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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY........ Paper Lanterns

This months Template Tuesday is a little Lantern I found on Pinterest
...I thought it was charming and will make a wonderful decoration to deck your halls with.

So have fun and create your own lovely Lanterns
Happy Crafting

Monday, November 10, 2014


So my Make it Monday sample this month is a fun little 6"x6" mini album which features an array of Digital stamps from the Gecko Galz 'Figgy Pudding' stamp disk. Also I combined them with amazing Christmas papers from Paper Studio and ribbon from May Arts as well as some odds and ends found around the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby. Okay so here is one of my most favorite things to do...go into a craft store and pick a section and make myself find something in that section that will inspire a project.....this time it was the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby where I found the charming rusted snow flake mini ornaments I used as my charms and also some mini swags for trim! and from these two items sprung the idea to do a mini book!

so I started with a 6x6 bare naked book by Bo Bunny and covered each page with festive holiday papers. by paper studio. Next I purchased a shaped wooden piece (but you can use chipboard too) and covered it with some great Graphics 45 holiday paper and distressed with pearl metallic paint added a paper doilie the punched the reindeer stamp using my Marvy circle punch in 3" and inked with red, green, and brown distress inks by Ranger. I layered them all onto the front cover and finished with a red bow.

The inside cover I used the angel Noel stamp to create a pocket and inked with the same inks as I used on the 1st stamp. With a piece of cream card stock and greet card stock I made a removable photo mat. On the next page I created a pocket pack with a 12x12 piece of red card stock and added a cream card stock photo mat to front along with a rectangle of green and red pop doted up for journaling as well as lace and a snowflake button with twine tied through the holes. Inside the pocket I placed a shipping tag for more pictures and tied a piece of Martha Stewart red tensile yarn through the hole.

for the next two pages it is the flip side of the first pocket page and another pocket page created using the same red card stock. I used a piece of my red ribbon down each outer edge of the pages and places a doilie in the upper center section of each page then using my reindeer stamp and holiday lady stamp created a pocket after inking them. I cut out a rectangle of Green and created a tag to slip into each pocket for hidden sentiments and as my pull tabs I used a piece of left over ribbon and a small snowflake embellishment. also in the second pocket page I added another shipping tag.

For these two pages it is the opposite side of the second pocket page and the front of the third pocket page. I took my decorative paper piece and tore in half then inked the edges with green and layered them on the outside edge of each page. Next I cut two green photo mats and using the banner stamps added text to the page. and like before I placed another shipping tag inside the pocket of the third packet page.

For the Next two pages I used the back side of the third pocket page and the front of the forth pocket page and taking my decorative paper followed along the design to create page toppers. Using green card stock I created a photo mat for each page and made a belly band using the small trim I found in the Christmas section. when you put this on make sure you only connect it on the non photo mat areas so your picture can slip onto the mat.

For these two pages I used the backside of the 4th pocket page and layered on trim at the bottom made from graphics 45 paper then the Santa stamp which I colored  with copic markers. Next I layered on my paper doilie and two photo mats in red and green. Then using bakers twine and a mini banner punch I created the banner he is holding which reads Believe.
On the inside back cover I did the same thing I did on the front inside cover creating a pocket with a removable photo mat.

For my Back cover I used another stamp and inked it again using the green, red and brown then mated it in green card stock with a piece of red behind that. I punched my holes using my crop-a-dile and added binder rings by 7 gypsies and tied on red bows and my rustic snow flake charm.

This is a great little gift to give to loved ones filled with pictures from Christmas Past!
So go out....challenge yourself and see what fun things can happen at the craft shop!
Happy crafting

Friday, November 7, 2014

NOVEMBER FREEBY FRIDAY.......have a merry little christmas!

So for this month I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite little Christmas images with all my friends and followers. I love crafting this time of year with all the beautiful vintage images I love creating amazing cards to share with my friends and family. I hope you will have fun with all these images and create your own wonderful cards and tags!
Happy crafting

Monday, November 3, 2014

WELCOME TO contest, new winner and a whole lotta fun!

Hi everyone!

