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Thursday, June 25, 2015

LOVE marquee love.

summer is here! and with that LOADS of events!  this year, summer for me is filled with all things LOVE...babies and weddings!  tis the season!  in spirit of this fabulous time of year, i created some gorgeous heidi swapp marquee love letters that are perfect for all things LOVE.  what i created is simple, timeless and super elegant.  perfect decor pieces for weddings, wedding showers, babies and baby showers!  think guestbook tables, nurseries, mantle decor.


if you have seen the fabulous marquee letters than you know that when you purchase them, they are simply plain white.  and although still fabulous....who doesn't love to jazz things up just a bit more?

here is a very simple yet fabulous way to transform the gorgeous heidi swapp marquee letters into "wow factor" marquee letters!  all i did was take some of my favourite 12x12 pattern papers from the heidi swapp minc collection and ran them through my minc machine in gold and mint foil.  i then traced out the letters out of that paper and placed them inside my marquee.  I then lined the insides of my letters with the beautiful gold and white glitter marquee love tapes.  

however, to add that extra bit of dazzle i had to whip out the marquee love glitter.  this stuff is so sparkly, so dazzly, so chunky....it looks GORGEOUS on the marquee.  if you have not yet tried it out, i highly recommend.  it truly takes your marquee up to the next level of dazzle.


once i was all complete, i popped in my lights turned the switch and voila!  i LOVE my "LOVE" marquee.  



Thursday, June 18, 2015

forever and ever. love mixed media!

today i am up on heidi swapp's blog showcasing my latest creative adventure.  it is an adventure using the beautiful new cinch kits that are now available at michaels.  and … yes they are exclusive!  not only did i use the gorgeous cinch kits to create my project, but also the fabulous new mixed media products that will make your heart swoon.


think texture pastes in gold, silver, metallic teal….just to name a few.  art screens and ink in beautiful phrases and gorgeous colours.  yes….totally over the top amazing.


i am sharing an in-depth look into my project today so i hope you head on over there for a good look.  there are so many fun and easy tips and techniques that i share in order for you to maximize your stencils and art screens.  they are so fun to combine and alter to get exactly the look you are wanting.


this page above is probably my favourite in my album so far.  i love the colours and the stencils and just the way it all blends together.  i think the best part about mixed media is that it truly takes on a life of it's own.  there is still so much i want to add and do to my book!  i can never get enough of making pretty stuff.  especially when it's as awesome as the new mixed media stash now available at michaels.  seriously….it's a must have! and SO fun. #selfprofessedmixedmediaaddict :)


Monday, March 16, 2015

instagram & me.

if you are a lot like me, then you LOVE instagram.
like LOVE it.
it has got to be my greatest addiction when it comes to social media.
i love following so many amazing talents out there, i find i get so much inspiration seeing what others are seeing, creating and documenting.  it is such a beautiful thing.


today on www.heidiswapp.com, i am SO excited to share a little inside peek with all of you talking about some of my little tips and tricks when it comes to making the most of my images that often hit my instagram feed.  my favourite tools to edit, and why i love them so.


i am also completely obsessed with my studio calico 9x12 pocket page album.  all those cute 3x3 pocket pages make my heart skip a bit a little.  they are SO much fun to fill up!

so please be sure to head on over to heidi's blog today to see all my little tips, tricks and project reveal close up.  i just love documenting everyday life! and of course, making it pretty! XO <3  i would also love to connect via instagram so be sure to follow me at @lbateman9442 so i can follow you back! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

in love with wanderlust

today i am SO excited to share my new obsession.
it's called wanderlust.  the collection….by none other than heidi swapp.
it has been gracing my desktop lately, and i love the sight.


the gold, the wood veneer, the pops of colour and bold geometric pattern. it is such a wonderful collection and so inspiring to work with.


i created a fabulous mini album showcasing this collection today over on heidi's blog.  this project is very near and dear to my heart and shows some of my favourite months so far in 2015.  i am really choosing to focus on the happy and good that fill my life as i have been feeling the "winter blahs".  i thought this would be a perfect way to snap me out of my funk….and it was just what the dr. ordered.


so head on over to heidi's blog today to see my FULL album reveal and how i have used some of my favourite wanderlust products together.  



so thankful for all those things 'big and small' that bring such joy to my life.  and to wanderlust for helping to make it pretty. xo


Monday, January 12, 2015

create january issue is LIVE!

happy 2015 everyone!
what better way to kick off the NEW year than with some incredible fresh and new inspiration!


i am so lucky and blessed to be a part of this wonderful magazine's design team.  we are all passionate about memory keeping and making our beautiful lives come ALIVE.  this issue is full of ideas, inspiration and more to jump start you into making YOUR memory keeping for 2015 shine.  so make sure to go and download your FREE digital issue today!  grab a favourite drink, get cozy and enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2014

heidi & rhonna love.

i am SO excited today to be sharing a project life page on heidi's blog that i created documenting my baby's 1st christmas photos!  with it being such a busy time of year i turned to my trusty little iPhone to help get my memories documented.
i used the fabulous rhonna designs app to create the perfect complimentary 4 x 4 cards that i combined with my photos to create a super cute and quick PL spread.
check out how i took all of these fabulous 4 x 4 cards and created my PL layout today over on www.heidiswapp.com :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

beauty is everywhere.

i love when i am able to just play and create and remember.
that is exactly what this little mini book was for me.
time to just play, enjoy, create and remember some of my recent favourite photos.
let's face it….life is tough. busy. stressful. going going going.
so i just wanted to create a little album where i could just forget about all that "stuff" and remember, refocus and just relish in the moments that REALLY matter.


so i created this super cute mini album out of some cardboard that i had stashed away and papers from the heidi swapp september skies collection.  you may also notice some beautiful NEW stickers now available at hobby lobby that i had the best time incorporating into my pages and cover.  seriously this "beautiful" sticker is GORGEOUS.  the colour, the glitter, the quality of it.  absolutely a must have for any project.


to create my cover, i simply cut 2 pieces of cardboard into 4 x 9 inches and covered it with this beautiful paper called "meadow bloom" from september skies.  this paper is probably one of my favourites from the entire collection.  i love how the colours pop against the gold.  i then added another sticker "see beauty everywhere" on the cover as well.  you may or may not recognize these stickers as they were first available as part of heidi's "vintage chic" collection a few years back.  well….now these stickers are making a reappearance and let me tell you, i could not be happier! i have always LOVED these little beauties.  i was so excited to incorporate these into my mini and alongside september skies.  you can get these stickers (as well as a ton of others) at hobby lobby now!

here is a peek into my inside pages.  i had fun keeping things simple.  adding some ephemera pieces, using my sewing machine to add some stitching and layering papers. love.


i love this page.  that camera is one of my favourite september skies ephemera pieces and i love how it looks on the vellum.  i punched some little hearts, stitched them on and then added another label sticker below. super cute.



love the september skies washi!






hope you are able to find some of those new stickers! they are the BEST!