Friday, May 20, 2011

Brenda's Card

As is the card Brenda made for my honey for his Birthday. He loves it! Thank you Brenda for making his day special.... Brenda is quite the talent. I'd love her to start her own blog page, but words have fallen on deaf ears....

That's it for me today.....I'm off to help my husband with some yard work. Not sure he'll welcome my assistance...I think maybe he sees his yard as his very own domain. Maybe he'll fire me and I'll be back inside playing "cards"....

Have a wonderful weekend.
Mary...aka: Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's On My Work Desk? Glad you asked!

Good Morning.....My desk doesn't look too productive this morning, but it was buzzing with activity I'll be putting together a few of the items I cut out yesterday. So, here it is....
My friend Brenda came yesterday and she worked on a birthday card for my husband. I'll post that card on Friday, as his birthday isn't until tomorrow. She did a great job and I think surprised herself with her speed....If you knew her, you'd know that she is the queen of perfection and she really struggles to make every card perfect. Her cards are beautiful....

I think I must be hung up on twisted easel cards....I made one for my husband for his BD and yesterday decided to get busy on two of my best friend's husband's cards. I hope they don't mind getting the same card (they don't know each other, so I think it will be ok.)

I made a birthday for my step-granddaughter who is turning 17. I recently purchased Pink Paislee DP and I love, I patterned this card after one I'd seen on the Flourishes blog page. I really liked the corner that was used and personalized the card using my computer and the Tango font. Of course I used Spellbinder dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha punches and EK Success border punch. ribbon and DP from Karen at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. I liked how the card turned out, soooooo I made another this time adding Gina K to the mix.This card is for a friend who is having a 17 plus birthday. I hope she doesn't read my blog before Saturday....that's her BD. So, mum is the word...OK?In the past, I've talked about my friend Lynette. She is fighting the battle of her life and I am so proud of her...I've been trying to send cards of encouragement and this is the latest. To this card I used all of the above and added Prima pearls. Please keep Lynette in your prayers....she's one strong woman!

Here's a close up of my buddy's husband's card. I know it's not soooo masculine, but everyone who knows me knows, I make men's cards with flowers. Hey they deserve them too.... I made the flower using BossKut dies and curled the DP to fluff it up a bit....

Well, now you know what I've been up's time to pop on over to Stamping-Ground to see what everyone else has been up to.

Have a great week...see you soon!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

What's On My Work Desk?

This has been one heck of a week....I don't know what it is with me, but lately I've been getting computer virus issues. I think I have figured where they are coming from and I will not be going there again....So, my workdesk doesn't look too crafty, but honestly I have been. Do you want to see what the others are doing? Check it out here.

Tuesday was my day to teach at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. I've been trying to teach one Christmas card a month. That's the groups idea of how to have cards done by Christmas. This month I taught a Twisted Easel card, with two twists. The class really liked the technique and Virginia LOVED it. Long story short. I had a problem sleeping last night (probably excited that my computer was coming back home today) so, I got up and decided to make another twisted easel card. This one is smaller the folded size is 3 x 9....I wanted to show it to Virgina at Weight Watchers....I finished it, she saw it, and I'm excited to see what she creates!

I am always asked about the tennis balls on my desk. For those who are new to my blog page.... they are to amuse my Doxie while I create. She can be quite the pest and if I throw a tennis ball, she stays busy chasing the ball and I stay busy making cards. If you check my older posts, you'll see Sydney..... If you want to see her photo....check out Wednesday - March 9, 2011 post.

I'm off for now....a big weekend of crafting at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. Friday until mid-night, back again on Saturday at 10:00 and we'll be packing up to head home on Saturday at mid-night. It's always fun to spend the weekend with the girls and the food, new product, and surprises are ALWAYS so much fun. This will be the last weekend crop at this location. Karen will be moving to a bigger building in August......There are lots of great memories in Karen's shop, but I look forward to all the new ones that will be shared at her new location.

Off I go, dinner is almost ready......Have a great week....I'm hoping to stay virus free for the next week....actually for always. If any of my local followers need a GREAT repair person....give me a call.

Hugs to all,

Mary - AKA Glitter Grammy