Thursday, December 13, 2012

What's On My Work Desk...Have a look!

I'll tell ya, I thought I'd never finish making cards.  I think as of right now, I am done and they are in the mail.  This is what my desk looked like yesterday...
Not too bad is it?  Ok, this is a beauty shot, if you just look at a little it doesn't look so bad, here's the rest of the story....
Yikes....well, I had all my cards made and then realized there were a few more I needed and thus the mess.  So, I'm going to post this over at Julia's Stamping Ground and share with the other deskies.... How about sharing your workspace and check out what's being created on others.  I tell ya, I've met some great ladies through Julia.  Check it out here.

I have a little friend who is  quite the crafter.  I received a most beautiful card from Skyler.  Here's what she did...
Isn't it beautiful?  I love the three colored dots on the front, and then Merry Christmas sticker is beautiful.  What a sweet little elf, I'm sure Santa loves all the help this little one brings.  And now, here's Skyler, the little elf who made the card, and yup....that's me with her.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Skyler and her Grandma this past summer.  A BIG THANK YOU TO SKYLER!   It's my very favorite card.

And now on to a few things I've been making.  I am giving gift cards to my family.  Not my idea of a super personal gift, but with teens, it's easier than trying to figure out what they actually want.  I really don't like the envelopes that come with the cards, so I made my own.  I was standing in line at Barnes and Nobel book store and found some very lovely tags.  They inspired me to make the cards.  I went back to find more and they were all gone...  :-( 

I think we've all been looking for cards that are quick to make, yet special enough to share with friends and family.  Here's one I made.  The postman must have agreed, I didn't have to add extra postage....

And here's a snippet card I made.  I'll be sharing it at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I bought some light weight glitter paper and thought I'd give my Memory Box dies a workout.  This card stock cut these intricate dies easily.  Of course when I discovered this I had to run and purchase several more colors.  This is my last Christmas Card of 2012....simple yes, but I love it. 

How about checking out what the others are making with snippets and if you have time, read some of the comments....goodness there is lots to learn about the playground girls....most of whom are out of control most of the time!  Check them out here. 

Until next time....Happy Crafting and I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along smoothly. 

AKA:  Glitter Grammy



  1. Your desk looks fanatically clean, compared to mine! And I LOVED Skyler's card. A very talented young crafter, and you are so lucky to know her. Tell her she did a great job! Also loved your cards too. Your MB tree is lovely in the red against the white. That die is fabulously easy to cut. I just had to poke out the tiny bits, the larger ones popped right out. Love the layout too. TFS

  2. Your mess does not look that bad. Yes you are done. Your cards look beautiful some detailed and some CAS. Sweet pictures too. Beautiful work. I came upon your blog from Mary. :)

  3. Hi Mary

    Your desk looks very tidy compared to mine at the moment.

    I have to clear mine every morning ready to start again LOL!!!

    Well done on being ready to put Christmas to bed and start the baking .. .. hopefully I will reach that stage soon. We are determined to be ready for Christmas nice and early this year .. .. for a change!!!!

    I want to be able to relax on Christmas Eve instead of still rushing around like a mad thing!!

    I love Skyler's card. Another fabby crafter in the making.

    I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming together nicely.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hi Mary . . . another great post from you. Love all your pictures. Your Christmas cards and gift cards look just fab.

    Sarn xxx

  5. What pretty cards. I love the simple silver embossed one and adore your last one with the die cut red glitter paper. There's nothing like glitter and embossing on a Christmas card. Congrats on being done with your cards! I only made about 10 or so and am sending photo cards to the rest of the folks -- hope to finish writing/addressing tonight. Happy WOYWW on Friday from Laura #90

  6. A good idea of gift cards especially for the teens.
    A beautiful selectionof cards.

  7. Mary, I ADORE your simplest card! Just love, love, love!! Totally going in my book of faves! And your desk doesn't look that bad and yippee for you that you have your cards done! I don't want to talk about mine ...

    Such a wonderful card from Skylar and thank you for sharing the fabbie picture of the two of you!

    Happy Holidays if I don't talk to you again beforehand!!


  8. Beautiful cards all of them but I do have to say that special one by Skyler is just awesome, she is really good at this you had better watch out.....

    Belated WOYWW greetings


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