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Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now.

My hubby is having this amazing giveaway in August,
and I’m excited to share it with you as well!
Here are the goodies being raffled:
A handmade canvas frame (courtesy of yours truly).
Here’s an example of what it will look like with a 5×7 photo.
I have also made five greeting cards. 
Each of them highlight fun, typewriter-themed ephemera.

Why stop at paper? 
Here is a one-of-a-kind embroidery piece that I made using various fabrics and buttons.
This hoop adorned the wall of my office before Mike saw it and asked me to donate it to his cause.

He is also giving away a copy of his short-story anthology, although you don’t have to wait for the contest to have a copy for yourself.  You can check it out here, too.

Go visit Mike’s blog here to learn more and enter to win.  Good luck, friends!!!
xoxo
Genevieve
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A Birthday Cocktail For You!

Happy hour cocktails for a happy birthday!
My work buddy loves the retro and Vintage style cards I make,
so I wanted to do something extra special for her this week.
I started with this fabulous balloon/music note sheet from Glitz Design
(I’ve been waiting to use it for over a year!)
I found some of these chipboard frames a little while back and painted this one a yellow gold to match the tones in this Vintage image.  The frame was a perfect fit!

Clusters of embellishments really make a card (or layout) stand out. 
Here I used several crocheted flowers, a fabric brad, hand-tied button and two pins.

Inside the card, I used a journal frame from Cosmo Cricket and stamped “Happy Birthday” on it, along with some flowers (there are tiny rhinestones in the center of each one, too).
Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve