Tricks~or~Treats~ Minc Style!

Umm can I get a TGIF PUH-LEASE?! Hey paper peeps! Are you ready for Halloween?! I can't believe it's that time already eeekk!! But don't despair! Heidi Swapp has released some sppoookkyy new Minc Products to make your holiday super festive and fun!
There's all kinds of fun new things like gallery wall prints, tags, treat pockets, ephemera, and of course the gorgeous orange and purple foils!! Here you can see I made some layouts, treat pockets, a card, tags, all kinds of fun things! I also mixed in some cutie goodies from Heidi's sticker line and Halloween Marquee Love lines at Michael's!
Here's a layout I made using the gallery wall prints as background patterned paper, the cobwebs look super cute in the orange foil! There's a subway art style print that I cut apart to use the words on different projects, like this 31 here:
I layered it on top of a treat pocket to have a place to tuck extra cute tags and things into! The fat black & white stripes across the bottom of the page are just a slice of the Marquee Love tape! I'm obsessed with it!
If you're in need of a Halloween card STAT, just throw on a cute banner tag from the tag pack and a bow and you're all set! The thing I really loved about these products was that you didn't have to foil them for them to look perfect! Grab your American Crafts star punch and some black glitter paper from the Halloween Marquee Love paper pack for some extra whimsy!
This next tag is my FAVORITE. I lurve it! That polka dot bow makes it! And those orange stripes at the top?! So. Cute.
Add some cute Instax photos to your layouts for a fun change of pace! They look awesome layered with the Minc ephemera ;) Plus, Elvis has some crazy awesome moves and knows how to get those side burns a floppin...
Pass out some happy Jack O' Lantern treat bags loaded with goodies to those special trick or treaters! And, now let's be real, don't be cheap and hand out ketchup & mustard packets, you know who you are.. mmhmm...
I hope I've inspired you to make your Halloween festivities extra Minc-uh-fied! Have a Happy Halloween and be super safe!
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Marquee Love Mummy!

Well hello there paper peeps! I have a super fun and not~so~scary Halloween project for you to do today with your kiddos! I know you're familiar with the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love line, but have you seen the new cutie Halloween shapes?! They're adorable! And perfect to add some special lighting to your festivities!
Let me show you what we're making today!
Halloween wouldn't be complete without a cahreepy mummy right?! Well, he's more cute than creepy but whatevs...
Here are some supplies to gather up;
Marquee Love- skull
glue gun
googly eyes
Something I love using in my projects is cheesecloth! It's super cheap and adds awesome texture! You can find it hanging in your supermarket by all the kitchen gadgets usually!
Now go ahead and assemble your skull with the lights, you can decorate the skull first but I kept mine all white.
Cut your cheesecloth into strips!
Now start adding your layers in random directions, while gluing each end on the back. I used a hot glue gun, but if you're making one with a kid, maybe use a more kid friendly adhesive ;)
I wanted to use real googly eyes but my local craft store didn't have them, so I just googled "googly eye clip art" and printed some out! Then I cut them out and glued them on going in silly directions!
I layered one more piece across his face...

And voila! Super cute mummy to share your Halloween treats with ;)
Can't wait to see what you make! Now to figure out his buddy, Frankenstein....
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Heidi Swapp Instax Planner Kit

Hello there paper peeps! Ummm have you seen that Heidi Swapp has teamed up with Fuji?! Oh yes she did! And there are a ton of cute new products that she designed to go along with the fabulous little Instax Camera that we all know and love eeekkk!!! And they are available at Michael's woot woot!
Today I want to share one of the products with you, it's the Instax Planner Kit!
This is what's in the kit! (minus the scissors and clipboard) Lots of cute stickers! There are frame stickers, sentiment/occasion stickers, and month stickers in Heidi's handwriting which are sooo cute!

When you open up the front cover, on the left is this lovely dark pink with a gold floral pattern, and on the right is a solid pale pink page, just waiting for you to put pretty stuff on it!

 The other day a friend of mine asked what I did with the PL cards I don't use in layouts... Welll one thing I like to do with them is to layer them in my planner! That's what I did here! Sometimes they're just too pretty to put away and I want to look at them all the time! ;)

On the bottom left hand corner, do you see that cute little picture with the white frame? That's an Instax Photograph. In Heidi's new Instax products there are packs of cute stickers that you can put right onto your little photos! I adore them!

On the next page, you have a calendar outlook page! The month stickers are in gorgeous gold and Heidi's handwriting! So awesome! I love when the tops of calendar planner pages are pretty, so I sliced a 4x6 Project Life Card from the Prismatic Core Kit in half lengthwise, then trimmed it down just a little to fit perfectly in the spaces! Now I can look at this beautiful floral print all month yay!

Here I layered an Instax pic of my mom and I, a large gold glitter heart sticker from the Intax line, and a Project Life Watercolor Word. I love these words ohmygosh! It is so fun to spray them with Color Shine and make them match your project! It just takes a few little simple things to make your planner look awesome! Then you can fill it up with your memories later!

If you go ahead and turn the next page, there is a light pink page on the left with a subtle white floral print, and on the right starts the fun planning section! Look at the cute frame sticker you can put around the days to make them stick out?!

I layered some Project Life Cards from the Prismatic Kit with an adorable Instax photo of my mom and boys! It's like a mini scrapbook page ;) My people make me happy!

Remember the cute stickers I mentioned that you can put right on your photo? The b&w stripes on this pic is one of them! I know right?! Soooo cuuuttteee!!!! I was giggling when I placed the Adventure sticker at the top then placed a photo of my son napping right underneath bahaha! #motheroftheyear

This is my Pink Instax Camera, I love this little guy! I dreamt about having a light pink camera when I was a little girl... sometimes our dreams come true it just takes a few years lol!

Make sure you watch Heidi's and her media team's IG feeds to check out all of the sneak peeks showcasing all of Heidi's fab new Instax products coming soon to a Michael's near you! One thing is cuter than the next eek!

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#hsProjectLife, Stickers, & Sprinkles!

Well hello there paper peeps! Happy Friday woot woooottt!! Who's looking forward to some creative time this weekend?! I hope most of you said yes! Lately I've been working on some Project Life with my new Heidi Swapp goodies at Michael's! Holy cow Heidi's got so much awesome stuff goin on in there! She's got her new Project Life out, and have you seen her new sticker set?! It's all divided up into color stories, and it is absolutely awesomeness! I combined the two lines and came up with a new layout, come check it out!
In January of this year, the day after CHA ended, us girls went and spent a whole glorious day at Newport Beach in Cali! After squishing our toes in the sand and gazing at the beautiful sea, we went back into town and stopped at Sprinkles Cupcakes! I had never been in one before, but I remember seeing something about it on T.V. so I was super stoked! Oh it is the cutest little place! Of course I had to document my memories of it! It's the simple things in life that make it so delightful!  
Heidi's new PL kits have so many beautiful jewel tone types of colors in them, including these gorgeous pinks in the Prismatic Core Kit and Prismatic 4x4 Card Kit! I thought they would look darling paired with the chocolate brown in the photos!
Here I simply cropped a photo I took of the Sprinkles sign, then added some goodies from the sticker line! There are these fabulous glittered photo frames, and I snipped off one of the corners and made it into a photo corner! Then clip on a fussy cut flower at the top, and add a few cute stickers right onto the photo!
The new #hsProjectLife set has these really cool interactive pocket style elements with inserts! I kind of altered mine a little bit, simply take a large circle punch and create a notch at the top! Then you can tuck little items inside, like one of those adorable glittered tags tied with bakers twine!
I embellished the insert that comes in the pocket with some of the cute swirly pink letter stickers and a very fitting phrase;
#theending=in my belly ;)
Part of the sticker set are these awesome washi tape towers! Seriously, I've been using this tape constantly it is so cute! Here it made a perfect cupcake shelf divider lol! I love using my supplies as an addition to my photos! It adds a fun little twist ;)

On the left I simply placed a 4x4 Insta frame right over the card, and it adds the perfect touch! I love how it frames the heart in! So cute!

Ok sooo I'm a total dork when it comes to saving ephemera from the places I visit, such as cards and menus and like here, cute brown glassine bags! I just thought their sticker with their logo was so stinkin cute I had to make it part of my page! Just add little stickers to remember the year, and boom. Done.

I think the pinky watercolor tape with the gold hearts is my favorite...

These new Project Life cards are so beautiful, but paired with the new stickers set at Michael's? Wellll loves that just puts the cherry on top.. ;)

SUPPLIES; Project Life Frames,  Project Life Prismatic Core Kit, Project Life Pockets With Inserts,  Project Life 4x4 Prismatic Cards 

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Prepping Your Memory Planner!

Hello there paper peeps! Today I would love to show you some tips on using the brand new Heidi Swapp Sticker Set at Michael's in your Memory Planners! I had so much fun! If you're not familiar with the sticker set, it's this whole awesome line of washi tapes, stickers, notepads, etc. and they're all in color stories! I'm talkin pure eye candy loves!
So how are you all coming along in your planners? I'm so curious to know how you guys do yours, like do you prep them ahead of time? Do you fill it in as you go? I kind of do both! I like to make the calendar pages real cutesy, then fill in the photos and quotes and things as they happen throughout the month! And of course, the most important thing, the #onelittlethingeveryday! This is my favorite thing about the Memory Planner! Life is flying by so quickly, and we like to tell ourselves that "oh yeah that was so  cute or so funny, I'll remember that." Ohhh no. We need to write it down because the truth is we WILL forget! And there are way too many wonderful little moments throughout the day to let them just slip on by! Write them down! I usually save that little quote area at the bottom of the calendar page for the funny things the boys say, then when I go back and look I just giggle!
Ok so here's how my month of September is looking so far!

I decided to go with the fall theme! Aqua & gold seemed to be perfect for it! September here in Illinois is soo beautiful, so I chose the gold acetate word "beautiful" to put underneath September! Then of course a glittery hashtag and adorable aqua bow tie adds fabulous but easy detail ;)

In the sticker set there are these adorable and dainty aqua glittery alphas, and rolls and rolls of glorious washi tapes! The aqua looks so good on the gold stripes, love it! Super fall-ee ;)

Also, there are packs of glittered tags! And it wouldn't be right to have a fall theme without the leaves right?! I decided to be a little creative and run 2 of the tags through my Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutter with a Tim Holtz tattered leaf die! They turned out super cute with that ever popular "dipped" look! Then just clip them on with a mint green bulldog clip and you have instant autumn on your calendar woot woot! Of course you could use any die for any occasion though ;)

Look how cute this washi is?! With the words printed on it?! Just tear a little snippet and place it on your page, and it just adds super easy details to your page! Plus those glittery puffy stickers...

Also in the sticker set there are packs of little mini notepads and flags, these are cute to flag a special day you need to remember, just makes it pop more off the page so you don't forget!

I love these puffy glitter alphas! If you place a word on top of a little notepad sheet it looks really cool!

If you're looking to spice up your pages a little, just lay some washi tape in between your days! Kind of divides them up, plus you get to see the cute patterns on the tape!

 These flag paper clips make it easy to just clip some tags and things onto your pages so you always have extra supplies with you! Kinda convenient!

So there ya have it folks! A little peek into my planner for the month of September... can't wait to fill it up! The chunkier the better I always say ;) There's nothing like having all of your precious memories right at your fingertips.

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