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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paris In Springtime

It's a new month and that means a brand new 
customer challenge at

You're going to play along with us, right?
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product!
And you can find all sorts of them

And the winner will receive a 
$25.00 Geck Galz Shopping Spree!

This is what I made for you to help you get started:

The background paper is from the 
Courtly Love paper pak, and over that I placed a paper from
the C'est La Vie paper pak.
Aren't they pretty?
I added a pink stroke to the top paper and
applied a bevel style to the same paper to make it
look like it is kind of "in a window frame "
of the background paper. Then I
added one more rose from the Coquette Craft kit.
I cropped the image of Marie Antoinette from
the Viva Marie Collage Sheet set
and extracted it using the magic wand tool.
She looked like she needed a date.
So I gave her the handsome gentleman from
the Parisian Garden Craft kit.
finished it off with wordart from the
All You Need is Love digital stamp set.

Finally, I added a free brush
from Brusheezy across the bottom.
And Voila!

(That's French, by the way)

Be sure to check out the samples
from the rest of the design team on the

See you over there!
And thanks for coming by today!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Visions In Green

How has your month been so far?
Did you have a good Valentine's Day?
And are you getting ready for the next holiday
St Paddy's Day?
I've been putting on the green this month and
made a few pieces to get you thinking in 
 And I used the Collage Sheet set
Vision In Green to make them all.

Other Gecko Galz products used for this first one are:
Le Boheme paper pak
In Other Words digital stamp set

and for this second one I used
Fab Frames Collage Sheet Set
St Peters Square paper pak

and for the third,
Courtly Love and Coquette paper paks
Le Boheme icons from the 
Le Bohome Craft kit

You guys all know by now if you have been here before
that my digital creations are very simple.
I just layer one piece over top of another and add
little embellishments from my (VAST) stash. lol

If you have photo editing software, 
you will know how easy it is.

And it is made every so easy by the
gorgeous designs from the 

Aren't the women from the 
Vision In Green set lovely?
SO fun to work with!

Have you entered the Gecko Galz
Customer Challenge yet?
All the deets are on the 
Gecko Galz Blog

You still have time, you know!

Take a look at this Vision In green Collage sheet set at the
and you will also see all the gorgeous green
treasures we have for you there!

See you over there and thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Puttin' On The Green

Welcome to February, friends!
It is time for a new month and
a new customer challenge at

Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.

You know how all the members
of the Gecko Galz Design Team make
a sample for you to see at the
start of each new challenge?
Well, mine uses the same image as our challenge badge!lolol
It's obviously such a great image!

It's from the collage sheet set
Visions in Green

This is a digital piece.
I cropped the image of the lovely lady in green
from the collage sheet
and clipped it to a simple photo mask that I made myself.

I placed that over the All Zen paper from the
graphical paper pak.
(one of my favourite paper paks)

I placed that over a paper from the
Courtly Love paper Pak and applied a
reverse bevel

And we're done!
How easy was that?

Remember, you are not limited to
making digital creations in any way.

Good old scissors and glue and you are
off to the races with these gorgeous products.
And you need to do is print them out from your computer
and take it from there.

So whether digital or "hands on",
we are looking forward to your 
creation for Putting on the Green.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  
It is up to you!!

The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

See you there!

Friday, January 26, 2018

The month of Courtly Love

Today is my turn to be featured on the Gecko Galz Blog
for this month's theme of
Courtly Love.
Isn't that a lovely theme to
start the new year with?
I made three digital projects using the new
Vintage Flirtations Collage Sheet Set.




