Christmas in July! 44

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:36 PM | ,

Christmas in July!

Hi Cyber Girls! As I said in my previous post, it's NEVER too early to be thinking about the Holidays! When I saw Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13, CHRISTMAS
& POINTSETTIAS popped into my creative thoughts! My sketch inspiration came from Laura's Sketch 31 over at 2Sketches4You. If you enjoy browsing through awesome examples of inspiration, I recommend visiting both of these blogs! :) So tell me, does this card put you in the HOLIDAY creating mood yet? If so, what are you inspired to make? Be Sweet!


Ingredients Used:

Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, SU Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink: SU Basic Black, Real Red, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery

Stamps: PTI Spiral Bouquet, Beautiful Blooms, 2008 Holiday Tag Collection

Sprinkles: PTI buttons & ribbon, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Ovals, Circles Nesties, EK Success Flower punches, SU cord & paper piercing kit, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Leaf Branch EF, DMC floss, WeRMemory Keepers hardware

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Snowflakes in the Desert? 31

Mona Pendleton | Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 10:17 PM | ,

Snowflakes in the Desert?

Hi Cyber Girlfriends! The thermostat has been well over 100 degrees for several days here in Phoenix! When I saw the color inspiration photo for Lauren's My Timeless Template Challenge, MTTC04, I thought I would chill out & get creative with snowflakes :) It was a duo challenge: 1. use the photo for inspiration & 2. use one of many Lauren's Timeless Templates that can be found at PTI. (There are FREE templates to download, so anyone can join in the fun!) Have any of you girls started creating for the holidays yet? It is NEVER too early to get started! My Cyber Girlfriend Julie at Julie's Open Window, has gotten a jump-start with her holiday tag making! Check out her cute lil' penguin gift tags :) You know I looove to hear from you, SO tell me if you started making ANYTHING for the holidays yet? & if so what? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, SU Whisper White, Gable Green

Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, VersaMark

Stamps: PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection & Flourishes, Inkadinkadoo snowflake

Sprinkles: PTI Pack A Picnic Template, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Circle & Long Rectangle nesties, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, PTI buttons, Offray ribbon, generic brads, SU silver cord, Filigree embossing powder

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Thank You Tag 19

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 3:54 PM |

Thank You Tag

Hi Girlies! I was so excited when I woke up this morning & read in an e-mail that my Thank You card was chosen as Card Of The Week at 2Sketches4You!!!!! Yippeee Skippeee! :) Thank You Kazan, Laura & all the talented Design Team girls at 2Sketches4You!!! If you girls are looking for either amazing inspiration or challenging sketches to create with, I recommend visiting 2Sketches4You! Week after week, these girls have beautiful samples to gaze at, as well as all the participants submissions! I made this tag to coordinate with that card, but finished it too late for the post!











Ingredients Used:

Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, Really Rust

Stamps: PTI Flourishes, Simple Little Things, Everyday Classics

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle & Circle Nesties, EK Success punches, Jo-Ann Crafts buttons, Offray ribbon, PTI twine

Check out this rainbow that my DH snapped a photo of last evening from our patio!!! While I was having fun with the PTI blog hopping, there was a Monsoon happening!!! It was quite an amazing lightning / rain storm!!!

Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

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MY FIRST PTI BLOG HOP! 53

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 25, 2009 @ 2:11 PM | ,



MY FIRST PTI BLOG HOP!

Hi Cyber Girl Friends! This is my first PTI blog hop. The rules are quite simple. If you want to play along, all you need to do is create a project utilizing TEXT in some way, shape or form using at least one PTI product for the July Blog Hop. Can't get much easier than that! :) You know how I love to combine challenges when I can, so I made this blog hop "TEXT" card using the colors from this week's Color Throwdown #52 , (SU Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum & Chocolate Chip which I substituted with PTI's Spring Moss, Plum Pudding & Dark Chocolate) I loove making vintage-y distressed flowers using the technique I learned from Dawn McVey as well as stamping on the flower & leaves. Thanks for stopping by! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Dark Chocolate, SU Whisper White

Ink: SU Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: PTI Spiral Bouquet, Simple Little Things, Flourishes

Sprinkles: EK Success flower punches, SU distressing tool, Making Memories hardware, Offray ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF

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Thank You Card 20

Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 10:23 PM | ,

Thank You Card

Thanks to all of for the kind comments & interest in my blog! :)
T.G.I.F.! I am sooo happy that the weekend is here! :) Time for some scrappin' & stampin' FUN! I made this thank you card for my friend Kathy. Kathy did a HUGE favor for me at work & covered my call shift last Friday night, so I could go to Jewel's concert! :) Jewel was AMAZING! My sketch inspiration came from Kazan's Sketch 31 over at 2 Sketches 4 You & the color inspiration came from Splitcoast's Color Challenge CC228, where we had to use SU Pretty in Pink, Really Rust & Not Quite Navy. I referred to Dawn McVey's Vintage-y Distressed Flowers Tutorial when I created my flowers. If you would like to see many more beautiful creations, click on any one of these blogs, sit back & enjoy! :) You know I love to hear from you so tell me what you think?!

REMINDER: Saturday, July 25th please be sure to check back anytime after 5 pm EST to view my PTI July Blog Hop Challenge entry. The festivities actually begin at 8 pm EST in the PTI forum :)









Ingredients Used:

Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, Really Rust, VersaMark

Stamps: PTI Flourishes, Simple Little Things, Everyday Classics

Sprinkles: Filigree White embossing powder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, EK Success flower punches, SU distressing tool, generic buttons

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And The Winner Is... 3

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 6:30 PM |

And The Winner Is...


Nancy L.

Nancy L.'s comment was #25 which was the # selected by Random.Org

Congratulations Nancy L.! Please e-mail me your mailing address no later than Sunday, July 26th 9 pm MST, so I can mail the goodies to you!

Thanks girls for all your sweet comments & support with my blog! Having a lil' gift give away was sooo much fun :) If I am fortunate enough to reach another milestone, I feel as though that would be reason enough for me to celebrate with you girls again! So, maybe next time :) I looove papercrafting and I am so thrilled to share what I enjoy doing with all of you girls! :)
  • Coming this Saturday, July 25th starting at 8pm EST, I will be participating in my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Please come visit me & other fellow stampers for 3 hrs of fun & inspiration! :) I am a newbie at this sort of thing but it sounds like a boat load of fun! If you're interested in actively posting visit PTI for complete details.
  • Be Sweet!

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    With Joy 15

    Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @ 3:52 PM | ,

    With Joy

    Hello Girls! I am overjoyed with your excitement & comments for my lil' celebration give away :) I have been reading all of your responses regarding "favorite products" & we stampin' scrappin' girls sure have a lot in common :) We can't get enough embellishments, paper or cute creatures such as a Cricut or a Cuttlebug :) I really liked last week's color challenge from the Splitcoast's Color Challenge 227, CC227 using SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Going Grey & Whisper White. My sketch inspiration came from last week's Mojo Monday #95 sketch challenge. This card was too late for the entry at Mojo but I loove all their sketches & inspiration anyhow! Be sure to visit either website for endless creations of inspiration! Hope you like it! Be Sweet!

    Ingredients Used:

    Paper: SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White

    Ink: SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Grey, Basic Black, VersaMark

    Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms

    Sprinkles: Filigree white Embossing powder, Jo-Ann hardware & brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Offray ribbon

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    Heartfelt Thanks! 47

    Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 11:53 AM |

    Heartfelt Thanks!

