Carolina Girl (Cely)
Some CAS (Clean and Simple) cards for illness.  I need to stock up on them as much as I need to go ahead and make holiday cards...lol

I need to do more "makin'" than "lookin'" because I think this is a case of a Lawn Fawn card.  I enjoy using this little set Get Well.  It's cute, yet I can make a little masculine when needed.  I've gotten my money's worth out of this set.

A2, acrylic bubbles, flower punch, stitching, pop-ups for dimension, glossy Accents
I doubled the sentiment for extra thickness

I was suppose to put "white" sentiment" and goofed...oh well
Yup, I made 4 but all with different backgrounds.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...will cure just about anything.

I'm so happy with the card.  The picture doesn't do it justice. Gals, I made 6 of them.  I can change the sentiment for the occasion.

This is another case from Carte 1001, Time For Some Bubbly (from MFT).  It was instant love for that card set.

I took images into Design Studio, added a little border around each, cut, color with copics, added dimension to everything.  Not happy with pics, but oh well.

A2, wink of Stella, ribbon punch, sequins also

just plain background

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Something went weird with linking to QKR's challenge last week...I hope it doesn't happen this week...haha  Yup, I'm joining QKR Stampede Challenge #205.  The theme: shaped card (not square, rectangle, or plain circle)

I think digi16913 Stacked Pigs is a hoot, yet I had not used it until today. I merged a sun, the sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps, and the pig image in Design Studio, made a slight outside border, welded and cut into a shaped card.  I added gold Wink of Stella to the sun.

A2, coloring in PS and copics, glitter on sun, welded all and cut

ok...only did 3 instead of 4

Carolina Girl (Cely)
She's all girl....my Mary Hannah!  I found this free, sweet and easy svg template from Love Paper Crafts. Thank you for this great file.  Mary Hannah is so in awe with Elsa and Anna.  I made it more personal by merging pics of them all into one scene.  By the way, she loves pink, pink, pink!

6.1x7.2, sequins, pop-ups for dimension, and buttons

inside of card...Die-namics stitched squares with curves dies

Carolina Girl (Cely)
First, I'm very proud and happy for our youngest son who just graduated from college.  He landed a job.  It was the first job position he applied for and came home thrilled with the prospect of working for this chemical company.  We didn't want to burst his bubble, but we had to lay some "reality" on him...being the first job and interview, you usually don't get the job but it's great practice.  Well DANG, he got the job.  He had other interviews and offers, but he turned them down knowing none of them were the "right fit"?  Anyhow, he held out and ding dong....he got the job with the company he first interviewed with.  You don't see that often.  He's now considered a Research and Developmental Chemist (mostly organic chemistry.)  I can't explain his job and he's not allowed to discuss what he does....not that I or DH would understand....but we are thrilled and feel RICHER!!!  He's got an income and we paid his last college apartment rent!  yippee

When I was given a Yeti cup for my birthday from my oldest son (something I would not buy for myself due to cost...haha), I got it engraved for a slight cost.  I started buying the Walmart style since everyone said they were just as good.  I wanted to engrave and not just do vinyl.  I saw what Celeste (Facebook) had done. She inspired me to try.  My husband built me a sandblasting box for about $20.  I bought the air eraser from Harbor Freight for about $22.  Creating stencils with my Cameo, away I went.!!

Real Yeti cup...my DH's initials

back of my Walmart 20 oz tumbler

our SC logo on back on my DH's Walmart 20 oz tumbler...per his request

My youngest son's 20 oz tumbler...his USC university Gamecock mascot

His name...it's not crocked...just my bad angle and bad reflection of the silver

My first orders...with a SC logo and flamingo scene on back

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I must be into cows, not knowing I just posted a QKR Challenge card two days ago using a cow...haha

I cased Peppermint Patties at My Favorite Things using the cow from The Whole Herd.  I realized I made the card too big when you can't really see the cow background.  Of course, I did four and continue with CAS.  One I stitched, one I used watercolors, some colored in PS and others using copics.  I topped them off with pop-ups for dimension and an extra punched cloud.

A2, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Good Grief...it took an hour to get back into my dashboard to post...something went crazy.  Whew!

I'm joining the Catch the Bug "Stella Says Sketch Challenge #412".  It's been waaaaay too long.  I fell in love with Bugaboo Stamps years ago and was lucky enough to join the design team.  It was my very first design team adventure.  Wonderful group of ladies...we even have a few gentlemen at one time.

I'm using JJ - Coffee To Go. I chose orange and purple (Clemson University) colors.  Football is right around the corner.  I have a good friend who is a "die-hard" fan.  This will be a perfect card for her.

A2, copics, mini cup dies from Memory Box, hanger punch, stitching, vellum, and stitching

inside



Carolina Girl (Cely)
QKR is having their Challenge #204.  I'm using their adorable Whistling Cow.  The theme is monochromatic (I'm using shades of brown in the copic E family).  I love a challenge!  I'm also keeping with my plan of CAS for the next two weeks.  Of course, making 4 cards for my stash.

I made the sentiment and cloud design in Design Studio and cut it all out using my Cameo.  With the help of copics, stitching, and pop-ups for dimension, I'm calling them done.  Thanks for dropping by.

A2, Fiskar cloud dies, E000, E0, E1

Carolina Girl (Cely)


I guess I tried using my feminie side doing these cards...haha  Same image of Mitzi Duck but quick and easy layouts.  I'm liking these a little better but it took 1 extra minute to cut out circles and frame...haha (Leaves were in my stash)

I would almost use in challenge as a "back to school theme" at Die Cuttin Divas. (But I won't)!!! Evelyn, at Cut It Up, and Sue's Stamping Stuff are school teachers.  Both are now back to school and TRUST ME....I'm "thinking of them".  I taught at the high school level for 33 years.

A2, Sue Wilson leaves


A2, use Lil Inker stitched circle dies, made "absolutely in Design Studio and cut with Cameo, Memory Box leaf, black beads and stitching


One last card with "You can Fake Fabulous" on inside of card

A2, stitching, cut flowers, inside "You can't fake fabulous"


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Ever since I saw Mitzi Duck on Daffodil Cards, I have wanted some images of this cute girly duck.  It turns out the store closed a long time ago and all I could find was cross-stitched patterns.  I went on a mission to find some images.  I have found 3, so you will see them in the next several days.

Again, nothing special.  Just some quick, CAS cards for my stash.   I added a little texture with the stitching, Wink of Stella, pearls and ribbon.

A2, added "thinking of you" in the pink area and can change for any occasion.  The image was a tad too big, so I just angled it for a little interest and not to throw away...haha

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Just a simple, fun card using an image of Mitzi Duck that has been sitting on my craft table.  Nothing fancy, just fun...haha

I made sun background in studio, doubled one image and then reversed it so the girls look like BFFs.

A2, starfish, metal brad, onion bag scrap, Wink of Stella on hat

Carolina Girl (Cely)
OK...I'm back for quite a while now.  The beach was wonderful! YES...the beach is my "Happy Place".

I love Faith's From the Heart Stamp Inner Tube Birdbrain, so I bought it and ran all the way into my craft room to make a card.  Well, you know me, I made 4.  This card is SO ME!!! I was inspired by Donna's Indiana Inking card.

I'm joining From the Heart Stamp Challenge #160.  You can use the sketch and/or use blue and water.  To get the effect I wanted, I chose the blue and water. Cut It Up is also having an awesome challenge: Summertime Memories...well, you know that's ALL ME!

A2, sun punch, LAwn Fawn Hillside Border dies, cut image using Cameo, pop-ups for dimension, wink of Stella on drink and eyelids, copics for color
Sketch or Twist to follow at FTHS


Other Challenges:
Carolina Girl (Cely)
This is a "total case" of a Lawn Fawn card.  I love the cute Mermaid for You set.  All I needed was the stamp set.  I have a new thing that is on my Silhouette Cameo Design Studio that will cut the images out.  It might not be as quick as the die set but it saves me a lot of money....money I can spend on more stamp sets.  Anyhow, I colored with copics and added a Wink of Stella to the mermaid's fin.  The "hello" die is from Momenta.

A2, pop-ups for dimension and allowing slider to move
Waves are also from Lawn Fawn
Stitched rectangle from Lil Inker
Challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Layer it Up
Corrosive Challenge Blog #6 - Lots of Layers

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...a total CASE at Sue's Stamping Stuff.  What talent!  I'm home for a short while, so why not case fun, happy cards of people I enjoying following.  The only thing I did different was to size up the image and cut the little hedgehog with my Cameo...putting pop-ups behind him/her for added dimension.

This is Penny Black Balloon Day, and Paper Smooches Group Hugs Sentiment Set that I love.

A2, copics, Lil Inker Rectangle Stitch die

a few more

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, this is just about the same as yesterday but with a doggie.  I just love this Penny Black Buddy and Duck stamp set along with Uptown stamp.  Still casing 1001 cartes...love visiting her blog.

As I mentioned, if the card is worthy of being created once, why not a few more.  I now have 8 more cards for my stash that are ready to send...haha

Humm, I see red, white and blue so I'll enter into the Cut it Up Challenge #101.  The dog is die cut using Cameo, Clouds, Fisker punches,and the rectangle stitched die is from Lil Inker.

A2,  Paper Studios paper, copics, pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
A quick card for the QKR Stampede Challenge #201, using the fun Floating Away.  Theme - up up and away!  Yup, another sorta case card by 1001 cartes...she is so talented.

Used my Cameo to cut out, copics for coloring, Upton scene by Penny Black, cloud punches.  And yes, I made 4..haha

A2, pop-ups for dimension, Little Inker rectangle stitched die


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Another card using Fintastic Friends set from Lawn Fawn.  I find making these cards fast, easy and something worthy of being sent to family and friends.

I figured if a card is worth making once, then why not 3 to 5 times.  Once the original card is made, then mass producing is pretty quick. I am enjoying using the FUZE tool for shaker cards....it's awesome!!!

A2, sequins, copics, onion bag, pop-ups for dimension

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yes, my time blogging lately has been sporadic at best.  My craft room was out of control, so I took a week off to clean.  I'm halfway there, but found a good place to stop and do a quick card.  The card is a total "case" from Jennifer McQuire.  I find it hard to jump back into creating after being away for too long.

I used Fintastic Friends set from Lawn Fawn.  I used the dies along with copics, and pop-ups for dimension.

I've enjoyed checking my emails and catching up on so many blogs I loved to follow for smiles and inspiration.  Unfortunately, I haven't been leaving comments, but will try to catch up.  I know the time and love that goes into a card and I personally know that comments left "goes a long way" for encouragement.  So....I'm going to do better.

A2, embossing powder, think black pen, white pen

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Had wonderful time at Pawley's Island for 2 weeks with family and friends.  I didn't take any copics with me....just suntan lotion!

This was a complete CAS of Critters in the Jungle by Lawn Fawn "Cristina".  The only thing different is that Slide on Over die set is sold-out everywhere so I had to make my own using my Silhouette.  It worked out just as nice, but I would like to the buy the set....making it faster and precise.

I'm stocking up on "thank you" and "birthday cards".  I'm forever running out.

A2, Critters in the Jungle by lawn Fawn, twine, Thanks die cut by Simon Says and "a bunch" alphabet by Lawn Fawn


Carolina Girl (Cely)
Just a quick post to show my new invention for holding copics.  I had a container which was perfect, but ran out of run as my colors grew.

This is an old 11x14 frame with a cut egg crate (lighting fuser from Home Depot).  I saw something similar on another post but they built a huge wooden frame and made the egg crates 3 layers deep.  I didn't find that necessary. As you can see, I have plenty of room to grow.  The bottom row of copics keeps the frame at a nice angle.  I'm sure this will work for awhile until I find the next best thing.  This only cost $10 for the egg crate that was a HUGE piece which I only used a tiny corner.  (If I had been patience, I'm sure I could've found a scrap somewhere free...haha) I wish some of my copic friends lived near buy so I can share.  The copic holders in stores are costly.  No, it's not portable, but I rarely take them with me.  I'm a happy girl right now.

11x14 frame