Thursday, April 13, 2017

Celebrate Easter with Heidi Swapp storyline

I love that my boys still believe! I love that they still wake up on Easter morning and go hunting for eggs. I know way too soon they are going to be past this stage but I am hanging on to these times for as long as I can. I also love that I am able to retell over and over these stories because of my memory keeping, and I love even more now that it is just so easy with the new  Heidi Swapp Storyline collection available at Michaels. Let me share a little back story to this layout. This time last year I spent Easter with my dear media team member Jamie Pate, away from my family who were back home in Brisbane Australia. Lucky for me my husband sent me these photos of my boys egg hunting  via text messages on my phone. A half a world away, don't you love technology?! There the photos sat, on my phone  for almost 12 months because quite frankly I just didn't have the time to scrap them. Enter the new Storyline collection. When I saw that each Sticker pack contained a sheet of "Holiday" words I knew I could get this story told pronto! Let me share with you this layout I created from last years Easter that took me less than half an hour to put together!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

I just love how quick and easy it is to get a memory scrapped. I added some stitching which took me an extra 4 minutes and that die cut bow, another 2 minutes, so adding simple extra touches like this adds hardly any time to getting a page done, and I think for special occasions such as Easter sometimes a touch of extra makes all the difference.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

The Deck of Days cards make it so easy to embellish a page. Just peel of the backing and stick the card down!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

I love the soft subtle texture the stitching and bow creates! They both create texture without the bulk which for me who creates a lot of scrapbook layouts is important! Lets see how easy it was to create my page. Step 1. Download and print off an egg clipart from google. Lay the print out over the white page that has been removed from the plastic sleeve and trace over the egg outline with a pencil to create an indentation of the egg on the white page underneath.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 2. Type out your "who, what and where" using the We R Memory Keepers typecast Typewriter or simply add them in with your handwriting.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 3. Stitch over the egg shape indentation with a sewing machine or you could hand stitch as well. I went around my egg three times for some fun texture.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 4. Gather your photos and Deck Of Days cards to coordinate. I chose the "Little Moments" pack for this layout.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 5. Lay out your photos and cards around the outside of the base card until you find the right balance. Once you are happy with the placement, adhere everything down, adding the adhesive photo corners to adhere your photos. I added some pop dots to some of the photos and cards to add some definition to my page.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 6. Add the date using the date sheet from the Storyline Sticker Kit, I chose the Peony Kit for my layout.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 7. Using the Holiday sheet also found in the Sticker Kit, add your title. I chose the Easter sticker of course.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 8. Write out your journaling using one (or more if needed) of the journaling stickers from Sticker Kit. Peel off and adhere to the layout.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 9. Accentuate some photos with the clear stickers found in the Sticker Kit.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Step 10. Using a bow die, cut out a white bow and fold as per instructions. I used the We R Memory Keepers One Piece Bow.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection



Step 11. To complete the layout adhere the bow to the center of the egg! Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection Don't you love how easy this is! As I said previously this layout took me less than 30 minutes, as a busy mum I just love that! Now before you go, let me share with you my scrap table at  the end of my session. I am notorious for being a messy scrapper, I've been known to move to the floor to finish off a project as there is no room left on my desk!!!! However with the new Storyline collection, everything you need is in those two packs- the Deck Of Days and the Sticker Pack. No need to go hunting through your boxes of embellishments, no need to spend hours agonizing over the colour of a button or letter sticker, everything is coordinated ! Everything is there! No mess! No Fuss! 
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Celebrate No Housework day with the Heidi Swapp Letterboard!

Today Is International NO HOUSEWORK DAY!!! Can I get a YAY!!
What better way to celebrate and shout it out to the world ( and my family -wink) than to use the brand new Heidi Swapp Letterboard! It is just so easy to customise any quote , saying or message you have with the different fonts which includes 4 colours, 4 sizes and the best of all words in Heidi's handwriting!
Here I combined black, gold and hot pink letters and icons to tell my story! I love how they pop off the white Letterboard background. Here I am using the Large Letterboard!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Letterboard

A close up of the letters, I love all the different fonts mixed together.


Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Letterboard

What would your Letterboard say?
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Heidi Swapp Storyline

Have you seen the brand new Heidi Swapp Storyline collection available exclusive to Michaels!
It really is changing the way to memory keep. I love that I can get my family's stories recorded so quickly and effortlessly.  It is quick, it is easy and most important it allowing me to get more memories told!
 I love that the Motivation Deck of Days perfectly matched the new Jot magazine mood board too!



Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Let me show you how easy it is to create a page!


 1. Gather your photos, Deck of Days cards, Co-ordinating Sticker kit and page from the album

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

 2.  To begin add your answers to the question- Who Where and What with a Typewriter or you could also hand journal as well.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

3. Adhere your photos using the adhesive photo corners from the Sticker Kit.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

4. Add cards form the Deck Of Days pack to embellish your page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

 5. Add the date using the stickers from the Sticker Kit.
Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection


 6. Add a title from the Holidays sticker Sheet.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

7. Add your journaling on the journaling spots and adhere to your page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

 8. Add a few drops of Colorshine to add a touch of colour.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection


9. Complete your page with word stickers from the Sticker Kit.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Storyline collection

Don't you love how easy this is. I am definitely in love with this new( or is it old) way of scrapping. It definitely is all about the photos and stories.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Memory Planner pages and a fun Tab punch technique

Welcome everyone to the beginning of April, can you believe we are now into our fourth month of the year. One thing I am so thankful for is my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner that is allowing me to keep all the little snippets of my family's life each month.
Today I want to share my March pages plus a fun new way to create tabs for your planner using the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch board and Heidi Swapp StoryLine Deck Of Days cards!

This year I am using the Time Flies horizontal Memory Planner.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I love the first page each month allows me to get down my hopes, dreams and lessons learned.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

The pocket pages make it so easy to slip photos in for quick memory keeping.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

I like to embellish the plastic sleeves with stickers, again for quick and ease of getting our stories and memories told.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Planner
The calendar page highlights all the months happenings, plus allows me to add some decorative touches.

Let me share with you know how easy it is to use the new Heidi Swapp Deck Of Days cards from the Storyline Collection and the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board to create a fun element for my planner.



How fun is that! Be on the look out at your local Michaels stores for the new Story Line collection, It is making Memory Keeping so easy!
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Disneyland + Memory Dex

Some times when I am given an assignment by Heidi Swapp to share here on the blog I ponder over ideas for a while before starting to create. For this Memory Dex I had a few ideas in mind but then I had a light bulb moment and thought why not use some DIY die cut elements in my Memory Dex to create custom cards!! The next thing I knew I had my Silhouette cameo out, I was googling Mouse and Castle shapes and I was cutting! The fun outcome which I share below is now my new favorite project!
  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

I just adore that I have created a complete project that shares the highlights of my family's  recent trip to Disneyland.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

I love the bright pops of color and layers  peaking through that perfectly represents Disneyland don't you think!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Let me share with you a peak through my Memory Dex. I used the Memory Dex tray to hold all my cards, tickets and memorabilia. I am sharing some of my favorite cards inside my tray first.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Here I used one of the Gold Foiled cards and a circle punch.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

I used the Memory Dex punch to punch holes in the photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

I used Butter Colorshine and a polka dot stencil to create a pattern on my Mickey Mouse ears.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Stamping using the Memory Planner collection Clear stamps adds an easy and quick embellishment.


  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Here I used a piece of a Memory Dex card that I trimmed from the top of a card as am embellishment tucked under the photo.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Cards and memorabilia straight into my tray.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Let me share a little about how I created my die cut cards. I googled mouse and castles, imported them into my Silhouette Cameo machine and cut them out onto some white cardstock. I then used a variety of stencils and Color Shine colors to add some color to the die cut shapes.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Once dry I  trimmed a small section from the bottom of the shape and used the Memory Dex punch to punch the holes and I had created my own custom Memory Dex card!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

For my opening card I simple added some stamping using the Memory Planner Clear stamps and added the kraft die cut also from the Memory planner collection, clipping it on with the gorgeous clip from Magnolia Jane.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Circle punched photos and washi tape from Magnolia Jane make quick and easy cards.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

A photo and sticky label is all that is needed sometimes to tell a story.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

 I used my We Are Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add strip journaling to some of my cards.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Gold glitter paper and a star punch create fun embellishments.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

 I rolled my card into my Typecast typewriter to add journaling.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Splashes of Gold Color Shine add interest without the bulk.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

More circular photos trimmed to fit the card.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

No trip to Disneyland with boys is complete with a photo op with the man in Black!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Again, I used my Typecast typewriter, splashes of Color Shine and punched stars for a cohesive look to my cards.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Stencils and  Mint Color Shine create a bold statement against the black and white stripes of cards from the Selfie Kit and the Water Color cards allow for custom color  creations.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

For my blue Mickey card I first sprayed with a small dot stencil with Navy Color Shine then once dry resprayed  with the Navy again the entire shape  for a tone on tone effect.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

The accompanying  journaling card was created used one of the die cut shapes and some washi tape to make an interactive element!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

More washi!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Typed journaling and Glitter hearts!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

The Circular stencil from the Minc collection created a fun textural representation on the die cut castle card.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

On these cards I used the clear cards as overlays for the photos.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Here I want to showcase some of my favorite cards, it was so hard to narrow it down...which one would you choose!?

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Disneyland Memory Dex

Thanks for joining me today.  Have I inspired you to get some of your favorite vacation photos printed and into a Memory Dex tray? I hope so, my boys spent all weekend flipping through it and talking about their favorite memories, if for only that very reason my intention to create the tray has been fulfilled!
     
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