Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Pear Pizazz with a twist of adding a star!

Merry Christmas everyone, and welcome to our blog hop today.  You've just come from Amanda's blog at  where I know she has a spectacular card for us to see.  A hard act to follow.  Our colors were Pear Pizazz with Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise OR Pear Pizazz with Pool Party and Smoky Slate. I chose the latter because of the subtlty.  I just embossed stars from "first Christmas" on my "tree of trees." and added some dazzling diamonds and candy dots in coordinating colors.  Hope  you enjoy it.  Oh, our added twist was to add a Star!  Whew!  almost forgot... I can't wait to see what Helen made us on this Christmas Day.  Always gorgeous, just like her!  Thanks for visiting, and remember that Christ is our greatest gift today and every day!  Carol Smith

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Card Book" -Melissa's card

Happy Friday to ya!  I had a friend who gave me this idea. She put all her cards that she received onto ring binders.  I vamped up this project with ribbon on the binders.  This card was made by my daughter.  So colorful, festive and sparkly!  I love it.  She takes after her mother for being so creative...(wink).  Go ahead and try this... it's fun, and it keeps the conversation going.  Just lay in on your coffee table, and enjoy.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Valerie's card

This is another one I got from Valerie, my son's girlfriend.  She's so sweet, and Crafty.  I love the softness and simplicity of this.  It is so elegant.  Love it.  My 2 favorite cards in the book, for sure.  Thanks for visiting, and I hope you are inspired to make your own card book.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Marina Mist

I hope everyone is ready for the big day!  I am, still have to finish wrapping gifts today.  Amanda has a really cute card, for sure!  She's in the "spirit".  Our colors today were Marina Mist with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze OR Marina Mist with Real Red and Old Olive.  I chose the second one, because it looked more like Christmas to me.  Our twist was to use a Holiday Spirit Sentiment.  I am in the spirit, so I used the single stamp label and put glimmer paper behind it with ribbons under made from Christmas washi tape.  Just put it on cardstock and cut out.  The baby Jesus is from "first Christmas".   Lets go see what "spirit" Helen is in.  I'm sure it's beautiful.  She has such a wonderful spirit herself!    Hope you are enjoying the day.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Calypso Coral, Add a Snowflake

Brrr!  It's cold here today!  And so many snowflakes! We didn't get as many as the rest of you, though.  Just an inch.  Yay!  Did you see the gorgeous snowflakes from Amanda's card?  Just beautiful.  Who would have thought these colors could produce such beautiful creations?  Our colors were Calypso Coral with Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette, OR with chocolate Chip and wild Wasabi.  I used the first choice as you can guess, and We had to add a Snowflake.  These pinks were so close together, it was hard to tell the difference.  But they blend well.  Helen's card is so cute today, that girl has an imagination!  Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines-Blushing Bride

It's December already?  Where DOES the time go!  I know you have enjoyed Amanda's card, as she always does a super job creating.    Today's colors are Blushing Bride with Early Espresso and Pear Pizazz OR Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand.  I chose the latter, because I don't have espresso.  It is a little pale, but I embossed everything in sahara sand, even the snowflakes. You can tell that a little at the tips.  And the let it snow is perfect plum. I chose the stamps from "Best of Snow".  Our "Twist" was to add lace.  My little brads are the candy dots in sahara sand also.  Hope you like it.  Lets go see what Helen made. She never has a problem coming up with something I love! (SO talented)!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Son's Birthday

I made this card for my son's birthday this year.  He is an excellent guitar player and can even make guitars by hand.  Very talented guy.  Looks pretty real, doesn't it?  I saw this somewhere but don't know any more who made it.   What do ya think?  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith