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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 !!!


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).