I am sad to say that Moments of Tranquility Shop has been closed for good.
I am grateful for the years of support and kindness that I have received. :o)

If you are here looking for Dusty Attic chipboard... DON'T PANIC!
You can now purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the manufacturer HERE.

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share my altered Clip It Up products with you today. I had so much fun decorating them!  Below are a few photos, but to read my product review and instructions on how I altered my Clip It Ups, please visit the Simply Renee Blog.

Click here to view my Vintage Clip It Up on the Simply Renee Blog.
Click here to view my Grunge Clip It Up on the Simply Renee Blog.



Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

It is FINALLY time!  Woooohoooo!!  First I would like to say thank you for being a part of my giveaway. I did not expect to receive such an overwhelming number of entries!  I wish I could send you ALL a little something.  :o(  But at least I am able to choose more than one winner!  :o)  

I made a list of entries in the order received and used random.org to choose random winners.  So without further suspense...

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER of my Dusty Attic Giveaway is...

SOPHIE YARGEAU!!  Congrats Sophie!!

And the two ADDITIONAL WINNERS of my Dusty Attic Giveaway are...

DARA LYNN!!  Congrats Dara!! 

LIZ S.!!  Congrats Liz!!

The winner of my Bonus Flower Giveaway is...

DAWN L.!!  Congrats Dawn!

Because I honestly did not expect so many people to respond to my flower giveaway, I decided to choose another winner and give away a few more flowers.  The winner will receive my Vintage blooms and Gardenias.  

The winner of my Extra Bonus Giveaway is....

SHANNON!!  Congrats Shannon!

Thank you again to all of you who entered.  I feel really bad that I can't send everyone a little something.  But I have an idea... I enjoyed hosting this giveaway so much that I have decided to do this once a month!  It may not be an all Dusty Attic giveaway like this one... it may include a variety of different products.  So be sure to check back each month.  

To all of the winners... please email me your mailing information... natasha.naranjoaguirre@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Happy Monday friends!  Is it Monday already?!  This month is flying by in a blur!  Before we know it, it will be summer!  

This is another GYSO sketch made by my team mate Jodi Wilton.  I used the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection for this layout.  The photos are of my son when he was only a few months old.  He is going on 9 years now!  But he still has those big eyes and HUGE cheeks!!  
This flower is my embossed flower.  I used Dusty Attic Flower Layers #1 (DA0502) to make this.  For a tutorial on how to make these, click here.
I cut out the clocks from one of the patterned papers and positioned them on top of the existing clocks on my background paper.  I added a Tim Holtz Timepiece and game spinner on one of the pieces.  The little flowers were also made from Dusty Attic chipboard.
This tribal chipboard element (DA0305) was randomly painted with gold paint and inked with Glimmer Mist.  The chipboard frame was taken from the inside of the Dusty Attic Fleur de lis frames (DA0511).  I stamped designs onto the frame using gold paint.  I also randomly added Distress embossing powder to the inside of the frame.
Here is another version of my embossed flower.  The metal flower and foliage are made by Tim Holtz.  The title is made from grunge board and embossed using Distress embossing powder.  Along the left side of my layout, I added a little lacing using hemp cord.  Click here to view the tutorial for the 'Eyelet Lacing Tear'.
This gorgeous hinge (DA0509) is also made by The Dusty Attic.  Can you believe this is chipboard?  It goes to show how many different ways you can alter chipboard.  This poor hinge suffered much distress, but I love the end result!  First, I dry embossed it and randomly blotted and swiped a gold paint dabber onto it. Then I inked it using Glimmer Mist.  After, I applied a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and once it dried and cracked, I applied a different color of Glimmer Mist.  Allow the ink to soak through the cracks.  Finally, I blotted on a little more gold paint and one more layer of my original Glimmer Mist color.  Voila!!  I ended up with a cool, metallic-looking hinge.  Don't be afraid to experiment with different mediums.  These awesome chippies withstand the abuse!  Just be sure not to over-soak your chippie.  If you do just dry it with a heat gun before you continue.  I tend to dry my chipboard element between each layer, to avoid damaging the piece.
I hand-stitched this flourish using my Stitched Flourishes Quick Tip.  I also added some pearls for added interest.
Behind the photo and on the photo, I added a little hand-stitching.  I added a little eyelet border on the side of my layout.
Just a close-up of my journaling spot.  (Sorry about the shadow.)  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I sincerely appreciate those of you who take the time to read my posts.  I also appreciate every single one of your comments.  Thank you again!  Have a beautiful week ahead!

For a list of supplies used, please click on the link below.
That Face

Hello again!  Today I would like to share a new flower tutorial I created.  These flowers were inspired by a gardenia.  I adore gardenias and their sweet smell.  I did my best to replicate them and hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Supplies Needed:
- (3) Medium flower cutouts
- (4) Small flower cutouts
(I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die, but you can use any punch or die.)
 - Quick-drying glue
- Ink pad
- Wooden skewer
- Scissors (not shown)

STEP 1:  Ink the edges of each flower layer.  If any of your cutouts do not have a space between the petals, cut a slit between each petal using a scissor.  I cut a slit between the petals of Layers 1-3 (the medium-sized layers shown on top).

STEP 2:  Using a wooden skewer, curl back both the right and left sides of each petal of your (3) medium-sized cutouts (Layers 1-3).  

STEP 3:  Gently unravel the petals with your fingers.  Do not completely flatten them.  Leave them slightly curled.

STEP 4:  Take the first small cutout (Layer 4) and curl each petal from side to side as shown.  

STEP 5:  Apply a dab of glue in the center of Layer 4 and on each petal.

STEP 6:  Fold up all of the petals of Layer 4 and hold for a moment until dry.

STEP 7:  Take Layer 5 and repeat the same process.  Curl the petals from side to side and apply a dab of glue in the center of the layer and on each petal.

STEP 8:  Place Layer 4 inside of Layer 5.

STEP 9:  Fold up the petals of Layer 5 (keeping Layer 4 inside).  

STEP 10:  Take Layer 6 and curl the petals from side to side again.  Place your flower bud (Layers 4 & 5) on top of Layer 6 but DO NOT fold up the petals of Layer 6 as we had previously done.  You have just created your flower center.

STEP 11:  Take your final layer (Layer 7) and gently curl back the sides of each petal.

STEP 12:  Time to assemble your flower!  Take Layer 1 and apply a dab of glue in the center.  Adhere Layer 2 to Layer 1 and offset the petals.

STEP 13:  Adhere Layer 3 in the same manner and remember to offset the petals.  If your petals are still too puffy, gently flatten the layers using your fingers.

STEP 14:  Adhere Layer 7 to Layer 3.

STEP 15:  Adhere the flower center that we created in Step 10 to the top of your flower.  

And you're done!  This was a simple one!  This flower has a soft look to it and it is not too large.  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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