Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 15th destination of
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 download. 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
“Little Miss”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)


All my cards are A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) so with a 8 1/2 x 11 paper, you can make two cards. 
My samples above use white cardstock except the Christmas card which I used green cardstock.
Card 1: Merry Christmas
Card front I used photo paper and it is colored with three different alcohol inks, I used red pepper,
 bottle and mushroom. The image is is matted with the same green that I used for the card base.
The sentiment and holly are Dazzles from Hot Off The Press. Ribbon is from Michael's.
Card 2: Daddy's Little Girl
Card front is a yellow cardstock and image is matted in a brown cardstock. Card, card front and 
matting are inked in brown ink. Words are printed from my computer on white and inked in brown. 
I used three flowers with a yellow rhinestone in the middle. The brown sheer ribbon is from my stash.
Card 3: A Rose Is A Rose
Card front is a rose pattern paper that I had in my stash. Image and words are matted in a darker pink cardstock. Words were printed on my computer on white cardstock. Pink sheer ribbon is from my stash.
Card 4: Would You Like To Swing On A Star
Card front is a baby blue glitter cardstock. Image and words are matted is a silver cardstock. Words 
were printed on my computer on white cardstock. Blue sheer ribbon is from my stash. Stars are clear star rhinestones. 
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
Sharon Rogers
Joan Liddle
Vicki Romain
Jules Eickmeier
Patti Fisher
Heather Hudson
Diane Bove
Yvonne Garner
Michele Storm
Jessica Moore
Helene Huber
Terri Burnette
Lisette Baker
Barbara Bird
Gerri Herbst
Amanda Phillips
Carol Salisbury
Wendy Waldorf
Leanne Seed


Gecko Galz said...

You always do such beautiful cards Barbara and this time is no exception! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

DonnaMundinger said...

These are so totally sweet! You've done an amazing job showing the versatility of the adorable images. They seem to work for all seasons and occasions. Beautiful! xxD

Ruth L said...

What a great cards, and those little misses are really cute!

Anne Mills said...

fantastic works.Thank you so much for the Freebie .♥

Carol S said...

Beautiful collection of cards!

cathy said...

I like all your cards, especially Daddy's little girl.

2amscrapper said...

I like how you made the cards in different colors. Charming. Helene

Sandie Gough said...

fabulous work
sandie x

Natasha Campbell said...

Nice cards.
Natasha Campbell

hazel said...

A beautiful collection of cards, the images are adorable.
xxx Hazel.

Tee said...

Nice Cards! Good work!
Happy Creating! Tee

Kim's Kreations said...

Adorable collage images, like your CAS cards. The images are the main focus. Thanks for the download and a chance to win.

Diana said...

Cute little darlings.Thank you.

Jess said...

I love these cards! Great sheet to work with!

Lisette Baker said...

Beautiful samples Barbara.

Theresa Burnham said...

lovely images, thanks for sharing

christi said...

love your cards. the stars so fit with the little girl swinging.

Danie May said...

Such pretty cards using these gorgeous and adorable images.

Heather said...

Lovely Cards Barbara!! Great inspiration for your sheet!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous cards with such a wonderful collage sheet. Love the details you added to each one to make it special.

Jan Sharp said...

What sweet cards you've made. Thank you, Jan

yukionna said...

Enjoyed them all, so sweet & simple - like your clean lines.

Terri Burnette said...

I love the cards!

Gerri Herbst said...

What gorgeous cards. So lovely.

TangledBlueRose said...

Such pretty images and I love the projects you made. So gorgeous and wonderful texture!~kim

Electra said...

I love your cards, Barbara they are always so fine and made with such thoughtful attention. Your talent never fails to amaze me!

LeeBeth said...

Your cards mood is "calm", "serene and I like that.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful work- love these sweet images. I never know what to do with them, so I am truly happy to have found the blog hop!

Glennis said...

sweet cards - thanks so much for the images

JackieP Neal said...

how adorable are your sweet little gal cards!!

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for sharing the great inspiration cards..

1CardCreator said...

All of these are lovely! ~Diane

Tarnished Rose said...

Love your cards.

Joan said...

What pretty cards you've made!! I think they are all great!!!

Amanda said...

lovely projects x said...

Beautiful sweet! Thanks for the great freebie too!!

LyndaKay said...

Terrific array of cards! Just beautiful!

grandmabell said...

They are all so great, but Daddy's Little girl is the best.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So pretty! Your samples look amazing! Love the collage sheet - thank you! Fun blog hop!

Michele said...

such beautiful beautiful cards! i love the simplicity of the single color cards too. gorgeous! xo

Nikki said...

Adorable images and projects x Great blog hop, thank you for the free sheet x

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards Barbara! A great blog hop!

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

beautiful collage sheet and artwork!!

Barb in So. Fla said...

Just Darling!

Cupidgirl23 said...

Lovely collage sheet, thank you so much for that. The cards are beautiful.

Robin said...

What a lovely set of images, and your cards showcased them beautifully; they are all soft, feminine, and well done. I especially like the use of the stars with the girl on the swing.

JMock Designs said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for the images

Finally Crafting said...

They are all so pretty! Thank you!!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I love your style! Clean and simple, in my opinion. As in, how they look, not as in how they are made. *wink*

SandiB said...

Such gorgeous cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

cass said...

Little cherubs, gorgeous projects

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These images are so gorgeous, and the cards you've made with them are delightful! Thanks so much for the free collage sheet!

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