy schedule next week and check out the new releases coming soon to Jillibean Soup !


Monday, June 27, 2016

Scrapbook & Cards Giveaway | Creative Scrappers

We have an awesome giveaway for you at Creative Scrappers!
Sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today!

Catherine, the publisher for Scrapbook and Cards today magazine has generously donated 2 ... YES 2 magazine subscriptions for you and a friend! YOUPEE!!! This magazine is fabulous and hold tons of inspiration for any scrapbooker.

We have a few ways that you can enter to WIN this awesome prize

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Farmhouse Decor Hacks | Jillibean Soup

Jillibean Soup Mix the Media wood products are one of my favorites. I love the look of wooden signs, and those gorgeous pieces are so easy to pain and stencil. I guarantee if you try one you will be hooked! Here are a few samples and of course check out the Jillibean Soup blog in the next few weeks for more ideas on how to create some of these awesome pieces. Jillibean Soup | BLOG FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Layouts With Bloom & Grow | Simple Stories

Hello Friends,  I am going to show you 2 of my latest layouts created using the NEW Bloom & Grow Collection from Simple Stories.  This collection is super cute and fun. Imagine little gnomes in the garden, or flying a kite? I love the navy blue with a touch of yellow and red in this collection. I really couldn't wait to use it.

The first layout I'll be sharing is called " Bloom & Grow "
My mother is a great gardener and her thumbs are certainly green! She does an amazing job at planters, her garden beds and has a way to make her garden look amazing. My dad certainly helps her out but it's mostly done by my mom. This layout is just to showcase some of my mom's garden and her love for greenery.

I created this page similar to a Life Documented page. It's not in a page protector but it is on a piece of cardstock. I cut out the 3x4 cards in the SN@P pack and trimmed them to 2.75x3.75 just to leave enough white space between cards and pictures.

This little SN@P pack has everything you need to create a page similar to this. Of course you can add extras with the Expressions and Fundamentals Stickers. You can add or use as little as you wish based on your photos. If you aren't into Life Documenting why not try this form of layout? You can add several pictures and of course lots of color to these pages.

I love creating dimensional images on my pages and this was no exception. I added foam adhesive in the back of the photos to bring them out a bit from the pattern papers that are around it. It just makes the image pop a bit.

You can see again in this picture how the photos are elevated as well as some stickers. You can also do this on a layout. Instead of having your picture flat on the paper why not add some dimensional adhesive to make it stand out from the rest.


My Second layout for you today is called "Let's Play Outside"

This photo was perfect for this paper. Don't you love that when it happens? It just fits!
I also like that his tshirt says Play ;) Nope that wasn't planned!

I wanted to create layers and a fun page using some cute chipboard pieces and of course little Gnomes. OMG aren't those cute or what?! Some find them spooky and I must admit I don't think I would have them in my garden, but on a scrapbook page I'm all for it !

I added sewing to this layout and of course a cluster of embellishments on the left of the photo.  This doesn't distract from the photo and adds lots of dimension and texture to my page. I wanted to add several pieces of paper so I created a circle and added another smaller sized circle on top of it to create a border around it.  I again added foam adhesive to my photo to make it pop off the page a bit and placed some of the bits & pieces under it to create dimension.

The title I created using a silhouette cut file " play" and the alphas from the Expressions Sticker Sheet. You could add more alphas instead of a cut file but I think this looks great and matches the page quite well.

Here is a close up of the layout. You can see I used some chipboard pieces and layered them on top of one another. I also created some journal strips instead of a journal block. Aren't these colors so fun together ?  

I hope you enjoyed my layouts today and enjoy making your own layouts with this fabulous collection! If you are interested in seeing more of my work you can find me on instagram with user name @KristineDavidson. 

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness
Collection Kit Fundamental Stickers / Expressions Stickers / SN@P! Pack
BradzChipboard Bits & Pieces

Thank you so much for reading!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

School's Out | Jillibean Soup

School is OUT! I think most of the kids finish school today or tomorrow and I am sure my nieces and nephew are super excited. I remember those last days of school just like yesterday. 

This is a layout I created for Jillibean Soup using the Alpha Tiles. I added paper behind the tiles to create a bit of a background and layered some papers and embellishments on top. I really like the way this turned out. 

Jillibean Soup
Alphabet Soup II: Alphabet Pasta, Spicy Vegetable Soup, Bay Leaf, Sea Salt
Coordinating Stickers: Alphabet Soup II
Pea Pod Parts: Alphabet Soup II
Wood Embellishments: Mushroom Medley Wood Dots, Clothespins - Fancy
Alpha Tiles: Kraft

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine, Glimmer Glaze


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mix the Media | Jillibean Soup Giveaway

Jillibean Soup has some NEW and amazing WOOD products available to anyone who loves to create! I love these pieces and have created a few " home decor" pieces.  Tons of Shapes, colors, and textures made for one awesome decor!
Jillibean currently has a giveaway right now.
- Details below;

- A few of my samples -

Deadline to enter is Thur June 23rd. 
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Archie !! | Jillibean Soup

This is my little monkey man. He's such a little " shit disturber " but he loves. He cuddles, he sleeps on our bed with us, he loves doing Paw Paws on our bellies and so much more. He's been a real gift to us as Miss Willie. She's also sweet as can be and loves to give kisses and cuddle. She usually takes most of Archie's playful jumps or swats across the bum but all is well with these 2 in our home. 

