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September 23, 2020

Three Festive Critters

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 the one I created for the latest Craft Along in my Facebook group...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Toscana DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Snowflake Owl (frames and snowflakes) and August's NDC plate (everything else)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens, white Perga liner pencil, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#18 at NBUS (the NDC plate qualifies)
September AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD

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



September 19, 2020

Happy 80th Birthday Elena - Blog Hop




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, alongside the other Rainbow Card Challenge Design Team members, I'm celebrating the 80th birthday of teammie, Elena with a blog hop!  Here's the card I sent her on behalf of all the team, including Mynn and Mary Ellen, who are unfortunately unable to take part today...


As you can see, I've used both of Elena's favorite colors, sapphire and burgundy, in my creation which also echoes my DT card for this month's challenge!

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Universal Framer (alphabet), and Tina's Floral Layering Rectangles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pens, and pearls from my stash

Now, please hop along, finishing with Elena's latest DP post, where we'd love you to leave her some birthday love too!

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






September 16, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #21 Autumnal Amber

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 Autumnal Amber, 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 1, 2020

#21 Autumnal Amber 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 Autumnal Amber, 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 ivory parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Nested Scallop Circles, Special Day Sentiments, and Tina's Floral Layering Rectangles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
#210 Summer Fun at Crafty Gals Corner
#191 AG at Creative Fingers
#454-455 AG at Word Art Wednesday

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


August 19, 2020

You're Never Too Old...

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!

Although utterly adorable, last month's new arrival themed NDC Groovi plate from Clarity proved to be a little challenging when it came to planning my latest Creative Crew Craft Along on Facebook!  But, given this year's craziness, and with it everyone's need to slow things down into manageable pieces, I soon came up with this design...


Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP
Groovi Plates: July's NDC, Nested Scallop Squares, Nested Scallop Circles, Large Net, and Universal Framer (alphabet)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Liner pencils, Perga Color pens, blending oil and nibs, Perga glue, silver gel pen, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
NBUS #17 at NBUS (the NDC plate qualifies)
AG at TTCRD
#122 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


August 12, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #20 Radiant Ruby

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 Radiant Ruby, 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 5, 2020

Paris with King Charles

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, created for a client, features the first stamping I've done since starting Groovi in November 2018!  It features the 2nd element of Clarity's City of Paris - three way overlay stamp and Josie's King Charles duet grid, hence the post title.  My client asked that the image be colored, but left said color and indeed frame up to me, but we're both very happy with the result...


Perhaps unsurprisingly after so long away from ink, it took EIGHT attempts... not all on parchment... to get to the final image with a brand new ink pad, but it was well worth it!

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear and teal parchment
Groovi Plates: King Charles duet
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, City of Paris 3 way overlay stamp, Ranger archival black ink, Perga color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
August AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD
NBUS #17 at NBUS (stamp and ink are NBUS)

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


August 1, 2020

#20 Radiant Ruby 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 Radiant Ruby, 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 cranberry parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Tangled Twists Frame and NDC fruit plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#190 AG at Creative Fingers
KCC #518 AG at Krafty Chicks Challenge

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


July 29, 2020

Christmas In July Trio

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 with you today are the first of FORTY I created last week.  I had to get going on my Christmas cards and these have only made a small dent in what will be needed... eek!




Card: Unbranded white, various colored snippets, and Clarity's clear and cranberry parchment
Groovi Plates: Picot rectangles, Twas the night 4 (bauble), Tina's Christmas candle parchlet (bottom card), Tina's Christmas snowman parchlet (middle card), Tina's poinsettia frame, and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools including picot rectangles dies, Perga glue, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#383 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (backing card and poinsettia)
NBUS #16 at NBUS (Tina's Snowman parchlet is NBUS)

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



July 22, 2020

Floral Delight

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 the one I created for last Sunday's live craft along in my Creative Crew Facebook group...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP,
Groovi Plates: Linda's Small Nested Doily Frame, and June's NDC plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, Perga glue, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
NBUS #16 at NBUS (the NDC plate is new)
#235 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#382 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (the large center flower and small corner ones have been decoupaged using snippets)

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


July 15, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #19 Tantalizing Tangerine

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 Tantalizing Tangerine, 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 8, 2020

Floral Tag 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 a rare one for me in that I was inspired by someone else's creation; namely Maria Moorhouse from her second virtual class.  That being said, my design is very different from hers!


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares (outer frame), Nested Arch Tags (both tags), Tina's Floral Spray, Tags NDC plate (with love), and Straight Basic Grid
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#235 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#381 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (second tag)

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


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.