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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

" It's beginning to look alot like Christmas " Here at Gecko Galz !


I have been a busy lil bee making my Christmas cards, I make around 60 of them a year to mail
out !!! Here are a few I have made with the collage sheet " Christmas Filligree "






The card base on all of these Christmas cards are made from kraft paper and the card  fronts are from a Anna Grifffin paper pack. The images are matted with matching color cardstock. The bow on the first two cards is a die.

The next bunch of cards were also made from the Christmas Filigree collage sheets. Never thought I would like Christmas cards in black but these made some beautiful cards. The card front papers I got from Hobby Lobby ( I just did not have anything that looked good for these images)  I inked everything with a dark gray ( almost black ink ).




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gecko Galz November Customer Challenge

We are getting ready for Christmas and I do love making Christmas cards. I have made a card that makes me think of Sugar Plum Fairies dancing in your head !!!!


The card base is green cardstock and the card front is cut from Gecko Galz Christmas Dreams paper pack The image is from the collage sheet Little Christmas Magic that I matted in red. I added some clear rhinestones to the big polka dots and stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Welcome to the "Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2017"

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Third stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is
"Wee Ones".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize 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, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site 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 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 ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 



Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
Wee Ones”






Here are my samples:





Kraft paper is used for the card base and I had this snowflake paper in my scrap drawer (was so surprised to find snowflake paper in brown !) The image is also matted in the kraft paper. I printed out the sentiment on my computer and rounded the corners. I inked around everything in brown ink. The inside of the card says " From the Bird Family"



Just a little thank you card. The base is a dark pink along with the matting for the image and sentiment. The card front is embossed with a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder. The thank you was printed out on my computer in dark pink. As usual, everything was inked in brown. 


The card and mattings are done with a blue gray cardstock. The card front was a scrap from my scrap drawers. Good Luck was printed in blue from my computer. Everything inked in brown. This card can be used for alot of things which can be printed as a inside sentiment (on a new home, a promotion or new job or retirement) !


The card base and mattings are done in kraft paper. The card front is a piece of glossy paper that I used alcohol ink to make the stripes. The For You  was printed in brown on my computer. Everything inked in brown.

Please follow my post, I try and give out images from my vintage postcard collection every week ( that is when my computer doesn't go crazy and lose my blog like it did just before the blog hop !!! LOL ) If you follow by mail, you will know when my blog post updates. Or I let everyone on my facebook page when I add freebies !

Now have fun visiting each Blog


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Some more freebies !

Sorry no card samples, my computer had to be restored and everything has been crazy getting it all back up. But did want to give some images for ya !!!! These are from my Halloween postcard collection.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gecko Galz September Samples / Harvest Time

I got busy and made 4 cards. All images are from Thankful For Fall 1 Jewel It. I enlarged the images to fit my card front and went thru my scrap drawers to find a printed paper to go along with my images and my images were matted. As usual, I inked around everything.

The star is also covered with crystal stickles in the above card.
This card has 5 gold brads above the scallops.

This card I used Wink of Stella on the petals of the sunflowers which does not show up to much on the picture.

My last card has brads in the four corners.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Some More Fantasy images.................

Here are some more freebies for you, thought some more fantasy ones would be fun !!!!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Gecko Galz : September Customer Challenge / Harvest Time

Need a little outside decoration .....so I thought I would make a sign for my front door. I had a wooden tag that I found somewhere in my large craft stash , not sure where I got it. Inked alittle around the edges and enlarged a image from Thankful for Fall 1 Jewel It.


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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).