Monday, May 16, 2022

49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet /Tidal Wave Collections.

Hello Lovelies. I have another layout done with the gorgeous Spectrum/Sherbet collection, using the blues, and Tidal Wave Elements. I thought they were perfect to use a photo of my grandson. I minimized flowers this time only using the flower laser cuts. I relied more on leaves and layers. Of course the addition of butterflies is always a must. They are always simply amazing! I started with mounting my 12x12 piece of Spectrum Sherbet from the solids pack onto a piece of 12x12 cardboard. I chose the beautiful blue, and added a bit of stenciling with modeling paste. Before the modeling paste dried, I sprinkled it with white embossing powder. When the modeling paste dried, I heat embossed the powder. Then I began layering my elements until I was happy with the result. 

 I love the variety of leaves, flowers and butterflies  in the Tidal Wave Laser Cut Elements pack. I scattered them everywhere!! I used one of the Sherbet chipboard pieces to top my frame. You can see one of the pieces of corrugated cardboard peeking out from under. It only takes little bits here and there to grunge up the layout a little. 

Don't ever discount the box that we get our Design Team products in. I used pieces of the box, peeling back the corrugated cardboard to create a little bit of grunge for this boy layout. I dry brushed some white gesso onto the cardboard pieces. Here, I ripped the 12x12 piece of paper from top to bottom. A little trick I learned was to wet the path you want to rip, so when you start ripping, it rips exactly where you made the wet path. Here I did a wavy design to rip. Then I tucked my piece of corrugated cardboard under the larger piece, and then secured the smaller piece under the cardboard. I curled back the edges of the blue paper, and kissed it with white gesso. The sentiment was taken from the laser cuts, and I cut the words apart and matted them using scraps from the backs of the waste paper from the laser cuts. It was the perfect green, and I didn't have to cut into my Sherbet paper for a small scrap!! 

Layers and layers. I love creating layers!! Using the Tidal Wave frames, Sherbet Essential Laser Cut Elements, Sherbet tags, and Sherbet Remnants, it was so easy!! There is so much to choose from in this collection. Getting all of the "accessories" for the papers, and your project ideas are endless!!  I did some spattering in white at the end for a final touch. 

Here is a close up on how I used the corrugated cardboard. I did take a piece of gauze and tore it apart and tucked it here and there on the layout, for added texture. It lends a bit of wispiness to the layout. 

Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to create a layout or any project with the new Spectrum/Sherbet Collection. 

49 and Market Products Used:

Sunday, May 1, 2022

49 and Market Spectrum Sherbert/ Everyday Magic/12x12 Layout

Hello Lovelies!! We are super excited to bring you another fabulous collection from 49 and Market. Spectrum Sherbet. This collection is loaded with so many "accessories" I couldn't help myself to use a bunch of different elements for my  page. If you are a fan of Katie Pertiet, who designed Spectrum, then you may know about her digital "Layered Banners". I bring you a Layered Banner, brought to life, with paper!!!! Basically its like a clothes line for scrapbooking treasures!! 
I started by stapling some 5 ply jute cording across the page. Then the fun began, Hanging the elements, and tucking in some here and there. Of course there has to be some Spectrum Rub-Ons and Washi Tape. And even Bubbles and Baubles sprinkled here and there.

The new Frame Sets are beautiful!! I used Tidal Wave and Strawberry Lemonade frames. I layered both frames, and added some of the washi tape that looks like stitching. Tear and apply. How easy is that!! I hung both photos using the Mini Index clips. Love them!! You must get all of the colors. They are a must have! I had some tiny clothes pins in my stash, and that is what I used to hang my elements. 

The pack of Chipboard Words is amazing! I used the Joyful word in between the photos of my grandson Dominick.  I also clipped another Spectrum Laser Cut sentiment onto a flower, then onto the banner string. I tucked some laser cut lace, more flowers, tickets, tags, and butterflies to my layered banner. 

There is also a new acetate leaves to go with the Spectrum Sherbet Collection. Leaves and butterflies, oh my!! You can see some of the dotted washi tape on the edges of the layout. Stick and tear...The Washi Tape Assorted collection has different designs and sizes in the box. Another must have. 

I had so much fun layering my banner!! I hope you are inspired to create a Layered Banner for yourself. The possibilities are endless! 

49 and Market Products Used:

Spectrum Sherbert- Painted Foundations - Speckled

Spectrum Sherbert - Chipboard Pieces

Spectrum Sherbert Tag Set

Spectrum Tidal Wave Frame SetSpectrum Sherbet- Wishing Bubbles and Baubles

Spectrum Sherbet - Strawberry Lemonade Frame Set

Spectrum Shertbet - Strawberry Lemonade Acetate Leaves

Spectrum Sherbet Chipboard Words

Spectrum Sherbet - Leaves Rub On Transfer Set

Spectrum Sherbet - Botanicals Rub On Transfer Set

Spectrum Sherbet Strawberry Lemonade Mini Index Clips

Spectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave Mini Index Clips

Spectrum Sherbet Essential Laser Cut Elements

Spectrum Sherbet Washi Tape Assortment Set

Stargazers-Peach Sorbet

Royal Posies Passion Pink

Royal Spray Olive

Jute Cording 5 Ply

Friday, April 29, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Blog hop April 2022

Another month, Another Wonderful Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop by the Alumni Design Team.  

The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 29th,2022 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

At that time 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, May 4th 2022
Once the winner is announced, the winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the April 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. 
All you have to do is leave some love on each of the designers blog posts. Your comments gives you a chance to win. 

I have created a card that can be used for just about any occasion. By using the beautiful flowers in the Climbing Clematis Paper Collection, it was easy to just die cut them, place them in the shaping mold, add some sparkle with Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear, and I add some Flower Soft to the middles. I mixed some Redland Elements in with the Flower Soft for a more realistic look. My card base was created with heavy card stock in white,  that I cut down to create a 5.5x7 inch card. I used distress ink in 2 different colors to blend on the cover of the card. The colors I used compliment the green colors in the Clematis paper. I die cut the Simply Classic Oval dies using the Clematis paper and highlighted it with die cutting, using the Luxe Gold paper. 

The clematis flowers were die cut from the Clematis paper pack. These are the prettiest flowers ever! And being that they are already colored, it was easy to shape and add sparkle! I clustered them and tucked the leafy accents under the flowers. 

I love the scalloped circles. They are so delicate, and add a beautiful touch to the middle of the card. It is unbelievable how intricate the Heartfelt Creations dies are, and cut so beautifully! It is so easy to create projects with the various dies, and stamps because they speak for themselves. Add the paper, and you can complete many projects from cards, to layouts, to off  the page projects. Let your imagination take you to creative heights. It is just that easy. 

Thank you for joining us for this months Blog Hop. Enjoy all of the art that the Alumni Team has created for your inspiration.  Good Luck! 

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

ARToptions Avesta...My grateful Heart

 Hello Lovelies. Today I am bring you a new layout created with the gorgeous  ARToptions Avesta collection. Talk about floral sprays!! This one has it all! And if you love the Rub-Ons, then you are in for a treat. The Avesta Rub-Ons are gorgeous. I used the 12x12 as well as the 6x8 sizes to create the background design on this paper. I used one of the solid designs for my base. It is the back of the Flutterbies paper. Some times it is so hard to choose which side to use because they are all beautiful. That's when you buy 2!! 

I did a little stitching around the 12x12 paper using green thread to offset all of the beautiful pink. I position where my photo is going to be, and worked the rub ons design around it. I mainly used the 12x12 size, and pieces of the 6x8 size to fill in smaller gaps around the main design. I also used the Ticket Express Stamp which is now retired, but if you have a small script stamp, you could use it as well. I used it for some added texture around the perimeter of the rub on designs.  

The frame is in the Avesta Laser Cuts collection It has a layered look and the larger one is attached to the smaller one. All I had to do was add a photo. I created a wreath using the single ply jute and some leaves and flowers. I added the sweet laser cut bow on the top. On the bottom, I used one if the sentiments from the Avesta Chipboard set.  I tucked in a couple of the laser cut stamps, and added the sweet little butterflies. The photo is of my sweet grand daughter when she was about 8 months old. Sitting in a field of digital tulips!! Hey, I manipulated the photo to match the papers!. 

There are so many 49 and Market flower collections that go so beautifully together. The Royal Posies and Royal Spray Passion Pink and the Majestic Bouquet Tomato is one example of a perfect combo. I tucked in some laser cut leaves as well as the leaves in those flower collection packs. 

Here is the other side of the floral clusters. I love the color Tomato. It is a beautiful red that is more on the deepest orange range. Yes, like the color of a juicy ripe tomato! The color just pops off of the page among all of the pinks. To finish off the page, I added a few art stones, coloring them in a coral color, and then splattered some white paint over the page for a beautiful distressed look.  

Thank you for joining me this week. If you love ARToptions Avesta, hurry and find it before it is gone, as this collection is retiring. It is truly one you have to have in your collection! Right around the corner is another gorgeous collection hitting the shelves soon. Stay Tuned!! You don't want to miss it! 

49 and Market Products Used:

ARToptions Avesta 12x12 Collection Paper Pack

ARToptions Avesta: Flutterbies paper

ARToptions Avesta Laser Cut Elements

ARToptions 12x12 Rub-Ons Transfer Sheet

ARToptions 6x8 Rub-On Transfer Set

ARToptions Avesta Chipboard Set

Royal Posies: Passion Pink

Majestic Bouquet: Tomato

Royal Spray: Passion Pink

Lacy Trims Cream

Jute Cording Single Ply

Friday, April 1, 2022

 Hello Lovelies. I come to you today with a new layout created with Vintage Artistry Collectors Edition Volume 2. It combines a little Vintage Artistry Butter, and Lilac, then adds new gorgeous designs that coordinate perfectly! So if you own Butter and Lilac, this will take your collections further. The best of both worlds. I even snuck in some Curators Botanical into the layout. It all goes together so well. I started by mounting my paper onto a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard. Layering and clustering were the words of the day. I just went with it!! I wanted that walk in the garden look. It wasn't to hard once I "installed" the laser cut fence!! 

For my floral clusters, I only created 2 paper flowers using the Butter Serenity sheet.  I inked it with distress ink and added a Bubbles and Baubles piece for the middle. Then I went through my stash of flowers and picked them from a few different collections. My title badge was created by layering one of the laser cuts with a die cut scalloped circle. Once again, I used the Butter Serenity paper and inked it with distress ink in Mustard Seed to highlight it. I tucked in some leaves and a butterfly to complete my cluster. 

For the cluster on the opposite side, I  added one of the paper flowers I created, and snipped it in half before tucking it under the floral cluster. I strung the sweet banner between the floral clusters and added the beautiful lace laser cut underneath. 

For my mat, I used the laser cut from the Collectors Volume 2. The laser cut bookplate was machine stitched around the perimeter, I added some rub ons to the outer edges, and lifted it off of the background, using corrugated cardboard underneath to simulate an open book. I matted the photo using a piece of the Butter Serenity paper and edged it with some distress ink in Mustard Seed. The laser cut flowers are simply beautiful. And there are SO MANY!! 

I hope you found some inspiration to create your own spring like project. The colors in Collectors Edition Volume 2 are simply perfect for the season. Spring is in the air!! xo

49 and Market products used:

Royal Spray : Orchid

Vintage Artistry Collectors Edition Volume 2 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Collectors Edition Volume 2 : Paper 1

Vintage Artistry Butter : Serenity  (included in Volume 2)

Wishing Bubbles and Baubles : Lilac

Royal Spray Sunshine Paper Flowers

Enchanted Petals : Ballet Slipper

Curators Botanical 6x8 Rub-on Transfer Set

Curators Botanical Laser Cut Elements

Friday, March 25, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Alumni March 2022 Blog Hop

 Its is that time again. A Blog hop from the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team!! I hope that you are inspired by all of the beautiful projects this month. And of course there will be a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate. We will have 2 winners! All you have to do, is leave some love on each of the designers blogs. You may be our next winner! 

A  randomly chosen comment from one of the designers blogs 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, March 30th 2022.
The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the March 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

This month, I chose to do a card. One that is colorful, cheerful, but one that is meaningful. With my Ukrainian friends on my mind, I wanted to create  a card to symbolize HOPE. In the theme of a rainbow, I kept the 2 middle colors blue and yellow.  They are the colors that represent Ukraine. And the word hope, because we are all hopeful that there will be peace for the Ukrainian's again. 

I used the beautiful Decorative Circle Frame Die for my card. I colored each layer, the colors of the rainbow, using distress inks, and then I stacked them.  

For the floral clusters, I used the small Wild Rose die, and the Leafy Accents.  I dusted the flowers and leaves with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder for sparkle. In the middle of the flowers, I used the Orange Juice Prills. 

For the word HOPE, I used tiny letters that I had in my stash, and colored them with distress ink. It is a simple sentiment, but has so much meaning. Hope for peace. 

Kathy Clement:  Kathy by Design

Vicki Dutcher: All I Do is Stamp

Carole Wright: The Pretty Paper Patisserie

Amarilys Doria: Amarilys’s Scrappy Corner

Lisa Gregory: What a Beautiful Mess

Candy Slabaugh: Candy’s Creations

Alissa Wells: Will Run For Stamps 

Monica Edwards:  Simply Monica 

Oksana Clegg: Everyday Crafting

Heartfelt Creations Blog

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

49 and Market Curators Botanical and a heartfelt hope for our Ukranian Designers and the people of the Ukraine.

 Hello lovelies. I hope to bring a little sunshine and inspiration in the world today. I have created a layout to honor our Ukranian paper Designers and the people of Ukraine. Their national flower is the beautiful Sunflower and the colors representing the Ukraine flag, are yellow and blue. My layout is one of HOPE...It reminds us to make every day matter. 

Curators Botanical is simply an awesome collection. Gardens of flowers everywhere. Each and every collection to coordinate with Curators Botanical, has something for everyone. Whether you do layouts, cards, off the page projects, junk journals or decoupage, it has something for everyone. I started by machine sewing around a 12x12 paper from the 12x12 paper collection. I mounted it on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. And let the layering begin.  

I didn't have any 49 and Market sunflowers in my vast collection, so I decided to create my own using the Solids 1 paper as it was the perfect yellow. I die cut the flowers, did a little shading with ink, shaped them, and layered them. I used brown pipe cleaners to create the middles, and painted the outer layer with some green acrylic paint.  So easy to do. I created 3 different sizes. The title was created by cutting apart one of the sentiments in the Ephemera Bits, and backed each word with thick  chipboard before adhering to the layout. 

To create the frame for the photo of my granddaughter, I machine sewed the single ply jute onto the frame using a zig zag stitch, leaving a long tail in the beginning and the end. This allowed me to tie a bow from the tails, in the corner from the tails in the corner. I also machine sewed the backing file frame before I put the 2 together. I mounted the photo in the middle. 

The 12x12 Rub-Ons are simply fabulous. Just using them alone, can embellish a whole background. I chose to use it in the middle to anchor all of the other embellishments used. Like a walk in a beautiful garden picking flowers along the way. 

I layered a couple of the tags, and colored the strings with a bit of colored spray to offset the white. On the background I layered the lace laser cut, using pieces taken from the Ephemera Bits. The blue leaves you see are laser cuts included in the 12x12 Seaside Collection Pack. Using pieces from past collections is something to expand on current kits. There is always something to match current collections. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to use the Curators Botanical Collection. And check back on the 49 and Market Blog each day for more beautiful inspiration from each of the designers. xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Curators Botanical 12x12 Paper Collection

Curators Botanical 12x12 Solids Collection Paper Pack

Curators Botanical Solids 1 paper

Curators Botanical 12x12 Rub-On Transfer Sheet

Curators Botanical 6x8 Rub-On Transfer Sheet

Curators Botanical Laser Cut Elements

Curators Botanical Tag Set

Curators Botanical Ephemera Bits

Seaside 12x12 Collection Pack 

Vintage Artistry Essentials 3x4 File Frame Set

Rustic Bouquet Blue Jay

Rustic Blooms Blue Jay

                                                                 Jute Cording-Single Ply

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

49 and Market ARToptions Avesta

 Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you a layout created with the beautiful ARToptions Avesta. This collection is amazing, with its gorgeous floral designs and pops of orange, pinks, and greens. The amazing coordinating embellishments are awesome bits and pieces to add to your products. And don't forget to look through your stash of flowers to coordinate with these papers. You can use so many coordinating colors. I created a 12x12 layout.  I did some machine sewing around the 12x12 paper, then mounted it on a piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. 

I cut out the shutters in the Ephemera bit so that they open. I wanted the illusion that my flowers, vines and leaves were growing on the inside and causing the shutter windows to burst with beauty. I machine stitched the shutters for added texture. 

The stargazer Flowers have been out for quite some time, and I am glad as they are beautiful. I used the Peach Sorbet as they bought out the oranges in the papers beautifully. The wishing Bubbles are retired, but I added them and used the Avesta fabric tape to cover them and created a new embellie! It was so simple to just stick a piece of tape over the top, and cut all around with a small pair of scissors. They look like little fabric covered buttons, matching the paper perfectly. 

 I used an Ephemera Bits Frame, and added the Roughly Sewn Rub-Ons in Black. I popped it up on some chipboard, then added the photo in the middle popping it up with corrugated cardboard. I created a small bow with the Single Ply Jute and glued it to the corner. I added the Ephemera Bits sentiment BEAUTIFUL for my title. 

Thank you for joining me this week for some ARToptions inspiration. I hope that you are inspired to create with Avesta. xo

49 and Market Products Used: 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Alumni February 2022 Blog Hop


The hop begins at 8AM EST on Friday, February 25,2022 and runs until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 28th 2022.
At that time 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. So there will be 2 winners!!
The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the February 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.                                                                                              *****************************************
I created a sunny sunflower card using the Rustic Sunflowers. To prepare my card, I created the card with heavy white cardstock. I then cut a piece of watercolor paper the same size as the front of the card. I lightly spritzed the watercolor paper, and pressed some distress ink in Dried Marigold on a glass mat, then sprayed a little water on the mat as well. I placed the watercolor paper onto the mat and moved it around until it was full of color. I dried the paper and did some machine sewing around the paper. I then used double sided tape on the back of the inked paper, and adhered it to the card front. I did some stamping using the Rustic Sunflower die and Leaf Green ink. 

I die cut 2 circles from the Decorative Circle frames die, and stamped the sentiment onto the smaller circle. I layered the circles using corrugated cardboard in between each layer. I set it aside. I created a small bow using cream colored Sari fabric and hand died it with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. 

I created the sunflowers Stamping the flowers with Ranger Archival Ink in Tea Rose, using 2 layers for each flower. I layered the colors with distress ink in Mustard Seed on the entire flower, then used Dried Marigold in the middle. I also added some Ranger Archival ink in Tea Rose to the middles. I shaped them using  a ball stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, and after layering them, I added the Redland Elements to the middles. The smaller purple flowers are the Arianna Cling Stamp Set. I used Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves and Distress ink in Mustard Seed, and  Ranger Leaf Green in the middle. All of the leaves are stamped with Ranger Leaf Green. I then watered down some glue, lightly painted the flowers and leaves and sprinkled them in Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. 

Here is a close up of the flowers and leaves. When the card was done, I placed a piece of paper over the sentiment and circles, and did a little spattering of  paint with white watered down acrylic paint. To create a fine spray of paint, I used Tim Holtz Splatter Brush dipped into the thinned out paint. 

I hope you are inspired to create Rustic Sunflowers of your own! They can be used for cards, layouts, and those off the page projects. The possibilities are endless. 

Get Ready To Hop!!!

Kathy Clement:  Kathy by Design

Carole Wright:  The Pretty Paper Patisserie

Vicki Dutcher:  All I Do Is Stamp

Amarilys Doria:  Amarilys's Scrappy Corner

Candy Slabaugh:  Candy's Creations

YOU ARE HERE! Lisa Gregory:  What a Beautiful Mess

Monica Edwards: Simply Monica

Alissa Wells:  Will Run for Stamps

Oksana Clegg:  Everyday Crafting

Heartfelt Creations: Heartfelt Creations Blog

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