Saturday, April 18, 2015

A LITTLE MAGIC IN HER DESIGNS JOAN LIDDLE


This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
JOAN LIDDLE


RABBIT CARD

Supplies used:
Gecko Galz -  Flower Power paper #3,  Easter Parade Icons #22,  Fair Verona paper (from Star Crossed papers)
From my stash - felt flowers, blue card base, Vine punch (We R Memory Keepers), Elmer's Glue

Directions:
The card is 6" x 6" in size. The Fair Verona paper was attached to the card base. I used the Vine punch,  punched a doily from the Flower Power paper and added it to the card next. The rabbit icon was sized in Photoshop, cut out and attached to the doily. The felt flowers were glued to the card.



HAPPY EASTER CARD

Supplies used:
Gecko Galz - Easter Parade papers #6, Easter Parade collage sheet, Easter Parade Icons #1
My stash - Stickles, green card base, green bow (Crate Paper), die cut frame, die cut banner and stamp (Stampin' Up),  brown colored pencil

Directions:
The Easter Parade paper was cut to fit the card base, leaving a small border on all sides. The image was resized and printed in Photoshop. 
 I outlined the egg with brown colored pencil to make it pop. The Easter basket was sized in Photoshop, fussy cut and the eggs accented with pink, yellow and blue Stickles. 

The purple die cut frame was layered over the lady image and the basket was pop dotted to the corner of the frame. The words "Happy Easter" were stamped onto a purple scrap and then the banner was die cut. I bent the banner to add dimension and then adhered it to the egg.  The green bow was added to the top of the frame.

Friday, April 17, 2015

SWEET WONDERS OF DESIGN FROM TERRI BURNETTE

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
TERRI BURNETT



EASTER BASKET CARD


 I began by cutting several 3/4" strips of kraft cardstock.  Each strip was inked on the edges with walnut stain ink.  Weave the strips together to create a basket.   The adorable image is from the Easter Parade Icons pack.  I fussy cut the image, added stickles to the edges and pop dotted it to the basket weave.  Add a peach silk ribbon around the woven card and tie at the front center.  Add the bow on top.  Adhere the woven paper to the front of a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of cream cardstock.  Trim any extra from the edges.  Adhere this to your 4 x 5 card front.  Inside reads: "Hippity Hop - Happy Easter!"




HAPPINESS IS FLOWERS


 All 3 images are from the Provance Garden Collage sheets.  After sizing them for my card I matted each on blue then pink cardstock.  The images have been "highlighted" with distress markers and a water brush to enhance the colors.  I used broken china, victorian velvet, frayed burlap, and peeled paint for this.  Each flower center also has Champagne micro beads added to the centers.  The blue butterfly is also from these collage sheets and is only adhered in the center of the butterfly so the wings lift.  Add a sentiment and pearls and you are done!



Thursday, April 16, 2015

ADORABLE DESIGNS BY PATTI FISHER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
PATTI FISHER


HAPPY EASTER CARD

Print out paper from _Flower Power_ Paper Pak.
Cut to fit and place over scalloped cardstock card base.
Cut extra flowers from remainder of paper.
Print out and cut out egg basket and egg from _Easter Icons 1_
Place a strip of Prima flower ribbons across card base.
Edge flowered paper with Ranger Liquid Pearls.  Let dry.
Layer egg, basket and fussy-cut flowers over top of flowered paper, using pop dots.
Embellish eggs with glossy accents and Stickles glitter glue.
Print out tag on pink paper (Cajoline)
Print "Happy Easter" on tag and place on top of card.




LOVELY BRIDE

Weddings Bells 2 Collage Sheet_
Paper from _Flower Power Paper Pak_
Photo Mask by Amanda Frijo-Tobin
Border and Word Art by Brandy Murray



STEAM PUNK RABBIT

Digital bunny stamp from _Easter Parade Digital Stamp Set_
Digital elements by Kerry Klaasen Veale and Rucola Designs



We asked the following question

"What is the most exciting thing to happen to you in your paper crafting career?"

Definitely being published in Canadian Scrapbooker magazine for the first time.  I was so excited when the magazine arrived that I took it to work and showed it off to everyone who card and some who didn't!  lol  And even thought I have been fortunate to have been publised in other magazines since, nothing compared to the first time!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS BY DONNA MUNDINGER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
DONNA MUNDINGER



MOTHERS DAY CARD

Gecko Galz Mums The Word Collage Sheet
Gecko Galz Flower Power Paper Pacl


EASTER BASKET

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS BY YVONNE GARNER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
YVONNE GARNER



SPRINGTIME CARD

Instructions:  Cut and fold card to form card base.  Print, trim and mat Flower Power Paper (07) to fit card front.  Distress edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Layer paper doily over panel.  Enlarge and print Post card from Provence Garden, distress edges with VPDI and mount to panel over doily. Print Easter Parade Stamp (01), water color and trim to fit card front.  Stamp egg nest, distress with VPDI, trim and add to panel.  Add metal corner to top of card.  Embellish with stickers and bow.

Supplies: Gecko Galz: Flower Power Paper Pack, Provence Garden, Easter Parade Stamp, Ranger Distress Ink, Nest Stamp by Red Lead Paperworks, ChitChat Stickers by Ranger, Metal corner by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Doily and seam binding from my stash.





VINTAGE SPOON COLLAGE

Instructions:  Cut and fold card to form card base.  Print, trim and mat Flower Power Paper (08) to fit card front. Enlarge, print, trim and mat images from Provence Garden and add to panel over top of a doily.  Embellish card with ribbon, a metal trimming and a button.

Supplies: Gecko Galz:  Flower Power Paper Pack, Provence Garden, Funkie Junkie Boutique: Ribbon, metal trim and button. From my stash:  doily, black paper, card stock


Friday, April 10, 2015

SPRING COLORS FROM AMANDA PHILLIPS

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
AMANDA PHILLIPS



PEACOCK NECKLACE IN BLUE

USING GECKO GALZ Pretty Peacocks Jewel It Set


PRETTY IN PURPLE NECKLACE

Using Gecko Galz Pretty Peacock Jewel It set

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SPRING DESIGNS BY LEANNE SEED

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
LEANNE SEED



EASTER CHICKS CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Vintage Photo Ink by Distress Inks
Paper Studio Paper Boy Plaid
Recollections Blue Craft It Doillies
Raffia Ribbon Embellishment from Hobby Lobby
Easter Stamp by Craft Smart
Moss Green Card stock



PEACOCK DREAMS CARD

Gecko Galz Peacock dreams Jewel It Set
Recollections Blue Marble Paper
Recollections foil Paper
Green satin ribbon
Silk ribbon in peacock flower
EK Success Mini Alphabet stamp set
Vintage lace
Mini Tags from stash
Stickles in Crystal




EASTER JOY CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Recollections Embossed paper
Recollections Book Print Paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Yellow Stickles
EK Success Mini Alphabet stamp set
hand dyed silk ribbon
yellow burlap ribbon by Canvas Corp
vintage pink lace trim
Organza ribbon flowers 



BEAUTIFUL COLORS CARD

Gecko Galz Provence Garden Collage Set
black card stock
cream card stock
Gold shimmer card stock by Paper company
Script background stamp by Hero Arts
Gingham Ribbon by Basic Grey
Vintage Photo & Wild Honey Distress Ink by Ranger
Gold Stickles



HAPPY EASTER TO YOU CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit 
Kraft Card base by Canvas Corp
Recollections Linen Stripe Grey/Cream paper
Recollections white embossed paper
Distress ink in Vintage Photo, fresh raspberry, Mustard seed
mini roses from Micheal's
May Arts Ribbon
Mini doilies from my stash
Viva Pearl Pen in white



HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
White card stock
Recollections paper Girl Plaid
scalloped trim from my stash
pink crystal gems
butterfly stamp by Prima
sentiment banner done in photo shop
scalloped card by Core-d'nations
Distress inks in Fresh raspberry, vintage photo
Tulle Ribbon

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DESIGNS BY BARBARA BIRD

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
BARBARA BIRD



EASTER WISHES CARD

Using Gecko Galz EASTER PARADE Craft Kit

- Card base is made with a cream color card stock.
- Card front is a colorful basket weave that I had in
  my paper stash....very Eastery
- Image is from Easter Parade Icons 2
- I covered the top of image with little paper flowers
  and put rhinestones in the middle of each.
- Ribbon is a pink polka dot shear.

- Everything was inked in brown.





BUNNY BANNER

Using Gecko Galz EASTER PARADE Craft Kit

The banner pieces were one of the $1 finds from Michael's and
 I covered them with a colorful basket weave paper that I have had
 in my stash for awhile. and then inked the edges in brown.
-The rabbit face was a chipboard piece that I forgot I had, I cut
 pieces fro the basket weave paper for the inside of his ears, pink
 pompom for nose and used white pipe cleaner for whiskers. The
 eyes are blue circles with black circles inside and a white pen to
 make the highlights. I then glued it on to one of the banner pieces.
-Images are from Easter Parade Icons and I put a doily under each
 one. Doily's were gotten at Michael's.
-I strung the pieces up with white bakers twine.
-Plastic eggs are from almost everywhere but make sure you check
 to make sure the holes are in the ends (some eggs don't have them)
-I am thinking of adding ribbon thru the holes on the four banner

 pieces, think they would look cute with bows hiding the holes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PRETTY LITTLE DESIGNS BY JULES

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
JULES EICKMIER


EASTER EGG CARD

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Icon, Pretty paper, cardstock, pop dots, bling and ribbon.

I printed out the paper and mounted it on green cardstock.  I printed
the Easter icon twice onto cardstock.  With the second printing, I
fussy cut the flower images, mounted them on pop dots and placed them
over the flowers on the first printing.  I fussy cut the entire egg
out and mounted it on card stock to match the green.  I added bling
and ribbons...voila! A 3D Easter card.




BUNNY CARD


Gecko Galz Garden papers, bunny icon, "Presented to..." image, American Craft
colored pencils, Art Anthology Colorations Sprays, Primary Elements by
Creative Imaginations, American Crafts Metallic Marker, Scrap Dots by
Helmar, Studio 71 Canvas sheets, vellum, Sticky Back Canvas paper from
Claudine Hellmuth.


Jules in her own words

I think the highlight of my creative career, besides being asked to join the Gecko Galz team, was when Somerset publications asked me to write a 3 page article about a circular mini album I created about a trip my husband and I had taken to Italy.  While this was a few years ago, I still take great pride in this article.