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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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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
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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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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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Retro Woodland Cuties

I love working with Vintage or Retro images.  They are just so sweet and cute and sweet and cute
This kitschy retro card is so happy and I smile each time I walk by it!  I made it last night using one of my favorite images (I’ve included it here in the blog, so you can print and use it too!)

I’ve embellished it using the Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven line, some ribbon and a Vintage style button.  There’s also space on the Happy Birthday tag to write the recipient’s name.

Here is the JPEG for all of you if you’re feeling in the mood for some retro crafting:
If you’d like to experiment more with digital collages, please stop by my other Etsy shop, Collage Crazy, at:
Now that my eBay store is closed, I’ll be spending more time doing what I enjoy most ~ crafting!  I’ll be offering lots of new collages there (as well as here on the blog) in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow is the drawing for my first giveaway! 
Last call for candy! 
I’m so excited about it!  Now is the time to put your name in there, if you haven’t already.  It is open to anyone ~ no matter your country!  I’ll ship it to England, China, New Guinea…even Canada!  🙂