Carolina Girl (Cely)
           I can't get over a special  treat I found on The Zoo Crew sight.  My name in the sand!!!! That was soooooo special to me.  A special someone was at the beach and remembered "ME"....little old "ME" and took the time to write my name in the sand and take a picture.  The picture wasn't even sent to me.  It was on her blog when I went to visit her fun site and see pics of her adorable feline friends.   And, there it was!!!  Anyhooo,  if you know me in the least little bit, I'm such a lover of water, beach, sand, fishing....even the heat, humidity, and gnats.

Thank you Zoey and the Furballs
(Zoey just turned 18)

It's not Hollywood's "Walk of Fame"....It's BETTER!!!!!

that's me!

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Carolina Girl (Cely)
OLDIE BUT GOODIE DAY (OBG)
at Catch the Bug

Leaves are finally starting to change colors, my dogs are eating acorns and throwing up in the house....ahhh yes, it's that time of year!!!

"Three" points of interest on this card.  The inside has Hween Brat Mummy from Bugaboo Stamps. She is sitting on a fence which  is from Impression Obsession maybe...now I'm not sure.  The front of the card is a freebie svg from Cuttin' Up With Class, which they would love you to use and join their challenge. It's their very first challenge.

5x5, EK punch, MS punch, stitching, straw, distressing edges

(Inside) $1 punch from AC Moore, copics, glitter

Challenges:
Cuttin' Up With Class - use pumpkin svg
OLLCB – Challenge #89 Punches/Dies

Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
PaperCrafting Journey - Diecuts/Punches
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Diecuts/Punches
The Stamping Boutique - Fall, change of colors
Carolina Girl (Cely)
WACKY WEDNESDAY
at CDAC and PCP
(Bugaboo Stamps/Catch the Bug)

I really like this sweet and simple swing card template by Penny Duncan Creations. It was the perfect layout for Hang In There from Bugaboo Stamps.  The Wacky Wednesday challenge at CDAC and PCP  requests "buttons and bows."...Easy peesee!

You really should hop and bop over there and join the challenge....hope to see you there!!!



A2 size, MS button punch, border punch, stitching, ribbon
Challenges:
Heart Song Inspirations - Use Ribbon &/or a tag (Limit 1 Entry)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Ribbon (Limit 1 Entry)
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

My spanking new DIL has a friend that is expecting twins.....that's really cool, for her, not for me.  You would have to put me in a "loony bin".  Anyhoooo, "Peapod Twin Girls" digital image from Bugaboo Stamps, couldn't have come at a better time.  I took liberties and made one a boy.  I was going to put little faces on the peas in the pod, but then I figured they haven't "hatched" yet, so there really shouldn't be any faces...lol   Pea pod svg is from Treasure Box Designs.

Meander over to Catch The Bug and see what else is in the pea patch.

A2 size, copics, stitching, ribbon, pearl, glossy accents, punches, svg
Challenges:
Stampin For The Weekend - What a Cutie
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties

....Happy Fall.
Summer is very favorite season, but if it has to leave at least I get the pleasure of the "ohhs and ahhs" of the beautiful Fall colors now arriving.
Today, we celebrate two new releases at Paper Pretties. Remember: each image comes with at least 2 sentiments! Bear is having a wonderful time just a swingin'.  I remember doing that as a little girl, then jumping off the swing into a big pile of leaves.
I used a sentiment stamp from the Heirloom Traditions set at Punkin' Patch Stamps  and two different cards from the Fall Pop-up Card Collection from SVGCuts.  With all the textures and colors of Fall, I wanted to be careful that the card didn't become "too busy".

Swing on over to Paper Pretties and see the other fun creations by the rest of the DT members.

UPDATE: The fence is NOT from PUNKIN PATCH STAMPS...Sorry!!


A2 size, copics, stitching, Fiskars Fall Border Punch, buttons, twine and lots of room to write my message on the white rectangle.




Challenges:



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I did this card almost identical from a card last Wednesday.  I wanted to show you how versatile this Breezy Backyard Lever Card Set from SVGCuts is and to continue introducing some of the fun new stamp sets from Punkin' Patch Stamps.   I added my own sentiment and my own svg torch. The ghost is a freebie svg also from SVGCuts.

I love that this card will hide a little battery operated tea light behind the yellow mulberry paper to add some fun ambiance and that it folds to fit an A2 size envelope, minus the tea light.




EK spider border punch, MS goo punch
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Color/Sketch Challenge
At Catch the Bug

I just love Lily Ladybug - Fly from Bugaboo Stamps. This week's challenge calls for the colors pink, green and black.....my favorite colors to work with these last summer days. I bought 3 DP papers that I thought would be perfect.  When I finished, I hated it...so much for the DP paper I cut up in a million pieces to try and make work...LOL   Half a day later I was happy with this card.

Flutter on over and see the inspirational cards by the DT at Catch The Bug and join the challenge!

5x5, copics, embossing, jewels, stitching, punch

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Dies and Punches.
The Paper Shelter – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.
SSDS challenge - Favorite Colors
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Won't you join me!
OLDIE BUT GOODIES (OBG)
at Catch the Bug

Stella witch is from Bugaboo Stamps....love love all the series from Jodie, the creator.   The spider web is from Heather M.  I used the Faith file from "Breezy Backyard Lever Card "set made by SVGCuts.  I also used a freebie ghost from SVGCuts.  The pumpkin image is from a new stamp set from Punkin' Patch Stamps owned by SVGCuts.  The line starts selling within the next few days.  I made the torch svg and will offer it again this year.  I used mulberry paper to help cast the tea lights flickering.  It's an A2 size, but will take 2 stamps.
Update: should read "Won't" you join me!  I fixed after video and picture taken...oops!)



Also used EK Spider web punch, MS goo punch, Stampin Up window punch, and copic markers
Download: Torch   (svg)
Will be available for 5 days...ENJOY

Challenges:

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #68 Halloween.
Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C105 Pumpkin.

Kaboodles Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Carolina Girl (Cely)
(inside).....She wants her damn dog back!

New Release Stamp Set
from Punkin' Patch Stamps

This stamp is from the set, "Witching Hour".  I plan to do several more and use the "witching hour" sentiment along with a few others.  I had such a good time with this image.  The sentiment is from an image I have from Bugaboo Stamps called Stella Witch. I LMAO! I could just see these 2 sister witches laughing about Dorothy and Toto.

A little sewing, homemade flowers, MS fern punch,  and some other embellishments was all I think was needed.

A2 size, copics, ribbon, embellishmentss
Challenges:

Getting Cricky - Halloween
Sew Many Cards – Challenge #68 Halloween.
Cupcake Craft Challenges - The Dark Side
Kaboodles Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Diecuts/Punches
http://cmitonlineblog.blogspot.com/ - Halloween
Carolina Girl (Cely)




Hey everyone......have you "heard" the buzz around the crafty blog world, lately?? It's in the 


form of a PINK HAZE, actually!  lol! 


Yolie, of Just Yolie, Just Create, and Celeste, of  Touched by a Butterfly


are hosting a Link Up For Pink  party. They have over 70 sponsors, and TONS of 


prizes to give  away, so make sure you start whipping up some pretty pink projects to play 


along for your  chance to win! Oh.....and by "TONS" of prizes......I'm talking more than 


$3000.00 value of fun, crafty stuff!! WOOOOO!!!


The party starts on October 1 and runs through October 14, so get your PINK MOJO going 


now to give yourself a head start! Be sure to visit Celeste and Yolie for more details!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

EVERYBODY has a bad day now and then!  While I was teacher, I made a pact with my students.  I said, "I will let you know when I'm having a bad day and you do the same for me and that way we will all survive the day."  We all liked to "joke around", but some days were NOT those days.   The pact worked 99% of the time.  We all did our best to respect each other's bad days.  My students were so kind, they even told me when I was having a bad day when I didn't even know it..lol   Ahhhh, youth!

I used Halloween Skeltz (NR) and the fence svg from Spooky Silhouettes Set from SVGCuts.  You really need to go lurking over to Catch The Bug and see what other creations have been brewed up. 

A2 size, copics, stitching, brads, embellishments, glitter

Challenges:

Paper Play Challenge – Week 37 Punches and Dies.
Sew Many Cards – Challenge #68 Halloween.
Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C105 Pumpkin.
Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #98 Nothing Square About Me. (Rectangular)
The Corrosive Challenge – #133 Punches or Dies.
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties
Challenge: Buttons

I wish alligators were this charming and I was a good bowler.  I thought the alligator image would be right up my alley!  Alley Gator looks like he's having a really good time. I made the background paper simply by turning my bowling pin svg into a .jpeg, then just duplicating a lot of them and throwing them all over the paper.  You do whatca gotta do in a pinch!  Added diamond glaze on eyes and bowling bowl.

