Tuesday, December 19, 2023

49 and Market Christmas Spectacular/Foundations album

Hello Lovelies. It is a little bittersweet that I share with you my last Design Team Project for 49 and Market. And what a way to end the year, then with an album created with the gorgeous Christmas Spectacular 2023. This collection, with its traditional colors is an absolute dream. I started by covering a white Foundations Album with a cream colored linen fabric. I painted it a red acrylic paint  to match the red in the collection. I started with the Christmas Spectacular Cluster Kit for the cover, and it took a life of its own when I went in a different direction. So I just went with the flow as my creative fingers lead me. I had the ribbons for the spine in my stash, and I added some 49 and Market Single Jute. I did string some buttons from the Cluster Kit onto the jute. 

I love the ribbons I chose for the spine. I collect ribbons. I have tons! I did add a bit of 49 and Markets single ply Jute to the mix. 

The papers from the 6x8 paper collection fit perfectly in the mini album. I chose 2 of the same papers for the inside ends of the mini. I just turned the back inside cover paper upside down. You cant even tell. This gievs the design a little cohesion rather than being repetitive. 

Here is one of the flip out pages. I used the 12x12 paper and cut it down to size. I used the rub ons from the card kit. The kit has 2 sheets and they are perfect! 

The Foundations album has 3 flipout pages in the album. I created 3 tags, one for each page, to use as a pull to fully open the page. 

I die cut 3 tags and matted them with the leftover 12x12 paper I used for the pages. I used pieces from the Ephemera Bits and Laser Cuts for each tag. I attached the tags to the pages before they were matted. I tied some jute around the circles, and tied them into a bow. 

Here is another flipout page. There is plenty of room for framed photos. I am waiting for my shipment  of the Christmas Spectacular Frames to place in this album. There is also plenty of room for journaling. So much more can be added to this album. There is also plenty of room for dimensional items such as flowers, because there is a gap between the 3 pages, and they wont get crushed between the pages. 

There are so many ways to use the laser cut pieces and the Rub-Ons. I wanted to keep the pages fairly simple as to add lots of room for photos and journaling spots. 

A close up of the cover. After I finished the cluster of ephemera, and flowers, I splattered some white acrylic paint over the cover, and dry brushed some on the flowers. Layering the ephemera and laser cuts is so easy because everything in the collections just flows. 

I wanted the back to reflect the end of a story for the  mini album, so I just adhered a sentiment and some laser cut flowers. 

Thank you for all of the love in the last 5 years. I know I am not done using 49 and Market as it is my all-time favorite company. 2024 is going to be AMAZING!!!! Just wait and see. xoxo

Friday, December 1, 2023

Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you  a layout created with Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden. Oh how I love this collection!! Everything about it speaks to my heart. There is so much color you could possibly incorporate into the beige and whites along with the  black. I chose to use muted blues, greens, and yellows to compliment the colors. Its just a beautiful collection all together. I started with Colored Foundations paper #1 for the background. I added strips of Washi Tape from the Washi Assortment Set around the perimeters of the 12 by 12 paper. I used the Assortment Curators Washi Tape Stitch Set for opposite corners of the layout. Awesome for those who don't do machine sewing! Easier to just rub on the stitches!. 

 I built the layers for my photo using the Cluster Kit. It is so easy to follow the design, or you can add or take away and substitute anything from the design to make it your own. I tend to find additional things to tuck in and layer. There are extra pieces in the kit that you can use as well. The cluster kit is perfect for cards, layouts, canvas and even journals. Using a single cluster design for the cover of a journal or book is perfect! 

Another cluster on the opposite side was created using the Cluster Kit as well. You could also add pieces from the Laser Cut sets as well as  the chipboard. Mixing and matching makes endless possibilities when designing your projects. There is just so much to choose from. And adding form other collections stretch your products even further. You would be surprised how other collections match each other. It amazes me all of the time. 

To finish the layout, I used spattered acrylic paint in blue and green. I also used a 49 and Market Script stamp, although retired, I thought was perfect on this layout. I added a couple of the butterfly Rub Ons from the 6x8 set. They are so sweet and perfect. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to use Moonlit Garden for your next project. The collection is truly beautiful. xo

Thursday, November 16, 2023

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Sunburst

  Hello Lovelies. Today, I am sharing a layout I have created with the beautiful, sunny, Vintage Artistry Sunburst. This collection is perfect for those summer photos. Think sunshine, seashells and seahorses!!! Oh my... The bright sunny colors and nautical theme is perfect. Sprinkle in some butterflies and plumeria flowers and you can almost smell a tropical paradise! There is so much to appreciate with this collection.  Even if you just purchased the Ultimate Page kit, I promise you will be wanting more. 

The layout is 12x12, starting with The Ray Of Sunshine paper from the Colored Foundations paper pack for my base. Of course, the fun part is layering all of the beautiful elements to create your projects. Whether it is minimal and simple, or elaborate and full of product, you can't go wrong with any of the 49 and Market collections,, and Sunburst is no exception. The colors alone will make you smile.  

I used the rusty porthole door laser cut for the frame. I backed it with a black and white photo of my granddaughter at the beach. I used the Wildflowers in 2 different colors along with laser cuts to surround the frame. I dry brushed some white acrylic paint over the flowers and leaves. I tucked in a laser cut seahorse and butterflies as well. 

I love the chipboard sentiment strips from the Cluster Kit. I backed it with some plain chipboard and adhered it to the background so they pop off the page a bit. Each sentiment is a memory of that day at the beach. 

If you haven't tried the 49 and Market Rub Ons, then you are truly missing out. They rub on like butter. And you can use them on a variety of surfaces. Even Fabric!!  I used the 12x12 Sunburst rub-ons on the background on the paper.  They make the perfect fill in for a title!! I finished off the layout with the blue half beads from the Cluster kit. The possibilities in designing your projects are endless, when you mx and match from the collection. There is so much beauty in it all. 

Thank you for joining me this week on the blog today. Be sure to check back everyday, as the team brings you beautiful inspiration. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

ARToptions Spice and Color Swatch Grove

 Hello Lovelies. I am so excited about 49 and Markets new collection. ARToptions Spice!!! Autumn has made her colorful entrance in some parts of the world, and the colors are glorious!! Same with Spice. All of the gorgeous colors of Autumn in one beautiful collection. And if you collect the Color Swatch Collections, they coordinate with so many of the collections you probably already have. I incorporated the brand new, Color Swatch Grove. The beautiful greens really pop on the fiery colors of Spice. I know I will be using Grove for a long time to come. Mt layout featured photos of my granddaughter. Every year I decorate the gazebo in my yard for Autumn photos. I can't wait to do it this year for more photo ops of my grandkids. Funny how some of us dress our kids according to paper collections. I know I do!! 

Here is a close up of the 12x12 layout. To finish it off, I chose 3 different paints and sprays that matched the paper, and spattered in 2 corners, for more texture. Then I scattered some Spice Bubbles and Baubles around the spatters. 

If you haven't tried the rub-ons transfers, then you must!! They glide on your paper like butter!! But you are not limited to paper only, try hard surfaces like plastic and glass, they even rub beautifully on fabric. The book plate is from the Spice Chipboard set. You can interchange the colors for contrast. The sentiment pops out. 

I love floral clusters. These flowers are from 3 different collections. Royal Posies, Royal Spray, and Natures Bounty. I love mixing and matching the different flowers, just like in a real arrangement! I tucked in some laser cut pumpkins, and popped them off of the page with pop dots. The acetate leaves are my favorite. I make sure to have each and every color that comes out. I used Grove on this layout. 

once again, the Rub-ons are used, and they are beautiful! I used both the 12x12 and the 6x8 Rub-On collections. I also used the Washi Tape Stickers. Check out the sweet little paper clip! Yes, that is the Spice Washi Tape Sticker on the photo frame. 

For the photo frames, I used the Color Wash Grove Frame set. For the orange mats, I used a  piece of paper from the 6x8 set, and die cut the photo mats, then layered them over the Grove Frames. This is a closeup of both of the frames on this layout. The sweet moth on the frame is a laser cut element. And the Rose bud on the other frame is from the chipboard set. Love the Binder clip Washi Tape sticks. 

Thank you for joining me today on this creative journey! I hope you are inspired to pull out your favorite Fall photos and use them in your ARToptions spice projects. I know I will use it for many projects. A Banner would be awesome!! I challenge you to create one! 

Products Used:

49 and Market Products Used:
ARToptions Spice 6x8 Collection Pack
ARToptions Spice 12x12 Charisma Paper
ARToptions Spice 6x8 Rub-on Transfer Set
ARToptions Spice 12x12 Sentiments Rub-on Transfer Set
ARToptions Spice Laser Cut Elements
ARToptions Spice Chipboard Set
ARToptions Spice Wishing Bubbles and Baubles
ARToptions Spice Washi Tape Stickers
Color Swatch Grove Acetate Leaves
Color Swatch Grove Frame Set