Monday, March 11, 2019

Heidi Swapp Magnetic Calendar kit!

Recently Heidi Swapp has come out with a lovely new collection called Handmade by Heidi Gift Kits. The kits include- mini albums, stationery kits, home decor pieces and more!  They are the perfect solution for a quick and easy gift for friends are family!The best bit is that they are available  at JoAnn Stores right now!
I want to share one of the fun new home decor  kits- The Magnetic Calendar kit!

Heidi Swapp  handmade by Heidi gift kits

The  Magnetic calendar kit includes a magnetic stand, 25 magnetic month and numbers, a white satin ribbon, and a gift tag. Its the perfect gift to give to a love one or friend. 

Heidi Swapp  handmade by Heidi gift kits

The thing I love the most is that the calendar can be used year after year because it is strong and stable and a perpetual calendar!

Heidi Swapp  handmade by Heidi gift kits

I love the stripy numbers, they create a dramatic effect and the month magnets come in four fun colours, so they can match any home decor.
Don't forget you can find the Magnetic Calendar kit at your local JoAnn store now!




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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello everyone I am  excited to be joining  the Altenew February Release* Blog Hop!


You should have come here from the lovely Virginia Lu's blog, but should you get lost or want to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Altenew Blog to find the whole list of participants. Now head to the talented Elsie Robinson for the next step on the blog hop!
I love the bright pops of colour in the new Live your Dream Scrapbook Collection . It is full of vibrant colours  and designs...but my most favourite piece is the orange and pink ombre pattern paper from the 12 x 12 paper collection.


 It is such a delicious combo and design I couldn't wait to use it! I decided to make the pattern paper the star of my layout is I used it as my background. I adore the mix of the burnt orange moving down towards the hot pink and then into the indigo colour! It creates such a dramatic effect!

I then layered some of the pieces  from the  Chipboard stickers and the die cuts in around my photo for a fun  yet cohesive look!



It really is hard to choose a favourite element from the new collection so  Click HERE to see the links for our new products.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/28/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/3/2019.

I am also going to be giving away a $30 gift certificate, please leave me a comment and I will choose a winner on 2/28/2019

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

I love when Heidi Swapp comes up with new ideas for the Minc!
This year there are some fun Glitter sheets available that can be put through the Minc... however I want to share a fun technique that will be perfect for all those crafters out there with a glitter phobia!! There are 4 Minc glitter sheet colours  and the glitter sits on a plastic sheet. The fun thing with this technique is there is no excess glitter to clean up and you don't even need a Minc either!

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

Do you spy that gold glitter 'All Good ' sticker in my Memory Planner! It was originally a double sided foam sticker word. I removed the top sticker cover and placed the glitter sheet onto the sticky side, with a few dabs with my fingers the foam sticker was now covered in gold glitter and the best part - there was no mess! I then adhered the sticker to my planner! It really makes a big impact!

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

I share an easy walk through of this fun technique in my video below!

                                        

Grab yourself some of the new glitter sheets and try out this fun new technique today!


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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The perfect teacher gift!

Recently my school year started again. This year I am teaching kindergarten again and I have been given the fabulous job of grade coordinator. I wanted to surprise all the teachers and teacher aides in the team with a little gift at the beginning of the year ,so I had special lanyards made with our team name written on them. I attached a whistle for each member and wanted to give them a hand written card as well. Enter the Heidi Swapp "Heck Yes"  stationery gift cards and Glass pen and ink from the
                                      
Heidi Swapp gift kits

I grabbed one of the cards and envelopes from the pack and wrote each of their names on the card with the Sky Blue ink. It tied in nicely with the lanyard color.

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I tucked a little extra gift tag inside using the Hello Stationery Tag kit. I just tied the hello word into the hole of black and white tag with some of the included string. 

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I then used the glass pen and Sky Blue Ink from the Handwrite Bright kit to add my sentiment to the card.

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I love the soft blue tone of the ink. It adds such a pretty touch to the card. Don't forget you can find the cards, gift tags and Ink and glass kits online at joann.com.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

DIY ombre Neon word


I am excited to  be sharing a brand new DIY project I created recently using the Heidi Swapp Neon Love word and some American Crafts Moxy glitter! It was such a quick and easy project and I simply love how it turned out! With Ombre still being  a hot trend I couldn't help but use three different glitter colours to add a beautiful pop of colour to my neon word.

Heidi Swapp Neon word

I adore how the three colours of glitter blends so nicely and the glitter adds some gorgeous shimmer and shine!

Heidi Swapp Neon word

Let me share how easy it was to create my Glittery Neon word.


Heidi Swapp Neon word

First I grabbed my Neon word, Moxy glitter, paint to coordinate with the glitter colour, Heidi Swapp Marquee Love glue, and a paint brush.

Heidi Swapp Neon word

I began by painting a layer of aqua paint on the bottom third of my Neon word and allowed it to dry.

Heidi Swapp Neon word

Next I grabbed three colours of glitter from the American Crafts Moxy pack - white, aqua and peacock!

Heidi Swapp Neon word

I then added the white glitter to the top 2 thirds of the word.

Heidi Swapp Neon word

Next I took the aqua glitter and added it to a small section of the bottom.


and then I added the peacock glitter to complete!

Heidi Swapp Neon word

Once the glitter was dry I added the Neon wire into the groove and My Ombre neon word was complete!

Heidi Swapp Neon word

I have my word sitting on my dressing table in our bedroom. I like to turn on the neon at night for a pretty effect!


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

A little self care in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner!

I love a fresh new year in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner.
It's always exciting opening up my planner at January knowing another year of my family's memories are going to be recorded in my planner.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

This year I am using the "Do your Thing" Classic Memory Planner. The hot pink cover is divine. I am so enthused I have already completed my first two weeks of 2019. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

Week 1 consisted of trips to the beach, the pool and movies. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

I started with those glorious Neon stickers for my 2019 and added my photos and journaling around the title. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

I added more photos and journaling to the second part of the week. The new Color Fresh sticker book is the perfect way to add big and small elements to my planner pages.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

Week 2 I took a big step for me and changed my hair colour.  I have wanted to do this for a while and it is part of my commitment this year for a little self care! I wanted to make a big emphasis on this because it was such a big step for me so I added that gorgeous Minc foiled butterfly to my page- layering it over my photo. It certainly creates a big impact. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

I added pop dots under the wings to create lift and dimension. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

On the first page It seems my boys spent all their days in the pool. Perfect Summer pool weather. I added some of the clear and paper stickers from the sticker book for easy embellishments. 

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

My go to photo size is created in my photo printer software. I am able to fit 4 photos onto a 4x6 photo paper. I trim them and they fit perfectly in each section of each day.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

I added that cute Fresh Start acrylic piece from the Color Fresh Ephemera packet. I simply peeled off the clear backing, punched a hole and slipped it into one of the rings!

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Memory Planner

I added my journaling on one of the Journal Studio Tags and it slips behind my photo for safe keeping!

2019 is going to be another year filled with fun memories and I can't wait to continue preserving it here on my Memory Planner!

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Heidi Swapp Gift Kits

Heidi Swapp has some brand new and super super exciting gift kits available now  online at JOANN.
There are so many different  Handmade By Heidi kits, from planners to letter kits to desk accessories! The sky is going to be the limit in the coming year, all your pretty gifts will be in the one place. I am sharing the new Handwriting kits today- there are 3 different styles and they are each filled with a gorgeous glass pen, 3 bottles of shimmery ink, a pretty notebook, a white satin ribbon and a gift tag.


The glass pen is so easy to use, you just choose your ink and dip the nib of the pen into the ink. You can then go ahead and write on your paper, in this case your notebook and then re dip your pen when needed. The glass pen is so easy to use...I was nervous at first but after the first try it was a breeze.


Each kit comes with three different coordinating inks, and when you shake them you can see the shimmer and shine!


Watch the video below of me unboxing and using the glass pen and ink!




The gift kits are the perfect present to give to anyone interested in stationery and writing. They are perfect for writing letters, love notes and anything in between.
 Don't forget you can find these gift kits at online at  Joann  now! 

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