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Friday, November 10, 2017

Exciting Changes!!

There are some exciting changes happening in my life right now.  I have been honored to join a  wonderful design team for the fabulous Gecko Galz.  Gecko Galz is an online shop which offers high quality altered art and paper crafting supplies.  They offer superb quality digital images, digital papers and other items including, collage sheets, digital stamp sets and products to inspire your creativity all at an affordable price.  Gecko Galz offers monthly customer challenges and their blog and newsletter offer free digital stamps and images.  I have been using Gecko Galz digital images for several years now.  Leanne has a large variety of designs in a multitude of themes and topics.

Here are a few items that I have made using Gecko Galz products:

On this ATC I used digital stamps from Gecko Galz to add some dimension to my background

 This canvas was fun, it has bits of lace, shells, metal pieces and glass stones.  The Mermaid I used is from one of the collections found on Gecko Gals.

This canvas was done several years ago when Gecko Galz asked me to be a guest designer.  Again one of Gecko Galz beautiful digital ephemera pieces.

I will be sure to share all of my design pieces in the future.

Happy Crafting


Monday, October 23, 2017

Well I Made. It

For many years now, I have been secretly wishing I could be part of a scrapbooking/art design team. I was too scared to try out for a spot until this summer.  Before this summer I was either working full time, taking care of my children/grandchildren or recovering from an accident at work that left me with permanent nerve damage in my dominant hand.  But this summer, I was able to find some time to start creating something several times a week. I have been participating in ATC Swaps and challenges on the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking Site.  So, when Gecko Galz announced its design team call for 2018, I decided to try out.  AND GUESS WHAT????  I MADE IT!!!  Whoopeeeeeee  I am soooo excited that I finally took a leap of faith and was rewarded.  So, you will be seeing my post for my projects that I will be making for Gecko Galz.  I hope you will hop over to their site and check out all the fantastic ephemera and the super cute digital papers that are for sale.  Oh, and Wednesday is One Buck Wednesday, so be sure to check it the site on Wednesdays...

Happy Creating Friends,

Donna

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

So What's Up!!!!

So, what's up with Me?  After my mother passed away and my grandson started daycare three days a week, I found that I had more time on my hands and needed something to fill it.  I have always loved doing anything creative.  I have since I was a very young girl.  I can remember getting one of those weaving looms and making dozens of pot holders that my Mom used until they fell apart.  One Christmas I got a candle making set.  I made candles for everyone in the neighborhood.  The summer I entered Junior High my parents put me in Singer sewing school where I learned to sew well enough to make my children's Mardi Gras costumes in later years.  Then as a young adult, I fell in love with roses and gardening.  I became an avid gardener growing and tending to over 50 rose bushes and over 75 hibiscus.  I even entered my blooms in contests and won.  It was during the summer of 2005, after my husband had a minor surgery and was home recovering, that I discovered scrapbooking.  I couldn't go outside and play in my greenhouse, I needed to be close enough to hear if hubby needed something, so I was watching a tv show about scrapbooking and thought, I could do that.  We had a local scrapbook store at the time and I was very intimidated anytime I walked in there.  I had done two scrapbooks for the boys the year they were King of the Mardi Gras Krewe we were in,  It was a very traditional scrapbook, actually it was a sketch book that I just glued the pictures and stickers and used Mardi Gras Stationary from the scrapbook store to decorate the pages.  But in 2005, I decided that I would jump in feet first and create a scrapbook for my husband.  His mother had just passed away and I had taken all the photos from the house for my husband and his children.  So, I started creating my first book in 2005 and have not looked back since.


These days I enjoy doing a multitude of mixed media projects, incorporating mixed media into my traditional scrapbooking pages.  I have discovered that the more texture a page has the more satisfied I am with it.  Now there are times when I do not add too much to the pages, just to be able to get them finished and in the book, before my grandson graduates.  He's currently 3 1/2 years old going on 30.

So since July, I have been trying to get some crafting done every day.  I don't always make it but I try.  I have been doing ATC Cards for Blissful ATC Swaps and also entering Gecko Galz Scrapbooking's monthly challenges.  I did win the challenge for July.  It was a cute little card with a circus theme.

Well gotta go pick up Batman(the grandson) from daycare.

Happy Crafting, Y'all

Donna