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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Baby Shower

Hi All, sorry I have been MIA from my blog and yours lately.  I did want to pop in and share some of the wonderful ideas my daughters BFF and her mother came up with for the baby shower they gave her back in October, they really blew me away!  It was all so beautiful and filled with so many wonderful and creative ideas too!   Many of the ideas came from Pinterest, at least their take on what they saw on Pinterest, what a fabulous tool that is!  Anyway I can't take credit for this but since I have a blog I wanted to share it with other Pinners and with my blog buddies.  They did such a beautiful job, I am sure it will help others planning too.  I really wanted to share some of the ideas here since they were definitely "Pin Worthy" so others could Pin these ideas forward too.
So what should I start with, the cake of course!  It was as delicious as it was beautiful, my mouth still waters for that delicious butter-cream frosting and moist sweet cake!  The tables were gorgeous with the tulle skirts they made and I loved the lime green, hot pink, teal and purple color scheme too!  It looked perfect with the deep purple walls in the school cafeteria where it was held.  Don't you love how they tied the sash of tulle to the cake platters too, it really dressed up the plain clear pedestals.
 
Whats next you ask?  The "Candy Bar", I had never heard of one before this, but I can tell you, this one was awesome!  All different kinds of candy dressed up in pretty containers, it really was a sight to see.
 Check out the decorations hanging above the table too!
As if candy did not look delicious enough on its own, all of the unique presentations made this look awesome!
I love the look of the jar of jelly beans layered in pink and green.
The sweet candy bags came from Paper Mart, the teal tulle did too.  A printed a thank you on a peel off sticker and a pink pregnant die cut to seal the bag of treats with.
She even wrapped up suckers with crepe paper to make them look like roses, then placed them in a bowl with plastic grass, I was amazed at how sweet it looked and how time consuming it must have been too!


A sweet little frame decorated in rhinestones to set on the candy table.
The beautiful plants on the tables did double duty as prizes also.

More of the beautiful decorations that were hung above tables, they really gave it such an elegant look!

I loved this idea, everyone made hair accessories and signed the tag so she will know who made what for her.  It was a fun activity for everyone to do also!
Plenty of glue guns and we used plastic cutting boards to protect the table from the glues mess.
There were 2 tables set up so everyone had plenty of room to work.
Lots of things to choose from too!
Great idea to use a jewelery tree to hang them on when they were done, you can see the little tags with string they put their names on.
This is the frame they are presently hanging the hair accessories on in her room.  This photo was taken right after the shower, it was on the floor here as they had not hung it yet.  She was so excited she had to load them all on right after the shower so she could see what they looked like!

Well, that's it, I hope you get some ideas from this next time you are involved in Baby Shower preparations, this shower was really beautiful, so well thought out and planned, I really can't thank them enough.

 Thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
  
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday greetings to all

 Hi All, today I am sharing my last official Gecko Gals Design Team card, but surely not the last Gecko Galz card, you know I love the images!  This year went by so fast, there are so many images I just did not have time to use.  For this card the supplies I used are as follows.
Image of the girl from Gecko Galz December Magic collage sheet
Image of baubles from Robin G Icons 2
Envelope liner image from Gecko Galz Graphical paper pack
Red card stock, green card stock and matte photo paper

I  superimposed the image of the ornaments on to the image of the girl, printed it on matte photo paper, glued this on to the green card stock.


I used my Perfect Ruler to make an 1/8" matte in green card stock around the image.  (Stop by the Perfect Rulers site, they have continued the special offer for a free cutting mat with a 20$ order through the end of this month, and I must say this is the best self healing mat I have ever had, I love it!)  and use

Use coupon code Dbove to receive a 10% discount at checkout.
 
I cut the red card base on my KNK Zing, using one of Monicas free files, then lined it with the green card stock.
I changed the color of the Gecko Galz Graphical paper in Word and then printed it onto copy paper.

I also want to share with you I am now a Grandma, our daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 3 weeks early,  Mom and baby are doing well and keeping Grandma quite busy, lol. 
This will be my last post of the year so I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.  I thank you all for your continued support through your visits and comments.  
As always, thanks for looking.  ~Diane

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Fun with my Zing

 Hi All, I have a card to share today that I made using a new fun technique I stumbled upon thanks to the the awesome pen holders Steven at 3D Yours made for me.  This awesome pen holder is for my KNK Zing machine.   He made it so I could use the Sakura Gelly Roll pen in my KNK Zing, as those pens don't fit in the standard Zing pen holder.  What is really cool is that I also found out that I can also use the Sakura Quickie Glue pen in my Zing now too, they have the same barrel size so his holder works for both!

 Now to the fun part, the glue pen allows me to heat emboss and cut the same project!  I love it!  So many more possibilities now!   For this card I used some beautiful free SVG files from Monicas Creative Room.  I used her Fancy Edge card 3 to die cut the bottom border of the card and the beautiful snowflakes are called Layerd Snowflakes 3, they look gorgeous embossed in white opaque embossing powder.

For all of you with die cutting machines, please check out Stevens Etsy Store called 3D Yours , he has pen holders for all sorts of pens and machines.  I also have another of his pen holders that will fit the Sharpie Ultra Fine pens.  If your machine is not there, ask him about it, that's what I did and he worked to get these made for me!  (I can not thank you enough Steven, the pen holders are really awesome!) They are really nicely made too, the pens snap into the holders for a really nice fit, no need to fiddle around or add anything extra to get it to work, just snap it on the barrel of the pen and screw it into place on the Zing!

I hope this finds everyone doing well, thank you as always for stopping by and thanks again Steven, the pen holders are awesome!   ~Diane

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!
I want to welcome everyone to the 8th 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 download, The one here is
"WINTER MAGIC".
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 include the 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;
FIRE


Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet

“Winter Magic”

 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet) 



https://sites.google.com/site/geckogalzdesigns/winters-magic

   


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
Helene Huber
Terri Burnette
Lisette Baker
Barbara Bird
Gerri Herbst
Amanda Phillips
Carol Salisbury
Wendy Waldorf

Leanne Seed 
 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Finally another Christmas card!

 Hi All, and thank you to all of you who are still with me.  I apologize for falling behind on my visits to your blogs, I hope you will forgive me.  I have just had too much on my plate of late and I just can't seem to get caught up.  
Here is a card I made for the Gecko Galz Design Team using
Gecko Galz Snowbabies image and 
Song in my Heart papers.  Sorry I could not find the exact set we were given for the cross promo, but there is a link to the shop and all of the papers there are quite beautiful.  I also used red card stock and rhinestones.
Directions
Print Song in my heart paper 5 x 7 on Staples matte photo paper, print 4x6 on copy paper, glue 5 x 7 image to card front.
Crop Snowbabies image in Pic Monkey, add decorative borders, print on Staples matte photo paper and mount to card front.  Cut pinwheels on Zing, fold and glue, add rhinestones and mount to card.  Glue envelope liner to envelope.
That's it for today, thank you for stopping by.  ~Diane
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Gecko Galz Song in My Heart

Hi All, sorry I have been MIA a bit here, too much going on and not enough hours in the day to handle it all.   Here is a card I made for the Gecko Galz cross promotion with Song in my Heart papers.  Sorry I could not find the exact set we were given for the cross promo, but there is a link to the shop and all of the papers there are quite beautiful.

Products used
Song in my heart paper
Image from Gecko Galz Snowbabies

3 pearls, white glitter ribbon, poinsettia and white flock

Directions
Print Song in my heart 5 x 7 on Staples matte photo paper and 4 x 6 on copy paper for envelope.
Bring image into Pic Monkey, crop then add decorative borders Print on Staples matte photo paper, cut and mount onto card stock.  Add ribbon, pearls, flock and poinsettia.

That's it, thanks for looking.~Diane
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A lot of Sparkle.

 Hi All, just a quick post today as I am behind in catching up with all of you and your blogs.  I made this card for the Gecko Galz DT using the Gecko Galz Chalkboard Sentiments,
tiny 2mm rhinestones and some glitter tape.  I framed it with a refractive metallic shirt box cardboard using my Perfect ruler .  For the background I used  one of Monica's Creative backgrounds, cut on white card stock, mounted on black card stock.  For the envelope liner I made a copy with my printer of the page before I added everything else.  That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Honing my skills

 Hi All, sharing a Gecko Galz DT card I made in Word.  I have found that I can make a black frame and also I can print in white.  I love learning new ways to do my editing in Word. 
 Products used:  Gecko Galz Fall color Jewel it and pearls.  
Instructions:  Bring image into Word, add sentiment and black border
print on Staples matte photo paper mount on to 5 x 7 card base add pearls
print paper liner for envelope and glue in place. easy peasy!
Well, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to school


That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fun Fall colors

Hi All, I am sharing my DT piece for Gecko Galz today.  I love this image, the colors are so vibrant!  Here is the recipe to make this card.  Products used:
Gecko Galz Fall color Jewel it
Yellow Stickles
Yellow rhinestones

I am linking to the challenge at Three Muses, Autumn Colors.

Also linking up to Addicted to Stamps, their challenge is Anything goes with a get well twist for their teamie Marie.  Hope this makes you feel better Marie!

Instructions:
Bring image into Word and add sentiment and black border.
Print card cover on Staples matte photo paper
glue to 5 x 7 card base
add yellow Stickles to flower center
add rhinestones
print envelope liner and cut and glue to envelope.

Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The last of the baby shower cards

 Hi All, sorry for more Baby shower cards and also I apologize for not stopping by.  I will catch up with your blogs later this week.  These are the finals for my daughter to choose from.  She has a choice of a polka dot giraffe or the other slight pattern. The patterned papers I used are from Erin Bradley Designs and the lime green are from LaBoutiqueDeColori both are Etsy shops.  Sorry I do not know who to credit on the  Small Request poem, and the purple stripe box around it, both are from Pinterest. 
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.  ~Diane
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

More baby shower cards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hi All, sorry for the picture heavy post, I want to show my daughter some of the card ideas for her baby shower and I want to Pin them on her board from here so she can get a better look.
Can you tell which one is my favorite?  I was trying so hard to keep all 3 of her colors at once before, now I decided to just go with what I am comfortable with color wise. 
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I am entering the first one in the
  challenge at 
City Crafters- Baby girl
here is the inspiration photo.
  I think you will agree, this one fits the inspiration a bit better than the last one I did.  Well, if you are still with me, I posted them in the order that I liked them, my favorite is at the top.  That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane

Friday, August 22, 2014

Baby Shower card 1

Hi All, just a quick post today, I wanted to get this card in the challenge over at City Crafters, but this will not be my final piece.  I am making the invites for my daughters baby shower, so you can see why I am so picky about it.  The colors are lime green, pink and purple and of course I am wracking my brain to come up with something perfect.  I am back at the drawing board so to speak again today.  The patterned papers I used are from Erin Bradley Designs .  Maybe something with a Onesie in it?  Well, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
I am entering this into the challenge at 
City Crafters- Baby girl
here is the inspiration photo.

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