Carolina Girl (Cely)
I hope I'm at the beach when this is posted.  Seahorse Habitat set is a Doodle Pantry June release. Our Ants in the Pantry Challenge #6 continues...join us!

CAS.  I added an extra layer on the gold seahorse and scallop for added dimension. I'm entering my card in the Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #219 - National Aquarium Month.


A2, Lawn Fawn Hillside border die, SVGCUTS seaweed svg,  MB large bubbles die

pop-ups for dimension, starfish metal brad, Cameo to cut

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Ahhhhh....I could smell, see and hear the sounds of the coastal waters as I was making this fun card.

Less is best sometimes.  I didn't want to subtract from the beautiful pre-colored scene.  It came together so quickly and easily, but I hope it look like it took me a long time to the person I send it to...haha

It's June 5 and Doodle Pantry is having some lovely and fun new releases.  I chose one of the images from Seahorse Habitat.  Ants in the Pantry Challenge #6 is still in progress.  Come join the fun and for a chance to win a $GC to the store.


A2, acetate sheet, IO starfish die, onion bag, old sentiment stamp, Die-namics stitched square die, Martha Stewart glitter and glitter I order online, glitter pen on pearl and water areas, double sided dimension tape roll

angle view to try to show inside


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Peaches are FINALLY in!  Nothing like leaning over the sink eating a peach while the juice runs down the arm.  Humm...I say that about fresh, summer, tomato sandwiches, boiled peanuts, and watermelon.....is this a Southern thing!  lol

I'm into dies a lot this week.  The Mother Hen Eggie is from Kadoodle, the chicken wire die is from MFT, and the idea/casing from Steph. I massed produced 5 of these..lol  The hardest part was figuring out how to get it too look like it was popping out of the fence.  I should have had a little dry corn for the photo instead of the flower...haha

A2, white highlighter pen, watercolor pencils, .01 black pen pop-ups for dimension on nose and wings

twine, font made in Silhouette Studio



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Ahh yes, I'm back to walking and exercising again....actually feels good.  I'm starting a little late in the mornings due to playing in my craft room, but discovered a way of staying cool while walking .....running through the sprinklers of neighbors yards...haha  The neighbors don't mind....wish I had thought of this earlier...lol

I bought this Die-namics My Favorite Things quilt die (bought much cheaper) after seeing Cammy's cards.  This is my first attempt. Pretty self explanatory.  The "Just a Note" is a little hard to see, but in person, it's quite easy.  When you cut, it will automatically make 2 cards.  Great for quick cards!


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, I yearn for the coast!  I plan on a trip by the end of this week.  Hubby will stay home and tend the house and puppies.  The first of June is "girls beach time"...a tradition I will continue to follow even with my husband retiring.  He'll probably enjoy the peace and quiet of me being away...haha

June 1 at Doodle Pantry means a new Ants in the Pantry Challenge..#6.  There will be some new releases on June 5 so "stay tuned". Enter the challenge for a chance to win a $GC and more if you use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment).

A2, IO shore bird die, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die

cloud punch, sun punch, acetate sheets



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Ahhh...the days of my youth remembering sticky popsicle juice running down my arms as I tried to lick it off.  I think cherry and grape were my two favorite flavors.  Of course, I always saved the popsicle sticks to have a mini sword fight with my brother.

These are more like "brown cow" popsicles...vanilla ice cream in the center and chocolate on the outside.  There were not any colors like in my pictures, but boy oh boy, that would had been fun!  I got my idea from Cammy at Pink Room Therapy.  I didn't have the stamp or die, so I made my own cutting file in Silhouette and used Peachy Keen faces....works for ME! LOL

A2, twine, Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps for sentiment

made this one more masculine

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I have several cards to post but must retake photos after losing them on my computer.  However, this is a card for a friend's birthday. I incorporated the deets for the From the Heart Stamps weekly Challenge #110 before deadline.  Sketch or twist. (I did twist) 

I'm glad I'm up and running again, but it feels like a daunting tasks in trying to make up challenges and commenting on so many fab blogs, so I do apologize.  I just need to relax, do what feels right and makes me happy.  Summer is also almost upon us and I have many vacation plans like many of you....haha

A2, made "happy" in Silhouette, doubled thickness, copics, Paper Smooches stitched lines die

I did TWIST: 3 black stripes and 3 pearls




Carolina Girl (Cely)
Oh Happy Days !





Carolina Girl (Cely)
My IMAC Hard drive died.  I replaced it with the help of my husband, but then we notice a ribbon damaged inside.  No, not a craft ribbon...haha, but a connector ribbon to the display.  I had to order since I couldn't find one in town.  Luckily, I had a back up disk (external hard drive).  You know our craft world is own our computer!  Well,  I can't get it to restore correctly yet.  I have the faith.  Today feels like the lucky day.

Anyhow,  I'm trying to visit blogs on my IPad but not much creating without my computer.


Yup,  this exactly what I'm having to do.  I'm glad I have a little "geek" in me!

This one is for Nana Connie

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I can't eat ice cream, but that doesn't mean I can't drool over it.  I do sneak frozen yogurt at times. I saw a MFT video using these stamps.  I enlarged using my Cameo and then used the print/cut feature.  I like caramel more than chocolate on my yogurt.  I added Diamond glaze on caramel topping and cherry.

A2, stitched around the edges in white, pop-ups for dimension, homemade clear blue enamel dots and made own sentiment using Pages on Mac

angle view to try and show dimension, Peachy Keen faces

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm casing Lorraine's happy little CAS card.  The bike is from Simon Says and the dog is from Lawn Fawn, Let's Play.  They came together quickly using my Silhouette Cameo.  The Stitched Hillside borders and sentiment and die are also from Lawn Fawn.  I used copics and some Wink of Stella.

Just now getting back from vacation and trying to catch up.  My son came home from college for a few days so I'm wanting to give him my undivided attention and spoil him...haha

A2, pop ups for dimension, puppy slides out of basket

Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies, stitched cloud die from Lawn Fawn

used wet embossing on the setiments

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I have grown quite fond of a wonderful family from Mexicali, Mexico.  They have two adorable little girls...ok...they are growing up.  I've been  corresponding with the girls.  They love getting letters and the cards are added fun.  They say it is 116 degrees on any given day there this past month.  Boy oh Boy!

Anyhow, since they have their fair share of cactus like we have our fair share of oak trees, I thought this set from Lawn Fawn, Stuck on you, would make the perfect, quick, sweet card.

A2, used coloring and print/cut feature in Silhouette.  Stitched "Spring Showers" from Lawn Fawn, Stitched rectangles from Lil Inker, jewel on flower, pop-ups for added dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Two different cards...two different sentiments. I created spinner cards using Doodle Pantry's pre-colored Scuba Sheep and Ant, Little Octopus and crab from the Silly Critters sets.  I also used one piece of seaweed from a Lawn Fawn set.

Still time for the Ants in the Pantry Challenge #5....."anything goes".  Come along and join the fun.  Also, what a great opportunity for a chance to win a GC to the Doodle Pantry Store.

A2, circle dies, Silhouette Print/Cut, Recollection acrylic water dots, Lawn Fawn stitched Hillside Curve die, Glossy Accents on goggles, Wink of Stella dots on sand



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I thought this donkey svg from Svg Cutting Files was so cute when I saw it at Paper Piecing by Steph.  I made several male and female versions.
I made a boo-boo on the female card.  See if you can find what I did to cover it up...haha  As it turned out, I think I like my cover-up...looks like it was suppose to be there!

A2 size  Amazing the color difference in the two cards yet I set up in the same exact location.  The background is a light cream.  Pop-ups for dimension, cloud punch, Lawn Fawn hillside die. Jewel on flower

masculine version

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Lot more male birthdays ahead and I want to be ready.

I used a pre-colored image from the set Winter Birthday and Nut Costume Ants from Doodle Pantry and a party hat from the Silhouette Store that I tweaked.

I also used the stamp and die set A Birdie Told Me and woodgrain stamp from Lawn Fawn, Lil Inker Stitched Diagonal and rectangle dies with some ice sickles for hat.

A2, pop-ups for dimension under hat and ball of hat, copics for flooring and shadowing

angle view to show dimension



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Apple Blossom Birds digi set was free since I participated in the April From the Heart monthly challenge. I am doing the "twist" for the weekly challenge #107...no designer paper.  I'm also entering the card in the May Monthly Challenge.

I cut out the image 3 times and fussy cut the flower and leaves sections then used pop-ups for lots of dimension keeping the rest of the card CAS.
A2, copics for all coloring, Wink of Stella for center of flowers, pop-ups on 2 layers for lots of dimension.

angle shot to try and show the flower layers


Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's May 1!!!  Doodle Pantry is having some wonderful, new releases.  I chose to work with Pelican Dreams.  I also used the lifesaver from Mini Summer Trio and sentiment from Summer Song Birdies.  Ants in the Pantry Challenge #5 will start at noon.  Come join the fun!

Off to Florida soon and hope to see some pelicans up close and personal.  Our sons will hold down the fort at home and take care of the puppies.
A2, stitching, jute twine, pop-ups for dimension.  The lifesaver is a big too big, but off well!

just another angle, wave punch by Fiskar


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I made 4 cards using a toaster file from Silhouette (it's on sale now for $.75.  Each toaster is a tad different, using college colors for the recipients.  I managed to have one say "hello" and the others a "non-tradional" Mother's Day card.  I used Peachy Keen faces and distressed the toast edges.

A2 size, color is off.  It is beige, not yellow, Clemson colors


This piece of toast actually opens up like a card with the sentiment on inside.  Citadel colors

I forgot where I bought this sentiment set...go from amazon, but company is not labeled on the packaging.  I must go check.  I love this set of sentiments.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Rushing to finish this card for a friend AND the QKR Stampede Challenge # 138 ...Guy Cards.  I used #15314, Golfing Turtle.  Our friend has been wanting to go to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.  For his birthday, we are taking him to the tournament on the "day of his choice".  I made a fake ticket for the inside of the card.

I made the "A Master" svg putting green.  I  print and cut in my design studio, then colored and attached the golfer with pop-ups  for dimension.  I cased Brenda, even her sentiment, since hers was so adorable.

A2 size, stitching, Wink Of Stella on parts of wood club, Lawn Fawn hillside dies, handmade the golf ball, pole and flag.  Forgot to add #18 on the flag for picture.

cloud punches

Inside, made fake badge

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I wanted to enter two challenges: From the Heart Stamps #106 and From the Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge for April and needed some quick, fun, sweet "just a note" cards so I worked them all together in this creation.  I used the free image from the progressive challenge called Hamlet Pigwit Being Shy.

I "cased" my idea from Heather M, but used this week's sketch (see below). For my "own personal touch", I created the music note svg.

A2, copics, stitching, pop-ups for dimension, music note svg, white pen highlights

angle view