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Sunday, August 16, 2015

GeckoGalz August

Here are my August samples for Gecko Galz ..... everybody love a circus ! Here is my Customer Challenge project. Took the circus theme and made a birthday card.



This is a easel card which would be easier for you to go to You Tube and look up the directions for it then it would be for me to try and give you directions(just go to You Tube and type in Easel Card.
I used a dark pink cardstock for the card base and the card front was a flower print from my stash.
The image is from the Circus Time stamp Set which I colored with my copic markers. I put rhinestone in the middle of the two stars.
The scalloped square was from a spellbinders die which I stamped with a Happy Birthday and used stickles around the scallops then I pop dotted it up so the front of the card can sit behind it.
I printed out the Sparkle and Shine on the computer and used stickles to make the two dots.
Everything was inked in brown.

Here is card #1 for the August products:

 
 
Happy Birthday Clown Card
 
The image is from the Circus Time stamp Set which I colored with my copic markers. 
The paper I used was from Stamps of Life and so was the balloon.
I stamped the bottom with a Happy Birthday stamp.
 
Card #2 card:
 
 
happy b-day
 
This is another easel card ( a vertical card)
The paper and happy b day is from my stash



The ribbon is a sheer from my stash
The image is from Cute Clips 1 collage sheet.

Here is my August stamp giveaway:
Enjoy and create !






 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gecko Gals July Sample

The weather is warm and that brings beachy thoughts to us all. Here are my samples for Gecko Gals .
The 1st is my monthly sample. I plan on framing this and putting it into my Mermaid bathroom.

 
The main image is from the July 2015 products collage sheet Sea Nymphs 1
I printed it out and tore around the edges and inked them in brow.
The paper backing I used was from June 2015 products High Tea Paper Pack item HT03
The small sea images are from the July Kit Club Sea Side Icons 1 & 2

The second item is my Customer Challenge project. I plan on laminating this and hanging it out by my pool....well in the patio actually.

 
This was made on one of those large tags that Bazzill put out. I added a large strip of paper that I had in my stash. The beach babe is from July 2015 product - collage sheet Pool Side Princess 2 and the sign is also from July products Sea Side Icons1
the beach ball I got from google images, just printed it and cut it out.
 
Here is our free digital stamp giveaway for all you crafty ladies - one of my favorite subjects "Fairies" ENJOY !!!!!
 
 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gecko Galz for June

Sorry this is late, I have been sick and when I went to get this done, blogger kept telling me I didn't have a blog. Don't really know how I got it back but it is here. Here is my sample for June:
                                                                       "Tea For 3"


I used a cream color card stock for my base card A2 size
The card front (blue stripped paper) and second (pink paper) are from my paper stash
The image is from High Tea Stamps  that I colored with copic markers
the For 3 was printed from my computer
Everything was inked in brown

This next card is my Customer Challenge sample:

                                                                      " High Tea "


I used a cream color card stock for my base card A2 size
The card front (blue stripped paper) is from my paper stash
The image is from High Tea Icons 1
the High Tea  was printed from my computer and matted in blue
The buttons are from my button box
Everything was inked in brown

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Monday, May 4, 2015

"Bicycle Built for Three"

I made this for the Gecko Galz May Customer Challenge and I had to hang in my living room. I also entered it in a Things With Wings challenge on Crafty Boots Challenges. I started with decorating our master bath with birds and now they are creeping into my living room. What can a person do when their last name is BIRD !!! The birds are taking over ! LOL I have even bought a couple bird cages that I am decorating....one is heart shaped that I found at a thrift store. So great when you find treasures at the thrift store. The bird, the bird, the bird is the word !

Directions:
I printed out the image to a 8x10 size (image used from Gecko Galz Free Birds Stamp set)
Colored it with copic markers
Tore around the edges and ink it with brown ink
Framed it
I cut out feather images from Free Birds Icon 1
Put two in the two corners (bottom corner has a button glue in center)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Aurora Stamps

Just love these images but then fantasy is one of my favorite subjects and this lady does some great stuff. Here are a few of the items I have created with her images.




The card above is using the Daisy Sprite image, 
I added Lagoon Stickles to the inner wings of the sprite 
and also to the lower wings of the small butterflies.


 The card above was made with different shades of the blue colors and the backround paper I used was some that I made. I really love the sheer ribbon that has the sheer and solid mix together.

            
       The card above  is a cutie called Flying Kitten and the wording just fit this perfectly.


One of my all time favorites is the Strawberry Sprite and I have used this image quite alot.
Go on over and take a look at her images, I know you will fall in love with them. Here is her challenge blog -  http://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gecko Galz April Samples

Okay it was so much fun making the samples for April since it is Easter time. 
With my grandson living with me, I get more into decorating now.
 For our Customer challenge project I chose to make a banner.

-The banner pieces were one of the $1 finds from Michael's and 
  I covered them with a colorful basket weave paper that I have had 
  in my stash for awhile. and then inked the edges in brown.
-The rabbit face was a chipboard piece that I forgot I had, I cut
  pieces fro the basket weave paper for the inside of his ears, pink

  pompom for nose and used a white pipe cleaner for whiskers. The

  eyes are blue circles with black circles inside and a white pen to
  make the highlights. I then glued it on to one of the banner pieces.
 -Images are from Easter Parade Icons and I put a doily under each
  one. Doily's were gotten at Michael's.
 -I strung the pieces up with white bakers twine.
 -Plastic eggs are from almost everywhere but make sure you check
  to make sure the holes are in the ends (some eggs don't have them)
-I am thinking of adding ribbon thru the holes on the four banner
 pieces, think they would look cute with bows hiding the holes.

For my Monthly Sample I chose too make a card 
(because I am a crazy card lady !!!)
         
                          
- Card base is made with a cream color card stock.
- Card front is a colorful basket weave that I had in
my paper stash....very Eastery
- Image is from Easter Parade Icons 2
- I covered the top of image with little paper flowers
and put rhinestones in the middle of each.
- Ribbon is a pink polka dot shear.
- Everything was inked in brown

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Artistic Adventures March 16th Challenge Samples

This challenge is a anything goes and since Easter is coming soon, I decided to do some Easter decorations. I have been making these little spool decorations and thought I would add these to my decorations. I used :

48 Victorian Vintage Medium Easter Eggs Shabby Chic Bunny Chics Digital Collage sheet Printable from the products just click on the title and it will go to the Etsy page. 

 

 Have fun and go on over and join in on the challenge, would love to see your work.

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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).