Thanks for popping in.
Dave and Jim are in the States on a business mission, and I am keeping myself busy, hatching a few new ideas, as you do when the kitchen’s closed!
The first thing I decided to do was throw a little light on our Groovi Borders. It’s funny how I can leap from one thing to another in a nano second! One minute, I was just looking through some wedding photos on my ipad, reminiscing…
Mum, Dad, brother Steve and the kids.
Barb with her bridesmaids, Alex, Grace and Carron
Bet you recognise most of this lovely lot!
Handmade hats by my mate Mandy (she was at the wedding t00),
Handmadepaper flowers by my mate Rebecca (she was at the wedding too!)
The next minute I was in Groovi Border World !!!! Blame the I-Pad!!
And that’s okay. I was just about to start missing the kids, so it’s as well I got swept away on a Groovi wave.
There are so many super border designs, yet in our quest for the ever new and innovative, we have left the lovely borders behind !
I recall when we first started with Groovi, when it was just Paul, Maria, Jim and myself. (And yes – they are all in the photo above). Back when we were just figuring out the best way to tackle parchment art. Do you remember? We used to cellotape the borders to the side of the standard Grooviplate Mate. That was before Groovi tabs and the lovely Groovi Borders Platemates!
I came across some little pieces of Groovi art I had attempted before I knew how to picot cut…and I actually don’t think they are bad at all! I mean, they’re not what we are accustomed to seeing the likes of Tina and Linda create (yep. They’re in the photo too). But hey! You’ve got to start somewhere! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and all that.
So over the next few days, I would like to go back and look at what I did then, perhaps try out a few tricks I have learned along the way on the same borders. And maybe if you like, I can share a few wedding photos at the same time? My darling friend Carron (beautiful woman to my left AND maid of honour AND hairdresser AND photographer!) took over 1,400 ! So I’ll just show you a few peach ones, shall I?! xxx
Anyway, let’s start with one of the actual border platemates, the holders. The Art Deco one.
Superb alphabet and numbers. Excellent for Wedding cards actually!
Here’s a simple little sample, using the box on the border :
It’s that little frame I’m interested in….
See? The initials fit perfectly. And yes. I did keep my name. Still GRAY.
I could entwine them if I thought about it a little too…
There are also some lovely swirls and flourishes on the same border plate. See? So I can really go to town on that little monogram box if I choose to.
That’s all I wanted to show you. We miss so much when we are whizzing through, don’t we?
Let’s have a little bloggy Weekend Bonanza on the Borders and Platemates, shall we? Yes. Let’s do that. And let’s take a closer look at all the loveliness on those plates. I’d better warn Big Brother Steve – he who makes said Borders….(and yes, he’s in the photo above too – of course!)
We’re a pretty tightknit gang, aren’t we? I like it like that. It feels safe.
Love and hugs,