Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wine and Dine

Nothing beats time with family.  My fabulous in-laws came to visit me here in Tri-Cities, Washington, and we gave them the grand tour of the wineries in our area.  Here is a picture of them on the balcony at Kiona winery.  It was my first wine tasting ~ whoo!

The weather was perfect and the cheese and wine was amazing!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What a DEER Pattern

I love when my pattern customers send me pictures of their finished work.  It's so much fun to see the result of all those hours (and hours) of hand stitching.

Love this pattern and want to make one for yourself? 
Check out the link below for this unique, handmade cross-stitch pattern: 

Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

Genevieve Speegle

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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.


Monday, May 30, 2011

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.  :)


Saturday, April 30, 2011

SEW Much Fun Card Class (with special raffle!)

May inspires a "spring cleaning" vibe for me and I wanted to create a card collection that felt simple and refreshing.
Join me at Scrappin' Time for this fun class on Sunday, May 1 (1-3pm) to make lots of darling, hand-stitched cards for any occasion!

This class is at a special, discount price too, of only $15!!

Call, or stop by, Scrappin' Time to reserve your seat!

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

Las Vegas, NV 89119


Hope to see you there!

P.S. I have a special, secret raffle planned for all attendees.....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Layout Love

Sometimes I get so into "card making" mode that I forget how much fun it can be to make a scrapbook page!

I've re-discovered my love for scrapbooking recently (my first love when it comes to paper crafting).

This season's adorable paper lines and embellishments have really made crafting a breeze!

Another thing I love about making pages is that I can use lots of my embellishments. 
I love decorating my pages with flowers, bling, rub-ons...basically whatever I can get my hands on.  :)

I really love this layout.  I'm really into banners right now, and I tend to use them everywhere. 
I love the ginham print on the paper and the collage feel.

Shabby chic layouts are so much fun to make. 
You really get the opportunity to use lots of fun goodies, from yarn to resin!

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop and check out all the handmade layouts I have available!

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Make Your Own Embellishments Card Class

I love learning new techniques. 

I dedicated this special card class to making embellishments from paper. 

Join me for this fun class on Sunday, April 17 (1-3pm) and we'll be making flowers, roses, rosette seals and more!  Fun stamping and glittering will take center stage as well!

Call, or stop by, Scrappin' Time to reserve your seat!

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

Las Vegas, NV 89119


See ya there!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vintage Easter Card Class

Create four unique spring and Easter themed cards this Sunday, April 3 at 1pm.  The cost of the class is $25.

Call or stop by Scrappin' Time   to reserve your seat!

Scrappin' Time
5915 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89119

We'll do lots of fun stamping, embossing and embellishing! 

Kits available upon request.

Hope to see you there!


Whoooo Is Having a Birthday?

I recently made this fun little card for my dad.  I love owls ~ so flippin' cute!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Make Your Own 3D Rosette Flowers

Wanna make some fun, 3D embellishments?

No special glasses required ~ these babies just POP with layers!

Here are the materials needed:

*pop up adhesive
*glue gun
*card stock

First, cut out the images you want to use (you can use digital collages, or even just punch out sections of pretty paper).  I cut mine as 2 inch circles.

Next, use your scallop icon in your Storybook cartridge to cut out a black layer 2.5 inches for behind your image.

I used the flower icon (shown below) from the Plantin cartridge to make my flower layers.  I cut one about 3.25 inches and then a black layer about 3.75 inches.

When they are cut, simply fold each layer in 1/2 (folding toward you) so that the edges of each flower petal stand up.  Do that with both your patterned paper and the black flowers.

Using foam squares, layer the flower sections together.

After hot-gluing your image to your scallop layer, add rhinestones.  I heat-set mine with a Tulip heat tool.

Now you can add them to your flowers with foam adhesive.

Simple as that! 

These are fabulous to use on scrapbook pages, cards, frames and invitations.  They make adorable party favors and cupcake toppers too!

You can check out my listing for these puppies, too, if you'd like to purchase some for yourself.

Enjoy, and happy crafting!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Springtime Fairies Card Class

I do believe in fairies, I do, I DO!

Welcome to my whimsical fairy greeting card class.  Lots of layers, banners, and Vintage inking make these wonderful pieces of art one-of-a-kind.
 Come and craft with me on Sunday, March 20 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!