Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Getting closer to Christmas....I know, what happened to Christmas being months away.  This year has flown by and I wish I could put the breaks on.  The winds of Autumn are pushing us all to quickly into the Christmas Season.

We can thank Sparkles Christmas Challenge design team member Sandra for this month's challenge - Distress It.  My graphic is from Graphic45, and my paper is from a 2012 Authentique collection.  The dies are new Memory Box and Poppystamps.  I love how they cut out the corners.

Before I show you the inside of my card, I want to thank......


For gifting some lucky folk a chance to win.  For more on how you can play along....Check out the ins and outs of playing along with us as we head toward the holidays.  I'll be watching and I hope to see you there.  

Now on to the inside of my card.  It's a pop up card......(though you wouldn't know from this photo... The tiny little die cuts and the trees are from Poppystamps.  

Here's a little better look......My friend Mary Jane made a card using this layout and, well, imitation is the best compliment.  Right?  

Off I go for now.  I think I'll go and see what kind of trouble I can get into.....

Happy Crafting and Hugs,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, September 11, 2015

Time To Play

I've been working on organizing my craft room....but I was distracted by something shiny and had to stop long enough to play.

For my birthday I was gifted The Fuse.  I played with it and was pleased to see how easy it is to make sealed envelopes.  This card was totally made with bits left over from a previous project, which always makes me happy.  The leaves are  Poppystamps dies, the stamped image is an old one.  One I found in a Dollar bin at a JoAnn's store.  Or I think it was a JoAnn's store.  I did finish the inside, but forgot to take a photo.  Silly me!

So that's I need to get back to organizing....

Have a most wonderful crafty weekend.
Hugs from me to you....
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Hi a quick one today....Here's what's on my work desk....I'm working on a card for an October post, so I won't show you that, but here's what the old desk looks like.....
Not too bad....If you look closely you'll see some dies, some paper and ink and a sort of clean spot in the middle.  If you are new to the internet and WOYWW you are probably saying What?  So here's what....head over to Stamping Ground and you will learn all you need to play along.  Notice, I said play along, so grab your camera and head to your craft room.  Come on, I want to see.....

Off I go, I'm heading to Paradise Scrapbook Boutique to play with paper!

Until next time......Hugs,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Autumn Splendor Challenge

I could not help myself....I had to play along.....
Autumn/Fall is my favorite time.  The temperatures are cooling down (well, usually but not this year) the trees are sporting beautiful leaves in glorious colors.  I was at my local Scrapbook store... you know, Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, and Karen just received a new line of Graphic45 papers.  I found one with lots of graphics and decided to cut one and frame the pieces.  So that's my focal graphic.  Then, I added my favorite Poppystamps leaf dies, see them peeking out from behind the graphic?  And I needed to say Happy Halloween, so I used a Memory Box Border, which I cut to fit the 1/4 fold card.  I added some ribbon a bit of leaf confetti and the outside is done!

And the inside could not have been easier.  My buddy Mary Jane gifted me some 6x6 paper, which is what I used for the background both on the front and inside.  A little rubber stamp witch and some bling and the inside is complete.

I love the monthly challenges and I think you will love playing along.  You could win a super prize, so, how about joining in.  It's easy!  Check out how:  Right Here!  For a bit of inspiration and the rules check out what the Design Team has created.  

That's all for now,  Have a super crafty week,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Oh Christmas Tree

Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is "Oh Christmas Tree and you can thank Caz for giving us this boost to our creativity.  I'm using my newest die for this card and I think it fits the bill for this month's challenge.  I think this is a pretty little tree.

This month the sponsors are:


To find out how you could win one of these great prizes, click on over to The Sparkles Christmas Challenge ... you could be a winner!

Now about my card.  The die is from IO.  I like this die because it comes in 2 parts.  For the front of the card I used the entire die.  On the inside, I only used the top portion....

A stamped sentiment, a bit of sequins and my card is complete.  I framed the die on the front of the card and I cut the die from glittered card stock.  To make this card clean and simple you could omit the glittered frame.  I'm trying to keep my Christmas cards simple.  With postage what it is, any way to keep costs down works for me.  

Off I go.  I'm going to play with this format and make a few more cards.  Until next time,  

Happy Crafting and Hugs from me to you!
Mary Mac
AKA: Glitter Grammy

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Big News and a Wedding Card

Here's a sneak peek of what my wedding card looks like, but if you want to find out about my big news, you'll have to check it out on the Poppystamps blog.

To find out more info about my card and to see both the inside and outside, you'll just have to hop on over to the Poppystamps Blog.

Hope to see you there,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Quick End Of Summer Card

Happy End of August.  We are looking forward to Fall and Winter  here in Northern California..  And hope for a very rainy winter!  So many fires in our neck of the woods.  Thankfully this year, thus far, we have been spared.

My post yesterday was very long, I'm keeping it short today.  I made this card as a thank you for a friend.  I think of August, my family in  Wisconsin and the lovely time my grandson and I had while visiting them on their farm.

I really love this Graphic45 paper.  Lots of images to cut and the patterned papers are gorgeous. Here's the inside.....

I said I'd be short, off I go.  I'm taking a card class today and spending time learning something new with my craft ladies. Always  a fun time.

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