Sunday, October 31, 2021

Emma and her Snowball


Brrr, Winter is coming to Northeast Ohio, I am not a fan of winter, every winter I ask myself what I am still doing here in Ohio, LOL Family ties keep me of course! There are are few occasions that keep me here too! One is our Cookie Exchange with gal friends. It is such a fun day of celebrating each other and our love for desserts, LOL! 

Be sure to get your on, one of your cold days and create a project to share with all of us over at A Perfect Time To Craft!! Anything goes all the time and there are fabulous prizes to be won!!

Every year I am reminded, that I am too bake my usual, Chai Tea Cookies, which I call "snowball cookies" This year when asked to work with the adorable image from Fred She Said Store, who graciously is our team sponsor this month!! Emma's Snowball, I jump at a chance to make my cookie marker for our annual exchange! 

Layered Round Easel Card

                                                               Isn't she just the cutest?!!

Thank You, 


BOO!! Altered Cigar Box, This Is Halloween Challenge Blog


Have a got a treat for you! In celebration of Halloween, I have upcycled the perfect cigar box for hosting my candy !!! 

While shopping at my favorite cigar store, I spied the perfect box for recycling! I love to craft objects that make use of the recycle, reduce, reuse idea! Not only is my soul renewed after a day in my craft room, I have saved another item that would of end up in the trash!

How about getting your craft on and saving something from the trash and join us over at This Is Halloween Challenge Blog! Fabulous prizes to be won!!

The perfect part about this cigar box, is that it was already orange and black!!! I added some creepy paper here and there, a frame, and Tim Holz, Halloween Dolls!!! I add a little washi tape to ground my dolls and lace on the front rails!

I hope to see your creation, 


Thursday, October 28, 2021

Gecko Galz 11th Annual Blog Hop Tricks and Treats

Hello Everyone!


We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 11th Annual Blog Hop


This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop! 

We have 16 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE on each site! Each blog you visit will have a exclusive free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is


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Brave Prayer Charm


Book Mark


 Puzzle Piece Ornament


Prayer Box

Stand Up Frame


                                                                Memory Dex Card



                                                                         Stand Up ATC



Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is a Gecko Galz Kit Club for 2022!

·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!

Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!

·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!


First of all, you will need to visit all 16 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at

This enters you in the give Away. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.


For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 28th of October and the 31st of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


Now have fun visiting each Blog


Friday, October 22, 2021

A Beautiful Death Gecko Galz


It is my favorite time of year! I love Fall, not only for the cooler weather, and gorgeous color show, Mother Nature provides, it is time to celebrate Halloween! Even as a kid I love Halloween, that might have something to do with my maternal Grandmas and there love for all things Halloween! As a very young girl, I can remember our huge family production, my Grandma name "Pumpkin Day"! The day started out by going to a local farm and picking our pumpkin to carve, Back home to clean the pumpkins and start the day long process of carving, enjoying each other and devouring homemade pizza and desserts galore! At the end of the day, we would lite or creations, turn out the lights and ohh and aww, over our creative selves ! Such family fun!!

Keeping with the Halloween spirit of all things spooky and creepy, I chose to work with the fabulous digi set,  Beautiful Death.

I created 3 canvases using different images. I first painted the canvases black, allow to dry and then stenciled wording on the canvas, using sand texture paste set, aside to dry. While the texture paste was drying, I die cut three different shapes out of heavy black card stock. I wanted these to give each canvas an appearance of a head stone. After my tops were cut I applied sand texture paste from the jar, using my finger, hoping it blended well with the look of the wording.  I first matted each image on black and white lace heavy paper. Trimmed out my images and rounded the corners, and inking the edges. I added dimension by pop dotting my images on top of the lace paper cut outs .I finished off each project, with flower embellishments, I created and stretchy cob web. What do you think??

With plenty of images left from this unique set, I created a second project using a lined journal. and a book mark to complete the journal set. 

Thank You for stopping bye,


Gecko Galz November Challenges....Victorian Fantasy

 Hello, Join us over at  Gecko Galz Blog  and get your craft on with our theme for this month, Victorian Fantasy! Great prizes to be won, an...