    Hi Cyber Girlfriends! I am really happy to have been able to share all of my excitement with you girls. I can't thank you enough for the continual support! To show my appreciation for ALL of your warm words, thoughtful comments & support, I put together a lil' gift give away. It is sooo rewarding for me to see the smile on a family member, a friend or a co-worker's face when I give them a Cupcake Creation such as a handstamped card, custom gift bag accompanied with a special tag or something as simple as an altered tin with Tic-Tac's inside! :) The support & comments from you girls is the ICING & SPRINKLES on my Cupcake's :) Here are the details if you would like to win what you see: (1 pack Making Memories crystal brads, 1 Studio G Cupcake rubber stamp, 1 Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, 1 Hero Arts Cupcake Stamp set & the Heartfelt Thanks tag & unsigned card:) ) Just leave a comment on THIS post telling me what favorite papercrafting products you couldn't live without & why you enjoy creating?

    Only one entry per person please.

    Contest will close Wednesday, July 22 at 9 pm MST. Winner will be chosen using a random # generator.

    Winner will be announced no later than Thursday, July 23 at 9 pm MST. Good Luck! :)

    For this tag & card my color inspiration came from Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 12 & the sketch inspiration came from this week's Splitcoast's Sketch Challenge 237, SC237. If you haven't already been to either of these sites, you should take time to visit & see all the amazing creations! You can find the instructions for the hand crocheted flower, as well as many other creative clicks, on Nichole Heady's blog. Be Sweet!


    Ingredients Used:

    Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla

    Ink: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Bravo Burgandy

    Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, Everday Classics,Flourishes

    Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Rectangles & Circle Nesties, PTI twine, Basic Grey buttons, EK Success flower punches, SU distressing, paper piercing tool & ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Offray dot ribbon

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    Time for a Celebration! 15

    Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 3:09 PM |

    Time for a Celebration!

    Hi Cyber Girlfriends! Just a quickie - I will be back later with more details so for now, I just wanted to thank all of you for your thoughtful, kind comments & support with my blog :) In celebration of my recent recognitions & reaching over 100 followers, I would to like share some blog treats with you! I have to run for now, so please check back later! Be Sweet!My entry for the Color Inspiration #56 at KWerner's design blog. Thanks for looking! :)

    Ingredients Used:

    Paper: SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

    Ink: SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

    Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Simple Little Things

    Sprinkles: Offray ribbon, SU oval punch & embossing brass template, Jo-Ann Crafts hardware

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    Yummy! 19

    Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 11:13 AM | ,

    Yummy!

    Hi Girlies! Thanks to all of you who support my blog with all your wonderful words of kindness so regularly! :) I am quite honored to share some exciting news! Nichole Heady at PTI & ALL the girls on the DT selected my Dancing Daisies Basket (from my previous post) as the winning entry for the July Guest Star Stamper on the PTI Gallery! :) Thanks so much PTI team! :) If you haven't visited Nichole or any of the PTI girls yet, you don't know what you are missing! Pure Yummy Eye Candy! I have learned sooo many techniques that I share with all of you from these girls :) I made this Just Because card to thank my girlfriend Shana for my birthday gift using the SU Circle Circus set that she gave me for my birthday gift. I found it fitting to use it in her thank you card! I baked her some brownies & made the tag to accompany them. Shana is responsible for introducing me to stamping! :) My color inspiration came from this weeks Splitcoast's Color Challenge #227, CC227 where we had to use SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Basic Grey (I don't have Basic Grey so I substituted with Going Grey) & the layout inspiration came from Laura's Sketch 30 at 2 Sketches 4 You & I took on Kim's Bonus sketch for the "For you" card :) All of the sites that I have mentioned have so many "Yummy" treats for your viewing pleasure! I hope you like what you see here, if so I would love to hear from you! :) Be Sweet!

    Ingredients Used:

    Paper: SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black,

    Basic Grey, Whisper White

    Ink: SU Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Basic Grey, VersaMagic Pretty Petunia

    Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, SU Circle Circus, Mini Mates, Yummy

    Sprinkles: We R Memory Keepers

    hardware & Crop-a-dile II, Spellbinders Labels 1, Scalloped Circle & circle nesties, SU Scalloped Circle, ribbon

    slider & sm. oval punches,

    EK Success various circle & square punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF & Scalloped flower dies, Sizzix Sizzlet Oval, Jo-Ann Crafts brads, Offray ribbon, generic clear embossing powser, SU paper piercing kit










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