Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Minc + Zentangle designs

The Heidi Swapp Minc is my favourite scrapbooking tool and recently I discovered a new technique
that is going to take my layouts to the next level. I combined the new Minc Pink and Gold Ombre foil with the Minc Toner pen to create a striking zentangle design on my layout.

I found a pineapple outline image on the net and traced it into my white cardstock. Using the Toner pen I then filled in my pattern with a large flower design and geometric shapes, allowed the ink to dry and then ran it through my Minc machine with the ombre foil.

I layered over my photos, chipboard title and journaling to bring the elements of my layout together.

Final embellishments including clear and puffy stickers complete my layout.

The possibilities are endless with the Minc, I can't wait to try this technique again.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let's scrap with Minc mediums Big Picture Class

Im very excited to share the most exciting news today. Heidi Swapp and the rest of the girls on the media team ( me included ) will be bringing you a series of Minc classes over at Big Picture Classes like nothing seen before. We will be sharing 6 different classes  with 5 or 6 lessons in each, sharing brand new techniques using the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine and the new Reactive Mediums.

My class will focus on using the Minc in your scrapbooks. I will share 5 innovative techniques to take your scrapbook layouts to a higher level. Each lesson will contain  5 never before seen videos that explicitly teaches each technique.

Why don't you join all of us over at Big Picture Classes on May 30th and be inspired and learn some new techniques. Now is a great time to start your Free trial so you can have access to them all for Free!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Heidi Swapp Minc Laminating Photo Pouches

Today I want to share a fab new way to add and preserve special photos and memorabilia  into your planners with the brand new Heidi Swapp Minc Laminating Photo Pouches.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes with images and sayings on the front. They are perfect for sliding your photos inside, then running through your Minc machine sealing the photo inside.

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I used my Heidi Swapp planner punch to punch holes in the laminated pouch and added a Tab from the planner collection and added it to my planner.

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I share a quick "how to" video below to show how quick and easy it is!

Have fun with these new pouches the possibilities are endless.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

DIY MInc foiled Easter eggs

I am thrilled  to share a brand new fun technique with you all just in time for Easter. Its my DIY Heidi Swapp Minc gold foiled easter eggs.  Talk about the wow factor right! This technique uses the brand new Minc Reactive Paint coming very soon to your nearest scrapbook store.

Lets see how I created my foiled eggs.

1. Gather your supplies- eggs, food colouring, Minc Reactive foil and Minc Reactive paint.

2. Choose your food colouring and add about 20 drops into a bowl, a teaspoon of vinegar, and some  boiled water. Lower your eggs inside the bowl till they are covered. Allow to sit in the liquid until the  desired shade of colour is achieved.

3. Remove the eggs and allow to dry.

4. Using your finger spread a thin layer of the reactive paint over the egg. Allow the paint to dry till it is tacky and almost dry. 

5. Take some of the foil and wrap around the egg and pounce the foil on and off the egg. Some of the foil will randomly transfer onto the egg.

What a stunning effect the foil creates. I love the gold but how incredible would it look with a variety of colours of foil to coordinate with your coloured eggs. The Reactive paint gives a stunning sheen on your eggs , adding to the elegant feel!

My Minc foiled eggs now sit proudly in the centre of our dining room table for all to admire.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jot magazine mood board

There's a beautiful new mood board over at JOT magazine. I love the soft pastel colours  combined with the woodgrain.

I wanted to share my  sample for the mood board. I loved the woodgrain so much I wanted to make it a focus of my layout without over it being too over powering. I have used the new Heidi Swapp woodgrain 2 inch tape as a border at the top of my layout and elements from the Heidi Swapp Prismatic project life kit to complete my layout.

I hope you get a chance to play along with the mood board.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

DIY foil elements in your planner!

I love the simplicity of celebrating the small moments in my family's life using my Memory Planner. Im sharing the last two weeks of my Gold and White spot Memory planner with you today and you will see it is full of our everyday moments both big and small.

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On my first page I share a memory that Facebook shared with me from 7 years ago of my youngest son when he was a baby. I added some journaling and then added some of the large stickers from the memory planner collection and my old faithful clear stamps from the Hello Today collection.

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I love adding my art work into my planner, they spend so much time drawing I want to capture right now where they are at skill wise as well as their interests. I added some of the white stickers from the Sticker collection straight onto the drawing.  A quick and easy embellishment.

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I used my planner hole punch to add the holes so I could slip it easily into my planner.

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Then I added a small photo to my page and filled the rest with simple journaling about our week. I am also enjoying using quotes that speak to me in my planner, it adds that personal touch.

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I am never confident about using my handwriting in my planner but this year I have decided I just need to go with it. So you can see below I added the quote using my handwriting and drew a simple line around to embellish. To add a bit of fun to my page  I used some of the washi from the collection pack to hold down my photo.

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March starts with a glorious bang with the stunning gold foil divider page.

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For my March dashboard I wanted to celebrate my anniversary which falls in March. I added some simple journaling, a wood veneer word and some pink glitter stickers from the collection.

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My first double page spread reveals one of the clear divider pages that adds such a pretty feel to my planner.

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On the left I added some personal journaling and then my favorite photo from that week. I embellished the photo with some of the brand new washi from the Washi  Tape collection.

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 Makes me happy.

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I love the clear overlay over my photo, it adds such a magical touch.

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 The photo of my new Wall gallery is certainly a memory I want to remember.

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I used one of the 4 inch pockets to add in extra photos. I also laid one of the black and gold word strips from the collection directly onto the pocket for easy embellishment.

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 Another photo holding an everyday memory.

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This might be my favorite page in my planner so far. I have used some of the brand new Minc Reactive Art Screen Ink to add that foiled thankyou to my page. It is a real game changer that we can foil any pre designed product, add some of the Reactive Art  screen ink and run it through the Minc to add a touch of shine!

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Here I have used more of the new Washi tape to add layers but also hold down my photos. Pretty and practical at the same time.

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Can you see the gorgeous Rose pink foil, it is just stunning. I added small embellishments around the foiled words to create a focal point on the page.

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Let me share a quick video  tutorial of how quick and easy it is to achieve this gorgeous result.

 Isn't that just incredible. The possibilities are endless with these new Foil Reactive mediums. I cannot wait to add more foil elements into my planner! Supplies Gold and White spot Memory planner, Stickers, Gold clip, sheer stickers, Washi Tape pack, Minc machine, Rose Pink Reactive foil, Minc Reactive Foil Art screen Ink, Thankyou Art Screen,Word Stickers, Wood Veneer word    


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DIY Heidi Swapp clear frame inlay

I am so in love with my new Heidi Swapp gallery wall in my scrap studio and I wanted to share a quick video on how I created my clear  frame inlay that sits perfectly in the large decorative frame. The gallery wall collection will be at your local Michaels stores any day now so be on the look out soon.
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I love the pop of hot pick against the clear then matched with the Mint striped mat.

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The new texture paste adds some subtle  texture and height to a project without the bulk.
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Enjoy my video as I share how quick and  easy it is for you to achieve this effect as well!