Sunday, November 13, 2011

Graphic Tree and Blog Candy


Happy Sunday!  It was a gorgeous, cool day today! After the nasty humidity of the last few days (thanks to Tropical Storm Sean) it has finally dropped and cooled off.  Ahhh!  I'll be breaking out the flannel PJs tonight!  I just love to snuggle up in those...  
I managed to get a few cards done this afternoon.  This one is for A Passion for Papertrey's colour challenge.  Be sure to go and check out the DT's fabulous creations!  My photo is a bit dark but if you look closely you can see I used the houndstooth background stamp on the chocolate card.  The rest of the stamps are from last year's Merry and Bright set.  I was inspired by Cristina's graphic tree cards like this one and this one.  Aren't they fabulous?    


I believe that the other day I promised some blog candy so I'd better get to it!  My blogoversary is not until December 21st.  However, it was around the beginning of November 2010 that I really started discovering this whole crafty blog world.  I did a lot of shy blog stalking to begin with before I finally left a comment on Lynn's blog.  Then, because I was overwhelmed by the number of blogs out there and because I liked her style, I stalked her blog list and discovered a ton of other wonderful crafters.  I love the fabulous friends I've made in the last year and all I've learned from them.  So why am I offering blog candy a month early?  Well, because I have 6 sets of Woodware USA Christmas stamps to give away and I don't want to wait until the end of December to do it.










My first order did a disappearing act and the good folks at Woodware USA resent the order without hesitation and even added in a few ink pads as well.  And then wouldn't you know it, both orders eventually turned up.  So I have 2 sets of these super cute stamps - including the adorable tipsy tree seen here that helped me earn my first TGIF Club win at CAS-ual Fridays!  I really want someone to be able to make use of them so I'm offering them up to my followers as an early blogoversary celebratory gift!  Just leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner on Friday.  Good luck!  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Background from Background Basics: Houndstooth, All others from Merry & Bright) PTI
Inks:  (VersaMark)  Tsukineko, (Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Die-Namics Stacking Stars) MFT
Gems:  Doodlebug

30 comments:

Lynn said...

Jen, Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love Cristina's graphic trees...they amaze me...and your card does too. I love the touches of bling!

And thanks for the shout out on your blog anniversary! It has been super fun getting to know you better! Hoping to make it to Bermuda one of these days!

Angela said...

I love the tree! I just ordered the houndstooth background stamp and can't wait for it to get here! Thanks for showing me another fun way to use it! Congrats on your blog's anniversary.

Adrienne said...

Clean, simple, and GORGEOUS!! I love your cards and I love following your blog!

I only started cardmaking as a hobby about 11 months ago, and I am wholeheartedly smitten.

Thanks for having such a generous giveaway!

Tina said...

What a neato card! Looks like something that's easily reproducible for holiday card making :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome blog candy too!

My friend's book is pretty good (but I guess I'm biased). I hope to finish it tonight...or at least sometime this week.

~amy~ said...

pink and green...that totally rocks...seriously.

ooohhh..I adore that tipsy tree:)

Happy almost blogaversary!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

pretty christmas tree card. so love the design.

congrats on your 'early' blogiversary!!!

Lindsey said...

This has such a clean, graphic look! Absolutely beautiful, Jen. Love the green and pink together with the touches of bling. Congrats on almost a year of blogging! You and I must have started around the same time. :)

Faye said...

Love that great color combination~ I would love to be included in this fantastic giveaway...I make tags and cards for my gifts and that tipsy tree is just perfect for some I have in mind...Thanks for the inspiration..I love following your blog!! Faye

Jen said...

Your tree is SUPER pretty. :) Love it! Congrats on winning over at CAS-ual Fridays - that tipsy tree totally rocked it! Oh, and happy early blogoversary!!!

Jen
jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

Congrats on winning over at CAS-ual Fridays!!!!
your card is gorgeous!I love the color combination!
Hugs,

Maria

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooo...I love the colors of your tree! That's some serious stamping. How did you get the stars to line up so well? I made a similar card not long ago that looked like I was drunk when I made it (no I wasn't, and it went in the trash). Love the houndstooth, too...it's like the cool person stamp. I'll have to check out the Woodware line. I saw it on your CAS-ual Friday card (congrats again!), but I've never heard of the company. You always have such awesome stamps.

Cynthia said...

Happy Blog-versary (early!)!! Thanks for a chance to win!

I LOVE this card!! Great colors and great use of a stamp!

Jay Gee said...

This is gorgeous Jen! Love the colours your used and the graphic layout. Your tipsy tree card was awesome and so deserved it's win. Happy early blogoversary :)

Karen B. said...

You've done it again, you've made another jaw dropping card! Can I come live with you so you can teach me all your secrets? Please? Love the card, the colors and everything else about it!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

love the card, that's such a cool take on a christmas tree, as a matter of interest do you have a favourite bling manufacturer? so excited that you are FINALLY joining pinterest and can become a fellow addict! send me your details so i can follow you (that sounds a bit stalker like, but you know what i mean .. i hope!)

Robin said...

Love your graphic tree card!! I remember the CAS win as well... I pinned in on my pinterest card inspiration board... so fun!
Robin

Michelle said...

Jen, this card is just beautiful! I love the colours, I love the bling, and I love that gorgeous pink star on top! I loved Cristina's graphic trees, too, and I think you've done a wonderful version yourself. :-)

Congratulations on your blogoversary!

lostinpaper said...

Your graphic Xmas tree is CAS perfection! Thanks for the giveaway, remember we are having as much fun as you and I just love spending time with my bloggy friends!

Jenny said...

Definitely a great CASE of Christina's style...love all your neat stamping, must have taken agaes :)
Congrats on your blogversary too...so glad you took the plunge and started your blog. Your cards are awesome and blog posts are so well written, they always give a lift to my day ;)
Jenny x

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely CAS style. Thanks for the chance to win.

Aimes said...

What a fabulous, graphic Christmas tree!!! I love it along with your scrummy CAS style!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Jen! I love this idea! I am wondering if this is a single image tree ... or lots of little snowflakes! Hugs xx

Luanne said...

very beautiful! card. love the tree with 2 different colors. I wanna have that color of inks. hehehe!

Thanks for the chance on your lovely candy.

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail dot com
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Noelle said...

Hey Jen! Well, Lynn is a great person to stalk, that's for certain! I really really LOVE this graphic tree, and the addition of the pink sparklies, just stunning! Thanks for popping by my blog :) The new dog is doing great! :)

Cristina said...

Oh, Jen! Your tree is amazing! Somehow I feel like I saw this in my Google reader about a week ago, but when I tried to come here, there was no actual post. Was I dreaming? :) You knocked it out with this puppy, though. Love it! And thanks for the shout-out!

onecraftymama said...

I love the pops of pink in the tree! Gorgeous :)
Funny that we're so far away from one another, but Sean gave us some disgusting days as well. We had a lot of local flooding since we had more than 10 cm of rain in 24 hours. Abby was so confused - "When did we get a garbage-filled lake by the train tracks? Do I have to swim in THAT?"
Fabulous idea for blog candy - I feel like I'm in the holiday trenches now :)

Paige said...

Love your card - so pretty! Congrats on the blogaversary too! Love Woodware USA Stamps too!

Brandi said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite cards of yours. The colors and layout are perfect!

Rochelle said...

This tree freakin' rocks!!!

Helen F. said...

Ooooohh how I love this tree! The bling looks like lights~great houndstooth background too:)
HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY next month, Jen