Loving cards 67

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 9:14 AM | , , ,


Hi Blogging Friends! I hope you all had a safe & fun weekend :) I had some "me" time so I played with some of my favorite papercrafting goodies! I am lovin' all the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection which includes this soft aqua/blue shade from the Market Street/Happy Birthday line. Rather than saving & hoarding it, I put it to good use & made a few cards for my loved ones. I think it is so romantic looking so I paired it with this beautiful embossed lacey heart image from the Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love - Tags set. For sketch inspiration, I referred to this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #12, WMSC12.Close up, you can see how well the Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-136 Classic Heart die template cuts/embosses the pretty heart image.

I was having so much fun, I made a similar Pretty in Pink version using most of the same goodness. I swapped out the DP using My Mind's Eye Market Street/Princess & Madison Avenue/Happily Ever After & the sentiment. The Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love - Tags set is full of quite a variety of images so I changed things up a bit & inked up a different sentiment that I cut/embossed using a S4-110 Classic Ovals LG die template.

Not only did I have time to create but I also had time to meet & visit Carole Beath. Carole & I somehow connected through Blogosphere!
Carole is so talented in many forms of art including papercrafting, sewing, painting, calligraphy to name a few! Here is a photo of all the homespun goodies Carole sent me home with. Carole also generously gave my sister, Tina tubs of crochet thread & yarn! I am so thrilled to have met a new friend! We are making plans to have a monthly crafty play date :)
That's all I have to share today! I hope you are off to a great start of the week! Be Sweet :)

REMEMBER***To all my International Friends if you love Spellbinders™ products as much as I do, you may be interested to know that the Spellbinders International Guest Blogger - Fall 2010 Contest is currently happening! Please click HERE for complete details! Good Luck :)
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love - Tags

Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-136 Classic Heart, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG,S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, GC-001 Grand Calibur

Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection, Market Street/Happy Birthday & Princess, Madison Avenue/Happily Ever After, Tim Holtz ticket, PTI

Ink: Memento, Ranger
Other: Ribbon, flower & buttons from stash

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67 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

How fun for you to meet Carole! She has played with us in The Cafe : ) Wonderful cards, Mona...love the play on different colors.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your cards are absolutely gorgeous, mona!! i love everything about them. the papers are so pretty. wonderful shapes and embellies. gorgeous take on the sketch! thanks for sharing :)!
how wonderful to meet up with carole! such sweet goodies.
have a wonderful day!!
*hugs* steph :)

Janetcraft said...

Oh dear I just cant wait to see for the link of Spellbinder is having now...
And your card is always so inspring,,...wanna try then

Lenet said...

O the are both stunning!! As usual. Your such a big inspiration to me!

L@ure said...

Very beautiful cards! With a slight preference for the pink ^_^

Beate said...

Mona, both cards look incredible. I LOVE the paper you used. I will have to search the internet to see who sells it. Your cards always look so romantic and pretty.
How fun to meet a fellow crafting blogger.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh Mona...beautiful as always!!! I especially love the stamp All my Love is Yours....beautiful!!!
Isnt it great to meet new friends through the love of paper =) I have met a few really great friends through YouTube and a couple of them live close so we have gotten together...it is so AWESOME!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Dawn said...

Mona I love the vintage soft feel of these cards, so pretty. Wondered if the flowers are My Mind's Eye or Prima?
How fun to meet with a fellow crafter, and I also enjoy connecting and just recently met one of my fellow crafters that lives in my area.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is just STUNNING Mona! I don't know how you do it time after time ;)

Mary Reidel said...

Both of these cards are phenomenal! I love the layout and the embellishments! They are so soft and beautiful!

Kelly said...

Mona, you do such beautiful work! These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft feminine DP's and colors and your rose and ribbon are the perfect complement to the beautiful heart die! Wow!

Marge said...

Yes, time & time again, you always pull it all together so beautifully, Mona!!! A true talent and I get the feeling it all just comes together easily and naturally for you -- I envy that -- LOL!!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards, love them. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards. :) :) :) :) :)

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! I love your take on the Sketch....only you can take it to this level my friend!!! How fun to meet Carol, sounds like you all had a fun time :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Davi said...

