Sunday, December 15, 2013

My 1st Christmas layout.

Getting the Christmas card made can be difficult. Getting Kyle settled down to get pictures done can be difficult, almost as hard as getting Scott to do it !!!! ha ha ha ha ! Think they came out pretty good.

I got the 2 pages done and in the frames and hung up and realized I forgot to take took them in the frames.

Okay had to take them out of the frames and try another picture................. the light above the pictures reflected in the glass.

Christmas Playing Cards.............

Here is the last page of the set. Hope you have enjoyed my giveaways. Will be doing more thru out next year. Hope all of you have great holidays and a Happy New Year !!!!!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Count Down to Christmas....................

Only sixteen more days until I thought I should get busy and get this finished up.
here is the next page of Christmas playing cards.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The next Christmas Playing Card sheet..................

Only two more to go....................
Here is a added goodie !!!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let It Snow......................

Get them before they melt, the last of the snowmen.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Page 3 of Christmas Playing Cards

     Well, got my Thanksgiving cards mailed out ...... along with my ornaments for the Gecko Galz Ornament Swap. I also went to a Christmas Card Class and made 18 very nice card - I am now strarting to address my Christmas cards. Hoping to have them all out by Dec.1st.
     Here is page 3 of the Christmas playing cards. I am hoping to get somethings made with them over Thanksgiving weekend so maybe I will have a post with some projects for you to see.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

Been busy making Thanksgiving card............

now all I have to do is remember to mail them out. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Gobble.....Gobble !!!

Let it Snow Goodies

The weather is getting cooler and even snowing in some parts of my scrapping friend home so here are some Snowmen for you all !!!!
Keep warm everyone and enjoy these snowmen !!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Goodies for you page 2

Here is your second page of the Christmas playing cards.
Will put up page 3 of the cards in a few days.
Happy scrapping !

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Haven't been into decorating for the holidays much but now that I have my grandson, that has changed. we decorated for Halloween and now I have made a Thanksgiving banner. Here is a picture:
It is a on going project, I have a few more panels I am working on. I really enjoyed making this and I am even thinking about making a Christmas one, so keep your eyes open because I will post it when I get it done.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Goodies for you !!!!! Christmas Playing Cards

I got these and wanted to share come back next week for some more of the set.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gecko Galz 2013 Bog Hop

Welcome Everyone to the 3rd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
I am the next stop on your “hop” welcome to my blog! If you started here you might want to go back and start at the begining 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 "Baby Face".
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 a 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: GECKO

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Baby Face”  just click on the link below the picture.

As well as the samples I have made using the images:

Basic directions:
All cards are made with cream color cardstock for the card base and everything is inked in Close To My Heart Saddle brown. Card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half.  and card fronts are 5 1/4 x 4. 

Card 1: "You Are The Apple of my Eye"
The card front is paper from my stash, the apple I found on google images (if you can not find a embellishment, go to google images and type in what you are looking for print it out and then cut !!!) I put a pop dot behind the leaf to pop it out and tied some brown and white bakers twine around the stem. The words are stamped with small alpha stamps.  

Card 2: "For You" 
I rounded the corners on this card...... makes for a softer looking card.  The card front is paper from Gecko Galz from the Neverland paper set. I punched out a flower and matted the image with paper from my stash. and put a button in the middle of the flower and tied a bow with brown and white bakers twine and glued it to the middle of the button. The words are stamped with small alpha stamps. 

Card 3: "You Are My Sunshine"
Card front was another google image of sunshine (amazing what you find on google). The ribbon is American Crafts sheer in a yellow color. The words are stamped with small alpha stamps. 

 Christmas Ornament: "Baby's First"
Paper i used for the ornament was Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland paper set called Bizzard. I used the ornament die from spellbinders (cutting a front and back). I used a piece of silver to make the ornament cap. The image was matted with blue cardstock and the ribbon was American Craft blue sheer. I used a small white tag and wrote Baby's 1st on it with a brown pen. It is tied on with brown and white bakers twine. 

Hope you enjoyed my projects,

Now you are ready to go to the next blog site and see what wonderful treats await you there. Just click the name to be whisked away to their blog!
Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gecko Galz June Sample

It has been hectic around the patch lately, having alot of work done around the house....but I did get my June sample done for Gecko Galz. Got a nice bunch of stuff to work with this month, I went with the sewing theme.

Now to get in gear and start working on next months project. haven't the foggiest what I am gonna do so got to get going !!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gecko Galz May Projects

The whole month of May Gecko Galz is showing project from our talented Design Team for National Scrapbook Day. Here is my project:

This is my grandson daughter Danielle loves taking pictures of her nephew and wanted to get one in a cowboy hat now that he is living in Texas but he was not cooperating. Had to wait until he was asleep to put a hat on him. He is so darn cute when he is sleeping. Go on over to and check out all the other great project being done for National Scrapbooking Day. Just click on the May National Scrapbooking Day badge on the top left side of  my blog.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Archiver's Exclusive Easter Card Kit....with Tim Holz Stamps

     Got my kit in the mail on Saturday and got them done to show you. The kit makes 8 mini cards and 8 tags, I don't make tags at Easter so will save them for when I do my Christmas kit that I got also. I did change these up. First, if you know me....I only make A2 size cards (as the girls say "Barbara's size cards"), so that is what they became and then I like to change them up here and there. I still have to add the sentiments to the front of the cards but otherwize they are done. Here they are:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gecko Galz Spring Fling

Come join us for some great projects from our design team. Here is mine, a layout of my grandson. This is his last years Easter pictures that I just now got around to making a layout.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Saint Patricks Day is just around the corner.....

Wearing of the green, Irish eyes are smiling and all that. So...........I want to give you all some free images for this upcoming holiday.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guess love is in the air................

Can't seem to stop making Valentine cards and I thought it would be fun to exchange Valentine cards with my Close To My Heart gals (just like when we were in grade school, I even made a Valentine Bag to have them put them in. Here are a few more of the cards I made:
Here is my Valentine Bag:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day is coming soon......

I am making Valentine cards.....Archivers had a great kit which is a exclusive for them. It uses Tim Holtz stuff, what can be better than that. They are mini cards but if you know me - I had to make them my size. Here is my cards:
I have a couple more that I made with the leftovers and here they are:
I think I can get a couple more made out of the remainders.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Another Cool Gecko Galz Challenge

Here is another card I made for the January Gecko Galz Color Challenge........... come join our group on Yahoo. Come on over to and join in on the fun.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Another Challenge at Gecko Galz

  If you like challenges and a chance to win some products, you should join our group on Yahoo. Come on over to and join in on the fun. Here is my card for the Color Challenge:

It is a working day tomorrow

     I have a Close to My Heart Gathering, so I have been busy making some sample cards for the ladies. Here they are..they will have their choice of the cards to make.

Monday, January 7, 2013

January Gecko Galz Monthly Project.....

I am a busy lil bee trying to get my stuff for this month finished and posted, so here is my first Gecko Galz sample for Januarys products. If you like this vintage image, go on over to  (or click on the glittery Gecko Galz pic on the left side, it will take you there !) and check out the January products along with many other great products.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year................

     I have been so busy I have neglected my New Years Resolution is to not do that  this year !!!!! LOL This is my December project I made for Gecko Galz (getting into alittle of the Steam Punk thing).
     I am working on my January project right now and will have it up soon so come back and check out my blog again. Hope this year is great for all of you !!!! Barbara

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Born in Illinois, moved to California when I was nine. Finished high school and some college. Got married and moved to Nebraska with hubby because he joined the Air Force. Then spent some time in Alaska before moving back to California. I lived in Californa until 2004 when my husband decided to move us to Texas. I still have a husband (yes-I still have him even though he moved me to Texas), two daughters, three cats (and two outside cats that adopted us along with two racoons that we feed). Things have changed, now that hubby retired......we moved to Colorado and have said goodbye to cats ( they are gone now ) No more racoons but we did adopt two rescue kitten from Hurricane Harvey.