Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Blog Share

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”

Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd Blog Share!  You should have made your way from Jody’s blog.  If this is your first stop please head on over to GIA at The Painted Crane This month we are featuring products from Heidi Swapps Mixed Company and Color Magic lines!  I can not get enough of this Color Magic paper!!  It is so much fun to work with the Color Magic and Heidi Swapps Color Shine.  The Color Shine comes in so many colors there are endless possibilities with this stuff!!  If you have not yet got your hands on some Color Shine and Color Magic I highly suggest putting this at the top of your wish lists friends!!  The first project I want to share with you is actually the last project I completed and I think it is one of my favorites because it was super easy, fun and quick!  I took one 12×12 piece of Color Magic added three different colors of Color Shine (Sweet Cherry Mint Green and Mustard) to it and once it was dry I cut it down to 6 fronts measuring 5 1/4×4 I then took some of my favorite Heidi Swapp stickers and added simple sentiments to the card fronts!  I then adhered 3 of these to black card bases to create simple but O so super cute cards!

I also now have three card fronts ready to go whenever needed!  Next up I have a very special layout I created using one of the photos taken while attending one of Heidi’s classes at Hannah’s Home Accents!  What an amazing experience meeting HEIDI SWAPP!  She truly is the sweetest!  I knew I had to scrap this photo and this layout will be going in frame and hung up in my craft space!  

My last two projects are mini albums of coarse!  I am a mini album lover and I just can not get enough of them!  I love that my babies are going to have boxes filled with all these albums of documented memories!  All the big and little moments in life, hand written journaling, photos, receipts, letters, all kinds of great stuff for them to enjoy and to pass on to their kids!  My first album is of our sweet baby Eli James!  I used the Mixed Company Fotostack to create my album adding an extra flap to the cover so I could journal on the other side.  I added Instagrams of Eli that I have taken this year with little bits and prices of ephemera here and there and even pulled out some of my Heidi Swapp stickers I had in my stash.  I love how her lines can easily be mixed and matched so well!  I also used my Epiphany Crafts tool to help hold my ribbon closure and the royal blue sequins on the cover are from JODY at SpiegelMom Scraps.

Now let me just share with you why I created this last project!  You all know those plastic photo sleeves that come in your wallet?  Well I am always using them for the kids school pictures or sports photos because we all know we end up with a ton of wallet sized photos!  I wanted something pretty to have in my purse to hold my kids photos!  So when someone asked to see photos of my kids I can show them the photos in something nice and pretty and not just a flimsy plastic photo sleeve in my wallet!  Take a look at what I created!

How stinkin cute is this little mini photo album!?  There is even room for three more photos once the last page is turned!  The base of this album is made using one piece of 12×12 cardstock and is super simple to create!  Thank you all so much for stopping today and being a part of our 2nd Blog Share!  A huge thank you to Gia for putting together this whole idea of the Blog Shares and for putting together these fabulous kits!!  Make sure you head on over to JENN’S blog and see what amazing things she has put together with her kit full of Heidi’s amazing products!  Here is a look at the upcoming blog share schedule

The BIG REVEAL of something very special DECEMBER 1, 2013….save the date

January 9, 2014-Close to My Heart Laughing Lola, sponsored by Lynn Darda, CTMH independent consultant
Joining us: Erica Thompson, Lynn Darda, Jody Spiegelhoff, and newcomer Cassandra Henson/CTMH consultant and future Kiwi Lane Designs demonstrator 

January 23,2013-Carta Bella WildflowerJoining us: Erica Thompson, Jody Spiegelhoff, Jenn Bidwell Edwardson, Cathie Hollins, and Lacey Igo Gasper

February date TBD: Hazel and Ruby ( a brand new scrapbooking company)Gone Typo and Chalk It Up
Joining Us: Jody, Erica, Lacey, Cathie, Jenn, Lacey, and Janey, and  you?? 


23 thoughts on “Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Blog Share

  1. I thinks it's amazing just how different all of the project look and feel – even though they were all made from the same kit! Love all of your projects, Erica, especially that photo album!


  2. Thank You!!! I love the color shine so much!! I only have 5 of them so the rest are at the top of my list!! I can not wait to get the coral color shine!! Thanks so much for stopping today!!


  3. Erica I just adore the cards you made and your minis are always sooo inspiring. But what completely floored me this time was your wallet mini and your layout with the woman herself. It was so cool you got to meet her. You have done an amazing job- I just LOVE doing these blog shares with you. HUGS!!


  4. Aren't you the clever girl- sneaking those pix of Heidi onto your projects!!! I love the colorful card fronts- I am so with you on nothing makes me happier than a big old POP! of color.


  5. Wow, so much inspiration in one place! Love what you did with the color products on the card fronts. Your mini is amazing and those pics are soooo adorable, especially the sleepy one. What a great idea for showing your kiddos' school pics. Keep sharing your awesome ideas.


  6. I love your cards Erica! Beautiful colors. I will have to check out the paper and color shine. And the mini album, LOVE IT!!! A great way to keep the kids pictures in your purse, not to mention creative and crafty. No other mom will have one.


  7. Erica these projects are awesome!! I LOVE the cards and that mini ROCKS!! Oh, and did I mention I'm super jealous that you got to meet Heidi Swapp (who is aparently as much of a night owl as I am based on her time stamp for her comment above! lol


  8. So cute! Love the cards, so bright and fun! And the mini is just cute cute cute! Love it all! So glad you guys are having fun with these blog shares, such a great idea!


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