Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kissed By The Sun

This will be a really short post.  I made my first card using this format and posted it on Monday.  I enjoyed this format so much I've made another and I have an idea for yet another card that I will make before Christmas and share on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

This card was made using the Graphic45 Sun Kissed Collection.  Fussy cutting and stickers decorated this card.  I love how summery this card is and the beach is where I'd like to be in all this California heat.

Here's what the outside looks like....

This format is like a party in a card.  I love it!

As promised, this is a short post....time to get  busy cleaning house before it gets too hot.  

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

I'm Doing a Case Card....

Today I'm doing a TOTAL case card....
If you recognize this card, you already are a fan of my favorite card designer.  A few years back, Pam and I were on the PoppyStamp design team.  I fell in love with her work then and have been following her ever since.  FYI:  Her beautiful work is a reflection of what a beautiful person she is.  You can find Pam Here.  I hope you take a minute to peek around her page.

I think Pam's card is a slightly larger format.  Mine is 5 1/2  x 4 1/4.  All the dies and stamps are from the new PoppyStamp collection, and if you go to the link above you can see all the great new dies in this collection.  I've had this sticker paper for a long time.  I have no idea where it came from or when, but I do know it is old...really old.  The paper is bluish and in the sun it picks up tons of color.  My trees were cut once on a piece of scrap and used it as a stencil to put a bit of tree color onto the "Joy" frame.  I then cut the trees two more times and loosely glued them to the paper.  I wanted dimension so when I say loosely, I mean it.  I added  gold Stickle to the trees and snow.  I know it looks blue, but trust me it's gold.  I stamped a sentiment, added a bit of bling to the center of the snowflake and the front of this card is finished.

You know me and how I repeat things on the inside....

I used another snowflake and another sentiment from the same stamp set.  The word Joy is part of that set and so is the die to cut it out.  

I REALLY, REALLY want you to check out Pam's blog and I hope you check out the PoppyStamp  blog page. there is much inspiration in both places.  

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

Monday, August 6, 2018

Birthday Wishes

My buddy Virginia brought this format to me.  Sorry the photos don't do justice to this layout.  The outside, opens to a pretty surprise.

I love this paper, it is Mintay by Karola the collection is 7th Heaven.  The papers are from Poland and since I am Polish (and a few other things) I was drawn to this collection.  The flowers and butterflies were fussy cut, the inside die used on the side panels is Tsssatina Border 98302  by Memory Box the sentiment is from Close To My Heart - Card Chatter - Birthday D1475, and the four corner dies are from DieNamics.  I'm sorry I don't know the number.  They are quite old.  

Virginia saw the format for this card on Heartfelt Creations.  I'm sorry I don't have a link to it.  It was called an Imperial Card.  I'm sure there are several by other names.  This base is super easy to cut and the panels are easy to cut they are all rectangles....

Well, that's it for today.  I wanted to share this layout because I love it.  I am working on another using the SunKissed paper from Graphic45.  That just might be my next post.  

Off to clean up one mess and start on another.  

Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac

AKA:  GlitterGrammy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Krafty Christmas at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This month we celebrate our Krafty walk to Christmas with a card theme that Caz chose for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Caz picked the theme...."A Krafty Christmas" and it must feature Kraft cardstock.

I started by coloring my snow family - Hero Arts H099 - Snowpeople Border.  I colored this image using a gift from a fellow crafter, actually artist Jodi Martinez.  She is the queen of Instagram @jodiathome, and her FaceBook page is Jodi At Home.  The pens she gifted me are Chameleon and I must say, they are easy to use and fun too.  They come with instruction and a code so you can see videos of the pens in action.  Thank you Jodi, it was nice meeting you in person....finally! Please check out Jodi's work, it is amazing!  Here's a sample of Jodi's work....for more you are going to have to go to her FaceBook page or to instagram using the info above....

Here's more on what I did to make this card.  I made the sky background on my computer using PrintShop and glued this piece to a slightly larger piece of glitter cardstock.    I fussy cut my snow family and glued it only to the bottom of the sky background.

I wrapped a piece of Kraft cardstock in glittery tulle, wrapped a piece of ribbon around the card, and added a metal snowflake.  I then  mounted it to the card base and glued my graphic piece to it.

My Merry Christmas sentiment is Stampabilities.  I mounted the sentiment to another piece of glitter cardstock and I slid it partly behind one of the snow people.  That's pretty much it for the front of the card.

Now, on to the inside:

As always, my inside is a bit of a repeat of the outside.  This stamp is Stampendous - M011 - Christmas Wish.

Note:  most of my stamps are quite old, as I've been collecting them for years.  I always try to list the stamps I use.  I know that many are retired, but I often still find them on line,  I know they are at  times available if you want to take time to look.

I'm sending wishes for a most crafty month.  I hope you will enter your creations with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I'll be looking for them!

Until next time, hugs from my world to yours.

Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sun Kissed

This card was so much fun to create, and there are lots of elements that added to the fun.  Many of the elements were fussy cut from the Graphic45 Sun Kissed Collection, as was the base and the cover graphic.  I don't remember the name of the fold, I saw it on YouTube and I didn't save it to my library...I don't know how that happened....

The die cuts were colored with Tim Holtz Oxide Ink prior to cutting and some were then sponged for a bit more detail.

Here are the dies I used:

Frantic Stamper:  FRA-DIE-09506 - Ocean Floor
Marianne - Creatables - LR-0230
Scrapping Cottage - CCE-269-Conch Shell
Tutti - Fishing Net - TUTTI-444
Memory Box - Big Brain Coral - 99733, Seaweed Stalks 99717, Delicate Sea Fan - 99744

All dies were purchased from:  FranticStamper  I don't know if you've ever visited Fran's site, but it is filled with tons of supplies.

I stenciled the envelope using Memory Box Diamond - 88522 after I created the envelope using We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board.

I was inspired to make this card by the fold, and  knew I wanted to use the Graphic 45 paper.  The rest just seemed to happen...

Here's the inside.....
Off I go.  Celebrating Independence Day AKA: 4th of July.... I need to get the ribs ready for the grill.  

Sending hugs and Happy Crafting...

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #90

I guess we are now closer to Christmas than many of us would like.  It seemed like yesterday it was New Years Day and now look!  This month the Sparkles Christmas Challenge theme was picked by Jacky.  She picked Christmas Stockings.  I dug deep into my Christmas stamps and found this cute stamp.  It is a PSX stamp from 1995.  # K-1520.  It just dawned on me that this stamp is older than some of those reading my blog....  I must say, I've always loved this stamp and it's time to let it once again touch some ink.  After stamping and coloring the stamp, I fussy cut it and used dimensional squares to adhere it to a piece of white card which was  colored with my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - iced spruce ink.  I then embossed the card using my 6x6  Sizzix embossing folder.  I think it is named Falling Snow.  It's one I purchased from Stamping Up.  I composed the sentiment on my computer  and ran the colored card through my printer prior to embossing it.  I mounted it onto gold mirror card and then onto craft card.  

The inside uses many of the same items.  I did however add a die from Poppystamps - Frozen Flakes #1033.  I really like this die, it makes a great border and is large enough to make quite a snowy statement.  

I hope you have a chance to play along with this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you've created.  There are lots of ideas so check them out here.  

Until next time,  Happy Crafting....Hugs from my world to yours,

Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fussy Cutting Fun

My buddy Cathy had a birthday this month and this is the card I made for her.  I love this paper collection.  It is Mintay Birdsong.  The paper comes from Poland, and since I am Polish, this line makes me more proud.  I did some fussy cutting and layering on this card.  For me, fussy cutting is relaxing and something I can take along with me when I travel.  Fussy cutting keeps me connected to card making when I can't be in my studio playing.

As I said, the paper line is Birdsong, by Mintay.  The sentiment is from JustRite.  It is probably my favorite Birthday sentiment.  I cut Cathy's name from gold mirror stock using my ScanNCut.  Love that machine. Easy and I think a pretty card.

I most often repeat the same papers on the inside of my card and this one was no exception.  I did more fussy cutting, typed the sentiment and again cut her name using  the ScanNCut.  

That's it....a little cutting and this card is  complete. 

Until next time....happy crafting.  Now that summer is here enjoy the sunshine and I hope the heat index is kind to your part of the world.  

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy