Friday, December 19, 2014

My annual Christmas project

Every year I try to create something for our home for the holidays.  I've done wreaths for our door, candle holders, an angel for the tree and more.  This year, thanks to Art Anthology and Stampendous, I made this pretty wreath for our Christmas tree. 

To find out how to make a wreath ornament of your own, click HERE.

Happy Holidays to one and all.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gecko Galz Christmas Projects

This is my card made with our cross promo for December with Robyn Gough.  I created a shaker card using one of the Gecko Galz collage images and ornament image and the background paper from Robyn.  I love how this one turned out.  It is one of my favorites for sure.

I made this gift tag from another of the digital collage downloads from Gecko Galz.  I am never disappointed in the wonderful variety of stamps, papers, and images I get from GG.  (pardon the colors in the photo...they are much more vibrant in real life). 

Have a great holiday!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gecko Galz Tags of Christmas

Here is mine.  Love the downloads and used lots of goodies from Art Anthology too.  For full directions and amazing tags from my team mates, check it out HERE.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Art Anthology and Stampendous ring in the holidays...

 My wine gift bag using lots of goodies from both companies.  For complete directions and chances to win prizes, check it out HERE.  Be sure to take a look see every day for lots and lots of great ideas on both the AA blog and the link provided for the Stampendous blog. 
Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sing Loudly with Art Anthology

Check out the entire canvas at Art Anthology.  Complete directions and product list available there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Canvas with Art Anthology

Check it out HERE for complete directions and products.  Can I just say...LOVE ART ANTHOLOGY!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! I want to welcome everyone to the 5th destination of Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything! We have 21 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 down load, The one here is "RETRO-SPECTIVE" . Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

 We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs: · First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value! · Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value. · Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value! · And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!

 Read on to learn how you can win! First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home 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 November 3rd 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 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) Your Secret Word is; YOUR

 Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Retro-Spective” as well as the samples I have made using the images! (Just click HERE).


. If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

                                                  Sharon Rogers 

                                                   Joan Liddle

                                                  Vicki Romain

                                                 Jules Eickmeier

                                                  Patti Fisher

                                               Heather Hudson

                                                 Diane Bove

                                                Yvonne Garner

                                                Michele Storm

                                                Jessica Moore

                                               Heather Huber

                                               Terri Burnette

                                                Lisette Baker

                                                Barbara Bird

                                               Gerri Herbst

                                           Amanda Phillips

                                              Carol Salisbury

                                              Wendy Waldorf

                                                Leanne Seed

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dragonfly Dreams with Art Anthology and Altered Pages

Art Anthology teamed up with Altered Pages this month for a swap...what great products from both companies.

For details and step by step on how to make the Dragonfly Dreams box, click HERE.  Be sure to check out the Art Anthology and the Altered Pages blogs for other design team members' wonderful projects.  Be sure to comment daily at both for a chance to win a prize from the companies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coming Soon...Gecko Galz Blog Hop

and, meanwhile, one of my two reveals for Oct. at Gecko Galz.

Reversed canvas using burlap, Art Anthology paints, downloads from Gecko Galz and the cross promo product for this month.  Check out my fellow design team members' amazing work HERE.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Art Anthology

For my second project at Art Anthology this month, I did a dimensional  canvas with thoughts of my friends who have fought breast cancer.  Three won the battle and one did not.  This is also for my Gramdma and my aunts, Rita and Fran who also have had this horrific illness.  I gave this piece to one of my survivor friends yesterday. 
To find out how I made this canvas piece with the dimensional fabric flower and the butterflies, check it out HERE on the Art Anthology blog.  And, as always, thanks for looking.  All comments are so appreciated.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A bit of Halloween magic with Art Anthology

Every October, I create a new piece to add to my haunted houses, the Nevermore Poe box complete with raven, my Witchy Woman and the masque.  This year, using the amazing products from Art Anthology, I created a witch's cup.  For complete directions and detailed photos, check out the Art Anthology blog HERE.

Hopefully, I can repost some of the other Halloween projects mentioned above or at least provide my blog links.  Most are on my Pinterest board, Creating under the Palms

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Faux Stained Glass with Art Anthology

My take on doing a mandala.  For details, how to and product info, check it out HERE!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Getting hyped up for Halloween

Every September, I get the Halloween itch.  I feel the need to create in shades of black, orange, purple etc.  Spider webs and potions spin through my head.  I've already started with two projects.  One will premier on Art Anthology on Oct 11 and this one for Gecko Galz will go live at that site sometime this weekend.

I have been watching all the previews for the animated movie, The Box Trolls, and, inspired by them, created one of my own.  I started with a box that enclosed a skin lotion I love.  It had a very detailed print that I covered with Gesso from Art Anthology.  After the Gesso dried, I painted on Art Anthology's Dimensional Crystal paint in Amethyst and used a black marker to edge.  The images on the box are a combination of downloads from Gecko Galz and our cross promo provider Rhonda's Originals.  I sure had fun with this one and it will join the other Halloween creations I've made over the years.

The downloads from Gecko Galz may be purchased at Gecko Galz etsy shop.   If you want lots of treats without tricks, check out both sites for great image downloads.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tweet Tweet with Art Anthology

For directions and products used, check it out HERE.  And if you have not visited the Art Anthology blog lately, there are a tons of amazing designs and projects by my fellow designers that you don't want to miss.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome Back to School banner

I wanted to make a banner for my daughter's class room.  As a first grade teacher, she wants her classroom to be colorful and warm so I set to work.  Thanks to Art Anthology for the lovely paints and wait til you see what I used to stamp the painted images...check it out HERE.
    Here are a couple of  'teasers'.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Down by the Sea for Art Anthology

Coming back from vacation is always tough.  We tend to get caught up in the unpacking, laundry and catching up on missed chores that piled up while we were away.  I wanted to capture some of the carefree atmosphere I experienced during our 3 weeks at the beach so I created this 3 giant tag to help take me back.    Thanks to Art Anthology's wonderful paints and sprays and Gecko Galz Umbrella Girls images, I think I did just that.

For detailed directions on how I created this and the products I used, click HERE.  Be sure to check out the design work by my team mates at both Art Anthology and Gecko Galz.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cross Promo at Gecko Galz

For information on how to create this "wate rcolored" butterfly , click HERE.

and to get these great images from Gecko Galz, click HERE!  Be sure to check out the amazing design work by my fellow designers!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Beach Beauties at Gecko Galz

One of the many goodies available this month at Gecko Galz.  To get the directions for creating this collage, click HERE.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CREATE for Basically Bare

I love all the wonderful chipboard albums available from Basically Bare and the fact that refills are available for all the Artful Binder ones.  Check out what I did with this one HERE.
These flowers were a delight to paint and give dimension with the products from Art Anthology.

P.S.  If you are looking for my altered bottle, scroll down a bit and thanks.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Found Object Redoux

I've been playing with my "Found Object" mermaid in a bottle and, thanks to Beacon Adhesives ' Glass, Metal & More permanent glue, I've added some shells to the outside of the bottle as well as scattering a few on the bottom.  This was the original with more "watercolor" added  and the addition of the shells. 

And this is the version in the "watercolored" wine bottle...

Will keep on 'kicking it up a notch' over the summer and gathering shells from the beach.   Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Teaser Alert!

A little sneak peak at my mini for Whim So Doodle in St. Pete, Fl.  Have fallen in love with the new G45 "An Eerie Tale Collection" and Whim's has it all.  I'll be mailing the mini album in its entirety out Sat. so it should be in the shop by Monday for sure.

The colors are gorgeous, the design is spell binding and it is never too soon to pick up some fall papers.

Gecko Galz Featured Designer for July

I was thrilled when the owner of Gecko Galz asked me to be the featured designer and could not wait to play with the selected papers and images I was sent.  These are my projects that appeared in this month's Gecko Galz newsletter.

As always, thank you for looking. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cruisin' to Cozumel (some inside pages) Part II

About a week ago, I did my Basically Bare reveal on my travel journal for an up coming cruise.  I showed the cover and the day by day divider pages here.  Yesterday, part II of my travel journal went live HERE on the Basically Bare blog.  On yesterday's blog, I showed a flip page, a pocket page and ...well, see for yourself.

To see the rest of my reveal, head on over to the blog.  As always, thanks for looking.