Sunday, July 15, 2018

World Emoji Day!


Today I am celebrating world Emoji day with my Heidi Swapp lightbox!
Now when I was doing a little bit of research about Emojis I came across this fun fact!
This is not a Poop emoji. In fact it is a chocolate icecream emoji! Haha - can you even believe it!!!! The worse case of mistaken identity ever!!!!!!

Heidi Swapp lightbox

I just had a little giggle to my self and decided to have a little ice cream party for my boys!

Heidi Swapp lightbox


So next time you are playing around on your phone take a moment to pay homage to the chocolate ice-cream emoji...it just might make your day!

Heidi Swapp lightbox

You can find the Heidi Swapp lightbox and accessories at your local Jo-Ann store!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

School inspiration board with my Heidi Swapp Neon words



If you are a teacher like me,  then you know that school vacations, although welcomed are never really restful. You are always planning, organising, making and creating ideas and resources  for the next term or year.

We are half way through our school year here in Australia and I am alway looking for fun and fresh ideas to inspire my students. I grabbed one of the new  Heidi Swapp Neon words and wire and my Letterboard  both found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and set to work in creating an inspiration board for my classroom.

Heidi Swapp Neon words

I started with the Neon word Shine and gave it a couple of coats of  lime paint I had in my stash. I then added some of my Gold Marquee Love Glitter to the star section of the Neon word for a touch of fun. Usually the Neon wire is threaded through this star section as well, but I wanted to add a touch of shimmer and shine instead. Once dry I followed the directions on the back of the packaging to thread my Blue Neon wire and I was complete. 

Heidi Swapp Neon words

I then grabbed my large white letter board and completed the rest of my quote. I used the Black 1 inch letters and White 2 inch letters that I had previously spray painted yellow and a couple of stars from the Everyday Icons set to finish off.

Heidi Swapp Neon words

I used a touch of blutac to the top of the letter h and some tape at the back of the Letterboard to hold the battery pack and Neon wire end in place.

Heidi Swapp Neon words

I love the combo of green, yellow, black and gold...perfectly bright and fun for my classroom.

Heidi Swapp Neon words

I still have a week to go with my school vacation, but I am  excited to head back to school with my Inspirational letter board. I know my students are going to think the Neon is so cool!
Don't forget you can find the Heidi Swapp Neon words and  Letterboards and accessories at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Out of this world!


One of my most favourite things to do is to combine a cut file and the Heidi Swapp Storyline  collection. I love finding nooks and crannys to tuck the Deck OF Days cards into.  
This pack of cards "The  Everyday " set was the perfect way to celebrate my family's trip to the movies to see Solo!

Heidi Swapp storyline collection


I used this fun Globe cut file from Paige Evans that I downloaded from the Silhouette store as a base and cut it from white cardstock.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I then trimmed lots of the Deck Of Days cards to fit inside each section of the globe and adhered them to the back of the cut file.  I left some of the sections blank for some breathing space. I then came in with my Jane Davenport Magic Wand  Pencils and coloured in some scrap cardstock with colours from my photo ( yellow and blue) and also trimmed these out to fit inside some of the sections.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I then used pop dots to attach my cut file to one of the Storyline 12 x 12 pages. Finally I hand wrote my title using a black felt tip pen and added some shading with another of the Jane Davenport Magic Wand pencils.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I just love the fun effect all the words on the cards make. It creates a cool eclectic design! You can find the Storyline collection and the Everyday Deck Of Days cards at your local Michaels store!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Celebrating Best Friends day with my Heidi Swapp Letterboard


Im celebrating International best friends day today with my Heidi Swapp Letterboard.
When I showed my boys the words I had put on my Medium Black Letterboard they kinda laughed and agreed to the sentiment!

Heidi Swapp letterboard

I had previously spray painted my white 2 inch letters yellow and I combined the white 2 inch, yellow 2 inch and the white 1 inch letters to create my sign!

Heidi Swapp letterboard

We had a little out take photo at the end of the session, just for a laugh and this is what they came up with!

Heidi Swapp letterboard

I've put the letter board in my youngest son's room just as a little reminder to him for when he wakes up everyday!


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Heidi Swapp DIY Neon words

Have you seen the brand new Heidi Swapp Neon Wall words.  They are just the perfect way for a little home DIY decor. I used my word Hello  to create a beautiful wreath for my front door.

Heidi Swapp Neon wall words

 I took the Hello word and strung the yellow neon into the word. I then took a large wooden embroidery hoop and a bunch of silk flowers and created my wreath.

Heidi Swapp Neon wall words

I then attached my hello word to the hoop, with some soft wire. The battery pack is hidden behind the leaves. A perfect place ! I then used some hot pink ribbon to hang it from the top of my front door.

Heidi Swapp Neon wall words

I love how the word nestles amongst the florals.

Heidi Swapp Neon wall words

 When the sun starts to go down I turn on the neon and my word lights up!

Heidi Swapp Neon wall words

It is a beautiful and fun way to greet the visitors to my home. You can find the Neon words at your local Joann stores!



