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STATIONERY I MINC @ JOANN

so attention attention....cute product alert!

 
if you have been to your local joann store lately then you have seen the gorgeous new heidi swapp boutique V2 gracing the store aisles.

part of this hsboutique v2 release are brand new stationery card sets.
however, what makes these stationery cards a bit more extra special is the ability to now run them through your MINC machine so you can now customize and add foil detailing.


i am obsessed with the pink foils especially lately.  the pink, hot pink and rose gold foil are currently at the top of my must have list.  but let's be real....ALL of the foil are on my must have list.  the more shine the better.  or as we love to say #foilallthethings!


i wanted to do a little step out demo on this card set.
one thing i love about this card set specifically is that it does not need a special occasion.
it is just an adorable, everyday random act of kindness surprise that you can send to that special girl friend in your life!
honestly who does NOT love adorable snail mail nowadays?


when you open this card you can see that it comes already designed.
so just a note that if you do not own a MINC you can definitely still purchase these card sets because they are perfect with or without the MINC.
however...let me show you just what happens when you add a little MINC magic.


i chose to use the rose gold foil on this card.


i simply trimmed a piece of foil off of my roll.  i then placed the foil on top of the card (with the card design facing up) and then slipped it into a transfer folder which will then feed through my MINC applicator machine.


once i feed my card through, i simply take it out of the transfer folder and can remove the foil immediately.  it does not require any drying time nor is it hot to the touch.  completely ready to go!


you can see as i start to remove the foil, the card takes on a whole new look!


talk about that shine.  it just NEVER gets old.  and looks amazing.


below i used the same technique on the other card that comes in this set.


you can see that on this card the confetti is what is transformed.  i love that i can literally make this confetti ANY color.  it's just too adorable for words.


hello gorgeous is RIGHT!
remember, you can find this card set (and MUCH MORE) right now at select joann stores and joann online!



MOTHERS DAY I LETTERBOARD

hello friends.
and hello all you mamas, grand mamas, aunts, daughters, sisters...to ALL of you women...whether or not you have children or not, we ALL "momma" in some way.


there is definitely something special, unique and oh-so-beautiful about being a female and our capacity to love and give and care so deeply about the people in our life.  to always think about the "little things" and to always be going the extra mile to make life special and memorable for the ones that we love.



the ability to "mother" really adds something amazing to this world.
it truly does make life beautiful.


i love using my heidi swapp letterboard to celebrate "all the things".  it is such a beautiful decor piece that always adds so much character and personalization into my home.  i love that i can have it say whatever i want it to say.


you can find these letterboards now at joann stores and joann online along with all of the fabulous alphabet sets.



"some days, she has no idea how she'll do it.  but every single day, it still gets done"


happiest mothers day all you amazing mommas.
XO

MOTHERS DAY I LIGHTBOX

 mothers day is THIS weekend!
and NOW more than EVER do i appreciate, respect and endlessly admire the mother who raised me!


hands down it is THE hardest job on the planet.


biggest hugs and high fives to all of you out there who give of yourselves tirelessly and endlessly to raising humans.  a mother's job is never done...no matter the age OR stage.


but we keep going.  we keep loving, cheering, smiling, cuddling, listening and supporting 24/7 cause that is what we do and WHY we are AMAZING.

so we keep on keeping on.
high fives to us mommas!

to create this fun lightbox look:
use a regular sized heidi swapp lightbox and the marquee black mega pack alphas to combine trendy and bold statements.  these pieces can be found at michaels stores and michaels online.



