Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gecko Galz December Customer Challenge - Believe

Good morning everyone! It's the 1st of the month and that means another Customer Challenge over on the Gecko Galz Blog.  This month, it's all about Santa.

That in mind, I decided to create an ATC.  Gecko Galz has a ton of wonderful Christmas collage sheets to chose from so I did have a little trouble deciding on just one image.

I created the background with a mix of inks then added my image from Santa Claus Lane, some die cut snowflakes, a little stamping, and a sticker that says Believe.

Don't forget to check out all the wonderful collage sheets at Gecko Galz Etsy store.

Until next time~


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop

This is your sixth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 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 down load, the one here is
"Ladies in White".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit 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 FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third 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, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 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 on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th 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).

Here are several ATCs I created with the Ladies in White collage sheet.

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Ladies in White”

Now have fun visiting each Blog

Marilyn Hughes (you are here)


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gecko Galz October Fun

Good morning everyone!  I'm a little late getting this blog post done, but I wanted to share with you some projects I made using Gecko Galz digital collage sheets.

 Since Halloween is at the end of the month, most of my projects had a Halloween theme.
I used an image from Boo-tiful Halloween.

Well, this one didn't, but I participated in a swap with a Circus theme.
I used this vintage image from Circus Circus.

Doesn't this look creepy?
I used an image from Jeepers Creepers.

If you like these images, check of the Gecko Galz Etsy store where there are tons and tons are awesome digital collage sheets.

Until later.................

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gecko Galz September Fun

Good morning everyone!  I'm back this month to share some things I created for Gecko Galz.  They have the absolutely BEST collage sheets.

For my Autumn ATC, I used the leaves from Fall Into Nature and Autumn from Autumn Harvest.  I sprayed the background with LSG Rudolph's Red Nose & Canna Lily Burnt Orange, did a little stamping with a cheap border stamp, and then added all my images.

For my Smile art tile, I used clear gesso to seal the coaster, then sprayed with LSG Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.  I then used a splatter stamp and red ink, cut out an image from Her Beautiful Colors, and added a sticker from Prima and a metal flower basket.

For Be Free, I sprayed the ATC with LSG Frolic in the Black Forest and Frozen Jack Frost to get a gray background, stamped with LCD Flagstone stamp, and cut out an image from Sparkle and Shine.  I then added some flatback pearls and the saying.

Lastly, I created my Shine Brightly ATC by using black and red paint on a gel plate, cut out an image from Paper Moon, added some wooden stars I painted silver and a star pin, then finally the saying.

Check out Gecko Galz monthly challenge, Autumn Harvest, for a chance to win $25 in Gecko Galz collage sheet.  If you love the images, go to the Gecko Galz Etsy Store.

Until later..........


Monday, August 7, 2017

Say Cheese!

Good morning everyone.  Well, I'm back after a short absence.  Things were crazy getting moved back into our house and getting settled.  So here I am and I wanted to share with you something I made for this month's Challenge over on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

Don't you just love Happy Cat?  I hat the little sticker laying around and thought it fit.

This month's Challenge at LCPtoC is Stenciled Backgrounds.  Why don't you drop by the Portal and get your entry in?  You'll have a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Just click HERE to jump over to their blog.

Until later......................


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gecko Galz May Projects

Good morning everyone!  This is going to be a short post.  I just wanted to share with you some of the things I created for Gecko Galz this month.

Images from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Beauty Unbound

Sorry it's so short and sweet and I have no step-by-step instructions this month.  I'm dealing with health issues related to stress and with putting my house back together.  

Until later............................


Monday, May 1, 2017

Fly Play Sing ATC

It's a new month for challenges over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  The challenge is use faux or real stitching. Since I don't have a sewing machine, here is what I did:

I used the Fly, Play, and Sing clear stamps from Carmen's Veranda along with drawing in my own stitching.

Don't forget to visit Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and enter your art in the challenge.

Until later................