Friday, October 17, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Boo Bucket!

I have always wanted to try out the new Booing tradition in my own neighborhood. When Heidi challenged me to create an "off the page" Halloween project using her new September Skies collection, I had to try my hand at making a boo bucket! You can see my full post about it on Heidi's blog right here!

I originally got the "boo bucket" idea from Craft Warehouse last year.  I spent some time designing these free signs for Craft Warehouse but didn't even get a chance to use them! So, when I saw these little legs by Darice and that they matched the paper I wanted to use and also the sign I created, I had to get them! 

You can get this free printable and the free boo poem download that matches right here!

Create Well: Spread some random acts of kindness in your neighborhood.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Heidi Swapp - World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! You know, it wasn't until I started working with Heidi Swapp's products did I fall in love with card making. I dreaded making a card years ago. Since then, I have found what makes a great card is the joy of the person making it.

Happy thoughts make happy cards. Happy cards make happy recipients.

My twin sister is quite the card maker. In fact, this is her holiday ;) She makes cards that make me fall in love with stamping, small details, or embossing all over again. I am always excited to get one of her cards as a gift. I feel special when I get it in the mail.

That's how it should be for everyone that gets a handmade card. They should feel special.

This card was made with Heidi Swapp's new September Skies collection now in independent scrapbook and online stores! I love the sentiment stamp from the new collection and built the card around it. I had to add this Lawn Fawn bear, from the Love You S'more Set, to the card because he is just so darling. I also customized him with his little heart.

When my son saw him, the first thing he said was, "Ahhhhh!" Mission accomplished.

Join me and the rest of the Heidi Swapp Media team with more card inspiration on Instagram! Start right here at Heidi's feed!

Create Well: Happy thoughts make happy cards. Happy cards make happy recipients.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Pretty Pockets

Pretty Pockets @heidiswapp @createoften @beckyhigginsllc #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Every day I feel more and more blessed to be able to tell my story in a creative way. Really - the zoo is one of those trips where photos are taken, but nothing really ever happens to them. They might be lucky if they even make it to Facebook to share. I am so thankful that I was able to print these unique photos of my son at the Oregon Zoo and added the memories right into the Becky Higgins Project Life Pockets.

Today, I am sharing three of these pockets on Heidi Swapp's blog with a free download printable - so you can have the inspiration when you are ready to sit down and scrapbook!

Create Well: Keep a binder filled with project inspiration, instructions, and printables so when it comes time to create, you have inspiration at your fingertips.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Project Life Pocket Card

Heidi Swapp Color Magic Project Life Pocket Card @heidiswapp @createoften @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife #colormagic
I love making cards. It wasn't always that way but I realized how important a handmade card was after receiving a few in the mail. It is like having a mini work of art in your hands. It feels so good to get that little piece of art in the mail that I try my best to do the same.

Heidi Swapp Color Magic Project Life Pocket Card @heidiswapp @createoften @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife #colormagic

My sister likes to do several at the same time, assembly-line style and then package them up as Christmas gifts. Everyone loves these gifts! It is a great idea to do this time of year before you get started on your Christmas cards! ha!

Today I share how to make this fun Heidi Swapp Becky Higgins Project Life pocket card on Heidi's blog. Click on over to get the step by step directions.

Create Well: Take time to show someone you care by sending them a handmade card. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Hello Today

Ok, I admit it. Having a little girl added to our family makes scrapbooking quite fun! I get the best of both worlds. I can scrapbook our family pictures using any collection of papers I want. Then, I am enjoying making my son's pages for his own album and then my daughter's for hers. It makes using all the pink I want totally ok!

I realized a few weeks ago how important it is for each of my children to have their own albums devoted to their own pages. My son sat and looked through his and I could tell he felt loved. I wonder if he would see that as much if all the pages were mixed together instead. 

I am falling more and more in love with these acrylic shapes by Heidi Swapp. Now that I have the American Crafts Mini Stapler, I swear I want to staple everything. Forget the glue! Give me gold staples every time!

The journaling short and sweet on this page as it will go side by side with another scrapbook page I will share later this week!

Create Well: Place your children's pages in a separate album so they can read it often as conformation of your love to them.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Scrapbook Generations Create Magazine

Scrapbook Generations Create FREE Digital Magazine Issue 9 Featuring Heidi Swapp @heidiswapp @createbysg @createoften #heidiswapp #hsSeptemberSkies #scrapbookgenerations

Can it be possible that two amazing digital magazines come out in one month?! Yeah, it is pretty hard to believe that Heidi Swapp and her media team were asked by Scrapbook Generations if Heidi's brand be the featured manufacturer in their monthly free digital magazine. Well, after the release of the new #HSProjectLife magazine last week and this one today, I feel like I am on cloud nine!

You will get a sneak peek at Heidi's newest collection, 'September Skies', that begins to ship to stores today too! Plus there are several sketches to help you get motivated to craft too.

Here is my double page spread using their sketch! You will want to read the magazine to get all the details! The right side opens up with a flap and the inside is where I added a homemade photo stack to add more photos. 

I also created a card using the sketch Scrapbook Generations provided! I turned it upside down so I could have a little fun with Heidi's new stamp set in the collection! 

Scrapbook Generations Create FREE Digital Magazine Issue 9 Featuring Heidi Swapp @heidiswapp @createbysg @createoften #heidiswapp #hsSeptemberSkies #scrapbookgenerations

I hope you have a blast reading the magazine! I loved the behind the scene photographs and questions that Heidi shared! It was my favorite part! You can click right here to get to the free Scrapbook Generations Create Magazine!

Create Well: To be inspired is great, to inspire is incredible. - Unknown

Monday, September 15, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Interactive Project Life Pages

Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff Volume 1 Issue 3 Free Magazine @heidiswapp #heidiswapp #hsprojectlife #projectlife

Have you read Heidi Swapp's new free e*idea book? I am so thankful to have been a contributor for this amazing magazine! To have projects along side Heidi, her media team, Ali Edwards, Stephanie Bryan, and Rachel Del Grosso was an honor. Then, to also be featured along side my online friends Cathy Vee and Annette Spaniel was so awesome!

Now, today, on Heidi's blog I get to go deeper into how I created my interactive Becky Higgin's Project Life page. This was one of my favorite pages to do! It was so easy to document my daughter's first birthday. Click on over to Heidi's blog today to get six different ways to add interactive elements to your pages!

Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff Volume 1 Issue 3 Free Magazine @heidiswapp @createoften #heidiswapp #hsprojectlife #projectlife
Create Well: More interactive elements on a page means more ways to help you tell your story!
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