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Friday, October 25, 2013

Welcome To Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the last destination of Gecko Galz 3rd 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 15 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 download, The one here is "Altered Artifacts".
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 the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year. That is 48 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly paper pack for an entire year! Each month you will receive our paper pack absolutely FREE! This is a $72 value.
·        Third prize is all 3 individual collage sheets each month for a year! This is a $54 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $288!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all fifteen words (one on each blog 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 October 28th 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 badge (found on the Gecko Galz Blog) on your blog, Facebook page, or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Shopping Spree worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).

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 “Nouveau as well as the samples I have made using the images!

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

And Here Are My Samples

Altered Bottle

Christmas Domino Pendant

Celebrate Domino Pendant

Flapper Card

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 


Thursday, October 17, 2013


Hi Everyone!

This month Gecko Galz unvieled all their holiday products and I was inspired to make a card using their "Christmas Whimsies" collage set. I found this set so nostalgic and it reminded me of the Christmas Cards I would get from my grandmothers at Christmas. They are magical images  and even better Gecko Galz has lowered the prices of their products to help us all out with the economy being what it it is like Christmas came early!


so to create this card I started with a white card base and layered on a piece of Graphics 45 paper to the base then inked the edges using my festive Berries Distress ink. Next I took a piece of red card stock and cut it to 4x6 and then embossed it with one of my cuddle bug embossing folder. Then in photo shop I resized the picture to 4 x 6 and inked the edges with the same red ink and layered them one on top of the other. to finish I found some amazing festive striped ribbon and tied it around to scored edge and tied in a knot. To add a bit of sparkle you can add stickles to the snow flakes.

Dont forget a week from today Gecko Galz will be holding their annual blog hop where we will feature FREE collage sheets for you to gather on each blog site involved and Gecko Galz will be giving away some awesome prizes so next Thursday hop over to the GECKO GALZ BLOG and start the hop and have a great time!

Have a happy scrappy day

Friday, October 11, 2013

Its Freebie Friday again!

Hi all my crafting Divas

It's time fro that wonderful time of the week again FREEBIE FRIDAY! Yep that's right  it is time to give away some fun free images that you all can use in your crafting....I would love to see what you all come up with using the images I give you so feel free to always  link back to your designs either on your blog or your Penterest page. So this week I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving pictures. These are perfect to make amazing cards, centerpieces, jewelery...oh the sky's the limit!
 And do not forget to pop over to the Gecko Galz blog and vote for your favorite Card to get your FREE digital stamp from Gecko Galz.
Happy Scrapping

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Come Vote For your Favorite

Gecko Galz has been celebrating International Card Making day for the last month, and their amazing design team has come up with some stunning cards and shared with you how to make them. Now they are asking you to take a look at all the cards and vote for your favorite ...but wait when you do vote you will get a wonderful little holiday digital stamp for free from Gecko Galz!
How easy is that to get free products by just tell them your favorite card, just email them the designers name to and as a thank they will give you a digital stamp. Below is my card and if you would like to see all the cards or perhaps learn how to make this card visit the Gecko Galz Website at

Have fun with this!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tempting Ten minute Tuesday Card

Hi everyone!

well as promised I am back on track with my 10 minute Tuesday card designs, each Tuesday I will share a new design with you for a card that takes no more than 10 minutes to make. this is a great way to build up your greeting card collection. If you are like me your peeps want hand made cards and if you give a store bought card they look at you like "Really?" lol. So today I am sharing with you the following creation.

Dream Land Card

so for this card I started with a black cream card base and layered on a card topper cut from a piece of my minds eye paper (any pretty paper will do and I recomend going through your stash, because the hunt is half the fun to making a card. I inked the edge with vintage photo distress ink. Next I printed the picture (which you can find below (just right click and save to your computer) and mated it on a piece of black card stock. I placed it up towards the top and under that using red line tape layered on a piece of decorative trim I got on one of my outings at the Antique weekend in Warington/Round Top though you can use any trim you have in your stash. And that is it for that card....simple....pretty...and ready for your sentiment on the inside!
Have fun making your own version of the card.

Have a happy Scrappy day

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I just love October, this is the month that fall settles in and there is a change in the air....colors change to oranges, brown and reds...pumpkins take the place of beach balls and children get one day to eat as much candy as they can stomach. And what better way to ring in this wonderful season than to do a little fall crafting! So I missed posting this on Tuesday but starting this week I am starting a new post that I will do each Tuesday called 10 minute Tuesday (this week it is 10 minute Thursday, lol) where I will show you how to make 10 minute projects.
This week I am showing a beautiful  fall inspired card. I started with a beautiful image from Gecko Galz from the "Pre-Raphalite Jewel It Set" I resised it in photo shop then matted it using gold shimmer card stock. I cut a card topper from a sheet of Bo Bunny paper and a piece of trim that can be found in the home dec area of any fabric store. To finish I placed the image on the right side of the card. A card that took me 5 minutes to do is perfect for a fall card, birthdays...what ever you need a card for.