Friday, November 26, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Black Friday November 2021 Blog Hop


Good Morning, and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Alumni Blog Hop. I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous! There is so much inspiration on the way, so you don't want to miss a thing!

Plus, Heartfelt Creations is having a fabulous Black Friday Sale!! Stock up on all of the goodies you have been wishing for all year long!! I know I am!! 

The hop begins today, and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, November 29th, 2021. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. Heartfelt Creations is also giving away a second $25 gift card for a randomly chosen comment from their blog. The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the November 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. 

Today, I have created a holiday themed card using the Festive Poinsettia stamps and dies. I have also used the brand new, Simply Classic Oval Frame Die. With all of the different layers, you can create quick and easy cards in so many different designs! Wait until you see the different the different sets. You will want them all! I didn't use all of the pieces in the set, and I actually used the small oval die from the Royal Elegance Frame Die to cut out the sentiment. Dont be afraid to check your stash and mix and match. I used the Lux Gold Cardstock to die cut the Classic dies. Heartfelt Creations carries Silver as well. Perfect for your holiday projects. 

I went a little Heartfelt Creations old school on this card. I was looking through my Heartfelt Creations stash (which goes way back) looking for a sentiment for this card, as I didn't have one for holidays! May The Wonder Of The Season is from the Dove Of Peace Precut Set. It is of course retired, but for me will never go out of style! The flowers  and leaves were stamped in a very dark green ink. The flowers were colored with Fired Brick Distress ink, and the leaves were colored with Crushed Olive and Peeled Pain Distress Ink. I kissed the leaves with a little of the Fired Brick to blend in with the flowers. The yellow middles were colored with Mustard Seed Distress ink. Once all of the flowers and leaves were colored and assembled, I used Crystal Clear on them for sparkle. I just love the way it makes your flowers look! So festive for this holiday card. 

I had a lot of fun putting this card together. The gold in the frames, the blush of the red, and the sparkle of the flowers came together perfectly. My process is to get all of the flowers and leaves done. Then die cut all of your frames. I always make more than I need. Once they are done, everything else is easy to do. Just TUCK and LAYER!! Couldn't be easier! 

Thank you for joining us for this fabulous blog hop! Be sure to visit all of the artists, and leave them some love. You never know. You may be one of 2 chosen to win a Gift Card. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Large Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set

Large Festive Poinsettia Die


Heartfelt Creations November 2021 Alumni Hop List

Kathy Clement-

Vicki Dutcher-

Carole Wright-

Monica Edwards-

Oksana Clegg-

Emily Niehaus-

Candy Slabaugh-

Lisa Gregory-

Alissa Wells-

Amarilys Doria-

Heartfelt Creations-


Saturday, November 20, 2021

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Naturalist.

Hello Lovelies. We are heading toward the end of the year!! I can not believe it is almost December! So closing out November, I have created a woodsy, Autumn themed  12x12 layout, using the new Vintage Artistry Naturalist. And it is beautiful!! It has all of the flavor of Fall, and so much more. Greens, yellows and rich cranberry colors are simply delicious. The Naturalist Collection Pack has 2 cuts of laser sheet that are fantastic! For those who do not like to fussy cut, it is already done for you! Such a time saver. This pack goes a long way!! I only used 1 sheet for this layout, cutting out a square from the middle of the 12x12 paper, then reversing the middle piece, and mounted  it on corrugated cardboard, adding an additional piece of cardboard under it and then then finally attaching it to the background. This gives the entire layout some dimension even before adding the embellishments. I wet distressed all of the edges, and used distress ink. I added some twigs from my yard to frame the middle layer, and hot glued them to the layout. Then the fun began. Embellishments!!!!

I sorted through all of my flowers, and chose the ones that would compliment the color in the papers, and my photo. I love how the different flowers compliment each other in color. As if they were put together in the same pack. 

I love the new Vintage Artistry Naturalist Bookplates. I used one as the base for my framed photo. I used a File Frame and attached it to the laser cut window from the Naturalist 6x8 collection pack. I added my photo to the back, and fussy cut it along some of the arch on the window for visual interest. I tucked in some laser cut flowers on the inside of the frame, and one peeking out the top.  Tucked a couple of beautiful laser cut butterflies here and there. 

