Friday, October 26, 2012

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

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 15 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;
TO
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 “School Time”
As well as the samples I have made using the images
Have a great day
Here is the free collage page from Gecko Galz.  To get a wonderful downloadable copy of this, please go to this link.
 I loved using the images from this collage sheet and created the following projects.  The colors are beautifully vintage and have so many possibilities.

The first project I created was this simple tag.  I dyed the tag with Luminarte's Twinkling H20s in rose gold and then used white rub ons with the alphabet from Basic Grey and added a flower for interest.

The next project I created was a bit more elaborate.  I scanned one of the images and printed it out onto canvas paper.  I wanted some texture to the image.  That is what I love about Gecko Galz' products.  You can print the images and the papers onto any medium you wish which provides far more options.  I used an old time card that I further distressed, a journal page by Bo Bunny , a clock die cut from 7Gypsies, a rub on of the A+ etc. by Basic Grey and added a tiny pencil with the teacher image.
The third project I did with this School Days Collage sheet is this very simply card.  This one took less than ten minutes to construct and yet, it is probably my all time favorite of any cards I have made recently.  The look on the little guys face says it all.  The peek a boo card and the window frame are premade and I did the journaling on my computer.  What a great cheer up card for a friend who is feeling blue.


My final project is a gift for my daughter who is a first grade teacher.  At her school the staff is required to wear a plastic clip on ID on a lanyard.  I created this long necklace with the old fashioned pen points and the perfect "school days" images as a new lanyard for her badge.  Hope she likes it.





Hope you enjoy the blog hop and have fun.    Your next stop is Helen Huber

53 comments:

CherryTat said...

Hi Jules!!! Beautiful projects, as usual, you creative lady! I will love these collage sheets, thanks so much!!

Pam said...

love all your projects, Jules!

MsMad said...

love them.....the necklace is sooooo cute.
Barbara

Lee Anne Seed said...

Jules all your work is so charming and beautiful...love the necklace, how fun is that!

Yvonne said...

Lovely samples!

hazel said...

Fabulous projects - I love them all.
xxx Hazel.

Heather said...

Love them all Jules!! That little card is just adorable!! It is my fave...although I love the charms too...so fabby!
Hugs
Heather

Sandi McLean said...

Lovin' all of your projects and those pendants WOW

lynne said...

Hi Jules
Those are all incredibly sweet.
That necklace is so wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie_in_NM said...

I like the softness and old school of your projects. The necklace is wonderful

Maggie said...

School days, school days.... Boy do I miss those days.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such cute images, brings back memories of my childhood and school days. Your daugher is going to love her gift.
hugs Lynn

Just me said...

Jules, your projects are wonderful! Love that chain of charms!

trisha too said...

Such nostalgic images, all your pieces are charming, Jules! That lanyard is fab, and sure to be appreciated!

:-)

ViliMarika said...

This necklace is really amazing! You are so kind to give us this free sheet! Thank you!

1CardCreator said...

Love your style, these are all gorgeous!

Daniele said...

thanks for the lovely inspirtaion such lovely projects
hugs and best wishes

Julie Forest said...

Adorable creations!!! Love the new lanyard your made for your daughter!! I'm sure she'll LOVE it! :)

Starr said...

Your projects are fabulous as always! I love your necklace!

sheanv said...

Love the lanyard project any teacher would love it. Thank you for the collage sheet

Wendy said...

Jules your creations are delightful. Thank you for sharing the digital sheet and your wonderful creations! This has been a fantastic hop!

Maryann said...

Lovely lovely creations here. So beautiful.

Sheila Murray said...

I love the vintage school children theme.

Sharon said...

Great school themed creations with the images from the collage sheet!!!

2amscrapper said...

wow, Jules--I love your creations. The sentiment on the blue card is too cute! The charms are fantastic.

lori ventimiglia said...

Jules, your creations are so special. I love them all.
Have a beautiful weekend

BarbaraW said...

Love how you used these images. Wonderful projects.

Ava Gavloski said...

jules, just love all of your work, i can feel the aged softness of your works of art. you did a great job showcasing these digi images, be proud, bravo.
ava g

Jess said...

beautiful and fun!

Creations by Tee said...

I love the work & creativity you put into the necklace! It is Fabulous!
Love your blog & creations! Thank You for the great collage sheet. Hugs,Tee

loverslanelodge said...

Awesome projects! Love the necklace for your daughter! How perfect! Thanks for the free collage sheet!

Pat Moore said...

Great vintage images

Diana said...

I love what you made with the collage sheet.

Joan said...

What fun projects!!! The peek a boo card is so sweet!
And I'm sure your daughter will love the necklace - it's "A+"!!

sugarsherri said...

Love your items
Sherri

Electra said...

AWESOME projects! I love the card with the image printed on canvas. Thank you for such a fun collage sheet!

livinglifenc said...

Such cute ideas!

LyndaKay said...

Fantastic projects, Jules! My favorite is the Cheer Up card, too, but the necklace is fabulous! What a fun collage sheet to work with! Printing on the canvas turned out terrific. Loving the hop!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely darling collage sheet - thank you so much for sharing it! And your projects are wonderful... the charm necklace is an absolute delight, and it will brighten your daughter's day every time she looks down and sees it, I'm sure!
Alison x

stampgram said...

Love your old-timey school projects. These images are just to precious. Thanks!

May said...

Gorgeous projects... so much inspiration... Thank you so much for the fabulous sheet!!! Hugs May x x x

Joan said...

Fabulous projects, love the "cheer up" card ! great images,thank you

Judy in OKC said...

Cute cute cute! Love the necklace, so creative! On a side note, also love your haunted house and travel pages. Great stuff!

Gerri Herbst said...

So much inspiration today.loved the garland with the school theme. ...especially the pen nibs!

Beverly Sager said...

Fun collage sheet. You made some wonderful pieces - I chuckled out loud at the "cheer up - Friday's almost here" card:)

Nita said...

These will look great for scrapbooking school pictures,thanks so much.

Brenda Brown said...

What wonderful samples you have created with this fabulous School Time give-away Jules. As a retired teacher I so appreciate the images and the projects you have made, especially that gorgeous lanyard for your daughter. Thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
hugs {brenda} xx

Georgie Horn said...

The lanyard is wonderful!!

Miranda said...

gorgeous creations, I especially love the necklace, it's so cool
hugs
Miranda

grandmabell said...

Love the picture of the little boy. Great projects

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

I must admit I don't miss school days. Glad my children are grown and I don't have to deal with it any more. Not that I don't love learning, just not the structure of it. You made very cute projects with your sheet!

Tanya said...

Love what you've made using these fabulous images!

Annette J. said...

What sweet school daze projects you have created! Love them.