Carolina Girl (Cely)
Hello everyone!!!

I totally cased this card, but don't remember who.  I'm sure it was a DT member from Lawn Fawn.  I bought this Love You Smores set along with the Woodgrain Background drops set.  However, on a few, I stamped, scanned and took into Silhouette, enlarged and then did a print and cut.  I made some to be gender neutral and some feminine.  I also used Stitched Party Banners from Lawn Fawn.

A2, colored with copics, sting, circle die and banner die

I enlarged this image and then pint and cut on my Silhouette

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I bought 5 Art Impression sets at Michaels awhile back and finally able to play with them....that dog is so silly.

I stamped him, then scanned him, then pulled him up in my Silhouette Studio and did a print and cut, but not before using some patterns in the program to add to the parachute.  I tried making this gender neutral.  I colored him with copics and the rest are all die cuts and cloud punches.  I think the sentiment can be used for other celebrations besides birthday.

A2, more homemade enamel/plastic dots

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm just now getting around to posting this wedding card.  Laura, a friend, needed a cowboy/cowgirl wedding theme card.  She gave me information and this is what I came up with for the card.  She said the bride and groom loved it AND I wound up with some extra business...how about that!

I'm having a senior moment, and can't remember where I got the svg cut file....was it Silhouette Store or SVGCUTS...I can't remember!!!!

5x5, distress inking, embossing folders, MS fern punch, fute, silk flower and metal star from Hobby Lobby, stitching


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Starting in January 2015, Doodle Pantry changed things up a bit with new releases...instead of once a month, Laurie is now releasing 2 - 4 new releases each Tuesday with the 3rd Tuesday offering fun cut files (SVGS).  Also, each Tuesday, those releases just for that day will be offered at a 25% discount.  Let's not for forget the Ants in the Pantry Challenge each month which has a theme.

Now to my card....I used the new release called "Card Cut Hearts" file set.....so many many different cut files in this great set.  I also used the new release "Valentine Mice" and a wonderful older set "Heartful Hearts".  It was easy, quick and a lot of fun to make!

No.10 envelop, pop-ups for dimension, pearls, MB bow die

If you look closely the word "thanks" is written on the candy heart each is holding



Carolina Girl (Cely)
2nd Posting Today!

OKAY...we haven't seen the first snowflake here in South Carolina, but we are having our fair share of cold cold cold!  Not only do I think the From the Heart Stamps Little Snowman image is darling, I just love the sentiment that came with it.

I followed the sketch for Challenge #94 but I just couldn't do the twist...monochromatic.  I love them, but this little card still needed a little pop so I gingerly added the lime green.  I'm also entering this little card in the progressive Monthly (January) Challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

A2 vertical, string, copics, sickles, stitching, ribbon, mitten brads, embossing folder



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I saw these adorable Loving Cows (from the Silhouette Store) that Sue created and knew I had to case for my grand daughter.  It will be one of her Valentines.  I made two for her: one to hold, tear up and carry around.  The other can be displayed and then put in her memory box of cards.

Off to the beach tomorrow till Sunday, but my husband and dogs will keep the "home fires burning" and secure.  We have security and security cameras in the house.  I can go on my phone or IPAD at anytime and see what the puppies are doing...haha  I can usually find my DH napping in the den chair with the puppies sleeping on top of him.



A2 size, distressing on edges for a little dimension

just an angle view...forgot to some the sentiment and cute hearts on the back


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, waiting till the last day again.  I'm still so busy.  Walking and exercising takes up so much time...haha

From the Heart Challenge #93 with a twist (birthday) is only hours away from closing.  I love the sketch to follow.  With the cool sketch and great image, nothing else really needs to be added...well, that's what I think anyway...lol  I'm using Sick Chick.

A2 vertical, coloring in Silhouette, white gel pen, stitching, copics highlighting

angle


Carolina Girl (Cely)
As promised, here is the Bath Tub Ants set from Doodle Pantry that I used yesterday.  I changed the paper and the sentiment.  I think it is a "happy" card.




