Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Tag

I call this my Overdone Christmas Tag.  It is chaotic like the stores and the things we go through. this time of year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Challenge

The Customer Challenge this month is "Snow Queen"  Below is one of my samples as I will also be posting again on the 20th of the month.

My Snow Queen is dancing about the trees to wish  you a Merry Christmas. 

Below are my first Christmas tags  I made two since they are not you conventional tag.  These tags are made with slide shapes and they are made to use as an embellishment on a card.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Jingle All the Way

"Jingle All the Way" is the Customer Challenge this month.  Below are a few samples for this month.  I hope my sample will encourage to get started on your Christmas cards and to use some digital images from Gecko Galz.  There are so many Christmas images to choose from.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Fifth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 18 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

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 $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 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 ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $150 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 18 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
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) 

The next two cards have a napkin background.

Gecko Galz

Saturday, October 6, 2018

October Samples

Here are my Gecko Galz samples for October.  The paper as well as the focal image in the card below are both from Gecko Galz.  As you can tell, I do not do the typical Halloween with ghosts, skeletons. and graveyards.

The pumpkin background on this card is from my stash.

  Notice the banner below and check out the dates for the Gecko Galz Blog Hop.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Putting on the Glitz

Putting on the Glitz is what the Gecko Galz Team is doing this month.  Sometimes imperfection is better than perfect.  For instance, the background on the first card was printed on my printer and I noticed that I am beginning to run out of ink.  That is what made the  yellow lines in the background.  I love those lines for they worked perfectly behind my image.  You probably would not have noticed if I had not said something about it.

On the tag below I put a little put of glitz on her dress.

Doing some wallpapering?  Save  a little to use on cards.  That is what I did below.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gecko Galz Go to the Beach

Most of the  summer vacations we have taken have been to the beach.  This has been my influence for my Gecko Galz samples this month.

A tag with chalk background and loaded with Gecko Galz images

The two cards are made with a SPARK by Carolyn Dube   SPARKS are backgrounds she makes available to encourage and inspire creativity. I use this one two different ways.

Friday, July 6, 2018


One of the challenges on Gecko Galz this month is Summer.  I have used a number of images on the following card that are from Gecko Galz.  The main image is theirs along with the seashell.  Behind the main image I used some water-designed paper.  The sentiment is from my stash.

I always consider poka dots a part of spring and summer.  I used them as a background for my lady. The butterfly and heart embellishment are from my stash and the sentiment is a stamp.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


This month I added some  butterflies to some tags I am putting in an album I am making.  The book is almost finished with the exception of some decorations on the cover.  Here a peek at the tags and part of the book.  It has a lot of interactive parts and has taken up a lot of my time lately.

The cover

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Asian Theme

This month the challenge for Gecko Galz is "Asian Beauties".  Below are some samples using the lovely Asian images and some beautiful backgrounds.  If you go through my blog you will notice that a number of my cards are sick cards or sympathy, because I make many to send to my church congregation.

Don't you just love the background on this card.  It is one of many in a paper pack found on the Gecko Galz Etsy site.  

Below is a tag with two additional Asian beauties from Gecko Galz.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Garden Theme

This month the theme at Gecko Galz is Garden Blass Challenge.  The tag includes pieces from an old book, green distressed ink, a recycled ribbon and two bird images from the many Gecko Galz images in their inventory.

Another tag similar to the one above.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


One of the first things I think about when the word Paris is mentioned is the art.  Below is my interpretation.  The main image is from Gecko Galz with various embellishment obtained from old greeting cards and from my stash.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Putting on the Green

What is more appropriate for March as "Putting on the Green".  This is my interpretation of the Gecko Galz theme for the month.

The background for this card is actually a sheet illustrating a Bingo card.  The two beautiful waxy bees in the corner or actually envelope stickers.  Someone gave me a bag of the stickers about two years ago and I have loved using them ever since.  It is not possible to tell, but I used some clear Stickles on the rose to give the card a little bling.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Gecko Galz Theme

The theme this month at Gecko Galz is "A Courtly Love Affair"  I cut my image out and put it on a piece of scrap cardstock that was leftover after cutting a border.  I added two strips of red stones for a little bling on the card.  The sentiment which is a little hard to read is "Time for Comfort and Help"

Almost all of my cards go to those who have been in the  hospital, homebound, and to those in my Sunday School class who are having a birthday.  Therefor my sentiments are directed to those groups.

Another card using a lovely Gecko Galz image is below.