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Monday, December 28, 2015

You never know

Maybe I will pack up and move west in the coming year...

So that is what I put together for this week's

Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Water Lilies

This week's Challenge at
So I chose Claude Monet's lovely
Water Lilies
It's so beautiful.
I felt like I was tearing a page out of a book,
something I was NEVER allowed to do as a child
(and still won't!)
But I added some treasures by Cajoline, and a border by Berna Datema:
and this is what I got!
(You never know, they could have been hiding when he painted it)

Thanks for coming by.
I always like to have a cuppa with you.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Red and Green

credits:  Vicki Stegall, Dido Designs, Two Little Owls

Thanks for stopping by!


credits:  Caroline B, R. Dickson, Dido Designs

Thanks for coming by!

Looking for a Reindeer

they lost a reindeer.
I know, it's hard to believe that
you could lose something as big
as a reindeer.
But they did.
Well, on second thought, reindeers aren't that big.
At least not compared to the moose in my front yard this year...

 1.  He is looking in my window...
Oh oh, now he is looking at me.
Back away slowly...
I'll just hide behind this sign. 
Mamma gets sick of waiting for the boy to catch up.
Cool, eh?
(yes, I am Canadian)

At any rate, it just so happens that
I found the missing reindeer.
Turns out he was in Canada all the time.

credits:  Holliewood Studios, Kimeric Kreations, Natali Designs, Rucola Designs

I also was playing around with some things this morning and made this....

credits:  Kimeric Kreations, Tracy Martin

Thanks for stopping by, and remember,
if you ever lose your reindeer,
just call me!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rich Woman

for this week at
I used a favorite Gecko Galz image
that just oozes rich and Glamorous, don't you think?
other credits:  Brandy Murray, Paula Wright

This is also for the
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group on Facebook
"Glamorous Ladies"  Challenge.

Thanks for coming by!


There is a deer named Holly.
She has been out all night.
The sun is coming up...
credits:  2 Curly-headed Monsters, Maya de Groot,
Tracy Martin Martin, Studio Tangie

Oh deer, Holly!

Thanks for coming by!


I just happened to wander on over to 
a few minutes ago and learned that 
their word for the week is
 I went out in the truck
and took some photos yesterday
and I sat down today and made a
digital LO with a couple of them.
Here ya go!
Thanks to Amanda Frijo-Tobin, Cajoline and Anna Aspnes for
the extras I used to put them all together.

And my nountains for being themselves. 
I love my mountains.  Lol

Friday, December 11, 2015

December at Gecko Galz!

You already know it's December.
And you already know that means 
there are wonderful new products at our
beloved Gecko Galz
Woo Hoo, right?!
Here are some samples I made using the new products:
Products used:  Snowy Maidens Collage Sheet,
Czarina Icons

Products used:  Czarina Icons, Czarina Papers

And I should warn you, I have been on a
tag-making binge.
Featured Products:  
Blue Christmas Paper Pak, Czarina Icons,
Oh Christmas Saying Digital Stamp Set
Featured Products:
Czarina Icons, Roads Less Travelled Paper Pak
Featured Products:
Life Is A Circus Paper Pak, 
Santa Clause Jewel It Collage Sheet,
Christmas Time Stamps
Featured Products:
Czarina Icons, 
Botanical Paper Pak

I really had fun with these!
Now for something completely different...
A gorgeous digital stamp for you!
Just right click on the image and save it to your computer.
Isn't it lovely?
I played with the Gecko Galz
La Isla Bonita Paper Pak and created this for you to start thinking...
BA DA BING!I'm done now.

I hope you are all ready to make some Christmas
(or island) magic!

All of these images are available at
and don't forget to check out all the inspiration created by the rest of our
talented Design Team at

I will see you there and thanks
for coming by!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Challenge at Gecko Galz

Can you believe it?
It's December already.

Are you as crazy-busy as I am?

I know the answer to that. lol

Gecko Galz has a new challenge for our new month, 
and it's just the theme to take you away from it all, for a nice break
So you can retreat to your secret special crafting space.
and make something dreamy,
and have a cuppa, while the tree decorates itself 
and the presents wrap themselves.
Just for a little while.
It will work!
Just try it!
Here is what I made to help get your creative juices flowing:
All of the images I have used can be found at our

And all the deets are at 
as well as more inspiration from our DT.

(Psst.  There is a free gift with purchase at the shop right now too!)

I can hardly wait to see what you create for our 
Far Away Place Challenge

and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 29, 2015


for Take A Word

credits:  Gecko Galz, Eena's Creations, Holliewood Studiios, Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Designs and Oscraps

Thanks for coming by!

Trees-Getting Ready for Christmas

and the Getting Ready For Christmas Challenge
in our Facebook Gecko Galz group.
(contact me if you want more info!)

Thanks for stopping by!

credits: Gecko Galz, Meghan's Creations


for this week's Cheeky Challenge at
credits: Gecko Galz, Cottage Arts, Kimeric Kreations, and Kristen Argaard

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


It's that time again,
when the illustrious
(and very very artsy)Three Muses post their new challenge for the week.
It makes me want to take flight!
No, wait, That's the challenge:
I came down to earth just long enough
to put together this contribution to the cause:

credits:  Beth Rimmer, Xquisart, Meghan's Creations,
Traci Martin, and Joanne Brisbois,

I hope you like it.
Thanks for coming by and have a funny day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lunagirl Gratitude

The theme for November at 
is Harvest/Thanksgiving and Gratitude
Our Thanksgiving here is Canada is done
and we have had our apres-dinner naps, so...
this would be for you all in the U.S. of A.
Thanks to Gecko Galz for the fun images on this!
Now, I realize that Thanksgiving in America is a 
And so to honour that, I am going to cheat and
enter this is a few more challenges.
True confessions time, I never know how folks have the
desire, nor the patience to enter a project is 53 different challenges.
(They must not have a full-time job)

With that out of the way,
this is for the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge on Facebook
and the Tom Turkey Challenge at
 my favorite

There are some really FUNNY entries over at Digital Whisper,
you may want to take your pet turkey for a walk over there, before thestuffing begins.

I know,
I am ashamed of myself.
But not very.

If we can't laugh at outselves, what do
we have to be grateful for?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015


and my friend,
Linda Ledbetter

credits:  Studio Maya, Ronna Penner,
Crowabout Studio B

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheeky Challenge

So I recently learned that our good friend June of
Dezinaworld fame has begun a new
Challenge blog:

And this week's prompt is
graveyards, tombstones, or churchyards 
With the help of Hidden Vintage Studios,
I made this piece

Check it out and join in! 
and thanks for coming by!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


for this week at Sunday Postcard Art

credits:  Sussie M, Itkupilli, Studio Tangie,
Tumblefish Studios, Meghan's Creations,
Eena's Creations

Thanks for coming by,
I have missed you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sugar Plum Fairies!!

It's a new month at
and that means
there is a new 
This month's theme is Sugar Plum Fairies!
The rules are really simple
and you can find all the deets
Do these samples help get you started?

The other good news is that with each month
comes brand new yummy collage sheets,
digital stamps, papers and embellies!
I also made some samples to get your creative juices going...

How are you doing so far?
Are you still with me?
I love this month's products and got, oh, shall we say, a little
carried away.  lol

We also have a free digital stamp for you this month.
Isn't he cute?
Just right clicki on him and save.
Here is an ATC I made with his image:
So have you made all your Christmas cards yet?
With all these new products, 
you'll really have fun finishing them up.
You can find all of the November products 

There are tons more amazing samples
from our talented Design Team to
make you quit your job and run to your craft room to
start making stuff obsessively.
Just head on over to

I will see you over there.
And most importantly,

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Event of the Year!
You've been waiting for it, you know you have.

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the First destination of
Gecko Galz 5th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!

We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko

Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. 
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 and a kit club pack each quarter!
This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!
Read on to learn how you can win!

Here are some samples I created with the 

Breathtaking Beauties
Collage Sheet to get you going...

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog 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 November 2nd 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 29 of October and the 1st of November and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Here is your free
Breathtaking Beauties Collage Sheet:

and just in case you forgot

that Christmas is coming...

Your Secret Word is;


Now that you have it go to the next blog on the list below

Thank you for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples