Friday, October 26, 2012

GECKO GALZ TRICKS & TREATS BLOG HOP

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 beginning at the Gecko Galz blog 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 "Dancers". 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 14 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 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;
BEAUTIFUL
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 “Dancers”



As well as the samples I have made using the images


For this Halloween card I took the lovely dancer
 and with GIMP, I placed her on a postcard from Septembers Autumn days collage sheet, that I also added October's freebie-Halloween paper to. 
(you can get your monthly freebies by signing up for Gecko Galz monthly newsletter here)
The tickets are also from Gecko Galz,
the Hocus Pocus paper line's bottle labels.
I ruffed all the edges with my Tim Holtz distresser, 
used black soot distress ink on the flowers and paper edges,
and I sprayed the ribbon with suede glimmer mist.



Once again I played in gimp and put this lovely dancer on the enchanted woods background paper. 
The lace and flowers are from my stash.
The pearl spray, teardrop pearl trim and the brown teardrop spray are all from Pro31 Design.


This might be my favorite. 
I used a piece of card board that I added gesso to then stamp my favorite script stamp from Stampabilities and added a couple of music notes for the lovely dancer to dance to.
The flowers are all from I am Roses.
The dangling bling I put together.
And the pearl trim on the bottom that I used Sailboat Blue alcohol ink on are from my 
BOLB(Best on line Bud) and fellow Gecko Galz DT member, Heather,
 who got them from Pro31.


This is a holiday wall hanging.
I fussy cut the dancer and placed her on Gecko Galz Sugar Plums paper from Grandmas House paper collection
The Merry Christmas banner is from the same paper collection.
The white poinsettia is from I am Roses.
The other flowers and the silver bling are from my stash.
The wheat spray is from Pro31 Design.
The lae trim is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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