Monday, December 1, 2014

Let it Snow Card for Gecko Galz Cross Promotion

Here is a little something I made for the Gecko Galz Cross Promtion with Robyn Gough! I loved the background paper she had, an aqua woodgrain pattern, very wintery!

Head over to the Gecko Galz Blog for info on how to make this!


Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cupcake Wrapper Wreath

Last year I saw a picture of a wreath wrapped in cupcake wrappers! And as I went through my Christmas craft supplies, I found the cupcake wrappers that I bought for this project. I like to buy stuff after the holidays, so I picked up 2 packages of 60 ct.

I couldn't find the post again, so I went off of memory and common sense to make one myself.


I used a foam wreath form that is from the Dollar Tree. It isn't a large size, about 10 inches in diameter. I added double sided tape around the back. The I cut the centers out of my cupcake wrappers. I wrapped them around the wreath form, overlapping as I went along. It took about 50 of the medium sized ones 1.75 inch I think).

After it was finished, I added a red glitter bow that came with a twist tie. I still have to add a hanger. I plan on putting it in the playroom since it is so brightly colored and fun. 

So be sure to stock up on cupcake liners after the holidays! 

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Thursday, October 30, 2014

4th Annual Gecko Galz Blog Hop



Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 11th 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
"HALLOWEEN NIGHT."

Also make sure you collect all of 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. These are 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 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 of the 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:
WILL

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Halloween Night”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

https://sites.google.com/site/geckogalzdesigns/halloween-night

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

 "Halloween Kitty"
Supplies:
Echo Park paper
Gecko Galz images
Dritz eyelets
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Misc. Ribbon.

 "Ladies of Halloween" Banner
Supplies:

Echo Park paper
Dritz eyelets
Gecko Galz images
May Arts Ribbon
Basic Grey Ribbon
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink


"Midnight Hour" Tag
Supplies:

Gecko Galz Image
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Misc. Transperancy
Daisy D's words
Glimmer Mist
Basic Grey Ribbon
Harlequin Stencil Retro Art Cafe

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

Enjoy the Blog Hop! 

Happy Scrappy Savings! 

Jess



Friday, October 10, 2014

Upcoming Blog Hop

It is almost that time of year again! Get ready for the 4th Annual Gecko Galz Blog Hop! There are freebies on each blog (20 of them!!), as well as a chance to win some awesome prizes! 



So be sure to mark your calendars and join us on October 30th - November 2nd for some awesome inspiration and fun!

See you then!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Geisha Card

This month Gecko Galz has some awesome Japanese images to use! I loved the blue and orange color combo of the paper and the mountain image, and luckily there was the perfect Geisha to match! I added a bit of glitter glue to some sparkle. So head over to Gecko Galz and see the new products!






















Geisha Thank You Card

Ivory Cardstock - Recollections
Gecko Galz Paper - Mori Girl
Gecko Galz Images - Japanese Traditions College Sheet Set
Metal Ribbon - Recollections
Pen - Slick Writer
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Ink - Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Friday, August 1, 2014

Gecko Galz and Itkupilli Cross Promotion

Gecko Galz has teamed up with Itkupilli this month! They have stunning images! Head over to Gecko Galz to see more projects as well as the supply list and instructions for my card!


















Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mermaids Ahoy!

Mermaids Ahoy! July was all about the mermaids! I made the tags for a swap over at the Gecko Galz Facebook Page, and the wall hanging is for my daughter. She LOVES mermaids! Head over to Gecko Galz to see the new products featuring shells and mermaids!






















 Supplies:

Mermaid Tags

Background of tags - Gecko Galz La Isla Bonita Paper Pack
Mermaid Images - Gecko Galz Merry Little Mermaids Individual Sheet
Shell Images and Sentiment - Gecko Galz She Sells Sea Shells Individual Sheet
Gold Lace - stash
Gold Seam Binding - stash
Flowers - Michael's
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Ink - Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Gold Eyelets - stash


Supplies:

Mermaid Wall Hanging

Wood Frame - Michael's
Blue Paint - Deco
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Image - Gecko Galz Merry Little Mermaids Individual Sheet
Twine - stash
Ribbon - May Arts
Rhinestones - Michael's
Flower - stash
Shell Charm - stash

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mad Tea Party and GIVEAWAY!


Welcome to my blog! And welcome to the 7th Annual Mad Tea Party sponsored by A Fanciful Twist.



















It is my first year participating, very exciting! I wasn't able to implement all of my plans for the day, due to hubby spraining his ankle badly this week, but I wanted to share a wonderful little banner I made for the Gecko Galz Cross Promotion event with A Wild Abandon. Check out Gecko Galz for more pieces created using products from these wonderful companies!











And be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post to celebrate this day!



Mad Tea Party Banner by Jess Moore

Paper - With Wild Abandon Digital Papers
Label Frame - With Wild Abandon Digital Image
Alice Images - Gecko Galz Mad Hatter Digital Stamps
Watercolor Pencils - Prismacolor
Glitter glue - Studio G
Cardstock - Recollections
Metal Bows - Recollections
Letter Stamps - Hampton Art
Inks - Distress Ink Colors Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot
Flowers - Prima
Ruffle - Making Memories
Pop Dots - Michael's

Instructions:

Cut banner pieces and ink edges. Glue metal bows on. Color Alice images with pencils, fussy cut out, and add glitter glue. Let dry. Glue lace onto banner pieces, leaving extra at each end to hang. Fussy cut label image. Ink edges. Stamp words, cut, ink, and add to label. Using pop dots, add Alice images to banner pieces. Glue rosette ruffle to back top. Add flowers to front. Use pop dots to adhere label to banner pieces. Be sure all is dry, then hang. Makes a great piece for a tea party!

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Now down to the fun stuff!!  I have a zip file of digital stamps to giveaway from Gecko Galz, the Mad Hatter Digital Stamp Set. Just leave a comment on this post and follow my blog. I will choose a random comment and announce the winner on Monday!



















Now, comment away, and please head over to A Fanciful Twist for the list of partygoers so that you can visit and see all of the wonderful Mad Tea Parties going on out there in blog land!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer of Color - 3rd Prompt

This week we had to use lavender, grey and plum in our artwork. I did another geometric watercolor, drawing it out first. 

Click on the SOC badge on the right to see how you can join in the fun! 3 more weeks left!



Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer of Color - 2nd Prompt

The colors are up for the week! Coral, Dark Teal, and Bright White! That is a difficult one with the kids since those are definitely not easy colors to find in their art supplies! So I will have to think on it.

But I decided to try something with those colors. Last week I didn't like anything I made with the colors, but I think mt geometric watercolor turned out pretty good this week! In fact, I plan on framing it!

I used my kids' watercolors since I don't care for the "grown-up" ones I bought for myself. Not enough color for me. I mixed a few colors together and got a nice coral and a dark teal. Then tried a geometric design that seems to be the rage lately! Loved it! Takes time and patience for sure, and easy for a beginner like me.


Hopefully I will be able to create more with this color palette this week, and maybe the kids will too!

Click on the SOC badge on the right for more details!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer of Color, 1st Prompt

This week I broke out the tissue paper for the kids to create pictures using this weeks prompt over at Summer of Color.

Aqua, Yellow, and a pop of Pink!

Well, we tried watercolors, but it was hard to mix the right aqua since we didn't have it. So I busted out my multi-pack of tissue paper and the kids crumpled little squares and glues them on their papers. So cute!


This one belongs to my youngest, Leo, who is 3 years old. I helped him with the lightning bolt.


This one belongs to my oldest, Gwyneth, who is 5 years old. She said it was a party picture.

I think they did a great job! Cannot wait until the next one! If you want to participate, click on the Summer of Color badge on the right side of my blog.

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess


Happy Father's Day!

Here is a simple card I made from last month's new Gecko Galz Classic Cars Collage Sheet Set. I knew it was done, but after all the flowers, glitter, and ribbon I use, it feels so bare! But it is perfect for my classic old man! Love ya Dad!


Hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer of Color!



One of my artsy friends told me about Summer of Color, a blog that does color prompts throughout the summer to get us inspired. Any medium is welcome. I am excited about this and plan to use it as an opportunity to create with my kids. Every Monday there will be a prompt, and you have until the following Sunday to post what you created. I also plan to break out the water colors is recently purchased, inspired by my girlfriend Kris of Kris Loya Art & Illustration. She creates such beautiful paintings, mostly using watercolors!

Here is a blurb about the party:

"Think of it as a blog block party featuring six weeks of luscious color prompts, weekly linking opportunities, beautiful giveaways, creative inspirations and an amazing artistic community."

Check out the blog for more information. Prompts begin Monday!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mad Tea Party Coming Soon!


This year I plan to participate in the 7th Annual Mad Tea Party on July 12 at A Fanciful Twist. I am very excited about this, being part of something like this. I wasn't able to play in the Celebrate Oz blog party earlier this year since we were in the middle of our move. 

I plan to create something with teacups, so be sure to stop by on July 12th to see! I will also have a giveaway, fun stuff!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Little Miss Firecracker Banner - Gecko Galz Sample

I have been bitten by the patriotic bug. I have been creating tons of things, all USA! My mantel is looking awesome, and as soon as I hang up my Patriotic Printer's Tray, I will be posting about it.

The new products from Gecko Galz this month are awesome! I really loved the Little Miss Firecracker Collage Sheet Set, featuring patriotic ladies. I made a mini banner featuring a few of my favorites. This is a simple way to make holiday decor from our collage sheets, and can be done with any theme.


Simply cut out your images, and ink them. Punch holes in the corners and add eyelets. I do that so as not to tear the paper when tying knots. Then take a piece of ribbon and connect each image, adding more ribbon before tying. So only one ribbon is in the holes but three are there. Then add some twine on the end images with loops at the ends for hanging. Easy!

Be sure to check out the other members of the Gecko Galz Design Team for more inspiration!

I am linking this to the following challenges:


Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Monday, June 2, 2014

Patriotic Rays Card - Gecko Galz Sample

Another sample from Gecko Galz this month, a card using an image from the Little Miss Firecracker Collage Sheet Set. I saw a tutorial for a card using rays on Pinterest, HERE, and knew I needed to try it with my patriotic leftovers.


After putting on the rays, I added the glitter ribbon, felt star, sequins, vintage image, and sentiment. Very easy to make and useful for many themes.

I am linking this to the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Gecko Galz and OpticIllusions Cross Promotion - Patriotic Printer's Tray

This month over at Gecko Galz, we are pairing up with OpticIllusions, and the GG Design Team made wonderful projects using their products along with those from Gecko Galz.

I have been in a Patriotic mood since before Memorial Day and decided to use the new patriotic GG products with OpticIllusions to make a Pariotic Printer's Tray. 

I am pleased with the results! For info on supplies and instructions, head over to Gecko Galz!



I am linking up to the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prayer Box for my Mom

I decided back in April that I would recycle one of my tins, a tea tin, as a Mother's Day gift. Since I won't be seeing her until Later this summer, I still have it and wanted to share.

She has been so burdened with worries and sadness before and after the death of my Grandma. When I saw the quote on an image on Leanne's blog, I knew that it would be perfect. This box provides a place to write down her heavy burdens, giving to God. I hope it helps. I love her so much and it is hard knowing that she is struggling at times.



And I found this pen and paper set at the local Christian Bookstore, which, unfortunately, is going out of business. I was able to get a few nice things, and still may return for their Willow Tree stuff, which was 50% off.



Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Monday, May 19, 2014

Geisha Girls Swap Art

I joined in the swap this month over at Blissfull Art Swap on Yahoo. The theme was Oriental, and we had to create a card, a tag or ATC, and some destash. Here are my creations:

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Gecko Galz Sample - For the Bride Card

I have a wedding to attend next month and I am pretty sure there will be a small shower beforehand so I whipped up this card so that I am prepared.

For the Bride Card 

Supplies:

Background Image - Gecko Galz Floral Symphony Paper Pack
Lady Image - Gecko Galz Spring Beauties Collage Set
Cardstock - Recollections
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Lace - stash
Crystals - stash
Pink Lace - Recollections
Pink Rick Rack - Wright's
Flowers - stash
Glitter Heart - Making Memories
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Ink - Distress Ink Black Soot



Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gecko Galz Sample - Sweet Card

The products from Gecko Galz this month were so pretty and a joy to work with! I was able to make a lot with them, so stay tuned this month for lots of ideas on how to use them!

Sweet Card

Supplies:

White Cardstock - Recollections
Background Image - Gecko Galz Floral Symphony Paper Pack
Doily - Stash
Pearls - Michael's
Pink Rhinestones - Recollections
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Label - Martha Stewart
Crochet Lace - Recollections
Flower Images - Gecko Galz Floral Symphony Paper Pack and Gecko Galz Pretty Petals Collage Sheet Set
Lady Image - Gecko Galz Spring Beauties Collage Set
Lace - stash
Sweet Stamp - Stampin' Up
Ink - Distress Ink Black Soot


Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess


Friday, May 9, 2014

Gecko Galz Sample - Spring Goddess Bookmark

My mom is a reader, like me. In fact, she is why I have such a love of reading and the reason why I became a librarian! I owe her so much!

I didn't set out to make a bookmark, but I do love useful art so after I had started this, I decided it would make a great one.

I kept it flat, trying hard to not add pearls or rhinestones. That can be very difficult!  I am very please with the results, and to make it durable and safe for the library books she reads, I plan to laminate it.

Spring Goddess Bookmark

Supplies:

Wood grain paper - American Crafts
Goddess Image - Gecko Galz Spring Beauties Collage Sheet Set
Flower Images - Gecko Galz Pretty Petals Collage Sheet Set
Cardstock - Recollections
Pen - Slick Writer
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Seam Binding - Really Reasonable Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge at Gecko Galz

It is May and time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  
This month our theme is Mother's Day!!


There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $15 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree and a Vintage By Me Paper Pack.

Hope to see the wonderful creations you link up to the Gecko Galz Blog

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gecko Galz and Vintage By Me Project

This month the Gecko Galz Design Team were able to play with some awesome products from Vintage By Me! I loved them so much, that I used mine for an Easter Banner, knowing I couldn't share until May! Beautiful and crisp designs, and perfect for Spring and/or shabby chic themes, among other things.

For details on the supplies used or on how I made it, visit Gecko Galz for that and more!





Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gecko Galz Customer Anything Goes Challenge

Last week for the awesome challenge over at Gecko Galz! Check out the details on their blog, which is where you would link your project.

For this months customer contest we are
asking you to create any thing your imagination
can dream up while working with any Gecko
Galz product. It can be one of the free
products, stamps, collage image paper the
limits are endless to your imagination.
And what will the winner get?
A Day For Dasies Stamp gift pack plus a $25
shopping Spree from Gecko Galz.
Just email a picture of your project by
April 29th to
geckogalz2014@gmail.comor go to our blog site and enter your link using
Mr. Linky!
And On May 1st we will announce our winner
right here and on our blog site.
Good Luck everyone!


Happy Scrappy Savings!
 Jess 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pom Pom Topiary

One of my last minute decorations I did for Easter was this Pom Pom Topiary. I found the idea on Pinterest. I had a foam topiary already, as well as Pom Poms from Target in their dollar area. I did have to get another package from the craft store since the. Target ones weren't enough. I was afraid it would look mis-matched since the pastels were so different, but once I finished it, I realized it looked great.

I had to trim foam off of the base of the topiary to fit it into my bucket. I may change the base in the future, but it worked out well for now. I covered the base with the leftover loose Pom Poms. 


I am entering this in a challenge at Decorate to Celebrate - http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com

Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Monday, April 21, 2014

Simple Easter Wreath

I love making simple wreaths for the various holidays we celebrate. Since most of my supplies are still boxed up, it was hard to find things to decorate. But I was lucky to have come across my wreath forms and some yarn I got from the thrift store last year.

I had some flowers that would have worked on the wreath but they were too modern for the vintage images I wanted to use. So I just stuck to my GG stuff.

I used various images from Gecko Galz Easter Collage Sheets, cutting banner pieces as well as the little girl on the egg. I also had styrofoam eggs that I cut in half and I found a bag of moss to use.

I am pleased with results. Much better than the one I made years ago!


I am entering this into a challenge at Decorate to Celebrate - http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappy Savings!

Jess

Gecko Galz Sample - So Sorry Card

Recently the Granny of my BFF passed away and I wanted to send a card. She was a special lady, I had spent time at her home when I was in high school with my friend. She reminded me so much of my own Grandma, who recently passed as well. I think part of me is still so sad and upset that this passing hit me hard. Especially since they both passed from Dementia.

So Sorry Card

Supplies:

White Cardstock - Recollections
Flower Image - Gecko Galz Pretty Petals Collage Set
Pink Crochet Lace - Recollections
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Ink - Distress Ink Black Soot
Pearls - Michael's
Wood grain Paper - American Crafts
Glitter Glue - Studio G


Rest In Peace Granny and Grandma!



You were both so loved! We will remember you and miss you every day!

Jess



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Another Easter Decoration

Since my Easter decorations got stuck in the back of the garage behind a ton of boxes, I had to make do with what I had on hand. I was able to find pretty buckets that I will use foe Easter baskets, and I had various crafting supplies that I unearthed, add that to the few things I purchased, I have come up with some simple things to make it feel festive around here!

This egg bouquet was a variation of one I found on Pinterest, where the egg sticks were just in a simple white basket filled with grass. I had various containers to choose from, so the can was the perfect choice. Skinny enough that I didn't need foam to help them stand up.

I wrapped the can in green polka dot paper, using Scor-Tape. I love that stuff! Holds anything! Then I used the tape again to put on the pink rick rack. I filled it with purple paper shreds and added my egg sticks. I decided against ribbon on each since I didn't have many choices. So many boxes to still go through!

The egg was drawn on white Cardstock then covered with Washi tape. Then I cut it out. I did the same with the bunny, drawing it on Cardstock. Then I cut it out and applied glitter clue. Once dry, glue to egg, the use Scor-Tape to adhere to can. Voila! A fun, simple, and new decoration!


I am entering this into a challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com

As well as  DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #130
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Jess