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September 12, 2019

Vintage Bee-uty Mixed Media Canvas Birthday Giveaway for Reneabouquets

Happy Thursday everyone, and this month we are celebrating Reneabouquets Beautiful Board 2nd birthday. If you have never seen beautiful board then you are really missing out. Let me give you a quick little history of it.

Beautiful Board, or B Board for short, was created with both Artists and their environment in mind. Each design was drawn from scratch with details that true artists crave in their products. B Board is manufactured in house, using 100% virgin pulp that gives it over twice as many fibers as regular chipboard for amazing durability, and because it is virgin pulp, not recycled pulp there are no chemicals, or additives that the artist or their environment can be exposed to.  

All Beautiful Board Designs are a Reneabouquets Original Design which means:
The product is designed, drawn and brought to life by Renea Harrison. Original art work, not someone else's clipart. Nor will it ever be, a product created in another country that Renea puts her name on and then pretends that it is hers like some large companies do.

For my canvas I decided I wanted to create using BB brand "NEW" Beautiful Box Mini Round Shadow Box Laser Cut Chipboard.
These sweet shadow boxes are the perfect way to create a little diorama or scene type project. Assembly is so very easy and the ideas that went through my head while playing with these is endless. I can already see many of this boxes hanging on my Christmas tree this holiday season. 
And well, what can I say about the gorgeous Beautiful Board Large Stackable Honey Bee Pattern. I added some of Reneabouquets microbeads to the bees for pretty texture and bling (of course). Creating with Beautiful Board brings your creativity to another level and is so much fun to create with. But the store also is filled with laces, flowers, & glitters, so many beautiful items that Renea herself has lovingly chose to provide for your project needs. 
In honor of BB's 2nd Birthday I am offering this canvas as well as a box of other fun goodies for a GIVEAWAY ! You actually have two ways you can win. Either go to Reneabouquets Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsWithAnEdge/ and locate the post regarding this canvas and Share the post with your friends and leave us a comment telling us what your favorite BB product is. .... or you can go to my Youtube channel  here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4cVzgBg0nA&t=559s and leave a comment and subscribe to my channel and I will be drawing someone's name on 9/15. U.S.A. residents only please. I hope you were inspired and here's wishing you a very happy week..... hugs

August 28, 2019

"Dream Without Fear" Altered Embroidery Hoop for Reneabouquets Swap


Hi everyone, and welcome to my creative blog. Today I have for you a project I created for my swap partner Sherrie. This month Reneabouquets hosted a swap for an altered embroidery hoop. For this month also Reneabouquets and Crafty City have been collaborating together to provide you some amazing papers and Treasure Boxes filled with creative products. 

The name of the collaborations is "Paradise In August" and so with that theme in mind I decided I was going to go with a pretty shabby chic Paradise themed dream catcher. 
I have been working out of Treasure Box #2 all month, and have actually made 5 projects with this box. 

Below I have also prepared a video tutorial so you can watch my creative process. 

There is still time to grab yourself one of the treasure boxes available. There is a photo below of Treasure Box #2 (which is the one I designed out of ) and a list also of what the kit includes. All highlighted items are what I actually used in this box for this project.
Treasure Box #2 
1 Yard-White Shell Lace
1 Yard Pink Tulle Lace
1 Baroque Metal Frame
1 Mermaid Charm
1 Ocean Blue Orb
1 .4 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Flat back Pearls Mermaid
1 .6 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Iridescent Pearls Mermaid
1 .5 Ounce Jar Sand Chunky Glitter Glass
1 .5 Ounce Jar Mermaid Shard Glitter 
1 Large Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Large Patina Lilac Heart Frame
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Ocean Bubbles Texture Panel
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Follow Your Heart Compass
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Seashell Sea Horse
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Chunky Chain Links Frame Set
1 Package Winter Teal Sky Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Butterflies that includes: 2-Darling Yellow, 2-Sweet Pea Pink, 2-Snow White Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Teal Pendant Dragonflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Dragonflies that includes - 2 Pendant Pink, 2 Suncatcher Teal, & 2 To Uranus & Back Glitter Glass Dragonflies

Reneabouquet items I used but ARE NOT in the kit are: 


Crafty City Website 

http://craftycity.com/index.php?route=common/home

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COUPONS
Want to take an additional 10% off your Reneabouquets Treasure Box on top of the already Discounted Price? Use Coupon Code: PARADISETONI (must be ALL CAPS) Copy and Paste the Coupon Code into the Promo Code Box at checkout and 10% will be taken off your Treasure Box. Only one coupon per order, please. Treasure Boxes are available on the Reneabouquets Website Only. Coupon Codes can not be combines.
Coupon Code: PARADISETONI

You can also get 10% off your Mintay "Paradise" paper collection or anything in the entire store at craftycity.com by using coupon code GoldSand

August 21, 2019

"Paradise" Layout for Reneabouquets & Crafty City Collaboration "Paradise In August"

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog. This month Reneabouquets is partnering up with Crafty City to bring you two different Treasure Boxes filled with yummy goodies. The collaboration is called "Paradise In August". I will be working out of Treasure Box #2 for my project. 

I wanted to have fun with a circle layout today, so here we go... hope you are inspired !
There are a couple things I really like to do when creating layouts. One is layering and the other is textures... This project has 4 different layers. Starting off with the foundation which is 12x12 chipboard covered with the gorgeous Mintay paper collection "Paradise". 
The next layer were several pieces fussy cut and applied to 3D foam pieces. Then the next layer was the 12"x12" doily background (not included in kit) for the main layout which was made dimensional by using pieces of cardboard. The beautiful white shell lace used from the kit was sprayed a peachy color and then rolled in the middle which then provided dimension for the next layer which is Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Chunky Chain Links Frame Set. These simple steps give a new interesting look to your layout. 
For the texture I embossed the Sea Shell Seahorse (included in the kit) as well as the Beautiful Board Sea Turtle (not included in this kit). I also added some Sand Chunky Glitter Glass for sparkle. 

I hope you were inspired to grab one of these Treasure Boxes and join in on the fun with us this month. There is a photo below of Treasure Box #2 (which is the one I designed out of ) and a list also of what the kit includes. All highlighted items are what I actually used in this box for this project.

Treasure Box #2 
1 Yard-White Shell Lace
1 Yard Pink Tulle Lace
1 Baroque Metal Frame
1 Mermaid Charm
1 Ocean Blue Orb
1 .4 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Flat back Pearls Mermaid
1 .6 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Iridescent Pearls Mermaid
1 .5 Ounce Jar Sand Chunky Glitter Glass
1 .5 Ounce Jar Mermaid Shard Glitter 
1 Large Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Large Patina Lilac Heart Frame
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipbpoard Ocean Bubbles Texture Panel
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Follow Your Heart Compass
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Seashell Sea Horse
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Chunky Chain Links Frame Set
1 Package Winter Teal Sky Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Butterflies tht includes: 2-Darling Yellow, 2-Sweet Pea Pink, 2-Snow White Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Teal Pendant Dragonflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Dragonflies that includes - 2 Pendant Pink, 2 Suncatcher Teal, & 2 To Uranus & Back Glitter Glass Dragonflies

Reneabouquet items I used but ARE NOT in the kit are: 


Crafty City Website 

http://craftycity.com/index.php?route=common/home

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COUPONS
Want to take an additional 10% off your Reneabouquets Treasure Box on top of the already Discounted Price? Use Coupon Code: PARADISETONI (must be ALL CAPS) Copy and Paste the Coupon Code into the Promo Code Box at checkout and 10% will be taken off your Treasure Box. Only one coupon per order, please. Treasure Boxes are available on the Reneabouquets Website Only. Coupon Codes can not be combines.
Coupon Code: PARADISETONI

You can also get 10% off your Mintay "Paradise" paper collection or anything in the entire store at craftycity.com by using coupon code GoldSand

August 13, 2019

Mixed Media Beach Board for Art Anthology

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today to share with you my latest DT project for Art Anthology.
I purchased a clip board from the dollar store and transformed it into a picture frame of my daughter and niece about 25 years ago. 
Using some natural elements like twigs, driftwood, seashells, moss and adding some paper clay beach elements as well as fishnet & assorted flowers, I was able to capture alot of pretty texture to create with. 
Art Anthology supplies really allowed this frame to pop with color. I used Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Ink, Sorbets, Stone Effects & Metal Effect. I will list the supplies and their websites below. 
For your pleasure I have also included a video tutorial below so you can view my creative process... Wishing you a week filled with peace... hugs 

Art Anthology Supplies Used
Colorations-Timeless, Wiamea Bay, Siesta Key, Sandcastle, Granny Smith
Minx Shimmering Inks-Decadent, Gold Dust
Sorbet-Seaweed
Metal Effects-Gold
Stone Effects-Bone

August 8, 2019

Easy Explosion Box Mini Album for "Paradise In August" Collaboration

Welcome to the "Paradise In August" Collaboration with Reneabouquets & Crafty City. This month Reneabouquets is partnering up with Crafty City to bring you two different Treasure Boxes filled with yummy goodies. I will be working out of Treasure Box #2 for my project. 

My daughter will be soon taking a fantastic vacation to Croatia where she's going to spend lots of time on the beach, so I thought this is the perfect time to use my Treasure Box filled with goodies to create an explosion box to hold her photos. 
The box closes up with a lid and then when you remove the lid it drops down into a fun interactive photo album. 
I had so much fun fussy cutting the Mintay "Paradise" paper collection. The colors are so soft and gentle but really allows for pretty seaside themed projects. Reneabouquets store has so many fabulous items that fit right in with the beach theme as well.
Reneabouquets Sand Chunky Glitter Glass was perfect when sprinkled on wet texture paste around the 3D center. I hope you were inspired to grab one of these Treasure Boxes and join in on the fun with us this month. 

There is a photo below of Treasure Box #2 (which is the one I designed out of ) and a list also of what the kit includes. All highlighted items are what I actually used in this box for this project.  
Treasure Box #2 
1 Yard-White Shell Lace
1 Yard Pink Tulle Lace
1 Baroque Metal Frame
1 Mermaid Charm
1 Ocean Blue Orb
1 .4 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Flatback Pearls Memaid
1 .6 Ounce Jar Beautiful Beads Iridescent Pearls Mermaid
1 .5 Ounce Jar Sand Chunky Glitter Glass
1 .5 Ounce Jar Mermaid Shard Glitter 
1 Large Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Large Patina Lilac Heart Frame
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipbpoard Ocean Bubbles Texture Panel
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Follow Your Heart Compass
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Seashell Sea Horse
1 Package Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard Chunky Chain Links Frame Set
1 Package Winter Teal Sky Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Butterflies tht includes: 2-Darling Yellow, 2-Sweet Pea Pink, 2-Snow White Glitter Glass Butterflies
1 Package Teal Pendant Dragonflies
1 Package Tiny Treasures Dragonflies that includes - 2 Pendant Pink, 2 Suncatcher Teal, & 2 To Uranus & Back Glitter Glass Dragonflies

Reneabouquet items I used but ARE NOT in the kit are: 

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COUPONS
Want to take an additional 10% off your Reneabouquets Treasure Box on top of the already Discounted Price? Use Coupon Code: PARADISETONI (must be ALL CAPS) Copy and Paste the Coupon Code into the Promo Code Box at checkout and 10% will be taken off your Treasure Box. Only one coupon per order, please. Treasure Boxes are available on the Reneabouquets Website Only. Coupon Codes can not be combines.
Coupon Code: PARADISETONI

You can also get 10% off your Mintay "Paradise" paper collection or anything in the entire store at craftycity.com by using coupon code GoldSand

July 29, 2019

"Sew Cute" Shaker Box Vignette for Reneabouquets

Happy Monday everyone, hope you have a fabulous week planned ! Today I have a new project for you using Reneabouquets great Shaker Boxes.
I created this decor piece for a dear friend's sewing room, and Reneabouquets has lots of pretty vintage style items in the store that brought this whole project together. 
From those darling little clothes hangers to the very intricate design of the Wired Dress Form and then combined with the darling Sewing Trinket Pack, all that gave this project a shabby chic look. These shaker boxes have endless possibilities to create with and are so easy to put together. Below I have a tutorial on my process for this project. 
I'm pleased with the way it turned out and hope my friend enjoys it for her sewing room. Hope you are able to take a bit of a break this week from your busy schedule and do something creative.

July 19, 2019

Floating Teacup "Forever Bloom" for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone and happy Friday !!! It's Toni here with a new Reneabouquet DT project. I've always wanted to try to create a floating teacup and when I saw Reneabouquets 3D Paper Teacup Set I knew I needed to give this a try.   
I started first by putting together the teacup and saucer... very easy assembly which you can view in my video below.  Once the teacup set was assembled I then started creating the floating technique which you can also view in my video. 
Now this couldn't have come together without Reneabouquets gorgeous mulberry flowers which come in a rainbow of colors. Renea spends hours and hours working to create these flowers and she has them all handmade. She ever so gently hangs all of them in her warehouse to keep their beautiful perfect shape. She comes up with some of the most fabulous color combos there is. I would encourage you to stop by her store and view. 
I tucked some of RB's Beautiful Bits Skeleton Leaves as well as Rose Leaves in between the flowers. Once I got all my blooms adhered the way I wanted I then topped the flowers off with some sparkly Diamond Shard Glitter Glass. And then for the finishing touches of course I had to add some of RB's butterflies. These are also hand drawn and created especially for your projects by Renea as well.  

July 9, 2019

"Dare To Be Powerful" Layout for Reneabouquets



Hi everyone, Toni here with a new steampunk style layout for Reneabouquets design team. The foundation papers I used are Stamperia - Clockwise & Voyages Fantastiques
I wanted to show the more feminine shabby chic side of steampunk. Now don't get me wrong, if any of you know me than you know how I love a grungy, rusty style layout, but that isn't for all of us. Some prefer the more softer, dreamy colors and textures, and I'm here to say Reneabouquets laces, beautiful board and flowers work perfect for any style. 
The Mint Chocolate Chip Butterfly used here is exquisite. And the NEW Apricot Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers are so sweet along side the Aqua Paper Roses. All of the supplies I used on this layout will be listed below along with their websites. 
The Beautiful Board pieces used on this layout all were embossed with turquoise and gold powder but they are perfect used in their natural state as well. Below I have provided for you a process video so you can watch me create this layout. I hope you enjoyed and know that the "possibilities are limitless" with Reneabouquets products. Have a wonderful week !

Supplies Used: 

June 29, 2019

Altered Notebook, Art Bucket & Embellishment Folio for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today to share with you some fun projects you can create for yourself or they would be great as little "happy mail" for someone special. This month Reneabouquets hosted a "altered notebook" swap, so lets' start with that project I created for my swap partner.
I started with just a standard notebook, removed the covers and covered with Prima's Golden Coast paper collection.  Reneabouquets store has so many gorgeous items that work well with this paper collection. Very summery, beachy, vacation style. I then added the BB Heart Deco Circle Bead Frame
and applied the Mermaids Iridescent Pearls and accented it with the BB Starfish. (All supplies will be listed below in the video description)
I then created a dangle charm to hang by the side of the notebook with charms, beautiful board starfish, tassles, etc. 
I wanted to send my swap partner some goodies to create with or to share in RAK'S as well so I was inspired by Tmika (Scrapdaworld  https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapdaw...) for this embellishment folio. Super easy but a fun way to send packages of little trinkets, ribbons, chipboard etc to your friends. It was created from medium weight chipboard and then embellished with BB Bubbles Textured Panel and added pearls. Then I had to use Reneabouquets gorgeous BB Spring Butterfly and some flowers from the store. 
The inside opens to two side panels that you can adhere your embellishment bags for a pretty presentation. 
Now my swap partner is known for having fun with mixed media and I wanted to send her an assortment of brushes & palette knifes to use in art. I had this tin bucket and I white washed it with gesso and then glued pencils around the perimeter. But first I wrapped each pencil with the Golden Coast cardstock. Then added some pretty lace and a ribbon that was being held with BB April In Paris Doily. What would any project be without Reneabouquets flowers and butterflies to finish it off. 

And there you have it.... I hope my partner enjoys her mail and I hope this has inspired you to try something different when sending a surprise to a dear friend of your own. Below I have a process video so you can view me creating these items. Have a spectacular day !


June 23, 2019

Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop for Art Anthology

Hello everyone, let me begin by first saying thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit and comments. Today I have a design team project for Art Anthology. I decided to alter an embroidery hoop using AA's beautiful mixed media products. 
I started off by using a stencil with homemade texture paste (3/4 C baby powder, 2 Tbsp glue, 2 Tbsp white acrylic paint... mix well). Set aside to dry and then adding some texture to my chipboard frame with AA's Stone Effect-Bone. 
I created some mold shapes using hot glue and also painted them using assortment of AA's paints. A list of them will be listed in the video description that I have provided for you below. 
I hope you have been inspired to create something a little bit different. Have fun and enjoy your weekend... Hugs

June 16, 2019

"Passionately Follow Your Path" Mixed Media Layout for ReneaBouquets

Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog today and I have a feminine summer layout for you. ReneaBouquets store has a wonderful supply of  "beach/vacation themed" Beautiful Board  to help make all your summertime projects perfect.
I started with Prima's "New" Golden Coast paper collection (which can be found in ReneaBouquets store).  For the most part I left the Beautiful Board pieces as is (because they are gorgeous in their natural state) except just highlighted some spots with gold embossing powder to coordinate with the gold foil paper I used for matting. 
I did some fussy cutting of the paper collection and tucked that as well as more Beautiful Board around the photos. 
For your pleasure here is a process video and all ReneaBouquets supplies used are listed in the video description. xoxo Toni

June 7, 2019

Altered Box Swap for ReneaBouquets


 Toni here with a swap project for ReneaBouquets.  Last month RB hosted a altered box swap and I decided to take a configurations box and make it into a steampunk embellishment box for my partner.
It's always fun to get involved in swaps because it gives you a theme of inspiration to create and also connects you with other creatives that enjoy the same thing as yourself. 

On the altered box I added a RB shaker box to the lid as well as many Beautiful Board pieces to enhance the top. The shaker boxes can be used on so many different projects, from layouts to cards, to altered projects as you see above. 
Once the box was completed I had fun filling it with some vintage and steampunk style embellishments for my swap partner to use on her projects. 
 As well as the box, it's always fun to create some extra goodies for your partner. Pictured here is the card I made as well as an altered notebook. 
Candy filled boxes, doily's as well as some stick pins were all adorned with RB's supplies from the store. A list of the supplies is below in the video description.
For your pleasure I have included as a process video below with all products for ReneaBouquets used listed in the video description. xoxo Toni
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.