Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It all about the make over...

Hello my friends,
I do hope your week is off to a great start.
It is nice and cool here this morning.  We have had
a strong breeze blowing in this cooler weather.  And I am
enjoying every minute of it.  The cool weather that is, not the breeze.

In just over a week. Halloween will be here.
That means its time to pull out my witch's costume to
scare the little ones.


 
So do you celebrate this Holiday called Halloween?
When you stop to think about it, It really is a weird holiday.
We get dressed up and go door to door for candy.
We carve pumpkins and bob for apples.
Tell spooky stories.  Or watch scary movies.
As weird as it sounds, I love it.

 
So I don't know if you guys recognize this little one, but
it is Myles (my grandson). My Daughter posted this on facebook
 and I stole it to show you guys how big he is getting.
They were trying to pick out their pumpkin.
He is at the age where he is just starting to say words.
I guess he kept on calling all the pumpkins apples.
How cute is that.


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It's all about the make over.



Do you guys remember this card?  Well this is the card I used
to do my make over on.  Over at City Crafters this week Kirsty
is having us do a make over on one of our own  creations.


 
And here is my card all made over.
Completely different, isn't it?  But the layout is the same.
I think I still like the original better.
But hey, another Christmas card done.
Still lots to do.  I think I am running out of time.


If you would like to get all the details on this challenge
Or to see what all the other gals make overs look like
you should hop on over to City Crafters Challenge Blog.




Some more stolen photos..
I don't think they will mind. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I do hope you have a happy week. 

Hugs~

40 comments:

June Houck said...

A beautiful makeover! So different, yet equally wonderful. TFS pics of Myles; he is getting tall!

Shahrul Niza said...

WOW.. totally different. Beautiful X'mas card, LOVE the vintage look :). Your grandson Myles is getting so big, and so cute calling pumpkins apples!

Katie said...

Now that you mention it, Halloween is kind of a weird holiday! I love the dressing up part, and the candy part, but not the scary part!

That is adorable that your grandson called the pumpkins apples!

I love the cards :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

We don't really celebrate Halloween, though I think we will be handing out candy this year. Our new neighborhood seems to have more kids, so I'm assuming they'll be stopping by. Myles is getting so big and so cute! Thanks for sharing all the photos and card goodies!

Sylvia said...

Happy Tuesday, Linda, of course I love Halloween. If you have children, it can be a fun fall time. We always had parties for our girls when they were younger as well lived in the country and there was no way to trick or treat. I always do treats for the neighborhood kids. I love your pictures of Myles, love his curls and blue eyes! Your cards are both lovely, equally so. Have a fun day my friend!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Linda, I cannot believe how much Myles has grown, and he is still just too adorable!

It looks like you are all ready for Halloween.

As always, your cards are wonderful, but I especially love the anniversary one. So nicely done.
xo.

Chris said...

Oh my goodness, how quickly is Myles growing up?! What a cutie with his beautiful smile, big blue eyes and his lovely blond locks.

I love the vintage look of your card makeover. Fabulous image.

Davi said...

Two totally different looks but both are beautiful!! I always love polka dots and they sure made one wonderful Christmas card. My goodness Linda I cannot believe sweet Myles has grown soooo much! Such awesome memory making pics :) I say make the wind go away just leave us the beautiful cool weather! Have a grand week ;)

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh I just love the puddle jumping....we taught our grandkids to do that and it was a blast.:)
Hope your week is special!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oh my goodness, is he ever cute!!! Pumpkin apples! Halloween is a strange thing, but hey...! This year I am actually going Full Costume...because my daughter is having a costume party. I will be VERY unlike my lil self...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful photos of Myles, you know what, Halloween is something new to me, when we were in NYC, the apartment we live has no children, so I don;t really get trick or treats until we move to Las Vegas, and I haven't dress up for halloween, I told Randy i am going to be this year, dress up as Dorothy because I really want that TOTO in the basket!

Wonderful make over card!

Saying Hi from Japan!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful makeover Linda!!!!Oooh Miles .... hes so darling... look at him...how much he has grown eh!!!... Bliss!!!...Lovely photos too Linda..I love halloween too...totally Fun!.... hugs...xoxo

Lisa Graham Art said...

Your grandson is so sweet! Love the photo of him sporting the checked jacket at the Pumpkin Patch.

We live in an area where we don't get visitors for Halloween so we usually stay in and watch a movie or something. This year I will be working.

Love your new makeover. :)

Kathy said...

Wow! Can't believe how big your little guy is getting!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love the makeover!! GORGEOUS!!!!! And loving the photos!!! So precious!!!!

Catherine said...

Oh my stars ~ look at that little sweetie! Oh they grow fast don't they?
Fantastic cards Linda!
xo Catherine

yyam said...

They are both lovely. I do like the first one better though. :)

Ros Crawford said...

I can't believe how big that little guy is getting ... He is such a sweetie! ... I love both of your cards too ... And Hey Linda ... Thank you for the card you sent me! It's so lovely!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Aren't these more seasonal temps so lovely??!! I am so happy to be pulling out my pants & sweaters.

Love your card- came out great. So talented!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the card, but your grandson is the real star here, what a handsome fellow.

Tracy said...

I don't know if Myles is a daddy's boy or not but he sure does look like your daughter. LOL What a cutie. :-) I love your remake. I think both versions are great. The torn paper on the new card is fun. Have a great week my friend! Hug!

Lori said...

I do remember that card - still love it! Love the new one too - especially the vintage image you used!

Becca said...

Your cards are beautiful Linda! I so love those photos of Myles. He's so sweet!

Lynn Richards said...

Your grandson is as handsome as ever! What a sweetie! I do love fal, Halloween, not so much...all though I do love the candy part!
xo
Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are so pretty Linda! I love both versions! What sweet photos! I always enjoy seeing your family photos!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, look at little Myles!! How big he is getting, and how adorable he is! I am smitten with his sweet smile and all those golden curls! The pumpkin (apple) patch photo just melts my heart. I don't know why I have such a thing for Halloween, but I find it so magical! :)
Sure do love your cards! Both of them! the layers and stitching and polka dots are right up my alley! Love the Christmas image you used for your new design. So fabulous with the burlap and lace, too!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful makeover Linda!!!! Awww Miles .... hes a cutie...Lovely photos..Halloween is not as big here in the UK...although it seems to be getting more popular each year!...My boys are too old to 'trick or treat' now...but I still enjoy carving out a Pumpkin or too!!...

JansArtyJunk said...

that should be two...not too... lol

Lisette Baker said...

Love both cards but as Christmas is my thing I have to say that's my favourite. Lovely vintage images in both!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love the make over - both cards are gorgeous :). And the photos are gorgeous as always! x

Ida said...

Delightful post.
Love those cute little pumpkin decorations. - So happy.

Your card makeover is really nice. It's fun to see the changes.

Oh goodness your little grandson is a cutie!

Barbara said...

What an adorable child!!!! Just had to comment and also to say I love your cards!

unikorna said...

wow Linda your grandson is adorable...he will break sooo many hearts when he grows up :)> . I can hardly wait to see your witch costume....you must show it to us..there is no turning back now :)>

TexWisGirl said...

myles is adorable in the pumpkins. :)

julieprice3 said...

Wow, I can't believe how much Myles has grown, he's a real little man now!, Wonderful photos, love the lanterns
Hugs julie P

Netty said...

wow Linda Myles is growing up so fast, can hardly believe it, he is such a cutie.
Terrific card, hugs Annette x

Sandie Edwards said...

Myles is sooo cute!! How adorable. We don't celebrate Halloween here (my older son is born on Halloween lol)...though, I can see it is starting to catch on over here in Australia. I love the cutout pumpkins, some are so amazing in their cut-work/design. Both your cards look as stunning as one to the other....

Heather Jensen said...

What darling photos of Myles. Both of your cards are pretty. Love the design. :)

Hugs~

LeAnne said...

I love your redone card...and the photos are SWEET!

Suzanne C said...

Your original card was perfect and love the make over! Loving the halloween photos! He is just too cute!