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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,



March 17, 2021

Tulips With Sympathy

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 the daughters of a very dear friend who passed away last week after losing her two and a half year battle with cancer...


The feature image is the same tulip bouquet you saw last week, colored in my friend's favorites, and the table cloth background was created with a NBUS plate from Linda Williams,

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Desgner Paper
Groovi Plates: Tulip NDC/ CGC and Linda's Jasmine & Lace
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#24 at NBUS (the lace plate)
#136 AG at ABMTTC
#3 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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



March 15, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #27 Judiciously Jade

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 Judiciously Jade, 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 10, 2021

Tulip 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 is the one I demoed live in my Facebook group last Saturday, featuring the latest NDC/ CGC club plate...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Small Nested Doily (frame) and NDC/CGC tulip bouquet (everything else)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and pearls from my stash

Challenges... 
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD
#24 at NBUS (the tulip plate is NBUS)

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



March 3, 2021

3D 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! 

The card I'm sharing with you today is the one I created during an Ask Me Anything live in my Facebook group last Wednesday.  The question was about 3D butterflies, and this Groovi plate from Tina Cox was perfect to demonstrate two versions of them... the outer ones have their wings snipped out of the parchment and the central one is entirely cut out of a snippet of parchment which I then attached with a glue dot...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Tina's Forget Me Not & Butterflies Floral Delight
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and pearls from my stash

Challenges... 
#397 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground - oh, how I've missed my playmates!
#24 at NBUS - the plate used is NBUS and only arrived a couple days before the live
AG at TTCRD

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



March 1, 2021

#27 Judiciously Jade 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 Judiciously Jade, 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 clear and green parchment
Groovi plates: Nested scallop squares and Linda's Pretty Pocket
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
#135 AG at CARDZ TV

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


February 24, 2021

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! 

The card I'm sharing today is the one I demoed live in my Facebook group last Saturday...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Tina's Embroidery Butterflies
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Madeira embroidery thread, Perga color pens, and pearls from my stash

Challenges... 
February Hearts at 613 Avenue Create
#216 Add a Heart at Crafty Gals Corner 
#134 AG at CARDZ TV 

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



February 17, 2021

Framed Elephant

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 extensive to-blog pile...


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's pale blue parchment
Groovi Plates: Princess Charlotte duet grid and Elephant NDC/ CGC plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
Animals at Incy Wincy Designs
Wk 7 AG at Polkadoodles
AG at TTCRD

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



February 14, 2021

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #26 Mostly Mauve

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 Mostly Mauve, 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.


February 10, 2021

Love Patchwork

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, featuring the latest club plate, Love Patchwork


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's A New Arrival (cushion frame) and January NDC/ CGC plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, Perga liner pencils, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#23 at NBUS (the NDC/ CGC plate is NBUS
#216 Add a heart at Crafty Gals Corner
AG at TTCRD

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



February 3, 2021

Barb's Chinese Lanterns

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 another from my extensive to-blog pile and features Barbara Gray's beautiful Chinese Lanterns...


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment and Designer paper
Groovi Plates: Barb's Chinese Lantern Floral Spray, Scallop Nested Squares (without the scallops), and Straight Pattern #1 border 
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, and Clarity brads

Challenges... 
#23 at NBUS (at the time of creation, the Chinese lanterns were NBUS)
AG at TTCRD
#133 AG at ABMTTC

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



February 1, 2021

#26 Mostly Mauve 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 Mostly Mauve, 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 clear parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi plates: Maria Maidment's Floral Fan and Linda's Square Doily Frame
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
 #133 AG at CARDZ TV
AG at TTCRD
#200 AG at Creative Fingers

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


January 27, 2021

Hibiscus 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 card I'm sharing with you today is another from my extensive To-Blog pile, and was chosen to try to bring a hint of warmth to those in the northern hemisphere...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's pink parchment and Designer Paper
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace (ribbon) and the Hibiscus NDC plate from 2019
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
AG at TTRCD
January AG at 613 Avenue Create
#132 AG at CARDZ TV

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



January 20, 2021

Framed 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 with you today is another from my extensive To-Blog pile...



Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's ivory parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Butterflies (circular frame) and an NDC plate from 2019 (everything else)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
Jan 18th to 31st AG at Incy Wincy Designs
AG at TTCRD
AG at ABMTTC 

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