Thursday, October 29, 2015

Gecko Galz 2015 Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the ninth destination of
Gecko Galz 5th 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 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets,that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab, 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 a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter!
 This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!
 Read on to learn how you can win!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 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 2nd 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 ETSY STORE between the 29 of October and the 1st of November 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;
Now that you have it go to the next blog on the list below 

Thank you for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples


"Snowflakes on lashes"

"Walking in a winter wonderland"

"Happy Holidays"

"Russian Snow"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Crazy Halloween Cards

Just 2 crazy Halloween cards today. I really enjoyed making the red and black background. I stenciled and painted it with black, tan and red, I like all the layers. Funny , I think this is my favorite card for the Halloween season, kinda crazy . Don't you think?

Hope you will have time to create something kinda crazy this week.

"Grinning Black Cat"

"Grinning Pumpkin"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Witches Brew

Witches Brew is just what I need today, so I just made these cards to help me out.  Now everything is all better. Ha! The images are from Retro Cafe Art Potions Collage Sheet by Cassandra VanCuren.
When every I create I always have so many variations running through my mind so, I sometimes do several cards at once, this was the case with these.

Hope you get to drink some magical witches brew, no matter where you get it.
Artfully yours,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Scary Rossettes

Well it's more Halloween cards for you my friends. How about scary rosettes! The tiny Retro Cafe Art Halloween items were the focal points and the rosettes turned out to be their bases. It looks blooming scary! Enjoy my silly mash up.

Hope you will mash up something creative this week.
Artfully yours,

"Happy Halloween"


"Sugar Skull"

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Simple Halloween Cards

Here's a bunch of simple Halloween cards for inspiration. I love detailed , embellished and fussy cut images, but sometimes I want to  challenge myself to bang out a few projects quickly. Here are few examples of some simple cards that show that attitude.

How you get to try a new attitude this week.
Artfully yours,

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Skeleton Coffin Box

Switching it up and doing a 3D piece today. It is a skeleton coffin for Retro Cafe Art. Check out their awesome Halloween items from 3d, collage sheets, jewelry pieces, strange and rare scary items,  to cut outs. Im sure you will find something you are dying to have. Ha! This coffin box with a movable king skeleton will be added to my Halloween display that includes art swap items and scary paper things that I collected over the years. 

Hope you are  not too scared by the art projects  you create this week.
Artfully yours, Gerri

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Retro Cafe Art Style

Yes, its more more more of Halloween cards.  I said I made over 50, but here are just a few of my favorites. Today, the supplies are from Retro Cafe Art.
Looking at my various style, which one  is your favorite.

Hope you have creative week.
Take Care,
"Haunted 31"

"Halloween Greetings"

"Gypsy Witch"

"Sugar Skull"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tombstone Swap

Retro Cafe Art had a wonderful swap  this season using their tombstones. Today, I am showing the 4 little cuties that I made  and sent out into the world using all Retro Cafe supplies. The Hello Dollie Little witch Halloween Collage Sheet was my favorite so, I built all of them around that image and added all sorts of  no so scary goodies.

Hope you have time to enjoy your art fiends projects.
Take Care, Gerri
"Retro Cafe Art Tombstone Swap"

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Little Witch

Hello friends,
Here are two Halloween cards that center around witches hats. The hats are from Retro Cafe Cafe and come in all different sizes. I like to cover them in glitter for that extra bit of glitter. My moto is you can never have enough sparkle!

Hope you add a bit of sparkle to your life this week.
Artfully yours,
"Good Little Witch"

"Black Hat Society"

Monday, October 19, 2015

Full Moon in the Graveyard

How about some Halloween earrings. Its a great way to secretly celebrate even at work. You have to look close to see what they are.  I enjoy using my scrapbooking/paper arts supplies for different uses. These earrings were made using Retro Cafe Art tombstone cutouts and tiny bats. I applied them to silver Stickles round disks. A little red blood paint for accents and I was all done. Cant wait to wear them out!

Hope you have a boo-tiful week.
Take care, Gerri

"Full Moon Earrings"

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Vampire Love Card

"Vampire Love"
Todays share is a Halloween card with the subject of vampires. You know how much I adore this holiday , so for the next several weeks you will see lots of lots of cards and projects. I have already made 50 individual cards to send out to friends and family! The supplies for this card were from Retro Cafe Art including the tomb stones, vampire teeth and the tiny Halloween cut out words.
Enjoy this first of many!
Hope you have a bloody good week.
Take care, Gerri

"Vampire Love"

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gecko Galz October Design Team Projects

Hello my friends,
Today I will share with you some of my October Design Projects using Gecko Galz Collage Sheets, where I am being featured today. This month has my all time favorite  themes because they are all Fall related, even incorporating a Birthday theme, which is also this month. Stop on over to Gecko Galz to see all amazing collage items, papers, craft kits and digital stamps. The digital stamps can be used for adult coloring, which is the new rage. At the bottom of the post are me directions for inspiration. Also stop back at the end of October for a fabulous Blog Hop with prizes and free collage images too.

It is  the 5th annual Gecko Galz Blog Hop. Come skip through all the blogs gather free collage sheets on each site and discover fun ways to use them. Also collect all the secret words to be entered in our amazing drawing where you can win some wonderful Gecko Galz prizes!
So join us at 9am CST at the Gecko Galz blog and have a blast."
Take care and Hope you enjoy the Fall season,
"Happy Birthday"

"Well Done"

Happy Birthday
Starting with polka dot card stock, layer plaid paper then the Birthday woman image from the Gecko Galz Birthday Bash collage sheet. The embellishments include glitter Rick rack, a paper party hat and glittery Stickles. The sentiment reads Happy Birthday.

Well Done
Starting with brown pattern card stock glue marbleized paper strips to each end. Layer  tulle then mustard card stock and then the cute fox image from the Gecko Galz Fall into Nature collage sheet. The embellishments include gold filigree stickers, brown paper leaves, a well done label and glittery Stickles.

Starting with a leaf image with Thankful layer the squirrel image from the Gecko Galz  Fall into Nature collage sheet. Layer lots of leaf stickers in fall colors. Add a pumpkin appliqué and paper tiny leaves for dimension. Gold  Stickles adds glitter accents.
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