Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Gecko Galz featured designer Peace on Earth theme

Hello Friends near and far, old and new,
Today I am featured as a Geck Galz designer today at the Gecko Galz blog.
Come check us out on the blog and if you are a creative, you can see lots of inspiration and also participate to win prizes. This months challenge is Peace on earth, you can use any Gecko Galz image to enter this contest. Below are 2 cards and 2 tags using Gecko Galz images from the Christmas Cuties and Merry Little Angels. The cards start with a fabric ground with paper cut lots and lots of glitter and shine the tags start with a Gelli printed background and layered with fibers, and shiny papers. Both cards and tags have the pretty Gecko Galz images as the finishing touch.
Enjoy,
Gerri





Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween


Hello Friends,
Well, its finally here ....Halloween, my favorite holiday!
Please enjoy these boo-toful cards I made for your devilish delights.
Gerri






Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween spinning out of control

Hi Friends near and far,
Here are some Halloween cards I created.
I hope you don't spin out of control looking at them.LOL.
I used a spin art maker and used Halloween colors. I just adore the.
So when black cats prowl, and pumpkins glean...may luck be your at Halloween.
Gerri






Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Continues

Thanks for visiting my Halloween obsession.
Here are several cards for your pleasure to review.
Keep calm, trick or treat and carry on.
Gerri









Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gecko Galz Blog Hop 2019






Gecko Galz 9th Annual Blog Hop


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the


This is your tenth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 12 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 download, the one here is
"FLOWERS IN HER HAIR".
(Click Right the image below to save)



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 $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 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 ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $150 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 12 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 geckogalz2019@gmail.com.
This enters you in the contest. On October 28th 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 24th of October and the 27th 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) 


 Leanne Seed


Here are my greeting cards  and a tag for inspiration using the free collage sheet in my blog.

"Flowers in her Hair. Enjoy,
Gerri

















Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween fortune

Hi friends,
Todays Halloween greeting cards are all about spells, crystal balls and fortune.
Hope you have a marvelous past , present and future.
Always,
Gerri




Monday, October 21, 2019

Cutie Pie Happy Halloween

Hi Fiends...oops I mean friends, LOL.
D id you know that I love Halloween and make over 35 different unique  greeting cards to send to friends and family, maybe you will get one in the mail. I will do all kinds of themes and subjects.....this is the Cutie Pie collection. Over the next several weeks you will see numerous examples of my creations.

Hope you have a spook-tacular  time.

Artfully yours,
Gerri





Sunday, October 6, 2019

Gecko Galz Feature Designer

Hello dear friends,
Today at Gecko Galz  I am the feature Designer so I am sharing several Gypsy themed cards with you. Check out the Gypsy fortune customer challenge where if you can make a project with any  Gecko Galz image from a collage, free product or digital file....you could win $25 in Gecko Galz products. My cards all use images  from the Gecko Galz collage sheet on Etsy titled Gypsy Beauties.

Also check out Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group  on Facebook too. You can share your work, meet other crafty people, participate in challenges and swaps. Come join us....

To make these cards, I start with a handmade gelli and stamped background. I layer the fussy cut beautiful Gecko Galz gypsy and add paper embellishments some hand made and others store bought. like borders or the cute owl. The final touch is the sentiment. Hope you have enjoyed my work this month.

Artfully yours,
Gerri

Life's Full of Surprises

Owl  Dreams

Something Wonderful

Wishes
Gypsy Dreams

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gypsy Fortunes Gecko Galz Customer Challenge

Hello dear friends,
Today at Gecko Galz begins a new month with a new customer challenge called "Gypsy Fortunes".Just make a project with any  Gecko Galz image from a collage, free product or digital file and you could win $25 in Gecko Galz products. For some inspiration here is a card I made called Gypsy Dream from the Gecko Galz collage sheet  found on Etsy titled Gypsy Beauties.

Also check out Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group  on Facebook too. You can share your work, meet other crafty people, participate in challenges and swaps. Come join us....

Artfully yours,
Gerri
"Gypsy Dream"

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Mermaid's Birthday

Today  I  am sharing a sweet little Mermaid party for a dear friends daughter's birthday party.
Here are some photos of the layered birthday card,  gift tag and the gift bag that I painted for that occasion. I don't  usually get to do creations for little children so, it was great fun. As you know, I  have always adored mermaids, even before it became popular. LOL. I am also sharing a picture of the venue for the darling party too.

Enjoy these mermazing creations,
Gerri






Friday, September 6, 2019

Gecko Galz September Feature Designer

Hello Friends,
Today I am the featured designer over at Gecko Galz. I have made some greeting cards for your inspiration using Gecko Galz images. Stop by Gecko Galz for more inspiration and prizes too.
To make my cards I start with card stock, then layer Patterned paper, Gecko Galz Steampunk images and other tiny printed images. The embellishments come last...they are Stickels glitter , Liquid Pearls dimensional paint , Watercolor Paint, Fibers(Lace) , Stickers and some form of sentiment. I have learned that you need 4 or 5 layers to get a complete collage look for your cards. Hope you enjoy these greeting cards. Have a Happy week. Gerri


Enjoy

FLY FLY FLY
Thinking Of You

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Gecko Galz Customer Challenge

Hello Friends,
For the month of September Gecko Galz has a fun Customer Challenge titled Autumn Steampunk.
Just use a Gecko Galz image and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate to their site. Why not give it a try.For your inspiration I have created a greeting card called thinking of you.
I started with a brown card and added the lace and acetate backgrounders. The lady image and then the globe and watch from Gecko Galz images came  next. The autumn leaves were layered next with the Stickles, water color paint and the thinking of you stamp, were the final pieces needed to complete this card.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Take care,
Gerri

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Gecko Galz August Feature Designer

Hello Friends,
Today I am featured over at Gecko Galz as the Designer of the Day. As it is summer time, I am continuing with a seaside theme for you using Gecko Galz products. I adore the variety of images they have to offer, you should check them out. Here are how I made these cards:
I started with a gelli printed card base as a  background and stamped some starfish and sea urchins.  I layered the Gecko Galz image from Summer Seas collage sheet and die cut mermaid tails that was cut out of gelli printed paper. Some glitter, sequin shells with pearls, the sentiments  came next and I was all done.

Enjoy the summer while we can,
Artfully yours,
Gerri


Life's simple joys

Share Laughter

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Gecko Galz Shabby Seaside Customer Challenge

         Hello Friends
                  Today starts the August customer challenge for Gecko Galz called Shabby Seaside.
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 

As inspiration I have made this tag for you, I started with watercoloring the background and stamping the waves. I layered the Gecko Galz image from Summer Seas collage sheet and die cut seashells/seahorse that was colored with alcohol inks. Some glitter, the sentiment "Cherish the moment" and a little rainbow ribbon and I was all done.

Hope you get to go to the sea side this week.
Take care,
Gerri


"Cherish the Moment"

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Gecko Galz Design Team July 2019 Projects

Hello Friends near and far,
Today I am the featured Designer at the  Gecko Galz Blog,  come check out my work and all the other inspiration artists on this site for great ideas. Here are some cards for inspiration using images from the Gecko Galz Mid Summer Night Dream collage.


"Dream" by Gerri Herbst


"Imagine" by Gerri Herbst

"Hello" by Gerri Herbst
To make the first  card I started with white card stock  and  added tissue paper before using my gelli plate to print the background. I layered the red paper and then the Mushroom and Fairies image from the Gecko Galz sheet entitled "Mid Summer Dreams". Some dried real botanicals came next with the  finish touch of the sentiment "Dream" that I water colored to match. The other two  started with a background that I did using  my gelli plate to print.  I layered some handmade fiber paper  and then the images from the Gecko Galz sheet entitled "Mid Summer Dreams". Some dried real botanicals or die cut botanicals  came next with the  finishing  touch of the sentiments. One card reads "Imagine" .and the other card  simply says "Hello".

Hope you have a colorful week,
Gerri
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