Friday, October 25, 2013

Gecko Galz 3rd Annual Tricks and Treats Blog Hop Oct 25-27

Welcome Everyone to the 3rd 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 Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 15 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 another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, The one here is "Little Ladies".
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 48 different sets! This is a $144 value
·        Second prize is a The monthly paper pack for an entire year! Each month you will receive our paper pack absolutely FREE! This is a $72 value.
·        Third prize is all 3 individual collage sheets each month for a year! This is a $54 value
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $288
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all Fifteen words (one on each blog site) and at the end of the blog 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 28th 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, facebook page, or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Shopping Spree 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;
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Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Little Ladies
As well as the samples I have made using the images
 Here are a couple projects I made using this beautiful sheet!

First up are two creations using two of the Sweet 
"Angel of Dreams" images.
I have a card and tag.

 Here is my tag.
I used my perfect layers ruler to create all my mats for each piece I designed.  If you don't have one...you really need to get one!  Super Easy to use, and adds layers easily to your projects.

I used the Gecko Galz  Vanity Fair Digital Paper Pack for my tag background, Ivory card stock for my next layer, then a sheet from MY FAVORITE Wild Roses Paper Pack.
 Close ups
Ultra fine Metal Tip to add polka dots of glue to the outer edge of tag base and to my lovely Gecko Galz focal image.  I used 
#713 Fair glitter on the outside and #160 Rose Gold on the image.
 Here is my card with another "Angel of Dreams" Gecko Galz image!!
On this card again I used my Perfect Layers Ruler to do all my matting.  I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress inks.

I used Tombow Foam Tabs and Scor tape to put all my layers together.
Here is a close up.
In the upper right I glued down a piece of pink crochet lace which I threaded with the cotton candy baker's twine and topped with a Pink Rose.
This time I used #160 Rose Gold and #295 Ensalada Glitters
Two of my favorite glitters for Vintage projects!
Here you can see I used more of the mulberry roses in Deep Ivory and baby pink.  I also used another button with baker's twine and added some Pink Leaves and Crochet Lace.
Here are my next two projects
Another Card and an ATC
Here is my next card.
I used the same Wild Roses Paper Pack and Vanity Fair Digital Paper Pack (by the way when you visit the link for the paper some of the papers are not pictured...but they are beautiful).for my background layers, and my perfect layers ruler.
This one I used another natural crochet lace, pink crochet lace, champagne twill chevron, and light pink and deep ivory mulberry roses.  
More Vintage bonanza buttons with baker's twine and green leaves.  Of course that is Juliet Crochet lace peeking out of the left and top.  This time I used my Art Glitter glue to create comma strokes and polka dots, and Rose Gold Glitter was added.
You can see the Glitter Detail below.
Here is my adorable ATC with my favorite image from the Little Ladies Collage Sheet!
Here is a quick "how to make" this ATC.
I used the paper pack and sized the paper to 2.25 by 3.25, then used my perfect layers ruler to create another layer so that I would have my ATC size.  I cut out my pieces, inked them with Ranger's vintage photo.
I tucked in my circle piece behind the rose paper which was elevated with foam tabs.  Then I added my bow and text boxes.
I added some glue and topped off with #713 Fair, 

Now  you are ready to go to the next blog site and see what wonderful treats await you there. Just click the name  to be whisked away to their blog!
Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 
Thanks for visiting!!
Hugs
Heather

63 comments:

  1. OMG! Heather you have out done yourself these are stunning!

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  2. These are breathtakingly pretty Heather. Superb!

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  3. These projects are beautiful, Heather. I just love the soft colors, and the way you add layer on layer is amazing!

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  4. Gorgeous, as always, Heather!

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  5. Gorgeous projects! Love all the sparkle! Your ATC is super cool!
    BOLB Hugs!

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  6. Absolutely PRECIOUS samples! Love them ALL! xxD

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  7. These are beautiful Heather! Thanks so much. ~Diane

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  8. Thanks for the beautiful images. Love your tags and cards, especially the one with the torn edges in the center. Really stunning

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  9. Heather, thank you for sharing this wonderful hop with me.
    Thank you for the secret word and freebie images. I will have fun with them.
    Your ideas and samples are breathtaking.

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  10. beautiful projects,
    Barbara

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  11. Oh Heather, you have outdone yourself! I LOVE, LOVE your work! You know I love this style and yours is perfection!!!!

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  12. The other "hoppers" have used up all the good words!! So pretty and GIRLY! I may have to lift some of your ideas.

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  13. Stunning cards and tags!

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  14. Beautiful projects. The images are lovely and I love the way you've layered the papers.

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  15. Beautiful samples, love the delicate designs and colours! Valerie

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  16. Thank you sooo much for the freebie. I just adored all of your work. Beautiful. Yes, I found great inspiration. Thanks.

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  17. Heather, I am so inspired! And I love your ETSY store too! Have a wonder-filled weekend!

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  18. Stunning projects, the images are delightful. Thank you for the images.
    Yvonne

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  20. Stunning samples and such pretty images. Thank you

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  21. Beautiful! I am loving the window ATC! Stunning work as usual!

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  22. So many sweet samples--lovely, Heather!

    :)

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  23. Wow just stunning creations Heather - so soft & pink - just gorgeous!!!

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  24. Bee-you-ti-ful projects!

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  25. Beautiful use of these little ladies!

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  26. Such BEAUTIFUL artwork, love the ATC. You have really made these images rock!

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  27. I'm back! I L O V E your creations!!!!!

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  28. Wow! More fabulous creations!
    Lovin the atc!
    Hugs,Tee

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  29. Love all the ribbon, roses and lace. Lovely vintage images. Shabby chic to the max. ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  30. The Little Ladies images are so gorgeous. They are perfect for scrapbook pages with my little niece. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. Very lovely... thanks for sharing.

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  32. Oh these are so gorgeous. Just love what you did with them too.

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  33. Wonderful, delicate and truly amazing!

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  34. How very sweet these are!

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  35. It IS a beautiful sheet and so is what you have created with it! Nice to see ATC's! Thank you!

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  36. Wow what an amazing collection of fantastic projects using these oh so cute little ladies images.
    Thanks so much for the collage sheet which will be used for something (hopefully) as nice as yours!
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  37. fantastic projects, so cute and sweet TFS

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  38. Really beautiful tag and card

    Chrissie x

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  39. Dang, lady, I MISS YOU!!!! and your ideas and your inspiration!!!
    Speaking of which, thanks for the projects and "how to"s and thanks even more for these sweet images!!!!
    Hugs,

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  40. Heather--love your pastel color palette. The elevated rose frame is stunning.

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  41. Wow Heather...your design samples are gorgeous. Each piece is a mini work of art. You are so talented. I love the "little ladies" collage sheet. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Absolutely stunning creations from you!! Love them all!
    Thanks for the Hop!
    Hugs, Sande xx

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  43. Lovely projects!! And thanks for the collage sheet!

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  44. Gorgeous samples, so soft and lovely!! It was a joy to visit here.

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  45. You did a simply amazing job creating your projects using this sweet college sweet. The colorway you have chosen captures the vintage feel perfectly especially the glitters. Thanks for the pretty college sheet and I know I'll be putting it to use soon.

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  46. Pretty cards and ATCs.

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  47. Oh I totally agree with everyone...these are GORGEOUS girl!!! And Thank you for sharing the goodies!!!!

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  48. Hi Heather, your projects are stunning, I love them all.
    xxx Hazel.

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  49. Beautiful samples, Heather! Thanks for sharing the collage sheet and hop, I would have missed it without you.

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  50. Wonderful images! I love your projects as well - especially the Truly Blessed card.

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  51. Beautiful samples, really very lovely.

    Dionne

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  52. you have made so many pretty pretty things! gorgeous and inspiring. thanks for the blog hop! xo

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  53. Heather, as always you out do yourself. I love all your creations!! Thank you for sharing your ideas and the collage sheet!!! What a fun blog hop!!

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  54. What wonderful projects you made! The collage sheet is sooo cute. Thank you very much.
    Evelyn

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  55. Heather, your images and projects are just beautiful!

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  56. your images are so pretty and so are your projects! i love all the layering you do and your fabulous use of embellishments!

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  57. These are my fave images so far. Also love your projects. And I am still hopping !!!
    Corrie x

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  58. Ooooh I love those tags!

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  59. your tag and cards are gorgeous. thanks for the digi sheet.

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  60. Beautiful work as always thanks for your inspiration

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  61. Thanks for the collage. Beautiful as always.

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