Friday, April 30, 2021

lets count my books read in my Storyline Chapters insert

As a teenager I spent my days and nights reading. Then as a busy teacher, wife and now mum, reading went by the way side. But this year I am determined to get back into the wonderful habit so I thought I would create myself a Book journal to keep myself accountable. The new Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters  Decades inserts where the perfect choice. 

I chose the insert with the spots and decided to create my title using the stamps from the Carefree collection. 

I stamped the letters using some Mint ink on paper then cut around the stamped edges. I then stitched them to the front of the journal.

I trimmed that gorgeous leaf pattern paper from the 6x8 Carefree pattern  paper pad and adhered it to the left of my page. To count my books I again used the Carefree stamps and some pink ink on some paper and punched it into a circle and adhered it to the top right of my page.

I added my journaling onto one of the tags from the Carefree collection and adhered it to the top of my page. I layered some stickers over my photo to complete my page.
I cant wait to record the next book I have read into my insert.

You can find the Carefree collection and Storyline Chapters  Decades albums and inserts at JoAnn stores now!


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Altenew WildFlower Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be joining Altenew to celebrate the release of their brand  new Paper Crafting collection -Wildflower!
What better way to celebrate than with a fun blog hop and a chance to win some awesome prizes!
If you have been following along on the hop you would have come from the lovely Kelly over at

And to continue on the blog hop be sure to hop on over to

I want to share my favourite pieces.

I was so excited about the rich jewel like colour palette that  I couldn't wait to create some Memory Dex cards. I loved layering the die cut roses and words to create depth and dimension.

For this Memory Dex card I added some of the tags and die cut pieces in to a central piece then layered with pop dots.

I loved the bold pattern in the 6x6 paper pad and couldn't wait to team it with some of the florals in the collection.

Isn't the colour palette exquisite!

I love my new Memory Dex cards made with this Wildflower collection and I can wait to create more!

Would you like a chance to win $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop by 05/05/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/07/2021.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Radiate Joy

Today I am here to share some positive vibes with you! One thing I love to do weekly is to change out my Heidi Swapp Lightbox with a new happiness quote. Changing out the quote is not only quick and so very easy but also fun to do and it adds a touch of whimsy to my home decor.

I found this quote on Pinterest after searching for happiness quotes and it spoke to me immediately. 

I used my favourite Lightbox letters- The black Marquee slides  and that cute smiley emoji from the 
Mega Icon pack to create my quote.

Doesn't that cute smily face just radiate JOY!
You can find the lightbox and slides HERE at Heidi Swapp dot com.