Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2016

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 6th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Thirteenth stop on a wonderfully Wicked Blog Hop
We have 16 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is
"Peppermint Lane".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new paper pack each quarter!
 This is a $100 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 16 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz.
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 27th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Peppermint Lane”

Here are a few tags that I created using the images from this sheet. 
I had fun playing with the images digitally!
Hope you have fun creating with this sheet!
I changed the color of the hats, candycanes and the little kitties bows.
On the one below I just got rid of the background and fixed the one candy cane on the left.
I loved this image.  I added a corner to the bottom left of the coat, changed the colors of the coat, candy cane, mittens, dress, got rid of the background and even added a hat.
I flipped this one, changed the candy cane color, the bow and dots on the dress and removed the background.
Here is a Digital collage sheet that I designed with some of the images that I altered.

Now have fun visiting each Blog

If you did not start at the Gecko Galz Blog you might want to start there so you will not miss a thing!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Vintage Halloween Ghost and Moon Tag Tutorial

Hello Friends!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I spent mine with my two sons, and our Boy Scout Troop.
I am not sure if I have mentioned it...but the reason I have been not creating the past two years is because I took on a more active role as an Assistant Scout Master with my sons' Boy Scout Troop.
Our troop spent the weekend with some other troops hosting cubscouts.  We taught knots.
Here is my oldest, he was the firebowl MC and spent the day showing cubs how to tie knots and keeping watch of them crossing the rope bridge that our troop puts up.  This one cub, was playing around and insisted he wanted to get up himself...they are so cute and full of energy!  Usually they walk across no is when they decide to get all goes well.

During the Month of July we hosted scouts from Switzerland, 
Korea, and Zimbabwe.  They spent one week in our homes and the next we camped together.  One of the things we learned from the Zimbabwe Scouts were how to make these yummy little donuts.  My youner son spent the day showing the parents and cubs how to make the donuts.  It was a TON of them!  He is on the right with the dutch oven and my friend Stacy is in front.
Here he is again teaching the cubs how to take care of the ends of cording (fusing)...that they were practicing knots with.
It was a super fun weekend!
Now on to my project.
I have created another tag using my New Halloween Tag Digital Collage Sheet set which you can find in my Etsy here.

Here is a close up below.  All my glitters are from Art Glitter and the Ribbons, Trims, and pop dots are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
You can see how to create this tag in my Youtube Video below.

I will be playing along with the following challenges.

Thank you for visiting!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vintage Halloween Witch Tag

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are all having a great day!
I had a little bit of time to play today...and was blessed to find some of my embellishments and glitters.
Here is my tag :0)
I used one of my new Digital Collage Sheets to create this tag as well as embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Art Glitters.
 I used a Deep Ivory Rose, Orange Leaves, Orange Micro Gingham, Brown Sugar Baker's Twine, Champagne Organza, as well as Rosemary Vintage lace all from Bonnie's store Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used Fauna, pumpkin, solaria, and lion's mane Art Glitters, with the Designer Dries Clear Glue and fine tip applicator.
You can watch my tutorial on how to create this tag below.

Here is the Collage Sheet Set I used.
You can find it in my Etsy shop here.

Here is the funny thing....I was looking up challenges for the week and wouldn't you is my turn to sponsor over at AUD if you would like a chance to win a gift certificate to my Etsy shop...then please come and play with their 

I know I sent images to the Design Team there...but I didn't realize it was today :0)  Since I have not been creating cool is that??

I will be playing along in the following challenges