Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and fun time last night. I, however, did not. Last night I discovered my computer has a nasty virus of some sort and it is causing all kinds of issues for me. I spent several hours last night making sure to back up all my files, photos, etc. I would just hate to lose them all. It was something I needed to do anyway, but it is still sooooo frustrating! Fortunately it seems to only be affecting my user files, so if I log in as my husband there is no problem. It does mean I have to do a little file transferring, but I can handle that. I suppose next step will be to take it in, but I'm hoping to check in with a few people first who might be able to help me out. Ugh!

So to get my mind of my computer woes I'm playing along today with a Papertrey Ink challenge to use up my scraps. It just so happens that I've been making thank you cards utilizing my scraps, so I was happy to make one more card using up some of my leftovers from Christmas:

This Cosmo Cricket patterned paper was too cute to put away just yet. And because most of the colors are not traditionally Christmas related, I thought I could get by making a winter themed card. The snowflake was literally hanging out on my desk, die cut and ready to go, but it just hadn't made it onto a project yet.




I just can't seem to get enough Kraft these days! I stamped some snowy flourishes on my Kraft card base with Vintage Cream and, feeling especially inspired by today's Papertrey Ink newsletter, I added some texture using a paper piercing needle:




So, what will you be doing today? Using up some of those Christmas scraps? Since I've already wasted several hours trying to fix my computer, I think I will forget all about it and spend some serious time in my craft room. Make sure you check back in with me tomorrow. I'm planning on something special in honor of my birthday!














Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Snowfall (PTI)
Paper:
Kraft, Vintage Cream, Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Raspberry Fizz vintage button (PTI), rustic jute button twine (PTI), Create a Flake One dies (Spellbinders), paper piercing needle, corner rounder punch (EK Success)

14 comments:

Carla G. said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the Cosmo Cricket paper too! You did a great job!

lynn said...

i love what you do with kraft cards!

Noora said...

love your card...looks soo damm gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I just LOVE this card! I need to take that challenge and use up some scraps. . .especially after I spent so much time yesterday organizing them! LOL Thanks for inspiring me!

Kim said...

I love the card! That paper adds just the right touch of color.

Sue Lelli said...

Oh I just LOVE this card - everything about it! And the paper piercing is FAB!

Nerina said...

I really love this - it just doesn't look like a 'scrap' card at all! That little pop of colour from the pp is fabulous on the kraft and those pierced dots really add to the 'breeze' - gorgeous :)

Tiffany Heilman said...

I love the paper piercing you did in combination with the snowflakes. Also love the splash of color against the craft!

Jessica said...

This is *FAB*! Love it!

Jessica Witty
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

dustypenny said...

Lovely card! Happy New Year, Jennifer!

Dana said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Karla Kroese said...

What an adorable card! Who knew scraps could do so much!

Deanna said...

Adorable!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

What a great card! Very elegant!

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