Friday, December 16, 2016

Tags of Christmas

During the month of December the members of the Gecko Galz Design Team are creating Christmas tags.  Today is my day.

I knew I wanted a shiny background for my Gecko Galz angel tag so I cut a box that at one time held a bottle of perfume.  After cutting it into the shape of a tag, I attached an angel on  top of a piece of lace which has been attached at the bottom of the tag.
For this tag I covered a shopping tag with Christmas designer paper that had snowflakes on it.   I attached the two Gecko Galz images and stamped a greeting.  A piece of ribbon with snowflakes on it competes this tag.

I again covered a regular tag with designer paper..  I added a Christmas sticker and cut the angel image and greeting apart and used only part of the greeting.

Please go and visit Gecko Galz Scrapbooking website to see all the sample tags from the other team members and learn about all the challenges and giveaways.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Christmas Challenge

November at Gecko Galz means thinking ahead to Christmas.  The customer challenge this month is "Deck the Halls".  I chose to use images from the Christmas Carolers sheet today.  I hope these will put you in the Christmas mood.

The free Christmas stamp for this month is below.  Enjoy.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the Gecko Galz 6th Annual Blog Hop
This is your Ninth 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
"Pretty Birds".

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)

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Pretty Birds”

Here are some cards made with these images.

Now have fun visiting each Blog
Gecko Galz
Gerri Herbst
Barbara Bird
Nancy Smith
Lena Hermanson
Dana Tater
Michele Storms
Jackie Neal
Vicki Romaine (You are here)
Margaret Ashby
Tracy Sagriff
Katie Lamb
Heather Hudson
Marilyn Hughes
Patti Fisher
Leanne Seed

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 23, 2016

A New Feature

I am thinking about beginning a new feature to my blog__tutorials.  I make a number of unusual folded and cut cards and I will give you the general measurements and instruc6ions so you can create some./ Let me know through "comments" if I need to give the instructions in more detail or explain more thoroughly. 

I hope you will enjoy this new feature and maybe I will try my hand at videoing.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall into Autumn

"Fall Into Autumn" is the Customer Challenge this month.  Here are some samples I have made for the challenge.


Inside using a Gecko Galz image.

This is a stand-up card.

This is the same card folded up and ready for the envelope

Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed my samples  using Gecko Galz images

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gecko Galz Samples

Below are some sample cards I made using a few images from Gecko Galz.

I love working with images of ships.  They are perfect for cards going to men.
What got my attention with this image is the bright colors.

Below is your freebie from me for this month thanks to Gecko Galz,
Look at the badge below and see what is coming up in October.
Gecko Galz 2016 Blog Hop

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Little Watercolor

I finally created a watercolor card that I felt was good enough to send to someone.  Inside the card is the Bible verse Revelations 3:20.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Showcasing a Lunagirl CD

Here is a card showcasing one of the outstanding images on the Lunagirl Moonbeams' CD Vintage Women and Men.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Freebie for You

Here is a couple of samples from Gecko Galz along with a freebie just for  you.
Below is a Gecko Galz image I decided to color using watercolors.  I am pleased with the results.
 I combined the background image from Gecko Galz with the woman image of Lunagirl.  Lunagirl  Lunagirl Moonbeams begins a challenge Monday of Anything Goes so I am using an image from one of the Lunagirl CDs
 Here is the freebie from Gecko Galz.  Give them a visit and tell them how much your appreciate their giving you all the freebies the past months.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Here are a couple of more samples for the Lunagirl challenge "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".

Monday, July 25, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Lunagirl Moonbeams are still having the challenge, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  The challenge continues until the end of the month.  Here are a couple of ideas for the challenge.

This theme is great for making cards for the men in your life.

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4

Today we celebrate Independence Day..... "One Nation Under God".  I hope everyone has an enjoyable and a safe day.  The image on the card is by Gecko Galz.

Below are two exciting challenges,  Won't you join in on one or both?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

End Of Month

We are closing in on the end of June and that means the "Father and Brothers" theme on Lunagirl is ending.  You still have a couple of days to enter the challenge though.  Below are a couple of cards I made to end out the month.

Theses cards are similar as both have a collage-looking background. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Theme

The June Customer Challenge for Gecko Galz is "Man O Man".  Won't you join in?  This is a tiny example of some of their masculine images.
This time I decided to play a little with the freebie by putting her on a watercolor tag.
 Here is your free stamp for June from Gecko Galz.

Monday, June 6, 2016

New Month; New Challenge

With the beginning of June Lunagirl Moonbeams began a new themed challenge.  It is very appropriately "Fathers and Brothers.  My card this time emphasizes "Brothers".  I used a number of papers to make up the background on this card.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End of Theme

With the last of May coming to an end I have posted one last project for the theme "Mothers and Sisters" at Lunagirl.  If you have not joined in you still have a couple of days.  \So pick an image and join in on the fun. 
Here is my "Sisters" tag.  Isn't this a sweet image of the two girls?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gecko Galz Projects

I have a couple of projects below I made for Gecko Galz.  The first one is my Garden of Dreams.  The background and featured image are both from Gecko Galz.

This is a collage of Gecko Galz images.  They include the background, the bird,,  the woman's head and the mannequin which was added to the woman's face. 
Free Gecko Galz Stamp for You