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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 !!!


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.

                                   

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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).