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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Puttin On The Ritz

Hi girlfriends!
Welcome to September and
Welcome to a new
Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!
Isn't this a fun theme?!
What are you going to make?
Here is mine:
There are so many beautiful
Collage Sheet Sets
in the 
that you may just
lose your mind trying
to choose what to use!

And the only rule for you to enter is
that you use at least one
Gecko Galz item.

That couldn't be any easier!

You can find all the deets Here

including the news that
you can Win a $25.00 Gecko Galz shopping spree!

Plus there are some
gorgeous Design Team samples
that will make you stop eating and sleeping, you wi8ll
be so inspired to create something
wonderful!

I'll see you over there, right?
(And don't forget, you have
until the end of the month to
play along!

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

BINGO!!

Do you have your piece done yet for this month's 
Beach Blanket Bingo Challenge?

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!!

Wouldn't that be awesome to win?!?!


I made a few samples for this month:

They are all very different, even though 
I used the
Seaside Splendour digital Stamp Set for all three.

Sample #1 uses:
  Beachy Keen Paper Pak as the background paper
as well as a Bingo card from 
the A Stitch in Time Collage Sheet Set
Sample #2 also uses the
 Beachy Keen Paper Pak as the background paper
and
The Seaside Splendour Digital Stamp Set.
The only difference with this one is that I added
a blank layer between the background paper and the digital stamp and painted where I wanted
additional colours.
I changed the blend of the stamp to Multiply and that made the
white background disappear, and
the image itself transparent.

This last sample uses a 
paper from the Country Stitches paper pak
that I added the letters for BINGO to
as my background, and again,
a digital stamp from the
Seaside Splendour Digital Stamp Set.

And then I completed it with a sentiment from
the In Other Words digital stamp set.

If you have visited me before, you already know that
my digital projects are always about layering.

And you know that I pretty much finish my products with some
kind of a border from my massive
digital stash.
(and I do mean massive,
It's embarrassing)

I take a gorgeous Gecko Galz paper
from the oodles of choices in the
I add a cropped image from any of the
gorgeous Gecko Galz Collage Sheets,
oodles of which are also in the

We ohly have about a week left for you to link up your 
project with the
so if you haven't already,
GET BUSY!!

And we will see you there!
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 3, 2018

Beach Blanket Bingo

Hi all,
It's August already!
How did that happen?
Humphf.
Since we only have about 2 months of summer here, 
I cry a little every day in August.
lol
BUT, it IS a new month at
and that means a new
Customer Challenge!
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 to get your creative juices flowing...

The Gecko Galz Product I used for this are:

Vintage Summer collage sheets
Scripted Wordart Collage sheets and 
the Altered Artifacts Collage sheet
(which may have been a freebie, 
but there are sheets with 
Bingo cards on them in the shop.)

Everything in my sample is layered, as always.
I rarely step out of my digital box these days,
I always follow the same process for my samples.
Crop the image and wordart you like.
Place it over as many layered papers as you like.
Add your choice of embellies, borders and the like.
And you are DONE!

Remember, you can find all of these fun products at

And you have almost a whole month
to go over to Gecko Galz
and link up your Beach Blanket Bingo.

See you there, and
thank you for stopping by!




Saturday, July 28, 2018

Enjoy The Journey

It's almost August, isn't it?
What have you made for the July Customer Challenge at 

What?!?  You haven't done anything yet?
Well, get at it, girlfriend!!



I used the Up, Up and Away Collage Sheet set 
in each of my samples this month.
I LOVE balloons!

The other Gecko Galz products I used in each sample were:
1. Courtly Love Paper Pak
Charming Words Collage Sheet Set

2. Portabello Paper Pak
Versailles Paper Pak
Charming Worlds Collage Sheet Set

3. Butterfly Drreams Paper Pak
Charming Words Collage Sheet Set

My processes are always the same:
Crop the image I want to use, and the wordart I want to use.
Layer it over a background paper or two.
I may or may not change the blending mode.
Add a border and maybe use a brush, 
both from my stash.
Voila!! Done!!

You know the rules with our challenges:

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!

And you also know that you can find these awesome 
Gecko Galz images, wordarts and papers at

which is also, btw, where you will enjoy
your $25 Shopping Spree if you win!!

So get to it, my friend! 
We always look forward to seeing your creations!



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.