Hello (card) from Coronado! 38

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 @ 4:48 PM | , ,

Hello (card) from Coronado!

Hello Girls! Today, my honey & I spent the day on Coronado Island. We rented beach cruisers & pedaled around the entire island, stopping for lunch & for a walk along the beach :) Here are some photos I would like to share with you that we captured while on our adventure...

A view of the marina with the Hotel Del in the distance.A view of Downtown San Diego.A view of the Coronado Bridge.My DH next to "OUR" road! :) Isn't that funny?


Hello card

My DH suggested trying a lil' something different with photographing this card :) It is propped in a decorative potted silk plant with downtown San Diego as the prop! What do you think? The sketch inspiration is Kazan's Sketch 32 @ 2Sketches4You & the color combo comes from this week's Splitcoast's CC230 using SU Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa & Whisper White. It is also my entry for this week's challenge @ pileitonchallenge, where you have to combine more than 1 challenge & use 3 flowers. LOL For AMAZING samples of inspiration, I suggest visiting ALL of these sites!!! Thanks for looking at both my photos & my card :) Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Ink: SU Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip

Stamps: PTI Spiral Bouquet, Polka Dot Basics, Simple Little Things

Sprinkles: PTI buttons, Offray ribbon, generic brads, Spellbinders Scalloped Square nesties, EK Success paper punches


 Comments

38 Sweet Comments So Far:

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful Card! Those crocheted flowers are just plain cute! Great color mix as well. You are awesome!

cheryln said...

such a lovely card!!! those flowers are fabulous!

Laura said...

Coronado looks like fun! My hubby was stationed at North Island NAS back in the 80's before we were we! He says the whole island is magical!
I love how you approached this sketch! Simple and perfect! The Cupcake way! Those little flowers are so cute!

Julie Ranae said...

Mu husband and I take photos of places with our last name, too! It's so fun!
Beautiful backdrop and the colors of your card really lent well to the potted plant. He has quite the eye...great job to both of you!

Kim said...

Your card is stunning and I envy you being in such a gorgeous location as I am returnig to school tomorrow. Enjoy the remainder the of your trip!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Nancy said...

Beautiful challenge entry! Your photography is perfect; your background matches your card, amazing! Your design is so inspiring! I must incorporate some of it into a card I'm planning for a friend! Thanks so much! Also, thanks for sharing your vacation photos with us!

Eve said...

Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE this card Mona!!! And I love your pics!! Coronado Island looks like paradise! Lucky you!
Hugs
Eve

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

I love your pictures of Coronado and your card is to die for! Great design! Those crocheted flowers are the best!

Brenda said...

I love the way you photographed this card! Perfect to go with the San Diego theme! And of course I love your awesome design! So very pretty! Those little flowers and the bow are so cute! Another winner! TFS! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Those flowers are darling!! Lovely card!! TFP!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love those flowers!! Great job with the challenge!

Smiles,
Lesley (DT-Pile it On)

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Beautiful card as usual, Mona. Question? Did you sew around the card with a machine or by hand? On average, about how long does it take you to make a card?

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! I am back in AZ :) Thanks for going on vacation with me :) I never mastered my little paper sewing machine so when I stitch, it is by hand. I am not a "fast" card maker & I envy those who can make a card in 10 min LOL! It can take me an hour or so! :( Hugs, Mona

Susan Mast said...

Wow! Great photos...Great Card!!!

Maureen said...

Love the shot - so cool! And your card is just gorgeous!! Love the crocheted flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

HawaiiRenee said...

Hi Mona! Love your Coronado pictures! I love that place too! Very beautiful! I also love your latest creation! Great job with all the different parts to this card. It's awesome! Thanks!
-Renee

Kazan Clark said...

wow! the card, the photography, the scenery - all fabulous! Great idea of hubbies :) Tell him we like his eye for detail.
Hugs
Kazan

Charlene said...

Wow..I just crocheted some flowers...you've given us a wonderful idea to use them. Great backdrop, how could you miss with this one? :-D

Jen Johnson said...

Great photos of your card! Your DH did a great job with the photo suggestion! I think you probably already can guess, I love your design on this card, as usual! Just really an eye-catcher! Great bow too!
Glad you made it back home safefly; looks like you two had a fun time in California!

AimeeOh said...

Beautiful card and I love your photography as well on this one! Great lighting! You keep making me want to learn to crochet with these cute little flowers on your card! I love them!

Trisha said...

I love your new blog style and I love your beautiful card! Excellent job! Your pictures really highlight the textures seen on your card, especially the cute crochet flowers!

zgagi said...

Love the card. The flowers are so cute

KathyO said...

Wow, Mona, I love what your have done with your blog. It is so elegant! Great job, so professional! Did you have a web guy do it or did you?
I must also say that your card and photography are beautiful as well. Great little flowers and stitching! It all works so well! You are a amazing at putting all these elements together! Excellent! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Good Morining Girls! I am on my way out the door to work for the day, but I will be back later with some new cards to share :) My DH helped me customize my blog! :) Have a great day! :) Hugs, Mona

Liz Carnelli said...

I really like your changes here on your blog; it's really pretty! And your little card is sweet. You are indeed the master of textures. This card really jumps off the paper!

Vickilyn said...

Love those crocheted flowers!! Your card is AWESOME!

Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!

~Vicki
owner

Nancy said...

Your card is beautiful and I love your new blog! Very pretty all around!

Carol Reisner said...

Hello fellow Arizonan! Great photos of a stunning card! Perfect execution of this Kazan's sketch! You always do such a great job on these! I also love your vacation photos; thanks for sharing part of your life with us!
Hugs to you,
Carol

PS: Great new blog design!

Yolanda said...

Love your mixture of colors, crocheted flowers and stitching! Also, that bow is so very nice! Great job with this challenge!

Irene Oden said...

Finally, something special that I can do with all my crocheting skills! Thanks for the inspiration! Your cards are all so pretty!

Pamela_U said...

Lovely card! I gotta incorporate some cute crocheted flowers like yours! They are so precious!

Kerry said...

Great job on this challenge, Mona! I always love your designs and this one especially! Also, I like your photo technique!

suzARTe said...

this card is really beautiful. Love the crocheted flowers and colours. your creations are just amazing

Lucy said...

Wow! Another stunner! I love this card!

Trisha said...

Congratulations on making the top3 at Pile it On! This design is very deserving! It's one of my Cupcake favorites!

Helen Watanabi said...

I was very happy to hear that your beautiful card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Pile it On! I would certainly put it as the very top scoop! Great job and congratulations!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on being chosen in the Top 3! This card is so beautiful and I love the different elements on it. Great job! Can't wait to see what's next! TFS

Sue Nader said...

Great job designing this beautiful card! It's one of my favorites on your blog so far! Glad to see that others appreciate it too. Congratulations!


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