Friday, August 10, 2012

My 1000th post! Jingle Belles Sketch challenge +blog candy

 This week Jingle Belles challenge blog has a sketch...a great one too; you can keep it CAS or embellish away.  I chose to pull out My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found Christmas" papers and stickers that I purchased last year at Shop Pumpkin Spice.  I layered the Christmas Trees paper on early espresso card stock, then embossed it with my D'Vine Swirls embossing folder.  The 3 rectangles were too long to fit in the embossing folder, so I covered the demarcation with ribbon to cover it.  I had a scrap of red glitter sticker paper and used a Spellbinder's "Lacey Circles" to die cut.  Then I added the two MME stickers.  Easy and all from paper scraps :)
  Follow this sketch and link your card to Jingle Belles "Oh Christmas Sketch" challenge.  Every two weeks Lauren & Stef have a new challenge.  It is so much fun to make a Christmas card every week (or two) than to frenzy produce at the last minute. I first "met" Lauren and Smilyn' Stef over five years ago via blogging.  Yep, my five year blogoversary was June 1, 2012 and this is my 1,000th post!

Time for a little blog candy:
  Please leave a comment below and I will post a winner on August 22nd.  You do not have to become a follower to win; I prefer that you follow because you want to follow.

Happy Friday!

43 comments:

Georgiana said...

What a beautiful holiday card for a special posting. Congratulations! Wow! This is very impressive...5 years and 1,000 postings. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

To Many more,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Nikki said...

What a Fantastic Card I love the BG paper and it's so elegant looking
Congtras on your 1000th post WOW !!
thanks for the chance to win your candy too
hugs Nikki C

Cathy said...

Your card is beautiful, I have to get a move on making my Christmas cards, Congratulations on both the milestones!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee that background and the sentiment!!!

SiskiyouSue said...

Wow and Congratulations! That's fantastic. I love your comment about following because you want to... that's the way it ought to be. I'm your follower and enjoy every post! Today's card is beautiful, so elegant.
suekimmet at gmail dot com

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the papers! Congrats on 1000 posts. You've been busy...

artfuldelight said...

Oh my Christmas already. Well when I get my craft stuff on Sunday (yay for furniture and craft stuff) I think I will start on mine too. I didn't send any last year because I didn't have time to make any.

Your card is fabulous and YAY for 1000 posts!!!

jengd said...

Beautiful card- such a great take on the sketch! And HUGE congrats on the amazing milestones!

alienanessa said...

Holy jeepers, I can't believe I wasn't already a follower! Am now!

Congrats, sweetness, on your 1000th post!! I have only 637 posts since summer 2008. I better get busy!!

Lady, this card is gorgeous, seriously. Embossing that lovely paper was genius, very elegant!

Candy said...

Beautiful card, June! Love those papers and the stickers are awesome together! Congrats on your blog-verasry!!! 1000 posts!! Wow! I look forward to the next 1000 posts!!
Candy

Rose said...

your card is stunning!!!!
congrats on 5yrs and 1000 posts girl :)

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Gorgeous card!! Congrats on your thousandth post! Woo-hoo! I know you'll have many more!

Thanks for sharing...a thousand times!

Susie

Michelle Noble said...

What a beautiful card. I especially love the gold paper with embossing!

Jenny R said...

LOVE this card and your blog!Congrats on your milestones...I am a follower and am always inspired by your work. :)

Jen

SmilynStef said...

Yep, we've been *friends* a long time girlfriend ... congrats ... and I adore the embossed texture of the background with the touches of glitter ... marvelous take on the sketch ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Hattie said...

Lovely, elegant Christmas card! What a great way to start early so you are not in the mad-dash rush!!!

Hattie
hattieshaven.blogspot.com

Creative M said...

Congrats!!WOW!!AWESOME!!!YIIIPPEEEEEE!!!5 years and 1000th posts...That's Amazing!!!As for your christmas card it's Beautiful!!!Love it!
Thanks for this giveaway and Congrats again!!
Migdalia

Linda said...

This is so pretty. I love what you did with the layout. Very very elegant.

sparkling stamper said...

Beautiful card. I was looking at Jingle Belles and saw your card and clicked on it. Congrats on 1000 blog posts - AMAZING #!

Kimberly said...

congrats on your 1000 post!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the card and great sketch! Congrats on your 1000 post, that's awesome!
Lisa

Sheri R said...

Happy Blogversary! Lovely Christmas Card :) I found the Christmas Belles while looking for tropical-themed Christmas cards. I was already your follower.

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Cyndie said...

Very nicely done. I was looking for some inspiration for my attempt at the jingle belles challenge and I found it here with your card!

lauren bergold said...

holy WOW you are fasssssssssst missus! and what a gorgeous sketch card you have whipped up so quikcly--totally ♥LOVING♥ all of that elegant but glittery goodnes of the MME!!!

happy HAPPY blogiversary, to you as well, and CONGRATS on the 1,000th post we are honored that JB gets to share such a wonderful milestone with you! here's to the NEXT 1,000 posts full of "simply elegant" gorgeousness! ♥♥♥♥♥

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous card! Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post!!

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on your one thousandth post! What a great milestone to achieve. Your card sparkles with classiness. I particularly like the "window pane" effect that you created.

Marie B. said...

Congrats on your milestone, June! I like the card you made using the JB sketch! :)

Missy said...

Congrats on all of your posting!! Such a ptetty card, the paper looks so nice in the 3 sections!!

Amy E said...

Loving your holiday card!!

1000 posts? I can't even imagine! I'm so proud because I'm almost at 200 posts!! It's gonna take a while to gt to 1000!! Congratulations!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

bonnie said...

Woohoo that's amazing sweetie well done!! Such a pretty Christmas card! Hugs x

Sunshine said...

Great card and Congrats!!
Renee
Gohogwild dot Renee at gmail dot com

Leslie Hanna said...

Congratulations on #1000! Whoot! And I appreciate your entry rules, even though I don't want to win. :)

Let's hear it for 1000 more!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

PS: Love that paper!

Linda R said...

Well you made that sketch so pretty.
Love you paper choices. I am hoping to get to play along this week.. Looks like a fun challenge. I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Hugs~

alienanessa said...

Hey, BTW, how stinkin' appro po is it for your blogaversary is in June, let alone June 1??

Cause you're June, AND you're number 1!!!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a pretty card, June! Congratulations on your 1000th blog post!

Melinda Spinks said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post June and also the gorgeous Christmas card.
I just popped by to say congrats... no need to put me into the draw for the giveaway. :)

Paige said...

So many fun details on this fantastic card! love the sketch you used! Congrats on the huge number of posts to your blog!

Angi said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card. The red is so beautiful.

Njeri said...

Your card is fabulous, very Christmas-y. Congratulations on a year of blogging. I wish you many more happy years.

Brenda said...

Congrats on your milestone. This is yet another terrific creation of yours. Looking forward to the next 1000 posts.

Kim H said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and layering. Very well done. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

Dee Burns said...

Big congrats on 1000th post.
This is such a beautiful card. Love the trees paper and how you embossed and layered everything. I love Christmas cards and you are so right make a few here and there and don't fret over it later.
Love it!

Have a great week!

Dee B
Crafdeecat