Friday, July 3, 2015

July projects for Gecko Galz

Welcome Friends!   Today I am sharing the projects I have created using new July products from Gecko Galz, and the new July Craft Kit.   I had so much fun creating in this fun beach theme with it's gorgeous vintage colors.  I just couldn't decide what to use!  I wanted to show off everything, so I decided on this shadow box to at least show you some of these amazing backgrounds and images!  These craft kits are stuffed with goodness!  
Seaside digital papers
Seaside icons 1
Seaside icons 2
shadowbox frame by sacrafters
Seaside digital papers
Sea Nymphs 2 collage sheet
Seaside icons 2
Here I have an altered mini clipboard from the dollar store, this was so much fun to alter using lots of mixed media with Gecko Galz images.  This ship is a Tim Coffey diecut, but you can also fussy cut a ship from the icons in the kit, as I did on the mermaid card above.  
Seaside digital papers
By the Shore 1 collage sheet
Beach Domino Images

Gecko Galz on ETSY

Free Digital Stamp by Gecko Galz!!

Hello Crafty Friends!  The Gecko Galz will be giving away digi stamps every month on our member blogs.  Each Design Team member will have a featured artist day on the Gecko Galz Blog.  All you have to do is follow the link to that designers blog and grab your free digi stamp.  This month, our stamp theme is "Midsummer Nights Dream", and they are pretty little fairy stamps!  Have fun!

Gecko Galz on Etsy
Gecko Galz Blog

Scroll down to the next post to see the projects I created using the new July products!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Gecko Galz July Customer Challenge is Here!

Welcome Crafty Friends!  It's time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!  Please join us for the current challenge "Seaside Memories" from July 1st - July 29th.  There is only one rule.  You need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz.  It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital background papers.  The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree!
Below is my sample for our monthly customer challenge.   I created my card with the new July products and the July Kit Club Craft Kit.  I'm just loving our new kits, they are so packed full of goodness, and the opportunities for mixing and matching are endless.
(Instructions for this card at the bottom of the post)

  Don't forget to stop by the Gecko Galz blog and see what the rest of the team is creating!  On the first of each month the blog features the customer challenge entries created by the design team to inspire you, and throughout the month, the blog features the samples created by the team using the new products for that month.  It always amazes me how different everyone's samples are.  On July 3rd, I will be giving away another free digital stamp by Gecko Galz, so please come back and grab your free digi stamp and see what else I've created using our new July collage sheets and other products as well as images, icons, and backgrounds from the July Craft Kit!  

To create my sassy card, I began with a manila card base.  I printed out the striped background (sized at 5 x 7) from the Seaside Papers collection, and added it to the card base.  Next I added the sailboat background from the Seaside Icons 1 (from the July Kit Club).  The sassy girl is from the Poolside Princess collage sheet.  I printed her and fussy cut and added her to my card with pop dots.  The seagull is from a collection of sea related die cuts by Tim Coffey that I purchased a while back at Michael's.  I found my sentiment by using google images and typing in the words I wanted to use.  Everything has been inked with vintage photo.  Thanks for looking!