Friday, April 30, 2021

lets count my books read in my Storyline Chapters insert

As a teenager I spent my days and nights reading. Then as a busy teacher, wife and now mum, reading went by the way side. But this year I am determined to get back into the wonderful habit so I thought I would create myself a Book journal to keep myself accountable. The new Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters  Decades inserts where the perfect choice. 

I chose the insert with the spots and decided to create my title using the stamps from the Carefree collection. 

I stamped the letters using some Mint ink on paper then cut around the stamped edges. I then stitched them to the front of the journal.

I trimmed that gorgeous leaf pattern paper from the 6x8 Carefree pattern  paper pad and adhered it to the left of my page. To count my books I again used the Carefree stamps and some pink ink on some paper and punched it into a circle and adhered it to the top right of my page.

I added my journaling onto one of the tags from the Carefree collection and adhered it to the top of my page. I layered some stickers over my photo to complete my page.
I cant wait to record the next book I have read into my insert.

You can find the Carefree collection and Storyline Chapters  Decades albums and inserts at JoAnn stores now!


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Altenew WildFlower Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be joining Altenew to celebrate the release of their brand  new Paper Crafting collection -Wildflower!
What better way to celebrate than with a fun blog hop and a chance to win some awesome prizes!
If you have been following along on the hop you would have come from the lovely Kelly over at

And to continue on the blog hop be sure to hop on over to

I want to share my favourite pieces.

I was so excited about the rich jewel like colour palette that  I couldn't wait to create some Memory Dex cards. I loved layering the die cut roses and words to create depth and dimension.

For this Memory Dex card I added some of the tags and die cut pieces in to a central piece then layered with pop dots.

I loved the bold pattern in the 6x6 paper pad and couldn't wait to team it with some of the florals in the collection.

Isn't the colour palette exquisite!

I love my new Memory Dex cards made with this Wildflower collection and I can wait to create more!

Would you like a chance to win $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop by 05/05/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/07/2021.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Radiate Joy

Today I am here to share some positive vibes with you! One thing I love to do weekly is to change out my Heidi Swapp Lightbox with a new happiness quote. Changing out the quote is not only quick and so very easy but also fun to do and it adds a touch of whimsy to my home decor.

I found this quote on Pinterest after searching for happiness quotes and it spoke to me immediately. 

I used my favourite Lightbox letters- The black Marquee slides  and that cute smiley emoji from the 
Mega Icon pack to create my quote.

Doesn't that cute smily face just radiate JOY!
You can find the lightbox and slides HERE at Heidi Swapp dot com.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Celebrating beach memories with foil accents

 This year I am loving working in my project life album and I am loving making a statement with favourite photos that are enlarged. I wanted to share one of my newest spreads with you, and not only does it have statement photo but I added some bling with my newest favourite foil- the Pool Minc foil from Heidi Swapp.

I love how it shimmers and shines and gives the illusion of water, which connected perfectly with my beach photo.

In my pocket pages I added pattern papers and ephemera from the Old School collection. the tropical vibes were the perfect way to embellish my page.

I added the stickers and ephemera directly onto my photos to create a cohesive feel.

For my foiled over lay, I used one of the Digi words from Heidi's site, enlarged it printed it off on my laser printer onto a transparency. I then ran it through my Minc machine with some of the Pool foil. What a spectacular effect it creates.
I cannot wait to use it on more of my Summer projects!


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

April Fools with my Mini Lightbox

Ahh the first of April and you know what that means! April Fools!
I'm here to share some advice with you!
Believe Nothing!
Trust No One!

I have my Heidi Swapp Mini Lightbox all set up for the day so when my boys come down ready to go to school they know what is in store for them for the day!

I used the black mini letters from the Mini Teal Lightbox alpha set and the Mini icons to create my phrase!

I love the way it looks, I think I might keep it up all April!
You can find the Mini Lightbox and accessories here at Heidi Swapp dot com!


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Art Walk meets Cinque Terre

I  am still enjoying  working on my travel album, even though we travelled through Europe almost 18 months ago. Each time I look through my photos the memories come flooding back so I continue to capture them in my album. I have loved using the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection for so many of my European stories, the vintage vibe just complements my photos beautifully. Today I want to share a spread about our last night in Cinque Terre.

I began with that enlarged photo on the left which I printed at 9 x 12. In the pockets I added pattern paper from the Art Walk paper pad, the patterns and colours where chosen to coordinate with my photos.

I used some of the definition stickers and letter stickers from the Art Walk paper pad to embellish my large photo. I simply adhered them straight onto my photo. 

I added more definition stickers onto my photos as well as a tag I made from white  cardstock. I used the Art Walk leaf dies and some vellum and gold glitter cardstock to layer under my tag.

I also used more of the yellow letter stickers from the Art Walk paper pad to complete the pockets. 
Slowly but surely my travel album is coming together. Using the Art Walk collection has been a favourite way to tell my travel stories. Find the Art Walk collection at JoAnn stores now!


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Lucky me + a free St Patricks Day printable

Sharing the luck of the Irish today with the perfect Heidi Swapp foil, and I think my favourite -  Rainbow Foil. I wanted to celebrate how lucky I am in my Wellness Planner for March so I thought why not go all the way with this stunning foiled transparency.  I have combined my Storyline Chapters planner and this foiled printable to create my pages.

On the left I printed off my photo at 7.5 x 9 inches and adhered it to the page. 

I printed the Lucky Me printable onto a transparency using my laser printer and then ran it through my Minc Machine with the Rainbow foil.

On the right page I added a central photo then built my design in and around. I added stamps from the Color Fresh collection and ephemera from the Storyline Chapters collection to complete my page.

I love layering stickers over other stickers to create a cohesive effect to my pages.

You can find the FREE printable to download  HERE

You can find all the products for this project at JoAnn stores now.