ATC #5-Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkin!

Okay, so it’s November and someone says, “pumpkin.” What’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you are one of my American neighbours, you probably think, pumpkin pie or Thanksgiving…right? Yummy!! Ah, but look up…look waaaaay up…north of the 49th parallel–we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving long ago, in early October. So, the next feast of pumpkin pie is still a long way off for us. Frown.

When Kristy, leader of the Artist Trading Card Swap Club (ATC) at The Crafter’s Cafe (TCC) told us we had to put a pumpkin somewhere on our November ATC, I was still in Halloween mode. Hence, my scary (albeit sparkly) pumpkin card. Pretty cute, dontcha’ think?

Come join us for the December ATC Swap. The theme will be announced on December 1st. The more the merrier…and after all, December is the merriest month of all!

You can see my ATCs, greeting cards, mini-albums and more on my Globug Ideas fan page and on Pinterest. Stop by for lots of ideas to get your creative juices bubbling over!

A mini-album birthday card? Yep!

My granddaughter, Lindsay, just celebrated her 21st birthday. I wanted to make her a special card, one that she would keep for a long time, and decided on a mini-album, the kind made from toilet tissues tubes. I have posted a short video to my YouTube channel, Globug2005, if you would like a quick flip-through of the pages.

The mini-album is an altered-media project, meaning that I turned toilet tissue rolls into a little album. I flattened the tubes by running them through my Cuttlebug. I then painted them with some gold acrylic craft paint. Next, I covered each side of the flattened tubes with designer paper. Then, came the fun part–adding the images, flowers and, of course, lots of bling! I coloured all of the images with my Copic markers and made heavy use of my sparkle gel pens to add even more bling. A few fluffy feathers, some special photos and, voila, a hand-crafted-with-love mini-album for my very precious granddaughter, Lindsay!

Here are some photos of each page and the tag inserts. If you like my creation, please leave me a comment. It would truly make my day!

Thanks, so much, for stopping by.

I created my granddaughter's name--Lindsay--on my Silhouette. The key is a symbol of the freedom that comes with being 21.

Page one continues with the freedom theme. Here I show a bird cage with the sentiment, "be free."

 

It’s all about love!

Pretty lady with a looking glass...makes me think of my lovely Lindsay.

A reminder never to lose her inner-child.

Can a woman ever have too many shoes?

Lindsay LOVES perfume, all kinds of perfume! So, it seemed appropriate to include this cute image. The soft white feathers pick up on the feathers in the image.

Lacey and feminine undergarments...ooh, la, la, for sure!

And the last page...before the back cover...and the tags...LOL!

And here are the tags–three of them, one for each tube…

Such a beautiful family. My daughter, Angie (in the middle), with my grandson, Austin, and granddaughter, Lindsay.

"Baking is good for the soul." Lindsay enjoys baking...and, she is a princess!

You can be all grown up and "shake what your momma gave you!" But...

...but, never lose touch with your inner child!

Lindsay is 21? OMG, how time flies! (And in my case, apparently, it flies upside down). Take a close look at the word "time" under the clock...I just noticed that it's upside-down! LOL!

And last, but most important, Grammie will always love you more than chocolate!

And, finally, the back cover!

Two pretty birds...free 21-year-old birds!

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Have a wonderful day!