Friday, October 26, 2012

WELCOME TO OUR SECOND ANNUAL BLOG HOP

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP
We want to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop.
 We are the first stop on your “hop” welcome to our blog! If you started here you are in the right place to get started!  
We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz FREE collage images, that we are giving you! Each blog you visit will have a different Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, ours  is "Yee Haw". 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 Starting in January of 2013. 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 :).
 
For now Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Yee Haw”
As well as the samples I have made using the images



Click on the image to be taken to a full size image!


Howdy Card
by
Leanne Seed

Leanne used K & Co paper as well as brown dot paper from Bo Bunny. Using a Marvy circle punch and blowing up the image to 4" she punched out the image and inked the edges with brown Distress ink in "Vintage Photo". Next just around the brown belly band she tied a piece of twine she got at her local craft store then adhered to the center of the card. She stamped the word Howdy (the stamp is from B & J Art Stamps but you can use the font "Bleeding Cowboy) in brown then pop dotted to center of the card and on either side added 4 red buttons she got in a bag from JoAnns. This is  an easy card that only takes minutes to do!



Kick Up Your Heels Card
by
Leanne Seed

For this card Leanne started with a piece of Bo Bunny Paper as her base then cut out a belly band from the Bo Bunny Brown Dot basic card stock and adhered to the center of card front. She took the image of the cowgirl on the horse and enlarged it to 5" tall and using the font "Bleeding Cowboy" wrote Kick Up your Heels is brown and grey (just highlight the words and choose the font color you want). Then inked the edges with her "Vintage Photo" Distress ink and placed on ceter of card front. Next she tied around a piece of cord as her ribbon embellishment and finished with 4 blue bling she got at her local scrapbook store (Archivers). 


Now go to the next site and collect the First word plus your FREE collage sheet.
The Blog officially opens at 9am central standard time!


 Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

Have a Happy Scrappy Day
Gecko Galz

40 comments:

  1. Yay for blog hops! I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing everyone's creations. Love the cowgirl cards!

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  2. Lee Anne - you GeckoGalz do the BEST hops! Yep, I have the hop badge up on top and always have a GeckoGalz badge on my blog! Sweet collage set and sample card! Hugs, Sandi

    http://scrapbookinwithg.blogspot.ca

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  3. I love blog hops and the cute sheet of cowgirl images. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I have posted your Blog Hop on my blog. http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.ca/2012/10/gecko-galz-blog-hop.html

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. This was so much fun. And of course I'm confused on whether I posted or not. lol

    http://www.dabventures.blogspot.com/

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  6. Incredible prizes! So exciting! Really like the cowgirl cards. A-hopping I go....

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  7. Amazing prizes!! Beautiful card samples, Leeanne! Thanks for the freebie collage sheet. Can't wait to see the other blogs in this year's hop. :)

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  8. Cute cards and love the collage...thanks for that and the chance to some GREAT prizes. I posted and linked your Blog Hop on my sidebar and now I'm "Hopping" off!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  9. I love all the gorgeous collage sheets you gave out today, the DT did a splendid job of showcasing the awesome sets too. Thanks for a fun hop! Here is the link to my blog where I have your blog hop badge.
    http://1cardcreator.blogspot.com/

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  10. thank you for the "Yey Haw" collage sheet...lovely images I can't wait to craft with. now on to the "hop"!

    have been advertising the hop for days now on my blogger ~ http://wendylynnspaperwhims.blogspot.com/

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  11. What an amazing hop, with a free gift at every stop... Thanks so much, I'm so looking forward to this!!
    Alison x

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  12. Oh, and I have your badge in my sidebar already at www.alisonbomber.blogspot.com under Great Places to Visit!
    Alison x

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  13. Thanks so much for lots of great talent shared here and also for all the wonderful seets, we got on our way through here. I was so much fun to join here.

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  14. I love this virtual hop...I did a South Texas Yarn Crawl...fun but tiring. WOW, this is great

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  15. Thanks so much for th beautiful collage sheet and the chance to win some prizes.

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  16. Great cards. The image sheet is so cool. This is such a fab blog hop.

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  17. Love the Yee Haw Collection! Thank You! Hopping to the next blog! Fun! Oh, and I have your Gecko Galz Blog Hop Badge on my blogs sidebar. my blog

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  18. Awesome samples! Blog badge on my blog, on right sidebar as well! http://scrapsavings.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for a super fun blog hop! AND all the terrific collage sheets! I posted your badge on my blog:
    wishiniknewhowtoblog

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  20. Howdy! This looks like fun. Thanks for your inspiring card creation samples LeAnne. I'm off to the next blog. Thank you all. Joyous Wishes, Linda
    I have you button on my side bar. lmarandomcreativity.blogspot.com

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  21. What a great idea! Thanks for all the free collage sheets and ideas!

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  22. Thanks for the cute collage sheet. Being from Cody, Wyoming where we have a rodeo every single night from May to September, you know I can use these images! Love your cowgirl card too, Leanne. Now I am off to check out the other blogs. Thanks for a chance to win, and THANKS for the great collage sheet.

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  23. I loved collecting all of the collage sheets and seeing the creations on all of the sites. Gathering the words on each site was very clever, too. Thanks ladies!

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  24. Yee Haw is so cool, I love your cards. Thanks so much for the sheet!
    Alison x

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  25. WOW... Exciting.. thanks so much for the sheet!! off blog hopping... Hugs May x x x

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  26. Love your design sheet. Very cool. Here I go a blogging! Fun!

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  27. I've posted a couple of my creations using Gecko Galz collage images. Take a peek if you'd like. Happy Halloween! :)
    http://julsartniche.blogspot.com/2012/10/trick-or-treat.html

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  28. Just love the cowgirl theme, your wonderful cards and great Yee Haw give-away. Thanks for all of the sheets at each blog and thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
    hugs {brenda} xx

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  29. Always Lovely! Blessings, Brena

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  30. Ya'll have the BEST collage sheets, all I have to say is YEEEHAAWWW

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  31. yippieyajee.....what a fantastic bloghop again (and this is just the first blog I visit)
    fabby cards
    hugs
    Miranda

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  32. just finished the bloghop and it has been totally awesome, thanks for all the inspiration and all the free collagesheets they are all gorgeous
    thanks girls you all rock

    hugs
    Miranda

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  33. Just starting the blog hop and loving the sheet you provided here. Thanks!

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  34. Finished, wow! Gorgeous creations by the entire DT!

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  35. Great hop! Looks like I did it a day late but still wonderful creations!

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  36. I just discovered your website and blog hop. I love the things you ladies make!

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