Friday, October 26, 2012

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Hi, so glad you stopped by



GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP
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;

                                 WANT




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
geckogalz.com
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 holder....my 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,
Sherri

52 comments:

  1. Nice projects enjoyed looking at them.
    Barbara

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  2. These are simply charming...I love the retro look and you really captured it all.

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  3. Beautiful samples - I love them all.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Love them all. I am very partial to retro images and you did an outstanding job. Thank you for the collage sheet!!

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  5. Sherri~ I love how colorful and fun all of your projects are!! I love that you went green :0) The frame is outstanding!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  6. Love them all. I love anything retro and yours are wonderful. thank you for the collage

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  7. Wow...Sherri! Your creations are incredible. Love them all...I have never heard of doing the glass thing before but would like to give it a try. Thank you for sharing the retro sheet...fantastic images! Can't choose a favorite...liked them all! Thanks for the hop!

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  8. What fun you must of had with all of these! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas!

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  9. Hi
    Such fabulous Retro fun.
    The collage dedicated to your late Mother is such a beautiful idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. I really like the framing on your projects. They are really nice.

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  11. Love what you did with those Reto gals.
    What fun and brings back fond memories!
    hugs Lynn

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  12. What great projects! I love that keyring!

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  13. Amazing frame and window card! Wow!!

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  14. Very chic sheet, and your pieces are all fab!

    :-)

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  15. OMG! So fantastic things! Lovely!

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  16. These are all gorgeous, you really rocked the last one too! Thanks for a fun hop!

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  17. these are all gorgeous but I especially love the key ring and frame, Debi x

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  18. thanks for the inspiration
    hugs and best wishes

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous creations from the collage sheet!! <3 them all!! Thanks for the freebie. :)

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  20. What gorgeous creations, love your work!
    Hugs,
    Starr

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  21. Stunning creations, thank you for the free images.

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  22. Gorgeous work, soooooooooo exclusive.

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  23. The job you did with the vintage portraits was wonderful.

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  24. WOW, amazing projects! You say think outside the box and honey you did, what wonderful ideas! Thanks for the inspiration and the great collage sheet!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  25. Wow love what you have done with the Retro images - fantastic!!

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  26. fabulous projects with these Retro images-- I love all the art techniques you incorporated. Such a lovely tribute to your mom!

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  27. awsom projects. great retro ladies! Thanks.

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  28. What fabulous projects. Each one is a work of art.

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  29. love that key ring. really showcasing the digi so well here.
    ava g

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  30. I really love the memo holder & other creations you created from the Retro sheet! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs,Tee

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  31. Your images remind of when I grew up. Was born 1940. How you have embellished your images and used them is so incredible,love them all but favorite is one of your Mom. Thx for collage sheet.

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  32. This aheet reminds me of my Grams when I was just a little girl! I am blow away by each of your projects! I love the way you think outside the box on each one! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! also Thanks for the free collage sheet I am going to really have fun with this one! I see some altered items using the sheet as well as some pics of my grams when she was younger~!

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  33. I love the retro images, especially the key ring

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  34. Wonderful projects!!!! Love the shadowbox, key ring, tag - well, all of them!

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  35. My goodness, what a lovely range of projects you have shown us! I think there is more than one great gift idea here. Thank you for the great retro collage sheet!

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  36. I love all your really great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. I'm going to try some of them.

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  37. Such a cool sheet - thanks for sharing it! And I love the huge variety of your inspirational pieces... that UTEE'd frame is fabulous.
    Alison x

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  38. Love these awesome Retro images. Your projects are really cool. Thanks for the inspiration and the terrific collage sheet.

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  39. WOW!!!! Your projects are fabulous..... love those retro images... thank you for the beautiful sheet... Hugs May x x x

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  40. Your projects are just amazing, love the shadow box what a great idea,love the retro images, thank you

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  41. Very cool and beautiful samples! Great crackle effect. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. What style you have my dear....your pieces are to die for.

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  43. Sherri, all your creations are great but I especially love the keychain - it really is a great gift idea. Love this collage sheet, just fabulous images:)

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  44. Thank you for the lovely collage sheet.

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  45. What wonderful samples you have created with this fabulous Retro Style give-away Sherri and so many ideas of cool things to make, love them all. Thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
    hugs {brenda} xx

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  46. i love what you've done with these Retro Girls!

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  47. Fabulous projects! I love retro images and you've highlighted them so well in each creation.

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  48. Love what you done with the images!

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