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July 1, 2020

#19 Tantalizing Tangerine 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Tantalizing Tangerine, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's tangerine parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Bees (outer frames) and the butterfly NDC plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
#234 AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD
Wk #26 AG at Polkadoodles

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


June 24, 2020

Fishes 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 today was created during my latest Facebook live last Saturday.  Aside from the rope frames that you might recognize from recent posts all other elements... except the writing... are from the latest New Design Club plate, so I'm linking up with the latest NBUS challenge.


It's the first card I've shown you where I've used Pergamano's Perga Liner pencils, and the first time I've used their Dorso crayons (the light blue for the water).  I'm really pleased with both the ease of use and the finished look.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi Plates: Border 2, Nested Rope & Points border, NDC plate
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Liner Pencils, Dorso crayons, Clarity brads, and Nuvo shimmer pen

Challenges...
NBUS #15 at NBUS (NDC plate and Dorso crayons)
#234 AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD

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


June 17, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #18 Pastel 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.  This month our theme is Pastel Rainbow, 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.


June 10, 2020

Linda's Lime Tree

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!

Yes, you read the title right... as limes are the same shape as lemons, I made the fruits green for this card.  The rest of the color scheme was centered around pink in honor of the recipient's ongoing breast cancer battle... which was also the reason for choosing the ribbon frame from Linda's Cosmos & Lace plate...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Cosmos & Lace, Linda's Lemon Tree, and Occasions Border
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
#234 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#30 AG at Crafters Castle
AG at TTCRD

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


June 3, 2020

Linda's Summer House

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! 

As I promised a while back when I shared the Linda's Lemon Tree card, here's the other main element from the plate, the beautiful summer house...  


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares (base square), Border 2 (outer rope), Rope & Points Border (inner rope), Linda's Lemon Tree (all other elements
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Pergamano brads and silver gel pen, and Nuvo Shimmer pen (on the windows)

Challenges... 
NBUS #15 at NBUS (summer house is NBUS)
#117 AG at ABMTTC
AG at TTCRD

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



June 1, 2020

#18 Pastel 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!

Can you believe that it's not only the first of the month, but that it's also June???  As such, every six months, we change things up a bit at Rainbow Card Challenge, and our theme this month is Pastel Rainbow, so, please use as many colors as you can, but keep them subtle

This month is also a DT Call, so if you'd like to join us... no prior DT experience is necessary... we'd love to have you!  Details can be found on the Rainbow Challenge blog post!


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP
Groovi plates: Linda's Cosmos and Lace, Tina's Butterfly Fun A6 baby, and Sprig Background
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens, Pergamano brads and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#379 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#115 AG at CARDZ TV 
#187 AG at Creative Fingers Challenge

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


May 27, 2020

Hummingbird Frame

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 to Mynn Kitchen of On A Stampage...  for the amazing makeover she's given my blog!  To quote her, "I was trying to make it look kind of like one of your beautiful cards."  Well, I think she's succeeded, do you?  Let me know in the comments, and if you'd be so kind, hop over to her blog to leave some love on her latest post, please.

As promised last week, here's the last card you'll see for a while with a scalloped edge.  To give the beautiful blooms from one of last year's NDC plates the space they deserve, I only used the scallops and not the inner squares...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment, and Toffee Apple DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Jayne's Hummingbird, NDC flower
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano Brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#116 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
#207 For the ladies at Crafty Gals Corner

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




May 20, 2020

Three Bird Aperture

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 I created, in bulk, for one of the sessions in my recent Virtual Groovi Retreat.  For each live I do, I send out 5 of the same card to group members, but because there were 4 demos in less than 24 hours, and one of them was a client's commission, I decided to make life easier for myself by only doing this card to send out... to TWENTY recipients!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Nested Scallop Squares, but after the card I'll share with you next week, you won't be seeing the scallops for a while!!!  Why?  Because those scallops alone meant there were over 10,000 picot cuts across the 20 cards... not counting those around the birds (from an NDC plate)!!!

It was all good fun though, and with the majority now received, I can confirm it was well worth the effort!



Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Sprig Background, Tina's Daisy Flowers Parchlet (circles)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano Brads

Challenges...
#233 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#207 For the Ladies at Crafty Gals Corner
AG at TTCRD

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


May 13, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #17 Vivaciously Voilet

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.  This month our theme is Vivaciously Voilet, 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.


May 6, 2020

Ribbons and Butterfles 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 today is the advanced version of the one I created for the first of two Facebook craft alongs last month.  Apart from the square frames, every element came from the NBUS February Groovi NDC plate...

As soon as I saw the plate, the ribbons I've used in the outer corners evoked thoughts of butterflies... I am butterfly crazy after all... hence why I colored the tails the way I did.  Grin.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment, and Toffee Apple designer paper
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares and NDC plate
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing, piercing and cutting tools, gold gel pen, Clarity brads, and brads from my stash (corner ones)

Challenges...
NBUS #14 at NBUS Challenge
#377 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
May AG at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra

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

May 1, 2020

#17 Vivaciously Violet 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Vivaciously Violet, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Great Lakes designer paper
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Nested Arch Tags (rose border), and Special Day Sentiments
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#387 Make your mark at Addicted to Stamps and More!
#113 AG at CARDZ TV

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


April 22, 2020

Linda's Lemon Tree

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 current situation definitely makes sense of the phrase "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," but in this case, when Linda Williams' new Lemon Tree Groovi plate arrived in my mail box, I instead immediately made this peaceful scene, using only some of the elements on the plate...


I'm yet to do anything with the other elements, but I asure you they are equally beautiful, and I'll show you ASAP.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Toffee Apple designer paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Lemon Tree
Tools and embellishments: Clarity's A5 plate mate and brads, Pergamano #1 embossing tool, and Perga Color pens

Challenges...
#13 at NBUS - I'm utterly delighted that Darnell's Never Before Used Schtuff challenge now has a home of its own and has accordingly become monthly!
#114 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
AG at TTCRD

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

April 16, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #16 Totally Tiffany

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.  This month our theme is Totally Tiffany, 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.


April 8, 2020

Happy Easter!

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!

In these weird times with days merging into each other, it's sometimes a little difficult to remember that Easter is this weekend.  But with that in mind before the craziness really enveloped the globe, I designed this Easter card, which I then demoed in my Creative Crew Facebook group late last month.


Whether you celebrate our Savior's resurection or not, I hope the card brightens your day.

Card: Unbranded white blank, Clarity's clear parchment and Toffee Apple designer paper
Groovi Plates: Tina's Christmas Centerpiece (main and oval frame), Linda's Cosmos and Lace (cross), Art Nouveux Lillies, Mel's Nouveux Arch (fleur de lis), Occasions Border, and Diagonal Piercing grid
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity gold and white gel pens, Pergacolor pens, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#206 Easter/ Spring at Crafty Gals Corner
#28 AG at Crafter's Castle

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

April 1, 2020

#16 Totally Tiffany 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Totally Tiffany, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, and clarity parchment
Groovi plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, and an NDC baby plate
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Pergacolor pens, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
Wk13 AG at Polkadoodles
LTCC 45 April AG at Love To Craft Challenge
#111 AG at CARDZ TV

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


March 25, 2020

Snip, snip, snip!

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 was a bonus card I created during my regular Facebook live demo earlier this month which was dedicated to the Groovi plate's designer, Josie Davidson.  There is absolutely no embossing involved, only piercing and snipping, hence the post title.  Grin.


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: King Charles duet grid
Tools and embellishments: Clarity plate mate and brads, Pergamano piercing and cutting tools, and pearls from my stash

Challenges...
#374 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (It's ALL snippets!)
#73 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
Wk 12 AG at Polkadoodles

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


March 18, 2020

More Embroidered Butterflies

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 first card shows Tina's Embroidered Butterflies plate off in all its glory, while the second showcases a favorite from Linda in a whole new way...



Card: Unbranded white and gray (behind the parchment on the second), and Clarity's blue and clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares (outer frame on top card), Tina's Embroidery Butterflies (used for outer embroidery placement on bottom card as well as main element of top one), and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, and Perga Color pens, #12 needle, silver Madeira embroidery thread, and rhinestones from my stash (bottom card)

Challenges (all top card)...
#430-431 AG at Word Art Wednesday
#112 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
March AG at ABMTCC

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


March 11, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #15 Especially Emerald

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.  This month our theme is Especially Emerald, 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.


March 4, 2020

Embroidered 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!

The card I'm sharing today is the one I demoed during my FB live in early December...


The Spirograph style embroidery was a blast from the past for me, but having not done any for years, it was even more fun this time around!  And embroidering the butterfly into place was a whole other matter with numerous people watching my every move, but it was still fun!

Card: Unbranded white blank and kraft (backing the parchment), and Clarity's purple parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Tina's Embroidery Butterflies (inner frame and embroidery placement), and Tina's Butterfly Fun A6 baby plate (yep, Ms. Cox is as mad about butterflies as I am!)
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, #12 needle, and gold Madeira Embroidery thread

Challenges...
#372 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (the butterfly is literally snipped from a snippet!)
AG at TTCRD
#27 AG at Crafter's Castle

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


March 1, 2020

#15 Especially Emerald 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Especially Emerald, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...


The fruity detail is from a NBUS NDC Groovi club plate, while the white frame detail and lime pith is one of the first times I've erased the ink from the colored parchment using an eraser pencil

Card: Unbranded white blank, and Clarity's lime green parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Tangled Twists Frame, NDC Groovi plate, and diagonal piercing grid
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and cutting tools, Clarity brads, and Perga Color pens

Challenges...
#109 AG at CARDZ TV
#180 AG at Creative Fingers
Wk 9 AG at Polkadoodles

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


February 26, 2020

Designer Focus ~ Tina Cox

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 are the design I created for my Creative Crew Groovi Live demo earlier this month.  The demo was dedicated to designer Tina Cox, and this is the card I sent to the lady herself...

I always create a number of the same design and send them to random members of the group, coloring the design with the recipient's favorite color.  However, the recipient of this card doesn't a favorite, so I used a variety of colors...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's blue parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Primrose and Alliums (frame), Tina's Floral Spray, and Butterfly Spacer
Tools and embellishments: Groovi plate mate, Pergamano embossing tools, Clarity brads, and Nuvo shimmer pen (Tina loves glitter!)

Challenges (all top card)...
#298 AG at Brown Sugar
#110 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
AG at Crafts Galore Encore

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