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