Friday, April 17, 2015

Lego Marquee Lights

You all probably know my boys are obsessed with Lego! When the Heidi Swapp Marquee love Lights came out I knew straight away I wanted to make the word Lego for their toy room! Today I wanted to share a quick tutorial how I went about making my fun Lego Marquee Lights!

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I started with the lego Marquee letters, four cans of spray paint in the primary colours and  I also downloaded these Chima Lego comics here and printed them off!

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 Once I printed  off the comics I used the letter template found in each letter box to trace around each letter from the comic.

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I then sprayed painted each letter  and once dry placed the cut comic letters into the Marquee letters. I used a pencil to  push holes into the comic to place the bulbs into then added the bulbs and lights!

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 My boys are totally in love with them. They like to have them lit up during the day when they are playing with their lego! The best kind of toy room accessory!

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What word would you like to spell out! I would love to know!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wanderlust mini album class!

 I am totally excited to share my Wanderlust mini Album Online class over at Papercutlabs is now LIVE!
The class includes 7 videos, full PDF downloadable instructions and a whole lot of inspiration! I would love you to join me over at Papercutlabs for the next two weeks, as I teach you some fun techniques for creating a Mini Album! I use the delish new Wanderlust Heidi Swapp Binder album and accessories, so much fun!  A little sneak inside my album...

I hope you can join me I would love to see you over there!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Best Ever!

Did you know that the Heidi Swapp Minc collection comes with a gorgeous range of pattern papers? The best part about it is that they papers and embellishments can be customised to suit your photos! How cool is that!

I started with a base of Black Raven Bazzil cardstock and added a strip of Bazzill Pollen cardstock. I then  teamed two papers from the Minc 5th Avenue collection – the diagonal stripe and the cheetah and  my two favorite reactive foil colors the gold and Light pink for a glamorous feel.  After running the pattern papers through the Minc machine I stitched all the pieces to the black cardstock. I needed a bold title to stand out from the shine of the foiled papers so chose one from my stash that Chipboard Best Ever sticker title which I overlaid on my photo and the Gold foiled @ symbol from the Jumbo Alphabet set.

 I then grabbed the Jumbo Alphabet M  and ran it through my Minc with some more Gold foil. It was fun to over lap the small photo and chipboard word to add some depth and texture to my layout.

I completed my layout by adding some September Skies word jumble stickers and a couple of chipboard embellishments from the Minc collection but kept them unfoiled  to add a bit of contrast. 

I hope you get a chance to play with the Minc , it is so much fun!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

You are here!

Another stunning new mood board over at Jot Magazine! Such a lovely colour palette.
 The Wanderlust collection from Heidi Swapp was a perfect way to be inspired by the mood board.

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I couldn't help but use this photo of Heidi and I from her recent visit to Australia.

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I added a few Foiled pieces using my Mimc to really make my layout shine!

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I hope you get a chance to play along!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Color Chaos!

Sharing my final projects as my guest designer spot over at Bella Blvd!
I have always been a fan of the bold patterns and colours from Bella Blvd! This photo of my family late last year about to dive into the water at the Great Barrier Reef was a perfect match for the bold papers from the Color Chaos collection !

My next layout uses more of the Color Chaos papers and embellishments, I couldn't go past that delish yellow paper with the script on it, it was perfect for my photo !

Thanks for popping by!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Marquee Love!

Have you spied the Heidi Swapp Marquee love letters yet? Today I want to share a fun way to decorate them. I combined my Minc machine, foil and some of the washi tape that comes in the collection to create my letter.

Here's how I created my letter.
1. I created my own pattern paper in powerpoint and printed it off using my laser printer.  I used the template that comes in each pack to trace and cut around the letter.
2. Next I chose some of the gold foil and ran it through my Minc machine.
3. I used some of the 2 inch glitter tape to cover the inside of my letter.
4. To cover the outside I used some of the gold spotty tape. You can see I used a skewer to push the tape into some of the tighter areas.

 A close up of the Foiled paper.

It looks so pretty lit up at night. 

 Thanks for popping by!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Wanderlust mini album class..

I am excited to finally share the news that my Wanderlust Mini album online class over at Papercut  labs, is OPEN for registration here.

We will be creating a Mini album using the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust collection. The class includes-
  • Detailed photos of every page of my completed mini-album.
  • Beautifully designed printouts of instructions for completing the album.
  • Seven videos of inspiration and tutorials of techniques.
A sneak peak inside my album....

Please join me over at Papercut labs for my class.  The class starts April 15, I hope to see you there!