Monday, September 15, 2014

My Very First Video Is Now Up On YouTube!

My very first YouTube Video is now up!! For all of you who have been cheering me on to create a walk through video of one of my Mini Albums, I have finally got up the nerve to do it. I would love for all of you to head over, subscribe, like it and let me know what you think. 

Thank you so much for always supporting and encouraging me!! I am truly grateful. Hugs ~Renea

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Beautiful Life Altered Book Box~

Today, I am taking it off the page, using the Scraps Of Elegance September Kit~Mary's Song to creat an Altered Keepsake Book Box. These boxes create such a wonderful way to store photo, treasures and trinkets and for this one, I chose a Vintage Image and Vintage style.

I will be providing Links for the Reneabouquets Products that I used on this project at the bottom of this post.

I took a paper mache book box, and coated it in gesso, then layered in distressed and inked papers from the kit running crochet lace from my shop along the edge. I then layered in paper Doilies and more layers of kit papers and then added on my image.

At the bottom corner, I layered in cheesecloth, feathers, past kit flowers, stash flowers, a flower from this month's floral add on topped with a rhinestone and pearl button from my shop, and then tucked in the little lock and key from the kit and topped it all with a Prima Sparrow Nest that you can find in my shop.

At the top right hand corner, I added a Baroque Metal Frame from my shop, and a Delicate Beauty Butterfly that I created just for the kit and that you can find in the kit or in my shop.

This is the backside of the book box. I layered in layers of inks, one that was from the kit, and then stamped the back with a past kit stamp. The little sticker piece on the closure was from the kit.

On the "binding" side, I layered on Tim Holtz Tissue tape and then inked it really heavy to give the look of a worn book binding.

And here you can see the "page" sides that I created using Tim Holtz Texture Paste from my shop and lots of inking. Sheer ribbon forms the closure that ties the book box closed, and keeps all your treasures inside. 

I hope that you find the time to create this weekend, and hopefully collect some trinkets and treasures for yourself! Hugs ~Renea

Items Used From The Shop:
Dina Wakley White Gesso
Tim Holtz Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads #3
Crochet Lace #3
Timeless Rhinestone & Pearl Button
Baroque Metal Frame
Delicate Beauty Butterflies
Prima Cradle Sparrow (nest)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scraps Of Elegance September Kit~Mary's Song

The Scraps Of Elegance September Kit~Mary's Song was unveiled September 3rd and it is a natural beauty for sure!! I just love the Shabby/Country Chic feel to this kit. Melinda says that this kit reminds her of her Grandmother, and it so reminds me of the feel of my childhood when I used to spend so much time with my Granny as well.

The following layout refelects my love of the Country life and of horses. I think I captured some of my heart with this one!

I started with 2 different layers of the gorgeous Blue Fern Papers from the kit that I heavily distressed the edges on.  I then took some kit paper that had a lattice design on it and I cut it so that I had open and peek a boo parts.
Next, I layered in some of my Reneabouquets Butterfly Rings  that come in my brand new Reneabouquets Collections~Pinkalicious. This set comes with 3 different size Butterfly Rings, matching Butterflies and matching Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass.

I created a corrugated board layer using the Reneabouquets Pale Pink Glitter Glass in the set, and topped it with my photo, and then distress crackle painted some places on my layout, inked them with the ink that was in this month's kit, and then added seed beads and more Chunky Glitter Glass. The Chipboard pieces are Scrapmatts Chipboard topped with pearl embellishments.

I then took cheesecloth and burlap pieces and topped them with flowers from this month's Floral Add On that I puff painted the edges on, tucked in some of the crystal pieces from the kit,  and added it to the bottom corner of my photo. I then tucked in a little Love Stick from my Reneabouquets Romantic Trinkets Pack.

At the top corner I repeated some of the matching flowers and trims and added the Prima Resin Heart piece from this month's Embellishment Add On, and topped it with one of the Authentique Stickers from the Kit that had the sentiment "You Are So Beautiful " on it. 

At the left hand top corner I added a Reneabouquets Country Chic Horseshoe Die Cut and topped it with a matching Reneabouquets Butterfly.

Thanks for dropping by! I can't wait to create some more with this kit and if you get a chance to create with it too, I hope you will drop by the Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance Facebook Community Page to share it with us! Hugs ~Renea

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sew Shabby Mini Album Created With The Scraps Of Darkness Weathered & Worn Kit & September Mood Board

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! Today, I have a Sewing themed Shabby Chic Mini Album that I created with the Scraps Of Darkness August Kit~Weathered & Worn and the SOD/SOE September Mood Board that you can find here:

I took the worn look and textures of the photos as inspiration and ran with it throughout each page of the Mini.

I started with layers of distressed papers and then added trims from the kit and some of the Shabby Dreams Pink Crochet Lace from my Reneabouquets Shops.

The center dimensional piece is actually a plastic phone case that I upcycled by finger painting it with Dina Wakley White Gesso and then layered in burlap and cheesecloth, and some Prima Resin pieces. The ruler was cut from the papers and pleated, then I added flowers from the kit.
All the little metal pieces and bobbins come in a Reneabouquets Sewing Trinkets Set in my shops as well as the Princess Rhinestone Button, and Tiny Treasures Oh So Shabby Chic Butterflies.

The D-Rings feature Burlap, Cheesecloth, hand dyed seam binding and kit trim as well as a Victorian Key from the Reneabouquets Keys Trinket Set.

I always love to get a side shot so that you can see all the YUMMYness the Trims and layers create!

The first page features a photo spot with a pull out tag for journaling.
The Second Page features a journaling spot, Prima Button and Clothespin, as well as a sweet little canvas tag  from the kit, with a butterfly rub on accent.

The Second Page is actually one of the Melissa Frances bags from the kit that I turned into a page pocket that houses a Tim Holtz Curio card that you can slide a photo into.

Here is a photo of what the curio card looks like pulled out.

The Third Page features a journaling/photo spot.
The Fourth Page features a journaling/photo spot some more of the Shabby Dreams Pink Crochet Lace and a little chipboard thread spool with hand dyed seam binding. In the corner is a stash Prima Resin Corner and I ran some of the rope from the kit that I had left over from a layout I did along the page edge.
The Vintage Look Metal Scissors on the hang tags can be found in both my and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops.

The Fifth page features a pocket I created from canvas then added trim from the kit at the top and Cluny Crochet Lace from my shops at the bottom. I added some little cut outs from the kit papers and attached them with a metal hinge clip and little paper clip and then tucked in some more cut outs into the pocket.

The Sixth Page is another one of the little bags turned into a pocket page with another Curio Cabinet Photo Card tucked in, and features space for journaling or photo(s). 

Here are all the tuck ins pulled out.

The Seventh Page features trim pieces, a Prima Flair Button and a photo spot.

The Eighth Page features a burlap covered pocket with some of the kit trim at the bottom and cut outs tucked in, as well as a cut out that I turned into a hang tag.

Note Cards untucked.

And here is the back side of my album covered in some of the gorgeous kit papers.

I hope you have enjoyed a walk through my Mini Album and I hope you get a chance to come play along with the Scraps Of Darkness/ Scraps Of Elegance September Mood Board. If you don't have time to play, at least drop by and hang out with us!! There is lots of chit chat and inspiration, so be sure to drop by! Hugs ~Renea

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Creating Pretty Things With The Scraps Of Elegance August Kit~Raindrops On Roses

Today, I have a card and tag set to share with you that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance August Kit~Raindrops On Roses.

I centered the pieces around some of the Authentique Life cards that were included in the kit, and then added lots of paper layering, paper curling, and details that added both depth and texture.

The card was centered around the Quote "The Whisper of a Pretty girl can be heard over the Roar of a lion." and I added lace from a past kit, some flowers from the kit and Floral Add on, some hand dyed seam binding, one of the little pearl and rhinestone pieces from the Embellishment Add On, and two of my Tiny Treasures Love Story Butterflies that you can find in my Shop.

Here you can see the depth that the layering and paper curling added to the corner of the card.

And this is the backside of the card. The pattern on the paper was just perfect for giving a finished look to it. 

The matching tag was centered around the "Life is about the pretty little things" quote. 

I did the paper curling at the top of the tag to add in depth, added another hand dyed seam binding bow topped with another pearl piece from the EAO.

I added in texture with the black lace and some tulle, the popped on some more of the flowers from the kit and add on. I then added a beautiful little Vintage Hand Mirror piece and some more Tiny Treasures Love Story Butterflies from

I distressed and layered on some matching paper on the backside for a finished designer look. 

With the Scraps Of Elegance Kits, you can put together some really wonderful matching pieces like this card and tag set. You get so many items that coordinate beautifully with the papers and make bringing a cohesive look to your projects a snap! Thanks for dropping by! Hugs ~Renea

Monday, August 25, 2014

Love Today~Scraps Of Darkness August Kit-Weathered And Worn

The Scraps Of Darkness August Kit~ Weathered And Worn, has arrived and WOW is it a beauty!
 I just couldn't wait to dive into it, and I went straight for the Shabby Country look.

I started by using modeling paste with a Doily stencil to randomly bring texture and depth to my first page. Next, I tore the 2nd layer into the shape I wanted, and layered it with some of the crochet lace trim from the kit peeking from under the left side. 

Another layer was created with some torn, misted corrugated board, and then I created a photo matte for my picture from off white burlap.

At the top of the corrugated board, I added one of the Chipboard Frames that I painted and then colored and cut out a "Today" sentiment piece to top it.

Behind the photo I fussy cut a card piece from the kit papers and then added a little metal clip from a past kit and tucked it behind the photo. 

I ran the large rope across the bottom of my layout, and then added one of the little canvas tags from the kit, that I used a rubon from a past kit to add a pattern to, and then topped it with a little Love Stick Charm from the Trinkets set in my Shop. The Pink Lipstick Kisses Butterflies used were also from my Shop. 

And here, I added cheesecloth, a past kit flower and from the floral add on as well as some in the right hand, top corner to finish off my look.

Thank you so much for dropping in and checking out my layout! Hugs ~Renea

Friday, August 15, 2014

So Fairylicious Tag Set~

The Scraps Of Darkness July Kit~Believe has me believing in fairies and magic!! With all those yummy Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden papers and all the natural elements to this kit you too can make a little magic!!

Today, I have a set of Fairylicious Oversized Tags to show you that I created with the Believe Kit.

I started by overlaying the purple kit paper over the rock path paper, on both tags

I then used a Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil and some Tim Holtz Texture Paste that I carry in my store on both tags, and then layered in a Doily from my stash on this one.
I fussy cut out the door, the mushroom patch, the fairy and the "Nature's Beauty" banner and glitter paint accented them and layered them in. Next I used the moss from the kit, some stash cheesecloth and a flower from the floral add on to add texture and dimenstion.

Here you can see where I did some paper curling to expose the "path" paper underneath.

The  Tiny Treasures Enchanted Garden Dragonflies were dreamed up, drawn and created by me just for the Embellishment Add On for this kit.

The second tag was a repeat of the first tag only with different fussy cut pieces and was made to be left facing, instead of right.

The Rhinestone Buttons and little Fairy Sitting On The Moon and Sitting On A Star are sold in a Reneabouquets Fairy Trinkets pack on my Shops.

The back side of the tags are finished out for a nice, designer look.

I hope you find the time to create a little magic for yourself this weekend!! Thanks for the visit!! Hugs ~Renea