Monday, February 22, 2010

Christmas Makeover


I want to thank everyone for the condolences on the sudden passing of my mother-in-law. We are coping very well, although my husband is realizing that it is a much more difficult situation when he is the one needing the words of sympathy. We are praying the Lord will be glorified in all of this.

I did have a little time to stamp today---and there is only a little stamping on my card! The SCS CAS55 challenge today was to make over a card. Since I am trying to keep up with my own Christmas card-a-week challenge, and I did not get to stamp yesterday, I chose to redo this Christmas card into this Christmas card:

I changed the orientation of the card as well as the colors, but I used another one of my (hoarded) Brenda Walton K&Co Evergreen Icon Chipboards vintage postcard image and layered it on a piece of (hoarded) BG Figgy DP, which was then layered on a Barely Banana card. I used my Painty pen to draw a gold border to complement the gold border on the chipboard, then embossed a gold sentiment from CHF. The gold & white ribbon was simply tied through the hole in the chipboard and it was done. EASY!

Thanks for visiting today and cheering me up!

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous LeAnne! Love the gold - perfect accent to such a cute image and the dp - ah the joys of diving into hoarded papers! hugs and prayers ... ~chris

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is seriously FANTASTIC!! Love every beautiful detail!

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  3. Such a beautiful card LeAnne, it hardly looks like a made over card. I'm going to head to the basement and sort through my stash.

    Sorry to hear about your MIL. Many prayers for you, your husband and family!

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  4. What a great remake of an already awesome card! I'm not sure which one I like best, but I'm with ya on hoarding the Figgy Pudding DP!! It's my all-time favorite Christmas dp (so far) :)

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  5. So soft and vintage and pretty! I agree, that BG paper is gorgeous! I love using it on SB pages but can NEVER make a card with it this pretty!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  6. This is so pretty! Love the muted, vintage colours...

    Lesley ;)

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  7. Beautiful, vintage card, LeAnne! You always do such a lovely job with the vintage look. I AM vintage, and I don't get it right! I'm so sorry to hear of your mother in law's passing. Your family will be in my prayers. Blessings and hugs...

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  8. a beautiful card, LeAnne! give that hubby of yours some big stamping love hugs:)

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  9. Just gone through the Christmas makeover and found it to be wonderful. It was nice going through your blog. keep it up the good work.

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  10. Fantastic card! Love the vintage look and especially the pretty colors.

    Still praying for your family :)

    Hugs

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  11. Gorgeous, LeAnne!!! Totally gorgeous!

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  12. Sorry to hear about your MIL - will be praying for your family. I'm a fan of vintage - great job on this makeover. Love the gold!

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  13. Great card! I love the vintage image. Condolences to you and your husband on the loss of your mother -in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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