Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties

I have several teachers and counselors to thank for helping my son finish admission forms to several universities.  This image couldn't had come at a better time.  I kept the card CAS and using a coffee svg I made a while back.

Paper Pretties introduces the "Thanks A Latte" and Merci Beaucopu Poodle images this week, along with a collection of  "marvelous" Seuss Truths sentiments. Grab a cup of java and head over to Paper Pretties to see more card creations. Remember, each image comes with several sentiments.  How fun!

A2 size, copics, PSE, ribbon, button, lace, stitching





Challenges:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Stitching
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes past or present
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Photo Inspiration Challenge
at Catch the Bug

I love candy corn so much that I ate my entire bag and didn't have any to use for embellishments when taking the picture of my card!
What a fun, photo challenge we have this week. I used Chubby Ghost- candy corn from Bugaboo Stamps.  I love the entire series.  I used Haunted Hemlock svg (a freebie) from SVGCuts and the sentiment from Punkin' Patch Stamps. The outline for the sentiment is a series of FREE svgs to go with the Trick of Treat sentiment set from Punkin' Patch Stamps.
Float over to Catch The Bug and get more inspiration!

A2 size, stitching, my svg fence, dimensional pop-ups, copics



Challenges:

Fab'n'Funky - #96 - Hubble Bubble Toil & Trouble
My Mums Craft Shop - #29 - Spooky Time
Paper Play ~ Halloween
Glitter Geeks ~ Ghosts and Ghouls

Frosted Designs ~ Candy (in the Ghost's hand)  
The Crafty Pad – Challenge #144 Halloween.
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #57 Trick Or Treat.
Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #78 Halloween.
Pollycraft Mondays – Challenge #116 Spooky Goings On!
Carolina Girl (Cely)
FREEBIE FRIDAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

50% off sale on Fall and Halloween images right now at Bugaboo

I got the biggest giggle when I saw this week's FREEBIE FRIDAY image from Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps. ...genius Jodie! 
I made several of these cards.  So many sentiments I will be putting on the inside on my card: ...I miss you!  ...another birthday already!   ...it's been too long since we've spoken.  ...half the school year is almost gone.
I also used"trees" from the Winter Bliss Collection from SVGCuts.
Fly over to Catch The Bug for some wonderful card interpretations of "Holy Cow".

A2 vertical, copics, PSE for plaid, fence punch, ribbon/twine, glitter halo

Challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Make Us Laugh
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Celebrating
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 125

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring this delightful challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I love the challenge of sketches.  Fall is in the air so I couldn't wait to play with Sunbonnet Fancy - Flowers.

Due to a sneak preview at a local  high school....this little sunbonnet girl card is already SOLD!

5x5, copics, stitching, punches, stitching, button, ribbon

Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at
Bugaboo Stamps

         I'm loving the new series of Scenes and Make It Snappy images from Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps.  This card was mailed to my new In-law's in memory of a special sister.  I'm blessed with wonderful in-laws.
          I used 2 techniques and perhaps I should had just stuck with one.  The bottom flower is cut-out and adhered with pop-ups for dimension and the top rose is spotlighted.  You will enjoy checking out the other cards at Catch The Bug.
5x5, stitching, copics, Photoshop, die-cuts, ribbon, punch

Challenges:
Sparkles Forum – Challenge #23 Remembrance Sunday.
Stamps R Us
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties

OMG....I really wanted to make cards with both images, but time would not allot me due to a deadline.  I chose Smell My Feet image from Paper Pretties. It's so much fun seeing all the delightful, happy children in their adorable costumes on Halloween night.  Head to Paper Pretties and see fun Halloween cards that were brewed just for you!

