Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gotta Love Them Snippets....right?

I was beginning to think I'd never get back to posting and I've been absent from linking to my two favorite blogs....I'll tell you why, but before I do.  If you haven't already met need to check out her blog now.....why?  Because she has a weekly challenge that challenges us to use our snippets, you know those pieces and parts that seem to keep growing in our "someday" box.... Today, I was looking at Papercraft Magazine (September/October) and on page 35 saw a card by Ashley Newell.  I saw snippet written all over it.  So, off I went to dig through my snippet box and I found the butterfly paper.  The stripe is from the back side.  The burlap is from another project and there was enough to do the inside too....The craft stock and the flower are left from the album I've been working on (you'll see that below).  I'm happy.  I may change the Happy Birthday to Thinking of you...I have a friend that would love this card.  She just had a birthday and I'm sure isn't ready for another one.   So...that's my snippet for this week., on to my offering for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday  Julia always has something going on and this week is no exception.  I had great intentions to post on Wednesday, but I was making a trip into town to cloths shop for my honey, then teaching a class followed by water aerobics and then an evening of watching the Olympics. make a long story short, I ran out of hours in Wednesday.'s my desk......well one of them.  Seems I make a mess in one spot, move to another and then end up in the family room making yet another.  I guess I know where my grand daughter gets her traveling mess from...  Anyway, here's one of the desks.....
Now don't I look organized.... note, you're not seeing the real mess....

Now on to why I've been absent from Blogsville....I told you about an album I am making.  Well, with the exception of adding bling and embellishments, oh, ya and photos...I finished it.  Check out Paper Phenomenon and see all the great projects she's done.  You can do them too....'s where I went to find out about Kathy's what I made.  I apologize for the photos, it's hard to show the album, but this will give you an idea of what it looks like....
I used Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary.  I purchased the 12x12 paper pad and used only them for the covering of the base pages..  That was a challenge to use 3 or 4 patterns on each page.  But you know what....I like it....
Now I just need to put on the finishing touches.....before I move on to another album....

I don't know how involved in the Olympics you are, but I must say, I'm obsessed.....I've been watching everything, I'm so proud of all the people who have taken part.  What a fantastic job Great Britain has been doing....they are the hosts with the most that's for sure.  The other day I was watching the balance beam....and I snapped this photo....what strength....
 Ok....I had to do it.....I'm calling it backyard Olympics.  I think he sat there for about 10 minutes just enjoying his lunch.  I don't think this would be the most comfortable way to eat, but he seems to be enjoying his peanut....

Off I have a wonderful week.....I hope the weather is wonderful where you are.  It's still hot and getting hotter here. 

Hugs to all,
Mary (AKA:  Glitter Grammy)


  1. Hi Mary

    I love your snippet card - just beautiful. Also, the album is gorgeous - crumbs, a lot of work there.

    And I did grin at the squirrel - amazing little creatures aren't they.

    Am flying round here but hope to do the roll call for Sunday. There's a lot to cover already :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Oh Mary . . . that squirrel picture just cracks me up! What a shot!

    Your snippet card is just lovely . . . and WOW . . . that album is amazing. You certainly have more patience than I do!

    Sarn xxx

  3. Love the card with the green burlap. Absolutely adore what I can see of your album. Right up my street!!! Hugs mrs a.

  4. Love your neat desk, but my word the album, i have the new paapers as well but haven't started to play with them yet. Great Stuff. Francesca #32

  5. A lovely clean desk ready for action, love the album you have been working on, nice papers.

    Eliza #30

  6. Hi Mary Mac I am really late visiting this week. I love the photo of the Olympic squirrel! How cute is he! Your workshop looks fab - messy or not what a great space! Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

  7. Lovely!!! I loveee the butterfly paper!!!!!:-) its so pretty!!! Love the flower and the burlap too


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