Thanks a Latte.... 104

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | , , , ,

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far! I have some Super Duper exciting news to share with all of you who don't already know - I was selected as one of the 2010 Spellbinders Design Team Finalists. That means, I advance to the final round for a once in a life time opportunity to be on the 2010 Spellbinders DT! Someone PLEASE pinch me & tell me I am not dreaming??? I am also celebrating the magic # 300 +! Holy Smokes! Thank you all for your support & sweet encouraging comments :)

I made a card for my dear sister, Tina who takes care of my fur babies when I am out of town. For sketch inspiration, I played along with Kazan's fun sketch #45 from 2Sketches4You & for color inspiration, I played along with the embellish magazine pretty color challenge with ribbon. If you would like to see some amazing eye candy, please don't hesitate to visit both of these sites & see what the DT's & players have created!

Here is my Thanks a Latte card:
I am a one cup a day coffee drinker except when Tina comes to visit!!! We always make a 12 cup pot to share :) After our bicycle ride of course!!!
I bought both of these stamps when I was at CHA. They are the first "coffee" inspired stamps that I own. I am always on the look out for new & exciting things :)
Lauren has designed this new fun MTME © stamp set called © Argyle Amazement. It is so much fun & makes for a great background set. Can never have too many of those right? :) If you haven't already, head on over to the MTME store & see for yourself what an Amazing set this really as well as all the other products!I layered the card with a strip of the MTME © digi Shutt-erfly DP (polka dots) along with a piece of embossed SU Tempting Turquoise cs. I have had that Cuttlebug Argyle EF for several years & NEVER used it!!!! Now, paired with MTME © Argyle Amazement stamps, it makes for the "perfect blend"! (giggle-giggle)To make the polka dot hearts, I inked up the Waltzingmouse polka dot heart image with the various inks, then centered a Spellbinders Heart die & ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Express. Voila!

I am also celebrating the magic # 300! Holy Smokes! Thanks a Latte all for your support & sweet, encouraging comments :) I appreciate each & everyone one of them as they are very heartfelt in this big Blog-osphere! I have a little give away that I would like to share with ONE randomly drawn person. I am not requiring you to become a follower in order to win, all I ask is for you to leave a comment. If you like what you see, please don't be afraid to return :) You have until MIDNIGHT EST, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH. I will announce the winner in my post on Sunday, February 7th. I would like to get this in the mail Monday morning, so there is time to play with them before Valentine's Day! Please Be Sweet! & only one comment per person will be included. Thanks so much!My give away includes 1 Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts die set, 1 Spellbinders Hearts die set & 1 Cuttlebug Heart EF.

That's all for today! I will be sharing a special MTME © project Thursday, February 4th. Hope to see you then!


Ingredients Used:

Stamps: MTME Argyle Amazement, Waltzingmouse Say It With Style, KB's Cappacino Cup & Thanks A Latte Paper: MTME © Pretty Printables: Shutt-erfly, Making Memories Love Struck DP, SU Pretty In Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, OfficeMax Brite White Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, SU Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Copic Markers: W3 Warm Gray, E31 Brick Beige Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Hearts, Circles & Hearts dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Argyle EF, Offray ribbon, buttons & twine from stash

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104 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

All I can say is WOW! You're AMAZING! LOVE the argyle and the hearts and the colors and the latte and the EVERYTHING! Congrats on being a Spellbinders Finalist! You go girl!

KathyO said...

Great looking card, Mona! I love that Latte stamp! Your colors are amazing!
It will be so cool to see you on the Spellbinders DT! I know you will be chosen!

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
A huge congratulations to you, I am sooo excited for you becoming a Spellbinders finalist - i cant think of a better person to join the team - your creations are truly amazing.
I've got a big smile on my face for you - the card for your sister is gorgeous, she'll love it.
Take Care - Ju xx

Annette said...

Oh Mona, heres a pinch from me LOL! Fingers and toes are crossed for you, oh how excited you must be!!! You so deserve your 312 now followers your work is just amazing and very inspirational. Tina is going to love the gorgeous creations, love how you have used buttons, must experiment with them myself, and your giveaway is just awesome, you are going to make one of your lucky commentors extremely happy, might even get hubby/boyfriend off the hook if they forgot LOL! Take CareX:)

Heike said...

Wow, all your creations are Stunning. Wonderful Blog, i come back :-)))...

Hugs
Heike

mochamama said...

I totally love that coffee card and the colors you chose are perfect!

kee kee said...

Another amazing set! You are always an inspiration. Congrats on hitting '300'!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Karen said...

congrats on making it to the final round!! Great job. I follow you all the time, I especially like what you do with MTME products. Keep up the good work

Angelwood said...

Hi Mona! How awesome to make the Spellbinder DT - Congratulations! Very exciting! Your card is lovely and I can go for a latte right now :0). Beautiful choice of colors and I love the stitching around your card. hugs, Angela

Catherine Doucette said...

MONA!! Congratulations!!! That is so cool, and good luck...I'm sure you'll make their DT :0) You go girl!

Michele L. said...

Mona, congratulations on your blogging milestone!
and to be a spellbinders finalist. WOW that says' a lot! Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy, that is one huge prize I wouldn't mind haveing delivered to my home!
Thanks for your daily inspiration!
-michele

mom2christopher said...

I love it! Gorgeous! And I love latte's too. I have a kitty named Latte! :) Kathy

Laurel said...

Congrats to you, hope you make the team you are so talented! Congrats on the 300 followers, I just hit it myself, so fun!

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

Well if Spellbinders doesn't choose you, they're crazy and it's their loss! Congrats on making it this far and I'll keep my fingers crossed till I hear you're on their design team!

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations on making the Spellbinders Design Team Finalists, that is so awesome! I am so proud to say I know you! Congrats on hitting 300 too. You are such a sweet and sincere person, you have a wonderful blog full of beautiful inspiration. Today's card is gorgeous of course, I love what you did with the Spellbinders hearts and that new coffee stamp is a cutie too. Best wishes on the Spellbinders design team, I know we all are voting for you. Take care, ~Diane

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SOoooh cute! Congrats on making the Spellbinder's DT. What an honour & It's well-deserved!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on becoming a finalist and I wish you the best of luck! They'd be lucky to have you, your work is awesome!

Rhonda said...

Mona, Congrats again on being a finalist! Can't wait to see what you create. I always enjoy visiting your blog for inspiration.

Nicci said...

Congrats! That's a great achievement and I'm not surprised given your work - it's always fabulous. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this fab candy, I've been after that folder for a while but can't seem to find it easily here! x

Jamie said...

Congrats on 300! I absolutly adore your work, it is fabulous!

Joyce W. said...

Congratulations on one more step closer to your dream coming true. This is my first time visiting your blog and I am sure it won't be the last. Love your style, and congrats on your 300 as well.

Tammy said...

Congrats! Super cute card, I know why are were picked!! Great job!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely gift set for your sis!! And congrats on being a finalist ~ I am not surprised as your creations are always awesome!!

Your give away is so sweet AND generous (please do not include me as I already own the products and would like others to have a chance)! I didn't want to not comment, though!!

Anonymous said...

Have just recently found your blog. Check it everyday...your creations are just gorgeous!!!

Silvia said...

First of all, your card is gorgeous as always. I love the combination of the patterned paper and the white matting on the little heart. It makes it extra special and so attractive to the eye combined with the blue. Great combination BTW. Now the blog candy ~ I wish you all good luck, but I do want it too. LOL.....!

Monique said...

PINCH!! your not dreaming :)..Congrandulations on being a finalist. Crossing my fingers for you :)This is a wonderful gift set..I am sure your sister will love it :)

~Hugs~

Piali said...

Congrats Mona on being the Spellbinder finalist..
Your work is always amazing.
love this set..love how you used Lauren's argyle stamp. I like this set from Justrite. Thanks for the chance to win..I love that embossing folder!!!

Sylvia said...

Great card! It is so pretty and inviting! Makes me want some coffee!

Julie said...

Mona, I love your blog and I am amazed at how your designs are all so consistently gorgeous! This card is fabulous! Love the stamp and your use of the Spellbinders Heart. Speaking of Spellbinders... Mega congratulations for making the finals of the Spellbinders DT! What an honor! You deserve it!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Congrats on the Spellbinders design team finals! Looking at your designs, I don't think you have anything to worry about! You are a star!
Great card; love the argyle custom DP and that fab coffee cup stamp! So creative!

Melissa said...

Congrats! I love your whole gift set, especially the card!

HawaiiRenee said...

Good morning and aloha, Mona! I just giddy to learn that you were chosen as one of the finalists for the Spellbinders team! This is BIG, real BIG! I think you already know that :) Anyways, I am sure you will be selected! Can't wait to hear the good news!
I love this card so much. You are one creative girl. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity as well! You are awesome!
Big Hugs,
Renee

Anne said...

Gorgeous card! Love all your details! Thanks for everything! And congratulations on your big announcement! So exciting!

Monica said...

Just discovered your amazing blog! Your work is just stunning! Every post I see is fabulous! I will be back again and again for some great inspiration!

Donna Little said...

Nice card! I keep talking myself out of getting the heart nesties, so winning would take care of that. ;o)
thanks!

Jeanette C. said...

I'm happy to have stumbled upon your blog!! Your creations are lovely!!

Maria said...

Congratulation, Mona! I love everything very well! Good luck with everythings!

Pamela O'Connor said...

What an adorable project Mona! I am so glad I recently discovered your blog and I like to keep up with you through google reader now so I don't miss any of your fabulous creations.

Looks like a wonderful giveaway...hoping I'm the lucky one. :0)

God bless!

Yvette said...

You are so my style I love your blog and those coffee stamps thanks for all you share

Carrie said...

Mona, I'm so excited for you, reaching 300 and being chosen as a Spellbinders Finalist! You are one big amazing talented rising star! Love this card too! I can almost smell the coffee! Very creative and interesting design!

Kathryn B said...

First what an awesome card and you bundled up the coffee to match so beautifully! Next congrats on making the finals! I REALLY hope you get it you do amazing work! I would love to win those goodiesthey are at the top of my wishlist!

Shana said...

Congratulations, Mona. That is so exciting. You would be a great addition if they pick you. You're so funny - I like your perfect blend pun. Too cute. Hopefully, we will actually tag each other one of these days in our phone tag game. :)

Julie Ranae said...

Mona...so PROUD of you and what you have accomplished in this past several months. You totally deserve the recognition for your consistency to the craft and your kindness in sharing with this community!

This project is stunning as usual and we ALL wish we could be Tina for a day : )

Nancy L. said...

Congratulations, Mona! You are just too sweet and so talented!!!

Jen Johnson said...

I am soooooo happy for you, dear Mona! Your blog is the best and your creations are fabulous! 300 is just the beginning! It's great to know that the big companies like Spellbinders are noticing you too! Way to work it girl!

Nerina said...

Congratulations on being nominated as a Spellbinders DT finalist - and for hitting 300! Your card is amazing - the argyle is so unexpected - love the latte stamp!

Marie said...

You are an amazing talented artist. Congrats and good luck with Spellbinders. So glad you are on the MTME design team. Your creations inspire me. I didn't know I needed the argyle stamp set until I saw your card. You convinced me that I need it.

Mercedes said...

Congratulations on both reaching 300 followers and being named as a Spellbinder's DT finalist? You are so deserving! Everything you create is spectacular!

BethieJ said...

Mona I am so EXCITED for you!! You would be a WONDERFUL addition to the Spellbinders DT!! I HOPE You get it!! and it goes without saying I ADORE your goodies you shared today! I dont even drink coffee (ok twice a year!).. but I ADORE the stamps you used! LOL!
Have a GREAT day!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW! Mona!! Congratulations!!! Spellbinders would be lucky lucky LUCKY to have you on their team. Your creations are always perfect - and photographed so well, you do AMAZING work. Best of luck!! And YAY on 300!! WHOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO :)

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooh I just ADORE your take on the color challenge!! Love all the little elements and loving that argyle background!!! Congratulations on all your hits (well deserved) and thanks for the chance to win such fabu blog candy!!

Heather Jensen said...

Mona, I am sure you will be chosen for the design team. You are just awesome girl! Congrats on the 300 and thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. I dont have any of these.

Andrea M said...

Wow Mona - your card is fabulous! Love the argyle and that gorgeous blue! And your embellishments are PERFECT!
CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be rooting for you for one of the Spellbinders DT spots! You are so talented and your projects are always picture perfect - I can't imagine anyone better to represent Spellbinders on their DT :) Like Tracey said - they would be SO lucky to have you!
Congrats on 300 followers! I'm sure there will be so many more to join! Thank you so much for being such a supportive crafter, not only in sharing your projects and talent but also in the time you take to leave such wonderful comments! You deserve all these good things and more :) Cheers!

Stampin' Pam said...

Pinch Pinch Pinch - are you yelling yet? This is your wakeup call - you are NOT dreaming - you are one talented and creative "kitchen crafter" (LOL) who never ceases to amaze me (or apparently the other 300+ followers either). Do not enter my name in the drawing - I'm just here to give you a little love and to tell you CONGRATULATIONS girly - you rock! Stay sweet Mona - continue to be you. Hugs n smiles.

Kim said...

Thanks for the tip, sweetie, it worked!
First, congrats on making the finals! Yahooo!!!!! I just know you will make the dt!
Congrats on the 300 followers too, that's what happens when you are one of the best! :-)
I so adore your latte card! Such a wonderful gift for you sweet sis! love what you did with the color challenge!
Yummy candy! I'm posting it in my side bar! Have fun, my sweet and uberly talented friend!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

JennyGerber said...

I think it's so cool that Spellbinders chose you as a finalist! They don't know yet what a great decision they've made! You are one talented gal! All these beautiful designs just appear like magic! I'd love to be a "fly on the wall" in your studio to see how you constantly come up with the most gorgeous designs ever! Congratulations!

Paula said...

I love how you used polka dots and argyle in various colors and sizes...so creative and unique. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, and the rest of us. If you are a member of the DT for Spellbinders, it would be a win, win, win! Good Luck,
Paula

Julia Young said...

Beautiful card! Love that coffee cup; reminds me of my fav coffee addiction -- Starbucks! I'm finding all your designs and creations truly amazing! What a flair you have for the shabby, distressed look! You do such a fabulous job!
Congratulations on hit 300+ and for making the finals of the Spellbinder DT. From what I've seen here, you will have no problem making the team! I'm rooting for you!

CraftyGirl said...

Congratulations on becoming a finalist! After looking as some of your work, I can see why! You have some serious talent!
Barb

Renee V. said...

Congratulations on becoming one of the finalists! That is so exciting! Also, congratulations on your blogging milestone! It's always a treat to come here and see your beautiful creations!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous card Mona! And a big huge CONGRATS on making the finals for Spellbinders! That is awesome!!

Laura Davis said...

This is adorable, and I love how you used 2S4Y's sketch ;)
hugs
Laura

Terry Oulboub said...

OMG, Mona, pinch ME! When I saw that someone was giving away Spellbinders...I KNOW I am dreaming! PLUS look at all of your beautiful projects - this is incredible! What a treat! :D Thank you for the opportunity - wow...!

Michelle Sambajon said...

Congratulations! I love your projects! I really like the look of the hearts matted on scalloped hearts. Even if I don't win, I will definitely be buying a set of the heart nesties.

Mara... said...

Big congrats on your being a finalist!!!! They would be blind not to pick your stunning projects and talent. GOOD luck! And I love love the card, that image is too cute and I love all the layers going on!

ShellyM said...

Amazing design, Mona! You just blow me away with each project! 1000 congratulations on hitting the big 300 and for being a Spellbinders Finalist! It is obvious to everyone who visits your blog and sees all your stunning creations that you will be chosen to join the team! I bet this is just the beginning!!! Good luck, although you won't need it!

GinaB said...

I really didn't think I'd like that Argyle Amazement stamp but you have totally convinced me! I love how you used the 3 strips of DP to make it all tie together! And that latte cup is just so clever! Excellent design, Mona; you really know how to make this stuff "sing"!
Also, congratulations on being a finalist. As others have said already, we know you will be on the 2010 Team!

Constance said...

Congratulations on both of these outstanding achievements! You are so deserving! This card is simply fabulous!

Charlie said...

This little house is cuter than cute. Lots of ideas spring to mind having seen it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving us a chance to win this special blog candy. FINGERS crossed. =0)

Юлия said...

Greetings, your blog remarkable))) here are to that to learn, look)) I congratulate you on a prize and thanks for possibility to receive a sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mona, I read your blog everyday and think you are wonderful. Such an inspiration to us women. Thank you for all that you do...

Mary Juckett

Denise Hill said...

Your work is beautiful! Thanks for the give a way!!!

lynn said...

spellbinders knows talent when they see it, mona! congrats on that, and your followers-and thanks so much for the very generous chance!

tina will love her thank you gift!!

Agustina said...

Wow, what talent you have, I will definitly come back often and thanks for the great candy you have. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

Lee said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful news. Your projects are always so inspiring. Wishing you lots of luck.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Mona, Congratulations!!! I have been looking around and oh my goodness, do I love your blog!!! Awesome creations and projects. Keep them coming. Hugs, Sabrina

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very pretty, Mona! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

Congrats on being a finalist too! ;) All the best to you in your final design creation.

Debbie said...

Mona ... to die for! LOVE those colors together and what a pretty card -- your sister is a lucky gal to be the recipient of this handmade creation.

CONGRATULATIONS on your final round pick for the Spellbounders DT. I'm so happy for you. Share the secrets of your success with me plllleeeease!

I have a few SB dies and love them ... thanks for this chance to play along with you and maybe win a couple to add to my collection :)

xoxoxoxo

Jessica said...

I love all the elements you incorporated in this card. Cute, cute :)

Katie Cotton said...

i love all the layers on this! Phenomenal!

Sierra said...

So very beautiful! Love that layered paper and the coffee cup stamp! Outstanding!

Sierra said...

Ok, I forgot to congratulate you on being chosen as a Spellbinders finalist! They'd be fools not to choose you!!!!

Isabel Jett said...

Beautiful card, Mona! I run out of words to describe all the stunning things you create! Congratulations of reaching 300+ and being a SB finalist! You are a star!

Anonymous said...

You do such a great job with the MTME templates and everything else. The argyle set is great and of course perfect with the argyle embossing folder. Love the house! Wish I were more of a techie so I could join in on the challenges.
carol b

Diane Aubrey said...

Congratulations on your awesome achievement and thanks for the chance to win.

lindah said...

First and foremost congratulations on becoming a finalist for Spellbinders...that in itself is a wonderful accomplishment. I love your blog and your work...I visit often for inspiration. I am also like you and love to make matching gift sets...you make everything look so pretty!

Peggy said...

Congratulations on being a Spellbinders finalist. That is wonderful. I am sure you will do well. I have been watching your blog for some time and so enjoy all your projects. I love the vintage & classic feel of your work. Would love to win some hearts. My favs, Nestabilities and embossing folders. God bless!

Shesjetlagd said...

Good luck on making it to the 'finish line' w/ Spellbinders... You so deserve to make their awesome DT! And, congrats on the big '300' followers. I've been one for awhile and always love your beautiful creations.
Thanks for the chance to win some purcy blog candy! :)

Kazan Clark said...

gorgeous (as always). I have not had a chance to congratulate you on the Spellbinders top 24! You are amazing
Hugs
K

JGoedes said...

You really did a stand up job with Kazan's sketch! This card is incredible! Way to do it!

Amy Rohl said...
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Amy Rohl said...

Oops, had to delete my comment! Ok, I'm so excited that I "found" your blog via a mutual stamping friend, and look forward to seeing more of your creations on a regular basis!

Amy

Naz said...

Congrats to you!
Gorgeous card. Love all the detail..the background stamp with the embossing and the colors--love pink & brown. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful prize. I'm on the fence about purchasing the nestabilities ('cause if I purchase one, I'll want them all) so maybe this will push me over. =) Naz

Live Love and Scrap said...

Congrats on being a finalist Mona....go get 'em girl!!!!!!! I would pick you thats for sure!!!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Great card, Mona! Thanks for playing along with us!
...and Congratulations on being a Spellbinders finalist!

Cheryl Nelson said...

such a fabulous card!! congrats on the finalist spot! I am not surprised! You are so talented!

Kristyn said...

Such a great card! And congrats on being a Spellbinders Finalist :D

Maile Belles said...

Very pretty! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! Amazing work all the way through this blog! What fun blog candy too!!!!

Brandi said...

What awesome creations! Congrats on the being a finalist! :)

Jamie Lane said...

I love your work! Congrats on being a finalist, that is just so cool! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

Heather said...

Great work, keep it up! Good luck with the spellbinders contest. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, what wonderful blog candy, I have been wanting those heart nesties...hehehehe..congrats on the SFYTT guest spot....fabulous cards!

enjoy *~*

travelingmama said...

This is some SERIOUS cuteness! Love your design for this challenge!!


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