project runway: life is short *be awesome*

glitter isn’t just for girls. i challenged my media team this week to bring on the BLING with my #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life Glitter Value Kit and not one project disappoints! Sarah Bargo, even with having boys, never says no to glitter. glitter is that girl’s middle name! i LOVE that she took on the challenge and gave this kit a masculine look. take a look and see what i mean!!!

Well hello there! I am having so much fun with Heidi’s new Project Life Glitter Kit! I hope you got your hands on it because it is so sparkly and gorgeous! I so wanted to scrap these pictures of my son to celebrate his love of atv’s,  but I was trying to figure out how to use the glitter kit in a masculine way….. and then I was like duh?! All glitter isn’t super girly! I have been so in love with gold and silver and pink glitter lately that I totally forgot how awesome black glitter looks! It is so sharp looking! Perfect to add an edge to these boy pics!

Glitter Kit by @heidiswapp #heidiswapp #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Fancy shmancy!

Here’s what I came up with!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife


Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

(I wanted to incorporate orange into the layout because my son was wearing it and he loves it, so I actually snuck some orange and white star paper from Heidi’s No Limits Collection!)

One thing I love to do while “P-L-ing” is layer cards on top of each other! I trimmed this adorable ampersand card, rounded the corners, then adhered it to the top of the solid white glitter card that has a black border! Perfect way to spice things up a bit!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

Ok. I think it’s safe to say that the striped card is pretty much my favorite card out of the whole kit. You don’t really have to do anything to it, it’s awesome on it’s own! I just added a little fussy cut piece to it…


Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

The glitter value kit has awesome embellishments in it! I love this pow burst!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

Another thing you can do with PL cards is take the 4×6′s and cut them apart! I trimmed this 4×6 to create a 3×4 with “the story” on it! Just trim, then round the corners!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

Here is the bottom portion of the 4×6 card, I trimmed along the edge and just left a little of the white to add a little zing!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

That’s totally what you thought wasn’t it, lol! Zing!

This adorable hashtag is an embellishment from the glitter kit also, but the letter stickers are from Heidi’s collection at Michael’s! They fit perfectly! That’s what I love about foam stickers, you can bend them to make them more playful or whimsical if needed to create that feel on your project!

Project Life Page by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the #hsprojectlife Glitter Value Kit! #scrapbooking #projectlife

So fun right?! Can’t wait to see what you make with these fabulous Glitter Kits! Don’t forget to link your projects up on Instagram with the #hsprojectlife hashtag woot woot!

Sarah, that orange POPS!!! black and white will always be classic and works with anything! thank you for stepping up to the challenge! 

what about you? are you ready to take on the challenge this weekend and use your Glitter Value Kit (available at Michaels, Spotlight, or in Becky Higgins’ shop which is in stock right NOW!) add a little BLING to your weekend!

Supplies: Favorite Things Core Kit, Project Life Sheer Stickers, Project Life Glitter Value Kit, Project Life Clear Value Kit


make PRETTY pockets week 2

welcome back to another week of my NEW blog series PRETTY POCKETS! for the next 11 weeks i will be sharing 3 different pocket ideas using my #HSProjectLife products a week. that means at the end of the 12 weeks there will be 36 different ideas to help you ‘make pretty pockets’! at the end of each blog post, there will be a FREE printable download so that you can print out the inspiration and have it handy when it is time to get creative! if you missed last week’s, you can find it here along with its download! Jamie Pate is up with three simple but beautiful pocket ideas….

Hey everyone…welcome to week number 2 the Pretty Pocket series. I love these kind of posts. Quick ideas to get your creativity a jump start. Just in time for the upcoming weekend. Hoping these few ideas I have here for you today inspire you to get your pocket-scrappiness on and make pretty stuff.

First up…

The first pocket I want to share  includes the Heidi Swapp Project Life Mini Memory File. O.K. friends…these little files are so adorable. And great little interactive pieces that have so much possibility.

For the front of the file I trimmed out a card from the Glitter Kit, notched the bottom and stapled to the front. A Clear Sticker is a real simple finish to this. I loved using that ‘happily ever after’ to document a story about a life long friend of mine. It just seemed the perfect sentiment.

Add  photo inside. Take the Cherish Clear Stamps and add a few images with black ink. I like to double up that check box lined stamp to add notes and bullet points. A chipboard piece from the Clear Kit finished it all out.

Pocket #2…

Now this pretty pocket is super simple, but I think super lovely. Use the Project Life Vellum and Tags.

Layer vellum over a tag.  Attach with a small piece of washi, and trim the bottom edge if needed. As an extra idea, add a photo under or on the vellum, or journaling under the vellum, or  additional embellishment if you wish. Place in a 3×4 pocket. The glitter tag will be above the pocket a bit and very easily accessible.

Pocket #3…

This pocket may be my favorite. Use the Project Life Instaframe Cards. Embellish the front with a photo and a Glitter Chipboard piece.


create a handmade card stack with other Heidi Swapp Project Life journal cards and attach inside the Instaframe Card. Add journaling to these hidden pages or lots more photos.

The card now slips back into the pocket and the front is exposed to the outside. Super interactive. Super cute.

I pretty much have a crush on all these pretty pocket ideas. Can’t wait to go make even more.


So here’s this week’s POCKET PAGE ideas! I think each one is pretty much yet a lot of fun. And very useful. 3 additional ideas for you to play with and discover even more possibilities. You can also download this little instruction/ idea sheet and hang onto it for when you sit down to create! Click here to download and print!

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Project Life: Mini Folders. Roller Date Stamp. Cherish Clear Stamp. Glitter Value Kit. Clear Value Kit. Vellum and Tags. Instaframe Cards. Favorite Things Core Kit.

other: Precision Pen. Black Ink. Mini Stapler.

project runway mini album

there is nothing like taking a trip to Australia – i am always welcomed with such hospitality and love!!!! even better is when i get to spend my time with media team member and friend, Kim Jeffress. i can’t tell you how thankful i am to have her by my side when i visit. last March when i was there for the Spotlight Craft month tour, Kim joined me along the way. i had the opportunity to meet so many of you there and looking at Kim’s mini book today (featuring my #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life Glitter Value Kit) brings back such great memories!!!

Sometimes there are those events, a mini vacation or memories of a school year that need more than a layout. Today I am sharing a mini album I created for one such event. An event that happened back in March when Heidi visited Australia for the Spotlight Craft month tour.

I had been hoarding this little gold album from We R Memory Keepers for a while now and when Heidi asked me to create a project using the Project Life Glitter Value Kit I thought they would be be perfect combination. I decided I needed to use elements from a few of the PL kits in my mini to really make it shine!

I began with one of the chipboard pieces from the Gold Foil kit and hot glued it to the cover then added a mini frame I  found at Michaels.



To add my ribbon, I adhered one of the 4×6 cards from the Favorite  Things Core kit (that I trimmed slightly) to the front and back covers and adhered my ribbon underneath. I added some fun stamping to complete! I also punched some holes in that glitter 3×4 card and added it straight into my album as an opening page.


Here I stapled one of the Dreamy Ephemera pieces directly to my photo with my tiny attacher!


I wanted to show the cities we visited so I goggled an Australian map and lucky for me I found a yellow one! Once it was printed off I added some stamping from the Hello Today Mini stamps. Opposite  I popped that 3×4  card into one of the 3×4 plastic pockets from the Make Pretty Stuff collection and embellished it quickly with the PL clear stamp set.


Another 4×6 Favorite Things card I trimmed to 4×4. I also punched holes in one of the cards from the Clear Value kit as an overlay for my next set of photos.


Here you can see the Overlay and also see how I used scraps of pattern paper to pop into the tiny pockets. That yellow butterfly comes from the Make Pretty Stuff Ephemera pack!


Adding clear pieces to photos makes for quick and easy embellishments.


It was fun for my sister to come along to one shop visit.


Here I added  a clear flip pocket to the 4×4 pocket to add extra space  adding in some QR codes  as well. More stamping for quick embellishments and that photo is matted on one of the 4×6 Dreamy Core kit cards that I trimmed down.


For my cute shaker pocket I started with one of the frames from the Clear Value kit. I carefully sliced down  the centre of the chipboard frame so I was left with two frames-one with the clear window and one without. Using some scrap clear sheet I adhered it to the windowless frame then sandwiched the two sides back together, slipping some sequins inside. Once the glue was dry I popped it into the 3×4 pocket and added it to my album.


