Friday, May 24, 2013

Circus Layout for Gecko Galz

My layout for the month-long National Scrapbook Day Festivities over at Gecko Galz is gracing the front page of their website today! Yea! Of course I had to go with a circus theme! Head over to Gecko Galz to find out more about how I put it together and the supplies used!

Happy Scrappy Savings!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Gecko Galz May Samples

Here are my samples for the new collage sets from Gecko Galz. I love the sets, lots of variety.

The first is a simple card, with a not so simple image. When I was browsing the card section at the store, several tulle covered cards caught my eye. The images under the tulle were simple, accented with glitter glue. I loved the look and had to recreate it with the bird image in the Spring Time Collection.

Thinking of You Card


Paper - Crate Paper
Ink - Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Zig Pen
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tulle - stash
Thread - DMC
Glitter Glues - Studio G and Stickles
Image - Gecko Galz Spring Time Collection

Another item I created using new collage sets from Gecko Galz was for a swap transforming TP rolls. I decided to make mine into a mussy tussy.  I personalized each for the recipient. I just love how they turned out! 

Pixie Mussy Tussy


Images - Gecko Galz Pixie Children Collection, Time Flies Collection, Game Time Collection, and Butterfly Wings Collection

TP roll
Paper - Glitz Designs
Trims/Lace/Twine - stash and Really Reasonable Ribbon
Doily - Jo Anne Fabrics
Flowers - Ben Franklin's Crafts
Thread - stash (thrift store find)
Pearls - stash (thrift store find)
Moss - stash (salvaged from damaged wreath)
Leaves - Ben Franklin Crafts
Toadstool - AlphaStamps
Curly Sprigs - left over stems curled around pen
Tulle - Scrapbook Clubhouse Hawaii
Glitter Glue
Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Glossy Accents
Scor Tape
Pins - Tim Holtz
Scrabble Tiles - stash (thrift store find)
Burlap - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sewing pins - stash
Sentiment stamp - Stampin' Up
Aleene's Glue

Happy Scrappy Savings!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blissfull ATC Swap Returns for April

I had a wonderful surprise today! I got my swap returns from my Blissfull ATC swap partner! We had to make 3 egg themed ATCs and send them, then we received 3 in return.  It took a while to get mine, since they were coming from Down Under! The funny thing was that she mailed hers first, then I mailed mine. She received mine before I received hers!  Crazy postal system!

Click here if you want to see what I sent to her for this swap.

Thanks so much Kamali!

Happy Scrappy Savings!


Friday, May 3, 2013

ATC Swap with Gecko Galz and artJOYstuff

A blog friend of mine, artJOYstuff, is challenging herself to make an ATC every week and to trade it to the first person who wants it in exchange for an ATC of their own.  I finally was the first comment! (It pays to be in a different time zone and up all night when East Coast people are just getting their day started!)

Check out the post from her blog HERE. I love the layers and the stitching! Gecko Galz has a ton of domino images that would be perfect for an ATC like this! Thanks for the inspiration Kim!

I was making some ATC swaps for a swap at Gecko Galz, so I decided that if I loved how they turned out, I would make another for this trade.  Well, I love how it turned out! We had to make an ATC in our style, and being the librarian nut, I had to use books!  I even printed up a small due date card for the background!


Library Due Date Card - Tortagialla
Arch shape - Tim Holtz die
Vine - Martha Stewart
Images of butterflies, books, child, and sentiment - Gecko Galz
Doily - stash
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Distress Stain - Faded Jeans
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Vintage Library Catalog Cards - Retro Cafe Art
Perfect Pearls
Seam Binding from Alphastamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Pop dots

Thanks for looking!