Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thank you

I just want to thank everyone that took part in our Blog Hop.  It was a lot of fun and great meeting so many new people.  I hope you continue to be a guest on my blog and have fun!

Regards,
Sherri

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gecko Galz 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        "Sunnybrook Farm".
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 :).
M  Secret Word is:
SOMETHING

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Sunnybrook Farm


  

 


As well as the samples I have made using the images.

Please leave a comment upon viewing


 
A key chain....could be a cute Christmas gift
 
Mount this little guy on several layer of chipboard the same size as the ephemera. Ink all the edges, punch with a big chomp or other heavy duty hole punch, add a ring.   Give it a coat or two of Mod Podge
 
 
 
A scrapbook page!
 
A school trip to the Oil Ranch...hard to get on paper, why not
make some inked tags with some country bulk and farm type trim.
Yep, works really good! 
 
 
 
 
Turn this one into a Christmas card!
The colors are Christmas
so we can use it to design a unique cad.......
frame the piece with black, pit on a scalloped red background
use a Christmas paper as the backing, add
a Christmas tag, no fuss and so cute! 
 
 
 
 

                         A book mark that really holds the page!

Scored the top three inches, stamped embossed and added a trim on the outside, inside added trim to peek out, rounded the corners and added some cute little guy, mounted on a smidge of black.  Another cute little gift!



 
Farmers Market as a greeting card
My favorite image, it is so me.
I just kept mounting the image on   coordinating scraps of paper until it was trimmed in the maroon, mount on trendy craft paper.   Secure some long strip of burlap with a creamy colored flower with a golden colored brad running through  it!
Suitable for any find of occasion!
 
 
 
 

                                  Farmers Market as an art piece...can you tell which one is my favorite! Mount the image with a cranberry/maroon color.  Tale a small canvas, paint the background with some blue green acrylic paint.  I then painted some flowers with yellows and white on the left (I am really not very good at painting on canvas but I am trying to learn and  it is fun to experiment with different things).  I found some burlap that had a very different look, very loose ends and gave a grassy look to it.  Use double sides tape to place it, there is actually a ribbon in the center of the burlap. attached with double sided tape, then my image placed at an angle.  I had some of the pretty flowers in the maroon and yellow, added them with a crystal center to each.  I found a little weathered easel and my creation gives me lots of joy!

Hope you enjoyed....leave me a comment....
 
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 
 
 Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please come back and visit often.  Each month I will have a different Gecko Galz post, as well as other posts on scrapbooking and jewelry.  Please leave a comment so I know you were here!

Sherri
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bon Voyage

 


Bon Voyage

by  Sherri Levinton

This card is created with Geckogalz ephemera from the TRAVEL ON sheet.

 
 

I started with a heavy sheet of craft paper and cut it to 6 x 12, and scored it in the center, inked it with Tim Holtz  Brushed corduroy.  Prepare all the layers and assemble at the end  My image is cut and secured to 3.5 x3.5 black square.  Next layer is Burgundy  Tim Holtz  shattered kraft core, embossed with Anna Griffins folder Poppy, then cut to 4.5x4.5 and sand .

I used a powder blue scrap, cut to 5x5, save additional scrap of same 5x 1/2, ink edges.  From a blue printed paper (mine had a blue and burgundy small scale print) cut ( 2 ) 1x12 strips and  score at 1/4 intervals.  Lay out piece of 5.5  double sided tape, bend strips on itself to form accordion fringe, attach to back  blue   layer on right side with additional double sided  tape, trim to fit. 

 

·         From a burlap fabric (found mine in the fall section of the craft store or even in the scrapbook section)  cut a piece 2x6 and a smidge, ink.  Apply double sided tape to top of card front of card and lay fabric, trimming and pulling some string to get a shabby look, bottom edge will be loose but that adds to the shabby look

·         Adhere all layers in order

·         I used the reserve scrap of blue to fill the gap on left fold

·         Staple layers at top

·         Lastly, take scrap of burlap about 6x 1/2 or more, knot, pull strand to look shabby and attach to bottom of card with a hatpin.  Trim edges

 

my blog will have step by step pics .....card is really cute and goes quick!