Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sparkles Challenge #86 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

It's March....can you believe it?  I surely can't.  This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge is from Joan.  The theme is:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  I received this die from "Santa" and how perfect is it.... It's Tim Holtz as is the sentiment, which is also a Christmas gift.  I like the dimension on the star and what makes it easy....there are little hidden tabs that allow for easy gluing.  I die cut the star from light weight stock scored and folded and glued it to a piece of sparkly blue which I cut using the largest star in the die set.  I cut the sentiment from the same blue sparkly foil that I glued to card stock before cutting.  The embossing folder is from Stampin Up.  Pretty easy wouldn't you say?

Gosh....this post is so short....I have so much going on this week that I feel like a brisk March wind is pushing me from one project to, until next time.  Happy crafting and remember to post your creations Here....  I will be checking to see what you've created.

Until next time....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Snow Day Play

Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is Outdoor Fun.  Thank You Cheryl for this challenge.  I must say, I had to dig back into an old CD to find a graphic that made me happy.  I don't have many stamps reflecting outdoor fun.....The finished card makes me happy.  I don't know if you can see what I did...I fussy cut the children 3 times to add a bit of dimension.  Then I framed the graphic on a piece of red paper matching the base of the card.  I mounted the frame to a gold doily and mounted that onto decorative paper.  Since it was a scrap, I'm not sure the name of that paper.  I used  Tim Holtz dies for the sentiment.

And here's my inside.  As I always try to do, I used the same layout for the inside of my card.  I find it easier to use things I already have at hand.  The inside sentiment is Stampin-Up.  And Joy is Tim Holtz.  From the same set as the sentiment on the front of the card.

Now it's your turn....hop on over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and show us a card reflecting outdoor fun.

Thanks for stopping by....I look forward to stopping by your blog to see what you've created.

Until next time,  Hugs from my world to yours.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year and a New Sparkles Challenge

Happy New Year....may 2018 be kind to all of us.  

On to the first Sparkles Christmas Challenge of 2018.  This challenge was picked by Jane and she chose White on White, which by the way is one of my favorites.  I think white on white always looks so classy.

My card is 6x6 I used a Stampin Up  embossing folder and also the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The globe is Tim Holtz.  I have to say I was a bit worried when I bought it thinking maybe all those little pieces would be a pain to get out....but to my surprise, they fell out easily.  I also ran the cut die through the embossing folder to give the continents a bit of texture.  I cut the globe 4 times in white and once in silver.  The silver piece was placed a bit off to give the globe a little sparkle pop.  Will I make a zillion of these?  Probably not, but I plan to use this die often throughout the year.

Now it's your turn......create a card, post it on your blog page and share it with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Lots of inspiration found there and I want to be inspired by you.....

I'm off for now.  See you here in February for a new challenge.  Until next time, Happy Crafting take time to enjoy a part of  each day of 2018.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Spirit of the Season

Sending Holiday Wishes from the little snow family.  We hope your year was filled with happiness and memories of moments shared with family and friends.  May your Christmas be Merry and Bright.  We wish you and yours a most Happy New Year.

I cheated a bit on this card.  A few months back I colored this little family.  This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge theme is Snowman/men. Sandra H.  picked this fun theme.    Here's where the cheat comes in....I scanned my colored image, printed it 3 times and cut it using my Scan and Cut (which by the way I love!)  Look how nicely the images cut...

I then hand cut the two snow figures from the left side of one of the images and using pop dots I placed them over the image, making that side 3-D.  I did the same thing with the mom, sister and baby.  

This is the inside of my little card....

This card was fun to make and I must say everything on this card, with the exception of the snow family, are bits and pieces left from other cards I've made this year.

Can you believe the year is coming to an end?  Seems the older I get, the quicker time flies by.  I'm looking forward to 2018 and spending time with you and sharing cards with the other designers on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog page.  I hope you find time to play along with us throughout 2018.  Don't enter your creation with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Until next year....Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and see you soon.
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Sunday, November 12, 2017

FaceBook Inspiration

I've been looking for inspiration for a quick Christmas Card and one night I was browsing through Card-Making USA on Facebook and I spotted a card made by Sue Lesar Robinson.  Her card reminded me that I have that Santa Stamp and I got to work making this card.  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted a card that could be made in duplicate, and one that would be pretty, but not break the bank when posting them.  The printed background I downloaded from the internet, Santa and the 25 are rubber stamps.  I layered this to a red frame and mounted it on a piece I'd embossed.  I drop cut the frame with the Santa Stamp, which made it nice to be able to use one piece to do all the frames, inside and out.  Then I set out to make 10 more.  I love it when I can assemble cards quickly....especially at this time of the year.

I kept the inside simple with room to write a bit of a note.

I also made one using craft card stock, but decided that the white one would be easier to duplicate.  

I kept the inside very simple....

And now for the cards that inspired me....

Thank you Sue Lesar Robinson for inspiring me to use this lovely stamp.  Her two creations are beautiful.  

I'm getting ready for my daughter and her husband to arrive.  I'll have an entire week to spend with them.  My son is also coming....a full house for sure.  So......Until next time.....Happy Thanksgiving, no matter where we live, I'm sure we have plenty to be thankful for....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Birthday... Party In A Card

This action card was fun to create.  My neighbor loves handmade cards and I really enjoy making them for him.  I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly this card came together.  I think it actually took more time thinking about it than it took to create.

and here is what I did to the inside:

I struggle making cards for boys and men.  I think this one works for both.

I used a white base covered in BoBunny Double Dot paper.  I can't tell you who made the candle paper because I was using bits and pieces and sadly the label was removed.  The balloons, candles, pop up for the inside and the spinner are Elizabeth Craft Dies.  The stars are Frantic Stamper and the sentiment is Just Right.

Until next time......happy crafting....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

More Than One Fold

This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge is "Must Have More Than One Fold".  Thank you Jane for this fun challenge.  Mine has 3 folds and this challenge was a perfect time to use my new StampinUp -  Hearts Come Home bundle.  Lots of sparkle on this card, and by the time I finished....lots of sparkle on me, on my dog, and even on my hubby!  I like it!

This post is probably my shortest.....When it goes live I will be spending time with my BFF, since pre-school, Dee Dee.  She's recovering from hip surgery, and I'm nursing a nasty knee.  We will be in San Francisco letting my son drive two Miss Daisies around town.  Lucky him!  So I'm off to get ready for Dee Dee to arrive.  

Until next time....Happy Crafting....not wanting to strike fear into the hearts of crafters, but the holidays are right around the get those cards made!

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