Carolina Girl (Cely)
I've been missing using my Bugaboo images.  I like using them to bring smiles and throw off a little humor every now and then.  There's something about Jodie's artistic, cartoonist smiles on many of the characters that "just make me happy and smile". Soooo, I hope to spread the smiles to some dear friends who are very ill.

I chose "boy on bike" (can't find exact title) from Bugaboo.  It just so happens to qualify  for the bingo challenge at Catch the Bug right now.

A2, Lawn Fawn dies (sun, cloud and sentiment) Hill is a sizzix die and used copics for coloring.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I made two cards with 2 of the Doodle Pantry sets...one is the Hotrod Pickup and the other is Doggie and Things.
A2, balloons from Silhouette, sun and cloud from Lawn Fawn dies, pop-ups The inside says" since I can't be there for your fab birthday".

The cards are similar...one being for a friend's birthday in which I can't be there and the other for my SIL's father who is gravely ill.

For Vern who is very sick

I'm entering the card in Tuesday's Throwdown #209.  The theme is "furry friend".

Carolina Girl (Cely)
My SIL's father has fallen to ill health.  He has worked so hard to be independent and fight these debilitating illnesses.  I'm going to try to send cards at least twice a week to let him know I'm thinking of him.  I hope the silly cards will put a smile on his face.

This is Gus from Bugaboo.  He's one of my old time favorite cranky guys.  He has a mind of his own...just like dear Vern.  So I think they will definitely get along...haha

I'm entering the card into the BINGO challenge at Catch the Bug.

A2, pearls, corner punch, beer mug die cut from silhouette
just another angle, glitter on form
Inside



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I showed the glass I did for my youngest son's girlfriend....now I will show you mine....same thing except I used a lime green and MY name...haha

Liking the green
Kept my name simple


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I love making something fun from "almost nothing".  The thermal wine glass came from the Dollar Tree...yup...$1.  All the vinyl was given to me "free" from a nice man who has a sign business.  The image cost me $.50 from the Silhouette Store.  However, I did buy some other colors since the free stash...like the pink.  (PS  I'll post the one I did for myself tomorrow...lol)

I decorated this particular glass/acrylic for my youngest son's girlfriend.  I didn't realize how hard it is to take pics of glasses...wow...trouble...haha

Teal blue....writing on bottom says "Wine Time"

Her name in the same color

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Halloween is a fun time here in the states.  We decorate the outside of the house, adding psyhco lights and sounds of eeks and screams.  A short version of "Something Is Watching Me" is on the tape track.  Yup, I still have a tape player just for this Halloween night..lol

With all this being said, I am entering the challenge at Cut It Up - theme: song.  The songs that pop-in to my head are Somebody is Watching Me and Thriller...a classic by Michael Jackson.

I used the large circle burst die from Memory Box and Halloween Hill from Impression Obsession.

A2, ribbon, dies, stitching

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Inside:  Well...I'll drink to that!!!

Yes yes I know...I used this image before not too long ago, but I still get the giggles every time I see it.  Friends have ASKed me to use it for THEIR birthday care...lol  My DIL is having a birthday.  I think she'll enjoy this card.  It came just in time for me to be able to use this darling From the Heart Stamp called Martini Chicks in their Sketch Challenge with a twist No. 76...see sketch and twist below pic.

I think I'll make more of these birthday cards but "man them up" with some masculine papers.  I never have enough masculine cards.

A2, stitching, copics, ribbon, olive svg I made

Inside of card

Sketch with a Twist #76 "From the Heart Stamps"



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Saw this darling image called Honey Wings from Lacy Sunshine and knew I had to get her at the special price of $2 and enter her in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge.  The theme:  summer

I kept the card CAS, but had to give her a little fence with flowers to ground her.  I did some stitching, copics coloring, flower punch and fence die, along with glitter for her wings.

A2, small circle burst die, and using the last of the Stampin Up So Saffrom paper.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Inside:    Do It again.

I'm really enjoying the circle burst die from Memory Box.  I've already ordered the small circle burst and waiting for delivery.  I also love the Jiggles Giraffe set from Doodle Pantry...as you can see by the cards I have made recently.

Do you find yourself only needing to print or cut one image, but do several just in case you make a mistake?  Well, I do.  You wonder what to do with the rest unless you know you want to make exact duplicates.  Sooo...that's another reason why you see more of Jiggles and the Circle Burst die...lol

I'm entering the card in the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge with theme being: using circles and have a sentiment on front.

A2 vertical, ribbon, pop ups..sorry that the pic is a tad cock-eyed...lol

Inside...you can't see the sentiment since it is on top.  MB grass die  OOPS...left the pop up to keep closed as I took picture...haha
Don't forget about our great Doodle Pantry August Challenge.   You have a chance to win a GC and receive free the Flying High Set by participating using a Doodle Pantry image.  Sweet!
Boo
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I've finished 4 Halloween cards this week.  This is the first time I've used Elizabeth Crafts Lots of Pops die.  I made something very similar in Silhouette Studio, but I must admit that using this die is a whole lot faster.

I'm using the adorable digi image from From The Heart Stamps.  Since I participated in the FTHS Progressive Challenge last month, this one was complimentary this month.  It's called Pumpkin Pig Wit and I'm in the FTHS August Challenge this month.

I also used the new die set "Spring Showers" from Lawn Fawn. I colored with copics and used the grass die from Die-namics.

A2, twine, pop-ups, circle punch, distressed ink for clouds and moon

Close up

Carolina Girl (Cely)
This cute image came from the set called Monkey Business from Deedee's Digis.  The set was free since I've been participating in the monthly progressive challenge.  This month, EVERYONE can receive the outline image FREE since it is their 1st Anniversary.  I'm joining the August Challenge at Deedee's.

I'm still enjoying the Sun Burst die from Memory Box.  I made the banana in Silhouette Studio.  The tree is also from Memory Box.

A2, pop ups, stitching, Stampin Up window punch

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another wonderful August new release from Doodle Pantry....Carousel Dolphin!  I chose to use the image that  didn't have the carousel post, only because I had a specific use for the card...a nautical scene.

I've been wanting to do a pop-up box card for quite awhile and now was my chance.  Everything was from the Silhouette Store except the main feature...the wonderful pre-colored dolphins from Doodle Pantry.

Join our August Doodle Pantry Challenge...a great way to win a gift certificate, a free set for participation if using a Doodle Pantry image and receiving added inspiration from others.

Folds to fit into an A2 envelop, clouds for Fiskar punches

Paper is from Walmart...theme Beach, used funky scissors for waves.

Angle view

Folded flat for mailing...will take extra 12 cents for bulk

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A very sweet Min and her DH, from the Bugaboo DT, are expecting a bundle of joy soon...a girl.  I'm so happy for her and her family.  This is the card I'm sending using my brand new "circle burst" die from Memory Box.

I'm always a little behind on buying the popular dies, but the thrill is the same when I finally get them. I was inspired to buy this die after seeing Jackie's post, Craft Designs.  I cased a card I saw on Pinterest,  but found the site, The Write Stuff.

A2, I couldn't decided to stitch or not to stitch, so I did a light white stitch.  Pearls, vellum behind wings, bought butterfly on Silhouette, but redesigned and added the tendrils in Studio.



Carolina Girl (Cely)
(Inside).... Do it again.

I've been creating a lot of giraffe cards since a friend loves giraffes.  I have to admit that this one called Jiggles Giraffe from Doodle Pantry always puts a smile on my face.

I saw this darling sentiment on a card in a challenge at Cut It Up.  When I went to the blog, it showed an error...so I can't give credit where credit is due.  Anyhow, I truly love the little sentiment. 

I'm entering this card in the Cut It Up Challenge #50 (Shaped card and animal).  In the meantime, here at Doodle Pantry, we continue with our August Challenge.  You have a chance to win a delightful GC and receive a free set for entering the challenge provided that you use a Doodle Pantry image.  There are freebies in the store.



A2, I made shaped in Silhouette, string, button, pop ups, Fiskars crinklier 

Inside of card, room on top for message as well as the back


Carolina Girl (Cely)
My dear friends from Charleston always open the door to their home when I visit.  They engulf me with wonderful low-country cuisine, scenic tours, good conversation and a lot of laughter.  I've never gone this long in visiting and the trip was wonderful.

They, not so long ago, remodeled the bathroom I use when I visit, so this "just released" August Potty set from Doodle Pantry was perfect for a thank you card. I used one of the many images along with one of the sentiments for my card. I cut a hold in the potty part and added 3D flowers.

Join us for a fun August Challenge at Doodle Pantry starting at noon today.  

A2, pop-ups, flower punch, Sizzix pop-up card die, circle punch, ribbon, pearls

Side view

Inside view with sentiment

Close up of sentiment...main thank you is on back of card..this isn't crooked...just looks that way due to angle..lol



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I always have a good time with my friend chicks.  Ok...probably not to this extreme, but maybe close to it at times...haha
I saw this darling Martini Chicks at From The Heart Stamp Store and knew the set was the one I wanted when I was lucky enough to win on a blog hop.  Yippee!

I am participating in the From The Heart Sketch Challenge with a "twist".  I'm doing the sketch and the twist...buttons.  I made the olive svg. OOPS...I just saw the DP at an angle..oh well...I did the buttons!

A2, copics, stitching, Peachy Keen face stamp, pop ups and string



Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's my last card for Laura's birthday.  I enjoyed trying a pop-up box card.  I found it fun.  The template came from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Store, along with the cork screw, balloons, one of the wine bottles, grapes and wine glass.

It folds flat to fit an A2 envelop.  I put 12 cents extra postage for the thickness.



Martha Stewart butterfly punch


Carolina Girl (Cely)
...to my friend Laura!

Fab 'n Funky is having a fun challenge starting today with the theme being"Walk on the wild side"  (animals) and being sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  

My friend Laura loves giraffes.  She even has a 15 ft. metal giraffe in her front yard...really cool!  For me, I felt I kept the card CAS.  Jiggles Giraffe is from Doodle Pantry.  What a cutie...love love him/her!!!  The set has so many images and sentiments, along with extra elements.  Don't forget that Doodle Pantry's July Challenge continues so head on over and check out the great card creations.


A2 vertical, embossing folder, stitching, homemade banner using Silhouette Studio, pop-ups for dimension

copics, and shadow border using Silhouette.  Inside has another banner and a strip of DP



Carolina Girl (Cely)
My first winter holiday card for the year....I hear a big hooray coming on!!!  This Winter Friends set is from From the Heart.  I received it for participating in the last month progressive challenge.  Isn't it a sweetie!   I'm now going to join From The Heart July Stamp Of the Month Challenge with this card.

I'm enjoying the Pop-Up dies from Sizzix.  I made some on my Silhouette Cameo, but sometimes "quick" is the magic word for me.  I bought this DP from My Mind's Eye two years ago and just now able to rip it open...haha  I dared not take the challenge of sewing around all the scallops, so no stitching this time...lol



A2, snowflake brads, copics coloring, Pop-up cards are so hard to photograph

snowflake from Silhouette Store, snow jewel in center




Carolina Girl (Cely)
I saw this darling image over at my friend Linda's blog and had to jump in and participate in the progressive challenge at Deedee Digis.  I cut this little fella out with my Cameo, leaving a small border around him.  Another friend is approaching her 49th birthday....so I hope she likes the card.

Pop-up cards are always a challenge for me to photograph.  I gave it my best shot...lol  Buttons, stitching, heart dies, string, glossy accents, ribbon, copic markers and I call it done.

A2 size, Sizzix pop-up die, pop-ups for dimension, glitter pen

Inside view and sentiment

another inside angle