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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tag Your It !!!

Love making Tags and I don't buy any from the store anymore ! Here is my first tag!
The tag base was cut with one of Tim Holtz dies and I stamped three HO images and cut them out.
As usual, I have inked them in brown ink. I also don't like to put the to and from on the front of my tag - takes away from the design, so it goes on the back.


Here are a couple more samples using the same collage sheet.



Friday, December 1, 2017

December Customer Challenge Project

Our Challenge this month is "Dashing Thru The Snow, although that brings a image of a sleigh in the snow I kinda thought of someone dresses in their warmest close out in the cold dashing to get inside where it is warm! LOL !!!!


I used a greyblue cardstock for my card base and was so jazzed that I found some blue snowflake paper in my scrap drawer for the card front. The image was matted with the same color as the card base. As my usual, I have inked everything with brown ink. I had this "Let it Snow" sentiment in my many sentiments in my Christmas words drawer !!!!! Hope you like my card .















Tuesday, November 21, 2017

" It's beginning to look alot like Christmas " Here at Gecko Galz !


I have been a busy lil bee making my Christmas cards, I make around 60 of them a year to mail
out !!! Here are a few I have made with the collage sheet " Christmas Filligree "






The card base on all of these Christmas cards are made from kraft paper and the card  fronts are from a Anna Grifffin paper pack. The images are matted with matching color cardstock. The bow on the first two cards is a die.

The next bunch of cards were also made from the Christmas Filigree collage sheets. Never thought I would like Christmas cards in black but these made some beautiful cards. The card front papers I got from Hobby Lobby ( I just did not have anything that looked good for these images)  I inked everything with a dark gray ( almost black ink ).




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gecko Galz November Customer Challenge

We are getting ready for Christmas and I do love making Christmas cards. I have made a card that makes me think of Sugar Plum Fairies dancing in your head !!!!


The card base is green cardstock and the card front is cut from Gecko Galz Christmas Dreams paper pack The image is from the collage sheet Little Christmas Magic that I matted in red. I added some clear rhinestones to the big polka dots and stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Welcome to the "Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2017"

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Third stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 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
"Wee Ones".

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, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

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 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 at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.
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 26th 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) 



Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
Wee Ones”






Here are my samples:





Kraft paper is used for the card base and I had this snowflake paper in my scrap drawer (was so surprised to find snowflake paper in brown !) The image is also matted in the kraft paper. I printed out the sentiment on my computer and rounded the corners. I inked around everything in brown ink. The inside of the card says " From the Bird Family"



Just a little thank you card. The base is a dark pink along with the matting for the image and sentiment. The card front is embossed with a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder. The thank you was printed out on my computer in dark pink. As usual, everything was inked in brown. 


The card and mattings are done with a blue gray cardstock. The card front was a scrap from my scrap drawers. Good Luck was printed in blue from my computer. Everything inked in brown. This card can be used for alot of things which can be printed as a inside sentiment (on a new home, a promotion or new job or retirement) !


The card base and mattings are done in kraft paper. The card front is a piece of glossy paper that I used alcohol ink to make the stripes. The For You  was printed in brown on my computer. Everything inked in brown.

Please follow my post, I try and give out images from my vintage postcard collection every week ( that is when my computer doesn't go crazy and lose my blog like it did just before the blog hop !!! LOL ) If you follow by mail, you will know when my blog post updates. Or I let everyone on my facebook page when I add freebies !

Now have fun visiting each Blog


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Some more freebies !

Sorry no card samples, my computer had to be restored and everything has been crazy getting it all back up. But did want to give some images for ya !!!! These are from my Halloween postcard collection.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gecko Galz September Samples / Harvest Time

I got busy and made 4 cards. All images are from Thankful For Fall 1 Jewel It. I enlarged the images to fit my card front and went thru my scrap drawers to find a printed paper to go along with my images and my images were matted. As usual, I inked around everything.

The star is also covered with crystal stickles in the above card.
This card has 5 gold brads above the scallops.

This card I used Wink of Stella on the petals of the sunflowers which does not show up to much on the picture.

My last card has brads in the four corners.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Some More Fantasy images.................

Here are some more freebies for you, thought some more fantasy ones would be fun !!!!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Gecko Galz : September Customer Challenge / Harvest Time

Need a little outside decoration .....so I thought I would make a sign for my front door. I had a wooden tag that I found somewhere in my large craft stash , not sure where I got it. Inked alittle around the edges and enlarged a image from Thankful for Fall 1 Jewel It.


Monday, August 28, 2017

More Freebies (a break from the dressed animals) How about some FANTASY ?

we will get back to dressed animals a little later but ran across some fantasy cards which are one of my favorites! I love fairies and elves !



Monday, August 21, 2017

Freebies for friends


Okay here are this weeks images, not all my animals are dressed !!! LOL
I am making the one with the balloon a birthday card and the Dressed Rabbits will be a baby card.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gecko Galz August Samples

I know I did some bird cards once before but we have put out new feeders in our backyard and I just love watching all our bird friends in our yard. It is so great watching them all and we do get alot of them, They pick on each other about getting on the feeders and alot of them just give up and eat the seeds that have dropped on the ground. They get along better with the squirrel that hangs around. The magpie does like to chase the bunnies around. Anyway, here are a couple more bird cards !!!

Both cards are pretty simple : Card front paper is just from my scrap drawers, all inked in brown ink, ribbon is from my stash.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Freebies for my friends !!!!

Here are two more dressed animals for you !



Monday, August 7, 2017

Just alittle something for my followers !!!!!!

Every sunday ( which I am late, had a busy garage sale weekend and I forgot ) anyway on Mondays you will get a couple free images from me. Just please follow me if you already don't. By email will remind you when they are available. These are from my dressed animal collection. I love these images!!!!!



Sunday, July 30, 2017

August Customer Challenge project.

I made this card as a birthday card for along time friend that still live in California where I used to live. The inside of the card say And You Too ! 
I found a cloud paper in my stash and cut the waves from a color that looked good with it from my scrap drawers. I did not have a wave die so I used my large scalloped scissors to cut the waves. The sentiment was printed on my computer and as usual,  I inked in brown.I am dieing to send it but her birthday is not until the end of August !!!! LOL


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July Gecko Galz Samples / Christmas in July !

I always start my Christmas card making in July so I decided to get them going by doing my July Samples! Here is my 1st and 2nd cards: I used images from Natures Christmas Collage Sheets. The paper used on the 1st card was from Grandma's House Paper Pack ( I know it doesn't look like it because my ink was low and the colors came out really light) . The paper used on the 2nd card was from my stash. On both cards everything was inked in brown.

1st card:
                                       
2nd card:  

The 3rd card image was from Christmas Carols and the paper was from Grandma's House ( and this time the colors came out right ) !!!! LOL Again I inked everything in brown

3rd card: 


Card 4 and card 5

Card 4 image is from Tiny Angels
Card 5 image is from Christmas Children
Again I inked everything in brown.

Card 4: 

Card 5


Friday, June 30, 2017

July Customer Challenge

This is a wall hanging that I made which someday will go in my bathroom. I went on google images and found the shell image and the mermaids are from the Gecko Galz collage sheet called Pretty Mermaids. I printed out the three shells and cut them out and inked them in brown, then I inked the mermaid images I printed and matted them in colors that matched and inked the edges of the matting also. I found some little wooden shells in my stash of crafting stuff, don't know where I got them but they looked good !!!! I used a piece of fancy ribbon for the hanger.



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gecko Galz June Customer Challenge project

This is for our theme of " Under The Big Top" 
I used a cream color cardstock for the card base and the paper for the card front is from "Life Is A Circus" paper pack the paper called "Showtime". The image is from the collage sheets called "Clowning Around Jewel It". I inked around everything in a Close To My Heart ink called Indian Corn Blue. The inside of the card says : Happy Birthday Have A Fun Day, which I printed out on my computer.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gecko Galz May Sample

Wow, I am so glad I feel human..have been sick for over 2 weeks now and this is the first I have felt good. Love all the fairy images Gecko Galz has and had to do a quick Birthday card for you !!!
Just a simple birthday greeting, the card base is made from kraft paper and the card front is just some nice gold cardstock. The image is from the Fairy Magic collage sheets. Everything is inked in brown and a Happy Birthday sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 2017 Samples "Here Come Peter Cotton tail" Easter Cards

Hope you all had a Happy Easter and here are some samples of Easter cards. Didn't dawn on me until later that these would be shown after Easter but this will give you a leg up on next years cards so hop to it and work on them for next year.

 Easter Card 1
This is a single layer card base and the egg shaped it the actual part that opens for your sentiment. Used a nice gold cardstock for the base and for the scalloped egg that opens. The card front and the oval behind the image is a printed paper from my scrap draw that just happens to look good with the gold cardstock.  The image is from Gecko Galz Easter Wishes 2.  Lots of oval cuts that are inked in brown. 


Easter Card 2
Card base is done in a cream color cardstock and all the colored paper is from my scrap drawers. You can see that I don't throw my scraps away ....they are great for making cards. Again everything is inked in brown and the image is from Easter Wishes 1.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April Customer Challenge

A very merry un-birthday to you ! I know I occasionally forget a birthday sometimes so I used our Wonderland products to make a couple belated birthday cards.


                                                                       
Front of card. 
There is a kraft doily behind my image, the image is from the collage sheet called Go Ask Alice. The card front was just a scrap from my scrap draw. I printed
out the words on my computer.....and as usual, I inked everything in brown. 
Here is the inside of the card.


The paper on the inside of the card ia from the Mad Tea Party Paper Pack and again I printed out the words on my computer  and it is all inked with my brown ink.

My second belated card.


Image is from Go Ask Alice collage sheet again. The card front is from a collage sheet called Time
 (It is a image that I just put in my Open Office and made it larger).The pocket watch is from the collage sheet called gizmo and gadgets. As usual everything is inked in brown.


Inside of the card.
The pocket watch again and words printed on my computer - both inked in brown.

Hope you injoyed my cards and if you have brain freeze like I do when it comes to birthdays sometimes, you get a use out of these !!!


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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).