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 it....so 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,
Mary
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,
Mary
AKA:  Glitter Grammy








Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday America


Happy Birthday to my family and friends who call this country our home.  This year has been a challenge for our country and the month of June was filled with unimagined sorrow.  I stand with my friends in all countries who believe as I do in freedom for all and equality for all.  My prayer is that one day we can all learn to love one another, respect one another and live together in peace.  

Love and Peace to All,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

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 today....so, 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