Thursday, November 1, 2018

Design Team Project for Gecko Galz: Jingle All the Way

Hello Crafty friends!  It's time for another Gecko Galz Challenge.  The theme for this month's challenge is:  Jingle all the Way!

There is only one rule for this challenge:  you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
The selected winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

For this month's theme I enjoyed recycling packaging from purchased supplies, as well as bits an bobs, book pages, papers (and some really old stamps) from my stash!
Don't you just love these little sledding gnomes?  I've named them Privet and Holly (pages torn from Edith Holden vintage book papers).  The adorable image came from Gecko Galz Winter's Garden Digital Collage Set
I thought it would be fun to make a notebook that I could slip into my daily carry traveler's notebook to use for Christmas lists.  There are areas to house receipts, and the image cards from Gecko Galz are also used as tuck spots here and there throughout the journal.  The cover for the notebook came from the Winter Wishes Mini Paper Pack and the sweet angel images came from the FREE Gecko Galz collage sheet from our Blog Hop!  I did some sewing around the edges, and used various designer papers and some tea dyed papers from my collection.



I also had fun making a vintage look ornament!
These sweet little angel babies of course came from Gecko Galz!  I adore this image, they remind me of Christmas candles that I had as a child!  So nostalgic!
Thanks for visiting, and be sure to check out the new challenge!



Friday, October 26, 2018

Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!


We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop 

This is your Third 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

"COURTLY COLORS "

I had some fun getting messy in my art journal, using the Courtly Colors collage sheet for inspiration.  The colors are so vibrant and opulent!

I created a couple of Holiday Ornaments ATC/Playing Card Style.   I used some butterflies in my stash that seemed to compliment the jeweled tones of the collage sheet.  Had sooo much fun spraying, painting, collaging and adorning using Courtly Colors!
These will look so pretty on my tree this year!

So back to the blog hop... please 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 geckogalz2014@gmail.com.

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)  

















Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Design Team Project Share for Crafty Creations Challenges: First Flight

Hello & welcome to the latest Crafty Creations Challenge 
#377 


I love Crafty Creation Challenges because they're always "Anything Goes."  You can have fun and let your creativity run in any direction you choose!

This month's sponsor is...
A Day for Daisies will provide a 12$ gift card to the shop at www.adayfordaisies.com (that's equal to 3 images of choice) to the lucky winner!

The challenge runs for two weeks beginning Weds., .
For my submission, I selected the lovely First Flight digi image.  It was so hard to choose since ADFD has such a wonderful selection!
I created mixed media effect type card using the following supplies:
First Flight digi image from A Day for Daisies
Recollections mixed media designer paper

tea stained paper
vintage typewriter for sentiment
Jane Davenport watercolors
Tim Holtz washi tape
Spellbinders lacy oval die
Heidi Swapp stencil

Tim Holtz Iced Spruce, Black Soot & Vintage Photo ink pads




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Design Team Project Share for Gecko Galz: Witching Hour

Hello!  Won't you come in and sit for a Spell?
Don't be spooked, it's time for a New Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!
This month's challenge theme is 
"Witching Hour"
 Running Oct. 1st to the 29th.
There is only one rule for this challenge:  you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
The winner selected on Oct. 30 will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!
 I had some spooky fun creating a witche's spell book themed traveler's notebook.  Most of the images used to embellish this book were from Gecko Galz, 
mainly from the Arsenic & LaceFrightfully DelightfulWitching Good Time and Deco Dreamland Kits!
Lot of space for journaling in this one, and a ton of secret spots for tucking your spells inside!
And now for a peek inside the journal:

For some more Halloween Fun visit my YouTube Channel for a little movie featuring this journal!
Thanks for stopping by!






Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Design Team Project Share for Crafty Creations Challenges: Cooking with Wine

Hello there!  I'd like to share my project for the latest challenge at 
Crafty Creations Challenges #375


I love Crafty Creation Challenges because they're always "Anything Goes."  You can have fun and let your creativity run in any direction you choose!

This month's sponsor is...

Bugaboo Stamps will provide 4 Free images to the lucky winner!

The challenge runs for two weeks beginning Weds., September 26.

The image I used here is called JJ-Housework-Cooks
She's a hoot!  I colored her with copic markers and colored pencil, fussy cut her out and layered over various papers.
I apologize for the dark photograph complete with glare.  Weather has not been very accommodating!

I thought this could be used as a file to house my wine shopping lists, because after all fall weather will soon be here, and that means more cooking with wine!

I found some wine-themed stamps I'd forgotten I had, and used them in various spots on the card.  The floral paper was actually a bag I saved from a previous Planner Society kit.  Love to re-use those bags!

Thanks for stopping by!