Copic Love

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my Copic markers?

Only about a 100 times!! I LOVE the way they blend and I LOVE the vibrant colours. Here is a digital image that I found free on the Internet. I coloured it with my Copics and then used a white gel pen to add highlights and dimension. By the way, Copics are refillable alcohol markers and, as far as my opinion goes, they are the best on the market.

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Thanks for dropping in! I hope you will stop by again soon.

Gloria  :)

Guitar Birthday Card

A birthday card for my musical cousin!

My very talented cousin, Pierre, just celebrated his 60th birthday. He’s an accomplished musician and singer…so, I just HAD to make him guitar card.

The guitar shape comes from my Silhouette Studio library (cut out on my Silhouette Cameo. I lifted the card up with black foam dots to add dimension.

To add a touch of realism, I used Perfect Pearls in a silver tone to add shine and dimension to the guitar pegs and the screws that hold the strings at the head of the guitar. (Sorry for the blurry photo).

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I used black sparkle glue to add some pizzazz to the music notes. The strings, which look like they are about to jump off the card, were drawn on with a white gel pen.

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A happy birthday note on the inside and, Bob’s your uncle!

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Just for fun, on the back…


And, as always, a custom envelope…which I forgot to take a photo of.

Anyway, I hope this inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon. Until next time, please don’t run with scissors!! LOL!


Box of Daisies–Birthday Card in a Box

Birthday Flowers!

Here are some photos of a card-in-a-box that I made recently for my mom to send to her sister in the hospital. I hope it made her smile! And, the best part is that these flowers will last forever!

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When you first open the envelope, you see a flat card (it fits in a standard greeting card envelope)…

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…but, just let it pop open and see the pretty bouquet!

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On the back panel there’s a special greeting and room underneath to write a personal message.

Birthday card for Gerri Lafortune July 12, 2015 (1)

I hope this pretty box of daisies inspires you to make a card-in-a-box for someone special in your life.

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you will stop by again, soon. Now, go get creative!


Birthday Card for a Couple of Great Golfers!

The lovely couple on the front of this “magazine cover” are is happily married and they are both celebrating their 60th birthday this summer. I was asked to make a special birthday card for them that would make reference to their birth year–1955–and the fact that they are great golfers. Here’s what I created…Card Front

…and the inside panels…first the left side, with some fun highlights of 1955.

Inside Left Panel

…and the right side…

Inside Right Panel

…and, last, but so important, the custom envelope…


As you can see, I designed and created the card entirely on my computer using CorelDraw 13. It was a real departure from my usual cards, which typically make using my Silhouette Cameo, digital images and my Copic markers. It was fun and my customer was very pleased with the final product.

I hope this inspired you to create a unique card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, for dropping by, and happy crafting!!!


A simple get-well soon card

It’s been a regular circus around my house, lately. With some renovations going on inside our house, an endless list of outdoor chores and the usual housework, laundry, shopping and cooking…well, I think most of you can relate. So, all that to say I haven’t had nearly enough time in my craft studio. In fact, I’ve even had to stop making cards for my customers, because there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

The few cards I did have time to make are still waiting to be posted. So, without further ado, here is a get well soon card that I made for a very special customer who recently had shoulder surgery–this card was for her sister to send to her.

Simple and Sweet Get-Well-Soon Card

I love lots of layers! Layers add weight, detail and dimension. I started this card with white card stock and then layered it with blue gingham, solid pink and then the pretty butterfly paper. The gingham scroll flourishes were cut out on my Silhouette Cameo. The pretty flower is popped up to add dimension. Simple and sweet!

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Here are some photos of the inside… I always use the same layers on the inside as on the front, just makes for a well-finished card.

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And, no Globug Ideas card is finished until it has my logo on the back.

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I hope my card inspired you to make some sweet and simple cards for someone special in your life.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!