Carolina Girl (Cely)
....try saying that 5 times quickly...haha

I've been playing with my new tool, the We R Memories Photo Sleeve Fuse.  My seal-a-meal machine worked fine, but for intricate shapes and curves, it wouldn't work.  This is very easy to work with and I have plenty of old photo sleeve pages..so yippee!

I used Seahorse Habitat set from Doodle Pantry.  I cut out the seahorse using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used all types of sequins.  Next time I want to use real sand.

Doodle Pantry continues with the Ants In the Pantry Digital Challenge #7 and has a 30% sale in the store (with some exclusions).



%" circle, Lil Inker Stitched Circles, IO Seashells



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Gosh....I made 4 of these cuties, but I need more for so many friends and cyber friends.

I cased Wings of a Butterfly-Vanessa using Lawn Fawn Jelly Star Clear Stamp Set. (Still trying to get mojo back so casing really helps.) The sentiment is from Life's a Beach by Lawn Fawn. A little distressed ink, dots of water, pop-ups for dimension and I'm ready to send them out. Oh...white highlight pen and Wink of Stella.

A2, lil linker stitched rectangles

front view

Carolina Girl (Cely)
This image always makes me giggle.  I used Float Yer Goat file by Doodle Pantry.  I'm just now doing my 1st slider card while everyone else has been doing them for years.

I'm flying (with my youngest son) to Denver on July 23rd.  My wonderful oldest brother, who has been healthy as an ox/horse, developed a rapid ALS. I'm going to visit, just sit with him, feed him anything he can/wants to eat.  He loves my grits and homemade peach cobbler.  I'll squish it up and see if he can eat it.  Anyway, anyone have any ideas that are cheap to get from the airport to my hotel in Denver?  The airport rental cars are $620 for the 6 days I'm there.  I'm hoping the hotel can pick me up...we'll see.  But I'm open for suggestions!!!

Doodle Pantry continues with the Ants In the Pantry Digital Challenge #7 and has a 30% sale in the store (with some exclusions).



A2, Spring Shower die set by Lawn Fawn, 1" circle punch, Fiskars wave border punch, Cameo to cut image, pop-ups for dimension, Lawn Fawn Alphabet sets

card opened


Carolina Girl (Cely)
My first purchase on-line was Charlie Horse by Laurie at Doodle Pantry (at the time she was with Clear Dollar Stamps).  Here is Charlie Bee all sparkled up!

I'm using a fuzing technique.  I ordered the We R Memories Photo Sleeve Fuze. While waiting, I used my seal-a-meal machine. I was able to make a thin shaker card completely sealed.  I used a clear envelop, put in my glitter and then sealed.  For sure nothing will fall out.

Don't forget our Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge #7 at Doodle Pantry.  Get chance for a GC and even more surprises/chances if you use a Doodle Pantry image (not text).

"sparkle" is shiny green but had to see, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies, word cut in Silhouette, sequins and glitter sequins by Martha Stewart

A2, clear cellophane card holder, seal-a-meal machine

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Where have I been and what has been going on?  I don't want to bore you.  All the events these past 4 weeks have been overwhelming.  I'm back until July 23-29.  I have visited many blogs, but have not commented but trust me that all the blogs I visited put many many many smiles on my face during the day and the past weeks which was much needed.  So thank you thank you thank you very much for sharing your talents and blogging...awesome inspiration and HAPPY!

This is a much belated graduation card for a young lady that graduated in May and now  college bound soon.  The card was made from an old Stampendous flower clear stamp. I also used Stampin Up blue and yellow ink.  I cut the star using my Silhouette.
A2 vertical, acetate for shaker card area, ribbon, Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, Fiskar scallop border punch. beads, and Martha Stewart star glitter

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