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DIY – Dyeing Seam Binding and Lace

I love using vintage looking accents in my cards and scrapbook pages.

I’ve learned several ways to dye my ribbons and trims, using various ink and paint brands and am happy to share this trick with you!

 

Here are some examples of cards I’ve made using my hand dyed seam binding:

beach 3purple and brown birthday 2kids on beach 3

Here are the supplies used in the video:

Distress Oxide

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Dylusions Ink Sprays

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Lindy’s Magicals

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Hug Snug Seam Binding

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please let me know what you think, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

 

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Meat Tornado

“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”

-Ron Swanson

Mike and I love our Thursday night line-up, not the least of which is Parks & Recreation.  My hubby’s favorite character is Ron Swanson and I wanted to do something a little…different…with this year’s Valentine for him.

I made this unique greeting using one of Ron Swanson’s famous lines from the show, “You had me at meat tornado.” and then embellished the card with lots of shiny German glass glitter.

I cut out a heart, popped it with some foam underneath and embellished it with more glitter. 

Love it.

Mike said it’s probably the best card I have ever made him.  Boom.  Done.
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Christmas in July

This year, I decided to participate in the Christmas in July festivities. 
I have so many requests for Christmas cards all year long (who doesn’t love thinking of Christmas all the time?!) and it’s been so much fun to see so much red, green and sparkle around here!
Feelin’ the holiday spirit?  Stop in and stock up!
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Close Knit

I love finding bargains! 
I went to the semi-annual garage sale at Scrappin’ Time today and scored big time with this Bo Bunny grab bag!  I got several sheets of double-sided card stock for $2!  One person’s trash really IS another one’s treasure! 
I came home and made this layout right away.  It worked perfectly with the picture I had printed several days ago.
Most of the embellishments on the page were made from the card stock itself.  I hand cut several arrows and stars.  I used my Cricut to cut the title and the swirly brown border in the middle.
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Disneyland Mini Album

We took our son, along with the in-laws, to Disneyland early this month.  It was the first time our 3-year-old had been to the magic kingdom and he had a blast
I decided to make a mini-album for my mother-in-law as her Mother’s Day gift this year. 
I just finished it today and wanted to share!  🙂 
 
This is my favorite page of the album.  I hand-cut Jackson and layered him on top of glittery polka-dot card stock. 
I love this picture of Mike in goggles.  It really captures his personality!
Now to start on my own layouts….
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MEGA Re-Opening Sale at ArtFire ~~ My Biggest Sale EVER!!!

As a craft lover turned entrepreneur, I’m all about supporting the small businesses.  I have sold on dozens of websites over the last couple years and am so excited about ArtFire.  I’m delighted to be able to offer you my Bella Stitchery and Gen’s Scrapbook Kitchen on ONE ArtFire site for your convenience.
The url is listed as Bella Stitchery (http://www.artfire.com/users/BellaStitchery), and I’ve spent the last 8 days getting all my patterns up to date, as well as adding all my handmade goodies.

In honor of my new store there, I’m holding my BIGGEST SALE EVER this week:
25% off EVERYTHING in my ArtFire shop!
Patterns, cards, frames ~ you name it!
The prices listed now are retail, so please enter discount code: GRANDREOPENING25
for the sale price.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Thanks so much, and happy shopping!
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Springtime in the Kitchen

Please tell me that I am not the only person that looks forward to each and every season or holiday. In August, I start mentally preparing the Christmas decoration layout in our home. Now, I’m dreaming of SPRING! Ahhhhh, the sunny days, flowers and baby birds.
I’ve started creating with Spring themed goodies this week and am having so much fun with them!