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Saturday, August 30, 2014

In Difficult Times: Breathe Collaboration with Studio Basic Designs

I'm so excited to share this fun project with you. Ever since Rubia and I collaborated several months ago with our Brush of Life journal card bundle, we've been talking about doing another collaboration! A few weeks ago, right before heading out on vacation to Nashville, I asked her what she thought about doing a full kit in addition to journal cards. She agreed and I'm so excited to share with you this project!

Rubia came up with the theme and color scheme and I think we've all been there. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and just breathe. I also love that this kit is so versatile and can really be used for anything, traditional scrapbooking, art journaling, and pocket scrapbooking. I actually used it for my weekly pocket scrapbook album which had nothing to do with difficult times.

Heather Greenwood Designs | In Difficult Times: Breathe | a collaboration with Studio Basic Designs | digital scrapbook kit and journaling cards pack

Remember when I said I had packed a ton of stuff to bring on vacation with me? Well, I also went to Michaels to pick up some paint to match our color scheme. I had tons of fun painting, paper piecing, doodling and drawing during our free time. This kit and these cards came together so easily and I loved it.

This pretty much sparked an interest in designing and we'll see once we start homeschooling again if this is something I have the time for. I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do. I love being able to create my own journal cards and had a blast creating my own papers and elements for the kit. I think Rubia seriously inspires me. We make pretty things together, for sure! I can't wait to collaborate with her again!

I'll be back on Monday to give you a closer look at my Week 34 pocket scrapbook page using the bundle (kit and journaling cards). The kit contains 21 papers, and alpha and 100+ elements. The journaling card pack contains two 4x6 cards and eight 3x4 cards.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Mixed Media Tutorial: stamping with household items

You guys!!! I had so much fun walking around the house and finding items to do this tutorial with! You're going to love it! It's super easy too! It's FOUR easy steps!

Heather Greenwood Designs | Mixed Media Tutorial: stamping with household items and toys

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mixed Media Art Journaling Bible Tutorial: adding ephemera that flips out

Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much I love this Art Journaling Bible FB group and the amazing support and love. The art is seriously drop dead gorgeous and I love how everyone is so very different in their art worship.

So, a couple weeks ago I shared with the group how to create a "tip-in" for adding pages or journaling cards or ephemera. I showed crappy hotel photos of my Documented Life Planner with the "tip-ins" folded in and folded out. Since I was on vacation and didn't have my Journaling Bible with me, I couldn't do a little tutorial on how to do it.

Heather Greenwood Designs | Mixed Media Art Journaling Bible Tutorial: add ephemera that flips out!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Workflow Wednesday: Additional Essential Tools For Pocket Scrapbooking

This month and throughout this workflow series, I've been sharing many of my favorite tools for pocket scrapbooking. Today I'll be focusing on the most essential tools for my workflow.


btw, the Becky Higgins Project Life® Design A Big Pack (60 pages) page protectors are only $8.95 on Amazon, so I grabbed some more and took advantage of the awesome deal!


Today, I'll be sharing my favorite trimmer, adhesives and attacher and why I love them so much and think they are absolute MUST-HAVES for every paper crafter and scrapbooker, not just pocket scrapbooking.
Heather Greenwood Designs | a list of 4 essential tools for every paper crafter, #pocketscrapbooking, #scrapbooking #papercrafts

Fiskars SureCut Paper Trimmer: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wire guide so you can line up and see exactly where you are cutting. It makes cutting out the hybrid journal cards soooo easy and I've never had a problem with it!

Scotch ATG Advanced Tape Glider: This thing is THE BEST!!! I've tried sooo many tape runners and they all gum up or have issues or the adhesive isn't sticky enough (especially for paper projects, not really an issue for pocket scrapbooking). The adhesive in these hold super strong and it glides so nicely! I just adore it to pieces! A definitely must have for any paper crafter! It's HUGE as you can see, LOL!

Tombow Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner: This is my fave for intricate objects like wood veneer and intricate die cuts. Instead of a line of tape, it's tiny little dots which stick to the element and isn't sticking out like line tape does. I really love the shape of this one too. I haven't had any problems with gumming or getting stuck like I've had with other dot adhesive runners I've tried.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher: I just LOVE this thing, it goes everywhere with me and the tiny little staples are so cute! My most favorite stapler! Isn't it adorable?! I love everything about it. I love the size and the grip and I've never had any problems with it! It's another MUST-HAVE for any paper crafter!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Congrats Amy, I've sent you an email and can't wait to see what you create with these fun stamp sets!!!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

August 2014 - Week 33 in my weekly pocket scrapbook album

I am so excited to share my weekly pocket scrapbook page with you! This was the week we were in Nashville, so I have lots of photos! 

It's crazy, I brought my big girl camera and never used it. All my photos for the week ended up being on my iphone or Mark's android. How crazy is that? Well, not so crazy when I think of how convenient it is not to lug the big camera all around Nashville with three kids who didn't want to spend all week in our hotel room. I'm still exhausted and we've been home for a week now!

Heather Greenwood Designs | Week 33 | The Lilypad Mixed Media Monthly | #mixedmedia #hybridscrapbooking #pocketscrapbooking

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly and Week 32 in my weekly pocket scrapbook album!

YOU GUYS!!! I'm SO SO SO SO EXCITED about this new monthly subscription dealio at The Lilypad! Seriously, you NEED to check it out!


The Lilypad | Mixed Media Monthly Subscription promo

Mixed Media Monthly or M3, is a monthly subscription kit created by Just JaimeeLittle Butterfly WingsLynne-Marie and Quirky Heart.

This month, as an introductory special, the add-ons will be visible to everyone. Starting with September's kit, non-subscribers won't even see add-ons until a month after release. The M3 subscriber forum will be visible to everyone for the first month as well. 

Mixed Media Monthly subscription includes: 
  • Main collab kit each month, a $14.99 value 
  • 50% off all M3 add-ons
  • Presale access to M3 add-ons
  • M3 private forum group
  • Exclusive access to M3 challenges
  • Special tutorials and video for inspiration and product usage
  • Personal interaction with your favorite mixed media designers Just Jaimee, Little Butterfly Wings, Lynne-Marie and Quirky Heart in the M3 forum
The subscription must be purchased first and to activate your membership.  After that you will be able to get the free collab downloads and the 50% discount on add-ons.


Here's a pocket scrapbook page using the kit and some of the add-ons! I seriously had a BLAST putting this together! I think it was totally designed with me in mind, LOL! No seriously, they just made my mixed media pocket style scrapbooking super easy!

Heather Greenwood Designs | Week 32 #mixedmedia #pocketscrapbook #projectlife