Heidi Swapp Media Team Spotlight: Kim Jeffress
Welcome to 2021. I am thrilled to be back on the blog celebrating all the things I love about this hobby. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years and to this day I continue to love and cherish everything that it brings to my life. The fact that I am recording all my family’s stories both big and small. The creativity – the chance to experiment and get crafty, something I know I was born to do and continuing to know and learn from so many creatives in this industry. That is why even with that chaos and busyness of teaching full time, having two teenage boys and a husband -I still take the time daily, weekly and monthly to celebrate our memories.
Today I want to share a few of my favorite projects I have created in the last 12 months. The thing you will notice is they all celebrate a very special vacation my family took in 2019. We travelled to Europe and I just love reliving all our memories. What makes it special is that I can pick up any Heidi Swapp collection and work it beautifully with my photos.
A visit to Paris coordinated perfectly with the Art Walk collection and a touch of Minc. The texture in the pattern papers and shimmer and shine from the Minc were a great match.
The Old School collection with its fresh color palette was the perfect fit for our trip to Mykonos. You can see one of my favourite techniques on these pages was to overlap ephemera and stickers from a collection onto my photos. This creates such a cohesive effect.
The bright and bold colors and designs in the Art Walk collection was my inspiration behind this page from our time in Santorini. No pocket pages here but a double page spread using that gorgeous ornate looking pattern paper as my base.
Finally a spread from London. The eclectic Old School collection made these photos shine – camo and vintage lights and metallic designs all combined to pull this story together.
I love looking through my album and reliving the memories. I loved putting these spreads together. Searching my computer for the right photos, mixing and matching pattern papers and adding the finishing touches with ephemera and stickers is what I love most about this hobby. Here’s to another year of Memory Keeping. Bring on the stories.