What NO stamps?...JUGS37 52

Mona Pendleton | Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 9:00 PM | , ,

Hi Everyone! This post is a little bit different than the usual JUGS challenge post for me because this will be my farewell post as a Just Us Girls Design Team member. I would like to thank ALL the JUGS girls, the players & friends of JUGS & all of you who visit my blog for sharing all the fun over the past 9 months with me! I have had an awesome time creating along side all these talented girls. I have decided to pursue other creative opportunities that I will be sharing in the near future :) On to the challenge:

This week, Sweet Pam is our lovely Hostess of the JUGS37 "getting digital with My Time Made Easy" challenge which is sponsored by Lauren Owner of MTME© & you know what that means - a fun prize!!!
I have to say, this is a first for me - not ONE stamp was used to create this card! Goin' digital - I used a few prints from both the MTME Pretty Impressions Printables© Flutters and Flowers & Shutterfly collections. I made the flower embellishment using a print from the © Flutters and Flowers Collection & the yellow polka dot paper is from the © Shutterfly Collection.

For sketch inspiration, I played along with Kazan's awesome sketch from 2Sketches4You:

Here's a close-up view:

I used a few die templates from both the Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM to make the distressed flower embellishment. Terre taught us all how to make these fab lil' embellies at the Spellbinders™ retreat :) If you enlarge the photo you will surely notice that my printer ink did not fare so well when spritzed with Glimmer Mist :( but after all, it is a homespun distressed embellishment, so that is OK right? :) I got a little creative & used a Spellbinders™ S5-023 Mega Ovals LG die template to cut out the pre-printed Cosmo Cricket sticker.

That's all I have for today. For all the challenge details, please visit the Just Us Girls site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls including our newest members Andrea & Kathryn. Once you have your project photographed, head on over to Just Us Girls and post a direct link to your project on our site. If you upload to on online gallery, please be sure to label your project as JUGS37.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 17th. Our Inlinkz tool will also close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline. Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:

Paper: My Time Made Easy Pretty Impressions Printables© Flutters and Flowers & Shutterfly, Cosmo Cricket DP, Papertrey Ink

Ink: Tattered Angels Electric Blue Glimmer Mist, Ranger

Other: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM, S5-023 Mega Ovals LG, S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities™ Petite, W-001 The Wizard™, Tattered Angels Glimmer butterfly chip, button, twine, ribbon, brad & stick pin from stash

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52 Sweet Comments So Far:

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, Mona, this is a major gorgeous card! No stamps? Amazing!

MeredithS said...

Yes, you are the queen of vintage now! This card is so dramatically beautiful! That butterfly is so gorgeous with that lovely flower! I also love all your pretty DP's!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, no stamp card, hmmm, guess it is a tough one for me, but you make it look easy! Beautiful as usual, Mona!

Debbi said...

So gorgeous, Mona! This card is so elegant and vintage! Your butterfly with the flower is such a creative idea! It is the perfect focus of this amazing project!

BetsyK said...

Wow, what a challenging challenge this week! No stamps! You really pulled it off. This card is so incredible! I love all the soft colors and accents! No one does vintage better than you! OMG!

Heidi said...

What a JUGS challenge for all of the stampers of the world! I can't even remember the last time I didn't use a stamp on a project but you make it look effortless! That's talent! I love everything you do, Mona! You really are an amazing designer!

Ros said...

This is as beautiful as all your work... I use digital a lot and I could have warned you about glimmer mist... still it does give a homespun look and your work is faultless.

Alicia said...

Great card Mona! We will miss having you on the team! Stay in touch!

Pamela_U said...

Gorgeous us the only word appropriate for this beautiful card! I love your vintage designs! Great butterfly! Sorry to see that you are leaving JUGS; I'm sure you will be missed!

Sharli said...

What a marvelous card - I don't think I could have done it!! You are such an artist - excellent work!

Julie Ranae said...

Love the look of this card, Mona! Really pretty and the flower color is so beautiful : )

Kathryn B said...

Such a beautiful card Mona! The colors are all so soft and then you accent it beautiful with a perfectly colored flower!

Constance said...

Mona, your vintage creations are so breathtaking! I love the beautiful DP you used and the pretty butterfly and flower! I think you news is a sad day for JUGS :(

Davi said...

Wow Mona, this is so fabulous with no stamps! Love that butterfly, the lovely colors and that cool flower!!:)

june lanum said...

so pretty, you don't need a stamp to make a beautiful card.......................

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this card! Is that scalloped paper vellum with polka dots on it? What a pretty detail! JUGS will surely miss you but good luck on your future design endeavors. Can't wait to hear what ou're up to next!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love that you didn't use any stamps. Love all the TA products you used too :)

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Mona! Love the butterfly and dots paper. No need for a stamps. This worked out perfect. :)

Isabel Jett said...

Great job without using a stamp, Mona!!! Your card is breathtaking! JUGS will miss you dearly! Good luck with your next venture!

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona I'm so sad to see you leave the JUGS girls
:(..... !!! But I'm looking forward seeing what else you have in store for us :)!!!

Your card for todays challenge is GORGEOUS!!! Love that there is no stampin' involved..I know that's hard to do...LOL!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

1CardCreator said...

I'm sure the JUGS gals will miss you, but I can't wait to see whats next! I love that you gave the digitals a try, they can be addicting, and your card is perfect! I love the flower inside the butterfly. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful as always Mona. I love how you used all the nestie stuff and am amazed that there was no one stamp on here! (Of course that was the point I guess) LOL. Stay in touch - drop around and play along once in a while when your schedule permits. We'll be watching what comes next in the Mona Pendleton creative resume! Still hope to at least catch up with you for a dinner in Chi town :-0

Sue said...

Hi Mona--What can I say.......The butterfly is beautiful, the background is gorgeous, and the thought is precious. Great vintage look. Great job. Sue M.

Lora DeJardins said...

Fabulous card, Mona! Just plain gorgeous! Good luck with your next venture!

Kat Hill said...

Mona, you did a magnificent job with this beautiful card! I know it was probably hard not to use a stamp! Man, vintage is really awesome in your hands! I love visiting your beautiful blog!

Silvia said...
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Silvia said...

Sorry about that!

Stunning card, Mona! I love the butterfly and the embossing on it. The flower is gorgeous!!
I am sure the jugs girls will miss you!

Trisha said...

Mona, your card is so outstanding! I love that gorgeous butterfly/flower combo! It is so special! Fabulous design as usual! JUGS will miss your exceptional talents!

Mara... said...

Those layered flowers you make are just my favorites!! Beautiful card again, Mona! I will miss seeing your JUGS creations but I look forward to your new projects! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kathy Martin said...

So BEAUTIFUL! :)

Kazan Clark said...

oooh Mona!!! This is a stunner my friend. I love that ribbon :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Mary Chen said...

So awesomely beautiful! Simply amazing, my good girl!

Fiona said...

Mona, your card is so fantastically marvelous! I love that beautiful butterfly and blue flower! The combination is divine! Those MTME prints are amazing too! TFS! I think its sad that you will be leaving JUGS but I know you will still stun us all with whatever you do next!

Sam said...

Gorgeous card as usual Mona. Love the colors and that gorgeous butterfly frame. I will miss seeing your inspiring projects for JUGS but am sure that I will be seeing alot more of your beautiful creations all over the show.

Andrea M said...

Hey Mona!!! What can I say - STUNNING!!! I really love how you can take plain paper and turn it into something absolutely AMAZING. I mean, that flower....seriously gorgeous!!! I bought a bottle of glimmer mist to play with after I saw one of your tutorials - now I'll have to get more :)
I think the effect with the mist and the printer ink is lovely - it looks aged :)

So sorry to see you leave JUGS :( But I can only imagine what exciting things are in store and am so looking forward to watching your paper crafting career continue to grow as more people see your AMAZING talent :) Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kim said...

OMG, this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly, the incredible distressing,and that beautiful flower. Just stunning!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

absolutely beautiful card! Love your shabby chic style!

GinaB said...

Mona everything you do is just jaw dropping! This card is so pretty and has an amazing vintage style! Your use of those multiple DP's with that gorgeous butterfly is outstanding! Sorry to see you leaving JUGS!

Suzanne C said...

Stunningly beautiful! Love the flower and the embellishments.

PaperMom said...

Awesome looking card! That butterfly and flower are so perfect! I will really miss seeing your gorgeous samples each week on the JUGS page! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Maria Levine said...

Oh Miss Mona, this card is STUNNING!!! We will miss you dearly on the JUGS team!! But don't be a stranger. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!!! GOOD LUCK!

Crayola58 said...

Just look.... all of your admirers have gathered here to tell you what a talent you are. I know the JUGS team will miss your wonderful creation. I love love your work, Mona. You are a true inspiration and a wonderful designer.
Carole

Emily Taylor said...

Another gorgeous and creative card, Mona! You really are unique and quite talented! I'm amazed every time I visit! Wow, this just blows me away! You really do vintage well! You will be totally missed at JUGS! Good luck with your next project!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MONA--this is super gorgeous! I just love your style;) I was looking through some of my old pics that I downloaded for inspiration....and saw one that I LOVED....I said, "That looks just like one from Mona." And when I clicked on it...sure enough--YOU made it! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE everything you make;)

Chris said...

Hi Mona, I love your beautiful vintage card and am very sad to hear that you are departing the fabulous JUGS team! I'm sure we're in for some treats in the future though! I bet you are having to fight off all the companies and teams that want you on their team! I guess that's what happens when you have a wealth of talent! TFS!

Velta said...

My goodness girl you have so many comments, you will probably never see mine..I do not care...I just have to say that that flower is perfectly done!!! How colorful and beautiful the whole card is...k...that green monster is coming out in me...I must try that flower! Thanks for sharing!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How beautiful! The tissue flower looks wonderful on your butterfly!

Jen Johnson said...

Holy Cow, Mona, this is a super beautiful card and that butterfly/rose combo is really so creative and gorgeous! I just got another great idea from you! You are the vintage bomb, GF!

Terre said...

What a stunning card Mona, just lovely, thanks for the shout out about teaching the technique at the DT retreat..hugs girl, glad you liked my class and what a beautiful job you did.

Kelly said...

You will be missed at JUGS! I miss you already but it's nice to know that I can always come here to find your gorgeous creations like this beauty!

Karla said...

Magnificent in every way! Love that gorgeous flower! Must have been hard not to reach for one of your lovely stamps! Sorry to see you leave JUGS! Good luck!

Cheryl Love said...

What a challenge to not use a stamp! I don't know if I could do it!!! Anyways, this card is magnificent and your flower on the butterfly is such a neat creative idea that turned out splendid!


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