Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gecko Galz DT New Releases For July

Hello Friends and thank you for visiting my blog today!!
I am so excited about a couple things ....
First I have some projects that I have done using some new ephemera images and digital stamps from 
I used the Mermaid (SSO1), seahorse (SSO3), and cute little beach balls and bucket (SS17) black and white Digi stamps to create some fun goodies!
As many of you know, my favorite tool is my Silhouette SD.  I use it in most of my paper crafting.  So all of the projects that I created in this post were done using the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette SD.
Just click on that link (above) will take you to the The flying Unicorn blog which is where you will want to start the Blog hop and read the RULES.
(check out the awesome revolving cube in my left side bar for start date..and more information)
Here are the Digi's that I "painted in GIMP"

Beach balls and pail
Here are the creations that I made with these images.
This is a fun summery Easel card.  I used Utee on the mermaid, beachballs and seahorse.  Here is a close up of the bottom.
I used my Silhouette SD to create a shaped book mark for my younger son. 
Here is a close up...

I used Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in turquoise on the whole bookmark, both sides.  I then used Blue Tinsel embossing powder to emboss the edges of both sides, I also covered the whole thing with UTEE.  So it is nice and shimmery!  This side says.."Catch a Wave" which is the name of the digital paper from Gecko Galz that I used.
Here is the other side.
This side says "Read a book."
I also made this incentive journal for my younger son.  I used all the images to create a 7" BINGO card...but used the word "BEACH"..I then used the number 15 inside each bingo spot..representing "15 minutes of reading"...and when he has 5 in a row..or a BINGO...I will take him to the dollar store to get some special snacks to take to the beach with us (we don't live to far from a small lake with a beach..and go frequently..and the boys always want something special to snack on there).
I used the Garden Icons Stamp Set to stamp on the bubble and star shapes.  I used Blue tinsel and Jeweled Gold embossing powders.  I also applied UTEE to the "BEACH," Mermaid, and beach balls.  I did create the Bingo card using the "Catch a wave" digital paper from Gecko Galz...and used my Sihouette SD's print and cut feature to cut out the cover, back and inside pages.  The front and back have been glued to one of the priority mail boxes that some goodies where sent to me in. 
Here is a close up of cover (the back cover is identical).  I used my cinch and 3/4" black ring binder.
I did color in my Mermaid a little with copic markers.  Barely Beige (E11) for her skin, Cadmium Orange (YR07) to fill in the hair.  Cadmium Red (R27) for her necklace, and Sardoynx (R21) to fill in the mermaid tail.
Here are some photos of the inside pages.  I made this journal so my son can practice writing and have some fun drawing too.
This is page One..and below is page 2
Here I used the Sunny Alphabet Soup letters from Gecko Galz!  I love the bright colors of the sun!!  Here is the third page below.
I decided to put the binding at the it will be easier for him to just flip the pages up and over.  There are 18 pages (6 of each page above) total.
Thank you for visiting!
Hope this inspires you to create a fun summery project!!



  1. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Wow Heather this is beautiful! I've never thought to color my image in a program, thanks for the idea! The colors, textures and layers you used are incredible. I can see the time and love you put into this. Very creative you are!

    Have a great day!

  2. Those are some really fun summer projects! Where is the pic of you in the teeny bikini for your beach card????? Just kidding : ) Huggs to you BFF

  3. Great way to keep the reading up during the summer! Love the beachy feel on everything! Purdy mermaid! Hugs!

  4. Lindo!!! Que saudades do verĂ£o!!! Aqui estamos com inverno...

  5. Wow! Heather these are fabulous - very creative.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. What wonderful projects!!! I just love them!!! I have been in the Artistic Dumps Lately :o) Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Love all your artistic creations! Incredible!

  8. I want to come live with you for a week. My gosh what I could learn. This is amazing!!!

  9. Wow...lucky kids to have such a creative mom! Beautiful work!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather