Baby It's Cold Outside! 41

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 12, 2009 @ 1:51 PM | , , ,

Good Afternoon Girls! It's really not that cold outside here in Phoenix - it's actually 103 degrees! My stepdaughter, sister, my doggies & I just got done swimming! The pool temp is 90 degrees :) Before I head off to a Bachelorette party tonight, I wanted to share my entry with all of you for both the DRS Sketch Challenge over at Caardvarks using Sketch #1 & Samantha's Christmas Combo #1 over at Scrapmaster's Paradise. For amazing inspiration, I recommend that you visit both of these sites! The color scheme that Samantha chose for her Xmas combo #1 made me think of drinking a piping hot mug of dark, rich chocolatey cocoa on a snowy wintry day! I have lived in Phoenix for over 12 years & have seen it snow here in the desert believe it or not! It melted as soon as it hit the ground but growing up in Buffalo, NY was a different story! I think Buffalo is pretty well-known here nationwide if you live in the US for the great amount of snow that falls! (93.6 inches of snow per year!!!!) That is why I now live in the desert & take an annual ski trip! :) I'd love to know if you prefer warm, sunny days or a cold, wintry nights? Thanks for stopping by! Be Sweet!

Heat embossing with Ultra Fine Filigree white embossing powder makes the snowflakes from the PTI Snowflake Serenade set POP right off that SU Chocolate Chip paper!

Using the "brayer" technique, I created some Custom Embossed DP using SU Bordering Blue ink along with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF. More "popping" snowflakes! :)
For a Bird's Eye view:

A lil' extra detail on the inside:

I punched the snowflakes out using the Martha Stewart Snowflake punches x 3, layered each x 2 & placed a Making Memories crystal eyelet in each!

You all probably know by now, I looooove gift sets, tags & LOTS of ribbon! I made a Hot Cocoa gift set ensemble using ONE of my faves, the PTI My Timeless Template Pack a Picnic template. These templates are sooo incredibly easy to cut & their use has endless possibilities!

Other Ingredients Used:

Paper: SU Bordering Blue, Kraft, Whisper White

Ink: VersaMark

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Circle nesties, SU tag punches, Offray ribbon

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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What cute gift set! Your snowflakes are beautiful! Makes me crave hot cocoa!

Laural said...

First off, I'm a winter girl! No 103 degree weather for me! How do you stand that kind of heat. Must be a "dry heat"?
This card fits me well; I love the wintery feeling. You did such a great job with the snowflakes and the embossing! That cup of hot cocoa looks inviting! I also love your gift basket. Great job!

RobinH said...

Me too, no hot stuff for me, except for hot cocoa! Mona, I love this set. Great job as usual!

Kim said...

Wooohoooo, a cup full of yumminess! I have a grande, please!!! I'm just simply crazy about this card and little basket. The inside of your card is just a gorgeous as your outside!
Blessings,
Kim

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Mona. I can almost taste the hot chocolate! Great design!

Susan said...

Beautiful! I love lots of layers. Thank you for using SPCC colors.

Emily said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous.

Emily-SP Diva

HawaiiRenee said...

Great design Mona especially that card! I love what you do with your embossing powder! Also those snowflakes are sooooo cute! Layers are my fav!
You know me, give me a warm climate over anything even mildly cold!

LindsayZ said...

This is a beautiful card! It screams WINTER! I can't wait for some cooler weather here in SoCal but not too cold! I can't take it! Cold enough for some hot cocoa is best. Great job on these designs!

Sue said...

Hi Mona--Great card. Soft, homey, cuddle on a cold winters day. Colors are perfect. Love the snowflakes. Beautiful work. Sue

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous stamped background ... and I love the effect of layering the snowflakes (note to self ... try that) ... wonderful sketch design.

lauren said...

what a great way to combine several challenges and come up with a truly stunning and beautiful gift! ♥love♥ this!

Sabriena Satchwell an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

WOW!!!! Amazing work, I love your attention to detail. These projects are fantastic
:)

Susan Mast said...

This is so pretty! I love brown and blue. That stamp is adorable...think I need it for my collection!!! TFS!

travelingmama said...

This is GORGEOUS!! We saw rain in the desert last year. Even the Moroccans don't believe us, but it rained every day we were there. Craziness!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful winter card! The coffee up stamp is perfect for a cold winter morning! The stamped and die cut snowflakes are a perfect compliment! Your basket design makes for a great gift set. You really did it again!

AimeeOh said...

Hey Mona, I'm going bonkers over this card and basket! Wow, what a beautiful design! I love all things winter and this says winter all over it! I'm gonna go grab some hot chocolate right now!

Mirna said...

Another beautiful design by Mona! I love everything you did on this card and basket; its so pretty! My God, you are amazing!
Also, I see that you finally got your Etsy shop going! You better start cranking more out 'cause you are going to be flooded with buyers!

Deb Lewis said...

Summer only for me! Hate cold weather although your temps make my skin crawl but I guess you don't have much humidity like we do here in Florida!
Anyways, I love you card and basket. Always, so well done! Professional grade! Go Mona!

Melisa said...

Great gift set! Love the snowflakes, makes me wish Christmas was here already.

Melisa-SP Diva

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! Based on your responses, most of you prefer chilly temps :) Thanks for all of your responses! Have a great day & stay cooool! Hugs, Mona

Alex said...

Mona your work is amazing!! This is just beautiful, and I am sitting here drooling!! wonderful!! :o)

Julie Ranae said...

Like the new header, girl and I Looooooove this latest set! Those colors are fabulous for this theme!
Chat on Monday....totally busy weekend 'outside' The Open Window!

Melissa said...

Hi Mona, I love your new banner at the top of your blog! It has all my favorite cards from the past!
And also, I love this beautiful card and basket. You did such an outstanding job with it. It is very elegant and wintery!

Trisha said...

Beautiful design on both of these. I love those snowflake; nice mixture of die cuts and embossed. The tags, ribbon and stamping brings it all together! Put me down as a warm weather girl. I hate being cold; SF nearly kills me each winter

Kristina said...

This is gorgeous - love all the layering.

Fiona said...

Your site and your cards are just delightful! I was amazed the last few times I've visited! Everything you make is so professional and well presented. I must subscribe was my only thought!

DottyJo said...

These are totally amazing - you are sooooo talented! Jo x

Jan Hirsch said...

What a gorgeous and amazing set of designs. Both of these are masterpieces! Wow!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous!! Wow!! I would have never thought of these colors for winter, but it is so perfect! I just love it!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, pretty awesome job on these two gorgeous designs! Perfect winter "feel"! I find it interesting how easily you can make odd colors work. It must be a gift! I wish you could share with little ol' me! Thanks for great inspiration!

Sierra said...

I love the beautiful winter design on these to creations! Those snowflakes are to die for! I live in a cold climate, actually we have a nice seasonal variety but I long for warmer weather. I'm jealous of your great weather in Phoenix!

Mercedes said...

The colder the better for me! You can always put on another layer and drink nice warm beverages! I love this card and basket. Someone already said it but they just scream WINTER! I can't wait! Love it!

Heidi Van Laar said...

The card...and the whole gift set are just amazing! So many gorgeous details!

Teri Holister said...

This is a beautiful winter card! Really elegant and purposed! Love it! Great job!

Jen Johnson said...

Great Job, Mrs. CupCake! I love this winter theme. Winter is my favorite time of year. Love snuggling up to my honey with a warm cup of coffee or cocoa! Your card and basket really convey that wintery feeling very well. Great design! You are just plain amazing, no need for special sauce or a side of yummy! It's just you!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Mona---this is absolutely beautiful! Love the snowflakes! All the details for the gift set are fabulous! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

Nancy said...

Mona--love this set! You are so talented! Love your choice of colors. I'm going to have to go by this template. I've been wanting it and your
set has convinced me! Keep up the good work and inspiring ideas!

Sensible said...

Wow, what a "cool" looking card, literally! It gives you a nice sense of winter! I love winter weather and snuggling up with a warm cup of hot chocolate! This cards presents that feeling perfectly. Not an easy thing to do with paper and ribbon! Talent!

Sandra Farrell said...

Simply stunning.

Ginger said...

Give me warm weather or give me nothing! Can't stand anything colder than 60 degrees!!! Still, I love this card even though it makes me think of a cold winter day with a good cup of coffee! A great design that conveys so much is not an easy thing to do but you did it!


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