Thursday, June 30, 2016

Heidi Swapp Instax display ideas

Recently I added a few new pieces to my scrapbook studio. Let me share with you a few of my new pieces.

The Heidi Swapp Insta Love Chandelier is the perfect way to display not only your instax photos but some of your freshly made cards and smaller projects.

I hung it from my ceiling  with some white thread.

The gold clips make it easy to switch out the photo and cards.

I also used the new gold metal Insta Love arrow that simply pushes into the wall. It has three little magnets that can hold up a layout.

A closer look at my layout, I used a Heidi Swapp Word stencil and white texture paste to create subtle texture on my background.

I then layered small pieces of pattern paper under my photo to serve as a photo mat.

Other pieces in the Insta Love collection sit proudly in my studio just waiting for photos and journaling. These 12 inch photo albums are just the cutest.

 and this magnetic frame that is interchangable adds a pop of colour to my dresser.

Be on the look out for these pieces at your local Michaels store now.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Heidi Swapp Instax Memory Dex tray

The Heidi Swapp Instax Memory Dex tray is my brand new favourite. I love that I can add little bits and pieces of my life and have it sit on my desk in my scrap studio and I can flip through it and just smile at the memories.

The layers and textures just make me happy!

Let me share a few of my favourite cards.

A simple  memory dex card embellished with a few stickers.

This card brings back family memories of our trip to Hawaii at the beginning of the year.

The gold glitter frame sets off the photo nicely.

Best friends...

I love stamping to add texture without the bulk.

These new Instax  shaker frames are just too fun.

Gold stickers to add a touch of summer elegance.

On this card I used some of the Heidi Swapp texture paste and word stencil for some added texture.

Here I used one of the Memory Dex dies to create the photo into a card.

Splashes of colorshine.

and strips of washi make for beautiful and easy embellishments.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016


 I wanted to share one of my favourite new layouts seen in the latest Jot Magazine.

It tells the story of my visit to see Heidi at American Crafts back in April. I love the mix of wood grain and the yellow chevron, it adds such a warm feeling to my layout.

It uses my favourite new Minc Foil colour, Gun Metal, which I used on those large Minc letters from the Heidi Swapp Minc collection.

Be sure to check out the magazine for more stunning projects from the girls on the Jot team.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Celebrating "Finding Dory" with my Lightbox

13 years ago one of my most favourite movies came out, Finding Nemo! Being an Australian and having our Great Barrier Reef as the star of the show I think makes it even closer to my heart.
I cannot wait for the sequel to come out. It starts today and I dont know If I am more excited or my boys.

I thought I would celebrate a little at home with my Heidi Swapp Lightbox and the Celebration in Lights kits available at Michaels stores!

The Celebrate star kit comes with all the pieces you need, just assemble and turn on the lights!

I adore the new font available for the Lightbox, its perfect for any movie theme.

I added in some of the DIY popcorn holders from the Celebration Party Kit also available at Michaels.

Isn't is just perfect lit up! I am totally ready to go and "find dory"


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jot mood board

There is a beautiful new mood board challenge over at Jot magazine.

 I combined spots, wood grain and a touch of floral on my layout combined with that bold title!

I hope you get a chance to play along!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Minc + Zentangle designs

The Heidi Swapp Minc is my favourite scrapbooking tool and recently I discovered a new technique
that is going to take my layouts to the next level. I combined the new Minc Pink and Gold Ombre foil with the Minc Toner pen to create a striking zentangle design on my layout.

I found a pineapple outline image on the net and traced it into my white cardstock. Using the Toner pen I then filled in my pattern with a large flower design and geometric shapes, allowed the ink to dry and then ran it through my Minc machine with the ombre foil.

I layered over my photos, chipboard title and journaling to bring the elements of my layout together.

Final embellishments including clear and puffy stickers complete my layout.

The possibilities are endless with the Minc, I can't wait to try this technique again.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let's scrap with Minc mediums Big Picture Class

Im very excited to share the most exciting news today. Heidi Swapp and the rest of the girls on the media team ( me included ) will be bringing you a series of Minc classes over at Big Picture Classes like nothing seen before. We will be sharing 6 different classes  with 5 or 6 lessons in each, sharing brand new techniques using the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator Machine and the new Reactive Mediums.

My class will focus on using the Minc in your scrapbooks. I will share 5 innovative techniques to take your scrapbook layouts to a higher level. Each lesson will contain  5 never before seen videos that explicitly teaches each technique.

Why don't you join all of us over at Big Picture Classes on May 30th and be inspired and learn some new techniques. Now is a great time to start your Free trial so you can have access to them all for Free!