Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 3rd destination of the
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:

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Christmas Visions”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

 Link To
Here are 5 Christmas projects I've made using images from the free collage sheet, "Christmas Visions".
First up is a card.

The second item is a tag.

My third project is a small cloth gift bag.

Next, I made another gift bag.

Finally, a decorative tray.

All of my projects use the Christmas Visions sheet plus other Gecko Galz papers and ephemera sheets.
I also used some items from my stash, such as the tinsel, bags, tray, etc.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Make My Monday and Just Imagine reveals

How did it get to be Wednesday already? This week is flying by! My MMM post is 2 days late, but I guess it's better late than never at all! Our theme this week is Shabby Chic. I made this tag, using items from my stash. Join us at Make My Monday and enter to win.

The design team reveal for Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions punches is up on the blog today. The theme is fall and there are so many amazing projects by the team!! I made this pumpkin card using the Kreaxions circle cutter and oval template. The paper is Doodlebug's new Fall line.

Monday, October 20, 2014


You may win a great prize!! Check out the Moxxie blog hop here.

This week at Make My Monday we are asking you to link up your Halloween projects. I made this banner, using some older K&Co cutouts I had in my stash. I cut the banner pieces, added the Halloween figures and a letter on each piece to spell out the word BOO. I adhered the orange trim to the top of each banner piece. A tab of orange polka dotted ribbon and black polka dotted buttons wrapped around the ribbon and attached to the back of each banner piece. I strung the banner together with black ribbon.

Here is a close up of one banner piece.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Barrel Racing

Hi, it's Joan, and I'm here to share a scrapbook page about my daughter. She loved horses and was in a 4-H horse club for six years. She rode English and Western. We were at horse shows every week-end, all summer long. In this photo, she is barrel racing on her first horse, Paul.

For this page, I used three papers from Moxxie's new Grid Iron line, along with 100% Country from Western Round-up (the plaid paper). The large orange paper is from Autumn Glory. It's nice to mix and match papers from different lines and have them go together wonderfully!

I also used stickers from East meets West and the new white and brown alphabet stickers.

I distressed the two photo mats by running my fingernail along the side of each paper. I ripped some spots and then inked with dark brown ink. Finally, I added some blue twine and silver metal dots to the page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Moxxie and Let's Get Sketchy

Moxxie Halloween Blog Hop link - a chance to win a great prize!!!

That's right! Moxxie is sponsoring Let's Get Sketchy. Check out the Moxxie design team's layouts and cards made with this sketch from LGS.

You could win Moxxie's Zombie Attack line! Enter the challenge here and you may be the lucky winner!!

This is the card I made, based on the sketch, using Zombie Attack.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pink Lady and a Numbers tag

Halloween Moxxie blog hop going on now! Hop along and you may win a fabulous prize!!

Today I'm sharing two projects. The first is my pink lady collage that I made for the Just Imagine/Kreaxions dt. My pink lady is made from two character constructions stamps. I inked her shirt and cage skirt and added a bird and flowers from my stash. To really make this page pretty, I finished it with Kreaxions punches! I used punch #905 and the star template to make the pink doily that is behind her head. Then I used punch #923 with no inserts to make the border. I also cut the word dream and the cloud shape from the dream cloud style die. I am pleased with this collage and hope you like it too!

My next project is a tag I made for Make My Monday. The theme this week is Numbers. I sprayed my tag with Dylusions spray ink and then layered on the #2 tag from K& Co. The bird was added to a Martha Stewart doily, a gold brad added to the top and finally some Martha S. gold leaves. Play along with us this week at MMM!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Moxxie Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Moxxie Halloween Hop & Challenge!
We have a fantastic line-up this month!! You won't want to miss a single project.
And of course we have an awesome prize up for grabs!
Your choice of Zombie Attack! or Autumn Glory!

Aren't they gorgeous?
To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your Halloween project in our challenge! 3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)

I'm glad you stopped by my blog today! I used Moxxie's new Zombie Attack! line to create these paper rosettes. I attached them to straws and put them in an orange bottle that I covered with the Zombie paper and the Got Flesh sticker. Wouldn't these be fun at a Halloween party? You could also use them to decorate cupcakes.

Here is a close up of the rosettes.

I used a Tim Holtz die to make my rosettes. However, if you don't have a die, here is a link to a you tube video tutorial on making paper rosettes using a strip of paper and a scoreboard.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the Moxxie blog hop!!

 Here's our fantastic line up:
Amy Allred
Renee Robbins
Wendi Robinson
Leslie Mitchell 
Samantha Taylor 
Jennifer Taylor
Amelia Harris
Joan Liddle
Daniella Hayes
Julie McGowan
Rebecca Price
Ange Weisbeck

Monday, October 6, 2014

Little Lamb card

The theme this week at Make My Monday is Babies/Children. I had this fuzzy lamb sticker in my stash for years! So I used it to make a clean and simple baby card. I also used a piece of BG polka dotted paper (June Bug I think), a white card base and a Jillibean Soup label. I hope you will join us at Make My Monday and submit your baby/children project.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Day

I have a sneak peek today of a scrapbook page I made for The Robin's Nest. I used October's featured product: Fleur cardstock - which is fabulous! The full layout is on The Chattering Robins blog - I hope you will head over there and take a look!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Reader Art Quest

It's October!! Such a beautiful month here in Ohio - I love the changing leaves and the purples in the fields. The RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts this month is Harvest Bounty. There are lots of great inspiration pieces by the design team to check out.

Create something with this theme, link it up on the Unruly page and you may just win a set of Pan Pastels! (There is also a video on the RAQ page, link above, that shows how to use Pan Pastels in your artwork.)

For Gecko Galz this month, there are lots of great holiday collage sheets for purchase. I used an image from the Thanksgiving sheet (Pilgrims Pride #2) along with paper from Song in my Heart and made a card.

I also used the wonderful Vintage Portraits collage sheet and created a canvas, which I titled "Family Tree". This was such fun to make!