Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cowgirls, Cowboys and Horses

"Cowgirls, Cowboys and Horaes" is the theme at Lunagirl this month.  The site has a great collage sheet of images for this theme and it is only $2.50.  Karen also has a domino, 1x2', images which I just love.  They are the same price for a page full.  Take a look and then see about entering her challenge.  Here are the rules
:Challenge ends at 3:00 pm CST on April 30  so you  still have time to enter
  • Any craft or medium is welcome.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Link to this blog and to Lunagirl.com on your site if you have one.
  • Prize: $15 credit at Lunagirl.com! Winner will be selected by random drawing. 
    My card above says Living an Adventure Everyday.  The card is fairly plain, but I added some string for additional rope on the image,

    The girl carrying the heart below reminds me how I love to watch western movies.  Maybe there is one on tonight,

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    My Day at Gecko Galz

    Today I am being featured on Gecko Galz Scrapbooking website.  Here are a couple of samples I made  using images from their store.

    I really like this card and had someone picked out who would receive it, but my daughter's dog got hold of it and tore it apart.  I manage to salvage all of it with the exception of the background designer paper.  I was going to put it back together,  but I do not have any more of that designer  paper. Oh well, I won't let him in my workroom any more!

    The lacey part under the image is a recycled piece of an old commercial card.

    The tag uses one of the jewel domino images.  The bottom of the tag looks like part of it is missing.  It is not really as I made my tag from a paper I made using the Gelli plate and it just happens that  there is a white area at the bottom.  Also for an embellishment I used 4 rows of rhinestones.    The black and white spray is a piece of chipboard.  The bow at the top is silver and seems to pick up a reflection of the purple acrylic paint.

    Thanks to the generosity of Gecko Galz here is a free image for you.

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Spring: In Suspension

    "Spring:  In Suspension" is what I named this mixed media canvass.  It uses watercolors, acrylics, and Stickles.  I did this a little while back and I am just posting.  I really enjoyed creating this.

    Gecko Galz Today

    Today is my day at Gecko Galz;  With packing and moving I have been only able to make a couple of things this time.  One reason is exhaustion and the other not being able to find all my supplies.
    The background on both of these tags is watercolor powder.  This is something fairly new for me and I love using it. 
    I put a little humor with this  tag.  I gave the girl an egg body and the flowers seem to be in her hair.  I decided to leave her face back and white so it would stand out from the colorful egg body..

    Below is the freebie that Gecko Galz has graciously given me to share.  Enjoy

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Lunagirl's March Challenge

    I haven't posted lately as we are downsizing from a four bedroom house to a bedroom in my daughter's house.  My husband and daughter are doing all the work and I can only help a little with my inability to stand and walk without a cane.  We are almost there.  Our  house is sold and we plan to be completely moved by April 1.  We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but everyone goes to bed complete exhausted.  Needless to say there has been no time for crafting and my stuff is in my small cubicle at the new house, in the garage and in storage.  If I find something to use, it is by luck.

    Over at Lunagirl Karen is having a great challenge.  It is Spring Flowers and Birds, one of my favorite themes.  I managed to supply one card this week for the challenge. 
    I just love this cute little image from Lunagirl.  Karen  has so many images it is hard to pick one to use.  The background is a piece of wrapping paper.  I have use it many times as it fills in the background nicely with various spring flowers.   Along with the little girl image, I used one of Karen's bird images too.  The card is embellished with a single pink flower.
    Don't forget to go over to the Lunagirl site and enter the challenge.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    February is Love

    February is the month for Love at Gecko Glaz.   I made a variety of items for my samples this time.  Firstly  are some tags.
     For this one I used a couple of stickers to accent the black and white Gecko Galz image.
    One this black and white I added some white, pink, and red tiiny foam flowers.
    This time I not only used a Gecko Galz image, but I used one of their many backgrounds.
    The mat on this card is from a shiny paper bag.
    The main thing I like about digitals is the fact you can change the size to fit your need.
    The Twincie I have above and below here will be put on a card as an opening tab.  These images were reduced to 1 1/2 inches and they were a little hard to cut out.
     The following card is a little different.  It is a shaker card and you can see the Gecko Galz Zen Cupcake through the window..  I made this birthday card for a special friend. 
    \Thank you visiting my blog and here is a free digital stamp for you thanks to the generosity of Gecko Galz..  Just right click on the image and then save.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Love is in the Air

    Love projects are filling the net and this is definitely true with the Lunagirl Moonbeamss.  Below are some that I made for the month of February.  All of these cards use the lovely romantic images of Lunagirl

    The card below does not use any digital images, but the inside does have a pop-up heart.


    Monday, January 25, 2016


    It has been a long time since I have made a Twinchie.  What is a Twinchie?   Well is a piece of art that measure 2"  by 2".  This one uses an image from Gecko Galz.

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    Featured Designer

    Today I am a featured designer on the Gecko Galz blog.  The first couple of cards are based on the January theme "Glitter".
    The glitter on this card is on the snowflakes
    The glitter on this card is from t he background of very shinny paper.
    A large butterfly accents the Gecko Galz image and the butterfly background paper.
    Another card using a wonderful Gecko Galz image.
    The image below is a freebie thanks to the generosity of Gecko Galz.

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

    More Babies

    All this month Lunagirl Moonbeams are using images with the theme "Children and Babies".  This time I made a collage card of children..  If you look closely at Lunagirl's Homepage you will see these images plus many more on a sheet on her sidebar.  They are only $2.50 for all  those images (20 of them).  That makes it about .12 an image.

    By the way have you noticed the Lunagirl blog?  Karen has put together an Adult Coloring Book which can be downloaded.   This is all the rage at this  time.  She has a sample of some of  the images you will get. This was on an April 15 2015 post.

    Saturday, January 2, 2016

    January Theme for Lunagirl

    The first theme for the monthly challenge for Lunagirl  Moonbeams for 2016 is "Babies and Childlren"  Take a look at all the lovely images that Lunagirl carries.  I am sure you will find it hard to choose just one or two images.

    My first sample is a baby dressed in an old fashion dress.  I used this as my focal  point on the front of my card.

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    Twenty-four Tags

    Gecko Galz has a number of creative activities that you can participate in.  First is the Customer Challenge.  This month the challenge theme is "Far Away Places'  Make sure you go to the Facebook page and enter. plus see what others have entered.  Below are a couple of samples I have made.
    This card identifies itself with Paris, France while the one below has an Asian influence.
    Another thing going on at Gecko Galz is the Twenty-four of Christmas.  Also this is part of our Christmas spectacular where each week we will be giving a lucky customer a free Christmas present just for shopping with Gecko Galz (just join the Gecko Galz mailing list to find out what the giveaway is for each week). But there is more  every day when we feature a new tag write us and let us know who made the tag and the first 10 people will get a free gift (we will email you with the details if you are one of the winners). Then at the end of the week we will have two Super drawings, the first is for customers who made a purchase that week, and the second for all those who responded that week to the tags
    My tag was made by putting the tag image on top of a larger tag made from a piece of gold glitter paper.  The image was colored with Copic markers and the ribbon on the package is a heavy coat of Stickles.  Santa and the small package in the corner are stickers.
    Here is another card made using the sweet little girl image from Gecko Galz.  The scene through the window is from an old commercial card.  The tree and toys are stickers.
    Finally I have a free image for you thanks to the generosity of Gecko Galz.  I hope you enjoy using it.
    In case you don't come back to my site again before Christmas, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.