Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simply Renee: A Day to Remember

Today I have 2 posts, if you are here for the Blog Hop...
please scroll down!

Happy Wednesday to you!  

I have to share with you how excited I was to get the upper tier for my ClipItUp Mini!  Do you ever work on a project and just "know" you have that perfect embellishment "somewhere", but then can't find it?  I know that it happens to the best of us, and certainly to me!  One of my favorite go to embellishment manufacturers is of course, Tim Holtz and his entire Idealogy line.

I decided to take these out of the drawer that I had them stored in and put them on my new upper tier so I could find them quickly for my projects. Guess what I discovered in that process... yes, I have a few duplicates... *sheepish grin*. I really love using the ClipItUp Mini base to display my cards, it's a great reminder to send one out!

Earlier this summer I purchased a few different picture frames to have on hand for altered projects.  My cousin is getting married and I wanted to create a pretty frame for the happy couple using their wedding colors, pink and grey.  The fun part about this frame is that the flower on it is actually a recycled decoration from one of our beautifully wrapped wedding gifts!

I had fun stacking the chipboard embellishments on top of one another to create my own custom look.

  • Frame, Michael's
  • Key and Lock, Tim Holtz Ideaology
  • Papers, embellishments, American Crafts, "I Do", "Dear Lizzy" for the bird
  • Crystal Stick Pins, Maya Road
  • Bird Punch, Stampin Up, Kaiser Pearl for eye
  • Butterfly Punch on flower, Martha Stewart
  • Butterfly Punch on frame, EK Success
  • Distress Inks:  Weathered Wood, Spun Sugar
  • Other:  Thread, ribbons, foam dots
Do you have ideas for how to keep your embellishment collections organized?  We would love to hear your awesome ideas!!!  Be sure to stay tuned for my next Simply Renee post, I have an awesome new ClipItUp product to show you... The Floor Model is here!

Thanks for spending a moment with me today, have a super scrappity week!


Donna said...

Mine are in baskets, some of my friends have these and love them, guess I need to give it a whirl!

WAM Family said...

Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

descrain said...

Great frame - and I really HAVE to get one of those Clip it Ups!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):) Believe it or not... I go to a lot of crops at different friends homes... so I keep my most used embellies in my table tote organizer! :):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks sooooooo much for visiting my blog!! I appreciate it! And I am super happy I have inspired you {through Aleida's vision} to take photos with your kids! Trust me... you will FEEL so good when you do it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)