Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Love Is A Dog Mini Album~Created With The Scraps Of Elegance Every-True Kit


As an animal lover, I was particularly enamored with the Cat & Dog themed pieces of this month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit and well those Yummy colors were just icing on the cupcake!! So, I decided to do a Dog themed Mini Album with lots of textures, colors, and dimensions. 


I created a burlap coated mini album cover and back side and then got to layering with all the vibrant papers from the kit.


Throughout this mini, I used the following from the kit:
  • Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection:  Corona, Perfecto, Figurados, Panatela, Presidente, Robusto
  • Graphic 45: Raining Cats & Dogs Collection: Well-Bred, Cat's Meow, Precious Pets, Pitter-Patter
Reneabouquets: Our signature hand-crafted butterflies, made specially for this kit
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection - 3x4 Journaling NotecardsPrima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection - Lonsdale Flowers
Graphic 45: Raining Cats & Dogs Collection - Chipboard Tags #2

I also used items from this month's Embellishment & Floral Add On.



Here is the back side.


Side View:
Trims from the Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store are:

Reneabouquets Trim- Natural Cotton Crochet Cluny Lace 001

Reneabouquets Trim- Natural Cotton Crochet Cluny Lace 004




Page 1 features a pocket with 2 double side tags.
Page 2 features a space for photos and a space for journaling.
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.


With tags pulled out from the pocket.


Page 3 features gorgeous lace trim, a large space for a photo and a flower with leaves.
Page 4 features  gorgeous lace trim, a large space for journaling and a flower with leaves.
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.


Page 5 features Reneabouquets Trim, a kraft pocket topped with G45 pieces, and holds a double sided tag, and there is a Prima flower and hand dyed seam binding tag pull. 
Page 6 Features a clip that holds 7 double sided journaling cards for small photos and memory keeping. 
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.


A shot of all the double sided pieces.


Page 7 is a pocket that houses a large, double sided piece for photos and journaling.
Page 8 has gorgeous black trim, a Petaloo flower and two spaces for photos.


View with Double Sided Pull Out.

Thank you for dropping by!! Whether you are a Dog or Cat lover, I just know that you will have fun creating with the elements in this kit!! I think my next project just might be Cat themed!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop and Reneabouquets.com Store:





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Creating Good Memories With The Scraps Of Elegance December Kit~Ever True


This month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Ever-True has the Prima Cigar Box Secrets line and the Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs line mixed in with lots more yumminess to create an amazingly beautiful kit that is both versatile and totally FAB!!

One of my sweet Reneabouquets Customers, DeLoris Scherschligt, wanted me to create a custom layout for her that featured a photo of her Mother with all the Grandkids for Christmas. She was like, "I am so sorry, but the photo has so much orange in it!". My response was, no problem, I actually love to scrap those earthy tones and I am sure I can come up with something that will compliment all that orange. So the following layout is what I came up with to keep with the colors and feel of the natural photo, and yet pull those "oranges" off. 



I did lots of layering, misting, seed bead work, staining, crackle painting, rubbin, distressing, stenciling and layering on layers of the Kit papers and corrugated board.



Here you can see all the floral layering and textures. All of the flowers except one were from the kit, and Floral Add. 
I added in a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate, stenciled with a Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil  and Ranger Texture Paste and then misted the stenciling with Distress Stain in Rusty Hinge, and added some Reneabouquets Gold Microbeads to some of my edges. 


Here you can see where I painted with Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Crackle, and then rubbed it with Inka Gold from a past kit. I then layered some of the Stickers from the Embellishment add on, and a Reneabouquets Memory Keeper Trinket Pocket Watch. The Memory Box Butterflies are my Reneabouquets Handcrafted butterflies and were created, and are included in this month's Kit. 


More Distress Crackle work with another sticker from the EAO.


And here you can see all the dimension and textures!

I don't know about you, but as Christmas creeps closer and closer, I can barely find the time to scrap, but I can not wait to get to play with this kit some more!! No matter what Holiday you celebrate at this time of the year, I hope you find joy and peace and lots of time with the ones you love!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store:









Friday, December 5, 2014

Documented With The Scraps Of Darkness November Kit~Serenade


Our Scraps Of Darkness November kit is here! And, I just love the colors in this kit, so perfect for just about anything, especially those Winter projects that I am in the mood to work on right now!!
Included in this month's kit:
5 double sided papers from Blue Fern StudiosSanctuary Collection
5 double sided papers from 
BoBunny's Rose Cafe Collection
BoBunny: Rose Cafe Collection - Noteworthy Die CutsBoBunny: Rose Cafe Collection - Film Stickers (1m roll)Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard - Flourish MedleyMaya Road: Vintage Metal Charms - Bronze Love Heart Circle (3 charms)Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms Flowers - ButtercreamBoBunny: Double Dot Pearlescent Paint TubePrima: Chalk Fluid Edger - Old RoadMay Arts:
 Burlap Sting - Light Blue - 2 yards


The following is a layout that I created using the kit and this month's floral add on. It features a beautiful Winter photo of  my sweet, scrappy sister, Lisa Novogrodski's gorgeous (just like her mother),  daughter Brianna.  Thank you Lisa for allowing me to scrap one of your wonderful photos!


I used layers of kit papers that I distressed and then inked really heavily using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink . I then took some paper doillies and inked them up and then, using spray adhesive, so that they look like they are part of the paper design, added them on.



Next, came a corrugated board layer that I misted with Prima Color Bloom Spray in Teal, then inked over it with the Vintage Photo Ink. I then painted the edges with Prima White Sand Paste and sprinkled Reneabouquets Chunky Diamond Glitter Glass over it to get a "snow" look. The Teal paste is actually the Bo Bunny Pearlescent medium that was in the kit and I just mixed it with sand and then heated it up with a heat gun to get that crazy textured look.

The chipboard piece is from the kit and I distress painted it with Dina Wakley White Gesso,  and then rubbed my Vintage Photo ink pad over to get the color variation.
I added a flower from this month's Floral Add On, a past kit script flower and a Prima Tatiana Flower to the corner.



I gave my whole layout a "snowy" look by taking Ranger Texture Paste  and stipple painting it randomly onto areas of my layout. I cut a piece of the film strip from the kit, crumpled it to get the wavy look and then repeated the stippling and texture paste on it. 



I added a "Documented" Bo Bunny piece from the kit and then added on the large Prima Tatiana Flower from the pack, another Floral Add On Flower and another past kit flower, and then tucked in a little Prima Resin Oval Frame and added one of the sweet metal charms from the kit to the middle. 


The Sheer Romance Lace is from my Reneabouquets Shops.


Here you can see all the dimension that the textures and layers add.

Oh tis the Season, for frosty layouts, yummy colors, and lots gorgeousness~Tis the Season for Scraps Of Darkness Kits. So perfect for gift giving or for creating gorgeous, hand crafted gifts!! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store:










Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vintage Christmas Nook Book Box~




The Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Sweet Sentiments was packed full of such beautiful, Vintage look elements that I just couldn't resist doing a Vintage Christmas Themed Nook Book Box.



I started with one of my paper mache nook book boxes and coated it in Gesso to create a protective finish, then got busy with layers of the kit papers. The oval frame is a die cut and the little Vintage Image came from Magic Moonlight Studio.



I edged distessed the papers and then inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink . I then painted the edges with Prima White Sand Texture Paste, then dipped the edges in a mixture of Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond, and Reneabouquets Silver Microbeads to create a FABulously beautiful Winter Texture. I then took the Frosted Sheets from the SOE Embellishment Add On, ran them through a snowflake die and then inked the them and dipped them in the glitter glass and microbead mixture and topped them with a crystal, and I just love the Winterlicious look they created!!


For flowers I added, some Texture Roses from my Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets Store, some hand dyed seam binding and a little silver, metal jinglebell. The butterflies are the Tiny Treasures Oh So Pinkalicious Butterflies from my shops. 



I covered the back side in the matching underside of the kit paper.


I covered the binding side in some beautiful lace trim.


The "page" sides were painted with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste. The closure system is one of the metal bobbins from the Reneabouquets Sewing Trinkets topped with a Divalicious Rhinestone Button that allows the closure ribbon to be wound around the bobbin.


On the inside of the box, I created sweet little nooks filled with Vintage Christmas reminders.


This page was covered in some old lace panel, then I added a distressed and inked Vintage Image also from Magic Moonlight Studio.


Then I tucked in some little treasures in the nooks, like the Vintage Santa Image that I created Digitally from some layers of old Vintage Images and a mulberry paper rose, a sweet little Tim Holtz Mini Bottle Brush Wreath that I decorated with crystals, hand dyed seam binding and a tiny little jingle bell. The bottom nook has some Shabby Dream Pink Crochet Lace, a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate that I stipple painted with Ranger Texture Paste  and then added a little bottle brush tree that I dyed last year and then sprinkled with Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond, and then fussy cut out the little fairy-angel from the papers and glitter paint accented her.

As the Holidays slide close, I know it is hard to find the time to create, but I hope that you find the time to create just a few special pieces straight from your heart. Thank you for stopping by to check out one of mine! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop and Reneabouquets.com Store:

Dina Wakley Gesso






Tuesday, November 11, 2014

So Sentimental Pocket Journal


Today, I have a Vintage look Pocket Journal that I created using the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~ Sweet Sentiments. I used a Vintage photo that I did lots of digital cleaning up on and color work on.


I cut down some of the kit paper and formed a large 6 x 8 pocket, ran some Crochet Lace down the top edge of the pocket, and some Crochet Lace  across the bottom. I then layered on more layers of distressed and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo inked pieces and the Doily crochet piece that was in one of the Prima flower packs from this month's Floral Add On, and then added my photo that I also distressed and inked the edges on. 



I added a hand crafted Fairy Magic Die Cut from my Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store. 


I added on stash mulberry paper flowers and a Prima Manhatten Flower at the bottom corner of the photo, added a little Silver Spoon underneath the photo and popped on some of my handcrafted Tiny Treasures Fairy Dust Butterflies.


I formed 5-double sided pull outs by fussy cutting out some of the journaling spot pieces from the kit and adding on hand dyed seam binding, mini roses, buttons and some of the lace and one of the Brads,  from the kit for lots of journaling and photo spots to collect some of those Sentimental pieces that we all have in. 

I hope you have a wonderful week, and as always, I am so grateful that you took the time to drop by!! Hugs ~Renea


Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store:
Crochet Lace #001
Crochet Lace  #002
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink

Prima Manhatten Flower
Silver Spoon (from the Romantic Trinkets Set)
Tiny Treasures Fairy Dust Butterflies



Friday, November 7, 2014

Creating a Priceless Moment With The Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Sweet Sentiments


Today, I have a layout that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Sweet Sentiments. It features a photo of our Nephew Zachary when he was little, kissing Draven's check while he was sleeping in his carrier. Just one of those sweet, simple moments that my husband David happened to capture. They are both now all grown up and off making lives of their own, but they will always be forever young in my heart.


This kit has some really gorgeous papers in it and I used a bottom layer piece then took a 2nd layer and distressed it then punched it randomly with a note book punch and then tore pieces of some stash music note tissue tape and applied it to the edges.  I then did some random painting  and stippling with some Dina Wakley Gesso, and then went over it randomly with some butterscotch paint from my stash. 



I then layered in more paper that I distressed and punched and fussy cut some pieces from some of the paper and then layered my photo onto the top.


I fussy cut the clock and flower piece from the papers and layered it over the edge of my photo with foam tape for lots of dimension. I then added on some Topaz Prima Winthrop Flowers, some Prima Manhatten flowers, and some past kit flowers that I texture painted. I then tucked in some twine bows made from the twine that was in this month's Embellishment add on and tucked it and cheesecloth into the flowers. 
The Resin Frame and Owl are Reneabouquets Trinket pieces that you can find in my Reneabouquets Etsy, and Reneabouquets.com Store


I added more flowers, including the large yellow one that was from this month's Floral Add On, and tucked in more twine, cheesecloth and a Prima piece from my stash. The title was created by winding more of the twine around the brads in the kit and then tucking a fussy cut from the paper sentiment into the twine wraps. 


The Moths with the light bulb bodies were created by taking a Stamp And Add Moth Wings Stamp, and stamping the Tim Holtz Frosted Sheets from the Embellishment Add On using Stayz On Ink, fussy cutting them out,  and then apply the metal bulb from the stamp set onto the wings and attatching them to the layout with foam tape for dimension.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! That baby boy that is now grown up, Draven, is coming home for the weekend, and I will be so happy to see him!!! He may be out and creating a new life of his own, but he will always be my baby!!! Hugs ~Renea


Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy & Reneabouquets.com Store:

Resin Frame (from the Romantic Trinket Set)
Resin Owl (from the Memory Keepers Trinket Set)




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sweet Memories Layout~Created with the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit-Sweet Sentiments & Mood Board


Pinks, soft teals, and buttercream yellows mixed with white and hints of black, ooooohhhhh the stuff that sweet dreams and the November Scraps Of Elegance Kit are made of!!
So perfect for capturing those sweet moment and sentimental memories.
Pair the kit with this month's Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Mood Board that you can find here:

 and you get inpiration of the SWEETEST kind!!


I used those divine pinks, buttercream yellows and soft teals to create the following layout of my God-daughter Michelle with her son Mason on her wedding day:



I layered in some of the kit paper, then took a 2nd piece and punched around the edges. I then water distressed the punching to give my layout dimension and a really soft look. I then inked up a paper Doily with some paste kit Ingvild Bolme ink, distressed, and inked the edges of another kit paper piece and then layered on my photo. 



I created floral layers around my photo using;
Yellow flowers from this month's Floral Add On, some small pink roses from my stash, 


and some Prima Noble Flowers, that I tucked in some stash leaves that I tipped with Dina Wakley Gesso, some of the Resin Swirls from this month's Embellishment Add On that I inked with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Ink.



The bricks were in a past SOE kit and I stipple painted them with Dina Wakley Gesso, and then frosted the "bricks" with some of my Reneabouquets Pink Chunky Glitter Glass
I then created texture by wrapping some of the twine from the Ephemera pack in the kit and tucking that into the flowers. I added in a set of my Reneabouquets Cherub Die Cuts,


 did some stamping around the bricks with the stamp that was in the kit and then dripped some of the gesso and added Reneabouquets Pink Chunky Glitter Glass and Reneabouquet Silver Microbeads to the drips for lots of texture and visual interest. 


The chipboard piece was from the kit and I painted it white with Gesso, then took the stamp from the kit and stamped it in black and then added on a rhinestone button that I had saved from a jacket to upcycle. The Divine Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets.com Store. 

I hope you get a chance to come over the Scraps Of Darkness/ Scraps Of Elegance Facebook Community page and play along with the Mood Board this month. You do not have to be a kit member to play along with our fun challenges, and it is always so much fun!! Hugs~Renea