Tag: Marty Bound

“YOU” Scrapbook Layout

August 22, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!


Check out my handsome husband before one of his gigs this Summer. We love taking a few moments to take in the scenes and snapping a few pictures. I love these pictures of Marty being Marty-happy and a little silly. This is another layout that I created using a few current Stampin’ Up! goodies and the amazing Cottage Greetings Card Kit. Hope you enjoy it!




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Where Have I Been & High Line Project Life

October 26, 2014 at 7:56 pmCategory:Project Life



If it was possible to blow the dust off of a website, I think I just did that with my poor neglected blog! It has been about 2 and half months since my last post which is the longest hiatus I have ever taken. My time away hasn’t been on purpose but lots of things have changed since my last post so time has slipped past me. This year marks my 20th year in education and after three years as the Dean of my school, I made the decision (thankfully) to return to the classroom. It has been the best thing for me as I love the kids that I have but it has been a transition wrapped up in a learning curve. The new curriculum, new NYC expectations and juggling a very diverse group of children has taken a toll on my creative time. Finally, after almost two months of school, I think I have it all under control. Today, I actually spent time organizing my craft room for creative time and not student work. So, stay tuned for more blog posts and my NYC adventures! Hugs!!!

Weekend in NYC + Project Life Video

August 9, 2014 at 6:46 pmCategory:Project Life




Where have I been?! I wish I could say that it’s because it’s Summer and I have been super busy having fun. BUT, that’s not it all. I have spent most of the Summer completing THREE courses for education. They were time consuming and tedious (especially for my Summer brain) but once I get the raise in my salary, it will be worth it.

I have been getting back into Project Life over the last 2-3 days and have SO much to get caught up on. I have missed creating and blogging but the courses needed to take priority or I would have put those off until the last minute. And, who needs the stress, right?!

Here are some pages that I completed pretty recently. They don’t need a ton of explanation because I talked a bunch about my process in the video. Hope you will take a moment and check it out!

Shopping Your Stash for Project Life

June 9, 2014 at 8:00 amCategory:Project Life




These pages are from the end of March when the sun was just starting to peek out! It FINALLY started feeling like Spring in New York City. I think you can tell by the colors that I picked. As I look at this layout, there are SO many goodies from my stash. It has been so much fun looking through things that I have had forever and giving them LIFE in my Project Life album. See that “FOREVER” word? That, my friend, has been in my stash for almost 10 years. UNREAL! All of little flowers that are scattered all over the pages are from Jolee’s Boutique and have been growing (flowers, get it?!) in my art studio for a very, very long time. So, go digging in your creative stash. I am sure especially for Project Life that you have tons of tons of great things just itching to jump onto your pages.

Swimming in Atlantic City Layout

September 9, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:***Heidi's Artsy Posts***


I have been scrapbooking like crazy this summer! This post is going live on the first day of school here in New York City. My scrappy/artsy time will quickly become less but I still strive to make time for it daily. A friend told me that it’s important to always have a work in progress on my desk. That way I can pop into my art studio and work on it even for a few minutes.

I made a goal for myself to get up to date with my 2013 pictures and my scrapbooking. Well, that didn’t happen! I could say that I failed but I don’t feel that way. I spent a ton of time creating new memories (& yes, more photos) during a zillion cool things this Summer. So, my goal will have to change but at least having one keeps me focused on scrapbooking the pictures, right?!

These pages follow my usual “formula” for scrapbooking! (I did mention I would write about that sometime-add that to my list of goals!) The gorgeous flowers are Prima and are from Your Memories Here. I have really been into bright pops of color lately! I used to scrap mostly in soft, very vintage colors. Somehow that changed-maybe it was when I started exploring art journaling. So, check out Your Memories Here & leave a little love in the comments. I would be thrilled to hear from you!





Flippin’ Pages Art Journal Video!

August 20, 2013 at 10:18 pmCategory:Art Journal

I have been getting a lot of requests to make videos of my art journaling. Honesty, I rarely sit down and make a page from start to finish. Instead, I am always flipping through 3-4 journals adding layers, ephemera and eventually finishing touches.

This video is the first in a continuous series of my art journaling process. Each time I post a Flippin’ Pages Art Journal video, I will share 5 flips of the pages through my journals. I hope you enjoy the process!

Music By: Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing (My love Marty Bound is playing trumpet) http://theredhotswing.com This is their NEW HOT CD!

Macy’s NYC Flower Show

April 2, 2013 at 10:36 amCategory:New York City Adventures

New York City is constantly changing. I know you hear that but it’s actually true! Marty and I set out for the Herald Square area of the city yesterday. He had a rehearsal and I was going to do some shopping. I usually window shop but I love the energy of the stores in the city. They are also always changing!

As we were roaming around for a bit before his rehearsal, stumbled upon this huge “tent” outside of the Macy’s store. It was the Macy’s Flower Show! I didn’t even know they had one but I was instantly intrigued! We went in and were instantly inspired by the gorgeous colors and decor. In true Macy’s fashion, it was beautiful and over the top. The fragrances and mix of flowers were beyond amazing. The show is only going for a few more days so if you are in the city, don’t miss it! As an artist, THIS is where I find my inspiration. Those unexpected moments can provide an equally unexpected muse-I can’t wait to combine colors and use (even more) flowers in my art!

























