Reneabouquets Vintage Christmas

Happy Sunday!  Stopping by to share one of my first Christmas cards for the season. It's never too early to begin to create them especially as the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins and often takes us away from time to create.

I just love to work with free and purchased vintage images, some, like this available on MagicMoonlight free vintage images and others I have purchased on Etsy. This one is so beautiful. Her name is Grete Reinwald and she was photographed many times. I knew I wanted to work with her and the wonderful Reneabouquets frames to bring her to life!
I began by printing the image on heavy matte paper (the same weight as design paper) and then coated the image with Finnabair Clear Gesso. This protects the inkjet printing.  I cut out the image with a Spellbinder circle die and mounted her on a round chipboard circle. Next I embossed the Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Snowflake Frame with Lindy's Angel Wings embossing powder. On the frame I added Reneabouquets White Flatback Pearls.  

I mounted the frame on a piece of Blue Fern Studios Design paper "Christmas Cheer" 12x12 paper available at Reneabouquets Etsy store.  All edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad in "Mowed Lawn"- the perfect Christmas green! Beneath the frame is another piece of design paper and Reneabouquets Beautiful Bows White Venice 2" lace. 

Finally I added some flowers and red berry sprigs to embellish this simple Christmas card. It is available in my ETSY shop. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Let the holiday rush begin!

Welcome Baby

Happy weekend!  I am here to share my latest dt post for  So many friends at work are having babies and one happens to be bringing a little man into the world, so it inspired me to make a card to welcome him. 
I have used so many beautiful items from to make this keepsake. All items used and the links to the shop are below the post! I began with Prima Heaven Sent papers. I added Beautiful Board Chipboard Angel Wings and Beautiful Board Large Victorian Frame. I embellished the chipboard frames with Lindy's Embossing Powders and Gesso.  I added Trinkets - the little precious silver spoon on into the scoop, I added Beautiful Beads (no hole) pearls in Unicorn Candy and Fairy Lights. They are absolutely gorgeous and each bottle comes with a variety of sizes.  
The focal point of my card is a vintage Beautiful Printed Board "Mother and Child."  Is there any more precious an image than this?  The printed chipboards are so elegant and beautifully detailed and oh so sturdy that you can add them to any project or embellish them in a myriad of ways. Above the mother is another lovely Magical Miniature Butterfly.   Last, my favorite part of the making a card, the embellishments that make all the beautiful elements come together -I added flatback pearls, chunky diamond glitter glass and mulberry paper roses and a pearl button atop the angel wings. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Beautiful Board Large Victorian Scroll Frame
Printed Beautiful Board Mother and Child
Beautiful Board Large Angel Wings
Fairy Lights Iridescent Pearls
Silver Spoons Trinkets
Reneabouquet Petite Flower Trim
Magical Miniature Butterfly
Ivory Flatback Pearls
Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass

Reneabouquets Beauty of Autumn

Fall has certainly arrived and I love it. It is my favorite season- the colors and the cooler temps!  Creating Fall cards is also a favorite theme to work with.  Today I am sharing a Beauty of Autumn card that I created using Beautiful Board and other items from shop.
For this card, I layered my most favorite digital papers "Fall Foliage" from Raspberry Road Designs onto cardstock. The sentiment, from Create with TLC, was printed on top of the digital paper.
Next I embellished the gorgeous Beautiful Board Heart Frame with distress inks in Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge.  I embossed Quilling Leaves Flourishes Beautiful Board with Blue Fern Studios Embossing powders and attached them on top.
After assembling and attaching all the leaf and flower clusters on top of the Beautiful Board Quilling Leaves and Flourishes, I added Rose Gold Beautiful Beads, Gold Christmas Glass Glitter, and Microbeads.  All items used are linked below.   As always, thanks for visiting! Have a great day. links to items used on card:

Reneabouquets Paradise in August

      What a great way to end my  summer projects than with another post using the fabulous Salty Mermaid Laser Cut Chipboard from Reneabouquets!
    Reneabouquets & Crafty City  "Paradise in August" continues until the end of this month.  As you know from the design team posts throughout the month, Reneabouquets and Crafty City teamed up to offer two gorgeous Treasure Boxes and each member of the design team has created projects to inspire you to join in the fun! 
     There are two different Paradise Treasure Boxes each filled with fabulous items to design your own paradise creation!  They are shown below and feature MINTAY papers from Crafty City and tons of yummies exclusively available on the website (Treasure Boxes are not available through ETSY). A 10% off coupon is available (see details below post).
    For my final Treasure Box #1 project, I created this 6x6 inch card.  
     I began with a 6"square card base. I layered design papers edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then created by focal point with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Seashell Frame. I painted the frame with Prima Art Alchemy Paints and Waxes, then added glitter and Ranger Crackle Accents.  Behind the frame I painted a die cut piece of chipboard and covered it with cheesecloth that I colored with paints and inks and added glitter glass, sequins and Reneabouquets Beautiful Pearls in "Unicorn Candy" and Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass. My Salty Mermaid was distressed, painted and embellished with the same paints and glitter. Above her, I added gorgeous Mint Tulle Lace  and applied Prima Waxes to a metal trinket and popped on a turquoise pearl bead on top of the frame and lace.  
     Last, I added  Dark Pink Roses and other flowers from my stash and Flatback Pearls in Cotton Candy from Reneabouquets as a final touch.  
There is a COUPON CODE available for this month and with only a few days left, take advantage of 10% off your choice of Treasure Box #1 or #2. The code is PARADISEANNMARIE (all caps). You must enter the code at checkout.  
     Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!


Paradise in August at & Crafty City are doing a fun collaboration called PARADISE IN AUGUST!  We are offering two different Paradise Treasure Boxes each filled with fabulous items to design your own paradise creation!  They are shown below and feature MINTAY papers from Crafty City and tons of yummies exclusively available on the website (Treasure Boxes are not available through ETSY). A 10% off coupon is available (see details below post).
     For my post, I chose to use to create a 6" square canvas. I began with MINTAY 6x6 Paradise Paper.  I embellished the Pearls of Wisdom Chipboard frame with lots of Renea's glitter glass in Diamond and Gold as well as Prima Sparks paints. 

     I backed the frame with Tim Holtz  adhesive Frosted Film and on top added and embossed a piece of fish net to which I embellished with Unicorn Candy Beautiful Pearls and more glitter glass in diamond and gold. I also added sequins and microbeads Afterward, I added a Prima Valentine Vine flowers and the beautiful Tiny Orchid Starfish Mermaid  as my focal point.

   Here are the pics of the two Treasure Boxes from which you can choose. My canvas used items from Treasure Box #1.  Note the items contained in each image are exactly what you will get. Don't forget to use the COUPON CODE listed below!
Treasure Box #1 

 Treasure Box #2

There is a COUPON CODE available for the month of August that you can use. The coupon code is PARADISEANNMARIE and it is good for 10% off the Paradise Treasure Box #1 and #2. You must enter the coupon code at checkout and make sure it is in all CAPS. Hoping to see your beautiful creations using our Treasure Box items along with the beautiful Paradise Mintay Papers. Thanks for stopping by and, as always, for your kind comments!

If I Had a Star...

     Good Morning 
     Stopping by to share my latest design team make for  

For my card, I framed a stamped sentiment (Quietfire Designs) onto design paper and used Printed Beautiful Board Large Patina-Lilac Heart Frame to showcase it. There are several sizes and colors from which to choose and they are so exquisitely designed printed wood die cuts.

 Inside the heart frame I added iridescent pearls Beautiful Beads in Iridescent Citrus Breeze.  Each jar of beads contains several different sizes and the colors are varied in turquoise and peach. 

To add an additional embellishment to the card, I added one of many stunning Tiny Treasure Dragonflies. These come to use with crystal and glitter beautifully detailed on the wings and body. There are so many butterflies and dragonflies from which to choose in her shop- these dragonflies are not clip art images, they are originally designed, drawn and colored from scratch by Renea Harrison and each is unique in design.  Last, but not least, I sprinkled Reneabouquet Gold Glitter Glass around the beads in several place. Why not stop by online store and take a peek at all the one of a kind products there.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes

Happy Monday and July 1st!  Stopping by to share my latest make for  I created a second version Mermaid Card using products (list and links below) for my card. 

 Isn't she beautiful?  Renea's Printed Beautiful Board is custom made by her and her husband and it is truly THE best chipboard I have ever worked with- it is thick and sturdy and as you can see, you can use gesso, distress inks, glitter and paint and it will not warp or break. The PRINTED Beautiful Board like the mermaid above, comes with an image printed on top and is as thick and sturdy as the unfinished chipboard. Here is a close up of the exquisitely detailed chipboard and printed chipboard pieces exclusive to
I embellished the large Heart Deco Circle Chipboard with distress inks, glitter and gesso.  I added Beautiful Bead Iridescent Pearls in the bead holes around the circle. On top, I foam-taped (to add dimension) the Printed Beautiful Board Mermaid. I cut apart the Elegant Accent leaf flourish and distress with sponge (Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks) and then adhered to card on the right side of the deco circle and above left top part of the card. I also sponged distress inks on cheesecloth and applied under the chipboard to which I added sequins, more pearls and glitter. The beautiful design papers are digital papers I print on a color printer from Raspberry Road Designs, "Ocean Breeze".  Here are some of the items I used from Renea's online store- detailed list with links below collage. 

Thank you for stopping by and, as always, for your kind comments.

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