Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Workdesk Wednesday - Hopping Down The Bunny Trail

A bit ago (when I say bit, it could be a week or 10 years, I honestly don't remember) , I purchased Easter paper that I had planned on using for Easter cards....Well, long story longer....I couldn't bring myself to cutting into it.  Well, I did it and this is the result.  My friend and co-crafter Mary Jane cut out the eggs.  I do not do well cutting with a scissors.  My tool of choice is an x-acto knife, which I did not bring with me.  So, thank you Mary Jane.  The dies I used were two grass dies, and  a fence.  I rubber stamped the sentiment using a 1994 SonLight Impressions stamp and cut the cloud from the paper (yes....I cut this one!  Don't look too close!)

So....after I finished this card my desk looked kind of like this....well, actually like this!
Sad isn't it....I'm not a very neat crafter and, while I think of one thing to make, other things come to mind....before I show you that, let me show you the inside of this card.  The card stock was cut to 6x12.  The inside is made from half of that piece.
I like this card....yes I do.

Now on to another Easter card and a Boy/Man's Birthday card, which will be my March Card Class.   Carolyn shared an Easter napkin and I decided to use a portion of that napkin.  The bunny graphic is so cute, and the napkin has several different bunnies.  For this card I chose...
The mailing of this card will not break the bank.  It's flat.

This brings me to something that happened to me this week.  I was mailing my son's birthday card (which will be shown next week), I didn't want the US Mail bending this card, so I wrote on the envelope....Do Not Bend.  Those 3 little words added about $1.25 to the price.  I should have said....hand cancel.  That would have added about 20 cents to the postage...lesson learned!

Back to my March class.....and here is my Boys/Men's card:
Karen brought in these fish tail dies...well, what's a girl to do.  I had to purchase them, and then, I needed to justify my purchase by making this card.  The girls have been asking for "boys" birthday cards.  Well here it is.  And for those who don't want the sentiment on the bottom of the card...I have a plan.  I'll show you when you come to class...give Karen a call if you want to join the class.   Speaking of class,  I'm going to start something new.... I am going to be available on class day from 11:00 to 4:00.  I think this will make it easier for everyone to fit the class into their schedule.  So, If you come at 11:00, I can get you started with your card.  I will take a lunch break from Noon to 1:00 feel free to join me or you can continue to work. 

I think of the year by holidays and birthdays and my goodness....this year is flying by.  We're already looking at spring and Easter and I still am thinking Valentines Day....and birthdays...my goodness all of my family and friends are getting older...well, almost all, I've decided to quit counting birthdays.  I shall remain the age I am today...and I'm not sharing that date.  (Amy don't you dare!)

For now I'm off.  Lots to do today.  I started doing spring house cleaning and then decided to take a break...that was Sunday, I guess I should move my tail and get back at it.

Before I go I want to give a shout out to Julia.  I'm sure she's been working hard this week organizing her ribbon.  I'm going to head over to see what her desk looks like today.  Why don't you join me... shall we?  Here we come Julia.

Check out Karen's blog page to see what else she's brought into her  shop.  I'll give you a hint.  can you say Graphic 45?  I love both the Secret Garden and French Country.  The hard part is deciding which one I need to buy right now...if you know me you'll know I'll probably be getting both.  Plus, CartaBella was already in my bag (that's what one of my Easter cards was made of.)

Ok....I'm closing for now.....
Hugs to all,
Mary AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Oh WOW Mary, your Easter cards are especially adorable. Such wonderful napkins and wrapping paper to work with too - we need to do some catching up here in the UK.

    Happy WOYWW!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Pretty pretty cards!! I have loads of paper I 'can't' cut!! Helen, 8

  3. Beautiful cards Mary! I have looked high and low for some Easter papers and can't find anything I like this year! Where did you find this paper? It is gorgeous! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #41

  4. these are beautiful cards both inside and out and I understand you not wanting to cut into the paper. we all need to get three of each sheet that is one to use, one to stroke and keep and the third in case we want to use it again.
    I love your male card it is nice to see something that is not steampunk
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

  5. Ah Easter already! Well done for taking the nerve-wrenching decision to CUT INTO A FRESH SHEET of paper! Lovely results Mary (inside AND out). And a terrific male card too! Fab!

    Happy midweek. xxxx

  6. We can see why you were reluctant to cut that paper, but what a lovely card you made from it. Your mid craft mess looks a little like ours :)

    Greetings from the bears @#89 this week

  7. Now I must start planning on making easter cards, yours are gorgeous. Love all the details you have added.
    Sandra @12

  8. Great cards, love your designs x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 85

  9. Gorgeous Easter cards there Mary. Those bunny images are so cute. Though is feels like mid winter here still!
    Those fishey tails are gorgeous.
    When you are finished spring cleaning if you could pop over and do mine, I will let you play in my Craft Room when you finish!

  10. Such cute cards.
    I totally understand not wanting to cut into your loveliest papers.
    I'm looking to get some fish tail dies at the Glasgow SECC show next week.
    Happy WOYWW

  11. These cards are fab Mary and your blog made me chuckle :) huggles hun Sue J xxx

  12. Aw Mary the paper turned out to be perfect in its cut out form - well done you. I swear I have to have the unuseable stuff for about a year before I get over it enough to use it. And I'm the same in another way - while I'm fiddling with one thing, I get a bucket load of ideas for other things...and then when I make time...forgotten. Argh!

  13. I absolutely adore what you did with the Easter paper - turning it into those lovely cards. And the glitter - was it already there or did you add it? April #151

  14. that Easter paper is so beautiful and I love the napkin card as well. The fish tails dies could be used as bunting too... mmm added to the wish list. Thanks for sharing Tracy #72


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