Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Heidi Swapp Letterboard


My boys have just started 3 weeks of school holidays and I have had to put some screen time rules in place. I couldn't think of a more easier way than to use my Heidi Swapp Letter board.
Here I used the Large letter board and mixed and matched the fonts and colours for a fun effect.

Heidi Swapp Letterboard

My boys were not so happy but hey a mums gotta do what a mums gotta do right!

Heidi Swapp Letterboard

Have you grabbed your letter board ? they are so much fun!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Heidi Swapp Minc Embellishments

I love a pretty wrapped gift. It just adds a touch more excitement for the recipient when they are opening their gift Don't you think. A quick and easy technique to add a touch of glamour to your gifts is using the Heidi Swapp  Minc, Minc Reactive Paint and Ombre Foil  found at your local Jo-Ann store and some vellum! Take a look at how beautiful my gift looks with this simple technique.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

 I love the shabby chic feel that is created when you use the Minc Reactive paint. Each brush stroke is emphasised within the foil. What a gorgeous homemade touch.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

The gold and pink ombre foil is just the perfect compliment to this special gift.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

Gather your Minc Machine, Reactive Paint, Heidi Swapp’s fan brush,  vellum, some Pink and Gold Ombre foil and create this easy Minc It Monday technique!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

Hand cut or using your Silhouette Cameo cut out your shape with vellum. I chose a soft butterfly shape.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

Apply a small amount of the Reactive Paint to the vellum die cut. Allow the paint to dry completely. This part is crucial to ensure even foiling coverage when you pass it through your Minc machine.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

Depending on the thickness of your vellum, it may curl a little as you are applying your Reactive Paint. I added the tiniest pieces of washi tape from my stash to help hold it in place. As the paint dries the vellum shape becomes flat again.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

Once dry  trim out your foil to cover the painted area, taking care to place the foil completely over the paint to ensure any excess does not damage your carrier sheet. Run it through your Minc machine on a setting of 2. Once the shape has competed it's run through  add your favorite tags and  clips and adhere it to some ribbon wrapped around your gift with a touch of hot glue.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Minc embellishment

 I will definitely be trying this technique again with some different shapes...I am thinking hearts, pineapples  or even apples - that would make a perfect teacher gift! Supplies: Minc Mixed Media
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heidi Swapp Tropical Instax album

Who doesn't love a good scavenger hunt! I do, the thrill of the chase of finding specific items from a list!  Fun challenges for the whole family. Do you remember playing that as a child? How about we play a grown up version with the brand new Heidi Swapp Tropical Instax Adventure Scavenger Hunt album out now at Michaels stores. This album would be a perfect album to take on your next vacation, taking photos along the way using the specific prompts from the album. Now here in Australia we are mid way through out school year with no vacation time insight so I thought I would take a scavenger hunt through the photos on my phone from our last vacation instead.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album
I Love the tropical feel to the album cover but as you will see inside my album I have combined photos from Hawaii, Disneyland, Las Vegas and even the Grand Canyon. I found some coordinating letter stickers from my stash and added the year to the front cover.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I went through the prompts in the front of the album and searched for photos that spoke to me when I read the prompt. I love that my album is not in chronological order of our vacation but rather by prompt. It really changes things up a bit which is fun!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

The first page opens with out photo from the aeroplane as we were jetting off. I used one of the Instax sized filler cards from the Rose set in the collection and punched holes in it that  lined up with the spiral binding. I then snipped a small slit from the edge to the hole and slipped it into my album.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I added a touch of washi from my stash to complete my page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

All the Smiles was definitely a prompt found at Disneyland. I added one of the Rose Gold frames fro the Filler pack over my photo and adhered it with some Disney washi I had in my stash. I finished off with one of the stickers from the Storyline collection, also available at Michaels tucked under my photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I added a yellow brad for a pop of colour.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

Another photo attached with washi from my stash and then I paired  stamping ( with stamps from my stash) with more washi to embellish simply.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt AlbumThe four of us made an awesome Travel Squad so I wanted to make this page a double. I had some of the Intax film that printed with rainbow edges so I  printed out a few photos. I adhered my photo and chose one of the Filler cards to coordinate with my photo and adhered it with washi to the opposite page. I added a little hand cut banner to signify there is journaling underneath.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

The photo lifts up to reveal my journaling underneath.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

A first for my boys....seeing snow and it was definitely unexpected.  I added one of the photo corners from the Storyline collection to my photo then stapled a vintage Heidi acrylic letter over my photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

Less is just as effective as more, here I added my photo then a couple of stickers from the Rose Gold Filler pack and some stamping to complete.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album  

Again stamping, washi and a splash of Colorshine to complete my page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I took one of the stickers from the filler pack and adhered it to a strip of paper then cut notches in each end to create a banner which I adhered underneath the prompt!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

Here I used the same technique as I did on the first page and added one of the Circular Deck Of Days cards from the Storyline collection into my spiral binding. I added that stunning Rose Gold frame directly over my instax photo for a sophisticated look.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I overlaid one of the clear filler cards over my photo and secured it with washi so it can lift up to reveal the photo underneath.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album  

Again washi and stickers for easy embellishing.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

Here I created a little border around the bottom edge of my photo with stamps from my stash and added another sticker from the Storyline collection.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I punched a star from pattern paper and added it under the written prompt! This page took my less than two minutes to complete!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

My husband's dream came true when he got to drive a fast car in Las Vegas. My photo printed in a landscape fashion so it adds a touch of interest to my album.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I adhered one of my photos then added the second one with a clip on the side to allow it to lift up to reveal the photo underneath.

