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Friday, November 24, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Merry Little Christmas


This month we are celebrating all things holiday and I thought I would share some of my favorite Retro Christmas images with all of you. These will be perfect images to create cards, tags, and jewelry with. Have fun with them!
Lee Anne










Sunday, November 19, 2017

LETS GET OUR HOLLY JOLLY ON

Good Morning my Crafting Peeps!

So this month Gecko Galz has asked us to create designs inspired by the jolly man himself, yep you guessed it Santa Clause. I have always loved Christmas it is something I inherited from my mother and Grandmother and Santa was all magical to me....guess he still is. He represents wide eyed innocence and the magic of the season. He can take you back to a time of your childhood and how you tried to stay up late and see him but never quite made it. And Christmas morning where to your wonder he had eaten the cookies you left for him. He made you want to be a good person and give to those like he did. So needless to say this was a very inspirational challenge for me, because for a few moments I stepped back to the past.
I hope you enjoy they projects I have done.
Happy Crafting
Lee Anne




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GECKO GALZ BLOG HOP


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Thirteenth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets 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
"Painted Beauties".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  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, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

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 the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st 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 26th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 









Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Painted Beauties”







Your phrase

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats is Inspirational

Just email this phrase to us at

Geckogalz2014@gmail.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

SPOOKTAKULAR DESIGNS USING GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS


This month it is all about Halloween at Gecko Galz and they have released some amazing new collage sheets and paper packs that will inspire you to create your own projects.
Below are some designs I came up with using their collage sheets!
Have fun
Leanne







Friday, October 13, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY......Let the Scaring Begin!

Keeping with the Halloween theme for this month I found some amazing gothic illustrations by some talented artist. I hope you have fun with them!
Have a Bootiful Day
Leanne









Monday, October 2, 2017

LETS GET OUR SPOOKY ON WITH GECKO GALZ



This month Gecko Galz is having an another amazing challenge and it is all about the Spooky side of Halloween. So get out your Halloween swag create a design and go enter their challenge....there is only one rule you have to use a Gecko product on your design, but that is super easy because they are have tonz of amazing products and free items.
So just pop over to the Gecko Galz Blog and enter then on November 1st they will announce a new winner!
And here is a sample that I came up with to inspire you!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

HARVEST DREAMS WITH GECKO GALZ


This month Gecko Galz has asked all their design team members to create Harvest and fall inspired designs and this is what I came up with.


ALL THINGS GROW WITH LOVE CARD
For this card I used Gecko Galz Harvest Time collage set
the stamp is Canvas Corp 
Paper is DCWV
Ribon, lace and rafia bow from stash
Viva pearl pen in copper glitter


BRAVE SOUL CARD
Gecko Galz September Free Collage Set
Stamp by Hampton Arts
Flourish Paper by Paper Studio
Orange Paper by Graphics 45
Leopard trim from my stash
Vintage buttons


SMALL BLESSINGS CARD
Sentiment stamp by Canvas Corp
Paper by American Crafts
Viva pearl pen in copper glitter
small fall leaves by JoAnnes
Vintage pearl buttons


HAPPY FALL YALL CARD
Gecko Galz Image from Harvest time collage set
Paper by 7 gypsies
Black swatch of leather fabric from stash
Star stamp by Stampin Up
Viva Pearl Pen in Copper Glitter
Black pen by Sharpie
Mini leaves by JoAnnes


I also wanted to let all my followers know that Gecko Galz is holding their annual Design team call. To find out how to apply go to

Friday, September 15, 2017

FRAME FRIDAY........Dream, Sparkle and Shine


The best gifts you can give are ones from the heart that you made. And one of my favorite gifts for birthdays, weddings,baby showers are one of a kind frames. I adore these blank frames you can purchase through Michaels. So I used some amazing music paper that had a wonderful shabby chic look about it and layered it on the front. Then I ink the back with Ranger distress in and spray with sealant ( I feel all areas should be decorated). Then I added this amazing decorative flower I found at JoAnnes and added a wonderful digital stamp (I recommend the Gecko Galz Simply sentimental stamp set). Distress the sentiment and mat using gold glitter paper. Then you wrap it up and give it to someone special!
Have fun creating frames!
Leanne




Friday, September 8, 2017

Freeby Friday.....fall art to die for



This month I am sharing some amazing autumn images by artist Aurika Piliponiene. I love how whimsical her work is and they will make amazing cards, atc's, and place cards to share with special people this fall. Have fun with them!
Leanne












To see more by this talented artist go to  http://www.jam415.com/artist/Aurika-Piliponiene/74

Monday, August 28, 2017

DOWN BY THE SHORE WITH GECKO GALZ



This month Gecko Galz asked all their design stars to go down to the sea shore...but I also was inspired by one of their collage sheets and went beyond the sea shore to a magical realm as well. I hope these works inspire you!


BRAVE SOUL CARD

for this card I used 
Paper by paper studio
ribbon by May Arts
Brave Soul Stamp by recollections
Mini Sea shells
Viva pearl pen in white


SEA SIDE SWEET HEART PLAQUE

background image & Swim sign from  Gecko Galz by the Sea Side Splendor kit
Unpainted frame from Hobby Lobby
Netting
Sand
Sea shell
mini umbrella


BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL CARD

For this card I used 
Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Vintage photo & Faded Jeans
Fibers from Martha Steward
Shaped tag by Paper Studios
Ice colored Sticles
Viva Pearl Pen in White
Be your own kind of beautiful stamp by Canvas Corp



SPECIAL THOUGHTS CARD

For this card I used 
Name plaque by Bo Bunny
Muslin fabric
Alchol Inks in Stream & Eggplant
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo & Faded Jeans
Viva Pearl pen in gold & Cream
Tulle Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Crystal color Stickles
Special thought stamp by Canvas Corp


CELEBRATE CARD

For this card I used 
Celebrate stamp by Canvas Corp
Muslin Fabric
Glimmer Mist in bronze, gold and Graphite
ribbon from May Arts
Crystal colored Stickles
Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Black soot

Friday, August 18, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Asian Beauty


This month I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Asian illustrations, I love how whispy and magical these images are they are perfect for creating cards for any occations.
So this month I thought it might be fun to start something new for all of you who partake in my free images, just create a card or ATC using one of the images below then email me a picture of the complete work at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com by September 14th and then on the 15th I will pick a lucky winner and they will win a blog candy prize pack of goodies from some of my favorite shops. Good luck to everyone!












Happy Crafting
Leanne