Friday, March 24, 2017

Heidi Swapp Storyline Hawaiian Album

Hands up if you love scrapbooking!  Hands up if you love scrapbooking but are like me and are  time poor!  Well there is now a solution!  It's called  Heidi Swapp Storyline , and  it's available at your local Michaels stores now! Let me share with you how easy it is to create an album- a vacation album in under 4 hours. You see the storyline collection which  includes  12 x 12 and 8 x1 1 albums and the  Sticker packs and Deck of Days cards are all self adhesive. Yes there is no adhesive, no cutting necessary , just print your photos and go.... Print your photos and adhere them with the self adhesive corners.....see how easy it is!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

The 8.5x11 Leaves album was the perfect choice for my recent vacation to Hawaii! Combined with the Adventure and Life Happens Deck of Days and the Botanical and Peony journaling stickers it was just so easy to get my memories recorded! Now the only thing I did add to a few of my pages was some splashes of Color Shine, some Metallic texture paste and stencils and Art screens and ink. I did this first to a few random pages and while they were drying I set out to print my photos!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline


My opening page starts with a panoramic photo of the beach and a couple of stickers from the Peony Sticker kit.


Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

The On the Go page I moved to the second page and added some Mint Texture paste with the Wish stencil from the Gallery Wall collection. I printed off my photo to 8x11 and slipped it into the pocket.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I love the shine that is created with the Metallic Texture paste.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

Pops of yellow and Navy from the Life Happens Deck of Days adds some sunshine to any page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I laid down my photo and then added the different cards around around my photo to form my embellishments and hand wrote my journalling on the sticker.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I used the Dream Art screen and yellow art screen ink to create a soft background for my photos. Do you notice the typed journalling at the bottom of the page. I used my We Are Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter to add the Who, What and Where to each page. It was just so easy.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

Turning the page celebrates our first day on the beach.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I snuck in a super quick palm tree that I cut with my silhouette and then layered over my journalling from Peony Journalling cards kit. I mixed in some green and grey stickers to add a pop of color as well.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

This page took me literally five minutes to complete. I adhered my photo with one of the self adhesive photo corners and then stuck down the cards and journalling box.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

Another 8x11 photo slipped into the pocket on the left creates a big impact.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

The best part about this new Storyline collection is the way we can add so many photos  and a couple of cards and Boom your page is done!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

More mint texture paste and the wish stencil to create a background for my photos.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I stuck the heart die cut under the photo for a fun effect and added the date with the stickers from the Botanical stickers pack.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

A grid design  is a perfect way to quickly create a page. I trimmed a piece of pattern paper from my stash to 3x4 and then popped that Welcome to the Weekend card onto the paper with pop dots for a bit of definition.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

I wrote out my journaling on the blue journaling sticker and slipped it under my photo but I left the self adhesive backing in place so I am able to move it in and out.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I adhered that gold heart with pop dots to my large photo on the left.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

On the right page I created a border across the middle of my page using the stickers from the Botanical kit.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

This might be my favorite spread. The yellows and blues are just so refreshing!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

For this page I used some butter Color Shine and a dot stencil to create a background on my page and then I added my photos again in a grid design and added my circular journaling spot to the grid as well.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

For added texture I popped the heart die cut up with pop dots and added the beautiful sticker over the top of the photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

Another big and bold photo to tell the story of my boys surfing lesson!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

 I loved how the soft mint colors in the Life Happens Deck of Days matched my photos perfectly. I finished with some splashes of Color Shine.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

Our final night in Hawaii was celebrated at the beach staying till sunset!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

The gold die cut stickers were the perfect choice to create a richness to this page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline

...and finally I added some more hidden journaling by trimming the journal sticker to size and kept the adhesive backing on it so I am able to move it in and out. Can you see how excited I am to be able to complete my album in just one sitting. It really is like a scrapbooking revolution, for anyone who is busy, and face it who isn't! I encourage you to try out this new collection, it really will change your life!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jot mood board

There is a lovely new Mood board  over at Jot Magazine. I love the pops of pink, mint and yellow!


I used the lovely Crate Paper Oasis collection and a cut file I found in at the Silhouette store to complete my layout.


I hope you get a chance to play along!
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Heidi Swapp Make it Happen personal planner

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a little behind the scenes look at how I am using the new  Heidi Swapp "Make It Happen" Personal Planner to organize my Scrapbook Design Team commitments. I chose this planner basically, because the cover was just the most delicious and feminine cover from all of Heidi's new planners. I love the soft pink mixed with the yellow and hot pink! I wanted to use and see it everyday!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Each month as my design team commitments get sent to me I add them into the weekly planner pages.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Now even though this is a working planner I still plan (wink) to add  touches of decorative embellishments to my pages using the new Memory Planner collection.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I used the clear stamps and black ink to add touches of motivation to my pages. I also added in the 3x3 card and one of the Kraft Notepad tags in which I added a stamp for some extra personal touches.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Each week I will move  the Clear divider to that current week to help me find my place quickly and easily.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I have added a couple of important reminders to the opposite page. I used some yellow ink and the small wooden"tick" stamp from the Wooden Icons set to help me bullet point each reminder.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

On this weekly page I added in some pink ink and another of the Clear stamp quotes! " This calls for Chocolate" is the perfect choice to document times when it is busy! Also do you spot the cute square stamp from the wooden icon sets? Perfect to use a place to mark off completed assignments.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I added a touch a torn washi tape to signify the end of the month's assignments. I think I will do this each month as a  way to notifying myself.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Let me share with you the different pages that make up the "Make It Happen" planner.

Each Month starts with a monthly divider page that is so fun and brightly colored, This  is why I think I was so drawn to this planner in the first place.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Turning the page there is a quote on the back of the month divider page and a monthly focus page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Finally, each month contains 5 double page spreads with a weekly calendar on one side and weekly to do prompts on the other to add an some extra reminders for you.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I just love the way this planner serves two roles - one it serves it's purpose as a planner and the other it looks just so pretty is serves as piece of pretty decor in my studio.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I would love to see how you are using the new Make It Happen planner. Be sure to tag Heidi and I on Instagram to see just how  you are planning in the prettiest planner around.

Supplies: Make It Happen personal planner, Memory Planner collection



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Magnolia Jane layout

Heidi Swapp  has just released the most beautiful feminine collection called Magnolia Jane and I couldn't wait to create a layout with it. When I was looking through my photos from the recent Creativation trade show in Pheonix this one photo stood out to me as a favorite and I couldn't wait to use it on a layout. It was the first time in 4 years that all of us on the Media Team were together and it was such a celebration.

I love that the collection combines that beautiful dark floral pattern paper and  then  teams  with bold geometric patterns for a unique combination of pattern papers. I wanted to make a feature of the floral pattern paper so I decided to frame part of the floral  print with a white circular frame cut from Bazzill Basics White cardstock.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

The flowers on this pattern paper are so striking!  They  make a bold  statement against the dark background that I wanted that to be the main element on my page.  To make my frame I used my fiskars circle cutter and cut a large circle from my white cardstock. It was that easy!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

I then grabbed a piece of the Dashing pattern paper with the black markings to serve as the first layer on my layout. I then trimmed about an inch from two sides of  the Blush pattern paper and laid it over the Dashing paper. Finally I stitched my white frame on the top and my base was complete.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

I created a place for some hidden journaling under my photo by only adhering three sides of the photo down and the tag is able to slide in and out.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

The Blush tag is apart of the Ephemera pack and I used my We R Memory Keepers Typeface typewriter to add my journaling. To complete my tag I added some stamping with some of the Magnolia Jane clear stamps.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

To embellish my layout I kept it fairly simple because I wanted that floral paper to be the feature. I used some of the Clear and  kraft and Gold dipped pieces from the Ephemera pack to embellish then added some of the Gold washi  to hold down my photo and Clear Gold Foil words as my title. To complete my layout I ended with some splashes of Black Colorshine!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

Magnolia Jane is just the most delicious collection. It is perfect for your most feminine layouts I hope you can find some of the pieces soon. Look out for it at select JoAnn stores now.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

Supplies: Magnolia Jane Collection

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