Thursday, April 20, 2017

Statue of Liberty

I'm sharing a tag I made that features a World Heritage Site found in the United States - the Statue of Liberty. I remember visiting it when I was in high school. It's amazing!

I stamped the statue in green ink onto a kraft oval die cut. The banner pieces were punched with a Stampin' Up punch and I covered the tag with a map design (patterned paper from Hobby Lobby). The word "freedom" is from Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tag Tuesday - Share your heritage

Hello, just a quick post, sharing a tag of my Dad. He was 8 years old and it was his first day of school for that year. I love the clothes he's wearing and the little schoolbag in his hand. Perfect first day outfit!

Please join us at Tag Tuesday and link up a heritage tag of your own.

Alice in Wonderland

Hello! Today I am sharing a tray that I made using Alice in Wonderland images from Gecko Galz. I love the Wonderland characters and was able to use lots of my favorites in this project!

The images are from the "Go Ask Alice" and "Wonderland" collage sheets. The background papers are from the Wonderland paper pack. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the large tea cups.

Next up is a card I made. I sized and fussy cut the white rabbit from the Wonderland set. He is standing on a tea cup sized and fussy cut. Both were pop dotted to the blue background paper which is called "Wonderland". That was attached to "Shanghi" paper from the Great Adventure paper pack and then put on a black card base. I added a clock and metal tea pot charm from my stash.

Finally, I have three tags I made. The tags were made with various Gecko Galz papers and images from the "Domestic Goddess" collage sheets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Tag Tuesday Challenge - Things with Wings

Welcome to our 5th challenge at Tag Tuesday! I chose the theme "Things with Wings". Since we just made bird tags, let's say no birds this time. Lots of other things have wings, such as angels, insects, dragons, airplanes, Pegasus, fairies, flying monkeys (think Wizard of Oz!). You can even add wings to people, animals, hearts, or whatever you'd like!

Here are three tags I made. The first is done with Tim Holtz dies (globe & word) and an airplane sticker (Jolee's).

The second tag has a stenciled background with flowers & a German scrap sun. I added paper butterfly wings to a cabinet card girl and a Tim Holtz sticker with the words "with brave wings she flies".

The third tag has an inked, stamped and stenciled background. The dragonflies are cut from Stampin' Up dies.

I am offering a prize that includes 3 packages of assorted tags. Create a tag and link it up on the Tag Tuesday blog to be eligible for the prize drawing.

You have two weeks to join us in the "Things with Wings" challenge and have your name entered into the drawing. We are looking forward to your tags!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Birds & Nests

The newest theme at Tag Tuesday is "Birds & Nests". I do love to watch the birds at the feeders in our backyard. We get a large variety and I keep a birding journal to record what I see. Lots of woodpeckers come to the suet feeder, including two large pileated woodpeckers. Of course, the squirrels, bunnies and chipmunks browse among the dropped birdseed looking for a snack. It's loads of fun to see them all!

I made a few tags for this challenge. I hope that you will make a tag and join us at Tag Tuesday!

For my first tag, I used a sprayed tag and then added a doily, Gecko Galz bird which I fussy cut and some pink SU twine. I also used the word stickers "Fine feathers make fine birds". I die cut a pink tag reinforcement from the Tim Holtz tag die set.

For my second tag, I used a kraft tag as the base and covered it with Tim Holtz vellum. The die cut is from Tim Holtz, the yellow finch is from K&Company and I painted the egg. (I buy flat backed wooden eggs from the craft store, paint them blue and then speckle on brown paint.)

And now my third and final tag - it is made from a tag I covered with patterned paper, Gecko Galz image, bird sticker and a GG nest that I chalked.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Happy Spring!

Don't you love Spring? A season of new beginnings and time for one of my favorite holidays - Easter. I have a card to share with you today featuring the Easter Bunny. This wonderful image is from Gecko Galz.

To make the card, I used the bunny image from the Easter Wishes collage set and sized it in Photoshop. The red paper is "Shanghi" from the Great Adventure paper pack and the yellow crackle background paper is "Provance" from the Vanity Fair paper pack. I cut the red paper and image with my new Spellbinders label dies. Then I added flowers, a kraft bow and Tim Holtz word stickers.

I would also like to share a card I made for the Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz. The theme is Fairy Garden and you still have time to join in. (You can get all the details here). My card features an image from the Pretty Birds collage sheet. The background paper is "Hydrangea Dreams" from the Floral Symphony paper pack. The music paper is from the Love Potion #9 set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hats - another tag

Hi! I made a second hat tag for the challenge at Tag Tuesday and want to share it with you. This one features my cute great-nephew, Liam, when he was a baby. (He's in elementary school now!)

I used a frog tag from Basic Grey (oh how I miss that company!) and a party hat sticker from Jolee's. I also added other items from my stash.

You still have time to link up a hat tag at Tag Tuesday. Please join us and have a great week!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Challenges

It's time for new challenges at Tag Tuesday and Make My Monday. We hope you will join us and link up your projects!

Here is my tag for Tag Tuesday, where the theme is "Hats and Headgear". I used a tag that was sprayed and stenciled. I then added a small doily, a Gecko Galz image that I fussy cut and words.

If you link up a tag at TT your name will be put into a drawing for a beautiful collage sheet, courtesy of Lunagirl.

For Make My Monday, the challenge is to use at least three colors of the rainbow. I used red, blue and yellow to make a card with beachy elements. The shell is stamped and then fussy cut. The scalloped circle is die cut and then stamped with coral.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tag Tuesday & Make My Monday - new challenges

Hi, today I'd like to share a tag I made for Tag Tuesday. The theme for the next 2 weeks is "Spring Flowers". I covered a tag with paper from Moxxie. Then I stamped flowers (Stampin' Up) onto purple and light blue cardstock. I used the matching punch to cut out the flowers and pop dotted them to the tag. Next, I added some greenery, using a Tim Holtz die. Finally I tied some blue ribbon at the top.

It's a great theme and we hope you will make a tag and link it up at Tag Tuesday.

Next up is a card for Make My Monday. The theme is "Birds" and was chosen by me! We'd love to have you link up a project featuring birds, eggs, nests and/or feathers.

My card features a bird stamp by Stampin' Up. I used the SU markers to color directly onto the stamp. I stamped the image onto white cardstock and then cut it out with a scalloped oval die. I added a slightly larger red oval and the word hello (Sizzix) cut in blue.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Love tag

Hi and oops! I forgot to put the tag I made for Gecko Galz in my post yesterday. Anyway here it is.

The background paper on the tag is from the "Oh Cupid" mini paper pack. The blue doily is cut from the Tropical Flower paper (la isla bonita paper pack). The pink heart is cut from the Love Potion #9 paper pack. The couple is from Retro love story collage sheet. I added a wooden embellishment to the tag.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bluebird of Happiness

Hi, today I want to share some cards I made for Gecko Galz. First up are two cards made with images from the Bluebird of Happiness collage set. When I saw these two very regal bluebirds, I knew exactly what I wanted my cards to look like.

I used a white card base for each one, using a Martha Stewart corner punch on the bottom corners. The bluebirds were sized in Photoshop, fussy cut and then I added jewels to the crowns. I layered the birds onto a red heart doily and a scalloped heart which was die cut from the Love Potion #9 papers (paper #2). The heart die is by Spellbinders. Finally, I added the gold hearts from my stash.

I also have another card to share, featuring a cute little girl image from the Lovely Little Valentines collage sheet. I sized the image, fussy cut it and then layered it onto a bingo card from the Bits & Pieces collage set. The background is paper #6 from the Love Potion #9 set. Finally, I die cut a white heart (Spellbinders) and layered a smaller pink heart onto it. The card base is white.

Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget about the Gecko Galz customer challenge for this month - Vintage Valentines. Use at least one GG product in your card to be entered for a prize. Get all the details on the Gecko Galz blog.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tag Tuesday

Hi, I'm here with a tag and some news about Tag Tuesday. It is now a challenge blog with a new theme every two weeks! You can join in and link your tag to Tag Tuesday.

The new theme is "Bookworm". For my tag I used Brainiac papers by Moxxie. I fussy cut the owl and pop dotted him to the tag, added some Doodlebug enamel dots, an enamel heart and fibers.

I hope you will join us in the launch of the new Tag Tuesday blog. We'd be delighted to see your Bookworm tags - link up and join the fun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine's Day

Hello and welcome to a new Gecko Galz post! This week I've got a Valentine's Day card to share with you. It won't be long and we will be sending cards to special people in our lives to let them know that they are loved.

To make the card, I used a sweet image from the Gecko Galz "Lovely Little Valentines" collage sheet. The image was fussy cut and layered on top of a heart cut from a Spellbinders die and Gecko Galz "Pink Lemonade" paper.

The word "love" was punched from pink cardstock and then attached to a piece of red cardstock. These were mounted on a white card base. (The pink is the background paper used for scanning.) The white doily is from Martha Stewart and the flower is by the Paper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to start thinking red, pink and white - Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!

Monday, January 2, 2017

"Let it Snow"

Hi, everyone! Hope 2017 has started well for you - Happy New Year!

The new Customer Challenge is up on the Gecko Galz blog. The theme is Let it Snow. Please join in the challenge. You must use at least one Gecko Galz product in your creation and you have a chance to win a $25.00 shopping spree!

I made a pocket letter page using the Winter Beauties collage sheets. The background paper for each pocket is cut from the "Beachfront" paper (By the Shore paper pack). I fussy cut the ladies and added snowflakes, gems and other items to each pocket. The edge of the protector was covered with washi tape and then a bow was tied with a heart gem added.