Friday, October 26, 2012

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop 2012

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
 I am the next stop on your “hop” welcome to my blog! If you started here you might want to go back and start at the begining at the Gecko Galzblog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have a free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, mine is "Pixie Magic". Also make sure you collect all the secret words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can enter to win our wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
  • First is the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year. That is 60 different sets! This is a $120 value
  • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 154blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all eleven words and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to the Gecko Galz website where you will email us the phrase the words make up. 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 our website and on the Gecko Galz blog site.
For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 



Finally, we are having one more give away! If you post our Gecko Galz badge (found on the Gecko Galz Blog) on your blog or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Gift Certificate worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
My Secret Word is;
MARVELOUS
Now go to the next site and collect the next word plus your next FREE collage sheet.


 Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Pixie Magic”
As well as the samples I have made using the images
Here are my creations...I hope you enjoy!
I used brown sugar Baker's Twine, Penelope vintage lace, burgundy leaves and newsprint candi from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage photo distress ink and the text boxes with fired brick.  Here is the back of the tag, which I created the digital paper myself in GIMP.
Here is another tag.  The back of it is similar to the one above.
Again I used the burgundy leaves, vintage lace and brown sugar baker's twine as well as Sheer Champagne ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I took the Gecko Galz image and altered the color and flipped it, to work it into my own digital design.
I found a black box with magnetic closure at the Dollar Tree.  I used the Gecko Galz freebie collage sheet and some music paper from the Graphic fairy to create my oval.  The beautiful brown butterfly was a gift from Leanne, the owner of Gecko Galz.  We were swap buddies in our Gecko Galz Yahoo Group, you should come and check us out!
I used pretty much the same embellishments but added some ivory mulberry roses and burgundy rosettes are from Pro 31 Designs and Leaves from I am Roses.
Here is another view of my Love Letters Box
How about a look at the inside.  I took another one of the Pixies, eliminated the background, altered her color and then put her on my own digital paper.  Stamp mark is an image from the Graphic's fairy.
Here is a look at the inside bottom.
I also have a couple cards to share with you.  This time I used the same large burgundy ribbon behind my image.  I accented with the may arts leaves in moss green, and yellow pom pom trim as well as some yellow rosettes.  I used some more of the newsprint candies, this time I inked them fired brick.
Here is my last card.
Isn't she a beauty!!  I just love this freebie sheet from Leanne!
This time I added some Sheer blue ribbon and some seed beads and other beads to embellish my card.  I love the colors in this one :0)
How would you like the Thank you tags Digital Sheet I created from the freebie sheet?  

All you need to do is to follow me by email.  You can find that option in the upper left hand column of my blog.  Once you are  confirmed, I will email you the Collage Sheet.

**You may want to visit my youtube, channel I have a fabby tutorial for a Gecko Galz and Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Ornament scheduled for Nov. 7th.**
My Youtube Channel

I will be sharing with 
Make it Monday
Brag Monday

Thank you for visiting!!
Have a great Day!!
Hugs
Heather


59 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE These samples.....so magical...so charming...so inspireing!
    I am off to sign up to follow you by email....whay are you not designing for Gecko Galz?

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  2. OMG, your artwork is MAGNIFICENT!

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  3. Wow!!! Heather, your samples are gorgeous - I love them all.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. WOW! Your work is amazing! Thank you for the collage sheet!

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  5. You are such an inspiration. Thanks so much for the lovely collage sheet. The tags you make from it are beautiful.
    Mary

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  6. Morning Heather! Wow I am really lovin' your projects. Hugs

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  7. Stunning creations. You captured the feel of those images so beautifully in each piece.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. I love these. I like the layouts and the collaging.

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  9. Lovely, so pretty.

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  10. Those are such beautiful samples, the lace and flowers just make my heart sing. TFS.
    Lynn

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  11. Heather your creations are all wonderful. Thank you for the Pixie collage collection! My favorite is the last card with the green fairy...beautiful work! Thanks for participating in the blog hop - it is a great one!

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  12. Lovely.........great cards and I love the bird tag
    Barbara abird

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...
    I love everyone of your projects! That box is great, I may have to go to the dollar tree later!
    Your digi tags are great as well! I love the background!!!
    Hugs BOLB!

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  14. Lovely lace and ribbons on all of these beautiful creations! Fun to look at.

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  15. Such pretty pixie pieces, Heather!

    :-)

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  16. Gorgeous work Heather! Thank you for the chance to get your gorgeous tags too!

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  17. just as stunning as always Heather :-) love the blue one especially, Debi x

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  18. Heather your projects are delightful, thank you for the inspiration and the link, lots of lovely pieces from everyone and such wonderful sheets for us to play with
    hugs and best wishes

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  19. Wow, Heather!! Absolutely stunning creations!! Love this collage sheet, too! :)

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  20. Oh Heather, I LOVE every one of your projects. I think these may be my all time favs. Wow you've really out done yourself you fabulously talented woman!!!
    Love ya,
    Starr

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  21. I love all your creations and thank you for the collage sheet

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  22. Great projects. Thank you for the freebie.
    Yvonne

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  23. Fantastisk creations here, I love your loveletterbox.

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  24. You have some of the most beautiful tags I have seen anywhere.

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  25. Amazingly beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration and the collage sheet. I am already your follower by email and would love to get a copy! Thanks!!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com
    pendrah at comcast dot net

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  26. Absolutely stunning Heather!!! Gorgeous creations and very inspiring!!

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  27. you certainly have worked your magic again, Heather. I love how you are able to manipulate the images in your graphics program to create such wonderful projects.

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  28. Beautiful tags, Heather!

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  29. Heather,
    your Pixie projects are gorgeous. thanks for sharing

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  30. Fabulous art. Such a beautiful collection.

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  31. i love these! awesome ideas!

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  32. I love your blog! I've been browsing & everything you have created is Gorgeous!
    Thank You for the sheet! Hugs,Tee

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  33. HI Heather Of all the collage sheets I am in love with yours. I love pixies or fairies and the one with the pixie riding the blue bird is breath taking. So love your blog.

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  34. I was already an email subscriber before I found out about the blog hop.

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  35. Wow I am so in love with your love letters box! I love all your projects but that box just speaks to my heart! I am now a follower to your blog as well as your YT channel. Thanks for the free collage sheet!

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  36. very special projects shown here

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  37. Hi! Thank you of this lovely free gift! i found your blog from Youtube, because I tried found help to my blog´s problem and you got the help. :) Thank you!
    Have a horrible and funny halloween!

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  38. HEATHER, Again your art is so pretty, I love your style.

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  39. Heather, As always, your projects are wonderfully over the top and beautiful!!! I am so awed by your layering!!!

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  40. These projects are aboslutely stunning! I love the collage sheet, it's magical, thank you so much!

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  41. I love your style! Thanks for the link to your youtube channel - I subscribed.

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  42. Gorgeous tags - and I love your altered box... thanks so much for sharing this amazing collage sheet with us. I love the one you've created too!
    Alison x

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  43. Love your projects...just beautiful and so inspiring. I love all things with wings so this sheet is especially appealing.

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  44. Gorgeous projects... Your blog is amazing full of inspiration... Thank you for sharing & for the fabulous sheet... Hugs May x x

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  45. Lovely projects ,so clever what you have done with them. Thanks for the favulous collage sheet

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  46. Oh heather every thing is beautiful today but it's the love letter box that makes my heart skip a beat. Love it.

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  47. Heather, wow! Having such an amazing collage sheet to work with is a great start, but you really created some beautiful pieces!

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  48. Will definately be using these fairies in my crafting,thanks so much.

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  49. What wonderful samples you have created with this fabulous Pixie Magic give-away Heather, so many wonderful details on them. Thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
    hugs {brenda} xx

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  50. I follow you by email, always love your work!

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  51. wowzers fantabulous examples with this marvelous adorable and fabulus collagesheet
    hugs
    Miranda

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  52. I love your fairies. I enjoy getting your e-mails.

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  53. Fairys, my favorite images! I love what you created! The box is adorable. I purchased a bunch of those when I sw them at Dollar tree too, what a great use for them. Thanks for sharing the inspirations.

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  54. Gorgeous work here :)

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  55. Thanks Heather, I really like your work and am off to follow you right now!

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  56. Heather, your work is 'marvelous'! I especially like the last card, it simply glows!

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  57. Just beautiful Heather! So much detail it's hard to take it all in! Hopped over from The Graphics Fairy and so glad I did. Now following by email. Would love to have you stop by for visit. Blessings ~ Judy

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  58. Hello Heather .Wow what a fabulous collection of so many vintage pieces .Beautiful work .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  59. Stunning tags and cards Heather. Saw these on MIM..Loz

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather