Friday, October 30, 2020

Heartfelt Creations Alumni October Blog Hop


A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the October Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

I have chosen to create a mini album/card. After receiving the Wild Rose paper collection, my mind went into creative overdrive. So many gorgeous designs in one paper pad. I found that all of the little tags labels and designs are perfect embellishments for a mini album. This mini is 5x4 inches. I used chip board for the base, and covered it with a piece of the Wild Rose paper. I die cut a scalloped rectangle from the Eyelet Rectangle and Basics die for the cover. I popped it up with some pop dots. I fussy cut a label, the Happiness Always sentiment, and popped them up with Pop Dots as well. Then the decorating began. 

For the flowers I chose the Arianna Blooms flowers. I die cut them using watercolor paper, painted them with watercolor, green in the middle and purple on the outer petals. I used crystal Clear and Babys Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter on the flowers and leaves. The pink shimmer is subtle and beautiful. The leaves are the beautiful Leafy Accents which I stamped, die cut and shaped in the molds. So simple yet so elegant!! I Used watercolors to paint them as well. 

The inside of the mini was lined with coordinating paper from the Wild Rose paper collection. I created a tuck pocket on the inside cover. I fussy cut the tags to insert into the pocket. I fessy cut the label, and popped it up with some chipboard. I added 2 pages for some journaling, but you can easily add more paper/pages using you favorite binding technique. I added 2 strips and die cut a border using the scalloped die to create more tuck spots for tags. 

Thank you for joining us today on the Blog Hop. Make sure to comment on each designers blog creation, and you just may find your self a winner!! xo


Friday, October 23, 2020

Crealies Guest Designer October 2020

 If you didn't know that purple is my favorite color, you do now. Crealies has the most gorgeous Pigment Powder colors that are so versatile. On my layout, I used them like watercolors. And the spatters?? Oh my, Love them! I created a layout adhering white cardstock to corrugated cardboard. I distressed the edges, then began my coloring with the Pigment Powders diluted in water, and sprayed on using the Crealies spray bottle. Once the background was dry, I spattered some of the more concentrated colors and before the spatters dried, I dabbed them with a damp cloth to take way some of the color, which left what looks like water spots. I love the look. The photo is my sweet granddaughter who shares my love for purple and scrapbooking now.  

I die cut the flowers and leaves using the Mixed Media/Watercolor paper. The weight of the paper is perfect to create dimensional flowers and leaves. I sprayed some water on a glass mat, mixed the Purple and Pink Purple Pigment Powder with a paint brush and painted the flowers. I did the same for the leaves using the Olive Green. When they were almost dry, I used a ball stylus and foam pad to shape the leaves and flowers. Once they were completely dry, I dabbed on some of the Gold Pigment powder mixed in water. I absolutely LOVE the gilded look effect. I added some rhinestones to the middles to finish the flowers. 

The Stitched Tagzz were die cut from the Watercolor/Mixed Media paper. I used the I hope believe dream die to create the sentiment for my title. I used a concentrated Purple to color it, then used a touch of gold. I spattered the tags with the Pink Purple and Purple, and edged them with the Gold. It really brings out the stitching in the die cuts. I used the Light Brown and Gold Pigment Powders to color some ribbon, and strung them through the tags. Thn tucked some of the flowers and leaves around them. 

For the photo, I used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the photo. I edged it using the Gold Pigment Powder. I mounted it to the background using chipboard  underneath. 

Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I used all 3 sizes in the set and layered the bigger ones. 

I layered the Tagzz in a couple of different places on the layout. And tucked another flower cluster between the layers. The exposed corrugated cardboard was painted using the Crealies Gesso Paste in White. Once it dried, I painted on some of the Pink-Purple and  Gold Pigment Powder around the entire edge. 

Crealies Products Used:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Sky Collection. "Enjoy The Little Things"

Hello Lovelies. Today I bring to you a layout featuring the Vintage Artistry Sky Collection. The blues in the collection are gorgeous and I wanted to give it a true vintage feel with some distress ink. I edged almost all of the pieces in ink, and used some crackle paste on the window shutters. I absolutely love the Ginger color in the Country blooms flowers for the accent color among the blue. I didn't have to do any distressing on the background paper as it is gorgeous on its own. I did so some white and brown/gold spatters to add to the texture, added some art stones and wishing bubbles. I also used some gold pigment ink to edge a lot of the pieces. 

I used the ephemera in the 6x6 collection and fussy cut all of the pieces. I layered them and created a cluster for the bottom left corner. I created a smaller one for the upper right corner. The little butterflies are the sweetest. I placed an eyelet through the tag and strung some 5 ply jute through the hole. I separated the strands of the jute, and used only 2 strands. I also used a couple of pieces of the beautiful cream lace around the layout to add softness to the vintage look. 

I created a few kites to scatter around the upper part of the layout. I hand cut the shapes, used the 5 ply jute separated, and tied a few smaller pieces in the tails for bows. I used pop dots to pop them off the page and give them life! 

I wanted to portray the feel, of my grandaughter peering out of a window into the beautiful blue sky, and see the things that she loves so much. Butterflies, dragonflies, flowers and kites. These things always put a smile on her face. 

This is a closeup of the kites I created. These are one of my favorite parts of my layout. A little bit of paper and a little bit of jute, created a wonderfully big impact on my layout. 

Tucking some of the leaves and flowers under the shutters gives the layout a little bit more depth. And no matter what angle you look at the layout, it is full of bits and pieces of beauty everywhere. As I hope beauty will remain where ever we all shall go.....

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to  create your own layout using any of the Vintage Artistry Collections. 

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Sky 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry 6x6 Collection Pack

Serendipitous 12x12 Collection Pack Laser Cuts

Wildflowers Sky

Country Blooms Sky

Sugar Stems Blue Raspberry

Lacey Trims Cream

Jute Cording 5 ply

Country Blooms Ginger

Wishing Bubbles Minty Breeze

Monday, October 5, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Colors Lilac "Sunshine"

Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you some inspiration from the Vintage Artistry in Lilac. Purple is my favorite color, so this collection is on top of my must have lists! I absolutely adore the laser cuts that come in the kits. I have said before they are perfect for my mini album making, but they are also perfect for the layering in layouts. I just cant get enough of them! I created this 12x12 layout with an abundance of gorgeous layering. I did a little stamping on the background, added a few white splatters and some Art Stones when it was done and called it finished. 

I love that all of the collections are just about interchangeable with a lot of the elements. I used leaves from other collections to tuck under the beautiful flowers. I wanted a different color to accent some of the vintage inking I did, so I chose the gorgeous Ginger. It is a color I normally wouldn't pair with purple, but on this layout it works beautifully. 

There are the most beautiful moth stamps in the Vintage Artistry Always Together Stamp set. I stamped a bunch with black archival ink, and shaded them with  some vintage photo ink and a touch of purple on 1. I scattered  a few around the layout. Using some of the scraps from the 12x12 paper I cut out, I die cut a couple of vines for more layering texture. I adhered some Wishing Bubbles and Art Stones in the background. 

I absolutely love layering and using corrugated cardboard or chipboard for added height. And sometime si add it for texture. By backing all of my pieces with cardboard, it gives the layout some weight to it. It is perfect for placing in a shadow box or displayed on a desk or shelf. 

Here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers with the laser cut leaves. I just used a bit of distress ink to the edges to make them pop. Clustering the different sizes makes a nice little bouquet! One of the laser cuts in the Lilac kit had a dictionary ehemera with the word Sunshine. That is what I chose for my title because that reflects my granddaughters personality. She always light up a room when she walks in. But dont they all?? 💓

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to create with your favorite colors! And never be afraid to mix and match what you don't think may work, because it just may! xo

49 and Market Products used:

Vintage Artistry Lilac Mini Collection 12x12 paper

Vintage Artistry Always Together Stamp Set

Country Blooms Ginger

Bold and Beautiful Laser Cuts

Wishing Bubbles Grape Soda

Seaside 12x12 Mini Collection Laser Cuts

Friday, September 25, 2020

Heartfelt Creations Alumni September 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 2020 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. I hope you are inspired with what the team has created!.  A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

I chose to create a card shaped like a tag.I created a hinge on the top of card. And cut out a rectangle and layered it on the card with a piece of corrugated cardboard underneath for layering. I created the Small Wild Roses using 3 different inks. I added the stamen then made them sparkle with Crystal Clear. I did the same for the leaves. 

On the top of the card, I punched 2 holes and added wide eyelets. I chose a pretty ribbon to string through the holes and tied a sweet little bow to match the flowers. I love the larger Stamen, because you only need a few for the bigger flowers, and the smaller flowers only require 1. They matched the flowers perfectly. 

For the sentiment of the card, I chose to use the Just For You sentiments stamp. I took 2 different sized circle punches and punched out each stamped sentiment. I then added a piece of thick chipboard in between the 2 circles and layered them. They fit perfectly! I adhered the sentiment to the card, and positioned the leaves si they wouldn't obstruct the sentiment. 

This is just a frontal view of the card. I absolutely wanted a sunny happy feeling, and the yellow did the trick! With a bit of orange for depth, I think the colors turned out beautifully. 

Thank you for joining us for the Alumni Hop! I have enjoyed creating another card for your inspiration. 

Kathy Clement –

Amarilys Doria -

Vicki Dutcher-

Kerry Urbatch -

YOU ARE HERE: Lisa Gregory -

Magdalena Ruta -

Sarah Miller -

Emily Niehaus -

Alissa Wells -

Candy Slabaugh - 

Oksana Clegg -

Carole Wright -

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Small Wild Rose Die

Small Wild Rose Cling Stamp Set

Small 3D Wild Rose Shaping Mold

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp

Leafy Accents Die

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Rose Hip Stamen Large

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

                                                  Ranger Archival Ink pad Sunflower 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Butter/Mini Album

Hello beautiful people! Today I am sharing a mini album created from the Vintage Artistry Butter collection. The beauty of this collection is it comes complete with 2 sheets of laser cuts, and they are perfect for all of the details in the mini album pages. On the cover alone I used the window frame, butterfly, dictionary sentiment and layered lace edges. I used different shades of yellow flowers, and 49 and Market has MANY shades and colors to choose from. 

On the inside page alone, I have created a water slide feature and a photo frame that is protected with acetate. You just slip the photo under the beautiful Stitched Frame. I have enclosed the tag flap with 2 smaller die cut tags. I tied them together using the 5 ply jute that I just took apart for a single strand. 

This little mini is jam packed with lots of pockets, flips, folds, and interactive pages. I have created a video to show some of the features in action. There is plenty of real estate for photos and journaling as well. Crealies Mini album Binder die set is so easy to use, and is perfect for those chunky little albums you create. There are  different binding  sizes that you can use to create the width between each page. And Crealies has different design sets. The beauty is you can adapt the length by cutting it down to any size you need. 

Here is a close up of the Waterfall feature in the mini. The die set I used to create the Waterfall is from Crealies. (How to use die set) I chose to use 49 and Market laser cut butterflies on my flip ups to simulate flight. 

For the spine, I  repositioned a Crealies Rectangle Stitch Line die to create the perfect size. I then layered the beautiful Archival Board trim over the top. 

For the framed flip up, I Die cut a Crealies Tag from the Big Stitch Lines Labelzz and Tagzz set and added a hinge under the top. I layered  it with a gorgeous Vintage Artistry Stitch Frame. Before I added the frame, I backed it with some clear acetate to create a photo frame. I left one side open to slip in a photo. The closure was created using 2 of the smaller Tags from the same Crealies set I used for the larger ones. I simply cut down some of the width to make them thinner. I tied them together with 49 and Market Jute. 

For each of the 3 pages in the album, I created a pocket as the base, then built onto each pocket. I created the  tabs for the cards, using the tops of the Crealies die cut Taggz. For the outside of this page, I created a side pocket and added the beautiful 49 ad Market laser cut lace. Then popped out the postcard from the same set, and added a few little details with some more laser cuts. 

There are so many possibilities with using the 49 and Market collections. I find them PERFECT for creating and adorning mini albums. I hope you are inspired to pick up the Vintage Artistry Butter Collection to create your own mini albums and more  to hold those precious memories.

49 and Market Products used: 

Vintage Artistry Butter 12x12 Collection pack

Vintage Artistry Butter 6x6 Collection Pack

Botanical Blends Seabreeze

Pixie Petals Sunshine

Garden Seeds Linen

Enchanted Petals Sunshine

Seaside Blooms Sea Breeze

Flower Mini Series 01 Cream

6x6 Archival Board White

Jute Cording 5 ply

Vintage Artistry Natural Stitch Frames

CREALIES Products Used:

Sunday, August 30, 2020

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Coral Collection Scrapbook Page "Live For The Moment"

Hello beauties!! Today I bring to you, a layout created with the gorgeous Vintage Artistry in Coral. I used both the 12x12, and 6x6 papers, and layered them to create beautiful dimension. Each layer is lifted with corrugated cardboard in between.  I prepped the background with texture paste and a stencil and added very little color, as the color and design in the papers are gorgeous on their own. Then came the gorgeous Stitched Frames. I put a photo under one, and placed the tag inside the other. I hung the sweet lock heart laser cut on the piece of lace. This created my base. The fun part was adorning the rest with the flowers, wishing bubbles and laser cuts. Don't ever discount the strip that you cut away from the bottom of your 12x12 papers. Save them. I used a piece of one for the title on my layout. "Live for the Moment". I thought the sentiment captured the photo of my granddaughter perfectly!

I love butterflies on my layouts, but this sweet little bird was perfect! I nestled her among the flowers and leaves. The laser cuts are truly beautiful. Saves the time in fussy cutting, because you just pop them out of the paper. I tucked another lock heart in the flowers, and tucked another piece of lacey trim  

Here is a closeup if the title page. I place a piece of thick chipboard underneath and laid it on a piece of Lacey Trim. So simple yet works perfectly!

