Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Heidi Swapp Christmas Decoration

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to share this frame, inspired by my friend, Lorrie Nunemaker.  She totally came up with the idea to use a frame and d rings to do any number of things...birthday countdowns, Christmas countdowns or sayings.  Since I happen to have several frames right at my disposal, I whipped this little honey up in no time.  Heidi Swapp has been gracious enough to give all kinds of free printables and the saying on this frame is one of her freebies.  The "candy cane" banner is also a freebie from her. I hope you enjoy and this inspires you to make your own framed art.  Please share with me when you do.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 3, 2012

City Sidewalks Family Holiday Book with Heidi Swapp's Chipboard Folder

Hi!  I was blessed with an early Christmas present:  The Cinch.  I have heard so many great things about this book binding tool but until I purchased it and played with it this past weekend, I didn't know what I was missing.  Wow.  This is some incredible piece of equipment and I have only bound one book.  It is like the gift giving world has opened up to me and I can see so many uses for this. 

I made one of my sisters a gratitude calendar out of a Heidi Swapp folder this past summer.  She emailed me this morning asking me if I could make three of them for her family members, her husband and her two grown kids (one girl and one guy).  I immediately thought I could use Heidi's mini chipboard folders for the outside and her free calendar printable to incorporate inside the book.  I think for both of the guys the book binding method will be perfect using some Tim Holtz paper, gears, clocks, etc.  I can't wait to start!  Back to the project at hand, though.

When I brought the Cinch home, I knew I wanted to make a family recipe/traditions book with lots of interactive pages.  I am going to ask my family members to email me their favorite holiday recipes and then I will insert them in the book.  I am then going to take photos of my family's special traditions and add those as well with some journaling.  What a neat gift to pass down from generation to generation. 

Using Heidi's chipboard file folder as the front and back cover is a must, in my opinion.  You can either use Color Shine or cover it with paper.  I chose paper this time because I love Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks line and wanted the book to have that as an overall theme.  I did add in some of Heidi's Vintage Chic papers in the form of mini-mini file folders that I cut from my Silhouette.  I also added some pages out of a "brag book" so that I can slip some photos in those sleeves.

It was when I completed the book that I decided I needed to share this idea with everyone and offer a great deal on a kit.  So, please see my previous post on the City Sidewalks Kit which retails for nearly $48.00 and I have on sale for $32.99.  Crazy, I know, but you will love it and I wanted it to be affordable during this time when we spend more money.

I would love your feedback on my first book.  Be honest, but be nice! :)  I had a blast making it (and stayed up until 5:00 a.m. the other morning just to finish the inside pages).  I can see so many more books in my future. I have watched all the episodes Heidi has on her My Craft Channel and have thought how nice those books would be.  Now, I have completely jumped on the bandwagon and away I go!  Thanks for stopping by and let me know when you make your book.

Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks/Snow Days and Heidi Swapp Kit for Sale!

The holidays are right around the corner and I have been working on a Family Holiday Traditions book (will post that book later).  I am going to include favorite family recipes, as well as our family traditions.  I know this little book will be cherished for generations.  It was so easy and fun to make using Pink Paislee’s City Sidewalks and Snow Day line with a Heidi Swapp Chipboard Folder as the cover.  This book is just one way of using these awesome products  You can also use the items for Christmas cards, scrapbook projects and much more.

I have put together a kit with lots of City Sidewalks items, Snow Day Wood Shapes and a package of Heidi Swapp’s Chipboard Folders.  This is such a great kit at an even greater price.  You will receive:

24 various double-sided 12x12 City Sidewalks (CS) paper
1 package of CS Paper Garland
1 package of CS Glitter Snowflakes
1 package of CS Ephemera
1 package of CS Parcel Tags
1 package of Snow Day Wood Shapes
1 package of Heidi Swapp’s Chipboard Memory File Folders

The retail value of this kit is nearly $48.00.  For this week from December 3, 2012 through December 9, 2012, the price is only $32.99, plus shipping. I can ship internationally!  Please email me with your order at and don’t forget to check out my website at for more Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee goodness. You can look at my past post regarding the City Sidewalks Line to get individual pictures of the items you will receive. Thanks!

Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks/Snow Day and Heidi Swapp Kit for $32.99!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Updated Blog!!!

A big shout out goes to my friend Lorrie who updated my blog.  Isn't is wonderful?  Thanks so much, Lorrie, for being the techno friend in my life!!! Woohoo  I love it.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Thanks.