Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Little Cuties

With getting ready for the Christmas rush, we have just added another thing to our line...little Cuties.They are like paper dolls on a necklace. Probably best suited for the younger crowd, they are available with different outfits,boy or girl, clothing colors, hair, skin and will love them...each one is a masterpiece in it self.....$15.00, going fast.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Thank you to all that participated

The blog was a lot of work but so much fun!  Thank you to all that played, all that looked and all that had fun.  Please come back often and visit, you are like family and we enjoy having your company!!!



Friday, October 26, 2012

Gecko Blog...right here.......

Hi, so glad you stopped by

Welcome to the 2nd 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 a free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, mine is "Picture Perfect". 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 60 different sets! This is a $120 value
  • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240
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 eleven words and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to the Gecko Galz website where you will email us the phrase the words make up. 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 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 or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Gift Certificate worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).

My Secret Word is;


Now go to the next site and collect the next word plus your next FREE collage sheet.

 Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

  •    Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet    “Retro Style”

This is my treat sheet, you can right click it and save it to your desktop and print, you can get it from the link below, or if you have a problem, copy and paste the link in your browser and then print or save...either way, a gift from us!

As well as the samples I have made using the images
Have a great day
Sherri Levinton

Leanne Seed, owner
Gecko Galz
visit us each month for new products and design team samples

Please see what I have done with my samples:

I really love my sheet...I wonder if Leanne picked them out special for each of  us?  I went green with this one..I used the empty container from a role of tulle...the tube was covered with scrapbook paper and then I hot glued a fancy black leather looking ribbon on the bottom.  I used my sample attached to a stick and created a "memo holder"....a few flowers can brighten up my desk!

This is another image I love and created a "green frame".  I used a Sizzix die and cut many pieces of cereal box cardboard, a few corrugated cardboard pieces, then a print, vellum and then a clear acrylic piece that I ran thru a texture plate.  I edged the edges with gold UTEE to make the layers appear as one.  Because it is so thick, it actually created a shadow box and has a lot of density

 Heartfelt memories....I almost forgot to show you this one...this well dressed Retro lady reminds me of my late beautiful Mother and I made a collage dedicated to her. I used a small canvas and mod podged different papers, stickers, and sentiments. I actually created some additional patterns with stencil and spray ink, and chalked my image to make part of the white background recede.   I adorned the finished canvas with some pearls, beads and leaves.  That is my Mom...

         Lorrie Levinton " left us on November 22, 2002

I cut a window card using my Cricut machine and embossed the opening. I added a few open leaves and a flower!  Doesn 't the image look great with that paper!

This image was framed with a free form frame cut out with Cricut on Core dination paper...textured and sanded the frame.  The image was coated with crackle to give it an old look.


Think outside of the box...I wanted to give you lots of ideas...a key image is mounted many times on chipboard, sides painted, crackle applied to front, and a  punch to   the top for a giant ring!  Cool gift idea

Made a tag with this girl...matted and edged piece, added to few embellishments and added a tulle bow that just seemed to go with her bonnet...will be great on a package or scrapbook page!

Ok, this is my major creation...I took a clear glass about 5x7 and placed  my lady in the back, facing forward.  I then heat embossed the border in several sessions...different colors but all with the same flower stamp. I cut a large bonnet to mimic the image, used texture and a flower and set it on my mini easel!
I really hope you enjoyed my creations, please leave a comment and don't hesitate to ask any questions...please come visit often

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time to shop for Christmas gifts........

 The jewelry girls are working as fast as they can to turn out your Christmas orders.  We have a limited amount of Christmas necklaces with earrings, on sale now for $39.99 and shipping.  We have crochet necklaces that are selling faster than we can design them, also with earring in several different colors and stones
Contact us at for more information

Monday, October 15, 2012

Please leave a comment when you look...I  know you were here but would like to increase traffic!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Watch for the upcoming Gecko blog hop

You better watch really close because the Geckogalz blog is almost here!  Do you remember last year and all the fun we had...we are doing it again and better!  We have all been working hard so you can be impressed......just a few days to you are excited!  We are excited too, for now go to

and see what we are up to!

And we will see you soon!


Monday, October 8, 2012


 When I finish a strung necklace and there are just a few beads left of one kind or another, I put the left overs in a jar for a color family.....blues, greens or mixture.  To my surprise, just read that other  people do the same...we also do the same thing with them...........crochet necklace!!!!!!!!

Great minds think a like...


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

For sale by owner

The new line ups of THE CHAIN GANG are for sale...think about the holidays and get your order in  in time for custom colours.  Earring are always included with necklaces

Lets preview crochet styles...silver lace, vintage and retro

Usual price is $50.00, sale on new items $35.00, not including shipping

Chain version Triple treat, and Charmed

Order soon

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