Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Laugh Often

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Welcome to my first Heartfelt Creations post of the New Year! I know that you will love the new collections coming this year! Check HERE for your sneak peek of the January Collection, releasing on January 14th. The team will start to share the new collection next week, so watch for that! For now, I am giving some of the older collections a bit of love! 

My inspiration this week is a photograph I found online (I am not sure of the photographer of this vintage photo, unfortunately). Every time I see this photo, I start to laugh out loud. These ladies remind me of my aunts. In fact my daughter said, "Mom, they look like your people!" So, I created a layout for my "found relatives." 
I love to mix and match paper collections, mostly because it gives a whole new look to a collection when you combine it with other papers. I mixed Celebrate the Journey, Once Upon A TimeCountryside Evening, and a bit of All Geared Up Paper Collections! I love the vintage tans and creams combined with the teal. I also did a lot of "grunging" on this layout. I love to mix grungy elements with flowers.

For the step-by-step directions to this layout, click here to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog. Did you know that you can PRINT the tutorials from the Heartfelt Creations Blog? There is a option for each designer's tutorial to PRINT or PIN the tutorial!

I created some flower clusters with hand-made flowers, using the Tattered Blossoms stamps and dies. I tucked some "found items" into the blooms. I love the cream soda vintage bottle cap. 

I have been using paint on my flowers recently. It gives them a soft, grunge look that is perfect for vintage projects.

Here is a close-up of some of the crumpled paper edges, plus another look at the flowers.

Creating stacked flowers is so easy when you have the Heartfelt stamps and matching dies! The center of these flowers is made with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms template. 

I love all the layers and dimension! Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the rest of the team has made!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Other products used: 
Other dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Bitty Blossoms
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Lakeshore, American Crafts Olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Paint: Decoart Americana Chalkboard, Ranger Distress Picket Fence
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon black hemp twine
Chipboard letters: Imaginarium Designs
Light bulb: Prima
Brads: Prima, Teresa Collins
Bottle cap: vintage
Wood buttons: Prima
Tools: Prima paper distressing tool, Fiskars border punch, Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. What an awesome page. I love the layers and colors, and those flowers are gorgeous. The photo is priceless.

  2. Gloria, what a beautiful layout. I love those flowers, and the photo is just perfect for this project!!

  3. Gorgeous as always. Love your flowers!

  4. Fabulous LO. Love your gorgeous flowers and all the bits & bobs you've added. Best of all is that photograph. I always love seeing that!

  5. I love this so much! The distressing is divine...and those flowers are so Oooh-la-la! They don't look handmade...they look like Primas...only prettier than any Prima I've ever seen. The photo makes me chuckle...and you tucked in so many thoughtful elements like the border strip, and the bottle cap (Love that!) lightbulb and brads. It's just perfection. A lot going on...but it is totally harmonious...like a Bach fugue. You are so amazing!

  6. love it...I am sure I have a picture of Deb and I that would look awesome in that...of course I love the colors as they are shades of blue...awesome...

  7. What a gorgeous LO this is! Love the flowers and a touch of paint on them!

  8. Such a stunning layout. Love all the special details you've added.

  9. Such an awesome layout. Look at all the details and colors are soft and beautiful.

  10. I have seen that photo around too and like you, it always makes me smile, love your flowers Gloria such a stunning layout.

  11. This is absolutely beautiful, and so fun! Love your flowers, your layering (I need to figure out how to do that better), and your bits and pieces!

  12. Lovely layout and your flowers are gorgous! I love this photo too.

  13. This page is absolutely perfect!! You've captured the fun these ladies are having and the vintage feel of your layout with all the flowers and elements couldn't be any better! I LOVE it! Hugs, M

  14. Wow, awesome, hope seeing all your wonderful work rubs off on me!

  15. So gorgeous, love the colors of those beautiful flowers !!

  16. Gloria, this gorgeous layout brought such a smile to my face! Your flowers and added details are just amazing! Thank you for making such a gloomy day here so bright and cheerful!

  17. I'm crazy about that photo Gloria!! Such a fun picture to design a layout around. Your lovely blue flowers are perfect!!

  18. Hi Gloria, I fell in love with this LO. Love the photo! What a laugh! The blue flowers add to perfection. oxo