Papercraft

Polkadoodles Guest Designer!

Woo-hoo, got some awesome news! I’m joining the guest design team over at Polkadoodles for the next couple months!

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I’m sooo stoked! Have you seen all the crafty goodies in their store? OMG, I could hang out there for hours! (And I have, lol!)

I’ll be posting as a guestie every other week over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge beginning November 2nd (this coming Friday), so be sure to come over and play!

Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Tricks & Treats Blog Hop with Gecko Galz!

Hello everyone! A huge welcome to the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop!

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My Blog is your 16th stop on our Tricks & Treats Blog Hop! We have 18 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have a free Gecko Galz collage sheet for you to download! The one here on my blog is “RETRO CUTIES!”

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit! On the last blog there will be a phrase for you to email back to Gecko Galz to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax and take your time to enjoy the hop!

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We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
— THIRD PRIZE is a $50 Shopping Spree!
— SECOND PRIZE is a $75 Shopping Spree with Gecko Galz!
— FIRST PRIZE is a Gecko Galz Shopping Spree for $100!
— And our GRAND PRIZE is ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz products!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, an ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection! This is a $150 value!

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First of all, you’ll need to visit all 18 blogs and leave a comment on each blog. This is important so we know you have visited all the blogs. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop – on the Fripperies and Butterflies blog there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com. This enters you in the contest.

On October 31st the four winners will be randomly drawn and emailed, then the winning names will be posted on the Gecko Galz blog. For an extra chance to win, make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between October 26th and 30th, and your name goes in AGAIN for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win)!

Let me side-track you for a moment or three to share some TREATS with you! I created five super fun projects featuring images from the very awesome “Retro Cuties” Collage Sheet that I’m giving away here on my blog during this blog hop!

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https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/and-so-the-adventure-begins/Leslie2

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/amazing/Leslie3

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/retro-chic/Leslie4

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/celebrate-3/Leslie5

As a treat for participating in the hop and visiting my blog, please enjoy this free Gecko Galz “Retro Cuties” Collage Sheet!
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 Now have fun visiting each of these blogs!

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Katie Lamb

Kelley Biser

Patti Fisher

Vicki Romaine

Cathy Norton

Margaret Ashby

Michele Storms

Laurie Davis

Cathy Frailey

Darlene Wright

Carole Jones

Ginny Maxam

Kasia

Gerri Herbst

Leslie Turner (you’re here!)

Amanda Hamilton

Leanne Seed

If you arrived here in the middle of the hop or if you are lost, click HERE to find your way back to the beginning – you don’t want to miss a thing! This is definitely one blog hop you can look forward to every year because everyone wins! Even if you’re not one of the prize winners, you still go home with a ton of amazing Gecko Galz collage sheets! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I sure hope you’re having a good time and collecting some awesome FREE Gecko Galz collage sheets! You have two more blogs to visit, so get going! See you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Celebrate

Hello again, crafty peeps! I’m back with my fifth and final card that I’m sharing in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop. This has been a fantastic experience and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them! As mentioned, all five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!

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This is a corner fold card – another fun fold which I dearly LOVE! This image is one of my favorites on the Retro Cuties Collage Sheet and I layered her on gold cardstock, then on red, and then again on the gold. This really makes the image pop. I layered some paper lace (hand-cut from a scrap) on red cardstock across the bottom, which I adorned with tiny dots of Crystal Drops after stamping a birthday sentiment.

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I layered the inside panel on red cardstock and then again on the gold, and stamped a birthday sentiment.

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And one final peek. I sure do love this fold – and I love how turned out! What a beautiful image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Fiddlesticks designer paper scrap
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Stampin’ Up Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

This is it for my Gecko Galz blog hop projects and I thank you for hanging in there with me today! I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop – and be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And hopefully you’re scooping up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Retro Chic

Hi everyone! I’m baaaaack, this time with my fourth card that I’m sharing in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop. All five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!

