Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jot mood board

There is a lovely new Mood board  over at Jot Magazine. I love the pops of pink, mint and yellow!


I used the lovely Crate Paper Oasis collection and a cut file I found in at the Silhouette store to complete my layout.


I hope you get a chance to play along!
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Heidi Swapp Make it Happen personal planner

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a little behind the scenes look at how I am using the new  Heidi Swapp "Make It Happen" Personal Planner to organize my Scrapbook Design Team commitments. I chose this planner basically, because the cover was just the most delicious and feminine cover from all of Heidi's new planners. I love the soft pink mixed with the yellow and hot pink! I wanted to use and see it everyday!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Each month as my design team commitments get sent to me I add them into the weekly planner pages.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Now even though this is a working planner I still plan (wink) to add  touches of decorative embellishments to my pages using the new Memory Planner collection.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I used the clear stamps and black ink to add touches of motivation to my pages. I also added in the 3x3 card and one of the Kraft Notepad tags in which I added a stamp for some extra personal touches.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Each week I will move  the Clear divider to that current week to help me find my place quickly and easily.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I have added a couple of important reminders to the opposite page. I used some yellow ink and the small wooden"tick" stamp from the Wooden Icons set to help me bullet point each reminder.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

On this weekly page I added in some pink ink and another of the Clear stamp quotes! " This calls for Chocolate" is the perfect choice to document times when it is busy! Also do you spot the cute square stamp from the wooden icon sets? Perfect to use a place to mark off completed assignments.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I added a touch a torn washi tape to signify the end of the month's assignments. I think I will do this each month as a  way to notifying myself.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Let me share with you the different pages that make up the "Make It Happen" planner.

Each Month starts with a monthly divider page that is so fun and brightly colored, This  is why I think I was so drawn to this planner in the first place.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Turning the page there is a quote on the back of the month divider page and a monthly focus page.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

Finally, each month contains 5 double page spreads with a weekly calendar on one side and weekly to do prompts on the other to add an some extra reminders for you.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I just love the way this planner serves two roles - one it serves it's purpose as a planner and the other it looks just so pretty is serves as piece of pretty decor in my studio.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Make It Happen Personal Planner

I would love to see how you are using the new Make It Happen planner. Be sure to tag Heidi and I on Instagram to see just how  you are planning in the prettiest planner around.

Supplies: Make It Happen personal planner, Memory Planner collection



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Magnolia Jane layout

Heidi Swapp  has just released the most beautiful feminine collection called Magnolia Jane and I couldn't wait to create a layout with it. When I was looking through my photos from the recent Creativation trade show in Pheonix this one photo stood out to me as a favorite and I couldn't wait to use it on a layout. It was the first time in 4 years that all of us on the Media Team were together and it was such a celebration.

I love that the collection combines that beautiful dark floral pattern paper and  then  teams  with bold geometric patterns for a unique combination of pattern papers. I wanted to make a feature of the floral pattern paper so I decided to frame part of the floral  print with a white circular frame cut from Bazzill Basics White cardstock.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

The flowers on this pattern paper are so striking!  They  make a bold  statement against the dark background that I wanted that to be the main element on my page.  To make my frame I used my fiskars circle cutter and cut a large circle from my white cardstock. It was that easy!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

I then grabbed a piece of the Dashing pattern paper with the black markings to serve as the first layer on my layout. I then trimmed about an inch from two sides of  the Blush pattern paper and laid it over the Dashing paper. Finally I stitched my white frame on the top and my base was complete.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

I created a place for some hidden journaling under my photo by only adhering three sides of the photo down and the tag is able to slide in and out.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

The Blush tag is apart of the Ephemera pack and I used my We R Memory Keepers Typeface typewriter to add my journaling. To complete my tag I added some stamping with some of the Magnolia Jane clear stamps.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

To embellish my layout I kept it fairly simple because I wanted that floral paper to be the feature. I used some of the Clear and  kraft and Gold dipped pieces from the Ephemera pack to embellish then added some of the Gold washi  to hold down my photo and Clear Gold Foil words as my title. To complete my layout I ended with some splashes of Black Colorshine!

