Carolina Girl (Cely)
I have several thank you cards to send, so hope none of those people are reading my blog today...haha

No mojo yet, so I totally scraplifted Deloris' adorable thank you card.  Just to add a personal touch, I added some scallops to one, along with some ribbon and a button I dot-painted with a brown copic marker to match the cow, but I totally love Deloris' just the way it is.  The cute stamp is from the set called Bovinia Buttinski's Gang from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Okay....thought this would help get "my feet wet" and help get my groove back.  Slowly but surely! I've decided to entered this in Rhonda's "Anything Goes" challenge at The Latte Lounge.

Deloris's card: Mooochas Grassias

I seem to be on an animal movement...haha  However, I am still trying to do some svgs that I want to work with soon, so as promised, here is today's freebie.


Both A2 size card, MS punch, copic markers

This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with today's card, but I have big plans for this svg soon.

Download: watering can


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I had such high hopes of baking this holiday season...but that vision flew right out the window.  I saw a rolling pin drawn my Tim (don't know last name) and took that idea after holding my wonderful old rolling pin that belonged to a great-grandmother.

I have no mojo!!!  I'm so far behind that I don't know where to start in card-making.

I'll start with an svg. I thought of putting a Peachy Keen face on it....."Rollin right along", recipe for love, rockin and a rollin....



Download:  rolling pin   (svg) 

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Seeking help from my friends and followers....

I would like to offer some prototypes of pretty, fun, different wedding invitations to my son and his fiance. I did the "Save the Date" simple cards.  They want a simple traditional wedding and will be staying with black and white.  I don't know her flowers yet, but any flowers will do right now for a card sample.  I'm thinking of a side step card or a slider card.  An easel card could work too.  I'm thinking 3D of some type.  I need some inspiration guys.  I want something different, but in good taste.  I want something for people to say..."wow...that's different, or how unusual and how pretty!"  The people receiving these cards are not "into" card crafting or familiar with our work and are use to the usual wedding invite.  Please help with the mojo.

I also want to keep the postage down to no more than two stamps.  Flowers are certainly doable and small flat buttons and ribbon, svgs and small pop-ups for dimension.  (I'm looking at 85 invitations.  Wedding is May 28, 2010) in her church chapel that holds 200 people with a reception to follower at the Natural History Museum...You can make-up all the details.  I can buy any punch and I have lots of Martha Stewart punches and borders already.  I'm needing design help....so HELP HELP HELP!

I will begin posting some fun svgs in the next few days and getting back on track, but this is "SO" on my mind.

Thank you!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I used a folding method I learned from a card workshop I took not long ago.  It's the same fold, but you cut the paper 5 different sizes...graduated.  The paper has a glimmer and sheen, but does not have sparkles.  I used lots of little red flat paper shiny gems.  I have only been able to find them in a specialty card craft stamp store I patronize when I have a little extra cash....so you know I don't visit it often...haha   I used a little corner punch for the corners.
      I'm really hurrying to add this to the Operation Write Home challenge.  This is the first card I've done in 3 weeks.  But in the evenings, lying in bed, I've been working on some svgs to post real soon.  Finished up my 80 "Save the Date" cards yesterday and delivered.  
Size A2...can't remember the name of the paper, but bought at specialty shop

Carolina Girl (Cely)
     Please don't give up on me.   I'll be back.  Teaching in the mornings and administering ACT in the afternoons.  I'm also working on "Save the Date" cards for my son and his fiance....sent them the prototypes today and when they choose I will have about 80 to do by next Tuesday....so I'm busy.  The extra money will definitely help with my craft addiction.  In the mean time....I hope everyone is enjoying the hustle and bustle of this time of year, staying healthy and safe. And, it's ICY COLD here!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
     Don't for get the "12 Days of Christmas" giveaway at Svgcuts.  It's all where it started for me...and then I was hooked.  Check them out!


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Carolina Girl (Cely)
These are not all, but a sample of some I did.....sending 45 cards to Celeste.  I didn't quite make 50, but I hope that I helped a little for a wonderful cause.












Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'll be posting the last of my Valentine cards tonight, but in the mean time....on to a continued problem I'm having....... When someone ask me to send them a svg that is no longer posted, I really don't mind as long as they are a follower, but I'm rarely given an email address to send it to....oops...ended in a preposition!

REMEMBER: If you email me for a file, you must give me your return email address.  If you make a request for a file in the "comment box", the request comes to my email, but it DOES NOT give me your address...so I can not respond or fulfill your request.

Gosh....I wish this problem could be solved.
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I took my moose svg I offered a few weeks ago and re-constructed the antlers to meet my needs for Valentine's.  Does anybody notice what I did to the antlers?  Again, keeping it simple but fun since I'm doing so many. 


