Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Card Classes for February

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for everyone at my February card class. I emailed my Card Class group and the class filled within 2 hours.  Karen and I added a second date and it is filling up quickly.  If you are interested....the class is February 18th at 1:00 PM.  Karen's grand opening will be February 10th......I can hardly wait.  Find Paradise Scrapbook Boutique's blog or on Paradise Scrapbook Boutique Face Book  keep in mind, the Boutique isn't quite ready to open, but there are a few photos of what's coming and soon.  I'm sure Karen will post the photo of the inside of my card soon.  So keep checking back.  You can call Karen now and she will put you on the list.

Do you love the new Poppystamps Princess butterfly?  I surely do.  I love the name of this die.  It truly would be a princess butterfly.  Poppy stamps new release is filled with fantastic new dies and the Design Team is busy creating with them.  Check it out... HERE 

Off I go, lots of kits to put together,
Have a most crafty week,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Happy Birth Day!

Good morning.....It's my day to post on the Poppystamps Blog page, I'm showing you the inside of my card.  If you want to see the outside check it out on the Poppystamps Blog Page.  Today there is something special happening, actually it's been happening since's a BLOG BLITZ! Every day, twice actually, you have a chance to win a die.  I'm not going to tell you or show you the die I'm offering, you'll have to check it out on the PoppyStamps Blog Page!

This card was easy, easy and could be made in any three color combinations, and a great way to use scraps, it was totally made from scraps.  I love the front of this card and the Poppystamps dies from the newest release are perfect and I know I'll be using them often!

Before I close....I want to thank everyone for the emails I've been receiving.  It's nice to know I am
missed.  I must admit I've been a bit absent.  A bit of a shoulder issue and the doctor says I maybe should take it easy for a bit.  Actually he said I should craft without looking down.  Hmmmm, he obviously has never been a crafter!  So, I shall not be present often for the next few months.  I do have a few cards that I'm working on, and I'll post them when they are finished.  Shhhh, don't tell my doctor!

Until next time.....Happy crafting, Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Damon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAMON!  My oldest is having a birthday.  I won't give his age as he might comment with mine!  I always have a problem creating cards for boys and men.  I purchased this card stock quite some time ago.  I loved it when I bought it, and then couldn't decide what to make with it. Recently, I was at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique  and saw this anchor die (Spellbinder Inspire).  Everything clicked....and I knew exactly what I would create for my son.

I die cut the Happy Birthday (Poppystamps) and the anchor.  I cut them on a mirror silver card stock and I didn't like how shiny it was.  It made the anchor look too new.  So, I dabbed clear pigment ink on the dies and covered them with a thick silver embossing powder.  Heated them and this is the result.  I like it!  I used a collection of Fabscraps papers and I love them.  Sadly, I've looked everywhere and I can't find this collection.  I think everyone must have liked it as much as I did.  I used tiny jewels and some clear dots and the front of this card is finished.

I saw this format on Splitcoast Stampers.  A very talented gal named Norma Lee created some cards using this format.   This is what I made.

This is a time consuming card, but one I'm sure will be in my favorites for 2015.  See the coin bits?  I have no idea whose dies these are, but you emboss first and then die cut.  I then inked the papers to get this coin color.  The pieces I used for decoration are all from the paper collection.  More tiny jewels, which my friend Brenda gifted me some time back....thank you Brenda.

Ok....I was gifted with three sons and a daughter.  When I saw this paper, there was a graphic that I knew I had to use.  Normally the back of my cards only have info about me and how to contact me.  When I saw the graphic, I knew I needed to use goes ladies...Meet my three sons!

I'm sure my sons will be pleased with this.  Knowing that people don't always look at the back of cards, I added a raised clear dot so hopefully Damon will wonder what got stuck to the back and have a look.  

Time to get busy chasing dust bunnies.....I've been a bit lax of late.  My dust bunnies have multiplied and it's time to chase them down.  So until next time.....

Happy Crafting, Hugs from my world to yours.  
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's A Banner Birthday and a Blog Blitz

Before I get too excited, I want to tell you about the Blog Blitz going on over at Poppystamps.  I hope you check it out as there are PRIZES.  And today I got to pick one to give away.  I picked the Happy Birthday Banner Flags and I've got to tell you......I love it.

If you want to see more you are just going to have to head over to the Poppystamps Blog Page.  To enter you need to leave a comment on that page.  So when you're there, don't forget to comment.

I really enjoyed making this card and the new Poppystamps dies were really fun to work with.  The balloons are the sweetest ones I've seen.  The Hearts and Stars Wrap will have tons of uses.  This first release of 2015 has so many great dies.  I had a hard time deciding which ones I had to have.....I'm glad I chose these.

Until next time,
Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Butterfly Hello

My goodness seems we plan for Christmas for months and then poof it's become a memory.  During the holiday season we reconnect with friends and family and I always intend to stay in close contact throughout the year.  The key word here is intend.  Seems my good intentions often fade away, much like my New Year's resolutions.  I am however starting this year on the positive side and I've finished a very easy card that is pretty, quick to make and it should post for just 1 first class stamp.

Today it's my day to post on the PoppyStamps Blog Page.  I hope you take a minute to hop over to see how I created this card.  Also, a little heads up...

Keep your eyes out for the Poppystamps Blog Blitz.  Lots of new dies, and as always, there are prizes to be won.

Until next time.....Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and My First Christmas Card of 2015

I know, stop groaning.  I'm putting Christmas decorations away, but you should know, I have a tradition.  I've been making my first card of the year on the first day of the year.  Been doing this for years.  So....ta is my first Christmas card of 2015.  I'm sharing on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  As always, there are prizes. 

This month's sponsors are......

These are two of my favorites....How about you?  Check it out on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog.   My digi stamp is from Bugaboo....Isn't this a sweet little bear?  I think so.  My Christmas die is from Poppystamps.  I love this one. 

Well, enough from me.  I'm off to enjoy the day, which will be relaxing at home with my DH and my puppies and kitty.  I love this kind of day.  

Until later,  Happy New Year!  Thank you for following my crafting journey.  I look forward to a year filled with seeing all the wonderful things you are creating.  

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