Monday, April 14, 2014

Stencil cards...

Recently on the Heidi Swapp website   we released 6 free card tutorials that can de downloaded and saved for future reference.
This was my card I created.

Here are the 6 gorgeous cards that Heidi and the other team members created , all using the new layered 3 piece stencils.
I have shared my downloadable instructions here, but you can also download the other 5 set of instructions here on the Heidi Swapp website.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

legoland mini album

Recently on the Heidi Swapp blog I shared this LEGOLAND album.

You can see I used a lego plate as my cover and added one of my son's cars to decorate it, I simply hot glued the paper and card to the lego plate.

I began with a Color Pop memory file which I trimmed in half.

I added in a LEGOLAND map and added some Hello Today Ephemera to embellish it.

Hello Today pattern paper.

New Favorite Things pattern paper.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the LEGOLAND word from the pattern paper and backed it with more pattern paper.

I created a flap to add extra photos.

I printed my photo off as a full page and embellished it simply with some mini stamps, Heidi's hand written word and glitter shapes.

Here a created a peekaboo page by trimming three sides on certain areas on a sheet of Hello Today pattern paper.

I am in love with the new Favorite Things Puffy Stickers!

I added qr codes  of my boys  on their fav rides at the park.

Ephemera from Hello Today.

Here I used one of the Color Magic cards to create a liftable to add extra photos.

On each photo I used some of the Hello Today mini stamps to embellish.

Here I added a fold out page .

Another page cut with my silhouette , this time I added some acrylic to back the letters.

I sewed through a memory file to create pockets for extra photos.

Hello Today Chipboard shapes add texture.

For the miniland photos I wanted to create an extra mini album, so I used one of the wooden albums as my cover and attached it with large jump rings to the back lego cover.

More pockets for extra photos.

QR codes of fun new displays.

A Mini Memory file cut in half.

Here I cut a slit in the pattern paper from Favorite Things to house the tags with extra photos.

My boys favourite lego chima to complete my album.


Friday, April 4, 2014

she blooms

Have you seen the newest mood board challenge over on the Jot magazine blog?

Such a pretty combination of colours. I couldn't go past using this gorgeous photo of the lovely Lindsay Bateman taken just a few weeks before the birth of her new babe. I combined it with beautiful pattern paper from Heidi Swapp's  Hello Today collection as well as ephemera, glitter stickers and banner delights.   
I kept the layout nice and simple as I wanted that gorgeous photo to be the focus of my layout.

I layered the ephemera and letters over and under the side of my photo.

I've used pop dots to add some dimension to some of the elements .

I hope you get a chance to play along.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Peppa Pig

Last year the boys got  to visit with Peppa Pig it was kinda cute and lots of fun. I wanted to document this  special visit and used the bright happy colours in the Scraptastic It's My Life Kit to do so!

 Love the arrow elements in the kit, they help to draw attention to important photos.

I used my vintage typewriter to add my journaling to my layout.