Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Howdy to all of my lovely crafting friends!

Wow I think this time I have beat all my latness records when it comes to my Freebie Friday images. I appologise to all of you for my HUGE delay this past weekend was my whirl wind teaching adventure across Texas lol. I want to thank all of you who joined me at Stamp Antonio and at my new teaching Spot Scrap Books N More in New Braunfels I had the best groups this past weekend and made the experiance amazing! If you are ever in the San Antonio area I recomend you check out Stamp Antonio Arts they are the most amazing craft store ever! They cater to those who love stamping but also have items that are really out of the box and have tonz of items for the ATC lover! And again if you are ever in the New Braunfels area check out Scrapbooks N More they have the most wonderful collection of papers!
Now on to Freebie you all know I am teaching at the Texas CKC's this year and next Friday I will be at the Houston CKC teaching two fun little Oolala mini book where I am using Gecko Galz ephemeras and Echo Parks papers

And also a Cowgirl Diva tag book where I am using Gecko Galz Cowgirl ephemera and their Lucky Stripe paper

.....not only do you get to make this but also I am giving away an amazing door prize in each class and every student walks away with a gift worth $ it is almost like you get a FREE class actually. On top of amazing classes there is a wonderful dealers area where companies are selling amazing crafting items, fun crops, and make and if you are going to be in the Houston area I would love to have some of you in my class....also if you ever wanted to have a fun girls weekend of crafting fun this could be a great destination....and remember what happens at CKC stays at CKC! If you would like to check out my classes and the other ones please visit the CKC website at
So in celebration of CKC for the next two times I will be giving images in the theme of my classes today I am doing a French theme to celebrate the OOLALA BOOK! I hope you enjoy the images and I look forward to seeing some of you at CKC Houston!

Have a Happy Scrappy Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A day late but not a picture short....FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Sorry I am tardy on getting my FREEBIE FRIDAY images to everyone but I am here now with all kinds of Oz goodies. I thought I would celebrate the new Graphigs 45 paper line "Magic of OZ" with a few vintage Oz images for you to enjoy. So click your heels together and repeat after me "Theres no place like Oz.....Theres no place like Oz........

Monday, June 13, 2011

Gecko Galz Search For New Design Team Members GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday to you all! I wanted to do a little shout out about the new Gecko Galz blog site at this week they are winding down their search for new design team members and have posted or are still posting works and information about the ladies who are trying out...woo hooo! So I wanted to ask everyone to hop over and check out the new blog and become a follower...why? Well one it is a great way to check out what is happening with Gecko Galz.....two see some lovley works by some talented people and last but not least if you sign up as a follower and leave a comment under your favorite Design team hopeful you might just win a $50 shopping spree with Gecko Galz!!!!
Imagine all the wonderful paper crafting products you can get with $50 yummy!
So to celebrate the choosing of our new design team sisters I thought I would share some of my Gecko Galz masquline designs just in time for fathers day!

Sailing Adventure card; I used the forthcoming "Sail Away" collage collection, Adventure sentiment sticker by K & Co, brown card stock base, Gold velum paper, Deadwood paper by Gecko Galz

Dashing And Debonair Photo Cube; I used My minds eye Street market paper, Dashing and debonair collage collection by Gecko Galz, Antique suit buttons, hand dyed silk ribbon, acetate made into pockets so you can slip your picture down inside.

Lion King Card; I used "Hereldry" collage sheet by Gecko Galz, Paper Studio paper to create scallop border, Cream Card base inked with Walnut Stain ink by Distress inks, versa mark ink, a glue pen and gold UTEE by B & J stamp designs. I used the glue pen and versa mark ink pad in areas then sprinkled with UTEE and heat embossed to create this amazing distressed metal look.

Vintage Car Card; I used Gecko Galz "Vintage Cars collage set, Paper Studios paper to create scallop design, "Cigar Box" paper by Harliquinn Designs, Paper Studios Hounds tooth paper for belly band, MM brass brads for corners of car image. and cream card base inked with "Vintage Photo" distress ink.

hope everyone has a happy scrappy day

Friday, June 10, 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!! Lets take a dip in the pool!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to FREEBIE FRIDAY! Today I am celebrating the strat of summer with some beautiful beach babes. Nothing is more iconic than the pin up girl and to me this is iconic to summer fun. I am also doing this as a kcik off for Gecko Galz Etsy store "Ephemera Emporium" here Gecko Galz sells their papers and Ephemeras in digital format, but here is the exciting part each month they will be releasing EPHEMERA EMPORIUM EXCLUSIVE sets and paper packs that are exclusive to this store! This months set is entitled "Beach Babes" and you can discover all there charming packs at
I made a sample using this collage collection for a card swap group I am in, when we get together we do a little gift exchnge and I wanted to do a fun package and came up with my girly girl pin up bucket.

This is a great way to recycle and give a gift with a little bucket they can put goodies in at a beach party!

Now for our fun images as promised! Here are your beach babes!

Have a Happy Scrappy weekend

Saturday, June 4, 2011


This month we are spotlighting another talented paper crafting artist, she is an amazing designer and a member of the Bella Creations design team! So without further ado I am pleased to introduce artist
Helene Huber!
So here is a bit about her.... aka as 2amscrapper! Helene is on 2 design teams Bella Creations and Gingersnap Creations. On Bella she is the hostess with the mostess in the OhLaLa Group, this group holds challenges where people can make tags and ATC's with pictures sponsered by Gecko Galz and perhaps win prizes.
She loves challenges and takes part as many as time will allow her. Her work is very inspiring and you can discover more about her at her blog....just visit her at LOTSA SCRAP
We hope you enjoy the photos of her work below!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Freebie Friday......and a fun blog hop!

Hi everyone!

It's another gloriouse Friday that is full of freebies and fun! The fun...well that would be the first ever Bella Creations Blog hop. And what is that you ask? Well they are a wonderful website full of challenges, techniques, inspiration and wonderfuly creative about their blog hop  well it is like it sounds Bella Creations Blog Hop June 3rd, 4th and 5th where you will hop from one blog to another collecting words (to win a chance at a fab prize) and inspirations so I invite you to skip over to Lacee's blog (that is where you will start) at and then just follow the links to the others.
Now for the freebies for today I thought it might be fun to share a little glamour so I chose some of my favorite Ziegfeld images to share with everyone....I always found these pictures so breathtaking and I hope you have fun with them in your crafting!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend
and happy crafting to all