Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Fun


I want to thank everyone for joining in the Gecko Galz Blog Hop it was so amazing to hear your comments on my work and I love that I gained a few new friends following my blog (that is always fun). So I am gearing up for another craft show in November and thought I would share with you a few new frames I have done. You know me I love altering wood items and these little frames are so much fun to decorate (and would make amazing gifts for friends and family). So I thought I would share some of my fun designs and also at the end of this entry check out a fun giveaway from me!

Oh Pumpkin Frame

For this frame I used some amazing papers from BO BUNNY, I have to admit that I am very smitten with their papers and they lend themselves well to making these frames. The wooden frames I got at Micheals for $1 so you can imagine how fun and inexpensive these gifts are to make. The brown trim is from Hobby Lobby and the big wooden button I got from a huge pack of buttons I got from Oriental trading.


Okay so as you can tell there is a trend going on with my frames I again used BO BUNNY papers to create this stunning red frame. I cut out the poppies from another sheet of paper and using pop dots made them 3 diminsional. I used black paint to distress my edges and added some red bling...because everything is better with bling! Then I found a fun font and printed the words LIVE LAUGH LOVE and mounted it to a wooded blank I found at Micheals in the wod working area and distressed with "Festive Berries" ink by Distress Ink.


Again I used BO BUNNY papers to cover ther frame and used cream velvet ribbon from Mya Road and paper flowers from Prima and antique pearl buttons from Gecko Galz to decorate. I then stamped the saying on a sheet of white cardstock that I distressed with pink ink. I made flourishes using my VIVA PEARL PEN. This is a simple but charming gift for a baby shower.


So for this frame I stepped away from the Bo Bunny paper and used my other favorite papers GRAPHICS 45. I again distressed the edges with black paint and made my embellishments from other pieces of the Graphics 45 papers from that line and finshed it of with some bling...because Diamonds are a girls best friend after all!


Now this frame was inspired by weddings...this is what happens when you sit and watch the 4 weddings marathon one afternoon. I used BASIC GREY papers to cover the frame, I love this paper because it reminded me of wedding lace. Then I took a piece of white lace trim and ran it down the left side of the frame and placed a sentiment plaque on the left side center and a pretty flower from FLYING UNICORN at the top. Then using my lilac ink distressed the edges and using my VIVA PEARL PEN added some pearls around the center edge.

I hope you enjoyed my little frames and will be inspired to do your own as gifts.
Now for something fun I am going to give away  to three lucky followers three of my designs I did for the Blog Hop....The altered Bottle, The plaque, and the tag. plus there may be other goodies thrown in just for fun.
So what do you have to do to win? that is simple if you are not a follower of my blog become one and then leave a comment on this blog entry...easy hu? Then on November 15th I will randomly draw three names and each person will win one of my designs (plus other goodies). Good luck everyone and thank you for following me and my paper crafting antics!



  1. Your frames are all beautiful and the blog hop was so much fun!

  2. Each so different but equally beautiful and also so useful, we love when something is practical and beautiful.

  3. Hi Leanne, what wonderful projects. I always am inspired by your creations but mine never seem to turn out quite as good as yours!Thanks for sharing them with us at The Shabby Tea Room!