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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

COME JOIN ME AT HOUSTON CKC FOR SOME FUN CLASSES!

Hi Everyone!

Well we are a little over a month away from Houston's CKC scrapbook convention and I am happy to say I am again teaching two fun little classes.  If you have never been to a CKC then let me tell you it is a fun way to spend a weekend crafting, shopping, taking fun classes. Below are the samples are the classes I will be teaching but there are tonz of fun classes!




TRINKETS & TREASURES MINI BOOK
 I will be teaching this class twice over the weekend first Friday evening at 7pm and then Saturday at 4pm
you will get to work with Graphics 45 papers, vintage images & trinkets.
everyone who attends gets a free gift pack!


ALTERED FAIRY JAR
I will be teaching this class only once on Friday at 5:30pm, and this will be the last time I teach this class. You will work with alcohol inks, fibers, Gecko Galz images  and create a wonderful fairy land!
Everyone will get a free gift just for coming to the class


THIS WILL BE MY LAST PUBLIC CLASS!
from this point forward I will only be teaching at private events and at the Gecko Galz annual retreat.

I would love to see you in the class and if you would like to check out all the classes & Crops
feel free to check out their site at

Happy Scrapping
Leanne

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Now To Celebrate Dad! Fathers Day Challenge!

So now that we have celebrated all there is about our fabulouse mothers we now turn our attention to dear daddy! So I thought it would be fun to have this as my next challenge ......so what do you have to do to take part? Just use one of the free images below and create anything you want with it...card.....mini book....altered art piece....skies the limit!
And then place a link to your project in the comment area of this post, then on June 16th fathers day we will announce the winner on this blog along with a picture of the winning design! And what will you win? You will win a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz...fun and prizes how can you beat that? So grab your pictures and create! create! create!







Have fun!
Leanne

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Let's Hear It For Mothers!

We are days away from that very special day where we celebrate mom and all she has done for us. I think the most special thing we as crafters can do for our mothers is create a lovely card for her and  today I am going to share with you a few I made not just for my mother but for some very special people .....I like to take this day and send cards to those people who may not have children but have shaped my life for the good. So I put this out there to all of you, send a card to someone who has influnced your life...an aunt...a teacher....grandmother....or best friend let them know they touched your life.
So below are my cards for you please enjoy them!


For this card I used Graphics 45 papers as my base and this stunning image from Gecko Galz "Springtime" collection and a bit of wide lace that I cut down the middle and folded back.




I used Graphics 45 papers as my base then added an image from Gecko Galz "Artful Visions" and a Stamping Up stamp with Archival Ink from Ranger. Then I added a bit of seam binding ribbon in peacock and made the pearl border using a Viva pearl pen in cream.


For this card I started with Bo Bunny paper for my base and inked a paper doily by Wilton using Distress ink in Vintage photo. Next I took the picture from Gecko Galz . I added a flower by Petaloo and then did a pearl border using a copper pearl pen by Viva.


This Card I wanted to tap into the parisian flair so I started with some great pink and black paper I found at Joanns and using a Martha Stewart corner punch created a cool background piece. Next I used an image from Gecko Galz FREE collage sheet for April and then added some pale pink silk ribbon and a vintage velvet flower I found at a thrift store.



Now this card was done for a customer of mine and I used Graphics 45 papers and an image I found on line. Using the corner punch by Martha Stewart I made my own photo corners and a touch of bling with amber gems. I tied it all together with rust colored ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby.

So I want to wish everyone a happy mothers day!
Happy Scrapping
Leanne

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Continues at Gecko Galz

Hello Everyone!

Well as all of you know this month we celebrate National Scrapbook Day and the ladies over at Gecko Galz are having a wonderful challenge for all the design team members to show everyone how to make amazing scrapbook pages all month long! So for my challenge piece I decided to think outside the book so to say and created a fairy memory box. The idea came to me when I was thinking of a gift to give to a friend that was having a baby, something where they can show off their pictures but a way to also house trinkets and treasures and a little fun for a child as well....I know big order huh? So what I came up with was this amazing altered cigar box project. It has spots to put pictures of the child and change them out as they grow, a touch of whimsie, and as the child gets older the mother each day can place a little suprise in the box for the child to discover...like the fairies left them a gift. This is my answer to the Spring Shelf elf!

Front of the fairy box
I used Gecko Galz Pixie Children collage set and found a great handle at Hobby Lobby as a door pull.
The cigar box you can get at local cigar shops they usually just throw them away.



The back side of the box
I included  butterflies from Gecko Galz Pretty Litle Butterflies collection and my friend Jan gave me this wonderful picture sleeve that the owner can slip pictures in and out of.


Side 1
I tied a length of olive colored tulle around the outside of the box and placed my pixie girl over it and added stickles to the wings to give a more ethereal look

Side 2

Another little pixie and a digital stamp banner I added the word wish too


Top of the Box
I used the Tim Holtz flower Die Cut and created flowers using pink and cream card stock. Then with a Viva Pearl Pen in cream (which Hobby Lobby is now selling) I added pearls to the petals.


Inside the Box
the inside I build a three diminsional fairy scene where little gifts and trinkets can be placed as well as another picture.

These boxes can be done in any theme or any shape and make great little keepsakes!


Now for the winner of my "Every thing is Rosey" Challenge I want to say congrats to Wendy for her winning design below. Wendy won the Gecko Galz  May product collection which included the pixie children sheet I used above. Congrats wendy on your amazing design!


  This month we will be having another wonderful challenge to create fathers day cards so keep an eye for the blog entry with all the details on that.
Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne