Groovi SHAC Fri-YAY

Hello! Grace here.

What a week! Never a dull moment anymore, that’s for sure! Maybe that’s just what it’s like in NY though. Always something going on! In the news, or outside of the window. I’m actually off work next week, for the first time this year! And very excited.

We were JUST about to head off to Jamaica for my 30th as lockdown kicked in. And so a break from the city is exactly what we need. We are headed to a secluded lake house in the countryside of Upstate NY (for a week) with a small group of close friends. FREEDOM! FRESH AIR! FRIENDS! I don’t know which one excites me more haha.

So I started packing on Wednesday. Is that a bit premature? We won’t really be doing anything other than hanging out at the house/lake and perhaps some hiking, in an attempt to maintain social distancing. But the lockdown has turned me into a packing obsessive apparently. I need everything! We’re also driving there, so the dangerous thing is that I can technically take as much as I want. No TSA or baggage limits stopping me now!

I usually am a very light packer! But post-quarantine travel-Grace is very different to pre-quarantine travel-Grace. I used to just throw whatever I remembered I needed into a suitcase the day or night before. Now I meticulously pack a little bit more every day in the 5 days leading up to the trip. BECAUSE IT’S FUN. And we’ve not had enough fun recently have we?

I’m also crash dieting in an attempt to catch up, when realizing my ‘summer body’ still thought it was April.

Anyway, enough excited waffle from me. It is funny how now I APPRECIATE being able to pack a suitcase. Before, it was a chore. Now I have a new found happiness in it!

That’s next week though!

Today. Friday!

Always a good day for me because I get to share your lovely Groovi SHAC creations!

So let’s start with the NEW download for next week! Groovi SHAC #11

This one will be fun! The word delicate comes to mind.

And now for my fave picks of the week! I loved all of your cards this week, the colours, the variations, the details. But I HAVE to choose, so these are my picks!

Lynne Bishop
Sue Dezelsky
Barbara Clare Brown
Christine West
Chris Plaxton
Ann Raymond
Liz Connor
Carol Baker
Julie Campbell
Sue Carpenter

Talented bunch aren’t you? And it looks like most people already have the lovely Tina plates! They’re some of my faves. Right up my street!

I love Tina’s Henna Corners. Just fabulous! Here’s a photo of the plate used to showcase the different parts that have been used within your cards. Options options!

Enjoy your Friday! I’ll be back tomorrow 🙂

Lotsa Love, Grace xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.

12 thoughts on “Groovi SHAC Fri-YAY

  • 26th June 2020 at 9:44 am

    Hi Grace, what wonderful news ! Have an absolutely fantastic time (I’m sure you will) with Mark and your friends as you deserve it (especially having given us so much during these difficult times). I’m sure you won’t be the only person whose not quite bikini ready. Come back refreshed and in a happy place. 😃

  • 26th June 2020 at 10:52 am

    Hello Grace, how lovely to be going away with friends-enjoy! What beautiful cards you’ve chosen this week, so many options with Tina’s plates, but this is one I don’t have 🙁
    Stay safe, Jackie x

  • 26th June 2020 at 11:14 am

    Hello Grace,
    Enjoy your week away. It will be great to get out of the city.
    Congratulations to everybody showcased above. Especially to East Northants Groovi Group members, Lynne and Carol, for continuing the tradition of at least one of our members work appearing somewhere, lol.

  • 26th June 2020 at 11:17 am

    I don’t know where the weeks go. I am still playing catch-up in the Groovi Shac and I can’t blame work or husband as I live alone and have been retired for a number of years,

    • 29th June 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Have a lovely week x

  • 26th June 2020 at 11:34 am

    Enjoy your week away Grace. Sounds like a lovely break. I can pack lightly but my husband definitely not. Anyone who knows him knows he has an awful lot of shirts and it seems a vast majority have to be packed. He has the bigger suitcase, something not right there.
    Thank-you so much for choosing my card to showcase. I always buy Tina’s plates, love her designs. Such a talented lady. X X

  • 26th June 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Your week away sounds lovely, away from the hustle & bustle of the city, next to a lake with friends. What more could you ask for ?
    We are hoping that in a few weeks we will be able to get away for a weekend to go & see our new granddaughter & her big sister – All hinges on the next announcement on shielding & mixing with other households as they are in Wales.
    Another lovely selection of cards this week from the Groovi SHAC 10 project, all with their own twist. Thanks for choosing mine as one of them, I decided that as Clarity had taken the time to prepare the project it was only fair to have ago by today. Sometimes having a time limit spurs you on to get it done rather than thinking about it.
    I am off back to Hawaii to get my inking done ready for the colouring next week.

  • 26th June 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Enjoy your week away.
    Thank you for choosing to feature my card in your selection. I didn’t have the right plate but enjoyed the challenge of finding suitable elements on the plates I had. Thanks

  • 26th June 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Have a fabulous week away Grace, a week chilling is just what the doctor ordered! I’m like you with packing, I have to take everything just in case 🤣
    Yet again another fantastic array of cards, I wouldn’t want your job of choosing!!
    Thank you for picking mine – I love using Tina’s plates, she is so talented xx

  • 26th June 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Grace, thank you for picking my card again, and thank you for the great Shenandoah designer parchment looks fab will have to have a play. Hope you have a great holiday it is a well deserved break so turn off your phones and just chill out xx

  • 26th June 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful cards, such clever people, thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your week away.

  • 27th June 2020 at 12:02 am

    Have a lovely week away! Beautiful selection of Cards again x


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