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An Appointment With Crafting

I needed a date book for work, and couldn’t find anything that really grabbed me.
So – I altered one!

I started with one I found at Barnes & Noble.

Then, I used these adorable Thrift Shop rub-ons from October Afternoon
For this book, I started with the yellow doily rub-on and layered the ladies on top.

Easy as pie!  Hope this inspires you to use those fun scrapbooking embellishments in new ways!!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Springtime

A breath of fresh air throughout the city and children coming outside to play after school each day – must be Spring!

I wanted to celebrate the season with some fun, happy cards.  Springtime means color, new life and joy.  I made this cute ducky card for my sister using some adorable paper from October Afternoon.

I love this paper!  The houndstooth pattern is the backside of the duck print.  I used some Thickers to spell out “Spring”and then topped it off with some Vintage ribbon and flowers.
Then I thought, why stop there?  Any cheerful pattern will make a fun Spring greeting!
I used the same card layout design to make this polka dot piece.  I really enjoy working with monotones, so I used the teal blue for the top of the card, along with the lettering.
This one is available at my Bella Stitchery ArtFire shop and is fully embellished inside as well.
Hope you enjoy the season and take time to enjoy the delights of handmade!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Cookie Swap Bucket

Just finished this custom bucket order.  It was so much fun to work on!  It’s my first Christmas themed bucket order and I just love the way it turned out!
I used a lot of the Very Merry line from October Afternoon (one of my new favorite brands), as well as my new Winter Frolic cartridge from Cricut.
I made some glittery Christmas cookies using my SCAL software.  I inked the edges of each cookie to give it a “baked” look.
This tag was lots of fun too.  It’s all about paper piecing!  I made the gingerbread men by hand and added green brads for buttons.  I then inked and stitched the tag.
The hot chocolate tag was also made by hand using my Winter Frolic cartridge and a Swarovski crystal.
Finally, I added this HUGE green ribbon and attached some jingle bells with thread.  Yummy!
Interested in ordering a custom bucket?  You can check out my Etsy shop for details:
Thanks so much and have a very Merry Christmas!
XOXO
Genevieve