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FREE Easter Joy Cross-Stitch Pattern

Easter is all about joy, so I thought I would spread a little of my own with this free, one-of-a-kind cross-stitch pattern:

Click here to download the pattern from Scribd.

This darling project will be about 14×21.5 inches when complete (based on a standard 14 ct. aida cloth, although you can use any size you like).  Chart comes complete with the list of DMC floss needed.

Please send me photos when you’re done with this piece – I would love to see this adorable chickie finished!

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EGGciting Stuff!

We had a special Easter this year, celebrating a week late, due to allergies.  It sure wasn’t any less special, however (and the bonus is that we found LOTS of discounted goodies, since we bought after the holidays….hmmm….maybe Christmas in January this year? 
Te, he).
The cousins had a blast looking for eggs in Nana and Papa’s yard (note to self: next year, count the eggs before you hide them.  Nana and Papa will probably be finding eggs well into the Fall).
I loved using all the new Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline paper on these layouts.  The colors are FABULOUS and have the Vintage feel that I love so much.  I hand cut the tape measure here out of the back of the grey base card stock. 
The picture above was made by adding a white frame in Photoshop and then printing one 5×7 and one 4×6 and then layering them.
I used lots of fun embellishments on this page, from felt K & Company to rhinestones.  These layouts feel so much like Spring and I have them up on our refrigerator as we speak.  I love walking by them.  🙂
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15% Off Sale Today – Friday!

Special 48 hour sale at Gen’s Scrapbook Kitchen ~ no foolin’!


Today – Friday only!!

You can shop at any of my four shop websites for the discount:

If you choose to shop at my direct website, enter discount code:


at checkout for the discounted price.

At the other 3 websites, refunds will be given after checkout.

For me, 2010 is all about socializing here on the web!

Please check me out and get the low down on what’s cookin’ in the kitchen:



Followers on these 2 sites (as well as those here on my blog) will be privy to exclusive sales and contests.

You are also always welcome to submit requests and have a hand in the creative future of Gen’s Scrapbook Kitchen!

Thanks so much to all of you and have a very Happy Easter!

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The beginning of Lent is a reminder that Easter is not too far away!  I’m still trying to get used to writing 2010 (so many scratched out checks…)

Here we are ~ weather getting warmer, birds chirping, bees chasing me when I take product photos outside.  Awwwwwwwwwww, Springtime must be around the corner!

I love walking through the local craft stores and seeing all the happy decor! The background props in these photos is from a cute Vintage looking egg wreath. I think it really adds a little extra coziness to the cards. 🙂