Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Old school Memory Dex cards

I am loving my Heidi Swapp Blush Memory Dex lately. A place to play and create on a smaller canvas. I love teaming my Blush Memory Dex up with the Heidi Swapp Old School collection. The colours and patterns just make me happy.
I decided to make myself a few cards to celebrate 2021. Let me share them with you now.

I began with that fun striped pattern paper and used my Memory Dex die to cut out the card. I then added a fav photo that I took on NYE with my husband to the card. I embellished simply with stickers from the Old School collection to complete my card.

I began my next card with that beautiful floral pattern paper and again used the Memory Dex die to cut out the card. I used a large circle punch to punch that pink circle then layered over pieces from the Old School Ephemera pack. I added some of the Old School thickers to complete my card.

For my final card I again cut out the pattern paper from the Old School collection with the Memory Dex die. I then used the stamps from the Old School collection to stamp out that quote using some soft pink ink. I finished off by adding some Old school ephemera  and some splashes of pink Color Shine.
I am looking forward to creating monthly Memory Dex cards this year, a way to add a touch of creativity to my home decor.


Monday, January 4, 2021

Art Walk meets Florence

I have been itching to get back to scrapbooking my European vacation. With all the festivities of Christmas I neglected my travel album but I am back to share a couple of pages using the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection. 

Today I am sharing two pages from our visit to Florence. The Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection was the perfect choice for my photos. I started with a pocket page on the left. I filled it with photos and then trimmed 3x4 pieces of pattern paper from the 6x8 Art Walk paper pad.

I then added stickers- including the definition and alpha stickers onto my photos and 3x4 cards to embellish.

For my title I added the Art Walk thickers directly onto my enlarged photo.

On the reverse page, again I added the Art Walk thickers directly onto the enlarged photo, and added in more photos and 3x4 cards into the pocket page.

Once again I added stickers from the Art Walk collection to my photos and trimmed pattern paper. 
This collection lends itself beautifully to the vintage vibe of my photos. I cannot wait to scrapbook more of our European vacation using this stunning collection. You can find the Art Walk collection at your local JoAnn store.


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Welcome to my scraproom

Welcome to a new year! 
Welcome to my scrap room!
Welcome to a new year of Memory Keeping! 
I have been doing a little clean and purge of my scrap room and I wanted to share where I would be doing my crafting this year! I am excited for a new year of possibilities!

Here is the view as you step into my craft room from the door. You can see several Ikea tables, shelving and drawer units.

Next to the door I have these set of drawers which hold all my pattern papers, Heidi Swapp Minc foils and blush Minc. 

On top I have my  Heidi Swapp Memory Planner open ready to document. I leave it open so I can work on it any time I am free. 

I share a desk with my husband. We put two Ikea desks together and he sits opposite to me. You can see his computer on the right. Here is where I keep all my adhesive, pens, staples and bits and pieces that I use all the time.

A side view of my desk and shelving hanging on the wall.

Another set of Ikea shelving. This holds my computer, sewing machine and extra bits and pieces in the boxes. Extra adhesive, stamps, punches, washi etc.

This larger Ikea shelf holds all my current Heidi Swapp paper collections as well as my We R Memory Keepers tools. 

I love my Heidi Swapp Lightbox on the shelf here!

I keep all my stickers and ephemera from collections in little glass bowls. Adds such a decorative element to my room.

I cannot wait to be back in my Scraproom and continue my Memory keeping for 2021.


Monday, December 21, 2020

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

As I sat and worked on my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner today I looked back at the beginning of my planner, and marvelled at everything that has happened this what a year 2020 has been. I am so thankful that I have recorded it all in my Memory Planner. With only days to the new year I am sharing a couple of my final pages.

One of my favorite way to celebrate memories is large photos. Here I printed off my photo 4x6 and adhered it on an angle to my page.

I then layered over stickers from the Color Fresh collection in and around my photos.

Another week and another full size photo. You can see I used some of the Color Fresh washi to add some color to my photos.

I love using the Color Fresh stickers over the top of my photos. Adds texture without bulk!

As the year is coming to a close I love looking at holding my full planner. Weeks and weeks of stories and memories. I will be forever grateful for a place to hold them all!


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Gold Star Minc foil meets my December Album!

I am slowly working away on my December album. 
One of my favourite ways to add shimmer and shine to my album is to create my own prinatbles and then print them off on to a transparency and then run them through my Heidi Swapp Minc machine with my favourite foil colours!

As you can see for this clear page, I used the Heidi Swapp Gold Star foil. I love the way it reflects in the light.

The different shades of stars in the Minc Foil add to the glitter and shine to my page.

I love that the clear transparency combined with the Gold Minc foil adds such a rich feel to my page.
Don't forget you  can find the Minc and Minc foils at JoAnn stores!
It is such an easy way to create a special page in your Memory Keeping!


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Quick and easy gift idea with Old School

Are you looking for a quick and easy gift idea. Go no further than a box of the Heidi Swapp Old School collection cards and some coordinating pattern papers. Create your own custom envelopes, wrap them with a pretty bow and you are done! 

Follow along with this quick step x step to create these beautiful set of cards and envelopes.

Begin with the pack of boxed cards from the Old School collection.

Choose pattern papers from the Old School 6x8 paper pad that match the cards in the pack. Trim out a rectangle to fit the fold over piece of the envelope. I never measure I just eyeball!

Lay the rectangle piece of pattern paper on the envelope and then using a ruler draw a line to follow the same angle as the side of the flap. Repeat for the other side.

Trim off the excess.

Use your scissors to cut a curved corner to  match the corner of the envelope.

Finally adhere the pattern paper to the inside flap of the envelope. 

Repeat this for as many cards as you would like and then wrap them in a pretty bow and you are done!

The whole process for 20 cards took me less than 30 minutes. So Quick and easy!

You can find the Heidi Swapp Old School collection at!


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Celebrating family with my Blush Memory Dex Spinner

Family and thankfulness has been on my mind lately so I wanted to celebrate  with my
 Heidi Swapp Blush Memory Dex Spinner. I want to share my new Memory Dex cards with you.
I grabbed my Storyline Chapters paper pads and ephemera and got to work.

My first card I made by trimming that stripped pattern paper from the 6x8 Storyline Chapters paper pad. I then trimmed that pink floral from the cut apart paper also from the 6 x 8 paper pad. I added a vellum punched circle and then fussy cut the butterfly from the same paper pad. 

I found this quote on the internet and added it to my card to complete it.

For my next card I started with that painty background from the 6x8 paper pad that I used one of the Memory Dex dies to cut out. I layered over another block from the  cut apart sheet. Next I used some of the pink iridescent foil and that leaf diecut I had in my stash. I cut it out of some toner paper then sent it through my Minc with some of the Pink Iridescent foil. 

To complete the card I added a couple of the Storyline Chapters stickers and another family quote I typed on my typewriter.

For my final card I again used pattern paper from the Storyline Chapters 6x8 paper pad. More layers of paper, ephemera and journaling complete my card.

Don't forget you can find the Blush Memory Dex Spinner and Storyline Chapters collection at