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!
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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.