Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's a mid - September release at Doodle Pantry.  So many fun images to choose from.  This set is called "What A Hoot". 

Yup, pulled out the Circle Burst die that I love.  Doodle Pantry images are so easy to take into Silhouette and turn into a Print and put 2 things together that I love and I think I have a card worthy of sending to a friend...haha

Remember the September Doodle Pantry Challenge #50 is still in progress.  You have a chance to win a GC to the store and receive the set Gift Monkey FREE for using a Doodle Pantry image (not just sentiment) in the challenge. 

A2, vellum, Circle Burst die, string, wet embossing, pop-ups for dimension

Changed the scene and paper a little bit

Carolina Girl (Cely)
The challenge at Cut It Up #53 is... "Peace", use colors of the flag of a country you have visited or would like to visit.  I haven't been to many countries, but Africa is on my wish list.  Of course, I would rather go to a safe area of the country.  Humm...not to be cynical, but every country has their "not so safe areas".  White, blue and green are the colors of the flag of different parts of Africa.

A2 vertical, framed landscaped die...can't remember which company, I made the kite die-cut in Silhouette, and the sentiment is from Stampabilities, I embossed a frame around card

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I love this sketch so I'm using again, but with a little twist.  I'm also trying to meet another deadline.  I kept scratching my head as to how to approach the From the Heart Challenge...follow the sketch or twist which is to use something recycled.  Well, I took pics of me using pony beads and melting them down in the oven to use as enamel dots.  The pony beads weren't serving any use, but changing them into useful dots made a lot of sense.  I just accidentally erased the procedure of me baking.  It didn't smell up the kitchen too much since my DH and I opened up the windows. Anyhooo....very pleased with the results and hope From the Heart Stamp team will consider the beads, turned into useful dots as my recycled item.  (Still mad that I erased the pics!)

I also split up the images from Flappy Birdbrain and placed one of the outside and one on the inside and eliminated the thrid with masking....the beauty of digital!

A2 vertical, pine tree die, my homemade dots from old pony beads, colored the tring orange, cloud punch, pop-ups for dimension

Inside: copics for both birds, sentiment using Word

Carolina Girl (Cely)

I've fallen in love with Lawn Fawn Stamps and Die sets.   This one is, of course, Get Well Soon.  I did several didn't's just one.  I tried to make some masculine and some feminine.  I think this is masculine.  I colored in little pills....haha  I also used their Stitched Banner die set.  PS...I pretty much cased one of the DT member's card.

A2, nurse's hat brad, ribbon, and Lil'Inker stitched flag, hole punch and copics

Carolina Girl (Cely)
2nd posting today to meet deadline!  Oh My!

I am under the wire to post this card.  I'm having the best time with the wonderful Lacy Sunshine images.  This one is called Darina & Bardolph.  The Lacy Sunshine challenge #41 is to use a window.  Now if you know me, I LOVE making cards using my own window svg.

I used MB shutter, my window, copics, MS goo punch, pumpkin and spider punches.  And,I  Print and Cut the image leaving a shadow on my Silhouette.  (Bad grammar...sorry)  I'm in a hurry..haha

A2, vertical fold, IO grass die, pop-ups for dimension. embossing folder and chalking on the embossed area


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I was commissioned to do several birthday cards for a dear friend's son who is in training for the Marines Special Forces.  She wants something fun, manly, amusing and CAS since he has nothing but a bunk and a knapsack.

I need to take a better pic to really show how the front looks when "flat".  You aren't able to see the speech bubble until you open the card....and then "surprise".

What a great From the Heart Stamp's just toooo cute....oh gosh..manly least a little I hope. The set is called Birthday Burger Birdbrain....try saying that 3 times real fast!

A2, stitching, twine, gift charm, heat embossing, circle punches, puff paint on candle

Inside: cut sentiment, image and make shadow with Silhouette Cameo and colored image with copics

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Here's September's From the Heart Stamp image called Flappy Birthday.  I received it FREE for participating in their August Challenge. What a sweetie!  I'm entering this image in their September Challenge.  

I wanted to use just "one" of the images, but wasn't sure of the rule, so I stuck with all three but did another card with just one of the images that I'll post later this week.

My inspiration was Jeannie from The Spotted Chick.  I plan to case hers .... for sure.  I didn't have the  curved die cut so I had to make my own in Silhouette

A2, faux stitching, copics, pop-ups, balloon made in Silhouette

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Oh My... I was excited to use Card Cut 7 set SVG from Doodle Pantry being introduced this month. Yup, and I'm still playing with shaker cards.  I've made 3 with this file, but only sharing this one with the theme: you brighten my day

I also used the Everyday Jargon set.  The only thing different is that I used some Lawn Fawn fireflies (glow worms). I just giggle every time I use the poem that can be found on the last silly, but cute!

Join in on the September Challenge #50 fun with a chance to win a GC and receive a select free file if you use a Doodle Pantry image.  How fun!

5x5, acetate with gems and fireflies, wet embossed circles around glow worms/fireflies, brad, jewel, flower punch

flap opened, string, shaker goodies

glow worms/fireflies die cut from Lawn Fawn, glitter on butts, wet embossed yellow circles, copics

Sentiments, glitter on bums...haha

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I love the little sentiment stamp I used.  I think it goes well with this Front To Back stamp called Scrappie Dog from Art Impressions.  I've had it for several years and never used it.  Look carefully at the front of the card and even more carefully as you open it.  It shows the front and back of the image!  Too cute!

I'm entering my card in the Art Impression challenge : use a "Front to Back" image.

A2, fence, window and shutters from MB, embossed brick folder, lace for curtains, copics, grass die

another angle of front, pop-ups for dimension

lamp from Silhouette Store,

another angle, American Art Stamp called Dog Slobber

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm revisiting the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-It Die set, but with a Halloween theme this time.  The images and sentiment clear stamps I THINK are from an old Inkadinkadoo set.  The leaf stem die is from Poppystamps. Anyhoooo...isn't it fun!

A2, goggle eyes, old Fiskar flower punch

Inside of card....plenty of room to write my note on the back

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....that's the name of one of the new, fun sets for September from Doodle Pantry. (Ageless Antiques)  I also used the fun Accent Ants and Critter Top - Ants.  I chose it because I was inspired by my mixer that I decorated last year.  How do you like my flames!!! My husband tells people, " when Cely is in the kitchen, get out and stay out of the way, she's on fire!"  lol

Join us at the September Doodle Pantry Challenge.  No doubt you will see the new sets, get inspired and hopefully want to join in on the fun for a chance to win a GC and receive a selected set for free (Cheer Spirit) if you choose to use a Doodle Pantry image.  SWEET!

PS... 30% Sale through August 29th - September 6 at Doodle Pantry  (some exclusions apply)

Lawn Fawn stitched banner set, string, distressed edges and inked distressed edges, pop-ups for dimension

Lil Inker Flag/Banner die, brads, copics on both, eyelet, twine A2,size for both

My mixer...other side says "mixing things ups"

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I laugh every time I see this image and the sentiment.  The image is "Fried Chicken" from Bugaboo Stamps. And yes, this little chick has fried her little and old a** in the sun from a young age.  I've been much better these past few years with the scare of skin cancer.  I still love the sun on my face.  I just make sure I grease up for protection.

I'm infatuated with perfecting my shaker cards....better and easier!  I placed real sand and some bling bobbles in the shaker.  I used my new Lawn Fawn "Life is Good" Stamp and Die set.

The challenge at Catch the Bug is "End of Summer"...use teal, bling and die(s).  Well, I'm headed to the beach this week for a last summer hurrah, used glitter and bling bobbles, and every shape in this card came from a die or cut from my Silhouette.

