Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Melon Mambo

Hi Everyone!  I'm glad to be back in line this week.  Check out my entry from last week, too.  You've just come from Amanda's blog at  I can hardly wait to see what she did this week, her ideas are always beautiful. This week we had to use Melon Mambo  with either daffodil delight and tempting turquois (which I chose) OR Melon Mambo with old olive and elegant eggplant.  Mine is simple enough, but I'm not sure I like it so much.  Now let's go to Helen's blog as I know she has a gorgeous card for us.  Enjoy and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines- Daffodil Delight

Whew!  I almost didn't get to post.  Something wrong with my connections!  Anyway, you should have come from Robbie's blog at  Her card is fabulous, as usual.  She wanted us to use daffodil delight today with either early espresso and cherry cobbler OR with night of navy and old olive.  I liked the last one.  I used Creative Elements stamp set to create this "bandana" look.  Just outline everything with the white gel pen.  It's time consuming, but fun and the outcome is awesome.  I love this card.  It looks great in red, also.  Let me know what you think.  Now we go to Amanda's blog at    I can't wait to see what she whipped up.  I know everyone is inspired now by being at convention.  You lucky girls... And what great pictures!  Wish I had been with you.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines - Bermuda Bay

Good morning, all you lucky convention travelers!  How I wish I were there with you!  Today's color hop started with Robbie's creation at  I always think her cards are gorgeous, as is today's.  We were to use Bermuda Bay with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo OR Bermuda bay with tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate.  I chose the last one, mainly because I love the smoky slate.   I made a simple card just stamping on the flower from Gifts of Kindness and Best of Butterflies and then embossing the cardstock with the dotted emboss folder.  Simple!! I hope you like it.  Now on to one of my favorite ladies, Helen, to see what she made.   Enjoy the hop and enjoy the convention.  I am with you in spirit!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Pistachio Pudding

Welcome along on our blog hop this beautiful Wednesday!  Aren't you just loving what Robbie made for us?   She Always has something beautiful.  I love this color- we chose between pistachio pudding with baked brown sugar and crisp cantaloupe OR pistachio pudding with smoky slate and strawberry slush. I picked the first one and I really like the way it turned out.  I also love that new stretch ruffled ribbon from the new catalog.  So versatile.  It adds just the right finishing touch, no?  Anyway, I used stamp sets "flower shop" and "simply sketched." Then added a punched butterfly and some pearls.  Hope you like it.  Now come along with me to see what Helen made.  I can't wait!  Thanks so much for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cased Christmas

Happy Tuesday to you!  I am going to try to post more often if I can. This is an early Christmas card that I cased because I just think it is so soft and gorgeous.  It was made originally by my fellow demo Sue Lepako.  She is VERY gifted and comes up with such original ideas.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Baked Brown Sugar

Welcome from Amanda's blog at  Her card is beautiful, right?  Always is as she is a very talented girl.  Our color for the day is Baked Brown sugar with crisp cantaloupe and Bermuda bay OR with garden green and cherry cobbler.  I chose the latter,  because I don't have Bermuda bay yet.  I used the Wetlands stamp set for this.  I created a Christmas card with it.  I wanted to put a ribbon on the goose's neck, but I used the new tag die and had to have a place to hang  that, so this is what came out.  I hope you like it.  Now on the Helen's expertise at  I just love her talent.  She has a way of making her creations look so crisp and professional.  Enjoy your hop with us today, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith