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Friday, February 10, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

I have waited all year for the opurtunity to audition to be on the Graphics  45 Design Team and the time has come for my chance ! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my designs that I am most pleased with including a few that use Graphics 45 wonderful products! I am a huge fan of their products and would love the honor to be one of their design team members! I hope you enjoy my samples and thank you for  stopping by.

Spring Fling Tag Book
this features Graphics 45 "Once Upon a Spring time" Papers

Wicked Little Coaster Book
features Alcohol inking and dry embossing.

Steam Punk Princess 6x6 Book
I used Graphic 45 Steam Punk Debutant and A Proper Gentleman Papers

Hidden Messages Card
this card features embossed metal that I alcohol inked

Steam Punk Debutant Journal
I used Graphic 45's Steam Punk Debutant papers along with Tim Holts cogs to create this book.

Heart  Inspired Card
For this card I embossed a piece of shimmer card stock then used Versa Mark ink over the embossed area and sprinkled with UTEE for a really vintage look.

Poe's Curiosity Curio
For this curio cabinet I sprayed with Glimmer mist to give it an aged dark  gothic look and also stamped with Staz On ink on the glass.

Now in honor of my favorite paper company I am going to do a little giveaway...just leave a comment and lt me know what your favorite Graphics 45 paper pack is or was! Then I will randomly draw a winner on March 15th and you will win an 8x8 paper pack of "Tropical Travelogue"!

Good luck to everyone!

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Freebies!

Hello to Everyone!

Well as we near that magical day of know the one filled with hearts, cupids and frills I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite Valentine images with all of my following friends. Guess you can say it is my Valentine to all of you. You may not have found the yin to your yang, your Prince Charming, or your Mr. Big but that does not mean one cannot celebrate the day of Amore in their own special way,. I believe it is a day for those we love in a number of ways...the friend that will be there anytime you need them....the mother that drove you to dance class in the pouring rain.....the sibling that gave us purpose by having that rivalry around every corner there are people that we care about and this year lets go forth and fill the world with Valentines cards! I think it makes the world just a little more beautiful. So along with the images for you to create your own little valentines (even if it is just for the postman) I have shared the ones I made this year to hopefully inspire you.
And here is the challenge create a card to give to someone could be a link here letting us see your beautiful work and tell us who you made it for and on February 14th I will randomly draw a winner from the list to win a FREE Digital Valentine stamp set.....oh and you do not have to use the images I have posted just any valentine will do!
So here we go my Valentine samples.....

Isnt It Romantic Card
For this card I used Gecko Galz "It's all Black and White" papers, Kiss me collage sheet, Stamping Up Markers, Gold smooch ink around the frame, May arts ribbon, and Fushia Stickles 

Cupids Love Card
For this card I again used Gecko Galz "It's all black and white" paper set, and their Very Vintage Valentine Collection, Stamping Up markers to color in the paper, red glass gems by Mark Richards, and Radiant Rain ink in Red.

Love Letters Card
For this card I again used Gecko Galz "its all Black and White" paper set (I love coloring my own papers!), Gecko Galz Valentine Jewels Collage Set, Icecicle Stickles, Mark Richards red bling, and some wonderful sheer dot ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby, oh and Colour Box "Lipstick Red" chalk ink.

All My Love Card
Now for this card I used re card stock that I ran through the cuddle bug using a Sizzex embossing folder, also some wonderful ribbon and lace I got at Hobby Lobby, Gecko Galz  ephemera and Kitchen Sink Paper.

Lovely Trinkets Mini Book
For this I used 4x6 chip board, papers by paper studios, collage images by Gecko Galz & creations by Rhonda, Ribbons I got at Hobby Lobby (notice a ribbon trend), embelishments by Sare parts, treasure gallery & prima, red stickles, red pepper and butterscotch alcohol ink (to paint the mini bottle hanging on the side), black twine by May Arts.

Now for some fun images for you to create your own Valentine treasures!

Have fun with the images and happy scrapping everyone!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I invite you to join all the fun!

Hi everyone!
Do you like to take part in challenges?
Do you like working with Gecko Galz products?
Do you like winning products for having fun and creating?
Then the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting Group is for you! This is our brand new yahoo group where you can take part in fun challenges and contest and meet others like yourself.
Here are the challenges going on right now

Create one project using Gecko Galz products and create a Valentine project. The winner of the challenge will get an exclusive valentine digital stamp set by Gecko Galz (not available for sale).  Ends February 28th

Take the Image that is posted in the "Photos" section of this site and create a project using the image then post your project in the photos area in the folder marked "Luck O The Irish" and on the 17th everyone who has taken part will be placed in a random give away. Winner will get a copy of the Gecko Galz "Celtic Twist" paper pack. Ends March 17th

Butterflies, Pixies, and flowers OH MY! Time to get your spring on. In this challenge create a spring inspired project and use and least one Gecko Galz item. The winner of this challenge will win 5 sets of digi collage sets (of their choice) from the Gecko Galz website. Ends April 20th

Now for a fun way to win some wonderful Gecko Galz products
This month we will reward the person who gets the most people to join the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting Group and becomes a follower of our blog....what does that mean? Have your friends become a follower of our blog. Then have them join the yahoo group at . Then the person with the most sign ups by the end of the month wins all the March digital products. Thats right you win all the collage sets, digi stamps, and paper set!!! So all you have to do is make sure you are a follower and member of the yahoo group then start inviting, ask your friends to introduce themselves in the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting site and mention you invited easy!
Good luck to everyone!