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today i am sharing my latest layout with you all.
i created this fun 12x12 page using a few 'mixed media' type techniques involving my minc machine.
i love using my minc machine, especially when it comes to experimenting with projects!

for this page i wondered to myself what would happen if i took a cut file (this is a paige evans butterfly silhouette cut file i cut out of scrapbook paper using my silhouette machine), some minc reactive mist which i applied on top of the cut file with a generic make up applicator sponge.

to do this technique open your reactive mist and pour a small amount onto a craft plate.

take your sponge and apply a small amount to the sponge.  not too wet, just enough to apply a nice even layer onto your paper.

dab the sponge on top of the cut file.

the idea is you are wanting the reactive mist to provide a stencilled image once the paper cut file is removed.

 it is important that you do this technique quickly and efficiently otherwise i found my paper cut file wanted to "stick" to my background page as the mist dried.

you do not want to use a lot of mist when applying your sponge onto the cut file...less is more i find and when using less it takes a lot less drying time.

so be sure to be quick so it does not stick!

once my page was fully dried (very important!) i ran it through my minc machine on heat setting 3 using this gorgeous new silver holographic foil.

once i removed the foil and transfer folder you can see the gorgeous design that was created!  a subtle holographic design of the butterflies.  i really love how it turned out!  its subtle yet eye catching.

now to finish my page!

i added all elements of the heidi swapp color fresh paper collection to create my page and added on my type text journaling using my we r memory keepers typecast.

i used this super adorable 12 x 12 good vibes transparency paper as an over lay on top of my page.  it really looks awesome over top the minc'ed butterflies!

i am super happy with how this page turned out and i love the overall vibe.
the minc is such a great tool to use when wanting to add subtle and/or bold techniques to scrapbooking pages.  it certainly was a super easy technique and i will definitely be trying it out on other pages of mine in the future.  it sure will be fun to see how this concept looks when using other colors of foil.

be sure to check out all things heidi swapp minc and color fresh right now!
they truly make the perfect creative collab xo.


notebooks are my love.
diy notebooks? MAJOR love.
ever since i learned how to hand make and create coptic notebooks earlier this year i have been obsessed (you can see those posts here , here and here). 
it truly is one of my favourite ways to combine and transform a favourite paper collection.

with summer just fresh out the gate i could not think of a better way to create with one of my most all time favourite collections pineapple crush by heidi swapp.
i mean just LOOK at all of those insanely amazing patterns and colors? be still my heart!

so needless to say i got creating and made this super fun 6x6 coptic notebook/album all set and ready to go to document some summer fun!

i love coptic notebooks because they truly are a labour of love. hand made with every stitch and completely customizable as to how i want them to be.  they are truly such a showcase piece having an entire paper collection all together.  and they look simply stunning sitting on a bookshelf.

adding in some of the pineapple crush puffy stickers as charms was so much fun.  it really adds some pop and playfulness to the spine of the book.
they are truly the cutest.

summer is here and i am SO ready for you!

pineapple crush is available right now in the heidi swapp online shop!  be sure to get your hands on it before it is too late.  just like summer it will sure to sell out fast.

happy creating...i know you will love it!


today i want to share my june 2019 month at a glance memory planner page with you.
i also want to share some game changing information as well.
but first...question.
do you ever get frustrated when you get your hands on a fabulous new crafting product but it just never seems to work for you?
well...that has been me for SO long! 
i hate to admit it but it is 1000% true.

first off...i love working in my heidi swapp memory planner.
like LOVE IT.
i also love adding photos...
so when i got my hands on the heidi swapp photo sticker sheets my excitement could not be contained.
they are made to fit the templates of the planner so that you basically just print your photos on the photo sheets and because they are STICKER PHOTO SHEETS you are able to pop them right in...no adhesive required!

however...for the longest time i could NOT get them to work properly for me.
i was super bummed.

BUT....thankfully the other day heidi swapp and her daughter did an amazing step by step tutorial on instagram stories that solved my issues and changed the game for me entirely.
so....i thought i would not only share my brand new monthly spread but i would also outline their steps so that you could have a reference if you have been curious, or had the same issues as me OR would just love to learn something that is so fabulous, fun and EASY!
ok...let's go!

so this is the planner i am using.
you can find this planner right now at joann stores and joann online in the heidi swapp boutique aisle.
i love working with the 6x8 size myself and for this post i am using the 6x8 classic size photo sheets (but there are also personal size photo sticker sheets that work fabulous in the classic size planner too....personally i love to mix and match all the photo sizes in all of my different sized planners).

photos are such a fun way to not only memory keep and "highlight" but they look so awesome gracing the dates of the calendar.

the templates fit the calendar perfectly and i just love it!

OK...so let's talk printing the photos.
to begin you will need to read through these instructions.

***my tutorial here is showing how to use these templates with the PAGES APP on my iPhone ONLY (not the photoshop method) . so you will need to refer to the pages instructions only...not the photoshop ones if you are wanting to do it the way i am doing it on my phone and in this tutorial***

Step 1: Open your desired template in the pages app and you will see this screen come up.

Step 2: Touch the photo square you are wanting to insert a photo into first.  You will see boxes appear to show your desired box.

Step 3: Touch the paintbrush tool on the top screen and on the bottom of your phone you will see the 'replace' option.  Choose that and then your albums will pop up allowing you access to your camera roll.

Step 4: Open your camera roll and choose your desired photo

Step 5: Your photo will appear in the box that had the blue dots around it.  Repeat the same steps over for each box.

Step 6: Once all the boxes are filled you can print!  Touch the 3 dots in the top right hand corner and it will bring you to another screen.

 Here you can see all of your options...including to print.

Once you select your printer the print button will highlight (in top right hand corner) and your photos will be yours!

I use the Epson PM-400 printer and LOVE IT. Highly recommend!  however these photo sticker sheets will work with any printer that prints a 5x7 sticker sheet size.

I hope you try out this method as it really helped me SO SO much! Before I could never get the photos to print and/or work the template as easy as this!  this literally has changed everything for me and has sped up the photo printing process ten fold. i am SO grateful and i never realized how easy it was to use these photo sticker sheets till now!

thank you Heidi and Quincy for bringing this much needed conversation to life!

remember everything i shared here (excluding printer) can be found right now at joann stores and joann online!


when it comes to scrapbooking tools everyone has a favourite.
you know...that can't live without, must have on every layout kind of favourite.
yep. you know it's true.
for me...that is my we r memory keepers typecast.

our love runs deep.
and it was pretty much love at first sight.
i love to be intentional about making sure all of my scrapbook pages include the details.
i remember looking back at one of my old albums and realizing how much of 'the story' i was missing.  it made me sad because i honestly could not remember.  from that day forward i vowed that all of my future pages would include more of that priceless detail no matter what.

using the typecast is so awesome for so many ways.  first off...who doesn't love vintage type text on anything?! i adore it so much.  plus the typecast fits 12 x 12 scrapbook papers so that in itself is HUGE.  it is also such an EASY tool to work with.  no time for complicated here.  and i love that.  plus it looks super cute in my studio.  it is a winner hands down in my books.

here is one of my latest pages where you can see the we r memory keepers typecast in action.  summer is in the beginning phases around here and now with a blossoming 2 year old on my hands the stories and fun are in full swing.

i used the gorgeous pineapple crush collection by heidi swapp to pull this page together and i absolutely love the vibe.  the black and blush pink are always a winning combo in my books.  plus these stickers really helped bring my story and page to life.  you must get your hands on a set of these beauties! they are so beautiful!


pineapple crush is such an incredible collection to bring summer stories to life inside your albums.  hands down it is one of my favourites to work with!

summer we are SO ready for you!


i love playing with all the different paper collections that get released.
there are so many beautiful patterns and designs to play with.
i remember seeing this particular collection released back in january 2019 at creativation and literally gasping out loud.

i have always been a lover of anything crate paper and this collection entitled "all heart" seriously took my breath away.  it is SO unique, so trendy, so fun...romantic and grunge.  the whole concept behind the art and design of this release is truly fabulous.  when i finally got my hands on the product i could not wait to play!

first creative project up....my heidi swapp memory dex!
i love my heidi swapp memory dex cards and spinner.  
it is really such an amazing way to spend time inspiring yourself and creating such gorgeous cards that result in beautiful collections of art.
most of the time if i feel like i am in need of a 'creative uplift' i will create a few memory dex cards.  i always find that when i do that it is just the creative push i need to get myself going on other projects where i feel creatively blocked.

watch my video below to see just how easy it is to create custom memory dex cards using the heidi swapp memory dex dies and patterned paper.  i used the all heart 6x8 paper pad in the video.  creating memory dex cards is also an amazing way to use up scrap papers and stash.  a little truly goes a long way when designing and putting together your memory dex.

as you can see it is super easy to use the dies.  just run them through your die cut machine on top of your favourite paper and then voila!  perfect cut and sized cards for your spinner.  add your favourite embellishments, photos, stickers and more.  i love using my we r memory keepers typecast to incorporate sentiments and quotes onto my cards.  to do this you could either type on your paper before or after you run it through your die cut machine.  the choice is totally up to you.

i love how each card encompasses a different personality.  holds a different sentiment, message or memory.  just flipping through my memory dex brings me so much joy and creative uplift.  and it sure looks beautiful sitting on my desk.

note: you can find a ton of memory dex goodies right now (such as the dies, spinners and pre-made cards) right now at scrapbook.com

thank you crate paper for creating all heart.
it is SO beautiful and looks amazing in my spinner.

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