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create to remember: art screens on clear

hello Wednesday!!! it’s time for another ‘Create to Remember‘ episode! today i wanted to introduce to you my NEW We R Memory Keeper’s Cinch and Cinch Kits that are now available at Michael’s stores!

here is the Chipboard Ticket Cinch Album Kit , one of the three Cinch Kits, and it comes ready for you to customize it how ever you wish!

here is an album i share in today’s episode where i have had fun with mixed media using my texture pastes and art screens! i loved layering up the textures, paints, and Color Shine!

inside the kit, i wanted to have several sheets of clear plastic because i love adding them as covers or layering them inside my albums. today i am going to show you how easy it is to create a special custom clear cover using my art screens and screen ink.

1. Remove the screen from the backing and place the screen on top of the clear plastic making sure that it is smooth.

2. Place a thin line of art ink across the top of the screen. With the scrapper that comes in the art screen kit, pull the ink across the screen at a 45 degree angle. Remove the screen and wipe clean right away.

3. When the front is dry, add more dimension to the camera by placing white screen ink or acrylic paint to the back of the page. Let dry again.

watch today’s episode on My Craft Channel below and create with me! i show more pages inside my albums and tips & tricks!

heidi swapp september skies project life

I am so excited to announce some exciting news! Becky Higgins and I have teamed up with Hobby Lobby and created two exclusive September Skies Core and Value Project Life Kits! These kits match my September Skies collection but have been pumped up to the next level of AWESOME! I love all the special details including some beautiful gold foiled cards in the Value Kit!

The florals and patterns in this kit are stunning and the rich colors will pair beautifully with your photos and stories. Not only is the artwork beautiful, there are touches of silver glitter sprinkled throughout to make it extra special! – See more at:

The September Skies Core Kit is filled with my favorite floral, colors, and patterns that would match any photo you want to document! The kit also comes with special silver glitter touches!

This September Skies Value Kit is so much fun! It is filled with gold foiled touches, acetate cards, and ephemera! Just look at this gold foil!

Head on into your local Hobby Lobby! Inside the below 3 exclusive Core Kits (September Skies, Fine and Dandy, and Open Book) we have hidden 300 winning tickets that will be redeemed for an exclusive Value Kit that was created just for this sweepstakes!! You won’t see these tickets from the front of the package, so you’ll actually need to purchase a Core Kit and open it up to see if you’ve won. (Just think like, Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory)! All instructions for receiving your free Value Kit are included on the card so you’ll know exactly what to do.

The florals and patterns in this kit are stunning and the rich colors will pair beautifully with your photos and stories. Not only is the artwork beautiful, there are touches of silver glitter sprinkled throughout to make it extra special! – See more at:

If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby store nearby don’t worry! Becky Higgins has created a page right here where you can enter for a chance to win without making a purchase! All contest rules and information are included there, so check it out! You won’t want to miss it!

if you don’t have a Hobby Lobby store nearby? No worries … we’ve created a page right here where you can enter for a chance to win without making a purchase! All contest rules and information are included there, so hop over and get yourself in the running. Like I said – you don’t want to miss out on this one!! – See more at:

lizzie’s first birthday party

I am SO excited to share some fun and SUPER easy ideas for making ANY party absolutely gorgeous and unforgettable!   I am a  “memory keeper” at heart… my first love, when it comes to crafting, is actually SCRAPBOOKING! But  along the way, I have always loved to create elaborate and  beautiful party décor that would make that birthday girl or boy feel extra special and LOVED! (doesn’t hurt in the photo department either!) SO, my sweet little niece… the very last one… our family caboose was turning ONE, so I just HAD to convince my sister to let me create some fun decorations to celebrate!
This is Eliza… we call her “lizzie”. She is just yummy cuteness, and we all just love her! My sister had always wanted to have “smash cake” photos taken of her kids, but didn’t until this very last baby! The photos turned out SO CUTE that she used them for the invitation for her party, and I used it for inspiration for the décor!
I turned to my new Minc foil application machine to create gorgeous ONE-of-a-KIND elements to transform my sister’s kitchen into a party!  No party is complete without fun and happy banners strung all over! It’s my favorite go-to party accessory!  They are super easy to craft, but make a HUGE statement!
Here’s a shot of what it all looked like together!
The first thing I made was a little word banner using the “polk-a-dot alphabet” set.  I  added gold foil to the word “celebrate” and used my sewing machine to create a mini-banner. I then tied it to a larger wooden word “hello”. I thought this would be a great banner to welcome guests to the party! I used crocheting string to hang the words with command strips. If you look closely in the photo, I also added another set of banners on either side of the “hello” word, also foiled in gold.
These come in the “ Mini Banner” set.  These have holes already punched, and they can be used over and over again, party after party… always just adding another layer of décor!
Next I wanted a personalized banner to spell out her name “LIZZIE”. I used the “Minc Jumbo Alphabet” and added gold foil to each letter.
I then cut 4”x 7” pennants from light pink Bazzill Cardstock, and punched 2 holes at the top of each one.  I used foam adhesive to add the letters to each pennant, which gave just the dimension!
 To just make it a little more girlie, I also added a couple of my FAVORITE elements in the whole Minc line: the “Minc 3D Butterflies”.  I love how cute they are strung right on the ends of the garland!
 I also layered the same type of letter treatment, this time spelling out the word “ONE” over a tissue paper tassel garland. The gold foil just popped against the soft tissue tassels!
And since I am obsessed with the butterflies, I just kept right on foiling them!
 I combined light pink, dark  pink and gold foil on the entire package of 72 butterflies! They come in sheets, already die cut so it’s really quick and easy to add foil. I then quickly punched holes in each butterfly and threaded them onto the string to make such a cute garland. I created 2 different strings of butterflies and layered them over the “lizzie” banner as well… I loved the layers and dimension it created!

Another fun and unique way to use the “Minc Pinwheels”  was as a garland instead of on a stick! Turned out super cute… I used the same color combo, and added foil to both the front and back of the pinwheels.
Instructions and brads are included in the package so it’s really simple to put them together. Once they were all assembled, I punched a hole in each one and threaded them onto a long string! I love how they all looked together! I added a few balloons, and of course some tissue paper puffs…they just make everything look super festive and happy!
Of course the finishing touch of the Marquee Love letters was not to be underestimated!
A little paint and gold glitter makes these lights absolute show stoppers! These marquee-style DIY lighted letters are coming SOON to JoAnn stores!
The Minc Machine makes it SO easy to add dramatic and spectacular foil touches to ALL your party décor! You can even use a Laser Printer to create your own additions and add foil to those as well! With the Minc, sky’s the limit!  Create fun gift tags, goodie bags, invitations and even thank yous!  It’s such a fabulous way to make any party totally personal and completely memorable!

create to remember: lighted signs

I am so excited to share with you a fun DIY lighted sign that will surprise anyone that sees it! I have created artwork that I then have turned into a marquee sign! here is one i did for this sweet bedroom makeover! I created the artwork on my computer, and then sent it to my local Walgreen’s to be printed on a poster board print in only an hour!

I used my Marquee Love light up kits that you can find at Hobby Lobby or Michaels Stores to make it shine!

Here are the supplies that you will need:

Box cutter

Nail driver

IKEA deep shadow box frame

Craft Mat

Marquee Love Light Kit: Small Bulb Caps .5″ 24 piece

Art Work

Painters Tape


1. With the box knife cut an X on the 24 places marked on the artwork.

2. Use the nail driver or pencil to push through the Xs you have just made through the board.

3. Place the bulb caps inside the holes from the front of the artwork.

4. Add the light bulbs from the back of the artwork. You do not need to push them hard because they just sit inside the bulb cap.

5. Use a low tack painters tape to tape the battery pack to the back of the art.

i have to share the one i created for team member Kim Jeffress! i made a yellow one because it’s her favorite color!!!

watch my video below to see how i did this and then the tricks to adding it to the IKEA frame!! i can’t wait to see what art you add lights to! if you would like to make one using my artwork, you can find it in my Etsy shop right here.  then you can print it and make your own!

create to remember: multipurpose laser cut papers

hello and welcome back!!! today i wanted to show you my new laser cut Lace Papers from my Wanderlust collection! i LOVE how detailed these turned out! they look beautifully against pattern paper, as journal pages, or used as a stencil!

watch ‘Create to Remember’ on My Craft Channel to see how i used them with my NEW Color Shine colors!  

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