So Thankful for You! 43

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, November 8, 2009 @ 11:18 AM | , , ,

Hi Cyber friends! Grab your coffee or tea & sit down because this is a rather long post for me :) As some of you know, this month I am the Guest Designer at Pile it On!. As a quick refresher, Pile it On! is a challenge site that would like you, the crafter, to incorporate their challenge with at least one other CURRENT challenge (at the time of posting). Piece of cake right? I made this Happy Harvest gift basket & card for my DEAREST sister Tina who will be taking care of my fur babies & home while I am away this week :) In no particular order here are the challenges I used: 1. Pile it On! Fall theme - use a leaf or leaves 2. For sketch inspiration: Just Us Girls 6, JUGS6 3. For color inspiration: Colorthrowdown #67, CTD67 4. Cards Blog - create place cards for the Thanksgiving dinner table. There are sooooo many various challenges out in Blogosphere, I encourage you to visit all I have mentioned & maybe you too will play along :) Thanks for looking :) Be Sweet!



Here is Tina's Happy Harvest gift basket:
Comes complete with a coordinating card, a home-made loaf of Pumpkin/Ginger bread adorned with a tag & a Pumpkin handled spreader/knife.


Pumpkin/Ginger bread is one of my personal favorites this time of year with a piping hot mug of Spiced Cider, coffee or tea :) YUMMY! Makes for an affordable, edible, practical gift all wrapped in one! :) I stamped the PTI Vintage Picnic basket image on a piece of SU Kraft cs, cut it out then ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Express using the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics EF to give it some texture & dimension. I stamped the napkin/tablecloth image on a piece of PTI Aqua Mist cs, then cut it out & adhered it to the basket.
That lil' spread knife has brushed nickel pumpkins as the handle. When I found this knife at JoAnn's in the $2.50 bin but with my 50% coupon, I skipped out of the store with it for $1.25! :) YIPEE SKIPEE We all love a bargain!
I inked up the PTI medium dot image with SU Sahara Sand to create the background of the card. To make the basket of pumpkins scalloped embellie, I first stamped the PTI pumpkin image on a piece of SU Natural's Ivory cs then cut out using a Spellbinder's nesting circle die. Repeating the steps for the tag, I completed the basket.


Lastly, I made a Thanksgiving dinner table place card combining this week's Pile it On! fall theme challenge, Colorthrowdown #67, & the Cards Blog challenge which involves creating a cute place card.
Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic, Polk a dot Basics, SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Paper: SU Kraft, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, PTI Aqua Mist substituted for SU's discontinued Soft Sky Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Sahara Sand, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Photo, Copic Markers 0 Colorless Blender, W-1 Warm Grey, E08 Brown, G85 Verdigris, E 31 Brick Beige, Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Circles, Labels 4, BossKut leaf die, Offray ribbon, SU copper cord, PTI buttons, Making Memories hardware I feel blessed & have a lot to be thankful for not only in my personal life but in my crafty world as well :) I am celebrating many things around here at Cupcake's Creations! I have reached over 200 friends in a little over a year's time :) To show my Gratitude & Appreciation, I would like to offer you a chance to win some crafty goodies! I wish I could afford to give everyone something but I have to limit it to one randomly selected Cyberfriend. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I am not going to "require" that you become a cyberfriend to be eligible but I sure would appreciate it if YOU chose to. I have reached over 30,000 Unique Visits, so there must be more than 217 of you out there taking a peek at my creations :) I am a hobbyist who loooves to share what I do & hopefully you will take the time to say hi! more often than not :) I will randomly select a winner on Saturday, November 21st at 8:00 pm EST & announce the winner on my Sunday, November 22nd post. Good Luck! :) Be Sweet & Be Kind to others, ONLY one comment per person please :)

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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Nice job, Mona....perfect! ;)

Live Love and Scrap said...

WOW Mona!!! This give a way is AWESOME!!! LOVE IT!!! I would love to have those scallop dyes...you know how much I LOVE scallops!!! Is the cuttlebug one the same size as the Spelbinders set that you use???

Love your Thanksgiving place settings!!!
I bet you have the most amazing Thanksgiving table in Arizona =)

Jamie said...

I adore all of your work! It is fabulous and provides me personally with tons of inspiration. I wish you would do more videos, I love to see the creative process. Thanks for sharing your work with all of us!

Rhonda said...

Mona, I always enjoy your inspiration! Beauty as always.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...
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Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Your work is amazing thanks for sharing all your creations with us!!!

ShellyM said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous set and gorgeous photography! Congratulations of the success of your blog and your position with PIO!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mona you are so amazing and talented. It's such a blessing getting to know you through Just Us Girls but prior to that through Lauren's My Time challenges. You have a real flair for design! I just adore this gift basket you put together - what a GREAT treat for your sister - I love that you used the JUGS sketch again - you clever girl :-) I would love your recipe for pumpkin/ginger bread - I make treats for our admin meeting in a week and have been looking for something warm and fall oriented! Hugs girlfriend.

Sue said...

Hey Mona--Just loved this card. The colors are just great, and I don't think I ever mentioned that leaves are a favorite theme for me, so this card met your usual super standards. The picnic basket in the center just cries out "Feed Me". And the pumpkin/ginger bread reminds me of the last time we were there and you made bread for us to take to Vegas. It was like comfort food in our room. That was so thoughtful, and I always remember it. Tina will really love it. Keep up the fantastic work. It just gets better with each card. Sue M.