This is just another closeup of the stitched frames. I love the little tag with the butterfly. I added another laser cut butterfly onto the tag and another one on the outside. I love to cluster my butterflies around the flowers. 

Thank you for joining me this week for inspiration. Tune into the blog every day, for more creative ideas and inspiration from the design team.  They truly are the best! 

49 and Market Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals Opal Sea Oats

Art Basics Art Stones

Friday, August 28, 2020

Heartfelt Creations Alumni August 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni August Blog Hop.
A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the August Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

I created a trifold card using the beautiful Peony Stamps and dies. To create the flowers, I die cut them from Heartfelt Creations white paper, as it is the perfect weight for the flowers and leaves, used a non stick mat to mix my inkpad colors to get a 2 toned effect on the flowers. The combination of the Tangelo and Coastal Coral is beautiful!!

I used a paper from the Under The Sea paper collection. I love the coral colors in the collection. I cut a square into the upper part of the card and measured the patterned paper 1/4 inch smaller to leave a 1/8 border before adhering it to the card. I then positioned the stamped sentiment in the middle.

This is a trifold card. There is plenty of room to write a letter to that special person. I bought a pack of 25 blank cards on clearance knowing I could do so much with them with my Heartfelt Creations products. You could easily create your own cards with card stock. I liked the wavy cutout in these cards.

This is a closeup of the beautiful Peony die cut flowers and Leafy Accent leaves. Using the molds makes such a difference in shaping the leaves. It gives them an amazing dimension.

I added a bit of yellow flower soft onto the middles of the flowers, sprinkled the entire flowers and leaves with Crystal Clear, and  then just clustered them around the stamped sentiment. Cards with a window can be so much fun to create.

Thank you for joining the hop. I hope you were inspired to create your own projects with all of the beautiful ideas that the designers have showcased today.

Enjoy the hop!!
Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Crealies Guest Designer/Mini Album "Best of Memories" Mini Album

Hello Beautiful people! I was asked by Annelies Karduks to Guest Design for her company Crealies, and I graciously accepted her invitation. I created a min album from the ground up. How easy it was using the wonderful Crealies Dies. You may have seen a previous project I did with the Crealies Camera die. This inspired me to create yet another mini album. But this time, I have the dies that creates the spine, and it was so much easier.

This is the cover of the Mini Album. I have used the biggest rectangle die for the base, and the next 2 smaller ones to layer to make the cover strong. The middle layer is chip board and the other 2 layers are white heavy cardstock. This created a solid front and back cover as well as the spine.  The papers I used throughout the entire album are from 49 and Market. The collection is Irrevocable Beauty. I used a few sheets from the 12x12 paper and some from the 8x8 paper. All of the embellishments and flowers are 49 and Market.

For the spine I used the rectangle stitched die, but customized it for the spine by replacing the die onto one already die cut. This gave me the perfect size for the spine. I did the same for the title strip. The title strip was once again, the strip you cut off of the 12x12 paper. There is always a wonderful design  on the strips of each 49 and Market 12x12 paper.

This is the back cover constructed the same way the front was. I left it blank, and now that I think about it, I may add a tuck pocket for a letter for someone special. Crealies has awesome pocket dies.

This is closeup of the top of the album showing the insides of the different interactive pages. Each page has a different interaction with slides, pockets, and foldouts. Since the pages are layers, they are very sturdy. 

These 2 pages have flaps that open up to reveal more space. The flaps were created with the tags die, and pockets were added using the rectangle die to hold smaller tags. I layered the rectangle die cuts over the top of the Big Labelzz and Tagzz that are tucked into the pockets. These tags are perfect for photos or journaling or both!

Here is the left side flap opened. I created a small bellyband to hold some rectangle die cuts that can be used for photos or journaling in the back. Again, the belly band was created by the cut away strip from the 49 and Market 12x12 paper.

Here is the right side opened and this one has a small pocket created with the rectangle die and it  holds another tag.

I die cut 3 tags and created a staggered effect for 3 flaps that open like pages. I then die cut the patterned paper to fit the covers of the flaps. Once again, I just readjusted the die over the die cut tags to create shorter die cuts. This way, the stitching remains all around the tag.

On this page there are 2 flaps that open up vertically.

When closed, each flap holds a tag. I punched a semicircle into the patterned paper used for the pocket, to hold the tag.

On the inside of the back cover I created a waterfall slider card. These are so much fun, and so easy to create using dies. Can you imagine the waterfall slider on the cover of a card?? So many uses!

I left the backside plain for photos or journaling.

I thought this was the perfect end to a mini album that I had so much fun creating using the Crealies Dies. I know I will be using these dies over and over to create future projects.

Here is video of all of the pages.

Crealies Dies Used: