Friday, September 1, 2017

Warm Wishes

Sparkles Christmas Challenge was picked this month by Caz.  Her challenge is to make a card using Christmas Animals.  I can't think of better animals than the little House Mice.  I haven't been coloring much lately and today I am reminded of how much fun it is to color.  I used a combination of Spectrum Noir and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The sentiment was created on my computer.  The paper is from a pad I've had for years and I do not know what company it belongs to.  I used Wink of Stella for a bit of glitter.

I'm trying to use items I've had for some time.  I think I accomplished my goal.  I hope to see something you've created.  You can share it at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Here's the colors I used:

See you again's getting closer to Christmas....I'm one card closer!

Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Looking Back

I like looking back at projects from the past.  Especially those created during a crop with loads of friends.
Several years ago, I made this calendar with the croppers from Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.  I have it hanging above my desk and I look at it daily.  My husband made the shadow box and his birthday is in May.  So I put a gold circle with his birthdate in it.  My birthday is in August.  I've also noted my birthdate with a gold number.  I think of my kids and grandkids, my brothers and sisters, my parents, aunts, uncles and cousins and all the crafty people I've met through the years and of course my special friends who have made life such fun. When I look at a month I am reminded of things I've done and the people I've shared those months with.  To me, this calendar is priceless.  It's not just a calendar it's a box of memories.  There were days I didn't think I'd ever finish, but Karen and Deb pushed me forward and I thank them for encouraging me.

I guess it's time to jump back to the present and give some thought to my new projects.

Until next time, happy crafting and I hope you enjoy your crafting memories as much as I have.

Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I Heard The Bells

We can thank Debs for this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Your card must have a Festive Sentiment.  For mine I am using one of my older dies.  It's from Stamp Oasis and it's from 1992.  Yikes that's 25 years old!  I guess I've been playing with paper for quite awhile!  Because Debs asked for a festive sentiment...I wanted mine to be the focal point.  I love monochromatic cards.  I am using a buff colored base that was dry embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment, added a bit of ribbon, popped the sentiment and the front of my card is finished.

My inside is a Quietfire Design stamp.  This stamp made the inside of this card easy.  I must say this card came together quickly and it's one of those cards that would be easy to create assembly line method.

Ok, it's your turn....get out a favorite sentiment or two and share your creation with all of us.  Hop on over to see what the other Design Team members created and link your card to this site.  It's fun, it's easy and you'll be one card closer to finishing your Christmas Cards!  Link your card HERE.

I'm sending wishes for a Super Creative Month.
Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This month I get to pick the theme for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I chose the theme, "It must have an ornament or be an ornament."  I love this little bear by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  He looks like he's ready to help decorate the tree.  I also  added the graphic to the envelope.

I watched a video this week on getting the perfect window cut.  It was one of those ah ha moments followed by a why didn't I think of this..... and it really, really works well.  Easy way to cut a window frame.  Check it out.

Anyway, here's what my little card looks like open.
I printed the Bugaboo digital die, colored it and then sent it to my ScanNCut and cut it 4 times.  I layered it, and glittered it.  I used many of my favorite toys.  Poppy Stamps dies, decorative paper, my computer graphics program and a cute digital graphic.  This was a fun card to make.

Since ornaments are the theme, I also made this ornament using my ScanNCut and the canvas program to cut these snowflakes.  Then put them together and I have a little snowflake ornament.
A spray of adhesive and a bit of glitter (ok quite a bit) and I have an ornament.

I almost forgot to add the inside of the card.  Pretty sweet little fella isn't he and the layers were easy to cut.

Isn't it nice to be able to bury yourself in paper projects.  The time flies by and the worries of the day fly right along with it.  I hope you find the time to play along with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge. A great way to add one more card to your Christmas Card stash.

Enjoy your day.  I hope you find time to play.

Always hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sparkly Snowflakes and Inspiration Card

This month's Sparkles Challenge is Snowflakes.  I want to thank Joan for this challenge.  I hope you have a chance to play along.  If you want to see what the design team created, check out our creations here.    My card was inspired by a card I'd seen on Pinterest.  Now mind card isn't going to look much like the inspiration card, but I was inspired none the less......and here is the card that inspired me.
Can you see the similarities?  Heather's flowers are grouped beautifully.  My snowflakes are randomly placed.  I have silver string and Heather has gold.  The stripes on the left side of the card are very similar.  I don't know how Heather made her stripes.  Mine were made by putting silver Colorbox ink on a stripe embossing folder and stamping with it.  Heather didn't have a sentiment, but I added Noel a die from Frantic Stamper.

I can only imagine the inside of Heather's card, I see flowers peeking out.  I'm sure the inside is as lovely as the outside.  Here is mine.
I always try to add elements from the outside of a card into the inside.  I repeated the stripes, added snowflakes and another Frantic Stamper Noel die.  Of course a sentiment was stamped and this card is finished.  

That's it for my May Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I do hope you play along.  I'll be checking to see what you create.  

Until next time,
Happy May, I hope you find time to create and enjoy Spring.  It's been a long wet winter here and I am so looking forward to playing outside.  

Mary Mac

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Christmas Candy Canes

Sandra H chose this month's challenge and a fun challenge it is.  Who doesn't like candy canes.  My card is super simple and it's not going to break the bank to mail it.  I used Poppystamp dies and a Poppystamp rubber stamp.  And I used a snowflake embossing folder to add a bit of interest to the background.  I must admit I did have a bit of a challenge.  The snowflake background die cut really well, but when I embossed the paper, the center line of the die had some nasty, I took the snowflakes that fell from the die, and just pasted them into the torn pieces.  You really have to look to see what I'd done.  Another mistake....under the red "love" tag....well, there is a nice black ink mark.  sometimes things happen, but can be fixed.

Playing around with calendar pieces I decided to try making a Christmas card.  I thought it might be fun to use these extra pages to make a card a month.  So, this is what I made for December.... and I was able to use little candy canes......

A good way to use scraps that probably wouldn't be used for anything else.

Well that's it for me.  Until next time....Happy Crafting and Hugs from me to you.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, March 24, 2017

Card Makers Share the Love

A quick post today.....A little girl has one Make a Wish dream.... and we can help make that dream come true.

Take a minute to watch this sweet request: 

Allyson's address is:  Allyson Peterson - P.O. Box 1016 - Hurontown - Houghton MI  49931 USA.

Remember the card doesn't need to be handmade, but it's nice if it could be.  And it doesn't have to be themed. any girly card will do.

More about this card later.....

Let's make a dream come true.

Hugs from me to you.
Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy