Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Our color for today

Our inspiration picture

Distressed colors

WOW!  I don't know how it happened, but it loaded!  Halleluiah!!!  Anyway, I distressed everything on the edges, either by folding it and roughing it up, or by inking it.  OR both.  It's hard to see.  I hope you like it.  The link you came from is Amanda's and the one you are going to is Helen's at    Thanks for coming back.  Carol Smith

Blog hop- Distressed Colors

Coloring Down the Lines with Distressing

Hello Ladies, I regret to say that my computer is giving fits again, so I will just list the links to keep traveling through.  You've come from Amanda's at www.ourcraftyplaydate, and should continue on to Helen's blog at  I apoligize, but my computer won't even load or import my pictures onto a file.  So sorry, I had a cute one, too.  If I should get it working, I will add the picture later.  Enjoy the hop.  They will all be beautiful, I am sure.  thanks for visiting. Carol Smith

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

These are our color choices, we can use all or some of them.  i used all of them.
Our inspiration photo:

Coloring Down the Lines-Laura's pick/box card

Hello ladies, I apologize to everyone!  We slept in this morning, as my hubs is off this week.  So sorry- Welcome from Amanda's blog did not get to see it yet, but I know it will be beautiful.  We all did soomething different with the side piece, so I selected a box card.  These are fun to do.  I have a little girl from church who needs cheering up, so I think this will do the trick.  I used all the colors on this one.  Pictachio Pudding, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise.  Wow!  Lots of color.  You can pick them out. Lets' see what Helen made for us today.  I is always a wow factor...  Come back again next week  It will be awesome too.  Thanks for visiting. CarolSmith

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Our Color choices for today!

These are our colors to choose from today...I used all of them except Sahara Sand.
This is our inspiration picture!  Interesting, but challenging!

Coloring Down the Lines with Layered Rectangles

Welcome from Amanda's blog, as I know you were treated to something beautiful!  This is my version of our inspiration photo, layered rectangles.  Let me know what you think.  I really didn't know how this would end up, but it sorta looks like a door with a windowbox in front of it.  I used All the colors from above except for Sahara Sand.  Let's see how Helen made out.  She always comes up with a very unique card, I get a lot of inspiration from her.  Enjoy the rest of the hop:  I can't wait to see what they made either...Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day. Carol Smith

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Colored Grass

colored-grass  Welcome to our new challenge this week!  Carol Smith

swatch colors

This is our inspiration photo and all the colors to work with.  Beautiful!  Happy hopping!  Carol Smith

Coloring Down the Lines- Colored Grass

Happy Wednesday to you, and that means it's blog hop day!  You've just come from Amanda's blog  I know her card is gorgeous!  This is what I created:  I chose colors as close to the swatches as I thought I could:  For the flower, I used Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.  and the background was made using Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizazz, and Coastal Cabana.  our side kick was to use Ribbon.  I kinda like how this turned out, so let me know what you think of it.  I added a few crystals for more bling.  Now on to Joni's creation.  She's so crafty, I know you'll love what she has for us. thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith

Monday, May 5, 2014

A case for ya

Good Monday to you  ladies!  This is something I cased, I couldn't resist it.  I think it is so fancy.  And it can be used for any occasion!    It is just stamped in soft suede and on the brown paper, you stamp in early espresso, and then use versa mark and emboss it again in white.  Hope it inspires you, too!  Thanks for visiting.  Carol Smith