July 26, 2021

"Delight In The Everyday Moments" Mixed Media Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, hope you are having a wonderful month. Today's post is a mixed media layout filled with textures, dimension and layering. Let's get started. 
My layout is a 12x12 which began with just white cardstock and I did a lot of stamping using archival ink so it will not react with liquids. I then applied through a pretty flowered stencil some Paper Texture Paste and allowed it to dry. Once dry I then did some water coloring with Lindys "Grab A Guy Gold". Also splattered some black gesso here and there. On the left side of the layout you will see that I used Reneabouquets Garden Bouquet Lace-2" Wide White. It is tucked nicely under all the florals. In the right hand corner you will also see Printed Beautiful Board Large Sweet Garden Butterfly Fairy With Glass Wings Set and tucked under the florals is the Beautiful Board Spring Butterfly Laser Cut Chipboard Set of 3 which I painted white. 

Beautiful Board Small Feathers Set of 3 Laser Cut Chipboard as well as Beautiful Board Large Quilling Flourish Set of 4 Laser Cut Chipboard were painted white and added to the layout. For some fun texture I added some Art Stones and sprinkled Reneabouquets Hand Tinted Buttercream Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass. 

And new to the store are these sweet tiny butterflies in several colors, I used Butterfly Kisses Fairy Dust Gold Single Side Printed Butterflies and  also in Silver. Some of the butterflies I attached silver wire and have them hovering over the layout. In between the butterflies I applied some more bling to finish off the project with Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed this layout. xoxo Toni

I am adding this layout in the following challenges: 
TFJB Challenge/add buttons, lace, flowers or anything of your choice 

July 21, 2021

"Hello Sunshine" Altered Cutting Board for Reneabouquets Design Team

 Hi everyone, well summer is truly here !!!! Hope you are enjoying your time. Today I have a fun project that I have been wanting to do for quite some time. I love to change my decor out to different seasons and in June I changed my kitchen area to lemon yellow, black and white. I love the contrast. Well what would go perfect on some decor but Reneabouquets NEW Lemon Blossom Collection. 

I had purchased this cute little cutting board from the Dollar Tree months ago and knew that it would be involved in project eventually. I began by decoupaging a buffalo check black and white napkin to the front of the board. I then gave it a light dry brushing of white gesso. Once dry I gave it a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint for a pretty shine. I then assembled the Large Rectangular Shaker Box DIY Kit (also new to the store). I filled it with some pretty shaker items, No Hole Pearl Glass MicrobeadsNo Hole Lime Green Glass MicrobeadsGawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter GlassPrinted Beautiful Board Large Tuck It In Lemon Blossoms Chipboard, and also from my stash assorted sequins in coordinating colors. 

The gorgeous bee used here is Lemon Blossom Bees Premium Paper Body with Double Wing Layers .The NEW Printed Beautiful Board Large Lemon Blossom Corners were used at the bottom and I added Hand Tinted Buttercream Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass to the lemons. 

The top of the cutting board was decorated with a messy bow, some jute and  Honey Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers. I then took the Printed Beautiful Board Large Lemon Blossom Branches and once again added more of the Hand Tinted Buttercream Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass to the lemons. Below is a video tutorial for your pleasure.

I hope you enjoyed this project, I can't wait to display this in my hutch. Until next time.... blessings. 

I am entering this project in the following wonderful challenges: 

TFJB Challenge/add buttons, lace, flowers or anything 

MIUCB/Anything Goes Twist Aperature

Love To Craft Challenge/Anything Goes 

June 22, 2021

"Me & My Big Brother" Mixed Media Layout

 Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your summertime... a big difference from last year. I'm in California and we are already experiencing triple digits !! Today I have for you a fun beach layout with lots of textures and mixed media applications. 

I added craft sand with clear crackle texture paste for some fun texture and dimension. The beautiful board pieces I used Beautiful Board Chunky Chain Link Frame Set of 2 Laser Cut Chipboard Frames which I added crackle medium and then stained with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. 
One of our newest pieces to the store is this delightful Beautiful Word Large Me & My Big Brother Laser Cut Chipboard which I also used crackle medium on and sprayed it with Lindys Afternoon Delight Denim and DI Frayed Burlap. The Beautiful Board Starfish With Accents goes perfect with this layout as the Beautiful Board Large Nautical Anchor. Both were treated with the same crackle medium and sprayed and inked like the pieces above. 
The sweet  Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits-Seashells Laser Cut Chipboard are perfect for tucking in and around your photos. The florals I used are Navy Blue Roses and Leaves MulberryMini Dusty Blue Mulberry.  To finish off the layout I also topped off some of my fussy cutting pieces with the gorgeous Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass . Below is a video tutorial for your pleasure. 

