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September 18, 2019

Peach Roses and Lace

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!

Does the title of this post sound familiar?  If you think you read it in my post a couple weeks ago, you'd be right!  With the exception of the small roses within the ribbon lace, which I've instead replaced with rhinestones, this card shows the entire plate...


Of course, I could have easily added a sentiment in the space, but to be honest, I didn't even think about that!  Ooops!

Card: Unbranded white card blank and Clarity's ivory parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads, Arteza pencils, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#36 AG at The Flower Challenge
#100 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
#361 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large snippet of parchment used)

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


September 12, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Beautiful Brown

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 BEAUTIFUL BROWN, though the former 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.


September 4, 2019

Roses With Love

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 with you today is one of my more recent creations, particularly compared to the last one I shared which was actually one of the first I created this year!

The roses and frame are both from plates which have quickly become favorites.  I'm sure you can see why?


Card: Unbranded white card blank and Clarity's lilac parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace, Tina's Embroidery Butterflies, Diagonal Piercing Grid, Occasions Border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano Embossing and Piercing tools, Clarity brads, and Arteza pencils

Challenges...
#360 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large lilac parchment snippet)
#21 AG at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD

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


September 1, 2019

Beautiful Brown 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 Beautiful Brown although your card does NOT have to be beautiful, if you don't want to... though I'm sure it will be!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC BROWN, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Aren't those owls cute?  As soon as I saw them, I thought they were perfect for an anniversary card, so I created this one for a couple of dear friends whose anniversary was yesterday.  It was also the first I did with such intricate picot cutting.

Card: Unbranded kraft, SU's early espresso, and Clarity clear parchment
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Woodland Owls
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Arteza pencils and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#198 Emboss It at Crafty Gals Corner
#169 AG at Creative Fingers Challenge
Wk #30 AG at Polkadoodles

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


August 28, 2019

Framed Flowers

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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


I've used exactly the same plates I did for last week's card to show you just how versatile Groovi plates are.  By only using certain elements, you're effectively doing the same as if you're masking stamps... though with much less mess!  Grin

Card: Unbranded white, SU's Crumb Cake, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary and Linda's Bees
Tools and embellishments: Arteza pencils and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
#292 AG at Brown Sugar
AG at TTCRD

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

August 21, 2019

Honeycomb, Flowers, and Bees

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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


Card: Unbranded white, SU's Crumb Cake, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary and Linda's Bees
Tools and embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
#292 AG at Brown Sugar Challenge
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#224 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


August 14, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Passion for Purple

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 PASSION FOR PURPLE, though the former 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.


August 7, 2019

Purple Butterfly

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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


Can you see the boo boo on the inner cutting?  I accidentally didn't pierce one of the holes, but instead of covering it with another butterfly, I just mirrored it on the diagonally opposite corner.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary, Tina's Butterfly Farfalla (main butterfly), Linda's Butterflies (flowers)
Tools and embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
#358 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
AG at TTCRD

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


August 1, 2019

Passion for Purple 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 Passion for Purple although your card does NOT have to be passionate, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC PURPLE, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white blank, and purple parchment from Clarity (one sheet used, which is shiny on the reverse, so I cut the flowers from the scraps)
Groovi Plate: King Charles
Tools and embellishments: Unbranded flower die, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#173 3+ Layers at Crafty Gals Corner
Wk 30 AG at Polkadoodles

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


July 24, 2019

Another Bluebird

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 doubt you'll believe me, but I honestly didn't create this card with the current Rainbow Card Challenge in mind.  Honest!  It's not my fault that blue is one of my favorite colors!  Grin.


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Pear Pizzazz, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Large Net, Linda's Bees (frames), and Large Garden Bird with Branch
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#291 AG at Brown Sugar
AG at TTCRD
#357 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


July 17, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Blue Breezes

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 BLUE BREEZES, 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.


July 10, 2019

Blue Bouquet

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!

Today's card is another I didn't create with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind, but it again fits the theme...


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Emerald Envy, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, Diagonal Piercing Grid, and my favorite NDC bouquet plate
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Clarity brads

Challenges...
#356 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#65 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#19 AG at Crafter's Castle

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


July 3, 2019

Blue Bird and Butterfly

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 didn't actually create this card with the latest Rainbow Card Challenge in mind, but it does fit this month's theme... Beautiful Blue...


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Emerald Envy, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, Linda's Butterflies (butterfly and flower corners), Large Garden Bird with Branch, and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Clarity brads

Challenges...
#222 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#195 Summer Fun at Crafty Gals Corner (admittedly I'm stretching the theme here)
#65 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

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


July 1, 2019

Blue Breezes 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 Blue although your card does NOT have to be a breezy scene, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC BLUE, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded White blank, SU's Dapper Denim, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: King George and Large Garden Bird with Branch
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils and Clarity brads

Challenges...
#36 AG at Love to Craft Challenge Blog
#65 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#20 Up In the Air at Papercraft Business Challenge

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


June 26, 2019

Leafy Bouquet

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 with you today was the first I created with the Sprig Background A5 plate...


I think it frames my favorite bouquet plate perfectly.  Do you?

Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Crumb Cake, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares (outer frame), Sprig Background, Linda's Butterflies (inner frame), and NDC bouquet
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Clarity embossing tools, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#355 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
Wk 25 AG at Polkadoodles
AG at TTCRD

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


June 19, 2019

Beautiful Blended Bouquet

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 with you today was the first time I'd ever attempted to blend the colors in the petals...


I think I did a pretty good job?

Card: Unbranded white card blank, SU's Peekaboo Peach, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, NDC bouquet, and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Zest it blending solution, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
#354 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#222 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#18 AG at Crafter's Castle

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


June 12, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Neon Rainbow

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 NEON RAINBOW, and unlike previous months, we're asking that you use as many colors as possible.  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.


June 5, 2019

Peaceful Purple & Green

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 cards I'm sharing today were among those I created MONTHS ago and have been waiting patiently to be shown to the world.  Hopefully, by now, the weather outside will match the peaceful nature of the designs?



Card: White card blank, SU's mint macaron, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary, Linda's Bees (top), and Linda's Butterflies,
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, plate mate, embossing and piecing tools, and exclusive scissors (all Claritystamp), and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#222 AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD

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


June 1, 2019

Neon Rainbow 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 Neon Rainbow although your card does NOT have to include ALL the colors of the rainbow, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is as BRIGHT AS POSSIBLE.


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's cherry cobbler, Clarity parchment, and snippets of white and neon card
Pencils: Arteza professional
Groovi plates: Nested scallop squares, Linda's bees, and the A5 plate mate (alphabet)
Tools and embellishments: Unbranded rainbow dies, Clarity brads, and Pergamano exclusive scissors

Challenges...
#353 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#228 Nature at Aud Sentiments

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


May 22, 2019

Perfect Pink Bouquet

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 with you today was created for a friend's birthday last month, and yep, she loves pink!


Card: white card blank, SU's Pear Pizzazz, and Clarity's pink and white parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scalloped Squares, Linda's Butterflies (frame), Tina's Flower Burst, Occasions border,
Tools and embellishments: Plate mates, embossing and piercing tools, and exclusive scissors (all clarity), Arteza Expert pencils, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#352 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (pink parchment frame and backing card)
WK20 AG at Polkadoodles
#227 Summer and a sentiment at Aud Sentiments Challenge (although the card was for a spring birthday, the flowers and colors are summery, so I hope I'm not bending the rules)

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


May 15, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Gorgeous Green

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 GORGEOUS GREEN, though the former 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.