Thursday, October 30, 2014

WELCOME TO THE GECKO GALZ 4th ANNUAL BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop
This is your first stop on a magical Blog Hop!  
We have 21 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
"THE ARTSY LIFE".
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd 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 site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


 

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Artsy Life”

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)



From Here you can visit each of our Blog Hop destinations listed below!

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

COME JOIN US AT OUR ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK RETREAT



we invite you to come join us for our 4th Annual Scrapbook Retreat. we have 2 spots that have opened up and would love to see you thee!


FOURTH ANNUAL GECKO GALZ
RETREAT

 FAIRY MERRY RETREAT

MARCH 6-8th  2015

Who wouldn’t like a little time away to paper craft with no
distractions…  Well, Gecko Galz would like to offer a perfect
place to do just that at the fourth annual Gecko Galz Retreat!

Come and join Leanne, the founder of the innovative Gecko
Galz, as she and her helpers create a relaxing, creative and
fun-filled, all-inclusive weekend getaway! 
In 2015 we will be having our retreat at the amazing Deep Woods Retreat Center in Smithville Texas

•        Forget about those chores!
•        Giggle with your friends into the wee hours!
•        Create beautiful paper crafts with our classes!
•        Learn new techniques!
•        Get to use exclusive Gecko Galz products!

•        Door prizes throughout the weekend!

Every crafter will be provided the following;
Their own work space;
A Gecko Galz goodie bag worth $50 or more;
Free make-n-takes
Gourmet meals
yummy snacks
Free project kits 
fun challenges where you can win amazing prizes

The comfortable sleeping accommodations are in the same
building as the craft room.  No need to tread out into the
night to reach your bed! (you will need to bring twin sheets)

Gecko Galz will be providing exclusive classes to all that
attend the retreat:

•        First a wonderful class with guest teacher Heather Hudson
•        The Second a card workshop with company owner  Leanne Seed
* And the third a wonderful paper crafting project with company owner Leanne Seed

Unlike other paper craft retreats, Gecko Galz class fees are
included in the price.
The Fees: $250Two nights with 5 meals – Friday dinner, 3 on Saturday and
Sunday brunch
Also included in this price are drinks and snacks throughout
the weekend.  You are welcome to bring a bottle of your
favorite wine..
Space is Limited to 24 people

ONLY 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE
Your space is reserved with only a $50 deposit (this will not be
refunded in the event of cancellation).  
The remaining balance is due by January 15th 2015.

Come and share your creative spirit with us and enjoy the
company of your fellow crafters!

To pay your deposit and guarentee your spot for next years event email Leanne at



Our Retreats are fun for all!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

COME CHECK OUT OUR SALE AREA!

We invite you to come check out our SALE area in our Etsy store! Collage sheets are the perfect price for starting your own image collection or just add on to your already exisiting collage sheet collection!
Just head over to the GECKO GALZ etsy shop.
Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz



Thursday, October 16, 2014

OCTOBER DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT.....DIANE BOVE










This month we are so pleased to be able to introduce to you another amazing member of our Design Team, Diane Bove. She has been a constant well of inspirations to all our followers and her amazing cards are breath taking. Here is a bit about this talented card artist!

How long have you been paper crafting?
I have been paper crafting for probably the last 30 years or so, but I was introduced to card making 14 years ago at a Stampin Up party.

What is your favorite kind of projects to do?
5 x 7 greeting cards

In the industry who do you most admire and why?
There are so many talented bloggers I follow and admire, I couldn't possibly pick one.


What brands (besides Gecko Galz) do you enjoy working with?  
I also enjoy working with items I make using my KNK Zing and the Make the Cut software program. I make stencils, frames and die cut cards.


What is the one thing in your crafting tote that you cannot live without?
Art Glitter Glue dries clear adhesive, my favorite glue, I use it for everything.


Where have you been published?
As a winner of the Papercraft Magazine 2008 World Card Day Contest, my winning card submission was featured in the March/April 2009 newsstand issue. I have been published numerous times in Ready Set Create, Scrapbook News and Review, and Whimsical Musings Magazine.


What is the best thing about being on the Gecko Galz Design team?
I love all the papers and collage sheets I get to work with, I was a Gecko Galz fan long before I was on the design team.

What is your favorite scrapbook shop and where is it located?
My Craft Room 6020 Rochester Rd, Troy Mi. They have a great selection of new products I can't find anywhere else.


How would you describe your crafting style?
Colorful yet simple and easy, and always with a matching lined envelope.

If you could have a job in the crafting world what would it be and why?
Teaching, I love helping people and love to share how easy it is to get great results with a minimum amount of effort..


Share your blog site:
1CardCreator.blogspot.com



Any last words for our friends and followers?  
I hope you join us for the Gecko Galz Blog Hop October 30th through November 2nd for lots of inspiration, prizes, free collage sheets and of course... fun!


























Tuesday, October 7, 2014

OCTOBER CHARM.....WORKS BY OUR DESIGN TEAM

Hello Everyone!

This month our amazing design team has come up with some fantastic samples using all the new Gecko Galz products. If you would like to check out all our new products please feel free to visit our Etsy shop at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/geckogalz
We hope you enjoy all our designs and invite you to check out all their work at their blog sites.



BY CAROL SALISBURY
using
Gecko Galz  Vintage Thanksgiving Collage Set
and Mayflower Paper Pack




BY DIANE BOVE
using
Gecko Galz Vintage Thanksgiving Collage Sheet




BY GERRI HERBST
using
Gecko Galz Snow Babies Collage sheet




BY HELENE HUBER
using
Gecko Galz Vintage Thanksgiving Collage Sheet 




BY WENDY WALDORF
using
Gecko Galz Putting on the Ritz collage set and Chalk Board Sentiments Collage Set




BY VALERIE TUPS
using
Gecko Galz Fall Colors Jewel It Collage Set
and Mayflower Paper Pack




BY JOAN LIDDLE
using
Gecko Galz Vintage Portraits Collage Sheet




BY TERRI BURNETTE
using
Gecko Galz Be Thankful Digital Stamp Set
and Mayflower Paper Pack




BY PATTI FISHER
using
Gecko Galz Vintage Thanksgiving Collage Set 
and Be Thankful digital Stamp Set




BY JULES EICKMEIER
using
Gecko Galz Give Thanks Digital Stamp Set




BY LISETTE BAKER
using
Gecko Galz Snow Babies Collage Sheet




BY MICHELE STORM
using 
Gecko Galz Vintage Thanksgiving collage sheet and 
Be Thankful Stamp Set and Mayflower Paper Pack




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jeepers Creepers October Customer Challenge

It is October and time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  
This month our theme is a Jeepers Creepers Challenge!!




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 and a Bo Bunny Prize Pack.
I also want to announce our 
September "School days" Customer Challenge Winner
Congrats to Anne Mills!!!

We thought it might be fun to share a couple of inspiration pieces from the Design Team....to get your Mojo going for our Jeepers Creepers Challenge!!
You can stop by their blogs to get all the Yummy Details!!






LISETTE


GERRI



We can't wait to see your creations!!
Thank you for visiting!!
  You have until 11:55pm Eastern time on Octover 30th to play along!
You can link up your creations below or send a photo of your project to us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.




Thursday, September 25, 2014

WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR 2015 DESIGN TEAM.......COULD IT BE YOU?

CALLING ALL DESIGN STARS!


Do you enjoy working with new scrapbook products before everyone else?
Do you crave doing paper crafts and altered art?
Do you love inspiring others with your creations?
Do your scrapbook supplies out number your shoes?
Well then you may be just the person we are searching for!


Gecko Galz is a  paper crafting company that specializes in vintage
inspired digital papers, digital collage sheets and digital stamps and we are in 
search of new
artist to join our design team.
Our design team is a wee bit different than most because Gecko Galz products 
are digital.
In 2014 we will be releasing 4 new Collage Sets, 4 collage sheets, Our monthly Digital Kit which includes papers, digital stamps, icons, alphabet and more, and 1 jewelery image collage set EACH MONTH
thus giving our customers and design team members alot to be inspired by!
Each member of our design team receives a jpeg files  every  month with all of 
the new products for the following month i.e. you will get February's products 
in January.
Also we will be working with other companies on cross promotions through out 
the year so you will get their products as well.


As a member of our design team you will be asked for the following:

1.Create one sample each month using that months Gecko Galz papers, 
collage images or stamps, you are welcome to do more but you are required to 
do at least 1.

2.Create one step by step how to submission for our monthly design team 
challenge this will coinside with the cross promotion company we are promoting, every month it 
will be a different challenge and one winner will be chosen.

3.Do at least one blog posting about Gecko Galz each 
month.

4.Supply us with links to your blogs, galleries, and websites as well as a brief 
bio and photo for our website gallery.

5.promote Gecko Galz by submitting works to magazines, challenges and on your blog or facebook page.

6. Take part in our annual blog hop in October.

7. We ask that you supply us with a photo and short bio for your Gallery page 
on our Pinterest Board.


What you will receive from Gecko Galz for being a design team member;

1.You will receive all of Gecko Galz products from January 2015- December 2015

2.Recognition as a member of the team on our website with your own gallery 
 board on the Gecko Galz Pinterest page.

3.Publishing Opportunities

4. Monthly Design Team only challenges where you can win amazing prizes

5.you can become a certified Gecko Galz Instructor

6. work with other amazing companies as cross promotions.

7. One month you may beAsked to be the spotlight artist where we will interview you and 
talk up your blog site. You will be asked to do extra designs that month as part of the feature on you. This feature will be included in our monthly newsletter as well as on our blog.


To Apply please submit the following;
1. 2 to 4 paper crafted/altered works done within the last 6 months, send your 
best works to us. They do not have to include Gecko Galz Products but if you 
have any using them that would be wonderful to see.
2. Links to your blog and or any online galleries your associated with. Or send 
a resume if you have one! You do not have to be published to be considered!
3. A list of any design teams you are currently associated with (you do not 
have to be a member of any). Any publications you have been published in if 
any.
4. A short paragraph on why you would like to be  a member of our team.
5. Your full contact information; email, name, address
send information to us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com with DESIGN TEAM ENTRY in the 
email header.

We're a passionate, inspiring and creative team looking for like-minded people 
who love to share their thoughts and feelings using our products and foster a 
supportive and welcoming community. We look forward to getting to know you!
If you cannot commit to doing at least 2 project a month and our blog hop event
please DO NOT APPLY.


We will take submissions until November 20th 2014 and will announce our new 
members on our blog site on December 1st 2014 .


Happy Crafting!
Gecko Galz.




Send info to us at




Terri


Carol


Vicki



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GET READY GET SET.....BLOG HOP!

COME ONE COME ALL TO THE 
GECKO GALZ ANNUAL BLOG HOP

We are Gearing up for our Annual Blog Hop which will take place October 30th thru November 2nd 2014. All you have to do is mark your calendars with the dates and stop by here on the 30th to start your hop. There will be FREE exclusive Collage sheets given away at each stop  on the hop, great design ideas from the Gecko Galz Design team taking part, treats galore which include Free items from Gecko Galz (including a year of FREE products for 2015). So tell your friends, grab your trick or treat bags and come join in all the fun!


Share our Blog Hop Banner on your page and comment on this blog entry with a link to your blog and we will pick one lucky winner on October 29th who will win a fab gift pack with all kinds of fun goodies, Good Luck!
Gecko Galz

Friday, September 5, 2014

A SPOOKY LITTLE TRIP TO RHONDA'S ORIGINALS

Hi Everyone!

This month we are so incredibly lucky to be teaming up with an amazing paper crafting company that is full of whimsy RHONDA'S ORGINALS , she takes amazing vintage ephemera and turns them into wonderful and whimsical collage sheets to create amazing works of art. She inspired our design team to create the following designs...to see how to create them press the pictures to be whisked away to their blog page.


AMANDA


YVONNE



LISETTE



BARBARA



WENDY



JULES



VICKI



CAROL



LEANNE



VALERIE



DIANE



TERRI



MICHELLE



SHARRON



GERRI




JOAN



HELENE



PATTI



Now we want you to tell us what your favorite design is...just leave a comment here and tell us the design that is best in your book and then on October 1st we will draw the name of one lucky person who left a comment to win a prize pack from Rhonda's Originals. For now though go check out all her products at

Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz