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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Customer Challenge sample " Garden Of Dreams"

will be so glad when my move is over so I can concentrate on my Gecko Galz creations !!! Here is my sample for the Customer Challenge.

One of my favorite subjects to create with is fairies and they do like to dance among the flowers. Leave me a comment and I will send you one of my new fairy images that I found while packing up stuff for my move. It is amazing what you forget you had until you start to pack !!!!!! LOL

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gecko Galz April Samples

So many great collage sheets for the next three months, hard to choose which to create with first. I picked one of my favorite subjects " Fairies " Here is my first sample:


I used one of the images from the Fairyland Stamps Set and used my copics to do alittle coloring. Love the fairies sitting on the dandylions with a sliver of moon behind them. 

My second sample:


Thought this image from the Fairyland Stamp Set would be great to make a belated birthday card.....what else is as slow as the mail - SNAIL MAIL !!!!! The inside reads  "Sorry I am late to say Happy Birthday" 

Here is the free stamp for this month:
Have fun and create !!!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Gecko Galz April Customer Challenge

Seems like we are flying thru the first part of this year, well to me it does but I guess that is because of the big change in our lives. We are moving (and this is the last time for me) - I am trying to get my samples for a few months ready to post since alot of my scrappy stuff will be packed away !!!!!!!!1

Our theme for April is "Roses Lace and Butterflies" and here is my sample:


Paper used for card front is from the Linen Closet Paper Pack. I used a strip of lace in the middle behind my image which is from the  In My Garden collage sheet - I copied a few of the image so I could fussy cut the roses and layer them. The watering can also came from the same collage sheet - there is a bird on the handle but I cut it off and replaced it with a butterfly. All the butterflies are cut from the Butterfly kisses collage sheets. Everything was inked around the edges with brown ink.

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Samples for Gecko Galz

 Hippity Hoppity Easters on its way !   I love making holiday cards. Gecko Galz has some great Easter images and I am getting all my family cards done. Here are some of my cards. All three cards are very simple. All card fronts and images are inked around, add some ribbon and bows or flower with bling and there you go, you have some pretty Easter cards. They all have a Happy Easter stamped inside.

This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 2


                                   This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 1


                                 This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 2


                                                Here is our stamp giveaway for the month:

                                                      Enjoy the image and go create !!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

GECKO GALZ / March Customer Challenge

Here comes Peter Cottontail............. Easter cards are so fun. Our March theme for this month is 
" Shabby Chic Easter " Here is my project for the Customer Challenge. Very simple card ( I don't know about you ladies but when I have to make alot of cards I like the CAS cards (Clean And Simple) ! Card front and image  are inked around the edges, add alittle ribbon and bow and decorate with some bling. The image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joy 2.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gecko Galz February Sample

Just a couple Valentine cards .......it was hard to pick cuz there were so many images to choose from. 


This image was from "ValentineWishes1"  and the paper is Gecko Galz "Oh Cupid Paper" Just love the hearts and little arrows ! I hate the fact that the card base looks orangy - it is a pale pink ! lol
I did mat the image with a pale pink also and popped it up.


As you can see....I really liked the heart and arrow paper because I used it again !! Same color pink (I matted the image and the card front) on this card but it actually looks pink ! White card base and a lovely red sheer ribbon that I got from Joanne's - they were having a 50% sale on their ribbon so I stocked up on some sheer ribbon !

Here is your free digital stamp for February:
It's a cutie !


Monday, February 1, 2016

Gecko Galz - February....the month for "LOVE" and Valentines

Our customer challenge is "Hearts and Kisses" and here is my project:


one of my favorite card types is the easel card. I love that you can set it up and show it off. The paper I used was from my paper scraps. The Hugs and Kisses stamp is from Close To My Heart ( I am a consultant with them so I have lots of stuff from them) and the little square piece that I popped up to hold the card front up was something I did ages ago with a Sizzix die. Ribbon is from my ribbon stash. The main image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Valentine Wishes 2. Oh and the little heart stickers were my find at the dollar store.

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Born in Illinois, moved to California when I was nine. Finished high school and some college. Got married and moved to Nebraska with hubby because he joined the Air Force. Then spent some time in Alaska before moving back to California. I lived in Californa until 2004 when my husband decided to move us to Texas. I still have a husband (yes-I still have him even though he moved me to Texas), two daughters, three cats (and two outside cats that adopted us along with two racoons that we feed).