Monday, June 20, 2016

Fairies

Hi, it's time for a new theme at Make My Monday. This theme was chosen by me and it's all about fairies! I have three shares today: 2 cards and a gift bag.


The first card was made using a Gecko Galz image. I added patterned paper, a butterfly and a red card base.

The second card uses the same GG image, but this time I put the red layer on a white card base and changed the butterfly to a larger pink one. Not sure which card I like better!

The fairies gift bag was done in a make 'n take at a scrapbook store about an hour from me. The paper and tags were from the Enchanted Forest collection by Graphic 45. We used a gift bag cut from a We R Memory Keepers punch board and two large black tags to form the front and back of the bag.


Please join us at Make My Monday by sharing a fairy creation of your own. Remember, you now have two weeks to upload your project.

Monday, June 6, 2016

I am back!

I'm back and blogging again! After a six month break to help babysit my great-niece and great-nephew (such darling twins!) I am ready to create again for Make My Monday and Tag Tuesday.

Make My Monday has changed a bit since I was gone. The most noticeable change is that each challenge will last for two weeks. Beginning today, the challenge is a photo inspiration.


Here is the photo inspiration.


And here is the tag I made.

I used the colors from the photo and also the circular shapes to make my tag. I began with a large manila tag and covered it with gelatos. The stars were stenciled with ink and the bathing beauty image is from Gecko Galz. I added stamping, sea images, a doily and the large chipboard circle.


We hope that you will join us at Make My Monday and enter this fun challenge!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Final Gecko Galz post

It's with much sadness that I am posting my final Gecko Galz post. This design team has been wonderful to be on - from the great images to my very inspiring team members! I have been a Gecko Galz dt member for 4.5 years. Due to family obligations I am stepping down from all my design teams at this time.


Now for my final GG projects - 1 card and 5 tags.
First up are three tags featuring images from December's "Greek to Me" collage sheets.

Next is my Christmas tag. I used a lovely image from December's "Snow Maidens" collage sheet.


I also made a tag using an image and papers from the December kit "Czarina".


The card I made also uses an image from the Czarina kit.


Below is your free Gecko digi - please enjoy!


Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Wings at Christmas

Hi! I am sharing a new theme at Make My Monday this week - "Wings at Christmas". I made a card using a stamp by Dare 2 Be Artzy. I colored the image with chalks and added copper Stickles around the halo.
Please join us here and link up a project of your own - we'd love to see what you create!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

White Christmas

Well, since I can't get the real thing - it's going to be in the 60's this weekend! - I chose "White Christmas" as the theme this week at Make My Monday. We hope you will join us with a project of your own.
I have always loved snow and winter in Ohio. Seems like we always had snow for Christmas when I was a child. That's why I put the words "Happy Memories" on my card. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Stamping without a stamp!

That's the theme for Make My Monday this week: stamp but don't use a stamp. Check out all the cool ideas from the design team!

I used the end of a bunch of celery. Adding some marker highlights made flowers! Then I drew on stems and leaves, added a bee sticker and a photo of spring brunch, plus a yummy breakfast casserole recipe.

We'd love to have you join us with your own projects.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November at Gecko Galz & a Free Digi

Creating with Gecko Galz images is always easy - that's because they are so lovely! This month I made Christmas thank you notecards using the November "Blue Christmas" kit. I kept them simple, with a white card base and the same blue cardstock as a background for the images (from Blue Christmas ephemera sheet #2 & Icons sheet #2).


My next project is a Sugar Plum Fairy card. I began with a purple cardstock base and Blue Christmas paper #6 for the background. The fairy is Icon #16 with Icon #15 behind her. The brown heart is from Autumn Harvest papers #10. The blue hearts are from the Winter Wonderland papers, "Winter Garden". Lastly, I added a Tim Holtz word sticker.


And this month's free digi stamp for you from Gecko Galz. Please enjoy!