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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.








Sunday, February 19, 2017

Gecko Galz Valentine's Love

February is the month of love and it is the same at Gecko Galz. Here is my sample for February.....

The card base is made with red cardstock paper ( card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4......only size cards I make !!!) Then is my stash of scrap paper, I found the white paper that had small red hearts on it. The iage I matted with another piece of scrap paper that had all XOs on it.Added lace on the top and bottom and topped with a red bow.  The image is from Lovely Little Valentines.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Love is in the air... Gecko Galz February Customer Challenge

Valentine's day is around the corner, flowers and candy and cards of love. I made a tag for that gift for that special someone.


The tag is cut from craft paper and the backround paper was from my scBoth were inked around with brown ink. I used saddle brown from Close To My Heart but your favorite brown will do. Added alittle lace to the sides and a cream color sheer ribbon for the hanging tag. The images are from Gecko Galz "Lovely Little Valentine" collage sheets. I fussy cut the two images and inked them in brown. I love making my own tags!

Come join the fun in our Vintage Valentine Challenge, just click on the Gecko Galz badge in the top left hand corner of the page. Add your valentine project for a chance to win some goodies!!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gecko Galz January samples................ Happy New Year !!!

Time goes by so fast........ and I am so bad, forgot to post my monthly samples. I am so loving my first winter in Colorado - but I decided to do my samples for New Years. I made two cards and one tag for a wine bottle. A bottle of wine is always a nice gift to give your hostess when going to a New Years party.

                    The images I used are from Gecko Galz  Ring in the New Year collage sheet.



The card base is from a cream colored cardstock and I inked it in brown. The card front was from my scrap drawers. I matted the image with red cardstock and used a dark red sheer ribbon with bow on the bottom. 


The card base is from a cream colored cardstock and I inked it in brown. The card front was from my scrap drawers. Then added green ribbon with a bow at the top of the card.




I cut my tag using craft paper with the Tag and bookplates die from Sizzix.
The background paper I used was from my scrap draw, liked all the colorful circles - thought they looked like bubbles.   Everything was inked with brown in and I used a green ribbon for the hanger.

                                   

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gecko Galz January Customer Challenge

Let is Snow !!!!!!
This works so well for me now that I have moved to Colorado and I do have snow !!!!
Here is my project:

If you follow me, you know I love birds (because of my last name) so I do tend to go bird crazy. This image is from Winters garden Collage set and all my edges are inked in brown. Printed out the sentiment on my computer. don't ya love the color !!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Customer Challenge

We are doing our "Tag You're It" for the month of December and so our customer challenge is a tag also. One of my favorite thing besides making all my greeting cards is now I make all my gift tags. I was always so frustrated trying to find tags that match my wrapping paper so it makes sense for me to make them instead of buying them. The image I used was from one of our new collage sheets called Tiny Christmas Angels, I fell in love with this little angel with the rabbit. My tag was cut from craft paper and the backround paper is white that I embossed with a snowflake folder. I inked the edge of the tag and backround paper and also lightly across the snowflakes with brown ink and put little blue rhinestones in the middle of the snowflakes. I used a oval scallop punch to cut out my image and around the edges I used crystal stickles. Last but not least, I used a silver ribbon on my tag. Hope you like it !!!!


Friday, November 18, 2016

My Challenge entries on Aud Sentiments Blog / Sponsored by Aurora Wings

Here are my entries on Aud Sentient Blog
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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).