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October 29, 2020

Mixed Media Autumn Layout

 Happy Thursday everyone. I'm up on the blog today with a new mixed media layout featuring several fall items from Reneabouquets store. 

As many of you know, I love to create my layouts with lots of layers. This gives me the ability to tuck in  flowers, beautiful board, ephemera etc. I started by creating the background dimensional adding my papers on cardboard to give it height. I started by adding some Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace which always provides a sweet vintage feel. Then I prepped my different beautiful board pieces. Some I painted white which would be Beautiful Board Ornate Leaves Tuck Ins , I then embossed with brass embossing powder the Beautiful Board Fancy Fall Tuck Ins , and some I distressed with Oxide Distress Inks which would be Beautiful Board Large Fancy Fall Corners 

The Beautiful Board Large Pumpkin Patch Set I painted white and then the background paper I covered it with Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass in Buttercream and Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass in Diamond 

The flowers I then chose to use are the Soft Peach Roses & Leaves, as well as Mini Soft Peach Mulberry Roses & Leaves. I then used Honey Roses & Leaves. Reneabouquets has some wonderfully unique trinkets in the store to use as well and I used Tarnished Brass Pocket Watch and I cut an image to put inside and then the glass part is actually a large floral stone I got a bag of these at the Dollar Store. I completed the layout by adding a couple of Reneabouquets precious handmade butterflies and the ones I used are Sweet Dreams Premium Paper Butterflies in Buttercream

Wishing you a cozy season filled with joy and peace...xoxo 

October 27, 2020

Mixed Media Christmas Gift Bags

 Hi everyone, it's time to get a head start on your Christmas crafts and today I have a fun idea to use for those inexpensive paper bags. Let's put your own creative spin on some of them. Let's get started. 

I purchased these bags at the Dollar Store and decided to add some artwork to the front of them. Reneabouquets store is plump full of beautiful Christmas ornate goodies to add to your projects. I started with both by adding some texture with a some stamping with embossing powder and then stenciled using texture paste. In the video below you can watch my creative process. The bag on the right I used Printed Beautiful Board Small Holly And Berry Corners With Tuck Ins and also Beautiful Words Small Merry And Bright Laser Cut Chipboard . The flowers used are listed below. 


and I also used our Beautiful Words Stackable Merry Christmas Laser Cut Chipboard  which I embossed with silver powder. Tucked underneath the large poinsettia is some White Wide Floral Embroidered Lace .
The flowers I used on this bag are the Christmas Burgundy Mulberry Poinsettias, Mini Roses and Holly Leaves Flowers and White Roses Gardenias & Leaves Mulberry Flowers . I also added some greenery and tinsel from my stash and then used the sweet Butterfly Kisses Delicate Beauty Single Side Printed Butterflies . To finish it off I splattered white ink on top to provide a frosty vision. Hope you were inspired and hope you give this a try. xoxo

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September 27, 2020

Steampunk 4D Purse With Rotating Gears

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project for Reneabouquets Design Team. I'm using our fun Beautiful Board 4D Purse Do It Yourself Laser Cut Chipboard Kit This kit is so easy to create and so much fun. I'm a huge fan of steampunk and I wanted it to hold all my steampunk tags I create to put on cards. 
The gears on the front actually rotate freely for a fun effect. These gears are Beautiful Board Shooting Star Gears With Bead Holes Chipboard  and Beautiful Board Star Zazzies with Bead Holes Chipboard. I started by first staining my purse and gears with Waverly Wax "Antique". The paper collection I used is from Stamperia "Clockwork". 

