Wednesday, May 5, 2021

49 and Market...Dream Chaser

 Hello Beauties!! I am up on the blog today with a new layout featuring Vintage Artistry Essentials. I absolutely love this collection because it is neutral, you can add any color accent you want. I chose to stay with blues and greens to give it a forest vibe. I also followed the May Sketch. I look to sketches sometimes to kick start an idea. With me, it always takes on a life of its own. But I am always in love with the result. For the background, I used the Essential Rub-On Transfers. The tiny little beads look so realistic! I just randomly rubbed on some designs here and there. So many to choose from!! And they are all beautiful!

This is the sketch. Join the challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize pack from 49 and Market! 

I decided I wanted to showcase my title as well. So I created a small cluster complete with flowers, bow created from the jute, a  slide frame from the Ephemera Bits collection, and the banner for the title. I love the little acetate butterflies from the Essentials Foliage collection. I scattered 3 on the layout. 

I chose to use 2  of the same  photos, and placed them behind the square file frames. I processed one photo in an antique brown and left the other color. I layered them on top of the laser cut wreath from the 12x12 Essentials collection. I clipped on a Shaped Clip arrow to the square file frame. I added some sticks from my yard to the laser cut fence. It just adds some extra dimension. 

All of the new flower collections are beautiful! I chose the Royal Posies and Royal Spray in Ocean Jade. They are so pretty! I clustered some laser cut leaves, the acetate foliage and the fern leaves from the Royal Posies Collection in each of the corners of my photo cluster. I added some glitter to the flowers for some extra sparkle. 

Just a closer look at the Title cluster. I simply adore the brown laser cut leaves. I need MORE!! They are simply beautiful! And so realistic. 

Love the little acetate butterflies in the Foliage collection set. They are so delicate looking. I flicked on some Lindys Stamp Gang Antique Bronze. It added a little shimmer to the layout. I also added some glitter to match the greenish blue in the layout. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni April Blog Hop

 The hop begins today at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 30th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 5th. So don't forget to check there on the Wednesday following the hop.

The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the April 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Hello Heartfelt Creations Creators!!! Welcome to the April Blog hop from the Alumni Team!! I got my hands on the brand new Sweet Magnolia set!! All I can say is wow!!! I could not wait to get started on a project. I did a card this month, but I am working on flowers for a layout for my next project! I am so excited about Sweet Magnolia!! For my base, I created a plain white card I cut from heavy cardstock. For my base I die cut the HC Decorative Cage from the Luxe Gold paper. Can I tell you how gorgeous this gold paper is?? I mounted it on plain white card stock, then placed in on the card base using pop dots. The die set has 2 pieces, the base and the cage to place on the base. I love that the little door on the cage actually opens. You could place a sentiment behind the door.

I die cut, colored and shaped the flowers and leaves using the Sweet Magnolias stamps, dies and shaped them with the 3D mold. It really is that simple!! The 3D mold does all of the shaping for you!! Once all of the flowers and leaves were done, I just played with them arranging them on the card to my liking. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I glued them on.  

I layered 2 flowers for each flower, and added a few stamen I had in my stash. Once all of the flowers were put together, I painted some watered down glue onto them, and dusted some Crystal Clear onto the flowers and leaves to give them sparkle. They really bring the flowers and leaves to life! I absolutely love the Sweet Magnolia Buds!! They are wonderful for fillers!! With the 3 dies in the set, there are so many possibilities! 

Thank you for joining us on this hop!! Here is the list in order of the Hop. Of course you can start anywhere. Just make sure to leave each artist some love to be eligible to win. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Essentials Explosion box with Waterfall mini album

Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you something a little different! An explosion box! I absolutely adore the new Vintage Artistry Essentials collection. It feels so woodsy, and natural to me. My grandaughter created a garden at the edge of the woods in our backyard. I wanted to stage my explosion box on her awesome  garden! It was actually her garden that gave me the inspiration to create this explosion box The colors in the papers are amazing. I used the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Box score Board to create the largest box. It measures 4 inches on all sides. And in the middle, I created a waterfall mini album. 

I used a couple of the laser cuts to hang from the top of the box. I also created a little jewel adhering  a butterfly image from the Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets pack to a metal cabachon setting, added a jump ring and strung them using the single ply jute. It made a lovely pendant. I used the Lacey Trim in cream, and added some sari silk from my own collection. Tied a bow and added some of the single ply jute again. 

The laser cut Moths are darling. I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a bit of a shine. Then I layered them for dimension. Adhering them by the body only, creates the look of a moth ready to take flight. 

The new Majestic Bouquet Marble flowers are beautiful. They have a touch of gold, and I enhanced them with a little gold glitter. The Treasured Moments on top is a laser cut form the Essentials collection. 2 sprays of leaves come with the flowers and they were the perfect amount I needed for the top of my box. I took bits of the 5 ply jute and shredded them apart, tucking them under the flowers. I also added some cream colored string bunched up. For added texture, I added some art stones. 

This is the view when the lid is off and the sides of the box fall out. I love the hearts in the corners. And each of the 4 sides has a tuck spot that holds a fold out tag to add photos and journaling. For the middle I created a waterfall mini album. Each page can hold photos and/or journaling. I used a Square File to start as the base of the cover, then just started adding on flowers, leaves and laser cuts. I also added another laser cut sentiment. Life In Pictures was perfect for the cover. 

This is a closeup of the waterfall cover. It didn't take much to adorn the cover. I started with a square File Frame and built it up from there using laser cuts, flowers and a bit of string. I topped it off with a laser cut sentiment. Perfection! 

The beauty of the We R Memories Keepers Explosion Box Score Board, is that you have the option to create hearts in the corners using a template that comes with the Score Board. So easy to do!

Tucked into each of the four inside box walls, I created little tuck pockets. In each pocket is a tag that has been scored and folded up. I used Crealies Big Labelzz & Tagzz die. They were the perfect size. I added an eyelet to the top and strung through the single ply jute. 

This is what the fold out tag looks like when it is opened. Then it can be folded back up and tucked in the pocket. Both front and back can be used to adhere photos to. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sweetest Story Of The Day Mini Album

Hello Beautiful crafters!! Today I bring to you a mini album adorned with the Vintage Artistry In colors Collectors Edition Volume I. Not only does it have the best of Vintage Artistry in Coral, Sky Blue, and Sage, but it has 6 new Limited Edition paper designs that are gorgeous! The entire collection is amazing. All you really have to add is the flowers!! I built a gatefold style album using heavy chipboard for the base, covered it in cream cardstock, and started decorating. I machine stitched around a lot of the pieces of paper before I adhered it to the album. The size of the album is 8x6. There is a lot of room inside the album for photos and journaling. 

The album has a few fold outs. This is the cover of the first flap which will fold downward. I die cut a pocket that has slots, adhered it to the flap, and after stitching around the cards I fussy cut, I slipped them into the slots. You could mat the cards, and use the backs for journaling or photos. 

Once both of the flaps are opened down and upward, it reveals 2 more flaps on the left and right sides. On the inside of each of these flaps, I adhered a Vintage Artistry File frame. When opened, it reveals a waterfall feature that can be used for more photos and journaling. 

On the inside of the top flap, I created a pocket for the Foundations Waterfall Enclosure. All I had to do was cover the out and inside with the limited edition paper. For more interested, after I covered both circle closures, I topped them with  2 baubles. 

 Here is a video for details on the pages in the album. 

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are inspired to create your own story keeper. If you don't want to make your own mini albums, 49 and Market has a variety of Foundations albums to choose from. Stay tuned for more inspiration from our designers. xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Friday, March 26, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team March 2021 Blog Hop

Hello March!!! That means it is time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!! It also means you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from the Heartfelt Creations store, and you will also be inspired by the gorgeous projects that the designers have created this month! So don't forget to visit each designers Blog and leave them some love for a chance to win. The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, March 26, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 29th, 2021. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 31st. Dont forget to check back!!

I created a card using the Ornate Flourish Gateway die. It is just one of the designs from the Elegant Gateway Dies and Accents series. I adhered my die cuts onto a 5x7 Gateway Fold card.  I did cut off the last end of the trifold so that I was just left with a card that opens once. I will save the extra arch for another project. But you could adorn all 3 parts of the folds. It is a versatile card. 

This is a closeup of the sentiment that I used. I love the Wild Rose paper collection. There are so many tags, card fronts, and sentiments to choose from. So many ways you can use all of the cutouts. I created a Birthday Card for this project. 

On the inside of the card, I adhered a few of the flowers that I die cut from the designer papers in the collection. I left the middle blank, to add a note, wishes, or a Heartfelt Creations stamp. 

Here is a closeup of the cluster of flowers and leaves I created to adorn  the cover of the card. I absolutely love that one of the sheets of paper in the 12x12 Wild Rose Collection pack, has flowers and leaves that all you have to do is use your Wild Rose dies to die cut them. I spritzed them lightly with water, then ran  them through the Wild Rose Shaping Mold. Once they were completely dry, I brushed on a little watered down glue, dipped them in Crystal Clear, added a custom mix of the Rock N Roll Prills to the centers, then layered them on the card. I also tucked in a few pieces of the Leafy Accents that I die cut from the solid green papers then stamped it with Ranger Archival Ink in Leaf Green. They are great for fillers when you cut them apart.  Get those prills!! They are awesome for the centers of your flowers!! I love mixing the colors to get a custom blend. 

HeartFelt creations Products Used:

5x7 Gateway Fold Card in white

Ornate Flourish Gateway Die

Wild Rose Paper Collection

Small Wild Rose Die

Large Wild Rose Die

Large 3D Wild Rose Shaping Mold

Small 3D Wild Rose Shaping Mold

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Rajni Chawlas Crystal clear

Rock N Roll Prills 12 pack

Bright Ideas Prills - 12 Pack

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green

Once the winner has been announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page, you have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the March 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. (Please note, we will no longer be contacting the winner via email to let you know you have won.)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Blush.."Nothing More Adorable" 12x12 layout

 Hello Friends!! Today I bring to you a layout created with the Vintage Artistry Blush Collection. It is truly gorgeous, with the lightest pale pinks, to the explosions of vibrant pink, The beauty if this collection are the laser-cuts that come with the Collection. So easy to punch them out, and add them to your projects! To the gorgeous background paper, once I added the layered and matted photo and window pane, I added bubbles and baubles, the fabulous Rub-Ons, stamping, and a bit of splattering. The papers are so detailed and gorgeous, you really don't have to add anything!! But once you start building on to the design, you just cant stop!! 

I always save the strips that I cut off of the bottom of the 12x12 papers. There is always an awesome design on one side. I added a laser cut design to a piece of the strip, cut a leafy vine and butterfly from the 6x6 paper pack and added it to the cluster. The tiny heart is in the blush Bubbles and Baubles set. 

I tucked some of the laser cut butterflies into the floral clusters. The sugar posies in Tutti Frutti and the Enchanted Petals in Flamingo are the perfect colors for the Blush papers. I used one of the laser cuts for the title of my photo. I created a small bow from the single ply Jute, and glued it below the corner of the photo. 

To add real dimension to the laser cut window pane, I backed the window pane with a piece of acetate, then built up the layer with strips of heavy chipboard around and in between each pane. Then I temporarily laid it on the background where I wanted it, and marked each part of the middle of each window, where I place a butterfly. I adhered only the body of the butterflies then lifted the butterfly wings for dimension. Then I carefully adhered the window pane over the butterflies. It truly looks like a window. Or a shadowbox! Either way, I love it!! 

Thank You for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use Pink!! Blush is the perfect Pink collection! xo

49 and Market products Used:

Vintage Artistry Blush Mini Collection 12x12 Paper

Vintage Artistry Blush 6x6 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Blush/Sage Rub On Transfers

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles Blush

Jute Cording Single Ply

Enchanted Petals Flamingo

Sugar Posies Tutti Frutti

Snapshots of Yesterday Stamps


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Crealies Guest Designer March 2021

 I bring to you a new creation for my Guest Design spot for Crealies. Crealies makes the most magnificent dies, and I have had so much fun creating with them. They also make Mixed Media products, and I have used a few on this layout. I created this 12x12 layout using Bold and Beautiful from 49 and Market. The large laser cut leaves and butterflies are from 49 and Market Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition Vol. I – 12×12 Collection  I popped up each layer using corrugated cardboard in between to create depth. I love creating  dimensional layouts. They look perfect in a shadow box. 

To create the center piece of my layout, I die cut 2 different On The Edge die sets. On the Edge XL dies no. 33, 20,8 cm with double dots  CLOTEXL33, and On the Edge die no. 39, 2 x 10.5 cm. With double dotted line.  CLOTE39. I layered them with the designs going in opposite directions. I popped them up using corrugated cardboard in between each layer. For the photo mat, I die cut one of the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies no. 24, Rectangles with stitchline  CLNestXXL24, and placed my photo on top, and placed it in the middle of my arranges mat. I created floral clusters on each side of the photo. 

I used the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 229, 4x stitching lines  CLBP229 around the entire layout. To create the tags, I stamped 4 of the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 227, Labels  CLBP227, then added various words from the Text Die no. 113 I hope, believe, dream  CLTD113 and Text Die no. 114 always remember  CLTD114 die sets. I adhered 1 word to the 4 stamped tags. 

I love Crealies texture paste. It goes on like butter!!! Using a stencil, I used the Metal pasta spatula, large and small  CLMM99 and the  Crealies Mixed Media no 3 : Stencil Paste  CLYT200414 to create the design on the background. I added a bit of Pigment Colorzz, Pink no.08  CLPC08 to color parts of the paste before application. Before it dried, I sprinkled a bit of clear embossing powder and used a craft heat gun to dry the paste. It created a bit of a crinkly look that I wanted by heating it until it was bit bubbly. I love the texture it leaves. 

I created smaller floral clusters on the sides of each tag clusters. And I also stamped more of the background using the zig zag stamp from the Bits & Pieces stamp no. 229, 4x stitching lines  CLBP229. As a personal preference, I cut the stamp apart to make each design an individual piece. Of course you could leave them as 1. 

For the flowers, I die cut Set of 3 no. 61, Flowers 26 (solid)  CLSet61 using the  Watercolor / Mixed Media papier, wit 200 grams (15x A4)  CLBS104. The weight of the paper is perfect to create the flowers and leaves. the leaves were die cut the same way using the  Duo Dies no. 57, Leaves 11  CLDD57 and the  Duo Dies no. 57A, Leaves 11 mirror image  CLDD57A. I love that you can get a mirror image dies with some of the leave sets. I just set a half pearl onto the middle of each flower. 

Once the flowers and leaves were die cut I used  Pigment Colorzz, Pink no.08  CLPC08 and Pigment Colorzz, Yellow no.01  CLPC01for the flowers,  and Pigment Colorzz, Olive Green no. 22  CLPC22 for the leaves. I used various amounts of water to achieve the shading in both. For the darker shades, I just added a bit more powder in my water. I work on a glass mat to mix my colors. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use your dies and stamps in a different way. There are so many possibilites! xo

Crealies Mixed Media Products Used:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

49 and Market The Everyday Collection

 Hello beautiful friends. Today I bring to you a layout created from the Vintage Artistry Everyday Collection. I love that this collection has paper and the laser cuts. You really don't have to add to much more for the finishing touches! I used some of the gorgeous Rub-Ons around the layout. I also did a small amount of stenciling with texture paste and watered down distress paint.  I did a bit of machine sewing around the 12x12 paper, and a couple of the frames, as well as around the cutout of the butterflies. I show you a quickie tutorial on how to do this cut out technique. 

Here is a closeup of the cutout butterflies and the floral cluster. I used the Sugar Posies in Fluff and colored them with watered down distress paint. I also added a few of my own die cut leaves as fillers. 

I tucked in a few mini flowers in Mushroom. They are awesome as fillers for tucking into floral clusters. I scattered some Bubbles and Baubles around the  page. I added some srt stones and paint spatters to top of the finished layout. 

For my title, I used the brand new Word Clips! They are going to be awesome in mini albums and junk journals, but I found this one perfect for my title. "Perfect". I just clipped it on like a paper clip. I cut a couple of  pieces of Washi tape to tape down my photo. 

Here are the quick instructions for achieving the cut out butterfly technique. So simple, but adds such a big beautiful impact on the layout. I imagine you could do this with flowers on your paper as well. 

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Everyday 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Everyday Lucent Ladies

Vintage Artistry Collectors Volume 1- paper 2

Vintage Artistry Everyday Washi Tape

Vintage Artistry Everyday Essential Rub-Ons

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles Sky

Vintage Artistry Essentials Word Clips White

Sugar Posies Fluff

Flower Mini Series 01- Mushroom

Friday, February 26, 2021

Heartfelt Creation Alumni Design Team February 2021 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni February Blog Hop!! Just hop with us, leave a comment on each of the designers blog post, and you may be a winner!! 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 February Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Please comment on my blog post and each of the other talented Designers in the blog hop for a chance to win. Good Luck!!! 

For your inspiration, I created a 12x12 layout using a sheet from the Wild Roses paper pad. I did a little texture on it with a stencil and texture paste for the background. Once the layout was done, I adhered some Art Stones using 3D gloss gel, then did some watercolor inking and white spatters to finish off the layout. I place some sweet photos of my granddaughter on the layout and called it done!!

For the photo mats, I die cut a few layers using the Eyelet Rectangles and Basics Die. I love the sweet eyelets. They are so delicate. The die set is VERY versatile, and there are so many dies in the set. They are perfect for photo mats. 

All of the flowers were created using 3 different dies. Wild Roses, Arianna Blooms and Oakberry Lane. I love that you can mix and match the dies for the flowers. Once the flowers were put together, I dusted them with Rajni chawla's Crystal Clear for a sparkling finish. I added some stamen to the centers. Heartfelt Creations has a variety of colors to choose from. 

For the leaves I used the Leafy Accents die and stamp set. These are among my favorite Heartfelt Creations die and stamps. I will die cut the whole leaf cluster, then cut them apart to suit my needs. Of course leaving them whole on the vine is just luscious. They make great fillers!! 

Thank you for joining us today for the Hop!! Next stop is Oksana!! 











Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst spray Open Arms Amethyst, Rusty Lantern Lime
Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Sidewalk Chalk
Golden Crackle Paste
Finnabair Mega Art Stones
Finnabair Art Stones
Finnabair Stencil Dandelions
Finnabair 3D Gloss gel