SommerProjekt | Alexandra Renke

Hi everyone, today i want to share a new project with you. Alexandra Renke started a fun new project group for this summer. Each of us created a little summer kit, which can be found in the store,and we were asked to create a project with that selfmade kit…


My kit was filled with some awesome water themed papers, embossing powders, a die, sequins and some other pretty things…


I was so focused on the making and my head was full of thinking and planning, that i totally missed to use the stencil and the texture paste…. but, this is was i´ve made with my little summer kit…

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a ocean scene with a little 3D boat and a mermaide! i am totally in love and i am totally into trying new things, playing with dimensions and new techniques.

I started this project with fussy cutting, die cutting and heat embossing. I knew that i wanted to create a two toned background for my scene…

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i love that lower cluster with all of the different fishes and plants. The papers i picked were all based on the stuff i can fussy cut, crazy, right?! i love to create my own embellishment with the designs from the papers.

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Look at them, they are all totally adorable, right? the bubbles were made with sequins and i mixed both embossing powders to create a mixed color for the corals… i love the pop of orange/brown/copper!

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I had the idea for the 3D boat as i looked through my pictures and the mermaid was just perfect, sitting in it and starring at the photo. everything worked so well.

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check out the store for the kit bundle, so that you can create this project… if you want!
Check out my YouTube Channel for a process Video… CLICK HERE!

thanks for stopping by today


yay you | paige evans



Hi everyone, i am back again and i would love to share my final Layout with you.
I grabbed the new CutFile “Numbers Cascading” and cut it out from white Cardstock.  I used the 6×6 Paper Pad from the Whimsical Collection to back the open numbers.


I placed my design in the middle from the background paper and added some watercolor splatters in different colors underneath. I grabbed some school themed Chipboard Stickers and some from the Sticker Book from the Whimsical Collection. The photo shows my oldest son who just finished school!  The day was very emotional and he is not a little boy anymore! He will be 18 soon!!


I found some matching Stickers from the Horizon Collection, placed a yellow journaling Die Cut Tag behind the picture and I also fussy cut out one of the cute Globes from Paper No.11. I scattered everything around the numbers, on top of them and also behind them. I really love the mix of the Collections here.


The inner pieces from the white numbers were also added to mix; I love how the white looks on white. I used a lot of 3D Dots behind everything; I love the dimension and shadows. I also used the Pick Me Up Mini Foam Alphas for the year and some words on top of the photo. I really love how this layout turned out.


And now let me say:  “Thank YOU” to Paige who let me play with her stunning designs and CutFiles! I loved to hang out with you! I had a great time and i´ve learned so many new things about my Silhouette, Settings and how to use Cut Files! Thank YOU!


Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a great summer!



hallo ocean | alexandra renke

hi everyone, i have a new layout for you… this one includes some handstitching on Alexandra Renke paper from the June KreativBox, paper quilling again, such a great effect! I used a wavey cutfile from the silhouette store (design ID19372) and some ocean inspired colored cardstock… the stripes are ca. 1/4″


the cute ‚curious octopi‚ Die is also available in the ARenke Store, i heat embossed them with a WOW! powder, called ‚Hero‚ (it was included in the KreativBox) the background was created with some magical powders ‚whale watch blue‚ and ‚shabby turbine teal


the word ‚hallo‚ is also a Renke Die, i love that font! i mixed a german and a english word, but i am fine with that. the little enamel dots are just a touch of the same color as the octopi… i thought that would connect everything together…


i used the same patterned paper (title) behind my picture, but also added some tissue paper. I really LOVE how this one turned out, please check out my YouTube Channel if you want to watch the process video! thanks!

thanks you so much for stopping by today



heart art | paige evans

Hi everyone,  I have a new layout to share with you. For this project I decided to make something special and as soon as I saw the new Heart Swirls cut file I knew exactly what I wanted to create. I used items from Whimsical & Horizon, and navy foam Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection.


I started with the Heart Swirls cut file – I re-sized the file a bit and cut it out from white cardstock. Then I grabbed some colored cardstock in two pink tones, light purple, light and dark blue. I made a lot of ¼“ strips out of them. My idea was to glue them onto the swirls. I wanted to have a lot of dimension and I really love how it turned out!


This took me some hours, but it was totally worth the time and effort. I only added some matching watercolor splatters over the finished design and the white background paper. I started to look through all of the chipboard stickers and die cuts I have from Paige’s collections and I grabbed some crafty Whimsical Chipboard Stickers, a beautiful Chipboard Sticker bird from Horizon, and a chipboard word sticker from Oh My Heart.


I placed Paper 03 behind my photo, distressed the edges, and glued it down with hot glue. All of the stickers were placed around the photo. I tried to stay in the same colors but also added some new colors to the mix. I glued everything down with hot glue because of the thin paper swirls underneath. The final touches were some fussy cut flowers from the Whimsical 12×12 Paper Pad, a flower from Horizon Paper 02, and some mini Thickers from Whimsical and Pick-Me-Up. I also ripped the background paper on two edges and placed Horizon Paper 16 and Paper 16 from Whimsical behind the open spots.


I really love how this layout turned out and I really hope you like it too!

thanks for stopping by

Happy Birthday | Alexandra Renke


hi everyone, i have a fun new project for you. today is Alexandra Renkes birthday and she is having a sale in her store…
sooo, please check that out and have some shopping!


I have made a little 3D project with some pretty papers and washi tape from Alexandra…


the cutFile for the base for the box is from Lori Witlock (i changed a few things) and i really love this cute box. I used papers from the Juni KreativBox and a awesome new washi tape ‚floral blue green‘


i used the following Dies: ‚Blätterzweig‘ ‚Magischer Schmetterling‘ & ‚Rahmen mit Herz‘


the beautiful pearls are also included in the box… i used a wire to showcase them here. The stamp is from this set ‚Beste Wünsche‘


i also used this two papers ‚Herzen‚ and ‚Gitter urwaldgrün‘
Thanks for stopping by today, i really hope you´ll like this project and that you will check out the store…



happy adventure | paige evans


Hi everyone, I have a new layout for you. For this page I used three different Cut Files from Paige Evans, one of the new „rolled Flowers“, some layered Flowers (1 with leaves & 2) and a and “Flower Bunch” some mixed with bits from the new Horizon line and the Whimsical Collection.


I started with making the cut files much smaller and then I had a look into all of the Whimsical Papers, I knew I wanted to have my flowers all in blue/purple and pink. I grabbed Paper No.2, No.4, No.5, No.6, No.9, No.14 and Paper No.16 and placed them on my cutting mat. I used a different color for each layer of the flowers. The Flower Bunch was cut out from white cardstock. I used hot glue for the flower layers, it´s giving some dimension and it is very easy to use.



I placed the white flower cut on my white background and decided to go very clean and simple today. The rolled and layered flowers were placed on top of the white flowers; I added some matching thread behind them, just for some color details and texture. I added some blue leaves from the Mixed Floral Pack to the layered flowers, a pink Tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts and a piece patterned paper (No.5) were placed behind the photo and some Chipboard Sticker Hearts were scattered around the layout.


The title was created with a Chipboard Sticker from the Whimsical Collection and one from the Horizon Collection. There colors are perfectly matching. I placed some butterflies, from the Stickers, around the flowers and the final touches were some matching Enamel Dots, one Whimsical Puffy Sticker  and a little bit of journaling. This Layout came together pretty quickly and I really love how it turned out.


I hope you´re inspired to mix and match some cut files on your next project. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting


Jana Maiwald-McCarthy


this face | alexandra renke


hi everyone, i have a new layout for you. This one was created with some awesome Papers from the Alexandra Renke Mai KreativBox – but you can find all of the papers here in the shop… ‚Marmeladengläser‚ ‚Kärtchenbogen Rot/OrangeKärtchenbogen Rosa/Violet‚ und ‚Fruchtige Papiere


i used a Tim Holtz stencil in the background, a Schminke texture paste and Prima Marketing Watercolors. i really love how everyhing turned out


i also added some small enamel dots between the fruits and i call it a layout


you can check out my YouTube Channel for a process video… CLICK HERE!
thank you so much for stopping by today



dream | alexandra renke


hi everyone, i have a new layout for you.
i really love how this one turned out, i really love the simplicitiy and the „silence“…


i started here with a cool medium, called „Tacky-when-dry“ and this stuff is awesome…
the stencil i used is ‚Lotus Ornament‚ and the foil is used on top is from therm-o-web – iridescent irisado!


The papers i used are the following: ‚Green&Blue Eukalyptus‚ ‚Herzen Liebe‚ and ‚Hortensien in Schale‚ (the small piece i layered behind the picture). The Die behind the picture called ‚Delicate Sea Fan‚ and was heat embossed with Sea Salt WOW! embossing powder – included here in this awesome set


my background was created with two Magical Powders from Lindy´s Stamp Gang… i really love to play with these powders and the powders i used today are ‚Whale watch blue‚ and ‚Frolic in the forest green


the word dream and the little dark blue dots are foam thickers from Shimelle. I also added some thread behind the heart and some TIm Holtz tiny word stickers… they are always perfect for some tiny last details. i enjoyed this process and i love this layout!

I have a process video up on my YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE! thank you!


Soul Garden | Alexandra Renke


hi everyone, i have a new layout for you. I used some pretty awesome papers from Alexandra Renke, a Die from Hero Arts, Magicals for coloring and my background, texture paste from Schminke and WOW! embossing powder here… i really had the best of time and i was in the mood for a bright and colorful layout


i used different patterned papers here and i fussy cut a lot of the fruits from them ( ‚Erdbeeren‚ ‚Himbeeren‚ ‚Kirschen‚ ‚Pflaumen‚ ‚Aprikosen‚ ‚Brombeeren‚ & ‚Physalis

The colors i used for the flower coloring and the background are all from Lidy´s Gang and they called MAGICALS!! i love them so much, i can´t help myself but i could create with them on each and every layout…. have you tried them yet?


i found the quote on pinterest and i really like it. It´s reminds me of a good life that you should create for yourself and your loved ones… my hubby is my soul garden, even if i get no flowers 😉


i really love how the dark patterned paper (‚summerfeeling orientalisch sterne space‚)on the top brings everything together… there is the dark blue from the berries… the pink and also a touch of orange!


that´s it! i really hope you like this layout and if you want to watch the process video, please check out my YouTube Channel. thank you!

i wish you all a great weekend and thanks for stopping by