Sunday, November 17, 2013

Un-Suspended Christmas Tree


Before I start rattling on about my card.......a note about the ads popping up on my blog.  I haven't authorized these things and have no idea why they're there.  I apologize because I know how frustrating they can be.  I spent most of the last two days trying to fix this problem and finally decided that this baby is going to the computer hospital tomorrow to have someone smarter than I am try to figure it out.  I'm sure they'll be keeping it for several days and I'll go through withdrawal without a computer but that's just life I guess.  I have several cards scheduled for the remainder of the week so pop back in when you get a chance.

Now - the reason I say it's an "un-suspended" Christmas tree is because it really started out as one of those cute cards with the hole punched in the front of the card and the tree dangling.  There's no dangle to this one though.  Everything started out pretty good and then I totally lost concentration on what I was doing so it's just laying flat as a pancake!  There IS a hole cut in the center of the card though and the tree is popped up on dimensionals.  I also added some Tim Holtz Rock Candy distressed glitter to give it a shine.  One thing about it, it's going to be an easy mailer for the holidays! The stamp set I used is from Simon Says Stamp.  This is similar to one I saw on another blog - I'm in Haven - but of course hers suspended just perfect.

I'll enter this in the challenge at CAS-ual Friday - that's teaming up with Curtain Call  this week (inspiration photo) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).


Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn


34 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Oh I do love this card Lynn! You do these style of cards so well!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Sorry your card didn't turn out as planned but I think it is beautiful! Love the CAS feel and the bright red is perfect!

Lesley Croghan said...

So sweet! Love it!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love this beautiful CAS card, suspended tree or not. Wonderful style.

I'm sorry you're having computer troubles. I haven't seen any ads but apparently others have. Hope they get it doctored soon and you get it back quicker than expected. How terrible to be without a computer...aren't we spoiled?? I am.

Bonnie said...

If it suspended, it would probably twirl around so we couldn't see the beautiful tree in the picture! I always have trouble getting dangly things to hand front first! Love the glitter on the tree and that beautiful frame!

Tammy said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas card Lynn, I love the touch of sparkle on the tree!
Tammy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the tree and the way you have framed it!
Kevin xx

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful card, Lynn! The un-suspended tree is so lovely...and sparkly! :o)

Carol L said...

I really like this card Lynn! Suspended or not, it looks fantastic with that inner ring! Sorry your pc is not cooperating - I hate when that happens!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

how beautiful, Lynn! so happy to see you linking up at the Curtain Call!

Davi said...

Well Lynn I love it even if it isnt dangling!! Beautiful! Im having problems with those pop up things also, what a pain they are but Im stuck with them for now@@ Hope you get your all fixed up and the withdrawals dont get to bad :)

MaryH said...

Oh I DO LIKE this one! Unsuspended & all. It's beautiful, and you'll have to tell me how to do the bit you mentioned. I've no clue, although I've seen them on blogs. Good luck with the pc fixin'. I've not seen any ads when I go to your blog. Hugs & hope you don't get withdrawal too badly. :-)

Maxine D said...

Lovely card Lynn - and I wouldn't worry about the tree not being suspended - it looks magnificent just the way it is!
I can understand the withdrawals.. just hope your computer is home sooner rahter than later, for your sake.
Blessings
Maxine

Amy Kolling said...

Lynn this is a gorgeous CAS card!! I love the tree just as is!!! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!! :)

Amy Kolling said...

I love your card Lynn and the tree just as it is!!!! Fabulous CAS design! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!! :)

Monica said...

Haha, so you forgot to suspend the tree. It looks great this way peeping out of the window. So CAS and pretty.
Sorry to hear that you are getting unwanted strangers on your blog. I hope they can be warded off.
Love,
Monica

Monica said...

Haha, so you forgot to suspend the tree. It looks great this way peeping out of the window. So CAS and pretty.
Sorry to hear that you are getting unwanted strangers on your blog. I hope they can be warded off.
Love,
Monica

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is fab- and you are so right- perfect for mailing!!! Love the center tree with the shimmer. Hope they get your computer fixed quickly- will miss you in blog land- putting a smile on my face- will check back for your scheduled posts!

Di said...

Hi Lynn, I see no ads?!

LOVE this card and the unsuspenders tree - :) It's gorgeous as it is, so CAS too.

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Personally I rather like it as it is. You turned it into your own design. hugs Mrs A.

Ellen said...

Ahh, never mess with perfection Lynn! Love it just the way it its!! Fabulous card!!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Lynn, it's so nice to know that I'm not the only one whose mind goes wandering away from a design plan in the middle of working on it. lol Beautiful card, however, and if you hadn't 'fessed up, we wouldn't have known. :-D Hugs.

Chris said...

Hi Lynn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://creativecraftsbylynn.blogspot.ca/

Cathy said...

This is so eyecatching Lynn, love the pop of red and the frame around the circle, it looks really festive :) Cathy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't see any ads, Lynn, so hopefully you got it fixed already. Or maybe this is a scheduled post? At any rate, I hope your computer is all well soon.

Now, about this card. I have no idea what you are talking about. All I know is your card is a joy! The sparkly tree is so pretty in the bright red outlined circle and the sediment is perfect for it!

You should edit your post and also link your card to the Merry Monday challenge this week which is blinged up trees!

Hugs, Darnell

Joan Ervin said...

I agree with Ellen...this is a perfect CAS design!!! I love the pop of red behind the tree...it really pops against the white background!!!! Sorry about your putter...hope you make it through the withdrawal period ok!!!

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card!

candlesinthegarden said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous! I loved the story about your computer and the 'unsuspended' tree...thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! Honestly, I don't know how you do it... your CAS style is the best I've seen and I just love it. Elegant and stylish and the pop of red is just perfect on here.

MiamiKel said...

Holy smokes, you are cranking out the Christmas cards! This one is just beautiful! I like your card style :) <3

Shirley said...

You have such a sense of humor for such a really pretty card!! Love the simplicity and the sparkles to go with it!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Computers are so awesome until they start goofing around...I can't for the life of me figure it out when things go wrong, but it drives me batty. (Well, battier, I suppose. lol)
I happen to love your non-suspended tree - and once again I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who loses track of what I *meant* to be doing ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card. Love the pretty tree in the circle. Thank you for playing with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Margaret said...

Unsuspended or not, it looks marvelous! Love the bright of the red and green with the white!