Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's my last card for Laura's birthday.  I enjoyed trying a pop-up box card.  I found it fun.  The template came from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Store, along with the cork screw, balloons, one of the wine bottles, grapes and wine glass.

It folds flat to fit an A2 envelop.  I put 12 cents extra postage for the thickness.

Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Carolina Girl (Cely) my friend Laura!

Fab 'n Funky is having a fun challenge starting today with the theme being"Walk on the wild side"  (animals) and being sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  

My friend Laura loves giraffes.  She even has a 15 ft. metal giraffe in her front yard...really cool!  For me, I felt I kept the card CAS.  Jiggles Giraffe is from Doodle Pantry.  What a love him/her!!!  The set has so many images and sentiments, along with extra elements.  Don't forget that Doodle Pantry's July Challenge continues so head on over and check out the great card creations.

A2 vertical, embossing folder, stitching, homemade banner using Silhouette Studio, pop-ups for dimension

copics, and shadow border using Silhouette.  Inside has another banner and a strip of DP

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My first winter holiday card for the year....I hear a big hooray coming on!!!  This Winter Friends set is from From the Heart.  I received it for participating in the last month progressive challenge.  Isn't it a sweetie!   I'm now going to join From The Heart July Stamp Of the Month Challenge with this card.

I'm enjoying the Pop-Up dies from Sizzix.  I made some on my Silhouette Cameo, but sometimes "quick" is the magic word for me.  I bought this DP from My Mind's Eye two years ago and just now able to rip it open...haha  I dared not take the challenge of sewing around all the scallops, so no stitching this

A2, snowflake brads, copics coloring, Pop-up cards are so hard to photograph

snowflake from Silhouette Store, snow jewel in center

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I saw this darling image over at my friend Linda's blog and had to jump in and participate in the progressive challenge at Deedee Digis.  I cut this little fella out with my Cameo, leaving a small border around him.  Another friend is approaching her 49th I hope she likes the card.

Pop-up cards are always a challenge for me to photograph.  I gave it my best  Buttons, stitching, heart dies, string, glossy accents, ribbon, copic markers and I call it done.

A2 size, Sizzix pop-up die, pop-ups for dimension, glitter pen

Inside view and sentiment

another inside angle

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm still on vacation at the beach.  I'm having a wonderful, fun, yet relaxing time.  I made this card right before I left for the beach.  It is for my son and wife.  They gave me an awesome gift certificate to Hobby Lobby.  The die cut card maker to make this card is what I spent some of my money on.  Gosh, it makes a fun, quick card in no time......worth every penny with a coupon...haha

I'm using Doodle Pantry's "AccentAnts" .  I so love these little critters...of course...only on The Doodle Pantry Challenge for July continues so hope to see you there.  Hard to use iPad so I didn't use link ups...sorry.

A2, cord, charm. Poppystamps heart die, Marvy flower vase punch

Type the words on computer, pop ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....and sea creatures even more!

The Carousel Seahorse set is new for July at Doodle Pantry.  The set comes with matching papers, sentiments, an outline, as well as, pre-colored sea horse images.  I chose the pre-colored image for my card.  The carousel is from the Silhouette Store. I used lots of pop-ups for fun dimension. It looks a little plain, but I thought adding designer paper would take away from the simplicity of the card.

Join us for the Doodle Pantry July Challenge #48 with the theme being Christmas or "Make a Splash".  What a great opportunity to have fun, inspire others and have the chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Store.

I'm going out on a limb here and participate in the Cut I Up challenge with the theme being "Under The Sea".  Well, they ARE seahorses I'm using.  I was always told to use my imagination....haha

A2, used Fiskar cloud punches, jewel for top of flag pole. Cut shadows using my Silhouette Cameo.   Oops...mustn't forget my stitching.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore - Andre Gide

Continuing with Doodle Pantry's Challenge #48 theme - Christmas or Make a Splash.  Iinspired by Kitty Kraft, I did monochromatic blue sea/water theme and somewhat case her card.  I changed a few things from my last blog post....but not much too...just enough to continue to enjoy the sea shells.

The Challenge will continue through the month of July, so hop aboard ship and play along.

A2 horizontal, added fence and cat tails die cuts.  Used deckled scissors and tore paper to represent the sand dunes.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....sand in your shoe

Doodle Pantry's Challenge #48 theme is "Christmas or Make  A Splash".  There are a few new releases I know you will want to check out.  I chose to revisit the Sea Shell Set from Doodle Pantry. Most people know I am a "die-hard" water/beach kinda gal so I chose to work with the Make A Splash theme.

I used some of the pre-colored sea shells, along with seagulls and grass die cuts.  I tore paper and distress edges and inked the paper to make an ocean and sand backdrop.

Join us for July's Doodle Pantry Challenge #48 - Christmas or Make a Splash. You'll have lots of fun, get inspiration and have a chance to win a set.

There is a 40% sale from July 1 - 7, (some exclusions do apply).

A2 horizontal, pop-ups for dimension, glitter on sand, embossing, die cuts

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A quick little card, rushing to meet to 2 challenge deadlines.  I already know who I need to send this little card too.  This person has done a "Super Job" in helping us move.

The image is called Super Birdbrain from From the Heart digital stamps. I'm entering this card in their Super Birdbrain challenge.  I'm also entering the Aud Sentiment Challenge 109: use 2 word sentiment.

I'm falling in love with these little From the Heart images.  My friend enjoys her glass of wine (every now and then) so I added the wine glass.  I used copic markers, glitter on belt, glossy accents on wine glass and eyes for dimension.  The sentiment was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

A2, pearls, stitching, glitter pen, glossy accents, Cameo cutter Fiskar scallop punch.  The inside sentiment says, " I'll drink to that!"

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Getting my feet wet by making this card after a 5 month absence.  Just a few funny, sweet cards using one of the darling images released this month at Doodle Pantry that I plan to send out to a few friends.  It's called Classic Bug...a great set with different color beetle bug cars, sentiments, papers, and a gas can image. I chose the pink pre-colored image along with the matching designer paper.

I added the flowers because my red Volkswagon beetle had a little vase in it for flowers.  I think they all come with the vase...never really understood why...haha

Come join us for the June Doodle Pantry Challenge No.'s not too late and who doesn't like to get more inspiration and a free select set!

PS  Lola, at Little Card Maker,  card  was my inspiration.  I need help getting my mojo back and so many of yals' creations are doing just that.  Thank you.

A2 size, Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Poppystamps Gentle Leaf die, Martha Stewart car die cut on silver foil., stitching, pop-ups for dimension, Stampin Up window punch

Background paper from Hobby Lobby, circles and car shadow cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yes, it's been six months.  I was in the midst of selling our house and building a new house when things went askew.  The house sold before our house was built which left us homeless.  I moved in with different friends during that time while my DH took up residence with one of his friends.

Internet was troublesome....  internet usage was minimal in some locations.

Once into our new house, there was lots of unpacking and finding items. biggest trouble began.  I was losing my sight in one eye. Example, if I was looking at a car or a person, I could only see 1/2 of them and any image left was very distorted.  I was diagnosed with being in the stage 4 of having a macular  hole.  Two surgeons teamed up and they preformed their miracles.  Recovery was 4 weeks. I won't go into detail, but the weird things you have to do for a good recovery is weird and hard.  Anyhoooo, the gas bubble implanted in my eye was a success and now gone and the stitches in my eye have been removed.  My vision will improve over the next 6 months - 1 year.

I don't know where/how to begin with my card making.  I hope it's like bicycle riding and I will feel comfortable soon.  I am getting ready to make a card....almost scary...haha

Thanks to all for the support and Doodle Pantry for letting me take the time off to move and recover.... A wonderful leader and team there.

OK...time to go make a card!!!!!!!!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Are you as surprised as I am...seeing a card post from me!  This is my first card in over a month.  It's not that I didn't want to, but living out of suitcases for 2 months has been hard.  The house is 3/4 finished.  I packed very few card supplies and still can't find half of them...haha

The sweet image is from the set, Tree Glee Two, from Doodle Pantry that was introduced this month.  I used the pre-colored image.  It comes with several different tree images, sentiments and coordinating papers.

Join us for our February Doodle Pantry Challenge #43 for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receiving the set called Easter Peeps... free... if you use a Doodle Pantry image.

A2,  Memory Box birds, Poppy Stamps birdhouse, fence and grass, Impression Obsession cats, cloud punches, stitching, pop-ups for dimension, 

Carolina Girl (Cely)
We seem to always squeak by in the South from getting snow, but we still love winter scenes so I tried to capture the moment in this card.

The HOLIDAY REINDEER svg is by Lori at Doodle Pantry.  The tree dies are from Impression Obsession.  I just love this deer...very versatile!

Be sure to join us in the January Doodle Pantry Challenge #42.  You have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receive "free" the specially selected set just by following the guidelines.

A2  Got my inspiration from Kitty Kraft

stitching, pop-ups for lots of dimension, snowflake embossing folder, fern punch flower punch, stickles

Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's been a long time since I have made a shaker card.  What better time than now with winter upon us.  Here in the South, we can only hope to get a glimpse of a few snowflakes.

Doodle Pantry has this fun set called Igloo Fun. The set has lots of goodies like the outline and pre-colored images, sentiments and coordinating papers.  There is still time to join in on the January Challenge #42.  You have a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Store and a free set just by following the guidelines for the challenge.

A2 horizontal, stitching, snow button, plastic shaker, MS window punch, MB snow die

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My brother Ray and SIL Dawn live in Little Compton, Rhode Island.  They get their fair share of snow.  I love visiting during the winter months since snow is a rarity in SC.  Anyhooooo, how wonderful it is to see falling snow with deer running through the backyard.  Other than not putting a stone wall in the scene, one would think they were in their backyard in the card.

The Holiday Deer is a wonderful svg and pdf file being offered by Doodle Pantry in this month's release.  I'm not using the file so much for Christmas but for January and February cards being sent to my "snowbird" family and friends up north.

Join us for our Doodle Pantry #42 Challenge with a chance to win a gift certificate to the store and receive "free" selected set just for you participation and following the guidelines.

A2 horizontal, silhouette file from Silhouette, MS window

IO fir tree set, hook punch, my lamp shade svg

sickles and pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....for a few days!

Our big move, emotionally and physically has arrived.  After 29 years in this home, raising our boys, and making memories, it time for the next chapter in our lives.....watching the grandchildren grow, our young men spreading their wings and for Don and I to make new memories....just at a slower pace...haha

Our new house/cottage is a little behind schedule due to all the rain rain rain! We will be homeless for at least two months but finding refuge with family and friends.

I hope I can get my computer up and running in a few days if nothing else to visit blogs and comment.

Have a great week and wish us an easy move...haha
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Inside:  ...for one of those days that just stinks!

Almost packed to move, but still had a little time to make a card with this pretty little Card Cut File #2 svg set released this month at Doodle Pantry.  The darling skunk is also from the January Release called Silly Critters.

Come join us for the Doodle Pantry January Challenge #42.  You will have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store as well as received "free" the selected set just for your participation and following the guidelines...using a Doodle Pantry image.

5x5, stitching, brad, flower from stash, pop-ups for dimension

Inside (I packed up my lamps so pics are a little dark)

Carolina Girl (Cely) son's 31st birthday! Just seems like yesterday. He's now back in college working on his Master's in a specialized nursing field and he and his darling wife just had their first first grandchild.

They are both dog lovers so I thought this was the perfect birthday card for him.  This has just been officially re- introduced at Doodle Pantry.  The set is called Mr. Spike.  It comes with an array of elements, images (outline and pre-colored) and co-ordinating papers.  I just love this little guy!

A2, twine, brad, paw punch

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My dear SIL had another foot surgery and pretty much looks like Boo Boo Birdie from the New Release Set premiering today at Doodle Pantry.  This SIL jet-sets all over the world on business so this foot situation is really "dragging her down" and cramping her

All craft supplies were packed up upon creating this card, but I found some paper and buttons in a bookcase and I never packed up my Cameo so I made some crutches.  The format is in Studio.  If you want it, just email me and I will send....DON'T leave a message in the comment box since it does not afford me your email address.

Doodle Pantry Challenge #42 starts today at 12 noon.  Just for your participation you will have a great chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store and receive FREE the selected set just for following certain guidelines.

A2, stitching, button, brads, my Studio crutches file, pop-ups for dimension

Inside: another sentiment from the set

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Seems like it rains every Sunday here which puts construction behind schedule. Just to catch some of you up....We are downsizing.  With Don and I having 3 back surgeries between us, we thought now was the time to enjoy and stress less about the outside house duties.  I can still garden and the community has a beautiful walking trail.  It is not at the beach which was my first wish, but that is not off the table.  I will give this a two year trial run.

This is a cottage community with craftsman style homes. It is "not" a retirement community.  I love that the community has all ages, but with certain restrictions, it really isn't too conducive for very young children.  However,  there is a public park across the street.

Here is a quick video I captured on my phone yesterday and at end of day a "still" shot.