STORYLINE V2 I A LAYOUT


today i am happy to share my newest storyline layout.

and yes...these layouts just make me HAPPY!


there truly is nothing more personally satisfying than completing personal projects and ideas that have been on the brain 'to be completed' for days (even weeks sometimes!).

with everything going on in life i often do not often have the luxury at my disposal to sit and create gorgeously detailed scrapbook pages (even though i LOVE to).  

so storyline has really come to my rescue with that!  

a system designed to focus on PHOTOS AND THE STORY.  

nothing more, nothing less.  a system for success.  count me in!


these are my daughter's 9 month photos.

i am a few weeks late at finally getting them taken (cause you know...life! ;) ).

all i simply did was take the 12 x 12 insert page that comes already inside the album and adhere my 4 photos.  i also printed these at home.

once they were secured i simply added in a few of my favourite deck of days from the 'everyday' kit.  then came the journaling and the ever important 'who', 'what' & 'where'.


my journaling always changes up with each page i create.

some are more detailed than others.

some will include a funny or memorable story.

other times my journaling will be more focused on the particular photo i chose to document.

sometimes it's just me expressing my feelings...i like to call them 'mommy thoughts'.

it really is always something different.

i just go with my heart that day.

i love that because of that her album is truly becoming an eclectic mix of everything that is making up our journey together as mommy and daughter so far.


i love slipping these timeless treasured stories back into the storyline albums.

they are all SO beautiful and the quality exceptional.

this 'tell your story' 12 x 12 album is a top favourite.


simplified storytelling is truly the best.

next time you are at michaels or perusing michaels online be sure to check this system out.

it may just be the answer you are looking for too.

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STORYLINE V2 I 8.5 X 11 ALBUMS

pretty things just make my day.
i love love love pretty things.
pretty crafty things.
i know you get me on this.
nothing better, am i right?!?


and speaking of pretty things i must talk about these albums today.
now available at michaels stores and michaels online.
have you seen them yet?



these are the 8.5 x 11 D RING set.  and i am obsessed.
(there are also new albums just as beautiful available in the 12x12 post bound size as well).
but let me introduce to you these 3 beauties.


(i still have yet to pick a favourite)
so first up is the gorgeous white floral "tell your story".


i absolutely adore this one.
i am actually thinking of starting a personal 'memoir' type album on myself using this album.
stay tuned on that!

next up this the bold black and white stripe, 'beautiful life'.


this album is perfect for any topic or theme, boy or girl.  
i love how gorgeous this album looks sitting on a book shelf and the inside is filled with gold foiled polka dots.
it really is the best.

last but not least is this floral.
sigh....i could stare at this pattern ALL DAY.
it is just gorgeous in every way.


the richness and high quality of these albums cannot be denied.
these are probably some of the best made albums i have laid my hands on.
i also adore the gold clip detailing on each one as well.
the perfect finishing touch.



and remember, these albums are made to house really anything and any type of memories!  maybe it is traditional scrapbook pages, or pocket pages, or storyline pages.  maybe it is just for photos, or art work or whatever else you are needing an album to house.




whatever the situation, whatever the need.  these storyline albums are the perfect home for it all.


to see and learn more about these albums and storyline system be sure to stop by heidiswapp.com.  and remember they are all available right now at michaels stores and online!


LIGHTBOX I EASTER

more holiday goodness is upon us.
but wait...wasn't it JUST christmas?!?
sigh...
time marches on.

however...this time around i am BEYOND thrilled to be celebrating another one of my favourite holidays.
easter.
it is such a beautiful time of year.  the meaning. the feeling. and yes... spring is around the corner.

finally.


i gathered some of my favourite heidi swapp lightbox pieces together to create a simple and festive mantle display that i feel honours this blessed time of year perfectly.


i love that i can combine the various lightbox sizes together.  that way, i can always adequately express exactly what it is i want to say...without having to sacrifice on the decorative aspect.  because they are just too much fun to use and display!


mixing and matching all of the different font slides along with background slides even gives you more decorative possibilities and options!  i love how i was able to capture both the easter and spring feel perfectly.


i always like to add in a few extra fun decor pieces.  this year, these gorgeous glittered easter eggs were a must have.


yellow tulips are just an obvious choice.


and my felt pom garland obsession is still going strong.  i love this one i had made in all the signature easter colours.






all of these light boxes, as well as the lightbox accessories can be found at joann stores or joann online! be sure to check out the amazing selection of lightbox swag that will complete your holiday home decor beautifully!


happiest easter everyone.
XOXO



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