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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July Gecko Galz Samples / Christmas in July !

I always start my Christmas card making in July so I decided to get them going by doing my July Samples! Here is my 1st and 2nd cards: I used images from Natures Christmas Collage Sheets. The paper used on the 1st card was from Grandma's House Paper Pack ( I know it doesn't look like it because my ink was low and the colors came out really light) . The paper used on the 2nd card was from my stash. On both cards everything was inked in brown.

1st card:
                                       
2nd card:  

The 3rd card image was from Christmas Carols and the paper was from Grandma's House ( and this time the colors came out right ) !!!! LOL Again I inked everything in brown

3rd card: 


Card 4 and card 5

Card 4 image is from Tiny Angels
Card 5 image is from Christmas Children
Again I inked everything in brown.

Card 4: 

Card 5


Friday, June 30, 2017

July Customer Challenge

This is a wall hanging that I made which someday will go in my bathroom. I went on google images and found the shell image and the mermaids are from the Gecko Galz collage sheet called Pretty Mermaids. I printed out the three shells and cut them out and inked them in brown, then I inked the mermaid images I printed and matted them in colors that matched and inked the edges of the matting also. I found some little wooden shells in my stash of crafting stuff, don't know where I got them but they looked good !!!! I used a piece of fancy ribbon for the hanger.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gecko Galz June Customer Challenge project

This is for our theme of " Under The Big Top" 
I used a cream color cardstock for the card base and the paper for the card front is from "Life Is A Circus" paper pack the paper called "Showtime". The image is from the collage sheets called "Clowning Around Jewel It". I inked around everything in a Close To My Heart ink called Indian Corn Blue. The inside of the card says : Happy Birthday Have A Fun Day, which I printed out on my computer.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gecko Galz May Sample

Wow, I am so glad I feel human..have been sick for over 2 weeks now and this is the first I have felt good. Love all the fairy images Gecko Galz has and had to do a quick Birthday card for you !!!
Just a simple birthday greeting, the card base is made from kraft paper and the card front is just some nice gold cardstock. The image is from the Fairy Magic collage sheets. Everything is inked in brown and a Happy Birthday sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 2017 Samples "Here Come Peter Cotton tail" Easter Cards

Hope you all had a Happy Easter and here are some samples of Easter cards. Didn't dawn on me until later that these would be shown after Easter but this will give you a leg up on next years cards so hop to it and work on them for next year.

 Easter Card 1
This is a single layer card base and the egg shaped it the actual part that opens for your sentiment. Used a nice gold cardstock for the base and for the scalloped egg that opens. The card front and the oval behind the image is a printed paper from my scrap draw that just happens to look good with the gold cardstock.  The image is from Gecko Galz Easter Wishes 2.  Lots of oval cuts that are inked in brown. 


Easter Card 2
Card base is done in a cream color cardstock and all the colored paper is from my scrap drawers. You can see that I don't throw my scraps away ....they are great for making cards. Again everything is inked in brown and the image is from Easter Wishes 1.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April Customer Challenge

A very merry un-birthday to you ! I know I occasionally forget a birthday sometimes so I used our Wonderland products to make a couple belated birthday cards.


                                                                       
Front of card. 
There is a kraft doily behind my image, the image is from the collage sheet called Go Ask Alice. The card front was just a scrap from my scrap draw. I printed
out the words on my computer.....and as usual, I inked everything in brown. 
Here is the inside of the card.


The paper on the inside of the card ia from the Mad Tea Party Paper Pack and again I printed out the words on my computer  and it is all inked with my brown ink.

My second belated card.


Image is from Go Ask Alice collage sheet again. The card front is from a collage sheet called Time
 (It is a image that I just put in my Open Office and made it larger).The pocket watch is from the collage sheet called gizmo and gadgets. As usual everything is inked in brown.


Inside of the card.
The pocket watch again and words printed on my computer - both inked in brown.

Hope you injoyed my cards and if you have brain freeze like I do when it comes to birthdays sometimes, you get a use out of these !!!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gecko Galz March Samples

Oh I had much fun working on this months samples. the collage sheets I used were my favorite picks....pretty Birds. A subject close to my heart since y last name is Bird !!!! My 1st three cards are lil 3x3 gift cards. Pretty simple but cute lil cards. I inked everything in brown ink.







My next card is one of my favorite card designs.... a easel card. Again, I inked everything with brown ink. The print paper is from my scrap draw and the image is matted with the same color as my card base. I printed out Happy Birthday to you on my printer and popped it up. This makes the card front stay up.  


My last set of cards are alittle different, I used a single 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cream color cardstock and the colored piece opens to put you sentiment or you message and signature.  Again I ink everything in brown ink and the images are matted in a print that matches the colors you use on the top folded piece.


This is the die from spellbinders I used - it just gets folded in half.








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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).