Friday, July 25, 2014

The Twinery, Poppystamps and Me

Ha, I thought this would get your attention.....
If you came to me from DoBea Alberts blog page you already know about this FABULOUS HOP....if you started here......Here's the scoop, Poppystamps and The Twinery have joined forces between July 24th and July 26th for a blog hop....I was so excited to be able to participate.  So, here's a card I made for my daughter's birthday.  Blossom stripe is the Twinery twine on the front of the card.  I added seed beads to the twine and the Poppystamps  butterfly dies.  Do you know which ones they are?  Hint...keep reading!  You are going to see the Happy Birthday background die used often.  Boy does it make creating birthday cards easy and very quick.  And what's on the inside?  The Wild Rose Bud die, butterflies and the Leafy Sprig border make this card complete.

Do you want to see another?  This card is the same, but  different....
Lots more twine this time  I used Cantaloupe Stripe twine, even the name is yummy!   See how I punched a tiny hole and brought the twine through it.  This time I put tiny seed beads on the ends.  I used the Delaney and the Chevlot Butterfly and some decorative pins and I love it....and the inside:

 I decided to use letters that fell from the Birthday Background die.  I added the Dianna Border and some Cantaloup twine with a bead in the center of  the twine.   You know waste not want not.   This card was made for my crafting buddy, Cathy.  Happy Birthday Cathy!

OK....grab your coffee....I'm on a roll! Want to see another card? If not.....turn away now.... :-) 
This card I made for my friend Thelma.  For this card I used Honey Dew twine, I think it added lot's of interest to this card.  My Poppystamps dies are:  My newest butterflies....did you see the name above?  If not, let's play, I spy with my little eye!  See it now?  and I used Classic Ribbons, with a sentiment I typed on my computer.  My window is the Grand Madison French Door.  I'm using it as a French window.... :-)  And of course more beads....can never have too many of those you know! 
I kept the inside pretty simple, I wanted to leave room for a little note.  Again I used the Classic Ribbons die and more Honey Dew Twinery Twine.  Yup, and more beads.

My favorite son-in-law's birthday was the perfect time to use twine and my birthday background die. Linn says he's my only son-in-law and therefore he is automatically my favorite.....he'd be my favorite if there were 10 of them... :-)  
I like that this die and the Twinery twine can be used for men or women...Boys or girls....I added a gear to the twine and it's ready to post....well, after I show you the inside....
My daughter is a photographer and I thought adding the film strip die brought a bit of her into the card too.  I think the twine added the perfect touch.  I knotted the ends of the twine.  I like that the Birthday background die can be cut on solid or patterned card stock and it's pretty both ways. 

I have to say twine is a welcomed addition to my card making treasure box. Twine adds one more layer of dimension and interest  and not a lot of bulk.  I hope you'll try twine too, and if you do, send me  a photo and I'll post it.  Be sure to check out The Twinery Shop and the Poppystamps shop  and follow along with today's  DT creations:  

Ira Huberts -                     
Christine Meyer -                                

I may have forgotten to mention one little, well one REALLY big thing....there are prizes.  Yes there are!  Hop on over to The Twinery to see what they are gifting......I can tell you it is the Shimmer pack retailing for $32.00.  WOW! 
 This is what Poppystamps is gifting.  Pretty cool wouldn't you agree?  I have both dies and I LOVE  both of them.....
Don't forget, to have a chance to win, leave a comment on the blog pages listed above.  Remember to also leave comments on the Twinery and the Poppystamps blog pages too.  I love to hop....I am ALWAYS inspired by what I see. I hope you will be too.  If today is the first you've seen of the blog hop, you might just want to check out yesterday's posts on the Twinery and the Poppystamps blog pages. 

I want to thank The Twinery for asking the Poppystamps design team to play along.  I had a great time, and I've been introduced to some really creative gals. Speaking of creative, the next creative stop is Tobi Crawford.  So hop on over and see what Tobi created.

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How Do You Store Your Dies? And....WOYWW

It's not quite Thursday, close, but not quite!'s my desktop for WOYWW  If you follow me at all, you know that on Wednesday, we crafters get together and share what our workdesk looks like.  Today mine is kind of boring, but at least it's somewhat organized.  What you see are items I'm hoping to use to make a card for my September class.  Note, I did say "hoping".  I always have great ideas, but my ideas sometimes need major changing.  I will post my card when it is finished.  Then you can see how much I actually used. 

I've been in an organizing mood of late and this week I am working on organizing my dies.  I hate to tell you how many there are.  Lets just say more than some....So, I am organizing them by manufacturer and then by kind, i.e. holiday, animal, flowers, frames, etc.  I started with my Poppystamps and my Memory Box dies.  Next I will be doing Spellbinders and then...probably Die-namics.  Here's what I've done so far.....

I'm putting the dies into plastic sleeves.  The Poppystamps and the Memory Box dies are easy as I've saved the envelopes they came in. My other dies are being stored on magnetic sheets.  I write the name of each die using a white paint pen.  I've been doing this for a long time, Finally I decided to take them from the boxes and put them into binders.  Trust me, the binders are heavy, so I do hope the binders will hold up well.
And this is how I'm labeling the binders. 
Notice one of the Poppystamps binders is a different color.  I always keep the new release in a separate binder.  This makes it easy for me to remember what is new. 

So, I'm on my way to die organization.  I've finished organizing my papers, Maybe next I'll move on to my rubber stamps.  Or maybe I'll take a break and play.  That sounds like a better idea!

So, here's a do you store your dies?  I'd love it if you shared....

Well, if I'm going to get my post on line before the clock strikes 12:00, I'd best hurry. 

Happy Crafting, make sure you check out Julia's blog to see what everyone has been sharing.  I'm off to see what's on everyone's workdesk this week. 

Hugs from Me to You,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yet Another Christmas Card

Don't stop me...I'm on a roll.  One card closer to Christmas.  Today I'm featured on the Poppystamps Blog page.  And this is the card I am showcasing.  I hope you'll hop over to find out more about how I created this card, and to see what the finished inside looks like. 

Off I go....I'm sending wishes for a most wonderful day....Happy Crafting from me to you!

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Boo.....Flip Card

I should have been cleaning my craft room, however, I spied with my little eyes Halloween paper.  So, long story short....I made a Halloween card.  Last year,  I created an album for my sister.  I'd forgotten I had these pieces left over.  Aren't left-overs yummy!

This is a flip card and the photo isn't my best, but above is the front side that you will see when you open the envelope and below is the back side....
I'm not having an August class, but rather we are getting together just to work on projects we've started.  I don't make many (or any) Halloween cards, but I just happened on these papers and  I thought I'd make this card. Hey, it was much better than cleaning up my mess.   If you are interested in making a card similar to this one,bring your cardstock and any Halloween papers to the crop..If you need Halloween papers, I'm sure Karen has the perfect fit for this card. 

I'll email you the particulars....oh, BTW:  the finished card folds to fit a 5x5 envelope,  Just incase you want to make an envelope....

Off for now....Happy Almost Halloween!  Oh, the only part not a snippet is the base of the, Di will be getting a visit.  If you have snippets, and I know you do, create something.... and link it to Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  It's a fun way to clean out the snippet file and have something nice to show for your efforts.  Not to mention all the fun folks you'll meet on the playground.  We are quite a group of mischievous ones and some more mischievous than others (I will not mention know who you are!)

Hugs from me to you....see you soon, I hope!
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

It's not too late

This is the front of a card I'm posting on the Poppystamps Blog page.  One of these beautiful dies will be won by some lucky person.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  What could be easier than that?  You have until July 15th to comment.  Don't wait....To find out more click on over to see what the others have created and what prizes are waiting maybe for you.....Check it out here.

I'm hoping one of my followers will win....

Off I go....Hugs from me to you..
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, July 11, 2014

Butterfly Challenge

Well Mrs. A. did it again.  This challenge was a challenge....A single layer plus a butterfly.  I am taking this to mean that the butterfly doesn't have to be part of the single layer.  I'm hoping that is the case!  Cause you can see, my butterfly has landed on the embossed and cut card.  If you happen to have a butterfly fluttering around your crafty space, maybe you'd like to add your creation to The Butterfly Challenge #10. 

I had a young lady in mind while creating this card.  Her name is Edith and if you'd like to lift her spirits by sending her a card, find out more by clicking over to Donna's blog page.

I needed an inside for this card, and though the inside has more than one layer, here's what I did...
I'm liking this card.  It was quick, it was easy, it is sparkly, and did I mention, it is yellow and I LOVE yellow!

So that's it for today....Oh, FYI....The Poppystamps Blog Blitz is in full swing, and there are prizes.  Also....The Twinery will soon be having a hop, and I'll be hopping along....Just sayin....there might be prizes there too!  Don't miss out!

Well, I'm off, seems someone has been in my craft room and has made quite a mess!

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's On My Workdesk...

A mess, that's what's on my workdesk.....
On Monday I went to crop with the girls.  I still have not put "my toys" away.  But if I've learned anything on my crafting journey, it's this....they will wait for me. 

I'm thinking they will be waiting for the weekend as tomorrow I have a class and then Thursday a doctor's appointment and a visit with a friend.  Maybe I should just close the box and post the card that is waiting patiently....Everything else can wait.

It's been awhile since I've linked to WOYWW.  I wonder if Julia will remember me.  It's nice being back....I'm off to link with Ms Julia....She may not be ready for early morning company as she is recovering from a big birthday celebration....If you are brave...well you don't really need to be brave...if you want to share your desk, link your post here....and then be sure to leave a comment, so Julia knows you were visiting.  

I'm off for now, have a most crafty week and if you have nothing planned....come and play!

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy