Loaded Tag with Swirlydoos

Please join me Tuesday May 23 at 8pm Central Standard time on the Swirlydoos Ustream channel. I will be giving you a sneak peek of the May kit and re-create a load tag.

Log in and join the chat at www.ustream.tv/channel/swirlydoos sit back and enjoy some crafty fun and great company.



I hope to see you there!


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Momma’s Boy

 As mother’s day fast approaches,  I am drawn to scrap those precious child photos. This photo is one of my neighbor’s little boy and her brother. Such an innocent looking photo and perfectly captured. Petaloo Mothers Day

I recently had a girls weekend getaway and had a small stash of supplies with me to use, so minimal is sometimes better, this masculine layout was perfect for simple. Subtle background details with stamping and some texture. IMG_4214

Masculine layouts and flowers are such a hard concept sometimes but these neutral tea-stained Dahlias work great with a little oxide inks splattered on them.


A few extra details with some metal embellishments and chippies and the perfect masculine layout captured.


I hope all you mothers, grandmothers, fur momma’s and all have a great day. Thank you for stopping by.




Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Cream 1467-105, Darjeeling Mini Mixed Teastained 1462-105

Blue Fern Studios:  Chesterville Collection  Whitford, Chester, Hargrave, Preston

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Vintage Photo, Distress Oxides Iced Spruce, Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Finnabair: White sand

TCW stencil 502

Creative Embellishments: Washi Tape Cluster, Grunge Gear Corner

Impression obsession Seth Apter Border Lines, Seth Apter Spot Lights

Paperartsy Eclectica Seth Apter

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Some Of My Favorite Things

Hello all, I am here today wanting to share a few of my favorite things. Whether its a cold winters day or a brisk summers night sitting by the camp fire. You can never go wrong with a nice cup of hot chocolate. And top it off with a  little shot of Rum Chata and  some smooth Norwegian chocolate and its just heavenly.

My Favorite Things

And of course the new paper line from 7 Dots Studios is heavenly also, an new favorite for me too.

Here is a video to watch the creative process.

I am loving Chevron and the Distressed Chevron stamp works so perfect for some background details. Along with some Burlap Stamping, I cant get enough details in the background. Sometime I get carried away with the overall composition and don’t make enough background details like I did with my stencil work using the Circle Boken Stencil.


So adding a few of my favorite things like the Bubbles Panel to the layering (which I cant have enough layering), adds to the look of the layout.


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy a few of you own favorite things everyday.


Entered in 7 Dots Studios.


Creative Embellishments: Circle Bokeh StencilSmall Family Word SetBubbles PanelFrayed Burlap StampDistressed Chevron Stamp

7 Dots Studio: Dreamscapes: Under the Covers 12×12, Die Cuts 6×12, Word Stickers 6×12, 6×6 Paper Pad, Tags 12×12.

Tim Holtz: Distress Oxides Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder Gilded Burgundy Brass, Hibiscus Rose Orange.

Stabilo Aquarellable.

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Scrapbooking with M.E.

Sun Sea and Sand

I want to share a fun layout made with KaiserCraft Collection I picked up at Scrapbooking and M.E. An Online store that has such a variety of product and can satisfy your creative needs. This picture was of out family vacation taken at the Grand Cayman Islands.

SWMB Family Fun Layout

A creative video was made for your inpsiration.

Enjoy the close-ups

Great details with layering and stamping.


Little extra goodies with the sand and starfish.


Mixed Media Layout made for Scrapbooking with Me Boutique just in time to give you some inpsriation for those fun summer themed layouts.  Find more of Scrapbooking with Me and other fabulous products below.

FB Boutique: http://goo.gl/CSN2a5
Online Store: http://www.scrapbookingwithme.com
Members Room: http://goo.gl/Egh4uO
Scrapbooking with Me Blog: http://goo.gl/OUhL1i
SWMEB Youtube: http://goo.gl/8E28BO

For Coupon code HT10 for 10% off your next purchase in the Store http://www.scrapbookingwithme.com. Code not valid in Facebook group.


KaiserCraft: High Tide 12×12 Collection http://goo.gl/YSHI9U
6×6 Collection, High Tide Stickers, High Tide Collectables Die-Cuts.

Finnabair: Stone Effects Paste Pumice http://goo.gl/jPBkKc
Clear Gesso http://goo.gl/yTPO2l

Other Supplies:
Petaloo By Floracraft: http://goo.gl/yfXzHd
Mixed Blossoms Antique Beige, Mini Daisy Petites Antique Beige, Mixed Blossoms RobinEgg Blue, Mini Daisy Petites Robin Egg Blue.

