Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Fourth of July Fun!!

Howdy y'all!! It has been super HOT this summer here in Central Texas, so, I've been spending much of my time indoors and actually getting a little creating done in the process!

I've got another Fourth of July Card to show you. I've used more Gecko Galz products!! And, it comes with a complete tutorial!! Just take a hop over to the Purple Cows Blog for Designer Friday!

Purple Cows has come out with some fun, fun tools this year. So, take a look! Enjoy your Fourth of July (and your independence!!) and....Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope everyone (who celebrates) has a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. Here in Central Texas we're under a burn ban, so most local fireworks displays have been cancelled, so we'll celebrate with food and family!

Here's a card I made to commemorate the occasion. I used various patterned papers from Gecko Galz Liberty Papers collection. I also used a digital stamp from the Gecko Galz July Beautiful Background Stamps images. I printed the stamp image on vellum and then deco podged that over a patterned paper. I then added in a quote from the Gecko Galz July Patriotic Sentiments, mixed in some ribbon, stickles and a hand made mini banner.

Hope you enjoy your independence!!!

Happy Creating!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!!

I created this card using Prima patterned papers from my stash, a Gecko Galz May "my Heart Belong to Daddy" Ephemera, and
Purple Cows Decorative Pins.

Happy Creating!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summertime Savings!

Howdy y'all! Getting VERY, VERY hot here in central Texas. I'm trying to get the same amount of heat generated for my eBay listings and my Etsy shop. From today through June 30, 2011, I'm offering 20% off your entire order in my Etsy shop! Just use the code: juneteen2011. I can custom make items too (and the sale WILL apply). Just click on my eBay and Etsy links in the sidebar to go to savings!!

PS this is one of MANY items on sale now!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Father's Day Project

I created this 8" x 10" wall hanging as a Father's Day gift. I used Gecko Galz Strawberry Fields papers and My Heart Belongs to Daddy Ephemera. I used a graphic drawing of Charles Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis printed on Gacko Galz papers. I then paper pieced the plane for a three dimensional effect. Fun!

Hope you enjoy...and Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Artz de Scrap June Challenge!

Y'all head over to Artz de Scrap for the June challenge! It's a really fun one....a cupcake stand!

Here's what I did (it's a MUCH smaller version!).

Please join us for the challenge; we'd love to see what you come up with!!!

Happy creating!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

to all my Moms out there. I'm so greatful for my Mom and all she taught you and miss you Mom.

Happy Creating!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Spring is my favorite time of year. And, here in Texas it can be quite fleeting too. To celebrate my favorite time of year, and to try and make it last longer, I created this shadowbox using Gecko Galz Tudor Rose papers, and Fairies Ephemera. I mixed in some acrylic paint, stickles, glitter, and liquid pearls for good measure.

Hope your Spring is wonderful! Happy Creating!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Whimsy Pocket Challenge

This month's challenge at Artz de Scrap is a whimsy pocket by our guest designer Amy Duff. Amy shows us a wonderfully creative way to recycle! Here's what I came up with for the challenge. I used Gecko Galz Strawberry Fields papers for this! Hope you join us for the challenge and Happy Creating!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Howdy y'all! d Thimgs have been busy around the homestead this Spring and I haven't had a lot of time for new projects. Thought I'd share this card with you, though.

The tools used (check out the new ones from Purple Cows!!!) and how-to are at the Purple Cows Blog !

Hope you enjoy! And... Happy Creating!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Curio Box

Howdy y'all!

I have another altered project for you. I recently got my hands on a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations Box. I'm kinda a pack rat, so this was a perfect way for me to use some of my "finds". I covered the box in vintage sewing patterns, then used digital stamps from Gecko Galz for the back face of each "box" and an acrylic insert under the front. Then I covered the outer shell with Gecko Galz Papers. I filled my box, distressed it a little with ink. Added some ephemera for decoration and .....came up with this.

Happy Creating! And......stay tuned for a chance to win some Gecko Galz Products....coming soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Tutorial

Good Sunday Morning all! I thought I would share a tutorial and challenge with you today. It's a Vintage Bottle gift.

The full tutorial is here at the Artz de Scrap Challenge Blog. If you decide to give the tutorial a try please join our challenge at Artz de Scrap for a chance at a RAK. Challenge ends April 14th, so get started!

Happy Creating!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Going Digi

For those of you who know me, I am NOT a digital person. I love the feel of paper, the smell of adhesive, the look of glitter, the rattle of buttons.......

So, until now, my digi experimentation has been limited to printing out digi items and using them in projects. Well this month, I decided it was time to wander out of my comfort zone and play with my PhotoShop Elements some. Here's what I did:

1. I pulled out papers from Gecko Galz Wonderland Collection for this card.
2. I pasted Gecko Galz Whimsical Sentiments onto a Wonderland paper and printed out.
3. I then resized various Gecko Galz Wonderland Collection Ephemera . Some I printed on card stock, others I printed on transparency paper and underlaid with white card stock.
4. I printed and cut out two pocket watch bunnies and layered with dimensional tape for a 3-D effect.
5. All this I layered and attached to my printed card.

Fairly simple digi stuff for many (most) of you.....all new to me!

I hope you enjoy the card. Please hop over to Gecko Galz and browse the wonderful digi elements you can play with! And remember, Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


If you've always wanted a Bind-It-All but didn't want to try and figure out what you needed to go with's the deal for you!

Get a Bind-It-All starter kit from Tuesday Morning !

Happy Creating!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Wow! Been busy lately and forgot to post this earlier. So, I'll show y'all now!

You know me, I love to alter things. And....I love my
Gecko Galz Ephemera. I used the February Wild West Women and Gunslingers Collections and a lot of found objects to create this tin shadow box.

Happy Creating!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I (Heart) You

I decided to make a Valentine's Day candy box for my lovies this year.

I used Gecko Galz papers and ephemera. Specifically, I used: hopelessromance; heartwired and psiloveyou papers. I also used the alphabet soup products: loveletters1 and loveletters2. To give my box strength I printed the papers on 130# card stock. I added frilly leaves and the edge to the inner heart with decorative edge scissors. Then a little ColorBox chalk and Ranger Stickles and liquid pearls and waaa laaa!

Note: I also added letters to the candies inside my box to spell
M I N E !!

Enjoy and Happy Creating!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Designer Friday........But on Tuesday!!

Here's a Valentine's card I did for Purple Cows for Designer Friday. But....we're doing it on Tuesday instead!! Yay!!

My list of supplies is on the Purple Cows Blog !

Hope you enjoy! Happy Creating!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Newest Family Member

This is our DD with her little baby boy, T-Bone. He's a Tea Cup Chihuahua. We found him.....or rather he found her, yesterday at a local event we attended. He barked and yelped until we opened up his little cage. He climbed straight into her hands and went to sleep.

She had her Pit Bull, Ratchet, gunned down in cold blood December 9th last year. A lunatic neighbor who saw him out (he got out accidentally)....chased him down, cornered him and shot him point blank. Witnesses say the dog never indicated any menacing behavior, instead he ran from the man and was actually trying to wiggle back under the fence into the back yard when he was shot. The world is full of hatred and prejudice these days, it seems.

We think this little guy was sent to help her heal. I think he'll do a fine job, too. Don't you?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Artz de Scrap Gift House!

The ever talented Felicia came up with this awesome gift house tutorial at Artz de Scrap . This is a picture of her finished project. Wow! Huh?!

Each of us other designers had a shot at our interpretation of Felicia's super cool design. I did something a little different with Ten Seconds Studio metal, embossing molds and Core'dinations card stock.

I hope y'all will check out Felicia's tutorial and then roll up your sleeves and and give us your best interpretation. Remember there is a RAK involved!

Happy Creating!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


at least it's above freezing and we have no snow or ice (except for the ice on the livestock tanks). I really wanted to get some pictures of a couple swap packages I received recently and share them with you, but Mr. Sunshine is not out today. So, I thought I'd share some pictures of some recently completed projects that I hadn't shown yet.

The first is a Halloween themed project I did using Gecko Galz papers and ephemera. they have some really beautiful designs!!'s one of those "HOME" wood cutouts you can pick up at discount stores for cheap. I covered it with Gecko Galz paper and created tags with the ATC and ephemera sheets. Then I embellished with vintage finds.

Hope you enjoy them. Happy Creating!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop Winner

Wow! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment during the blog hop!!! It sure was fun!

I fed the number in, taking out duplicate posts by some and came up with......

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Julie said...
Perfect for the new year....

January 11, 2011 8:23 PM

Yay Julie! Congrats! Please email your snail mail to:

Thanks again everyone! Happy Creating!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop

Howdy y'all! Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

We Original Zutter Zisters and the current Zutter Zisters got together to help you (b)ring in the New Year. We've all created some creative projects to get you thinking and creating this January. Hope you'll hop along with us!

Leave a comment here through 5PM (CST) January 12th and I'll draw a name at random to win a Zutter supply pack of "Owire, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises". Hop to all the other blogs (listed below!) and increase your chances of winning!!!!!

Here are the Zutter 11 for '11:
Annette West
Emeline Seet
Fleur Smith
Jennifer Priest
Lea Sanders
Lynne Forsythe
Pam Sandy
Nan Paturzo
Shelley Haganman
Bind It All

For my project I created a New Year's Quote Book. I used my Bind It All ; 12x12 chipboard covers , one set; 1 1/4" Black Owires ; 15 manila tags and miscellaneous Prima flowers, Glimmer Mist, brads and ephemera. Here's what my tag book looks like:

Now hop along and join the fun, and maybe win some prizes along the way. And, don't forget:

Now at Bind It get 11% off everything (that isn't already on sale). CODE: Zutter11 Valid through January 31 only.

Happy New Year!!!!