Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Carols Mini Album

Good morning everyone! 

Some of you have already seen this mini album when you stopped by for our Gecko Galz Blog Hop but I wanted to post it again with a couple more photos and a little bit of info.

So here we go.....

I fussy cut a piece from my freebie collage sheet so I could place it back down with pop dots. 
I used stickles around all the edges and some $1 bin glitter glue for the pine cones.

I fussy cut the ornaments from one of this months papers. 
The paper pkg is called Santa Clause Lane!

Speaking of the Santa Clause Lane paper pkg.....
All the papers I used are from that collection.

Below is a pocket with tags. I added some ribbon and twine from my stash.

 On a few of the pages, that I left alone to show off the pattern, 
I added some glitter glue in one way or another.

Another couple of pockets below with tags.

Aren't these papers wonderful?

I added glitter to the little girls dress below.

And finally the back...

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great week!

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Gecko Galz Blog Hop time.....

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 beginning 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 Gaz Collage sheet for you to download, 
The one here is "Christmas Joy".

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 :).
Your Secret Word is;
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Christmas Joy
As well as the samples I have made using the images

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

Christmas card above with envelope below

Another Christmas card and envelope

Charm with pictures on front and back

A mini album with tags and pockets

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 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Greetings

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to show you a tag I made using a free collage set that 
Heather Hudson is giving away.

Here is my tag.....

The music note tags themselves are from another of Heather's collage sets.

The cheese cloth is a leftover piece from another Halloween project that I sprayed with several different sprays.

I had fun playing with glitters.
I used Art Glitters Just Peachy & Bayou Ultrafine Transparent glitter on the pumpkins...
Martha Stewarts Fire Opal glitter on the sentiment pieces 
and platinum stickle on the tags & moon edges.

The Halloween twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I used vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks on all the pieces.

Here you can see that I used pop dots on everything.

Here is a peek of the collage set I used.....

To get your hands on Heather's freebie go HERE

To see another set of new collage sheets and what Heather created with them go to her blog HERE

To see Heather's whole collection of collage sheets her Etsy store is HERE

I am entering this at.....

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving card....

Hello Friends!

Today I wanted to show you a Thanksgiving Day card I made using the
Autumn Harvest Floral stamp by Lynn Smith Barbadora

I made this card using this months challenge requirements...
Use any stamp you have,
Golden or Mustard yellow,
Any punch
and for an added option you can use a spray ink or mist.

Here is my card...

Such a lovely stamp..very Autumny!

I used an embossing folder on the Graphic 45 background paper.

The sparkling red dots on the embossing and the sentiment tag was done with a gel pen.

I hope you all will join us in the challenge over at Treasured Times
You have until October 31 at 11:55 pm PST
Join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's voting time over at Gecko Galz!

Come on over and vote for your favorite 
card that the DT members made for
International Card Making Day!

Here is another look at the one I made.....

Head on over to Gecko Galz HERE to enter your vote for your favorite!

If you didn't see my original post and want to see how I put this together and the products used you can go HERE.

Thanks for your votes!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Frosty & Rudolf

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a card to show you

I couldn't resist these two 
Altered Christmas collage set images
from Gecko Galz this month.

Who doesn't love Frosty & Rudolf?
I know I do!

The background paper is also from Gecko Galz.
It's from this month's paper pkg,

I sprayed the cheesecloth with a green and red mist.
Wrapped my background paper with a green and red twine that I tied into a bow.
I used pop dots for my images 
and finished with a flower, that I had left over from another project, placed on top of the twine bow.


There are more wonderful images, papers, digi stamps....
at Gecko Galz so I hope you get the chance to hop over and check it all out!


I also want to let you all know that Leeanne is looking for 
new Design Team members at Gecko Galz!
More info.....HERE


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Challenge #4

Are you ready for another challenge from 

This challenge is designed with Halloween and Thanksgiving in mind.

Your Requirements.....

Use any stamp of your choice.
add the colors Golden or Mustard Yellow,
and any punch of your choice.
For an added option you can also add any spray ink or mist to your creation.

This challenge runs from October 3rd 8am PST until October 31st 11:55PST

Link your creation over at Treasured Times...HERE

You can link as many entries as you want.

The winner gets to chose two digi of their choice from 

Here is my sample for this months challenge.....

I used this Autumn Harvest Floral stamp
designed by 

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color my stamp.

I started with a mustard colored card and layered my stamped piece on top of a piece of thin wood paper, 
added a bit of twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
 and topped it with a flower that I tucked a piece of netting under.

In the above picture you can see the Martha Stewart punch I used 
and you can also see a bit of the sparkle on the wood piece that I sprayed with 
Walnut Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

I hope to see you all join us for this challenge over at Treasured Times!

Thanks for stopping by!

    TP Mini Album

    Good morning everyone!

    This is an entry for a challenge over at Gecko Galz.

    Heather Hudson, 
    one of our fellow DT members, 
    has an Etsy shop where she sells collage sets that she designs.

    Leeanne, over at Gecko Galz, had a challenge in September, to showcase Heather's designs
    this is the mini I made...

    I had a hard time deciding which collage set of Heather's to use so I used a combination of 4!
    Three of them are all on the cover!

    The blue and white background piece is from the Kids Around The Christmas Tree collage set.
    I added some Shimmerz Paints...DazzelerZ in Tutti Fruiti and a damask mask.

    The tag and the roses that I fussy cut are from the Pink Rose collage set
    I grabbed my Art Glitters and added 
    Wild Roses on the roses & Lettuce on the leaves.

    And my third collage set from Heather's collection is the 
    Christmas Vintage Birds, Music Tags.
    I used the smaller, music note, tag.

    I added some cheesecloth that I sprayed with blue, teal & pink sprays to try to match the colors in Heather's sets.
    I layered the two tags together using pop dots. 
    The pink banner that I glittered with the same Wild Roses glitter that I used on the roses, is from 
    Gecko Galz Vanity Fair paper pkg.
    The fussy cut roses I without pop dots and the other with pop dots.
     The "Dream" gem is another piece from
     Gecko Galz (Spring Circles set) 
    that I put together ages ago.
    The pearls, bling, branch w/flowers, ribbon and laces are all from my stash.

    Below you can see the mini laying down...showing off the laces.....

    A peek inside.....

    a little bit of pearls...

    and some bling.

    Here you can see the 4th collage set I used.
    It is the Flowers, Frame, Script tag set.
    I stapled a bit of ribbon on them.

    The pages and tags I left simple with
     a little bling or pearls 
    and a bit of lace trim so you can see the papers.


    Below are the other two tags from the Flowers, Frame, Script set.

    Below is another look at the front cover.....

    To see more of Heather's collage sets you can go to her Etsy shop
    My Artistic Adventures HERE.

    To check out the other challenge entries you can go to Gecko Galz HERE

    Gecko Galz collage sets are HERE


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Crafting!