Remember: TWO releases now at Paper Pretties. Both come with at least 2 sentiments each....crazy good! Images: Alley Gator and Elbram

A2 size, copics, stitching, punch, svgs, glaze, buttons



Download:  bowling pin  (svg)
Probably available for 5 days...ENJOY!

Challenges:


Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE
at
Punkin Patch Stamps

I couldn't resisted using two of the new stamps at Punkin' Patch Stamps, a subsidiary of SVGCuts.  I am now officially on the DT for Punkin' Patch Stamps.  What a lucky girl am I ! This particular set is called Little Monsters.  I also used a witch broom from Hazel's Wicked Witch Craft Collection, also from SVGCuts.

Yup, this is another swing card....love them!  Inside is great for your message or gift card.  I put a little witch's brew gift card inside.

Copics, stitching, EK pumpkin border and spider in web punches, brad

A2 size 

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Saturday Challenge
at Catch the Bug
"Scene - Two or more images"

Everyone enjoys a good "eek" now and then...now it's my turn!  What fun!  I used Halloween Brat Girl and Halloween Pumpkin from Bugaboo Stamps.  The challenge calls for a "scene with two or more images".  I also used a tree from Spooky Silhouettes collection from SVGCuts.  They have the most fun svgs for Halloween....go check out!!!

Eek and scream on over to Catch The Bug and see what other fun creations the DT has posted!

A2, copics, stitching, EK spider punch, embellishment button from Walmart $1 bin, ribbon
Challenges:
Catch The Bug - scene (2 images)
Carolina Girl (Cely)
OLDIES BUT GOODIES Thursday
at Catch the Bug

I have "sew" been enjoying making cards from Bugaboo Stamps "JJ Sewing"set.   All of the images in the set are absolutely adorable.  I did a similar card last month, but I wanted to improve upon it and was inspired by Tammy Miller's card creation.  Thanks Tammy!!!  Moving on....for some reason, Catch The Bug Thursday is my favorite day...can't explain...just enjoy...haha  Added ribbon and a MS button punch which also embosses.

I will not add sentiment until it is time to send...but "sew" many choices...haha

Challenges:


Sweet Stamps #32 - Stitching (*Limit 1 Entry)
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Embossing*
Ruby's Rainbow - For a Girl
Carolina Girl (Cely)
WACKY WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE
at CDAC and PCP
sponsored by Catch the Bug

I have soooo been looking forward to this challenge. There is definitely a smell of FALL in the air and with it comes the rich warm colors of Autumn.  The other excitement is sharing this fun card I created with AKV Fall Pumpkin Trio from Bugaboo Stamps and using a tutorial by Dawn HERE.  Yup, another video...I just didn't think the "still shots" did it justice and besides....I really wanted a reason to play the Linus and Lucy theme music...lol   (Inside, I also used a pumpkin svg in the Harvest Hill Farm Collection from my favorite site for svgs....SVGCuts.)

Head on over the CDAC and PCP and join the fun and a chance to win 5 Bugaboo images.






A2 size, copics, stitching, svg, pearls, sizzlets die-cuts
Challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn
The Crafty Pad - Autumn colors
Color Me Creative's Copics - Autumn

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Happy Harvest (Limit 1 Entry)
Digital Tuesday - Any Season
Paper Sundaes - finishing the inside
Carolina Girl (Cely)
My DH surprised me with these peaches last Thursday.....these are the last of the peaches for the summer.  Even these were a surprise since the season doesn't usually last this long, but Mother Nature treated us for one more week....the least she could do after the earth tremors and hurricane the week before.  I will enjoy every last one of them...yum yum!

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Carolina Girl (Cely)
My youngest son didn't get the meaning behind the sentiment and the relationship with the card.  However, not too many people take the time to recover furniture anymore.  When I explained it to him, he immediately started laughing. I laughed when I saw "his lightbulb"come on.....how cute!  This is an Art Impression stamp called Recovered.  I was sooooo inspired by Deloris's card....check it out! I LMAO!!!

I made Rx svg, but it can be easily found many places on the web.

