Carolina Girl (Cely)
Mums and moms love their flowers.  I've taught my family "this mom" loves receiving flowers in a pot so they can continue to grow and I can also plant in the garden to enjoy the rest of the year or even next year if they are perennials.   My mom was a long standing member of a community garden club so she's the one that taught me the beauty of flowers and arrangements.

I'm spotlighting another Sassy Cheryl.  This little image is Polly's Pink Flower and can be found at Paper Creators.  Join our March challenge #57 with the theme being "All About Mum".

A2, made into a shaped card using the Cameo

Wink of Stella on all yellow, flower and pearl added, sentiment computer generated



Carolina Girl (Cely)
....for a very important date!

I'm also just getting under the wire publishing my card in the From the Hearts Weekly Challenge #162 with a twist: sketch and/or snow.  I had lost this little image Hamlet Pigwit Air Lift and so glad I found it.

I followed the Die Gate Fold at Splitcoasters Stamps after being influenced by Little Card Maker.  I used copics for coloring, bow die from Gina Marie and yellow enamel dots.

A2, front view

angle view

opened.  I'll probably put the note on the back.

Sketch #162



Carolina Girl (Cely)
I love doing interactive, dimensional , slider, box cards and the list goes on and on.  But, sometimes it's just as much fun making some CAS cards with a very clear message.  This is one.

I bought this years ago as a rubber stamp, but found it pre-colored on the House Mouse Triple CD Collection.  By changing the format, I could size according to my specifications.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I'm entering this card in the (HMFSC) House Mouse Family Saturday Challenge #264: Love or Anything Goes.

A2, Wink of Stella on all the blowing flowers

Different bases for each card

pop-ups behind the circled section

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Pulled out my little House Mouse friend image.  I took it into my Silhouette and did a Print & Cut.  I punched circles in some yellow paper, shaded the back area with some blue Tim Holtz distressed ink and used a sentiment from Pink by Design.  That's all folks! (oops...almost forgot...totally cased 1000 Cartes.)  I like her style.

I'm entering my card in the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #234 - Love or Anything Goes.

A2, heart punch, distressed with Stampin Up yellow ink, image is very very old and can't find on the web anywhere to give a link

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I continue trying to create with a new technique, new Sizzix Scribble die, new paper given to me by a friend and a new Penny Place Soft Caress die.  The PB (PBSC) Penny Black Saturday Challenge in February is to: try something new.  The new technique I'm trying is "framing".

Gosh, I can't remember where I bought this stamp set, but it's the first time using one of the sentiments.  I tried to keep it CAS, so finished out with some simple border stitching.

A2, stitched circle die by Lil Inker

aded pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I really like non-tradional colors for Valentines, but I had a weak moment, and made a few of these slider cards to send to some friends.  I used this same format a few days back but using a different image.  What a precious puppy!  He/She is called Polka Dot Bella by Sassy Cheryl and can be found at Paper Creators.  It even comes pre-colored.

Come along and join Challenge #56 at Paper Creator's Crafts. When purchasing an image use CELY for 20% savings.  Becky is not only very talented but very sweet and generous to allow us to offer followers this discount for us being on her design team.
A2, Sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps that is no longer in business
Inside: You are such a dear friend!

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I bought this sweet little Penny Black heart flower die called SOFT CARESS over 9 months ago and had never used it until today.  The (PBSC) Penny Black Saturday February Challenge theme: try something new.  Well, I'm trying this new sweet die.  Upon receiving the die, there was a lovely illustration inspiration card. So, I decided to case most of it.

I used copics for coloring, Die-namics Stitched rounded corner squares die set, and Sue Wilson and Sizzix leaf dies.

A2, buttons and string embellishments added, leaves distresses with dark green ink

Sentiments from old Studio G set, cut lines off around the sentiment

Other Challenges:
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Time to pull out my wonderful House Mouse Ultimate CD collection.  I used a partial image from the set called "Celebration".  This actually came pre-colored.  I'm entering my card in the House Mouse Challenge #234 - LOVE.

When I saw  Donna's card using the Stacked Heart die, I knew I would like to add it to my collection, but with time and money being an issue, I went into Silhouette Studio and made my  own rendition.

I made several. This is for our youngest son, Mitchell....of course with a bag of candy and a little gift card to one of his favorite eateries.

A2, homemade svg in Silhouette, sentiment made in Silhouette also

angle view, Lil Inker Stitched rectangle dies

Carolina Girl (Cely)
From the Heart Stamps Weekly Challenge is back!  We are all so elated that Faith is on the mends and back to warming our hearts with her talents.  Kudos to the design team for all their support and inspiration!

I chose to use the free sweet set Bunny Love.  I followed the sketch (see below).  The February Challenge #161 with a twist: sketch and/or birthday cake.

Copics, print and cut using my Cameo, a Sizzix scribble die I fell in love with after seeing Lola's card, some circle punches and I call it done.  I hope my little grandson will like it.

A2, pop-ups for dimension behind bunny

angle view
I also used a new Gina Maria oval x-cross die set

Challenge sketch with a twist


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm back with another sweet card kit called Love Bears All from Paper Creators.  I used my Cameo to simply print and cut.  The flowers have been printed and cut 3 times along with the bear's tummy for fun dimension.

Come along and join Challenge #56 at Paper Creator's Crafts. When purchasing an image use CELY for 20% savings.  Becky is not only very talented but very sweet to allow us to offer followers this discount for us being on her design team.

5x7 but can be sized, pop-ups for dimension
angle view to help show dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I don't purchase as many rubber stamps now that digi has brought us into the future, but then you come upon a special stamp that you just can't resist.  I was so excited upon the arrival of  Designed By Me by Penny Black.  With the large board, I can create any sentiment for any occasion.

I totally cased Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff.  One of the cards has a flower in the top corner.  You are already to finish the glueing and "lo and behold", some black ink was still on your thumb....bummer.

I'm entering my card in the (PBSC) Penny Black Saturday February Challenge, "try something new".  Well, this is a new stamp I'm using for the very first time. I colored with copics and cut the brushes using my Cameo.

A2, I apologize for the lighting...taken late at night and no decorations

close up and at angle to help show dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
What an exciting time!  Faith is back drawing and creating at From the Heart Stamps.  The design team celebrated by having a Blog Hop through February 5.  The Pigwit's Hogs & Kisses set was free to anyone who participated in last June's monthly challenge.  So the February progressive challenge this month....use this sweet image.

I used my Lil Inker circle dies, copics for coloring, Wink of Stella on the kisses, pop-ups for dimension and Cameo for print and cutting.  It's pretty straight forward on this little slider card.

A2 size, Lawn Fawn letter set, an extra pop-up kiss in Pigwit's hand

angle view, but still very hard to see depth and glitter

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....do you remember the song from 1968 by Jackie DeShannon... Put A Little Love in Your Heart!

I really don't "get into" Valentine's, but since I have a grand daughter, this would be a great little card to send and present for our new challenge "Love Is In The Air."  It's Sassy Sally Letter Illustration  from Paper Creators.  I'm using again but this time I'm using the heart shaped balloons.  Using my Cameo, I cut out extra balloons and her body to get a lot of 3D effects.

Come along and join Challenge #56 at Paper Creator's Crafts. When purchasing an image use CELY for 20% savings.  Becky is not only very talented but very sweet to allow us to offer followers this discount for us being on her design team.

A2, used Spellbinders Heart Cascade, twine and Gina K scallop frame set

added pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yippee!  We had a nice little snow here in South Carolina.  I think a fun time was had by all!

This Frosty Cup of Coco from Sassy Cheryl can be found at Paper Creators.  It comes pre-colored.  I printed out cloud and image and then cut out a copy of the cloud and image and placed on card using pop-ups to add dimension.

There is a fun challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this month.  Head over and join the fun.

A2, free digi background from internet, free blowing cloud
I added a Peachy Keen face to the cloud
I went back and added pink cheeks to some clouds
angle view, glitter paper, Lawn Fawn Hillside border dies

Lawn Fawn rectangle stitched dies, Wink of Stella
computer generator sentiment

REMEMBER: When purchasing from Paper Creators, use CELY as a coupon code for 20% off.  I receive nothing.  It is just a very kind gesture by Debbie the owner for followers of the DT members.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Hello friends.....I took a little "leave of absence" from my card designing.  I needed/wanted to spend time with family, friends and time on the coast.  I also needed to figure out how to find time for exercising to strengthen my back and knees.  I'm putting in no less than 6 miles a day, weight training, floor climbing and swimming weekdays which has left little time in the day for crafting.  Anyhoooo..... I spend evenings visiting so many awesome blog posts, but just haven't commented.  A wonderful way to end a very tiring day!  Thank you all!  I will be back on track very soon.

I forgot to post this on the due date.  So sorry!  Isn't she the cutest and I love the sentiment.  I made this legal size...something I don't do enough of these days.  You can find Sally Letter Illustration at Paper Creator.  She comes with many options.

Come along and join Challenge #55 at Paper Creator's Crafts. When purchasing an image use CELY for 20% savings.  Becky is not only very talented but very sweet to allow us to offer followers this discount for us being on her design team.
Legal size, Lil Inker Stitched balloons, Lawn Fawn birdies

pop-ups for dimension, copics for coloring

Carolina Girl (Cely)
OMG...this was so easy to put together.  I hope it doesn't give that appearance...haha

It's all about the snow these days.  I used Let's Ride from Paper Creators.  It's a Sassy Cheryl illustration that comes pre-colored.  With the help of 3 sets from Lawn Fawn, it came together quickly.

I just love the way they look like they are flying off the card.  Now THAT is "taking a risk"!  haha

Join our challenge #55 - Winter at Paper Creator's Crafts.  If you buy an image or two, use CELY as the code to get 20% off.  I get nothing from this offer.  Debbie, the creator at Paper Creator is kind to offer this for us being on the design team and appreciates the business.

A2, Lawn Fawn "Slide On Over" die set, Stitched Hillside Borders die set, and Stitched Mountain Tops die set

Paper Smooches "Group Hugs" sentiment set

glitter paper for mountain snow peaks

Pop-ups for dimension, cut images with Cameo 3, penny to move slider

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A little different wintery snow colors, but there is a lot of brown during the snowy times.  This little Winter Girl is from Paper Creator....another quickie card to print/cut, then put together.  I added a few personal touches by adding some sewing and a snowflake button...haha

Come along and join Challenge #55 at Paper Creator's Crafts. When purchasing an image use CELY for 20% savings.  Becky is not only very talented but very sweet to allow us to offer followers this discount for us being on her design team.

I reduced the card to 5x5

added sewing around the border, ribbon and a snowflake button
I think snow is a magical time...well in SC since we get very little if any during the winter.  I love how quiet it gets outside....everything is at peace.  The first snow of the season gets everyone smiling...as I said...in SC haha