One simple stamp from the PL clear stamps is all that this photo needed.


Inside the scored 4×6 card I added my journaling.


Sheer stickers add some subtle texture.


Time to finally use that ‘fabulous’ Color Pop sticker I have been hoarding! I added it straight onto the plastic pocket!


Another Clear 3×4 card to add an extra element.


I couldn’t help but use that light bulb stamp from the September Skies Clear stamp set, it fitted my photo perfectly. I stapled on a chipboard piece from the Clear Value piece to complete.


This photo is embellished simply with that pretty glitter banner from the Glitter Value kit.


I slipped the mini file folder into the pocket, adhering the back of  it to the card, while the front flap sits outside of the pocket.


I added my journaling inside the File folder.


Glitter chipboard pieces adhered to the photo!


Pretty stamps from September Skies!


To my Dreamy 3×4 card  I added some sheer stickers and Chipboard shapes from the Clear Value kit.


You can see I embossed the card with the 3×4 Star embossing folder to add some texture.


The card lifts up to reveal the photo and journaling hidden underneath.


On the left I trimmed down one of the Glitter 4×6 cards to 4×4 and added my journaling to it. On the right I used another Glitter card and added a strip of the September Skies Washi tape to draw attention to the amazing view in the photo.


More fun stamping!


Hello Today Glitter stickers and Clear ephemera add a touch of elegance to my pockets.


I added my journaling directly onto the Dreamy 3×4 card, that card is one of my favorites!


Here I added one of the Clear Make Pretty Stuff words directly into my pocket.


To complete my album I added my journaling onto the Favorite Things card and adhered it to the pattern paper I had trimmed to size.


I hope I have inspired you to get those photos printed and into an album and add some quick and simple embellishments to create a memory that will last a lifetime!

i just LOVE it Kim!!! we really had so much fun meeting everyone! for those that have been trying to get my #HSProjectLife products at Spotlight stores, make sure to keep checking with your local store! i have seen and heard that shelves are being restocked. stores are taking orders too, if you are still wanting a specific kit. just talk to a store representative from the paper crafting department to see how you can get on that list!


ProjectLife- Glitter Value kit,  Favorite Things Core kit, Dreamy Core kit, Gold Foil Value kit, Clear Value kit, Clear Stamps, Sheer Stickers, Mini Folders,

Star Embossing Folder

Dreamy-Dots pattern paper, Ephemera, Layered Bows, Jumbled Stickers,

Favorite Things- Word Jumble Stickers, Puffy Stickers

September Skies- Clear Stamps

Make Pretty Stuff – 3×4 pockets , Clear Words, Ephemera

Hello Today- Pink Glitter Stickers, Mini Stamps journey

project runway: pocket page style

one of my favorite new #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life Value Kits is the glitter kit!!! tell me it is yours too!?! there is always room to sprinkle a little fabulous to any project! i have asked my media team to show off this fun kit in different ways! Lindsay is up first with a pocket page and she doesn’t disappoint. in fact, the kit seems to make her photos POP!

Today I am SO excited to share a Project Life layout/spread that I created using just the Project Life Glitter Value Kit as my base.  Now, this kit happens to be one of my all time favourites, so this assignment was nothing but pure fun for me to put together.  In keeping true to my “keep it simple” style, beginning a Project Life album (and maintaining it) has worked for me.  I definitely think that is part of the key to success with any type of memory keeping project-making it work for you.  So today I will share a few (very simple) tips and techniques that I have used in my spread using the oh-so-fabulous Glitter Value Kit!

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So, as you can see I have kept things super simple.  A focus on the photos, with some fun extras thrown in.  I also used the Panoramic Page Protectors for this spread so that I was able to include some extra photos and cards.

One thing I LOVE to do lately is add stamping directly onto my photos using black archival ink.  The images go on so crisp and do not smear.  I love how they add just that bit of extra something onto the photos to help tell the story (plus it looks so pretty!).

