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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the last destination of
Gecko Galz 4th 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 21 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 down load, The one here is
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home 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 November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names 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) 


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
“Life Altering”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

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


Altered Altoid Box Wish Box
by Leanne Seed
for this box I reporpoused an empty Altoid Tin and coverd it with stunning paper studio paper then layerd on my image from the collage sheet after inking the edges with brown ink. then I use my white paint to distress the lid edges and along the sides I layer on decorative trim then added two small pink paper roses. On the inside I layered in pieces of my butterfly paper (by Paper Studio) and a little sentiment card that reads "Make a wish  Do you have it? No believe in it with all your heart" using a piece of Jodi Lee papers. Last I put in a mini sticky pad to write wishes on.

Altered Altoid Tin Wish Box #2
by Leanne Seed
For this box I used blue paper by Bo Bummy and another of the images from the Life altering sheet as well as the butterfly from the Gecko Galz "Butterfly Wings" collage sheet. along the tops edge I used Glossy accents and sprinkled with gold UTEE and heated, it makes an amazing antique looking metal edge. also I used the Viva pearl pen around the fairy picture edge.

Birthday Girl Greeting Card
by Leanne Seed
For this fun little card I used Graphics 45 paper for the card top then layered on a mat of Bo Bunny pink polk-a-dot paper and next the image from the life altering collage sheet sized to 5x7. I inked all the edges using distressed ink in pink. I made corner decorations using fabric flowers and vintage pink pearl buttons. For the envelope I used Mark Richards bling edging and one of the pink silk flowers.

by Leanne Seed
For this elegant card I used the paper company paper and recolections paper as well as dresden cormers and ribbon from my stash and sequined accents I got at Hobby Lobby.

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Big news to all my followers and friends, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of Canvas Corps new design Team Members for 2015!
I will be a Crew Member on the VINTAGE CRAFTS team and I look forward to share all my fun designs with you all so keep an eye out for all the designs and products from this amazing company!
Have a Happy Crafty Day
Leanne Seed

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Using 7 Gypsies Mini Printer Tray

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Friday, October 17, 2014

SKELETONS IN MY CLOSET.....card Number 5

For my final card I used another of my favorite stamps by Gecko Galz from their SPELLBOUND stamp set and thought it would be fun to team up the image with their new Coven paper pack and some wonderful washi tape I got at a retreat I went to. I covered my card base with the paper from the coven sent then layered on some cheese cloth I got at the 99 cent store (notice I love shopping there) I bunched it in spots to create amazing folds and then tacked it down with fabric glue. Next I printed out the stamp image onto cream card stock and then inked using Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage photo and Spiced Marmalade. I used the washi tape to tack it to the top of the card, Next I added a fabric flower by Spare parts and three vintage buttons down the left side leaving me with a Skeleton card you would defiantly let out of the closet.
If you feel bold you can try your hand at dying the cheese cloth to match the colors in your card or use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for a shimmery effect.
Happy Haunting
Leanne Seed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ZOMBIES AMONG US.....Card Number 4

So with the fascination with Zombies in full force I could not pass up the opportunity to do my own version of a zombie card. So for this little spooky card I started with my cream color base and layered on some amazing papers from my stash as well as a strip of brown card stock that I tore the edges and inked with gold radiant rain inks by Luminarts then I cut out the image of the victorian girl from Gecko Galz Vintage Portraits and adhered to the left side of the card. I stamped my Halloween sentiment by Studio 112 on cream cardstock and inked the edges to give a vintage feel. Next using my cream pearl pen by Viva I added pearls around the portrait. Now for something fun I took cheese cloth I got at the 99 cents store (In the kitchen area) and created a fun ribbon I tied around the left side!
To finish I took my pebbles chalks and darkened her eyes!
Happy Haunting

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIA DE MUERTOS! with Skullies Card Number 3

Today I thought it might be fun to go south of the boarder and celebrate Día de Muertos...or known here as Day of the Dead. For this card I started with a cream color card base and layered on black card stock then I used a piece of 7 gypsies paper from their Gypsy Pack to form the base of the Polaroid mat at the top I stamped my BOO! sentiment stamp by Studio 112 three times. I inked a paper cupcake Dolley and attached to back of the Polaroid base. Then I cut out my skullie image from Gecko Galz DAY OF THE DEAD collage set and created the Polaroid.
Next I ran a piece of black lace at the bottom of the image then on top ran a strip of May Arts Ribbon. I tied a bow using the same ribbon and placed it in the center and dangled a skeleton cameo I found at the 99 cent store (in the jewelery section).
To finish I added 6 bling to the doillie.
Ole now you are set to celebrate!
For another fun idea create the Polaroid card and instead of the skullie image add a picture of a party goer in their costume and hand out as party favors at the end of the night!
Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEVER MORE.......Ode to Poe Card Number 2

