Friday, December 30, 2011

Creative Elements & Notably Ornate

Hi ladies,  I'm getting into gear for Valentines' day cards, but I need some new ones.  Can't wait to work them up!  Hope you like these two.  Just an idea of how you can change up the mood of the same stamp sets.  I like the blue and yellow combo.  Enjoy.  Carol Smith

Monday, December 26, 2011

Calendar, 2012

These next 3 entries are for the Calendar challenge for this week.  I hope you find them interesting and helpful.
As you know, I love topiaries!  SO, I made my weekly planner into a beautiful calendar book for in my purse, or nightstand! Inside follows:  This was just covered in paper from the Brights paper stack. (color of choice) and I used the Inspired by Nature daisy to make my topiary, using the antique brads for the seeds.  Add a few glittered butterflies from Summer Solstice.  I embossed the Live with passion stamp from the set also.  Pretty cute!  Picture is not justice, though.  Thanks for looking.  Carol Smith  :)

Calendar 2012

This is the inside of my day planner.  I have a different one for each month, this challenge is for the purpose of making new and different Calendars for 2012.
Hey, this is inside my calendar day planner.  I put a little birdie in the corner from Christmas Lodge, and stamped some snowflakes across the pages, and added a matching ribbon to mark which month I'm on.  Thanks, hope it inspires. Carol Smith:)

Calendar for challenge

This is my second project I made for this week's Calendar challenge
This is one of 2 projects I made for my challenge this week!  I had a new desk calendar, and made a simple sleeve for laying over the top of it.  Make a new one for each month, stamp messages, sayings, whatever pertains to that month on your calendar page, and make it personal to you!  The snowman is from the Snow Much Fun set, and I put a purple border punch across for January!  Hope you enjoy!  Carol Smith

Christmas Lodge

Some late comer cards that I may do next year- They are mounted on the new
lodge paper, and the frames have the silver smooch spray on them.  Add a bow, and they are ready.  Make up your own color combos.  Carol Smith

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas In Heaven

This is a poem I had give to me years ago, and it always seems to comfort me when I'm missing my loved ones past...  I loved the idea from Donna of the lacey tree, so I used hot glue to apply it, and glued some pearl beads onto it.  Then I embossed some snowflakes beside it, and rubbed some ink over top of that.  Mount it on some red paper, and put the border punches beside, and you're done!  A closeup of the Poem follows.  Carol Smith


Hopefully you will be able to read this...  Thanks for looking. Carol Smith

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I love this set.  Even the smallest little stamp will make the set necessary to have.  It is sooo pretty.  The snow is something I picked up from a turorial, and then I put glitter on top of it.  Adds the special something to finish it off.  Love them.    See ya Later.  Carol Smith

Christmas Lodge

I love the way these look so vintage.  Beautiful!  Carol Smith

Christmas Lodge

These are looking neat when they are all together.  I think they are awesome for tags or even putting on a card front.  See ya later. Carol Smith

Merry & Type

I don't know why, but I like using pink this year for Christmas cards. So pretty.  See ya later.  Carol Smith

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bells & Boughs

These 2 cards my niece who lives in Canada ordered for sending out to her business associates.  She loves them, (I;m glad)! I embossed the poinsettias in pewter, and put glitter on the berries inside to add some sparkle!  Enjoy them, copy them, and send!  Thanks for looking-  See ya later.  Carol Smith

Neice's cards

This is an older stamp set I dug out but never really used much.  It worked out really nice.  Thanks for looking, see ya later. Carol Smith

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Amber waves of Grain!

This card is just self-explanitory!  Just look at that gold powder sparkle!  Gorgeous!  See ya later. Carol Smith

Christmas Ornament

I think this card is so cute!  I found snowflake ribbon and knew I had to get it for something!  Well, it goes well with this ornament stamp I have, and a color coordinated background paper.  Not so much stampin 'up, except the pewter embossing powder, but I like it.  Thanks for looking.  Carol Smith

Lovely as a Tree

I am into the pewter embossing powder of late.  It makes everything look so rich.  These are so pretty.  Just put a piece of ribbon across catywampus, and put your tree off kilter too. Beautyful!!! Carol Smith
These are variations of the camel cards I made for church.  See ya later. Carol Smith