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