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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

JUNE BLOG CANDY GIVE AWAY!

Hi Everyone

well as I promised here is the new batch of blog candy I am giving away....my goal to get break the 100 followers mark woo hoo! So how do you enter to win this lovley batch of candy goodness? Well that is the easiest part become a follower of my blog  either by clicking the "Follow me" button or by adding your email to the "Follow me by email" (this way you can keep up on all the freebies! Then leave a comment..any old thing will work...comment on the giveaway...on the blog its self.....the weather....you name it, just nothing to racey we are a family friendly blog! Then sit back and wait. On July 4th we will randomly select a grand prize winner!!!! But Wait! Then we will select 2 more winners for mini prizes which will include flowers, bling, ribbon, and collage sheets!!!! How fun hu? Just for visiting my blog and leaving a comment you can win!
And what does the Grand prize winner win? Just Look!


I hope everyone has fun! And dont forget for another chance to win great prizes join in our colorful lady challenge!
Have a crafty day
Leanne

Monday, May 30, 2011

BLOG CANDY WINNER!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Today is the day I reveal who won the blog Candy give away!
I want to thank everyone who took part and helped me make my first official blog candy give away such a success! So I have  given everyone a number then I will have a random number generator pick the winning number .
the assigned numbers are

1 Texas scrapt Addict
2 Nancy Y
3 Julie Forest
4 Gerri Herbst
5 1 card creator
6 Pepermint Patty
7 Carla
8 2 am scrapper
9 hazel
10 Jeanie Callaghan
11 Maggi
12 Terry
13 nk johnston
14 Christine
15 Barbara delise
16 Elena
17 Sherry Yeager
18 Auntdi40
19 pupton
20 coleen
21 Max
22. Lynne
23 Corrine
24 Michele
25 Kay
26 Frances
27 Beckie Holso
28 Sherry C
29 Carol
30 Cindy Up
31 Judy Stamper
32 Susan
33 The Altered Paper
34 DeeDee
35 Cebelica
36 Connie
37 Cheryl

And the winner is............



CONGRATS TO COLEEN!!!!!! Please email me your mailing addy to fripperiesandbutterflies@yahoo.com and I will send out your prizes this week!

Now for the next exciting give away, I had soooo much fun with this blog Candy give away I decided to do it again only this one will be bigger and better!!! There will be a grand prize and two runner up prizes....you heard right 3 prizes total! So tune in tomorrow and the contest will be posted!
Have a wonderful Memorial day
and happy scrapin!
Leanne
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Friday, May 27, 2011

The Circus Has come to Town for FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Hi Everyone!

Well we made it to another wonderful Friday and you know what that means...FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!
Today I am filled with whimsy and decided it would be fun to share some vintage Circus images with everyone....well that and I love the Graphics 45 Le Cirque papers and 7 Gypsies circus inspired stripes and dots. I am working on a lovley little circus book that I will be teaching at the first annual Gecko Galz Retreat in February next year and I am having sooooo much fun I thought you all might like to play with circus images as well!
Also I thought I would share an ATC card I did using one of Gecko Galz Collage images from the Circus! Circus! set.
Also for a great altered book idea check out Tami Sanders altered Circus book on her blog at http://tamisanders.com/ it is amazing!
I hope you all have an amazing holiday weekend and come back and check out the winner of the BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY next week!
Happy Crafting
Leanne







Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hi Everyone!

I know I am rather chatty this week...lots going on! I wanted to help spread the word that Gecko Galz is looking to add three new members to their design team! So if you have ever been curiouse about working with a company on their design team this may be your chance! For all the information check out their blog at http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/ or their website at http://www.geckogalz.com/ .
Also I wanted to remind everyone that if you have not already done so the "BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY" ends this weekend and leave a little response of what kind of candy you like for a chance to WIN WIN WIN!

