Monday, November 23, 2015

My 3rd "Challenge #20 Anything but Cards " on Aurora Wings Challenge Blog"

Okay as I promised, not another tag........although I do like making them. I did a cute little decoration for the holidays. I was gonna make one of my  spool characters but decide that was to small of scale for what I wanted to do with this little sprite is my creation:

I found this little tree image on google images and the surprised look on his face said " Oh no..what a mess !!! " I love making Christmas creations....decorations, cards, tags, ornaments and cards ! Come join in the fun at Aurora wings Challenge Blog

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Another entry "Challenge #20 Anything but Cards " on Aurora Wings Challenge Blog"

I love these little sprites and here is another tag.I promise my last entry won't be a tag  ! Come join in the fun at AuroraWings Challenge Blog.

Friday, November 20, 2015

My Entry to "Challenge #20 Anything but Cards " on Aurora Wings Challenge Blog

I love her digital stamps and have been using alot of them for my Christmas cards and also my Christmas tags. So that is what I made for this challenge, a tag !

Here is is the link to her blog if you want to join in on the fun.
AuroraWings Challenge Blog

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gecko Galz Samples for November

"THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAY" That is my theme for this month which you will see why when you see my samples! If you are anything like me, you send a butt load of cards out for Christmas (I send out over 50 cards) and since it is getting closer to that time, you have less time to get your cards made. So making these kind of cards makes it alittle easier. I am talking about C&S cards (CLEAN AND SIMPLE)!
So here are 10 cards that can be made in a jiffy! All these cards are A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) I used cream color cardstock for most of the card bases, 2 are white cardstock. Everything on these cards are inked in brown ink. This is a great way to use your scraps because all the card fronts are from my Christmas scrap drawer. All ribbons are from my ribbon stash.....just pick the colors that match your card front papers. I usually don't stamp any sayings on the inside because I write in them but you can.

The images are from the Christmas Magic 2 collage sheet 
and the little Noel is from some Christmas words I had, but you can print your 
own on the computer or use a word stamp

These are the 2 cards I used the white cardstock for the card bases. 
The white doily I got from Hobby Lobby 
and on the sides of the doily there are red brads.
The images are from the Christmas Magic 2 collage sheet.

The 1st card image is from the Christmas Magic 1 collage sheet 
and  I matted it with red cardstock. The second card image is from the Christmas Magic 2 collage sheet. The doily is from Hobby Lobby and I put a circle of red cardstock in the middle.

This first card is one of my favorites, the image is from the Christmas Magic 2 collage sheet and the Happy Holiday words are from some Christmas words I had (but you can print words from your computer or use a stamp). The nest is from our Christmas Haberdashery 1 collage sheet. The second card image is from the Christmas Magic 2 collage sheet and the word you can print from your computer or use a stamp.

The images are from the Christmas 1 collage sheet on both cards. 
The doily on 1st card is from Hobby Lobby and there are red brads in the four corners. 
The 2nd card had a square mat behind the image and 2 small buttons on the side of the image. 

Hope you enjoyed all the cards and here is your free digital stamp for this month:

Monday, November 2, 2015

November Customer Challenge

Just a little card made with off white cardstock. The card front is from my Christmas scrap drawer. Everything is inked in brown and tied up with a red bow !!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Come hop along with Gecko Galz Blog Hop !

Hello Everyone!
 I want to welcome everyone to the second destination of 
Gecko Galz 5th 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 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab, the one here is "CHRISTMAS TIME". 

Also make sure you collect all 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 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, a new paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter! This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150! 
 Read on to learn how you can win! 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 all 14 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 2nd 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 29 of October and the 1st of November 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:  Galz 

 Now that you have it go to the next blog on the list below:
    Tee Hall 

 Thank you for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples.

I am making all of my Christmas gift tags from now on, the ones you buy at the stores are either to small to write anything on or I just don't like them. I made five of them for the hop !

I cut the tags using the Sizzix die
The paper I used for the tag fronts are from my Christmas scrap draw.
I inked everything with brown ink.
Matching bows glued to the top and red and white twine for the hanger.

I also made one card.

White cardstock for card base.
Red cardstock for card front that I used a spellbinders
embossing folder.
White doily behind the image with red and green stickle dots on each side.

Here is the free collage sheet : Just click on it and save.

Friday, October 16, 2015

My October Gecko Galz Sample

Just a cute little birthday card

Love this little bird image fron the Birthday Bash 2 collage sheet, I matted it in blue.
The card base is white cardstock.
Card front is pink cardstock that I used a music embossing folder.
The ribbon is blue sheer that I had in my ribbon stash.

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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).