Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Design Team Reveal With The Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter

 Today is the Design Team reveal for the Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter!
The kit is packed full of so much deliciousness that includes products from the BoBunny Primrose line mixed in with pieces that so wonderfully compliment one another. Come check out all the Design Teams amazing work on our new Facebook Community Page at:

First up, I have a Shabby Chic Mini Album that I created surrounding that close to my heart quote "Whisper A Wish To A Butterfly And It Will Fly Up To The Sky And Make It Come True."

I did tons of product layering in, texture brick work, distressing, inking and sewing on this one.

Here you can see all the dimension that I created with all the layering, trims and embellishing.

Pages 1 and 2 feature a pocket with tags and a little piece that opens up for journaling and small photos, a hand tag from the album rings and photo spots. 

Here are the pieces untucked from the pocket.

Pages 3 and 4 feature places for photos and a hang tag on the album rings for journaling.

Page 4 has a top pocket with another tag tucked in.

Pages 5 and 6 Feature another pocket with lots of tuck ins, a hand crafted paper clay wing hanging from the Album Rings, and a spot for a photo.

Here is the pieces that tuck into the pocket.

Page 6 is actually a sewn pocket that you can tuck small momentos, photos and journaling pieces into.

Pages 7 and 8 have photo spots and yummy trims.

Pages 9 and  10 have a photo spot, a hand crafted paper clay "dream" tag and a pocket with a tag and tuck in for adding more photos and journaling to.

Page 9 has one of those top pockets with another tag tucked in.

And here is the back view of my album.

This next project is a "Make It In Minutes" Slider Card that I created then did a YouTube Video of showing you how to put it together in arond 15 to 20 minutes!! Come check out the video on our SOD/SOE Facebook Community Page:

Or Here At YouTube:

And last, but not least, I have an ATC that I created for my March-April SOD/SOE ATC swap partner Marci Bensing. 

I tried to create something that reflected Marci as well as my style, so I did lots of sweet layering with banners and added a little bee dangle just for her! Hope she loves it!

Thank you for coming by and checking out my Design Team work with the April Kit! It really is a beauty and is so much fun to work with!! Hopefully, I have inspired you to break out your kit, or to go grab yourself one and to start creating something unique and beautiful of your own! Hugs ~Renea

Friday, April 18, 2014

Inkido April Challenge~Family Roots & Traditions Mood Board

Hello everyone! TGIF and I am so ready for the weekend!!
For April, Inkido has a Mood Board Challenge up and running, and the following is the inspiration:

and the theme is Family Roots & Traditions. 

I decided to do a mini album surrounding a new baby. I thought that a baby album is always the perfect way to record traditions and family roots, and I was inspired by so many of the colors you see in the photo throughout the album. So I grabbed lots of those Inkido and PaperScandanavia products and started creating!

On the cover I used a sweet image that I cut from the Beautiful Memories Pink Babies Paper and then framed it in a chipboard frame. I fussy cut some baby booties from the same paper and added some of the Inkido Pink Crystals. 

The flowers are all Inkido.
The Oh So Pinkalicious Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

Her you can see a close up. The album cover and back are acrylic and I painted them with gesso, then edged them in hand tinted German Glitter Glass.

Here you can see how dimensional my album is~filled to the brim with all that Inkido/PaperScandanavian goodness.

The first page features a pocket made from Inkido paper, and has two little tags I made from the Pink Baby paper. The little corrugated heart is an Inkido piece that I turned into a tag topped with some more of the Pink Crystals. 
The 2nd page is actually a sewn pocket with another Inkido Tag tucked inside, it has a Doily spot for a photo and another Inkido Mulberry Paper Flower.

The 3rd and 4th page features die cut photo spots made from the Beautiful Memories line.
The wing dangle is one that I hand crafted from paper clay.

The 4th page forms a pocket and has another Baby tag tucked in.

The 5th and 6th pages feature the back side of the Pink Babies paper and have a wonderful star print.
Some sweet Pink Baby Cut outs make photo spots, and the little corrugated star is an Inkido piece that I turned into a tag and topped with a little lamb image fussy cut from the Pink Baby paper. 

The 7th page features some clip on pieces that can house small photos or journaling as well as a tuck in tag that tucks behind the paper. And the 8th page has another pocket with more little Pink Baby Tags.

Here you can see all the tuck in and clip pieces from those two pages.

And here is the back side view.

I hope you have enjoyed the details of my mini album. Mini Albums are wonderful ways to store details about your Family Traditions, as well as a FABulous place to share your Families Roots.
I hope you get a chance to come play along with the April Challenge, and look forward to seeing what you create!! Hugs ~Renea


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Live Beautifully~Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter

Oh my heart was all a Flutter when I got the Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter!!
It is packed full of the latest Bo Bunny Primrose papers and embellishments and with those earthy browns mixed with pinks and mints, it is heavenly!

Here is this month's sketch by Suepup:

And the following is my take on it, and features a photo of Maddie Bales, one of our friends daughter who is just as sweet as she is beautiful! 

I did LOTS of layering! There is punched edges and distressed edges, as well as layers of the Bo Bunny NoteWorthy pieces from this month's Embellishment Add On.

The wooden piece is a BoBunny wood embellishment from the EAO, and the title comes from the BoBunny Stickers that were in the kit. 

I did some cheesecloth layering.

And then some floral layering. Using some stash flowers along with fussy cut leaves from the papers, BoBunny Noteworthy and sticker pieces and flowers from the kit and Floral Add On.

I did some distress crackle painting in random spots and then inked them to add that green color in.

Here is one of the floral layers so that you can get a close up of the cheesecloth, fussy cut leaves and texture edging that I did.

I just want to mention that Scraps Of Elegance and Scraps Of Darkness now have a Facebook Online Community!! It makes sharing and chatting so quick and easy and I hope that you will join us there:

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and that you find time to create something extraordinary for yourself. Hugs~Renea

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Angelic Whispers Nook Book Box~Tresors De Luxe

Happy Tuesday everybody!! Today, I have a Nook Book Box that I created using some of those wonderful Tresors De Luxe laces, flowers and rhinestone button. I had a custom request order from one of my sweet Etsy customers who is about to celebrate her 75th Birthday. She wanted something that reflected her love for angels, lace, flowers, pinks and lavenders, so I teamed together those Tresors Touches with some of my stash Inkido papers to create something that I hope she will treasure for years.

I did lost of paper layering, distressing, and pleating, then added in a frosted up corrugated board layer and then added on my angel image. I then added a piece of Tresors:

Ivory Lace Trim, Venice Lace Heart Trim LA-004

to the bottom.

For the floral layer I added in soft feathers, stash flowers and some of the Tresors:

Pack of 24 Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses PF-017

To add some gorgeous bling, I added on a Tresors:

and some of my Pink Lemonade Crush Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that have bling accents.

At one of the corners, I rolled one of the layers down and added a leftover piece of Tresors:

Lace Trim in Ivory LA-056

as well as a stash flower and another Tresors Fabric Rose.

The sides of the box have a 3 step process crackle finish, and I ran some more of the Tresors:

Ivory Lace Trim, Venice Lace Heart Trim LA-004

down the binding side.

The box ties closed with some sheer ribbon.

I then decorated the cubbies and inside of the box with more angel images and some trinkets and treasures.

Tresors Items used inside:

Lace Trim Dusty Rose Venice Lace LA-103

And here is a back view.

Thank you for dropping by!! If you would like to add some of those Tresors Items to your projects, visit us here:

and don't forget to enter code: Renea10 at Etsy checkout in order to receive 10 % off your order total.