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Torn Paper Graphic 45 Vintage Layout

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Join me for this special tutorial! I’ll show you how to make this vintage-inspired scrapbook page using some paper from Graphic 45, along with some torn and layered cardstock.

 

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In the video, I mentioned offering the clock printable I made in Photoshop. Here’s the  free sheet for you to print and use for your projects:

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Here are some links for the goodies used on my page as well:

Pretty appliques: https://amzn.to/2LeS5xy

Tim Holtz Base Board Frames: https://amzn.to/2ZGMWlT

Prima Marketing Bronze Age Metallic Wax: https://amzn.to/2MRmzYu

 

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Note: my website and YouTube channel use affiliate links to help support my business. These commissions are at no cost to you, but come from Amazon directly.

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Bo Bunny Genevieve Collection

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When I found this Bo Bunny collection that had my name as the collection title, I just had to pick it up! I love the French country look of this yellow and blue paper pad:

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I used lots of yellow/blue/white flowers from 49 and Market. I love their flowers, since many of them come with greenery as well.

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I love working with collection pads when making scrapbook layouts and cards because I know I’ll have lots of coordinating papers to choose from, making craft time super efficient!  🙂

I have these, along with lots of other premade scrapbook pages, available in my eBay shop.

Please let me know if there are other collections or products you’d like to see highlighted in future blog posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media REMEMBER Layout

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Watercolor and stencil backgrounds are my new favorite way to design scrapbook layouts. I love the versatility, and the fact that every time turns out a little bit different.

This 12×12 page was made using several shades of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers:

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I also added some stencil and stamping ink for the polka dots.

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The page pops with the bold, bright colors of these Prima Marketing flowers. I love the sherbet shades of oranges and corals in the Paradisia collection.

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This was such a fun page to make. I love experimenting with color and balance in the collage. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you were inspired today! xoxo

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Fun with foil

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My sister gave me a package of foil transfer from Prima Marketing, and it’s been in my drawer for about…a year. I just didn’t know what it was or how to use it.

Cut to – I had a custom request for some Pink Floyd scrapbook pages. I knew I would have to make my own background papers for something like this, and -BAM!- the package of foil was opened.

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I have to say, it’s pretty magical. And SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER easy to use.

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For my layouts, I decided to use spray adhesive and stencils. I sprayed the adhesive through the stencil onto my card stock and when it was *almost* dry, stuck the foil paper (shiny side up) onto it (I also gave it a hardy rub, just in case) and… instant glam!

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I have used several packs since. They work so well on black paper, and I can’t seem to get such magnificent color and shine with any other embellishment. You can purchase some here, if you want to give it a go. Prima Marketing carries them in several shades, but this is the package I used for these pages.

Try ’em out, and let me know how they worked! I would love to see pictures of your finished projects! Happy crafting, and shine on!

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Watercolor with Lindy’s Magicals

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Ok. This is my new favorite way to scrapbook. I remember watching several YouTube videos about Lindy’s Gang shakers and I thinking, “THAT is how all these cool mixed media pages look like that. Holy smokes.” (that was my actual interior dialogue).

I bought this ten pack on Amazon last week to try them out:

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And my life has changed forever.

Here are some more pages I made this week using the shakers and just some water spray…

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Literally just shake them onto your paper and spray with water. I didn’t even need a paintbrush.

For the bright purple color in the first layout, I also added Dylusions ink sprays to make the color bolder. I found that if the paper was wet enough, they blended really well with the powder pinks from Lindy’s Gang.

Hope these pages inspire you to get messy! Please let me know if you’d like a video tutorial as well. I’m super excited about my new-found artistry!

Happy crafting!

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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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Scrapbook Organization Woes

Now that I have more space (thanks to a huge liquidation sale last month), I’m working on reorganizing my scrapbook stash and spreading things out.
I’m having the hardest time organizing!
Don’t get me wrong ~ I love looking at my favorite papers and embellishments over and over again (wishing I had a bigger family just so I’d have more pictures to scrap). So many great papers, so few events…
Anyway, the question of the day is:
How do you organize?
Sort by color? Theme? Brand? Season? Alphabetical? Shopping trip?
I think I’ve moved sections of goodies to different areas about 3 or 4 times so far. At first it was all the Vintage/ephemera themed goodies (my favorite right now). That was too big and still strangely random. Then, I sorted by brand. But what if a Basic Grey sheet would go perfectly with a Graphic 45 piece and I’ll never know about the greatest pairing since argyle and socks because one was upstairs on a paper wrack and the other downstairs next to the mac and cheese?!
Also, what in the scrap do you do with all of those sections of paper that are partially used, but match other 12×12 sheets or kits?! I have a ton of 13×13 baggies and I try to keep everything together that way. Now, it just looks like my scrap drawer is a Ziploc Ad. Nothing lays flat or even makes sense. I never even know what I have (yet I still find myself shopping at the craft store each time a coupon comes in the mail).
Any advice? I’d love to hear what you do for storage and organization! Also, any organizational brands/items that you really like? I think laying things flat (700 sheets deep) is no longer working for me. Things are getting squished and wrinkled (although it saves time distressing my paper).
It’s my goal to get organized this week ~ wish me luck!