Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just A Note

Happy Wednesday and we know what that means.....We all meet at Julia's place to share what we've been doing.  If you haven't skipped across the pond....grab your tote and lets meet here.  I promise you'll be spending time going from one blog to another and you'll meet some great folks along the way.  While visiting Julia...grab your tote again and skip on over to visit with Di.  You can show off what you've made with snippets.  Which by the way, this card has many...I did have to use a base that wasn't a snippet (ah ha...but the second card I make will be...since I had to half the piece!)  Check out Di's blog page here.  Prepare yourself for a day of play, her virtual play ground will have you skipping around and chasing the ducks on the pond.  Watch out for Mrs. A....she's quite the trickster. Sarn might just bring the chicks and Bernie and Helen....well you know they'll be there. 

I need to preface this with....my desk doesn't always look this bad....sometimes it's worse.  No, that's not what I meant to say...I meant to say....I came home from a crop with friends and while still inspired, I started to unpack so I could make this card.  While playing with the girls, I was determined to conquer the Martha punch all over the page Crochet Flower.  I went into another room to punch so the ladies wouldn't hear the words I might use if I messed up.  So, here's what I made.  I like this punch, it's just a challenge for me.  If anyone has any idea of what would make it easier....let me know.  I've already watched all the YouTube videos and though helpful, obviously not helpful enough!  Personally, I think the magnet snapping together scares me and as I'm moving my fingers and I close my eyes to not see my fingers get smashed.  While doing this,  I move the card stock.  I like the punch a lot, so I shall keep trying.  I'm certainly going through many snippets to attempt perfection....

Ok, back to my desk....argh, I hate to show the photo, but here it is......
I thought if I stood back it would look better.  I know you're thinking how can the girl work in that mess....well, the girl can't....so, she worked here.....
Better no? 
I've got to say this week has been fun.  Visiting with friends, shopping with Virginia, re-connecting with my cousin Diane, who I have not seen in over 40 years (oh God that just made me feel old!), and packing for my trip (not long now. 5 more days!)

Here's what I used for this card....

White card stock base
Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder
Spellbinder Classic Squares (inside), and Blossom Tags and Accents (outside)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Marvy Brush Marker #1500 - Pale Violet
Martha Stewart Punch All Over The Page - Crochet Flower
Stampin Up Sentiment - Just A Note

Have a great week.  I think my next post will come to you from an RV in the middle of who knows where!

{{{Hugs}}} To All,
Mary AKA:  Glitter Grammy



9 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning Mary! Have a safe trip honey! Di xx

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  2. Another beauty here Mary. 5 more days til you trip! Wow that's gone fast.

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn #4

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  3. well all that effort was worth it,your card is beautiful
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

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  4. Your card is lovely! I've never heard of those punches before, so I shall have to go investigate. I know about Martha's range but I've never heard of 'all over the page'... yes, I know I've been living under a rock with a lizard for quite a few years now! Keep practising with the punch, because practise makes perfect. Or so they keep telling us!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Scrappydiva (#125)

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  5. A lovely card and a great workspace Mary.
    Bernice (67)

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  6. I feel your pain Honey! I tried using one of those stamp across the page punches and broke even with supervision. Too many tiny bits! Put me off buying one.
    Nice to have a choice of desks isn't it?
    Hugs
    Hettie 156

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  7. This is CAS perfection... beautiful!

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  8. You've got lots of clear space to still work in and lots of interesting things on your desk. Beautiful card. - Hazel WOYWW #82 x

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