Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Felicity Jane London

I was thrilled to start designing with my first Felicity Jane kit called London. It was full to the brim of  delicious pattern papers and embellishments!

Felicty Jane London kit

So let me share with you my first project- a layout I created with the London Kit. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the color yellow so when I opened my box I literally squealed with joy!  I love that I was able to add little touches of yellow throughout my layout. 

Felicty Jane London kit

I started with the white and grey spot pattern paper and then trimmed about two inches from the side and turned it over to reveal the soft pink and white stripes which I then adhered to the edge of my layout. I then trimmed about an inch from the yellow pattern paper and adhered it also too the back of the layout to create my background. I  laid down my photo and embellishments , marked with a pencil where they were then removed the pieces and  used my sewing machine to create a border for my elements

Felicty Jane London kit

I then used  two of the pieces from the 4x6 cut apart sheet to form part of my journaling and title. I ran the blue journaling piece through my typewriter to add my journaling. I adhered my photo on three sides so I could use it as a place to tuck my journalling card into.

Felicty Jane London kit

I added the Happy chipboard shape to the side of my photo then fussy cut the bow from the cut apart sheet. I trimmed off the bow ends and added them flat onto my page and then adhered the main part of the bow with pop dots for dimension.

Felicty Jane London kit

To complete my layout I added some messy stamping with the FJ London stamp set, I love the subtle texture that creates without the bulk.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentines Day Chalk Art

With Valentines Day only two days away I wanted to make something special for my husband who is away for work at the moment. What better way than to create a chalk art sign on our front porch so it is the first thing he sees when he arrives home. The Heidi Swapp new Chalk Art Sprays and Stencils were the perfect choice.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

 I used the letters and letter shadows to create the main part of my signage and then used some of the large stencils to build the rest of my design. Love the pop of red chalk paint that reflects the Valentines Day theme.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

To complete my design I added those fun polka dots to add a fun touch. 

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

I can't wait for my husband to come home on Tuesday morning. I hope he will be pleasantly surprised and love it as much as I do!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Batman is coming...

We all know my boys are the biggest Lego fans, so they are so excited for the new Lego Batman movie to arrive soon. I thought I would celebrate with my Heidi Swapp Lightbox and throw a little party!
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Who else is excited!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

My Memory Planner plans for 2017

I love a fresh start in my Memory Planner. It always cements my faith in why we do what we do, crisp clear pages ready to be filled with another year's memories. Now I must confess this was attempt number two. It's a girls preogative to change her mind right?! I originally started 2017 in the Love Today Large memory planner and it was working well for me. But then I sat and reflected on my busy schedule , I work full time as a teacher and some days through the hustle and bustle of life there is not much for me to record. So looking through the Time Files Memory Planner I love that I can just record the highlights of my month.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Another thing that drew me to the planner was the soft mint cover with touches of gold!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

 I also love the elastic band that will hold the album closed when it starts to get deliciously thick with my family's memories !

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Prompts on the left  hand side and pocket pages on the right provide the perfect amount of space to fill it with family and personal happenings!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Let me share some up close details. In January my family took an epic vacation from Brisbane Australia to Hawaii, Disneyland, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon then finally Phoenix so I began with some thoughts about our upcoming trip. Then the other prompts I completed as the month progressed. I added some of the  stickers from the Floral Sticker sheet to my page to accentuate important pieces. I even managed to add some of our tickets from Disneyland and Lego land into my planner with some washi tape.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Favorite photos can be easily slipped in to the 3x4 and 4x6 pockets. I added a few clear stickers and a Kraft notepad from the collection to embellish.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

On the flip side of the pocket page I added in more photos and then a Printable that I foiled with my Minc machine and a couple of gift tags that were given to me by Jamie and Maggie from the Media team when we met in Phoenix for the Creativation event. I simple added a little bit of adhesive to the back of the cards and attached them to the pocket.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Remember when I mentioned I started the year in the Love Always planner, well when we were all together I asked the girls to leave me a little message in my planner and when I switched I didn't want to loose these precious notes.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

 I took the page out of the Love Today planner, trimmed off the 4 holes already punched and used my Cinch to punch holes,  then cut little slits into the holes and slipped it into the spiral in  my planner.

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love that it adds texture in my planner because it is a different size.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner .

