Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year Everyone

Sending wishes for a Most Happy New Year!  I hope 2013 had many Happy Memories and that you, like I am looking toward 2014.  I've had many wonderful moments, which created unforgettable lovely memories with my paper crafting friends.

Debby challenged us to find 5 of our favorite Non-Christmas cards of 2013.  I thought, boy that will be easy.  Well, it wasn't.  Thank you Debby for sending me back for another look.  How about checking out Debby's most beautiful cards.  And when I say beautiful, I mean BEAUTIFUL!  Check out Debby's Scrapjourney.

And when you're done....How about joining in and posting your favorite cards!
So here are mine....

This card is a favorite but also one that was difficult to make.  Not because it was a challenge, but because the paper I used was given to me by my son.  He taught English in Japan and gifted me with lovely papers.  This card was made with a portion of one of the lovely sheets. The gold cord knot was one of the challenges I gave myself this year.  Lots of tries before I got it right.
I love white on white and inside the little window you will find a sweets shop with a wonderful chocolate cake....this card was fun to make.  Extending the brick wall was the challenge on this one!
I must admit, this card was a CASE'd card.  I wish I could remember from where it came.  The challenge on this card is getting the card stock out of the die.  I think this die is the most beautiful and most difficult die I own!  I love this card....
So to punish myself....I did it again.  The Asian paper and the gold trim makes this card one of my favorites.....
Last, but not least.  On this card I used some floral pieces I purchased in the bridal section of our fabric store.  The yard I purchased was so expensive I hoarded it for years....well, if you use bits and pieces, it will be around for many years.  Love the little butterfly and the bow.  Ok, so there isn't anything that I don't like about this card!

Can you tell I love dies....I want to spend some time coloring this year.  Seems I never find enough time to play.  Hey, now that's my New Years resolution.  Increase my play time!

Sending Love and Wishes for a Most Special New Year!

Hugs and Love from Northern California!
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy!


  1. hullo Mary... thanks so much for your wonderful comments ... you made my day... have joined your super blog too.. love the top picks..with you dies ( and embossing folders) total addiction.
    Gods blessings for 2014. shaz in Oz.x

  2. Hi Mary, Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year .....These are more of your stunning creations so beautifully presented x

  3. Mary this is a wonderful selection of cards and a great reflection of your beautiful creative style. {I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. More beautiful cards Mary, love those Spellbinder dies, but some of them are so fiddly! I've heard a bit of candle wax rubbed on the die works well but I've never tried it. Another snowy day in Michigan, I'm going to relax and knit, back to work tomorrow!


  5. Oh Mary what wonderful selection of cards, especially love the last one.
    Thank you for joining in with My Favourite Five of 2013


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