Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines Hop

Hey ladies, enjoying the hop so far?  I am-  this is a good week to go nautical.  Labor Day weekend... You've just come from Amanda's blog . Loved her card.  This week's colors are Soft sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used a New-to-me retired set that I have been looking for forever... Just sponge the background with all the colors, and I added the die in the corner and cut off a couple of the wings so you could see more of the background.   Opinions, please?  Let's see what our Helen made this week, I'm sure it will be spectacular!!  Comeback next week, and enjoy the rest of the hop.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Hey, it's once again Wednesday, our blog hop, and I hope your day is going great!   Mine is, because I have my little Gabriel with me today.  You have just come from seeing a  beautiful card by Amanda  She is very imaginative and creative, right?  Well, I picked this inspiration photo, and I had a very different idea from these colors from what i did!  The colors are: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe, and So Saffron.  (colorful names, huh).  Anyway, when I laid out all my elements, I had an epiphany- I used the so saffrorn as the center of my flowers, and the rest came together just like that..  Oh, and by the way, those tabs on the wreath are there for a reason!!!  From now on, I mark with a pencil, those tabs, or else  you can't find the right position to use the cutting die.  WOW!  .Hope you like it.  I'm anxious to see what Helen  She's a hard act to preceed, I don't know how she comes up with all her ideas.  Love her work.  So let me know what ya think, and come back again.  Enjoy the rest of your day.  Carol Smith

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cards for Niece

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday...The weather is perfect here.  These are just some ideas I was conjuring up for my niece, who tutors, and she ordered some Birthday cards and cards for her students, to show them she appreciates their efforts.  Of course, she loved them all, but I am busy making her what she wants.  Hope you get some ideas.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

It's that time again, as you know from being at Amanda's blog on our hop!  She has an awesome creation for us, don't you think?  (As always).  I just LOVE this color palette- Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Pool Party.  Most of these are the new In-Colors.  Gorgeous!!!  My card looks much  better in the flesh, but all I did was emboss the image in white, and color and sponge on the rest, with the exception of masking the circle for the moon.  My little salutation doesn't show up too well on camera, but tell me what you think of it... Let's go to Helen's site, and I know you will be inspired once again.  Thanks for visiting,  Carol Smith

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning ladies!  As you know, this is the Wednesday hop and you've just come from our talented Amanda's blog.  Her card is awesome as always.  This was a real color challenge for me, and my card just sorta happened.  Hope you like it, the colors are all in there, but the greens tend to blend together a bit.  Our color seeds were Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Garden Green,  Wild Wasabi, and Pistachio Pudding.  The I love us was intended to be shadowed, but it just looks a little blurred.  Oh well, it is what it is.  :)  Let's see what Helen has made for us today, and again, it will be gorgeous!  Can't wait to see the rest.  Enjoy and come back again.  Hugs to all.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Welcome from Amanda's blog at  I can't wait to see what everyone else does with these beautiful colors!  You are in for a treat today. When I saw this blue feather, I immediately thought of birds, so I used the new "Beauty of the Season" set I got just yesterday.   I turned it from a cardinal to a blue jay.   I made 2 cards, (not showing off, mind you), just having fun with these colors. speaking of color, we used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Pacific Point, and Tempting Turquoise.   I used pearls for the berries.  Love how this turned out.  The other one, I just inked up my stamp block, and it was ugly until I stamped the birds on, and whalaa!  Let's go visit Helen, and see what she made for us.  It will not disappoint either.  She can always Wow me!  Thanks for hopping along, and come back again.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coloring Down the LinesWelcome to our Wed

Welcome to our Wednesday blog hop!  You started with Robbie, and you just came from Amanda's blog  You will find lots of beautiful cards today. My card looks different from the inspiration photo, but I assure you, it is in line with colors which are Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky slate (which are the fence) and Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise (flowers) and Pistachio Pudding and Pear Piazazz 9 (leaves).  I guess I like it, it's pretty typical.  I think it's neat the way you can make all sorts of wood pieces by using different color, all of which look great together.  Let's go to Helen's blog.  I cant wait to see what she cooked up.  Always a treat! Thanks for visiting, and come visit me again.  Carol Smith