Kim said...

This is the sweetest gift basket idea! I know that your sister will simply adore it! Love the card and your little tags. I love that image and the colors you used.
Yummy candy! You know I love my bug too! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love visiting your blog and all the inspiration it gives me. You are one of my greatest scrapping diva's!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Andrea M said...

Hi Mona! Love the card and the gift basket! Just gorgeous - those colors are fantastic together. That spread knife - what a great bargain purchase! How perfectly did that work out?! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the candy! You know I'm a HUGE fan of you and your work :)

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

My goodness Mona, that basket is to die for! Can I take care of your dogs next time??! ;<) And I'm not an entry for your blog candy. I don't have a Cuttlebug or any other die cutter. Love your blog though!

Elise said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful and these cards are GORGEOUS! Golly, gosh ~ I want to come to YOUR house for Thanksgiving! What WONDERFUL use of the Color Throwdown inspiration! I really enjoyed your post and your darling spirit of fun, crafty craftiness and sisterhood! Fabulous shrare, m'dear!

Shesjetlagd said...

Love the picnic basket card and the colors are sooo perfect together! :) You did a great job!

Thanks for the awesome blog goodies - VERY sweet of you!

Davi said...

Wow Mona, What wonderful and fun treasures you created. You used the colors in such a fabulous way. Your table will be so festive with the placecards!!

Christine Teros said...

I love this design sooooo much! So fall looking! Your colors are perfect! Great job!

Julie said...

Hi Mona! How did I miss your blog??? Just found you through Julie Ranae's blog and I just love your work! I'm your newest follower, so I'll be back often to see what else you're creating!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Mona! What fabulous designs! This is incredible, and what a great gift! The pumpkin gingerbread sounds delish, and I just love everything you created for this wonderful basket! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, I am in looooooooove with this project! You are so dang creative, the JUGS girls as so lucky to have you! This is a wonderful gift, Tina will be thrilled....she won't want to unpack it! And that little spreader....so sweet!!! TFS!

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful Fall card! Best take on the Color Throwdown that I've seen! Your designs are so awesome and I bet your pumpkin bread is delicious!

Nancy L. said...

You're so sweet! Thanks for sharing some of your goodies! You always have wonderful things to show us!!

Anonymous said...

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Sue Hester said...

Sweet looking card! So perfect for fall! Just to let you know, Mona, I will be joining you for Thanksgiving! :)

Lisa Kind said...

Mona! This is amazing! I LOVE the place cards! I made some last year for my Thanksgiving table, too! I'll have to keep yours in mind when I host Thanksgiving again next year. TFS!

Teri Holister said...

Very very beautiful design! Love the colors; you did such a good job with these difficult colors! And your presentation is fabulous!

Courtney said...

Great project! I love the fall feel and colors! Those leaves along the side are a perfect touch! I also love the place card! Classy!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the chance to win some Candy! Your creations are lovely.

Lesley said...

Lovely work Mona!!! Your gift set is outstanding!!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

BethieJ said...

Mona this set is FABULOUS!! I ADORE everything about it.. and I THINK I need to see if our Jo-Anns has those little spreaders that will be PERFECT to add to my moms Thanksgiving treat.. hmmm gonna have to google that bread recipe! YUM!!
Have a GREAT day.. I so LOVE your blog.. it always makes me smile.. :)

Elise said...

Yeah! Had to come back by to say, congratulations on being selected for honorable mention with the THROWDOWN! Your work was ABSOLUTELY wonderful!

Caroline said...

Beautiful creations, Mona! perfect for Thanksgiving! I can almost smell the pumpkin-ginger bread when I look at your beautiful photos!

Mary Chen said...

Lovely fall collection, Mona! I love your color choices and the beautiful leaves! And thanks for having this wonderful give-away!

KimCreate said...

I stumbled across your blog and I just love your creations. Your cards are stunning. Thanks for being a great inspiration.
KimCreate

Shana said...

Hi Mona, I hope you are having a great trip. It was great to see you the other day. Thank you again for the wonderful birthday gift. It inspired me to finally dust off my stampin stuff and make some cards. I made one for you too so be looking for it in the mail. Your stuff for Tina is beautiful. I'm sure she loves getting those goodie baskets from her dear sister. I hope to see you again soon. Hugs.

lindah said...

Mona, I just love your work...I recently went through your archives month by month to view everything...I especially love your gift sets that you make...those are right up my alley. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration...it is greatly appreciated!

Carrie said...

Thanks, Mona! What a gorgeous project. I love everything. Thanks for having a give away! Love your blog!

Stacey Pembroke said...

I really love your design on these beauties! Gorgeous colors and your embossing is amazing!

Chris Blanshard said...

I visit your blog everyday but I'm a bad commenter! I love the inspiring creations you make - they are all just so stylish!

SusanH said...

Fabulous colors and textures throughout! All your creations are so lovely!

Beth said...

Simply lovely! All of your designs are magnificent! I am really happy to have found your blog! Thanks!

Pamela_U said...

Beautiful card and tags! I just adore everything about it! Great job!

Tala said...

I've just found your blog and i like your great designs very much. Thank you for the chance to win!
Tala

Andrea Lombard said...

Great set! Love the fall colors! You are so inspiring!


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