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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? 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beauty

is my granddaughter...

credits: Just Jaimee, LynnMarie,:CD McCosky


Thanks for coming by!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summertime

(which I am enjoying tremendously!)


credits:, Kim Jensen, Studio Basic,Little Butterfly Wings, Mommyish,  Pink Reptile Designs

Stay cool, friends!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quote


credits:  Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings

Electra, over and out.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Postcard

I haven't done anything for
for ages and ages and ages.
But today I did:
credits:  Danwn Inskip, Lynn Grieveson, Little Butterfly Wings, Studio Basic, Just Jaimee

And I had a blast!
Thanks for coming by.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Purple

for this week's Take A Word

credits:  Studio Rosey Posey, Crowabout Studios, Anna Aspnes,
Kimeric Kreations, Marta van Ek, Cottage Creations

Thanks for stopping by!

Stargazing


credits:  Kimeric Kreations, Eena's Creations, NBK Designs,
Holliewood Studios, Lynn Grieveson

Thanks for comiong by!

Seaside Fun!

Have you seen the gorjuss new digital papers
and collage sheets at 
There are so many fun ones to choose from!
I had a blast making these samples for this month's theme over at
The theme is
BY THE SHORE

products used:

Timeless Paper pak
Flower Power Paper Pak
brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the 
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit 
Cuties by the Shore Collage Sheet


products used:

Timeless Paper Pak
Splish Splash Paper Pak
brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the 
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit 
Splish Splash Collage Sheet


products used:

Timeless Paper Pak
Splish Splash Paper Pak

brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit
Cuties by the Shore Collage Sheet

The process I use for these is all the same.
And as you see, I used a lot of the same products.
Gecko Galz products are so versatile and the
collage sheets have so many images to choose from!
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 add some sea side icons, placing them over or under the main image,
wherever I like.
I erase any parts I don't want.
Sometimes I add a border overlay or not,
depending on my mood. lol
And maybe some words and/or brushes.

Use your creativity to the max!!

I went with a vintage theme this month, but
there are retro, mermaid, swimming pool and
all sorts of digital stamps, papers and collage sheets 
that are perfect for this theme!

I probably don't have to remind you, but
our Customer challenge is running
until the end of the month
and that gives you lots of time
so make something wonderful!
Get all the deets
I'll see you
(and your terrific art) there soon!


Thanks for coming by!

Monday, July 31, 2017

By The Shore

It's a new month at
and that means we have a new
Customer Challenge!
This month's theme is 
By The Shore

and I made this to help you start thinking about what you are going to make:

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  Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!!
How can you not play along?!

These are the Gecko Galz products I used for this:

Sea Side Papers
Sea Side Icons
Sea Side snapshots
Just Words

The background is a sea side paper
Over that I put the sea side snapshot and added
a frame
I placed a border overlay over that 
(Manu Zimmerman, Lara's Digital World)
I relolored it to match the icon in the top left.
I placed seaside side icons where I thought they would look good.
Finally
I finished it off with wordart from the 
Just Words collage sheet.
I can't wait to see what you make!

Make it the way you want it, just by layering!

And thanks for stopping by!