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October 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #34 Gloriously Goldenrod

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 Gloriously Goldenrod, 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.


October 6, 2021

Framed Sweet Peas

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 two featuring the initial idea I had while watching the launch shows for both Linda's new Contour plates and the Frame-Its dies...



All the frames are created with a single pass through your die cutting machine, and if I'd not already created the card I shared a couple weeks ago, I'd have used 3 of them on each card... but there's plenty of time for that.  And for once I used a grid to guide the perforations prior to cutting instead of doing them freehand.  Grin!

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's cinnamon parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Sweet Pea Contour, Straight Basic grid and Nested Scallop Squares (not embossed, but used as a placement guide for everything)
Tools and embellishments: Nested Square Doodle Frame-Its die, Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating tools, Perga color pens and Perga glitter

Challenges... 
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
#145 AG at ABMTTC
AG at TTCRD

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



October 1, 2021

#34 Gloriously Goldenrod 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 Gloriously Goldenrod, 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 yellow parchment
Groovi plates: King Charles duet and Tina's Primrose & Alliums
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Gold Posca pen and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
 #216 AG at Creative Fingers
#92 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
AG at ABMTTC Extra

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


September 28, 2021

Daisy Chain Pattern

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 last week, the card I'm sharing with you today is another from Linda Williams' recent Contour Groovi plate release, and I'm showcasing the largest of 3 blocks from her Daisy Chain Pattern plate, framed by a die cut from another Clarity release...


Card: Unbranded card blank and white card and Clarity's light purple parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Daisy Chain Pattern Contour
Tools and embellishments: Clarity's Nested Square Doodle Frame-Its die, Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens and Perga glitter (in the die cut apertures)

Challenges... 
#30 at NBUS (the Groovi plate and die are both NBUS)
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
#145 AG at ABMTTC

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



September 21, 2021

Delicate Sweet Peas

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 share today's card with you, I must apologize for my absence, excepting scheduled DT posts.  Life has been crazy for some time, which is also why I'm posting this immediately it's written on Tuesday instead of scheduling it for tomorrow!

With that said, today's card features a new Groovi innovation from Linda Williams and Clarity... Contour plates, on which the embossed line art varies in width, giving a calligraphy look.  As always, artist extraordinaire Linda's work is STUNNING... 


In keeping with the delicate blooms, I colored the images lightly at the edges with a pink pencil, blending the color into the rest of the petals.  I also love how the differing colors on the background paper change the colors of them... so I hope you'll agree that this post was worth waiting for?

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and designer paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Sweet Pea Contour
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, blending oil and nibs, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#30 at NBUS (the Groovi plate is NBUS)
AG at 613 Avenue Create
#145 AG at ABMTTC

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



September 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #33 Purely Plum

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 Purely Plum, 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, 2021

#33 Purely Plum 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 Purely Plum, 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 card was created with a then new to me duet plate, but instead of threading it with ribbon, I used offcuts of the parchment, showcasing the color flooded side.  I then attached the panel directly to the card base by hiding double sided tape behind the faux ribbon

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's plum parchment
Groovi plates: Congratulations Ribbon Lace Duet
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, and a gold Posca paint pen

Challenges...
AG at 613 Avenue Create
WK 35 AG at Polkadoodles
#8 AG at WWODTC

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


August 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #32 Temptingly Teal

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 Temptingly Teal, 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 11, 2021

It's A Wrap - Heart

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 live in my Facebook group last Saturday... and as the post title says, it's created with Linda Williams' heart plate from her It's A Wrap Groovi plate range...


The plate was designed for use with larger cards, but as I mail the majority of mine, I've adapted it for use with 5" x 7" cards, while maintaining the dual layer elements

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's 2 tone pink parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's It's A Wrap - Heart
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, and Perga color pens

Challenges... 
#29 at NBUS (the Groovi plate is NBUS)
AG at ABMTTC Extra
#146 AG at CARDZ TV


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



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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Before showing you the cards created during Sessions 3 and 4 of the recent Virtual Retreat I hosted in my Facebook group, I need to mention that thanks to Lena of Lena's Creations, I've found a new Email Subscription provider... Follow.It.  So, if you've not yet followed me by email, or indeed unsubscribed after the news that Feedburner were discontinuing their service, enter your email address in the box on the side bar of my blog.

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,