Cookie Monster on the Loose

cookie monster scrapbook layout

Messy babies must be photographed! It’s some kind of unspoken rule. Here is my little Henry, covered in sea salt chocolate chip cookies. YUM!

Cookie face!

Cookie face!

For this layout, I used Basic Grey’s Ambrosia paper line. I liked mixing a pop of bright teal with the stressed, grungy look of the orange and red paper collection. This is¬†a quick, simple layout style that can easily be used for any occasion.

Feel free to use this design in your own layouts. Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

Adventures in Family Photo Taking

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Ahhhhh, the good ol’ family photo. Priceless memories to frame and enjoy for generations. We conveniently forget about all the craziness that takes place behind the scenes in order to get that perfect group picture.
Here’s a little song I wrote, inspired by our last family photo shoot (sung to the 12 Days of Christmas):

On the 12th round of photos with my family and me –
*12 minutes late
*11 blurry pictures
*10 baby tears
*9 lost socks
*8 extra diapers
*7 timeouts given
*6 broken props
*5 outfit changes
*4 expired coupons
*3 cars to get there
*2 kids under two
and a perfect family photo for our wall.

We get to pick them up a week later, which is just about the right amount of time to recover from the afternoon’s adventure. ūüôā

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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

These layouts are "POE"sitively fun!

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door –
They must be bringing me a new My Mind’s Eye layout!

Ok ~ so I took some liberties there.¬† ūüôā¬†

I’ve been having so much fun with the new My Mind’s Eye Haunted line!¬† I made both of these layouts this week using lots of colorful Distress Ink, along with Prima and Petaloo goodies.

I used kind of a collage technique with both pages and added TONS of crystals (all by hand) on the second page.

I used the new Happy Hauntings cartridge by Cricut to make the photo frames for both layouts.
I also enjoyed using lots of my Vintage style goodies (I have a tendency to hoard them).
Hope these two pages give you lots of ideas!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!
XOXO
Gen

MOOvelous Card Collection

HEY you! HERD you were looking for some fabulous, funny Fall cards!

Each of these handmade greetings is embellished with a darling cow image from Primsy Doodle Designs and is accompanied by a matching stamp with funny cow pun from C.C. Designs! These are terrific cards to have on hand, as they are sure to bring a smile to someone’s face!

We’ll be designing with Diamond Glaze, shimmery ribbon and lots of flowers. We’ll even be making a great tri-fold style card. There are lots of surprises in store, so sign up quickly, as space is limited.

Sunday, September 19


1-3pm

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive such as Zip Dry and 3D foam adhesive).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is VERY limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience).¬† You can also find ready-made kits at the store anytime before the class day (while they last).¬† Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!

FELT You Might Like These Card Class ~ September 5

Join me at Scrappin’ Time on Sunday, September 5 from 1-3pm

A full pack of Basic Grey Felties will be here on September 5th to greet you! Let’s get busy crafting, shall we?

Each unique card has been created with the warmth of a September evening in mind. I love making cards into one-of-a-kind shapes, so we’ll be making one of the greetings into a purse and another one into an octagon with hand-stitched elements!

Sunday, September 5

1-3pm

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive (such as Zip Dry) and a needle for sewing).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is VERY limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience). Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!