#hsprojectlife #projectlife #heidiswapp #scrapbooking #hsglittervaluekit #heidiswappatmichaels

I used the awesome Project Life Sheer Stickers as little label captions on some of my photos as well.  These are another fantastic option for adding some sentiment to your page, or even using them as prompts for journaling as well.

#hsprojectlife #projectlife #heidiswapp #scrapbooking #hsglittervaluekit #heidiswappatmichaels

For these cards, I actually mounted the photo directly on top of the card and trimmed off the remainder.  I love how the glitter edge serves as a fun border and then as you can see in the ‘funny story’ card, I added some stamping as well.

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For the photos above, I added some of the label stickers directly onto my photos, mixed in with some simple stamping.  Again, these are just some of the very quick and easy ways to customize your photos for your PL spreads and pockets that virtually take no time at all.  I just love how they add that little bit of “extra” to a page.


I hope that you are able to have some fun and play around with these super simple tips and techniques on your next Project Life page.  Mount a photo directly onto a PL card, add some stamping onto your photos, mix your stamps and stickers together onto a photo.  SO many ways to capture your photos, keep it simple, yet still create amazing results!  Man, I LOVE these Value Kits!

i love how classic and beautiful this page is Lindsay!!! keeping your photos black and white helped those little details stand out. you can find this kit at your local Michael’s store. make sure to check your store for their shelves will be restocking soon to prepare for an upcoming HS Project Life class in Michael’s stores! Details about registration will be announced soon!

Supplies: Project Life Panoramic Photo Pocket Pages; Project Life Glitter Value Kit; Project Life Sheer Stickers; Project Life Love You Stamp & Stencil Set; Project Life Cherish Clear Stamps Other: Black Acrylic Ink

hybrid heidi: dreamin’ organziation

organization doesn’t come easy to me. it takes me a while to know what i need to organize and how it should be done. it’s posts like this one by my hybrid specialist, Maridette, that inspires me! i would LOVE to add this MINT GREEN organizer to my studio! not only is it beautiful, but functional too!

Hello creative people!  I’ve been organizing and purging my craft room. So I’m in an organizational mood right now. I find that when I clean out my room I get inspired to create.  I’ve been creating with Heidi Swapp’s fabulous #HSProjectLife collections available at Michaels.  Aren’t they amazing?  I’m so in love with all of them.  Since I’m in that organizational mood I came across this wooden decor, from Hobby Lobby, which would be perfect to house my HS Project Life cards.  I decided to paint it mint green using Martha Stewart’s chalkboard acrylic paint.  I gave it about 2-3 coats and let it dry.

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

While that’s drying,  there’s a quick way to dress up your project life cards using Heidi Swapp’s Dreamy digi collection by using the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo.  You can also watch the video Heidi created here.

Here’s what I did. Open the files you would like to use into the Silhouette canvas.  Since I have a regular printer make sure your canvas is set at 8.5 x 11.  Once you have all the digi elements onto the canvas.  Click onto the TRACE WINDOW which is that yellow square at the top left.  Highlight all of the images.  Unclick the HIGH PASS FILTER then adjust the THRESHOLD like so. Then click TRACE OUTER EDGE.

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As for the words SELECT TRACE AREA, highlight all images unclick HIGH PASS FILTER,  click LOW PASS FILTER and adjust the THRESHOLD so that the images are all yellow.  Then click on TRACE.

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

For both canvases make sure you have the REGISTRATION MARKS before printing.  Once you’ve printed them then place them onto the 12×12 Silhouette mat and feed it into the machine and send to silhouette to cut.

You now have all sorts of embellishments and words at your disposal at any size you want whenever you want.  How awesome is that?
Now to embellish your wonderful Heidi Swapp Project Life cards.

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

Project Life Organizer @heidiswapp #heidiswapp @beckyhiggins #projectlife #hsprojectlife

I hope this inspired you get organized so you can get those everyday memories into those pretty albums. Enjoy!

thank you so much Dette! what a great way to keep those digi cuts organized, contained, but close to reach when it comes time to create! it would be so great to even carry that organizer to a larger crafting space when working on your pages!

SUPPLIES:  Heidi Swapp Dreamy Digital Collections, Heidi Swapp Becky Higgins Project Life,   Martha Stewart Chalkboard Acrylic Paint, and Silhouette Cameo

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