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Sunday, November 25, 2012

SPEND CYBER MONDAY WITH GECKO GALZ

Hi Everyone!

I am very excited to share with you the great deals that Gecko Galz is having this Cyber Monday.

On Monday November 26th Gecko Galz will be having a huge Cyber Monday sale! We invite you to check back for the following HUGE sales!
  • Buy One Get One; On all of our regular Priced items when you buy one you get another of equal or lesser value all day Monday!

  • $1 Collage Sets; Selected collage sheets will be $1 per set all day so come collect all of them!

  • FREE Gift Pack; When you spend $50 or more you will get an exclusive gift pack which features a paper pack, stamp set and collage set


  • Get a $5 gift card; When you purchase a gift certificate worth $25 or more you will get a gift card for yourself worth $5!

Hope all of you can Visit their online shop at www.geckogalz.com and take advantage of all the wonderful deals!

And as their thankyou here is a free image for you to craft with. Have fun and happy crafting!
Leanne


Friday, November 23, 2012

Let's Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Hi Everyone!

As we get ready for the holidays and begin our Christmas shopping or our Christmas holiday crafting  I wanted to remind everyone that on Saturday November 24th it is Small business Saturday so I am asking all my followers and friends to step out this Saturday and go to their local shops and buy from them. If you have a local craft shop or scrapbook store please go and support them, remember without them there would not be amazing classes by teachers such as myself. all the small independent scrapbook companies would not have anywhere to showcase there products thus people would never get to discover amazing products.
And even if you don't have a craft or scrapbook store that is okay you can still get out and support your local businesses and get some of your Christmas shopping done. I plan not nly to go to my favorite local scrapbook store on Saturday (Novel Approach) but also I am having lunch at my favorite independent restraunt three Olives (it is a great Italian restraunt...yum!
So what I am going to do in celebration of Small Business Saturday is give away a free set of Digital stamps from Gecko Galz, a small business that is online....and all you have to do is leave a message on this entry telling me what shop is your favorite small business and where it is located (so people can maybe visit it) and on Monday I will draw the name of one lucky winner who will recieve the FREE stamp set....so just check back here on Monday.
Also on Monday it is CYBER MONDAY and I will be giving away a FREE fun image for your to craft with courtesy of Gecko Galz so please check back with us!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Happy Scrapping
Leanne

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Adventures at the International Quilt Show

Hi everyone!

So yesterday I wandered downtown (I live in Houston Texas) to the George R Brown Convention Center to take a peek at the International Quilt festival.....and all I can say is OMG! If you have never been to this quilt festival let me start by saying these are NOT you Grandmas quilts, there is some amazing artistry that goes into each quilt I saw! There  is also a wonderful display of art dolls, which I am going to give a shout out to my friend Cat Woody who won for her Gypsy of the Lake doll...go Cat...go Cat! But after you spend a few hours walking around and being totally blown away by the fiber art you slowly creep into what can only be discribed at the Meka of all vendor halls. And after you pick your self up off the ground because you are so taken with all the colors and products you begin making your way through 20 rows of packed vendors.
Now I am not a quilter...I dare say I don't touch a sewing machine if I dont have to...but I will tell all of you there is something for everyone!
I being a paper crafter and altered artist I look for items to enhance my work and here they had that like you would not believe....so I thought I would share a few of the most amazing of the shops I made purchases at and share with you what I got (oh so much altering planned).

Okay I know I told a few of you about the International quilt festival going on
this weekend but REALLY if you get a chance go down there today. It is the last
day but I went yeasterday and got a bag of goodies to scrap and make cards with
that is to die for. It is not all quilts and the vendor hall has some of the
best booths I have ever seen!



BAZZILL was the first booth I hit and they were selling their button packs and flowers and jewel
pieces for $1 and $2 a pack....now if you have ever looked at them at Archivers
then you know these packs are $4 to $7 a pack, I got 13 packs for $20 yesterday!



HABERDASHERY...dont you love their name? They had amazing little items, they sell Buttons Galore
which is also sold at Archivers and JoAnns. I got  button packs for $1 and little fabric
flowers for $1 as well as a nutrel color pack of 100 buttons for $3...oh the things I will do with them!



FIBER ON A WHIM booth #1445  for all you altered artist they have
amazing hand dyed cheese cloth for $3 a roll and other amazing things and also
carry Tim Holtz Items


Okay I did not get the name of this booth but you will know it when you see it for they are selling Radiant rain inks, twinkling H20's (and they have the new colors) for $2.75 a pat and Viva pearl pens for $4 which I LOVE!



SANDY SHORE who is on row 800 Sandy and his lovely wife also named Leanne has an amazing selection of beads,  vintage pearl buttons, and metal trinkets all for good prices.



TREASURES OF THE GYPSY Also on row 800 is they have killer decorative trims and ribbons as well as a collection of amazing stamps and asian and day of the dead trinkets. And wander around and gaze upon all the incredible dolls that people have made using her products.



TRIM ON WHEELS this cornicopia of mind blowing trinkets and treasures has a section where you can by 4 items for $20 and I got a huge roll of cream and brown tulle ribbon I am talking 100 + yards plus, yardage
of trims, fabric flowers for $1....yes your head will explode in his booth!


And last my creme de la creme shop MISS ROSE SISTER VIOLET booth #950 they have
the most incredible vintage lace, trims, baubles and little vintage velvet
flowers...I seriously started vibrating when I entered this booth. There trims are
$6.50 a yard but they are so sweet and charming that one cant help and fall in
love !

 
So If you live in the Houston Area it is going on for 1 more day and if you are not from Houston this show is an annual show that takes place in the fall each year so if you can come down for it please try to next year it is SOOOOOO worth the trip!

If you are comeing today You can park at the hotel
parking and take the sky bridge over on the second floor.

Like I said if you have some time today it is so worth checking out!