Tuesday, November 24, 2020

White Christmas Gecko Galz DT

 Hi Everyone! I am ready to celebrate the holidays! I know, I know, Thanksgiving first (I'm in the USA), but I need to feel warm and fuzzy. 
This card is one of my Design Team projects for Gecko Galz. I created the layers digitally, which is so much fun! Sure beats stamping with ink!

It's time for a New Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!   

This month our Challenge theme is 

WHITE CHRISTMAS

It will run from November

 1st to the 29th.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz!!  

It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! It is up to you!!

The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

Here is my project...

I started with the cutest image from The Frosty Garden Collage Sheet.

 I layered it over a background found in Christmas Past ATC Collection.
I digitally erased parts of each layer, over a light blue background I added. After printing out the card, I inked the edges with red ink.

Be sure to drop by Gecko Galz' Etsy shop for deals. 
Visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Facebook page for several challenges monthly. 
And GG is having a sale!
Half Off!
Follow the Gecko Galz Blog for freebies everyday!

Enjoy Your Creative Journey,

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Free Tags!

 Hi Everyone! It's Bev, and I am here in my studio!

My shop is on 50% off thru December 7th with an order of $10 or more!

I am THRILLED to share these 

FREE!

 Digital Christmas Tags with you. Print out all you need, glitter'em up if you like, and add a bit of Christmas cheer with these trendy colors for Christmas. 


These tags were created with  my, Christmas Joy paper pack, 


along with images from my Winter Florals Stamp Set.

 The paper pack is GREAT for wrapping smaller gifts. Just print out on regular printer paper. Your tags will match your package. 

To receive these FREE, simply pop over to our awesome Facebook page entitled, 
The Artsystamper Addiction, and join in the fun! It's totally free. There are also other freebies there, for all my Artsystamper fans. 

I am entering these tags in the following challenges:

Friday, November 20, 2020

Covid Can't Stop a Cookie Swap!

 

News Flash! News Flash! News Flash!

Covid has given us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with our family and friends. We can all have a Cookie Swap with them! Here's a set to get you started. New in  my shop
Everything in my shop is half off with a $10 order, through December 7th!

Here is a Video Tutorial for you!



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I am adding this card to the following Challenges:

That's all for now...let's bake cookies!




Sunday, November 1, 2020

Gecko Galz Christmas Tag November Customer Challenge!


 Hi Everyone! Seems early to  me, but with COVID 19 I am ready to celebrate the holidays! I know, I know, Thanksgiving first (I'm in the USA), but I need to feel warm and fuzzy. 
This tag is one of my Design Team projects for Gecko Galz. I love the image so  much, that I didn't do much to it. It's nearly perfect all by itself!

It's time for a New Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!   

This month our Challenge theme is 

WHITE CHRISTMAS

It will run from November

 1st to the 29th.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz!!  

It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! It is up to you!!

The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

Here is my project...

I began with the Holiday Tag Kit. I added the snowy scene digitally from the Happy Holidays Collage Sheet. After layering it, I erased some of the edge in Gimp. 
 




The final steps were to make it into a tag I could use. I printed it in Open Office, cut it out, punched the hole, and added a distressed and stamper gummed reinforcement. I distress them by the sheet. Some glitter drops around the edge as well as dots on the image finished the actual tag. I then added some gorgeous red velvet ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

Be sure to drop by Gecko Galz' Etsy shop for deals. 
Visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Facebook page for several challenges monthly. 
And GG is having a sale!
Half Off!


 


 



Follow the Gecko Galz Blog for freebies everyday!

Enjoy Your Creative Journey,

Joy of Sets November!

 


Hello! It's time for another Joy of Sets Challenge!
Here is a video creating this card in my RV! 


I decided on Vellum, Baker's Twine and Thanks.
My card is created with a very popular set called, Autumn's Gifts
I also used the coordinating paper pack entitled, Autumn's Gifts Paper Pack


Digitals are So Great because you can print what you need at the size you  need.

I printed the leaf outlines on vellum, then colored them on both sides with alcohol markers. I use several brands, and my favorites are Prismacolor and Nuvo. Neither are refillable, but they are so inky and the Nuvo markers are a wonderful value.

As you can see, the colors are so vivid when done this way. Plus, the translucency is amazing!

The background includes strips of the patterned paper, which really show off the gorgeous leaves.
 
Once again, this challenge opened me up to new adventures in creativity! 

Here are the challenges I have added this card in...


So stop on over at The Joy of Sets Challenge Blog and enter! You may find yourself as a guest designer sometime!

Stay safe, and have FUN,

Crafts Galore Encore DT Project for November 2020

 Hello!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore. This time our wonderful sponsor is


Gecko Galz is a $25 voucher to their  Etsy Shop as a prize to the random winner of this challenge.
Since I am a member of the Gecko Galz Design Team, I had loads of digitals to choose from.
I decided to use one from the special sheet I received for their Blog Hop.
 
I also used Digitals from three other sets:

Words from the heart ATC Set image 0

Tea at the Ritz ATC Set
 
Tea at the Ritz ATC Set image 0 
and 
2017 Digital Collage Collection image 1 
My card it totally digital. I can make it any size I want just by saving it and then putting in a program like Open Office, which is a free download that I use instead of Word. You can naturally use Word, Photoshop, whatever program you use with your digitals.
 
Click on Tutorials in my bar at the top of this page to see all my YouTube videos about using digital stamps.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DTs wonderful designs. 


We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card and you can enter up to 3 times.

That's all for now...have FUN!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

 

Hello Everyone!

It's Beverly Cole, here with the Gecko Galz Design Team.

 We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop

This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is

"An Abstract Life".

(Click Right the image below to save)

 

Above you can see one of my projects. It's a mini album created from 1 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock.
Here are my other projects created with my free sheet offering...





Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!

·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!

Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!

·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 3 new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!

 This is a $264 value!

 

First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2019@gmail.com.

This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.

 

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29th of October and the 31st of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

 

Now have fun visiting each Blog

 

Gecko Galz

Kim Rayko

Robin Francini

Vicki Romaine

Mia

Beverly Cole (you are here)

Rene Van Wyk

Kelly Parker

Zowie Dixon

Cathy Norton

Carole Jones

Amanda Hamilton

Gerri Herbst

Connie Schramm

Leanne Seed

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Spooky Tag with Gecko Galz

 Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

Today I have a cool tag for you, done with the amazing Gecko Galz products!
Halloween is coming...Boo! LOL
I added to this tag in addition to the GG digitals, a length of velvet ribbon, a scrap of black lace, and some Nuvo Glitter Drops!

Gecko Galz products I used:

The card base is Halloween card stock I have had for years.

I wish to enter the following challenges with this tag:

Did you know, that on  October 29th we are having a BLOG HOP, where you can get a FREE digital sheet at every stop?

Be sure to drop by Gecko Galz' Etsy shop for deals. 
Visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Facebook page for several challenges monthly.
Follow the Gecko Galz Blog for freebies everyday!

Enjoy Your Creative Journey,

Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween is Sweet!

Hi! It's Beverly, aka Artsystamper.
It's time for the  26th challenge at the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog
The theme is 
Halloween Colors
The talented design team has created some creative inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out.
This adorable Candy Apple card is what I created.


It was created with the Sweet Spirits Stamp Set

You can simply print out what you need. AND you can print as many as you want!

I printed the background in Gimp, at 4 by 5 1/4. So easy to create with these digitals!  I love I added the sentiment by punching out the sentiment with a circle punch.

The card went together easily when I used one of the color images for my focal point. Of course you can also color the apple any color you like by printing the line image. You will see this when you visit the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog. Be sure to enter your Halloween projects!

I finally added some antique glass glitter, twine and acrylic drops to the card.
In order to have a chance to win this set or your choice of a digital set of your choice at TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy, enter this challenge! Become a part of The Artsystamper Addiction on Facebook, and you will find yourself with free images from time to time, as well as videos and a place to add your projects. Why not join in the fun? 
Enjoy the journey my friend,

aka Artsystamper

 

This is My Tic Tac Toe!

 

Hello! It's time for another Joy of Sets Challenge!
This tic tac toe is my design! So excited.

My card is created with a new set and paper pack in my shop, TheArtsystamperShop on Etsy.

Digitals are So Great because you can print what you need at the size you  need.
This is a slim line card, so my images are printed fairly large. The set is made up of images of my two cats, Nick and JJ.
 
I love this  challenge, because it truly is a CHALLENGE. I have found that it takes me out of my comfort zone, and that is how to learn, my friends!

So stop on over at The Joy of Sets Challenge Blog and enter! You may find yourself as a guest designer sometime!
 I am entering the following challenges with  my card:


Stay safe, and have FUN,