Home is where the ART is.

I love finding new ways to use paper!
I made these fun wooden plaques using the $1 wood ovals from Michaels.
I painted the sides with dark brown and then used hot glue on the front to paste down my favorite Cosmo Cricket Gretel paper.  I sanded the paper to give it a good edge, flush with the wood and to antique it a bit.
The letters were cut from my Cricut and then decorated with lots of little flowers, ribbon and buttons.
I stapled some gingham ribbon on the back of each piece of wood when I was finished.
It’s a fun, easy project, and a great way to display your favorite paper patterns.

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.

You ROCK!

Everyone I work with at Red Lion ROCKS, so I wanted to make the sales & catering team special Valentine cards this year.
I found this cute idea in a magazine, and started working on these bad-boys assembly line style.
It was nice to put my Cricut to good use, too!
I made this simple pocket by hot-gluing three sides of the polka dot paper.
The most difficult part of my venture was the city-wide search for Pop Rocks. I had no idea how difficult they would be to find. I hit up almost every Sun Mart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, 7-11 and Conoco in Tri-Cities, Washington!
Thanks for stopping by!  You ROCK, too!  🙂
xoxo
Genevieve

Digital Age

Ahhh, Christmas morning. 
Two little people enjoying the magic of the holiday and having fun….playing with digital devices??? 
Wow.  When did this happen?
Cousins sitting side-by-side with their iPads and iPods -too cute to pass up this photo opportunity!
I thought I would make an ironic scrapbook layout to showcase their modern toys by making the page in a Vintage style. 
I used www.picnik.com to make the picture look like a Polaroid. 

The paper I used is from Sassafras Lass.  I embellished the page with a paper doily and some handmade crocheted flowers. 
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo
Genevieve

Soup for the (Crafting) Soul

I saw the Homemade 6 Bean Soup line from Jillibean Soup this week and just had to have it!
I dug up some pictures I had of me crafting away from a few years ago.  Scrapbooking is such a huge part of my life and I wanted to have fun with the handmade, crafty feel of this paper line.
I had lots of fun with this one and was able to layer tons of embellishments
(which always makes me feel justified in my scrapbook spending. 
See honey, I do need all of these things!)
I used some great K and Co die-cuts that have been in my ‘random stuff’ drawer for years,
 along with LOTS of glittery cardstock flowers.

Here’s a quick look at the Jillian Bean Soup collection, too.  It’s super cute!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve

100% Boy

I am lovin’ the new Crate Paper Toy Box Collection!  It is so flippipn’ cute!

I have hoarded it for weeks, just looking longingly at it here and there. I finally had the chance to use it this week and love it even more than I did when I bought it!

My son received a vacuum bug catcher for Easter and we were on a mission to catch something awesome. He loaded up the stroller with all his supplies and topped it off with his favorite hat.

Boys are so much fun.  🙂
xoxo
Genevieve

SEW Much Fun Card Class (with special raffle!)

May inspires a “spring cleaning” vibe for me and I wanted to create a card collection that felt simple and refreshing.
Join me at Scrappin’ Time for this fun class on Sunday, May 1 (1-3pm) to make lots of darling, hand-stitched cards for any occasion!

This class is at a special, discount price too, of only $15!!
Call, or stop by, Scrappin’ Time to reserve your seat!
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-898-7414
Hope to see you there!
xoxo
Genevieve
P.S. I have a special, secret raffle planned for all attendees…..