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 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?


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.

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Any last words for our friends and followers?

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


  1. Valerie's cards are gorgeous, she such a talented designer we are so lucky to have her on our design team. ~Diane

  2. What a wonderful interview. Your projects are lovely. It has been a pleasure to be on the Gecko Galz Design Team with you.