Saturday, January 10, 2015

Celebrate Today!

Happy Saturday!  
Life is returning to normal and that's good.  I guess.  Always sad, though, when you have to de-Christmas the house.  Luckily, my husband is in charge of that job this year!

I had an idea for a card and, as usual, looked forward all week to sitting down this morning to create.

I used more of my new holiday goodies on this card.

I used my new die and stamps from Paper Smooches.  Love, love, love this Squared die. I have a feeling I will be using it over and over again!  Anyway, first I cut a piece of gray cardstock with the die.  I trimmed the cardstock here and there to allow room for the sentiment (Pretty Phrases) and to give the eye a bit of a rest from all that sparkle.  

Then, I cut it out several times from some American Crafts glitter paper and inlaid the squares and crosses.  It wasn't difficult at all and I love the results.  Best of all, I've got a sparkly little pile of leftover pieces that I can use on some other cards!

I'm entering this in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge.  The entries there never fail to inspire me!

I am also linking this to a new challenge (for me), Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3 .

Have a great day!


  1. All that fabulous glittery goodness, what a clever 'idea'!

  2. Your card is beautiful Mary! I love that square die, it's now on my wishlist!

  3. Mary, your card is literally brilliant! I love the stunning colors and design! Don't forget you can also use those glittery bits as confetti inside someone's card so that when they open their card, the confetti gets all over everywhere! (You have to do that with someone who would be a good sport and not have a weak heart or something!)

    It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! Thank you so much for following me and joining in my NBUS Challenge #3! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Oh, PS, I forgot to tell you that I LOVE your blog name!!

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    2. It was a long day (actually had spelling mistakes in my previous reply and had to delete it, lol... Can't have that!!) and reading your comment just made me so happy! Thank you so much for your kind words!


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