Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Shopping done, the gifts are wrapped, the house is decorated, the Christmas letter sent....now I need to think about baking. Thankfully my friend Leesa gifted me with a Wonderful lemon poppy seed cake ( Weight Watcher points 7 per piece) and pumpkin bread. I did make peanut brittle, but do need to make more and maybe if I get the lead out.....I'll make cookies. When you are trying to watch what you eat, you tend to keep baking at a minimum.
Later....Hugs to all,
Mary AKA: Glitter Grammy
Thursday, December 15, 2011
So....what have I been up to? Last Saturday was the Christmas crop at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. Boy, was it a success....It's the first one in the new shop and it was a sell out. We snacked, laughed, snacked some more, ate pizza, snacked, cropped, snacked, laughed, snacked some more and then exchanged ornaments and had dessert, before we cropped again. A fun time was had by all.....I'll share some photos of the group.....
So, our spot was reserved and our names were written on a sweet piece of card stock. I looked at the cute Santa who was guarding my spot at the table and decided he was too cute to find his way to the trash can.....Why would anyone throw him away.....so, I made this:
There's a Spellbinder or two and the graphic is from my computer. I wanted to see if the zig-zag ribbon would work in the Weave punch and it does.
Off I go for now. Can you believe how quickly Christmas is coming....a little more than a week and it'll be a memory....
I'm going to check out the Stamping-Ground Blog page to see what's going on over there. Always so many creative people sharing their passion.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
So, on Monday I taught my December Class....you gals did a great job....I'm impressed! After the class finished a few of us were watching what Karen was taking from the UPS box.....well what to my wondering eyes should appear? The Sew Ribbon paper punch.....any tool catches my eye as it did the others.....I purchased the leaf punch, which is shown on the border of the card above, and the Zig Zag, which is shown in the picture below....
OK....now for the mess of all messes....Here's what's on my Work Desk.....I'm apologizing ahead of time....The desk is in the process of unpacking from my class, packing for the Christmas Crop, and playing with my new toy. My goal today(one of them) is to clean my work area....
I wish everyone a peaceful week, may the season bring happiness not stress and remember Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ....It shouldn't be a time of stress...It is what we make it.
I know that for many it is a sad time, but you can make it a happy time. If you're alone during the holidays, volunteer to visit those in care facilities, or help with preparing dinner in homeless shelters. If you have neighbors who are alone, invite them to share Christmas with you. Remember, this time of year is what we make it....let's make it the happiest Christmas of all!
I'm headed over to see what's happening at Stamping Ground. If you want to treat yourself to a few minutes of browsing....check out what's happening here.
Have a wonderful week! Hugs and Love to all,
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Karen a call....
Back to leaving well enough alone. I was liking the box I made for my ornament, but I thought it needed just a bit more. So.....I added a tag, with a sweet Christmas graphic and the Memory Box dies and another snow flake....I'm happy.....
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
It was Wednesday when I took this photo.....but somehow, Wednesday turned to Sunday and here I am....posting my work desk.......as everyone does at this time of the year, I'm going in 90 directions and my craft room, kitchen and every spare spot in the house shows it. How can one be so organized one minute and so behind the next? How about checking out the other Workdesks on WOYWW If you aren't already playing along.....it's fun, it's free and it gets you either inspired or cleaning your craft room :-)
I guess I should post more often, but finding time these days.....well that's the problem. Before I forget, I was thrilled yesterday to meet one of the gals from Redding that follow my blog. Sadly, I didn't get her name, but I did want to tell her how much I appreciated her kind words, and if she'd comment giving me her name....I'd be even more thrilled.
I'd like to promise that I'd see you next Wednesday, but..with Thanksgiving the next day, I'm not promising anything. So.......have a most wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll see you all soon!
AKA: Glitter Grammy
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Karen at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique has a large supply of the Memory Box dies (well large yesterday....they are going fast!) and I'll tell you, my shopping bag had quite a few. The rosette has become my favorite, and trust me, I have a few. It's easy to use, no, that's not exactly true.....it's SUPER easy to use. I have another that manages to cut through about half the card stock and all the light weight papers. This one doesn't. The above was cut on a light weight paper...and it didn't break when I folded it. The silver cuts are two of the Madera Corner that I slid under the rosette. What an easy way to add some pizazz to a package.
Yesterday was my November class and I met several new gals....I've got to say it was one of my favorite classes. Everyone worked hard to finish and everyone did a fantastic job. I took my December class cards with me, and when I say the class is filling up quickly....boy is it. There are 3 spots left, so if you want to take the class....call Karen. http://paradisescrapbookboutique.typepad.com
Today my honey has a painting class, I'll be working on cutting my packets for the December class and also on a project for Karen's December Workshop. I guess if I'm going to get something done...I should get at it.
Have a most wonderful week, and if you have a minute, check out what the others are doing this week....
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I'm still struggling with the ins and outs of Ipad blogging. My laptop is in the hospital...hopefully I'll soon know when it's coming home or when I'm going shopping! Please forgive me if this looks a bit strange! Have a great weekend...hope to be up and running soon!
Monday, October 17, 2011
I also used Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, ribbon, flowers and pearls from Paradise Scrapbook Boutique and Art Institute glitter, lots of glitter!
Off to clean up my mess....I'll never know how I can make such a mess making one little card, but I sure do....Maybe I should cut some more bird cages before I clean up.....hmmmmm!
Rumor has it my November class is nearly full....if you want to reserve a spot call Karen soon.
Have a great week. I hope I can get something together for Stampin-Ground Workdesk Wednesday. I guess I should put my thinking cap on while I'm cleaning my room.... See you Wednesday....I hope!
AKA: Glitter Grammy
Thursday, October 13, 2011
We are home, and it is both happy to be back with our state side family, but sad to loose the daily contact with our family down under. It was a WONDERFUL vacation and the memories created, the friends met and most important, family time, will be cherished forever. Here's a quick look at two of the beautiful sites. I'll post more later.....I'm trying to learn to post from my ipad and though I can get the photos and the text.....I can't figure out how to keep the text and the photos together....I end up having the photos shown first followed by the text. Tomorrow my almost son-in-law and daughter can help me figure it out...they are sooooooo smart!
This is what I saw every morning when I got up.....what a way to start the day.....
Well, I'm off.....I ended up doing this post as an edit from my desktop.....teaching old dogs new tricks is not easy and when the old dog is trying to learn on her own....yikes!
Have a great evening....more later,
Mary AKA: Glitter Grammy!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
My brother-in-law's birthday is coming up and I'm going to be pretty busy for the next 3 weeks, so I thought I'd best get busy and make a quick card. This card took less than 20 minutes. I was trying to make it very "boy" like....So....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAN!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
If anyone wants the recipe....here it is....
3 TBL Crunchy Peanut Butter
3 tsp Vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
1/2 cup Corn Meal
1 cup Rolled Oats
Combine, Water, oil, the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut to the size you want. I have small dogs, so my cookies are cut small.
Bake on a non-stick cookie sheet or on parchment paper for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
Turn off the oven and let the cookies cool and dry in the oven for several hours or over-night.
Store in an air-tight container. We've yet to find a dog that doesn't like these homemade treats.
I'm off to post this on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday....check out the other talented folks.
Off I go for now....it's time to get to get ready for Weight Watchers. Have a great week and I'll see you all soon!
Hugs...Mary AKA: Glitter Grammy