Thursday, December 30, 2010

CHRISTMAS THANK YOU


I've been missing from bloggers land for several weeks... we went on a wonderful Mediterranean vacation to Italy, Greece, Cypress, Turkey and Egypt. We visited the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and even rode camels in the Sakkara Desert of Egypt. We had a wonderful time! But no sooner did we get home when my little granddaughter had to have surgery,  then we headed right into the holiday madness. I'm glad it's all behind us now, and I've  been able to get back into my stamp room and stamping mode!

This weeks bloggers challenge theme is reuse/recycle. What better time to be able to make a card using a piece of recycled Christmas wrapping paper! My green checked country wrapping paper was chosen as my background paper for my thank you card.  The cute image is called "Toasty Treats" by Impression Obsession and the greeting is from a set called "Curly Cute" by Stampin' UP.  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and More Mustard were my chosen card stock colors along with Copics R24, R37, YR12, E000, E00, E35, E57, G17, YG17 for coloring my image. Circle Nesties were used along with the Bigz XL Die called Tasteful Trim.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I wish you all a safe, healthy, happy new year!!

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Excellent way to use pretty paper! Great card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Hope your granddaughter is on the mend! Cute TU Card, great way to recycle the wrapping paper!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a wonderful vacation! Lucky you! Love your recycled art as well. Very lovely.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW..that sounsd like the trip of a lifetime! And gorgeous card...love how you used the wrapping paper. ;)

{sMILES}

BarbaraW said...

Glad to see you back. Cute card. Great idea to recycle the wrapping paper.

Tami Black said...

Absolutely darling card -- I hope all is well with your grandaughter and that 2011 brings your entire family of a year of health and blessings!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a whirlwind you have had! Super cute card and great way to reuse!! Happy New Year!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Welcome back Clara! You've been missed my friend! Terrific card! I was just thinking of that stamp the other day! You did a beautiful job with it! Happy New Year! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous vacation!! Great use of the wrapping paper. Happy New Year!

Deloris said...

Great Reuse and Recycle card Clara
your so clever.....Happy New Year
to you and Yours....Hugs D.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How adorable, what a dream vacation, and wishing your granddaughter a speedy recovery. HNY!

Linda Monroe said...

Clara,
This is darling. I love the colors - they are so bright and warm. They remind me of a cozy chair in front of a fireplace. Sounds like you had a great trip, hope your grand daughter is all better after surgery. Have a very happy new year!

Ida said...

Welcome back. So happy you had a wonderful time on your trip. Hope the little one is doing well since the surgery.
Cute card. Love the plaid paper you used. The card is warm and inviting.

Lori said...

What a sweet card! The wrapping paper makes the perfect background for your image.

GCgirl said...

Love this--the colors work perfectly and great use of Christmas paper. Your trip sounds fantastic too btw ;-)

JP Card Crazy said...

Hope all is well with your granddaughter!! Love your recycle card!

Leslie@gmail said...

Hi Clara, wow!! What an awesome holiday!!! That is like my dream vacation...someday!!! Love your creation. Just dropping you a line to say hi and let you know I was thinking of you!!
Leslie