Sunday, December 28, 2014

My last Christmas card of the season.....

Good morning everyone! 

Today I'd like to share the last Christmas card I made this season.


I made this using the image I designed using the 
Christmas Exhibition as well as the pine branch images I found at Graphic's Fairy.
You can also find the Christmas Exhibition image at 
Gecko Galz HERE.

The star image is from My Artistic Adventures HERE.

The doily piece and the scalloped tag below were cut with my Cameo.

I added glitter to the image I designed as well as to the star and Merry Christmas sentiment.
I used brushed corduroy distress ink on the edges of all my papers. 
The polka dot paper and the Merry Christmas are from a 
MME paper pkg titled Merry


Finishing off I added some fiber yarn under my image and a poinsettia.

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We have started a kit club!

The kit club is sold at Gecko Galz Etsy Store HERE!

The club version will include papers, stamps, icons
 and 
an exclusive collage sheet.
If you join the club it is $100 for 12 kits. 

If you just want to purchase the kit monthly you will get the papers, stamps & icons 
but 
the exclusive collage sheet will not be included. 
If you chose to purchase them individually they will be $13 per set. 

You will receive your kits at the end of the month....
January's kit will arrive Dec 31th,
February's kit will arrive Jan 30th,
March's kit will arrive Feb 28th,
and so on...

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! 

Happy Holidays!

Hope you all have a spectacular day filled with lots of 
love & happiness
with
friends & family! 





Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Birthday cards...

Good morning all!

Today I have a couple of cute cards I made for my granddaughters! 

Their birthday was a few weeks ago

They are twins but not identical so I made a couple of cards that 
are twins as well
but not identical! 


The background papers were both designed 
by my dear friend,
My BOLB,

The tags are also from Heather! 
You can find the one here!
The other one I could not find the tag itself in her Etsy store but I did find the paper piece that you can cut your own tag with here
or 
if you are still working on holiday pieces there are these tags here which have the same music note background but with the addition of holly leaves and berries...
I have to get this set myself...
love those holly leaves & berries!

I used distress inks on everything
broken china, worn lipstick & brushed corduroy.

The little girls playing image and the number 8 image are from an old paper pack.
I don't remember which one,
all I have left are bits and pieces!

I added a doily, cut on my Cameo...
a couple of flowers, some glitter and some twine to finish. 

Thanks for stopping for a visit!

Merry Christmas
to all of you who celebrate!
Hope your holidays are filled with lots of love & laughter
from friends, family and everyone you meet!





Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowman Christmas card

Hi everyone!

I haven't done much coloring in the past year but I've been having fun with 

Here is my card.....


I colored him with a combination of Spectrum Noir markers and metallic gel pens.

The background paper is from 
We at Gecko Galz have been having fun using Robyn's set with our cross promotion this month.

I used a scrap of green card stock and Martha Stewart border punch to tuck under the snowman piece,
which was pop dotted on top of the background paper.


Below is a peek at the inside
(before sentiment)


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Peace I've found.....

You know how they say
your (mom & dad's) bedroom
 is always the messiest room in the house?

It's always the same...
rushing through your cleaning...
don't know where this should go right now....
throw it in my room...
I'll deal with it later! 

LATER?????

 When is later? 

Mess piles up!

Well I just realized my room may very well be the cleanest room in this house or it runs closely with the kitchen! 

And why you might ask?

I have an office!
 LOL

My desk...

My closet...

My paper stash...

Storage, tv & stuff...

Thanks to this realization I have a new found appreciation for the mess that I call an office,
for it helps to keep my bedroom clean...
and therefore comfy & calm! 
LOL 

So yes, I will, once again, go in and clean my office 
but now I will no longer fret that I can't seem to get it as clean as I would like it to be
because in its messy state,
 there is also a calm in knowing just on the other side of that wall my serenity can be found....

ahhhhh PEACE.....

My pretty antique mall treasures...
among other things...

My blah,
but comfy bed...

a place to sit and read
or put on my shoes...

cute pillow hanging on my curtain rod...

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

I'm off to go....
Ummm...
 "clean" my office!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Snowman and Bird in nest

Good morning everyone!

I do believe this is the last card I will be making this year
(we'll see)

Using Gecko Galz 
here is my card.....


The background paper is from 

The little strip of paper on the left side with the stars and circles is from

I colored the Graphicals paper and the snowman with metallic gel pens and the nest & bird were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

I used a little bit of brushed corduroy distress ink around 
the snowman stamp and card edges.


The doily was cut on my Cameo.




I hope you will join us for the 
We'd love to see your Wintery creations using at least one of Gecko Galz products!
You have until Dec 30th at 11:55 pm Eastern time to enter.

And.....

Don't miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
Gecko Galz Design Team.
We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!


Warm Wishes to you all!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Birthday.....

Good morning everyone! 

In the midst of all the Christmas preparation
is my dear husbands birthday...
so today I am sharing the birthday card I made for him!


It's a quick, 
clean & simple card.

I used a scrap piece of Christmas paper that looks fairly generic for the background.

Then I mounted a piece of paper from

The black scalloped circle was cut on my Cameo 
and the smaller one I used a scallop punch.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Gecko Galz
I used pop dots on this before mounting it to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Birthday Honey!!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pinky the Snowman

Good morning!

I'm back with another one of 
I love these little guys!


The green snowflake paper is from MME's Merry paper pk.

The music paper is from the 

The peppermint candies & pink polka dot paper was made 
by my dear friend Heather Hudson

Heather is also the designer of the snowman & the fancy pink polka dot tag.

I added some glitter to the snowman's hat and the tree he's holding
as well as around the edges of the fancy tag.

I added the fancy tag on pop dots and wrapped fibers underneath 

Everything was inked with vintage photo distress ink.

Unfortunately you can't see it in the photo but there is metallic gold gel pen around the edges of the music note paper. I wanted the sparkling thread stitched look.

I finished with a little bow I made with my bow-it-all.

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is a month long challenge so you still have time to link up!
You can link up any Christmas or Winter Themed project to be entered in for the Top 3 Badge 
but in order to win the 
Random Draw and Designers Choice
you must use one My Artistic Adventures products.

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I also wanted to remind you....

not to miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
Gecko Galz Design Team.
We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!

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Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Bells card...

Good morning everyone!

A little bit more than a week to go...
Are you ready for Christmas?

I am happy to say I am!

Don't know how I did it but I did 
and now I am in 
relax and wait mode!

I have a couple more cards to share with you this week.

Today's card started out as a tag and it evolved.....


The bells are from

I added some Art Glitters on the bell image.

The doily is cut from my Cameo.

The papers are from Fancy Pants Designs Saint Nick paper pk.

I use my crop-a-dile for the edges of the tag
I used a scallop punch for the circles.

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We'd love to see your Wintery creations using at least one of Gecko Galz products!
You have until Dec 30th at 11:55 pm Eastern time to enter.

And.....

Don't miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
Gecko Galz Design Team.
We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!


Happy Holiday Season!


Monday, December 15, 2014

My Hat...

Good morning eveyone! 

Today I want to show you a hat I made.....


It started out looking like this.....

a simple can.....
glued to a chip board circle....
and painted black

The embellishings were all found at the Dollar Tree


The bird tweets!
It detects motion or noise....tweet tweet!
I love it!


It now sit's beside another hat I bought last year... 


Happy Holidays!






Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gifts for the Granddaughters.....

Good morning everyone!

I have a few wall hangings to share today.

My granddaughter's love it when I send them something to hang on their walls
 so when I saw a chipboard mini album in my stash
 I thought I would break it up and make something for them.

Here they are.....


Painted with gesso, 
then with a couple of masks and modeling paste 
I added some texture!


Then I added some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst sprays,
Fuzzy Navel Peach, A Bit o'Bubble, Cosmopolitan Pink, Blue Hawaiian Blue & My Mojito Green.


Layers of cheese cloth (also sprayed with Lindy's)
die cut chipboard bricks (painted and glittered)
die cut chipboard crowns (painted with a couple of pinks acrylic paints and topped with glossy accents)
flowers, metal pieces and pearl birds.


Thank you for visiting!

I hope your holiday season is wonderful!


Friday, December 12, 2014

I Love Snow

Well maybe not me exactly! 

LOL

Good morning everyone!

I have a cute little snowman here who does "Love Snow"...


This is another stamp from 
So many cuties to choose from in this set!

Also from Gecko Galz is the stary paper on the left side of the card

The red snowflake paper is from 


I used Brushed Corduroy distress ink on the edges of all the papers.
I used metallic gel pens on the snowman image
 as well as 
on the the stars & circles on the paper strip.
I also used a couple of Spectrum Noir markers on the sign.


You can see a little bit of the sparkle from the gel pens in the sign above.

The snowman stamp was added to the card with pop dots.



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Green Snowman tag/card

Good morning!

This card is a fairly simple one...


The background papers are from 
Fancy Pant's Designs Saint Nick paper pk.
The white card stock is from my stash.

I used a snowflake punch and added glossy accents to line the edge of the card.

 I made the tag using one of 
and the sentiment boxes from the same collage sheet set.
I inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink.
I added Art Glitter (hat) and glossy accents (candy cane & walking stick) to the snowman.
I also put glossy accents on the text boxes.


The fancy corner punch on the top of the tag is an oldie from Fiskars 
and the rounding on the bottom was done with my corner chomper.


Of course, per usual, there are pop dots!


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My Artistic Adventures Challenge
is a month long challenge so you still have time to link up!
You can link up any Christmas or Winter Themed project to be entered in for the Top 3 Badge 
but in order to win the 
Random Draw and Designers Choice
you must use one My Artistic Adventures products.

Also.....

I hope you will join us for the 
We'd love to see your Wintery creations using at least one of Gecko Galz products!
You have until Dec 30th at 11:55 pm Eastern time to enter.

And.....

Don't miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
Gecko Galz Design Team.
We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!

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I will be linking up at.....


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1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.

3. Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas card

Good morning everyone! 

Today's Christmas card, 
that I have to share, 
is a quick, easy one

Clean and fairly simple...


The ornament is from 

I added some liquid glue and Art Glitter in Bayou, 
around the outer edge of the ornament.

The doily and holly leaves were cut on my Cameo.
I added some clear glitter from my stash, around the leaves.

The blue strip is a a metallic blue paper from my scrap stash
I topped it with some ribbon...
also from my stash.

The background paper is from MME's Merry paper pk.

The doily and ornament were added with pop dots.




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I hope you are playing with Gecko Galz products and will join us for the 
We'd love to see your Wintery creations using at least one of Gecko Galz products!
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And.....

Don't miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
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We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!

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HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

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2. You must be a follower of this site.

3. Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Snowman Christmas Present card

Good morning everyone! 

I think I may have finished my card making for the year today! 

I have been sharing a lot of them lately and I still have a lot more to share 
so on to the next!

Using Gecko Galz
Snowman Way Stamp Set I made this card.....


I colored the stamp with Spectrum Noir markers and gel pens.

The background paper is from 
We, over at Gecko Galz, are doing a cross promotion with Robyn this month.

The doily and present were cut on my Cameo
and I used gel pens to color them.


I tried to get an angled shot so you can see the sparkle from the gel pens


Below you can see the snowflake that I used a white embossing gel pen on.




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I hope you are playing with Gecko Galz products and will join us for the 
We'd love to see your Wintery creations using at least one of Gecko Galz products!
You have until Dec 30th at 11:55 pm Eastern time to enter.

And.....

Don't miss the 24 Tags of Christmas!
Every day a new tag is featured from one of us on the 
Gecko Galz Design Team.
We hope to inspire you along the way
and 
there's freebies along the way!

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HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

1. Get in the Christmas Spirit and link up any Christmas Themed Project you are working on and are posting to your blog throughout our event period (1st December - 12th December) to our Party Link. The Party Links will be listed here on the Events Page, 1st of December and on our blog on this Date also.

2. You must be a follower of this site.

3. Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Come back each day if you like, you can link up a new project each day, but remember for each time you link up you have to leave 3 comments.

5. Display our Party Badge (shown below) on your blog and link back to this post each time you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.

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Stay Warm!