I added gold flat back pearls to the pattern on the paper to give the illusion that this is quilted. What would steampunk be without charms hung from a chain. I took  Beautiful Board Shooting Star Gears With Bead Holes Chipboard, Beautiful Board Clockwork Keys Laser Cut Chipboard Key Set of 3 and Beautiful Board Love Locks & Keys Laser Cut Chipboard, then embossed with brass embossing powder. I then attached pearls, beads, brass charms from my stash. Also created a charm from one of Reneabouquets precious Mini Old Gold Mulberry Paper Roses and Leaves Set.   Tucked inside the flowers I attached some Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace as well. 
To adorn the front of the purse the flowers I used are: Mini Dusty Teal Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves SetItty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Navy Blue Mulberry Paper FlowersNavy Blue Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper FlowersSeafoam & White Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers and Mini Old Gold Mulberry Paper Roses and Leaves Set.  The little brass embossed leaves you see with the flowers is part of Beautiful Board Fancy Fall Tuck Ins Set of 23 Laser Cut Chipboard
And to complete this project I had to use one of Renea's one of a kind handmade butterflies. I used Secret Garden Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies. 
Here is hoping you have a spectacular day... hoping you can make time for those creative gears to get working... xoxo 
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September 10, 2020

Birthday Explosion Box for Reneabouquets Design Team

 It's party time!!!! It's celebration time at Reneabouquets because it is  Beautiful Board's 3rd Birthday. What's a party without a cake, therefore I decided to create an explosion box with cake inside. 
Loaded with many places to add your photos and fun interactive pages. But RB Beautiful Board puts the icing on the cake when decorating your projects. It just puts it over the top a bit.  The Happy Birthday Laser Cut Chipboard was embossed with gold glitter. The precious butterfly I chose to adorn the top of this package is the Tiny Treasures Darling Coral Butterfly 
The box measures 6"x 6" and the insert is 5" x 5". 
 The lace that was used on the foundation of the box is White Wide Floral Embroidered Lace. Accented with Beautiful Board April in Paris Doily was also embossed with gold glitter. The flowers used are Mini Soft Peach Mulberry Paper Roses and Tangerine Quartz Roses And Leaves. Also used the NEW Itty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Peach Mulberry Paper Flower. The white gardenia used came from the Cinnamon and Sugar Roses Gardenias Mulberry Paper SetAlso tucked away in between the pretty flowers are the Beautiful Bits-Skeleton Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard. 
After opening the explosion box in the center I created a birthday cake in honor of this festive occasion. For the separate tiers I used the April In Paris Doily Two Set of 3 and I painted them white then for dimension added Nuvo Drops in white pearl and then sprinkled on Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass  Also used to enhance a couple of the pages is Beautiful Board Medium Victorian Scroll Accents. 
 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you enjoyed this project. Below is a video of the explosion box in detail and I will be posting Part 1 and Part 2 of tutorial on this explosion box in the next couple days to stay tuned. xoxo

September 6, 2020

"Love" Mixed Media Layout for Reneabouquets Design Team

Hi everyone, it's time for a mixed media layout. Lots of different layers going on here and so many pretty items from Reneabouquets store. I used the  Beautiful Board Large Butterfly Flourish Frame Laser Cut Chipboard  to start the foundation for my photo mat. Then I created lots of layers of scraps I had in my stash as well as the pretty White Wide Floral Embroidered Lace 
 
I painted all of my beautiful board with a coat of white acrylic first before applying it to the layout.  I love creating layers on my layout because it makes it real easy to place the sweet little Beautiful Board Ivy Vines Tuck It In Laser Cut Chipboard  and  Beautiful Board Large Butterflies And Roses Laser Cut Chipboard Set of Two  under and around the different florals I choose to use on the project. 
Speaking of florals, there is so many to choose from in the store but my pick for this layout is the Candy Pink Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers  and I also decided for more texture around the edges I added some 1 Ounce No Hole Pale Pink Glass Microbeads The title on this "Love" is NEW in the store and it is Beautiful Words 4 Mixed Sizes Love Laser Cut Chipboard 

Some of the finishing touches are added were the Beautiful Board Medium Rose Heart Locket Key Laser Cut Chipboard Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits-Tweet Laser Cut Chipboard and the Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits-Rose Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard . But nothing finishes off a project without Reneabouquets gorgeous handmade butterflies, and I used Fairy Dust Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies . I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did creating for your inspiration. Wishing you a blessed day.... xoxo

August 21, 2020

"In The Garden" Reneabouquets Design Team Project

Hi everyone, Toni here with a fun new project featuring our brand NEW Beautiful Board Tree Of Life Loaded Card, Tag or Frame Chipboard Kit.  This is such a fun kit to create. One side has a frame for your pretty photo and the other is a pocket to place more photos, tags, ephemera etc. The paper line I used can be purchased in Reneabouquets store as well and it is Blue Fern Studios Glory of The Garden Collection. 

The frame is to the left of the above photo and on the top of the frame I sprinkled ReneaBouquets Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass  I decorated with some of Renea's gorgeous handmade flowers which are : Itty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Timeless Blue, Mini Old Gold Mulberry Paper Roses And Leaves Set Candy Pink Roses And LeavesAntique Linen Roses, Gardenia And Leaves 

Here is a photo of the reverse side pocket which I simply made some tags to hold more photos. I embellished the pocket holder with the same flowers as listed above as well as some of Reneabouquets one of a kind butterflies. The ones that I chose are these sweet tiny Magical Miniatures Watercolor Spun Sugar Butterflies . I took a couple of the Beautiful Board Small Pretty Ivy Pattern and painted it a pale green and then adhered Reneabouquets No Hole Fern Green Glass Microbeads to the top of the beautiful board ivy using glossy accents. 
 For this waterfall folio  I created I embellished with the very same flowers as above as well as the butterflies. The gorgeous fairy here is Printed Beautiful Board Small Sweet Garden Butterfly Fairy With Glass Wings .  The beautiful board panel I used on the front is Beautiful Board Cathedral Elements Laser Cut Chipboard and it was also covered with the Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass.  The lace used under the panel is the NEW Reneabouquets Trim-Petite Pearl Lace 
The inside of the folio was kept very simple but I did include an accordion album in the leftside pocket of the folio. On the front of the accordion album I used the NEW Beautiful Board Tree Of Life ATCs or Tag Set Double Layer Design  

I hope you were inspired by this project If you are interested in tutorials for both the Tree of Life Loaded Card as well as the waterfall folio then I have provided you a video below for your pleasure. Wishing you a day filled with peace and joy... xoxo 

July 27, 2020

Lighted Altered Paint Brush for Reneabouquets

Hello to our Reneabouquet family and friends. Every month RB hosts a swap that you can participate in and it's a great way to make new creative friends and share your love for paper crafts with another. This month's swap was to create an altered paint brush, here is my take on it.
I purchased a brush from Dollar Store 3" wide which provided a nice amount of space to create on. Below I have a video tutorial so you can watch the different mixed media techniques that I used to get this effect... very easy to do.

The main focal point on the brush was the sweet RB shadow box. They are so much fun to work with and so versatile. I decided to add some fairy lights just for effect. If you haven't worked with these shadow boxes you need to get your hands on them especially with the holidays approaching. They are so much fun to create with. 
As always, RB never disappoints when it comes to their beautiful flowers and Beautiful Board. I will leave a list of all supplies used from the store below with their links for easy access. I invite you to participate in our swaps. I get so excited when I receive my package in the mail from a fellow crafter that I know has specifically created something just for me. Give it a try... Until next time, xoxo

July 11, 2020

Shabby Chic Canvas Bags for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, hope you are getting in a little bit of crafting time... I'm still in the organizational mode so I decided to alter up these canvas bags that I purchased at hobby lobby (One was .99 and the other $1.29) and use them to store all my beautiful Reneabouquets Glitters, Beads, & Pearls.
The photo above is to hold my glitters and microbeads and I started by attaching several different laces from Reneabouquets store. All the products for these projects will be listed below with their websites. 
I love Reneabouquets Shaker Boxes, they are so easy to assemble and are so versatile. This one here is the small round and I used the Printed BB Cherry Blossom Frame and then filled it with some gorgeous glitters, flowers and tiny butterflies from the store. The Flower Girl Dahlia was covered with the Gawdie Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass as well as some of the leaves from my stash. 
The next canvas bag was shaped I used one of my favorite laces from the store Gold Embroidered Lace and then decided to used the small square shaker box. The frame on top is the BB Seashell Scroll Frame which I embossed with several different Lindy's. The shaker bits are a mixture of pearls, shard glitter glass and microbeads from the store as well as BB Bits Seashells. 
Here is an up close photo of that magical mixture. I of course then finished off both projects using mulberry flowers from the store. Reneabouquets carries so many beautiful colors and these are handmade right here in the U.S.A. I hope you enjoyed this and are inspired to make pretty containers to place your craft supplies in. Until next time, have a blessed day, be safe and stay healthy. xoxo

June 24, 2020

Altered Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer and Cigar Box

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. I don't know about you but I love having my crafty goodies  all organized and I love putting them in pretty containers. So today I have for you a couple of altered pieces that I created to hold my Reneabouquets Butterflies and also Reneabouquets Laces.

First up is a vintage sewing machine drawer that I had purchased sometime last year at an antique store. I thought it would be really fun to hold all my pretty laces that I use to create with. So here we go.
I first began by giving my drawer a coat of white gesso to prime the surface, then once dried, I rubbed the wax from a candle all over the surface and then gave it a coat of Waverly White Chalk Paint. The wax works as a resist and you can then take a piece of sand paper and distress your edges very easily. I then used Blue Ferns Jane's Memoirs paper collection to add to the outside and inside of the drawer.  
This is a close up of the front of the drawer and as you can see Reneabouquets store has so many different things to bling up your projects. All the supplies that I used will be listed below as well as there website. I decided to store all my Reneabouquets Laces in this drawer. The photo below is the sides of the drawer.                                
Now onto the next project. I started off with an old cigar box that I also purchased at the same antique store last year. Gave it a coat of white gesso and then also painted it with Waverly's white chalk paint. 
I used the same paper collection from Blue Fern (Jane's Memoirs). I used an old dresser knob for the top of the lid to assist in opening the box. All of the RB Beautiful Board that I used I embossed with bronze powder.  
 Here is a closeup of the top of the box. The handmade flowers that Reneabouquets store has are gorgeous and come so many yummy colors. I topped them with Diamond Chunky Glitter that you can get at the store as well.  
This photo is the front of the cigar box and I once again used the beautiful mulberry flowers from the store, the glass vial is filled with Gawdy Girl Diamond Chunky Glitter .
Here is a photo of the inside as well. 
I hope you have enjoyed this and were inspired to maybe dress up some of your supply containers. I appreciate you stopping by and have a blessed day !

June 8, 2020

"Sweet" 12 x 12 layout for Reneabouquets Design

Hi everyone... it's so good to be back. I took a couple months off due to the quarantine, but so happy to be back at my craft table and to be creating with you all again. Today I have a layout of a very special friend of mine and her precious little boy. This layout is full of dimension and of course Reneabouquet goodies, so let's get started.
I started off using Blue Ferns gorgeous paper collection "A Romantic Life" and I chose two different papers and deconstructed them to create a dimensional custom background. The video below will show you my entire process. 
I love adding dimension and textures to my projects and there are so many different items in Reneabouquets store that can help you accomplish this. On my layout I utilized seed beads, chunky glitters and some of the beautiful board pieces like the one I used on this layout "Grid Elements" just gives your eye something special to look at. 
With a combination of beautiful papers and products and just a little bit of imagination, layouts like this one are very simple to achieve. I hope you take a moment to sit back and view the video so you can watch my creative process. And if you need a little more inspiration, why not participate in our Moodboard challenge. Using the moodboard below, colors, elements, textures etc will jump start your projects. 

