Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hello Friends!!
Happy Halloween!!
I hope you all have a 
SpOoKtaCular Halloween!!
Simple Round Scallop Halloween  Gift Tag.
Created all the papers and images myself (jpg, svg and png).  It does open, so you could write a message inside. I used my Black Cat Cougar along with Make the Cut to cut it out.
I used Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to create my polka dots of glue around my scallops.  # 56 Pumpkin#188 Black Vinyl and #196 Lion's Mane Art Glitters.
I used Really Reasonable Ribbons: Halloween Baker's Twine, Orange and Deep Ivory Roses, Orange Seam binding, Orange leaves and of course Tombow tabs and Score tape.
I will be playing along with 
the Shabby Tea Room:  Pumpkin & Glitter
( I used my pumpkin clown head and lots of glitter)
365 Cards: Starts with R
(round shape, roses, ribbon)
Creative Cuts:  Halloween (not a card)
(I design and use my own collage sheets for my cards, and use MTC or Sign Cut to cut them out
so I use different types of files).

Happy Halloween!!
Thank you Visting!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A couple Vintage Tags Using my Freebie Collage Sheet

Hello Friends!!
Happy Sunday!!
I thought I would sneak in today and show you a couple tags I made using the Freebie 
Halloween Collage Sheet that I offered on my
Really Reasonable Ribbon post Thursday!
I cut out a couple of the images and inked all the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I then used my tag background from my 
Vintage Halloween Clown Digtial Tag Set.
I then used my Perfect Layers Ruler to create the Orange Mat for my tag.
I used the Tombow Foam Tabs to elevate my Witch, and parts of the pumpkin and text boxes.  I used scor tape to adhere my tag to the orange mat.  Orange baker's twine was tied around my focal image, orange seam binding was used around the tag base to create a bow just above my pumpkin.
At the top of my tag you can see the Juliet Lace peeking out, as well as the sweet little vintage bonanza button tied with Orange baker's twine.  I also used an orange mulberry rose and orange leaves.  More orange seam binding tops off the tag.
I also used Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to create the dost of glue and then applied # 56 Pumpkin.
Here is my second tag done using the free collage sheet.
This time I used some black netting, more orange leaves, some deep ivory mulberry roses and more orange mulberry roses!
I also tucked in a little Orange Sheer ribbon and wrapped the bottom portion of my focal image with more Orange baker's twine.
Topped it with another orange seam binding bow.
#188 Black Vinyl and # 56 Pumpkin art Glitters were used to add some Vintage Sparkle.
I thought I would go ahead and show you the awesome tag my 
using the free sheet!
I just LOVE how her tag turned out and she said I could share it with you here!  She used some of the Moss green leaves, and Halloween Baker's Twine on her tag!  

I hope that one of these projects inspires you to go to Thursday's Really Reasonable Ribbon Post, download the collage sheet, get out your inks, ribbons and trims..and create some fabulous Halloween Goodies of you own!
Thank you for visiting today!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Altered Coffin Gift by Tee & Halloween Tag by Carol

Hello Friends!!
Happy Saturday!!
When I first started blogging, it was mainly just a place to post pictures of things I had made, and hope that someone would see
Over the years, I have made lots of wonderful 
Online Friends!!
The kind of friends that you wish you had living next door or close by.  
My Hubby knows that if I were to win the Lottery, I would build a neighborhood and have all my online friends come and live by me...wouldn't that be super cool!!

I just love that I can count on my Online
Friends to visit my blog posts 
and Cheer me on in my artwork!

I just love LOVE love it when others share their 
ARTWORK with me!!

I have been lucky enough to receive many wonderful things over the years..and today I wanted to take a minute to share 
 things with you!!

Altered Coffin
Tee from sent me this 
SpOokTaCulAr Altered Coffin for playing along in her
What a Witchy Woman!!
 I would let her borrow my broomstick anytime!
Check out all the little treats on this coffin!
Tee is a Witch after my own heart!  She likes to decorate the backs of her items too!!
Spooky Beans!!  I LOVE it!
I just love all the colors!!  That Purple Glittery Ribbon makes the tips of my Witchy Boots Curl!!  My kitties even love it...but I insist they can't have it.
She even filled it with more TREATS!!  The best kind...those that don't make your legs look fat in your horizontal green striped Witches' stockings!!
So creepy fun!!
I just love the little skeleton feet peeking out!!
What a Super SpoOktAcUlar Treat!!

So...why don't you head on over to  
Tee's blog....and check her can play along in her

Thank you Tee!!

Next there is my BOLB (Best on line Buddie)
Carol really cheers me on in all my endeavors!
When I started doing videos teaching others how to use GIMP, she always watched, and would leave comments!  Nothing makes me feel better than when I have taught someone something new, and they are so excited!! 
Carol has thanked me in so many ways!
Makes my heart smile!  
When ever I create collage sheets, she is always the first to tell me how awesome they are!  Not only that, she is my Queen of advertising...and I don't even have to ask...she sends me post via her Owl Scrappy that she has something awesome brewing!!

Let me show you what I mean.

Using the free Collage sheet that I offered to followers during 
Tee's Halloween Blog hop!
How cool...she even used GLITTER!!  You know I am always covered from the tip of my hat to the tips of my boots in GLITTER...I even use my BROOM to sweep it up!
Here is a peek at the inside!!  I just love that she took the extra step to do the inside too!!  I am a bit bad about that with cards...but I am working on it!

How SPOOKY SWEET is this??
I SCREECHED so loud with Excitement when I saw this tag...and went straight to my Witch's Spell book to find my
I got it in the works....I will let you know how it goes..*Cackles*
(my conjour spell is similar to my sticky note).
When I saw this tag....I was like...
I WANT TO Conjour ONE!!  I gotta get that collage sheet!!
Oh...yeah...I must of had too much Witch's brew....that is my collage sheet...but how Witchen..that I gotta have it!
She even has some LEAVES on it...and we know this Witch is always adding Leaves and Glitter to her concoctions!!

So check out Carol's post so you can see her close ups...and she will even tell you where to get my free Halloween Collage sheet!
Thank You Carol!!
Before I forget, if you use one of my collage sheets to create something wonderful, please send me an email or leave me a comment on my blog so I can check it out!!

Thank you for Visiting!!

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;
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 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!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Clown Tags & Freebie Collage Sheet

Today I would like to share with you a couple Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Clown Tags that I created and embellished with some SpoOkTacuLar Ribbons and Goodies from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
I am so happy with how they came out!!
Here is a close up of the first one.
"Wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween."
I started out with one of my Halloween Digital Collage sheets.
Here is a look at My Vintage Clowns Digital  Collage Sheets Set.
I have them for sale in my Etsy and by purchasing the three sheets togeher, you save $2.00, individually they would be $4 each.
Sheet one
Sheet two
Sheet three
 All pieces were inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress inks and then layered using Tombow Foam Tabs and Scor Tape.
Here you can see the Black and Havana Brown Seam binding, Orange Baker's Twine, Latte Button, 20mm Orange and 15mm Deep Ivory mulberry roses that I used from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon!
I used the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and
Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply glue to my tag and added both #56 Pumpkin and #188 Black Vinyl glitters.
Here is the second tag!
"You're looking Spooktacular this Halloween."
I elevated my text boxes with Tombow Foam Tabs instead of using the Scor Tape on this tag.
Here is a close up of the beautiful Embellishments from
 I used #91 Orange Crush and #188 Black Vinyl glitters on this tag.  You can see the Tangerine Diamond Satin peaking out on the edges in this photo!
Today I thought instead of doing a Random Draw for a Collage Sheet, I thought I would just make up a fun Halloween Collage sheet as a freebie for you.

You know I would LOVE to see what you make using it!
So send me an email or leave a comment for me when you use it I can check it out!

I will be linking up to these linky parties

I will be playing along in these challenges

Thank you for visiting!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fabulous Events Reminder

Hello Friends!!
Happy Tuesday!!

I have a couple things I would like to share with you today!
First there is my Art Glitter Post.
We have a sale going on of 20% off a $25 order.
Check out my post for the code.

Next there is a Sale Going on at 
Hop on over to the RRR blog and check out the sale codes!

Next I would like to remind you that the 
Gecko Galz Blog Hop will be starting 
Friday October 25th!
You know what that means??  Free Digital Collage Sheets!!
and a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!

Thank you for visiting!

Northwoods Stamps and Art Glitter

Hello Friends!!
Happy Tuesday!!
It is my turn to post at Art Glitter and this month we are featuring "Northwoods Stamps."
I did some basic coloring :0)  and used a Gorgeous Combination of Art Glitters and the
"Northwoods Nora's Bountiful SquirrelStamp!" to create my card.
Please hop on over to the Art Glitter blog to see my Tutorial and leave a little love.
I know the post is up...:0)  LOL


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Harvest Blessings and Being Thankful Digital Collage Sheet

Hello Friends!!
Happy Sunday!!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is hard to not think about being "Thankful" for all of our wonderful blessings!
I thought I would create a collage sheet that could easily be used to create some Thankful tags.
Pin It!

Here is my collage sheet below, which you can purchase in my Etsy.  I love to use free images from Karen the Graphics Fairy to create my collage sheets.
***How would you like a chance to win my Collage Sheet??
Simple enough, just leave a comment below
 and I will do a Random Draw and announce it next week.***
Here is a look at each tag.
I kept some of the tags simple, so you could see how you create a beautiful tag without much work.
To dress this tag up quickly, I used Brown Sugar Baker's Twine and Old Willow ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as #300 Camel Art Glitter.
Close up.
I used the Old Willow Organza on all of my tags as well as the Tombow Foam Tabs to elevate my pumpkins and text boxes. I used some sweet Moss Micro Gingham for my bow.  
#196 Lion's Mane glitter was applied to the edges of this tag.
Close up
This tag has been embellished with brown crochet lace, vintage bonanza button and the Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.  Scor tape was used to adhere my lace to the tag.
Again I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and Ultra fine Metal Tip to add glue to the edges of my tag and then applied the 
# 56 Pumpkin Art Glitter.
Close up
On the tag below I used the same Pumpkin glitter, Old willow organza, and Brown Sugar Bakers Twine.  The button is from the Latte Collection and this time I added a bow out of Two tone Ivory Cream Ribbon.
Close up
I added a touch more to the tag below.  Lion's mane glitter around the edges, Brown Leaves, Vintage bonanza button, Brown sugar Baker's Twine and Deep Ivory Mulberry Rose.
Close up
I topped off the tag below with the Old Willow Organza and Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.   Chevron Ivory Twill ribbon and some  #D85 Peppa Hexi shapes dress this tag up. 
Close up
One last look at all 6 tags.
I hope this has inspired you to start creating those special gifts for those special people that you are Thankful for!
In case you missed it, I do have another Thankful inspired collage sheet here.

Don't Forget it is not too late to enter our
Autumn Leaves and Ribbon Challenge
at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I will be playing along with 
Card Crafter Circle: In the Pumpkin Patch
Crafts for Eternity: Autumn Leaves 
Paper Issues:  Fallin for You
Thank you for visiting!!