Saturday, October 1, 2016

Show Me A Snowman

Snowmen are my favorite.  For this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge, Caz chose the theme of Snowmen.  I am loving the white cards and Snowmen fit my recent theme of white.  I'm also loving the shaker cards and what better to guard the snow in a shaker card than a snowman!

My little snowman is a Tutti die.  My snowflakes are Memory Box dies.  I've colored portions of him with my Spectrum Noir pens, and glittered him using glitter pens.  I added sequins, embossed my background added a little stamped sentiment and this card is ready for the mail.

Please check out the Design Team creations and I hope you create a snowman card to enter this month's challenge.  Of course there is always a little blog candy that can be won.  If you want to find out what you could win, head over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Caz is sponsoring this month's challenge.  Do you want to see what you could win?  What are you waiting for?  Get creating......

This card doesn't have a snowman, well not an assembled one, but it does have lots and lots of snowflakes.  Like I said earlier, I am loving shaker cards, so here's another one.  I call it Noel.  Wonder why?

Until next time,  enjoy Autumn and Happy Crafting.

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Angels We Have Heard On High

The leaves will soon be changing and the weather looking on to cooler days and colder nights and before we know it the grass will turn softly white as frost softly tickles the soon to be sleeping blades and the holiday season will soon be upon us.

Every year I promise myself I will have made all my Christmas cards by November 1st, and every year I am scrambling to finish on December 1st.  This year I am feeling will be no different.  That said, my plan is to make several using the same format but with different dies.  I love white based cards that are simple yet lovely.  I think my little angel card is both.

This month, Brenda chose the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  The challenge is to create a card with an Angel or a Fairy.  My friend Virginia has a beautiful Angel die and she allowed me to borrow her.  Thank you Virginia and thank you Brenda for the inspiring challenge.  Of course, like all are invited to join the challenge and you could win.  Want to know what?  This month  Sandra H is the sponsor of the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.    and this is what you just might win.
You know you can't win if you don't play along!

The little angel card inspired a few more cards.....

And Another.....

And Another.....

The inside off all are the same.  

Some torn paper, a stamp or two, an embossing folder and simple dies and the cards are complete.  I like cards that can be made quickly and these cards were just that.....

The Sparkles Design Team has created gorgeous cards.  I hope you will check out what everyone has made.  I also hope you create a card to share.  

Until next time.....happy crafting.....

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

Catching Up....well sort of....

Happy Friday to everyone.  I do hope this day brings happiness in your world.  In July I posted a Holiday card on Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I loved how simple the layout was.  I thought how fun it would be to make more, but not just for Christmas.  Here's what I made.

and here is the inside

This card I'm leaving with no sentiment.  Why?  Because I don't want to cover the umbrella. 

You say what you see it now?  And here's the inside....

Here's another blank card.  I wanted to have this on hand so I could add a sentiment when needed.  

I used the same embossing folder on all of the cards.  I was surprised at how embossing the paper changed it.  And another inside.....

I couldn't stop without making another Christmas Card.....

and the inside

I wrote instructions for the card I shared with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  If you'd like a pdf file I'd gladly email one to you.  The cut sizes will make it easy for you to use with any papers.  I'm leaving on vacation on Friday, so email me and I'll get one out before then.  Otherwise, I'll be back early September and I'll send copies then.  Here's the card I shared on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  

Until next time......

Happy Crafting and Hugs from Me to You.....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #67

This month's challenge.....Create a card with a shape.  Here's my card.....

This month's challenge came to us by Helen N.  Thanks Helen, this was a fun card to create.  I'd been thinking about what to make for a few weeks.  This morning it came together quickly.  As you probably have guessed, I love vintage cards.  I have a sheet of Santa Graphics and this one fit the card perfectly.  I did a lot of border punching and added the punched borders pretty much everywhere.  The photo doesn't show the gold very well, but I added touches of gold to the punched borders.  The sentiment was added and the front of this card is complete.

This month's sponsor is Marianne Design.  And if you want to know about what you could win... hop on over to Sparkles Christmas Challenge   You'll find the rules for entry and learn more about the exciting prize.  

Here's what the inside of my card looks like.  I do like this sentiment.....

I'm off for the Monday Play Day with the girls.  Maybe I'll get something done and I can post it later. I say maybe because on girls play day there is a lot of laughing, a little eating, and then if there is time, we will actually work on projects!  I'll bet it sounds a lot like play days in your neighborhood.  

Off I go, have a wonderfully crafty week and we'll catch up later,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Birthday Window

I had some time to play today.  I thought a window card might be fun.  I again played with more of the Foam Fronts Karen brought in.    Another easy card to make. I used more buttons, beads and bling.  What better to fill a window.  A Sentiment, some flowers and this card is almost finished.

The inside repeated the same papers from the outside (Blue Fern), I added another sentiment,  and die cut to create a frame.  A little bling and this card is complete.  

Sorry about the photo, I tried taking the photo outside and the sun was so bright it washed out everything....Then I tried making a correction.  I guess I just need a class or two.  But you get the idea... right!

Well that's it for now.  Have a crafty day and until next time....Hugs from me to you.
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cloth, Paper and Love

My friend Edy came to visit and surprised me with this beautiful quilt.  Seems turning 70 has it's true benefits.  I love the color yellow and Edy could not have picked more beautiful colors.  THANK YOU SWEET FRIEND!  I will cherish this quilt always.  And yes, she made me promise I would use it, not just cherish I promise, I will.

I could never thank her enough for all the time and love she put into this beautiful quilt.  So I tried to make her a paper quilt.....

I embossed the background, used a "quilt type" die to make it appear like a quilt. I added a few more dies to finish the front of the card.

Here's the inside.  I always try to bring some of the elements from the front of my cards into the inside.  I think I probably managed that....don't you?

Certainly not a quilt, but tons of love is embossed into these papers.

Off I go.  Enjoy your day and I hope it finds you able to do a bit of crafting.

Hugs from my world to yours,
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, July 22, 2016

Two posts in one month....I am on a roll!

Hello and can you believe it....I am on a roll.....2 posts in one month.  Really though, I am sad that I am not doing many more.  I am creating.  I just don't seem to find the time to show what I've made.  So, here goes.

A group of gals try to get together on Thursdays.  One Thursday I teach a class.  One Thursday Karen teaches a class and two Thursday's a month we play.  Yesterday was a play day.  I went planning to work on an album, but I was distracted by new product.  Can you believe that...distracted!  Kaiser Craft has a new line and this paper is called Mademoiselle.  One side of the paper is patterned and one side has great graphics.  You can see which one I chose.  I used another on the inside but you'll see that in a bit.  Karen also brought Foam fronts into the shop and I couldn't say no to the oval.  There are about 4 other shapes....don't worry, I'll be making more of these.  Anyway.  She also has lovely bottles of buttons, pearls, sequins and seed beads.  The colors all go so well together and the accent color of blue added perfect interest.  I added a few flowers, some ribbon and bling and this card is done.  Well the outside is.

Here's what I did to the inside....

The Graphic side of the Kaiser Craft paper made the perfect sentiment.  I love it when cards come together quickly and this one did.  The tiny little flower paper is also from Kaiser.

Here's a link to Karen's blog  I love it that she has so many beautiful papers and ribbons (lots of other beautiful things too).  Paradise Scrapbook Boutique 

Here's a link to her FaceBook Page:  Paradise Scrapbook Boutique - FaceBook Posts

I guess I should think about my post for Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  That is coming up quickly.  So, until next time....Happy Crafting.

Hugs from Me to you,
AKA:  Glitter Grammy