Carolina Girl (Cely)
Hi there!  It's Tuesday, which means some new releases at Doodle Pantry and you can purchase the new release sets for 25% off that day...but that day only...so hurry and go take a looksy! Remember, we have our 1st Ants in the Pantry Challenge in full swing.

I'm using the adorable pre-colored Bath Tub Ants set.  I myself, love a good soak in my Jacuzzi in the evenings.  With the cold days and nights we have had lately, it's perfect for warming up my old bones....haha

Using a swing card I made in Silhouette, I used the same image but didn't papers and sentiments. So, I'll show you one today and the other tomorrow.

Copics for flowers and shadowing, MB die, string, pop ups, homemade dots

Inside

Shows you more of the swing card

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Alas, my youngest child left to return to college.  The house feels so empty when he leaves....that means happy place time to help fill the void....my craft room and time to catch up on last minute challenges.

This is Birdbrain Snowman from From the Heart Stamps.  I'm entering it into their Challenge 92, sketch with a twist.  I have a few friends that sentiment can "so relate"...how about you???

A2, Lil Inker rectangle stitch die, copics, sickles, plastic snowflake

just another angle

sketch to follow

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My son will be returning to college tomorrow so I will be working a little harder on card making and exercising.  It will also help me stay out of the kitchen.  I take no meds, eat right, and exercise (walk, swim, lift weights, stay active) yet I'm told I am a high risk osteoporosis female after results of a bone density test and have moderate 3rd stage kidney disease!  What!  Humm...let's take those tests again.  I feel great and just a full pounds over my weight.  I weigh in at 135.  If the doc wants me at 128, then I'm up to the challenge. More walking and less elliptical and swimming (and sodium) right now...need more low impact.  Calcium test was great...bad genes the doc says.  HAVE YOU HAD YOUR EXERCISE TODAY!!!

I enjoyed making this card....getting back to my roots sorta.  The black and white is so generic so I could almost put any type of sentiment.

I cased this card from Vicki Mears I found on Pinterest.  I'm entering the card in the Cut It Up Challenge: Black and White.

A2, MB flower die, spellbinder Marvelous die, Little Inker rectangle die, ribbon, Stampin Up "always" stamp

I continue to work on whites when photographing

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I accidentally deleted my post on this card.  I'm posting again, but keeping the message short.  I'm using the Lady Bug Hug set from Doodle Pantry.  Each Tuesday there will be new releases at which time you can purchase for 25% on that day only.  We also have a new challenge and theme so join us at Ants in the Pantry Challenge #1.  You could win a $15 gift certificate. Yippee!






Carolina Girl (Cely)
OK...waiting till the last minute to get this in the fun From the Heart December Challenge....the weekly challenge and the monthly challenge.  Christmas Spirit Birdbrain is the adorable monthly image set I received for participating in the November challenge and I'm to use it in the December Challenge.  I'm also entering this card in their weekly challenge No. 91 with a twist.

I may be very late getting it entered into the challenge, but I have one less Christmas card to make for 2015...haha

A2, that is red foil on the top, but it looks black, colored with copics, faux stitching, homemade beads



A2, another angle
sketch to follow
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Charlie Horse is at it again! He loves to play in the snow as much as any child.  We always hope for, at least, one little snow each year here in South Carolina.  The Snow Globe Gala, Charlie Snowhorse and Winter Wishes scene are all from Doodle Pantry.  I was inspired by several gals from the Doodle Pantry team...not quite casing them but pretty darn close.  Theirs were wonderful! Still a little time to join in on our Doodle Pantry #53 challenge.

Meantime, it's in the wee hours of the morning and I have 2 Boston Butts on my smoker grill while the men are still fast asleep in the house.  Okay...the doggies are up with me!  We will pick and eat one as soon as it comes off the smoker. The other will be packaged and divvy up for friends.  I'll try to post a pic later as the butts starts turning a rich, dark brown.

A2 size, glitter on the puffy snow, merged Charlie Horse into the winter scene and cut out an extra of him and the top to give it lots of dimension.  Cut globe and Charlie Horse using my Silhouette.

side view, cut out plain white paper to fit inside to write my letter and sentiment.  I can't decide it I will add sentiment on the outside.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
2nd post today!

I finally bought a new freezer.  When I moved, I really thought I could live without one.  I was in denial....for I love baking, freezing and giving gifts of food to my college son and friends.  With the smoked turkey leftover from Thanksgiving, I made many smoked turkey pot pies.  My freezer is full of Shepard's Pie, Chicken Pot Pies, Coconut Pies, Pumpkin Rolls, spaghetti, lots of different soups and the list goes on and on.

Anyhooo, my family and friends don't swap Christmas presents, but what is allowed anywhere from Dec. 1 - Jan.31, homemade goodies for the giving.  Yum Yum  And, that's where Charliene Baking from Doodle Pantry comes in to play.  Laurie does a wonderful job with her images and coloring so this image was perfect for quick little tags for some of the food.  I chose NOT to use traditional Christmas colors since some of the goodies might not be given till after Christmas.

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3x4 tags, copics for some shadow coloring stitched dies from Lil Inker


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Carolina Girl (Cely)
Bryan, our oldest son, graduated from the Citadel some years past.  Since then, he has married a wonderful young lady, has a 14 month old little girl, and is now graduating  tomorrow from Clemson Univsersity with another degree...this time in nursing, a BSN.  He will work in Critical Care (some type of ICU) for one year and then enter Anesthesiology School. (Well, he's hoping to be accepted.) He wants to become a Nurse Anesthetist.  Shannon, his wife, is a nurse anesthetist.  I hope that means I get good care in my old age....haha

So...here is my card.  I think he will like this fun card over a more serious one I first had in mine. I left the images "just as they are"....no coloring.  The rest of the card is pretty much self explanatory.  All the images are AKV Male Nurses from Bugaboo Stamps...precious!

A2, stitching, Clemson colors

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm in desperate need of birthday cards, so I have a goal of making 10 birthday cards by Sunday.  It's cold outside so what better time to make cards and sip on a cup of hot butterscotch cider!

The image is from From the Heart Stamps called Birthday Chicks.  I wish my legs were that skinny!  I'm entering the card in their Challenge #90  with a twist: follow the sketch and/or use scraps...I did both...love using scraps!

A2, all scraps except for base, added beads I melted and some stitching, copics coloring



sketch and twist to follow
  
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I LOVE Charlie Horse!

I've been away this past week.  A friend rode back with me from the beach and I had a "senior moment" during the ride....I didn't check the gauge on the gas !  YUP...we ran out of gas.  I was lucky enough to coast over 4 lanes of traffic to the side of the very busy highway.  In all fairness to me, I was driving my friend's car so I'll only take 1/2 the blame...haha  Anyhooo .... after all was said and done and we got home safely but late, we still remain friends and had a laugh.  I'm sending this card to her.  It reminded me of our adventure.

My sweet image is from Doodle Pantry called Charlie Sledding.  Join our challenge #53 for a chance to win a great GC and find loads of inspiration.

A2, dies from Lawn Fawn, cut images with border using Cameo. pop-ups for dimension

straight view of card

just another angle



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I always enjoy making Christmas cards but each year I always choose one to make 8 of the same for family members.  This year I chose one of Doodle Pantry's December Releases called Bethlehem Cut File.  Even though I used two layers of pop-ups for dimension, I can still mail each card with just one stamp.

I'm horrible about getting cards mailed so these cards were mailed the day after Thanksgiving !!!

Doodle Pantry's December Challenge will begin today at noon.  Join in and have the chance to win a GC to the store.

A2, made background paper by sponging, distressing and using white pen

did a few with purple background


side angle

more extreme side angle


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'll repeat myself once more... I fell in love with card making when I discovered a House Mouse stamp at Hobby Lobby years ago.

Winter's Nap is what I'm using for my card.  Yup...using the large circle burst this time around.  The challenge #183 at House Mouse is: Add a little sparkle  I add diamond sickles to the flame.

A2, copics for coloring, MB bow die, gold foil card stock, glitter

inside....the blank area is for my little note

Other Challenges:
Inspiration Emporium November Challenge