winner! :)

Thanks to Michelle, Cheryl, Margaret and Salme for commenting and joining my first ever humble valentine giveaway...

I asked my son, Miguel to help me draw the winner and since he is starting to read, I prepared a little script for him and here goes the winner...

Congratulations Margaret! I will be sharing my Pebbles goodies with you! ... and since this is my first giveaway, I will also give brand new stamps to Cheryl, Michelle and Same :) Please email me your addresses so I can send my little gift! 

Thank you again! :) 
Much love from my happy place, Genevive

Pebbles: With Love

First of all, happy valentine to God my first love.... 
Second of all, to Benjo Rulona who still hasn't called me because he is somewhere out there earning a living for the family. Now that's true love, right? (yeah right!) hahah! I love you so much Baby, so excited for your pasalubong :D 

... thank you so much Pebbles for giving me all these and these as my prize in one of your recent contests. I  am already in love with everything Pebbles! I created these heart bags using those sweetness they sent me. Now I wish valentines day is more than just one day because I have a lot more of the goodies left...

Why not?
Everyday should be valentines day :)
To share love with our family and few true friends, to understand and be patient with some people who annoy us, to embrace life's imperfections, to be happy in the little things, to find beauty in everything... it's not that easy but we can try :)

So Happy Valentine - Tuesday everybody! Leave a comment and be my follower (from now until Friday) and I will be sharing some With Love goodies from Pebbles with you :)

shoebox love

Good morning! Sooooo excited to share with you my latest creation.... 

... an altered shoebox! 

... it used to look like this! The box is so sturdy and I thought, it would be perfect to house my 4x4 card stash. So using all sorts of my favorite things (sizzix, stamps, ribbons, dew drops, buttons, laces, fabrics and of course Echo Park papers!) I made this box with all my L.O.V.E. =) 

Some more close ups... 

That's not all! 
Because what's a box without any treasure in it? 
Presenting my 36 valentines cards. Each and every card is unique and special.... 

Making these cards brought back childhood memories... I grew up (with my 4 siblings) helping our parents make and sell cards for valentines days and other special occasions. We would cut out flowers, and do other cool artsy stuff and our cards sold like hotcakes!!! More cards, more money and more smiles!!! :):):) I think I will show you what kind of cards we sold that time... soon maybe :) 

So there... hope you liked this valentine stuff I made! Thanks EP for the lovely Yours Truly collection pack I won from you last December ...  and thank you too for featuring my layout (which I made using the same collection) love love you Echo Park! :)


birthday boy my love

Happy birthday Benjo Rulona! I love you so much and though I have said this many many times, I will shout it out again... the world is just so blessed to have someone like you. YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!! 

... love letter in  style using this die:

... tender moments early this morning :) 

new class! :)

Rujim turned six a few days ago (will post photos and details soon!) but before it ever happened, I challenged myself to finish his birthday album for last year. So glad I did it! Here's some sneak peek of that album, which I will be featuring on my newest class this February...


It's time to take out your kids' birthday photos that have been hiding for years and make a fun book using Maya Road's chipboard binder album.  Learn to make 10 and more handmade embellishments from scratch using assorted papers, mediums and whatever you can find from your stash! Plus! find out how you canstore lots of captured moments and photographs in one tiny album! Visit Made With Love for more information about the class (and all the other cool classes offered this month). Hope to see you there! :)