Monday, September 18, 2017

Fabulous Fall

Today I am sharing my Gecko Galz projects for September. First up is a tag, which was sprayed with Tattered Angels ink sprays. The ear of corn image is from the "Harvest Time" collage sheet by Gecko Galz. The turkey is from the "Thankful for Fall" Jewel It sheet. The brown leaves are die cut from Gecko Galz paper. The rest of the items are from my stash.

Next up is a Thanksgiving card, using Gecko Galz papers from the Autumn Colors pack and the Gypsy Market papers. I cut the paper into 1.5" squares and attached them to a card base. The image is from the "Thanksgiving Memories" collage sheet. Final touches were a flower with a button center and the word Thankful which was cut from the "Thankful for Fall" Jewel It sheet.

My final project is a pumpkin card. The pumpkin was die cut with the "Montegue" paper (from the Star Crossed paper pack). The background paper is from the "Autumn Harvest" paper pack and the large leaf is the "Thanksgiving" paper (from the Mayflower paper pack) The small leaves were punched out of paper scraps from my stash. The word sticker is also from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all the fabulous fall collage sheets and paper packs at Gecko Galz.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Eiffel Tower

The Paris theme is on at Tag Tuesday for another week. Once again, I used the Eiffel Tower on my tag. I cut a large tag from free paper received in a Stampington publication, which had the image on it. I also added a large die cut heart, bit of lace and a blue rose. The word love was die cut in blue.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Trip to Paris

Please join Tag Tuesday as we visit Paris - our new theme for the next two weeks!. The tag I made was created using distress inks, a Paris background stamp, a little girl (from Tim Holtz's paper dolls pack) and bits from my stash.

Have a wonderful day - thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Back to School

I made another tag for Tag Tuesday's new theme.... Back to School. This tag was covered with Prima paper and then a die cut of the alphabet was layered on top. The image has been in my stash forever. I added a star and pen nib, as handwriting is his favorite school subject!

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the Tag Tuesday blog to see lots of wonderful school themed tags.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back to School

As the month of August winds down many children are heading back to school. That's the new theme at Tag Tuesday for the next two weeks - Back to School. Here is my first tag for this challenge.

This tag was made with Tim Holtz distress inks, a rubber stamp and little bits from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and please join us at Tag Tuesday!

Friday, August 18, 2017

By the Shore

The Gecko Galz customer challenge this month is "By the Shore". I made two cards for this theme and I'd like to share them with you.

The first card uses an image from Sea Side Icons. The image was sized, fussy cut and layered over a background oval, which I die cut out of "Beach Front" paper (By the Shore paper pack). I cut a second image of the girl and pop dotted her over the girl in the shell. I added a small doily behind her head first. The word "love" is punched from a Teresa Collins punch. I also added two small blue flowers above the word love. The card base is white.

The second card uses an image from the "Cuties by the Shore" collage sheet. The background paper is "In Marble Halls" which was embossed with a bubbles embossing folder. I added the Hello word sticker and some die cut seashells to the card. The card base is blue.

Next I have two cards made with images from the "Paper Lanterns" collage sheets. Background papers are from the Gypsy Market paper pack. Both card bases are white.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Use Your Scraps

I made another tag for Tag Tuesday's theme of Use Your Scraps. I have so many scraps that I keep them in a ten drawer cart. The drawers are organized by color - pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black and gray. The drawers are pretty full because I love to keep even the tiniest bits of paper!

For this tag, I made a grid style with the paper scraps. I added items from my stash and used colored pencils on the flowers and to outline the bird.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Theme!!

We have a new theme at Tag Tuesday - Use Your Scraps. It can be paper scraps, ribbon scraps, images - just about any bits and bobs you've saved. Please link up a tag here and check out the nice prize you might win.

I clean my rubber stamps by stamping them onto scrap paper to get rid of excess ink. The background of this tag is made from a feather stamp. The birds are ripped from an old bird book. The word strip is from Tim Holtz. For the final touches, I added the blue heart and kraft bow.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

One more tag

Here is another tag I made using blue and orange. I did some spraying, stamping and masking (the lady). Then I added a die cut flower and items from my stash. A bit of orange ribbon finished it off.

Don't forget - you still have several days to enter a tag and possibly win the cute little owl that Chrissie made. Just add your tag, made with your favorite color combo, here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Blue & Orange

What is my very favorite color combination? I love blue and orange, with a touch of white!! It's such a cheerful mix!

Please join us at Tag Tuesday. Create a tag with your favorite color combination and you may win a lovely prize. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Favorite Color Combo

For Tag Tuesday, Chrissie has chosen the theme of "Favorite Color Combination". She is offering a really cute prize - a darling little owl she made. Check it out here. Create a tag using your favorite colors, link it up at Tag Tuesday and you may win!!

Here is a favorite color combo of mine - yellow, pink and blue. The tag is made from a scrap of yellow paper, pink teacup cut from a Tim Holtz die and stickers.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In a Mermaid's Garden

Hi, I have three cards to share that I made using Gecko Galz products. Our customer challenge theme for this month is all about mermaids. There is still time to join us and possibly win a prize! Just click here and you will be linked to all the contest details.

My first card features a lovely GG mermaid image that I printed and then fussy cut. The oval shape is die cut from Fizzy Water which is from the By the Shore paper pack. Striped paper from the Sea Side paper pack was used for the background. The corners were punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The seahorse and coral were printed and then fussy cut from Sea Side Icons. All the pieces were layered onto a white card base.



Next I made two travel themed cards. The first is Amsterdam. Using the Roads Less Traveled collage set, I enlarged the Amsterdam image and adhered it to a red card base. The Dutch girl is from the Little Ladies from Around the World collage set. I die cut her and offset her onto the card. Finally, I added the words "Wish You Were Here", which is a wooden sticker from my stash.

For the second travel themed card I printed the Greece image from the Roads Less Traveled set and then layered it onto the Greece paper from the Great Adventure paper pack. Those two pieces were attached to cardboard and then a white card base. The final touch was the Greek statue (which I sized and fussy cut) from the Apothecary Labels collage set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Back again...

with another Cake tag to share! When I was a child, my father used to sing these words - "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake." He sang those words over and over. I thought he made it up. The other day I looked online and found out that it's an actual song from the 1950's!! It was really popular then.

I used background paper from Gecko Galz on the tag. It's called "Take the Cake" from the Kitchy Kool paper set. I added yellow Stickles to the candle flames. I printed out the words and then outlined around them with a blue gel pen. The heart is from my stash. The edges of the tag were inked with brown chalk ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It's Tuesday...

and time for a new challenge at Tag Tuesday. The theme for the next 2 weeks has been chosen by Wilma and it's "Cake". Here is a tag I made, using a cake I cut from a Daphne's Diary calendar. The image is Marie Antoinette (from Gecko Galz). It was die cut and layered over a blue Doodlebug doily.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy July!!

I picked the theme "The Beach" for Tag Tuesday's challenge this time. Here are the tags I made.

My first tag is made with Gecko Galz images for the background and the little boy. I stamped the anchor in blue, the edges of the tag in brown, added brown ribbon and a Tim Holtz phrase sticker.

The second tag has a background made with Distress Oxide inks. I stamped the seaweed with Ranger Archival ink. The fish was stamped and then fussy cut. Both the crab die cut and the fish were pop dotted to the tag. Finally, I stamped bubbles coming out of the fish's mouth.

Please join us and link a Beach tag to Tag Tuesday. We'd love to have you!

Monday, June 19, 2017

More Texture

I made another tag for the Texture theme at Tag Tuesday. I call it "2 heads are better than one".

I began by covering a #8 size tag with orange Basic Grey paper. I then added a strip of BG material. I tore a strip of cardboard and adhered it to the tag. I layered an old piece of stamped paper on top of that, a few staples, some pink dyed tissue paper, metal number 2 and german scrap to trim the bottom of the tag. The two faces were added last. One is a paper clay face and the other is a stamped phrenology head with added wings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Today I'm sharing a card dedicated to fathers. It uses Gecko Galz products and is on the GG blog today.

The background paper is from the Roads Less Traveled & Timeless paper packs. I cut the world landmarks into three rectangles and pieced them onto the Timeless paper (blue paper with the crown). The father & son image is from the Man O'Man collage sheet, as are the words "World's Greatest Dad". The world is die cut from a Tim Holtz die (Sizzix).

It's circus time at Gecko Galz! I made a card and 3 ATC's - all featuring clowns. All the clown images are from the Clowning Around collage sheets.

I also made two patriotic cards. These images are from the Stars and Stripes collage sheets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Texture

New theme at Tag Tuesday for the next 2 weeks is "Texture", chosen by Wendy. My tag is all pink and uses dry embossing, twine and pearls for texture. The lady is cut from Gecko Galz paper with a Sizzix die. The tag top was punched with a Stampin' Up punch.

Please join us and link up a texture tag of your own - we'd love to have you!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Another Animal Tag

This animal is a Hipster Goat. I made the background using Distress Oxide inks. Such fun stamps and inks!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Theme @ Tag Tuesday

Hi, everyone! We have a new theme at Tag Tuesday - Animals!! Today I'm sharing the first of many tags I made.

I've switched Ranger designers today and am featuring a tag using products from Dyan Reaveley. Last week I was able to take two classes from Dyan - let me tell you, she is a fantastic teacher!! This tag was painted using her line of Dylusions paints. They go on smoothly and dry quickly. The cat stamp is also from Dyan, as is the quote.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tim Holtz!

As I'm sure you can tell from my posts and the products I love to use - I am a really big Tim Holtz fan!!! The new Distress Oxide inks of his are awesome! My sister and I are having loads of fun using them.

I made 2 more tags for Tag Tuesday's "Anything Goes" theme. For the first one, I used only Distress Oxide inks and then stamped on the tag with Tim's butterfly stamp.

I made the second tag using a mix of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks. I love the background this made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Country Charm

For Gecko Galz this month I made two cards to share with you. I followed the country charm theme (May's customer challenge).

The first one uses a bee from the "What's the Buzz" collage sheet and a butterfly from the "How Does My Garden Grow" sheet. The die cut oval was made using "Potluck" paper from the Kitchen Sink collection.

I love the pretty image on the second card - it's from the "Country Charm" collage sheet. The background paper is from the "Country Charm" paper pack. I also added a bit of floral trim and a blue Doodlebug doily. The word hello on both cards is cut from a Sizzix die.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Anything Goes!

Today I'd like share a tag I made for Tag Tuesday. The theme is "Anything Goes".

I've been using a lot of Tim Holtz Distress products lately to make the backgrounds on my tags. This time, I colored a manila tag with Distress Crayons, wet my (gloved) finger and blended the colors. Then I used Ranger Archival black ink to stamp text. The seahorse and heart were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Face Tags

I have three more face tags to share for Tag Tuesday.

The first tag's background is showing part of the Titanic (I purchased a collage sheet years ago; sorry, can't remember who from). The lady and child were stamped, using a B Line Designs stamp called "Hannah's Son". I added paper at the top of the tag, lace at the bottom and also blue adhesive paper ribbon. The word sticker is from Tim Holtz. The flowers are from Prima.

The second tag features a Gecko Galz image and paper covering the tag. The heart doily, word sticker and butterfly are from my stash.

I made the last tag by stamping the man's face onto a plain manila tag. I covered the face with a scrap of paper and inked the rest of the tag using Distress inks. I removed the paper and finished inking around his face. The word Epic was in my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two challenges you can enter!

I want to share two challenges that you can enter - they have prizes offered, with a chance for you to win!!

First up is Gecko Galz. The customer challenge this month is Country Charm. All you need to do is use at least one Gecko product in your project and link it up. Details are here. I made a bunny for this month.

I love making home decor items and so I'm always watching for pieces to buy that I can decorate. This little bunny is wooden and he's from the Target dollar spot. He was plain, no decoration except yellow paint around the edge. I used paper from the "Country Stitches" paper pack and covered the body. Then I used a Tim Holtz die (Tattered Flowers) and various Gecko Galz papers to cut and layer the flowers. I added a gold resin flower from Stampin' Up in the center.


Next up is a tag I made for Tag Tuesday. The theme was chosen by Chrissie and is Faces. She is offering a prize and the details are on her blog, which you can link to from the Tag Tuesday main page.

It just so happens that my sister and I attended a show last week called Adventures in Stamping. It's a stamper's dream and I wait for it all year long! We purchased the new Tim Holtz Hipster Animals stamps and dies. We also splurged and bought the new Distress Oxide inks!! We had fun trying them out the other day and I decided to make the ostrich for one of my face tags. I used the oxide inks to cover the tag - I love the soft look - and then I stamped the ostrich with Walnut Stain Distress ink, die cut it out and colored it with chalks. The word EPIC was stamped and punched out in a star shape. I used the die cut and green paper to make the glasses.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Statue of Liberty

I'm sharing a tag I made that features a World Heritage Site found in the United States - the Statue of Liberty. I remember visiting it when I was in high school. It's amazing!

I stamped the statue in green ink onto a kraft oval die cut. The banner pieces were punched with a Stampin' Up punch and I covered the tag with a map design (patterned paper from Hobby Lobby). The word "freedom" is from Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tag Tuesday - Share your heritage

Hello, just a quick post, sharing a tag of my Dad. He was 8 years old and it was his first day of school for that year. I love the clothes he's wearing and the little schoolbag in his hand. Perfect first day outfit!

Please join us at Tag Tuesday and link up a heritage tag of your own.

Alice in Wonderland

Hello! Today I am sharing a tray that I made using Alice in Wonderland images from Gecko Galz. I love the Wonderland characters and was able to use lots of my favorites in this project!

The images are from the "Go Ask Alice" and "Wonderland" collage sheets. The background papers are from the Wonderland paper pack. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the large tea cups.

Next up is a card I made. I sized and fussy cut the white rabbit from the Wonderland set. He is standing on a tea cup sized and fussy cut. Both were pop dotted to the blue background paper which is called "Wonderland". That was attached to "Shanghi" paper from the Great Adventure paper pack and then put on a black card base. I added a clock and metal tea pot charm from my stash.

Finally, I have three tags I made. The tags were made with various Gecko Galz papers and images from the "Domestic Goddess" collage sheets.

Thanks for stopping by!