Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What's On My Workdesk? I'll show you!

Well here it is.  My friend Mary Jane made a birthday card for Cathy.  It folded like a little wallet and Mary Jane decorated it beautifully.  Sadly, I don't have a photo of it...darn...Well, I did have enough sense to write down the dimensions so I could try to make one of my own.  Well, what you see is the beginning of that wallet card.  Also, glue and tape and the corner of a container holding glitter.  I think my friend Brenda left it here.  I need to shoot her an email to see if it belongs to her.  I'll post my card when I get finished, but for now...this is all I've got....

My brother Bob had emergency surgery on Friday.  He is doing very well, as a matter of fact so well, he's been released to go back home where he can recover in his own bed.  I thought it might be nice if his favorite sister (at least that's what I keep telling him) made him a card.  Well, here it is.....
I had enough pieces left from another project to make this card from snippets.  When I started putting the card together it looked a bit dull.  I decided to get out the gold leaf pen and brighten up the edges of the green card stock prior to mounting it to brown card stock.  I like it much better now.  The sentiment was stamped in white pigment ink and heat embossed in gold.  I had a little square of green pattern card stock left over and decided to make good use of it.  I've started drop cutting my layers so that I can get more bang from my buck.  I would not have been able to complete this card had I not drop cut the centers out of the layers and covered them with the next layer.  Not that I don't have enough patterned paper to start my own shop, but it's nice to make the best use of each piece.

I was sitting at my computer a few days ago and I saw something moving on a throw rug my husband had thrown over the deck rail.  I grabbed my camera and this is who I found......
Talk about a bad hair day....Later, I was typing and watching the humming birds.  One of them seemed to have put himself in charge of the feeder and he was busy running off the others.  We had a chat about being a bully, which I'm sure he took to heart.  Handsome fella he is.....
This year we have more humming birds than any previous year.  I think they are liking my home made syrup....

Well, I think I shall head over to Julia's blog and then I'll skip over to Di's blog to link my latest card.  If you have a few minutes, why not check out these two blogs.  But beware, I promise you will come away with your mind spinning from all the inspiration you'll find there.

For now...off I go, enjoy your week and Happy Crafting,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Hope your brother progresses well, what a scare it must have been. Happy WOYWWversary. Love the photos. Helen 39

  2. Ah Mary, how good of you to teach the birds about sharing. Now work your magic on me!! So glad your brother's able to be at home, it is definitely more comfortable! Love the wallet card idea..and the fact that you 'had the sense' to capture the dimensions...forward thinking, that is, gal!

  3. Hi Mary
    I am sure your card will help with your brothers recovery. I love the wallet card you are making what are the papers you have used?
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #49

  4. Brilliant photos of the wildlife...love the humming bird.
    The cards are terrific. Hope your brother has a very speedy recovery. Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#36

  5. Love the wallet card idea and your brother's get well card, glad he is doing so well they are letting him recuperate at home. Your hummingbirds are fabulous... hope the bully took note of your words!! LOL Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

  6. Lvoe the wallet card, hope your bro makes a good recovery and eeek I think I may have shrieked if I saw that hairy beast!!Take care Zo xx 79

  7. Oh, such a delightful sight... isn't that HB a stunner. How lucky to look out and see those :-)
    Sending healing vibes for your Bro.

    Happy WOYWW 4th Anni :-D

    IKE xx #124


  8. It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    You have a bust desk this week Mary, the cards look great. Fantastic pictures of the wildlife too. Love watching the birds in my garden too.

    Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  9. Hi Mary . . . and a Very Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary.

    Your desk looks neat (yay!) and your wallet card looks just great (well done for nabbing the dimensions!). Great pictures or your local wildlife! Brilliant card for your brother too . . . love green and gold together! Very classy.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Smashing card for your brother.
    Good for you standing up to that bully. I think every bird feeder has one. Mine is a blue tit, he is the boss. ;-)
    Happy WOYWW 4th birthday

  11. Gorgeous photos- how cool to have Humming Birds! That caterpillar is awesome too.Love the cards, I agree that the gold really gives it the WoW effect!.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

  12. beautiful photos of the hairy one and the humming birds. I haven't seen any around here yet...hopefully soon. Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

  13. That's a super wallet card. Very impressive, as are all your cards.

    Love your nature shots, too. Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

  14. Awe I love your bully of a hummingbird I can't wait to have a garden again and hopefully get some visitors like that :)
    Happy WOYWW4 hugs Nikki 145

  15. LOVE your wallet card Mary and the snippets one. The link was right but you've entered four times and can only enter three times a week into the Playground :(

    So I can use the Random number thingie fairly when I get back from the Reunion I've had to delete your last entry (this lovely card). Please feel free to link it next week to make up your numbers to three though - I don't mind some back linking. We don't have many 'rools' and I feel bad having to delete your fourth link. So sorry :(

    BTW, you can come and tidy my desk anytime!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  16. Hi Mary, the wallet card looks a brilliant idea - look forward to seeing the finished project. Hope your brother is recovering well - I'm sure that smashing card from his favourite sister will have helped him feel better. Lovely use of snippets to and I like the policy of drop cutting layers, even though, like you, I have loads of card and paper, I still like to be frugal :)

    Oh, and what I would do to see a humming bird, even one behaving badly, at our feeders but here in Scotland that is never going to happen.

    Happy WOYWW4, Elizabeth x #155

  17. Scoose me Mary but aren't yooooo ment to be looking after the sheep!!!!.
    I like the look of your wallet card so far. Can you please tell me what drop cutting is as you have lost me on that. Hugs Mrs a.

    1. I was looking after the sheep, but I turned it over to Little Bo Peep....or at least that's what she told me her name was. Said she knows you! I told her I'd be baaaak for the night shift!

      It's like when you mat something. The center is carefully cut out leaving a border..then I use the inside portion for the next layer... Does this make sense?

  18. Happy WOYWW! I love that you have humming birds on the patio! Your cards are gorgeous!

    Cazzy x #177

  19. Lots going on at your desk today...including a critter invasion by the looks of things!

    Yur cards look wonderful...good idea to trim the centers of the cascading swuare card down! Waste not want not.

  20. happy 4th WOYWW anniversary, Mary!
    i'm delighted to be part of this fun group
    and happy to get a chance to peek at your desk today!
    great card for your brother. i really like the gold!
    what in the world is that hairy thingie?
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

  21. Hi Mary Mac - I used to do drop cutting when I first started scrapbooking - then I just got lazy - LOL... may need to starts doing it again - everything gets so expensive nowadays... Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

  22. Trust your brother continues to do well. Love the card you made for him - and the extra - make one, get one free!!!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #70

  23. wishing your brother all the best. love your cards and photos of hummingbirds, how cool to have them in your garden

    gill x

  24. Love the card, trust it's finished now? Hope your brother continues to recover too. Love your little bird feeder bully! Andrew and I have both seen a hummingbird in the last couple of weeks,on separate days, flying in a confused manner around and almost into a cedar we have. We don't know why, but because of the very late Spring we had and a lot of rain and thunder recently there's hardly anything in flower in our garden, so no nectar for them. Even the peonies have only just started to open this past weekend. Hope the little mite was ok.


  25. Lovely card Mary, hope your brother continues to recover well. I'm excited for you to visiting your grandchildren soon, It's getting cool here so bring some warm cardies :) Cathy x


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