Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, this is just about the same as yesterday but with a doggie.  I just love this Penny Black Buddy and Duck stamp set along with Uptown stamp.  Still casing 1001 cartes...love visiting her blog.

As I mentioned, if the card is worthy of being created once, why not a few more.  I now have 8 more cards for my stash that are ready to send...haha

Humm, I see red, white and blue so I'll enter into the Cut it Up Challenge #101.  The dog is die cut using Cameo, Clouds, Fisker punches,and the rectangle stitched die is from Lil Inker.

A2,  Paper Studios paper, copics, pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A quick card for the QKR Stampede Challenge #201, using the fun Floating Away.  Theme - up up and away!  Yup, another sorta case card by 1001 cartes...she is so talented.

Used my Cameo to cut out, copics for coloring, Upton scene by Penny Black, cloud punches.  And yes, I made 4..haha

A2, pop-ups for dimension, Little Inker rectangle stitched die


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another card using Fintastic Friends set from Lawn Fawn.  I find making these cards fast, easy and something worthy of being sent to family and friends.

I figured if a card is worth making once, then why not 3 to 5 times.  Once the original card is made, then mass producing is pretty quick. I am enjoying using the FUZE tool for shaker cards....it's awesome!!!

A2, sequins, copics, onion bag, pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yes, my time blogging lately has been sporadic at best.  My craft room was out of control, so I took a week off to clean.  I'm halfway there, but found a good place to stop and do a quick card.  The card is a total "case" from Jennifer McQuire.  I find it hard to jump back into creating after being away for too long.

I used Fintastic Friends set from Lawn Fawn.  I used the dies along with copics, and pop-ups for dimension.

I've enjoyed checking my emails and catching up on so many blogs I loved to follow for smiles and inspiration.  Unfortunately, I haven't been leaving comments, but will try to catch up.  I know the time and love that goes into a card and I personally know that comments left "goes a long way" for encouragement.  So....I'm going to do better.

A2, embossing powder, think black pen, white pen

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Had wonderful time at Pawley's Island for 2 weeks with family and friends.  I didn't take any copics with me....just suntan lotion!

This was a complete CAS of Critters in the Jungle by Lawn Fawn "Cristina".  The only thing different is that Slide on Over die set is sold-out everywhere so I had to make my own using my Silhouette.  It worked out just as nice, but I would like to the buy the set....making it faster and precise.

I'm stocking up on "thank you" and "birthday cards".  I'm forever running out.

A2, Critters in the Jungle by lawn Fawn, twine, Thanks die cut by Simon Says and "a bunch" alphabet by Lawn Fawn


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Just a quick post to show my new invention for holding copics.  I had a container which was perfect, but ran out of run as my colors grew.

This is an old 11x14 frame with a cut egg crate (lighting fuser from Home Depot).  I saw something similar on another post but they built a huge wooden frame and made the egg crates 3 layers deep.  I didn't find that necessary. As you can see, I have plenty of room to grow.  The bottom row of copics keeps the frame at a nice angle.  I'm sure this will work for awhile until I find the next best thing.  This only cost $10 for the egg crate that was a HUGE piece which I only used a tiny corner.  (If I had been patience, I'm sure I could've found a scrap somewhere free...haha) I wish some of my copic friends lived near buy so I can share.  The copic holders in stores are costly.  No, it's not portable, but I rarely take them with me.  I'm a happy girl right now.

11x14 frame

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm using Birdbrain Needs Coffee from From the Heart Stamps.  I'm entering their Challenge #156 , sketch with a twist.  I'm doing both. I cut around the wing and head to pop out of the circle for a little extra eye candy.

 I made  several of these cards but hung coffee cups from each "t".  My goodness!  I can never have enough "thank you" cards available at a moments notice.  I kept inside CAS, black and white.

A2, copics, Sizzix cup die, Simon Says THANKS die, Lil Inker Stitched circle dies, machine stitching, pop-ups for dimension



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm a little disappointed in the card but it has nothing to do with Bird's Card svg.  I think different papers would had been better.  No worries, the men in my life will appreciate the cards.

A2, blue base is not that bright

I'm joining the Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #270: Father's Day

Carolina Girl (Cely)
From the Heart Stamps has a progressive monthly challenge.  Since I participated in last month's challenge I received this fun, delightful ice cream lineup set.  I'm joining this month's FTHS Challenge June 2016.

I kept it CAS since there was so much going on in the scene.  While it is CAS, I had a bugger of a time masking one of the Flappy Birds so she could hold the dishes of yummy ice cream.  Of course I colored my favorite flavors even though I can't eat ice cream.  I also added this fun ice cream cone paperclip I just purchased last week at Hobby Lobby.

A2, Glossy accents of the eyes and strawberry chips, wink of Stella on parts of the ice cream

Stitched die cut from Lil Inker, copics for coloring
I made three cards with different background paper

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...well, in the near future!  I used this adorable From the Heart Stamps Spectacular Birdbrain last week and made several cut-outs, coloring each a little different.  I'm sooo into "beach mode" so I'm continuing with the theme but using one of the images to play along in the FTHS Challenge #155 with a twist.  I'm following the twist: a circle card.

I'm also entering Cut It Up Challenge #98. The theme is "sun & surf", but be sure to use a die.  Plenty of those here...wading birds, starfish, homemade beach fence, circle cut, glasses and cutting out the image...oops, let's not forget the clouds...haha

5" circle card.  I used pop-ups for dimension on clouds, bird and sunglasses.  Pop-up sunglasses will be removed for mailing but will easily re-stick once taken out of envelop.

I'm doing "twist" - circle card

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My oldest son and DIL surprised me with a new purse with my initials.  Quite the awesome surprise!  They might had been trying to cheer me up after the lost of dear Boo OR they saw my purse and realized I needed a new one..haha  Either way, it worked....I'm happy and I have a new awesome purse.  This is my "thank you" card I made for them.  It may look off-centered since I have not signed it yet.
I'm entering this in the QKR challenge #195.  The image is Natures Discovery.  The theme is "for a guy".  This is the thank you card I'm sending to my son for the purse.  I hope it qualifies.

A2, designed "hugs" in Design Studio and used my Cameo to cut.  Used PS and copics to color, homemade beads, grass die, Elizabeth Craft Charm Pull Die Set, eyelet

Oops, added ribbon to pull after I took picture.  There is another "thank" under the hippo

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Instant love for Chrissy's card.  I sorta cased her sketch, borrowed her sentiment, but changed the image. Image - digi 8503 Couch Potato.  I think it could pass as a pickle too..haha  I joining the QKR Stampede Challenge #195 - theme: guys.  Using copics, cord, and homemade dots, I call it done.  (This is SO my husband and brother!)

A2 - I can use as a birthday or "just because" theme card
PS....I just won this image last week!

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I wanted to revisited this cute "birthday chicks" From the Heart Stamps.  I'm joining their Challenge with a "twist" # 154.

Some of the details will be hard for you to see.  I printed the balloon twice and popped up for dimension. The Happy Birthday to you is a new die cut from Lawn Fawn.  I colored with copics.


A2, homemade dots, copics for coloring, word die cut


Carolina Girl (Cely)
OMG! We got a call last night from our friend Laura Stanbro.  She had spotted Boo in the neighborhood that he went missing. (Far far away from our home.)  Boo would not come to her and ran.  By the time we got there, it was almost dark and no sign of him yet we continued to call out his name.  One last drive-by on the street he seemed to be seen. We stopped and got out of the car. My son Mitchell spotted a raccoon trap with something in it.......it was BOO!!!!! I had gone in the other direction and when Mitchell hollered that he found him, I started screaming....so much so the neighbors came out of their houses.
The Brock family had spotted Boo several times during the last week with no success of catching him. (We did not know he had been spotted) Anyway, they constantly talked to Laura and made the suggestion yesterday evening to bait the raccoon trap (no harm trap)....nothing to lose....so a can of yummy sardines was the lure.  Within 2 hours Boo took the bait.
I screamed and cried...well....we all did!
I look awful from all the crying but wanted to share the pics. Boo doesn't look anything like his pic after 1.5 weeks on the run.

I want to thank you all for the support, comments on my blog ,your thoughts and most of all...the prayers.

(PS...Boo's microchip never came into play but folks.....get your furry babies microchipped.)
Mitchell and Bonnie, Junior Brock, Me and Boo,Mrs. Brock, Mr. Brock  Much thanks to the Brocks and the thought of using their raccoon trap!
Mitchell and Boo arriving home

Me and Boo and many tears

Boo, a few weeks before going missing

Carolina Girl (Cely)
One last entry to the QKR Challenge #193.  I'm enjoying the pull card die set.  I think everyone enjoys an action card.  I'm going to make another card but with a "thank you" theme.  My son and DIL surprised me with a new purse with my initials.  I think they knew something like that would cheer me up OR they thought my purse was starting to look a little ratty...haha  Both things are true!
This is Nature Discovery from QKR. I masked the butterfly.

A2, grass die, metal cupcake die, Elisabeth Craft Charm Pull Die Set, eyelet and ribbon, PS and copics for coloring, jewel and cut image with my Cameo Silhouette

opened

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm joining the Die Cuttin Diva's #268 Challenge ( Anything Goes) and it is my 2nd entry to the QKR Challenge #193: birthday theme.  I need to replenish my stack of birthday cards.  This cutie is Forgetful Birthday.  I used PS and copics for coloring, Pull Charm die set by Elizabeth Craft, brad, ribbon, eyelet, made my own balloon string on Cameo and Lil Inker balloon die.

A2, closed, metal cupcake brad

open

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I pretty much cased Connie's card at QKR.  I think I will add a string bow on the tail as well.  This is CAS...as about CAS as you can get, but I think it turned out to be a fun card I would be happy to send to anyone.  I tried to keep it gender neutral. If I send to a girl, I'll paint the toes pink..haha

I'm joining QKR's Challenge #193 with theme being "birthday".  Boy, can never have too many of those cards stock piled. Elephant at QKR.

homemade dots, mirco pen and pop-ups for dimension

A2, this image mae me smile...hope it does for someone else as well, PSE and copics, Lil Inker Rectanagle Stitched dies and balloons

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I struggled with this card....only because my heart wasn't in it.  Still missing our Boo.  If anything was going to cheer me up, then it would have to be working with a From the Heart image and entering into some favorite challenges.  This is Spectacular Birdbrain by From the Heart Stamps.  I'm following the Challenge sketch #153 and twist (fussy cut image).  I'm also joining in on Cut It Up Challenge #97: any sketch and use a die cut....in this case, the sunglasses for the cut.

A2 horizontal, wink of Stella, copics, homemade dots, pop-ups for dimension, circle punches, Silhouette Cameo

From the Heart Sketch

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....went missing while under the care of a friend who was watching our doggies while we went to the beach this past week.  We have tried everything to find him...humane society, facebook, craigslist, contacting all vets and rescues.  We saturated the area he went missing (which was very far away from our home) with flyers in neighborhoods, sheriffs office, fire department, and the mailman and attaching flyers to mailboxes.  We have offered a $500 reward.  He's not worth that much but he is loved that much.  I haven't been able to work on cards.  We have spent our days driving and driving and driving the area in search of him.  He has a sister, Bonnie, who is upset and whines many times during the day.

yes, he has a microchip but the area he was lost in is a bit impoverished and I don't see anyone taking him to a vet or the humane society.  I'm hoping the $500 reward will be incentive for them to be looking for him 

Some little happy pics...
My friend Faith at Daffodil Cards blogspot loves her agapanthus flowers too.  This is the first year they have bloomed so nicely since being planted last year.  They are still not at full bloom yet (some are still in bud form) but wanted to share...needed something happy to look at right now.

stand about 4 feet high and each bloom is about 10 inches in diameter

I planted more on another hill.  I try to add a few the past two years.  They are hard to find and are a little expensive.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
This card is just like last Thursday's post on the outside. But, I changed the animal inside along with the sign.  Saying "happy happy happy" could be used besides a happy birthday card.  I'm having such a fun time with these pop-up dies from Elizabeth Craft, along with the animals.

A2, Virgil the Pig, Bath tub - both Elizabeth Craft dies

outside, YOU is Simon Says Stamp die