Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Pistachio Pudding

Welcome from Amanda's blog at  She always has something beautiful to show us.  I love her creativity.  We were to use Pistachio Pudding with Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe OR Pistachio Pudding with Smoky Slate and Strawberry Slush.  I chose the first one, so pastel and feminine.  And we were to ADD buttons. I love the way this turned out.  I hope you do too!  I can't wait to see what Helen made for us.  She's a genious!  I don't know where she gets all her ideas.  Come back next week, and enjoy the rest of your hop journey.  Thanks for visiting. Carol Smith

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines -Crumb Cake with Lace

Glad to be back in our lineup of Coloring Down the Lines, ladies!  Our Color this week is Crumb Cake with Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, OR with Cajun Craze and Garden Green.  I chose the first combo, and our twist was to use Lace.  You've arrived from Amanda's blog at    I know she has a beautiful card, and it's hard to follow, but here is my creation.  I used the Natural Composition Paper, and used a new technique called Vellum on cardstock. You emboss your stamp on Vellum with white emboss powder, set that aside, and stamp on your white cardstock and color in the image with pumpkin pie.  Glue the vellum onto the cardstock and cut out. I mounted the images on a sponged lace doily with so saffron, and added a piece of lace for a bow.  Hope you like it.  Can't wait to go see what Helen made, I miss her input.  I hope to keep participating, we'll see what my blog does.  My son fixed it for now, but he informed me I have MANY worm viruses and a couple trojan ones.  So wish me luck.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Saturday, April 19, 2014


The versatility of this wood stamp is awesome!  It can be used vertically, or horizontally, cut into boards to make a fence, whatever you can think of!  I used pear pizazz paper, and soft suede ink and colored in the New To Me Herb stamp I ordered online.  I love it!  This stamp is from 1999.  But still beautiful!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith


This card was cased from Leena Girsa's blog... She's so talented, a natural, for sure.  I get a lot of inspiration from her blog.  Just used sky blue paper, stamp lovely as a tree over a strip of white, and sponge a little bit of sky blue through the middle.  I backed this strip with a very narrow edge of crumb cake paper and added small brads in the corners.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Blessed Easter

The blessed Easter stamp, I've used so many ways, it's unreal...  It's beautiful by itself, as done here, colored into different colors, or clumped together in a row...all gorgeous!   It can be used with the easter saying, or by itself.  I cut the words away and made them a seperate stamp so I could used the tulips for spring and summer cards as well.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Sale-a-bration DSP

This card is simply made from the sale-a-bration DSP and divided with ribbon and some flowers punched.
I made one in the yellow/orange combo too.  So pretty and quick!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Vivid Vases

I love this wood stamp, it is so versitile!  Any color combination it awesome!   Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Vivid Vases

This one was embossed and backed with gold and colored in and a bow addded to the side.  So simple.  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

I'm Back!?!?!?

This is my first entry since January, when I had many viruses. I will post until I can't any longer.  Nice to be back.  I have several cards to enter that are cased, I just love them so much, I had to make a bunch.  Thanks for visiting me. Carol Smith