Monday, November 26, 2012


                                             Come Join Us for our Cyber Monday Sale!
In celebration of Small business Saturday and Cyber Monday Gecko Galz will be having a huge Sale. On Monday November 26th our website will be full of savings and today on our Etsy store we have big savings for everyone! We would like to invite you to come and take advantage of all our sales!
  • Buy One Get One; On all of our
    regular Priced items when you buy
    one you get another of equal or
    lesser value all day Monday!
  • $1 Collage Sets; Selected collage
    sheets will be $1 per set all day so
    come collect all of them!
  • FREE Gift Pack; When you spend
    $50 or more you will get an
    exclusive gift pack which features a
    paper pack, stamp set and collage
  • Get a $5 gift card; When you
    purchase a gift certificate worth $25
    or more you will get a gift card for
    yourself worth $5!
  • Save 10%; Come check out our Etsy store and save 10% on all orders starting today through Cyber Monday!

  • We thank you for supporting small businesses today and everyday and appreciate your business!
    Here is a free Christmas Image for you !

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    My Make n'Take for this months Close To My Heart Gathering

    A fellow card maker made this when she went to a convention and thought it would be great to show my Close to my Heart ladies. So this is my project for them to do this month !!! This can be used for a money gift or to put a gift card in, you can even put a small gift in it. Thought it turned out cute !!

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    Scrapbookers Creed

    Found this and had to share it. I am working on a sign for my scrapbook room and will share it when I get it finished.

    Friday, September 14, 2012

    Update on new Scraproom

    I have put all the furniture type stuff that will fit in my room and now I just have to go thru all the bags and boxes that are left in old scraproom and get all the stuff organized so it can go in the new room. I just don't know if I will be able to get it all in !!!! LOL Wish me luck. I will put up final pictures when I get it done.

    Old McMahon Had A farm...............

    E.....I.....E....I......O !!! I finished my two page layout of my grandson. Boy is he a cutie or what ???
    It is so much fun doing scrapbook pages of him and his aunt Dani takes such good pictures !

    Spellbinders Giveaway !!!!!!!

    I love Spellbinders, along time ago when I first found out about them, I bugged the scrapbook store I went to about them and after me pestering them.....they started to carry them. There is a great giveaway going on right now so go over and join in on hte fun. Here is the link :

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Christmas is just around the corner............

    I know you all say it is still a few months away, but it creeps up on you. I just finished Halloween cards and now I am working on Christmas ones for Gecko galz. I did get a few of mine done (that I have posted earlier) and I got a tag done. So everbody get their jingle bells on and start those Christmas projects.

    Happy Haunting ! Booooooo............

    Even though I have been busy moving rooms around I am still taking some time out to be crafty. I just finished up Halloween cards for Gecko Galz Design Team and here are a few : I

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Free this month from Gecko Galz !

    This month Gecko Galz are continuing our "Follow Us" campaign so for everyone who have not joined us on Pinterest, our Blog and Facebook all you have to do is follow us on all three spots and you will get a FREE set of "Artsy Doodle" easy...but wait there is another catch get your friends to follow us and you get a second set of Artsy Doodle Stamps...just have them-- when they drop us an email saying they joined us-- mention your name and email and we will send you your second set for FREE! Follow our : BLOG ....... PINTEREST ............ FACEBOOK We want to thank all of you for helping us spread the word about Gecko Galz we would not be here with out the support of our followers!

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Progress on scraproom !!!!! handyman showed up today and the shelves are being moved over to the new scraproom (plus a few more added). I will be able to move some more stuff over tonight and then will take some more updated pictures. I still have my doubts on getting all the stuff into the smaller room. It is hard for me to make things fit when I am giving up two rooms in my house.....these kids better realize what a great person their mother/mother-in-law is !!!!!! LOL ! I only have about 3 days left of my visit with my grandbaby and then I really have to get to work on getting everything finished up for the move in November.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Full House !!!

    My daughters and grandson are here............not used to such a full and noisey house. We have been doing alot of running around and fussing over who is on the computer.... LOL! Danielle goes home this afternoon and she still want to take some more pictures of Kyle. She has taken some fantastic shots so is one of my favorites.
    Also this afternoon is gonna be a clean-up day. Have to get ready for the girls coming over tomorrow for scrapping. I also have to get stuff ready for a Close To My Heart gathering on Sunday and try to get alittle more work done on scraproom. There is still alot of stuff in the old scraproom (aka Kyle's new room) and I only have one more month to get things finished up. Busy....busy....busy !

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Beginning of my new scraproom !!!

    Okay,I have started moving stuff in and it is " LOOKIN GOOD !!!! I have come to a halt for awhile cuz my daughter Danielle arrived for a visit Friday. It is a good start and I will keep doing alittle at a time. Here are some pictures. This first one is when you walk into the room (on the far wall).
    There will be two shelves on the walls above each shelf and then I have two shelves that go over the desk. This second picture is the wall to the left where the windows of the room are.
    This third picture is the wall on the end of the room where the entrance door is.
    This last picture is the wall on the right side of room.
    As you can see, there is empty spots and I do have stuff that goes there just will take me alittle more time to get things finished up. My daughter Carey and my grandson Kyle will be here on Monday so have to go get their room ready for them.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    I am a busy little bee................

    I have so much going on right now, moving my scraproom into what use to be my computer room/office - which by the way is a challenge since the room is smaller than my old scraproom !!!! It is worth it because my grandson (and daughter and son-in-law) are moving in with us. I still am being crafty and I have gone bonkers on the September new releases from Gecko Galz. You guys should be on pins and needles because the stuff it fantastic !!!!! I have made 10 cards so - a little overboard but I could not just do one. Just alittle hint on what I have made " The cards are Boo-tiful" ! I have had most of three rooms all out in the den, my bedroom and bathroom so carpets could be cleaned and I am now getting stuff put back together. here's hoping I get it all done before the kids move here !

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    August Challenge Cards / gecko

    These are my card submitted for the August Challenges for Gecko Galz. Come join us in some great challenges at, ya might just win some goodies. These are for August - there is still time to get in on the last two. 1st card is "Summer Card Challenge", 2nd card is "Banner Fun", 3rd card is " Summer Garden" Due by Aug. 20th, 4th card is " August Color Challenge" Due by Aug. 27th. I do cards, but you are not limited to doing just cards !

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    My Gecko Galz August Projects

    Got some great papers and images to work with for August so got three cards done. I really love the colors on these cards. There are alot of garden and summer images but I really love the bird images so I used them. Here are my cards:

    Let's Use Up Scraps............

    I found this card idea on Pinterest and thought "what a great way to use up scraps" and then I got the idea of using this technique for my Christmas cards.......especially since I was going on a Crop Til You Drop day. Figured that way I wouldn't have to take tons of stuff, although only got one of the cards done - but if you read the post before this one I go into that !!! LOL I love the way this card turned out and hope it helps you other cardmakers use up your scraps !! Here is the card :

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Crop Til You Drop

    Yesterday was alot of fun, we went to a crop for CTMH in Seguin. Met some new ladies, did a couple make n takes and got some cards made. I went there planning on getting my Christmas cards done but didn't get to many of them done. I finished up 8 of them that I was making from a card kit I got, worked on my August Gecko Galz Design Team samples (which are almost finished - just need to add some ribbon on bling) even got my September samples worked on except for ribbon and bling. I did get one other Christmas card done, so it was a good day of cropping for me. A total of 15 cards !!! This was a nice crop and will have to do it again.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    My Ribbon Rack

    So thrilled, we found this ribbon rack on Pinterest that goes on the back of a door and my friend Norma got her hubby to make one for us....... Danny did such a great job. I have gotten it pretty much filled ( to bad my scraproom only has one ) !!!! I just love it !!

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    New Cards................

    I took a class at Stamp Antonio taught by Gecko Galz and had to make a couple cards using the water color technique using reinkers. The papers I used as backround are from Close To My Heart.....since I am a Close To My Heart consultant. Really love how they turned out.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    My Altered Composition book for a challenge on Gecko Galz

    My lil grandson is quite the traveler and I thought I would make him his own book of Travels. He has made a road trip up to Kingsburg, CA three times, flown to Texas to see his Grammie (me) two times and another road trip to Arizona just a couple weeks ago. He will be taking another long road trip in November which will be his move to Texas.which I am so.....excited about. With this challenge coming up I figured it would be great to make "Kyle's Travels" something that we will keep up so he will have his own book.

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Found this cute sign......

    and had to share it !!!!!

    Fun Card Challenge...............

    I just made the kewlest card for a challenge over at ! Anyone wanting to make a strange kinda friend card.....go on over and join in on the challenge in the card gallery !! Here is my submission :

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    Gecko Galz / July Sample

    Had fun doing this card - I had to make a birthday card for my sister in law and since she is a card maker also, I like to do something different. I used the "B is for Banners" and some baker's twine. I was happy with it and hope you guys like it too !!!!

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Gecko Galz / June Sample

    Okay I was so excited about July Products that I got busy working on a two page layout and then figured I should get my June sample finished up !!!! So here it is. June is my Daughter Dani's birthday and she is a frog fanatic so made this card for her !

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    Gwyn's Letters

    Here is the letters I made for my friends daughter. I am entering them in a challeange over at Now I just have to finish the ones for her son and the ones for my grandson.

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

    Gecko Galz Meet TallyScrappers & Tallyscrappers Meet Gecko Galz

    I am on Gecko galz design team.......Leeann (owner of Gecko Galz) was kind enough to sponsor a challenge over on so we could introduce you all to them and introduce the Tallyscrappers to Gecko galz so please go over and sign in, go to the gallery and then to the card section and join in on the challenge. This is for everyone even all the Gecko Galz design team !!!!!! The challenge actually starts on the June 11th but you can go over and look and get started on your idea !!!! WooHoo.let's scrap !!!!

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

    April and May Samples For Gecko Galz

    I am behind with keeping up my Gecko Galz samples so I will put both April and May up on here. April is a bird card, since my last name is bird I really like to do bird stuff. Here is my card :
    Here are my samples for May:
    Come on over to and join in on our swaps and challenges, who knows....maybe you will win some Gecko Galz goodies to scrap with !!!!

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    February Gecko Galz Cards

    I am enjoying working on the design team for Gecko Galz. Here are the samples I made for the month of February.

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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). Things have changed, now that hubby retired......we moved to Colorado and have said goodbye to cats ( they are gone now ) No more racoons but we did adopt two rescue kitten from Hurricane Harvey.