Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nutcracker ID needed

Not a craft post today, but a post for my fellow nutcracker collectors. This nutcracker is a mystery - does anyone know his identity?

Facebook will not let me post photos anymore - I think it may be time for a new computer!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Make My Monday and Tag Tuesday shares

I've been crafting quite a bit lately and want to share two finished projects. First up is a card for Make My Monday. The theme is "beach" and there is a color inspiration that goes along with it.

Next is a tag made for Tag Tuesday, where the theme this week is "Feminine". I used a Gecko Galz image, 7 Gypsies card for the tag and pink SU ribbon. I love how this turned out!!

Check out both blogs to see lots of great projects by my fellow dt members. And we would love to have you join us at Make My Monday with a beach project of your own!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sentimental challenge and a Design Team Call

For the next two weeks, we have a new challenge at Make My Monday. Feature a sentiment as the focal point of your project; that's it!

I made a Happy Birthday card - really quick and easy! I used a pre-made card base, piece of patterned paper, a Project Life card and two pieces of numbered washi tape.

We hope you will join us by linking up a Sentimental project. Also, we are looking for 3 new design team members. (Details on the MMM blog).

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I love the meaning behind the holiday, the colors, the flags and the fireworks. Today I am sharing a tag I made for Make My Monday. The theme is "Exploding".

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!!

Monday, June 20, 2016


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!!