A2 size, MS button punch, googly eyes, flower punch, inking



Download: moose love  (svg)


Carolina Girl (Cely)
     A freebie bee svg!  I cut 2 in SCAL and reversed one to make a mirrored pair.  I plan to put different sentiments on the cards....some more silly...to reach different needs of the military personnel. In order to make a lot, I can't spend too much time on any one, so these are very quickie cards, but I still think nice enough that anyone would enjoy getting....well.... I hope...haha


MS border punch, Peachy Keen faces, swirl embossing folder, cheap hive stamp from AC Moores



Download:  Bee with hearts  (svg)


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm starting on Valentine cards for OWH with children themes....boys first.  The dump truck is my freebie gift if you think you could put it to good use.

Person is SU from "Loads of Love", MS heart punch, A2 size card, silver hubcaps





Download: dump truck   (svg)
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I was given the Stylish Award from Christel from Scrappin Sista.  How wonderful and thoughtful!!!  I have spent the last "2.5 hours" writing info, writing 8 facts about myself, thanking her  and picking out 8 people of "new" sites I have enjoyed learning from and just getting great mojo.  THEN POOF....one button and everything was gone....gone I say...and everything was saved and now gone.  I can not retype everything.  Christel...thank you for the award and I just LOVE her title for her blog and her wit and personality in her cards. I can not accept the award since I can not retype everything, but I wanted to show I can win something every now and then...haha   Thanks again Christel!

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...from my followers and lovely people who leave comments.  Very nice people leave me comments and some also request svg files that are no longer posted. In most cases, I don't really mind emailing the particular file to them.  However, many of these people ask but DON'T leave an email address.  NO ONE should post their email address in the comment box in order to maintain their privacy.  So please....if you want a svg that is no longer available do two things: 1) Be a follower, 2) email me from your personal email so I can reply; otherwise, there is no way for me to send a file.  I SOOOOOOoooooo appreciate the wonderful comments that are left and would like to acknowledge these inspirational messages.  Lately, the comments have really given me a much needed boost when I have been "a little" down lately.  My email address is under my "Profile" picture and history.

THANK YOU!!!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Where have I been?  So busy!  I've been cutting out lots of svgs for a workshop I'll be doing next week with some very special high school students. I'm still not finished.  I'm also trying to get started on Valentine cards for OWH.
Anyhooo...I offered the svg a few weeks ago for the card below.  The card is for my neighbor who will soon be starting to celebrate Hanukkah.  One of my students is also Jewish, so I'm cutting the pieces out for her to put together in the workshop.
The svg freebie today is just another dove you might like better.   It was a public domain image that I cleaned up and made into an svg.
A2 size, embossing, pop-ups, pearlized paint on twig, white, blue and silver cardstock






Carolina Girl (Cely)
       I've been on hiatus!  Lots of things going on and finally over my ills....I just had to take a few days off.  Now I'm a few days behind...haha  I did this quick little card, but forgot to take a picture before sending.  I used embossing folder on front of card, swirl embossing folder on reindeer, a shiny rhinestone red nose and google eye, pretty ribbon and stitched around the front.  I chose to use the 2 piece card instead of the one you fold, but I will post both.  If I get another one completed tomorrow, I will post. You message will slide down in the front pocket.
A2 size card

Download:  reindeer card  (2 pieces) svg





Carolina Girl (Cely)
 My 2nd entry to the Svgcuts challenge.  I used elements from Christmas Cookie PartySanta's North Pole Workshop, Camping at Fox Ridge, and Winter Bliss collections. You can see the "2 deer" in one of the last photos. My svgs are the Santa and reindeer and the church.  I also made a snow covered rooftop for the cabin from Camping at Fox Ridge. (PS: My inspiration was Brenda from Bren's Designs).

Other materials:
SU sentiment
copic markers
puff paint for snow on tree
pop-ups




left side view

2 deer on 2nd fold

....slides easy into 5x7 envelop


I made an svg of church by looking at a photo on a retired christmas cartridge I saw online.
Download:  church  (svg)
The svg is available for 3 days.

Enjoy!!!

Challenges:
Svgcuts: use cuts from Christmas Cookie Party or Santa's North Pole Workshop
Cooking with Cricut: Holiday project
The Pink Elephant: red, blue, yellow
Caardvarks:  Christmas




Carolina Girl (Cely)
        I'm allowed 2 entries to the svgcuts monthly challenge.  I met requirements, but what do you think about me entering this as one entry?  I made the glass jar svg.  I aligned and cut the jar strategically in SCAL.  I then placed the cookies and candy between 2 pieces of acetate clear sheets like a sandwich....sorta a shaker card, but the cookies don't shake. ( I cut a slit in acetate for the gingerbread man and peppermint sticks to stick out of jar mouth.)
        I was also trying for something a little old, a little primitive.  I sewed the edges along the card and on the sentiment. I used raffia to attached the sentiment, inking, glossy accents on the jelly part of cookies and silver balls on sugar cookies....just like when I was a little girl...yum yum!  I used elements from svgcuts Christmas Cookie Party Collection. ( I'm posting different angles of card to help you see what I was trying to accomplish.)

Size: A2

close up

another close up

inside of card for message



Download:  glass jar   (svg)
( I also have the jar top, but didn't attach.)

Challenges:
SVGCUTS: using Christmas Cookie Party elements





Carolina Girl (Cely)
       I feel like I've neglected my blog.  Two things: had to go to doctor for a sinus infection and working hard on two challenge cards for svgcuts.  I have decided not to look at the cards already posted for the challenge.  Two of them had some of the same ideas I was going toward...haha  Soooo, I'm headed in another direction, will not look at any more cards posted, just stay focused on what I'm going to do no matter what, and THEN I will post and only then will I considered looking at what others have done.  The forum crew work very hard on their cards and challenges so I feel I have to work hard too to stay up to snuff.  Go check out the challenge....just don't come back and tell me anything...haha!
       Anyhooo...here is a sneak peak of an svg I've worked on for the challenge, but will not post until I post my card. 
        Everyone have a great rest of the weekend!


Carolina Girl (Cely)
       This is the svg for the little turkey on my card.  The sentiment was a free svg file offered this week from Mary and Leo at www.svgcuts.com . See link below.


Download:  turkey silly   (svg)


Svgcuts.com Give Thanks caption


Carolina Girl (Cely)
 I have received a blog award from Staci at Hestiashelper.  Thank you...what a wonderful surprise!


You got awarded an "I got the Attitude! Blog Award? Now what?

Well first of all Congratulations!!

YOUR BLOG'S GOT THE 'TUDE BABY!!


In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

If you have been awarded the “I got the Attitude! Blog Award” and you have followed all the steps please email dwacblog@live.com claim your Gift Certificate. Include your full name and your blog name. Only one gift Certificate per person & blog please. 

Gift Certificates will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt on a business day via a reply to the email received. 

What 3 things make me different from everyone everyone else.  What a hard statement to make!  I'm sorry, I'm no different than other card lovers so perhaps I won't get the certificate.  I love to create svgs for me and other people.  I'm more than willing to help someone with an svg if they can't find one or having trouble with one.  I love mixing digi images with svgs and finding challenges where I can mix the two.  I like introducing svgs, digi images, and SCAL to people who have never experienced these mediums.  I love to see the expression on their faces...they really light up!  I'm like a kid in a candy store when I visit blogs of my friends or new digi stores....I'm left with so much inspiration!

People I would like to pass on the award: (No particular order)
1. Celeste: A heart of gold and dedicated to OWH...big svg user and will give you the shirt off her back
2. Deloris: Another heart of gold and also working hard for OWH...big digi user and world's best in finding new digi shops and challenges
3. Cheryl1: What can I say...another heart of gold who's back in the saddle after a big move....shares my sense of humor
4. Images by Heather M....if you need an svg (other than me..haha) she's the one and her tutorials have really help me in Inkscape
5. Rae Ann:  a Bugaboo DT member....she showers me with digital inspiration.



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Carolina Girl (Cely)
        This is the same scene with Santa and his reindeer, except not using the window.  The svgs were freebies last week.  Colors are not as bold as in picture. As a reminder, I used Svgcuts Winter Bliss set for the trees.

Size: A2




Winter Bliss link at Svgcuts.com


Carolina Girl (Cely)
        I wanted a happy grinch so I used a public domain image and change it up to suit my needs. I did one extra white trim on the hat to give it dimension...use some pop-ups to help.




Screen shot of pieces when you take it into SCAL
Download:  Happy Content Grinch  (svg)
Please remember that is for personal use only.  Hope you enjoy!


Carolina Girl (Cely)
      "My interpretation" of Christmas Pudding as an svg.  Christmas Pudding is not a tradition followed much in the US, but I have made so many cyber friends from the UK that I wanted to do something for them.  The tea cup doesn't fit the color scheme, but that is from my childhood tea set...it brought back fond memories. I'm not saying how old I am, but trust me, the tea set has got to be an antique....haha  ( In SCAL, I welded 2 together to make a shape card.) Don't know why I used buttons...guess because I wanted to for fun. Icing should be smooth, but I wanted texture...hey...it's my card and I can do what I want...no more art teacher hanging over my head from dear ole college days....haha
I used my other holly svg instead of what I posted today.




Download:  Christmas Pudding   (svg)

If you like this, I would really love a comment to hear from you!

Challenges:


Carolina Girl (Cely)
       This is the same snow globe from yesterday, but with a little twist.  For Crafty Ann's  and There's Magic In The Air challenges, you are to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I hope that means don't use red and green.  These days, any colors are "in vogue"...haha   I'm still using the wonderful snowmen image by Crafty Ann's. The cut snowflake is courtesy of Images by Heather M, the stand is my svg freebie from yesterday, a metal snowflake and 2 blue embellishments.

Size: A2

Challenges:
Crafty Ann's: non traditional Christmas colors
There's Magic in the Air:  non traditional colors