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Heidi Swapp Design Challenge ~ Memory File

By Hsimoni @wildwyoartcafe

It's the second day of the Heidi Swapp Design Challenge.  Heidi selected an assortment of supplies from Heidi Swapp products, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp and 7 Gypsies and asked us to create two projects using our own style.

I'm so excited to share my take on Heidi Swapp Color Magic Memory Files.  They come in white with several resist patterns on them.  You can mist, paint, ink, chalk, and spray your favorite mediums on these files to give them a truly unique look.  I used a ton of Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist on my projects.  Here are the colors that were in my supply box ~ Myrtle Chalkboard Mist; Woven Burlap Glimmer Mist and Tokyo Glimmer Mist.


HS Memory File Cover w frame 500

I absolutely adore the idea of creating something along the lines of a mini album out of layering several Color Magic Memory Files.

We recently heard about a puppy and her sister who needed a foster family.  They were in a shelter and set to be euthanized in about 5 days if they were not pulled out of the shelter.  The word spread through Facebook, and I talked my husband into letting us foster this darling puppy.  So many volunteers pitched in to save numerous animals that day, and to drive them across two states to foster families and people who wanted to adopt them.  It was an amazing feat that was pulled together within a few days.

HS Memory File willow collage 1a

Well, the minute I set eyes on this puppy I was doomed to fall in love with her.  She was very quiet, shy, timid and scared.  It didn't take long for her to warm up to us, and I think my husband Aaron fell in love with her first.  We could not even think of letting this sweet baby girl go.  Our daughters named her Willow after a Native American Medicine Woman they read about in a book.  Love that.

HS Memory File closeup1

Willow was about 3 months old when we got her.  So I used a wooden "3" on the canvas corp canvas flower.

We took her to the park often, and I spent many hours shooting photographs of her playing and enjoying her new family.

HS Memory File close up envelopes

Willow's story is handwritten on the manilla tags, and tucked into the 7Gypies envelopes.

HS Memory File closeup2

I misted, layered and painted pieces of the Memory File Album with Chandelier Glimmer Glam.  It gives it such a sparkle and shimmer.

HS Memory file page flips

I couldn't resist using Spellbinders Large Labels to create a little flip album that I layered with photo's of Willow, and then adhered Color Magic Banners to the back of them.

HS Memory File pocket

I created a large pocket behind the mini flip album, so that we could tuck more journaling manilla tags or photographs inside.

supplies:  Heidi Swapp Color Magic Memory Files, Heidi Swapp Color Magic Banners; Heidi Swapp No Limits Destination Pennants; Canvas Corp Canvas Flower, Canvas Corp black twine; 7Gypsies Paper Tape Postale, 7Gypsies Postale Envelopes, Cards and Mini Envelopes;  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard Mist and Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Spellbinders Large Labels; Want2Scrap Classy Corners - Gracy by Nina Brackett; Scalloped Velvet Trim, adhesive, black ink.

I hope you've enjoyed my Memory File project, and hearing the story of my little Willow puppy.

Please click on over the Heidi Swapp's blog to see my second project for the Design Challenge!

HS Baby Canvas closeup 2

Here's a little peek at my project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  I really appreciate it!



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