Sunday, October 8, 2017

October Gecko Galz Design Team Projects

Hello Friends,
Today, I am  the featured Designer over at the Gecko Galz Website. You can see my featured creations below of both cards and tags. They all are revolve around my favorite holiday, bootiful ...Halloween. The images are from the "Dark Arts" Gecko Galz sheet. I layer papers, netting, images, paint and glitters to create depth and visual interest. By the way, they have a fun contest going on too with the Halloween theme "Bump in the Night".  They have this contest every month. There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!! It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree. Why not give it a try.

Take care, Gerri


She Dracula
Frightening Shadows
Beware


Strike of Midnight

Friday, September 15, 2017

My Little Space Space Cadet

Hello  my friends. Today I am sharing a 3D piece called my little space cadet! Using Retro Cafe Art pieces, I assembled their   mini ornate frame shrine and added star mix cut outs , unfinished wood spools and lots of gold Stickles. The head, gears and letter cubes were from my stash. It's not my usual theme but somehow it just happened!  My husband said it was out of this world!


Hope you like her!Artfully yours,Gerri



Space Cadet blasting off



My Little Space Cadet


Friday, September 8, 2017

Sept Gecko Galz Design Team

Hello Friends,
Today I am  the featured Designer over at the Gecko Galz Website. You can see my featured creations below. They all have the same script font cutouts that I built the projects around. Of course, it was the lovely Gecki Galz images that truly inspired me. By the way, they have a fun contest going on too with the theme "Harvest Time".  There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree.
"Thank You Harvest Time"

"Explore my pretty one"

"Family First"


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August Gecko Galz Design Team Cards By the Shore

Today friends I am being featured on the Gecko Galz website as part of the Design Team. You can see the cards using all Gecko Galz images,  that I made for this month.  I stamped, stenciled and painted all the backgrounds, layered the images and then added embellishments. The final touch is always the sentiments.

The theme this month is "By the Shore" for the Gecko Galz customer challenge, if you participate you can even win prizes. Please come check us out. All my projects are mermaid related, so they can all be found by the shore. LOL. If you know just one thing about me, it is that I adore mermaids. When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be one, need I say more?
Thank you for visiting today.
Hope you have a beautiful week.
Take care,
Gerri

"Dream. The world is your oyster."

"The greatest thing in the world."

"Dream and wonderful things happen."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gecko Galz July 2017 Design Team Post

Hello Friends,
Today I am posting my July Gecko Galz projects that will be featured on their site today. Click here to see. Gecko Galz is a great community where you can be inspired by great designers and also enter contests to win prizes. This months customer challenge is "In A Mermaids Garden. "Enter your mermaid project and you may win a wonderful prize!
Hope you enjoy these creations.
Do take care,
Gerri

"Mermaid Dance"

"Lovely Day"


"Oh you beautiful doll"

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cupid Love

Hello Friends near and far,
Here is a mixed media piece I did using Retro Cafe Art products. I love to mix different supplies and techniques to be creative. This piece uses scraps of a doily, crackle paint and a wood texture stamp. The pieces from Retro Cafe Art were, Double Cupid ornament,
Retro grunge valentine Heart paper cuts,Valentine cut words paper cuts and the 
Large Masonite Heart as the base.

Hope you have a love-LY week.
Take Care, 
Gerri
"Cupid Love"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 2017 Gecko Galz Design Team Projects

Hello dear friends,
Today I am sharing some of the June greeting cards I created for Gecko Galz.  This is my feature day so you will see these on the Gecko Galz site. The customer challenge  for June is "Under the Big Top", if you make something using a Gecko Galz image you can win $25 worth if Gecko Galz amazing images. Why not give it a whirl.
Hope you have an amazing week!
Artfully yours,
Gerri



"Happy Birthday"

"Simply Perfect"

"Follow your Bliss"

Friday, May 26, 2017

Queen Bee

Hello,
I love thinking up ways to use scraps, bits and sometimes even items destined for the trash in my art. Here is a collage that used the waste from the mini ornate frame shrine from Retro Cafe ArtI also used the their nature sketch book ATC collage sheet and Stickles. Since it is Spring, I am also sharing some photos of our gardenias blooming in the front of our home. I just adore them!

Take care
Gerri


"Queen Bee"





Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mothers Love Tea Cup

Happy Mothers Day my friends,
I hope you are having a pleasant day, lets share a culpa tea together.
Here is a 3D tea cup using Retro Cafe Art pieces that I created embellishing it with stamping, paint, German scrap and a hand cut saying. The saying reads "Mothers love is like a soothing cup of tea....steeped with understanding and sweetened with kindness."
Hope you have a sweet day.
Take care,
Gerri




Mothers Love

Monday, May 8, 2017

Gecko Galz May Design Team Projects

Hello dear friends.
Today is my designer feature day over at  at Gecko Galz's. I am sharing my projects including a card and tags. The customer challenge theme is  Country Charm. You can see the cute little birds with the country picnic basket called Home Comfort, as my interpretation. If you make something with this theme  and you can share it on their blog and you could win prizes. Come join us for all the fun.
Artfully yours,
Gerri
Happy Forever
   
Always Together


Discover Love

Home Comfort

Friday, April 21, 2017

Love Bird with Tulle Flower

Today I am sharing a mixed media piece of a sweet tutu bird. It is called "Love Bird". I have included both sides and close ups for you to see. I used Retro Cafe Art supplies including the Bird stand up. It is printed with FinnAbair rubber stamp set "Trust The Magic " wood grain, some floral rub ons then wrapped with Tulle and  Bakers twine in Light pink.

Hope you will be a love bird this week.
Take care,
Gerri




Friday, April 14, 2017

Trust the Magic

Hello, visiting friends. 
Here is a tag using the gorgeous FinnAbair "trust the magic" stamp and gold Stickles of course. You know how much I enjoy sparkly things. I've been into gold embellishments lately, here you can see gold ribbon, tulle, roses, leaves and even little coins. 

Hope you remember to trust the magic this week.
Take care,
Gerri
"Trust the Magic!"

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gecko Galz Design Team April Projects

Hello friends, today is my featured designer day at Gecko Galz, come check it out.This month's Customer challenge is Alice's  Tea Party. Come join the fun you might even win a prize. Here are some of my featured  cards  using the gorgeous Gecko Galz images. Enjoy your visit.
Artfully yours,
Gerri

"Its always tea time"
"Queen Bee"

"A little birdie told me so"

"Sweet Bee"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cutie Pie Assemblage

Hello Friends ,
Todays post is a cutie pie assemblage ornament. I do like to create with little bits of this and that, that I find in my travels. Today I have used a tiny mushroom, plastic flower, Mexican metal heart, organza ribbon,and a tiny angel figure from Retro Cafe Art.
Hope you find a cutie pie this week!
Artfully yours,
Gerri







Friday, March 17, 2017

And Wishes Vain as Mine Maybe....

Hello my friends,
Here's a Retro Café Art shrine featuring Marie Antoinette, that I never showed on my blog before. It has Marie saying "and Wishes vain as mine maybe" . The different  RCA products I used were: Butterfly ATC shrine kit #1,Mini printed wooden Butterfly buttons, a Marie collage sheet CV30 called Rosey Marie Antoinette in Purple, Elegant background ATC collage sheet DP289, Apple green and lavender mini  Paper rose  flowers and of course Stickles. You know how much I adore glitter!
Enjoy a romp through this glittery girlie world,
Gerri
"And wishes vain as mine, maybe"


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Gecko Galz Design Team Projects

Hello my friends,
Today I will be sharing some of my Gecko Galz projects. Gecko Galz has such amazing images including collage sheets and other paper products to create with. If you check the Gecko Galz site, you will see I am featured today with these creations. If you subscribe to the newsletter you can even get lovely free images too. There is a monthly customer challenge where you can win prizes. This month the theme is fairy garden. Hope you enjoy my art pieces....
Artfully yours,
Gerri
"WISH"
"The heart that loves"

"always and forever"



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Upon the moon I fixed my eye

Here's an ATC that I've never shown on my blog using Retro Café Art products. I like making ATC's (Artist trading cards) since they are a small item and is easily shared!
Enjoy,
Gerri


Friday, February 10, 2017

Retro Valentine Cuties





Here are two little Valentine Day cards I created. I used Retro Cafe Art images and 3d products.
Hope you see something cute this week,
Always, Gerri

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gecko Galz February Projects

Today I am featured on the Gecko Galz website using their amazing images. I've created three cards to share with you. The customer challenge is vintage valentines so you will see one of my cards fits that theme. Hope you enjoy my little creations.
Hope you have a lovely week.
Gerri
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