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Sunday, March 1, 2015

MARCH CREATIVE CHALLENGE.......SPRING IS IN THE AIR

So this month I thought it might be fun to look towards spring a bit, all of you covered in snow still I know you are very much ready for a blanket of colorful flowers rather than a blanket of white! So I am doing my shout out this month to one of my favorite digi stamp companies AURORA WINGS and taking one of their beautiful stamps I am asking you to be inspired by it and Create something in a Spring theme. you can do anything...card, scrapbook page, altered art the only rule is you must incorporate the image below in your design, or you can go to her site and purchase one of her amazing stamps to work with...but it must have an Aurora Wing stamp in the design.







Now if you need me to send you a copy of this image please shoot me an email! Once you are done (the deadline is March 29th) just pop over to the Fripperies and Butterflies Facebook page and share a photo there of your finished project. Then check back here on April First and see the winner!
The winner will get a prize pack of Arora Wings stamps plus a $15 shopping spree with Gecko Galz! 

Speaking of winners here is our winner for the "Little Bird" Challenge in February congrats to 


AMANDA HAMILTON



Amanda you won our prize pack just contact me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com to claim your prizes!
Good Luck everyone 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ONLY THREE MORE DAYS TO ENTER

Hi Everyone 

there are only 3 more days to enter my February challenge!


just use the image below from BY DIGITAL PAPERS in your

 design the

 theme is up to you, the design is up to you. Once you are done


and post your picture there, then on March 1st we will

 announce a winner there and here. And what will you win? A 

gift pack from COUNTRY BY HEART and 

a $15 shopping spree from GECKO GALZ

Good Luck everyone and have fun!

Leanne



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LITTLE COQUETTE CARDS

This month Gecko Galz put out an amazing craft kit "Coquette" and I was so inspired by the amazing  digital stamps in the kit that I could not make up my mind which one I wanted to use so I used 3 of my favorites (but really this entire kit is AMAZING!)
So I wanted to share them with you today....now here is the catch you need to just over to the Gecko Galz blog to see how to make them!
I not only used some amazing Gecko Galz products but also some wonderful products from 
and
I hope you like them!


CLASSY AND FAB BIRTHDAY CARD


LOVE LIFE CARD


SIMPLE STYLE CARD

Friday, February 13, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY

So in celebration of Valentines day I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite romantic movies 
MOULIN ROUGE
I adore this movie and think romantically it is way up there on the scale.
I remember sitting there being overwhelmed by the colors, costumes and the grandeur of this movie.
So I went on Pinterest  and found some amazing images to share with you this month....have fun with them!

Happy scrapping
Leanne






























Friday, February 6, 2015

PAYING IT FORWARD WITH ORIGINAL ART

So some of you may not know it but in addition to doing paper crafting I also do illustration work. I have been an artist for over 25 years and love all things artistic. 
Also in April last year I started working at the YMCA in Katy Texas and over the past year I have discovered how much good this institution does for the community. All the workers donate a percentage of their pay check to the YMCA's annual campaign and we do it gladly. Working in Membership Services I see where this money goes...to the families who are struck by hard times, those who cannot afford to send their children to camp or need after school care for their children while they work. Or provide a safe place for older adults to find new friends. All the funds they raise through their annual campaign is through donations from workers, members, and people like you. So I want to do something to help their fund raising efforts so I have decided to raffle off one of my original art pieces. The piece below will be raffled off and 100% of the funds donated will go to the Katy Family YMCA Annual Campaigne. So from today February 6th until March 15th I will be asking anyone and everyone to make a donation to the fund and for every dollar donated you get an entry for a chance to win the piece below (It is worth $1500)....not to mention you are doing alot of good for families that come to the YMCA for help. 


If you have people who like art or would like to support a good cause they can donate by going to


Thank you for your help and happy crafting everyone!
Leanne Seed


Monday, February 2, 2015

STEAMPUNK CIRCUS.........Come one come all!

So this month Gecko Galz asked all of us design team members to come up with fun little projects using their amazing "Industrial" digi stamp set and I have to admit I was very inspired to take it to the big top with this design. Gecko Galz and this amazing stamp set is being featured this month in QUICK CARDS MADE EASY magazine and we wanted to celebrate by creating our own designs. 
I am not sure if it was the amazing images that inspired me to create this wacky circus themed card or if it was watching the end of American Horror Story Freak Show that did it (that clown in the stamp is really kind of creepy like the one in the show) but in any case here it is a Steampunk Circus!


For this card I used

Gecko Galz Industrial Stamps
Gecko Galz Life is a Circus Paper
Celebrate stamp by Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist in Bronze by Tattered Angels
Vintage Photo Distress ink
Yellow stripe paper by Paper Studio
Black and cream Harlequin paper by Canvas Corp
black seam binding
metal cogs and watch hands

I started by covering my cream card base in the yellow stripe paper. then layered on a 4x4 square of the Harlequin paper. In photo shop (or you can use gimp) I layered the circus paper over the clown stamp. Next lightly ink the clown image with the vintage photo ink and layer it onto the card.
Next I cut out the unicycle lady and inked her with the brown ink as well as the banner stamp and then stamped "Celebrate" on the banner. Using pop dots I layer on both of the images. Next I  spray the card front with my glimmer mist, this creates a worn look to it. I take a piece of cling wrap and spray a bit of the glimmer mist on it then drag my black seam binding through it to give a distressed look.
Once it is dry tie around the scored edged and tie in a bow. add your cogs to add a metal element.
And now it is ready to give.
Be sure and check out the magazine for more amazing ideas!
Happy Crafting
Leanne

Sunday, February 1, 2015

JANUARY CHALLENGE WINNER AND WHATS UP FOR FEBRUARY

So I want to start by thanking everyone who took part in the first challenge of 2015 your projects were breath taking and you all made it so hard for my guest judge to pick a winner. But I have a winner of the "Joy" challenge, congrats to Carol Salisbury for her beautiful card seen below!


Carol has won my prize pack for January which includes 5 digital stamps from the POPPYSEED GRAPHICS Etsy shop (just pick them out and email me your choice. Plus a gift pack from BY DIGITAL PAPER which I will be sending out today! I hope you have fun with all the products!
Now for the February challenge 

just use the image below from BY DIGITAL PAPERS in your

 design the

 theme is up to you, the design is up to you. Once you are done


and post your picture there, then on March 1st we will

 announce a winner there and here. And what will you win? A 

gift pack from COUNTRY BY HEART and 

a $15 shopping spree from GECKO GALZ

Good Luck everyone and have fun!

Leanne