Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Create A Christmas Card While You Get Ready to Head Out The Door~

As we head into the busy Holiday Season, I have less and less time to create! Between family, designing, manufacturing and packaging new products for my Reneabouquets Shops, I just don't have a spare moment!!
So here is the scenario:
You are about to start getting ready to head to a friends or families party or dinner, and you realize you need a nice card and you would love for it to be one that you created, not one of those grab and go cards from the convenience store.
Create one as you are getting ready, and here is how:
Grab a shower, then

Grab a really nice quality 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbooking paper. I used the a piece from the Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2 Paper Collection. Cut it in half , leaving you with a 6 x 12 Inch piece.
Score it in half, forming a 6 x 6 Card. Take the other half, cut it in half and heavily distress the edges, and add some Reneabouquets Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass for a nice icy look and set aside to dry.

When you use a nice quality, double side paper, you have a really nice finished out inside, like this one.

Use the other half  of the paper that you are making the cover with, distress the edges and add it to the back side of the card.

Cut a sentiment from your paper stash, take a paint brush and brush on some Ranger Texture Paste.
While all of this is drying, go dry your hair, style it and apply your makeup.

Come back add the glitter edged paper to the card, run some Reneabouquets Bridesmaid Lace across the bottom, add your glittered snowflake to the base, attach to the front of the card. Take some foam tape and add a Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Small Victorian Winter Die Cut In Frosty Pink. Add a leftover piece of the lace to the top of the card.

Add Reneabouquets a Winter White Poinsettia, and some holly leaves, a
Reneabouquets Red Mini Rose to the bottom, and repeat some flowers at the top. Brush the Pink & White Roses with some of the Texture Paste Sprinkle with silver glitter.
Remember a little glitter in your hair , on your clothes and mixed in with your makeup looks amazing at this time of year-LOL!!
While that is drying, pull on your clothes, grab the card and out the door you go with a wonderful, heart felt, handcrafted card in your hand!!!
Reneabouquets Products were designed to make crafting, fun and original while giving you details , dimensions and textures that make creating a breeze!!
 I hope you enjoy your Holiday Season!! Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs ~Renea

 Items used on this project that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Rose Garden Fairy Tea Cup~

I love to create miniatures!! They remind me so much of my childhood and creating miniatures with my Pawpaw. To me there is nothing more magical than creating a "little world" of my own.

I started with a Reneabouquets 
that I put together, and then stuffed with some Teddy Bear Fluff, so that I could start my layering.
Beautiful Board Medium Brick Element, emptied out almost all of the bricks to leave a skeleton, and made the background wall for my fairies garden. I added sand texture and some 
Rose Gold Microbeads to the bricks that I left in place. I added some Pink Sorbet Mini Roses
to simulate roses growing up the wall. 
Next, I tucked in a Watercolor Rose Garden Fairy Double Side Printed Die Cut, and added some glitter paint accents to the front side.

I used flowers from the following flower sets to add to the garden theme:
Spring Green Roses & Leaves
I then dangled a little Fairy Trinket over the edge of the cup.

I used Bridesmaid Lace  on the Saucer, and then added some flowers from the following sets:

I added the sweet little moon Fairy Trinket to the bottom flowers, and popped a little piece of bling onto the top.

These little tea cups are so much fun to make!! I love that you end up with a sweet little miniature that you can view from all sides and use to decorate your home, child's room, party or wedding shower with!!

Thank you for stopping by and indulging my love for all things miniature!! I hope that you get to create something that reminds you of the ones you love when you get some crafting time. Hugs ~Renea

Products Used From and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bee Still My Beating Heart~

I love Bees, and I wanted to create a Fall Layout and pull them into the theme while keeping it kind of Shabby Chic at the same time. I used lots of new products that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy to create this piece and to capture my love of Bees, and Shabby Romance!!

I layered in 2 different layers of papers, distressing the edges of the top paper and running a Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad over the edges. Next, I ran a piece of Timeless Ivory Lace up the right side of my papers, and 

Under the top, right hand corner of the frame, I added a Baroque Metal Frame Trinket, and then topped the frame with a Bee Clock Trinket.

I then create a flower layer using a Large Oh So Shabby Blush Chiffon Rhinestone And Pearl Flower, some flowers from the following flower sets:
and the Queen Bee Glass Wings are some of my latest handcrafted creations. The bottom layer is created on my Reneabouquets Premium Paper, and the top layer is a transparent acetate layer that give these bees a unique and creative look. 
I then took some printed chipboard pieces that I had left from when the frame was in prototype stage and cut them apart and layered them into the flowers. I hate waste, and try to run my shop with as little waste as possible and using the prototypes that didn't quite work out is a great way to get a unique look instead of tossing them into the trash. 
The little crown is a  Fairy Princess Crown Trinkets In Tarnished Brass ,  and I just tucked it into my flowers and added a yarn bow for lots of texture.

Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink, and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, cut them into pieces and tucked them into various spots on my layout.

I did a tear in the top left, hand corner of my layout and put some of the Timeless Lace underneath to peek through, added some more of the Bee Hive Elements Beautiful Board and some more flowers from the following Flower Sets:

At the bottom left hand corner of the layout, I took 2 Beautiful Board Large Victorian Scroll Accents, topped it with another Queen Bee, added another Bee Hive Elements Piece, more flowers, another leftover Printed Board Piece and another yarn bow to create another focal point in my layout.
I then took some Ranger Opaque Crackle Paint, and did some painting to get a gorgeous crackle look on various places in the layout, inking over the top of the crackle to bring out the cracks.

I just love texture and dimension, and the products that I carry in the Reneabouquets Shops allows you to bring those elements into your art,  giving you unique, "beautiful with an edge" products that allow you to create in your own style.

I hope you have enjoyed the  Romance meets Nature look of my layout, and I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check it out!! Fall is almost over and before you know it Winter will be here, so take the time to go out and enjoy the gorgeous colors before they are all gone!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy: