Sunday, August 28, 2016

My pallet Night Stand.

I've seen something similar online. I thought what if I use 2 smaller pallets (which my daughter Samantha had) and make a night stand out of it. My Husband,David, put it together for me. All I had to do is sand it and Mod Podge the top with old book pages and old dictionary pages. David found the old metal crate at an Antique store. He just sprayed it with silver paint. I love it.
Blessings, Renate


Mixed Media Canvas.

I glued some acrylic skin on the canvas. In the corner I added a medicine vial.

I made an origami cube, that I glued on the canvas.

I painted the background and covered it with tissue paper, and just went from there by adding different things to it. Blessings, Renate

My first Happy Planner for my daughter Tabatha.

I laminated the cardstock on 3mm, and run it thru twice. Then I put it in an other sleeve and run it thru twice at 5mm, to make it sturdier.

This is the inside.

She loves anything "Beach". So, I made her a beach shaker pocket with real beach sand.

These are 4 pockets made with a sheet of trading card pages and cut and fused to size.

Here I just used a folder I found at the dollar store.

These clear adhesive pockets, are from the Dollar section at Target. I just made the tag to put in it.

I laminated a beachy cardstock and then added epoxy stickers and a 3D palm tree.

I've seen a tutorial on You Tube, where someone used a flexible cutting board from the Dollar store to make these page dividers. Love that idea, and they are very sturdy.


I like that quote. I used oil pastels for the background then printed the quote on it.

Mixed media envelope.

Just a little board with flags and paper clips and post it notes.

On top of this pocket is also a clear pocket.

A leftover from the flexible cutting board. on top are 2 small pockets.

Ziplock bag for anything.

She likes Johnny Depp. I just laminated the picture quote and put it in the planner.

A little adhesive pocket from Heidi Swapp. I attached it to a sturdy folder piece. The pocket only has 2 strips of adhesive in the back, so I added a few more strips of double-sided tape.

I laminated the back, the same way as I did the front.

It was fun creating this Planner. I hope you give it a try. I'm working on my Planner now. I paid 18 Dollars for the Planner with my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.
Blessings, Renate

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mixed Media "Hello" Card.

Blessings, Renate

Faux Mini Crate.

I couldn't find a tutorial on how to make a crate, so I designed my own.

I painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint. then I just used my fingers and applied the white and brown colors.

On the bottom I glued 2 cardboards together and painted them black. For the "nails", I punched out some copper cardstock and put Glossy Accents on it and let it dry overnight.
Blessings, Renate

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Hello" Shaker Card.

For the background I used old book pages and stenciled over that.
For the tag I used my oil paints then I embossed it and added UTEE over it.
I used a small bag and filled it with sequins and then just glued the sides of the bag
to the back of the tag.
Then I glued it to the card.

This is an origami paper storage pocket. I found the tutorial at Paper Kawaii.

This little shaker bag I closed with the fuse tool.

On this mug I used some UTEE and white embossing powder.

I'm still trying to decide how to finish this up.. since I want to add it to the inside of the card..I just might fold both the flaps to the back.

This is how I finished the inside of the card. I cut the two flaps off and just glued it to the card.

Blessings, Renate

Saturday, May 14, 2016

"Enjoy every Day" Card.

I embossed the front of the card. Then I used water soluble oil pastels to color the embossed surface. I love these oil pastels because they blend really well. It just takes a long time to dry, if it ever does. Thats why I covered the whole front in UTEE. And the result is great. Then I added the material and banner.

I got this out of an old dictionary. I highlighted the patience part.

Here you can partly see the UTEE on the left side.
Blessings, Renate