Monday, September 7, 2020

Hello its Art Walk

I am adding to my travel album today using the perfect vintage paper collection - Art Walk from Heidi Swapp.  It is the perfect way to add some colour and sophistication to any project as well as a touch of sparkle with some Minc shine in there as well.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk

I started by printing off that 9x12 photo and used the Hello die and pattern paper from the Art Walk collection as my title.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk

I added a couple of 6x12 pocket pages. The 4x6 pocket was filled with pattern paper from the 6x8 Art Walk paper pad and then the Chipboard Thickers also from the collection form part of my title.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk

I love filling the pockets with photos and then adding stickers from the Art Walk Sticker sheet on top of the photos for simple embellishments.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk

I added my journaling to another 4x6 piece of pattern paper taken from the 6x8 paper pad.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk

To create the clear pocket I used one of the Art Walk stencils and some white Minc texture paste on a transparency. I then ran it through my Minc with some of the Gold Minc Honeycomb foil. I love the effect it created.

The Windmills with Old School

I don't think I have loved a collection more in a long time than the Heidi Swapp Old School collection. It is the perfect combination of old school glamour, grunge and beach all rolled into one. It was begging to be used in these photos of our time in Mykonos visiting the Old Windmills. 

Heidi Swapp Old School

I especially loved the soft pink pops of color that I have spread through my pages. The Ephemera pack and sticker sheet has  an eclectic group of images and phrases that can be used for a variety of stories.

Heidi Swapp Old School

I printed this photo at 9 x 12 and added one of the Definition stickers and a few stickers straight on to the photo.

Heidi Swapp Old School

I then added in a piece of transparency that I used as my title. I added the Old School Thickers and a few more stickers above and below the title for embelishments.

Heidi Swapp Old School

For  my pocket page I used some of the pattern paper to create my bases. I then added on stickers and Ephemera to embellish. 

Heidi Swapp Old School 

I typed up my journaling onto the 3 x 4 piece of pattern paper and added another piece of Ephemera.

I am love with this vacation spread anda I can't wait to create my next project with the Old School collection.


Friday, August 28, 2020

Heidi Swapp Old School meets my Memory Planner

When it comes to my Memory Planner I love mixing in different Heidi Swapp collections.  I have been inspired to use the new Old School collection clear stamps. I have a couple of new pages in my Memory Planner that I want to share with you.

I started by using the Leaf stamp from the Clear Acrylic Icon stamps on my page using some mint ink.

It was the perfect way to embellish my page.

I added some of the Old School Clear Alpha stamps to my left page also using some Mint ink.

Next I grabbed the Palm tree stamp from the Old School Icon stamp set and stamped using some lime green ink for a fun pop of colour!

I also stamped the Clear Enjoy the Now stamp onto my page as well using my mint ink for consistency on my pages.

I love these Old School Clear stamps. You can not only use them in your scrapbooking but in your planner as well!


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Altenew Enjoy the Ride Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, I am thrilled to be joining in the Altenew "Enjoy the Ride Scrapbook collection blog hop" which you can find all the details here!

Check out the project I created with the gorgeous collection and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find a fun GIVEAWAY!

I loved the bright and bold flower die cuts in the Enjoy the Ride collection thatI had to make a feature of them on my layout. Let me share it with you now!


I created a semi wreath at the bottom of my layout to from a base for my photo. 

I layered some over and under each die cut and popped up some with foam tape to create dimension.

I added a couple of the phrase die cuts to form a simple title for my layout. I am so happy with how my layout came out. It came together very quickly because everything coordinated beautifully. 
You can find the full list of blogs here

Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 9/1/2020 for a chance to win.

I am also giving away a $15 gift certificate from a lucky winner who leaves a comment left on my blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/03/2020.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters - getting stories told!

I am sharing a new page in my Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook today. I am loving this way of storytelling. It is so quick and easy to create a page and get a story told. Let me share a little about my page .

I started with that spotty pattern paper from the Storyline Chapters paper pad and then added my photo towards the lower part of the page.

I trimmed two banner pieces from left over pieces pf pattern paper from the paper pad, added my typed journaling to one and stapled them to the top of my page.

I added some of the Storyline Chapters stickers and ephemera to my photo and added a tag under the photo for extra definition.

The Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters collection is the perfect solution to get your stories told. I encourage to find this collection at your local Scrapbook store now. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Minc and Memory Planner fun!

One of the things I love to do in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner is to create clear inserts using my Minc! I love the clear, shimmery and interactive nature that adds that something special to my planner pages. This year I am using the Art Walk Classic Planner.   Let me share my newest insert with you. 

Heidi Swapp Minc

I began by creating this printable using Keynote on my computer. I then printed it out onto some clear acetate using my laser printer. It is important that the printer used is a laser printer as it is the toner ink that reacts with the Minc foil. 
I then used some of the new Star Minc foil and ran it through my Minc.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I punched holes in the acetate and stapled a tab to the side and added it into my planner.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I love the shimmer and shine as the clear page is lifted. 

The  Clear page lifts up to reveal more photos and memories underneath.
What I love about this technique is how quick and easy it is to create a striking element to add into my planner. 
I hope you too try this technique out in your Heidi Swapp Planner too!


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner walk through

Sharing another week in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. More everyday stories and happenings of my family. What I love most is coordinating the colours in my photos with the colours in my embellishments and stamping!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I chose stickers from the Color Fresh collection to match the yellow and mint colours in my photos.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I also Love layering sheer stickers over my photos. This allows my photos to be grounded on my pages. 

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Adding colourful stamping completes my pages. Don't forget how easy it is to embellish just with stamps and some coloured ink.

I also want to share a walk through of the first 6 months in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. Check out the video below.