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!!

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Kathy Clement -

Vicki Dutcher -

Carole Wright -

Alissa Wells -

Amarilys Doria -

YOU ARE HERE: Lisa Gregory -

Candy Slabaugh -

Oksana Clegg -

Monica Edwards -

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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: