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Monday, November 6, 2017

Christmas is coming!

and that means there is a brand new
customer challenge at
and that there are lots of amazing products
at the
just waiting for your to use them in your
challenge project!
The only hard and fast rule for our challenge is that
you use at least one Gecko Galz product
in your piece and when you see all
the great Christmas paper paks, digital stamp
sets, and collage sheets,
I'll bet you end up using mostly
Gecko Galz products for
whatever you create!

I used at least one item in each of
my samples this month that is
specifically NOT one of the
Gecko Galz Christmas-themed items:

Gecko Galz products used:

Coquette paper pak
Little Reindeers collage sheet Set
Merry and Bright Paper Pak
O Christmas Sayings digital stamp Set


Gecko Galz products used:

Little Reindeers collage sheet Set
Peppermint Lane paper pak
Coquette paper pak 
Christmas Time stamp Set



Gecko Galz products used:
Christmas Chic Collage Sheet Set
Chocolate Box paper Set
The chalkboard wordart is a freebie from years ago. 
You can add any other words or sentiments you like.

There is nothing to making these digital cards if you have
a program that allows you to create projects
using any of the Gecko Galz
images, papers, digital stamps and wordart.
You just work up from the background
paper, adding whatever you like,
and applying styles and blend modes
which make you happy!
Think of it as stacking items one on top of the other.
And as I have shown, you can combine 
NON-Christmas products and create
gorgeous cards with those!
Your imagination is
the only limit.

And for those of you who make your
creations with paper and scissors,
just print out whatever components you want to use,
cut them out and stack them, one on top of the other.
Fancy it up with glitter, bling, stickers, lace or any of the 
 (many) treasures you have in your stash.

(We know you have a stash)

Exactly the same process!

So whether you are a digital artist,
or a paper and scissors Master,
you have no reason for not participating
in our 
DECEMBER
SANTA CLAUS LANE
CUSTOMER CHALLENGE!

You can find all the deets here!

Come on, get your Ho, Ho, Ho on with us!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Santa Claus Lane

It is a new month at Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
(Well, now that I think about it, it's a new month everywhere!)
but in Geckoland, that means there is a new Customer Challenge
that you will want to take part in!

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
This month's theme is
SANTA CLAUSE LANE


And here is a sample I made just for you!


I made this sample using papers and an image from the 
Winter Wonderlands set 
and an image from Chic Christmas 
(which is, I think, my favorite 
Christmas Collage Sheet Set!)

You can get these great products in the

Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

and don't miss the samples the DT has done for you

at the main blog: Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

I can hardly wait to see what you create!
And thanks for coming by!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gecko Galz Trick and Treats Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop


This is your fifth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is
"Winter Children".

And here are some samples I made featuring your
free Collage Sheet:










Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!

 This is a $176 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the 


between the 26th of October and the 30th of 

October and your name goes in again for a better

 chance of winning 

(each purchase you make that weekend 

gives you another chance to win) 


Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet

Winter Children”

Just right click and save to your computer


Now have fun visiting each Blog

Patti Fisher (that's me)

Leanne Seed

If you get lost, here is the beginning:
Gecko Galz


Good luck!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oogedy-Boogedy October

It's  time for me to show you what I have 
created for the month of October

I love me some Halloween.
Yup.
I surely do.
And I fell in love with the new Dark Arts Collage Sheet Set at
IN LOVE!
You have to go and check it out!
Really!
I can hardly contain my excitement!
Here, let's see what I did with it:

Isn't this woman amazing?!
(I don't know how that creepy guy behind her
got in there, but she had better be careful.)
And he is by Beth Rimmer.
I placed her over a paper by Cryztal Rain,
added the raven and moon from the Arsenic and Old Lace
Digital Stamp Set.
I finished it with another paper from the Coven paper pak
by putting it over the whole piece
and changing the blending mode so that
the whole thing looked spookier.
See, you can even use these papers as overlays!


What do I say about this? lol
Well, I bumped up the saturation of the
image from Dark Arts to make it kind of bright and neon-y.
(is that a word?)
The magenta background I made to match the
doll and then I placed a paper from
the In Marble Halls Paper Pak
(greatly enlarged) between the background 
paper and the doll image.
Somehow, a skeleton by Beth Rimmer snuck in there too.
THAT'S spooky!
The wordart is a Font I can't remember 
the name of, with a white outline.


This time the background paper is from the Freaky Paper Pak.
Gecko Galz has so many cool Halloween items in their shop!
I erased the background from the woman,
added a couple of embellies by Brandy Murray
and it's done!  Couldn't have been easier!


In this one the background paper is from the Coven Paper Pak and
the wordart is from the Scripted set. 
I did not change the blend mode this time on the wordart, as the background is too dark
and too busy for you to be able to see it.

The background paper on this last one is from 
the Coven paper pak and over top of it 
I put three layers of paper I made to
match the colors in the image by using
the eyedropper and paint bucket tools.
The bats are the digital stamp.
That cat is watching your every move.
(and he is by Cajoline)
DON'T TRY TO LEAVE!!!!

The process I used for these is simple and straightforward.

 I choose a paper for the background.
I crop the image from the Dark Arts page.
Using a mask of my choice, (in all these cases, by Paula Wright)
I layer the masked image over top of the paper.

I sometimes will add one of the Gecko Galz digital stamps and/or icons.
This month I used the Arsenic and Old Lace stamps and icons.

Or maybe words. 
It's all up to you.

The digital stamps are so easy to use.
Did you know that when you change the blend mode
to darken or multiply and that will make the white 
background disappear!
Magic!!!
Then to finish the piece off, I usually add
a border overlay from my massive stash of digital yummies, 
and maybe an embellie from the same massive stash.

So that is my creative contribution for the month.

Make sure you check out the other projects
from our incredibly talented Design Team!
Each day on the Gecko Galz blog there
is a link to each designer's blog and a
free stamp for you!
And for sure, go see all the gorjuss
Halloween items in the

I'll bet you get as carried away as I did!
And it's only the beginning of the month!
See you at the Gecko Galz blog!

Thanks for stopping by, says
Electra, walking away backwards very slowly......


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Flowers



credits:  ETC by Danyale, Just Jaimee,
Nancy Rowe Janitz

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Red

for this week's Take A Word

credits:  Gecko Galz

Wonderland


credits:  Gecko Galz, Berna Datema

Thanks for coming by!

Bumpity Bump

It is a new month at Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
(Well, now that I think about it, it's a new month everywhere!)
but in Geckoland, that means there is a new Customer Challenge
that you will want to take part in!

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

I made something for this challenge to get you thinking, using the new
Dark Arts Collage Sheet
I cropped the woman from the Dark Arts Collage sheet
and used a mask (by Paula Wright) with her.
Then I placed it over a paper from the 
Tribal First Paper pak.
(Did you know Gecko Galz has a lot of GORGEOUS Papers?)
I placed some wings behind her (by Beth Rimmer), and then
added a white smoke brush over top
(a free brush by Brusheezy)
All done!

Remember you don't have to do a digital project like I did-
The Gecko Galz images can all be easily printed, cut out and used for cards, ATC's Scrapbooking, anything your imagination can concoct.
And there are a lot of very cool Halloween images in the shop.

Check out the 

and don't miss the samples the DT has done for you
at the main blog: Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

And while we are chatting, did you know that
Gecko Galz is having a
Design Team Call?
No word of a lie, it really is
FUN!!!
Deets are on the Blog
and the deadline for applications is October 15th.

Just one more thing.
And it's a secret, so don't tell anyone.
Did you know our annual bloghop is coming soon?
Sign up for the newsletter and you'll be
the first to know.
Well, not exactly the first, since I told you,
but keep it under your hat will ya?  Just you and me.
It'll be our secret.  




Thanks for coming by!!
See you soon!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Already?

Well, it is already September and I am
wondering where the summer went?

That's the bad news.
But there is good news!
It a new month at
Yesiree Bob, it's
HARVEST TIME!
But wait there is more!
There are new Harvest Time goodies in the

I made a few things which hopefully can help
get your creative juices flowing.
I used some of the (many) new items.


for this first one, 
I used these Gecko Galz products:

High Tea Paper pak
La Boheme paper 
All You Need is Love digital stamp set
Be Thankful digital stamp set

The process I used for these is simple and straightforward.

 I choose two papers, one for the background
and one, which, with a mask of my choice, I layer over top
of the first paper.
I crop the collage sheet image I want, and again, use a mask, 
and again, put it over top of the last item.
I sometimes will add one of the Gecko Galz digital stamps.
Sometimes not.
Sometimes I will add a Gecko Galz icon from one of the
digital kits.
Or maybe words. 
It's all up to you.
These digital stamps are so easy to use.
Did you know that when you change the blend mode
to darken or multiply and that will make the white 
background disappear!
Magic!!!
Then to finish the piece off, I usually add
a border overlay from my massive stash of digital yummies.

Obviously, if you have never done digital
scrapbooking, none of this will make any sense to you, 
BUT
if you go over to the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking, you will see 
lots of terrific samples from talented members of the
Design Team that are made with
paper and scissors and all of those
traditional goodies.
Gecko Galz products are incredibly versatile.



for this one, 
I used these Gecko Galz products:

Thankful for Fall Collage Sheet
Mayflower Paper Pak



And for this one I used:

Gatsby Paper pak
Gypsy Market paper pak
Be Thankful Jewel It Collage Sheet
"I love you"  Holiday Icon from the 
Holiday Icon Digital kit

Have you entered the September  Customer Challenge yet?


The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product 
(this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.

I can hardly wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvest Time

It's a new month at
Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
with
a wonderful new customer challenge!
HARVEST TIME

Here is a little something I made to get you inspired.

for my sample I used
Gecko Galz products:  

Marble Halls Paper Pak
Chalkboard Sentiments
Curiosity Shop Icons
Thankful For Fall Jewel It Sheet
(as well as a border from Studio Tangie and a jewel from Dezinaworld)


How to play along with the customer challenge?

You must use at least one item by Gecko Galz Scrapbooking.  
If   you sign up for
 the monthly gecko galz newsletter you'll get a free collage sheet
 every month.  sign up at the blog here, on the top left.  there are
 also wonderful freebies at the gecko galz pinterest page.  and
 there are always wonderful deals at the etsy shop -- and if you
 are a newsletter subscriber you'll also get notice of the special one
 buck wednesday deals! for this challenge your deadline to link up
 is September 31!

I will join you for Harvest Time at

Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Inability to Follow Directions

So this is what was posted for the coming week's  The Three Muses challenge:
 let's use a small black and white photo WITHIN a colorful art page. 

I however, did two big photos on a scrapbook,
non-artsy pastel page.
But it is what it is.
And I don't care.
And yes, that IS me.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Brights

I finally made something that is not digital!  
It's a journal page for
the August challenge at
Thanks for looking!

Electra, over and out.

Using My Scraps

This is for Tag Tuesday,
at the very end of the week.
Better late than never, right?