Thursday, September 8, 2011

labor of love!

we knew it would be fun to CASE each others' cards this week. we *hoped* it would also be easy and... well... "LABOR-saving" since somehow holidays often take additional effort (but in a good way!) but somehow we never expected that the task of CASE-ing would reveal so much creativity on the part of our ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! in retrospect, we should have seen it coming!!! :) every card this week was an astonishingly fresh take on an amazing original. here are three we found particularly clever:


kept the snowflakes-on-kraft background, scalloped frame and striking "tall card" design when she lifted tesa b's fabulous snowman card, but substituted a happy santa in her charming design!


expanded and amplified the sweet vintage images of stef's jolly old st. nicholas card to make this glimmering show-stopper!


CASED her own card from the "tag along" challenge in june, making a strikingly elegant plum version that's got a totally different--but equally fabulous--vibe from the original!


as always we encourage you to check out the gallery if you haven't yet. the new prompt--with an especially lovely guest star--debuts at midnight! see you then!

6 comments:

Elborgi said...

so beautiful!
Elma

Lisa said...

these are great picks! i loved them all. Such a great challenge - I think we could all do this one over and over again with all the great cards we've had this year!

Thanks for all your great ideas, Lauren and Stef! Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge although I'm not 100% sure I can play along the next two weeks. So if I don't make it back for a while - I'm still here and will catch up when I get back! :-)

Sue said...

FABULOUS cards! I CASEd Tesa's card, too... I need to go back through more of the older challenges and find more cards to CASE = this was FUN, and I missed a lot while I was getting a handle on personal stuff. Now that I'm (hopefully) back in the loop, I can stay more up-to-date!

Hazel said...

Thank you for showing my card - I very much enjoyed the challenge - and lovely to see so many super cards produced as a result of CASEing those already shown and enjoyed. x

Marie B. said...

Congrats on making the "picks" this week ladies! Great cards! :)

~amy~ said...

super fun cards ladies...I've been definitely MIA on all the JB fun but hope to get back into the swing of things for the next challenge:)