Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas Challenge Feature A Creature


I know everyone must be thinking Easter.....and so am I, but....Christmas is also in my thoughts and this month the Sparkles Christmas Challenge is Feature a Creature.  Thank you Helen for this fun challenge.  My little creature is this cute little deer graphic from Splash of Color #30691 Greetings * Decked out Collection.  It is an older piece pulled from my stash.  I couldn't tell you what year.  My die cut border is a retired Poppystamps die, which I really really love.  It is called Zig Zag Knit #949.  I layered all on a cranberry colored card stock and layered it onto white.

This was an easy quarter fold card to make....and I really do like it.  I love the combination of red and white.  Sadly, because of the layers, it will require extra postage, which is pretty normal for handmade cards...right?

I'm working on a Christmas Album, which with any luck at all might actually be done by Christmas... So I guess I should get back to it.

Have a wonderful Easter and a creative April.  Sending wishes for health, happiness and love....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring


Today I'm playing with paper and celebrating Spring.  I like fussy cutting and this card is most certainly a fussy cut creation.  I used the Graphics45 Season's Collection.  I made this card for my sister, Becky.  Winters in the mid-west can be harsh and Spring is a season everyone looks forward to.  She looks forward to getting outside and playing in the yard.  I thought of her as I planted my paper garden.

I'm looking forward to making tons of card for all the seasons with my 12x12 paper pack.  To make my card, I cut pieces from these papers.....

The piece I used from this page should be pretty easy to find...The framing piece might be a bit more difficult...Just think pieces and parts....Do you see it?


My bird graphic should fly right out at you.....did it?  And Bless This Nest....How ever did it get below the nest?


And then I added bits and pieces from this page and did a bit more fussy cutting from the two previous pages and I think my card is finished and almost ready to mail.  


I just needed to finish the inside..... Nothing fancy,  and room to write a note.  Of course I had to add a die....this one is from Memory Box, it's an older one, but much loved.  It is the Valencia Border and it is from 2012


For my local followers....if you want lovely spring and March papers and embellishments....check out Paradise Scrapbook Boutique which is located inside Ever After on the Skyway....

Until Next time....Happy Crafting and Happy Spring!
Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy





Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sparkles Challenge #86 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

It's March....can you believe it?  I surely can't.  This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge is from Joan.  The theme is:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  I received this die from "Santa" and how perfect is it.... It's Tim Holtz as is the sentiment, which is also a Christmas gift.  I like the dimension on the star and what makes it easy....there are little hidden tabs that allow for easy gluing.  I die cut the star from light weight stock scored and folded and glued it to a piece of sparkly blue which I cut using the largest star in the die set.  I cut the sentiment from the same blue sparkly foil that I glued to card stock before cutting.  The embossing folder is from Stampin Up.  Pretty easy wouldn't you say?

Gosh....this post is so short....I have so much going on this week that I feel like a brisk March wind is pushing me from one project to another....so, until next time.  Happy crafting and remember to post your creations Here....  I will be checking to see what you've created.

Until next time....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Snow Day Play

Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is Outdoor Fun.  Thank You Cheryl for this challenge.  I must say, I had to dig back into an old CD to find a graphic that made me happy.  I don't have many stamps reflecting outdoor fun.....The finished card makes me happy.  I don't know if you can see what I did...I fussy cut the children 3 times to add a bit of dimension.  Then I framed the graphic on a piece of red paper matching the base of the card.  I mounted the frame to a gold doily and mounted that onto decorative paper.  Since it was a scrap, I'm not sure the name of that paper.  I used  Tim Holtz dies for the sentiment.

And here's my inside.  As I always try to do, I used the same layout for the inside of my card.  I find it easier to use things I already have at hand.  The inside sentiment is Stampin-Up.  And Joy is Tim Holtz.  From the same set as the sentiment on the front of the card.

Now it's your turn....hop on over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and show us a card reflecting outdoor fun.

Thanks for stopping by....I look forward to stopping by your blog to see what you've created.

Until next time,  Hugs from my world to yours.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy




Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year and a New Sparkles Challenge

Happy New Year....may 2018 be kind to all of us.  

On to the first Sparkles Christmas Challenge of 2018.  This challenge was picked by Jane and she chose White on White, which by the way is one of my favorites.  I think white on white always looks so classy.

My card is 6x6 I used a Stampin Up  embossing folder and also the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The globe is Tim Holtz.  I have to say I was a bit worried when I bought it thinking maybe all those little pieces would be a pain to get out....but to my surprise, they fell out easily.  I also ran the cut die through the embossing folder to give the continents a bit of texture.  I cut the globe 4 times in white and once in silver.  The silver piece was placed a bit off to give the globe a little sparkle pop.  Will I make a zillion of these?  Probably not, but I plan to use this die often throughout the year.

Now it's your turn......create a card, post it on your blog page and share it with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Lots of inspiration found there and I want to be inspired by you.....

I'm off for now.  See you here in February for a new challenge.  Until next time, Happy Crafting take time to enjoy a part of  each day of 2018.

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Spirit of the Season

Sending Holiday Wishes from the little snow family.  We hope your year was filled with happiness and memories of moments shared with family and friends.  May your Christmas be Merry and Bright.  We wish you and yours a most Happy New Year.

I cheated a bit on this card.  A few months back I colored this little family.  This month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge theme is Snowman/men. Sandra H.  picked this fun theme.    Here's where the cheat comes in....I scanned my colored image, printed it 3 times and cut it using my Scan and Cut (which by the way I love!)  Look how nicely the images cut...


I then hand cut the two snow figures from the left side of one of the images and using pop dots I placed them over the image, making that side 3-D.  I did the same thing with the mom, sister and baby.  

This is the inside of my little card....


This card was fun to make and I must say everything on this card, with the exception of the snow family, are bits and pieces left from other cards I've made this year.

Can you believe the year is coming to an end?  Seems the older I get, the quicker time flies by.  I'm looking forward to 2018 and spending time with you and sharing cards with the other designers on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog page.  I hope you find time to play along with us throughout 2018.  Don't forget.....to enter your creation with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Until next year....Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and see you soon.
Hugs,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


Sunday, November 12, 2017

FaceBook Inspiration

I've been looking for inspiration for a quick Christmas Card and one night I was browsing through Card-Making USA on Facebook and I spotted a card made by Sue Lesar Robinson.  Her card reminded me that I have that Santa Stamp and I got to work making this card.  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted a card that could be made in duplicate, and one that would be pretty, but not break the bank when posting them.  The printed background I downloaded from the internet, Santa and the 25 are rubber stamps.  I layered this to a red frame and mounted it on a piece I'd embossed.  I drop cut the frame with the Santa Stamp, which made it nice to be able to use one piece to do all the frames, inside and out.  Then I set out to make 10 more.  I love it when I can assemble cards quickly....especially at this time of the year.

I kept the inside simple with room to write a bit of a note.


I also made one using craft card stock, but decided that the white one would be easier to duplicate.  




I kept the inside very simple....

And now for the cards that inspired me....



Thank you Sue Lesar Robinson for inspiring me to use this lovely stamp.  Her two creations are beautiful.  

I'm getting ready for my daughter and her husband to arrive.  I'll have an entire week to spend with them.  My son is also coming....a full house for sure.  So......Until next time.....Happy Thanksgiving, no matter where we live, I'm sure we have plenty to be thankful for....

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy