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 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

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yes, I've tried yoga, but I stay to busy thinking about all the things I could be doing or need to be doing during my yoga time.  I'm too ADHD, but I'll be the first to admit it...haha

I used two sets from Doodle Pantry....Ageless Antiques 2 (couch and lamp) and Happy Sheep. I made the throw rug in Silhouette Studio.  I used A Birdie Told Me stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn and a Create with TLC sentiment freebie.

Join the fun Ants in the Pantry #4 Challenge at Doodle Pantry.  What a great way to have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

A2, pop-ups on sentiment for dimension and fun, copics for flooring, homemade enamel dots

angle view to show dimension
Challenges: Cut It Up  #69 - Funny Card

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...missing you!

I bought these new sentiments and immediately knew I had to use From the Heart Stamps Flappy Birthday Birdbrain, along with Doodle Pantry's Ageless Antiques 2. The window is one of my svgs that I turned into a jpeg file.

I am joining the From the Heart Challenge w/ a Twist #105.  I used the template.

A2, copics, twine, made the rug in Silhouette Studio, floor and wall

side view to how pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Fell in love with balloon die called Soft Caress by Penny Black.  Then I saw a cute challenge, Dragonfly Journeys, so I added a dragonfly using vellum paper, embossed edges and married the two.  I may remove the cloud and add my sentiment when I know "what the occasion will be".  (I cased Virginia, but can't find the exact page. Trust me, she has some awesome creations.)

A2, also used some grass dies, cloud punch, rectangle stitched die and pop-ups for dimension

I don't know what the heck the white rectangle is on the photo.  It's not on my card.  I probably hit a strange button in PSE

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I pulled out "real stamps", not digi...haha!  I used the triple layered method which I haven't done in several years.   I used Charlie Bee from Doodle Pantry.

I cased Evelyn which may had not been politically correct since it is her challenge, CUT IT UP #68,  I am entering. I enjoy entering challenges but had found myself sometimes creating a card I was not ever wanting to use, just to enter a challenge.  I am trying hard now not to do that, so if another person's card pleases me, I want to case knowing I'll use it.  I DO try to add a little of ME in it.

A2, yellow sickles, ribbon, pop-ups for dimension, homemade enamel dots.  The outline is grey (form of black) since I was allowed no white.  I always thought white was allowed no matter what, but I didn't want to take the chance.

angle view
I found this challenge hard since I was not allowed white since it would be an extra color.  Having to use a die cut (Charlie Bee) his legs were too skinny to cut without having some shadow.  I had to turn the leaf yellow on the flower stem, but I will color over with green before sending.  Thanks Evelyn for a challenging challenge...haha

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Two brothers...each unique!  My oldest brother is gravely ill so I continue sending him fun, happy cards.  Well, I can't leave the other brother out, so he gets a card too!

I used Udder Fun Ants from Doodle Pantry.  I cased my friend Dawn Frost...loved her card.  I used the pre-colored image. I changed the word "friend" to "brother".  I think the milk can svg came from the Silhouette Store which I tweaked.  I made my own background since I didn't have the wonderful Impression Obsession splatter stamp.

A2, pop-ups for dimension, funky scissors for black frame

angle view for dimension, color is off for some reason, stitching
There still lots of time to join us at Doodle Pantry for the Ants in the Pantry Challenge #4 : Anything Goes.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I saw this creation weeks ago at Lawn Fawn.  I knew I had to case Lizzie but I changed the sentiment.  I used the set Gleeful Gardens.  I made the sentiment in my Silhouette Studio.  Fun, quick and easy to put together....need cards like this at the last minute.

Sorry for reflection, copics for coloring, pop-ups for dimension, Lil Inker stitched rectangle, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside

angle view, and again poor lighting

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Rain helps settle the pollen.  Rain helps the flowers grow and keeps water in the lakes.  Rain is also a good excuse to stay indoors and play in my craft room.

I'm using  from QKR Stampede digi #12502 In The Rain for their Challenge #133: April showers bring May flowers .

A2, copics, Silhouette Store puddle image, cloud punches, digi paper pieced in PSE umbrella

acrylic raindrops, Wink of Stella on umbrella shank and water puddles, pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Growing up, I remember my mother always making my oldest brother Steve take my younger brother Ray with him wherever he went.  Don't know why my mom did that other than to get BOTH boys out of the house.  Anyhooooo, my brother Ray was the comedian in the family.  He would always make monkey sounds and gestures around Steve's friends which would TOTALLY embarrass Steve.  Steve would come home yelling have got to do something with this crazy brother of mine.  I would rather stay in my room than have to take him with me ever again.  We are all old now, but they are the best of friends and bros....haha
A2, added some grass under tree using copics, pop-ups for dimension

Now the deets on card!  I used pre-colored images from the set Lil Gorilla Jungle from Doodle Pantry.  I CASED Lola since it was instant love for her card.  I just "kicked it up a notch" by adding the spinner part.  As you can see, I kept it pretty CAS, no stitching or sentiment, but a long letter to my brother on the inside.

trying to illustrate the movement of the banana spinner
Now that I look at the monkey a little closer, it looks like he's talking on the phone with the banana being the receiver...haha  That will be me in a few years.  I already do silly things like put things in the pantry cupboard that should go in the refrigerator or can't find my glasses only for them to be on the top of my head...haha

angle and better look at dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)

10 Days of Inspiration and Prizes Day 5

If you missed the post on March 31, read it HERE which will explain what today's post is about.
All Laurie's cards for the 10 days use the same similar card layout, but with slight changes here and there.

Today Laurie have used Raccoon Hellos to make this card and matching magnet. 
The sentiment is from the So Thankful Sentiments set.
For the magnet, she used photoshop to insert background papers on the behind layers. And then inserted the images above.  She followed instructions at Sun & Moon Craft Kits to make the magnet.

On the card, she traced around half of a Spellbinders circle die around the top and then drew straight down each side, and hand cut the main image panel out.

  • There will be a total of 10 posts from April 2 thru April 11 showcasing a matching card and glass magnet that I have made
  • Each inspiration post (total of 10) will bring you the opportunity to comment for a chance to win a $5.00 coupon to spend at
  • You may comment ONCE on each days inspiration post
  • There will be ONE WINNER selected from each days inspiration post
  • You will have until April 14 to comment on EACH day inspiration post
  • There will be a LINKY on the LAST POST where you can add your name/email to be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE of clear polymer stamps (picture of stamps in the prize will be posted on April 11)
  • All the posts $5.00 coupon winners and the Grand Prize winner are selected by random and announced on April 15
  • YOU MUST CHECK BACK to see if you are a winner
  • If there are unclaimed prizes on April 19, they will be redrawn and reposted
  • Unclaimed prizes after April 25 are forfeited