So now lets create a pretty little card! I started with Gecko Galz Butterfly Garden paper and olive green card stock as my card base. I cut the butterfly Garden paper to 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"  and inked the edges with chestnut roan ink by Color Box. Then adhere to card front. I took 4 manilla colored tags and inked the edges useing the brown ink. Then in Photo shop take 4 vintage ladies (mine are from the "Goddess" collection from Gecko Galz) and ajust the color using brown and yellow to create sephia images print them out and cut them out and adhere to center of tag directly under the hole. underneath each image stamp a flourish image (I used Gecko Galz Garden Icon's clear stamps) Then take ribbon and using red line tape adhere strip to the top of the card (I used hand dyed silk ribbon from M & J Trimming http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/183016/33583/33583.aspx ) Then take 1/2 yd of ribbon and string through tags and using glue dots adhere them to front of card faned out tie bows at each end of ribbon and adhere to each side of card creating a banner look. Then take vintage typewriter keys and spell out "Wish" (you can use any kind of letter items). And now you have a stunning birthday card with a vintage flair!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial day!
Happy Crafting
Leanne Seed

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Come Join Me In San Antonio This Weekend!

Hi everyone!

Well we are coming up on the Memorial weekend and I am going to be making my way to San Antonio to teach two new classes that were inspired by the wonderful products of Gecko Galz. If you are going to be in the San Antonio area or would just like to come hang out with us for a day of cool classes, fun techniques and FREE prizes come join us at Stamp antonio Arts.
The first class I will be doing is a Graphics 45 envelope paper featuring the Gecko Galz "Strawberry Fields" Papers this is a fun little book that has hidden areas for memorabilia and photos.




add a little stickles, a few paper flowers  and a sprinkle of beatles songs and you have a groovy little book for a gift or for you!

after that I am doing another wonderful card class where you get to make not 4 but 6 stunning spring cards that are perfect for any occasion, you get to work with core'dinations papers and ephemeras that are not yet released! And every student who takes my class this weekend gets FREE Gecko Galz Gifts!!!




I hope some of you can join us!
Have a happy Crafty Day!
Leanne

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's a colorful Freebie Friday and challenge!

Hi everyone!

So Freebie Friday is a wee bit late which makes it Freebie Saturday instead...but it is freebie time none the less! This week I decided too do two things number one celebrate with color and what better way to celebrate color then with some stunning colorized vintage photos for you to use in your craft products. I picked six of my favorite images for you and now for the fun twist create a crafted item using any of these images and email it to me at fripperiesandbutterflies@yahoo.com and from the entries I will hold a random drawing and the winner gets their choice of any 4 Collage sets from Gecko Galz (check them out at http://www.geckogalz.com/ ) and your choice of a clear or digital stamp set....a total value of $35 in prizes woo hoo! Also everyone who enters gets....drum roll please....1 free Gecko Galz collage set and I will feature everones designs on my blog in July. The challenge will run from now until June 25th! The winner will be announced July 1st. Good luck to everyone!
Have a wonderful weekend!
And Happy Crafting!
Leanne








Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Digital Fun..... making Journals!

So awhile back I started playing around with Digital collage, it is an interesting art form and a great way to be creative without all the mess....but if you are like me you love the mess!
So for gifts I began taking my collage works and incorporating them with journals and creating my own hand altered journals. well they became such a hit that I began a little side business selling them at the holidays.
I wanted to share a few of my designs with you and show you another way to use the free images I give out each week. this is also a wonderful way to create ATC's, cards, hand altered books...you name it.
You will need Photoshop or photoshop elements to create digital collages and using the blending tools you will start with a basic digital background (you can scan in a piece of favorite paper and create your own) then using gif images with the backgrounds removed start layering them on. then print out the art once it is done and and using inks ink the edge then you can embellish using stickles. smooch inks, crystal gems, pearls...sky's the limit. As my book base I purchased journals from Hobby Lobby and covered them, that way the insides are as beautiful as the out. It is a fun way to create a special gift when you are short on time.
Below are a few of my books hope you enjoy them!
Ancient Secrets

Dragon Journal


In My Words


Celtic Journey Journal


This one I actually used Graphics 45 Steam Punk Debutant papers, Tim Holtz Cogs, May arts ribbon and MM trim.

Have fun!
Leanne Seed


Friday, May 13, 2011

Have a Fairy Merry Day with FREE Fairy images

Hello everyone!

welcome to another FREEBIE FRIDAY! Today I was out in my garden and started thinking about when I was a child and how I would spend the summers with my grandmother and in her garden I would run about searching for fairies...and how I was convinced that dragonflies were really fairies,lol. So today for Freebie Friday I am sharing some Flower Fairy images to use in your paper crafting. they are a great way to dress up any project.








Also I am sharing one of my fairy inspired cards where I created my own fairy using Gecko Galz Art Nouveau collage set and a butterfly for the wings, Pink Paislee papers, paper flower by flying Unicorn, antique pearl buttons by Gecko Galz, crystal gems by Mark richards.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and magical weekend!

happy scrappin
Leanne

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREE MOTHERS DAY IMAGES FOR FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Hi Everyone!!!

Its another friday and you know what that means....yep it's FREEBIE FRIDAY! Today I am sharing some images that will be wonderful to use in your Mothers day card making or scrapbooking projects. If you are like me and wait until the last minute to make your cards these will be wonderful little additions to your card, or if your mother is having a birthday......or just any female that you love enough to make a special card for!
I also am going to share a few cards I did plus some sentiments you can use on your cards! So are you ready for all the fun? Here we go!!!!
First here are the images;





And now I would like to share a few cards I did this year for mothers day and under each image it will give a list of products used  to create each card you are welcome to use my ideas and even change them up to make them more your creations! Just have fun!
Card number 1
For this card I started with a cream card base then layered on scrap pieces of papers (I never throw anything away which includes webster pages paper, 7 gypsies papers and crate paper papers. I got the M is for Mother collage set from Gecko Galz (you can find them at http://www.geckogalz.com/ ), a metal butterfly by blue moon, and paper flowers by Flying Unicorn (you can find them at http://www.flyingunicornllc.com/ ) and Distress inks in vintage photo and tattered rose.

Second Card
Again I started with a cream card base then layered on scrap papers from paper pizazz, Webster pages.  Art Nouveau Collage sheet by Gecko Galz for the lady and for the butterfly it was the Viva La France collection, Antique pearl buttons, two pins by singer, circle stickers by Studio112, May arts ribbon, pop dots, mark richards turquoise bling and Distress inks in vintage photo and tattered rose.

Third Card
For this card start with a cream card base I layered on a piece of retro rose paper by Crate paper then the edge from pink paislee Daily Junque collection. The image is from the "M is for Mother" collection from Gecko Galz which I pop doted up. Then I added the lace trim using red line tape and over that the retro flower ribbon both from Crate Papers. I added vintage pearl buttons and three yellow roses from Flying Unicorn. I used Distress inks in Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet.

Card number four


For this card I again started with a cream colored card base and layered paper by TPL. The image is from this blog then I used newsprint flowers by Hero Arts, vintage lace, amber, gold and turquoise bling from Mark Richards, A metal embellishment by natural explorer (from Hobby Lobby), glossy accents & clear ultrafine glitter. Distress  inks in vintage photo, Wild Honey and Tattered Rose.

And last here are the sentiments I used on all my cards for you to play with and create your own mothers day card or keepsake.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe mothers day and drench your mother in love and kisses for life is fleeting and one day she will not be there to heap love on her!

Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT! Gerri Herbst

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to a paper crafting artist that is doing amazing and  great  works of art using paper products. She is also the winner of my "Greatest Show On Earth" challenge last month with her frilly clown art piece. Her name is Gerri Herbst, and she is an amazing artist and I invite you to check out all her work on her blog site! http://gerriherbst.blogspot.com/
I wanted to share with you a few pieces she has done using my free images so you can see just how talented she is!


Also for everyone who visits her blog site she is having a wonderful blog candy give away that you can enter so be sure and check that out here is a sample of what she is giving away!
so if you want another chance to win more blog candy follow the link from the picture and enter to win!
CONGRATS GERRI ON WINNING!

I want to thank everyone who entered my challenge and keep checking back for I will be posting a new challenge in a few weeeks and you can win some wonderful prizes just like Gerri did!
Also If you would like to be a featured artist I am always looking for people who use my free images in beautiful ways! So please send me a note along with a couple of photos of your designs you have created using my free images to fripperiesandbutterflies@yahoo.com !
Have a Happy Crafty Day!
Leanne Seed