Shimmers Paints Vibez Deep Blue Sea, Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts

May Arts Ribbon Twine.

ColorBox Archival Dye Suede, Putty.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain http://goo.gl/IObPRb

Find more of me Here:
Heather Thompson
Blog: https://www.heifer21.wordpress.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hpotapenko/

Video Music Credit
Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
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Artist: http://incompetech.com/


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Music to my ears

A new Month a new challenge is up at Creative Embellishments.


Music to My Ears

CE May Challenge

Hi, Heather here today to share my take on the inspirational picture, I know exactly what I wanted to do, I took some pictures of the inside of my piano and decided to use them as the focal point of my layout.

I started out with some background work with the Fishnet Stencil and some ink. Then added some subtle stamping with the Burlap Stamp. After the subtle background stamping was done I wanted to add some texture with the Ropes stencil and some texture paste.

I used some stamping of a butterfly image in the background but I do get carried away sometimes when I get creating. I used the Flourish Set and painted it and then added more stamping right on the chip board with the Distressed Screen Stamp and again the Burlap Stamp.


I added some music notes with the Music to my Ears Stencil which worked perfectly for this page and inspirational picture.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join in on the challenge at Creative Embellishments


Creative Embellishments: Rope Stencil, Music to my Ears Stencil, Distressed Screen Stamp, Distressed Burlap Stamp, Fishnet Stencil, Flourish

Fleur Design Mechanical Collection Mechanisms of Time, Basis, Cognition.

Petaloo By FloraCraft: Wild Mini Blossoms Craft Brown, Wild Blossoms Medium Craft Brown, Dahlias Tea-stained Cream.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Moon Shadow Mist Silhouette Silver, Glitz Spritz Royal Peacock.

Tattered Angels: Simply Sheer Rich Brown, High Impact Black

Shimmers Paints: TextureZ Muddy Buddy.

Imagine Crafts: Creative Medium Turquoise Iridescent

Visible Image Own Kind of Beautiful Stamp

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That’s Crafty Collaboration

that's crafty

What an amazing week it has been with so much creativitiy and such unique projects. So now it’s my turn to showcase my piece.

I absolutly love the Visage set but never had the nerve to try and put something together. So when I got my Acrylic Wall Hanging from That’s Craft the creativity was just flowing. I loved how they teired down so why not keep in suit.


I used some alcohol inks on the substrate until I got the desired marble effect, something well aged and vintage. Using the Dresing Trim Silver Rosette to higlight the focal points  reminded me of something from Roman times with the “crowns of Laurel”.


During Roman times the Crowns were made with leaves of the bay laurel, and were worn as signs of victory and triumph. The Faces of the Visage are so masculine, with the crackle aged look it adds to that feeling of Roman Times.


The crisp background of Muslin and texture reminise the typical tunics and calceus (open toed sandles) on the back drop of aged marble.


As I look at this peice I  am reminded of lost roman treasures around the town of Cosenza in southern Italy that have been overlooked by time.







That’s Crafty Acrylic Rectangle Wall Hanging , Dinky Stencil Tear Drop Ovals.

Relics & Artifacts: Visage, Dresden Trim Silver Rosette

Chrome Crackle

DecoArt Media: Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Metallic Brown, White Gesso, Matte Medium, Modeling Paste, Antiquing Cream Carbon Black.

Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Mixative Gold, Ginger, Caramel, Butterscotch.

13Arts: Colored Grit Yellow Sand. Mica Flakes Gold

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Fun together

Hello all, here today to share a fun mixed media layout from the crazy fun time I had at Creativeations in Phoenix. (formally known as CHA) And if you every have the chance to hang out with Tracy and Andy, its is always fun.


I loved the process this layout went through, I hope you do too, enjoy the video.

I starting with tons of stamping on the background and lots of texture. Between using the Half Tone Circle Stamp and the Distressed Text Stamp, stencils and texture paste. I get a lovely detailed background.


I used some paint and detailed the Circle Doodle Frame and layered it over the Square Doodle Frame.


After the layering process begins, I start to add the little elements that help for the piece. The grudge arrows are so fun to work with.


And I cant forget the title. “Fun Together” There is never a time that I don’t have fun together with Andy and Tracy. Great memories we always make.


And those fun times make me smile. To look back at the time we had just makes life sweet.  Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy all the fun times together.

Entered In Scrapki-wyzwaniowo


Creative Embellishments: Half Tone Circle Stamp, Distress Text Stamp, Celebrate Word Set, Square Doodle Frames, Circle Doodle Frame, Grunge Arrow.

UHK Gallery: Holmes In Love Passion, List, Valentine.

Tattered Angels: High Impact Paint White, High Impact Paint Black, Glimmer Mist Crimson.

DecoArt Media: white Gesso.

TCW Impressions

Prima: Cobblestone Stencil, Texture Pastes Graphite.

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Mixed Media Vintage Layout

I want to share a fun mixed media layout with you today, tons of details here. I totally loved the process this layout went through. This is a picture of Olivia and my Late Grandfathers 1934 Hudson at his funeral this last fall. It was a beautiful send off. One last ride.

Rustic Layout .jpg

I loved the vintage look of the old car, the shadows from the sun, and just old school.  So I wanted to incorporate all of those in the layout.

Enjoy the close-ups.


As in the video. I added so much texture and details to the Brick Wall Chipboards. I also wanted to cover up the funeral home sign so I knew I had to place one strategically on the picture itself.


Using the Brick Stencil and texture paste,  I pulled more bricks out of the background paper.


I used added so much details to the background, using layers of crackle paste, I also added a mould, and added more crackle, all to age the look of the layout.


I love the look of this layout and it is so vintage. I hope you enjoyed the video process. Thank you for stopping by today.


Entered in:



Creative Embellishments: Brick Stencil, Rope Frames, Brick Pieces, Half Tone Circle Stamp.

Riddersholm Design: Christmas Cosy Cosy Cutout, Barn Market Husked, Barn Market Remember.

Petals By Floracraft: Dahlias Tea-stained Cream, Mini Mix Tea-stained Cream Petites Yellow.

Generals Powdered Charcoal.

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Seth Apter Border Lines.

DecoArt Media: Tinting Base, Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Titan Buff, Antiquing Cream White.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ground Expresso.

Prima: Texture Paste Graphite, Copper Crackle, Gold Crackle. Color Blooms 2 Golden Walnut, Fixative, Moulds.

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Spring Tag and Card

Hello today, I hope to finally say that Spring is here. Although weather in central US can be surprising. I was inspired to make a Spring tag and card set.


I made a little video to share my creative process.


After a fair number of layers of the beautiful Botanical Tea Collection I touched the card and tag off with some Textured Elements. The Rosettes are perfectly matched with this paper collection.


Soft subtle distressed edges offsets the pretty details of the paper, and the soft texture of the rosettes add beauty to the set.


Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Spring and enjoy the warming weather.


Petaloo By Flora Craft: Textured Elements Garden Rosettes Green 1212-214, Textured Elements Mini Garden Rosettes Pink 1213-211, Textured Elements Garden Rosettes Ant Red 1212-250, Push Pins

Graphic 45: Time To Flourish: 4×6 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Botanical Tea Collection: Herbal Infusion, Botanical Tea, Sweet Camomile, Fields of Flowers.

Creative Embellishments: Small Sentiments.

Stampin’ Up: Flourish Thinlits.

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Strawberry Ice

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Shabby Chic Wedding

Shabby Chic Wedding Layout

Just a quick share today, I have been so busy trying to get ahead on things. And seeing spring is here, the gardens are calling my name. I just wanted to create something for me….kinda.

Shabby Wedding LemonCraft.jpg

I borrowed this picture from Laura, a sweet gal I work with, (not the first one I have borrowed  wink wink). She recently got married and the pictures are just so gorgeous. I wanted to scrap a little shabby chic.


I made a video tutorial along with it.

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I think out of all the different styles out there, Shabby Chic is the hardest for me, So I am always looking for something gorgeous to create.


This layout works perfectly for LemonCraft’s Challenge this Month. All about Roses. Between the beautiful roses in the bouquet, the paper roses in the flower clusters to the scrumptious paper. Perfect.


Thank you for stopping by today.



Lemon Craft: House of Roses, Labels 1, Labels 2, Music of the Soul, On the Porch.

Creative Embellishments: Pinecone Branch, Leafy Corner Flourish.

My Stash: Roses Paper Blooms, Seam Binding.

Prima: Tea Stain Bloom Spray, Lime Wedge Bloom Spray, Metallique Wax White Gold, Bronzed Age, Antique Brilliance Lucky Emerald, Concrete Paste, Wood Texture.

Mon Ami Gabby: Vintage Lave, Pearl Sprays, Flat Back Pearls.

Stampin’ Up Creative Elements Stamp.

Martha Steward Boarder Punch.

Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

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