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

Magnolia Jane is just the most delicious collection. It is perfect for your most feminine layouts I hope you can find some of the pieces soon. Look out for it at select JoAnn stores now.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane

Supplies: Magnolia Jane Collection

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Sweet layout- Felicity Jane

Today I am sharing another layout using the scrummy London kit from Felicity Jane. I am just so in love with the soft pastel pinks, greens and greys in the kit that I wanted to make a feature of it on my layout. I used the beautiful grey dot pattern paper as the base of my layout and added strips from the pink heart and pink stripes along the top and bottom.
 Happy Layout by KimJeffress | @FelicityJane
I created a cluster of pattern paper and photos in the centre of my layout using the 3x4 cut apart sheet to form my grid. You will note the bottom left block is larger than 3x4, I wanted it to be the same size as the photo above it so i just trimmed it wider than the 3x4 size.
Sweet Layout by Kim Jeffress | @FelicityJane
To add a title to my layout I added some of the white chipboard letters from the kit overlapping the cluster to create a sense of cohesiveness. 
Sweet Layout by Kim Jeffress | @FelicityJane
I finished off by layering the chipboard shapes, die cuts and epoxy letters in and around the cluster.
Sweet Layout by Kim Jeffress | @FelicityJaneThanks for popping by the blog today, enjoy your memory keeping!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Heidi Swapp Wall Art

Ever since Heidi released her Wall Art words available at Michaels stores  and in particular the word EAT I have been anxious to add one into my kitchen decor. I wanted it to coordinate with the colors in my kitchen and I think I may have pulled it off with some mint paint and the gorgeous Mint Marquee Love glitter!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

I have had this beautiful antique metal and glass platter for a while now and once I started planning how I was going to decorate my word I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, create a little collection of favorite things on the platter.

   Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

Let me share how easy it was to create my  Two tone Word Art word. I started by gathering some favorite pieces from my kitchen and the EAT Wall Art  word and playing around with color combos. Once I settled on mint and yellow I got working.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

To decorate my word  I gave it a quick coat of white paint to act as a kind of undercoat for the colored paint. It really makes the the top coat of paint more brighter when you add this step.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

Next  I added a coat of Mint paint that I got at Michaels when I  was visiting the US in January. I then allowed this paint to  completely dry.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

I then took some washi tape and laid it down about a third of the way down the word and painted on the Marquee Love glue and then  sprinkled on the Mint Marque Love glitter. The washi is essentially to create a nice straight line with the glitter.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

Finally I  removed the washi, tapped off the excess glitter and my  word was complete. I allowed it to dry over night just to ensure the glue was completely dry.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

I added some of my favorite pieces to the platter including the beautiful frame and simply laid the Wall Art against the photo frame and placed it in my kitchen.

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

I love the pops of color it brings to my kitchen, it makes me happy each time  I walk into my kitchen and I look at it!

  Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Wall Art words

Grab the  Wall Art EAT word from your local Michaels stores, some coordinating paint and glitter and create your own decor piece for your kitchen!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Felicity Jane London

I was thrilled to start designing with my first Felicity Jane kit called London. It was full to the brim of  delicious pattern papers and embellishments!

Felicty Jane London kit

So let me share with you my first project- a layout I created with the London Kit. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the color yellow so when I opened my box I literally squealed with joy!  I love that I was able to add little touches of yellow throughout my layout. 

Felicty Jane London kit

I started with the white and grey spot pattern paper and then trimmed about two inches from the side and turned it over to reveal the soft pink and white stripes which I then adhered to the edge of my layout. I then trimmed about an inch from the yellow pattern paper and adhered it also too the back of the layout to create my background. I  laid down my photo and embellishments , marked with a pencil where they were then removed the pieces and  used my sewing machine to create a border for my elements

Felicty Jane London kit

I then used  two of the pieces from the 4x6 cut apart sheet to form part of my journaling and title. I ran the blue journaling piece through my typewriter to add my journaling. I adhered my photo on three sides so I could use it as a place to tuck my journalling card into.

Felicty Jane London kit

I added the Happy chipboard shape to the side of my photo then fussy cut the bow from the cut apart sheet. I trimmed off the bow ends and added them flat onto my page and then adhered the main part of the bow with pop dots for dimension.

Felicty Jane London kit

To complete my layout I added some messy stamping with the FJ London stamp set, I love the subtle texture that creates without the bulk.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentines Day Chalk Art

With Valentines Day only two days away I wanted to make something special for my husband who is away for work at the moment. What better way than to create a chalk art sign on our front porch so it is the first thing he sees when he arrives home. The Heidi Swapp new Chalk Art Sprays and Stencils were the perfect choice.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

 I used the letters and letter shadows to create the main part of my signage and then used some of the large stencils to build the rest of my design. Love the pop of red chalk paint that reflects the Valentines Day theme.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

To complete my design I added those fun polka dots to add a fun touch. 

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Chalk Art

I can't wait for my husband to come home on Tuesday morning. I hope he will be pleasantly surprised and love it as much as I do!

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