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