Seasonal Porch in Lights | Halloween Marquee Love

Seasonal Porch in Lights with Heidi Swapp Halloween Marquee Love by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
It’s a most festive time of year. Decorating inside AND out is sure to be found at my house right now. I adore having a front porch that gives curb appeal. While driving through neighborhoods it’s porches that get my attention first. I am always thinking about how to dress mine up. And this called […]

Easy Halloween Candle Holders

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I love the look of candles during Halloween! I also love a great DIY where my kids can get involved in too! This quick and easy DIY takes minutes and only a few supplies to make them.   To make these you will need the following: Mason Jars Vellum cut to the size of the […]

mixed media layout

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Today I want to share a fun mixed media technique with you all even for those who are, like me  scared of getting their fingers messy! It involves a few items from the Gallery Wall collection found exclusive at Michaels– including  Mint Metallic Texture Paste,  Sweet Mint Colorshine, Marquee Love white paint from the Whitewash distress […]

DIY Foiled Heat Transfer

DIY Foiled Heat Transfer with the Minc by @createoften for @heidiswapp
I am so excited to share this tutorial with you! When I started testing the idea behind foiling vinyl, I knew there had to be also a way we could foil our own heat transfer material as well! It took some time to perfect this technique, but it is just in time for the upcoming […]

Getting Back to (Planner) Basics

Planner Basics :: my favorite supplies | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp
Hey hey everyone! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I lose focus on what’s really important…even when it comes to something as simple as documenting. I tend to get all wrapped up in the “stuff” and I forget that sometimes the basics are all I need. So today we are getting back to […]

Halloween Lights DIY I Home Decor Shadow Box

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Hello everyone! Today I am SO excited to share a very simple, doable and SUPER CUTE  Halloween home decor DIY tutorial with you.  It literally takes NO time at all and I know will add instant WOW factor to your home this Halloween.  Plus…it lights up!  I know…awesome, right?!?  Who doesn’t love stuff that lights […]

Foiled DIY Mirror

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I love a good DIY project and  because I live in a house full of boys when I can get a little girly it is even better! Today I want to share a brand new technique using the Minc machine, Pink and Gold ombre foil and some silhouette vinyl! I created the prettiest  hand held […]

minc it monday | champagne foiled wreath

Minc It Monday Foiled Fall Wreath by Jamie Pate for Heidi Swapp | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
  Did you know that every Monday here on Heidi’s blog is Minc It Monday?And today is Monday! And I am foiling all the leaves today. I have wanted to make a paper leaf wreath for a little bit now. Just the whole feel of autumn here in the States is in the air, and […]

My Heart…Cory’s Story

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In Loving Memory of Cory Paul Swapp (originally published July 2015)   As I sat in the hospital, the realization that this is now my story, settled in. I didn’t like this story at all. It’s not the story that I imagined for Cory, or my family. I wanted Cory’s funeral to be a tribute […]