Monday, August 24, 2015

Gecko Galz - samples & free digi image

Today I'm sharing my Gecko Galz projects for August.

First up are three cards I made using the fabulous Gecko hot air balloon images. The cards were quick and simple - I used a black card base for each and the same purple paper background. I added a balloon image and a Tim Holtz word ticket (or the word cut from a ticket). The balloons are from the Up, up and away sheets.

Next, I made a collage piece. I used the girl with wings image from the August kit called Curiosity Shop. I also used the moon icon. These were layered onto one of the Curiosity Shop papers. I added flowers, a bird cage, and a butterfly transparency from my stash.

Finally, I made a clown tag. The manila tag (from Ranger) was sprayed with inks. I sized the clown image in Photoshop, fussy cut and pop dotted him to the tag. I added a scalloped circle cut from the Trapeze paper (Life is a Circus paper set). I used a chipboard piece that says "this Rocks" in the center of the circle and added yellow enamel dots to the clown's shoes and hat. Some brightly colored fibers and an orange sticker that says "giggle" finish the tag.

Here is your free digi image from Gecko Galz - please enjoy!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

One for the Boys

The title of our new challenge at Ooh La La is "One for the Boys". My card is below. I used an image (called Fishin' & Relaxin') from the Boys to Men CD. The green checked paper is also from that CD, which is available at Ooh La La Creations for purchase. I stamped the fish and pop dotted them to the card. The word sticker is from Jillibean Soup.

Check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team. Please join us by creating and linking up your own card at Ooh La La Creations.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ooh La La

Hi! Today I'm posting a card I made for the Ooh La La Creations blog. The pretty image caught my attention right away!

To make the card, I began with a light blue cardstock base. Next I added two darker blue mats of cardstock. The image I used is from the Shawn Jenkins collection. It's called "Nautical". Isn't it lovely?!

The layers are called Pyramid Decoupage, which I cut into the diamond shapes. The shapes get smaller as you build the image. The "Relax" button is from my stash.

Please visit the Ooh La La Creations blog to see the beautiful Nautical creations created by my teamies!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Make My Monday...

Our theme this week is "Flowers". We hope you will join us at the MMM blog and submit a flower themed project for a chance to be in our "Top 3".

For my card, I used a blue cardstock base, covered with Kaisercraft paper. I then added a few layers - orange paper and a piece of white mulberry paper. For the image, I used a flower stamp, coloring it with SU markers. Finally I added the sentiment sticker from Jillibean Soup.

We will be taking a break during the month of August. In September, the Make My Monday team will return, along with 4 new DT members! So get ready for lots of fun new challenges and projects in the fall!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Using die cuts and punches

I have an article up on the Unruly Paper Arts blogozine today. This month, the team is featuring ways to use die cuts and punches. I hope that you will check my article out. Below is a page from my large journal, showing one of the ways I use die cuts.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sea Side Splendor

Today I am sharing my Gecko Galz projects for July. The theme is Sea Side Splendor and there are sooo many wonderful Gecko images to choose from!! First up is a card I made.

To make this card, I began with a light blue card base. Next, I cut the Namaste paper to fit the card, leaving a small border. Then I cut the Sea Side paper slightly smaller and layered it onto the Namaste paper. The boy image was fussy cut and adhered to the card. I printed Beachy Jewels and punched out 3 of them. The edges were inked and the images glued to chipboard squares and finally adhered to the card.

Here are the directions for the ATC's (above). I used black cardstock to cut three ATC's (2.5" x 3.5"). The background paper on the mermaid ATC is Fizzy Water from the By the Shore paper pack. I adhered the mermaid image (from Sea Nymphs #1) and the word "magic". The middle ATC is an image from By the Shore collage sheet #1. I added sequins and the words "summer fun". The ATC on the right also uses an image from By the Shore #1. The background paper is from the Namaste papers (#3). I added the word "treasure".

Here is this month's free digi image from Gecko Galz. Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New week, new challenges!

Hi, I want to share two new challenges - the first is at Make My Monday. The theme was picked by me and is Steampunk. My card is below.

I have two goals for the rest of this year: use up stash and use my rubber stamps! I believe I did that on this card - the 3 men are stamped and the embellishments are from my stash. The card background is embossed and the blue gears are die cut. The hot air balloon is a transparency and the pocket watch is chipboard. The word banner is from My Mind's Eye.

The challenge at Ooh La La Creations for the next two weeks is Christmas in July. My card is made with the Yesterday's Memories CD. I used the Puppy Love paper and Toppers. The gold frame, bow and 12 Days of Christmas sticker are from my stash. I cut the greenery from a Kaisercraft die.

It would be great to have you link up your projects at Make My Monday and Ooh La La Creations - please join in the challenges! Have a wonderful week!