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Friday, August 17, 2012

Did you want to be a ballerina when you grew up? I did, with all my heart. Unfortunately, grace and coordination are just not gifts that God has given me!  Well, a new paper line from Prima just reminded me how lovely dance is with it's vintage images and delicate colors. If you enjoy ballet like I do, enjoy!






Have a Blessed Week!
Renee

Friday, August 3, 2012

a pretty album for a new baby! I made this using mostly graphic 45 Little Darlings paper line, which is just beautiful. It has such delicate, precious colors and designs. I really love the old fashioned quality and look to the Graphic 45 papers. The designers make great effort and have such wonderful style!






This is one fat album. At least it stays shut! I have made some that tend to fall open and I love the look of a ribbon closure, but I never remember at the beginning when it should be added! Maybe the next one....
God Bless You-
Renee

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sorry to be gone so long...
I have a new tin I have altered/decorated. The theme is summer at the request of a sweet lady- Jean. The papers are Echo Park, A Boy's Life and Sweet Day. As soon as I saw the beautiful designs I knew I would be using the papers for something!









If you are interested in creating a tin, first you will need to cover the outside of the box with paper. I measure the box, cut the paper and glue it (Fabritac). You will need to cut carefully around the clasp of the tin. Then I make a template for the top of the box to cut my paper. This is a trial and error process for me, I cut a rough one using the bottom and then modify it carefully. When you have a good working template, cut your paper and glue it. I then cover the inside of the box the same way and in this case added some pretty eyelet lace. Be careful to line up patterns, it will give you a much more finished look. Then you will begin to decorate your tin. I finish with ribbons all over the handle but you surely do not need to. You could wrap it with some coordinating twine... or leave it plain.
I would love to see photos if you make some!
Have a fabulous day and may God bless you-
Renee