I love creating little clusters of florals on a layout. Just a little waterfall of flowers can make a big  impact in a design. Tuck in some leaves and call it done. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to create using Vintage Artistry Naturalist. You are going to love it! xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Friday, November 5, 2021

49 and Market November Blog Post/ November Sketch

Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you inspiration using one of the newest collections. Vintage Artistry Colors Mango!!! Such a sweet and sunny color, which I found perfect for my fall photos. It is another must have collection, with its beautiful patterns, and 2 sheets of laser cuts. If you add the matching Ephemera Stack, Bubbles and Baubles, Rub-Ons, and so many gorgeous flowers to choose from, there are endless possibilities to create! So many other 49 and Market collections would match Mango. I used the Vintage Artistry In The Leaves Foliage and it matched to perfection! I used the November Sketch for inspiration, by turning it clockwise once. This is the view I used. Like always, I elaborate. 

I love to add layers. The Mango Ephemera Stacks, and the Vintage Artistry File Frames stack beautifully. Even though the File Frames have the illusion of stitching on them, I still wanted to use a thread I had that matched perfectly. So I machine stitched them. I saved the cutaway strip from the bottom of the 12x12 paper, and cut the words out. I trimmed the word Happy and attached it to the tab on the file folder. I inked all of the edges with distress ink. I tucked in some In The Leaves foliage. 

I created a cluster using the In The Leaves Foliage, A laser cut butterfly, Sugar Posies in Tutti Frutti, and Wild Flowers in Ginger. I also Machine stitched around the perimeter of the background paper. 

I created a cascade of flowers, and tucked in some In The Leaves foliage and a laser cut butterfly.  For textural interest around the layout, I used Art Stones, Rhinestones, Bubbles and Baubles, Nuvo Crystal Drops and gold foil. The bow below the photo is one of the laser cuts in the Mango Collection pack. 

I die cut the frame using the leftover paper that I cut from the 12x12 paper. I layered 2 die cut pieces and backed them with corrugated paper for more dimension.  I added a beautiful lace Rub-On on the top of the frame, and the flowers to the left side are laser cut from the collection that I tucked in-between a File Frame and Mango Ephemera. 


Friday, October 29, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop 2021


Welcome to the October Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!! I hope that you are inspired to create your own projects using Heartfelt Creations gorgeous product. You also have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the Heartfelt creations Online store!  Heartfelt Creations will also be giving away a second $25 Gift Certificate. The Hop begins 8AM EDT on Friday, October 29, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EST on Monday, November 1, 2021. The rules are simple. Leave some love on each of the artists page in the Hop. A random comment will be chosen to win. The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the October 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. 

And here is the card I created for the Hop. My favorite season is fall. I decided to create a standard A9 card with Fall colors. I absolutely adore sunflowers, and the new Rustic Sunflower collection is beautiful!! I find that is easy to just create all of my flowers and leaves in one sitting. This way, I just pluck them up and put them on!! The base of my card had a beautiful green paper from the Clematis paper collection. I layered on the Elaborate Oval Frame in yellow and brown cardstock. I used the Sentiments Stamp Set for the title. Team mate Kathy Clement inspires me to use ribbon. I have a TON!! May as well use it!! So I topped my card with a bow. 

To create my double layer flowers, I stamped the flowers and leaves in a brown ink. For the flowers, I used 2 different colors of Distress ink. Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold with a little bit of Vintage photo on the middles. I used the HC shaping tools to give my flowers dimension. Then I layered the using 2 die cuts, staggering the petals. I then painted them with some collage medium, which is basically watered down glue, and sprinkled some Crystal Clear on them. I used some brown Flower Soft in the middle and on some of them, I sprinkled on some Express-O Yourself Prills. 

For the leaves, I used a brown ink to stamp them, then used 2 different Distress inks on them. Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. I also touched them up a bit with Vintage Photo. I used Crystal Clear on them as well. 

Thank You for joining me on todays hop. I hope that you are inspired to whip up some Rustic Sunflowers!!! Until next month!! xo Happy Fall!!

❤ Click the link HERE to start.

Kathy Clement -

Vicki Dutcher -

Carole Wright -

Alissa Wells -

Amarilys Doria -

YOU ARE HERE: Lisa Gregory -

Candy Slabaugh -

Oksana Clegg -

Monica Edwards -

Heartfelt Creations -

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Climbing Clematis Paper Collection

Rustic Sunflower Die

Rustic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Express-O Yourself Prills

Elaborate Ovals Frames Die

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Friday, October 22, 2021

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Teal Collection

Hello Beauties! I am here to hopefully inspire you to create a new project using the gorgeous Vintage Artistry Teal collection. I have created a 12x12 layout and paired the Teal with Vintage Artistry Mango. The colors complement each other beautifully. The 12x12 Collection Pack has 2 sheets full of beautiful laser cuts. Flowers, frames, leaves, butterflies, and a beautiful 10 window door that I used on this layout. There is so much beauty in the 12x12 paper I chose, (Bloom), that I did not use any mixed media on this layout. It is all flowers, laser cuts and Rub - Ons. And don't forget the little details that create a big impact. Like using acetate behind your frames or windows, and stringing some jute on to your laser cut tags. When you glue on the butterflies to your projects, only use glue on the body, so that you can lift the wings after it is dry. Remember the little things! 

I mixed 2 different flower collections on this layout. I love the sweet ferns in Maura's Vineyard, and the variety of Ginger flowers in the Country Blooms pack. I chose the laser cut word banners for my title, and tucked in some moss for a rustic garden look. 

The Rub-Ons glide on like butter! And the doily design, is one of my favorites that you will find in each of the rub on packs. Here I used the mango color. I also rubbed on, some seed beads and butterflies. For the 10 window panel, I backed the window with some clear acetate for a more realistic look, and I used one of the bubbles and baubles to create a knob. The word on the knob is joy...

I clustered some of the things I would find in the woods behind my back yard, where the photo of my granddaughter was taken. Fern, moss, flowers, tiny plants and butterflies. These are a few of her favorite things...I ties some single ply jute around the photo before I adhered it to the photo, then topped off the bow with a laser cut bow. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to create your own beautiful project using Teal and Mango. The beauty of a lot of the Vintage Artistry line is that you can mix and match for endless possibilities! I wish I had some mushroom laser cuts from Hike More!! I would have used them too!! Look through your 49 and Market collections. You never know what you will find to mix and match!  

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Teal 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Teal - Bloom

Vintage Artistry Teal and Mango Rub-On Transfers 

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles-Teal

Vintage Artistry Teal Ephemera Stacks

Country Blooms Ginger

Maura's Vineyard Chardonnay

Jute Cording - Single Ply

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

49 and Market In The Leaves Collection. "Hello Fall"

 Hello beauties. I think no one loves fall more than me!! Living in subtropical weather, makes me miss fall the most!! That doesn't mean I can't scrap my favorite season! My cousin mailed me some leaves from New York, and I used them in a photo shoot of my granddaughter. One of the newest collections, "In The Leaves" is the perfect collection to scrap those gorgeous days of autumn. The colors, the textures, this amazing collection has it all. I was so in love with the September sketch, I had to use it for inspiration again. I did a little texture in the background with a stencil and texture paste, then used some distress ink around the edges of the 12x12 layout. and rubbed a bit over the textured parts of the background. I went over the entire background with clear gesso. When it was dry, I spritzed the background lightly with water, then used some Starburst Spray in a couple of different coordinating colors to wash the color into the background. This is for a watercolor effect that the paper already had. I just wanted to enhance it. Then I began building my design. The coordinated products to the papers are phenomenal! What I used is listed below. 

The newest colors of flowers are gorgeous! So rustic and beautiful at the same time. Deep yellows, brick reds, rusty golds, just beg to be used on an Autumn project. I mixed and matched Rustic Blooms, and  Rustic bouquet, in different colors. 

And don't throw out those small scraps. I saved some of the scrap Peace and Joy papers from my previous project. The colors were perfect for the leaves that I die cut to tuck in here and there. The laser cuts are awesome!!! You can see the falling leaves just fluttering down the layout.  Look at that little Maple Seed!!! I need MORE!!! And the In The Leaves Foliage are little bursts of big color scattered throughout as well. There are leaves, butterflies and leaf clusters in the pack. I layered the laser cuts, strung one of them with jute and hung it from the floral cluster. I also inked and tucked in some lace for more texture. When the layout was complete, I added some colored Art Stones, and spattered some ink on the page. 

The laser cut butterflies are beautiful! And I simply adore the laser cuts to top the photos which looks like they were wrapped in string. The new Essentials Whitewash Chipboard Frames are perfect to showcase your photos. I edged it in some distress ink, and topped it over a File Folder Frame which I also inked.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that you are inspired to create your own Fall project. I can promise you this isn't the last project I will do with In The Leaves. Get yours soon!!

49 and Market Products Used:

Friday, September 24, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop September 2021

Hello Lovelies!!! This month, there are TWO opportunities to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. One winner will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog. The other winner will be randomly chosen from the Heartfelt Creations blog. All you have to do is hop, and leave some love on each of the designers blogs. You will surely find some inspiration along the way.

I love sunflowers, and the new collection Rustic Sunflowers is just what I needed to create some awesome projects in the future. Today, I bring you a card created for a friend of mine, who needs a little sunshine in her life right now. 

I stamped and die cut the Rustic Sunflowers using black archival ink, added some leafy Accents, and layered the Royal Elegance Frames die onto a card base I created form heavy cardstock. The size of the card is 7x4 inches. I also edged the card with some distress ink to tie the colors together. The Elegance die frame was die cut from heavy cardstock, and the outer lacy area was colored with distress ink. The inner Royal Elegance die cut was cut from a piece of paper from the Climbing Clematis paper collection. 

After I colored my flowers and leaves with distress inks, I added some of the Express-Yourself Prills to the centers of the flowers, then added some of Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear to the petals, to give the card a beautiful brilliance. 

I stacked each layer to create some depth. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the stamped sentiment. I really adore the Elegance Frames. You can do so much with each of the dies in the set. 

Thank you for joining us this month for this awesome hop!! 

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop September 2021

Kathy Clement –

Alissa Wells -

Vicki Dutcher -

Candy Slabaugh -

Amarilys Doria -

Carole Wright -

Emily Niehaus -

Lisa Gregory -

Monica Edwards -

Oksana Clegg -

Heartfelt Creations Blog -

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

For My Friend Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Rustic Sunflower cling Stamp Set

Rustic Sunflower Die

Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear

Royal Elegance Frames Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Climbing Clematis Paper collection

Expresso-Yourself Prills

Stack and Store Daubers Pack of 30

Flower Shaping Essentials

Score tool

Other Products Used:

Mustard Seed Distress Ink

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Peeled Paint Distress Ink

Monday, September 20, 2021

 Hello beauties...Today I bring to you a layout created with one of the gorgeous designed papers from the Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 collection pack. Just one paper in that collection can create the most gorgeous projects! And sometimes simplicity is all you need. I absolutely loved all of the little stars on this paper. I found a Dusty Attic stencil with the perfect sized stars, and used it to compliment the pattern on the paper. I used some texture paste, and before it dried, I sprinkled on some embossing powder. When it dried, I heat embossed it. I die cut a decorative frame from the 6x8 paper collection. I used the Blush/Sage rub-Ons around the perimeter of the layout. I also loosely followed the September sketch once again, borrowing from its fabulous design. And once again, it took on a life of it's own. I just turned the sketch counter clockwise and stretched the design a bit. 

Here is a closeup of the beautiful Majestic Bouquet and Royal Posies Tomato Flowers with some of the Botanical Potpourri Bottle Green flowers in classic Christmas colors. The butterfly and tiny seed beads are a Blush/Sage Rub-On, and you can see the texture paint/heat embossed  stars closeup. I did sprinkle in a few shiny confetti stars as well for sparkle and shine. I also used some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles in Sage around the design. 

In between each layer on the frame is a piece of corrugated cardboard to lift each layer for dimension. This pops up the photo to be front and center. 

The title is from the cutaway part of the 12x12 paper. 49 and Market always has a great design on the cutaway part. I save them all!! The size reminds me of a great big fat washi tape! Save them! You just never know when you will use them. I added some Rub-Ons around the title just for a little interest. 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

48 and Market "Hugs" featuring Hike More Collection

 Hello Beautiful people!! I hope you are safe and tucked away, and creating in your part of the world. This week I bring to you, a new layout using the Vintage Artistry Hike More Collection. I can't get enough of it. I love the woodsy feel with all of the fern, mushrooms, and awesome ephemera. I was working from this months sketch, (turned it sideways) when I decided I wanted to focus on layers. With all of the laser cuts and ephemera, this was the perfect opportunity. There is so much more to this collection. I absolutely adore the fabulous Rub-Ons. They glide on like butter, and the edges are so seamless, they just blend right into the paper. On the background I did just a bit of stenciling using texture paste and a Dusty Attic script stencil. I finished off the layout with a bit of color wash and some spatters. I also machine stitched around the 12x12 paper, and scattered some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles around the page.  

You can see the layers I have created going across the page. I machine stitched two of the laser cut frames, used a Vintage Artistry Essentials File Frame as the photo mat, and topped it with a the cute little Vintage Artistry Essential Binder Clip. I cut the laser cut photo reel in half and tucked it under the frame, then I just started adding the laser cuts and ephemera in a line across the page, lifting some of the pieces off of the page by placing pieces of corrugated cardboard underneath. 

I loved layering all of the pieces. And when I thought I was done, I found another piece to tuck in somewhere. The little Go Outside flag/banner was perfect for this spot. My granddaughter practically lives outside!! You can do that 24/7 in Florida where the weather is gorgeous all year around. Just check out that sweet little dragonfly!! It is a laser cut from the 6x8 collection. 

Just look at those mushrooms!! I love them! The Hike More Collection has plenty of mushroom singles and clusters. There are sweet butterflies, and lots of frames, big and small. I wanted to go minimal on the flowers, and focus more on the greenery. The Sugar Stems in Tutti Frutti are a perfect match. 

Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to try the sketch and see where it takes you creatively!! Much love, till next time. xo

49 and Market Products Used: