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create to remember : cinch travel journal

Hello, I am Jen Evans, Heidi’s social media manager and welcome back to another ‘Create to Remember‘ episode. Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement as Heidi takes some time to be with her family. The media team and I have been so encouraged to read your replies to our open discussion of “why you scrapbook” on Heidi’s Facebook page. If you would like to share the story of why you love this hobby, please do so by commenting on Heidi’s Facebook page right here. Our team has been so moved by the answers that we are wanting to compile and share some of them soon.

I am excited to tell you about this episode of My Craft Channel that Heidi taped for you last month and that is live today.

Ever since Heidi posted this travel journal on her Instagram feed from her Spotlight Tour last March, I have been waiting for her to share the details on how she created it! Heidi gave us a sneak peek inside only one page while she was away on her trip and today, we finally get to see the inside of it. I love it so much because it is a mix between a journal, planner, mini book, and travel album! It is perfect to carry with you in your purse to jot down those important “never-want-to-forget” moments.

Heidi created her journal with items from her Wanderlust collection. She used the Wanderlust Portfolio and also included a notebook, clear acetate, dividers, and the 5×7 pattern paper pad as inserts.

Heidi also shows how easy it is to use the Cinch by We R Memory Keepers, a binding machine. Honestly, when Heidi showed me how to use it for the first time I thought, “Why have I not used one before?!!!” The way she explains how to use the Cinch is so simple – you will be making your own mini albums and journals in no time!

Click play to see inside Heidi’s own album and watch as she shares the step by step process to create your own!


happy Wednesday! yay for a BRAND new episode up on my weekly webshow “Create to Remember” on ! today i am sharing a fantastic HIGH-impact project that can be created using the ADORABLE Minc Mini Machine! 

One of my closest friends’ son recently graduated from High School, and she recruited me to help her throw a little graduation party for some friends and family! I love to use my “Marquee Love” letters and numbers right along with the Minc Machine to create the perfect party decor! Creating a banner such as this one, is something that can be used over and over once you have made it once!

The Minc Mini is a 6″ Foil Applicator machine – it’s just like the 12″ machine… with 6 different heat settings and 4 rollers.  There are SO MANY of the pre-designed items that you can still use with this little cutie… in today’s episode i share a few ideas!


if you haven’t been quite ready to dive into the large 12″ machine… this little MINI version is the perfect place to start!  we have even created the foil rolls in this cutest 6″ size! and whats fun is that it’s all basically half price! All this MINI stuff is just now finally SHIPPING! yay!

Click below to this week’s show… i share a few quick tips, as well as some basic HOW TO info on creating a banner just like mine!  i will admit, this is pretty much a “go to” banner idea of mine… i used it for my cute niece’s party too,

and even for my 4th of July party!  

i just love that you can create such different looks by changing the background paper and the color of the foil! yes! i am getting quite the collection of these!  click play here:

ok… also… if you are looking for more ideas for using the Minc and the Minc Mini… check out the #hsMinc hashtag on instagram! i am constantly inspired by projects people post there!  Another great place you can check out for ideas and info is my YouTube channel…i am always adding new videos there! take a peek, and get inspired to Make Pretty Stuff!!

create to remember – fuse inspiration

Welcome back to “Create to Remember”!!! Today I am going to introduce you to the most amazing little tool by We R Memory Keepers called the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

I can’t believe that I now don’t have to pull out my sewing machine every time I want to make interactive pockets for my projects! I can now use the Fuse!

On today’s My Craft Channel ‘Create to Remember’ episode I show you how to use this genius tool to make my own pockets on this pocket page. I also show you how I made them for my Memory Planner too! Watch the video below and you will be hooked like I am!


If you are looking for the Fuse, HSN has it on special today! Click here to link directly to it and my Project Life collections on special too! 

create to remember: memory planner reset

Can you believe that half the year is almost over?!!! I am so glad I have my Memory Planner to help jog my memory on all that has happened these last six months. I wanted this episode of Create to Remember be an encouragement to you if you have been documenting your ‘one little thing everyday’.  I wanted to share tips to help keep you documenting until the end of the year whether you like to use your planner in a basic or embellished way!

I also answer some of your most asked questions in this episode like:

1. What do you do if your planner is getting too full?

2. How do you add photos to your planner?

3. What embellishments do you love to use and put in the on-board storage in the inside cover of your Memory Planner?

4. How do you add memorabilia to your planner?

Watch today’s episode here! If you don’t have a Memory Planner yet, it isn’t too late! My Memory Planner isn’t dated which means you can start at any time of the year! July is perfect to begin writing #onelittlethingeveryday!

create to remember: 3 ways to use texture paste!

Hello Wednesday. Hello Texture Paste!!! Here is the ‘Create to Remember’ episode I have been waiting for so long to share with you!

I have four different colors of new Texture Paste that is in Michael’s stores right now! They have a beautiful shine and dry dimensional on your project. There are four colors – gold, silver, pink, and teal (not pictured).

I don’t want to get into too much detail in today’s blog post because I want you to watch the video to see how EASY it really is to use! Anyone can use them – no artistic background needed! In today’s episode I show 3 ways you might not have thought of when using the texture paste.

1. With a Stencil

2. As Decorative Adhesive

4. With My Lace Paper

Watch the video below and I hope you are inspired to grab some texture paste and ‘make pretty stuff’!!!

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