Go Bold with Color!

Go Bold with Color on a Scrapbook Page | Using Pineapple Crush collection by @createoften for @heidiswapp
One of my favorite things about being an artist is color. I am in love with it. Color inspires me and lifts me up when I am down. When asked by my daughter, “Mom, what is your favorite color?” I usually answer with, “I love all the colors but right now my favorite is…” and […]

One Photo Memories

What to do if you have 1 or no photos of a memory? Should you still scrapbook it? by @createoften for @heidiswapp using Heidi Swapp Storyline collection now in Michaels Stores
Have you ever found a photograph that provokes a flood of memories when you look at it? As a memory keeper, I have several photos like this but I have not documented them because I only have 1 photograph for each memory. Most of these photos are “pre-digital”… We didn’t have the luxury to photograph […]

His and Hers Storyline Layouts in Under 10 Minutes

His and Hers Scrapbook Pages in Under 10 Minutes by @createoften for @heidiswapp
If you are a mother of multiple children then you know the “mother guilt” that happens as a scrapbooker. After having the first child, so many pictures are taken and they have their first year album finished with no problem. Then, it seems harder the more children we have to keep up. Ha! However, I […]

Finished Memory Planner Pages | 2018ex Excavate

Finished June Memory Planner Pages by @createoften for @heidiswapp
Have you been downloading the monthly FREE planner printable in the 2018ex planner series? It isn’t too late to join the journey as it is a self-paced FREE planner workshop. Just head over to the home-page, watch the introduction video, print the planner printables and get started! Each month’s theme have pushed me to set some […]

Celebrate with the MINC!

Celebrate 4th of July with the @heidiswapp Minc available at Jo-Ann Stores by @createoften
Summer is right around the corner which means it is almost time to celebrate 4th of July with backyard picnics, fireworks, and a few craft projects in between! Here is a fun way to use your MINC Foil Applicator to customize some lunch sacks for a fun Americana snack! To create stripes on a white […]

Mixed Media Made Easy

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften
I love texture and paint on my scrapbook pages. If you have been wanting to try out mixed media but are not ready to dive into all the mess, try texture paste! Texture paste can add dimension to your page. When it dries, you can’t help but want to touch the texture! It is pretty […]

Go Square with Storyline!

An easy way to get more photos on a scrapbook page by @createoften for @heidiswapp and Michaels Stores
Welcome to another look at a Storyline layout! Storyline is a simplified approach to scrapbooking. The albums come already with page protectors and the base pages to add your photos to. For me, when I am wanting to tell a story that has a lot of photos, I go square! Since the Deck of Days […]

How to Scrapbook a Page in Under 5 Minutes

How to scrapbook a page in under 5 minutes by @createoften for @heidiswapp
Memory Keeping doesn’t have to be hard or take up too much time! In fact, when using the existing pages in the Heidi Swapp Storyline albums you can get your pages done in under 5 minutes with these layout tips! Choose your favorite photos. I am using a 5×7 photo. Choose any of these combinations: […]

Embracing the Memory Planner

Embracing the Memory Planner by @createoften for @heidiswapp
Hello to a NEW month! I don’t know about you but last month hit hard and fast! Pretty much I feel like the month spun me around 10 times and then released me! I spun so fast that when I opened my eyes the month was already over! Thank goodness I kept up on my […]

How to Add Inserts into a Travel Journal

How to Add Inserts into a Heidi Swapp Travel Journal by @createoften for @heidiswapp
I love a good travel journal, don’t you? I use them for everything – bullet journaling, list making, bible study notes, prayer journal, meal planning, and more! I was so excited that Heidi Swapp came out with this Iridescent Travel Journal with the Fresh Start collection. It is everything I have been wanting! A cute […]