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August 1, 2021

#32 Temptingly Teal 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 Temptingly Teal, 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 Designer Paper
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Linda's Coffee & Friends
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens and pearls from my stash

Challenges...
 AG at TTCRD
Wk 31 AG at Polkadoodles
#07 AG at WWODT

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


July 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #31 Charmingly Cherry

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 Charmingly Cherry, 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 7, 2021

Magnolias 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 the first I created with one of Linda Williams' latest Groovi releases, Magnolia and Hummingbird from her It's a Wrap range.  

I know magnolias aren't usually orange, but that's the beauty of artistic license... you can color anything however your mood takes you... and although orange isn't one of my go-to colors, it went with the designer paper I'd picked...  


Card: Unbranded white, Clary's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Magnolia & Hummingbird and Entwined Sentiments
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#28 at NBUS (Linda's plate is NBUS)
AG at TTCRD
AG at 613 Avenue Create

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





July 1, 2021

#31 Charmingly Cherry 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 Charmingly Cherry, 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 Designer Paper
Groovi plates: Linda's All You Need is Tea
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Perga liner pencils, and gold Posca paint pen

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
WK 497-498 at Word Art Wednesday
#6 AG at WWODTC

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


June 23, 2021

By The Seaside

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 demoed in my Facebook group last Saturday, featuring the latest Groovi club plate from Claritystamp...


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Deep as the Ocean (frame) and NDC/ CGC
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, Perga color pens, gold and white Posca pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges... 
#27 at NBUS (the club plate is NBUS)
AG at TTCRD 
AG at 613 Avenue Create

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



June 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #30 Radically 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 Radically 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 9, 2021

Dream

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 demoed during last Saturday's live in my Facebook group...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Dream Dangles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens and silver Posca paint pen

Challenges... 
#27 at NBUS (the Dream plate is NBUS)
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 1, 2021

#30 Radically 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 Radically Rainbow, so, please use as many colors as you can!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi plates: Tina's Butterfly & Floral Frames
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools and Perga color pens 

Challenges...
#219 For the Ladies at Crafty Gals Corner
Wk22 AG at Polkadoodles
#98 AG at Crafting Happiness Challenges

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


May 26, 2021

2nd Spring Virtual Retreat ~ Part 2

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! 

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Now, back to the cards.  First, a masculine offering...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Border 2 border (straight ropes), Rope & Points border (round), Maritime, and Diagonal Basic grid (the dot embossing on the ship's sails)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Perga liner pencils, and Pergamano brads

For the finale, I offered coffee and tea, though after 4 live demos in about 21 hours, I needed something stronger!



Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Jasmine & Lace (table cloth), Linda's Coffee & Friends, and Linda's All You Need is Tea
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Perga liner pencils, and a white fine nib Posca pen

Challenges (all top card)... 
AG at TTCRD
AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at ABMTTC

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



May 19, 2021

2nd Spring Virtual Retreat ~ Part 1

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 from sessions 1 and 2 of the recent 2nd Spring Virtual Retreat I did in my Facebook group.  Indeed, the prep for it and finishing up from it is what kept me from blogging recently.  Then, an internet outage this morning is the reason this post is so late out!  


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: 26 Nested Octagons, Tina's Daisy Flowers parchlet, and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, white Posca pen and rhinestones from my stash


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Garden Swing
Tools and embellishments: Picot rectangle dies, Perga color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges (all 2nd card)... 
#26 at NBUS (the embossing plate was NBUS)
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
#219 For the Ladies at Crafty Gals Corner

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



May 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #29 Positively Periwinkle

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 Positively Periwinkle, 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 1, 2021

#29 Positively Periwinkle 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 Positively Periwinkle, 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 pale blue parchment 
Groovi plates: Florence duet (perforations) and Linda's Cosmos & Lace (flowers)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Pergamano gold gel pen, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
 AG at TTCRD
#139 AG at CARDZ TV
WK 18 AG at Polkadoodles

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


April 28, 2021

My First Parchment Gem

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 my first attempt at coloring a gem on parchment.  Inspired by the incredible Tina Cox... click HERE for a pictorial on how to color them (they can be done on paper too!)... it's surrounded by a couple of her Groovi plates...


Although I'm happy with the gem, I'd likely have been better starting with colors closer on the spectrum than yellow, pink, and blue, as well as the white highlights.  But I'll instead do so on future versions!  Grin 

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Antarctica Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Scallop Nested Squares (outer frame), Tina's Daisy Flowers parchlet (all other embossing including gem frame), and Tina's Straight Border Pattern #1
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, blending oil and pen, and rhinestones from my stash 

Challenges... 
#218 Easter/ Spring at Crafty Gals Corner
April In the garden at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD

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



April 21, 2021

Art Deco Roses

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 is the one I demoed in my Facebook group last Saturday.  They are a simplified one layer version of a card designed by a friend a while back...



Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Picot rectangles, Art Deco Rose spacer and Nested Arch Tags
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, Rectangle picot dies, Perga color pens, Perga liner pencils, and Pergamano brads

Challenges... 
April In the Garden at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD
#218 Easter/ Spring at Crafty Gals Corner

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



April 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #28 Delightfully Daffodil

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 Delightfully Daffodil, 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 7, 2021

Birds 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! 

The card I'm sharing today is another from my still extensive to-blog pile and was the first time I'd used this side of Linda's Rose Arch Groovi plate...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Rose Arch - In the Garden
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges... 
#25 at NBUS (the embossing plate was NBUS)
In the Garden at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD

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



April 1, 2021

#28 Delightfully Daffodil 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 Delightfully Daffodil, 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...

Linda Williams originally designed the pattern I've used as a traditional parchment pattern years ago, and it was then, alongside 3 other girl seasonal designs and 4 boys, released in Groovi form last year.  

I love all her artwork, and I'm sure you'll agree that the design is perfect in two ways... April usually brings showers, and daffodil is the perfect color for it.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity DP and clear parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Children - Spring - Dance in the Puddles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
 #137 AG at CARDZ TV
AG at TTCRD
AG at Crafty Sentiments Designs

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


March 24, 2021

Cake and Coffee

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 for a friend who started a baking business in lockdown and also loves coffee...


When I saw Linda Williams' new coffee and tea themed release, they were absolutely perfect for my friend, so I've used 3 of the Grovi plates here...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Antarctica Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's All You Need is Tea (frame), Linda's Piece of Cake (cake stand), and Linda's Coffee & Friends (mug) 
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Gold Posca paint pen, and pearls from my stash

Challenges... 
AG at TTCRD 
#24 at NBUS (all plates and Posca pen qualify)
AG at Polkadoodles

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