Caffeine, it gives me a kick!

My granddaughter, Ashleigh lives halfway across the country from me, so we couldn’t be together to celebrate her birthday.

I really miss her and wanted to, at least, send her a card and a gift. She’s a big Tim Horton’s fan, so it seemed appropriate to send her a Timmie’s gift card.

This is the birthday card I made for her. Oh, right, I forgot to take a photo of it before I headed out to the post office to mail it, so I ended up taking photos in my car.

The digital stamp is simply called, Coffee Digital Stamp,” by Sweet Escape Digis.

I coloured the card with my Copic markers. Her dress was plain, so I added the stripes. Fun, huh?

Here are the inside and the back panels

I always include my Globug Ideas logo on the back panel.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you’ll come back again, soon!

A froggie get-well card

Isn’t it great when you find just the right image for the card you’re making? 

My cousin, Pierre, is in the hospital and I wanted to make him a cheery get-well card. I took my inspiration from this comical froggie king statue that he posted to Facebook. A quick look in my digis library and up popped a frog wearing a crown. Yay!  

So, here’s how I created my little froggie card…

  • traced and detached the frog digi, using my Silhouette Cameo
  • traced and cut out a lily pad, a free image that I found using Google Search
  • created the square background using a blue polka dot background from my Silhouette library
  • coloured the frog with my Copic markers…now, here comes the fun part…
  • after colouring the frog, I used a Copic colourless blender to create lighter spots on the frog, then
  • I turned the frog over, wrong side up and, using a foam mat and an embossing tool (see photo below) I made depressions all over my little froggie king; when I turned it right side up, those little depressions appeared as bumps…the photo below shows the embossing tools and the black sponge mat.

Embossing tools and a sponge mat are very inexpensive and are must-haves in every paper-crafting studio.

After gluing the lily pad to the front of my card, I then added a “Wobble Spring” to the back of the frog and attached it to the lily pad. A little flick of the finger and the frog wiggles and wobbles.

 

 

 

 

 

I always finish the inside and back of my cards to match the front. A funny quote on the inside left panel should bring a smile to my cousin’s face.

No Globug Ideas card is  finished until it has my logo on the back.

So, that’s it for today. I hope my froggie card has inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you stop in again, soon.

Gloria

Pretty in Pink, Sweet Baby Girl

What could be sweeter than a brand new baby?

My cousin, Sherri, recently asked me to make a card for her nephew and his wife who were just a couple of months away from becoming first-time parents. Well, I am happy to report that they now have a beautiful baby girl, and they couldn’t be happier. Below is the 6″x 6″ tent card I made for Sherri to send to them. Front

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The adorable baby girl on this card is one of Mo Manning’s beautiful drawings. You can find it at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I coloured her with my Copic markers and added some sparkle and cotton gingham flowers. I created the delicate lacy border with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.

Sometimes in my cards I use a well known poem, such an Irish blessing, but I really enjoy writing an original verse or sentiment. Here’s the one I wrote for this card:

Inside verse

Simple, but sweet…and so pretty in pink!

Remembering the Reason for the Season

And His name shall be called Wonderful!

A Sweet Nativity Scene

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Baby Jesus in His manager, with His mother, Mary, and father, Joseph, is the true symbol of Christmas in our house. I found this freebie on Melonheadz. It was so much fun to colour with my Copic markers! Of course, I had to add a little sparkle even to the manger scene! Here’s the inside verse…

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And that’s it, sweet, simple and sincere!

A Spa Birthday Party for Haley!

Spa parties aren’t just for us big girls. Today’s modern young miss loves to have her nails done, her hair styled and even a touch of lipstick. Here’s a card I made for one of my favourite customer’s granddaughter, Haley. It’s another easel card.The first photo shows the front panel and the second shows the card when it’s opened as an easel. True to my tagline (“A passion for paper and all things sparkly), I didn’t spare the sparkles on Haley’s card. And to “add a touch of glass” to the nail polish bottles, I used Glossy Accents. The cute nail polish bottles, lipsticks and perfume bottles came as a sweet set from Silhouette America. All in all, I had fun making this girly-girl card for soon-to-be-five Miss Haley! Frame_2013-11-23 10.56.53

 

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Frame_2013-11-23 09.15.34   I hope this little card inspires some ideas for your own spa card. Thanks for dropping by!!