Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Quick Get Well Card

We are more than half way through our vacation.  We've been having a wonderful time.  Sorry the posts have been so infrequent, but it's more fun to live in the moment with the family, than sit at the computer and write posts.

That said, here's a little Get Well card I made.  Seems when I need one, I don't have one and I have no time to create.  This little card was quick and fun to make.  If you want to read more, pop over to the Poppystamps Blog page for the rest of the story.

Until next time,  Happy Crafting and Big Hugs from me to you.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, July 3, 2015

Everybody Has A Birthday....right?

Guess what day it is?  Ok, it's the day before the 4th of July.  I'm still on holiday and will be celebrating with my Australian/American Family.  Instead of Hot dogs, I'm thinking Bangers are in order for tomorrow.

At any rate, this is the inside of one of the cards I made to share on the Poppystamps Blog page.  Another quick and easy card and it easily could be made for a man or a woman.

Off I go, for another play day with the Gkids!

Happy crafting, I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am.  I must say, July in Australia is a bit cooler than July in California.

Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #54 - Use Ribbon

Hello, Hello, Hello and Happy Sparkles Day.  I'm excited to be sending this post from my son's home in New South Wales where Taylor and I are having a most wonderful Holiday.  It's wintery here and that makes me feel much more like Christmas.

The Sparkles theme this month is "Use Ribbon", and I'm sure we all have enough of that on hand to create a lovely card.  So.....get busy, Why?  Because you could win a super prize.  For all the rules, and there are but a few, check them out here.

A bit about my card.  Let's start with my ribbons which were from my stash.  The gold wide ribbon was wired, and I removed the wires so it would lay more flat.  I then tied the thin gold ribbon around it into a bow.  I couldn't tell you about the paper other than it too is from my stash and was a scrap (a very large one)  This card is 6 x 7 inches.  Santa is about 6 inches tall, I really liked him and thought he'd make a wonderful, though large, card.  I cut him out and embossed him from the back to give him a bit of dimension.  The sentiment was part of the paper, so that made my choice easy.  I punched a border using a Martha punch and then assembled the card on craft stock.  Lately, my mind seems to want to cut images from my papers.  There are so many beautiful graphics and I have loved cutting them.  

Here's the inside.....I thought the bottom craft piece would be the perfect size for a short Christmas note.  

I used more scrap and one of my go to sentiments and this card is ready to be sent.  

I hope you enjoy this card, I hope it inspires you to start or continue making Holiday cards.  And don't forget to play along with this month's challenge.  

Until next time,  Happy Crafting and Hugs from me to you....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, June 26, 2015

My Go To Birthday Die

Another quick post for me.  I'm leaving for Australia tomorrow and I am chasing my tail to get ready.    If you want to see the outside, you'll just have to check on the Poppystamps Blog page.  You've seen me using this die many times before.  Which is why I call it my go to Birthday die.  If you want fast and easy, this is the background die for you.

I'll be posting from Australia and New Zealand.  At least that's my plan.  My grandkids may keep this ole lady hopping, so the post might be few and far between.

Until next time,  Hugs from my world to yours.  Happy Crafting.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello Again

This will be one quick post.  I'm showing a card on the Poppystamps Blog  page and I've made this card from fun little dies in the newest release.  I hope you have a chance to stop over and see what I've made and how I've made it.

I'm off later today to spend a few days in San Francisco with my grandson, daughter-in-law and son.  It should be fun as it's been years since my daughter-in-law made the trip to California.

Until next time.....hugs from me to you, I hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Monday, June 1, 2015

Christmas Animals

This month's challenge on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge is "Christmas Animals" and you can thank Pat for this fun challenge.  When I first found out the theme of this challenge, I was thinking cute little Christmas bears or kitties.  Then I went to a paper pad I just purchased, Graphic45 8x8 Time to Flourish.  Well guess what, not one kitty or bear could be found.  What I did find was birds and Poinsettias.  I know I said, "Darn it all".....and, I put the paper pad aside

I looked through my Christmas stamps and found several, but none called out to me.  Then I remembered Many years ago, on one of my visits with my grandson, when he was only about 3,we were playing an educational video and he was naming animals.  Guess what appeared....Birds, fish, puppies, bears, kitties....etc.  So maybe I was thinking mammals... :-)

Wanting to be absolutely positive that birds are animals, I went to the dictionary and here's what I found.....

Animals are divided into various sub-groups, some of which are: vertebrates (birdsmammalsamphibiansreptilesfish); molluscs (clamsoystersoctopusessquidsnails); arthropods (millipedescentipedesinsectsspidersscorpionscrabslobstersshrimp); annelids (earthwormsleeches); sponges; and jellyfish.

Are you sleeping yet?  This educational moment was brought to you by an unsure me...Ok, now on with the challenge.....My animal is this Lovely Christmas Bird.  The Cardinal a bird not native to California.  However, having been born and raised in the mid-west, Wisconsin to be exact, I loved these birds.  The closest we have is the Stellar Blue Jay, I guess the name tells you it's color.  Anyway, back to the challenge.....

I've been doing a lot of fussy cutting of late.  It's something I can do while I sit in my recliner with a heating pad on my shoulder.  Am I lazy or what?  This is how I put this card together.  It's a Quarter Fold, what I die cut the background using a Poppystamp die.  I then layered the tags onto the card and cut the Cardinal and Poinsettia, shaped it and popped it in place.  I added another die Pine Bough and another Poppystamp Merry Christmas die.  That about covers the front of my card.  

Here's what I did on the inside:  
More fussy cutting, some dies and a sentiment and this card is ready for the mail.  

This month there is a very  generous sponsor.  I won't tell you everything, you can learn the ins and outs by visiting Sparkles Christmas Challenge  I will tell you the sponsor is:

Playing along is fun, you could win.....and you'll be one card closer to finishing your Christmas Cards, which makes you a winner!

Until next time.....Happy Crafting from my world to yours.
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Garden of Birthday Wishes

Can you guess what my favorite color might be?  Yup, just kidding, it's yellow.  I've been thinking about making a gate fold card, and since I've not done one in awhile I thought now is as good a time as ever.  I need tons of birthday cards.  I think May and June are the busiest months for me.  I was shocked to see just how few I have on hand.  So, since today is my day to post on the Poppystamps blog, this is the perfect time get creating.  Do you want to know how I made this card?  Well you can....check it out Here.

I guess you know which bird would be my favorite.  This bird comes every spring.  He also brings his partner and somewhere in the tops of our pine trees they have a nest.  They must like my cooking, because it doesn't take long for them to drain my hummingbird feeder.

Not the best photo, this fella is quick.  I'm sitting very close to the window and he has the sharpest eyes, he sees all movement, and poof, he's gone.  Isn't his color lovely!

Off I go, I'm trying to get lots done today, I'm leaving on vacation in about 2 weeks and I'm not ready or even close to it.  

Until next time, hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy