Saturday, September 16, 2023
Friday, September 1, 2023
Hello Lovelies. It feels good to be back creating with the beautiful Spectrum Gardenia, paired with Color swatch Lavender. The Color Swatch Collections are a must have, as they coordinate with so many of the other collections. I found that Lavender coordinates perfectly with Spectrum Gardenia. The background paper I used is From the Lavender collection, it is Paper 2. The elements/ephemera I used to adorn the paper, are from the Spectrum Gardenia Collection. There is so much to choose from. I chose to use an envelope/pocket from the Essential File Set as part of the matted photo. I filled the pocket full of loveliness!!!
The Gardenia Fabric Tape is 4 inches wide. I took a strip of the tape, matted it on a piece of white cardstock, and cut it in strips. I mounted 4 of the strips, in different lengths on opposite corners of the layout, and placed some pop dots underneath each strip. I topped the strips with sentiments, flowers and butterflies. The tiny butterflies are so sweet. They are from the Butterfly Laser Set. So many sizes and colors to choose from.
I matted the photo, and used one of the beautiful frames in the Ephemera Bit collections. The hardest part was choosing which color to use because there are multiple colors! One of my favorite elements are the little safety pins with banners or tags attached. I mixed flowers with laser cut flowers. And always save those flowers that only have 1 or 2 left in the package, as I did., because the last 2 Sugar Posies flowers in Hucklberry that I used, are now retired, but you can still find them online. They matched my floral arrangements and the paper, beautifully. 49 and Market collections make it so easy to create so many different projects as there are so many elements to mix and match for each project you do. I hope that you go through your collections and pull out coordinating pieces and get creating!! The possibilities are endless!!
Thank you for joining me this week. Please be sure to check out the 49 and Market Blog often to see the latest creations from all of the talented designers. Each one brings a fresh different, perspective on current collection with their own creative flair. xo
Sugar Posies/huckleberry (retired)
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you another layout created from the gorgeous Vintage Artistry Nature Study. I can't tell you enough about this collection. One of my favorite colors is green, and this collection has plenty of it!! I chose a photo of my beautiful grandson. He is non verbal autistic, but oh so sweet and smart. And also so curious, and never seems to lose his sense of wonder.
To set the base of this layout, I chose the piece of 12x12 paper #4 from the Color Swatch Toast collection. I lightly traced a big circle in the middle of the paper then machined stitched around the circle, and went around a few times creating different sizes.
Once the circles were sewn around the paper, I used the Nature Study 6x8 Rub-Ons over the sewn circles. I placed the Nature Study Ephemera Bits frame onto the bottom side of the circle, and placed the Nature Study General Laser Cut tree to the side of the frame. Everything else just fell into place once the base was created.
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Hello lovelies. If you love the beautiful outdoors, and a walk in the woods, you are absolutely going to love Vintage Artistry Nature Study. Moths, mushrooms, and butterflies in abundance. The papers are beyond beautiful. and all of the ephemera in the collection is absolute perfection. In back of my home, acres acres of woods. The fern grows wild, and moss and mushrooms can be found everywhere. Once in a while we find the most gorgeous moths and butterflies in my yard , so Nature Study is everything I love. The Nature Study Natural Habitat paper was adhered to a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard, and the edges were distressed and peeled back all around the edges.
I hope you enjoyed your journey through Nature Study with me today. I hope that you create beautiful projects with this collection. xo