Happy New Year! 25

Mona Pendleton | Friday, January 1, 2010 @ 12:09 AM | , , , ,

Hi Girls! I would like to thank all of you for hanging in there with me during 2009 & I hope you all continue to follow me along this papercrafting journey - who knows where 2010 will take us? :) Hopefully all of you had a great New Year's celebration & are enjoying the First day of 2010 - maybe getting some crafting time in :) We stayed at home simply relaxing & enjoying the fact that we had a loooong weekend away from work! What did you do? A friend of mine has the flu, so I made her a Get Well Gift set that included a Get Well card & a My Time Made Easy LLC © Cutesy Cover Printable Packaging template to hold a 1/2 dozen of tea bags.

Here is my Get Well Gift set:

You may remember a few weeks ago, Kristin at Just Us Girls challenged us to use the Chalkboard technique? Well, I fell in love with it and used that technique to make the Lavender teapot :) I inked up the PTI teapot image with SU Craft White ink then using a sponge dauber, I sponged on some lavender chalk. After cutting out the teapots, I put them off to the side & slightly sprayed hairspray over to help "sit" the chalk which prevents future smudging. If you haven't tried this technique, I really recommend you give it a shot! The result is really fabulous! It was difficult to catch the suede look that this technique produces in these photos. The PTI teapot image appears much more deep purple than it really is. It is more of a medium shade of lavender.
I found this awesome sketch on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. You should check out what all the DT girls have made for great samples of inspiration.I can't seem to stay away from the FREE MTME © Cutesy Cover template! This little bugger is so versatile & since it is available in various electrical cutting formats, I customized it to just the perfect size to hold 6 tea bags!
All the flower embellies were punched using various sizes of EK Success flower punches & are distressed a tad with Ranger Tim Holtz Antique photo ink, layered x 2 & crumpled to add a bit of character :) I stamped the center circle with the SU French Script stamp & sponged the edges.

Ingredients Used:

Stamps: PTI Tea Time, SU Sincere Salutations & French Script Paper: K&Company DP, SU River Rock, Natural's Ivory, Close To Cocoa, Bazzill Wisteria Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Craft White, Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo Sprinkles: SU Chalk set & label punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle nesties, Making Memories hardware, EK Success flower punches, buttons from stash

REMEMBER: Saturday is an all new Just Us Girls sketch challenge & Sunday is the THE OFFICIAL RELEASE day for My Time Made Easy LLC! Thanks for looking :) Be Sweet!

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25 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie said...

Just beauiful, Mona! Hope your friend feels better soon! Your gift will certainly cheer her up! Happiest New Year wishes to you and your family!

Crayola58 said...

What a beautiful gift you've created for your friend who will cherish it. I hope that you and yours have a blessed 2010. Hope to visit soon.
Carole

Heather Jensen said...

Oh Mona, this is beautiful. I am sure she will just love it. That was so thoughtful of you to make this lovely basket for her.
Happy New Year!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year Mona!!!

Your gift set is GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful take on the Sketch!!! It will put a big happy smile on your friends face for sure...shel'll be feeling better in no time :)!!! Hugs ~S~

peggysue said...

What a beautiful little gift set! Gorgeous! And thanks for the reminder, looking forward to the My Time opening!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a beautiful gift set! No doubt your friend will feel better just seeing it! I love the teapots and the gift presentation is fabulous!

Happy New Year!!!

1CardCreator said...

Just beautiful! I love the teapot and the chalked technique looks fabulous on this. The tea bag holder is a wonderful idea from My Time Made Easy! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Cindy Percovich said...

Wow, Mona, another gorgeous creation. Love that chalked teapot! It jumps off the page! Everything is spectacular!

Cindy Percovich said...

Oh, and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!!! Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you create in the new year!

Jennifer Jones said...

Happy New Year, Mona! This card and template are so very lovely! You have to be one of the most creative designers! I absolutely love your style! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
What a lovely friend you are and how thoughtful to make such a beautiful gift for someone feeling a bit blue.
I love it -
Take Care Ju xxx

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, you are amazing! This project is so incredible! I love the colors you chose! Great teapot! Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2010!

Kathryn B said...

LOVE IT! Vintage and blue grat colors.

Julie Ranae said...

Happy New Year, dear friend...I look forward to seeing what we will do together in 2010!

I can TOTALLY see the 'suede-like' texture in your photo...really is a beautiful creation...but when aren't they??!! : )

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Mona! I absolutely love that technique too and plan on employing it again very soon (as soon as I'm back at home settled in again :)). Happy New Year!!!!Sincerely hope it's one filled with happiness in every aspect of your life :)

Pamela_U said...

This is so gorgeous, Mona! I think this might be your best ever! I love the card and the beautiful template! That chalk technique is still on my To-Do list because of you! You are soooooo good at it! TFS!

tina said...

How sweet of you, Mona, I'm sure she felt better just seeing this beautiful gift from the heart. Happy New Year!

Kim said...

I love this and it is so very beautiful! Love the colors and you are so very thoughtful to create some goodies to make your sweet friend feel better. Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Penny said...

Stunning, Mona! Just freakin' stunning! You've blown my mind once again!

LindsayZ said...

Awesome and yummy looking project! Love the chalk effect! Those colors are perfect! You rock, girl!

MarieL said...

Wow, Mona. I love the set and the colors are just beautiful. It looks so fresh but yet so calming. I bet your friend will get well real soon. Awesome !!!!!

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE it!! What a BEAUTIFUL gift!!!

Tumbleweed said...

Great colors and I love the teapot and chalking!

Teri Holister said...

Beautiful! Love the chalked teapot! I still have to give that technique a try! Now that would be a great Cupcake video tutorial!!! Hint hint!

Susan Mast said...

This is so beautiful. You are so talented Mona!


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