Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Heidi Swapp Time Capsule album

Have you seen the brand new Heidi Swapp Time Capsule albums part of the Memory Keeping collection  available exclusive to Michaels stores!  They are the perfect way to celebrate and keep someones special memories safe and sound. I have created a special keepsake Time Capsule for my youngest son.

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There are two time capsule albums, this one has the beautiful linen cover with mint binding.

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I used the Star gazing Art screen and black Art screen ink available from the Gallery Wall collection on the cover of my album then added some letter beads from my stash threaded on some yellow thread to add my sons name.

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Inside the album there are 8 envelopes bound together to form the pages.

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 To decorate the outside of my Time Capsule album envelopes I have used the brand new Memory Keeping Time Capsule kit  also available from Michaels.

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In the first envelope I have placed his new born photos, hospital band and clip.

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I have also written a special letter to him, sharing the story of his birth on the note paper that comes inside the envelope.

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I added some of the washi  tape, stamps and gold stickers from the Memory Keeping kit to embellish my letter.

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In each envelope I added some of the significant events of his life so far.

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His first set of stitches...

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and his first visit to Disneyland!

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To hold closed my envelope I added a chipboard Mickey Mouse head which I foiled with black foil.

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I added some of the stickers from the embellishments kit to finish off the front.

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Inside the envelope  I have stored some favourite photos , tickets and a letter about our time there.

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I wasn't afraid to use my handwriting on the letters to show my own personality.

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Next I shared memories from his first year at school.

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To hold closed the envelope I looped the cord into one of the tags from the embellishment kit which I simply decorated with some of the washi, glitter letters and stickers.

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Inside I added his first day and last day of school photos plus some important details about his first year.

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My next envelope holds another important step in his life.

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The envelope is held together with a tag and clear word from the embellishment kit.

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Inside I added some personal journalling and added some of the gold stickers to the photo.


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I kept the letter simple with that clear acrylic word I attached with my tiny attacher.

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I added a pocket to celebrate the relationship between he and my elder son.

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I used one of the large watercolor letters plus two colours of Colorshine to create an ombre effect. I punched a hole on the top then stapled another of the elements  from the kit to form the closure for the envelope. 

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Inside I tucked special photos and a letter to him about the relationship they have with each other.

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 I added some stamps from the kit to one of the tags from the embellishment kit and stapled it to the top of the letter.

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My final envelope holds messages from him.

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I added another tag and layered on stickers and acrylic words to decorate it.

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Inside I asked him to draw a picture and write some facts about him right now!
I can't wait to share the album with him when he is older. My plan is to do another one or two over  the next few years to celebrate the next stages in his life too.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jot mood board

There is a beautiful new mood board over at Jot magazine.


 I played around with the Heidi Swapp Minc to create my own gold foil lip vellum. It is such an elegant colour combo!


I hope you get a chance to play along!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DIY foiled fabric pouch

Sometimes I have crazy ideas when I am crafting and I wonder if I can pull them off. I am excited to say today Im sharing one of those crazy ideas and I love it!  I have used the new Minc Reactive paint and foil to create my own foiled fabric! I then used my fabric to create a couple of zippered pouches!

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Let me start with my teal and gold make up pouch.

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I started with some teal cotton fabric that I purchased at my local fabric store. I then used the Minc Reactive paint and and Art Screen  from the Gallery Wall collection and printed onto the fabric. Once dry I ran it through my Minc machine with some gold foil.

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The beautiful gold accents against the teal fabric is just breathtaking! Now I must confess my seamstress skills are not that top notch so I asked a dear friend to help me sew my pouch for me!

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Inside the bag she lined it with this beautiful soft mint satin fabric!

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To finish off my pouch we added in that golden tassel, I think it accentuates it perfectly!

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I have my make up pouch sitting on my dresser at home in my bedroom. It adds an elegant touch to my home decor.

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It makes me smile every time I put my make up on each morning! Next I used some natural cotton fabric , the same Art Screen and some pink foil to make myself a beautiful pouch.

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The soft pink foil is so pretty against the natural grain of the fabric.

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Again we added a beautiful golden tassel to the zip to finish off the pouch.

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Inside she lined the pouch with some beautiful cream satin fabric.

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We made this pouch larger than the first so I could add in more personal items.

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 I love how stylish it is!

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and I can't wait to use it and show it off! Let me share a quick tutorial so you can create your own foiled fabric too!

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  1. Cut fabric to size. I cut mine to match the size of my zipper!
  2. Gather your Art screen, Minc Reactive Art screen ink and a scrapper.
  3. Spread the Art screen over the fabric and allow to dry.
  4. Choose your favorite Minc foil color and run it through your Minc machine on setting.
My friend used the following tutorial to sew the pouch.

 I cant wait to see what combo of fabric and foil you come up with!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

celebrating the Aussie athletes with my Lightbox!

I am totally excited for today ! The Rio games start and I will be glued to the TV!
I thought I would keep track of Australia's medal tally with my Heidi Swapp Light box!

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I threw into my celebration a banner made with the We R Memory Keeper's alphabet punch board.

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I will add in the medal tally each day!

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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!

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