Clown vs. Clown–cast your vote.

Hi, folks! I thought I was pretty clever when I made this card–matching the clown’s clothes to the stripes in the background. I designed the tent and thought that was pretty clever, too. However, when I showed my husband–my most valued critic–he said, “Nope, doesn’t work. The clown is lost in the stripes.” I didn’t agree, but decided to take his opinion seriously and give it another try. So, I created the card with the pink background. I don’t think it works. When it comes right down to it, neither card is an award-winner. That said, which do YOU think is the better version?

Clown vs. Clown. Which one is your choice–Stripes or Squares?






Please leave me a comment with your vote: Stripes…or…Squares! 

I will announce the results one week from today–

that’s next Friday, April 27.


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 21-year-old birds!

You can also connect with Globug Ideas on Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and my Facebook Fan Page.

Thanks, so much for dropping by! Please leave me a quick comment so I will know you were here.

Have a wonderful day!


Pinterest, my newest love!

Lovely in lavender

From my pinboard: "Through my camera's eye."

Pinterest Logo How many times have you come across a beautiful photo, a wonderful recipe or a craft idea that you want to save. The question is, where to save it so  you don’t forget about. The answer is, Pinterest!

Pinterest is a brand new take on an old idea. Exit long lists of bookmarks and scraps of paper that you can never find when you need them. Enter organized pin boards.

Christmas card--image by Just Some Lines. Coloured with Copic markers.

A birthday card, like no other. My unique chipboard birthday card for my son's 40th.

A grunge, chipboard mini-album birthday card I made for my son's 40th birthday.

With Pinterest,

you create boards, similar to the kind of bulletin boards you would hang on a wall. You can create a pin board for each of your interests–recipes, photography, scrapbooking, home decor, crocheting, sewing, gardening, and so on.

Vintage Santa card for my daughter, Angie.

You can pin your own projects onto a pin board, to share with the world! And, you can search on a topic–sewing, for example–and find all sorts of wonderful photos, with links to websites, instructions, and more. You will probably even find new interests, too!

Have a peek at my Pinterest page. Go crazy and click on anything you wish. If you find something you like, repin it to your own Pinterest page. Also, you can like and comment on a pin. Start your own Pinterest page, today, and let me know when you do so I can come by for a visit!