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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
 I am the last stop on your “hop” welcome to my blog! If you started here you might want to go back and start at the begining at the Gecko Galz blog so you wont miss anything!  
We have ELEVEN 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 "Picture Perfect". 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 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
  • Second prize is a $35 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is our Gecko Galz treat bag full of Gecko Galz products, kits, and other amazing products! This is a $50 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of FREE DIGITAL COLLAGE COLLECTIONS!!! Gecko Galz puts out 5 digital collage sets each month and you will get all 5 sets for an entire year! This is a $120 value.
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all ELEVEN 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 blinkie 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;
WIN
Now take all the words to the Gecko Galz website and email them to us using the box on the home page!


 

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 
Now that you have come to the end of our hop go to the
and using the email box on the home page send in the phrase that your collected words spell out for your chance to win!
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
As well as the samples I have made using the images.
click on the picture for larger view then right click and save to you computer



this is a mini book I did using the ephemera, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, May Arts ribbon, Paper Studios flowers & embellishments, 7 gypsies library pocket, Gecko Galz Fab Frames ephemera (for the poliroids), Gecko Gals "Postal" ephemera which is due our in December, Inkadinkadoo sentiment stamps.


My Friend Card
I used one of the ephemera pieces from above along with the perfume bottle from Gecko Galz "Haute Couture" set and the ribboned frame from the "Fab Frames" set. Also Tim Holts film strip ribbon, Paper studios buckle, Vivas ice white Pearl Pen, crystal stickles, Wild Honey & Vintage photo Distress inks, and Raidiant Rain blue ink dauber.


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Picture Perfect Memory Box
I started with a pre made box and layered on the ephemera from above, Tim Hotz Film Strip ribbon, paper roses from Flying Unicorn , antique pearl buttons, cameo pen (you can use any sentimental jewlery), Ribbons from Hobby Lobby, white Viva pearl pen.

You Ought To Be In Pictures Vintage Inspired Card

I started with a cream card base and Bo Bunny paper as the base then added brown card stock, the ephemera from above, Bo Bunny flowers, wooden buttons from Oriental Trading Co. , Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, Gecko Galz Fab Frames set for the poloroids,  and paper studio star brads.
Thank you again for joining our Blog Hop!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tricks and Treats Blog Hop Just Days Away!

Hi Everyone!

So we are just days away from the Gecko Galz Blog Hop and I am sooooo excited, I cant wait to share all my designs with you and dont forget there will be a FREE collage sheet for you to download. So here is the skinny on how this is going to work.
The blog hop is very simple just start at the Gecko Galz (there is a link below) blog on Thursday October 27th at 10 am CST and then follow the instruction on where you will go next. There will be 12 wonderful blogs to visit counting this one and on each of the blog sites you will get a FREE page of ephemera's you can save to your computer (they will all be different) also there will be a word that you collect on each one and at the end of the hop you will create the phrase these words spell out and travel to the Gecko Galz website where you will email them to us using the email form on the home page!
This will put you in the drawing to perhaps win one of the following Awesome prizes;
First 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
Second prize is a $35 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
Third prize is our Gecko Galz treat bag full of Gecko Galz products, kits, and other amazing products! This is a $50 value
And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of FREE DIGITAL COLLAGE COLLECTIONS!!! Gecko Galz puts out 5 digital collage sets each month and you will get all 5 sets for an entire year! This is a $120 value

Also when you make a purchase from the Gecko Galz website between today and next Monday you will get one entry for every $10 you spend (a great way to double your chances on winning) That sounds good and they are still doing that buy one digital collage set get one free.
And they are still having the challenge where if you put the blog hop blinkie on your blog site or website helping them spread the word about the hop you can win a prize just hop over to the Gecko Galz blog site to check out the info on that  at http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/


I hope to see all of you at our blog hop come Thursday morning!
Have a great day

Leanne

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tricks and Treats with Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone!

Okay so I am finally takeing part in one of the Ginger Snaps challenges...I mean when I read that they were doing a challange using Alcohol Inks how could I not take part. As all my friends will tell you I am totally obsessed with Alcohol inks I use them in my craft projects every chance I get.....why it has been said if you sit still long enough I will alcohol ink you, lol!
So here are a few works I have done that feature Alcohol inks...enjoy!


Halloween Card
this card features Alcohol inks on
Embossed Glossy Card Stock


Le Chat ATC
I used Red Pepper & Butterscotch alcohol inks to
do the modeled background on glossy
paper, then stamped with Staz On

Parisian Nights Domino Pendents

I used egplant and pitch black alcohol inks and diluted with
the blending solution then did a rubon on top of that.


Fairy Land painted Glass

I used alcohol inks to do the background
on one side of the glass then flipped it over and used
Gecko Galz and Tim Holtz stamps and stamped
using Staz On ink.

Metal Christmas Tag

I embossed metal with cuttle bug embossing folder
then colored using Red Pepper & Butterscotch
alcohol inks.


So grab some Alcohol Inks and start creating some fun works you can give as gifts or keep for yourself!
Go check out all of the wonderful ideas on using alcohol inks at

Also I am giving everyone some great Halloween images to inspire the inner Alcohol ink artist in all of you!
Please enjoy and happy creating!