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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Roaring Twenties

(more like a whisper really)

credits:  Gecko Galz, Wordart World, Anna Aspnes

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Friday, February 10, 2017


credits:  Gecko Galz, Little Butterfly Wings, 
Just Jaimee, Tracy Martin, Bonnie Zeiman

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017


better late than never for 

credits:  Gecko Galz

on a personal note, a number of years ago,
I used the word "Oriental", a word I grew
up with and was/am totally comfortable with.
My teenage daughter was horrified, and
told me it was racist.
Who knew?
I am still comfortable with it, and no,
I am not a racist. lol
hugs to you.


Credits:  Gecko Galz, Amanda Sok, Angie Briggs

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Monday, February 6, 2017

More Vintage Valentines

So you already know that
there is a new Customer Challenge at
Gecko Galz, right?
Have you made anything yet?
All that is required is that
you use at least one Gecko Galz product and have it
linked up here
before the last day of February.
There is lots of inspiration over on the blog
and you'll want to add to your stash,
I'm sure, of Gecko Galz products by visiting
Here are a few projects I made using Gecko Galz images and papers:
Gecko Galz paper pak:  High Society
Gecko Galz collage sheet set:  Valentine's Wishes
(additional products: wordart by Crafty Button Designs,
and overlay by Amy Wolff)

Gecko Galz paper pak:  Magnolia Blossoms
Gecko Galz collage sheet set: Hugs and Kisses
(additional products: stitching by Akizo Designs)

Gecko Galz paper pak: Retro Cooking
Gecko Galz collage sheet set:  Retro Love Story
digital wordart:  In Other Words
(additional products:Heart by Durin Eberhart

All of these are so easy to make, 
either digitally or with paper and scissors.

You simply take your favorite paper from
one of the Gecko Galz paper paks,
layer an image from one of the many
collage sheets, either printing it and cutting it out,
or, if the case of digital, 
erasing the back parts that you don't want.
Add some wordart, 
maybe a border, and it's done!
Then use it as the front of your
card for your sweetie.

You'll notice that I put the products I used
for each project under the image.
So you can go find them in the shop!

Check out the Etsy Shop for
all of these Gecko Gaz Goodies.

And I will see you soon!

Sunday, February 5, 2017


for this week at

credits:  Hidden Vintage Studios, Pink Lotty,
Holliewood Studios, Created by Jill, Just Jaimee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dreamer's Challenge

This week at Digital Whisper
the theme is Hats.
And when I saw that, I knew I had to get in on it.
credits:  Rebecca McMeen, Just Jaimee, Mommyish, Anna Aspnes

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Vintage Valentines

It is time for a new Customer Challenge at
and you will definitely want to be
lovey-dovey for this one!
If you head over to our
you will find all sorts of romantic treasures 
you can use to make your project.
The only requirement for entering
the Gecko Galz challenge is that you
use at least one 
Gecko Galz item.
I made a little something to help
get your creative juices flowing:
This is a digital piece, using the
Hugs and Kisses Collage sheet, a paper
from the Coquette Paper Pak
wordart from Crafty Button Designs,
I hope you like it!

Make sure you go over to
and check out the lovely projects
made by our talented design team!
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


This is for
credits: Rebecca McMeen, Studio Rosey Posey, Kimeric Kreations,
Berna Datema, Joanne Brisbois

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Friday, January 6, 2017

It's a New Year!

(and thank goodness for that!)
and a new year at
Gecko Galz means
the Design Team
(with some very talented new members)
 is busy
creating all sorts of inspiration for you!
I used a couple of
papers from the new
"In Marble Halls" paper pak and images from the
"Ring In The New Year" collage sheet set for these two pieces:

Aren't those fun?  
So easy to do, especially the second one.
I just sampled the colours from this beautiful sheet
flipped the image, added a cropped and masked image
of the woman and then went crazy with brushes in those
amazing colours!
For this next one, I cropped the puppy on the bicycle from
the "Dog Gone Cute" Jewel Sheet.
Isn't he just Doggone Cute?

I added the cool frame
(and I'm sorry, it's from my stash and
I can't remember who it's from)
I placed that over another GREAT paper from the 
"In Marble Halls" paper pak
Picked up the colour grey from the doggie's background
and coloured a basic mask I made with that colour.
I cropped the words from the "Scripted" Collage Sheet
and added one of the Gecko Galz Frames.
Finally, I merged the layers and 
applied a Film Grain filter.
I think that is one of the quickest pieces I've done lately.
Don't tell anyone, but my first sample
took two hours and had at one point 34 layers.
That's not a record, but it's close. lol
You can get all of these wonderful Gecko Galz
products at the
And don't forget to check out the
Customer Challenge!
Until next time,

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Let It Snow in 2017!

(Well, only for a few more days)
It's time for a new challenge at
the first of the new year!
Are you going to play along with every challenge this year?
I certainly am.
And I made one thing to get you started...
Isn't that little girl sitting on the park bench just the sweetest thing ever?
You can find her and all sorts of other
delightful elements at the

(Psst, you only need to use at least one of the 
items to enter our monthly challenges)
But you will no doubt want to use more.
Be sure to check out all the other
beautiful pieces from the Design Team!
At the Gecko Galz blog.
See you there, and

Saturday, December 24, 2016