Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jolly Christmas Wishes

                Here's wishing all my friends near and fare a very Jolly Christmas to you all!
                Take care my friends, Gerri

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas cards

As you know, I hand make all my Christmas cards. This year there will be over 100 different ones. I only show a few on my blog! Today here are two for Retro Cafe Art Design Team. Two very different looks. A sweet angel with quilled wings all in Green  and a pastel blue village scene in a tree silhouette.
Hope you  too are having a creative season.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tiny woodland scene

Been working on a number of projects for Retro Cafe Art. I adore the variety of items that Kristin supplies in her gorgeous shop. You should check it out. She also has great giveaways and swaps on facebook too! Here's a tiny 1.5 inch little scene in a teenie tiny box,  that we will hang on our tree. Isn't the tiny deer adorable! I added the spots to make it a fawn.
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Giving grace

Ornaments are on my creative list this season. Some of my dear friends receive them instead of cards, that way they can put them on their trees and look at them as time goes by. So I am giving memories or little reminders of remembrance.
Today's pretty pink and green piece is called "giving grace" and uses retro cafe art supplies,
Hope you are creating memories this week.
Take care, Gerri

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cutie Reindeer Gecko Galz Days of Christmas Tags

Its a wonderful days of Christmas tags at Gecko Galz! Heres mine for today for Day 7 with a cute little reindeer. Now who should I send this too this year? Maybe you!

To make this tag begin with red card stock and layer a striped/ dotted paper. The Gecko Galz reindeer image was fussy cut and glued on with pop dots for dimension. The red and green foam ornaments were tied with  matching red and green string and came next. The edges  of the tag were trimmed with red German Scrap from Retro Cafe Art and the same red and green string. The hand stamped sentiment says Merry Christmas and was layered on blue and green paper. The final accents include tiny green buttons, red and green Stickles and a red ribbon to hang the tag.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Glorious Russian Winter Tags

I am of Russian heritage and when I saw these beautiful Russian cameos, I just feel in love with them.  You all know how much I enjoy reading, so they also reminded me of reading War and Peace long ago. I know I am crazy reading books of such long length, but it's the story that I love and the ability to explore new worlds. So for  my December Gecko Galz design team project  I created these Russian tags, I hope you enjoy them.

"Winter Russian Tags"

"Peace and Joy"

"Winter Greetings"

To make these tags the backgrounds were created  by using doilies as stencils and spraying silver and gold paint. I applied the Russian cameos from the Gecko Galz sheets and added folded foil papers trim. The snowflakes, rhinestones, blue ribbon ties, Sentiment and Stickles were the final added  sparkly touches.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paris Amour ATC Box

Paris is always a fall back theme for me and the Retro Cafe Art box fit it perfectly!  I will use it to hold ATCs from my swaps with other artist friends. 

I used Paris ATC box,
Screen Siren Collage sheet   

Hope you get a little Amour this week! wink. wink.
Artfully yours,
"Paris Amour"

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sew Lovely Little Box

Here is a little box to hold tiny things on my art desk. I do so love the sewing theme. so looking at all the sweet supplies  from Retro Cafe Art, I knew they would all work together. The little box , mannequin cut out and collage sheets are just a few of their darling supplies.

Sew, I hope you have a lovely week.
take care,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two different deers

 Well you all know what time it is! Why, its Christmas card making time. I have to gear up so I can make the 100 plus individual holiday cards to send out to dear friends and family. Below are two different takes on a "deer". One very sophisticated and the other very natural. They were both done from November Gecko Galz sheets. Also just to let you know Gecko Galz is looking for some new members for their design team. Why not check them out on their blog!

Hope you will have a dear (deer) week to.
take care, Gerri
"Sophisticated Deer"

"Natural deer"

Pine cone details

Sparkley details

To make this card start with blue , dotted  and pink glitter papers and layer a gold fiber ribbon before gluing on the the Gecko Galz reindeer image.
Add  a pink German strap border, the Merry Christmas words, a tiny bow  and pearls to embellish it. The final accent is Stickles on the reindeer image .

Deer in the Woods
I glued on the Gecko Galz deer in the woods image on a cream card. I over stamped a pink branch with green ink. Some green sparkle fiber, wooded snow flakes with pinecones, and the word Happy Holiday were the embellishments. Water color paint and sparklie Stickles were used to accent the image.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2014

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 16th 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 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 
“Natures Bliss”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images! 



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

Monday, October 27, 2014

RCA Tombstone Swap Beauties

For the Retro Cafe Art Tombstone 2014 swap, here are my beauties that I sent out into the world. I also am including  photos of the gorgeous the swaps that I received  from other artists. You can see them  all displayed in my front hall with all my other Halloween decorations at the end of the post.
Hope you have a Happy Halloween.
Take care, Gerri

"My tombstone swap beauties"

"Swap Artist Friends Creations"

"My home with Halloween decos including the tombstones"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas and Halloween All In One

     Here are my October creations for  the Gecko Galz Design Team. I am  celebrating Christmas and Halloween all in one! Now wouldn't that be nice!

Hope you have a Merry week,
take care, Gerri

"Sing Joy Ornaments"

"Best Wishes card"

"Trick or Treat Card"

 To make the two pink paper ornaments, I used the  cute snow babies collage sheet images and glued that to oval shaped card stick. 
They are embellished with pink tinsel,pink jingle bells, snow, Stickles,pink ric rac and plastic sparkle letters that say JOY and SING.

To make the elegant green card I used the elegant woman image from putting on the Ritz. She is layered on numerous patterned papers. She is embellished with shimmery  paint,gold paper trim from Retro Cafe Art,tiny rhinestones, gold sealing wax fleur d'isle, gold stickers and the gold sentiment that says Best Wishes.

The  Halloween Card using "Song in my Heart" cross promotional Paisley Paper as the background, on an orange card base.Then the Gecko Gal pumpkin beauty was added on top  The embellishments include orange shredded tissue paper and a bat  cut border. Stickles, water color paint and the sentiment "Trick or Treat "from Retro Cafe Art were the final touches.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Heart Has Wings

"The Heart Has Wings"

Heartfelt Details
Here's a  canvas collage that I made for Gecko Galz. Black, white and red is always an easy go to color scheme. Having been in the fashion industry.... I adore the image with the  combination of  a sewing mannequin with  wings.  I added the hand stitching, ribbon trim and the tiny bow to keep with the theme.

Hope your heart flies this week.
Take care, Gerri

Friday, October 10, 2014

Love Birds, Do You?

We have set up a bird feeder in our yard and are just amazed at the variety of visitors. I created this tag to honor my little feather friends.  I want to photograph them but they fly in and away so quickly this was the only way.  The supplies used for this tag were from  Retro Cafe Art, my favorite source.
Hope you will be visited by a feathered friend this week.
Take Care, Gerri

Sunday, October 5, 2014

In Many A Secret Place

Here are a pair of Artist Trading cards with the theme of an Artful Artist. I like this size and always have fun packing in so much in a tiny space.
The main supplies were from Retro Cafe Art, including:
Chipboard ATC frames   and the 

Hope you will have an artful day.
Yours truly,Gerri

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