Here is a layout I created using some Jillibean Soup.

Archie!! Layout By Kristine Davidson

Jillibean Soup
Mushroom Medley: Girolles, Shiitake, Oysters
Fur Fusion: Bite Sized Bits
Coordinating Stickers: Fur Fusion
Pea Pod Parts: Fur Fusion
Wood Embellishments: Mushroom Medley Wood Dots, Words-Happy
Beanboard Alphas: Braised Brown Thin Chip

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Vellum


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jillibean Soup Team Up | Creative Scrappers

Today Is a Creative Scrappers team up with Jillibean Soup! The design team for Jillibean was invited by Creative Scrappers to create a layout based on the sketch this month.  I previously created a layout for CS but since I"m on the Jillibean Soup design team I wanted to participate with another layout. 

This layout is of Archie cause he's the only one that loves to pose! His sister Willie hates the camera so it's pics of him that's mostly used in  my pages.
Archie is known in this house for being silly. He runs when we take a shower - not away from the bathroom but into the bathroom. He wants to get his hair spiked with water or get covered up with our towels and yes He's stay under a towel for over 30 minutes while we get ready for work. He's just so silly and makes us laugh.
One day we were talking to him or about him and we started calling him CHI CHI.. you know from Archie... and it stayed ;) So now when he's being silly we just call him Chi Chi! He's so loved.

Products used for this layout are all from Jillibean Soup
You can visit Creative Scrappers and check out the sketch for this month and maybe have a chance to WIN some Jillibean Soup!

here is a pic of the prize pack

and the sketch we are currently working on this month

Simply link up a layout at the bottom of our sketch reveal
and one lucky scrapbooker will be selected at random on June 30th !
Winner will be announced on Facebook & Instagram
@CreativeScrappers - @JillibeanSoup

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Monday, June 06, 2016

You Are My Happy | Jillibean Soup

Good Morning and Happy Monday Morning ! I'm honestly not sure why it's a happy one except that I have the day off ! Lots of things to do today and I'm currently in the planning stages of a project ;))) . 

This is a sweet card I created using some Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello. I really love that collection as you can probably tell by the various pages and cards I've created.  Here is one for some Happy Hugs. I often call them Boob Hugs -- cause well, i am not small in that area and well it's often called a good Boob Hug! 

You Are My Happy - Card By Kristine Davidson

Jillibean Soup
Healthy Hello: Aged Aloha, Bite Sized Bits, Cup of Ciao,
Wood Embellishments:  Healthy Hello Wood Veneers

Other: Sewing Machine, Twine

from: Simon Says Stamp


thanks so much for reading today, and Happy Hugs!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Creating Layouts With Sunshine & Happiness

Hello Friends, 

I recently created 2 layouts for Simple Stories using the new summer collection called Sunshine & Happiness. This collection is full of bright pinks, yellow, and pops of red that made this collection so much fun to play with. To see some of my ideas behind these layouts please visit the Simple Stories Blog Post -- 

The first layout I'll be sharing is called " You are Everything "

My Second layout for you today is called "Happy Day"


I hope you enjoyed my layouts today and enjoy creating your own pages with Sunshine & Happiness!

If you are interested in seeing more of my work you can find me on instagram with user name @KristineDavidson 

Thank you so much for reading!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

You Are My Happy | Jillibean Soup

I really love creating cards. I do find that it takes me longer to create a card then it does a layout! Seriously. I can spend about 2 hours creating a card.... and sometimes a layout takes me the same amount of time. I fuss and question everything i do when i create a card. I am not sure why... but i do.
I guess that makes them even more special right ? ;)

Here is a card I created for Jillibean Soup - You Are My Happy ;)

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Healthy Hello Soup/Hint of Hello, Cup of Ciao, Bite Size Bits
Coordinating Stickers: Healthy Hello Soup
Pea Pod Parts: Healthy Hello Soup

Other: twine


thanks so much for reading today!

She's Sweet As Can Be | Creative Scrappers

It's the 1st of the month and that means a new Sketch from Creative Scrappers! 

We have a sponsorship with Jillibean Soup this month and of course I used up some of my Healthy Hello Collection. The Jillibean Soup design team will also be revealing on June 15th. Please take the time and visit the CS blog today and send some of these ladies a little love ;) 

I hope you enjoyed my take for this sketch and hopefully you can play along too!
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