Monday, December 30, 2013


Hello all my crafting friends

As we draw to the end of 2013 I have been reflecting on all the fun and creativity that has flowed through my blog and all the amazing new friends I have made here. I would like to wish all of you a happy, healthy and creative 2014 and invite you all back next year to discover what creative fun things I will be creating, pictures I will be sharing, and challenges I will be having. Happy new year to you all!
Now for the last images of this year, I dug through all my images and found some amazing fairy images to share as my last ones. I adore fairies, perhaps because it takes me back to my childhood when I beleived in fairies...magical and innocent! I hope you have fun with them and don't forget to add a comment if you like them and feel free to share your works with all of us....and most of all SPREAD THE WORD to all your crafting friends so they too can have fun with the images!

Happy Crafting

Monday, December 23, 2013


Hi everyone!

As promised each Monday in December I will be giving you a little Christmas goodie (which is a collection of some of my favorite images) and this week is no exception. I thought this week it might be fun to give you some NEW YEARS images so you can create cards tags what have you to celebrate the new year! 

Also I wanted to let you know that Gecko Galz is asking everyone to vote for their favorite ornament on their blog and there is a chance to win a $25 shopping spree from them...just for voteing so pop over to and vote for your fave!

I hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe holiday season and I will see you back here on Monday!

Happy Crafting

Monday, December 16, 2013

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Good Day my followers and fellow lovers of all things crafty.....I know normally I only giveaway one collection of images a month but I wanted to give all of you a special little Christmas gift just for following my crafting antics. So I have dug into my stash of images and decided I would give you all some other images this week too. I hope they inspire you to create beautiful works of art and remember place a link attached to your comment with anything you make using them for I would love to see them. So I call this collection return of the blond bombshell, I love art from the 30's and 40's and found these to be so stunning. Have fun with them!
Happy Crafting

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Welcome December!

I love December, it could be because I love Christmas but I just love the magic and wonder that comes with this month. So this month I though hmmmmm lets give everyone a little gift that they can use to capture their own magic. This week I am giving all of you some of my favorite angel images to use on tags, altered art and cards that you can share with your friends and for the fun part I want to see you all do something with the images, make anything you want using these images and you can win a copy of Gecko Galz ANGELICA stamp set!!!! Between now and Saturday the 14th post a project where you have used one of these images and then on the 15th we will announce the winner of the stamp set here! So fun and so easy to get free items. Now for the fun part each week for the rest of the month I will be hosting a new challenge where you can win FREE products!
Happy Crafting and Good Luck

Friday, November 29, 2013

I Dream In Deco

Hello all my friends!

Today I am sharing another amazing card design I did for Gecko Galz. I used an amazing art deco image as my card topper and under it I took a piece of black card stock that I embossed using the cuddle bug and a Deco embossing folder. Then I inked it using the gold raident rain ink.Next I took a silver card stock piece and ran that through the cuddle bug using the same deco embossing folder. Layer them all together and place them on top a cream card stock card blank, Now you have a stunning card to send to a friend.
Be sure and check out Gecko Galz to see all their amazing collage sheets (also head over to their blog  at to enter their weekly give away where each week they are giving away amazing goodies!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

An Oh So Charming Mini Book

I cant believe it is one month until Christmas and as everyone is starting to decorate their houses, shop for magical gifts, and get ready for hosting families I am busy creating little mini scrapbooks. Next month I am doing something fun with a group of friends we are having a private gift market at one of our houses. This is something that has caught on all over the United states, where a group comes together and sell crafts that they have made. 
So I thought I might share one of the little books I have made for this event. I used images from Gecko Galz and papers from Graphics 45 and paper Studio and Gecko Galz. Ribbons from May Arts, Stick on letters from Creative Imaginations and mulberry flowers from Hero Arts.
Also I just recently opened a shop on Etsy where I am selling my mini books and invite you to come check out all my books at

Dream Book Cover

I love adding pockets to add pull out photo tags!

I used 5x7 chipboard pieces as my book base

I love adding manila tags as decorations

Using my manila tag I cut out another tag from digital papers.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day full of inspirations and beauty!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lets Create a Christmas Card

So as alot of you may know I love making cards and the quicker one can make a card that looks like a million bucks the better. So I thought I would share a few cards this month that you can make using Gecko Galz products that really take no time at all to make. Beacause if you are like me you have a heap of Christmas cards to mail out.
 So for this week here is the card that you can make.....

Christmas Wishes Card

So for this card I used this months FREE image from Gecko Galz which you can find on their freebie page at

I also used a piece of red card stock as my card base and a piece of decorative paper I had in my stash. first using the red card stock I created a 5x7 card base I then cut the decorative paper to 3.5 x 5.5 and to 5 x 7 and inked the edges with my Vintage photo distress ink . I layered on the 5 x 7 piece to the card base then cut a 4 x 6 red card stock piece and layered that on top and then the second piece of decorative paper I then sized my picture to 3 x 5 and printed it onto white card stock. I cut it out and inked the edges with the brown ink then place a red 1/4" mat behind it. I then took a song sheet from the Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Collage set and tore it around all 4 sides and inked with the brown ink and placed in the left bottom corner. to finish I used decorative adhesive backed gems and lace I got at Micheals (from their recolection collections) but I know prima also has some amazing gems. and there you have it and beautiful card in moments that looks like you spent hours creating!
Oh and this month each week Gecko Galz is giving away  exclusive products when you make a purchase. This week is the lovely "Moonbeams" collage set.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Hello Everyone!

Today is the kick off to Gecko Galz Ornament Count Down on their website and I get to be the first one to share my designs with I thought I would share a few other designs here  using Gecko Galz amazing collage sheets. These designs will dress up any tree, hall, or even lamp and even better they are super easy to create. If you would like to see how to make the glass snowman ornament just head over to the Gecko Galz website at for the full instructions. 

Snow Globe Ornament

Created for Gecko Galz
I used Gecko Galz Frosty collage Set, Large glass ornament, fake snow, May Arts ribbon

Vintage Angel Christmas Globe

Created for Gecko Galz
I used Gecko Galz Angels Collage Sheet, Large Glass Ornament, vintage trims & pink silk ribbon

I love Santa Ornament

Created Using Gecko Galz Vintage Christmas Stamps,
Wooden ornamemnt blank, Graphics 45 paper

Vintage Visions Ornaments
Created For Gecko Galz

I used free images from Gecko Galz, blank paper mache ornaments from Hobby Lobby, gold and blue paint, silver ribbon from May Arts.

So now I want to inspire you all with some fun little images that you can use to create your own amazing ornaments, I hope you have fun with them!

Have a happy Scrappy Day

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