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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day!

That has nothing to do with our new
July Gecko Galz Challenge.
I just felt like wishing you a Happy Canada Day!

Speaking of Canada, why don't you come up this summer and say Hi?
And take some photos.  And do a scrapbook LO.
And enter it in our new challenge:
Mind you, you'll need to come up here before the end of July.
But you can do that, right?

OK, ok, even if you don't come visit, there are
LOTS of awesome travel-themed products in the 

I made this little piece to get you thinking:

The Gecko Galz products I used for my sample are

Postcards From Abroad Collage Sheet

First Class Passage and
St Peters Square paper paks

That pretty font I used for the words is Porcelain.
I found it free on one of the many free font sites.
Basically, I cropped the image I wanted from the collage sheet.
And layered it over repeated layers of the background papers.
In between the layers, I used a brush by Amanda Sok, 
pulling the colours from the original image.

I finished it with the words.
I think it may have taken 20 minutes.
I love Digital art.

But just in case you don't do digital,
This could just as easily be done by printing the 
various layers and image and
cutting them out and stacking them.
Easy as pie.

(Although I have never made an
especially good pie)

What are you going to make
for this month's 
Customer CHALLENGE?

The only requirement is that you use
at least one item from the amazing
Gecko Galz Etsy shop

I look forward to seeing your creation.
Link up at
 Gecko Galz

and Good Luck!!

Electra, off to celebrate Canada a bit more.
Over and Out.





Monday, June 25, 2018

Retro Summertime


Is it summer where you live?
Or is it winter?

When it's winter (here in Canada) it feels like it will ALWAYS be winter. lol
But it's lovely and sunny and hot now!

You know, I feel a bit old when I see retro pictures (like the amazing retro collage sheets that Gecko Galz has) and
I realize that I am retro.
(for that matter, I am vintage too)
Oh, so depressing. lol

Here are a few ATC's that I made with the
Retro Summer theme in mind:





for these I used the Summer Sweeties Collage Sheet set and the
Gidget Mini Paper Pak
These items and lots of other Retro goodness
can be found at our Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

I finished them off with some old embellies from my stash.
Never any shortage of embellies from my stash.
I'm guessing you are in the same boat.

You still have a few days 
(until the end of the month)
to enter your Summer Retro Creation
in the 

And you may just win a $25.00 shopping spree!
All the deets can be found Here

These ATC's were so easy.
I cropped the images I wanted, printed them out
in a 2.5" x 3.5" size and fussy-cut the ladies out.
I printed the backgrounds in the same size.
I edged the images with some Salty Ocean Ranger ink,
to give some depth and then glued them all together.
Added the embellies and ALL DONE.



You can get something like this done before you go to bed tonight.
Unless of course, it is morning when you read this.
But you can really get them done before
bed then!

So we'll see you over there!
And thanks so much for stopping by!



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Retro Summer!

I love Retro!
I love summer!

and so does
Gecko Galz Scrapbooking!

Lookee!


What are you going to make
for this month's 
Customer CHALLENGE?

The only requirement is that you use
at least one item from the amazing

and there are so many retro-themed
treasures there, you may just 
LOSE YOUR MIND!

I made this just for you:
And I used two of the new products
in the shop:

Gidgit mini paper pak
and the Summer Sweeties collage sheet set.

along with a background paper from
the Seeing Red paper pak.

Isn't it fun? 

You have the whole entire 
month of June to create something about link it up
on the 
Gecko Galz Scrapbooking blog.

I look forward to seeing what you create!
And thanks for stopping by

Electra, over and out!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

More Asian Beauty

Today is my day to be featured on the 
and you know what this month's theme is,
don't you?

I used the digital stamp set called
Asian Splendor to make some ATC's




I merely printed them out and coloured them
with markers,
placed each one over top of
a paper background from the
Tokyo Gardens paper pak and
added embellies from my stash.
Fun, eh?

I also made a few digital pieces using the
Little Asian Girl collage sheet set
and the Tokyo Gardens paper pak as well.




The wordart is from the Chalkboard Sentinments and 
The Beautiful Words  collage sheet set.

Gecko Galz does Asian images
better than ANYONE,in my humble opinion.
And you can find all of their
lovely digital images, stamps and papers ate Wo

And don't forget, you still have a few days
to create something for the current customer challenge!


Thanks for stopping by, friends,
I love every single one of you! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to May!

and to a new Customer Challenge at


What are you going to create for this theme?
I made a digital creation to help jumpstart
your muse
(not that you need it)
I used the 
Beautiful Asian Ladies collage sheet set, 
 the Scripted wordart Collage Sheet Set,
and the
Tokyo Gardens paper pak.

Isn't it pretty?

You can find these gorgeous products in the

You know, you only
need to use at least one Gecko Galz product
to participate in the challenge.
That is the only hard part of it.
Using only
ONE product!
You can find all the deets on the


Not only that, you will find an
amazing selection of art from our
talented Design Team for this
month's theme.

We look forward to seeing what you create for our
Asian Beauty Challenge

And thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring is almost here!

except that it seems to keep snowing where I live.  😩

But no mind,
you know that this month's theme at
Garden Bliss already, right?
And you have linked your piece up for the 
customer challenge on the 
Gecko Galz blog, right?

Having said that, I have a couple more pieces
that I made for this month's Garden Bliss theme:

Gecko Galz products used:
In The Garden Collage Sheets
St Peters background paper
Beautiful Borders frame
In Other Words digital Stamp Set


Gecko Galz products used:
In The Garden Collage Collage Sheets
Flower Power background paper
Scripted Collage Sheet Set

As always, my digital pieces are all about layering.
I crop the image I want from the collage sheet set.
Either I place a frame around it or add a style, like
I did in my second piece.
(in this case, a bevel style)
Add some wordart, either with a digital stamp, 
or crop what you want from a collage sheet

Then add some kind of border from your stash, 
or free brushwork, or whatever you like.

(You know you have a huge stash, just like me😊

And you are done!

You still have time to link up for this month's 
customer challenge, so if you haven't already,
get busy! 
The challenge for the month ends at
the end of the month and the only requirement
is that you use at least one
Gecko Galz product.
How easy-peasey is that?


Don't forget, all of these
lovely products are available at

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Electra, over and out.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Garden Bliss

Welcome to April!
And welcome to our brand new 
Customer Challenge:
GARDEN BLISS

What are you going to create for this theme?
I made a digital creation to help jumpstart
your muse
(not that you need it)
I used the Garden Time collage sheet
and one of the papers from the
Parisian Dreams paper pak.

You can find these gorgeous products in the

You know, you only
need to use at least one Gecko Galz product
to participate in the challenge.
That is the only hard part of it.
Using only
ONE product!
You can find all the deets on the


Not only that, you will find an
amazing selection of art from our
talented Design Team for this
month's theme.

We look forward to seeing what you create for our
GARDEN BLISS
challenge.

And thanks so much for
stopping by!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Paris In Springtime

Isn't springtime lovely?
And wouldn't springtime in Paris be even lovelier?
One can dream.
Or, one can just create dreamy
projects in this month's theme at
using some of the yummy prodects in the

I made four projects this month,
just because I love both the theme
and the products available!

 Gecko Galz products used:
Love Potion #9 paper pak
Parisian Gardens craft kit (icons and paper)

 Gecko Galz products used:
Parisian Gardens craft kit (Marie, frame, tag)
Coquette craft kit (hot pink icon)
 Gecko Galz products used:
Que Sera Sera paper pak
Pastoral Beauty collage Sheet set
French Connection digital stamp set
Gecko Galz products used:
Magnolia Blossoms paper pak
Parisian Garden craft kit (Marie)
C'est La Vie paper pak
French Connection digital stamp set
In Other Words digital stamp set

If you have been here before,
you know how I do my digital pieces.
The process is always very simple and always the same:

I just layer one piece over top of another, using
a photo mask, or the magic wand tool
to remove the background and add
a style of two and a few
little embellishments from my (VAST) stash. lol

If you would like more explicit instructions,
just leave me a comment, with your email addy 
and I will get in touch with you!

Having said all this, I do
want to mention that
(seeing as how I LOVE Marie Antoinette)
there in a new collage sheet set in the
Etsy Shop called
Viva Marie
and the images are GLORIOUS!!
Be sure to check them out.

And don't forget about this month's
customer challenge-
you still have a few days left!

Just be sure to use a minimum of
one Gecko Galz item and link your 
project up to the blog
before March 31, 2018.

You can still be eligible to win a
$25.00 Gecko Galz shopping spree!!

Thanks for coming by
and enjoy your spring, no matter
where you are!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paris In Springtime

It's a new month and that means a brand new 
customer challenge at


You're going to play along with us, right?
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product!
And you can find all sorts of them
HERE

And the winner will receive a 
$25.00 Geck Galz Shopping Spree!

This is what I made for you to help you get started:

The background paper is from the 
Courtly Love paper pak, and over that I placed a paper from
the C'est La Vie paper pak.
Aren't they pretty?
I added a pink stroke to the top paper and
applied a bevel style to the same paper to make it
look like it is kind of "in a window frame "
of the background paper. Then I
added one more rose from the Coquette Craft kit.
I cropped the image of Marie Antoinette from
the Viva Marie Collage Sheet set
and extracted it using the magic wand tool.
She looked like she needed a date.
So I gave her the handsome gentleman from
the Parisian Garden Craft kit.
finished it off with wordart from the
All You Need is Love digital stamp set.

Finally, I added a free brush
from Brusheezy across the bottom.
And Voila!

(That's French, by the way)

Be sure to check out the samples
from the rest of the design team on the


See you over there!
And thanks for coming by today!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Visions In Green

How has your month been so far?
Did you have a good Valentine's Day?
And are you getting ready for the next holiday
St Paddy's Day?
I've been putting on the green this month and
made a few pieces to get you thinking in 
GREEN!
 And I used the Collage Sheet set
Vision In Green to make them all.


Other Gecko Galz products used for this first one are:
Le Boheme paper pak
In Other Words digital stamp set


and for this second one I used
Fab Frames Collage Sheet Set
St Peters Square paper pak


and for the third,
Courtly Love and Coquette paper paks
Le Boheme icons from the 
Le Bohome Craft kit

You guys all know by now if you have been here before
that my digital creations are very simple.
I just layer one piece over top of another and add
little embellishments from my (VAST) stash. lol

If you have photo editing software, 
you will know how easy it is.

And it is made every so easy by the
gorgeous designs from the 

Aren't the women from the 
Vision In Green set lovely?
SO fun to work with!

Have you entered the Gecko Galz
Customer Challenge yet?
All the deets are on the 
Gecko Galz Blog

You still have time, you know!

Take a look at this Vision In green Collage sheet set at the
and you will also see all the gorgeous green
treasures we have for you there!

See you over there and thanks for coming by!