Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vintage Mini Album for Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hello Crafty Friends!  I am so excited about this 8 x 8 mini album project using the gorgeous Mabel's Diary journal kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.   For display purposes inside the book,  I have temporarily borrowed some of the idea-ology "found relatives" from Tim Holtz in place of my family photos.  The project is a joint effort from my mother and myself, and is a gift for my daughter, who never got to meet her great grandparents.   The found relatives are adhered with removable tape, and I'm sending it off to my Mom who will replace them with photos of my grandparents and she will also provide the journaling. The album has lots of journaling space as you will see.  Sadly, I don't get to see the finished product in person (at least not for awhile) as it will then be mailed to my daughter.  I hope you like it!

In addition to the Mabel's Diary kit, I have also incorporated many of our Freebie files.  Please visit the website and register to gain free access to all of the freebie files which will even be categorized for you on the right sidebar as you will see once you have signed up.

Digital Journal Kit by Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Free Digi Stamps All Month! New From Gecko Galz!

Hello Crafty Friends!  Beginning this month the Design Team members will be giving away digi stamps.  Throughout the month, 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, the free stamps will have a masculine theme in celebration of upcoming father's Day.  Have fun!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gecko Galz June Samples and new Customer Challenge

Welcome Crafty Friends!  It's Tea Time all month at Gecko Galz!  Please join us for the current challenge "High Tea" from June 1st - June 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 are some samples I created with the new June products and June Kit Club.  I'm just loving the kits, they are so packed full of goodness, and the opportunities for mixing and matching are endless.  Card number one will be my entry to our customer challenge and includes a step-by-step.  The next two are samples of what you can create from our kits and new products.  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.  It always amazes me how different everyone's samples are.  There's something for everyone, come check it out!

"Keep Calm" Card
Gecko Galz Products:
Words and Music Digital Paper Pack
High Tea Icons 1 June Kit Club 
Tally Ho Jewel-It 2 Collage Sheet

Print out the script paper from the words and music digital paper pack.
Mat with white, then pink, and add to a black cardstock base.
Print out the gorgeous and colorful lady from the Tally Ho Jewel 2 collage sheet, resizing the image to suit your card base.
Cut around her as best you can but since she prints out on a black background, the image will blend right in to the script paper.  Make sure to cut around her hand so that you can place the saucer so it will appear that she is holding it.
Print out the cup and saucer image from the High Tea Icons 1, fussy cut, and place it into her hand.  Add a sentiment of your choice.  I found mine on Pinterest, but there are also several available on one of the collage sheets in the June Kit.

"It's Tea Time" Card
Gecko Galz Products Used:
Portabello Road Digital Paper Pack from June Kit Club
High Tea Icons 1 June Kit Club (cat with saucer and curtain)
VA Icons 1 from the March Kit Club (red washi tape)

"Trouble" Card
Gecko Galz Products Used:
Portabello Road Papers from June Kit Club
Tally Ho Jewel-It 2 Collage Sheet

The doily behind her head is from the Gina's Designs Cardstock Doily Set.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Journal Created for Gecko Galz

Hello my crafty friends!  I've suddenly become obsessed with making journals.  This one is palm-sized and was created from shipping tags measuring 3 1/2 x 6 1/2, and the new Gecko Galz images for June.  I think what I enjoy the most is showing off gorgeous images without the bulk of flowers and 3-D embellishing.  Not that there's anything wrong with embellies, but I'm really enjoying the amazing digital images right now.  Several pages feature only journaling lines and I did not photograph all of those.  In areas where I placed images, I have created them on flaps to open up so they reveal more journaling opportunities.  I had so much fun creating this!   I have created a few other journals since the creation of this one, and I will get them photographed and uploaded to the blog soon.

Gecko Galz Products Used:

La Vie Parisienne Collage Sheets
Portabello Road Papers from the June Kit Club
High Tea Icons 1 and 2 from the June Kit Club