Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines-Happy New Year!

SO SORRY!  I'm late again!  These holidays have me all off schedule.... Anyway, I bet Amanda wasnt late.  And I bet it's very beautiful!  Our colors today are Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral,, Crisp Cantaloupe and Very Vanilla.  I had one more tree in me, so I just punched out stars in the orange colors, and glued them on and added a Happy new Year, and some Grunge spots all around.  Hope you like it.  I know that Helen also has a wonderful creation for us on this last day of 2014, so let's go see.   Again, I apologize, and come back later, I will have more entries from my new toys.  Have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!,  and be SAFE!  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Color Blog Hop-Merry Christmas!

Good morning, ladies!  It's here, at the eve of Christmas already!  I'm just about Christmas't out, having made Sooo many Christmas cards.  Here's one more... I haven't seen Amanda's card yet, but I'll bet she's on the same wavelength.  Our colors are Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, and Smoky Slate.  Unconventional colors for Christmas, but they are pretty and candy-like.  I just lined up  Christmas balls on a ribbon stamped in smoky slate, and added some stars in between.  The balls have glitter on them, which is hard to see, but they sparkle in real life.  I know Helen has more Christmas Spirit left, so lets go see what she made for us.  Love her style, it always surprises me.  Thanks for visiting, we'll be here next week also, and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Are you enjoying your hop with us?  You've seen what a beautiful creation Amanda has for us today.  I think I'm more on board this week, as I recreated the inspiration photo.  I sent this one to our little 6 yr. old Addie Lynn in Utah.  Sweet little girl.  I hope you like it as much as I hope she will.  I made my own "Snow" for the branches, which is just equal parts of salt and flour, then add enough water to make a paste.  Heat it from the back a few seconds, and then from the front, and it will puff up.  It's  a little yellowy, so i painted it with white SU ink, just sponging it on.  I love doing this.  Let's see what Helen did.  I sure can't wait to see either.  Come back again.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Hi ladies, I apoligize for being late.  What a weekend!  My days are all mixed up, because Saturday, we moved our son in the pouring rain, and so naturally, we needed sunday for moving things like matresses and couches.  Now here it is Blog Wednesday already and it feels like Monday... Anyway, you've come from our leader Robbie's   I failed to see the christmas, I just saw beachy colors, cause I'm sick of this weather, I guess.  Our colors were So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar, Pool party, Soft Sk, and Sahara Sand.  A beautiful pallete, but nothing came to mind, so I got out my favorite retired stamp again.  I hope it suffices.  I saw Helen's card, and she hit it out of the park!  Go  Come back again, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Happy Wednesday blog hop.  Is everyone in icy surroundings today?  Our trees are covered in ice, which is so beautiful, and so with today's challenge.  This is a very, cold, icy looking inspiration photo.  Did you see what Amanda did with hers?  The colors we had to work with were: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Lost Lagoon.  Amazingly, I saw a card done by Leena Girsa not too long ago, that made a background using all these beautiful blues.  Her recipe for this background was this:  Use a white cardstock and sponge the following colors in this order.  Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, and Island Indigo.  Then spritz on the "Coral" stamp from"BY the Tide" (I used Gorgeous Grunge) because my daughter has the Tide set, and stamp onto card with Stampin' Mist.  Then use versamark all over and heat some irredescent ice.  I was out of that, so i used dazzling diamonds.  Gorgeous huh?  Then I made a band from "Seasonally Scattered", in Marina mist, and added some embellishments.  I also scalloped the edge of the card.  Whew!  Got that all out...Let's go see if Helen's card is simpler, but even more beautiful!  I hope you are having fun, and thanks for visiting.  Come back next time.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning, ladies, and welcome from Amanda's blog.  I know she has a beautiful entry for us, as always.  So crafty, that girl!  Our colors for today (I think, because I lost my list) were Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Mossy Meadow, black and Chocolate Chip.  Anyway, I used the new Festival of Trees and added a tag.  I sponged on the vanilla over my embossed background and put my trees on an oval.  Hope you like it, it's really so much prettier in person. I can't wait to see what Helen did this week.  Thanks so much for visiting, and enjoy the rest of the hop and the rest of your week.  Come  back again.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning everyone-  still cold here!  Amanda is not with us today, so you've just come from the beginning, with Robbie, our founder of coloring down the lines-   Our colors for today were Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate.  When I look at the inspiration photo, I saw  those leaf colors again, and pulled out my "Four Feather" stamp set and made one like a few weeks ago, only different hues.  Good Greetings made a nice salutation for it too.  It's hard to preceed Helen, because she always has that Wow factor going.  Let's go see   .  I hope you are enjoying our little hop so far.  Thanks for visiting.   Carol Smith

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just Playing

Happy Tuesday to you...It's really COLD outside here in Schellsburg today.  So I am inside playing with all my toys.  These are what came of it.  Hope you like them.  Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Welcome, friends!  Amanda has a really pretty entry, doesn't she?  Our colors for today were Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake.  I used the stamp set "Long-Time Friend".  It is long retired, but new to me, got it off etsy and I was anxious to ink it up.  How did it come out, do you think?  Very subtle colors together, Robbie does a great job picking out those tones for us.  I am really anxious to see what Helen did, because she is good at putting those selected colors to use.  Huh?  What did I tell you.  Come back again, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines- Non-traditional Christmas

Welcome, ladies, from Amanda's blog  She has a really cute card, and unlike me, she has the inspiration photo.  Somehow, I lost mine in the file, I apologize, but anyway, Our colors for today were Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasaabi, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pear Pizazz.  I used the stamp set "Bright and beautiful" and I cut my snowflakes from the new Snowflake Thinlit.  Let me know how you like it.  Now, I know that Helen will have something gorgeous to see, so let's go!  Come back again soon, as I'm still working on Christmas cards.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Some Christmas Cards for Sale

Welcome!  As promised, here are some cards I've been making and stockpiling just in case anyone wants some for their Christmas list for family and friends.  if interested, let me know.  They will be $2.00 each and $5.oo for shipping.  Some of them are cased, but I may have changed a few things by my own taste.  Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!  Carol Smith

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Another hop today, and October is almost gone!  Wow, where did this year go?  I apologize, I lost my inspiration photos somehow, but Amanda has them, so keep them in mind while here.  Go back and refer if you need to...  Our colors for this week were Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, and Crumb Cake.  I used the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set, and mostly cased these from somewhere.  I changed my hop card just a little, and made a fence to put my wreath on.  The other ones are just in different color schemes.  Hope you like them.  Our next stop is Helen's blog  "can't wait to see this"  as she always does something spectacular. .  Well, check back in from time to time, I am going to start putting up my Christmas Card stashes that I've been working on.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Happy Wednesday to you!  Did you have fun at Amanda's blog?  It's always a treat, to say the least.  Our colors for today were to use Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, and Marina Mist.  I used the stamp sets Bordering Blooms and Chalk Talk.  The colors are all in there, I colored in my little pearls with the cantaloupe pen, and added the marina mist ribbon.  Hope you like it.  I can't wait to see what Helen made, so lets go!  Enjoy your day and the rest of the hop, and come back again to see what's here.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coloring down the Lines

Good morning ladies, and happy Wednesday!  It's raining cats and dogs,here!  And Windy!!!   A good day to stay in and stamp, right?  I bet that's what Amanda's doing as we speak.  Her blog is always fun to visit, as  you know, cause you just came from there.  Our colors for today were Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.  I used a white background to make the colors show up nice, and used the kissing technique.  Love that, except it mixes your inks up.  Anyway, then I used the black for the Salutation from "Good Greetings" and put some "grunge" on it.  I added a cheerry cobbler ribbon to the inside for a little card to write a letter in. I so want to go on to Helen's blog, cause I missed her last week.  Let's go.  Come back next time, and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good morning ladies, and welcome from Amanda's blog. (who by the way, has a beautiful interpretation of our inspiration picture)!  Our colors for this one was Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Blackberry Bliss, and Perfect Plum.  Lots of purples... I was at a loss for ideas, then I spied my new polymer set "Wonderful" and thought that would be just fine.  I added some iridescent ice emboss powder to it for some sparkle, just like our stone in the picture.  Let's see if Joni did something sparkly or not.   Come back again and thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Good day, ladies, hope you are enjoying your hop so far.  You've just seen what Amanda made, and it it is always very special, no?  Our colors for today were Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, and Whisper white.  I used the darkest colors for my background in cardstock, and added flowers and leaves from the stamp sets "Happy Watercolor and Summer Silouhettes".  Just add a crystal to the center of each flower.  Let me know what you think.  It's growing on me. :)  Let's go see what Joni made.  She's such a crafty girl, I know it will inspire you also.  Thanks for visiting, and come back again.  Carol

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Coloring Dwn the lines-Being Sillly

Hello and welcome from Amanda's blog  We are here for another round of coloring down the lines, and hers was fabulous!   Our colors for today were Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight. Sandy picked this inspiration photo, and although I love the colors together, I didn't know what to do.  I drew a blank, and our week started out horrible, had a bad well pump, the dog is sick, and what next?  So to put myself in a little better mood, I thought I'd just be silly, and this is what happened!  I had this halloween set sitting on my desk, but wanted to do flowers.  Whalaa!! (I didn't say I liked it).  I know for sure, that Helen will trump me! Can't wait to see how she will inspire me today.  Well, come back next week, I'll try to be in a more creative mood.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines- Pink Christmas

Happy Wednesday to you!  Amanda has a beautiful card this week, doesn't she?  This week's colors are pretty much similar, they are Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, ? I used Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette.  Not so sure I like my card, but I did  it late last night, and my Christmas Bauble was laying on the table, so I had a Pink Christmas epiphany...   I'm pretty sure Helen will be on her game today, so let's go see, shall we?  Thanks for visiting, and come back again soon.  Carol Smith

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines

Happy Wednesday, as this is blog hop day.  I'm sure you loved Amanda's card,, as usual.  Such imagination!  This week's colors, were crisp cantaloupe, tangerine tango, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Pear Pizazz.  I apologize, I wimped out when I laid these colors out, I drew a blank, so I got out the stamp set "Happy Day", which I've had for a long time and never used, and just stmaped it all over for a background.  I used all the colors, and made a salutation from the new leaf die.  Turned out ok, I guess.  Let's go see what Helen made, I'm certain it will wow us...  Thanks for visiting, and come back again.  Carol Smith