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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Tag of the day and December Sample for Gecko Galz

My favorite time of the year and I make all my Christmas cards (I sent and gave over 65 cards this year) and I make all my gift tags. I love this time of the year and as usual, it is so easy to create with the Gecko Galz products. The first tag is my feature tag along with a few others I made (as you can see I go alittle crazy when the subject motivates me !


These are all simple tags that I use up my scrap papers with. Most of them are inked with brown ink and the backs are stamped with To and From. Add some ribbon and a bow and they are done.
Here are a few more:




Here is my December sample, I made a card.


Hope you enjoyed all my samples I love making them and sharing them with you. 

Here is my December free stamp for you:


Have fun creating !




Monday, December 7, 2015

Day of Christmas Tags "Christmas At The Bird House"

Love making all my tags now and when thereare bird images it works so well because my last name is Bird !!!!! here is my tag for today:


Again I make these very simple and use up alot of my scraps. I use the sizzix/Tim Holtz tag die, scrap Christmas paper that will look good with your image. Ribbon to match from my ribbon stash. the image is from the December product "Let it Snow Jewel it" It is matted in color to match the tag. I printed out the sayin on my computer and matted it t match the tag also.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gecko Galz December Customer Challenge

Here is my sample piece for the the December Customer Challenge:


Come join in on the fun.........
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/



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 so..........here 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

Also entered this in challenge at Crafting for all Seasons

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 ....lol  ! 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.



October Customer Challenge

I am late on this one, was suppose to have it up the 1st of the month. I have been having so much computer problems and it is driving me crazy !!! Here is my project :


Not quite sure why the inside of the card looks orange, it is pink.
The card base is pink construction paper.
The card front is from my paper stash.
The image  is from Gecko Galz Birthday Bash One and matted in black
The lace is some stickers from Dollar Store
The inside sentiment is also from Birthday Bash One.
Everything is inked with brown ink.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September Gecko Galz

Summer is over and we are now getting into the fun part of the year........holidays !!! coming up first is one of my favorites ! " HALLOWEEN " I just love when we get to do holiday projects and this months products have a lot of Halloween images. I went a little crazy but just love making cards for Halloween.
Here is  card #1  "Witches Cauldron" 

   
This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card (A2 size) using a cream color cardstock.
Paper for the front is from Gecko Galz September products Freak Show paper pack FS012
The witch image is from Halloween Nights 2 collage sheet.
The Chalkboard words is from the Wicked Words collage sheet which is in the club kit.
Both images are matted in orange.
Ribbon is a orange metallic that I had in my vast ribbon bins.
Everything is inked in Slate ink which is from Close To My Heart.
Card #2: A child's card "Happy Halloween" 


This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card (A2 size) using a cream color cardstock.
The card front is orange cardstock and the printed paper for the front
is from Gecko Galz September products Freak Show paper pack FS06.
The image is  from the collage sheet Halloween for kids 2.
Sheer black ribbon is from my ribbon stash and the bottom is stamped
with happy Halloween. Everything is inked with Slate ink from Close To My Heart
Card # 3 


Card Front



Card Inside

This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card (A2 size) using a cream color cardstock.
Paper for the front is a white washed gray from my paper stash.
The image is from Halloween Nights 2 collage sheet and I matted it in orange cardstock.
I cut a strip out of the Gecko Galz September products Freak Show paper pack FS012
to fit the side of the card - adding a bow of the metallic orange ribbon and orange rhinestones.
The inside words are from the Wicked Words collage sheet from the Club Kit.
Everything is inked with Slate ink from Close To My Heart.

Card #4 This is one of my favorite style of cards...can't remember where
I got it but I call it a Double Flap card. 



Card Front


Card Inside

This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card (A2 size) using a cream color cardstock. Which is
also used on the small 3x3 card which is the first flap of the card and the inside of the 2nd flap.
The second color cardstock is orange cardstock.
The printed paper for all of the card is from Gecko Galz September products
Freak Show paper pack FS06.
The image on front 1st flap of card is from Halloween Night 2
The words on second flap is from Wicked Word from the Club Kit
(this is on printed paper which I matted in black cardstock)
Everything is inked with Slate ink from Close To My Heart.
What I love about this card design is you can always use one of the inside flaps for a picture.

Card # This is a Tri-Fold Card "Halloween Night"


Card Front


First Opening


                                                                  Open all the way !

This is a 5 1/2 x 4 card (using a 12x 5 1/2 orange cardstock).
The printed paper is some Halloween paper that I had in my stash.
The image on front is from Halloween is for Kids 1 collage sheet.
Word image is from Wicked Words from the Clug Kit. Both were
matted in orange cardstock. Inside middle is stamped with BOO!
from a stamp set I had. Everything is inked with Slate ink from
Close To My Heart. Bow is from 1/4 inch orange ribbon from
my stash.

Here is my September Stamp Giveaway:
Enjoy and create !









Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gecko Galz September Customer Challange

Trick or Treat.....smell my feet !!!!! Love this time of the year and wanted to make some d├ęcor for Halloween and I really love making the lil spool decorations. Here are the two that I made for the customer challenge.






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

Thanks for stopping by, please follow me by email and come back for more free images that I give out. Halloween is coming up and I will have some goodies coming up for you.
Here is your free image from Gecko Galz for stopping by........

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/.

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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).