Friday, December 28, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Happy Saturday!  Welcome to Sketch Frenzy Friday's new sketch entry.  i love this one.  All I could think of from the sketch was Valentine's Day, and i have a birthday girl for that day, so this is what I made.  Everything is a Stampin Up product, however, they are all retired.   I used things from last year's occasions catolog, the big heart is from the Designer cuts card set, I just punched a scallop border around it.  The background paper is Antique Boutique DSP.  the small hearts are nothing more than the floral fusion sizzlits die that I just cut off 2 petals!  Cool, huh?  Add an old retired ribbon, and it resemeles the sketch.  Hope you like it.  I do.  Let me know, k?  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas, everyone!  I became a great aunt last night.  A little girl, her name is Aleah.  She's a cutie.  Have a merry christmas and a blessed New year.  Carol Smith

Monday, December 24, 2012

Red Hot Stampers #68

Welcome to another Red hot Stampers challenge #68.   This is the new christmas paper and it matches some older tan paper. A pretty simple sketch, yet different from most.  I put the new Sale-a-bration stamp embossed in green glitter.  Hope you like this one.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Merry Christmas everyone!  I really liked this sketch, so I decided to make this cute card.  The ribbons are made from the Deck the Hals fabric, and the baskets are copies from the back of a Christmas Card. I thought it was too cute not to use somewhere.  Hope you like it.  I embossed the white cardstock with the impressions emboss folder in the christmas book.  Hope you like it.  Carol Smith

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas tray

Welcome!  It's Sunday already, 2 days before Christmas, so I thought I would share my tray from SU done in a Christmas theme.  Lots of glitter, embossng, lace, frames, and even jingle bells!  Hope you like it.   Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Pool Party - red Hot Stampers Challenge #67

Thanks for blogging with us! You've just come from Amanda's Blog at  She a gifted genius, for sure.  Always has a beautiful card that we all want to case.  This week's color is Pool Party.  I entered this card in 2 challenges.  The other one is  check them out.  For this week, we had to use either pool party, so saffron, and not quite navy, OR pool party, wild wasabi, and chocolate chip.  I didnt like the latter colors, so i used the first creative combination.   I used the new embossing folder and rubbed a little champagne mist on it and stamped the butterflies in not quite navy using the popillion potpouri and  covered them with glitter glue.  The God is Love circle was done with pool party embossing powder.  Hope you like it. Now go see what Helen has for us.  Her blog is  She is so inspiring, I know I will love it. Come back next week, and in the meantime, have a Very Merry Christmas!  Carol Smith

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Lucky Limeade

Hello everyone!  Welcome from Amanda's  blog at  I just always love what she does.    She's so creative!    Robbie wanted us to use Lucky Limeade this week, and I chose to use the Riding Hood Red and Perfectly Plum with it.  This was my own mixture of stamps, I just embossed them all in gold and pewter.  So Christmassy and I colored in the ornament and put a little purple bow on.  Let me know if you like it.  Now it's time to go to Helen's blog at  She always has the ability to inspire me into casing what she does.  Such talented ladies.  Thanks for blogging with us, and thanks for visiting.  carol Smith

Comfort & Joy

Here are more colors...these were my own take on Christmas cards for my own brood.  i think they are special.  And so blingy!  Hope you like them. Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Monday, December 10, 2012

Red Hot Stampers Challenge #66

Welcome to the Red Hot Stampers challenge #66! Isn't it cute? And SO SIMPLE!  I just embossed the Riding Hood Red cardstock and put a tag on it with an ornament made by the Ornament Keepsakes bundle.  Add a bow, and wahlaa!!!!  Go to and check out all the beautiful entries!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith   PS>  I'm going to  put this on a hook and hang this on my tree to greet everyone!

Winter Memories

Happy Monday, ladies...This is a simple card I cased from someone, changed it a little, but it's goreous. I put pearls and crystals on the wreath!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Oh, Come Let Us Adore HIM

Hello!  This one I made for our Church family this year.  I made 44.  And I glittered the star in gold and used the big scallop trimmer for the bottom and embossed the Salutation in gold.  Simple yet subtle.  The stamp was borrowed from my sister.  Hope you like it.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stampin Royalty Challenge

Happy Thursday.   This card was inspired by Stampin Royalty's challenge this week.  I just HAD to try this, because it was TOPIARIES!!!  My favorite!
I'm not sure of how it turned out, but its my take, anyway.  Go and view all the beautiful entries at and let me know what you think.Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Island Indigo

Coming from Amanda's blog at where we always see a beautiful creation from her. This week we had Island Indigo as our main color, and I chose  the sweet set with Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry with it.  I had to make a thank you card for my friend, so this fit the bill for that, and this blog hop, and also I am entering it in the Red Hot Stampers Challenge #65 at  Go over there and check that out also.  Now I can't wait to see what Helen has made for us to want to case.  ( Tee Hee).  She's so creative, I always want to copy her. Her blog address is  Go on over there and let her know how much fun you are having.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Red Hot Challenge sketch #65

This is the sketch for the Red Hot Stampers Challenge #65 for this week.  I'm gonna try this, and it co-insides with my challenge for Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop.  This is a very simple sketch, which is what attracted me to it.  Hope this works.    Go to to view all these wonderful cards.  carol Smith

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Calypso Coral

You've just come from Amanda's wonderful blog at  I know she has a beautiful card for us again... So on to our challenge, we were to use Calypso Coral and I used the sweet set option with riding hood red and basic gray.  My red is used as the outlines and greeting and the rest it obvious.  You can't  tell, but I sprayed it with the champagne mist and put glitter on the leaves.  I can't wait to see what Helen has for us, so come along with me to see!  Hope you are having fun.  Have a great day and thanks for visiting me.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deck the Halls Purse!

What do you think of this, ladies?  I finished this purse this morning made from the retired Deck the Halls fabric and it turned out pretty neat!  I took it to town and got a ton of compliments!  I put 3 slip pockets inside and a zippered one on the other side, and a hidden pocket on the outside as well.  It's prettier in real life.  I always try to make a new purse for Black Friday shopping.  Have to look festive, you know  :)  Tee Hee... Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Perfect Plum

This is the card I made for the blog hop...I missed it somehow, but it's just a simple one, I needed a birthday card FAST!!!  So This was just the ticket!  Everyone else's cards were very pretty, as usual.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Weaving Class - Happy Snowman

Happy Thursday to everyone!  I made this happy snowman  last Sat. at a class on weaving.  He is just toooo cute not to share.  This was a very interesting challenge, to say the least, but I got through it.  I love him.  He is my newest addition to my snowman collection.  Thanks for visiting... Carol Smith

Friday, November 9, 2012

So Sorry

 Happy Friday, ladies!  This is a card that I made to sell at our local pet shop.  She bought several, so I'm excited to start a line for her.  Hope you like it, I think its cute...  Thanks for visiting. Carol Smith

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Bashful Blue

Welcome everyone!  I like my Bling!!!  This was a tough one!  But I saw the opportunity for Christmas in this Color combo of Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi.  It is pretty self-explanatory, but I had to add my glitter and crystals... hope you like it.  I know that Amanda at had a wonderful entry for us to drool over, and so will Helen at  Thanks so much for coming along.  Carol Smith

Monday, October 29, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines-Baja Breeze

Hi ladies, I decided to post this early in case of power outages...that said, You've just come from Amanda's blog at  I know she has a beautiful card again. Can't wait to see it myself.  Our color this week is Baja Breeze and I used the creative combination which includes Cajun Craze and Basic Gray.  Beautiful, huh? This was cased from somewhere, but I just used the gray with the Just Believe stamp set and put cajun craze butterflies on the panels.  And I embossed the background with an embossing folder.  Go ahead and look at Helen't blog at  She is gonna wow us again too, I just know it!  Thanks for visiting our blog tour.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Wild Wasabi

It is Wednesday already,can you believe it?  I know Robbie had a really nice card, she always does...  you came from there at  This week she had us use Wild Wasabi and I chose to use the sweet set which
includes Marina Mist and Early Espresso with it. I simply used a tag from the
Christmas book and added some wild wasabi snowflakes on it.  Mounted it on Early espresso cardstock and embossed the marina mist background.  And then my bling was the 4 crystal faceted buttons.  Hope you like.  Now go to the very talented Helen's blog at    Cant wait to see hers!  Thanks for visiting our blogs.  Carol Smith

