Friday, July 1, 2016

Sparkles - Christmas In July

July already?  When I think of July, I think of Christmas in July.  Those of us who make Christmas/Holiday cards start the process early.  For me, that's July.  Depending on the number of cards I will be mailing, I always want a few different cards that will mail for the cost of one 1st. Class stamp.  This card fits the bill.  I also like making a sketch/layout that can be used in many ways.

This card is great especially if you like assembly line cards.  All the pieces can be cut at home and then taken to a crop for quick assembly.  This card is definitely quick and pretty darn easy.

The inside was easy too....with just amount of room for a quick note....

The Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is:  Snowflakes.  Thank you Pat for the fun challenge.  And......the prize this month is gifted by Sandra H and the prize is.... 3 Cuttlebug Embossing folders.

It's easy to win.....check out the rules Here.  

Well, that's it for me, until next time....HAPPY CRAFTING

Mary Mac
AKA: GlitterGrammy

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy Sparkles June Challenge

Ah, June 1 and time for another Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  This month's challenge is "Must Have 2 Dies"  Now that doesn't mean you can't have more and obviously I have.  I love the Memory Box Dies and I used three on the cover of this card.  I altered one of them (the center of the wreathe, see the snowflake?  Well it came from the  Matrice De Decoupe die.  The wreath is Frostyville Wreath.  Merry Christmas is a PoppyStamp die, another one of my favorites.  So, that's three on the outside......
And now for the inside....I took parts from the outside dies, and parts from the inside dies (Frosty Border) and created the inside of my little card.  

The sponsor this month is Little Claire Digi Stamps...

Pull out your Christmas Dies and start creating.  You can't win if you don't enter!  I'll be looking in to see what you've created.

Before I sign off, I want to tell my buddies, I hope to be back to posting more often.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of sitting down to write.  I have been creating cards and a few other fun items, I just haven't had time to share.  Maybe I'll just do a post photos of what I've been creating.  Until next time.......

Happy Crafting, Hugs from Me to you!
Mary Mac

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #62

With temperatures in the 70's here in Northern California, our weather looks more like spring than Christmas.  That said, the theme of this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge is "Old Fashioned Christmas"  Pink and green are not what I think of for Christmas, but I think it does go well with this digital image. I stamped the sentiment onto the picture, did a bit of layering, added some ribbon and this card is finished.

This month's sponsor is

Check out the fabulous prize on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog.  The Sparkles Christmas Challenge is easy to enter and the prizes never disappoint.  For the ins and outs click on the link above.  

Here's what I did on the inside of my card:

Couldn't get any easier than this.  

Off I go for now.  Feeling like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.....seems like the older I get the slower I get.....Until next time....

Happy Crafting,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge is Winter Landscape.  Thank you Jane for the inspiration.  My landscape is tiny and Santa standing in the snow is a little treasure.  I think both are super cute and I couldn't pass on the chance to use them.   I've seen this split layout over the past few months and I thought I'd give it a go.  It's super easy, but wow's anyone receiving it.  I've made a few this month for birthdays and I also made another Christmas design that I will show later.  Decorative paper, a die or two, graphics, a bit of Stickles and the outside is finished.

The inside was super easy.  I did use Stickles around the outside graphics and decided I liked it, so I also used Stickles on the inside.  A sentiment, some snowflakes and a spot for a little note and this card is finished.

I hope this little card inspired you and I do hope you share what you've created.

This month's sponsor is

Before I go, I've had tons of emails asking me where I've been.  I'm here, and yes, I have been busy creating.  One day soon, I hope to post many of them.  Note I said HOPE!  

Until next time,  Happy crafting and Hugs from me to you!
Mary Mac

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Sparkles Christmas Challenge of 2016. Thanks Babs for the wonderful Vintage Christmas Tag Challenge.  I hope you find life slowing down a bit and you will be able to play along with this year's challenges.  I'm cheating a bit....I made this box and the Santa tag, which was secured to a ribbon band  for an ornament exchange at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.

I love making boxes and this Blue Fern paper proved to make a quick vintage box and Santa is the perfect vintage tag.  My finished box is 4x4x1.  I used one sheet of the decorative paper, some Stickles and ribbon and this box and tag is complete.

Crafty Sentiment Designs is our wonderful sponsor this month.  Be sure to check out how to enter Here.

Until next time....Happy Crafting and check out the Design Team creations.  It's 12 months until Christmas, but it's never to early to begin.....I think the fact that we are all rushing around in December is proof of that!

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

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pup Pictures

It's brag time for daughter Amy is a professional photographer.  I love the photos she takes at weddings, her food photos for restaurants, her baby photography but I think what I love most is her pet photography.

Having recently lost my boy Baxter, I know how much I cherish my photos.  The above photos are of her little Boxer friend, Olivia.  I think she is ready for Santa.  Amy lives in the Chicago area (just sayin!)and she's taking bookings for Christmas pet photography.  I have friends living in the area and I wanted to make sure they knew Amy would love to come to your home (ask about travel) to get beautiful photos of your fur baby.  For a special offer be sure to mention that Glitter Grammy sent you....or just say....your mom sent me.  

If you want more information?

Want to see more of her art?   You can see more here.

Ok, I'm done bragging.....and now it's on to baking for a cookie exchange.  

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Sparkly Noel

Well this is it.....It's December already and this will be my last Christmas creation for 2015.  I'm going to tell you I am cheating a bit.  Last year I designed a card for a Gift Workshop at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.  I loved the fact that I could use left over glitter paper to  cut the letters.  So, this year I saved any piece big enough to use for one of the letters.  I also used scrap to make the solid portion of the ornament.  Well, what's left?  Yup, the silver glitter portion is also a scrap.  And at night while watching TV, I put the pieces together.....good idea?  I thought so.

As luck would have it.  The Sparkles December Challenge just happens to be Die Cuts.  Which is my very favorite.  I love dies and I use them as often as I can.  I'm not an artist, so using dies makes my life easier and often times much faster.  So, now that my card is about sharing how you create with dies.

Santa isn't the only one to gift.  Sparkles has two sponsors this month:


So, How about heading over to  Sparkles Christmas Challenge and enter your project using dies.  Who knows, you just might be a lucky winner!  

Until next time, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!  I hope wherever you are you are safe, healthy and surrounded by those who love you.  

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