Spring clean your stash!

I just put up my last post over at Just Some Lines, and thought I would post it here, too. So, here goes…

Welcome back to the “Spring Cleaning” challenge at Just Some Lines.

Yep, it’s time to go through your stash and use some of those forgotten bits and pieces to create your personal masterpiece. Try to use stuff that is at least six months old. It surprising how many “treasures” are hidden away in those scrap boxes.

Here’s my creation, using Jehanne’s hugable “Rudis – Oh yes, pleasee!” along with “Flowers-Frame 1”

I decided to make an easel card–my new favourite card format–because it  just seemed perfect for Rudis and Jehanne’s pretty flower frame. As you can see, Rudis appears to be perched on the edge of the frame. That’s because he’s a .png file–which means the image shows, but the background is transparent. This lets you layer images to create depth, or even a little scene.

This picture shows the easel card opened up…isn’t it cute the way it stands up?

I coloured Rudis with my Copics, because I LOVE my Copics. Next, I decided to add a shadow around him, but wasn’t happy with the effect. So I started just dabbing and dotting all over the background until it was completely covered. I liked the effect and decided to go with it. I’m going to try that technique, again, maybe to add texture or create depth.

Digging madly through embellishment stash, I found a little strip of fencing, made of real wood. It seemed to just jump onto my card! I wanted to be sure that it stayed on, so I used some kind of glue in a tube that was so stinky I had to open a window! I then added some tiny pink flowers that I got on sale last year at Michael’s.

So, there was Rudis, perched happily in his flower frame. What was he thinking? He was thinking…”Helloooo, Spring!” And isn’t that just what we’re all thinking?

This picture shows the easel card opened up even further, so you can see the little message inside. Personally, when it’s on display, I like to leave it open just to the fence.

Thanks, so much, for taking time to read my post. I hope you will drop by, again, soon!

Take care, crafters…and, remember, don’t run with scissors!

Altered media mini-albums

Hi, folks, I was just browsing my YouTube site and thought I would post some of my altered media mini-albums here, for your interest. The three I have posted below were my first attempts at various types of mini-albums.

It was a really important year for birthdays in our family, which you will see as you read on. And, it was even more challenging, because three important birthdays took place between December 10, 2011 and January 28, 2012–so close together and during the busiest time of the year. I was really proud that I managed to get them all done…and, it was soooo worth it in the end!

Chipboard mini-album for my son, Neil

The first one I made was for my son, Neil’s, 40th birthday. I used chipboard pages, covered in vintage papers. The theme was “You’re a classic,” which, in this mother’s heart he is. It was a real hit and was certainly the most unique birthday card he had ever received. Here is the video…

Toilet tissue tube mini-album for my granddaughter, Lindsay

The next one I made was for my granddaughter, Lindsay’s 21st birthday: This one is made from toilet tissue rolls. It was fun and easy to create, and Lindsay really loved it! I secretly hope she will tuck it away and someday show it to her grandchildren.

Envelope mini-album for my grandson, Austin

The next one was for my grandson, Austin’s, 18th birthday! I made this one from business envelopes I had left over from when I sent out my C.V., way back before e-mail…hmmmm, that brings back memories…but that’s another story.

I hope you like my mini-albums, and more importantly, I hope they inspire you to create some mini-albums of your own. I promise you they will be a hit with the recipients and will likely become treasured keepsakes to show future generations.

Thanks, so much, for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Gloria

Blog Hop: Wings and Blooms

 Good morning, blog-hoppers!

Welcome to Globug Ideas and the

Crafting by Designs “Wings and Blooms” Blog Hop.

 You should have arrived here from

Susan Janicki StampersBest (http://stampersbest.blogspot.com/)

In keeping with our spring theme of “Wings and Blooms,” I have created this card which I call, “Where Love Grows.”

It’s an easel card–my new favourite card format. Easel cards are so easy and fun to make. I will be posting instructions in the not too far future.

For this card, I designed and created the oval part in Corel Draw. Then, I added the LOVE digi as a .png file, centered right in the middle. That adorable LOVE image was created by digi artist, Jehanne of Just Some Lines.

I added a little picket fence, made of real wood, to give it a 3-D effect. I love that little fence. Wish I could remember where I bought it!  Anyway, the card folds flat to become a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square. As you can see, I have left room above the fence for a message–I’m just not sure who’s going to get this card, yet, so I will add it later. If you don’t have an envelope that fits, just make one up in co-ordinating paper–I use my Enveloper for this.

And, now, back to the hop! Be sure to leave a comment at each blog, so we will know you were here…and for your chance to win a prize!

