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Friday, October 25, 2013

3rd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone to the 3rd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

I am the next stop on your “hop”.   Welcome to my blog!  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 15 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 "Two For Tea".
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. That is 48 different sets! This is a $144 value
·        Second prize is a The monthly paper pack for an entire year! Each month you will receive our paper pack absolutely FREE! This is a $72 value.
·        Third prize is all 3 individual collage sheets each month for a year! This is a $54 value
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $288
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 Fifteen words (one on each blog 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 October 28th 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, facebook page, or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Shopping Spree worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
My Secret Word for you is;
NEAT 
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Two For Tea
Please do not right click on this sheet to save.  Instead, please go to the post immediately below this one where if you click on the sheet, it will take you to a high resolution collage sheet to save.
LEFT CLICK ON THE TINY SHEET AT THE END OF THIS POST, IT WILL BECOME A LARGE COLLAGE SHEET.  THEN RIGHT CLICK ON THE SHEET TO SAVE.  


As well as the samples I have made using the images:


Two For Tea:
Miss Meaghan sends Miss Elizabeth an invitation to tea .

This first sample is a DIGITAL invitation using the tea set cropped and saved as a ping file, then layered onto a postcard cropped from the Gecko Galz Postage collage sheet.  Text was added in my PSE software.

Tuesday turned out to be a beautiful warm day to celebrate Miss Meaghan's birthday.  She decided to take tea outside, making it a bit of picnic.  


Miss Elizabeth was quite taken with the tag on her package, stating she would save it as a remembrance.

The tea labels are from the Gecko Galz college sheet, Teatime.  Bag, twine, striped tag: Stampin' Up.

Misses Meaghan and Elizabeth spoke of their childhood tea parties.



What would a tea party be without a card folded to look like a teabag?  The template can be found here.
Graphic 45 papers.  ( Note the clock is set at 3:00--the same time as the invitation.)  Easy to make and perfect for a holiday gift card or a real teabag.

After tea, Miss Elizabeth presented Miss Meaghan with a birthday card.   They hugged and promised to take tea again, very soon.


Two for Tea has concluded.
Now  you are ready to go to the next blog site and see what wonderful treats await you there. Just click the name  to be whisked away to their blog!
Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 
Helene Huber   you are here
Leanne Seed

68 comments:

Gecko Galz said...

I love your samples they are so enchanting!

Krisha said...

Helen your cards are just wonderful.

Lisa Howell said...

Beautiful examples!

Lisette Baker said...

What a creative set, love how there's a little tale to go with them. Great samples.

Elizabeth said...

Love your story, told in beautiful projects!

Carol S said...

Helene your projects are wonderful! Love that postcard!

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice work! Valerie

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fun little story! Beautiful projects. May I come next time? xxD

1CardCreator said...

Love what you made with this! Thanks so much. ~Diane

Heather said...

Love your Tea story!! Love what you did with your sheet!! Love the pop up card!!
Hugs
Heather

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful project! xx

Rather Scrap said...

Your gift bag is truly stunning-I wouldn't want to disturb the art to find out what was inside it!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Thanks for the beautiful images. Your tea time story was so sweet with all your pretty art.

MsMad said...

What can I say......just adorable.
Barbara

DogsMom said...

Thank you so much for the freebie and the secret word. What a lovely way to have afternoon tea.

Starr said...

Helene, as always, your work is inspiring, creative and beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Beautifully presented, Helene!

Nicky Wilcox said...

O wow there all beautiful and love the deco sheet. thank you xxx

Jodi said...

Thanks so much for the tea for two freebie. You're pop up tag is truly creative and inspiring. I never tried a pop up on a tag before, but I will now!

VAWM said...

Helene, amazing work! I am so glad I am having time again to read your blog. You are always so inspirational!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What beautiful projects!

Lucy x

Joan said...

love your story, the wonderful samples and the beautiful collage sheet, thank you

Meggymay said...

Fantastic projects. Thank you for the images.
Yvonne

trisha too said...

Okay, Helene, you know I always like your creations, but the little pop-up tea bag shape----it made my heart happy!

Pop-ups make me feel like a little kid . . .

Was just stopping by to say hi, but you've enticed me into hopping!

:)trisha

Jess said...

Cute projects and presentation!

Liz Lumsden said...

Too sweet!

Tee said...

I love that Happy Birthday tea kettle card, and the tea tag is neat! Going to get the template for it now.
You are inspiring. Thanks for the fun post! Hugs,Tee

Sharon said...

Oh Helene I just love your "tea time" creations!! Tea time is one of my most favourtie times LOL!!!

Mickie said...

Wonderful projects, love vintage!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

You're little tea bag card is my favorite!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful collection of tea time designs. Thank you for sharing this fabulous sheet. Helene your creations are beautiful. Your attention to detail is amazing. Wonderful artwork!

Kim's Kreations said...

Lovely story to show off thewse wonderful tea for two images. Love it! ogdendoll@gmail.com

Denay said...

Love the projects you created with the Tea Time images. So beautiful.

Beckie Holso said...

This is very lovely... thank you!

Yvonne Garner said...

Such beautiful samples. Thanks for sharing.

Holly M said...

Now this was fun. I love your teaparty theme for this post. Such a clever idea, and fabulous cards.

sugarsherri said...

Very nice

Electra said...

You are so creative Helene, I love your invitation and the entire tea party! Thanks for the lovely sheet!

EELS said...

My favourite beverage is tea so this collection is my favourite - so far!
I love the teabag shaped card, so different.
Thanks so much for the collage sheet, will be used definitely.
Cheers,
Elaine

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous makes Helene, I love the different designs and how you have used all the beautiful images, it was also lovely to read the story you made to go with them. Great job.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Miranda said...

fabulous projects , so cute
lovely story too, great way to show your creations
TFS

chrissies said...

Terrific ideas using the images--inspirational

Chrissie x

Peggy said...

I love this collage sheet; the images are fun and elegant!!!
Your story and your projects are awesome, I love your creativity!!!!

Sande Lyons said...

Your projects are gorgeous and I love that you chose a theme and included a story to go with them. How unique. Thanks so much for the college.

Sande said...

FAb creations! How lovely images!
Thanks for the Hop!
Hugs, Sande xx

Shelley said...

Beautiful artworks, as always Helene!

cathy said...

I love how you made up a little story to go with all your samples.

Stephenie said...

Beautiful collage sheet by Gecko Galz!! LOVE your story of Tea Time!! Your projects are precious and mean so much more with your story!! :) TFS!!

Joan said...

such a great story and creations!

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Lovely projects (and story!) and thanks for the collage sheet!

Jody Green said...

I feel like I was transported back in time for a bit. It was a wonderful journey! Thank you.

hazel said...

Wonderful projects, I love the story that went with them.
xxx Hazel.

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Oh my goodness your interactive samples are to die for! Thanks for sharing them and the collage sheets.

Carla said...

what a wonderfully beautiful tea party! Love your style!

Barbara said...

Charming! Just charming!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous samples and some very inspiring ideas.

Dionne

Michele said...

oh Helene these are all so beautiful! i love the postcard and the part where miss elizabeth likes the tag. great work. thank you for the blog hop! xo

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

How cute is this! Love the little girls with doll at tea party most. Thank you for inspiring and the freebie.
Evelyn

butterfly said...

Delightful makes, Helene - and such lovely vintage images. Thanks so much for the download.

Sorry I've not been around much. The big move (clearing and leaving the family home of 40 years) knocked me out, but I'm looking forward to some proper catching up over the next days and weeks.
Alison x

Diane said...

Beautiful work.. thank you for sharing your ideas!!

Patty Antle said...

I love anything that has to do with tea!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love these images and what you did with them.
Still hopping, Corrie x

pearlswithplaid said...

The teabag card is fabulous. I'm gonna make one of these!

christi said...

such cute and creative ideas. I love the pop up card best. thanks for the digi.

Penny Walker said...

Beautiful work as always love the postcard.

grandmabell said...

loved the tea bag

Wendy Wade said...

Beautiful vintage images...Thank you for sharing.

Brenda Brown said...

Just popping by to let you know you should take a look at the Crafty Individuals blog.
http://craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/two-festive-winners.html
hugs Brenda xx

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