So Today I thought I would do an ode to one of my favorite writers Edgar Allen Poe with this Hauntingly beautiful card. As always I love giving my cards a little spin with a vintage flair so what better way to do that than with Some products from 7 Gypsies. I started with a cream card base and layered on Paper Studios Newsprint Bats paper then added three different papers from the 7 gypsies Gypsy Pack. Next I used a digital stamp from Gecko Galz Midnight Hour stamp set and inked it with vintage photo and spiced marmalade and on the edges black soot. I took a piece of burlap from the Gypsy pack and stamped with my sentiment stamp from Studio 112 and added 2 buttons I found in my stash. To Finish I added a piece of ribbon from May Arts.
Also you can make this in a larger format and do an incredible wall hanging!
Happy Haunting

Monday, October 13, 2014

ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH OR A BAD WITCH......Halloween Card Number 1

So this week I thought it would be fun to do a new card each day that celebrates one of my favorite holidays...that being HALLOWEEN! Muhahahaha! 
So the first card I am sharing with all of you is an omage to one of my favorite movies...the wizard of oz and I am using a stamp that I just adore from Gecko Galz Digital Stamp Set MIDNIGHT HOUR. So I printed the stamp on white card after sizing it to 4" x 4" then inked it with Peeled Paint by Distress inks using my blending tool. Along the outer edges I used vintage photo to give that vintage feel to it. Nect on my cream card base I layered 2 papers from Paper Studio Textured Lime Green and Polka Newsprint in Lime Green. Next I added a Strip of Black Damask vellum by Paper studio and a strip of Lime green 7/8" ribbon by the ribbon Boutique. I placed the image on the left side of the card top and on the right added a small withches broom I got at the local craft shop. and there you have a bewitching card ready to send!
You can also make them smaller for place cards 
Happy Haunting

Saturday, October 11, 2014


To kick off my week of Halloween Magic I thought it would be fun to share with you a little book I did last year as a class at CKC. As everyone Knows next to Christmas Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays so I always love cominng up with amazing little projects.
Now I have to admit something right off I was inspired by a book my friend Jan Stevens did with the little Gypsy images from Gecko Galz where she put a mirror with the book to make it interactive if you hold the mirror up to the secret messages you can read what it says...this is great fun for the kids.
Also the flower on the cover was inspired by Mellissa Francis who I met at CKC in Houston last year she was showing how to make these amazing flowers using her trims (any frilly trim will work). Now the crepe paper trim on the cover that is all my idea taking something you can find at the dollar store and just by pleating it make something stunning for all to look at. All the Collage images are from Gecko Galz and the papers are by Paper studio. Hope you have fun looking at it!
Happy Haunting
Leanne Seed

Friday, October 10, 2014


Hello My Darlings!

This month I went through my pictures and found some beautiful ladies who's colors remind me of fall. I love these colors and this time of year, fall always reminds me of Cinnamon and cloves and burning leaves....tell me what you think of when you think of  fall!
Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Hi all my lovlies

this month we are continuing our countdown to

Halloween with our October challenge. For this month

Gecko Galz has come up with a spooky little collage 

sheet just for this challenge which features amazing 

quotes from the master of Halloween Edgar Allen Poe! 

So as always we ask that you use one or more of them 

and create a project. The skies the limit to what you can 

do....tags, cards, altered art you name it ! 

So create your piece then head over to the Gecko Galz 

Facebook Page and post a picture of your amazing 

creation (dont forget to say who made it) and you might 

just WIN!

And what will you win this month? Not only will you get 

a $25 shopping spree at Gecko Galz but you will also 

get a gift pack from ART CULT! 

A fun way to win and great prizes!

Entry deadline is October 31st and we will announce the

winner right here on November 3rd!

Good luck everyone!

If you would like a large copy of the sheet just email me at and I will send it right over! 


I bet you thought I forgot, but no way.....though with so many AMAZING entries it was super hard for our judges to pick a winner this month! Congrats to Donna Mundinger for her stunning design below!!!! She won a $25 shopping spree and a Rhonda's Originals gift pack....Donna email me at to claim your prizes!

Happy Crafting!