I want to welcome you to November and a New challenge for the month. So this month I decided to do an anything goes challenge and ask everyone to use one of the collage sheets they got on the Gecko Galz blog hop......didn't make it to the hop? Worry not you can still get all the sheets at GECKO GALZ DESIGNS just chose one from the left side of the home page and have fun.......but wait there is another twist! In celebration of me making it onto the CANVAS CORP design Team I am also asking that you use a product for either Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels or 7 Gypsies in your design. And what does the winner get for this contest? Well you get a HUGE gift pack which features Collage sheets for a year from Gecko Galz, and a prize pack of items by Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels!!!!! This is our biggest prize to date.
Just complete your projects and load them to the GECKO GALZ FACEBOOK PAGE by November 29th and on December 1st we will reveal the winner of this challenge right here on my Blog Site!


you made this very very hard on our judges you all did a fantastic job on your projects, but there can be only one winner and that was 

Amanda Hamilton

Congrats Amanda you won the prize pack of a $25 GECKO GALZ shopping spree and a gift pack from ART CULT just email me at to claim your prize pack.
Thank you for everyone who took part and I hope you all will take part in this months challenge!
Happy crafting

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the last 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) 


Your Secret Word is;
Now that you have them all just email your phrase to
and you will be entered in their drawing!
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Life Altering”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

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


Altered Altoid Box Wish Box
by Leanne Seed
for this box I reporpoused an empty Altoid Tin and coverd it with stunning paper studio paper then layerd on my image from the collage sheet after inking the edges with brown ink. then I use my white paint to distress the lid edges and along the sides I layer on decorative trim then added two small pink paper roses. On the inside I layered in pieces of my butterfly paper (by Paper Studio) and a little sentiment card that reads "Make a wish  Do you have it? No believe in it with all your heart" using a piece of Jodi Lee papers. Last I put in a mini sticky pad to write wishes on.

Altered Altoid Tin Wish Box #2
by Leanne Seed
For this box I used blue paper by Bo Bummy and another of the images from the Life altering sheet as well as the butterfly from the Gecko Galz "Butterfly Wings" collage sheet. along the tops edge I used Glossy accents and sprinkled with gold UTEE and heated, it makes an amazing antique looking metal edge. also I used the Viva pearl pen around the fairy picture edge.

Birthday Girl Greeting Card
by Leanne Seed
For this fun little card I used Graphics 45 paper for the card top then layered on a mat of Bo Bunny pink polk-a-dot paper and next the image from the life altering collage sheet sized to 5x7. I inked all the edges using distressed ink in pink. I made corner decorations using fabric flowers and vintage pink pearl buttons. For the envelope I used Mark Richards bling edging and one of the pink silk flowers.

by Leanne Seed
For this elegant card I used the paper company paper and recolections paper as well as dresden cormers and ribbon from my stash and sequined accents I got at Hobby Lobby.

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Big news to all my followers and friends, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of Canvas Corps new design Team Members for 2015!
I will be a Crew Member on the VINTAGE CRAFTS team and I look forward to share all my fun designs with you all so keep an eye out for all the designs and products from this amazing company!
Have a Happy Crafty Day
Leanne Seed

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Using 7 Gypsies Mini Printer Tray

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Friday, October 17, 2014

SKELETONS IN MY CLOSET.....card Number 5

For my final card I used another of my favorite stamps by Gecko Galz from their SPELLBOUND stamp set and thought it would be fun to team up the image with their new Coven paper pack and some wonderful washi tape I got at a retreat I went to. I covered my card base with the paper from the coven sent then layered on some cheese cloth I got at the 99 cent store (notice I love shopping there) I bunched it in spots to create amazing folds and then tacked it down with fabric glue. Next I printed out the stamp image onto cream card stock and then inked using Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage photo and Spiced Marmalade. I used the washi tape to tack it to the top of the card, Next I added a fabric flower by Spare parts and three vintage buttons down the left side leaving me with a Skeleton card you would defiantly let out of the closet.
If you feel bold you can try your hand at dying the cheese cloth to match the colors in your card or use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for a shimmery effect.
Happy Haunting
Leanne Seed