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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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Heidi Swapp sticker book


Have you spotted the new Heidi Swapp sticker books? It is jam packed with 32 pages full to the brim of colourful stickers. I went through the booklet and literally couldn't find my favourite sticker so I decided to rip two full pages out of the booklet and adhere them down to create a background for my layout.

Heidi Swapp sticker book

I then used one of Paige Evan's new cut files from the silhouette store that cool photo banner and laid it over the top.

Heidi Swapp sticker book

I used some of my Heidi Swapp colorshine to create an ombré effect for my title.

Heidi Swapp sticker book

To add a touch of texture to my layout I added some hand stitching trails behind my Paige Evans butterflies from her Turn the Page collection.
You can find the sticker booklet at your local Hobby Lobby store!



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas with my Lightboxes

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, my favourite time of the year. I am slowly starting to fill my home with little pieces of Christmas decor before the full day of decorating comes on December the 1st.
Living in Australia and having Christmas fall in Summer I love decorating with bright pops of colour.  My first stop was  a couple of my  Heidi Swapp Lightboxes.

Heidi Swapp Lightboxes

I added two of them onto a shelf I have at home, the original plus the shelf lightbox. I then added a couple of my bright funky coloured mini trees and felt ball banner from stash to complete the vignette.

Heidi Swapp   Lightboxes

For the shelf lightbox I used one of the non Christmas slides as my background, I love the pop of pink and yellow. I then slid in the celebrate slide and used two other fonts (the black and pink)to complete my quote!

Heidi Swapp  Lightboxes

I grabbed the Bright slide then again the same fonts as before to tie it all together for my regular lightbox. I then grabbed two icon slides from the Holidays pack an My lightbox was complete.

You can find all these goodies, the Lightboxes  , letters, icons and slides at your local Joann store!





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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Heidi Swapp 4 inch Marquee Love letters

I love a good DIY project as much as the next person but sometimes I love a little help along the way too! These fun Heidi Swapp 4 inch Marquee Love letters  can be found in Australia at your local Spotlight store. They can be decorated  with paint, paper, glitter or what ever your heart desires , then strung together to light up with a cute little remote on/off switch...which is the perfect combo of DIY decor!


YOU simply choose the letters you need to create a word, customise them to suit your decor then add the bulbs and string them together to light up!


They look so lovely light up during the day or night, and make a pretty home decor piece for your home!


You can find these Heidi Swapp letters at your local Spotlight store!


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

October in My Memory Planner

My Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner is one of my most favourite memory keeping concepts that helps me record my family's stories. Today I am sharing my October pages with you.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

The first page, the prompt page celebrates my son's birthday this month. I layered clear embellishments and stickers from the Memory Planner collection for texture and depth.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

Photos in the pocket page simply embellished and journaling added using my We R Memory Keepers   Typecast Typewriter.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

I added a second photo onto this pocket page by clipping it to the edge of my page.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

I designed  this printable and then printed it onto vellum and then used my Minc and laminating pouches to create a more sturdier printable and then added it into my planner.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

October was busy so I used one of the extra pockets from the Memory Planner collection to add in some more photos.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

I used a hole punch and then snipped into each hole from the edge to place it into the spirals of my planner.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

Fun Halloween photos.

Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner

The calendar page is a catch all for small and big moments. I adorned my page with stickers and small embellishments from the Memory Planner collection and that Boo sticker from the Storyline collection.

Another month down, another month's memories recorded forever!
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Boo- celebrate halloween with Heidi Swapp Storyline

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. A few weeks ago I had a little photo shoot with some Halloween Marquee masks. I wanted to record this memory as soon as possible so I grabbed some of my Heidi Swapp Deck Of Days cards from the Storyline collection, a fun cut file from the Silhouette store and got to work.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

Once I cut out the Frankenstein shape from my cardstock I got to work creating a patchwork with the Deck of Days cards. Once I adhered the cards  down to a second piece of cardstock  I stitched around the outline with my sewing machine for added texture.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

I then used pop dots to add in the facial features to my Frankenstein. I love the depth and shadow this creates on my layout.

Heidi Swapp Storyline

This is definitely my most favourite way to use the Deck Of Days cards, to me the possibilities are endless.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

celebrating world teachers day

Today I celebrated World Teachers Day with hundreds of thousands of other teachers across the world. As a teacher it is so satisfying to know that I make a difference in little peoples lives every day.
I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than using my brand new Heidi Swapp Lightbox!
Now what's new you may ask? Well just take a look at my second photo...
The new look lightbox comes in either a soft pink or soft mint edge! How cool is that!

Heidi Swapp lightbox

I teamed it with one of the new slides and letter sets, isn't that rainbow divine!

Heidi Swapp lightbox

These new lightboxes will be available soon, be sure to look out for them at your local retailer!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Altenew Embossing Powders & Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop


 **** EDITED TO ADD....MY WINNER CHOSEN RANDOMLY IS MARY HOLSHOUSER! 
Please leave me a comment with your email address so I can organise your prize.*****



I am thrilled to be apart of the Altenew October blog hop today! It is so fun being involved in Blog Hops don't you think and the best part is there are lots of PRIZES to win!

If you are coming from the Sveta Fotinia welcome to my blog!

I  was lucky enough to get to play with the fun new Family Scrapbook Collection.



I loved the bold pattern in the green and white pattern paper so I wanted to make that a feature on my page.


I used some of the chipboard stickers and cardstock die cuts to add a fun dimension!



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday November 4th.

I also have a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner! All you need to do is to leave a comment on my blog telling me what is your favourite piece from the new collection. The Winner will be announced here on my blog on Saturday November 4th.

Thankyou for stopping over today on my blog, the next stop on the hop is Yoonsun Hur.

Here is a full list of the blog hoppers so you can join in the fun more!



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Monday, October 23, 2017

Choose Happy Unicorn layout

It is not often I get to be all girly with my scrapbooking so when I had the chance to create a layout about a fun dress up day at work with the theme of enchanted forests I couldn't wait to get started. 
I decided to create my layout combing the yummy Maggie Holmes Carousel  collection from
Crate Paper and some of the delish  InstaxVintage filler cards from Heidi Swapp.
I added in that cute cut file I found in the Silhouette online store and my layout came together.

Heidi Swapp Instax Vintage filler cards

I loved layering some of the Carousel embellishments over the Instax cards for a cohesive feel to my layout.

Heidi Swapp Instax Vintage filler cards

The soft pretty colours in the papers and embellishments complement my photos Perfectly!
Till next time...

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Heidi Swapp friendship Letterboard display

I love finding new ways to celebrate my friends, whether it be spending time chatting over a coffee, creating little hand made gifts they may like or sending funny texts messages to each other one thing I know is that friends are important!

I wanted to share the love a little more with a little display I set up at home in my front entry way. I wanted to mix and match items to create a fun and happy feel, so I grabbed my large  Heidi Swapp Letterboard, my Mini Lightbox and my Lightbox shelf  and set about creating my vignette. I looked online for a couple of quotes I could use and away I went.

Heidi Swapp letter board and lightbox

I love how the different shapes and different sizes of the Letterboard and Lightboxes create an eclectic feel. I popped my Mini Lightbox on top of my Shelf Lightbox for another layer in the story.

Heidi Swapp letter board and lightbox

For my Letterboard quote I used a combination of the Black 2 inch letters, The Pink Love word set and Pink 1 inch letters. The black and pink really pops off the white background of the Letterboard.

Heidi Swapp letter board and lightbox

I then slipped the "Best Version of Yourself" insert into my shelf lightbox. I love that the teal background insert coordinates with the Teal letters in the Mini Lightbox.

Heidi Swapp letter board and lightbox

For my Mini Lightbox quote I mixed and matched three fonts-the Mini Lightbox Teal alphabet, the Mini Lightbox Pink alphabet and the Mini Lightbox Bold black alphabet. I also slipped in that cute Dancing girls slide from the Mini Lightbox Icon Emoji set. I love how the different pops of color creates a fun effect.

Heidi Swapp letter board and lightbox

It is so lovely to come home from work each afternoon and walk inside to see my little display. Each time I look at it I think about my friends and it reminds me of how important they are to me!

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Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax cards

Sometimes I like to think a little outside the box! When Heidi set me the task this week to use the Instax Vintage collection.  I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to use some of my Vintage Instax Filler cards to create a back ground for two fun layouts. Using the Floral, Friends and Travel Filler cards I created both a  feminine and masculine layout. I added in some of my Storyline Deck of Days cards to help complete my layouts.

Let me start with my first layout.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

To begin with I took out two of the 12 x 12 pages from my Storyline album and ran one of them through my Silhouette cameo to cut the large circle. The second page I cut out that fun palm tree that I had downloaded from the Silhouette design store.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I  grabbed my Instax Vintage Filler cards and my photo and pulled out some of the cards that coordinated with the colors and theme of my photo. I then started laying them out around the circle. Once I liked the placement I came in with some of the Storyline Deck Of Days cards from the Motivational set to fill in some of the vacant places. I then took another 12 inch piece of cardstock, traced a circle using the cut circle and adhered my cards down. I then laid my cut circle page on top.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers typecast typewriter. First I used the pink frame from the Filler cards and traced the inside of the frame onto some white copy paper. I then ran it through my typewriter keeping the typing within the drawn area. I trimmed and adhered it to the frame and added it into my circle.I added that yellow epoxy word Hello from the Yellow Stationery Embellishment kit as my title.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I used some pop dots to add the palm tree over the circle design and added one of the heart Storyline cards under the palm leaves.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

To complete my layout I added some of the clear stickers that come in the Filler card packs onto my photo and onto the frame with the journaling. I love the color combo of navy, yellow and rich plum in the cards, it creates a strong sense of contrast and interest .

My next layout is a more masculine page.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

Again I took one of the 12 x 12 Storyline pages and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the rocket shape.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I then grabbed the Travel Filler card set and added that "Adventure is Calling" card with the clouds which was a perfect match to my theme.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

Again I filled in my rocket shape with more of my Storyline Deck Of Days cards.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I layered one of the journaling Filler cards under the Silver Glitter frame from the Filler card then added a Storyline Deck Of days card for further texture.

Heidi Swapp Vintage Instax and Storyline

I then slipped another of the Cloud Filler cards to further embellish my layout.

It really was fun to customize my own backgrounds for both my layouts. It is such a cool technique if you cannot find pattern paper to suit your photo of theme.


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