Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Card Class for May

A card in a box is certainly becoming a favorite.  I've had requests to teach this card and so I shall.  I first saw the card in a box on Di's blog page, Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  So, thank you Di for inspiring me. 

My second card is quick and very easy.  The girls will love this one.  I know I do!
It easily converts to birthday, or get well.  I'll bring stamps or if you have a favorite, bring yours. 

I was told the class is sold out.  But two lucky people can sign up...I've found enough cardstock to create two more kits.  Let me know if you are interested.  I'll let Karen know.  Reminder to those already signed up.  Class will begin at 1:00 on May 14.  Have you checked out Karen's Blog lately?  How about her Facebook Page?  Oh, what about on Pinterest.  If you go to:  http://paradisescrapbookboutique.typepad.com you can find all the links there. 

That's it for now, the 25th  is Rudolph Day...I need to get moving and finish my cards.  Hope to see some of you there. 

Off for now....
Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Butterfly Challenge #6

Miss Valery Anne has a new challenge for we crafters.  This challenge is Glamorous Butterflies.  My photo doesn't show the glitter (I used Wink of Stella - clear) to add a bit of glamor to this birthday card.  My friend sings in the community choir I thought she needed a musical card.  I also wanted it to be a bit girly.  What's more girly than butterflies and flowers? 

Now, here's a link to Miss Valery's blog.  You'll find the rules for this challenge.  I love these challenges.  What's better than a little boost to keep you making cards!  Get inspired, have a look at the blog and then how about jumping in with both feet.....I'd love to see what you've created! 

That's it for now.....I'll be posting my cards for the May class.  I've sold out on this one, but while cleaning my craft room, I found enough stock to make 2 more kits...so, if you are interested, let me know.  I'll do a quick post later today...I promise. 

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



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk # 255

Well here it is..... and it's Wednesday and you know what that means.  Miss Julia has organized us to post what we are working on by way of what our desk top looks like.  This morning, rather than create, I decided it would be nice if I took inventory.  I was pleasantly surprised with the number of Christmas cards I've already created.  Having this journal turned out to be a great idea and it's keeping me focused.  I not only have a count, I also have the names of everyone I'm sending to...

Want to see the close up?
I don't want to brag, but I'm getting close.  Of course every time I think I'm close, I add another person.  I must admit many of them are quite simple, however, all have been made with love and with certain people in mind as I create.

I'm off to work on a birthday card that I need to get done and soon.  I hope you check out all the desks and comment on those that get you thinking....Here's Miss Julia and she can fill you in on the rules, of which there are only a few...

So for now.....Happy Crafting,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just A Note

If you read my blog post from yesterday, you know I've been in my room trying to organize my treasures.  Sadly, when I'm putting away paper, my mind starts to wander and all these snippets need a place to live.  The inspiration for this snippet card was the silver glittered cardstock.  I had many pieces too small to use for most things, but too big to part with.  The piano keys were perfect.  Sadly, I had to cut most of them one at a time.  Note to self, sometimes it's ok to throw away pieces.  The base of the piano keys is the only piece that wasn't a snippet.  Here's what I did on the inside. 
I'm sure you've noticed there are no silver keys.  If you are wondering...I do have plenty of silver slivers of cardstock left....I could have, but after doing it on the front of the card, I chose to go without. I'll be sharing this on Di's blog page.  I hope you give snippet cards a try, they are fun and sometimes they go together easily and other times....well, you know!  Check out Di's blog

There is a little girl named Lauryn and she is battling a really big meany....If you have a card, that would bring a smile to a little girl in a time when smiles are hard to find....please get all the details from Cornelia.  Here's the card that I'm sending Lauryn.  I made it some time ago, and it's one of my favorites.  Until now, I couldn't bear to part with it....I think Lauryn needs this card much more than I do. 
Hugs from Northern California,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Butterflies and a Little Bird

Happy Easter and I hope there is sunshine in your world.  It's surely been a long winter for many of you.  Easter, for me is always an awakening of the earth from it's long winter sleep. 

For those who have not looked in on this challenge, it's fairly new and if you like butterflies, and who doesn't, this is a challenge for you.  It's easy to play along and every 2 weeks Mrs. A. gives us a new challenge.  Every challenge requires at least one butterfly, and then just to keep us on our toes, Mrs. A. adds a twist...this time we need to add a charm. 

I spent yesterday and today putting all the papers I'd dragged out over the past month(s) back into their bins.  While doing this I pulled out all the snippets and put them into a 12 x12 clear envelope.  My plan is to challenge myself by putting together cards from these snippets.  Some are quite large and some are very small.  This card, with the exception of the white base, is totally made from bits and pieces of paper and ribbon that were left from other projects.  When I saw the butterfly snippets, I knew I had the perfect place to post this card.  Might I say, I have taken a break from tidying up and made this card.  The sunburst card surely is a great way to use up snippets.  I must thank Di for pointing me in that direction. 

This is what the inside looks like.....
Well that's it for now.  I need to get off to bed...tomorrow will be a busy day looking for eggs.  Maybe I'll stay up just a bit longer to see if I can get a peek at the Easter Bunny.  If I see him, I'll post his photo.

Check out Mrs. A's challenge HERE
 and I'm going to link this card to Di's blog challenge HERE

Again, Happy Easter, Happy Crafting.  I have plenty of snippets, so.... I'll be back soon. 
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Working on Christmas Cards and WOYWW 254

Another Wednesday, which means we are one week closer to Christmas....Only 253 days to go...
and of course it means we share our work desks with the world.....
By now I think the world knows all about Ms. Julia and her sharing place.  But if you don't, here's the how to....you take a photo of what your desk looks like on Wednesday and you upload it to your blog page....then you link here.  Easy no?  Well, it's easy yes!  You don't have a blog page?  Hey, they are easy and free, so I suggest you get one so we can all see what it is you do. 

Now, what's on my desk?  A 7-up can.....crafting makes you thirsty!  A friend shared a sheet of Morehead 3-D images.  I'm working my way through one of them.  There are I think 17 pieces to cut and glue.  I'm at like 9 and that may be as far as I go, the pieces are really getting small!  There are tweezers, and scissors and glue.  My Ott light and glass matt and the little blue object on the left of the matt is my newest tool.  I LOVE tools.  I often purchase them and find out they don't work as I had hoped.  Well this one does.  If you like making your own flowers, this is for you.  I found an additional use for mine.  I used it to emboss the tiny pieces of the image above and (as they say on the TV ads....WAIT, THERE'S MORE!)  I dry embossed the large pieces using the dome piece and a mouse pad. 

I don't know if they are available in your world, if not, let me know,  If you are interested, I'd be happy to get you the info and even handle the shipping (for the actual price to ship.  I'd let you know the price)  if you bought it from Karen.  I can't image they would be too expensive to ship. 

Here's what the tool looks like.....and the flower is one I made using it.  I made it from computer paper and I colored the tips with my Spectrum Noir pens.  There are lots of flower dies you can use to make the flowers.  This one was made using a die I already had.  Punched flowers are perfect too. 
Here's a close up of my flower.....
Well, I'm off to put my card together and play with my new tool and if there's time, I might just vacuum.....the living room.....

Have a crafty Wednesday and see you again soon!

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


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunny Days

Well, I think Spring is here.  I guess I should hold off until Mother Nature confirms my prediction.  We've gone from snow one day, to 70 degree weather the next.  So, maybe Mother isn't ready to give us warm spring days. 

It's my day to show my creation on the Poppystamps blog page.  This is what I made.  I've had fun playing with the Sunflower dies, the outline and the base.  And butterflies, well nothing more needs to be said about my love of these little beauties. 

A month or so ago, I attended a two day album class hosted by Karen.  The guest designer was Marion Smith of Marion Smith Designs.  She brought a product I've become quite taken with.  It's a gold foil and it comes in a 12x 12 sheet.  After embossing (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder)  the background, I lightly rubbed a white glue (Baste It) over parts and put the foil over it.  Pretty accent I think.  I did the same to the outline of the butterfly.  The sentiment is computer generated.  If you'd like to know the names of the Poppystamps dies, you'll just have to head over to the Poppystamps Blog page. 

Have a most creative day and may your weekend be extra special.  It's baseball season here and I'll be watching my San Francisco Giants play ball.  May the force be with them!  Of course I'll be making cards too! 

Until next time....Hugs from Northern California!
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy