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

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


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,

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Boo! From Gecko Galz and Artsystamper


Hello, and thanks for stopping by!
Today I have another card for you, done with the amazing Gecko Galz products!
Halloween is coming...Boo! LOL
All I added to this card in addition to the GG digitals was a string of lights (old with no more power),  a piece of chevron paper from my stash, and a few dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops!
Gecko Galz products I used:

Artsystamper Products I used:

Easy Peasy!

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,


Crafts Galore Encore Sponsored by Artsystamper!

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

Yours Truly!

I am offering the stamp set of your choice from my Etsy Shop as a prize to the random winner of this challenge.

I chose to use an image from my, Sweet Spirits digital stamp set. The set is available in color as well as line images. This is a picture of the, Print and Go color PDF. Just print it and use the images right away!

The card is A2 size. 
The background digital is available for FREE on The Artsystamper Addiction Facebook Page. Simply join and the freebies are yours to use! 

I added one of the sentiments from the set digitally, also the background candies. I then changed the color of the sentiment by manipulating the color changer in Open Office (a free download), where I was creating the card and its elements to print and cut. 
The candies and bag were printed as well. I used dimensionals to pop up the bag and front candies. The red candy was coated with dimensional glue by Glitters Galore. I love how it dries clear. The background was then inked around the edges with Distress Ink and  layered onto a brown cardstock base.

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!