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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
Click on the link above and go over and join in on the fun.








Monday, October 31, 2016

Gecko Galz November Customer Challenge Time

Our theme for the month is "Deck the Halls" ! Christmas is one of my favorite creative times. Here is my sample:



I alway send out around 50 cards at Christmas time so my cards are usually the clean and simple side. I alway make my card A2 size (which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches - for anyone who is new to card making). The image is from Gecko Galz "Christmas Carol" November 2014.  Love the lil guy in the middle of the wreath !

Go on over and join in the challenge on the blog for a chance to win some goodies from Gecko Galz!
The blog badge on the top left with take you there, just click on it !!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Welcome To: Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 6th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Third stop on a wonderfully Wicked Blog Hop
We have 16 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is
"Victorian Scraps".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  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!
 This is a $100 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 16 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop 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 October 31st 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 27th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Here are my samples:









Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
Victorian Scraps”




Now have fun visiting each Blog



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Nancy Smith















If you did not start at the Gecko Galz Blog you might want to start there so you will not miss a thing!








Sunday, October 16, 2016

October sample for Gecko Galz

Halloween is almost here so I thought I would do a card for Halloween. I almost forgot about this because my husband was here for 9 days and I didn't get much done around here at all. Here is my card using one of my favorite card designs:

                                                         

Card front


Inside of card

Free stamp for you :


Friday, October 14, 2016

Aurora Wings Blog Challenge

Here is my card for the challenge. This is one of my favorite card folds. As you can see from the inside of the card, you can add a sentiment or even a picture. I am showing the outside of the card and the inside of the card, my colors are orange, black and yellow :



Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gecko Galz Customer Challenge For October

I am so loving the fact that I now live in a place where you can see the changes of seasons.......so much color in Colorado. Not much in my yard.......alittle of my trees are changing - guess my trees are late changers !!!! Which takes us to the theme for October "Fall into Autumn". Here is my sample for the challenge:
                                                         
                                                         

Just a simple cards with one of my favorite things "BIRDS" and the colors of fall ! The card front is a nice orange cardstock that I embossed with a swiss dot. The image I printed on a light orange cardstock which made it alittle more orangey !

No free stamp this month because we are having our annual Blog Hop where you can get alot of free collage sheets so come back and join us Oct. 27-31st

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gecko Galz is in the Spirit !

It is Halloween time @ Gecko Galz, at  least it is for me. For some reason, I love making halloween cards ! Here are three of my cards :




All very simple cards, I use a sunburst embossing folder on the first card and use one of those silver metallic gel pens to go over it. The last two cards I used some dies in the corners from Tim Holtz! Just love that guys stuff !!!!!!! They all have chalk board saying inside the cards - Trick or treat on the first one, Happy Halloween on the second and BOO on the last one.

My stamp giveaway or this month:



Aurora Wings Thanksgiving Card

One of my new cards that I made from a image at  Aurora Wings and one I have been wanting to do !!!! It is so adorable and it made such a great Thanksgiving card.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August is coming to it's end and September brings us to one of my favorite things !

Getting ready for Halloween !! We are working on my grandson's costume, he is gonna be Charlie Brown this year. I love making Halloween cards and just love the page I made for Gecko Galz Customer Challenge. I decided to make it for a title page for a Halloween Album I am gonna work on. Here is my Gecko Galz Customer Challenge project:


Love all the domino witch images and thought they would look great on my Halloween Clock !

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time Flys So Quickly - August is here !

Our new customer challenge at gecko Galz is "NAUTICAL" Come join us and go for a chance to win some goodies for creating. You have until the 30th of August to submit your project. There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree

Here is my sample:


                                                                 free stamp giveaway !!!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gecko Gals July Sample

 Here is my sample for this month, sorry for the dark background....it is my wood floors in new house. Guess I better find a new place to take my pictures.
Just love all the images on the new collage sheet, will definately be using more of these !!!
Thanks for looking !! My scraproom is getting more and more ready so should be able to get more stuff done next month !

Here is my free stamp giveaway for this month:


Thursday, July 14, 2016

A giveaway.........................

Give it a try and win a bunch of goodies !!!



http://www.favecrafts.com/sweeps/Sleigh-of-Prizes-Giveaway-12-Days-Xmas-July


12 Days of Christmas in July Sleigh of Prizes Giveaway! 
Gifted by Red Heart, Therm O Web, Yarnspirations, Leisure Arts, Oliso, Polyform, Sizzix, Fairfield, Premier, Plaid, ILTC, and Creative Options
Value: $1,000+

Enter to win the 12 Days of Christmas in July Sleigh of Prizes Giveaway! One lucky winner will win all of the individual company prizes in one grand prize giveaway. The deadline to enter is July 27, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

We'll send an email to the winner, so please check to make sure your email address is entered correctly. You'll get an extra entry for promoting the contest via social media. See the two options below (Twitter, Google+) to receive extra entries.

If you feature our giveaway on your blog with a link to our giveaway page, we'll give you an extra entry. Send us the link to your blog post.

You can enter once daily, so return often to improve your chances of winning.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gecko Galz July Customer Challenge

Well the scraproom is not all together and I can't find anything but I did get my customer challenge project done - just alittle late getting it on my blog. I had to go back to Texas to give my husband a assist in some last minute stuff. Here is my Customer Challenge project for July:


The inside says: Happy Birthday
                              It's your day
                                Have fun !

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gecko Galz and any other of my blogging for the month of June !!!!

Well I am on a break for the month of June, we are moving and it will take me the month of June to get things together at the new house. So looking forward to our move to Colorado Springs. I will get myself together for July ........see ya then.

Here is my free stamp for the month of May:


See ya in July with some more of my creations!
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Customer Challenge sample " Garden Of Dreams"

will be so glad when my move is over so I can concentrate on my Gecko Galz creations !!! Here is my sample for the Customer Challenge.

One of my favorite subjects to create with is fairies and they do like to dance among the flowers. If you are new, follow me and leave me a comment - if you already follow me, just leave me a comment and I will send you one of my new fairy images that I found while packing up stuff for my move. It is amazing what you forget you had until you start to pack !!!!!! LOL

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gecko Galz April Samples

So many great collage sheets for the next three months, hard to choose which to create with first. I picked one of my favorite subjects " Fairies " Here is my first sample:


I used one of the images from the Fairyland Stamps Set and used my copics to do alittle coloring. Love the fairies sitting on the dandylions with a sliver of moon behind them. 

My second sample:


Thought this image from the Fairyland Stamp Set would be great to make a belated birthday card.....what else is as slow as the mail - SNAIL MAIL !!!!! The inside reads  "Sorry I am late to say Happy Birthday" 

Here is the free stamp for this month:
Have fun and create !!!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Gecko Galz April Customer Challenge

Seems like we are flying thru the first part of this year, well to me it does but I guess that is because of the big change in our lives. We are moving (and this is the last time for me) - I am trying to get my samples for a few months ready to post since alot of my scrappy stuff will be packed away !!!!!!!!1

Our theme for April is "Roses Lace and Butterflies" and here is my sample:


Paper used for card front is from the Linen Closet Paper Pack. I used a strip of lace in the middle behind my image which is from the  In My Garden collage sheet - I copied a few of the image so I could fussy cut the roses and layer them. The watering can also came from the same collage sheet - there is a bird on the handle but I cut it off and replaced it with a butterfly. All the butterflies are cut from the Butterfly kisses collage sheets. Everything was inked around the edges with brown ink.

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Samples for Gecko Galz

 Hippity Hoppity Easters on its way !   I love making holiday cards. Gecko Galz has some great Easter images and I am getting all my family cards done. Here are some of my cards. All three cards are very simple. All card fronts and images are inked around, add some ribbon and bows or flower with bling and there you go, you have some pretty Easter cards. They all have a Happy Easter stamped inside.

This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 2


                                   This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 1


                                 This image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joys 2


                                                Here is our stamp giveaway for the month:

                                                      Enjoy the image and go create !!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

GECKO GALZ / March Customer Challenge

Here comes Peter Cottontail............. Easter cards are so fun. Our March theme for this month is 
" Shabby Chic Easter " Here is my project for the Customer Challenge. Very simple card ( I don't know about you ladies but when I have to make alot of cards I like the CAS cards (Clean And Simple) ! Card front and image  are inked around the edges, add alittle ribbon and bow and decorate with some bling. The image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Easter Joy 2.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gecko Galz February Sample

Just a couple Valentine cards .......it was hard to pick cuz there were so many images to choose from. 


This image was from "ValentineWishes1"  and the paper is Gecko Galz "Oh Cupid Paper" Just love the hearts and little arrows ! I hate the fact that the card base looks orangy - it is a pale pink ! lol
I did mat the image with a pale pink also and popped it up.


As you can see....I really liked the heart and arrow paper because I used it again !! Same color pink (I matted the image and the card front) on this card but it actually looks pink ! White card base and a lovely red sheer ribbon that I got from Joanne's - they were having a 50% sale on their ribbon so I stocked up on some sheer ribbon !

Here is your free digital stamp for February:
It's a cutie !


Monday, February 1, 2016

Gecko Galz - February....the month for "LOVE" and Valentines

Our customer challenge is "Hearts and Kisses" and here is my project:


one of my favorite card types is the easel card. I love that you can set it up and show it off. The paper I used was from my paper scraps. The Hugs and Kisses stamp is from Close To My Heart ( I am a consultant with them so I have lots of stuff from them) and the little square piece that I popped up to hold the card front up was something I did ages ago with a Sizzix die. Ribbon is from my ribbon stash. The main image is from Gecko Galz collage sheet Valentine Wishes 2. Oh and the little heart stickers were my find at the dollar store.

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Gecko Galz Sample

January is the start of a new year and it has already been crazy. We are looking forward to a move hopefully mid year so I am trying to get things organized and somewhat packed (but not enough that I can't be creative. I got one sample done but hope to do better next month and the months to come. decided to find some new years images and since my files were not put away by subject, I have been trying to get my files organized also. I have been on the design team for a few years so I had alot to go thru !!!!! But I did find one I wanted to use, it is from a older product. Very simple but works for starting a new year.


Just thought I would throw in one more card I quickly did..........the card front paper I used is from the Carnival Paper Pack and the image is from a Gecko Galz freebie on Pinterest.  If you would like to join in on some of the challenges but don't have any images click on the Pinterest in the line above and it will take you to some freebies on pinterest from Gecko galz.
Here it is:




Here is your free stamp for the month of January:


Friday, January 1, 2016

January Gecko Galz Customer Challenge " All That Glitters"

Here we are starting a new year and what a way to start it by being creative. It is hard for me to get all glittery when creating because I am what they call a C&S person........which is clean and simple. I love all the glittery and shiny projects our team comes up with and I try so hard to do the same but I always end up with more simple. My brain just says less is more !!!!! So here is my sample for the challenge:


Come join us by being creative this month and get your glitter on !!!!!!
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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).