Friday, July 25, 2014

The slacker returns..... least for a little bit anyways!

Summer time and a nice long visit with 
my daughter and granddaughters has kept me too busy to get online!
It was a lovely month filled with tea parties, sight seeing, nature walks, movie nights at home and so much more!
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and I had to say goodbye to them all a couple days ago!

Here they all are, 
along with my youngest teen, 
heading into the corn at The Field of Dreams Movie site.

Such a fun day!


wiping away the tears,
I have a card to share with you today.

I made this for the cross promotion we have going on at 
Gecko Galz this month with 

From With Wild Abandon I used 
the lovely digi stamp from the Free Spirit Stamps collection and 
one of the background papers from the Vintage Paris Papers collection.
I added the bingo card from Gecko Galz Bingo collage sheet.

I've had the little clear wheat spray in my stash for a while and thought it would be perfect with this along with a little feather and bow.
I also punched a couple of scalloped circles to tuck under the stamp & bingo images.

Below you can see that I'm keeping my addiction to pop dots alive...
I used some under the bingo & punch and 
added larger/thicker ones under the stamped image!

Now we need to hear from YOU!

Over on the Gecko Galz blog you can see all of the DT creations we have made using 
With Wild Abandons lovely papers and stamps 
and we need your votes!
Please hop over there and vote for your favorite!

Your vote enters you in to a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Wild Abandon too!

For more info and where to vote go HERE!

Winner will be picked July 31st!


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!