Color Your World in Sepia

In a world full of color, sometimes it’s the bold shades of brown that catch our eye the most. I’m on a sepia kick right now, and am excited to share these gorgeous cross-stitch patterns with you!

I have had so much fun making patterns for everything from flowers to celebrities!

You can find these, and lots more, in my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop.

Radiance Flower cross stitch pattern tulip cross stitch pattern

Lily pad cross stitch pattern

Lily pad cross stitch pattern

Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern

Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern

Dramatic flapper woman pattern

Dramatic flapper woman pattern

Typewriter cross stitch pattern

Typewriter cross stitch pattern

Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern

Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern

Paris cherry blossoms pattern

Paris cherry blossoms pattern

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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

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.  🙂 

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

Shabby Chic Dreams in a Neon Reality

Living in Las Vegas with a Vintage, Shabby Chic spirit can be challenging at times.  I dream of lovely overgrown acres where children run barefoot while dancing with fireflies.  Chipped white paint.  Antique tea cups with mis-matched place settings.  Dining outdoors under a chandelier suspended from an overgrown tree.  That’s not much to ask for right?

Well, these are the things I think of when photographing my crafts.  I want to inspire that sense of warmth and snugly appeal.  A few of my favorite tricks:

*Lightening up my photos*
Even when I take outdoor pictures (I almost always do them outside now), I still take the time to lighten them up a bit.  It makes everything look a little brighter and softer.

*Close shots with some “props” in the background*
I like to add to the style of card I’m working on.  On the pieces below, I wanted to use a little nature and some old books.  I’m so happy with the results!

These cards are available at my hubby’s, Just Write Blog, this month:

Now I can imagine a babbling brook in the background, instead of a topless boggle tournament billboard.  Much better…
Don’t forget to register for my Spring Scrapbook Giveaway!  Contest ends March 5!