Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gecko Galz "Beachy Keen" Challenge

With summer finally here
we're all thinking
so that is where we're headed at Gecko Galz!

The challenge is
Beachy Keen
and the only rule
is to use at least one thing from 
It could be a piece of digital paper, collage sheet image or digital stamps...
it can even be one of the freebies!

I hope you'll come and play along! 

My inspiration piece.....

I used papers from the La Isla Bonita collection.
The shells images are from the She Sells Sea Shells collage sheet.
The ladies at the beach image is from Splish Splash collage sheet.
All new this month at Gecko Galz!

Every thing was layered with my favorite pop dots.

And I finished off with a button threaded with some shimmery twine and a itty bitty sea shell!

Hope to see your pieces over at Gecko Galz!
Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mini album.....

Yay, it's summer!

A month or so ago I saw a mini album with journaling prompts (About Me) and I thought it was a good idea to write a book, about me, not only for future generations but also for myself.
My hope is to be able to get a bunch of stuff off my chest and leave something for others to get to know me after I've gone. 
So I typed up my own journaling prompts, printed them out and started from there. 

I used Prima's Stationer's Desk 6x6 papers. 

Here is the cover of my mini.....

I'll spare you the tons of photos I actually took
and show you a couple 
 of the inside pages and pockets.....

Right now it's all pretty plain...

I'll add embellishments and photo's as I go along...

as well as all my journaling

 Below is a look at the back

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you're having a great summer so far!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Liberty charm.....

Hi everyone!

I have another Gecko Galz DT project to show you this month.

I love the Red White & Blue Jewel It set this month so I had to make a charm.....

There were so many wonderful images to chose from...
I thought these two went well together

I glued them to a wooden piece, 
punched a hole in the top corner
 and added glossy accents on top.

I finished off with a few links, beads and clasp. 

Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great summer!

Friday, June 20, 2014


Hi everyone! 

Today I want to show you a couple of pieces that needed a good paint job!

Once again I forgot to get the before picture! 

This first picture is after the first coat of paint...
also in the picture is the outer box of a set of drawers I also painted!

You can see the color of the wood that it was inside the seat of the chair. 
Along with the need of painting I also had to sand down the rungs pretty good because they were chewed by a puppy we no longer have.
(same puppy that tore the carpet in the living room just to the right of the chair...some day we'll be able to replace that...one thing at a time!)

Below is the seat cover that was on it.....


This is what it looks like now.....

Here's a bit of a closer look at the paint, distressing and waxing I did.....


Below are the drawers before painted!

Yay, I got one before shot! 

Each knob was a different color...
kidsy cutesy...
 not what I wanted!

Below you can see the finished piece.....

The outside is a creamy white,
a coral pink on the drawer faces and  
brown for the drawer pulls.

To fancy it up a little more I added some lace trim around the inside of the top.

Now I have a pretty new place to put all my little bits and bobs!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!