Saturday, March 23, 2013

Heidi Swapp love

So, after years of being a Heidi Swapp fan, i've been in heaven with some of her products now being available at Michaels (especially now that we're down to one LSS after the closest one to me recently closed), and i've been in a creative frenzy!  Haven't been blogging so much still, but I have been scrapping.  Anyway, here's a recent layout I did (I threw in some other goodies, as well, like that Jenni Bowlin stencil I adore!) - for my textured background, I first sanded over a lego (lord knows we have enough of them in this house ;) and then used mist over a stencil:

I also made a mini-album for a contest Heidi Swapp is having - haven't done one in a couple of years, so it's been long overdue!  I've always loved making them but they do take me awhile - but this was soo much fun to make and well worth the time.  I used several different HS wood albums by combining the different sizes and types, and I had a ton of fun with her Color Shine, papers, and embellishments.  And I even sewed on several of the pages - who would have thought you could sew on wood?!  Now to find the perfect spot to display it :)

For my cover, I played with molding paste for the first time - so much fun!  The pink ric rac looking trim is actually the HS zig zag trim that I sprayed with Color Shine and then cut out the triangles to match my molding paste zig zags (and I recycled the cut out triangles as arrows next to the title).  I love dangling things from my mini's, so I added some chipboard hearts to the seam binding for some extra texture.  I used only wood pages for this album - I didn't use any of the paper inserts.  You can see how thick it is - I packed a lot into this bad boy ;)

Here are a few of the inside pages:

There you have it, everyone, thanks for putting up with my photo overload!  Happy weekend, friends!


Staci said...

Wow, Staci! You keep outdoing yourself! :-)

Amy Coose said...

Love the layout and that mini is amazing!!!

doris sander said...

super duper awesome girlie!

adele. shiigi said...

Love all of it!