Saturday, November 24, 2018

Our Lives Have Changed....But We Move Forward

This will be a very quick post....I just wanted everyone to know we are ok, but as you can see from the photos our home is gone and with it every personal item.  I am most sad my husband’s paintings did not survive.  I am most sad all the trinkets and handmade items from my kids, grandkids and friends are gone.  I am most sad about loosing every craft item that I have collected for the past 20 years.  I am most happy we survived as many did not.  Not one of my craft friends homes were spared, but all were able to live to share their story.  

I will be absent for the next several months as we will be moving from California to Illinois, to be closer to family.  I am sad to leave my friends, but like the embers of the fire floating to locations far and near, they too will be finding new areas of the state and country to live.  No one ever expects to get up in the morning, have coffee and then run for their lives.  One day I may share a blog post about that day, but for now, we are looking forward not backward.  

Thankfully the internet will allow me to stay in your lives through your beautiful creations.  I look forward to the day I can again share with all of you.  
Love to everyone,  
Glitter Grammy
AKA:  Mary Mac

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #94 - Embossing Wet or Dry

The year is really flying by and November seem to have accelerated the speed.  I know, there are 24 hours in every day but boy, the items added to our to do list gets longer and longer as we speed toward Christmas.  I do have one more Christmas card made.  Thanks to Debs and her choice of theme for November - Embossing Wet or Dry.  I'd love to see what you create, so how about it... share your creation with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  

For my card I dry embossed the background with Stampin Up Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I then die cut Poppystamps Wooded Glen Landscape #2084 and dry embossed it also.  I used 3-D mounting squares and added it to the base of the card.  My next layer is houses from the Stampin Up Village.  I rubber stamped the "To The World" from the Poppystamps clear stamps #CL467 on the bottom of the Village cut. I used 3-D mounting squares to adhere this layer to the base of the card.  I rubber stamped the word "Joy" using the same clear stamp and die cut it using the Joy die that comes with the stamp set.  An easy card to make and I must say...I like it!  

I kept the inside very plain.  I direct stamped to paper my sentiment.  Nothing fancy, I do think it conveys a joyful message.  The stamps I used are from Stampin Up - Snowflake Sentiments.  

I hope you take a minute to add your card to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  It's always fun to share what we do with others and it's especially exciting to see what others are making.  

Until next time....and it will be the last Christmas card of 2018....have a super crafty month.  Take deep breathes and enjoy the cool days, hopefully wet ones for we in the west.  The house is beginning to have the scent of baking for Thanksgiving....I'm so looking forward to the holidays spending time with family and friends.  

Again,  Happy Crafting,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy