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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: 

November 15, 2019

"Let It Snow" Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, it's time for a wintery layout featuring several 'NEW" products from the Reneabouquets Store. Here we go .....

If you haven't been to the RB store lately you are missing out. There are so many beautiful pieces to use in your holiday projects. I wanted to feature this gorgeous and fun to make Snowglobe Shaker Box. Plump full of pretty RB shaker bits. I just added some snow to the top and sprinkled a bit of the Diamond Glass Glitter. I stamped the word "wish" on the front and tinted it with Lindy's magicals. 
Here is a close up, and isn't the Printed Beautiful Board "Diane's Snowman" adorable. I also just added a bit of the snow to the hat and the base of the snowman. 
The store also has many new mulberry collections, including these pretty Timeless Blue and Navy Blue roses. Accompanied by the Burgundy Poinsettias for a pop of contrasting color. And Frosty Kisses Premium Paper Butterfly matches perfectly !
So grab yourself some hot cocoa and visit the RB store to get some products that will provide that magical touch for this Christmas season.... hugs 


Products used: 
Timeless Blue Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Navy Blue Roses and Leaves Mulberry Paper Flowers https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Christmas Burgundy Mulberry Poinsettias, Roses & Holly Leaves Flower Set https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Frosty Kisses Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... 1 Ounce Beautiful Beads Hand Tinted Glass Cranberry https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... .6 Ounce Beautiful Beads Midnight Magic Iridescent Pearls https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Special Edition Beautiful Bits - Homemade Christmas Cookies https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... 2 Ounce Silver Christmas Glitter Glass https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... .5 Ounce Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Words Large Let It Snow Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Box Snow Globe Shaker Box Laser Cut Chipboard DIY Kit https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Beautiful Board Victorian Snowflake Medallions Set Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product... Printed Beautiful Board Small Diane's Snowman Laser Cut Chipboard https://www.reneabouquets.com/product...

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October 21, 2019

Vintage Trunk Mini Album

Hi everyone, and happy Monday ! Today I have a new project filled with Reneabouquets goodies and I'm so excited to share it with you.
Reneabouquets has such a gorgeous selection of beautiful board, flowers, laces and trinkets, not to mention her handmade butterflies, that can take your mini album over to the next level. Sometimes I really have a difficult time not adding too much, because everything is so pretty to work with. 
On the front I added some gorgeous lace from the store and embellished it with several different handmade mulberry flowers and RB Salted Caramel butterfly. All the beautiful board used was embossed with Brass embossing powder. And what about that brooch...isn't it gorgeous. 
The handle on the top of the album is actually a door handle which I whitewashed it and then lightly embossed it also with the brass EP. 
To open, you lift the top and the sides come down (almost like an explosion box). And inside I have waterfalls, accordion pages, as well as tags, and hidden pockets. You can actually see all of this more in detail in the video below where I will take to page by page and share details of the album. 
Here are a couple pages of the album featuring on the right, a waterfall section and on the left and accordion fold out tiny mini album. 
This is another photo of a couple pages just to show you how pretty also is Reneabouquets chunky glitter glass that she carries, also in several beautiful colors. Oh and did I mention trinkets??? The charm I created on the left has some of the beautiful board dangling as well as a Fairy Princess Crown and on the left I have the Queen Bee Clock Charm. And this month Reneabouquets is offering a coupon for trinkets in the store. 

You can take 15% off your purchase of RB Trinkets with coupon code: TRINKETS
The code is good for the Reneabouquets.com website only. 
Code Must be ALL CAPS
Coupon Codes Do Not Combine. Only 1 Coupon Code per order please. 
***BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE SECTION OF THE SHOP!! ALL BLUE FERN STUDIOS CHIPBOARD IS NOW 30% OFF AND OLDER PAPER COLLECTIONS ARE 15% OFF ! NO COUPON NECESSARY, PRICES REFLECT DISCOUNT. ***

I hope you enjoyed this project for below are all the products and their websites that were used.... Happy creating !

 RENEABOUQUETS SUPPLIES USED

October 13, 2019

"Lazy Daze" Mixed Media Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, hope you are having a spectacular month! Today I have a mixed media layout I created using several pretty pieces from Reneabouquets store. Let's get started !
I love dimension in my layouts so for the foundation I took some cardstock and ran it through a Sizzix embossing folder "wood grain" and also inked the embossing folder to give the texture an old wood appeal. Then I cut the cardstock in strips and distressed the edges. To create dimension, every other strip of cardstock I applied cardboard to the back and that raised up those strips on my layout. This provided a "shiplap" look. The photo used really provided my color palette for the layout, so I kept it pretty neutral with pops of red and black shades provided by Reneabouquets pretty mulberry flowers. All supplies are listed below. 
I did use several beautiful board pieces from Reneabouquets and they are gorgeous in their natural state, but I gave each one a little different mixed media touch. The bottom corner is the NEW Wrought Iron Panel.... gorgeous !!!!! I sponged on some green and brown paints and allowed to dry then went over it with Deco Art Crackle Varnish. For the Fancy Fall Tuckins I gave a coat of the crackle varnish and then added a bit of bronze shimmer wax here and there. 
The Clockwork gears I painted with black gesso, then crackle varnish and topped also with bronze shimmer wax. The Feather Set I embossed with bronze EP. Then to finish off the layout I included one of Reneabouquets handmade Delicate Beauty Glitter Glass Butterflies. I hope you will give your layouts a sense of dimension by trying out this simple technique... Wishing you a week plump full of goodness and "lazy daze"... hugs 

Supplies Used 
.5 Ounce Sand Chunky Glitter Glass (SOLD OUT)

Also, this month take advantage of the wonderful coupon going on for all those extra add-ons for your project with Reneabouquets Trinkets.  You can take 15% off your purchase of Reneabouquets trinkets with coupon code: TRINKETS. The code is good for the Reneabouquets.com website only.
Code must be ALL CAPS.  Coupon codes DO NOT COMBINE . Only 1 Coupon Code per order please. 

*******Also, be sure to check out the clearance section of the shop!!!! All Blue Fern Studios Chipboard is now 30% off and older paper collections are 15% off! No coupon necessary, prices reflect discount. *******

September 23, 2019

"Soul Whispers" Layout for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone.... happy 1st day of Fall to everyone in the U.S. Today I have a layout for you featuring some pretty RB Beautiful Board and other products from the store. This month we are celebrating Reneabouquets Beautiful Board 2nd Birthday and at the end of this post I will share a wonderful coupon you can take advantage of this month... But first, here is some photos of my project.
I have had this 8x10 shadow box frame for quite some time and decided I wanted to put it to good use. I removed the glass on the frame and decorated it with beautiful lace from Reneabouquets store. I couldn't think of a more fitting frame than this Beautiful Board Medium Tree Frame to go with this photo. 
And the Tiny Treasure Innocence Butterflies couldn't have coordinated with the layout better. Reneabouquets has so many different options not just with the Beautiful Board, but all the different styles and colors of butterflies as well as flowers and also laces that go perfectly with any project you are working on. 
Below I have included a video tutorial for your viewing and I hope you take advantage of this awesome coupon for Beautiful Board. All supplies used are in the video description below. Wishing you cooler days ahead this beautiful fall season !

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Just Turned 2 And To Celebrate Here Is A Coupon For You!!You can take 15% off Your purchase of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard (does not include Printed Beautiful Board) WithCoupon Code: BBOARDBIRTHDAY
The code is good for the Reneabouquets.com website only.
Code Must Be ALL CAPS
Coupon Codes Do Not Combine. Only 1 Coupon Code per order please. Just use your coupon (must be ALL CAPS) in the Coupon Box at checkout and 15% will be taken off your purchase of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board (Does Not Include Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard). No quantity limits.
Only one coupon per order, please. Coupon Codes can not be combined.
Coupon Code:
BBOARDBIRTHDAY

September 20, 2019

Embellishment Book Box Swap for Reneabouquets

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today with a fun swap project. This month at Reneabouquets we had an embellishment book box. We were to create a box that looked like a book and fill it with pretty embellishments for our swap partner. Here is what I came up with.
The box on the right is the "Embellishment Book Box" and the other one is just a box I made to fill up with more creative goodies for my partner. 
The front of the book box was decorated with many Reneabouquets items from the store which will be listed below. 
And for your pleasure I have provided a video tutorial below. This book box is very easy to create and another fun way to send off happy mail to your crafty friends. I hope you would consider getting involved in our swaps we have monthly. It is a wonderful way to meet new crafty friends !

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
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