Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cardabilities - new sketch

The new sketch is up at Cardabilities - come visit us, see the great examples the design team did and use the sketch to link up a card of your own!!!
Here's mine:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

Last week was the Gecko Galz blog hop. It was a lot of fun and these are the samples that I made for the hop.

I really enjoyed using the beautiful ladies from my collage sheet! I cut out the lady on this card and added bits and bobs that I had, such as the blue velvet trim, leaf and paper crown with added rhinestones.

I love using images from Gecko Galz to make ATC's! For this ATC, I cut out the lady, used Words and Music ATC paper (Gecko Galz) for the background, added pink German scrap wings, metal stars and German scrap border.

I like how the image of the lady with the umbrella goes with the theme of my scrapbook page about my daughter's rain boots. The black background paper is from September's Gothica papers (by Gecko Galz).

I added some snowflake paper, red ribbon and trim to this pretty lady to make a Christmas card. The words "Joyeux Noel" are printed on the image.

I bought this box with a herringbone pattern already painted on it. I decorated it by adding a doily, some Prima pearls, a feather, clock charm, button and a lovely Gecko Galz lady image to the lid and now have a pretty place to keep special treasures.

Come Visit us at
Gecko Galz

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I tried my hand at a piece of Steampunk art and found that I really had fun making this!! I just love the images from Gecko Galz!
I used the October digi images (the large hand and the man - isn't he great?!!!). The background paper is from October's Words and Music pages. The hot air balloon, bird and the man driving the car are from Gecko Galz steampunk collage sheets.
I also added some brads, Tim Holtz gears and rub ons from Fancy Pants and 7 Gypsies.
Visit Gecko Galz to get your own steampunk images and Words and Music papers.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cardabilities - new sketch

The new sketch is up at Cardabilities and it's the first for the new design team. My take on the sketch is above. I loved this sketch and all the upcoming ones too!!! Please check out Cardabilities and see the wonderful cards from the rest of the design team!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Flashback to...

.... the very first scrapbooking crop I ever went to. Now mind you, this was many years ago. I had no idea what to take with me, not much knowledge about scrapbooking in general and as a result, found myself sitting at a table with nothing to do.
There was a die cutting machine available to use - the old Big Red Sizzix - and so I found myself happily cutting. I decided to make tags and that's what I did most of the weekend.
I put the tags into this small book, cleverly titled Tags, lol. The tags are very simple and over the years I've thought about throwing this book away. However, I'm glad I kept it and I think I will add some new tags to it. I know that my style has changed a lot since that first crop!
Link up over at Flashback Friday - the challenge is the first tag you ever made.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween all month long

At Paper Issues, we are celebrating Halloween the whole month of October!!! Join the fun and link up your Halloween projects!!
I made this 7 Gypsies tray using lots of stuff from my stash.