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

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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

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