Monday, January 4, 2016

CASEing Genius: Geri Greening


Hello Crafters! 

Time to get back to normal folks. I love the holidays but thank God it's over. It's exhausting. Every year between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (plus 4 birthdays thrown in the mix) I wonder how we survive. Now, it's time to settle into the cold, miserable winter I know and hate  love. 

Since it is now January I get to introduce you to a new Genius and that almost makes the snow falling outside my window worth it. She's pretty awesome. 

During my One Year CASEing Genius celebration I asked that anyone who entered also nominate another crafter (spread kindness and all that jazz) Geri was nominated and I'm so excited that she was. Her blog, Manitoba Stamper, is a beautiful place to see her minimalist style in bloom. It's nothing short of fabulous when someone can take just a few things and arrange them in a way that takes your breath away. Through emailing I've gotten to know Geri a bit and you can believe me when I say she is so super sweet. I hope you'll head over and see what she's all about. 

Let's dive in!

The Interview: 

1. Who are you and where do you live?My name is Geri Greening and I live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada...a small city of about 10,000, located 4 hours north of our capital city - Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2. How would you describe your style?Without a doubt, Clean and Simple.   I LOVE white space, no matter what color it is!

3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?Dies....all types, all occasions, all manufacturers! They make card crafting fun and easy!

4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?A Stampin' Up stamp set purchased about 15 years ago! Haven't stopped buying since!

Fun Stuff: 

5. What is your current favorite song?It's an oldie but goodie and remains my all time favorite - Dream Weaver (Gary Wright - 1976).

6. Who would play you in a movie?Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz - her magical red shoes were awesome!  Imagine the never ending supply of craft goodies those shoes could conjure up!

7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I couldn't pick one :) Prior to my name change at marriage, I had 31 letters in my full name (which is equivalent to the alphabet plus 6!), I'm crazy afraid of moths!, and I love playing Bingo!

white Space, Gary Wright and no moths. Geri, we'll get along just fine :) 

Time for the goods yo, 

I love how the bold way lines lead your eye across the card and those pops of lime green are just perfect. 

Ahh. How freakin cute is this? That perfect focal point of the yellow moon set off off by the triangle of black elements is fabulous. 

This foil paper makes this card a little extra special. I adore the shine in the center of the snowflake and how she grounded all that fancy paper with a neutral on the side. 

The CASE: 

I seriously loved that wave pattern from card one and three. The three embellishments from all the cards just makes good card sense so it had to come along too. I wanted to include some fancy paper like Geri did in her third card along with that beautiful snowflake. 

Here's a bit of a close up for you. The waves didn't line up perfectly but I don't think it takes anything away from the card. 

Thanks so much for joining me! Please hop over to Geri's blog and get acquainted with her. You'll be so glad you did :) 


  1. I love Geri and yes she is just so super sweet. Her ability to create the most stunning CAS cards is undeniable. Your CASE of her equally as stunning. Love the rainbow of waves!

  2. Love Geri's cards and your CASE is gorgeous, Kelly! ♥

  3. Geri is fabulous.. thanks for sharing. loving all these cards..

  4. Wow Geri's cards are stunning what a wonderful subject for your series. Love your interpretation of her elements, super card.

  5. How fabulous to see Geri in your CASEing Genius series, Kelly ... she's such a star ... and so sweet! Your CASE of her awesome featured cards is fabulous ... rainbow colours, swooshy movement, shimmer ... just stunning! Anita :)

  6. These are beautiful, love your take on her wave designs!

  7. Oh my...I love seeing you take on Geri's amazing cards. So fun to hear about Miss Geri too. Your rainbow wave is as perfect as can be!

  8. Love Geri's super CAS style, her joy card is one of my all time favorites! Your card is so fabulous, Kelly, love the rainbow and inlaid dies!!

  9. Love those inlaid die cuts in your CASE Kelly - yours is a great composition of the three.

  10. I'm so happy to see you brilliantly CASEing my little friend, Geri! She is the complete package and even more of a delight in person! And you, my dear, are a wizard at taking three cards and melding the elements flawlessly!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Oh I wish you (and everyone!) could meet Geri in person. She's just about the sweetest person in the world! I do love her card making style; brilliantly CAS, and you've captured her essence with your wonderful CASE. Great idea to create a rainbow wave with inlaid snowflakes. Sweet card. Sweet Genius. Sweet CASE!! Bev

  12. LOVE seeing sweet Geri featured here. LOVE her work!
    Absolutely LOVE your CASE too! WOW! So awesome!

  13. Yay, Geri!! Her work is amazing!
    Love your CASE, Kelly! Beautiful!

  14. I am one of the luckiest people to have met Geri in real life on two occasions! She is a GEM! Her brilliant CAS style always dazzles and delights; your rainbow wave and inlaid snowflake card is a brilliant, beautiful case of Geri's style, infused with your special touches. Thrilled that you shared Geri's genius with us...because she most certainly is that...and so much more!

  15. Yay, Geri!!! LOve your pea-pickin' little heart, and OH do I LOve your style!!! I remember that moon so well! Congratulations, Geri! SO deserving of this spotlight! Kelly you have done a superb job CASEing Geri's gorgeous three into one fantastic card!
    =] Michele

  16. Geri is indeed a fabulous card maker! I have loved her cards for a while now and yes, she is super sweet to boot!! So many in this crafty community are amazingly sweet and I'm so glad to be a part of it. I love all Geri's card and have pinned many of them. lol I also love your case Kelly, it is just beautiful. Love the rainbow and the specialty paper you used for the snowflakes. Great case! Hugs, Brenda

  17. Ahh Geri - an amazing talent, wonderfully sweet and so very generous! Kelly, your CAS wonderfully captures the elements in Geri's cards - fabulous!

  18. Ahh Geri - an amazing talent, wonderfully sweet and so very generous! Kelly, your CAS wonderfully captures the elements in Geri's cards - fabulous!

  19. I have never "met" Geri today ...thanks for sharing her and her wonderful talents..that's one thing I love most about this feature...meeting awesome new crafters! :)