Your next (and last) stop is Yvonne Spinks at One Creative Momma (http://www.onecreativemomma.blogspot.com/) …but, be sure to leave your comment before you move on!

In case you got lost along the way, here is the list of blogs that are taking part in the hop:

The hop begins with Doris…

Doris  at Moms Been Scrappin (http://momsbeenscrappin.blogspot.com/) which links to

Tammy Smith at Cuttin’ and Stampin’ (http://cuttinandstampin.blogspot.com/) which links to

Cindy Leek at Papers Pads and Pictures (http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/) links to

Julia Vazquez at Papers and Scraps Creations (http://paperandscrapscreations.blogspot.com/) which links to

Sharon Duff at Sharons Scrappin (http://www.sharonsscrappin.blogspot.com/) which links to

Chrissie Tobas at Harvestmoon Papiere (http://harvestmoonpapiere.blogspot.com/) which  links to

Rene van Wyk at Life in the Craft Lane (http://www.craftlane.blogspot.com/) which links to

Aletha Jane Williams at  AJ’s Designs (http://ajsdesigns.blogspot.com/) which links to

Tammy Martinez at  Whimsically Me (http://tammartcards.blogspot.com/) which links to

Suzanne Russell at Beauty and Blessings (http://suzanne-russell.blogspot.com/) which links to

Beth Pollack at Mossberry Cottage (http://elisabetpollock.blogspot.com/) which links to

Berni Cuttino at Chasing the Dream (http://berni46.blogspot.com/) which links to

Deb Fortin at Paper Arts and Other Crafty Things (http://www.paper-crazy.blogspot.com/) which  links to

Gwen T at Wind Chimes and Lilacs (http://windchimesandlilacs.blogspot.com/) which links to

Theresa Gerber at  Crafts Friends and Angels (http://craftsfriendsangels.blogspot.com/)       which links to

Susan Janicki  at StampersBest (http://stampersbest.blogspot.com/) which links to

Gloria Sauve at  Globug Ideas (http://www.globugideas.com/) —YOU ARE HERE — 

…and you are finished!!! 

Congratulations for completing the Wings and Blooms blog hop!

Be sure to hop on back to Crafting by Designs to enter your Wings and Blooms creation, for a chance to win a prize. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so you can be  contacted when you win!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will drop in, again, to see what’s new at Globug Ideas! Happy hopping!

Gloria (a.k.a. Globug!)

Welcome back to The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #1

Welcome back to The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #1, February 2012.

Wow, here we are, already in the last week of February. But, you still have a whole week to enter your project into The Crafter’s Cafe challenge.
Our sponsor for this month, A Day for Daisies, has provided our team with some absolutely adorable images to use for our February challenge.
I used the Tiny Pixie Leaf image for this week’s inspiration card. I hope it helps to inspire you.
And, remember, this month’s theme is to use pink, purple and red!
 The winner will be chosen by our friendly neighbourhood random generator. This month’s prize is a $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!!

And, now, it’s YOUR turn to start creating. I hope you have as much fun as I did!

Click HERE to enter the challenge!
Thank so much for stopping by!! Hope to see you again, soon!!

Christmas mini-cards!

Vintage Christmas mini-card made with left-over bits and pieces. There's space to write a personal message on the back of each card.

As I was putting away this year’s Christmas decorations, I was thinking about all the lovely Christmas cards we send each other, that just get piled in a basket or stacked up on the mantel.

So, I decided that I would try something different…Christmas mini-cards that my family and friends could hang on their Christmas trees.

I’m starting now…yep, in February…no last minute rush for me, next year!

I’m just using bits and pieces from my stash. These two are Victorian, but who knows what the next ones will be. It will all depend on what I find in my stash.  :o)

I started by cutting out a pretty shape on my

Vintage Christmas mini-card-2...more bits and pieces!

Silhouette Cameo. In the first card, I cut out a sweet little picture from a piece of Victoria Christmas cardstock. In both cards I have used some poinsettias that I saved from some old, used Costco Christmas tags. I added the tickets with holiday sentiments, used my white gel makers to add some faux stitching. A couple of hearts, a star, a tree, and Bob’s you uncle…well, in my case, Bob’s my brother!

Oh, and don’t forget to punch a hole and add a ribbon for hanging.

Anyway, that’s it. These are just so much fun to make and take very little material. If you decide to make some Christmas mini-cards and would like to display here, on Globug Ideas, please leave me a comment. I know our readers would love to be inspired!! Thanks, a million, for dropping by!