(I use Photoshop Elements 13)

For all three, I cropped the individual
image that I wanted and applied a photo mask.
(I used Amanda Sok masks)
Then I placed the image over one of the
Gecko Galz Paper Paks.
(The first two used papers from the
Courtly Love Paper Pak, the second has
a background paper from the
St. Peter's Square Paper Pak

Then I overlaid a frame/border:

First sample: 
frame from
Gecko Galz Fab Frames College Sheet Set
Finecrafted Designs border over that 

Second Sample:
frame from
Gecko Galz Fab Frames College Sheet Set
overlay by Vinnie Pearce over that

Third Sample:
Border lace overlay by Brandy Murray

To finish them off:

1. Wordart by Gecko Galz
All You Need Is Love digital Stamp Set
set to Multiply blend

2. Just the word, 
in a porcelain regular font
and a flourish brush by Amanda Sok.

3. Wordart by Gecko Galz
from the "In Other Words" 
digital stamp set
and a flourish brush by Amanda Sok.

And that's it!

I am happy to have any questions you may have,
just leave me a comment.

And make sure you check out these
gorgeous new products
(and tons of other glorious goodies)
and more wonderful samples from
the rest of the design team members at
the Gecko Galz blog here

Thanks for coming by and
I will see you over there!

Saturday, January 20, 2018



I haven't participated in any challenges
for months now nor have I created anything
except for my beloved Gecko Galz Design Team.

And how I have
 missed you all!

Tonight I made something for this week's


(I'm surprised I even remember how to do this!)

credits:  Ricola Designs, Studio Rosey Posey,
Rebecca McMeen, Marta Van Eck, Mommyish,
Tumblefish Studios, Brandy Murray

I hope life is treating you well!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Courtly Love

Happy New Year Peeps!
Are you ready for a new challenge?

Courtly Love

You're going to play along with us, right?
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product!
And you can find all sorts of them

This is what I made for you to help you get started:
I used the Crazy Animals collage sheet

The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree !

This was so easy to make.

I cropped the image I wanted out 
of the Crazy Animals Collage Sheet

Then I placed it over that pretty paper
from the Love Potion #9 Paper Pak
and erased the background.
I framed the picture of
the Lovebirds with a glitter
overlay by Finecrafted Designs.
I put that concoction over
a pink background paper I had in my
digital stash.
On a new layer I made some frilly white
stamps with a brush and I
applied a bevel style to them
for some texture.

To finish it off I added a heart by Pink Lotty, 
a frame from my stash,
and the word "Love" in white,
using the text tool.

Be sure to check out the samples
from the rest of the design team on the

See you over there for
Courtly Love
the first Customer challenge of

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Home For The Holidays

Are you excited about Christmas?
I sure am.
I will be home for the holidays this year and
the family will come to me.
Much better than driving 6 hours each way
in icy cold conditions.

How about you?
Are you going to be home for the holidays?

I made a tag for you, using one of the free stamps
that Gecko Galz
gives out every day on their blog!

and I named it
"Home For the Holidays"

Isn't the house sweet?
This was SO easy!

I printed the house image on
white cardstock three times
and then cut out the
1. house
2. tree
3. mailbox
4. wreath

I cut them all out and
coloured them using dollar store markers.
I coloured the plain white tag with
a blue Ranger stamp pad.

Then I layered the house, tree, etc
with dimensional tape to give the tag
a bit of a 3D look.
I think it worked!

Here is something weird.
I pulled a white pencil out of my pen bag, and was able
to give the snowdrifts some dimension.
Then I looked at the pencil so I
could tell you what it was
and it's
Why is there eyeliner in my pen bag
and who uses white eyeliner???!!!

But I digress.

Add a couple of stickers on top of the tag
with the words, and a piece of
washi tape on the bottom.
And some glossy accents on the window
A ribbon finishes it off.

I really had a good time 
making this tag.
Give it a try!

And thanks for coming by!

December Tag

Today it is my turn to show you
a tag that I made using
Christmas products.
I overlaid a
digital stamp from the
Christmas Tangles stamp set
(which I absolutely LOVE!)
on a piece of white cardstock.
I printed it out and coloured it
using Rangers stamp pads.
Then I printed out the reindeer
(I named him Julian)
on white cardstock, printed him out, fussy-cut him 
and coloured him with dollar store markers.

I added some Stickles glitter and
 Glossy Accents
on the decorations.
Here is a closer look:

Isn't it fun?
A ribbon and two wordart stickers complete the tag.
Oh, and Julian's necklace is Liquid Pearls.

I really had a good time 
making this tag.
Give it a try!

And thanks for coming by!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dashing Through The Snow

Today is the first day of the
Ho Ho Ho month!
And it it the first day of our
holiday Customer Challenge
This month's challenge theme is


Here is my sample for this
month's challenge:

For my digital card I
used a paper for the background
from the Dashing Through the Snow
paper pak

(It seemed appropriate for this)

Over top of that I placed icons from the 
Christmas Dreams Craft Kits:

1. First choose another paper from the same paper pak
2. little girl over the paper
3. frame icon over the girl
4.. place that over the background paper at an angle
5: wordart and snowman and flower over that.
6. Make a 4x6 paper and using your 
eye-dropper and paint bucket tools, 
match the green to the branches on the frame
and fill the 4x6 paper with that green color.
7. put your layered creation over the green paper
8. add a drop show and
TA DA!!!
You have a fantastic, unique Christmas card!
You can get all of these
papers and elements at the
What are you waiting for?
Create something wonderful for our
December Customer Challenge!
The only rule is that you use at least one item
from our 

(But, can we be honest? You and I both know that
you will use more than one}

You can win a $25.00
Gecko Galz shopping spree!
And get all your Christmas projects done
with the goodies you buy!

So we shall see you over at


Monday, November 6, 2017

Christmas is coming!

and that means there is a brand new
customer challenge at
and that there are lots of amazing products
at the
just waiting for your to use them in your
challenge project!
The only hard and fast rule for our challenge is that
you use at least one Gecko Galz product
in your piece and when you see all
the great Christmas paper paks, digital stamp
sets, and collage sheets,
I'll bet you end up using mostly
Gecko Galz products for
whatever you create!

I used at least one item in each of
my samples this month that is
specifically NOT one of the
Gecko Galz Christmas-themed items:

Gecko Galz products used:

Coquette paper pak
Little Reindeers collage sheet Set
Merry and Bright Paper Pak
O Christmas Sayings digital stamp Set

Gecko Galz products used:

Little Reindeers collage sheet Set
Peppermint Lane paper pak
Coquette paper pak 
Christmas Time stamp Set

Gecko Galz products used:
Christmas Chic Collage Sheet Set
Chocolate Box paper Set
The chalkboard wordart is a freebie from years ago. 
You can add any other words or sentiments you like.

There is nothing to making these digital cards if you have
a program that allows you to create projects
using any of the Gecko Galz
images, papers, digital stamps and wordart.
You just work up from the background
paper, adding whatever you like,
and applying styles and blend modes
which make you happy!
Think of it as stacking items one on top of the other.
And as I have shown, you can combine 
NON-Christmas products and create
gorgeous cards with those!
Your imagination is
the only limit.

And for those of you who make your
creations with paper and scissors,
just print out whatever components you want to use,
cut them out and stack them, one on top of the other.
Fancy it up with glitter, bling, stickers, lace or any of the 
 (many) treasures you have in your stash.

(We know you have a stash)

Exactly the same process!

So whether you are a digital artist,
or a paper and scissors Master,
you have no reason for not participating
in our 

You can find all the deets here!

Come on, get your Ho, Ho, Ho on with us!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Santa Claus Lane

It is a new month at Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
(Well, now that I think about it, it's a new month everywhere!)
but in Geckoland, that means there is a new Customer Challenge
that you will want to take part in!

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree
This month's theme is

And here is a sample I made just for you!

I made this sample using papers and an image from the 
Winter Wonderlands set 
and an image from Chic Christmas 
(which is, I think, my favorite 
Christmas Collage Sheet Set!)

You can get these great products in the

Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

and don't miss the samples the DT has done for you

at the main blog: Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

I can hardly wait to see what you create!
And thanks for coming by!