Sunday, June 22, 2014


Today Gecko Galz is pleased to introduce all our friends and followers to our new group of Design Team Stars. and though we are sad to see a few of our girls leave we are please to add some new  and returning members to the line up! Please help us welcome our newest members.


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Now for our returning members....two of our members are returning back to us Penny Walker and Barbara Bird, we are so happy to have their talents back on our design team! And the rest of the girls are amazing talents that you have come to love!


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We are so excited to see what these ladies will come up with for the rest of the year and come visit the Gecko Galz website in July to see all their amazing works.
Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Today we thought it would be fun to share with all our followers and friends some amazing 4th of July samples done by our talented design team members. We hope this sparks your imagination and inspires your own 4th of July projects. 
We also thought we would make it even easier for you to create by having a HUGE SALE at our ETSY STORE...from today until July 5th you can save 40% by using coupon code GG4THSAVE when you check out. So go to our shop at 

By Carol Salisbury

By Wendy Waldorf

By Joan Liddle

By Diane Bove

By Jessica Moore

Monday, June 16, 2014


Would you like a FREE mini stamp set from Gecko Galz? 
Just LIKE US on  facebook at ......FOLLOW US on our Blog site. And then 
and you will receive our "JUST WORDS" Stamp set for FREE! (if you already follow us and have liked us on facebook just leave a comment to this post and email us and we will send it to you).

Happy Crafting!
Gecko Galz

Friday, June 13, 2014


This month we are very pleased to introduce you to another one of our talented design team members, this month our spotlight falls on Gerri Herbst. Gerri has been with Gecko Galz for a number of years and we never grow tired of seeing what amazing samples she comes up with each month. So we did a little interview with her So our followers could get to know her better!

How long have you been paper crafting?
Since I could hold a pair of scissors..LOL. Our family is a creative one and often  we had to move the art projects off the kitchen table, so we could eat dinner. In regards to true paper arts, I would say  I have been creating probably about 10 years or more .

What is your favorite kind of projects to do?
I love making cards and ATCs (artist trading cards). I like these formats since I can then share my art. I get pleasure in sending my little beauties into the world for others to enjoy. For me, it's the exploration during the  process of creating as much as, the finished art it'self.

In the industry who do you most admire and why?
OK, I must admit I am in totally love with Tim Holtz. I have been following him for many years. Also  Ranger Industries is in New Jersey, where I am originally from so, he's been on my radar forever.

What brands (besides Gecko Galz) do you enjoy working with? 
Retro Cafe Art is one of my favorites for the variety of mixed media items that it offers. They have Chip board items, 3 D items, German scrap, jewelry pieces and so much more. Kristin  Hubrick the owner has really has an amazing selection. I happen to be on their Design Team so,  I am lucky because they have everything I could ever want to create with.
My other favorite brand is  anything from Ranger Industries including  their stamping inks, alcohol inks, Stickles , embossing powders etc...I could go on and on. They really make  great products.
What is the one thing in your crafting tote that you cannot live without? 
That's a hard question, but I would say my  numerous bottles of Stickles. I do so adore glitter , shine and sparkle. It is the finishing accent that tells me my project is done. After that, it would be a black sharpie marker to outline my fussy cut images and my watercolor paints to add, change or correct colors on everything.

Where have you been published? 
I have been honored to be published in Take Ten and Stamplers Sampler, both Stampington magazines.

What is the best thing about being on the Gecko Galz Design team?
I would have to say the friendship and support of my art. The Gecko Galz team members are really there for you and always offer  words of encouragement and praise. I am thankful for their friendship.

What is your favorite scrapbook shop and where is it located? 
I do go to Michaels a lot...they are  a large art and craft chain  store located in Bluffton , South Carolina. They have great coupons and sales too.
But my favorite haunts are thrift shops, around here they always have craft supplies. It's the  hunt for bargains and unusual items that excites me.
Truthfully, if you saw the size of my art stash, I really shouldn't be buying anything more!

How would you describe your crafting style?
Sparkly Vintage inspired Story telling

If you could have a job in the crafting world what would it be and why?
I would like to teach and travel to art conferences around the country. I love  travel, meeting different people and funny... I do like figuring out the logistics of getting it all done. To be able to help  people to explore their creative side is a very important aspect of life that  I believe sometimes gets lost in our day to day living.  We are all creative individuals and sometimes someone just has to encourage us to try.

Share your blog site:  

It's called "it's all treasure"  cause "Everything and anything we create, is all treasure".

Any last words for our friends and followers? 

You go Gecko Galz !
Keep on creating!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This month Gecko Galz is teaming up with another amazing online shop to show all our customers and followers how to blend other brands with Gecko Galz products. Their shabby chic designs blend flawlessly with ours to create amazing digital and paper crafted works of art.
Here are a few designs our talented Design team have come up.

Carol Salisbury

Wendy Waldorf

Diane Bove

Gerri Herbst

Valerie Tups

Heather Hudson

Starr Timmons

Sharon Rogers

Helene Huber

Lisette Baker

Jessica Moore

Joan Liddle

Leanne Seed

Jules Eickmeier

To discover how to create these amazing products check out the cross promotion Gallery at

And to see more amazing products from Opticillusions go to

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June "Ladies of Long Ago" Customer Challenge

It is June and time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  
This month our theme is Ladies of Long Ago!!
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 $15 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree and a Optic illusions Gift Pack.
I also want to announce our 
May Mother's Day Customer Challenge Winner
Penny Walker

Congrats to Penny!!!
We thought it might be fun to share a couple of inspiration pieces from the Design get your Mojo going!!
You can stop by their blogs to get all the Yummy Details!!

(Helene's Post will have all the deets on her creation on her blog Tuesday)

We can't wait to see your creations!!
Thank you for visiting!!
  You have until 11:55pm Eastern time on June 29th to play along!
You can link up your creations below.