Monday, November 17, 2014

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR THE GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM!








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.




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Thursday, November 13, 2014

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT............Valerie Tups





This month we are please to introduce all of you to another one of our amazing design team members. This time we are turning our spotlight on Valerie Tups. Her work is amazing and very art influenced...so lets learn more about her!



How long have you been paper crafting?

As long as I can remember!

  
What is your favorite kind of projects to do?

Mixed media, collage and art journaling

In the industry who do you most admire and why?

I like using stencils from many firms.

  
What brands (besides Gecko Galz) do you enjoy working with?

I prefer to use recycling materials.


What is the one thing in your crafting tote that you cannot live without?

Gesso.


Where have you been published?

I wrote 2 books while I was still teaching, and had poems published in several anthologies. I do not want my work published in magazines, where the publishers make a fortune with other people's work.


What is the best thing about being on the Gecko Galz Design team?

Having a large supply of images and stamps to work with.


What is your favorite scrapbook shop and where is it located?

LaBlanche, Germany


How would you describe your crafting style?

Eclectic, original, true to myself.

If you could have a job in the crafting world what would it be and why?

Doing tutorials to help people make things.

  
Share your blog site:  



Any last words for our friends and followers?

Try to be yourself, and not slavishly imitate others, however good they might be.








Monday, November 10, 2014

LITTLE CUTIE IN A JAR....by Wendy Waldorf


we here at Gecko Galz are blown away by the designs our design team comes up with using our products and thought it might be fun for all our followers to learn how to make some of these darling treasures so to kick things off we picked this amazing little cuttie in a jar by Wendy Waldorf and here is how to make your own bottle!

Products Used:

little girl - Gecko Galz Christmas Cuties Collage Sheet
background paper - Gecko Galz Christmas Icons

Directions:

Choose a clean jar for your project. Paint the lid if needed. Choose the images you wish to display in your jar and resize if necessary. Attach the stand up image to a heavier piece of paper and cut out. Create a paper stand for your image (paper punch two circles and fold one in half and glue one half to the base and the other half to your image). Insert your stand up image and glue to base of jar. Add embellishments to the jar. This jar includes rice, clear sequins, bark and a twig. The background paper can be left freestanding or double stick tape can be used to attach it to the back of the jar. Decorate the outside of the jar as you wish. This one has red garland wrapped around the top. 
 
Now here is something fun just for you! Go over to Wendy's blog site http://wendylynnspaperwhims.blogspot.com/ and start following her then email us at geckogalz2014@yahoo.com and we will send you a FREE digital stamp just for following her great adventures!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS TO DIE FOR

Our design team members have come up with some amazing and beautiful Christmas cards using this months fun array of products. we hope this will inspire everyone to go out and create amazing cards for your friends and family!


BARBARA BIRD
 


DIANE BOVE
 


GERRI HERBEST


SHARON ROGERS


HELENE HUBER
 


JOAN LIDDLE


JULES EICKERED


LISETTE BAKER
 


MICHELE STORM

 


PATTI FISHER


TERRI BURNETT
 


VALERIE TUPS
 


VICKI ROMAINE
 


YVONNE GARNER
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WINNERS OF THE BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY

We want to thank everyone who joined us for our 4th annual blog hop you made it our biggest and best one ever and we want to say congrats to the following winners who won our amazing prize packs this year.

Winner of the KIT CLUB FOR A YEAR;  
Jennifer Mock

Winner of the MONTHLY COLLAGE SETS FOR A YEAR;  

Danie May

Winner of the INDIVIDUAL COLLAGE SHEETS FOR A YEAR; 
Stacy Lynn Mar

Winner of the DIGITAL STAMP SETS FOR A YEAR;  
Jackie Neal

Winner of the DIGITAL PAPER PACKS FOR A YEAR;
Christi Neal

Winner of the GRAND PRIZE OUR PRODUCTS FOR A YEAR; 
Mary Lozano

We added on two extra prizes because we had an overwhelming amount of participation thank you to everyone who made our hop such a huge success. and remember in December we will be giving away even more prizes each week on the Gecko Galz blog, facebook page and even Pinterest page as part of our 
HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR so we hope you will join us for all the fun!
Happy crafting
Gecko Galz


Monday, November 3, 2014

November "Christmas Joy" Customer Challenge


It is November and time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  
I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop we had the past three days..and I am sure you have plenty of freebie images from Leanne to play with now!
This month our theme is "A Christmas Joy Challenge!!"
Nov. 3rd-29th.
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 
I also want to announce our 
October "Jeeper's Creepers" Customer Challenge Winner
Congrats to the Crafty Paper!!!

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



We can't wait to see your creations!!
Thank you for visiting!!
  You have until 11:55pm Eastern time on November 29th to play along!
You can link up your creations below or send a photo of your project to us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.