Tuesday, March 26, 2013


This month we are very pleased to introduce to all of our followers an amazing paper crafter Yvonne Garner. Yvonnes work is a blending of romantisism and vintage elegance and will inspire everyone to go out and start creating. Here is a bit about her in her own words

I am a recently retired wife and mother of three awesome, grown children and proud grandmaman of
three delightful grandchildren, with one more on the way!  My extremely supportive husband and I live
in South Central Pennsylvania, USA with our standard poodle, Josephine.  Since childhood, I have
been an extensive letter writer, card sender, crafter, needle woman and have dabbled in nearly art
In 1997, I was invited to a stamp party and I immediately renewed a much earlier interest of making my
own cards.  I have a penchant for early modern and retro, and as well, a love of vintage.  I love trying
new products and you will most often find a product inspired by Mr. Tim Holtz somewhere on my
Before blogging, my inspiration came primarily from reading and rereading Stampington & Company
publications.  In 2008, I gathered up my courage and finally submitted to Take Ten and was published
on my first try.  I have been fortunate to be published a number of times since then in Stampers’
Sampler, Take Ten and Somerset Studio.
Through blogging, I discovered challenges, blog hopping and precious friendships with fellow artists,
all of which have helped me grown as an artist. I have had the fortune of being a Guest Design Artist
for Artistic Outpost and Make My Monday Challenge, and currently and proudly design for Fashionable
Stamping Challenge, Inkspirational Challenge and 365 Cards.
I had little experience using digital images when Lee Ann asked me to be a Gecko Galz Guest Artist. I
was a bit nervous but immediately fell in love when I saw not only the breadth of image categories, but
the absolute quality.  No matter how much you enlarge the images, the clarity remains intact.  Gecko
Galz images will continue be an important source for my art work for years to come. Thank you for this
opportunity! Best Wishes, Yvonne

If you would like to see more by this amazing artist you can visit the Gecko Galz website and go under the "Artist Guest" area or visit Yvonnes blog site at


  1. A beautiful collection from my lovely friend Yvonne.

  2. Yvonne your creations are beautiful. I love the vintage vibe that they have. Your layouts and embellishments are perfectly arranged. Thanks for sharing your work!

  3. Beautiful work Yvonne! You are so right about the Gecko Galz images. They are perfectly proportioned and there is so much to choose from. I love LeAnn's products. Keep creating wonderful things for us to look at!
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  4. Gorgeous work Yvonne, Beautiful vintage creations.. Love them all.. Hugs May x x x

  5. These are gorgeous, love all the lace, doileys and buttons! ~Diane