Monday, March 30, 2020

3 new Heidi Swapp Memory Dex cards

I love when I can go out of the box with my crafting! I recently came across my box of
Heidi Swapp Color Fresh boxed cards and wanted to trial a new idea! How about use them to create some Memory Dex cards for my Spinner. I chose a few of my favourites and set about creating my cards.

Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

For my first Memory Dex card I chose that funky Map card. I used some of the Heidi Swapp Dies to cut out the Memory Dex card. 

Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

I layered some Color Fresh Ephemera and that gorgeous diy bow I made with some of the Color Fresh pattern paper and that Bow die from We R Memory Keepers! I love how all the layers come together to create the beautiful layered card.

Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

Next I took the Water color card and again used the Heidi Swapp Memory Dex dies to cut the Memory Dex card. 

Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

Again I layered in some Color Fresh Ephemera, using pop dots for dimension and finished with that gold Puffy word

Heidi Swapp Memory Dex

Finally I used that bold striped card to complete my trio of cards. I started with a circle punched with vellum and then more layered Ephemera, including that clear acrylic tiger! It creates such an eclectic feel to the card. 

It really is a fun and easy way to add some gorgeous cards to your Memory Dex Spinner. I hope you play along too!
You can find the Heidi Swapp Boxed Cards right here at Heidi


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

travel pages with DCWV

There is a new DCWV Paper pad available right now at JoAnn Stores. You can find it HERE
When I saw the colours in the pack I knew they would be perfect for my travel photos of Mykonos from last year. The blues and yellows were perfect. 
I created a double pocket page spread with a large photo insert as well. Once I printed off and placed my photos into the pockets I went through the paper pad and pulled out pattern papers that coordinated with my photos.

I choose the spotty blush , yellow textured, grey floral and blue white wash patterns. 

I trimmed them and placed them into the pockets. I then embellished with some of my favourite pieces from the Heidi Swapp  Color Fresh and Storyline Chapters collections.

That cute little cactus print was a part of a cut apart sheet from the paper pad. I trimmed and then punched it out using a circle punch and then addd it to my typed journalling. 

I love the pops of blush, yellow and blue- what a stunning colour combo!

Again the second double page features stickers and embellishments from the Color Fresh and Storyline Chapters collections over laid on the papers from the Pretty Home paper pad.

I added in some typing onto one of the 3x4 pieces of pattern paper. It is such an easy way to decorate a piece of pattern paper. 

Using just the pattern paper pad and a few embellishments and stickers is an easy way to create a travel page. Don't forget you can find the paper pad at your local JoAnn store!


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

Have you spied the brand new Storyline Chapters collection from Heidi Swapp!
A new concept! A new way to Memory keep! Let's keep all our stories in a booklet then add these booklets to an album! How fun is that! Let me share a little more...

Recently my family and I went on a mini 5 day vacation so I decided to use the Storyline Chapter Scrapbook collection to celebrate our holiday! Let me share the first few pages with you!

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

This page celebrates NYE! I used one of the pages from the Storyline Chapters paper pad to cover the page. I then added my photos and then added the ephemera from the collection in and around my photos!

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

On the left I added my photos and backed them with another page from the paper pad. I overlapped some of the stickers from the collection to create a cohesive feel to my  page. On the right I trimmed another of the pattern papers and adhered it to the page. I took one of the journaling pads and ran it through my typewriter for my journaling and then adhered it to my page. 

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

On the left page, I added the who, what, when and where stickers on an angle for a fun look. On the right I layered lots of the stickers from the collection over my photo. I love that it provides texture but without the bulk. 
I cannot wait to continue working on my Storyline Chapters  mini vacation album. I'll be back to share more soon.


Sunday, December 29, 2019

December pages and a full walk through in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

 Welcome to December! I am thrilled to have completed my December pages in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. This year I used the classic planner! I am thrilled and grateful to know that my family's memories and stories have been forever captured in my Color Fresh Memory Planner.
Today I want to share my December pages and then a complete walk through video of my whole year.
Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I love using the Color Fresh sticker booklets to accentuate stories. I love that you can mix and match them and overlap for pops of fun.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Here I added some of the Color Fresh washi tape to serve as separation of journaling and embellishments.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I also used the new Storyline  Magical Sticker booklet to add color and pattern to my pages.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

My final week in my 2019 Color Fresh Memory Planner. It combines some of my favourite embellishments and stamps from the Color Fresh collection to sum up my feelings for this project! "This is Happiness"

Check out my complete 2019 walk through above!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Don't you love a full planner. I love all the bits and pieces that make up our lives. Thankfully they are  all safely stored in my Memory Planner forever!

Supplies : Heidi Swapp Color Fresh -Memory Planner Classic Planner, Washi set, Clear Stamps


Thursday, December 26, 2019

"let's eat" with Heidi Swapp Storyline

I am back again sharing a brand new Heidi Swapp Storyline layout. The thing I love the most about the  Storyline collection is how quickly and easily you can create a scrapbook layout. This double page spread took me less than 30 minutes including printing the photos!

I started by printing 4 photos at 3x4 and adhered them to the 11x 8.5 Storyline page. 

I added a slice of pattern paper from the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection and then added some stickers from the Color Fresh collection in and around the photos. See how quick that was!

To complete my layout I added a QR code that links to my family and friends singing me Happy Birthday. I really love how quick and easy my layout came together. The fun and easy thing also is that the Storyline and Color Fresh collection are both available at your local JoAnn!


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Planner Organisation

As the year draws to a close and we look towards next year I want to share with you how happy I have been all year with my simple but effective planner organisation. I love working in my
 Heidi Swapp Memory Planners that you can find at JoAnn stores. Over the years I have experimented with a variety of ways to organise my planner stash and over the last few months I have finally come to a happy place. Let me share my secret!

Heidi Swapp Planner Organisation

I found myself a pretty mint basket with handles from local store and I placed all my planner goodies- sticker booklets, pens, washi tape, stencils, scissors, staplers etc inside the basket. 

Heidi Swapp Planner Organisation

The handles allow me to move the basket around my home to wherever I am working on my planner. My sticker booklets and washi are within easy reach as they are what I turn to first!

Heidi Swapp Planner Organisation

I leave my planners and Journals piled up beside my printer for easy access.

Heidi Swapp Planner Organisation

I love how pretty but organised my basket it. Inside the glass box I have my stamps and inks, scissors and stapler. My pens are stashed in the cute pineapple holder and my adhesives in the mint box. It is all within easy access and I can work on my planner any time! 
You can find all the Heidi Swapp Planner goodies at your local JoAnn store


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Travel pages with the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection

Today I want to share a new travel page from our trip to Europe a few months ago  using the fun Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection. The bright bold colours and patterns were perfect for our visit to the Lego store in London.

A lot of my travel pages will be using different sizes of pocket pages and I am loving using pattern paper from the Color Fresh collection in the 3x4 pockets.

I added some of the stickers from the  Color Fresh Sticker book to create my eclectic title on a piece of Ephemera. I love the fun pops of colour.

I added one of the gold Puffy Stickers on a vertical angle to one of the photos for a fun effect. This always adds movement throughout a layout.

On the 6x12 pocket page I added more photos and more of the stickers from the Color Fresh collection. some of them with foam tape for extra dimension. I also  love layering them over photos for a unique cohesive feel to the layout.

Using a scrapbooking collection in your pocket pages is easy. Just trim the pattern papers to fit into your pockets and then add sticker  and ephemera  in and around your photos to complete the look! I can't wait to get creating on my next travel pages!