Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello Summer!

Hello, and welcome to summer!  My first cards are cased, but I added some sponging on the edges of the white card backdrop.  One is embossed in gold and the other one is embossed in copper.  I will add a sentiment when I need one.  The deer and friend stamp in the bottom one are retired, but I still love them.  I purchased an item in a store this week, and it came in this beautiful gift bag which I cut down for my own designer paper.  I used this as the background for my deer.  Love them.  I used tip top taupe for my matching ink.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sitting Here

 Happy Tuesday, everyone!  These are cases, but I just love them.  They look as though you could just sit there and relax, right?  I hope you like them.  Thanks for visiting.  I may even get to do just this very thing this afternoon :).  Carol Smith

Thursday, June 9, 2016

old Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Good morning!  Gonna be a beautiful day that the Lord made for us!  This card was born from a background paper from the January paper pumpkin.  After each month, I take the calendars apart and make a card from them.  This one turned out really cute.  Hope you like it.  I can't resist putting a little wink of stella on my props, so the butterfly glistens a little.  Thanks for visiting. Carol Smith

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May Paper pumpkin

I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous day!  My son and his girlfriend are in Massachusetts looking for whale!  So awesome!  Anyway I wanted to show you what I did with some of my May paper pumpkin kit.  I used 1 of each of these patterened cards for a stencil, and sponged on the colors of choice and then lined it up behind the white cardstock.  So cute. And a great way to lengthen the life of these patterns.  Let me know what ya think...  thanks for visiting. Carol Smith  ps- the last 2 are just stenciled, not lined up underneath.  Sneaky, huh?

Hello, here I am again with a couple ideas...  the top one is just a cluster of flowers from a retired set pushed together with a copper embossed salutation.  The bottom one has a background from the January paper pumpkin kit.  After I use that calendar month, I take it apart and use the background.  the white em bossed flowers are from Peaceful Petals.  Hope you like these too.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mother's Day Cards

Good morning to a beautiful day today...  These cards I received on Mother's Day.  Aren't they beautiful?  I decided to case them for myself because I love them so much.  Thanks, girls!   I just added the corners to mine using the "tin of cards" stamp set. I inked up just one side and put it on all the corners.  It seemed to finish out all the white.  thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

just playing

Good morning ladies... Just posting a couple cards I had laying on my worktable that I didn't post yet.  The second one was inspired from weeinklings.  You can use just about any stamp set for your collage edge.    Hope you like them and that they inspire you.... Thanks for visiting. Carol Smith