Welcome 2019 | Alexandra Renke


Hi everyone, welcome to a new BlogHop with the awesome Alexandra Renke Design Team… we´re saying HELLO and WELCOME 2019!
The store is back, online and filled with awesome new stuff, you should have a look!
We want to share our AR calendars with you… Alexandra is sending out some awesome „KreativBoxen“ each month and there was a stunning 2019 calendar in the december box and i will use this baby for all my creative projects… my ideas and my VID´s (very important dates) for the DesignTeams. I really love to sketch out some layouts and make some plans for upcoming things. There is so much room on each week, just awesome!


Here you can see my calendar for 2019 and some stunning planner („Lieblingstag“ and „Life is beautiful„) stamps! I used one of the new papers for my cover but i will focus on a second paper too… they are so beautiful designed and easy to use.


This is my second cover page… i used a Alphabet Die from Alexandra Renke, some watercolors, thickers from Paige Evans and some enamel shapes from my stash. The flowers are fussy cutted from one of the new papers. I LOVE this paper, i need 10 more sheets of it!


I used three rings for my binding and i really love to add some envelopes to my pages. Just for some random notes or some snippets i want to keep… pictures… you know, all kind of pretty stuff 😉


I used some of the new stamps here, but also some lettering and writing. I really love to mix my fonts…


…and here you can see how i love to sketch out my next layouts, or some random ideas. Here i added the things i wanted to use on the page! sometimes it is helpful and sometimes i am just making something different…

here is our Blog Hop Link List for today… have fun!

Frau Pony

that´s it for today!
thanks for stopping by and i wish you a great day/evening/night





together forever | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, i have a new Layout to share. I started this Layout with a quote i found on Pinterest: together forver, never apart, maybe in distance, but never at heart.
I really like this one and so i have made my own stencil with it.
The picture for this project shows two of my boys and the kids from my sister, 14 yrs. ago… look how cute they are!

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I added some texture paste through the stencil and once that was dry i grabbed some Art Crayons… i picked green and blue! I turned the photo into a black and white one because of all the colors on it; now i can work with every color i want! I also had a look into the Journaling {DieCuts} Pack for some things i wanted to use.

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I added a lot of water to the background (Foundation Paper with Gesso) but also watered the Art Crayons down so that i can easily smudge them around with a piece of plastic. I love this „kissing“ technique! A brush were used for splattering and to dilute/apply the color on the paper.

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Once that was all dry i decided to bring in some more color to the mix. I grabbed a darker blue Art Crayon, the big stencil brush and the heart stencil from the {ink spill} pack to add some hearts. I really like how the darker shade is looking. I already realized that it was very hard to read the text on the background and i started to think about a way to solve that problem… but first i worked on the layering around and under my photo.

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There are some patterned papers behind my picture, but also some Journaling ephemera pieces. Because of the black & white photo i grabbed some watercolor stickers and placed them between and underneath the layers. I really like how this is looking. One of the patterned papers were used for fussy cutting; i love the matching tiny hearts!

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Here you can see what i´ve made with the letters… i grabbed a Sketch Pen in black, outlined each of the letters and have regretted it immediately! I thought i have messed this page up and i could start again. I looked at it and maybe some white acrylic paint could help?! Yes!

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I am so happy that i used the white acrylic paint on top of the letters. I like how it is looking now

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I also have a process Video up on my YouTube Channel for you CLICK HERE
Thanks for stopping by today


Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Perfect Gesso
Stencil Brushes
Art Crayons {cool}
Field Notes:
Watercolor Stickers
12×12 Paper Pad
Journaling Ephemera
„One of a Kind“ Word Stickers
{ink spill} Stencil Pack
Chipboard Stickers

Weihnachten 2018 | Alexandra Renke

hi everyone, i have a new layout… i made this just for fun and i love how it turned out!
i used some awesome Alexandra Renke papers and a cute Die. I fussy cut some of the designs out and used them as my elements on my page. The background was made with a cutfile from Paige Evans and a lot of colors… Magicals from Lindy´s and a ShimmerzPaints Vibez.


i had so much fun with the background here, the magical powders are so much fun and i really need more of the colors!



Love the cutfile and i really like how the hearts are looking with the dots on the right and the white on the left. I was thinking about a colored paper for the open spots but because of all the other colors i decided to go with white.


there is a process video up on my youtube channel… click here!

thanks for stopping by

hello 2019

hi everyone, i am back with a new layout. a „scrap your stash“ page… i used a giant washi tape from Altenew „floral flurries“, some bits and pieces from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans „Whimsical“ collection and some Shimelle thickers…


a lot of Shimmerz Paints for my background and a handstitched title…
i added some tissue paper and a little bag with a tag behing my pictures. I really LOVE how this page turned out



i have a process video up on my channel, ready for you to watch

thank you so much for stopping by today

Joy, Hope & Love | Paige Evans

Hi everyone, I have my final Layout for the Paige Evans & Silhouette Team to share. I started this one with the scalloped Christmas tree, I just re-sized it and made it a bit smaller, and white Cardstock. I knew I wanted to use the patterned Paper with all the colorful stripes on it (Whimsical Paper No.16) for the open spots from the CutFile. My idea was to create a colorful Christmas tree with tone on tone elements.


It took some time to back all of the open spots on the tree, but it was totally worth the time! I love how it turned out; a bright and happy Christmas tree. I also wanted to add some mixed media to my white cardstock and so I looked into my Shimmerz Paints and grabbed all of the matching colors and started to create the same order of colors like I have on my tree. Some gold splatters were added for the Christmas bling!


Once that was dry I started to look in the Whimsical ephemera DieCuts and all of the Stickers. I grabbed some Puffy Stickers, some Chipboard Stickers and some Paper DieCuts. But I also fussy cut out a word from the 2×2 Paper Pad. I also used some stickers from the Sticker Book; they are perfect for the final touches! I tried to use color on color and this is so much fun.


The Mini Foam Alphas were used for some words and my title; I placed them also by color on top of the tree.  Rub Ons were placed on the picture itself and the last thing I have added was one of the big Tassel Paper Clips and a paper strip on the right side from the white cardstock.



Thanks you so much for the great time I had on your team, Paige! I love you and your stunning designs!


Galaxy Cards | Alexandra Renke


Hi everyone, i have some new cards to share… i am not a big card making person, but sometimes i love to make some! I used some awesome stamps from Alexandra Renke for this set of cards but i also painted some galaxies! i LOVE galaxies, it is so relaxing and i love to watch how the colors blends into each other

But let´s have a look at the cards and the stamp sets i used.
Stamp Set „Wal“ – Stamp Set „Bär“ – Stamp Set „Misteltoe

The first card started with a stencil and some texture paste… some stamps around the middle part and watercolors. I love how the galaxy pops off the card. the gold splatters were made with gansai tambi starry colors gold – my favorites!!



i used some golden paper and a alpha die set from altenew – oh my, i LOVE this set!
the second card was made with nearly the same things, i used the same stencil but used some embossing paste instead of the texture paste… first time trying and this is so much fun!


i applied the embossing paste through the stencil and heat embossed it right away. it´s a great texture and i love how it looks. i also added some silver watercolor over the white embossed cardstock. some silver letters and stamps… this page is done.


the last card got some golden ebmossed dots and a kraft branch, i love the mix here. kraft and gold is always perfect for christmas, right?!




that´s it for today, thanks so much for stopping by!
i wish you all a great weekend



24 days of joy | alexandra renke

hi everyone, i have made a little „24 days of joy“ project for the month of december, i´ll fill each of the little pockets with little notes. some questions… my idea behind this project was very simple. I want to have my boys/family answer this little questions, each and every day. I will use some of this for my big album, memory keeping!
All of the products i used are from Alexandra Renkechristmas 2018, days of joy products and so much more…


I had not the right idea for using all of this pockets, envelopes and tags. First i wanted to hang all of them on a big branch with some lights and other christmas decorations. But this was not perfect, not at all. So i grabbed some big rings and splitted everything into two piles…



i really, really, really LOVE how this project turned out! there are some vellum pockets filled with sequins, some cones, selfmade envelopes (cutfile from Paige Evans) and a lot of die cuts! you can flip through the pages and just grab one of the days/notes.



are you a fan of christmas mini albums, decorations and full filled little tags/notes? this is our family calendar for december. i seriously can´t wait to get some awesome answers, some curious faces and some laughers!


thanks for stopping by today

winter wonderland | Alexandra Renke

hi everyone, i have a new layout to share. i´ve made this page for the Alexandra Renke Team and i really love how it turned out.

I created this winter scene with a new Cutfile from Alexandra Renke and a set of new dies… set of three trees and berries


The elements are also fussy cut from some design papers, you can find them all here in the christmas section. You should have a look, there are so many awesome things!


please feel free to check out my YouTube channel for a process video for this layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today

be thankful | vicki boutin

Hi everyone, Jana here again and i have a new layout to share. We´re starting to create some Thanksgiving inspired projects for you and i will start.
I am fighting a cold at the moment and i am spending a lot of time in my bed… but i did some brushlettering with Vickis watercolors and this turned out so great that i was totally inspired to use these colors for my next layout. Not the typical fall colors, but i love how it turned out.

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This is the little phrase i wrote and i am thankful for my life. My kiddos and my hubby… i am thankful even when we have to deal with some serious stuff, but that is life, right?
I had to think about this project for a while but once the idea popped into my head, everything worked perfectly! I used the same colors for a lot of stamped and painted leaves.

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I started with pink, purple and blue. I mixed the three colors together to get some new/different shades. I splattered over all the leaves to get some more different looks. Once all of the leaves were done i started to seperate them into four color parts. I wanted to use four photos and i also wanted to add the leaves to each of them.

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The photos are showing my family, my hubby and my three boys. I really love how the black/white photos are popping off the page. I grabbed a sheet of the Foundations Paper and added some stitched lines with my sewing machine. I wanted to have a visual border between each color section and that is why i added the white stitching on 6″. Now i have four 6×6 squares to fill.

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The Journaling pieces were used for some layering behind the photos. I wanted to use a lot of layered leaves and so i only added one paper behind each photo. I used foam tape for more dimension. Once i was happy with the layering and the details i glued everything down. My journaling is running around the background paper. It´s also a visual border around everything.

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Some Chipboard stickers were placed on top or next to each photo, the black and white leaves from the watercolor stickers and matching enamel dots to finish this page. I really love how this one turned out.

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i also have a process video up on my youtube channel – click!

Thanks for stopping by today

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Watercolor Set
Waterbrush Set
Field Notes:
Stamp and Die Set „Shine“
Journaling Ephemera
Watercolor Stickers
Chipboard Stickers