Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gecko Galz Santa tags

Hi, everyone, hope your December has been wonderful so far! Today I'm sharing two tags I made using lots of Gecko Galz products.

For the first tag, I covered a large manila tag with "Holly Days" paper (from the Grandma's House paper pack). Next, I die cut a scalloped circle using "Snow on Cedars" paper (from the Winter Wonderland paper pack). I then sized and fussy cut Santa from the Santa Clause Lane image sheet. I layered these onto the tag, pop dotting Santa. To finish the tag, I added the "Dec. 25" piece (from my stash) and die cut red berry vines to tuck behind the blue circle.

My second tag was cut from the Santa Bingo card. I sized and printed the card, then cut the corners to give it a tag shape. Next, I added a small white doily (Martha Stewart Crafts). The wreath was fussy cut from the Altered Christmas Digital Collage Sheets, which is also where I got the Santa Bingo card. I added a small date piece from my stash. Finally, I sized and fussy cut Santa (from the Santa Claus Lane sheet).

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Gecko Galz December challenge

I have exciting news - I am back on the Gecko Galz design team!! After a year's break filled with babies (a great-nephew, great-niece and a grandson) and lots of babysitting, I have returned to my favorite team. Gecko Galz has such a wonderful variety of images and I love using them in my art work.

Gecko Galz has a customer challenge each month and the December challenge is called "Tag You're It!" - we'd love for you to play along!

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz!! It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! It is up to you!! The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree.

Here is the tag I created, with instructions and products used.

I covered a #8-size manila tag from Ranger with the "Sleigh Ride" paper (Grandma's House paper pack). I cut a piece to place behind the image, using the "Snow on Cedars" paper (Winter Wonderland paper pack). The boy (from the Old Fashioned Christmas images sheet) was sized in Photoshop and then fussy cut. I also sized and fussy cut the wings (Christmas Icons sheet). I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch snowflakes from the "Snow on Cedars" paper and then added a clear gem to the center of each one.

To finish the tag, I covered the back with "Snow on Cedars" paper. I now have a place to write a Christmas message before placing the tag on a gift.

I'm looking forward to sharing more Gecko Galz products with you in December and also in 2017!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Make My Monday and Tag Tuesday shares

I've been crafting quite a bit lately and want to share two finished projects. First up is a card for Make My Monday. The theme is "beach" and there is a color inspiration that goes along with it.

Next is a tag made for Tag Tuesday, where the theme this week is "Feminine". I used a Gecko Galz image, 7 Gypsies card for the tag and pink SU ribbon. I love how this turned out!!

Check out both blogs to see lots of great projects by my fellow dt members. And we would love to have you join us at Make My Monday with a beach project of your own!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sentimental challenge and a Design Team Call

For the next two weeks, we have a new challenge at Make My Monday. Feature a sentiment as the focal point of your project; that's it!

I made a Happy Birthday card - really quick and easy! I used a pre-made card base, piece of patterned paper, a Project Life card and two pieces of numbered washi tape.

We hope you will join us by linking up a Sentimental project. Also, we are looking for 3 new design team members. (Details on the MMM blog).

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I love the meaning behind the holiday, the colors, the flags and the fireworks. Today I am sharing a tag I made for Make My Monday. The theme is "Exploding".

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!!

Monday, June 20, 2016


Hi, it's time for a new theme at Make My Monday. This theme was chosen by me and it's all about fairies! I have three shares today: 2 cards and a gift bag.

The first card was made using a Gecko Galz image. I added patterned paper, a butterfly and a red card base.

The second card uses the same GG image, but this time I put the red layer on a white card base and changed the butterfly to a larger pink one. Not sure which card I like better!

The fairies gift bag was done in a make 'n take at a scrapbook store about an hour from me. The paper and tags were from the Enchanted Forest collection by Graphic 45. We used a gift bag cut from a We R Memory Keepers punch board and two large black tags to form the front and back of the bag.

Please join us at Make My Monday by sharing a fairy creation of your own. Remember, you now have two weeks to upload your project.

Monday, June 6, 2016

I am back!

I'm back and blogging again! After a six month break to help babysit my great-niece and great-nephew (such darling twins!) I am ready to create again for Make My Monday and Tag Tuesday.

Make My Monday has changed a bit since I was gone. The most noticeable change is that each challenge will last for two weeks. Beginning today, the challenge is a photo inspiration.

Here is the photo inspiration.

And here is the tag I made.

I used the colors from the photo and also the circular shapes to make my tag. I began with a large manila tag and covered it with gelatos. The stars were stenciled with ink and the bathing beauty image is from Gecko Galz. I added stamping, sea images, a doily and the large chipboard circle.

We hope that you will join us at Make My Monday and enter this fun challenge!