From our yard to the Card

Hi ladies!  This is my yard.  I thought it would be fun to carry through with our challenge we talked about yesterday.  We were talking about making a card from a picture of our b ack yards.  I love fall, but most of our leaves are already down.  I always think fall makes the yards look like they threw up.  Hee hee!  Anyway, this is part of it.  The card follows.  Thanks for looking.  Carol Smith

From our Yard to the Card

And this is the card I made- primitive, but it does resemble the yard...
I just rubbed the green and blue ink over my cardstock and stamped on
the trees.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bundle of Joy & Season of Friends

Hello ladies!  Tomorrow is our baby shower...My daughter made this card for it.  I think it is so stink'in CUTE, I can hardly stand it!  Must see in person, but
trust me, It's Cute!  She used the Season of Friends ( retired) set and put the
little flowers all over it, and embellished with crystals in the center.  The grass is just made from an edgelit in old olive and white, and the giraffe is from the
retired bundle of joy stamp set.  She colored in with markers and added a little
olive bow at the neck.  So sweet!  Let me know if you like it...  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith
ps.  She's so creative... I wonder where she gets that!  :)

Christmas- Lovely as a Tree

Here are some Christmas cards off the press today.   I made 26 of these.  Lovely as a tree is  so usable, that I cased the idea of making branches out of the tree and hung ornaments from them.  The Merry Christmas' are embossed in pewter and gold.  The background paper is Marina Mist and Always Artichoke.  Hope you like these.  Thanks for visiting...carol Smith

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Certainly Celery

I hope you are having fun traveling through our blogs.  I'm sure coming from Amanda's blog at,  that she had something spectacular again...  she always does! This week, we are doing Certainly Celery as our main color, and I chose to put Marina Mist and Whisperwhite with it.  I pulled this retired set from my shelf to make a card for my daughter and son-in-law for their Anniversary. Pretty simple, but very pretty, I think.  I added a little bling by putting crystals on it.  Continue on to Helen's blog at Helen in also fun to watch.  You can always get some great inspiration from her.  Join us again next week, and join in the chat every weekday at 10:00 at  Our group of girls is really growing and we talk about everything.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - So Saffron

Happy blogging today, ladies!  I can guarantee that since you've come from Amanda's blog at, that you're already inspired...  this weeks color is So Saffron, and I used Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede with it.    I just sponged soft suede on my embossing folder, and ran the wood background folder through it, and mounted that on soft suede also.  I stamped an ornament keepsake in riding hood red, and spread on some crystal effects, which finished that off.  Made a tag and mounted that on a snowflake. I thnk it turned out pretty neat!  Now you can continue on to Helen's blog at   I love to see what she comes up with this week, as I think these colors are really nice together.  Hope you are enjoying the ride... Thanks for looking.  Carol smith

Blooming with Kindness

These are cute!  I used the blooming withkindness stamp and embossed it in white, and sponged the color over it.  I also used the flourish designer frames to highlight my salutations...I made these for a swap for our downline meeting tomorrow.  Hope you like them.  Thanks for looking.  Carol Smith

Etruscan Elegance

This is cased from somewhere, cant remember where, but I just wanted to see this sstamped on something.  I just used midnight muse and scallop punched the tops and added ribbon.  CUTE!!  They make great thank you stationery. Thanks for looking...  Carol Smith

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Pink Pierouette

Time for another blog hop!  My goodness, the time flies! You should have come from Amanda's blog at Love to see what she comes up with.  This weeks color is pink pierouette ( hope I spelled that right) and I used the sweet set, which includes always artichoke and sahara sand.  I  just stamped the main part on the pink and put it on the always artichoke background.  I punched the edge with the scallop punch and used everything Eleanor for the flower, and I put glitter glue on that and added a pin to it.  I hope you like it.  I know I'll like what Helen makes, so go on over to her blog at  Enjoy- Carol Smith

Monday, October 1, 2012

Morning Chat Challenge - homemade DSP

Come and join us for our Morning Chat Challenges at  This was a HARD one for me this time.  I racked my brain, and racked my brain...well, you get the idea.  I finally decided on colors, here they are: tempting turquoise
                                                      midnight muse
                                                      garden green
                                                      lucky limeade
                                                      rich razzleberry &
                                                      pewter embossing powder.
Wow. well, I made a stencil using this little shaped square die and sponged my colors in them.  Then I sponged the darker colors over that, and then I was stuck for a while.  I started to see nothing but a peacock, so I got my Fine Feathers stamp set out and embossed the peacock feather in pewter and colored in the centers first and then used razzleberry to finish them out.  Add a crystal to each one, and done.  I'm still not sure how I feel about this one.  Thanks for visiting us.  Join in.  Carol Smith    ps We sure do have lots of fun in our chats together.  Tee Hee  :)


Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Not very "green" but don't you just LOVE this Evergreen set?  so many looks- I CASD this one from somewhere, but I added the  scalloped punch down the sides.  Very cute!  and SIMPLE!! Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Pretty in Pink

I hope you enjoy the journey through our blog hop today...  You've just come from Amanda's blog  She always has a gorgeous entry, so enjoy what she created.  This week we are  using Pretty in Pink and I chose to use the creative combination and put certainly celery and bashful blue with it.  How convenient was this color combination, because I have a baby shower coming up soon, and this is exactly what was needed for that.  I used all the colors \for my backdrop by coloring the distressed dots stamp with my markers and embossed the baby feet from " Baby Prints". I made my ribbon by stamping it's a girl on some vellum and wrapping the corner and making a bow.  I hope you like it.  I think it's really sweet!  Next is Helen's blog  She will totally WOW us again, I'm sure.  So enjoy the rest of the journey!  I can't wait to hop with you.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith 

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Happy Monday everyone!  Since it is officially Fall, I wanted to post my Spooktacular tray for you.  I detest anything to do with Halloween and what it stands for, so I decided to do a FALL tray.  I used my upline's idea and put velcro on the backs so I can do seasonal trays. Stay tuned! The dotted paper has a crystal in each dot.  The cornacopia is made from the doily die and i put a rose inside that.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting! Carol Smith 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bird Nest

Happy Wednesday to ya!  I hope you are enjoying our blog hop today.  It's a shorter list than usual, but just as special. 
As you know, I LOVE birds... So when I saw this in an old Stampin Success  issue, I HAD to make one.  What do ya think?  It's a little over-exposed, so it's even prettier in person.  But I just wanted to share it.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Rose Red

Welcome to the blog hop.  You've arrived from Robbie's blog.  She is very crafty, as you know by now, and always is very inspiring. I am always in awe.  This weeks color is Rose Red, and I am using the sweet set, adding elegant eggplant and Baja Breeze.  I put vellum over the Apothecary Framelits and made roses in Rose Red out of some retired sets, and added butterflies and a bow in the baja breeze.  I will put a salutation on it when I have an occasion for it, as I do with most of my cards.  Enjoy.  Now go to the fabulous Helen's blog.  She's awesome, and I always want to case her stuff.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Monday, September 17, 2012

Morning Chat Challenge - Glitter Fall

Happy chat challenge, ladies!  come join us for the morning chat challenge.  Join us in our chats every morning at 10:00 at  I loved this challenge pick, thanks Donna!  I love glitter and sparkle, so I really did these up...but I could still add some glimmer mist yet, but this is what I did.  I used glitter paper behind the blue one, which is extra shine, and I put glitter on the leaves and then embossed the outlines on the leaves with pewter.  So beautiful when it's under light.  I made the brown one for a friend that I made a custom tablecloth was in these colors.    Let me know how you feel about these.  Thanks for visiting us.  Carol Smith

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Frosty Friends & Snowflake Soiree

Happy Monday, everyone!  I am working on all kinds of Christmas cards.  I made 20 of these, and they turned out cute.  I embossed the snowflakes first, and put the snowman band made from the bigz die, Oval- I just cut the ends off. And I put some glitter under the snowmen for some bling.  Hope you like them.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Garden Green

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Amanda's entry was fabulous, as usual, I'm sure!  She's always got something beautiful to share at  Our color for the week was to Use Garden Green, and I chose the creative combination which includes More mustard and chocolate chip.  When I saw these colors, I  was " Inspired by Nature" literally, and saw my blackeyed susans in my garden dancing in my head.  So I pulled out this stamp set and backed it with chocolate chip cardstock and an embossed peice of paper with garden green sponged over it.  I put brads in the corners and added a scrunched up ribbon.  Like it?  I do...  Love it when an idea comes together.  Now go to the very talented Helen's blog at  I know she will have something we will all love.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Coloring down the Lines - Always artichoke