Here is the June Moodboard and for the rules about entering and the possibility of winning a RAK go HERE 
Until next time, be safe, stay healthy, and take time to be creative ! xoxo

February 27, 2020

"Bee Kind" Mixed Media Canvas for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone... Toni here with a new Reneabouquets project. I recently moved and I've been creating little vignettes around my new home. I just adore Reneabouquets layered bees and I knew with spring just around the bend I wanted to start adding a bit of spring touches to my decor.
The base paper collection is Blue Fern's NEW "A Romantic Life" and you can get it in Reneabouquets store ! I used the BB Stackable Honey Bee for my focal point and blinged it up by sprinkling Grey Chunky Glitter Glass on the wings and adding some Black No Hole Glass Microbeads to the middle portion. 
I used the Natural Cotton Crochet Lace-Clune #002 to edge around my frame. I cut pieces of BB Hexagon Elements to add to the top and the bottom for a bit of different texture and also it looks similar to honeycomb. But Reneabouquets does BB Bee Hive Elements but I didn't have any on hand to use. Then I sprinkled inside the hexagon and around the bee  Buttercream Chunky Gitter Glass. 
To finish off the canvas I used Caramel and Sugar Roses and White Curly Roses to the edges, and tucked in BB Bits-Skeleton Leaves.  I hope you enjoyed this project and were inspired to maybe create some pretty things to show off in your home...... happy creating 


February 20, 2020

Winter Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone... today I have a fun winter layout for you. I know we are all looking forward to the "Springtime" but it still is actually winter, so I thought I would inspire you to make some of those wonderful photos that you recently took and create some fabulous layouts with them.
I started my background by using white cardstock and then ran distress inks through a snowflake stencil. Then it was time to assemble this magical snowflake shaker box wand by Reneabouquets. 
If you can take a few minutes and view the video below, you can watch me put this layout together including the assembly of this wand, which is a very easy process. 
The Reneabouquets store is plump full of beautiful items to transform your projects into masterpieces and it makes the whole creative process so much fun. 
Not to mention the gorgeous handmade flowers that Reneabouquets has to offer. Listed below are all the supplies from Reneabouquets that I used including there weblinks. I hope you enjoyed this post and take just a little time each day to be creative.... Hugs

Reneabouquets supplies used: 

.5 Ounce Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... .5 Ounce Sand Chunky Glitter Glass https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Box Snowflake Wand Shaker Box Chipboard DIY Kit https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Words Large Let It Snow Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Small Shabby Christmas Tree Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Winter Snowflakes Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Medium Elegant Ivy Flourish Pattern https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Natural Cotton Crochet Lace-Cluny Lace 002 https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits - Skeleton Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Antique Linen Roses, Gardenia And Leaves Flower Set https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Burgundy Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set https://www.reneabouquets.com/product...



December 2, 2019

"Oh Christmas Tree" for Reneabouquets

Merry Christmas everyone, today I have a fun vintage, shabby, styled Christmas Tree, using some beautiful laces as well as some "New" Beautiful Board pieces from Reneabouquets store. Hope you enjoy !

Starting with a styrofoam cone I cut pieces of the lace and attached it using hot glue and then crystal tip pins for some pretty bling. All the products used will be listed below. To watch how I adhered the laces I have a video also below for your viewing pleasure. 
One of the "New" printed beautiful board pieces is this "Sisters" and I added some Diamond Glass Glitter to their dresses and sat them under the tree. 
Another "New" piece is this Beautiful Board Snowflake Doily (set of 3). I used the small for the tree topper and added the Wedding Pearl and Rhinestone Button to the middle. The medium snowflake was cut apart and adhered to the middle portion of the tree (you can view this better in the video) and the large snowflake was used as the base of the tree. All were blinged up with the Diamond Glass Glitter. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and now grab yourself some Hot Cocoa and sit back and enjoy my creative process..... hugs 
Reneabouquets Supplies Used: 

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