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I created an Impossible Card! Anybody who knows me knows that I absolutely love fun folds, and when I found this one, I went hog-wild and created several! So stay tuned for future posts featuring this amazing fold! I rounded all the corners on this one which yields a very cool look, and there are tons of flat layers. This saucy lady is layered on cardstock, white glitter paper, patterned paper and more cardstock. The stamp on the bottom band is from the Gecko Galz Bits & Pieces Digital Collage Set which I popped up on some foam. I cut several flags from cardstock and paper scraps, and adhered them under and out to the right of the stamp. I embellished the centers of all the flowers on the patterned paper with a shimmery Gelly Roll pen.

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And one final look at this super cool card folded flat and ready to mail. The image folds forward to slide into the envelope and then when it is taken out of the envelope, it stands up by itself (see first photo above). Whoever created this fold is a genius, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, ColorBok Delilah Designer Paper
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Gecko Galz Bits & Pieces Digital Collage Set
Ink: Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Darice peach Foamies foam

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop! Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And while you’re at it, scoop up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you again real soon with another blog hop project, so stay tuned! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

AMAZING

Hello again! I’m back with my third card that I’m sharing in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop. As mentioned, all five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!

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The sentiment used on the front of this card is from the Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card and had a great time matching the colors in the image and layering the elements. I created the card base with a very cool A2 die set and layered a piece of pretty lace paper from my scrap stash as the background. I adhered this gorgeous lady image on a piece of black glitter paper which I adhered at an angle to the background. I popped the sentiment up on some foam strips and then finished the design with some large black rhinestones and small white pearls.

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I cut the inside panel with one of the stitched dies in the A2 die set and then stamped a simple birthday sentiment.

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And one final look… what an amazing card this lady made! She’s gorgeous! LOVE these Gecko Galz collage sheets!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer Paper, ColorBok Mint Julip Designer Paper
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Gecko Galz Charming Words College Set, Stampin’ Up A Dozen Thoughts stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Darice salmon/pink Foamies foam, Studio 112 Black Gemstones, Zva Creative White Flat-Back Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop! Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And while you’re at it, scoop up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you again real soon with another blog hop project, so stay tuned! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

and so the adventure begins

Hi, everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m participating in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop and have decided to showcase each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges, and I’m back to share my second card. All five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!

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This image just screamed ‘beach’ to me so that’s where I went when I started gathering supplies for this card. I layered this gorgeous image on silver cardstock and then on navy cardstock. I created the background with two printed papers, a strip of cork and a large navy flag, and then affixed the layered image on foam. I added a sentiment sticker and several rhinestones to finish it off.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and then stamped a simple sentiment.

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And one final peek from an angle so you can see the dimension. Super happy with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blueberry Bushel DSP, Marco’s Silver Veniclux cardstock
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Stampin’ Up Bravo stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink
Accessories:  Cork tape, Darice navy blue Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sentiment sticker, TPC Studio Winter Whites Jewels

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop! Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And while you’re at it, scoop up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you again real soon with another blog hop project, so stay tuned! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Wish Upon A Star

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m super stoked to be participating in the Gecko Galz Tricks & Treats Blog Hop and have decided to showcase each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All five of my cards feature images from the very awesome Retro Cuties Collage Sheet which I’m giving away on my blog, so be sure to check out all the details in my blog post HERE and join us for the hop!

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The sentiment used on the front of this card is from the Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set. This was a super fun card to put together and I loved matching the colors in the image and layering the elements. I created the background with some papers from my scrap stash and layered them on the denim cardstock. I layered the sassy lady image on a dotted rectangle die cut and placed a primitive star die cut beneath it. I used star sequins adorned with seed beads. You can’t see it in the photos, but I added some sparkle to the stars on the image with a Gelly Roll pen.

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I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of the dotted paper and cardstock used on the front, and then stamped a birthday sentiment.

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One final look… really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Soft Sky and Dapper Denim cardstock, Stampin’ Up Halloween DSP, ColorBok Mint Julip Designer Paper
Stamps: Gecko Galz Rectro Cuties Collage Sheet, Gecko Galz Charming Words College Set, Stampin’ Up Avant Garden stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Dapper Denim ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Primitive Stars die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Darice white Foamies foam, Stampin’ Up Star Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop! Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments to get in on the chance to win one of four prizes! And while you’re at it, scoop up some free Gecko Galz collage sheets! We’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig