Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

Hello Friends! 
I want to welcome everyone to the 7th destination of

Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the

 Gecko Galz
 blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 

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 down load, The one here is


Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:

· First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!

· Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.

· Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!

· And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!

Read on to learn how you can win!

First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home 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 November 3rd 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 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)

My Secret Word is;

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet 

“Ephemera Fun”

as well as the samples I have made using the images! 

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)

Here are my examples
A few Close ups.
Up next is a Tag that I made using some of the same images.
Close ups
My last tag.
Close ups

If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

I will be playing along in the following Challenges

Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anything Goes Creative Cutting Challenge

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabby day!
Today I would like to share with you a 
Spooktacular Coffin Card that I made for inspiration for our
Anything Goes Creative Cutting Challenge!!
You can link up your project as long as you use an SVG file.
I started off with Cindy's Coffin Card SVG Set. 
 You can get it for $2.00.   Here is a look at the set below.
Coffin Card - Click Image to Close
You get four different coffins and the coffin card base.
  I used the solid coffin piece in the lower right cut out of black card stock and the base out of ivory card stock.
Here is my Spooktacular Coffin Card Below.
I used a couple of my digital Collage sheets from my Etsy.
Halloween Witch Boot
 Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Moon Witch Boot Victorian Digital Collage sheet Printable
and  Halloween Playing Cards
Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Moon Witch Playing Cards Digital Collage sheet Printable
Here is a close up below.
I used the tiny bat from one of the coffin cards cut of black card stock.  I used tombow foam tabs, orange gingham and orange seam binding  from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I can't wait to see what you create and link up to our 

I will be playing along in the following Challenges
Thank you for visiting!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Scalloped Rectangle Tag

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabby Sunday.
Today I would like to share a Halloween Scalloped Tag that I made using the same 

I used Some Really Reasonable Ribbons and Trims as well as Art Glitter.
I used my circle card base on top of my scalloped tag base.
Here is the tag open.
I layered more of my images onto a round doily that I inked with Ranger's Frayed Burlap.
Don't forget that I have a DT Call 
Halloween or Fall themed Challenge #11
My Artistic Adventures Challenge Blog.

Thank you for Visiting!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Halloween Scalloped Card #2

Hello Friends!!
Today I would like to share with you another Halloween Scalloped shaped card that I just threw together in 10 min.
(as in 10 minutes ago, trying to get my post done by 9am so it can be delivered by email today).
I thought I would go with a lighter color cardstock base.  I used my Scallop Circle Card SVG.  
I also used two of my Digital Collage Sheets.
Halloween Tickets and Halloween Witch Labels, just follow the links to my Etsy shop.
Here is my card.
Here are a couple close ups.
I used some orange and deep ivory mulberry roses from RRR as well as the orange leaves, seam binding and Halloween Baker's twine.
I used Pumpkin, Storm and Halo Art Glitter and Designer Dries clear glue.

Don't forget that I have an

I will be playing along in the following challenges
Thank you for Visiting!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Vintage Halloween Scallop Card

Hello Friends!!
Today I would like to share with you a Scallop card that I made using a couple of my new collage sheets.
I am super happy with how it turned out!  
Looks Spookilicious..and didn't take me that much time to create!

 Tombow Foam Tabs were used to Elevate my main image and my tiny moon image as you can see below.
I just love my little cluster of Orange and Dark Ivory Mulberry Roses and Orange Seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon, paired up with some seed beads and my candy canes!  Darling!!
Here is a close up of the other side.
I used another Orange Mulberry Rose, a button tied with Halloween Baker's twine as well as another Candy Cane and a Moon image! 
Of course I used Art Glitter through out!
I created my own Scallop Card SVG.  I have to laugh because after I was all done...I decided to go back in and change!  So the next card I make will be with the new SVG.

Thank you for visiting!!
You won't want to miss my 
Anything Goes & Design Team Call that I have going on at my
Challenge Blog!

Don't forget to join us at RRR for our 
Halloween & Ribbon Challenge!

We have a new Creative Cutting Challenge  (Must use SVG File)  Halloween Theme!

I can wait to see what you Create and Link up!

I will be playing along in the following challenges
Craft Hoaders:  Happy Fall Y'all
the Shabby Tea Room: Show your Shape (scallop circle)
Sentimental Sundays:  Bling it Up
Hiding in my Craft Room: Halloween Colors
Lunagirl Moonbeams: Put a Bird on it!
Lunaagirl Moonbeams Collage Sheets
Aud Sentiments:  Halloween Sentiment

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Vintage Halloween Inspired Card & New Collage Sheets

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabulous Sunday!
This is the first Sunday that I have had in a while where I did not need to volunteer for something through Scouts, Venture Crew or Tennis.  So I thought I would play around with some images.
Here is a new Vintage Inspired Halloween Digital Collage Sheet I made
I have used my favorite Little girl image that originally found at Karen's the Graphics Fairy's website.
I changed up the color of her dress and apron, added some images and text to her apron and gave her a witch's hat.  I just LOVE this little image.  
I thought I would do some 
They are similar to my Traditional Red Candy Canes I did last year.

Pg One

Pg Two
Don't forget that I have a
Thank you for visiting!!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Vintage Halloween Witch Boot Ornie

Hello Friends!!
Yesterday I had a little time to play after I got home from both of my boy's tennis matches.
I created this Halloween Treat using some fabby ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started out with my Vintage Halloween Boot Digital Collage Sheet set which you can find in my etsy here.

First I cut out all of my pieces and inked the edges with Ranger's Frayed Burlap.
I glued the fronts to the backs, and then inked the edges :0)  I added some Tombow foam tabs to the upper portion of my Halloween Boot and the boot pocket piece.
I added glitter to all of my pieces.
You may recognize Pugsley and the little girl from my Shabby Chic Pink Christmas Mitten Ornament.  You will see here that Pugsly is dressed in a Ghostly Clown costume and the little girl is dressed as a witch and holding a pumpkin.
I tied a bow with Old willow Organza on my moon image.  I used a couple of orange pom poms on Pugsley's ghost costume.
I tucked an owl and orange candy cane into my boot pocket.  I used some more Tombow Foam Tabs under my text boxes.
At the top of my boot I have added an additional flower image with foam tabs as well as the "Halloween Greetings" image.
I used some more of the orange leaves, some orange baker's twine and another deep ivory mulberry rose.  
One last look at the whole piece.
Yesterday I posted a New Challenge on my Challenge Blog
Don't forget about The Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge
I can't wait to see what you link up!

I will be playing along with the following Challenges
Thank you for visiting!!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

New Challenge: Anything Goes & Design Team Call

Hello Friends!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week!
Just wanted to let you know that I have a new challenge going on over at the
as well as a 
Just visit one of the links above (they take you to the same post) to find out more about my challenge and Design Team Call.
Thank you for visiting!!