Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WOYWW-157 and August Class at PSB

I know, it's not close to August, but I'll be on vacation until mid-July and I wanted to be ahead of the game when I returned home.  I'm very pleased with this card, (breaking arm as I pat myself on my back).  I was asked what inspires me when I'm creating a card.  I really didn't have an answer, I think inspiration comes from many places.  For this card I was inspired by the paper, and then by my newest Memory Box die.  I usually lay the inspiration pieces on my desk  and then I add things as I develop my plan.  Sometimes the card goes together easily, like this one did and sometimes.....well you know!  This is the first card for my August class at PSB
And is time to start thinking about Christmas.  Ok, I've been thinking about Christmas for a few months.  This is card number two....I love the fact that this one will be a quick make, and will not cost an arm and a leg to mail.  There will be a little surprise for those who take this class. 

I have to give you a heads up on this class.  (And this is not the surprise)  You will need to attend the class.  Or, you will have to use your own dies..  Nothing will be pre-cut....Ok ladies, settle down.. Here is why,  I want to get back to my original reason for teaching classes.  I want people to learn how to use the dies, the embossing folders, how to figure out layering and using cutting tools.  When you come to class be ready to spend a few hours.  I happen to know that while you are working on your cards, your mind is thinking about what you could do to make the cards better and more you... I want you to go home and create your own cards and then....I want to see them!  :-)   I would suggest signing up early as I showed this card to a few gals and the class is already half full.  Give Karen a call and she'll reserve your place. 

I can always tell when I've been playing in my room or working at the computer too long.  Here's my work desk.....have a look at what's under it....
That's Sydney giving me "the Look!"  She wants to play ball and she can't understand what in the world is soooo important that we can't play ball.  My desk isn't really messy today.  You should have seen it yesterday.  I'm still working on an inside for the Christmas card.  I have one, but I'm not thrilled with it, so I shall keep trying.  The item on the top of the desk is from a die I borrowed from my friend Virginia.  When folded they will be envelopes for the inside of the Thank You cards I made for my daughter.  There is also a big butterfly.  We were surprised it is that large.   And if you look top right, there's the card made by Sarn.  Again, thank you!  I'm heading over to Stamping Ground to see what others have been working on.  I won't have much time to comment this week, but please know....I'll be looking.  A note....when I'm on my IPad, it is almost impossible to comment on those that have the security thingie....since I check blogs at night while sitting in my recliner and on my IPad, know I may have seen what your doing, but can't comment because of the security setting.  I love you work though!   Check out WOYWW Here

I had a great time making the ATC card.  I hope it finds it's way across the sea.  Let me know when you recieve it and I'll post the card to my blog.  I'll also post the one I recieve.  How fun this was.  Thanks to Julia for hosting this yearly event. 

So, as I'm at my computer desk writing this post, I turned around and this is what I saw.....
Are they bored or what?  I guess I should go play ball......

If you ever have a question about my me, I'd be more than happy to share the how...

Have a wonderful week.  See you again on Wednesday. 

Mary AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. your cards are beautiful,i like the idea of your classes
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #52

  2. What are the chances of us being next to each other AGAIN?!!! Not got your ATC yet but hopefully it won't be long! I need your addie too as I want to send you one. Not sure if you got my e-mail asking for it! Gorgeous 4 legged friends there. Aww!

    1. Hettie, email me your address again. The postal man made us add Wales to your address. I hope this didn't mess up the delivery. I think you can email me through my profile.

  3. P.S. Your card up top is BEAUTIFUL Honey!! Sorry I got carried away with the pooches! Hee Hee!

  4. Hi Mary . . . love your neat desk and the little bundle of fun beneath!

    Happy WOYWW.

    PS: Totally agree with you about card classes and allowing people to participate in the creating.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. As usual both cards are just beautiful!

  6. Christmas, I'm staring to panic. I still haven't made my fathers day cards yet ;-) They are fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW!

  7. Fabulous cards Mary... love them!! and the two sleepy furries are gorgeous.. Hugs May x x x#34

  8. Both of these are stunning! Wow....Christmas already? Well maybe I'm already behind! I've signed up to follow your site today. I love your creations!

  9. What a great idea making the Christmas cards so far in advance! Lovely work. Happy WOYWW! Sandy #122

  10. Super makes! Take care my WOYWW friend, am still snooping, all but a little late! Zo xx 65

  11. You are beautifully brave with your colour combos - what gorgeous cards you make! Love the simplicity of the Christmas one, and Oh! I wish I could join you for a class....

    Will email from home - no point in you having my work email address!


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