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Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Update!

Hello Dear Bloggers!
I feel like I have fallen into an abyss!  Like everyone else, the last few months have been very busy for me.  Unfortunately my blog suffered.  Hopefully I will get you updated soon!
I would like to post some photos of the projects I worked on during Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter.  Then we should be almost up to date!
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Here are my projects from the past few months:

My new shelf
My flowers and laces are finally organized!
Inks Paints and Sprays on the bottom
Christmas Card I made for a swap
Christmas Card I made for a friend
For a class, I was given these images and asked to design cards for Valentine's Day
I started brainstorming, putting laces, flowers and pearls on the image,  to see what inspired me.

Sometimes I layer different colors of paper on cards to see what color pops out at me...
Here is what I came up with...#1
My student Shari Lindsay, is getting the hang of it...
Shari and her Mom, Mary Kay Dorrell are busy at work making Valentines!

Beautiful!  Good job Shari!
Oh Dear, that snow storm dropped 10 inches of snow here in Kansas City!
Better stay home and make cards!

A deconstructed Make n Take 

In my second class, Glenda Griffin made these beauties.
We changed the blue ribbon to burgundy on this card and I like the way it turned out very much!

Great job Glenda!
In my Sweet Sentiments Class, I designed four cards.
Here is #1
Close up of #1
I used Spellbinders Die #    and added glitter to the aqua paper.


Variation of #2
Close up of #4
#4 was made by embossing a stamped background then adding the image, pearls, lace and a ribbon.

#3 was simple assemblage with flower trim 
This was not part of a class, but made with the same paper.
This  one I gave to my mom.
I used a Spellbinders Die and let the paper do the work.
I bought this stamp set by Taylored Expressions.
Sometimes it is good to try something new.

But my favorite style will always be vintage!

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards, and 
that they will inspire you to try some of your own vintage cards!
If you have questions or comments please leave me a note in the comment section.
My next post will be featuring the cards I designed using Botanical Tea Collection by Graphic 45.

Happy Creating!


Mary Larner said...

Very jealous of your organised craft space ReNae,no wonder you create such beautiful cards.

ReNae Allen said...

Mary I actually bought two of these from a store that went out of business. It has been a god send!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow, ReNae! I envy your scrap storage--how wonderful! And your cards are all so beautiful as well as the ones your students made. Can't wait to see what you do with Botanical Tea.

Rene' said...

ReNae your craft room looks like a store! It's lovely!! Your cards are beautiful.