A2, copics, Lil' Inker Banner Die, cloud punch, sand, pop-ups for dimension, clear acetate

Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's time for From the Heart Stamp #77 Challenge. You can do the sketch, twist, or both.  The twist is flower power. I chose to do the sketch this time since I wanted to use this as a male card for a friend's birthday.  I'm loving this Birdbrain Burger image.

Yup, another shaker card. I used copics for coloring.  I'm changing glues thought.  The Tombow glue is not doing the job.  I used the Lil' Inker Flag banner die and of course, the 2 brads.

A2, shaker card, acetate sheet, brads, sequins and glass bobbles

front ngle

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I did this same scene a week back but with different papers.  I always find it amazing how different papers can change a scene so much.  I know I will get tired of these fun circle burst dies at some point down the road....but not yet...haha

Both dies are from Memory Box.  I made the svg spider web a long time ago and I heat embossed the old clear Happy Haunting sentiment stamp.

A2, ribbon, spider web brad, heat embossing

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....well, not for me.  After 33 years teaching in the high school setting, I just substitute now and then for a little extra fun/mad money. Funny how I don't miss the paperwork, yet now that I'm retired, I surround myself with paper....ok...but it's PRETTY PAPER...haha

The image is from Lacy Sunshine called Chrissy Crystal Whisk Fairy .  I got it free for participating last month.  Their challenge theme this month at Lacy Sunshine is "Back to School".

I used my new Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die Set and my new Lil Inker Stitched Flag.  It took me a long time to win the fairy charms on Ebay at the price I wanted to pay.  They seemed to be very popular.

(Humm...she is not that pink...bad lighting..sorry)
A2, raffia, string, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, copics pop-ups

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I volunteered to make a card for my friend and realtor for a new friend who is closing on their new home in the neighborhood I just moved into a few months ago.  I love a challenge.  I forgot to color the flower on the car before taking the pics, but I remembered and that's what counts...right!

I used a sizzix flip-it card die, route sign from Cliff's Clubhouse Set  from, and AKV - Moving from Bugaboo Stamps.  A little stitching, copic coloring, jewels, pop-ups, wine opener charm and I called it done!

A2, tied with raffeta, metal charm is hot glued
these angles are so hard for me to photograph

The white panel is for her note or she can moved it to the back of the card.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I've been missing using my Bugaboo images.  I like using them to bring smiles and throw off a little humor every now and then.  There's something about Jodie's artistic, cartoonist smiles on many of the characters that "just make me happy and smile". Soooo, I hope to spread the smiles to some dear friends who are very ill.

I chose "boy on bike" (can't find exact title) from Bugaboo.  It just so happens to qualify  for the bingo challenge at Catch the Bug right now.

A2, Lawn Fawn dies (sun, cloud and sentiment) Hill is a sizzix die and used copics for coloring.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I made two cards with 2 of the Doodle Pantry is the Hotrod Pickup and the other is Doggie and Things.
A2, balloons from Silhouette, sun and cloud from Lawn Fawn dies, pop-ups The inside says" since I can't be there for your fab birthday".

The cards are being for a friend's birthday in which I can't be there and the other for my SIL's father who is gravely ill.

For Vern who is very sick

I'm entering the card in Tuesday's Throwdown #209.  The theme is "furry friend".

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My SIL's father has fallen to ill health.  He has worked so hard to be independent and fight these debilitating illnesses.  I'm going to try to send cards at least twice a week to let him know I'm thinking of him.  I hope the silly cards will put a smile on his face.

This is Gus from Bugaboo.  He's one of my old time favorite cranky guys.  He has a mind of his own...just like dear Vern.  So I think they will definitely get along...haha

I'm entering the card into the BINGO challenge at Catch the Bug.

A2, pearls, corner punch, beer mug die cut from silhouette
just another angle, glitter on form

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I showed the glass I did for my youngest son's I will show you mine....same thing except I used a lime green and MY name...haha

Liking the green
Kept my name simple