Monday, January 22, 2018

Storyline and National Handwriting day!


I have never been a fan of my handwriting, especially in my scrapbooks but I lately I have come to the conclusion that using my handwriting shows a little about me!
Today as we celebrate National Handwriting Day I want to share a recent page  I created using the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection....and let me tell you a little secret the whole page took me less than 20 minutes to put together! The secret....using my handwriting to add my journaling! It saves so much time rather than getting out my type writer or printing it out on my computer.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I started with one of the 8x11 pages and created my design around the three round photos. I added some of the Deck of Days cards and the stickers that come in the sticker kit to embellish my page.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

I then went a head and added my journaling around the photos. The one thing that helped me was to first write my journaling in lead pencil and then trace over it with the pen. It allowed me to play with the spacing and layout of the journaling.

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

To add a touch of fun to my page I hand drew some boxes around a couple of the words and then used some coloured pencils to colour in the boxes. It really finishes off the page well!

Heidi Swapp storyline collection

Once completed I added it into my 8x11 album that I had previously completed all about my sons' birthday parties!



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Thursday, December 28, 2017

December Memory Planner pages!

Can you believe we are at the end of 2017! I am thrilled that I have captured all  my family's memories in my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner!

Today I want to share my December pages with you ...

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner


My prompts page celebrates the Christmas season!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Lots of photos around our home and special visits fill the first pocket page.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Turning the page, more special photos from Christmas Day!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Finally the calendar page is filled with all the important dates we celebrated this month!
I am so happy to have a planner full to the brim of 2017 memories and cannot wait tp see what happens in 2018! 

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

November Memory Planner pages

Welcome to November in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. With only days till the end of 2017 I love that I have a whole years worth of memories filled in my planner!

Heidi Swapp memory planner

The prompt page introduces my birthday month!

Heidi Swapp memory planner

The pocket pages are filled with photos and memories , complemented with journaling using my We R memory Keepers typecast typewriter.

Heidi Swapp memory planner

Forever memories of my youngest!

Heidi Swapp memory planner

Since November was my birthday month I created a fun interactive element using a clear acetate sheet I adhered with washi to the calendar page!

Heidi Swapp memory planner

I love the way it lifts to reveal the page underneath.

Heidi Swapp memory planner

Finally my calendar page  filled with tiny snippets of journaling, photos and most of all memories!
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Vintage Instax flip calendar

I love all things pretty and this gorgeous  Vintage Instax Flip calendar from Heidi Swapp is no exception. I adore the dramatic black and floral print. I love that you can date it your self so it can be used any year and I love that you can add photos such as Instax photos into the gold glitter frames that come in the kit!

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax Flip Calendar

It is easy to customise with the included date stickers and a touch of washi from your stash!

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax Flip Calendar

and as it is hung in your home it adds a statement piece to your home decor because of the stunning front cover. I cant wait to hang it in the new year!

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax Flip Calendar

You can find the calendar at your local Michaels store!

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

In a galaxy far far away with my letterboard...


Hand up if you are excited for the next instalment of Star Wars! We are headed there this morning so I couldn't help but celebrate with my Heidi Swapp  black letter board.
I used three sizes of the  white letters to simulate the words rolling along the screen like in the opening credits!

Heidi Swapp letterboard

My boys thought it was an absolute hoot!

Heidi Swapp letterboard

                                                              My the force be with you all!
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Heidi Swapp Memory Planner at Spotlight

It's almost time to ring in the new year! What better way than to celebrate 2018 than with a new planner. For all my Aussie friends Spotlight now has two exclusive  Heidi Swapp Planner kits just in time for Christmas.
This kit is a beautiful spiral bound planner with inserts for photos a dashboard page, monthly calendar and a week by week double page spread!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I love the gold splash along the cover of the planner.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

The dashboard page has plenty of space to get all your pre planning done for the month.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I added one of the pretty filler cards from the kit into my spiral binding.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

On the week by week page there is room enough for photos, journaling and embellishments.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I love the sweet little camera paper clips that come in the kit!

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Be sure to grab your planner before the new year at your local Spotlight store!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Elf on the shelf


Yes.... It is that time of year again! The Elf on the Shelf is back!
What better way to celebrate than with the Heidi Swapp Black letter board and our Elf James.
As my boys came down stairs this morning we heard a squeal and some stamping back up the stairs to say "James" was back.
What joy it is to know the boys are still so full of joy for such simple things at Christmas.

Heidi Swapp letterboard

I teamed the black Letterboard with the white 2 inch letters, they are a perfect contrast for the letter board!


Heidi Swapp letterboard

be sure to pop back to see what else our Elf has been up to!

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