I also used "Spook You Socks Off" sentiment from the Halloween sentiment set from Punkin' Patch Stamps....they are freakin' adorable! And, I use my own feet svg.
We are still celebrating Heather's birthday so enjoy the continued hop and now hop to Jackie Rakoski site.
A2 size, copics, stitching, punch, ribbon, embellishment





Challenges:
Gingerloft - Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday - Black, Orange, and Purple + Spooky
Cupcake Inspirations - Picture Inspiration
Allsorts - Halloween (Limit 1 Entry)
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween (3 of 3)
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Hooked On Craft Challenge – #10 Something Spooky!
Creative Stamp Friends – #36 Halloween.
Creative Card Crew – Spooky Fun.
Digital Tuesday – Challenge #133 Happy Halloween.
Papertake Weekly – Spooky Hues.
Carolina Girl (Cely)
...with me.
Saturday Challenge
at
Catch the Bug
THEME:  Homecoming Dance (School colors)

RAH RAH RAH.  I feel I have been in school all my life. I also taught in a high school for 33 years and continue to sub...so yup...just about all my life....haha  I went the easy, colorful route for this challenge.  With 2 Masters, one from Clemson University (orange and purple) and the other from Furman University (purple and white), I knew immediately I was going Halloween with the great color choices.  (PS  In graduation programs, it list colors of degrees so people will know your major, like blue is for education.  One color is called "drab".  Who the heck would choose drab and what the hell color would that be! As God as my witness, I never saw a "drab" color in the processionals I was in....guess no one graduated with that degree..lol)

A2, buttons, punches, copics, glitter
Can you believe it...NO stitching.  I tried it and didn't like it... so I started over.  The background is Furman University and the image is Clemson.  Let's give it the ole college cheer...rah rah!

I used Brat Witch and Rickety Fence from Bugaboo Stamps.  Give me that school spirit and march on over to Catch The Bug and see the other school color cards.

Challenges:

Inky Impressions - Halloween
More than Favors - Halloween
Digital Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Coming for a visit
We don't know where we're going, but we are on our way!

These are different sentiments I can use.  I made 2 more cards almost identical so I will use all the sentiments.  This is a special posting for Paper Pretties to celebrate "Heather's" birthday.  And, with a birthday, we get to do a little hop.  Hopefully, you came from Taylor Usry blog and after my card, you get to hop on over to Jackie Rakoski
Happy Birthday Heather!!!

A2, copics, ribbon, buttons, embellishments, glitter, stitching, twine
UPDATE:  I did a sneak card preview for friends and this card is already SOLD! So, I know where these cute animals friends are headed....to a good home!

I just love Pierre and Ernest Bicycle from Paper Pretties.  They make me happy!

Challenge:
4 Crafty Chicks - Marker it up

Forever Friends - Cuddly animals
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Goes
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Bugaboo
teaming up today with
The Greeting Farm

I chose to go with the graduation theme for The Greeting Farm.  I could have chosen colors and sketch; however, being a teacher, I decided to stay with the graduation theme.  The colors I chose are Wade Hampton High School colors.  The guidance department have senior volunteers and this will be a nice little card for one of the young ladies when graduation rolls around.  My son will also be graduating this year and we have been very busy with college visits.  I would love to do college all over again armed with hindsight...lol

A2 size, copics, stitching, ribbon, embellishment, punches, SU stamp
I chose the digital image Grad - Anya for my card image.

Challenges:



Carolina Girl (Cely)
WACKY WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE
at
CDAC and PCP
sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

I chose AKV - Fall Wheelbarrow Kids from Bugaboo Stamps for the fun Wacky Wednesday Challenge at PCP and CDAC.  There is a picture for inspiration; it reminds me of raking up leaves into a pile so you can jump into them, only for them to be scatter again....haha.  Carving a pumpkin on the back porch later that evening would be the end to a perfect day.  Join the fun....join the challenge.

A2 size, copics, stitching, MS punch, lots of pop-ups for dimension
I also included the rake and tree svg from Autumn Elements set from SVGCUTS and the sentiment from Punkin' Patch Stamps.

Challenges:

City Crafter - Harvest Festival
Fussy and Fancy - Fall or Halloween
Digi Darla - Fall Fun
Wags n Whiskers - Fall Colors


Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE DAY
at Paper Pretties

Munford is just the cutest little creature. I have fallen in love with the animal series at Paper Pretties.  There are two new releases today...I know you are going to love both of them.  Remember: each come with several sentiments.  Head over to Paper Pretties and see what other creations are on display.

5x5, copics, stitching, folded flower, embellishment, die cuts, punches


Challenges:
Stamp Insanity - Tricked out Treat
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Halloween
Inky Impressions - Halloween
More than Favors - Halloween
Digital Tuesday - Happy Halloween


Carolina Girl (Cely)
I miss having the chance to visit the blogs I like to follow.  I taught last week and took a day to do a college visit with my son and a few of his friends.  I'll be teaching (subbing) all this coming week, but at least the class is a digital art computer class that's very entertaining and there are some very talent students......high school.  The students definitely keep me on my toes.  Things will settle down and be back to normal after this week...well, I at least hope so....haha
Carolina Girl (Cely)
Animal Antics Saturday Challenge
at Catch the Bug



What a fun, fun "animal antics" challenge today at Catch The Bug! I am an animal lover!  I made another "box card" today....love the style and ease of making this unusual card.  I used Bobble Head Farm Dog and Bobble Head Farm Cat from Bugaboo Stamps. The card fits into an A2 size envelope, but will need one extra postage stamp.

I made a video to give a better looksy as to how the box card opens and closes.  In case you missed my first link to Beate Jones instructions, click HERE.






DCWV DP, copics, punches



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup....here's your ticket to get your mammogram.  Actually, I don't think the gowns are quite this cute and you don't actually get to wear ALL of it at once.  Ladies...you know what I'm talking about.  I would rather get a mammogram than go to the dentist.  Anyhoooo, here's Stella Nurse from Bugaboo Stamps handing you the gown.

A2, stitching, ribbon, embellishment

Carolina Girl (Cely)
New Release Day
at Bugaboo Stamps

Oh My Goodness....I think this new image from Bugaboo Stamps is so cute.  And, what a mess he is in.... all tangled up in the Christmas tree lights.  Jingle and jangle on over to Catch The Bug and see some more delightful, fun cards made using him.

A2, stitching, copics jewels, glitter paper, gold wire

Challenges:

Carolina Girl (Cely)
When I saw this wonderful Bugaboo Stamps image of the Paisley Elephant,  I thought about "squishing grapes" and "stomping mad"!  See how my crazy mind works when I see things?!  I try to make the card "unisex". I sited this past Saturday about men having breast cancer too.  So my card represents "stomping out cancer" and "squish weekly" (self-breast exam) because early detection can really help.

And the quest to post a card every other day with this theme continues through Oct. 14 at LINK UP FOR PINK. Please join me.

A2, stitching, twine, embellishments

Carolina Girl (Cely)
SATURDAY CHALLENGE
(ABC)  Anything But a Card
Theme: Trick or Treat
sponsored by Catch the Bug

Something just a little different Miss Jodie has to offer....a silhouette scene.  I had plans on turning it into an svg, but as I started thinkin' (which is dangerous at times), vellum popped into my head. I simply sized to my card and printed on vellum paper.  I then cut out a rectangle from the front of my base black card.  For a little extra color.  I cut-out another rectangle a little larger in orange paper. I taped the vellum to the back of the base card, added a fun do-da svg I made, tealight and called it done.  It fits nicely into an A2 size envelop, minus the tealight and only needs one stamp for mailing...YIPPEE!

I did a one minute video to help give you the real feel and ambience of my letter-size luminary. 



Quik-cutz scroll die, my geo flower svg (can't offer yet...sorry),embellishment

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Warning.....adult humor!

A2 size, copics, PS8, stitching, punches, ribbon, embellishments, glossy accents


(inside)...especially every Saturday night!
      I brought Gus into the picture because men get breast cancer too. It's only 1% but that is approximately 390 men who succumb  to this cancer. I fell into the 1% of post- back surgery problems.  I didn't like being in that 1% and asked "why me".  I don't think you would want your father, brother, husband or friend being in that 1% and having to ask, "why him".  LINK UP FOR PINK continues with their 2 week  challenge and quest to get the "word out" about Breast Awareness Month.  I continue to post a card every other day with that theme.  Yes, I use humorous cards, but I take the matter seriously and if I can get the attention of just one person to "stop and think", then I have accomplished what I set out to do.


Carolina Girl (Cely)
OBG Thursday (Oldies But Goodies)
at
Catch the Bug

Stella is my inner - child that says things I think, but dare not say.  Ribbon Gals - Stella is a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodie has an entire team of "Ribbon Gals" you really need to check out."  Yes, I use humor, but with sincerity and a warm, loving, concerned heart. If I made someone smile, laugh, and think about "Breast Cancer Awareness" through my cards, then I have done my job.

My mission is to post a card every other day at LINK UP FOR PINK.  Such a wonderful group of ladies who have worked hard to spread the word.  The challenge also offers some awesome prizes.

My next card will include dear ole Gus. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, about 1,970 new cases of breast cancer in men would be diagnosed and that breast cancer would cause approximately 390 deaths in men. Most cases of male breast cancer are detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70, although the condition can develop in men of any age.  That may only be 1% compared to women, but do you want your husband, father or brother to be that statistic?????


Vertical A2 size, punches, stitching, ribbon, pearls, PS8, copics
Challenges:


Carolina Girl (Cely)
WEDNESDAY TUTORIAL
at Catch the Bug
" Trick or Treat" - Anything BUT a Card

I do my fair share of recycling! I take a load of recyclable items every Tuesday.  In this particular case, I sometimes recycle tin cans that have a "pop top". I think it is a fun way to use as a gift holder.  For today's tutorial, I used Fancy Sunbonnet Witch from Bugaboo Stamps as my focal point.  I've taken pictures at various angles, but still felt it would help to do a little tutorial video.  I do my very best not to go over 3 minutes.  I was a stuttering girl with a southern accent, and a mess in this particular video, but  I  hope you get the jest of "how-to's" for this fun gift holder.





Challenges:



Carolina Girl (Cely)
LINK UP FOR PINK

This is my 2nd posting today.  I continue my quest to support LINK UP FOR PINK this being  Breast Awareness Month. 

This particular card is in honor of my cyber-friend Sue (Sue from Oregon).  She recently finished the Susan B Komen Walk. One particular group of ladies walking wore "kitty hats with ears" and their t-shirts read, "Kitties for Titties".  It brought a lot of good, positive attention.  I'll do whatever it takes to do my part in bringing attention to the cause.


A2 size, glitter, stitching, ribbon, embellishment, punches, PS8, copics

This is Raggedy Critters  from Bugaboo Stamps. I tripled her and placed the ribbon upon each shirt instead of using the heart.
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE TUESDAY
at Bugaboo Stamps

I will have 2 post today.  The first ... Halloween Cat Silhouette digital image from Bugaboo Stamps. Jodie has some fun silhouettes now in the shop....what fun images!! I made a circle shaped card, printed image on vellum, added a tea light for some ambience, and finished off with some personal touches.  I think the video really helps show off this little card...I hope you watch the one minute video.  AND, I do NOT talk....haha

The 2nd post will be later today continuing my quest to support LINK UP FOR PINK. In the meantime, mosey on over to see some more delightful, fun cards at Catch The Bug.

(If you enlarge video to watch, it will not chop off words and notes.)


5x5, glitter, pop-ups for dimemsion, my svg fence
Challenges:
Hooked on Craft ~ Halloween     
Too Cute To Spook - Halloween
The Pink Elephant ~ Halloween
Stamp With Fun ~ Halloween
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Carolina Girl (Cely)
NEW RELEASE MONDAY
at Paper Pretties

What a great way to start a Monday....with two darling images from Paper Pretties. And, both come with at least 2 sentiments.  I chose Andrew Scarecrow.  I also used the corn stalks from Harvest Hills Farm Set sold by SVGCuts.  I use this set throughout the year....it's a "must-have". I also turned Halloween Rickety Fence jpeg, from Bugaboo Stamps, into an svg to offer a little more dimension in the card.

Head over to the Paper Pretties maze and see some amazing creations by the team!

A2 size, stitching, circle punch, string, copics, PS8, EK pumpkin punch, pop-ups



Challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Paper Crafting Journey - punches and dies
Little Darlings – Challenge #8 Fall or Halloween.
Crafty Ribbons – Challenge #3 Halloween.
Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge - Fall
Carolina Girl (Cely)
....Pink is not my color!
Link Up For Pink
Breast Awareness Month

Yes, I use humor to attack the issue.....anything that will remind ladies (and gentlemen) to do a monthly check, to educate family and friends, and show support.  I too, have lost a family member and friend to breast cancer.  On the flip side, I have a family member and several friends who have beat breast cancer and wish to help get the word out!  Early detection and continued research are so important.  (My choice of card creations has met with the "seal of approval" from family and friends who have fought and won this battle.)

I used JJ - Pink Ribbons Gals  from Bugaboo Stamps to help spread the word. I continue my quest to support LINK UP FOR PINK....please join me!

A2 size, copics, PS8, stitching, ribbon, embellishments, glitter
Challenges:
More than Favors - Breast Awareness Month
Sentimental Sunday - Sewing or Stitching
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers

Jen's Digi Stamps - Lets hear it for the Girls



Carolina Girl (Cely)
Link Up For Pink
and
World Card Making Day

October is the month for AWARENESS....in this case....Breast Awareness Month.  See my badge on the top left.  To help promote awareness this special month, I used Stella Peeker to help me out today. She is from Bugaboo Stamps. Celeste, Link UP For Pink, and Jolie have worked for months on the special month.  They have over 80 sponsors an $3000 in prizes in different challenges throughout the month. The challenge for the first annual LINK UP FOR PINK is HERE.

And, not forgetting World Card Making Day, we were suppose to use something to represent card-making, but there are just so many hours in a day.  The fact that I make any card on any given day should tell the story of  my love and passion for card-making....

I love Stella, I love card-making, and I love my little ta-ta's!!!!

A2 size, copics, heart embellishments, pearl, ribbon, stitching, punches and polka dots background in bra that is hard to see unless you do close-up shot
Challenges:

Scrap-Creations – It’s A Girl Thing.
Bearly-Mine – Challenge #20 # DP/Backing Papers.
The Paper Shelter – Challenge #38 For The Girls.
Everybody-Art -Challenge: Pink and Brown
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: It's a Girl Thing
Jen's Digi Stamps: Let's Hear It For The Girl's

More Than Favors - Breast Awareness Month

Carolina Girl (Cely)
....Growing Up is Optional!
ANYTHING GOES
Saturday Challenge
at Catch the Bug

It's been a while since visiting feisty old Gus.   I've got some catching up to do. You can find Gus Birthday - Optional at Bugaboo Stamps. This was one of my DH's birthday cards. Head over to Catch The Bug, see the other creations and join the challenge....oh boy!!!

A2 size, copics, punch, faux stitching, beads, glossy accents
Challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
PaperCrafting Journey - Diecuts/Punches
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Diecuts/Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsical Wednesday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Resized Digis
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Diecuts/Punches
Stamps+Fun=Creativity - Anything Goes
Stamps r Us - Happy Birthday
The Outlawz - Anything Goes