Discover the good life – Layout by Lisa Gregory

Welcome to January and a whole new year of designs at 49 and Market.
Today, I am here to inspire you with the gorgeous elements of Curators Botanical. This collection has all of the elements of a woodsy walk in the woods! Nature at its best. I chose to go a little monochromatic with a touch of accent color that just brings the whole layout together. I absolutely love this collection. Maybe because green is one of my fave colors. I started by placing a washi postage stamp on each corner of the paper and machine sewing around a few times using a straight and zigzag stitch. I trimmed down the cover paper down to 11×11 to give a 1 inch border all around. I distressed the edges of the paper and adhered it over the green background paper. I painted the paper with clear gesso to prep it for color. I layered the framed photo using pieces from the Ephemera Bits pack. Before I layered the framed photo, I placed the laser cut heart on the corner, then tied some single ply jute around a couple of times and tied a small bow in the corner. I tucked a tiny laser cut mushroom on top. I replaced the strings in the 3 tags with the single ply jute, and arranged them under the matted photo. I lifted each layer up with a piece of corrugated cardboard inbetween. This gives some dimension and a great base to arrange the floral clusters. Leaves don’t usually fall off of the trees in Florida, but the gorgeous oak trees where my granddaughter lives, had most of its leaves fall off onto the path she takes to the peaceful pond. It is beautiful!

Discover the good life - Layout by Lisa Gregory


My floral clusters were done with 3 different flower packs. Royal Spray/ Olive paper flowers, Sugar Posies/Butterscotch and Florets Paper Flowers/Celery The colors match beautifully. I just play with the arrangement until I am happy. 49 and Market flowers are simply beautiful. Grab them while you can, because once they are gone, they are gone for good and hard to find.

Discover the good life - Layout by Lisa Gregory

I created a smaller cluster on the right side of the layout, to fill the “white space”. O placed the laser cut card holder in-between my right and left designs for my title. Under this cluster. I added a half of one of the floral rub ons. I used the other half opposite to it. This created the “connection” for the bookplate.

Discover the good life - Layout by Lisa Gregory

To finish the layout, I did some spattering of white acrylic paint and brown ink. I used the small words in the 6×8 rub-on set, cut them apart, and scattered them around the layout. The words are perfect to reflect the theme of the layout.

Discover the good life - Layout by Lisa Gregory

49 and Market products:

Curators Meadow
12×12 Collection Pack

Curators Meadow
Solids 4

Curators Meadow
Ephemera Bits

Curators Meadow
Laser Cut Elements

Curators Meadow
Tag Set

Curators Meadow
6×8 Rub-Ons

Curators Meadow
Postage Stamp Washi Tape
RB-86325 Jute Cording - Single Ply
Jute Cording
Single Ply

Royal Spray
Sugar Posies


I hope you are inspired to create memories from the heart.
Capture those truly beautiful moments. 49 and Market Collections can help you do that! xo

Lisa Gregory