June 16, 2021

Altered Frame for Reneabouquets Design Team

 Hi everyone, hope you are having a wonderful month. Today I have a frame I picked up at the Dollar Store and altered it to suit one of my favorite photos of my little furry boy Bubba. This is such an easy project how you can take something inexpensive and customize it for yourself. 

I did a bit of stamping on the cardstock that I used with a honeycomb stamp. Stamped it here and there around the photo. The cardstock I used is from Country Craft Creations "Bee House", a simply gorgeous collection of papers. I fussy cut some of the flowers to place around the left side of the frame to build my foundation. The florals I used are the Mini Old Gold Mulberry Paper Roses and Leaves, Caramel And Sugar Roses, Gardenia and Leaves and the Honey Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers. 

I used some BRAND NEW items from the store on this frame, first up I used Printed Beautiful Board Small Sugar Bee Hive Laser Cut Chipboard, above the corner of the photo is the Beautiful Board Small Sugar Bee Corners Laser Cut Chipboard. The gorgeous bee I used is our Sugar Bees Premium Paper Glitter Glass Bee. I also added the Beautiful Board Medium Bee Hive Elements Laser Cut Chipboard and I cut it into pieces and added 3 layers of UTEE embossing powder to it for the illusion of honey. 

Here is a close up of that pretty sugar bee. 

Then from the trinket department in the store I had to use Reneabouquets Queen Bee Clock Charms Trinket Pack. For the centers of the flowers I dropped beads of hot glue into the middle of some microbeads, wait for them to dry and then place them in the middle of the flowers. The microbeads used are No Hole Old Gold Glass Microbeads and also No Hole Pearl Glass Microbeads . 

I hope you enjoyed this project and encourage you to take a frame and do some altering to it. Wishing you a BEE utiful rest of the month... xoxo

May 25, 2021

"Bon Appetit" Mixed Media Layout for Reneabouquets Design Team

 Hi everyone and hope you are all having a wonderful month. Today I have a layout I created with layers, dimension, textures and lots of Reneabouquets items. Let's get started. 

The paper collection I used is Mintay "Homemade" and I did some fussy cutting of some of the images to place on dimensional foam. Beautiful Words Medium Bon Appetit Laser Cut Chipboard was the perfect title for this layout. I colored it with some Distressed Inks and added a coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Then applied some Art Alchemy Wax in White Pearl to bring forth the cracks from the paint. The hearts I used, Beautiful Board Victorian Heart Doilies Laser Cut Chipboard Set, I applied the same mediums to them as well. I cut heart shapes out of the cardstock to have a different color cardstock peeking through the beautiful board. Down towards the bottom I added one of RB trinkets which is the Silver Spoons Trinket Pack. In the very center of the layout I used Beautiful Board Medium Romantic Heart Pattern Laser Cut Chipboard. 

The sweet tiny butterflies used here are the Butterfly Kisses Delicate Beauty Single Side Printed Butterflies. The florals I used from RB store are the Itty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Timeless BlueMini Dusty Blue & Ivory Mulberry Paper Roses, and the Antique Linen Roses. Tucked inside the florals are the Beautiful Board Bits Skeleton Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard and Beautiful Board Bits Rose Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard. And what would my layout be without adding a bit of sparkle to the layout with Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter, which looks just like sugar on this layout. I hope you enjoyed and to watch my layering process I have provided you a video below. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the month of May. 

Entering this layout in the following challenges: 

TFJB-Anything Goes #May

May 20, 2021

"Love Is The Thread That Binds Us" Accordion Mini Album/4D Purse

 Hi everyone, today my project for Reneabouquets Design Team is her 4D Purse Kit along with an accordion mini album. 

I started my project off using the Beautiful Board 4D Purse With Small Shelf Do It Yourself Laser Cut Chipboard Kit. The paper collection I chose was Stamperia "Threads" I cut the paper to the sizes needed to cover the purse and then I machine stitched around all the pieces. This kit is so easy to put together, you can also visit HERE to watch the assembly tutorial. I also have my process video below so you can watch me create this project. I did some fussy cutting of the paper collection and to enhance the cuttings I used Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass. The butterfly I used on the front of the purse are the Butterfly Kisses Cherry Blossom Single Side Printed Butterflies.

This 4D purse also comes with this sweet little shelf that allows you to decorate it. I decided to use the Beautiful Board Small Wire Dress Form Chipboard. The dress form comes with a two little clothes hangers so I attached them onto some metal hitches to the back of the shelf. Then using some Reneabouquets Trim-Ivory Pleated Tulle, I created a little skirt for the dress form. I then added some itsy bitsy buttons to a glass corked jar. Inside the purse comes to slots to hold different items and I created here a tag, stitched around it and decorated it with Beautiful Board Small Button Doll Laser Cut Chipboard. I also created a policy envelope to hold photos.

To go with this sweet purse I made an accordion mini album, you can watch me create this in the video below. To decorate the front and back covers of the album I used Beautiful Board Linoleum Elements Laser Cut Chipboard. I then applied some Beautiful Beads Sweetheart Candy Flatback Pearls randomly on the panels. The flowers I used on the purse and the mini album are Mini Whisper Pink Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves Set, and the leaves are Beautiful Bits - Skeleton Leaf Laser Cut Chipboard. The front focal point on the mini album I used Beautiful Board Medium Follow Your Heart Doilies Chipboard and the icing on the cake is the White Pearl And Rhinestone Button Set Of 2. The butterfly used here is Butterfly Kisses Aurora Borealis Pink Single Side Printed Butterflies, 

Pictured here is the inside of the accordion mini album. Also pictured is the side of the purse which I created a dangle to hang and added several different charms, Shabby Sweet Scissors In Silver., thimble, pearls, spool of thread, bobbin etc. I hope you were able to gather some inspiration. Wishing you a month filled with creativity!

Entering this project in the following wonderful challenges:

The Funkie Junkie/Anything Goes #May

Try It On Tuesday/Make It Feminine

Creative Artiste/Anything Mixed Media #71

We Love To Create/Anything Goes Mixed Media

April 27, 2021

"Be Curious" Mixed Media Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Today I have for you a layout filled with mixed media layers and textures. 
I first started by adding some machine stitching around the perimeter of the layout then I wanted to add some texture to the base of the layout utilizing some textured crackle paste through different stencils. I chose the Beautiful Board pieces I wanted to use and gave them all a coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint. 
The Beautiful Board pieces I chose were Beautiful board Large April In Paris Adornment Pattern,  Beautiful Board Deco Gears Set of 4 Laser Cut Chipboard Beautiful Board April In Paris Doily #2 Set of 3 (I used the largest doily).  I then decided to create a little book out of vintage stained papers which I took about 7 and sewed down the middle to create pages. Then ran it through a texture fade with the alphabet and distressed the pages with distress oxide ink.
For a pretty vintage feel I used Reneabouquets White Wide Floral Embroidered Lace.  The Butterfly I used on this layout is the Salted Caramel Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies.   
To compliment the layout I added some sparkle utilizing Reneabouquets Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass. I hope you enjoyed this layout and now for your pleasure I have added a video of me creating this layout below. Hope you enjoy ..... blessings. 

Entering this layout in the following inspirational challenges: 

April 15, 2021

Springtime Tag Swap

Hi all, can you believe how fast this year is flying by. I am involved in a Springtime Tag Swap @ On the tag we were to use items from Reneabouquets store.  I decided to create for my partner a Shaker Tag. 

I created the tag out of chipboard so that it would be sturdy. I then covered it with Stamperia "House of Roses" paper collection. I then created my shaker filling it with many shaker items from Reneabouquets store. I used: Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts, Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Tweet, No Hole Pink Glass Microbeads, Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass, Hand Tinted Pale Pink Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass.  


The frame I used around the outside of the shaker is the Printed Beautiful Board Small Bird Nest Laser Cut Chipboard. On the top of the daisies I used Perfect Pearls in Lemon Chiffon

At the bottom of the tag I completed it with a tiny vial filled with Reneabouquets Itty Bitty Blossoms and Leaves Pink and White Mulberry Paper Flowers and then surrounded it with the Mini Pink Sorbet Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves. Around the perimeter of the frame for the flowers I applied Perfect Pearls in Ballerina. 

Hope you were inspired by this project and I would encourage you to get involved with monthly swaps. It is a wonderful way to get to know other crafters and create for one another. Have a week filled with blessings .... xoxo

I will be entering this tag in the following wonderful challenges: 
Creative Artiste - #70 Anything Goes Mixed Media 
We Love To Create - #4 Anything Goes Mixed Media
Mix It Up - #48 Anything Goes, No Stamping
SSS-Not A Card
Country View Challenge- More Birds And Bees 

April 14, 2021

WOYWW #619 Working on some Pokey Tools for Happy Mail AKA Blinged Up Craft Picks

Yep Yep Yep, I've jumped on the "Pokey Tool" train. Can you all say ADDICTIVE with me !!!!   I've received several comments asking, what the heck is a pokey tool... so I came back to update my post with that information. It's just the tool that you use to remove the back of the tape, or remove your excess pieces from your die cuts etc. such as the Tonic Studio Tim Holtz Craft Pick. Or it can be used for weeding your vinyl projects from your Cricut, Siloutte etc. You know us crafters have to have everything pretty and over the top... well I do anyways. 
These are super easy and sometimes you just need to sit and do something that doesn't take alot of effort. Creating something like this really gets my creative mojo going because it helps warm up my hands and brain cells to get creative. 
There are a ton of YouTube videos on line for this project but it is basically this: I purchased these turkey skewers on Amazon HERE
Then get out your large bubblegum beads. I purchased mine at HOBBY LOBBY. They are normally $9.99 but this week they are 50% off. You really need large beads, or beads that have a large hole in them to fit the skewers. Then using E6000 glue I added a dot of this between each bead on the skewer. 
Then for added charm... (lol pun intended) I added a bit of chain from the top and attached some charms and wire wrapped beads that I created. I think these will be a nice to addition to any Happy Mail I may send out to one of my creative friends. Oh yes.... and FYI I also add a little plastic earring stopper to the ends before mailing out as to not harm the recipient. Give this a try and have a wonderful Wednesday !

April 9, 2021

"Cute As A Bunny" Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, today I have a little canvas I created for a new friend for a swap hosted by Reneabouquets. 
The background paper is from Stamperia "Provence" collection and then I covered it with beautiful lace from Reneabouquets store. The frame is a beautiful board piece from RB store as well and I embossed it. 
The little bunny and eggs are styrofoam and purchased at the Dollar store then covered with Wiltons Foil Candy Wrappers. The egg wrappers were stained with Alcohol Inks. The precious itty bitty flowers are from Reneabouquets. I finished the project off with tying an Ideology Token around the bunny's nect with jute. Wishing you a beautiful month of April. 

Entering this piece in the following challenges: 
TIOT-Hello Spring
Mix It Up Challenge-Anything Goes-No Stamping
Love To Craft Challenge-#57 Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste-#70 Anything Goes Mixed Media
SSS-Layer It

March 25, 2021

"Bloom Where You Are Planted" for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout to share with you for Reneabouquets Design Team. Filled with some pretty springtime goodies from Reneabouquets store. Let's get started. I first stitched around the perimeter of my background paper for interest then I wanted to highlight the pathway in the photograph therefore I tore the paper and used chocolate corrugated cardboard for the mat to bring your eye forward in the layout.  I then used Beautiful Board Grid Elements Laser Cut Chipboard on the sides of the photo to provide a garden trellis effect. It also adds some nice texture to your photo surrounding. Then I tucked the Beautiful Board Wild Flower Gears around the sides of the photo. Playing off the slight shade of peach in the photo I decided to use Soft Peach Roses and also one of my very favorite colors Antique Linen Roses. The Antique Linen is such a versatile color and goes with everything. The flowers come with some extra pretty mulberry leaves to use so I layered them with the Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits-Skeleton Leaf ChipboardI then decided, what would a gardening layout be without the pretty Printed Beautiful Board Small Tuck It In Sweet Daisy Chipboard. I then added the Beautiful Board Small Feathers Set of 3 around the layout. To finish off the layout I added Queen Bee Clock Charm from the trinkets in the store and the gorgeous Secret Garden Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies. Of course I had to add a bit of bling to the layout so I went around the perimeter of the layout and sprinkled Gawdie Girl Diamond Chunky German Glitter Glass. This was a fun layout to create, fun colors to play with and I hope you enjoyed this. For your pleasure I do have a video tutorial below for your viewing. Wishing you a day filled with peace.

I have entered this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
Mixed Media Place 

Creative Artiste #69 Anything Goes 
We Love 2 Create - Anything Goes #3 

Below I also have a video of my creative process for your viewing... Hope you enjoy 

March 22, 2021

Easter Easel Cards for Reneabouquets

 Hi everyone, it's Toni here today and I'm here to share a couple of fun cards created for Easter. 

There are so many items in Reneabouquets store to take your spring projects over the top, from flowers, to lace, to trinkets and beads. I love creating dimensional art and my cards are no exception. Taking this Beautiful Board Faberge Eggs With Bead Holes provided such a pretty focal point on one of the cards. I embossed it in gold and then placed it on a piece of acetate to give the illusion of floating.  The addition of the Beautiful Beads Rose Gold Iridescent Pearls matched beautifully with the paper I chose for the card . 

Around the perimeter of the wreath I added pretty little Beautiful Beads Candy in Pale Pink. I then used the metal frame from the Mermaid Trinkets Pack to put my sentiment on the card. 

For my second card I decided to emboss in silver our Beautiful Board Word Happy Easter for my focal point. Also adhering it to acetate for a floating effect. 

The butterfly I chose to add to this card is the Lavender Fairy Dust Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterfly. The flowers I added are the Purple Roses and Leaves and also the Plum Roses and Leaves. I also added some Beautiful Beads Candy in Lavender on the top of the embossed flowers. To finish off both card fronts, it's very subtle but adds just the perfect bit of sparkle I added Gawdie Girl Fine German Glass Glitter. It provides a soft sugary look to the cards without over doing it. 

Wishing you a month filled with new beginnings, a fresh start and peace. 

February 19, 2021

"Springtime In Paris" Mixed Media Layout forReneabouquets Design Team

Hi everyone, hope you are having a nice February. Today I have a romantic layout with lots of pretty items from Reneabouquets store. 

Inspired by the soothing colors in my photo I kept all my embellishments soft and subtle.I started by doing some sewing on my machine around the perimeters of the background and also around the ephemera around the photo. That can provide a pretty shabby look to your layout. 
Reneabouquets pretty  Printed Beautiful Board Large Tuck It In Cherry Blossoms Laser Cut Chipboard provide the base of my embellishments. The beautiful board used on the layout are  Follow Your Heart Doilies Chipboard, Beautiful Board Small Eiffel Tower Laser Cut Chipboard and Beautiful Board Large Butterfly Flourish Set Of 4 Laser Cut Chipboard,
In the Reneabouquets store you will find a plethora of different mulberry flowers that are hand designed by Renea herself and handmade here in the USA. The florals I chose to use here are  Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves Set, White Roses,Gardenias & Leaves Mulberry Flowers, Antique Linen Roses, Gardenia And Leaves Flower Set, Mini White Mulberry Paper Roses And Leaves Set of 24

I love to finish off my layouts with a bit of bling and I used  , 3 Ounce Beautiful Beads Hearts Of Glass, 2 Ounce Gawdie Girl Diamond Shard German Glitter Glass, and Hand Tinted Pale Pink Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass.

February 10, 2021

Valentines Easel Shaker Card With Envelope Box To Hold 3D Card

 Hi all, today I have for you a fun card created for Valentines along with an envelope box to hold your 3D card. 

I created an easel card to showcase Reneabouquets pretty Small Round Shaker Box. Inside I placed lots of yummy shaker goodies from the store, such as Beautiful Bits Tiny Hearts, Gold Chunky German Glass GlitterBeautiful Beads Hearts Of GlassPale Pink Glass Microbeads, Pink Hand tinted Chunky Glitter Glass, & Ocean Hand tinted Chunky Glitter Glass.  

On top of the shaker box I used our NEW  Happy Valentines Chipboard Piece and I embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then our sweetest NEW little flowers were place around the frame of the shaker box. I used Itty Bitty Blossoms in Pink and WhiteItty Bitty Blossoms in PinkItty Bitty Blossoms in Seafoam and Itty Bitty Blossoms in Seafoam  and White. I then added some Skeleton Leaves Chipboard around the florals. 

To assist in holding up the easel I used Romantic Heart Pattern and attached some pretty Beautiful Beads Candy Flatback Pearls in the color Pale Pink

For the closure on my envelope box I used the Beautiful Board Victorian Heart Doily and embossed it with gold EP and adorned it with the same flowers as listed above. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and wishing you a February filled with Hugs & Kisses. 

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