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Monday, December 31, 2018

Love Is In The Air

Welcome to 2019!
And congratulations on 
surviving 2018!
It was quite the ride!

And of course a new year means
a new month and that means
a brand new challenge at

You know the deal with our
Monthly Customer Challenges

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

(including the fact that YOU
could be the winner of a $25.00 shopping spree
by linking up to our challenge!)

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

Here is my little project to help get you
pointed in the right direction:

The bottom layer is a plain black paper I made,
The next layer is a paper from the Gatsby paper pak.
Then over that, another paper from the Gatsby paper pak.
I applied a reverse bevel to that.
The main image is from the
Isn't It Romantic collage sheet set.
I applied a black stroke to that.
Added the word, some stitching and two feathers,
all of which are from my digi-stash.

And it's done!

Now it's YOUR turn.

We look forward to seeing what you create for our
Love Stories Challenge.

And thanks for coming by!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Free Style

This is for Take A Word

I love flowers and this is one
of my favorite layouts.

I hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by!
Over and out

Friday, December 7, 2018

Deck The Halls

Have you finished your decorating yet for Christmas?
Have you done all your baking?
Are you ready to sit for a while and make
something magical with any of the
Gecko Galz Christmas Craft kits/papers/collage sheets/digital stamps?

Each year I make a 12x12 digital piece and display it on my mantle.
Here is this year's:
I love Norman Rockwell, don't you?
Especially at Christmas.

For this one I used these Gecko Galz products:
Christmas Days Gone By Collage Sheet
Victorian Christmas paper pak
Christmas Dreams Craft Kit
a free image from last Christmas (the ribbon banner)

All of these products and more can be found at the

Here is a shot of my mantle:
Hmm, it looks like my quilt is crooked. :-(

And here are a few closeups:

I added some Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls and
stick-on dollar-store ornaments at the top 
and trees at the bottom.

And that's a wrap!

Speaking of wrap, are all your gifts wrapped?
No?  Well, what are you doing here?
Go, get busy!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Snow Queen

The new challenge at Gecko Galz is
"Snow Queen"
Isn't that lovely?
 December 1st to the 30th.
Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.
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 

Here is the piece I made for this challenge 
The Gecko Galz products I used for this are
First Class Passage Paper Pak
(for the background)
From Russia With Love
Collage Sheet
(the Queen)
and Charming Words Collage Sheet
I embellished it with a couple of border overlays and
and the key and little diamond piece behind
the wordart, from the
Czarina Craft kit.
(which is lovely)

As always, everything is just cropped to size and layered, 
one on top of the other.

I am going to print this out
and use it for the top of a 
Christmas card.

You know of course that you can get these
Gecko Galz products from the
and they are beyond affordable!

What are you going to make?

See you over at

Thanks for  coming by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


This is for this week's challenge at

I know this quote, but I
apologize, as I can't remember
who said it.
Perhaps you know?

Monday, November 26, 2018

Very Merry Designs

Today is my day
to be featured on the

So I was in the mood to make
some ATC's rather than my
usual digital samples
I printed out the papers and images 
and used them for my ATC's.
 All of the backgrounds are from the
Dashing Through the Snow
paper pak
 and all of the images
are from the
Christmas Tangles digital stamp set.
I sized them out in
Photoshop Elements, printed them and
coloured them with markers.
I actually use this stamp set a lot.
It's one of my favorites.

and then I finished them off with
stuff from my
Christmas stash.
Be sure to check out these and the
many other
awesome Christmas goodies at

You will have SO
much fun with them!

Sunday, November 25, 2018


for this week's challenge at

credits:  Rebecca McMeen,
Finecrafted Designs


for this week's challenge at

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


credits:  Rebecca McMeen, Little Butterfly Wings

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Gettin Back At It

I have neglected this blog far too long.
There have been a number of good reasons,
mainly health-related, but I want to get back to it.
So here is what I have been busy with:
See you soon.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jingle All The Way

Well, here it is almost Christmas
and I have done nothing to get ready.

And it's a new Customer Challenge over at
And I made a little something for you
to get you in the holiday mood!

This was so easy to make!
It's digital, but
you can do the same thing with
paper by printing the collage sheets 
and papers out and cutting them
and layering them.

I cropped the image I wanted from the
Snow Much Fun Jewel Sheet
The background is black paper
Over that I put a paper from the
Victorian Christmas paper pak
Then over that I put a paper from the
Merry and Bright paper pak
On top is the cropped Snow Much Fun image
The sentiment is from the
Christmas Dreams craft kit.


You can do that!

There are so many fun Christmas-themed
Collage Sheet Sets, papers, digital stamps
as well as the Christmas Dreams Digital Craft kit
in the 

Gecko Galz Etsy shop

Make sure you enter our
Customer Challenge this month.
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!
Just in time to begin you Christmas projects!

Plus there are some
gorgeous Design Team samples
that you will
be 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!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The October Blog Hop is Here!

Hello Everyone! 

We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop

 This is your Fourth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 18 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
 I made some samples using this beautiful sheet to help inspire you.
They are all digital.
Underneath each sample,
I have listed the other Gecko Galz products used.
Curiosity Shop paper pak and 
In Other Words collage sheet set

Seeing Red paper pak

Free Birds paper pak

High Society paper pak

La Isla Bonita paper pak and
In Other Words Collage Sheet

High Tea paper pak and In Other Words collage sheet

Seeing Red paper pak

Namaste paper pak and
icon from the Curiosity Shop Craft Kit

Seeing Red paper pak

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 $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 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 ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $150 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 18 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
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 GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE 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) 

Gecko Galz
Patti Fisher   (You're here!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vampy Witches

Is "Vampy" a word?
Spellcheck doesn't think so.
But take a look at these sexy witches from the
Gecko Galz Pretty Witches Collage Sheet!

Pretty vampy, eh?

In addition to the Pretty Witches Collage Sheet,
 I used background papers from the
Coven paper pak,
icons from the Arsenic and Old Lace craft kit and
wordart from the 
Witchy Words collage sheet set.

And these are all available

Very simple process to make these,
the same process I use to make
pretty much all of my
Gecko Galz samples:

I crop the image I want and mask it.
Place it and any icons I want over top of the background paper.
Add wordart.
Add a border overlay.

If you do digital,
you know how easy this is.

BUT, remember, my little
Gecko Galz pretties,
you can print any of the Gecko Galz products out very easily
and put them together with glue and scissors.

Have you made your entry for this month's
customer challenge yet?

All the deets are here.

And don't forget, on October 26th,
our Annual Halloween bloghop begins!

So it's a busy Gecko Galz month, 
with tons of Gecko Galz fun.

Get your witch on, friends!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Witching Hour

Welcome to October, my little Pretties!

It's a new month and that means it's
a new Customer Challenge!

It's time to get your spook on!!

There are so many fun Halloween-themed
Collage Sheet Sets, papers, digital stamps
and the Arsenic and Lace Digital Craft kit
in the 
that you may just
lose your mind trying
to choose what to use!

Here is something I made to get you thinking:

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!
Just in time to begin you Christmas projects!

Plus there are some
gorgeous Design Team samples
that you will
be 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!

(I have to go now and finish
last year's candy.)

Thursday, September 13, 2018


I can be Ritzy.
Can you?
Well, if you feel you can't be ritzy,

surely you can make a piece of 
Ritzy art

(using fabulous Gecko Galz products that you can get Here!

I made these to hopefully help get your
creative juices flowing:

I used the Charming Words Collage Sheet, 
Ooh La La Collage Sheet, 
and a paper from the High Society Paper Pak

For this second one, I used the
Charming Words Collage Sheet Set, Sparkle and Shine Collage Sheet, 
and paper from the Gatsby Paper Pak

and finally:

for this last one, I used the
 In Other Words Collage Sheet Set, Shall We Dance Collage Sheet, 
and a paper from the C'est La Vie Paper Pak

My pieces are all digital and I used
Photoshop Elements as my photo-editing software.

you can easily print out whatever
pieces you need, print them, cut them out, glue them
together and embellish to your heart's desire!

So no excuses not to play along, right?!

And you just might be the lucky one
who wins a $25.00 
Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

I'll see you over there

Good luck and above all,
have fun!!

and thank you for coming by!