Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to friends near and far

Merry Christmas to friends and family near and far! 
Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.
Take care,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December Design Team Gecko Galz

Hello my friends,
Today I am featured at the Gecko Galz blog. Come join the fun, there are so many beautiful collage sheets and papers offered here. There are also contests that you can enter too. This month the customer challenge is "Faraway places". The Design team is also showing 24 beautiful tags this month for inspiration too. I am showing a lot today with my December tag, several cards and My faraway place  customer challenge which is my favorite place ....Paris.
Also at the end of the post is a free image from Gecko Galz.
Hope you have a creative week,
"All I Want For Christmas...."

"Paris: Faraway Places"

"Merry Christmas"


December Tag: "All I Want For Christmas...."
To make this I used a white tag and added the Gecko Galz snow maiden collage sheet image. I over stamped the pine branches and added blue watercolor touches. The embellishments includes tiny pine cone stickers and snowy Stickles. The hand cut sentiment reads "All I want for Christmas...." The shiny blue bow was the finishing touch. 

To make this card I stamped the lace background in blue on cream card stock. I layered pearlized paper, tulle, stamped paper and then the pretty woman image from Snow Maidens. The embellishments included ribbon trim, silver tinsel, Stickles glitter and blue rhinestones. The last touch was the stamped sentiment that says "joy".

                                                                     "Merry Christmas".
This card started with layering polka dot paper, hand painted paper and the sweet girl walking in the snow image from the Snow Maidens collage sheet. The embellishments include rhinestones, pink lace, glittery Stickles and the stamped sentiment that says "Merry Christmas".

                                             "Paris"..for the faraway places challenge. 
This card started with red card stock that had white stitching. It was stamped with Paris. It was layered with different French sewing images, 3D red roses, Stickles and the red rhinestone badge. The lovely woman in red was fussy cut from the Gecko Galz Snow Maidens collage sheet.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cutie Pie Angel

Here is a little assemble piece inside a metal heart. The most adorable angle figure is from Retro Cafe Art. I call it cutie pie...I used a tiny primitive angle , little mushrooms and a tiny fairy head from RCA. Other items are a plastic flower, metal heart, words, bling and a bow.
Hope you like my little cutie pie today!
take care, Gerri

Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Gecko Galz Design Team November 2015


"Gifts were given"

"Merry Christmas"

To day I am sharing my November Gecko Galz Design Team projects because I am featured today on their blog. Its easy to create with LeAnnes images at Gecko Galz they are so inspiring! In honor of being featured I have a free Gecko Galz, winter clock image for you below. 

Hope you have TIME to create this week!
take care, Gerri

make the fairy card:
I layered numerous navy and copper papers on to card stock that was watercolored with blue paint. The Gecko  Galz fairy image was painted with copper paint and high lighted with copper Stickles. The textured fabric flowers were painted with blue and copper to match. The flower centers are blue rhinestones for a bit of shine. 

To make the Merry Christmas card:
Using a green glitter card stock card, I layered a piece of green tulle under the white textured paper and the sweet Gecko Galz image. The image is from the "Little Christmas Ladies". The embellishments include: a tiny bow, snowflakes with green brads and green rhinestones. The edges were covered with a hand painted vellum green and white border.

To make the Gifts are Given card:
Starting with white card stock, striped paper then red and green glitter paper were layered to create dimension. It was topped with a darling image from the Gecko Galz collage sheet called "little ChristmasLadies"The embellishments include vellum red and white trim, a gold fabric bow, rhinestones, glitter Stickles accents and a tag that reads gifts were given.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Day of the Dead

Today for Day of the Dead, here is card that I will be sending out to a special friend! Hope it doesn't scare them too much.  I painted the design on the Retro Cafe Art flat Sugar skull and applied it to a card and added a striking white border. It's one of my favorites this season.

Hope you enjoy your Day of the Dead and think fondly of those who are no longer with us.
Take care,

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day of the Dead Skull Tiny Frame

Happy Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead sugar skulls and Mexican decorations have taken the world by storm. You see these images in Costumes, Art inspiration and even in Dinnerware. I think the images are to die for.Ha! Today I am sharing a tiny 3 d mixed media frame using Retro Cafe Art supplies like the Sugar skull image, Flaming heart and red metal roses. I will displayed  it with all my Halloween  decorations in our home. Also, here's a link to "Day of the Dead" fun facts and interesting traditions and ceremonies of this Mexican holiday, if you want to learn more at Art is fun blog.

Hope you have week filled with your own traditions and ceremonies.
Take Care, Gerri

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"

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