Getting in Shape with Maria – clever and new

Getting in Shape with Maria – clever and new

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.
Wanted to give you the heads up for our Maria’s TV shows tomorrow on HOCHANDA. 12 noon and 4pm.
She will be showcasing some very clever and exceedingly useful stencils AND Groovi Plates. It was her idea actually. She sent us a sketch of what she had in mind, and Jim put Maria’s thoughts into motion. Like I always say, teamwork makes the dream work…
Such a simple idea – but OH! So very very versatile. 
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones.
Perfect for layout and positioning.
Let’s look at the Groovi pair first.
Nested Circles and Squares. But little ones which are all perfectly positioned to make fab grids and windows….

nested circles

Check out the lovely square artwork from members of the Design Team! All the samples are with Maria, so tune in tomorrow to see some round artwork!

Maggie Byford

Jane Telford

Chris Walker

Glynis Whitehead

Now let’s check out the stencils.

circle grid
These are perfect for the same easy layout. See? 
Maria Simms
Ah. Clever Jane. Round and square combined.
Jane Telford
This is so right up Sam Crowe’s street! 
I bet she LOVES these stencils!
Sam Crowe

Yes indeed.
A very clever idea had by a very clever woman.
I hope you can tune in to watch Maria work her magic tomorrow.

Love and Hugs,

29 thoughts on “Getting in Shape with Maria – clever and new

  1. Fabulous, you do spoil us with all tools we need to try and recreate wonderful masterpieces. I will be watching that's a certainty tomorrow. Thank you Barbara and your wonderful team for all you do.
    Love Nikki 😘❌😘

  2. Hi Barb,
    These look like a real must have. Love the samples and as ever the Design Team have done you proud. Really looking forward to the shows. Well done Maria. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  3. Hi Barbara
    What beautiful samples from the design team, they have used some beautiful stamps and groovi haven't they. I will record the shows so I can watch them in the evening, just started a new job so I will be rather busy in the afternoon. Well done Maria what a great idea having layering circles in smaller sizes.
    Love Diane xxx

    1. Hello lovely blog friends hope all is well, it's been a busy week, I've started a new job as a receptionist for my chiropractor, only one afternoon a week to start with but I've been in learning the systems, mind boggling but fun. Sending hugs all round xxx

  4. She is a clever little bunny our Maria. Love the look of those stencils – I feel I NEED them in my stash. Shall be watching hopefully but if not she will definitely be recorded. xxx

  5. Well done Maria. I do like the look of these. I have tried making cards with squares on like that and although I have managed to do it, takes a bit of messing about. So brilliant. Will be tuning in tomorrow. x

  6. What a clever girl Maria is! I've got the shows on record but will try to catch them online while we are on holiday.
    I managed to find time between packing and sorting the garden to enter the competition but I'm sure I've missed some steps or got them in the wrong order. Xx

  7. I loved, loved, loved working with these, and they have figured in more samples for a later date too!! Bread and butter stuff that will be so useful and come out time and time again. (Glynis) x

  8. Oooo these look interesting, useful for lots of things. Will have to set my recorder so I don't miss the shows. Just caught up on yesterdays blog too, will have to get my thinking cap on. Xx

  9. Evening bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. Hope you are all writing your instructions for yesterdays blog, it might help us to make our Clarity wish lists a bit smaller! Xx

  10. Oh dear another few thing to put on the list for Leyburn. Well done Maria. Well done to your design team too, the samples are super. Recording the shows to watch at leisure.xx

  11. Hi all! The plates and the stencils are just fab and I really did have to force myself to stop making samples. They are so versatile! It'll be great to see what others have done with them! Great idea Maria!
    Thanks Barbara for making it happen!
    Love and hugs! Xxx

  12. Hello Barb, now these shows will be something to watch with interest, love the samples, what talented people on the design team. A great idea for both the groovi and stencils, a hard choice will have to be made. Take care all. Bx

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