Saturday, December 14, 2013

Altered Christmas Ornament





I'm supposed to be in Franklin and Nashville, TN today for some Christmas events. We were going with our son, dil, and little ones but my DIL went to the emergency care this morning with a fever and discovered she had the flu. Hubby and I have had flu shots but we left their house as fast as we could. We sure don't want to be sick and didn't know the strain she had or really which strains our flu shot covered. I know the flu vaccine is designed for whatever virus is expected this year but I'm taking no chances. So, the trip is off for this year. That does give me more time for what I need to do at home, though.

Getting to my post, I bought this chipboard ornament at Hobby Lobby and thought I would alter it. Yes, I went with black and white again and used some red/green, too. The paper is unknown and the sentiment and bough are from Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Christmas set. I colored with Copics.
My seam binding is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler. I added a Martha Stewart punched snowflake and a red rhinestone. The tinsel is around the sides.

I'll enter this in the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery challenge for December.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Let it Snow...they want to see snowflakes, snowfall, snowmen, etc. Well, I have one snowflake on my project so I'm sending it over there.

That's it for me for now. I may do 1-2 more Christmas cards but I really don't think I have time.

Have a wonderful weekend. I have just a bit of shopping left to do and plenty of baking, candy making, and a dinner to plan.

21 comments:

Cathy said...

Very cute project! Can you believe how close Christmas is? I am still making cards! I started to photograph some finished cards and my camera battery was dead so I took a nap! :)

jimlynn said...

I'm so sorry about your daughter in law getting the flu - and hope no one else comes down with it now!! I had it twice last year and both times, thought I was a goner for sure. This year I got the flu shot!!

Your ornament is beautiful. I'm really liking the black and red together and love the tinsel you put around it. So lovely and it's going to be great to hang.

Lynn

Carol L said...

This is such a lovely ornament, and I can't picture it in any other colors than black & white with the red ribbon! Very pretty, and so sorry about your DIL getting ill, but hopefully you and the hubs won't catch it!

Basslady said...

wow! this is so fabulous and awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous ornament, Brenda! Love the red and the sparkly details! Sorry to hear your DIL has the flu. You were right to leave so everyone doesn't end up sick. Hope she feels better soon.

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful ornament you did a fabulous job. Hope your DIL get well soon tfs!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh bet this looks amazing on {one of your} Christmas trees!!
Hope you're DIL feels better soon, flu definitely isn't fun ... don't blame you for scarpering!!

NanaConnie said...

Love that ornament, Benzi! Beautiful ribbon and sentiment. So sorry about your DIL getting sick right before the big holiday and I sincerely hope you've escaped unscathed. Nothing worse than being sick during the holidays.

Davi said...

Gorgeous ornament you created Brenda!! Sorry you missed the trip and I Hope you stay safe from the flu. Have a great week :)

MaryH said...

So sorry you missed out on a what sounded to be a delightful trip. I do hear you about avoiding the flu germs though. You just never know if the shot works against 'this one'. Our SIL came down to Fla. at Thksgiving with a cold, and I worried about contagion. We escaped altho I did my best to keep my distance and wipe down things! Good luck. At least your cloud did have a silver lining. Your ornament is beautiful. Loved the B&W with the bright festive red & green. This will be so pretty as a decoration for you. And glad I could help with the Winter Birthday reminder! Just discovered we need a quick sympathy card, so I need to see if I've something that can be used. Such a sad one to prepare at any time, but especially round the holiday. We had sun today. Hugs, stay warm, & TFS

Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, Love your altered ornament! Very elegant and festive too! You make me feel human with the remnants. I am going to be using more of those too!!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous Christmas ornament! It looks so elegant and festive! Sorry to hear about your DIL being ill with the flu. I hope she gets better very soon! Good luck with Christmas preparations. I have a little baking left to do and buy some gift cards! Take care, hugs!

Donna Ellis said...

Hope your DIL is soon well, Benz, no one deserves to be sick - and while your plans were unfavorably altered, it was best for everyone to do so. Hope you stay well!

Your altered chipboard ornament is so cute! love what you have done with all those textures!

Merry Christmas, Benzi! hugs, de

Sassy Raggedy said...

Very nice Benzi...I love how you are not afraid to try new things. I would love to be able to do that. I think my imagination has left me...lol Great altered ornament. I don't blame you from running from the flu I would also. Have a very Merry Christmas just in case I don't talk to you by then...Hugz, joann

Bonnie said...

You've altered this ornament beautifully, Benzi! I'm enjoying your beautiful Christmas card!

nwilliams6 said...

Oh no! I hope she gets better soon so she can enjoy the holidays! Love your ornament Brenda - great details and colors and so festive. FUN!!! Hugz!

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful ornament, love all the ribbon.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv

Debby

Carole said...

Beautiful ornament Benzi. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Carole

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm sorry your DIL is so ill, and you were right to get away from the flu germs quickly. You've reminded me I need to get me and my girls covered.

Your ornament is STUNNING.

Ellen said...

Fantastic ornament Benz! Sorry to hear your trip is off, but it's better safe than sorry! Hope your daughter in law is better before Christmas! I didn't get my cards out but(ordered bed rest for me`yuk!)am planning on sending out Valentines to those that were on my Christmas list this year. Have a fantastic Christmas my sweet friend!
Hugs
Ellen

Charlene said...

Awww Brenda I hope you dear DIL is OK!!! Keep us posted k?

I love your altered ornament, its beautiful!!!! Merry Christmas my friend!