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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.
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Book Club – My Fabulous Literary Lushes

I am part of an absolutely fabulous book club (appropriately named) “Literary Lushes”.
We meet about once a month to discuss amazing books and drink high-end wine.
I love it.  These ladies are some of the most wonderful women that I’ve ever met (including my dear mother-in-law).
When I found this paper in one of the new DCWV stacks, I knew it was perfect for my book club photos.

The paper was pretty perfect on its own, but I jazzed it up a bit with pearl earrings and bling-dazzling jewelery.  I also matted the page with black and pink glitter card stock.  I topped the layout off with some retro-inspired crystal brads.

xoxo
Genevieve
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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
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Layout Love

Sometimes I get so into “card making” mode that I forget how much fun it can be to make a scrapbook page!
I’ve re-discovered my love for scrapbooking recently (my first love when it comes to paper crafting).
This season’s adorable paper lines and embellishments have really made crafting a breeze!

Another thing I love about making pages is that I can use lots of my embellishments. 
I love decorating my pages with flowers, bling, rub-ons…basically whatever I can get my hands on.  🙂

I really love this layout.  I’m really into banners right now, and I tend to use them everywhere. 
I love the ginham print on the paper and the collage feel.

Shabby chic layouts are so much fun to make. 
You really get the opportunity to use lots of fun goodies, from yarn to resin!

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop and check out all the handmade layouts I have available!
Thanks so much!
xoxo
Gen
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Make Your Own Embellishments Card Class

I love learning new techniques. 
I dedicated this special card class to making embellishments from paper. 
Join me for this fun class on Sunday, April 17 (1-3pm) and we’ll be making flowers, roses, rosette seals and more!  Fun stamping and glittering will take center stage as well!
Call, or stop by, Scrappin’ Time to reserve your seat!
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-898-7414 

See ya there!
xoxo
Genevieve

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Make Your Own 3D Rosette Flowers

Wanna make some fun, 3D embellishments?
No special glasses required ~ these babies just POP with layers!
Here are the materials needed:
*scissors
*pop up adhesive
*glue gun
*rhinestones
*card stock
*images
First, cut out the images you want to use (you can use digital collages, or even just punch out sections of pretty paper).  I cut mine as 2 inch circles.
Next, use your scallop icon in your Storybook cartridge to cut out a black layer 2.5 inches for behind your image.
I used the flower icon (shown below) from the Plantin cartridge to make my flower layers.  I cut one about 3.25 inches and then a black layer about 3.75 inches.
When they are cut, simply fold each layer in 1/2 (folding toward you) so that the edges of each flower petal stand up.  Do that with both your patterned paper and the black flowers.
Using foam squares, layer the flower sections together.
After hot-gluing your image to your scallop layer, add rhinestones.  I heat-set mine with a Tulip heat tool.
Now you can add them to your flowers with foam adhesive.
Simple as that! 
These are fabulous to use on scrapbook pages, cards, frames and invitations.  They make adorable party favors and cupcake toppers too!
You can check out my listing for these puppies, too, if you’d like to purchase some for yourself.
Enjoy, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Avast, Ye Scurvy Dogs!

Yar! 
Our weather be good, so we decided to set out on a treasure hunt!
Me mateys and I followed the clues throughout the house…er…island to discover the wooden treasure box buried in the sandbox…er…exotic sand dunes.
Me first mate, Jackson and his swash-buckling cousins had so much fun with the adventure. 
The candy and gold chocolate bounty were enough to keep ’em happy until they sailed off to bed that night.
{smile}
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Birds of a Feather Card Class

Birds (especially peacocks) are SO in right now!
They have a timeless beauty and these special cards are going to be perfect for ANY occasion!

                                          

Each unique card has been created with the bright colors of springtime.
I especially love the soft teal and yellow.
 We’ll be using lots of fun new techniques, too, such as glitter embossing.

Come and craft with me on Sunday, March 6 from 1-3pm. 
The class is $25 ~ call and reserve your seat today!
Scrappin’ Time 702-898-7414
5915 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Love the cards, but can’t make it to a class?  Call or stop by the store for kits
Make these unique greetings from home!
Thanks so much!  Hope to see you there!
xoxo
Genevieve









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B&B for some R&R

7 Wives Inn Bed & Breakfast (photographed here with our innkeeper Vanessa)
Nothing says relaxing getaway like a former polygamist hideout, right? 
Mike and I have been working like maniacs the last few months and needed to get out of town for a few days.  In Vegas, the only place driving distance is St. George (unless you want to travel all the way to Universal Studios ~ my hubby’s vote!)
St. George it is! 
When we started looking on-line, we stumbled across a place called Seven Wives Inn.  Soooooo funny (and creepy).  Neither of us had stayed in a B&B ever before, but you can’t resist a name like that right?!
When we got there, we couldn’t believe how sweet the place was.  Tucked away in a quaint neighborhood, it was like something from a movie (not at all creepy.  We had joked on the drive there that it might be like Dwight’s beet farm B&B on The Office.  1 in 6.)
Old time squeaky floorboards, white Vintage door handles, old fashioned car bathtubs ~ it was all here!  Each room even had a framed biography of one of the wives!
Our innkeeper, Vanessa, was amazing and we had so much fun hangin’ out with her (she’s pictured by the sign in my layout).  I can’t wait to go back!  Next time we go out of town anywhere, we will make sure to check for the bed and breakfast options first!

I loved working on this layout!  I used my favorite Graphic 45 line, Domestic Goddess.  I did a lot of hand cutting (fork and spoon, stamp, fruit strips) and then just embellished like crazy!
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I Think, Therefore I Scrap.

One of the things I like most about making cards is that the themes are unlimited!  I find that happening often as I become a more “experienced” crafter. 
A few years ago, if my hubby had come to me one night and said:
“My buddy at work is having a birthday in two days.  Can you make him a special card?  He’s a philosophy major and loves Descartes.  Go!”
I would have had a panic attack and threw together a birthday card featuring a duck and some left over glitter.
This time, however, I went with it.  I took a few minutes to think about what I wanted and made it happen (vs. making something happen around what I had on hand).  I’m totally into printing my own papers and images now and it has really expanded my creativity.
This card in particular, features Descartes (I think, therefore I am) and I did a play on it with this birthday greeting:
 
He took it into work last week and everyone went nuts over it (I love it so much when that happens.  It makes me feel all warm and squishy inside), so I decided to list it in my various stores as well. 
Wish me luck!  🙂