A2 size, PSE, stitching, punch, button, svg, copics
Download:  Rx   (svg)
Probably will be available for 5 days, unless I forget...haha

Challenges:
Prairie Fairy Friday - masculine
Creative Stamp Friends - card for a man
Totally Gorjuss - It's a man thing
Corrosive Challenges - Funny or Punny
The Crafty Pad - blue and brown
Fab N Funky - funny
Cards For Men - Anything but Square
Make It Monday - creations
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Special Remembrance of 9/11
from Catch the Bug

It's a FREEBIE!!!

Jodie, creator of Bugaboo Stamps, designed this special remembrance image for 9/11.  Thank you Jodie!  Please remember the lost lives and the people today protecting us!  The question is:  Where were you that day?  I was teaching at Greenville High School.  I was in Algebra class full of students.  My husband called me on my phone...something he wouldn't do knowing I'm in class, so I knew something was wrong and answered the phone.  It was within minutes that our principal called over the intercom and announced as calmly as he could what had happened. We turned on the TV and watched the horrific turn of events unfold.

Head over to Catch The Bug and see what other lovely cards were made to remember this day! Head to Bugaboo Stamps for the Freebie!  She is so sweet to givie this freebie in black and white and color.

A2 size, embellishments, punches
Challenge:
Carolina Girl (Cely)
.....REALLY!!!
"FEELING PUNCHY" CHALLENGE
at Catch The Bug

OMG!!!...I remember those days as if it was yesterday!  During my 1st pregnancy, I could only stomach tacos and M&M's...yum...chocolate!!! I chose JJ Pregnancy - Back Pain  from Bugaboo Stamps

Head over to Catch The Bug. See what other "punchy" cards the DT created!

A2 size, copics, stitching, svg, ribbon, punches

Download:  Hershey's Bar   (svg)
SVG will be available for 5 days...ENJOY!!!

Challenge:
Little Red Wagon - die cuts

Fun With Shapes And More ~ Anything Goes with Punches
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Carolina Girl (Cely)
...from keeping me from wishing you a Happy Birthday!
FREEBIE FRIDAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

I took liberties with the the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by the Supremes. The song uses the word "river" instead of "ocean", but my plan was to use it for an Operation Write Home challenge card.  With the soldiers being deployed overseas, the word "ocean" seemed more appropriate.
Anyhoooo, clean and simple and a cute play on words....I ended up satisfied with the card.  

You can find FREEBIE Army Guy at Bugaboo Stamps.  Don't forget the $1 sections, digi papers and the 50% off Deal of the Day everyday!!!  Wow!

A2 size, copics, PSE, stitching, chain. glitter
Challenges:

My Mums Craft Shop - Layers (2 of 3)
Cards for Men - 'G' is for Green, Guys' Card
Creative Stamp Friends - Cards for a man
Carolina Girl (Cely)
You don't see many sympathy card challenges. It's hard to make a sympathy card.  Sentimental Sundays is having a "sympathy/thinking of you" challenge.  Just two days ago I made this card for my husband's business friend for the lost of his mother.  My DH picked out what he wanted me to use and I just pulled it together.  I thought it was nice that my husband helped with this particular card.  He's always supported my craft/card addiction but has never put his two cents in.

I used a Stampin Up stamp set, but can't remember it's name. It also comes with two sentiments but none that I used.  I sprayed water on the inked stamp and them applied the stamp to paper.  I use this set so much in the Spring and FAll.

A2 size, homemade brown paper, SU stamp set and SU inks
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Wacky Wednesday Sketch Challenge
at CDAC and PCP
by Bugaboo Stamps

One of my DIL's birthday presents from me was an assortment of homemade cards.  This card using Summertime Peeker - Flower Pot from Bugaboo Stamps was one of them.  It also fit into the Wacky Wednesday Sketch Challenge theme.  Head over to CDAC and PCP and join the fun.  Remember, you could win 5 images of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps.

A2 size, copics, stitching, embellishments, die-cut, ribbon

Challenges:
Sketchy Colors #83 - colors of purple, brown and beige
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE Day
at Bugaboo Stamps

Two wonderful little angels (girl and boy) for New Release Day Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps.  I've been on a roll with little puns lately.  I saw this little boy angel and "dancing with the stars" (like the TV program) popped into my head and I just couldn't let it go!  What's that all about!

You will be delighted to see the other sweet cards some of the other DT created with the angels. Dance on over to Catch The Bug.

A2 size, copics, stitching, svg cloud, punch, stitching, metal embellishment, glitter
Challenges:

Getting Cricky - Winged Things
Creations by Gill M - Things that Fly
Carolina Girl (Cely)
TWO postings today...be sure to check out both!!!


ABC Monday
at Catch the Bug

A friend had received some specialty tea that came in some darling boxes.  I took one of the pyramid boxes apart, traced, scanned and made a jpeg file.  I then took both the Tea Time - Spoon image and box image into my WORD file and place the Tea - Time character in the exact spot I wanted.  I printed out and cut all angles with my MS cutter, colored the image and place creases(scored) with my MS scoring board.  I will also put little gourmet tea bags in these and include them in a gift bag.   Check out other super images at Bugaboo Stamps.


Did not make a pdf file, sorry, but keep the portions and increase size to get on a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock.

This just shows where you will crease/score your paper.

Download: honey stick (revised)   (svg)

Challenges:
Aud Sentiments – Challenge #36 Card/Sentiment For A Girl.
2 Sisters – Challenge #55 Friends.
Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #28 Go Digital.
I Did It Creations – Challenge #71 Girly Girls.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
.....and so are YOU!
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties

"TWO POSTINGS TODAY"

Today's two "new releases" at Paper Pretties are Pablo and Diamondz...both of them come with two sentiments.  Again, I went off the grid and made my own sentiment.  Art was one of my college majors. No, I never had a masterpiece, but did win some prizes, ribbons and money.  Oh yeah....love the money!
Paper Pretties challenge is to use "primary colors".  Not sure where I got birdcage svg, but I totally altered it to meet my needs and made into a shaped birdcage card, but feel I should not offer on my post.  It you want it, please email me (not leave a comment on post) and I will send to you.  Click on "view complete profile" and link to my Email is under picture.)

I did a short video to show you all the openings and cool places where you can leave a comment.



A2 size, PSE, copics, embellishments, brads, chain

Cage door opened

Card opened and place to put your comment



Carolina Girl (Cely)

MyNeed2Craft Giveaway.....

....to help celebrate a 1 year anniversary....blogaversary!  Terri's blog, MyNeed2Craft....that's right.....turning 1. To celebrate, she is giving away a $20 gift card to JoAnn! Head on over and check out the simple rules to enter to win, and wish her a Happy Blogaversary!

My site page is chopping off words...sorry!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
ANYTHING GOES Challenge
at Catch the Bug

Jodie did an awesome job with the JJ Pregnancy set, which you can find at Bugaboo Stamps. My DIL has some friends who are expecting and know she could use some cards right about now.  I'm hoping in the very near future " I" can send one to "her"..LOL

Head on over to Catch The Bug and see what other DT members created for this fun Easy - Peasee challenge!!!

A2 size, copics, stitching, pearls,  embellishments, svg, onesies, punch
Download:  onesies   (svg)
File is available for 5 days from date of post....ENJOY!!!

Challenge:
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Punches/Diecuts
Card Makin' Mamas - Go Digi
Tuesday Throwdown #64- Punny sentiments
Carolina Girl (Cely)
....try ignorance!
FREEBIE FRIDAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

Well GUESS what!!! I've been invited to join Bugaboo Stamps as a regular Design Team member!  What a wonderful honor and invitation by such a tremendous, talented team!  YIPPEE!

Margaret Teach , the FREEBIE this week at Bugaboo Stamps is at it again.... giving advice. LOL As a teacher, I loved my students, and was committed to getting them to "stick with it and graduate".  Some hated me for it, but once graduated, thanked me and all was forgiven.  I told them I was their biggest fan and supporter and would help them as long as they did their part too.  I still teach but as a substitute and still desire for each child to walk across that stage with a diploma in their hand, be it at high school, adult ed and in some cases, jail.

I also used cheerleader (freebie) from SVGCuts and megaphone from Game Day SVG Collection.  I mentioned this set last week (8/28/11).  What a fun fun fun school set!



A2, copics, stitching, punch, svg, silver paper, DP
Challenges:

Stampin' Royalty – Challenge #87 Back To School.
Party Time Tuesdays – Challenge #31 Anything Goes.
Crazy Amigos – Back To School.
Stamping With Dragon - Occupations