“Life is Beautiful so Just Smile” by Amy Voorthuis

Goodmorning lovelies,

Spring arrived here in The Netherlands and I am really enjoying the nicer and warmer weather already, can’t wait for the Summer to start. Today I want to share another layout which is very springlike because of the wonderfully and beautiful 49 and Market flowers which is very easy to make it pretty when you have such gorgeous products to work with. In my last post I told you I am in LOVE with the “Vintage Shades” collections so for this layout I used another shade of those flowers. I also added some butterflies from the NEW layered embellishments on my work.


All the chipboard pieces are by The Dusty Attic which I colored with gesso and later one with embossing powder, rust paste and ink. For this layout I used the pretty NEW “Scents of Nature” combined with just one little piece of “Vintage Artistry” at the bottom part of my layout. The picture is one of my gorgeous little niece “Mijntje”who is not so little anymore she is almost ten now here she was just one, this picture makes me happy and smiling from ear to ear.




On the background I used the faded demask stamp by Gabrielle and I used it with embossing ink and powder but also with just darker ink then I sprayed my most favorite spray on my whole layout {sidewalk chalk by Lindy’s}




On the background I added paste with a damask stencil to match my layout. At the end I also used some mini prills. It’s the first time I used the grunge board {not sure what the name is} on the lower part of my layout I really like the effect it gives my layout.




49 and Market products used:

SN-85649-Hold-on-Me-500x500 SN-85625-Fly-Away-500x500 (1) VA-4543-the-report-500x500

VS-85236-Orchid-Bouquet-500x500 garden-bloom-pale-lavender-500x500 GP-85878-Faded-Damask-Stamp-3x4-500x500 LE-85557-Wings-and-Things-500x500

Other products used: Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, Stencils, Paste, Rust Past, Lindy’s Stamps Gang sprays and embossing powders, Stamps, Mica Powders, Cheese cloth, Gesso, Ink.

Thank you so much for your visit today I hope you enjoyed my post and are inspired by it to use your 49 and Market goodies as well…. have a lovely week.