LOVE of my Life Layout

October 6, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:Scrapbooking

I know I am not the only one with a huge collection of awesome scrapbooking kits. I have been scrapbooking like CRAZY lately due to giving up all the deadlines. Back to the topic, I have been grabbing kits left & right and using up the WHOLE kit to get pages ready. I have been using my Close To My Heart scrapbook page books and setting up the pages for future layouts. I have a HUGE stack of pages that are all ready minus the pictures & embellishments. On days when I am ready to sit and scrap 12X12 pages, I simply print out the pictures that are listed in the books. OH-one tip: when you get scrap pages ready, write the name of the sources (and the page numbers) of your page map on the back of the layout. A few pics and altered embellishments and you can create a bunch of pages in one weekend afternoon.

These pages are so happy and bright! These are a few pictures of my FAB hubby, Marty, on our trip to The Hamptons this summer. What a wonderful mini vaca-we even took the pomeranians. I love scrappin’ pics of Marty-he is always so happy and fun to be around and it shows in the pictures!

Masculine LOVE Layout

September 11, 2011 at 2:51 pmCategory:Scrapbooking

Do you struggle with masculine layouts and cards? So many of the beautiful scrappy items on the market are very feminine, right? I love flowers, sparkles and butterflies and get excited to cut the papers, spray the shimmery mists and add the bling. When I scrap pics of my amazing hubby, Marty, I have to think a little outside of my comfort zone. I am loving the Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month and wanted to push myself to use it for a layout of my sweet love. The papers had several sheets covered in pinks and girly designs. There were others that had beautiful blues, greens & creams. I guess it’s about looking at your supplies through a different “lens” to make them work for your art. Even the pink papers can be altered with a few sprays of Glimmer Mist or brush strokes of paint.
How about those awesome letters for the title? I recently bought a Pink Paislee Warehouse grab bag box. I haven’t always had the best of luck when I bought grab bags in the past. BUT-this was AWESOME! I got well over $200 worth of current, useable, FAB goodies for about $50! I think I got more than 50 bucks just in paper. The letters came in the box and I altered the heck out of them. Glimmer Mist, tearing and Crackle Accents made the perfect title for this page.

I picked out some very neutral flowers and embellishments for the layout. See that fabric trim-that is muslin from the KOM which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Once it was dry, I sewed it to the layout! So, think outside the box and don’t be afraid to use your stash for manly layouts & cards.

Marty’s Masterpiece August Sketch

August 22, 2011 at 8:00 amCategory:***Heidi's Artsy Posts***

Heidi Bound

Marty’s sketch was perfect for this month! We have spent time relaxing and traveling this month. Our trip to Montauk, NY-part of The Hamptons was the focus of my project. I love that picture of Marty looking out into the distance of the ocean. I saw these great tutorial on a blog using tissue paper and Matte Medium to make the background. Do you love the patterned paper? That is the Riddersholm paper that can be found on the Flying Unicorn Store site. I used a sketch created by Flying Unicorn Founder, Alda Stevens but turned it as a way to feature the vertical picture of my love.

Eileen Bellomo New York City
Eileen’s Blog Art Saves Lives

I was inspired by Marty’s sketch to do a 6×6 wall hanging. I interpreted the sketch pretty literally, as I wanted to do a summer-themed
piece for a friend.
I used Adirondack colorwash (denim) for the background, and everything else is either stamped images, carefully cut and positioned, or cut from
various papers and pieced together. All the details will be on my blog.

Nancy Brokaw Forest Hill, Maryland

Cruise on the Beach with the Plant Hope and Loads of Love stamp sets and a touch of surf boards from the Summer Mini catalog Summper Splash stamp set. My beach is actualy sand glued to the card stock – could use sand paper, but then you would not have the fun of the beach while making this project!

Julia Smith Midlands, UK
Julia’s Blog Stray Dreams Blog

Jumbled Up: For this month’s sketch I have used a whole mixture of techniques. I use a lot of sprays, not the branded type but my own acrylic mix of sprays. The background uses different masks and sprays. The sun element uses tissue sprayed over. There are two magazine picture elements, painted, sprayed and drawn over. The crab and tree are images that are printed and acrylic paint transferred. All of the elements don’t quite blend but they kindof do, so it is all jumbled up! But I like it how it turned out. Another great sketch Marty, thank you.

Michele Luxenberg New York City
Michele’s Blog Little Bird Creations Co.

Truth be told, I CAN’T STAND SUMMER! I don’t like the heat & the humidity. I don’t like being in constant air-conditioning but I have no choice! Oh, and i don’t like the beach, either.
So, as i was contemplating this month’s sketch and going through my stamp sets, I came across this Magenta stamp that I recently bought for myself. I love the promise of Fall that it brings! I love the look of the bare branches and birds. I can literally feel the cool Fall air when I look at this stamp! But in order to have a little “summer” in it (i don’t want to be a complete hum-bug), i used some watercolor crayons to create some sky and grass. I kept this card “clean and simple” as embellishments seem to take away from the images.
I stamped with Staz-On ink onto glossy cardstock and matted with Close To My Heart’s black cardstock. The card itself is made from Close To My Heart’s Colonial White cardstock.

Karen Patton Central Florida
Karen’s Blog Fiber Art Gram

This month’s sketch made me think of the colors of summer and heat. The Background paper came from a Stampington Mag. It’s called “Fearless on the Page-Artist’s Paper by Mallory Fisher w/art elements courtesy of Erin Kenepp”. The palm tree and crystals are from Big Memories Ideas – Soft Spoken embellishments. I used Archival Vintage Sepia to distress edges and on some of the paper. Also, rubbed gold Stickles and white and yellow Studio G Glitter Glue into the background. I know my card is very simple this month but it just didn’t seem to want anything more done to it. Enjoy!