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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snowmen

I haven't been participating in any challenges lately.
And I have been neglecting my blog.
That's not to say, mind you, that I am not making art,
cus I am.
But I guess all artists go through phases
and right now I am scrapbooking my little heart out
with photos of my gorgeous grandkids.
And my other photography.
Here are a couple of examples to prove that I really AM.

Now I realize it's super boring looking at pictures
of someone else's grandkids, so
I will get to the real point of this post.

I forgot how MANY
digital elements I have.
Good grief!
But in this case I give credits to Eena's Creation, Rucola Designs, Just So Scrappy, Pink Lotty and Lefkoi Lykoi

What fun!
I may have to get back at this for the Christmas season!

See you soon, probably.
And thanks if you stopped by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Customer Challenge

It's time for a brand new customer challenge
for a brand new month at 
Yesiree!!


AND
it's the 12-Days of Christmas Tags
this month too!

I made you a totally digital tag.
I cropped the Reindeer image from the
Reindeer Games  collage sheet.
Then I made a tag shape out of a paper from
A Magical Christmas kit 
by Studio Flergs.
I placed the reindeer over top of the tag,
and erased everything I didn't want
from around the reindeer.
I placed a couple of ornaments behind the reindeer.
Then I added a new layer over top
of the reindeer and painted wherever I had the
urge to paint, using the eyedropper tool, 
to match the colours to the Christmas ornaments.
I also used a "fireworks" brush tool
over top, with the same bright colours.
Then I topped it off with a few more ornaments
hung from her (his?) antlers.
A bow finished the whole
thing off!

(The ornaments and bow were also from
A Magical Christmas kit by Studio Flergs.)
And you have a digital tag that you can
print off and use on a card,
or as a gift tag!

Isn't that special?

Now get busy and start on
your Christmas projects (if you haven't already)


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gecko Galz Christmas is Comin'!

Ho Ho Ho!
Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet?
Counting down....
The theme for November is Deck The Halls
and it's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
You still have time to get in on this month's customer challenge.
All the deets are Gecko Galz
And there you will not only find incredible
inspiration from our talented Design Team,
you will find free stamps each and every day!
Here are my pieces for the month:


All of the items I used to create
these little treasures can be found at the
Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

AND

I made this one at the last minute,
just for you
so you can see how easy it is
to make gorgeousness with
Gecko Galz products:

Use the "Dashing Through The Snow" paper
from the Peppermint Lane mini paper pak.
Extract that ADORABLE little reindeer from 
the Reindeer Games collage sheet.
(I used the magnetic lasso to do this)
Place the reindeer
(I've named him Wayne) over the paper
and apply a drop shadow to him.
Add the Wordart behind the reindeer.
(I think this was an old Gecko Galz freebie,
but I'm not positive about that, sorry)
Put the candy cane frame behind the wordart.
(I used one by Just So Scrappy)
Then place the stitching around the edges.
(That is an overlay by Akizo Designs)
Save it as a jpeg.
And you have a digital Christmas card!
I used Photoshop Elements to do all this.
NOW,
here is the cool part:
You can do almost all of this 
with paper and scissors!
Just print the papers and elements out, cut them out with your scissors, 
and glue it all together!
You can stitch around the edge with your
actual sewing machine.
(or a needle and thread,
if you don;t have an actual sewing machine)
Easy Peasey!

Get the paper and reindeer at the
Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

And before I forget, here is your free stamp for the month:
And here is something I made with it:




Like I said:
Ho Ho Ho!
Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet?
Counting down....

See you soon.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Autumn and Metal

Yes, my friends,
that is the current theme over at
Autumn is my favoirte season and
it's all too short here
in my neck of the woods.
(Where did that saying come from, anyways?)
Here is my project:
Once again, I cannot tell you
from where all these elements came, cus
once again, I had my stash box out.
I have a moratorium on buying any paper
scrappbooking stuff,
cus it seems all I am every doing
is digital.
So I am on an element-diet.
And that means,
I have to use up my old stuff.
Do you have waytoomuch old stuff
like me?
(I know, silly question)
The metal is the leaves that I cut out with
some Sizzix dies. I covered them with
plumber's tape, coloured them with 
Rangers alcohol inks and embossed them with a
Darice embossing folder.
Anyways, thanks for coming by
and have a funny day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our World Tuesday

WARNING!!!
Just one last one for Halloween...
Mwahahahahaha!

Deck The Halls


Hi There, Gecko Galz Girls!
Did you have a good time at our Blog Hop?
I sure did,
what an amazing Design Team we have,
don'tcha think?

And now, it's a brand new month
and as you know that means,
a brand new Customer Challenge.
(and I know you got some Christmas Collage Sheets in your stash now,
from the blog hop)
You're going to want to see
what the talented designers have made to
get your creative juices going
for this month's challenge!
I made this for you:
All papers and images and words
can be found at the

You can find all the deets for
this month's challenge at

Make sure to check it out and
get your "decking" started for
Christmas!


Thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mural Monday

We found this in Sandpoint, Idaho.
The entire alley is murals,
it's awesome!


Thanks for coming by!

October Blog Hop!


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 6th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Fifteenth 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
"Nouveau Beauties".

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
Nouveau Beauties”

I had so much fun with this sheet!
Here are my samples:
and just so you don't think that
the only projects you can create
with this lovely sheet are digital,
I made a card.
Now have fun visiting each Blog

















If you did not start at the Gecko Galz Blog you might want to start there so you will not miss a thing!



Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jack O Lantern

credits:  Gecko Galz, Brandy Murray, Athol, and Cherie



Not A Creature Was Stirring

for the amazing
Christmas Card Challenge
(by the time Christmas comes around,
I will have more cards
than friends to give them to)
Electra, over and out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An Autumn Day

Challenge #18 at
is 
An Autumn Day
So I dug out my autumn bin and
made this!

Most everything would be from Mikey's,
The background is a mixture of Ranger distress inks and Inka Gold.
although the "Leaf-Being" and ATC paper
is by my favorite
Gecko Galz
Thanks for coming by!

Our World Tuesday

Zombie Walk 2016

I was sitting at a bench fiddling with my camera and
a woman came up to me and asked
if there was something unusual going on.
She was visiting from Australia.
I had to LOL, and explained that
this was a Halloween tradition and no,
people in my city did not normally look like this.
She was very relieved.



Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween


Thanks for coming by!

Mural Monday


Thanks for coming by!