It's Wednesday already...My Goodness!  I know that you've been enjoying Amanda's blog at   She always has the interesting perspectives doesn't she?  This week we are working with Always Artichoke and I used the crumb cake and Bashful Blue with it.  I made the background with versa mark, just stamping oak leaves on it, and black embossing the layered labels set and making my flower with the blossom punch.  THen spritz it with water to shape and I used an antique brad in the center.  To top it all off, I sprited the whole card with champagne shimmer paint.  It makes it gorgeous.  I hope you like it.  Now you can skip to Helen's Wow Factored Blog at  I can't wait to see what she makes...I know I'll want to case it.  Thanks for visiting. YOu can join in on our chats every morning at and be part of our Sunny Morning Chat!  Carol Smith

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall Foliage

Happy Tuesday, everyone...I  spent the day in my craftroom yesterday, working on these and lots of challenges.  I made 30 of these...they are invitagions to our ladies Fall Banquet.  Our theme is sowing seeds of love, friendship, faith, etc. and letting God use us as vessels.  Should be a wonderful evening of fellowship.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith
ps. I think these are really cute!

mojo Monday 257

I thought this was an intriguing challenge, so I am giving it a go...  this challenge is at Mojo 257. I used stippled blossoms for the focus of this sketch. Let me know how you feel about it.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Not Quite Navy

Welcome in from Amanda's blog at  I know she always has a beautiful creation.   This week's color is Not Quite navy- I chose the first color combination with pumpkin pie and garden green. When I got all my colors pulled out, thankfully a lightbulb went on and i found my new Full of Blessings stamp set.  It's a little hard to tell the difference between the green and navy, but the pumpkin makes these wreaths pop!  I Love it!!  It reminds me of a wallpaper pattern.  And I love this method of 3-step stamping.  You'll  be seeing a lot more of them in the future from me.  Enjoy... and now go on to Helen's fabulous idea that she made for us.    She knows how to inspire me, for sure!  Thanks for visiting. CarolSmith  I think  this is a unique look for sure.

Monday, August 27, 2012

So Sorry

Good morning... I just whipped this card up for a friend who lost her little weiner dog last week.  So sad...  I hope this cheers her up.  This set has  the perfect sayings!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Stippled Blossoms

Good Monday morning, ladies!  This is just yet another color of my new favorite stamp set, stippled blossoms.  love it!!  You can't fail at it.  Any color, and setting, is always fabulous!  Try it out.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Nearly Back to 'Spool' Time

In September, you and your customers will get a free package of 3/8" stitched satin ribbon with every $40 purchase.  Choose from any 2012-2014 In Colors or spend $200 and get  all five!  Call me at 814-733-4001 or email me at  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Winter Memories

Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone.  Thanks for dropping by... Isn't this just rich, and gorgeous?  I love it.  Brings back memories, for sure.  I used winter memories' skates, sponged a little crumb cake over them, and added some gold glitter glue on the blades.  Emboss with the oval folder and cut out with some postage edge scissors.  Fasten over top the new embossed testured impressions folder and add a gold bow.  WOW!  Thanks for looking.  Carol Smith

Morning Chat Challenge - Cupcakes!

Bling, bling, bling!  Eat something cute.  Join us this week in our Morning chat challenge at      Our challenge this time was to make cupcakes.  (Not the edible kind).  I don't have cupcake stamps, persay so I improvised...   I used distressed dots for my background in crumb cake- I crimped my brown paper for the cup and used the end of an Oval Accent  Bigz die for the icing.  Put some colored beads on and fill in the "icing" with glitter.  Cute. Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coloring Down the Lines - Night of Navy

You've just arrived here from Amanda's wonderful blog at  This week we used Night of Navy with either pumpkin pie and cherry cobbler, or Old Olive and Daffodill Delight.  I used the 2nd one, but not sure how i feel about this one.  I just stamped it on the dsp and then colored them in with my markers and outlined in night of navy ink with my blender pen.  Let me know what you think, k?  Now go for some more inspiration in Helen's blog at  She always has a way of inspiring me.  Enjoy and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith
ps- this set is called Growing Green.