Thursday, February 21, 2019

Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ***WINNER ANNOUNCED!!***

EDITED TO ADD - WINNER announced!!!

Blogger said...
Love your amazing layout and how your embellishments and stitching really added to the whole story! Great splash of colors and textures too!

Jordan please email me - to claim your prize!

Hello everyone I am  excited to be joining  the Altenew February Release* Blog Hop!

You should have come here from the lovely Virginia Lu's blog, but should you get lost or want to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Altenew Blog to find the whole list of participants. Now head to the talented Elsie Robinson for the next step on the blog hop!
I love the bright pops of colour in the new Live your Dream Scrapbook Collection . It is full of vibrant colours  and designs...but my most favourite piece is the orange and pink ombre pattern paper from the 12 x 12 paper collection.

 It is such a delicious combo and design I couldn't wait to use it! I decided to make the pattern paper the star of my layout is I used it as my background. I adore the mix of the burnt orange moving down towards the hot pink and then into the indigo colour! It creates such a dramatic effect!

I then layered some of the pieces  from the  Chipboard stickers and the die cuts in around my photo for a fun  yet cohesive look!

It really is hard to choose a favourite element from the new collection so  Click HERE to see the links for our new products.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/28/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/3/2019.

I am also going to be giving away a $30 gift certificate, please leave me a comment and I will choose a winner on 2/28/2019

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

I love when Heidi Swapp comes up with new ideas for the Minc!
This year there are some fun Glitter sheets available that can be put through the Minc... however I want to share a fun technique that will be perfect for all those crafters out there with a glitter phobia!! There are 4 Minc glitter sheet colours  and the glitter sits on a plastic sheet. The fun thing with this technique is there is no excess glitter to clean up and you don't even need a Minc either!

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

Do you spy that gold glitter 'All Good ' sticker in my Memory Planner! It was originally a double sided foam sticker word. I removed the top sticker cover and placed the glitter sheet onto the sticky side, with a few dabs with my fingers the foam sticker was now covered in gold glitter and the best part - there was no mess! I then adhered the sticker to my planner! It really makes a big impact!

Heidi Swapp Minc Glitter sheets

I share an easy walk through of this fun technique in my video below!


Grab yourself some of the new glitter sheets and try out this fun new technique today!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The perfect teacher gift!

Recently my school year started again. This year I am teaching kindergarten again and I have been given the fabulous job of grade coordinator. I wanted to surprise all the teachers and teacher aides in the team with a little gift at the beginning of the year ,so I had special lanyards made with our team name written on them. I attached a whistle for each member and wanted to give them a hand written card as well. Enter the Heidi Swapp "Heck Yes"  stationery gift cards and Glass pen and ink from the
Heidi Swapp gift kits

I grabbed one of the cards and envelopes from the pack and wrote each of their names on the card with the Sky Blue ink. It tied in nicely with the lanyard color.

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I tucked a little extra gift tag inside using the Hello Stationery Tag kit. I just tied the hello word into the hole of black and white tag with some of the included string. 

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I then used the glass pen and Sky Blue Ink from the Handwrite Bright kit to add my sentiment to the card.

Heidi Swapp gift kits

I love the soft blue tone of the ink. It adds such a pretty touch to the card. Don't forget you can find the cards, gift tags and Ink and glass kits online at