hi … what? it’s wednesday? (that is what i just said)… holy cow, this week is already half over, and i am not done with even half of my stuff! ack! and TOMORROW i leave for ScrapFest… so i need to get some serious stuff done today! wish me luck!
BUT … today IS wednesday, so it is time for ‘Create to Remember’… and i am super excited to share today’s projects because it’s just awesomely fun and addictive! have you heard of the Epiphany Craft tools? they are little ‘embellishment makers’. yea… so fun! so let me show you some examples where i have used my Mixed Company paper with the TOOL:
so i made this little “hello” piece above…
and this freakishly cute little camera piece…
the fun little typewriter on this card
the eiffel tower on this notebook… and a the cute little peach color pointer:
and there are ever MORE you can make with Mixed Company and with my BElieve collection: SO MUCH FUN!
CLick HERE To go straight to the VIDEO! it’s only 4 min and a MUST SEE!
I am so excited about the May 2014 adventure in Italy!! Laura McCullough the owner of A Kiss On The Chic hosts a creative retreat every year in an amazing destination location that will serve as the backdrop for an amazing week of excursions, lodging, strolling the city streets and of course “crafting workshops” with 4 amazing teachers. Next year I will be teaching alongside: Rebecca Cross, Lisa Pace, & Laura McCullough. This is so much more than a scrappy event. It is a vacation and a true retreat in the most amazing venue: ITALY!
This Amazing Event Includes:
6 INSPIRING CLASSES with these talented teachers
3 Breathtaking Excursions in the beautiful surroundings of Italy
5 Lunches and 4 Dinners in beautiful locations around Lake Como
7 nights lodging at the GHVS Apartments or La Limonera Apartments
Live music in the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni’s Music Room
Crop nights, demo’s & the “Night of Artists” with local artists and musicians
Handmade goody bags, raffles and AMAZING SURPRISES
Private shuttle to and from Milan airports
Plus time to relax by the pool or sit at the waters edge
Time to stroll the streets, enjoy some gelato or shop the cobblestone streets
An UNFORGETTABLE week long experience you will carry with you forever!
Sign ups are starting now for this event and there are TONS of details on the event website HERE that you can explore and consider.
I am thrilled at the opportunity to be able to teach at such an event! I can’t wait!
I have been so excited to hear and see photos of the Archiver’s Memory File Workshop that is going on right now! Even though I am not physically there in each class, I feel like I have been there through all your sweet comments and photos via Instagram!
can you believe it?!! stores are giving opportunities for you to take this class again, if you missed it the first time!
$29 for the 91-piece 2 project class is a KILLER DEAL! So much so that media team member, Maggie Massey, had to take the class at her local Archiver’s! I love that she took this picture of Sarah Bargo busy at work!
If you haven’t heard, during this class, I’ll be joining you via Video! My fabulous friends at My Craft Channel helped me to create a video that will walk you through some of the technical points of the class… so I’ll be popping in and out! How awesome is that??
There are 2 projects that we will be creating in this class! The first project is a full on Memory File Project using the BRAND NEW ‘Serendipity’ Memory Files!
The NEW sets of files come with both regular and mini sized in one package, so both projects incorporate both sizes of files! You will be amazed at how many cool things you can do with them! There are 2 fun interactive elements that we will be adding into the Memory File album so you an add TONS of photos inside!
The second project is a spiral bound Memory file Mini! Now, It wouldn’t be a ‘heidi swapp’ class if there wasn’t some MAGIC happening! So yea, there will be some Color Shine
in the house for you to give a whirl! You will be spraying on Color Magic and even Color POP! So much fuN!
If you would like to see what is in the kit and the finished projects close up, you can watch this little video that I filmed! (thanks again My Craft Channel!)
FIND OUT MORE HERE! visit the Archiver’s website where you can click on store locations and find out when they are having a class near you!
HURRY!!! get signed up!! stores are giving an extra chance for you to take this class! you won’t want to miss out! (fyi:there are kits online but they are almost sold out! once they are sold out in the online store, the only way you can get your hands on a kit will be through each individual store!)
I am a VALENTINE’S DAY LOVER!!! (which apparently, but not obviously the opposite of Maggie who created the stuff for this fabulous post)! so, i am curious? are you a handmade Valentine maker? i think its the pinks and reds… and frilly ribbons and bow… doilies and for sure tons of hearts. I quite love it! it’s only a few weeks away! so… just get your wheels spinning, Maggie is here with such a fun and DIFFERENT way to ‘deliver the goods’ (all those yummies) to those who have your heart! Ok… Maggie... take it away!
I’ll admit it…I’m not a super-huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Not because of any bad experiences…I’ve just never been all that “into” it. I don’t decorate my house for it, I don’t bake cute little heart-shaped brownies and cookies, I don’t send darling little love notes to my husband and kids. And, the truth be told, I’m the Mom that doesn’t buy my kids’ Valentine cards for her kids’ friends until the last possible moment (and yes, I said “buy” the cards…I don’t hand-make them).
This year, however, I decided I wanted to do something a little different (you have to keep ‘em guessing, right?). So I whipped up some really fun little paper cones for my kids and their teachers and a few of their friends…cute little paper cones that hold yummy yummy Valentine’s Day CANDY! Yay!
**A FULL LIST OF THE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS I USED, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND ON MY BLOG**
For each of the cones I started with a piece of Heidi’s paper and cut it to 8″x8″.
I wrapped the paper into a cone shape, hot-glued the bottom flap and stapled the top to keep the cone’s shape. I grabbed my wax paper (my absolute favorite), made another cone and slipped it into the first cone. I folded any excess wax paper over the top of my cone and hot glued it down.
I cut a variety of Digital Banner Delights out of a number of different papers and hot-glued them over the wax paper at the top of the cone.
On each of the cones I added a Vintage Chic Note with the name of the recipient, and then I just embellished those babies up…
I punched a hole on either side of the top of the cones and tied on a length of seam binding that can be used to hang the cone.
On a few of the cones I attached a fun little dangle to the bottom. To do this, I first threaded a length of monofilament cord through the cone (before I added the wax paper), I attached my little embellishment to the bottom of the cord and then hot-glued the top of the cord to the inside of the cone.
I had so much fun making these little cones…
…and I’m amazed by the possibilities with this project…
…I switched things up a bit on Owen’s cone and put the Banner Delight on upside-down…
…honestly, these can be made so easily for boys or girls, for any occasion, in any combination of colors. I dare say this may be the very first Valentine’s Day I’ve been excited about in years…
OK… Maggie is right! these are an ANYTHING GOES thing! any party, any day… any COLOR but FOR SURE—>>>all Heidi Swapp! I’d love to see what you come up with! be sure to share it on Facebook!!
Thanks… AND giving… that’s really what this season is all about! my thoughts have been with the folks that were effected by the Hurricane Sandy, and I think that I have sort of sat- so far away… watching the devastation and wondering what I could do to help!
(this is jodi)
A good friend of mine who is from Washington DC, Jodi Cantrell, came to spend a couple days with us and shared her experiences going into some of the areas that were hit the hardest, and helping to clean out … well more like gut out… basements and cleaning out homes, and literally trashing EVERYTHING. In fact, one of the guys that was with their group created a video about the day they went to help, please watch this sweet video.
Ok… so one of her friends has been spear-heading a project to gather up 20,000 blankets and beanies to distribute to those Sandy victims over the next few weeks. I knew that this would be a great way to get involved, and contribute something- Jodi kept telling us how tremendously grateful everyone was for ANY help at this super difficult, crazy time.
We purchased some full sized FLAT sheets, and I thought this would be a great time to teach my kiddos how to tie a quilt! My mom has quilt frames, and I recruited my sister and her kids to help out as well!
We had so much fun! Capri and my niece Aspen loved using the needle and yarn and learning how to tie a knot! It was so awesome.
In about 3 hours we tied 2 full sized quilts!
Today, I want to invite you to get your family involved!! Would you help to spread the word? Whether you are tying a quilt, or sending a fleece blanket… or even pick up a few beanies when you are out… this is something that EVERYONE. ANYONE.
ALL OF US can do!!
1) Make or purchase a blanket or beanie. follow this link for some ideas and instruction
2) Write a note -
Write a quick note to the family that will receive your blanket and/or beanie. If you want, you can also attach a picture of you and those who helped you.
3) Mail or drop off your blanket/beanie to one of these several locations:
Ok, so here’s the details:
Comfort Sandy’s Kids
52 Featherbed Lane
Flemington, NJ 08822
Comfort Sandy’s Kids
3917 E. Des Moines St.
Mesa, Az 85205
Comfort Sandy’s Kids
343 W. 300 N. #4
Provo, Utah 84601
Comfort Sandy’s Kids
54 Maplewood st.
Watertown, MA 02472
4) Continue to pray for all of those families who are displaced from the devastation of hurricane Sandy. And get your families, communities, and schools involved in helping us comfort Sandy’s Kids!
i am so excited to have a way to help out, even though it’s in the smallest way! have a WONDERFUL and happy weekend!! and if you are able to HELP… tag me up on insta so i can see!! xoxoxo