The Boo Crew 2014

We went a little batty this Halloween.

We went a little batty this Halloween.

Halloween 2014 – good times! Just finished this year’s layouts for my scrapbook and wanted to share.

The layout above was made using cardstock from the Authentique Spirited paper line. I love the fun double-sided cardstock and notecard embellishments.

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It also worked nicely with the My Mind’s Eye Frightful collection that I used for the double layout below.

Happy Halloween from the Boo Crew!

Happy Halloween from the Boo Crew!

The toughest part of this layout was deciding which side of the cardstock to use – both sides were super cute!halloween layout 5

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My Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge allowed me to make this spoooooooooky title.

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I found the inspiration for my double-page layout from this Creating Keepsakes sketch from 2011.

For tips on how to best photograph your scrapbook layouts, be sure to check out my how-to post here.

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate! It was all treats this year – no tricks! 🙂

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

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

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

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}

Basic Grey Oliver Page Kit

I’ve been having lots of fun with the Basic Grey Oliver line lately.  I bought the card kit, collection pack and page kit for the line! 
This is the first Basic Grey page kit I’ve used and I’m really happy with it!  It was super easy to use and included lots of goodies ~ from rub-ons to chipboard!  The only items I added were thread (I did some sewing throughout), ink and buttons.
It was a fun afternoon project to do with my sister, too!  We each bought a kit and had a quick craft day together. 
I’m so glad that Basic Grey started selling page kits this year.  I’ve been a fan of their card kits for a long time, too.  I’m excited to see what they come up with next!

My Greatest Inspiration

My little tiger, Jackson, is my greatest inspiration.  I take picture after picture (after picture) of this little fellow.  Everything he does makes me laugh (except when done at 11pm…not so funny then).

I always wanted children, but never did I imagine my heart’s ability to love.  I love my hubby, of course, but there is some kind of awe when looking at my child that I had never experienced before becoming a mommy.

I look back at pictures and layouts sometimes and already feel nostalgic at how fast he’s growing up and changing (he’s only 3 for cryin’ out loud!)

No matter the day we’ve had together (I’m a stay-at-home mom), or how trying the last few hours before bedtime (don’t even get me started) ~ when I see him sleeping, all is forgotten. 
My heart melts again and I’m putty in his tiny, sticky hands.
P.S. Don’t forget about the Spring Scrapbook Giveaway!  The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday!!