Monday, September 20, 2021

 Hello beauties...Today I bring to you a layout created with one of the gorgeous designed papers from the Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 collection pack. Just one paper in that collection can create the most gorgeous projects! And sometimes simplicity is all you need. I absolutely loved all of the little stars on this paper. I found a Dusty Attic stencil with the perfect sized stars, and used it to compliment the pattern on the paper. I used some texture paste, and before it dried, I sprinkled on some embossing powder. When it dried, I heat embossed it. I die cut a decorative frame from the 6x8 paper collection. I used the Blush/Sage rub-Ons around the perimeter of the layout. I also loosely followed the September sketch once again, borrowing from its fabulous design. And once again, it took on a life of it's own. I just turned the sketch counter clockwise and stretched the design a bit. 

Here is a closeup of the beautiful Majestic Bouquet and Royal Posies Tomato Flowers with some of the Botanical Potpourri Bottle Green flowers in classic Christmas colors. The butterfly and tiny seed beads are a Blush/Sage Rub-On, and you can see the texture paint/heat embossed  stars closeup. I did sprinkle in a few shiny confetti stars as well for sparkle and shine. I also used some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles in Sage around the design. 

In between each layer on the frame is a piece of corrugated cardboard to lift each layer for dimension. This pops up the photo to be front and center. 

The title is from the cutaway part of the 12x12 paper. 49 and Market always has a great design on the cutaway part. I save them all!! The size reminds me of a great big fat washi tape! Save them! You just never know when you will use them. I added some Rub-Ons around the title just for a little interest. 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

48 and Market "Hugs" featuring Hike More Collection

 Hello Beautiful people!! I hope you are safe and tucked away, and creating in your part of the world. This week I bring to you, a new layout using the Vintage Artistry Hike More Collection. I can't get enough of it. I love the woodsy feel with all of the fern, mushrooms, and awesome ephemera. I was working from this months sketch, (turned it sideways) when I decided I wanted to focus on layers. With all of the laser cuts and ephemera, this was the perfect opportunity. There is so much more to this collection. I absolutely adore the fabulous Rub-Ons. They glide on like butter, and the edges are so seamless, they just blend right into the paper. On the background I did just a bit of stenciling using texture paste and a Dusty Attic script stencil. I finished off the layout with a bit of color wash and some spatters. I also machine stitched around the 12x12 paper, and scattered some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles around the page.  

You can see the layers I have created going across the page. I machine stitched two of the laser cut frames, used a Vintage Artistry Essentials File Frame as the photo mat, and topped it with a the cute little Vintage Artistry Essential Binder Clip. I cut the laser cut photo reel in half and tucked it under the frame, then I just started adding the laser cuts and ephemera in a line across the page, lifting some of the pieces off of the page by placing pieces of corrugated cardboard underneath. 

I loved layering all of the pieces. And when I thought I was done, I found another piece to tuck in somewhere. The little Go Outside flag/banner was perfect for this spot. My granddaughter practically lives outside!! You can do that 24/7 in Florida where the weather is gorgeous all year around. Just check out that sweet little dragonfly!! It is a laser cut from the 6x8 collection. 

Just look at those mushrooms!! I love them! The Hike More Collection has plenty of mushroom singles and clusters. There are sweet butterflies, and lots of frames, big and small. I wanted to go minimal on the flowers, and focus more on the greenery. The Sugar Stems in Tutti Frutti are a perfect match. 

Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to try the sketch and see where it takes you creatively!! Much love, till next time. xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Friday, August 27, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni August 2021 Blog Hop

 Welcome to the August Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, August 27th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 30th, 2021. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. So leave each designer some love for a chance to win!. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 1st 2021.

I created a slim line card, because I have been seeing them everywhere!! I never thought I would create anything but a standard sized card, but the Slim Line is so popular now, that it has become one of the new standards! I used heavy cardstock for my card base. I cut a piece of the decorative paper from the clematis 12x12 paper collection, 1/16th shorter all around from the 8.5 x 4 inch card. Just slightly larger than the standard Slim Line card, and adhered it to the cover of my card.  I love the lattice designs on the papers. This one had some of the gorgeous purple Clematis that I love so much! I matched some of my color sprays to the flowers that are printed on the paper. 

Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I adore the Leafy Accent vines. They are fantastic for fillers and tucking under flowers. I used the Sentiment stamp for my title on the card. Underneath I die cut one of the designs from the Elaborate Ovals Frame die, and mounted my sentiment on top of it. I raised it up from the card with some thick pop dots. There was a decorative peice on the end of the ornate frame, so I just cut it off. The frame still looks beautiful! You would never know the peice was even more elaborate!

I love purple Clematis. Instead of ink pads, this time I used spray colors. I sprayed the colors on my glass matt, then added a spritz of water for a watercolor effect. once they were almost dried, I placed them in the 3D mold and ran it through my Bigshot. After they dried, I painted on some thinned decoupage glue and sprinkled on Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear for sparkle. For the middle of the flowers, I used some yellow construction paper which I cut into very thin strips . I rolled up the strips very tightly using a quill tool, and glued them to the flowers. I poked holes in the centers of the flowers, and pulled it though just a tad. Then I turned the flower upside down and hot glued the middles to the flowers. This secured it so it didn't fall through. I scrunched them a bit once they were secured. 

Thank you for joining us this month for the hop. Dont forget to leave some love on each of the designers blogs!! Next stop is Monica's Blog! See you next month!! 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Clematis Cling Stamp Set

Clematis Die

3D Clematis Shaping Mold

Climbing Clematis Paper Collection

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set

Elaborate Oval Frames Die


Kathy Clement -

Vicki Dutcher -

Alissa Wells -

Candy Slabaugh -

Amarilys Doria -

Carole Wright -

YOU ARE HERE!! Lisa Gregory -

Monica Edwards -

Oksana Clegg -

Heartfelt Creations -

Friday, August 20, 2021

Have you traveled anywhere this year??? Or any other year?? Do you want to document those special travel photo's? Then the Vintage Artistry Anywhere Collection is for you!! Its got gorgeous colors, map patterns, ephemera galore, and you don't want to miss this wonderful collection. Perfect for those Travel Journals as well. I created a 12x12 layout and started following the August sketch for inspiration. But like a lost traveler, I took a different path, and ended up in a beautiful place anyway!! To finish off my layout, I spattered some thinned out white acrylic paint. The 2 papers from the paper pack that I used are Journal Cards and Quest. 

I absolutely love the little vans that remind me of an old VW bus. The couple of different sizes allows for perspective, and it adds to the layout dimension. I cut apart the OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY Rub-ON to follow the lines of the hilly road. I believe some of the Wishing Bubbles I used  on this layout are retired, but there are some still available or you may be able to find these colors by searching the web. 

I added some jute to the tags. You don't even have to put real eyelets through them! I used the Essential Foliage for the leaves. I adhere them with ScoreTape which sticks perfectly! The laser cuts in the collection  are awesome and plentiful. I stacked and layered them throughout the layout. 

The florals I used are the Floral Posies in Mango. The color is delicious! I also added some Wishing Bubbles around the layout in different colors and sizes. You can see the layers I achieved in this layout. I just popped pieces of corrugated cardboard underneath to lift the pieces. I love the string laser cut to wrap around photos. I used it around my stacked laser cuts. I just adhered the ends, and I was able to slip the pieces under the laser cuts to stack them. I also used the Rub-Ons  on each of the sections of film strip. I had backed the filmstrip with a scrap left over from the piece I tore for my background. 

You still have time to enter our monthly sketch challenge. Sketches give you a great starting point when you get into a creative rut. Look at me!! I started with this sketch and it took me on a journey!! I just flipped it around a few times and it got my mojo going! 

Do you want to take part in the August challenge? Please follow these rules:

  • Use the sketch as an inspiration to create your layout, you can rotate, flip it, turn it upside down or even change the number of photographs, make it your own.
  • Use at least 49 and Market’s papers and flowers. Remember to list all the products you used.
  • Join the 49 and Market Fans Group on Facebook and upload one photo of your project to the August Challenge album;
  • Link all the 49 and Market products you have used to the 49 and Market shop.
*** By submitting a project, you are allowing 49 and Market to use your images on their social media channel, winners will be announced on the 9th of the following month, have fun and good luck.

Each winner will receive a prize worth $40 of 49 and Market’s products such as paper collections, flowers, …
The challenge will be open from the 1st to the last day of the month.

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Anywhere 12x12 Paper Pack

Vintage Artistry Anywhere Ephemera Bits

Vintage Artistry Anywhere Rub-On Transfers

Vintage Artistry  Essentials Foliage

Jute Cording 5 ply

Vintage Artistry Essentials 3x4 File Frame Set

Royal Posies Mango

Wishing Bubbles Crush

Wishing Bubbles Minty Breeze

Wishing Bubbles Cotton Candy

Thursday, August 5, 2021

49 and Market Beached Collection

 Hello There!!! It is another beautiful month of inspiration here at 49 and Market. Today I bring you a beach style layout, created with the gorgeous Vintage Artistry Beached Collection. While I am currently working on a mini album with this same collection, I had to sneak in a 12x12 layout. I simply adore the gorgeous blues and coral colors in this collection. I chose to do a few layers for dimension using the 12x12 and the 6x8 papers. The layers lead up to the gorgeous laser cut window/shutters in the 12x12 collection. I scored the laser cut and bent the shutters slightly inward. If you haven't tried the Rub-Ons, they are a must!! I used the netting in the corners, and the boardwalk leading up to the photo was cut and and rubbed onto each of the 3 layers. It gives a 3 dimensional look as if the stairs were leading right into the photo. I used some Wishing Bubbles in Crush around the page. They match the Mango colored  flowers perfectly. I layered some of the File Frames on each end. I did a little dry brushing on the flowers and leaves, and added some white spatters. 

Here is a closeup of the Royal posies mixed with some of the laser cut flowers. Dont discount older collections, as I used the leaves from the Seaside Collection in this layout. Save all of those bits and pieces, because you never know when you will use them. The title "Beach is a laser cut from the 12x12 collection. I tucked in some cheese cloth to soften the layout. 

 Here is another closeup of  the flowers. The big one is from the Majestic Bouquet in Mango. I mixed in the laser cut flowers and some more of the leaves from the Seaside 12x12 Collection. What a gorgeous color Mango is. Here you can see how much I bent up the shutters. I framed the photo using a cutaway part of the laser cuts. I popped out the flowers that was in the middle, and trimmed around to even out the sides, creating a frame. I use it ALL. I popped it up for dimension. 

Thank you for joining me today. Be sure to follow the 49 and Market  blog everyday for more new inspiration from the design team. You are sure to be inspired. xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Beached 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Beached 6x8 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Beached-Rub-On Transfers

Vintage Artistry Beached Ephemera Bits

Royal Posies - Mango

Majestic Bouquet - Mango

Vintage Artistry Essentials 3x4 File Frames Set 

Coral Stitched Frames 

Springtime Harmony stamp set

Wishing Bubbles - Crush

Vintage Artistry Beached Chipboard Stickers

Seaside 12x12 Collection Pack

Friday, July 30, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Alumni July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartfelt creations Alumni July blog Hop. At the end of this post you will find the info on how you can win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Heartfelt creations store. 

Did you know today is International Friends Day? It's also the first time that Heartfelt Creations is joining the Alumni Team for this blog hop. In honor of these two great events, , Heartfelt Creations is offering a second $25 giveaway for those that come to their blog hop post. (You can find the list at the bottom of this post.)
Everyone who leaves a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog will be entered into the drawing. You have until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd to leave your comment.
The winners of both gift cards will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 4th. Be sure to check to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
You can claim your prize by emailing Please write Winner of the July Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line.

This month I have decided to create a 12x12 layout of my beautiful granddaughter. She is a happy child! I chose to use the Wild Rose paper collections as well as the Wild Rose stamps and dies for this layout. I did mix in some Leafy Accents as well as a few stamped Sweet Magnolia buds. They were perfect as fillers. I prepared the background paper with some texture paste and a stencil, then brushed it all with clear gesso. This prepared my "canvas" for inks and sprays. 

Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. I used watercolor paper, and water colors for the flowers and leaves. The thicker paper is perfect to hold the shape as well as blending the watercolors on the flowers and leaves. I used Prills for the middles. I dusted the flowers and leaves with Rajni Chawlas Dusting Powder. I love the shimmer and shine. 

For the frame, I used the Decorative Circle Frames Die. There are so many possibilities of layering the frames. I stacked 3 layers, using corrugated cardboard in-between each layer for dimension. For the lacey part of the frame, I kissed it with texture paste, and used a watered down watercolor to give it some color. I also added some of the same color around the frame and on the stenciled areas of the layout. When the layout was finished, I did some splattering of 3 different inks on the page. I also touched it with Nuvo Crystal Drops in white. 

Here is another closeup of the floral cluster. For the leaves, I inked them in green, colored them in a washed out green, and just used the same color from the flowers, onto the leaves to compliment the flowers. The 2 toned color gives the leaves some dimension. 

Here are the simple rules!!

The hop begins at 8AM EDT on Friday, July 30th, 2021 and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.
All you have to do is leave some love on each of the designers blog to be eligible for a chance to win a $25 gift Certificate to the Heartfelt Creations Store.
The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the July 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

49 and Market 12x12 Layout "Lets Get Lost" Vintage Artistry Hike More Collection

 Hello Beautifuls!! Today, we are going exploring!! Vintage Artistry Hike More is the beautiful new collection from 49 and Market. You are sure to love it for your vacation, travel, and just plain old exploring the backyard projects, as I did with this layout. Think, Fern, Mushrooms, Woodsy Wildlife, and touches of gorgeous warm colors. The full collection has endless possibilities for mini album lovers as well. On each page, you can display a new adventure, perfect for your vacation photos. I created a 12x12 layout with photos of my granddaughter exploring my backyard. She is a lover of all little creatures, and is always collecting something! But she wants to know where the lizards are!!! uh oh...I think we may need lizards in a future kit!! (sorry, we live in Florida, where there is an abundance of lizards!) You are going to thoroughly enjoy Hike More. I know I do!

I used the tabs in the File Frame set and attached them to the laser cut sentiments from the 12x12 paper collection. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler to adhere them together. I machine stitched around the file frames and used the tiny staples on them as well. The dragonflies are darling! So much detail in the laser cuts! I tucked in some green moss here and there. 

I simply love using the file frames as frames for my photos. Stack and stagger them for a layered effect. The large fern is simply beautiful!! The laser cut is so fine, that you can actually bend the stem to suit your needs. I gave it a slight twist here and there. Do you see the little inch worm on the mushroom? Yup, I put him there. I also clustered some flowers between the 2 photos. Royal posies and Majestic Bouquet in Mango!! What a gorgeous color! I tucked in the mushrooms in a few places on the layout. They grow wild in the woods behind my house. 

I love creating depth in my layouts. I use a lot of corrugated cardboard in between layers. Sometimes I like it to peek out for a rustic look. Once again you can see the beautiful flowers in Mango. They are prettiest shade of peach. I did a little spattering around the layout as well and some inking in a dark brown. I also did machine sewing on the edges, and used the white rub on stitching which I dulled a little bit with distress ink. 

Thank You for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to get out those woodsy rustic travel photos and start a project with Hike More. xo

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Katie Pertiet designs ARToptions15

 Do you love fussy cutting??? For me it is a stress reliever. So what better way to relieve stress, then to purchase your favorite Katie Pertiet Designs digital original, and try some out to create some hybrid scrapbooking. Haven't heard of Hybrid scrapbooking?? Well, it is taking the digital files to a new level! I create a file in Photoshop of the digital elements from the designs in the kit,  and print it out on cardstock. For me, #80 is a perfect weight. Then sit back and start fussy cutting! For this canvas, I purchased Katies ARToptions Mini Mix 15. This kit is gorgeous!! The colors are gorgeous, and oh my... The dragonflies!!! 

I printed out a portion of one of the 12x12 papers from the kit, and printed it on 8x11.5 cardstock for my background. I then mounted it on a canvas. Then the building of my fussy cut elements began, layer after layer. If you have a wide format printer, you could print out the full 12x12 paper for a full sized layout. There is a total of 8 different paper designs in the kit and over 40 elements!  It is packed for a mini mix! 

I absolutely love the stamps!! But instead of fussy cutting the edges, I have a stacked set of stamp dies, and the smallest one fit the stamps perfectly!. I mounted the beautiful stamps onto the die cuts. But if you have a pair of deckle scissors, you could easily just cut out the stamps. Oh the sweet dragonflies....Next time, I am going to doll them up with glitter and gold!! 

To create the flowers, I printed up a couple of the paper designs, and used one if my  floral dies. I die cut a few different sizes, and stacked them to create layers. I finished them by adding the pearl stamen through the middle. And from the greener parts of the papers, I die cut some of the finer the leaves to tuck under the flowers. I do adore the leaf cutouts in the kit though.  

There are 4 different stacked frames in the kit. And the beauty is they are already stacked, so you are only cutting out 1 piece! I love the buttons, and popped them onto the edge of the frame. I just placed the photo in the back of the frame. The tag on the top is also in the kit. I didn't fussy cut the tie, I cut that part off, added an eyelet and strung some string through the eyelet. Remember this is Hybrid scrapbooking!! Anything goes! The title Blooming Beautiful is one of 3 wonderful sentiment tapes in the kit. They look like the Dymo embossed label maker strips!! I love them!! 

Just finish your layout of canvas as you would like any other you create. I brushed the backgrounds with clear gesso, did some inking and added some art stones, and did a bit of spattering with Oxide Distress inks. To thing this all started on a piece of paper!!! 

This is the ARToptions15 kit that I used for my canvas. You can purchase the kit HERE. Happy Cutting!!! xo

Monday, July 5, 2021

49 and Market "Vintage Artistry Beached" Wild and Free Like the Sea 12x12 layout

Good morning beautiful world! I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful states in the US. Florida has an abundance of gorgeous beaches. Perfect places for the best photo ops. So when 49 and Market announced they were coming out with Vintage Artistry Beached, I was excited!! And it sure did not disappoint. It truly is a gorgeous collection! Layout, mini albums, tags, off the page projects. Take your pick, you can create it all with this gorgeous collection. 

I started off mounting the "Uncharted" paper from the Beached 12x12 Collection Pack onto a piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. I used a stencil and some texture paste onto the background and let it dry. I then mounted one of the papers from the 6x8 collection pack onto a piece of corrugated paper. I wet the edges, let it sit for a few minutes, then peeled back the paper around the edges and the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part. I let it dry, and painted the exposed parts with white gesso. I mounted the 6x8 prepared paper  onto the 12x12 paper, Then I mounted the photo onto a piece of corrugated cardboard. In between each layer is a piece of smaller corrugated cardboard. This gives height and dimension. That completed the base for my layout. The rest is the icing on the cake!! The fun begins. 

I used the Garden Petals in Parchment because it reminded me of the color of sand. The color goes perfectly with the papers. The pink flowers tucked in here and there, are the laser cuts in the 12x12 Beached Collection. I shaped them a bit using a ball stylus and shaping mat. The frame on the photo is also a laser cut. I placed a pearl in each corner (my own stash) then used some Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets on either side of the frame. The title under the photo is from the Beached Washi Tape set. The tie and bow under the title, is a laser cut from the 12x12 collection set. I tucked in some Lacey Trim in cream around the photo mat that I distressed with scissors. 

The smaller cluster was created with laser cuts and 1 Parchment flower from the Garden Petals set. I tucked under  a piece of cheese cloth that I distressed with ink before I created the layers. I watered down some distress ink and washed it over the stenciled areas. The texture paste takes on some of the ink color for a soft effect. 

The laser cuts are plentiful in the 12x12  pack. The 6x8 pack also has laser cuts. I added the seagull and the sail boat to this corner. I also tucked in a couple of butterflies from the Vintage Artistry Coral mini collection. I added some art stones and tucked in some cheese cloth around the layout. I also added tiny pearls to highlight the pattern of the stencil. to complete the layout. 

I hope you are inspired to create a beachy kind of project with this beautiful collection. I see mini albums, explosion boxes and cards with this collection in my future. xo

49 and Market Products Used:

Vintage Artistry Beached 12x12 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Beached 6x8 Collection Pack

Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets 

Vintage Artistry Beached Washi Tape

Lacey Trim Cream


Friday, June 25, 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop. I hope that you are inspired by the creations of each artist. I have created a card, using some of the new Climbing Clematis Collection. Living in Florida, I see Clematis everywhere. The purples are my favorite!! I think I will be using this collection for quite some time. This collection is my new favorite!
I created a 5x7 white card for my base. I cut a piece of paper from the Wild Rose Paper Collection and adhered it to the front of the card. I die cut the Decorative Circle Frame pieces and layered them on the front. I used white card stock and paper from the same paper collection.

For the sentiment on the cover, I used the Just For You Sentiment Cling Stamp Set. I added some rhinestones around the title just for added sparkle. 

This is a close up of the Clematis flowers and leaves. I used the Prills for the centers of the flowers. Lettuce Entertain you is the perfect Prill color for these purple flowers. 

Here is another closeup of the flowers from the other side of the card. I added some pop dots in-between some of the circle layers for added dimension. I added Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear to all of the flowers and leaves. It adds gorgeous sparkle, and brings the flowers to life. 

The hop begins on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8am, and runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 28, 2021. At that time a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. So be sure to leave a little love on each of the designers blogs under their June creations to be eligible to win.
The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 30th.
Once the winner has been announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page, you will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing Please write “Winner of the June 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line. (Please note, we will no longer be contacting the winner via email to let them know they have won.)

Kathy Clement –

Carole Wright-

Vicki Dutcher -

Amarilys Doria -

Candy Slabaugh-

You are here!! Lisa Gregory -

Alissa Wells -

Oksana Clegg -

 Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Decorative Circle Frame Die

Clematis Die

Clematis Cling Stamp Set

Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Wild Rose Paper Collection

Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set