Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Ok...this is all you get....I want you to see the entire card on the Poppystamp Blog Page....why?  Because it's my day to strut my stuff.... I loved working with my Leaf dies.  I think they are so very pretty and the sizes are PERFECT for making cards. 

I hope you have a minute to check out my post and please leave a comment, so I can check out what you do.  Here's the link to my Poppystamp post. 

I think this is the shortest post I've ever written, which leaves me more time to play in my craft room!
Have a most crafty week. 

Hugs from me to you...
Mary Mac...AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I love Autumn and I am a child at heart when it comes to kicking my way through a pile of colorful dry leaves.  Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.  It's when family and friends come together for no reason other than to be together.  My card today is shared on the Poppystamps Blog.  If you'd like to see this card in it's entirety, you can see it here

This is a short post.  I'm spending time with my daughter and her husband....In one of the most beautiful cities in the US - Chicago!  So, off I go to play.

Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What's On My Workdesk? I'm afraid you might be a bit disappointed!

See, I told you.  Nothing much going on here, although, I am on my way to Chico to teach a class at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique and then on Thursday morning I'm on my way to visit my daughter and her husband and see their new home.  Not to mention, I'll be seeing my son, grandson, daughters-in-law, nieces and great nieces and nephews and my sister and brother.  Lots to do and sadly, I won't be there very long.  So not much sleeping, and lots of catching up. 

My workdesk doesn't look so busy, but trust me, it's only because I want to leave my room somewhat tidy.  I hate coming home to a mess.  Anyway, I'm sure by now my followers know about WOYWW, and if you don't, here's a link to bring you up to speed.   It's fun to share, so how about it?  So you know, sometimes our desks are tidy, but most often they are not.  A mess means there is work going on and that is always good. 

Before I go, I want to share a card I made as a bonus card for this month.  When I come home, I'll be teaching a class on creating. For this card, I want to show people that little scraps can make cards and Christmas is the best time to get the most from your scraps.  So here's the card I made with bits of paper, scraps of gold and tiny pieces of ribbon.  What the girls don't know, there will be homework!   So, here's the card.....
and here's the inside.....
 I think I may just pop in on Ms. Di and catch up.  I know lots has been going on there.  I have been following her posts, but on my iPad, it isn't always easy to post comments, especially with two dogs on my lap....If you haven't found Di and Pixie's Crafty Workshop, I'd suggest you put this link on your reading list.  Always lots going on, her blog is filled with humor and tons of creativity.  So, check it out, I think you will be very happy you, here's the link.  If you want to play along, there's really only one rule you must use snippets. 

This is it for now....I'll see you here again in a week or so....I will be checking the internet to see what you've all been doing, even if I don't leave a comment, please know, I'll be looking in. 

Until next time.....Happy crafting,
Hugs from Me to You...
Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy

Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrating World Card Making Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today is a celebration that bring we cardmakers together.  For those who are new to card making, it is "World Cardmaking Day"  I know that men make cards too, however, most of the friends I've made are women. Honestly men, I don't mean to leave you out.  This brings me to another point.  October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Thus this card.  Too many of my friends(women and men) have met this and other cancers head on.  While making this card, I thought of each and every one of them. 

In 2014 many advancements have been made, but until there is a cure and  Breast Cancer is just a page in a medical journal, we all will fight the fight, be it as fund raisers, working in the medical profession, as care givers or doing what most of us will do, stand by the side of a friend. 

I hope you have time to celebrate "World Cardmaking Day" by making a card.  If you do, please leave a comment on my blog page so I can see what you have created. 

By now you know me and you know a card isn't finished until the inside is, here's what the inside looks like.  Pretty easy really, using up pieces left from making the outside.

Off I go, Happy World Card Making Day and Happy Celebrating the strides made in finding a cure for Breast Cancer.  I pray your awareness will encourage you and your friends to get mammograms and if there is family history, don't wait.  I have to tell you, the new mammograms are vastly improved, certainly not scary, mildly uncomfortable, mostly because of the twisting to get a good photo of the ladies.  But worth the brief inconvenience.  Get going girls, the ladies will thank you!

Until next time....Hugs from Northern California,
Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Falloween Fun Poppystamps Blog Challenge

Hello, Hello....I am excited to announce that Poppystamps has begun having monthly challenges.  And I'm super excited to be part of the very first challenge.  The theme of this challenge is:  FALLOWEEN isn't that a cute name.  For all the ins and outs of joining the Falloween Fun Challenge.  Please go to the Poppystamps blog.  You'll find everything you need to know.  And don't forget to add your card to the challenge. 
 Check out what these three ladies have made for our very first Poppy Challenge...

As you can see, I went with Fall, or as to many of my friends....Autumn.  I wish I knew why America and Canada use the term Fall and the remainder of the world uses Autumn.  All I can think is that's when leaves fall.  Not very creative of we two Northern Countries. 

So today I am posting Autumn and for this card I used the Poppystamps Maple Leaf.  I get excited by new dies but this die REALLY REALLY has me excited.  Why?  Because it's like getting two dies in one.
See what I mean?  There is a solid leaf and the outline leaf all in one.  Genius I say!  I didn't know that when I ordered this die.  Imagine how happy I was seeing it.

This is what I did....I had some Autumn paper left over from a class I taught last month.  So the base of my card is that paper framed onto brown and then onto green cardstock.  I covered the decorative paper with a glittered netting.  Then I die cut the leaves in a few colors and sponged Tea Die colored ink on the outside edges.  I did a little mixing and matching so the outline was different than the leaf.  If you look closely to the first photo, you will see a smaller Maple leaf under the twine.  I'll tell you about that one later... I then tied some twine and added some bling.  I glued this to the card, added the sentiment and some Sequins.  

For the inside I did this.....
See the little Maple leaves on the left side.  These are the same leaves I talked about being under the twine.  Sweet little leaves don't you think?   This time I used netting over the green cardstock that and I then diecut the Leaf Silhouette twice and glued the brown outline to the netting and filled in the leaves in orange.  I like it. 

Well, that's it for today.  I hope you play along with the Falloween challenge.  I think the challenges   are going to be loads of fun!  I'm excited to see what you create.  Don't forget to add your creation to the Poppystamps blog page

Hugs from me to you,

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - For A Child

It's October and I know one little girl who is most likely already thinking about Christmas.  I know when I was young I couldn't wait and the two months between Halloween and Christmas seemed to drag on and on.
This month Sparkles Christmas Challenge theme is For a Child.  Thank you Helen for the theme that inspired.  What child wouldn't love to sneak a peek of Santa putting a Special Delivery under the tree?  I know I spent many nights before Christmas dreaming of catching a glimpse of Dear Ole Santa.

Here is what the inside looks like:
 The papers I used are from the new Graphic45 Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection.  This collection made this card an easy make.  Thank you Karen for carrying this line. 

I'm putting together a class on Inspiration in October.  I wanted to have a few cards ready to show and be able to tell where my inspiration came from.  For this card I want to give a shout out to Julee Tilman.  She posted the below sketch on Mojo Monday's challenge
I want the students to know that inspiration comes from many places and sketches are a great way to kick start the creative juices.

Ok, back to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.   If you've never played along,  you might just think about joining in.  You'll have another Christmas card created and you might just win a fabulous prize.  This month's sponsor is........

Marianne is offering 2 dies or 1 die and one stamp.  But here's the thing, you can't win if you don't play.... You may want to check out some of the fab creations made by Marianne's Design Divas.  Lots of inspiration there...

I'm off for now.  I hope today finds you inspired and creating.
AKA:  Glitter Grammy