Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I love this project. I love this new collection. It is so inspiring, universal, and just plain fun! I had such a blast with it that I actually made a tutorial video for Heidi Swapp that is featured on her blog today! You can watch it here!
Create Well: Create a mini book on the top of a frame so that you can change out the paper on the front and behind the glass any time of the year!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
As a family of four, we celebrated Valentine's Day by taking E to The Lego Movie. Crack me up. The experience was an adventure. This was only the third time we have taken him to the movie theater as he has a difficult time sitting still.
I am not going to giveaway any parts of the movie, just in case you are going to be watching it, but there were several parts of the movie where he was so surprised that it had him bursting out into tears. Mind you, it was actually a comical movie and I am glad it was loud in the theater because when he was crying, I was laughing. (Sarcastic humor is my thing).
He really ended up loving the film, I enjoyed time to sit and relax, the baby fell asleep the entire time in her car seat, and we were together as a family. It was perfect.
I created this card having fun with Heidi Swapp's Hello Today patterned papers and Ephemera pack. I just used the hexagons in the ephemera pack on foam adhesive to give it dimension. I added Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue by American Crafts around each hexagon and the Ephemera to give it a little shine. I love how it turned out!
Create Well: Add glitter glue around the design of your paper. When it dries it actually looks like you purchased real glitter paper.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! I have been having a blast making cards - which is so unlike me! I usually leave the card making to my sister (she really can bust them out like there's no tomorrow!)... But, Heidi Swapp's new Color Magic Cards are so much fun!
I saw this great tutorial from Damask Love using basic punches to create a cupcake. I wanted to try it with what I had to create a cute Valentine's Day Latte. ;) It was good paper piecing practice. Take time to try out tutorials, tips and tricks to better help you learn how to use what you have. I am loving trying out Heidi's new products in new ways!
Happy Valentine's Day too... show someone you care! My son picked this card to give to his teacher today, so I hope she likes it! ;)
Create Well: Keep learning! There is always something new to learn when it comes to crafting!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Welcome to celebrating Valentine's Day in a special way! Heidi Swapp's Say I LoveYou Media Team Blog Hop will give you several ways to inspire you to create random acts of kindness the people in your life! Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just for those married or dating. Is there someone that you know that doesn't usually get recognized on Valentine's Day? Maybe a widow, co-worker, or even the homeless person on the corner?
I believe everyone should be treated like gold. So, this new technique to emboss ribbon with gold embossing powder should make anyone's day! Watch this quick video where I show you how do this at home!
I created this card to "Say I LoveYou" to our Occupational Therapist who has completely changed our lives. She has shown such love and devotion to my son in the short time we have known her that I can't help but show her some kindness this Valentine's Day!
Is there someone you want to "Say I Love You" to? Join in our random acts of kindness challenge by posting photos of your projects and cards to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #HeidiSwappSayILoveYou!
Next on the #HeidiSwappSayILoveYou Media Team Blog Hop is Lindsay Bateman! You are going to love what she has created! Here are the list of girls participating today! If you haven't already started with Heidi Swapp's project make sure you do! She has some freebies to giveaway as well!
Create Well: Create a card for someone, Say I Love You, and make someone's day!
Monday, February 3, 2014
It is February! A fresh new month with fresh new pages in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. You can read about how I am using my Memory Planner right here. I couldn't believe these beautiful 3x4 cards she gave out free on Saturday just for these pockets! You can upload yours from her blog.
A challenge I had last month was not writing small enough or having my journaling look uniform across the page. Now, this might not bother others, but it was bothering me. So, this month I drew lines with a ruler and ink pen.
I stamped along some of the circles using the Always Mini Stamp Set and the Best Day Ever Clear Stamp Set. I also decided to keep to two stamp pads this time (it seemed more pleasing on the eyes). I used Pink and Black.
I am excited to celebrate my son's 7th birthday this month! So, I had to add some of the Big Day Circle Stickers that were created to fit right inside!
I am looking forward to adding more journaling, photos, and even adding a few more pages to the book! In the meantime, to get more inspiration check out the hashtags on Instagram #heidiswapphellotoday and #onelittlethingeveryday!
Create Well: At the end of each month, get your next Memory Planner month ready to go so that all you need to do is write #onelittlethingeveryday!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Today I am up on Heidi Swapp's blog with a great way to organize all her stamps and stencils! I have been using them more now that I have quick access to them! Plus it makes for a quick clean up when you know exactly where they need to go!
I am using Becky Higgins Project Life pocket pages and album to store it all and I couldn't be more pleased with how it all worked out. Make sure to check out Heidi's blog to see inside my creative space.
Create Well: Staying organized in a small space means more time to create!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Yesterday I shared a new craft Craft Warehouse asked me to learn. Well, this week, I got another request from the Craft Warehouse yarn buyer. "Jen can you post some Arm Knitting projects on the blog?" Arm Knitting?! Now how fun does that sound?! I had just heard of the technique and new trend sweeping the nation last week. So, I rushed to Craft Warehouse to gather several yarns to try it out!
I had so much fun! When you get started you don't want to stop! The stitches are large and so fun looking! Each scarf can look different depending on what yarn or strands of yarn you use! Plus, it only takes between 20-30 minutes to make a scarf!
You can watch the video tutorial and see what yarns I used to get this look on the Craft Warehouse blog here.
Create Well: Take time to learn something new. It could be fun!