More Monsters! 27

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 14, 2009 @ 2:26 PM | , ,

Hi Girls! Hopefully you all had a great weekend! I am back this fine Monday, with some more Monster Madness! First, I would like to share a few personal Halloween photos from last year of my own fuzzy 4 legged Monsters :) P.S. I don't always dress my dogs, just for special occasions :)

Griffin disguised as an alligator!
Gretchen as a bumble-bee!

Gathering from the sweet comments that you girls ever so kindly left for me on my first Monster Madness post, ALL of you looooved these lil' guys! Me too :) That's why I chose to feature them in my series of creations for the Cuttlebug Challenge Birthday Party Palooza happening over at the Cuttlebug Challenge site where they are celebrating their 1st birthday! If you haven't already, you should go visit their site. EVERYDAY, those girls have something going on! Not only do they have many creations of inspiration to share, they also offer many educational tutorials! I don't know about you, but I am always open to learning a "new trick of the trade!" In case you have forgotten or if this is the first time visiting me, this challenge going on over at the Cuttlebug Challenge site is all about a party! Sticking to the party theme, last week we were first challenged to create an Invitation to our party (I chose a Halloween theme).

These are the Invites from last week.

Now that we have Invited our guests, this week's challenge Be Inspired #48 Cuttlebug Challenge, we are challenged to create a coordinating Card and A Gift Bag, A box, anything.

My sketch inspiration comes from Jen del Muro's this week's Sketch For You To Try challenge. Jen is a very accomplished stamper. If you would like to see some amazing creations from Jen & her DT or just read the family stories she shares, I recommend visiting her.

Using the PTI My Timeless Template Milk Made Carry-All, I made a lil' treat gift box adorned with those cuuuuute, cuddly Monster images from Recollections! Each lil' milk carton is closed with a Making Memories cheeky board clip.

I used a Quickutz tag die to make the tag, then dragged the individual color pieces across my SU Basic Black ink pad to achieve a distressed look around the edges. Using a sponge dauber inked up with SU Sahara Sand ink, I sponged around the edges for a vintagey look.

Here is the This week's card along with the gift "basket".

This is what the PTI Milk Made Carry-All looks like with the milk cartons removed. This is just another one of PTI's versatile templates! I have soooo many projects planned already for this template!

Here is the Monster Madness collection:

I'd love to know what you think so far? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Other Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Spooky Sweets 11 Paper: SU Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Really Rust, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye DP, generic Kraft cs Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers YR21, E08, YR14, W3, YR24, G40, o Colorless Blender Sprinkles: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles & Tiny Mosaic Texture EF, PTI twine, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle nestie, EK Success circle & corner punches, SU tag punches, Offray ribbon, We R Memory Keepers eyelet, generic buttons


27 Sweet Comments So Far:

1CardCreator said...

These little monsters are adorable! ~Diane

Julie Ranae said...


Karla said...

Whoa! Those fuzzy monsters are the cutest! Love their little outfits! What a darling breed!
Love the monster stamps and what you did with Lauren's templates! Fantastic!

GabrielleH said...

So funny! Did your puppies willingly accept those costumes! Mine rip them off immediately!
I love what you did with this challenge! Cute is the best word to describe everything. I love the colors! Way to go!

Sue Nader said...

Wow! I didn't think I'd see anything more cute than those precious monster cards but your fuzzzzy monsters blow them away! Great job with everything, Mona! Thanks so much for sharing things with us!

Mercedes said...

Love those puppies! They are darling! I also like the names you gave them. Perfect for their cute little faces!
Love everything you did with these challenges! I especially love how you did both templates! Stunningly cute with great colors and textures. The Cuttlebug people are gonna die for this!

Donna said...

Very cute fuzzies and very cute cards and templates! You've given me a bunch of great ideas since I found your blog! Thank you so much!

Cindy said...

Fantastic job, Mona!!! Truly great! So glad to see you again at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!


Beth said...

oh wow Mona you have totally blown me away this is so cool and your darling puppies look so cute in there costumes.
Thanks for joining us again this week at Cuttlebug Challenge.

Helen Watanabi said...

Love this post! Love the puppies and love your project! I love all your creations!

Ginger said...

Wow, Mona! Great job with everything especially getting those lovelies to wear their costumes! They are darling! Love your papercrafts too!

Kim said...

First, I love your new blog header! Next, WOW... I have got to get those monster stamps. You make these the cutest, sweetest, most irresistible little monsters ever! Love this card and those little gift bags are gorgeous! Oh I want to be like you when I grow up!!!
The babies are precious in costume!
Kim xXx

Irene Oden said...

Love this project! You did a great job as usual! Love those Monsters, both the stamped ones and the fury ones!

Teri Holister said...

Gotta love those costumed puppies! So freakin' cute. Also love your other little monsters! Greaat use of Lauren's two templates! They are just perfect! Great designs all around! Love how you combine everythng!

Julie said...

Oh Mona,
How fantastic, those little dudes are so cute and the milk cartons are fantastic.
Take Care - Ju xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

What do I think? I think they are all stunning! Beautifully done, great ideas, and the cutest monsters back again ... what more can I say ;)

HeatherCz said...

Very cute all around! I love those monster stamps! When looking for them last weekend but no luck :(
I have a few options next time I'm in Milwaukee so wish me luck. Your little doggies are soooooooo cute! TFS!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Wow, I really love this design and those little fuzzy monsters! Great job Mona! I bet Lauren will be amazed!

Jen Johnson said...

All I can say is freakin' adorable! Where did you get those little creatures (the fuzzy ones). They are too cute; no darling; no huggable/squeezable! Love them! I also love this project. I love how you tied all 3 elements together and love how you made those templates way more interesting than I could have imagined! There you go again, inspiring me! Stop it!

Tammy L said...

Love how you embellished those templates! Also love your little doggies; they are adorable! Great job with the cards too!

Yolanda said...

Super awesome job on this challenge Mona! Love your fuzzies! They are so darn cute! TFS!

Constance said...

Wonderfully done! Your designs are so appealing as are your little puppies! So adorable! TFS!

Mo Hernandez said...

Cute dogs and monsters! I love the combination! That stamp set is darling; can't wait to get my own! Thanks for great inspiration!

Susan Mast said...

Love seeing your little fur babies! That milk carton project is to die for!!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mona :) These are `gorgeous` "Thanks" for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges..cute `doggies` TFS:)Enjoy the rest of your week...:)xxx

Sensible said...

This set is really darling. Love those monster stamps.I gotta get some before Halloween is here! Also love your puppies! There little eyes are so expressive! You can tell they are well loved!

Meda said...

Wow! How fabulous! I really love how you interpreted the gift bag challenge. Thank you for joining us over the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

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