..and the reverse side of the page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

When this extra page is flipped the calendar page is revealed.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

 I added in 3x3 photos to some of the calendar blocks, intermingling those with journaling, Washi,  Floral and Kraft stickers and the cute little Clear stamps  from the collection. And now we are in the midst of February and I have slowly started including memories into my  Planner including using the Free Planner Printable Heidi shared recently.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

 I hope that I have given you some easy options to complete your Time Flies planner. It doesn't have to be time consuming, all you need are some favorite memories, favorite photos and a couple of pretty embellishments.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Welcome to my studio

Welcome to my Studio!

Its been a little while since I shared my studio with you all, and with all the new collections starting to be revealed I thought I would share with you all how I am storing and displaying them in my studio this year.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Let me take you on a tour around my room. I want to share with you how easy it is to make your room be it big or small just that little bit pretty! Let's start as you walk through the door!

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

I have a large set of shelves with loads of wire baskets that hold some of my favorite products. My Minc foil, Gallery Wall collection pieces, Washi tape and more. I have spaced them  around my shelving unit in coordinating groups to allow it easier for me to find things!

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

I love that my 12 inch Minc foils and Marquee Love glitter are neatly arranged so I can grab the color I need easily! It's nice to allow my products to also provide a little decor as well. I have my Minc reactive mediums and brushes in a glass jar also for easy access.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Moving to the right of this shelving unit I have an Alex drawer storage unit from Ikea that I use for storing my pattern  paper collections. On top I have my 12 Inch Minc machine and my regular lightbox which I change often to keep me motivated.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

The new Magnolia Jane paper collection sits pride of place in the top draw. My older paper are stored in their own collections in the drawers below.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Hanging on the wall above the Unit is this fun hanging shelf that I found at my local Kmart store. It holds my colored Washi sets from a previous collection. I love how fun this is and brings some pops of color to my room.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Next to the Alex unit I have my Large Expedit shelves also from Ikea. This holds  an eclectic bunch of pretty jars, storage boxes and albums holding a variety of Heidi Swapp goodies. Let's take a closer look shall we.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

On the top shelf I have my Lightbox storage albums and newest coordinating washi tape as well as my We R Memory Keepers Typeface typewriter coordinating goodies.kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

On one shelf I have all the ephemera , stickers, Washi and Gold flakes from the new Magnolia Jane collection. Isn't it just so delicious.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Below that I have my new Memory Planner collection pieces including the stamps, stickers and dashboards and 4 hole punch for easy access.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Another shelf holds my Mixed media Metallic Pastes and Art Screen inks as well as the Wood words from Michaels.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

On the bottom shelf I have placed a large basket with my Chalk Art spray paints and smaller stencils. I can easily pull the basket out and take it down stairs to use.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Other items on my shelf unit include my Heidi Swapp Cinch, We R Memory Keepers Punch Board and Stapler and Evolution Die Cut machine.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

Finally on my Wall Gallery shelves I have placed some of my most favorite planners from the 2017 Memory Planner collections.

kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Craft room decor

The pops of color plus the timeless black and white stripes just adds so beautifully to my studio decor. I can't wait to share with you some of the ideas I have in store for these babies soon.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope I have inspired you to do a little craft room studio do over or tidy up. It always feels good to get the place tidy so you can make a mess in there again!!!


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Friday, February 3, 2017

February Jot mood board

There's a stunning new mood board over at Jot Magazine perfect for Valentines day!


For my layout I have used the brand new Magnolia Jane collection from Heidi Swapp. Its full of pretty feminine colours and patterns.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

I made a feature of the floral stamps by creating sort of a border on the right side of the photo then layered some tulle over the top for a soft effect!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

Its such a pretty mood board I hope you get a chance to play along!
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Heidi Swapp Lightbox

I love my Heidi Swapp Lightbox, it's by far the easiest way to add a personal touch to your home decor or to celebrate something fun in your life! I would like to share  a couple of ways I have used my regular sized Lightbox recently! My boys were excited for the new Rogue One Star Wars movie just before Christmas so we got into the mood with my lightbox. I used the New Years Eve background in combination with the DIY slides using the gold stickers and blank slides.
Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Lightbox

In January my family and I visited Hawaii again so I wanted to share my excitement using my Lightbox. Here I used the beach background slides as well as the new white letter slides that really pop against the background slides.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Lightbox

What would your Lightbox say?

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