Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Celebrating my birthday with Storyline


6 months ago I celebrated a lovely milestone birthday and I threw a fabulous party to celebrate. I have slowly been pulling together an album to commemorate this special time using the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection including that gorgeous Rainbow album and Color Fresh collections. Today I want to  share my final pages with you.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

I created a title for my album using that fun Color Fresh pattern paper and a Minc printable  I created in my computer software. I printed it onto a piece of transparency and then ran it through my Minc with some of the Silver Star Minc Foil. I overlaid it and placed it into the plastic sleeve.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

I am sharing two final stories today. The first tells the story of how thankful I am for all that my husband did to help me  prepare for my party. I enlarged that special photo on the left to full size.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

I added that gold puffy word to accentuate the photo.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

On the right I added my journaling to my page using my typewriter before adding my photo, that paper strip from the Color Fresh collection and stickers also from the colour fresh collection. I love the layered effect it creates.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

The second page celebrates the friends who came to my party. I created that photo collage on Pinmonkey and printed it off ay 8.5 x 11. I embellished simply with stickers from the Color Fresh collection. 

Heidi Swapp Storyline

Again I added my journaling first using my typewriter than added stickers from the Color Fresh collection and a splash of black colorshine to complete.
I love the way my Storyline album has turned out and I cant wait to share a complete walk through 
with you. 
I also want to share a video walk through of my whole album!



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Friday, July 3, 2020

Heidi Swapp storyline Chapters covid 19 notebook.

I am continuing to work away in my Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters Covid 19 notebook. We are on school holidays at the moment and my boys usually  have a couple of friends over for a play date during the holidays. We always head to the movies first then come home for a play....but not this year with the cinemas still closed.  I took some photos of the boys throughout the day and decided to scrap them straight away!

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook

I created that fun photo collage in Picmonkey of the photos I took on the day and on the left used one of the 7.5 x 9 papers from the paper pad to serve as a base for my journaling and title.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook

Once printed and adhered down I added in a couple of pieces of scrap pattern paper from the Planner Paper pad and then layered on pieces of the Storyline Chapters ephemera!

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook

Before adhering my pattern paper I ran it through my typewriter to add my journaling.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook

To complete my page I added some of the raw thickers, washi and stickers from the Storyline Chapters collection. 
I love how my page turned out. Don't forget you can find the Storyline Chapters collection at
 JoAnn stores now!


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Heidi Swapp Minc + Storyline Chapters

I am still working away in My Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters notebook that captures all the memories of Covid 19. I am using the Scrapbooking insert. Today I want to share a new double page spread using elements from the Storyline Chapters collection and some of the new Minc foil- the iridescent blue. Isn't it spectacular.

Heidi Swapp Minc

The blue changes colour as it moves in the light. I love the different shades it gives.

Heidi Swapp Minc

On the left I used one of the pages from the Storyline Chapters paper pad. I ran it through my typewriter to add my journaling and then used stickers from the collection to add some embellishments.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I then took one of the Minc butterflies and ran it through my Minc machine with some of the blue Iridescent foil. I folded up the wings of the butterfly for some added dimension and shadow.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I added more of the Storyline Chapters stickers to each of my photo for extra subtle texture to my page.

You can find all the supplies for this project at JoAnn stores right now.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Heidi Swapp Toner ink in my travel album


I am still enjoying pulling together my European vacation album. It is almost 12 months since we had the trip of a life time and today I want to share the memory of our visit to the Leonardo Da Vinci museum in Venice. I have combined the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection with the Minc for some gorgeous gold touches.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I began by creating this word art on my computer using a quote I found online by Leonardo Da Vinci.  I printed it off onto vellum using my laser printer and then ran it through my Minc machine with some Gold Minc Foil. I then trimmed it to 4x4 and placed it into the pockets of the 8x8 pocket page.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I slipped some trimmed Art Walk pattern paper behind the vellum to help the gold letters pop and then added my title using a brochure from the museum and some of the art Walk black letter stickers.  

Heidi Swapp Minc

The back reveals more photos and journaling on the brochure.

Heidi Swapp Minc

I used the fun Tim Holtz Professor stamp with some of the new Heidi Swapp Toner Ink on vellum. Once dry I ran it through the Minc machine with more gold foil. Using the Toner ink with your stamps is really a game changer for me!

