Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Halloween Extravaganza

Happy Halloween my friends! It's my favorite holiday cause you know it's when I met my husband, at a Halloween costume party in NYC, oh back in the day. Of course, there is a Halloween decorated side board in our entry way to celebrate every year and I am sharing  it with you too.

I decided to show three  projects all using Retro Cafe Art supplies today. Kristin has been so kind to post several of them on her RCA Facebook page too. Today there's an spider web ATC with swinging spider, creepy bee woman with real(only kidding) spider webs. A  paper skellie shrine with cutout bats and a spider charm looking all scary in a  tiny tartlet pan . Finally,  my favorite modeled by Mary Lou is a  Halloween feather pin complete with green jewel, skull beads, metal roses, lots of black lace  and a cutout flourish swirl.

Hope you enjoyed my  sweet and scary selection today.
Happy Halloween,

Wicked Spirits 
Scary Skeletons

Boo-tiful Halloween Pin

Our Halloween Display

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Even He's Getting into it

Its almost here...Halloween that is! Here's another Retro Cafe Art Card I created using the wonderful skeleton and cut out bats. My husband even is getting into the act using a Retro Cafe Art skull bead for the top of his miniature car that he sells on Etsy in his shop called classic wrecks! LOL!

Hope you are having a BOO-tiful week.
take care, gerri

Spooky Halloween Night
Skellie Close Up

Rat Road Skullie 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Darling Halloween Cards

Today for Retro Cafe Art  here are some little Halloween cards that I made. I sent out over 35 cards this year and enjoyed making each and everyone! The inspiration for these were the Retro Cafe Art dollie Halloween sheet. I think that they are the sweetest thing! I am also including a picture of our front door as we get ready for Halloween!

Hope you have a fun filled Halloween week!
take care, gerri

Trick or Treat

Oct 31st Trick or Treat Card

Our Southern Halloween decorations!

Friday, October 25, 2013

BOO! Gecko Galz 3rd annual Blog 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 "Midnight Magic".
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;

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Midnight Magic” on the link for a full size sheet.

As well as the samples I have made using the images

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 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sweet Recycled Halloween tags

If you are like me , you collect little bits of paper, buttons and shiny tidbits. I particularly can't throw away garment tags. Since I was in the fashion clothing business, I know how much time and work goes into them. But as a paper artist it's where I am able to give them their second life! 

For Retro Cafe Art , I took three tags and painted them with acrylic paint, them stamped them and added orange roses. The cRetro Cafe Art cutouts are a bat, masks,  mini frame, web and  a spider. Of course there is black glitter and black lace too. I let the tag cords just as I found them!

Hope you will recycle something wonderful this week.
artfully yours, gerri



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pretty Witches looking glass

Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I decided to make something unusual. How about a creepy Victorian mirror using Retro Cafe Art supplies! I just couldn't resist especially when I saw those skeleton hands. It has silver and black glitter spiders, black lace and rhinestones too!

Hope everyone is having a boo-tiful week.
take care, gerri

What do you see?

Back of Halloween Mirror
Creepy Close UP!
Sparkley Trim

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Caution over the hill baby

Recently at work a coworker was celebrating his 40th birthday and also expecting a new baby, so we combined the event to celebrate both. Being in the construction business, I knew exactly the kind of  cake I wanted to make. Why a "Caution, over the hill"  diaper cake, of course! See the pacifiers in the big yellow truck? I know it's a bit different from the art I usually make but, I thought I'd show you so you could have a chuckle today!

Hope you throw caution to the wind this week...
Do take care,

"Caution, Over the Hill"


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Beautiful Bonjour

For Gecko Galz here is a card to say hello. 
Gecko Galz will be having a Blog Hop at this month! 
The dates are Oct 25 thru Oct 27th.
Do stop by and say hello, there will fun, art and prizes too!

This  card used the 
Sept costume paper collage sheet.
To make this card I stamped 
the background paper with 
a gulag tee stamp and 
sprayed with colored ink. I 
attached the costumed 
beauty from the sept 
costume beauty sheet. 
Some blue German scrap 
was put in the corners and 
Stickles was used for 
accents. Redgrave of the 
card were water colored 
too. The final touch was the 
sentiment "Bonjour"

Hope you will say "Bonjour " to someone special this week.
artfully yours, gerri


Saturday, October 5, 2013

I will put a spell on you

Here's  a bewitching tag for my September Gecko Galz Design Team.  Gecko Galz has the most amazing collage sheet, you can check them out here. Halloween is my favorite Halloween, so you'll see alot of Halloween projects in the upcoming weeks. I guess my interest in this holiday is because my birthday is near this time and it's when I met my husband.  It was our anniversary recently so, I guess you could say I put a spell on him all those years ago!

   To make this tag I used punchella as a stencil andcolored with orange paint. 
A black leaf was layered with the witch image from the Witchy Women collage sheet. 
Some embellishments include the broom, spell book, Paper spider 
and hat from Retro Cafe Art. The webs in the corner came next also from Retro Cafe Art. 
Rhinestones, Stickles and a ribbon complete this bewitching tag.

Hope you will cast a spell this week.
take care, gerri

She'll put a spell on you

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