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February 20, 2019

Getting Groovi!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Before I get to today's card, I MUST say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking with me during my unexpected absence since the start of the year.  I'm working with a new ghostwriting client, and although I've been MIA on here, finding my writing mojo has actually given me my crafty mojo back.  I just need to find some time to get the cards into your virtual hands now.  It's one of the reasons why this post is going straight out, but I'll hopefully get others scheduled tomorrow for the next couple months.  Believe me, I have more than enough cards to cover each week for a LOOONG time!

Anyway, enough of me jabbering, let's get to the card...


The center part of this design was one of the first Groovi baby plates I purchased after watching one of Barbara Gray's YouTube Tuesday videos in either late November or early December.  And a few days later I purchased the other.  Yep, I was hooked instantly! 

At the time I didn't have the appropriate scissors for the parchment, but I do now.  So, you'll be seeing a LOT more of the outer frame in the coming weeks!

Card: Unbranded white 6" x 6" scalloped card, large SU!'s Cucumber Crush snippet, and Claritystamp's parchment
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Tina's Daisy Parchlet Groovi baby plate, Queen Mary combi plate, and embossing tool (all Claritystamp) and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#346 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#216 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


February 13, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Orange Opulence

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is ORANGE OPULENCE, though the latter is optional, and here's the inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card, the details of which can be found on my original post...



I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


February 1, 2019

Orange Opulence at Rainbow Card Challenge


Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Orange Opulence although your card does NOT have to be opulent, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC ORANGE, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...

Card: SU's whisper white, cajun craze, and tangerine tango
Ink: Wild honey and carved pumpkin Distress Inks
Marker: Dark Orange 1 Spectrum Noir (to color the rhinestones)
Stamp sets: SU's Timeless Textures
Tools and embellishments: Birch Press big sugar script dies, Ranger Glossy Accents, and unbranded rhinestones

As regular readers will know, I love joining challenges at Pixie's Snippets Playground... indeed, this card is no exception!  You'll also likely know that I'm finding crafting time difficult to come by, so am cheating a bit and also entering this card into Darnell's very special Thank You Di Blog Hop!  I had wanted to create something special for Di, but given the sentiment on this card, made from snippets of card, it's also worthy.

Challenges...
Thank You Di Blog Hop at djkardkreations
#344 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


January 16, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Red Romance

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is RED ROMANCE, though the latter is optional, and here's the inspiration photo...


And my card, details of which can be found on my original post...



I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


January 9, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I know it's VERY late to be sharing this card, but I had to make sure it had reached the recipient before posting.  Even more so because the Christmas card I sent her was returned thanks to an incorrect address.  Oops!

Late last year I found... and quickly became just a tad obsessed... with the Groovi parchment craft system from Clarity Stamp.  The daisies in the card design came from my first "baby plate" purchase, which was rapidly followed up with subscription to their New Design Groovi club, which resulted in the arrival of the other elements.  Grin.


I've had an ahem, bunch of fun playing with the plates I've got and will show you more of the creations later this month, around the time my next one will arrive.  Grin.

Card: SU's Whisper White and Sahara Sand, and Clarity's parchment
Marker: Dark Purple one from Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Clarity Stamp's Daisy Flowers Groovi Baby Plate, Alphabet A5 Square Groovi Plate Mate and Labels insert, and embossing tool.  Silver brads from my stash

Challenges...
#13 Fun Technique at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD
#343 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large snippet used to back the parchment)

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


January 1, 2019

Red Romance at Rainbow Card Challenge

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Happy New Year!  I'm incredibly honored to be kicking 2019 off with my first Design Team post for Rainbow Card Challenge!  Yep, my pretty much suck up application in November was successful, and together with six other amazingly talented ladies whose links can be found in my blog side bar, we'll be bringing you MONOCHROME challenges on the first of the month.

Although it's only the first of the year, our theme this month is in anticipation of Valentines Day, although your card does NOT have to be romance card, if you don't want to!  As you can see by my card, while we require the majority to be RED and NEUTRAL, we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: SU's whisper white, cherry cobbler, mossy meadow and Sahara sand
Tools and embellishments: Tonic Roseanna's Terrace, and Die'sire Floral Delight dies, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#342 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (all elements created from snippets)
#181 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#216 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


December 12, 2018

Another Christmas Card

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing today is very similar to the monochromatic one I shared here, but I've changed up a few things... added the silver mirror card elements and used a Nuvo pen for the shimmer instead of glitter embossing powder. 



Card: SU's Whisper white and silver mirror, and Tonic's Denim Ripple
Tools and embellishments: SU's Star of Light thinlits, X-cut Merry & Bright dies, Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, and unbranded rhinestones. 

Challenges...
#341 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (all dies cut from snippets, including the 'invisble' white layers used to pop up the sentiment)
#382 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR (see above for scraps used)
AG at TTCRD

This is my last post of 2018, so THANK YOU for all your love and support during the year.  I'm busy planning some new projects for 2019, so I hope you'll join me then, and in the meantime I will still be commenting on any of your posts I see.