Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Memory Planner Inside Pages

Take a look at the inside pages of my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner by @createoften

It was about time I photographed my Memory Planner and shared some pages with you! I am still learning and growing with my planner. Trying to get my groove. It is reminding me of my Smash Book days and I love that. I love being able to be free to do what makes me happy in it, even if that means adding a whole lot of washi tape! Ha!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Art Screen Leather Cuff

How to create a @heidiswapp Art Screen Printed Leather Cuff in minutes! by @createoften

The hardest part about being a creative working with a craft store is wanting to learn every craft. In fact, at my local craft store they know me by name. I have no fear in asking as many questions about how to make something that is in my mind with the supplies in their store. So when I saw the leather strips in the jewelry department, I knew I had to try out Heidi Swapp's new Art Screens on them and make my own cuff.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Heidi Swapp: Temporary Tattoos using Art Screens

I love a bit of fun. It is even better if I can shock my parents while having it too. Ha! I tried Heidi Swapp's Art Screens with temporary tattoo ink and it was a blast! I tried this technique for the Snap! Conference Garden Party so that I could "make my mark" in the garden. lol... The tattoo lasts about a week to a week and a half.

I wanted to share with you how easy it is to do! Perfect in time for summer activities with your teenagers - or hey, you! Watch my video tutorial below and you can also find the supply list there too!

Create Often: Play a little.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Teacher's Appreciation

I thought I was ahead of the game this year. I knew I would have too much to do right after coming back from Snap! Conference. So, I created some early Teacher's Appreciation gifts and gave them before I left.

The problem is, I can't remember who I gave gifts to. I forgot to write a list of names. So, now I feel obligated to start over because I would hate it if one teacher got a gift and another didn't. It's a serious dilemma. 

Thank goodness I have these cute boxes as my fall back and they are up on Heidi Swapp's blog today!

Create Well: Next time you want to save time and do gifts ahead of time, keep a list!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bazzill Basics: Happy (Inter)National Scrapbooking Weekend!

Scroll down to visit Pink Paislee's Blog Hope Event! Happy National Scrapbook Weekend! The Bazzill Basics design team is excited to celebrate with you! Today we want to share some inspiration to help kick off your weekend creativity! Make sure you start at the Bazzill Basics' blog!

Document your everyday! A great message about why it is important to get you on your scrapbook page by @createoften for @bazzillbasics @pinkpaislee

 Layout created using Bazzill Basics Lagoon, Aqua, and Tootsie with Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss, Atlas, and Pebbles Inc Cottage Living

There was a time in my life where I was a single teacher. I thought the only stories I had worth telling were about the children in my class. It's sad really. All those years of my life I thought weren't worthy of documenting. It would have been nice to have photos of my life before I was married.  It's over fifteen years later and now I make sure I am in my albums.

I love to tell my own story. What I love, what makes me happy, and to share my thoughts about life for my children to read about later when they are older. Most of all, I love to scrapbook because it's easy to remember those hard times. It's harder to remember the good - those little things that make up everyday happiness.

Maybe you can understand. Life isn't easy. Remembering life can be even harder (especially if you are a mother of small children). I think a good memory comes with a full nights sleep and that doesn't happen until your child is a teenager! Ha! It is one of the reasons why I love memory keeping and this holiday! It's a way to celebrate documenting the everyday! It's also a way to connect with other friends who "get you", like the Bazzill Basics design team. I love Kelly who is next on the hop! Not only is she a sweetheart in real life, but she is so inspirational! Head over to her blog now to see what she has created!

Make sure to hop through so that you can learn how to enter this HUGE prize pack including Bazzill's new specialty foam, foil board, and mylar papers and Heidi Swapp's Wanderlust collection!

Create Often: Document the good in everyday so you can remember during the storm.
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