Sympathy card–sweet and simple

A friend of mine recently lost his sister and I wanted to make a simple, but beautiful sympathy card for him. I had this lovely image, called Sweet Nectar by Pattie’s Creations, and decided it would be just perfect.

This time, I coloured with both my Prismacolor Pencils (which I haven’t done in a long time) and my Copic markers. (Note to self: order more pink Copics).

To keep the card simple, but elegant, I used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder and then punched out a pretty floral border. So, now, I have to make a confession: when I added my coloured image, borders, etc., to the front, I attached them all upside-down.

So that meant my card was also opening upside-down. Well, as we all know, necessity is the mother of invention, right? So I sliced my card in half at the fold, and reattached the two pieces with a hinge I made by punching a strip of paper on both sides. It worked out pretty well, I think. In fact, I like it so much that I may do it on purpose, sometimes. And, for my second goof-up, I signed the card before taking a photo of it. Duh!


Oh, well, my heart was in the right place.

Thanks, so much for dropping by.

Big hugs,


Just Some Lines…oooooh, yah!

Forget the roses, let’s rub noses!

Just look at these two happy pups by Jehanne of Just Some Lines. Could they BE more in love? Now that I’m on the Just Some Lines Design Team–lovingly known as the “JSL Girls”–I get to work with Jehanne’s wonderful digital images all the time. In fact, I will be posting at least one a week here at Globug Ideas. You can also find my design work on my Pinterest Site and in the Crafter’s Digital Art Centre Gallery.

“Forget the roses, let’s rub noses.”  Ain’t LOVE grand?

(Scroll down to see the inside and back views)

I began by creating a duplicate of the image and resizing it just a bit smaller than the original, to create a guy and a girl.

Next, I flipped her over so she would be looking in his direction. Well, they looked so contented, together, that the words, “forget the roses, let’s rub noses,” popped right into my head.

I used my scalloped circle die cutter in my Cuttlebug to create the backdrop and then used pop-dots to mount it on designer paper. I coloured around the love-sick pups and the edge of the scalloped circle with my Copic markers. A sparkly heart and, “Bob’s you uncle,” or, as I always say, “in my case, Bob’s my brother!”


Uh-oh, sparkles are flying all over the place, as these two sweeties rub noses!









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Get well card for Twinkle Toes

A get-well card for Twinkle Toes

Twinkle Toes

My friend, Dolores, loves to break into an impromput jig–anywhere, anytime! Unfortunately, she has been having lots of problems with her knees, lately. So, I made this card for her. I hope it makes her smile. FYI, the cute kitty digi is from Stretch n’ Bubbles. I used my Copic markers to colour the dancing kitty and my glitter glue to add some sparkle. Below are photos of the inside and the back. (I made a 2012  resolution to properly finish the inside and back of all my cards). How am I doing?


I used my Cuttlebug to cut out and emboss this scalloped circle.

Thanks, for dropping by. If you like my cards and/or my overall blog, please leave me a comment. I’m always looking for ways to improve. 🙂


Silhouette Cameo and Cuttlebug…what a team!

What’s nicer on a blustery winter’s day than a pretty flower card from a friend?

"Hello..." just to let you know I'm thinking about you.

I made this card for my friend, Margaret. She is a wonderful 93-years-young woman with a heart as big as Texas, a quick wit and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. I am lucky to know her.

My card started out to be white on white, but it was looking a little too pasty for this cold, cold winter. So, I decided to warm it up with a softly coloured designer paper behind the flowers.

I created the flowers and leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and then ran some of the flower petals through my Cuttlebug to create the tiny Swiss dots.

I wanted to take my card-making to a new level in 2012, so I now use designer paper on the front, inside panels and back panel. I really like the professionally finished look it gives to my cards.

Thinking of you--inside verse

Thank you for dropping by. Please pop in, again, and leave me a comment. I really like to connect with other crafters and I reply to every single comment.

Have a happy day!

P.S. Scroll down to see the back of this card with my new Globug Ideas identifier.

Back of Globug Ideas card

New Feature: Great Places to Shop for Crafting Supplies!

Another Globug Review

 Introducing our brand new feature: Great Places to Shop for Crafting Supplies!

Isn’t it always great to get a first-hand review on a product or a vendor before you start shopping? I don’t trust the advertising propaganda–I prefer to hear it straight from someone who has had personal experience with a product or vendor. And, with that thought in mind, our new feature page, Great Places to Shop! was born!

I have shopped at numerous craft stores, both on-line and brick-and-mortar. My goal is to share with you my personal experiences and observations. I hope it will help you to find vendors who will serve your needs in a friendly and professional manner.

To launch Great Places to Shop! I would like to introduce you to Loonie4Scrapbooking. . .Enjoy!

Looking for an on-line scrapbooking store with great prices and amazing customer service? Look no farther. Loonie4Scrapbooking, owned and operated by Angie Hartledge of Kars, Ontario, is at the top of my list.

Angie’s prices are consistently lower than most other on-line scrapbooking stores, which is what attracted me to Loonie4Scrapbooking (I was looking for a deal on Copic markers and Angie had the best prices, anywhere!). Besides having the best prices in town, Angie treats every customer like they’re the only one.

After meeting Angie (she actually delivers to your door if you live within a specified area), it was easy to tell that she cares about her customers’ satisfaction.

Angie’s product line includes everything from Cricuts and Cuttlebugs to embellishments and Envelopers. And, if there’s something you don’t see on her site, she will quickly find a supplier and order it for you.

Before you spend your hard-earned money anywhere else, take a few minutes to check out Loonie4Scrapbooking. It will be time well-spent!

P.S. Check out the Loonie4Scrapbooking Facebook page! While you’re there, be sure click on the LIKE button on one of the articles!