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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,
Barbara




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

59 comments:

Gecko Galz said...

SOOOOO CUTE Barbara!

Krisha said...

Great cards, love the ornament.

Lisa Howell said...

So sweet!

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous cards, I just love the apple, so cute.

Elizabeth said...

Adorable projects!

Carol S said...

Sweet projects!

DonnaMundinger said...

Your projects couldn't be sweeter! Love them all! xxD

1CardCreator said...

Love these especially the Apple one, so cute! Thanks so much. ~Diane

Rather Scrap said...

Have to say that my favorite is the "Baby's First" ornament (but you knew that).

Heather said...

Cute Cards and Ornament Barbara!! Love the sheet!!
Hugs
Heather

Cathy L. Calamas said...

thanks for the precious images. Your cards you made with them are wondeful!

DogsMom said...

Oh I love this freebie. Thank you for the secret word.
Your samples are lovely.

Yvonne said...

Your samples are beautiful!

Jodi said...

Babys first Christmas card is sooooo sweet. Thank you for the freebies.

VAWM said...

Barbara, your projects are adorable! Thank you for sharing the collage sheet!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful projects, the sunshine one is my absolute fave! Valerie

Penny Walker said...

I have to apologize to all the ladies that have visited my blog this morning. I thought I had set it to upload earlier but that didn't happen hope you all can swing back by and grab the collage. And Barbara your samples are too cute.

Joan said...

These are so sweet and your projects are lovely. Thank you

Meggymay said...

Adorable examples. Thanks for the free images.
Yvonne

Jess said...

Very sweet Barbara!

Liz Lumsden said...

Your projects are great, Barbara! Thanks for sharing.

trisha too said...

Barbara, these are all ADORABLE!!!!

:)

Sharon said...

Just darling!!!!! Gorgeous images to work with & you have done them justice!

Tee said...

These cards are super gorgeous! I love apple of my eye,which is different & clever!
And the ornament is a great idea, and very pretty! Hugs,Tee

Mickie said...

Oh so precious!!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Adorable designs - thanks!!

Wendy said...

Oh what pretty designs you created with the "baby face" collage collection. So cute! Thanks for sharing your talent and this beautiful sheet with us!

Kim's Kreations said...

So sweet! Adorable baby images. Love your projects. ogdendoll@gmail.com

Denay said...

Cute and so sweet.

Beckie Holso said...

So darn cute! Thanks =)

Yvonne Garner said...

Adorable samples. Thanks for sharing.

sugarsherri said...

very cute

Electra said...

I enjoyed your projects and your explanations of each card. Thank your for this precious sheet!

EELS said...

Very creative cards made with these lovely images, just adore the apple one.
Thanks so much for the collage sheet.
Cheers,
Elaine

Miranda said...

very pretty and so cute TFS

sandi collins said...

so sweet

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas using the images

Chrissie x

Peggy said...

Adorable collage sheet, gorgeous projects. I LOVE the apple, what a great idea!!!!

2amscrapper said...

super cute! The apple one is so creative!

Sande Lyons said...

Very pretty projects. Thanks so much for the college sheet.

Sande said...

Oh, those images are sooo cute! And your creations also!
Thanks for the Hop!
Hugs, Sande xx

Shelley said...

Such beautiful work, love your samples!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful collage sheet by Gecko Galz!! Love your cards and especially the Christmas ornament..a precious addition to the Christmas tree. I agree about Google images..wonderful resource!! TFS!

cathy said...

Pretty cards. The sunshine one is my favorite.

Joan said...

just adorable! i love that apple card - perfect!

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Great projects and thanks for the collage sheet!

Jody Green said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing.

hazel said...

Beautiful Projects.
xxx Hazel.

Lori Stokes Wright said...

The samples are all awesome, but the apple of my eye has to be my favorite! So clever. Thanks for the samples and sheet.

Barbara said...

These are adorable.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wonderful projects, very inspiring.

Dionne

Michele said...

your creations are so precious! thank you for the blog hop! xo

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Gosh, how sweet! My absolute favorite is the chistmas ornament. Thanks for the freebie.
Evelyn

Diane said...

Thank you, this is a great blog hop.. having fun looking at all the great ideas!!!

Patty Antle said...

Oh my goodness - I love the baby images, especially since I just became a grandma. I will have to make the ornament. Thank you!

pearlswithplaid said...

Very cute samples. Thank you for sharing.

christi said...

sweet cards. the ornament caught my eye. so sweet. thanks for the digi.

grandmabell said...

Love the "apple of my eye"

Wendy Wade said...

Love the images...Thank you for sharing.

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