Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
 I am the Third 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 wont miss anything!  
We have TEN 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 "VINTAGE VAMPS". 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 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
  • Second prize is a $35 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is our Gecko Galz treat bag full of Gecko Galz products, kits, and other amazing products! This is a $50 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of FREE DIGITAL COLLAGE COLLECTIONS!!! Gecko Galz puts out 5 digital collage sets each month and you will get all 5 sets for an entire year! This is a $120 value.
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all ELEVEN blogs 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 blinkie 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;
Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
As well as the samples I have made using the images. 
If the image below distorts when you click on it to make it larger..then just use this image will be full size! 

Here is a yummy 
Chocolate bar Wrapper that I created using this free set of
Ephemera..and some papers from October.
Here are a few things I thought you might enjoy using on your blogs.... First is my "Adore Comments" badge which you could place on your sidebar...Here she is....
Next is my "Walk on the Scrappy Side" blog follow me button.  Isn't this one fun!!
I think these are both so fun!!
Here is a Fabby Bingo Tag / Card that I created using some of the free images..and the October Digi Stamps..and well as Ephemera!
The inside looks like this!
Here is a collage sheet of my own I created with the free ephemera set you can find here in the post above!
 I created it using GIMP.
You can find out how to use GIMP here!

There is an invitation to a scrappy party!  Some cup cake toppers...and place card settings!
Here is how they can look!
Here is a photo with the envelope included...
Here is a layout I did using digi stamps and 
the Other Ephemera and Papers from Gecko Galz.
I hope you enjoy the blog hop!  Please check back...
I will be posting a page with some of the projects in the making! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gecko Galz Blog Hop Blinkie

Hello Friends!!
Just wanted to show you the blinkie that I created
for those of you who participate in the
I used one of the images from the Haute Couture Ephemera Set.
Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2
So please stop by...for a chance to win!!
You can visit this Post for more information.
Have a great day

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gecko Galz Challenge Winners Blinkie

Hello friends!!  I have created a new blinkie
for those of you who participate in our 
I used one of the images from 
Haute Couture Ephemera set and one of the digital stamps
 (part of one) to create the white part of the background.
I added a little sparkle to her dress back, wrist, earring, hair and shoe.  I think this blinkie will look fabby on your blog's side bar!!


Head on over to Gecko Galz..and participate in a challenge!!
I would love to see this on your blog!
Have a glitzy day!!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Hosting Challenge at Swirlydoos

Hello Friends!!
It is my turn to host a challenge at 
I chose to do a Recipe Challenge, here it is below.  I am calling it
Swirly Concoction :-)
I created this digi image using Graphic Fairy and Gecko Galz images.  Should be a fun Challenge.
I was inspired by the mini domino albums out on the web.  I thought I would create something similar.   This is also my DT project for 
Here is the cover... I used papers from some of my Swirlydoos stash, and some Dusty Attic Chippies.
Here is how it started out.  I created a cover and a rose out of air dry clay (Shawn: AKA: Micupoftea has been using clay lately and she inspired me to get my clay out and play).
Not sure why I did this detail..since I knew I would end up covering it up...LOL.  But I base coated it with Delta Maplesugartan, and painted some leaves on it and then spritzed it with Butterscotch mist by Ranger.
Here are some close ups of my painting on the Dusty attic key..and the rose.
I used Glossy accents after painting the key..and applied one of the flowers from a bling swirl from one of my swirlydoo kits.
Here are some photos of the inside.
It ties shut on both sides, and opens like an accordion.
I used my favorite Vintage frame image from 
Gecko Galz.  Here are some close ups.
All the embellies came from my Swirlydoos stash.
I used my Silhouette Studio program to create all the name and frames...with the print and cut feature.
You will see our newest member to the Family...
Frankie..AKA...Mr. Kittens.
He is a kitty we rescued..from our own yard.  His Mommy is a stray..that everyone feeds..and poor Frankie had been attacked by another animal.  So he was not in good shape.
He is pistol now!!  Only lost half his tail.  
As an added bonus...anyone that participates in my 
Swirlydoos Challenge will get to have these:
This is a badge for their blog...just for playing.  I used Graphic Fairy and Gecko Galz images for this beauty.  I also thought it would be fun to have some BLING...Swirlygirls LOVE BlING!!
so they will get this use as a siggy..or blinkie on their blogs.

If you would like a chance to win a blinkie specifically for your blog, (designed by me), and a chance to win a year of free Ephemera Sets from Gecko Galz...check out this

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Chance to WIn a Blinkie

***Update...the winner of the blinkie is***
I used and got

# 6 Cathy
Hello Friends!!
Remember if you are helping spread the word about 
posting this blinkie on your blog
Gecko Galz Blog hop 2011 Oct
Then don't forget to leave a comment below saying you would like the chance to win a 
FREE BLINKIE...that I will create specifically for your blog.
You will have till Oct 25th 11pm Eastern time to leave  a comment below stating that you have the Blinkie on your blog and would like the chance to win.
(I will be visiting your blogs to check...LOL).
Hugs!!  Enjoy your day!!

Gecko Galz Blog Hop Oct 27-31

Hi Friends!!  Just wanted to let you know that you may want to save the following dates to participate in the
October 27th-October 31st.
You will hop from one blog to the next, 
collect FREE sheets of 
Ephemera and a secret word.
You will have the chance to win.....
One Year of FREE Ephemera Sets!!!!!
Trust won't want to miss that!!

Gecko Galz Blog hop 2011 Oct

I created this special Blinkie to celebrate the occasion!!  If you would like to help me spread the word, just post this blinkie on your blog.  You can copy and paste the code below.
If you don't know how to post a blinkie on your blog
you can watch my You Tube video here.

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gecko Galz Blog hop 2011 Oct" /></a>

WHY???   You might ask???
Well...who doesn't want a chance to win a free year of Ephemera sets?  Not only that, but if you are a follower, and leave me a comment on this other post.
you will have the chance to win a free blinkie designed by me specifically for your blog.
Enjoy your day!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Sassy Studio Card for Bella Creations

Happy Thursday!!
Hope everyone is enjoying October!
Yesterday I finished up my project that I created using the image that was given to the Bella DT this month by
Sassy Studio Designs.
they are sponsoring our
Bella Tres Chic challenge!!
First I painted the digi stamp in GIMP.  Then I created the blinkie that you see in my upper left side bar.  Then I decided to make a few cards.  Here is the one that I have finished :-)
I started off with some digital background paper from
Gecko Galz..purple stripes.
I used my Silhouette Studio program to design this sweet little naughty card with ornie.  I have it hanging on my Halloween Tree.
Purple wouldn't of been my first color choice..although I love purple for Halloween!  Denise has a challenge the
Which helped me decide on purple.  I have had this lavender trim in my stash I knew it would be perfect!!
Here is a close up!
The front says..."Let's be just a tad bit"
The tag / ornie inside reveals the rest of the sentiment...
"Naughty this Halloween."
I just love how this turned out...and I am happy with the purple!!
Hope you enjoy my Sassy Ornie!!
Hugs..and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Bella Creations October Kit and Challenges

Hi Friends...and Welcome to 
OCTOBER!!  Okay it has been a couple days already but really where did September go?
Well this month over at 
Bella Creations we have some fun challenges for you.
You will be inspired by the Romantic Grunge style and will need to use flowers, bling and paint.  You could win a prize from
Sassy Studio can see the blinkie in the upper left column that I created by digitally painting one of their fabulous Halloween images.
Here is my Tres Chic Example below.
I was inspired by the domino mini albums out on the internet..and thought I would make something similar.  I started out with some air dry clay..and made my cover..and Rose.
I am not really sure why I add a lot of detail to things..when I know I am just going to cover it up...LOL.
Here is a picture of the inside.
I used my favorite Gecko Galz vintage frame
to frame all my pictures.  I gave this little beauty to my mother.  It measured about 2 1/2" by 4".  Just the right size to sit out on the coffee table...or carry in her big purse :-).
Next is our Bella Muse Challenge.  You can use one of the two images provided you in our forum to create what ever you like.
Our Sponsor for the Muse challenge is 
I used both the images provided, and added some Graphic Fairy and 
Gecko Galz images to create a digital collage..that I then made into a die cut and put on some jar spice up my 
Halloween Decor.
Here they are below.  One is on a Yankee candle the small one is a glade candle.  
Here are the backs
These were so fun and easy to make.  I think this may be my challenge this month in my Digi Group at Bellas.
(no specific image of course).
There are two kits this month at Bellas.  There is a Halloween Embellie kit..and a Card kit.  Here is what I created with the card kit...and some of my stash.
This card is also my Bella Unique Challenge example.
You can see I used some bunched up crepe paper.  That is all you have to do...just check out the tutorial link at Bellas.  
I decorated the inside of my card as well...but it is not dry yet...LOL.  Will have that photo up later.
Here is the other card I created using the card kit.
I folded the white with black polka dot paper to give it some depth..and got this idea from Frank.  Well he inspired me to do it anyways :-)
Just in case you missed my new it is below.  I used GIMP to digitally paint her.  She is just way to cool!
You can check out Lacee's Card and Embellie kits here
Well...I still have something up my sleeve..for my Halloween Embellie check back see that.