Heidi Swapp Minc

I added some of the Art Walk Definition Stickers on each photo for pattern and repetition. I love the it  it looks.

You can find the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection and Minc collection at your local JoAnn store!




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Monday, June 8, 2020

Mother's Day in my Storyline Chapters insert

Due to Covid 19, Mother's Day looked a little different this year. In Australia we were able to have a picnic with family so we took advantage of the beautiful weather here in Brisbane and visited a local beach and enjoyed our picnic. I wanted to commemorate the day in my Heidi Swapp Covid 19 Storyline Chapters insert. Let me share what I did.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

I began with the Scrapbook insert and enlarged a photo to fill an entire page. I then trimmed a piece of the Storyline Chapters pattern paper from the 7x 9 paper pad and adhered it to the opposite page.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

I inked some of the raw Chipboard letter stickers from the collection with some of the Pink Ink and adhered my title down, adding some stamping and stickers also from the collection to compete my page.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

On the enlarged photo I added one of the rainbow stickers from the 6x12 sticker sheet and the who what and where from the 12 x 12 paper pad.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters

I created a hidden journaling pocket behind the pattern paper and used one of the tags  from the Storyline Chapters Ephemera to write my journaling.

Don't forget you can find the Storyline Chapters collection at JoAnn stores!



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Monday, May 11, 2020

DIY Heidi Swapp Door mats.

Have you seen the new Heidi Swapp Door mats! I love that you can create fun and personalised DIY door mats that suit your decor, theme or purpose. Today I want to share 2 ways  I am using them around my home. The best part is you can grab all the materials needed at your local and independent scrap store.
                                 Idea no 1. The front door mat. I guess you can see my idea and theme here right!

Heidi Swapp DIY Doormats

I began with the Natural Fiber door mat, the Hello/ Goodbye stencil and the Numbers stencil set. I masked off the hello section and used some of the Heidi Swapp outdoor paint in black to stencil on the goodbye. Once dry I went in with the numbers 2020 from the Numbers stencil set.





Heidi Swapp DIY Doormats

I then layered it over the black and white layering mat also from Heidi Swapp.


Heidi Swapp DIY Doormats

I love the look at my front door. The black painted words pop against the black and white layering mat.
Idea no 2. Laundry mat.

Heidi Swapp DIY Doormats

This time I started with the Natural Fiber door mat, the Hello/Goodbye stencil and the Alphabet stencils. These allow you to custom create any word you want. I masked off the goodbye word and stencilled in the hello word. Once dry I then added in the word Wash with the individual letter stencils again using the black paint.
 Once dry and to complete  my look I layered it over the black and white layering mat in front of my washing machine.




Heidi Swapp DIY Doormats

It  really makes a fun addition to my laundry. 
You can find the Heidi Swapp  stencils, paint, and mats at independent and online stores now! It's the perfect time to create your own DIY doormats!



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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Heidi Swapp Art Walk + using QR codes in your memory keeping


Hello, I am back with a new travel layout for you today. When we visited Rome last year we took our boys to a Gladiator school where they learned the tricks of the trade of fighting like a gladiator. The feel of the photos was rustic so the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection was the perfect collection to use with my photos.
I wanted to add in some of the videos that I took of my boys when they were training so I used my QR code APP to create my codes. It is one of my go to techniques in my Memory Keeping. I have an easy 'how to' video for creating QR codes for your memory keeping too.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk + using QR codes in your memory keeping

You can see I used the stunning rustic feeling pattern papers from the Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection to fill the 3x4 pockets.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk + using QR codes in your memory keeping

I used the embossed tags to hold my sub title using those black alpha stickers. I also created my title using the Thickers from the collection and added a bit of charm to them by swiping over them with grey ink and one of the Art Walk clear text stamps.

Heidi Swapp Art Walk + using QR codes in your memory keeping

I added my journaling to another piece of Heidi Swapp Art Walk pattern paper using my typewriter. It is so easy to do. I then printed off my QR codes and then adhered them to the pattern paper. I added in foam tape to 2 of them to create dimension.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to add QR codes into your scrapbooking!




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