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Splashes of Butter Colorshine was the perfect finishing touch for this page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

And color coordinated washi worked a treat here!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

I trimmed one of the circular Deck Of Days cards from the Storyline collection to form part of Mickey's ears and adhered it to the bottom edge of the page. I then added two punched circles from scrap paper to complete.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

The page is completed with one of the Clear stickers from the Filler pack.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

Another punched star and stickers make this page an easy one to finish.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

The final page finishes with my most favorite photo from our vacation. A selfie on Waikiki beach. I added the glitter frame over the photo to keep the focus on the photo. That was all the page needed to complete.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Instax Scavenger Hunt Album

So there you go, can you see how easy this would be to take away with you on your next vacation. Pack a couple of rolls of washi, your Instax SP-1 printer, one of the Filler packs from the collection a pen ad some adhesive and you can return home with a completed album filled with your favorite memories. It can't get any easier than that.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with the Heidi Swapp Letterboard

Being a mum of two school aged boys and a kindergarten teacher myself, here's a little "thankyou" to all the hard working amazing teachers out there! Sharing a little teacher appreciation with my 
I know and appreciate all the hard work and love every teacher has for their students! 


Happy Teacher Appreciation day!
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Magnolia Jane Wedding Album

My husband and I were married just over 12 years ago. I must admit in that time i have created several scrapbook layouts about our wedding but never put together an album before. Recently I came across some excess photos from our professional photographer- proofs that were used so that we could choose our album photos. These photos were all beautiful photos and large enough to use in an album. So I thought now was the time!  I grabbed my Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Floral Photo Journal that to me is the perfect wedding album, some of the Magnolia Jane collection embellishments, found at your local JoAnn store, some adhesive and a few pieces of ribbon and got creating! To add ribbon to my front and back covers I adhered with double sided tape two ends of white satin ribbon to the inside front and back covers. I then trimmed some of the Marble pattern paper which is the same as the inside covers to the same size of the cover and adhered it over the ribbon to hide the adhesive. You would never know that the ribbon was not always there.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane albumThe ribbon adds such a  pretty touch to my album.

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The photo journal holds 25 photos! There are 3 shaped photo windows throughout the book. Each shape- rectangle, circle and square window are on 2 consecutive page. Then it moves to the new shape and repeats throughout the book. I love the eclectic feel this gives to my album.

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I slipped my photo into the window then secured it with some of the Marble wash tape from the collection. I attached another photo with one of the Magnolia Jane clips and added the Gold Foil word with the clip too.

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The photo lifts up to reveal journaling underneath.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I added another of the Gold Foil words on the next page to accentuate the round photo and added some small strips of washi to the edge of the page.

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On the left I backed my photo with pattern paper and then attached it with washi tape to serve as a flap!

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The photo lifts to reveal more journalling!

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I added that pretty little acrylic flower from the Ephemera pack with a pink clip and embellished the page with strips of washi.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

For my next page I added some stamping using my vintage Heidi stamps then added some of the clear stickers that come with the photo journal to a further embellish my pages.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

On the left page I used the floral stamp from the Only You stamp set from the Magnolia Jane collection then used one of the stamps from the Special stamp set to add further words. I adhered one of the Notebook Envelopes to the page and added in some punched hearts.

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The envelope lifts up to reveal my journalling!

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I added my favourite portrait photos across this double page and embellished simply with the clear stickers.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I added some stamping and washi strips to enhance my journalling!

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I used some of the Gold Glitter Letters in an arch under my photo to draw attention to it!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I love that I can create a masculine feel using these washi patterns as well as a touch of stamping and stickers!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

For this page I adhered my photo on the right side and slipped a piece of pattern paper from the collection into the photo window!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

Here I added some elements from the 2017 Memory Planner collection to make my photo pop!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I adhered another of the clear Acrylic pieces to the left page over my photo using one of the gold clips.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I used one of the stickers and placed it directly over my journaling, it is sheer so you can still read the journalling and I added some more glitter stickers to complete the page!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

More of the Gold Glitter letter stickers in an arch accentuated with one of the Clear Acrylic pieces from the ephemera pack create a pretty border around my photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

Again I repeated the Gold Letter stickers to embellish the circular photo and added one of the kraft diecuts from the Ephemera pack to complete the page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I also created my own tab by threading and tying some mint satin ribbon onto a paper clip and adding it to my page.

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Stickers and washi!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

The Marble patterned Washi really creates a sophisticated look.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

Another of the Gold Foil Words add a beautiful touch to a page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

I overlapped one of the heart Notepads from the 2017 Memory Planner collection over my photo for a quick embellishment.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

A jumble of stickers, writing, and Washi in a cluster provide a sophisticated embroider to the right page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

Again my journalling is top and tailed by stamping and layered stickers seamlessly.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album

My final page I embellished simply with some of the clear sticker. I really wanted this photo to shine.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane album I love the way my journal turned out. My boys and husband have all loved looking through it which of course is the reason why we do this. I love that I now have all my photos and memories in one place! I know this is one of my albums that I will treasure in years to come!

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