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6 Ways to a Heidi Swapp Cocoa Bar Party by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

6 Ways to a Cocoa Bar Party

Let's just cut straight to it, shall we? It's Christmas. Not only are there parties to attend as well as throw, but there is that occasional December birthday too. What? Right? A December birthday? Yep. They happen. Believe me. Been dealing with just this scenario...

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Baby’s First Storyline Scrapbook

Ever since I had my daughter this past June, I have fallen even more in love with the Storyline system.  The reasons are many, but one in particular is the ease and simplicity that I have found in being able to still complete my scrapbooking...

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Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

Out of the Box Paper Christmas Houses

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year! One tradition we have in my family is a special Christmas party with friends every year. Being Summer the kids swim all day then settle down with a movie at night after going outside to see...

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5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

5 ways to a Christmas Vignette

If you are like me, and if you haven't already, you're feeling that tug to decorate for Christmas. Recently you may have seen my post celebrating the gathering of Thanksgiving. That was a few weeks back now already. Right? I know. I can't even believe the rapidity...

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The Formula to Perfect Holiday Photos (and it is not what you think) Letterboard by @heidiswapp

The Formula to Perfect Holiday Photos

A little humor goes a long way this holiday season! #amiright? From the very beginning of my married life, I have always created handmade holiday cards, and sent out a healthy batch; and also looked forward to those I received in return. Since losing our...

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Heidi Swapp Storyline Gift Layout by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The Best Gift You Can Give Is A Story

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And it's time to create the most wonderful gifts. Today let's talk about Storyline. As a gift. Yep. You heard me. A Storyline layout made extra special on a DIY stand can make a most wonderful and meaningful...

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