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Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIY Iridescent foil sneakers

I love crafting, and I love thinking a little outside the box. When Heidi Swapp challenged me to create a project with the ever popular iridescent trend the cogs started turning in my head! I thought how could I use the new Iridescent Minc foil found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores  to ceate a piece of clothing... and then Boom!! I had it! Use the foil and some white sneakers I had to create my own Iridescent sneakers!


Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil

It was so fun, hey a little bit messy but  I love how they turned out!

Let me share with you my easy step x step process!

Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil DIY sneakers

1. Collect all your supplies - Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil,  Heidi Swapp Clear Magic Medium
( or Modge Podge) scissors, paint brush, sponge, washi tape, scissors, Heidi Swapp glitter, white canvas sneakers.

2. Cut 1  inch squares from the iridescent foil with your scissors.

3. Scrunch each square into a soft ball then flatten out again.

4. Apply washi tape to mask off all the areas that you do not want the foil and adhesive to touch.

5. Dab the Magic Medium onto the sneaker then add the flattened foil squares. Add the Magic medium over and under each square to ensure they are adhered. Continue filling up the area with the Minc foil until it is all covered. If there are bits overhanging they can be trimmed once dry. Allow the adhesive to dry  completely then add additional coats to ensure good coverage. Allow to dry overnight.

6. Reapply some of the washi tape to mask off other areas of the sneaker. Create a mixture of 2 parts Magic Medium and 1 part glitter. Apply the mixture with a paint brush to the sneaker. Allow to dry about 20 minutes then reapply again. Repeat  coats until you get the  desired look. Allow to dry then remove the washi tape. Clean up areas as needed!

Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil DIY sneakers


Aren't these just the funkiest sneakers around! I love that you can customise your sneakers so easily.
Grab yourself some Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil and Magic Medium! You can find all these goodies at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft  Stores!


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Friday, May 11, 2018

My updated scrapbook studio

Recently I had a big clean out and revamp in my scrapbook studio. I have rearranged a few things and added some new items as well. Let me take you for a tour!

My Scrapbook Studio

This is the view as you walk into my room. The desks that my husband and I work at are on the  right up against the wall and a couple of the white shelving units are visible from the door.

My Scrapbook Studio

We got our desks from Ikea and they sit next to each other.

My Scrapbook Studio

I adhered my Jane Davenport Jumbo rubon directly onto my desk. 

My Scrapbook Studio

We have a large plastic sheet over the top of the tables which helps protect the work surface.

My Scrapbook Studio

This is the view looking from the side of table back to the door.

My Scrapbook Studio

I keep my Jane Davenport Creative books on my table for inspiration!

My Scrapbook Studio

Every few weeks I change out my Heidi Swapp Letterboard for some inspiration .

My Scrapbook Studio

I love the shelves above my desk which holds a treasured  photo and some of my favourite Heidi Swapp words.

My Scrapbook Studio

A little eye candy on my desk.

My Scrapbook Studio


My Heidi Swapp Mini Lightbox with a fun new crafty quote!

My Scrapbook Studio

All my go to pieces I need for when I get crafty sit on this tray on my desk.

My Scrapbook Studio

Here is a full view of our tables.

My Scrapbook Studio

To the left of the table sits a couple of shelves which hold some of my larger machines.

My Scrapbook Studio

My We R Memory Keepers  Typecast typewriter sits on the small cupboard which makes it easy for me to use on almost every project.

My Scrapbook Studio

To the left on the adjacent wall I have a unit from Ikea for my printers and baskets of bits and pieces, including punches, paints, stamps and flowers.

My Scrapbook Studio

Next to that sits my large Expedit from Ikea

My Scrapbook Studio

On the shelves I have some of My Heidi Swapp collections and some of my We R Memory Keepers tools.

My Scrapbook Studio

 Ny Hawthorne and Pineapple Crush ephemera !

My Scrapbook Studio

We R Memory Keepers punches!

My Scrapbook Studio

A bit of fun with another of my Heidi Swapp letter boxes!


My Scrapbook Studio

I love that the new We R Memory Keeper paper trays fit inside my Expedit shelves. I have some paper pads and my Happy Jig sitting on top.

My Scrapbook Studio

Pretty things all in a row!

My Scrapbook Studio

The new We R Memory Keepers Punch board Storage keeps all my punch boards in place and in easy access!

My Scrapbook Studio

Crafting is Rad Right!!!!

My Scrapbook Studio

Some of the new Heidi Swapp Storyline accessories.

My Scrapbook Studio

and a favourite photo and a framed layout of when I met Heidi all those years ago!

My Scrapbook Studio

Another Ikea set of shelves holds all my 12 x 12 paper collections and my Minc sits on top, again for easy access.


My Scrapbook Studio

The final set of shelves sits to the right of the door.

My Scrapbook Studio

It holds my Minc foils and embellishments and my Jane Davenport collection of items.


All the Foil colours makes me happy!


My Scrapbook Studio


Isn't  the Jane Davenport Girl Brush cup so cute and the stunning Inkredible inks are too die for!

My Scrapbook Studio

I added the yellow ribbon and flower for a touch of whimsy!

My Scrapbook Studio

I cant wait to use the new Deep sea Mermaid what either!

My Scrapbook Studio

This really is my happy place. Every time I walk in I get excited and motivated to create! I am so thankful to be apart of the American Crafts family, it truly is a dream come true!

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