Wow so beautiful!! Love the colors, lovely ribbon and the fabulous details.

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both gorgeous, Mona! Love the new MME, too.. gotta love "me" time.. Hugs!

Ros said...

Absolutely ADORE those cards!! so pretty and your friends gifts are just lovely ...beautiful picture of you both

Meredith said...

These are gorgeous - and amazing how the different colours make for such different looking cards.

You are going to cost me a fortune in Spellbinders, because every time I see what you do with them, I want more and more!! hahaha...

Sue Hester said...

Such a beautiful set of cards! Love the different sets of DP's you used. It's amazing what a difference it can make! I love that vintage look to all your designs!

Pammy said...

SO gorgeous, Mona! Both of these cards are vintage masterpieces! I love that heart die and those buttons are so fabulous! Devine flower and bow too!

Andrea M said...

Seriously Mona! Just when I think I love one of your creations the most, you up and make another one I love even more! These are FABULOUS!!!!!

Kim said...

this is so very stunning! I love your pretty papers, that rose is gorgeous and so is your ribbon! I've really missed visiting!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Tumbleweed said...

Gorgeous cards, Mona! Love the two different combos! They are so perfect! Love the rose and the bow the best!

Lora DeJardins said...

I always love your designs, Mona! These cards are so beautiful! Just adore that die and those gorgeous DP's! You have such a talent with colors!

SusanH said...

I'm really impressed with these two cards! They are gorgeous! Wow! Love the papers you used!

Monique said...

Well every time I visit I am inspired Mona..Both cards are wonderful I love the pink music paper, your flowers are gorgeous and I love the ribbon.. So nice to meet special people threw the things we love doing the most!!

Trisha said...

I love that you did two versions of this gorgeous design, Mona! Both are fabulous like everything you do! I love your interpretation of this sketch! So creative!

Mary Chen said...

Great job with this sketch, Mona! Both of these cards are absolutely magnificent! The two different colour schemes are divine! You always amazing me!

Fiona said...

So gorgeous! Love the beautiful flower and ribbon! Such magnificent designs! It's amazing how just a DP change can make for such a different look! TFS!

june lanum said...

Mona your card is fabulous....wish I could meet a blogger friend close enough to do things with. your very lucky, I'm sure you both can share ideas she looks like she is also talented. We all know you are a genius in talent

Heather Jensen said...

Both cards are so pretty. Couldn't pick a favorite. The heart and seam binding are fabulous.
Glad to see you have someone close to craft with. You got sent home with some great looking goodies.

Kim R. said...

Gorgeous stunning cards! I love the soft elegant vintage style! What an excellent version of this sketch! All of your cards are always mind blowing! Pretty neat that you got to spend time with a fellow crafter!

Kat Hill said...

Lovely cards! I really love that SB die you used! So pretty! And that rose and ribbon dresses it up so beautifully! Thanks for the major inspiration!

Carly said...

Lovely cards indeed!! So beautifully vintage and gorgeous!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, both of these beauties are so stunning! Wow! When you are done please send them to me; you have my address already, lol!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely cards Mona, love the die and the flowers, and glad you had fun meeting up with a blog friend, that's pretty cool!

Silvia said...

Just stunning, Mona! Love the embossed heart. The color combos are so soft and I love that! Both card are so adorable and romantic.

Julia Aston said...

How did I miss commenting on this beauty Mona!?!?!?! I love your papers and stitching - the lovely flower and cute ticket! and how fun to meet up with a fellow crafter!!

Tracy said...

I just LOVE MME papers. I bought some today, but I need to get some of these two collections. Gorgeous! Beautiful Cards Mona. . .as always. :)

1CardCreator said...

I am so jealous! Carole is a sweet sweet friend to so many of us, we all wish we could go visit and spend some crafting time with her. So glad you made her famous on your blog, more people should get to know her. Great picture of the 2 of you. Love your cards today too as always magnificent! ~Diane

Crayola58 said...

OMG, Mona...I am so thrilled to see the photo of us from our wonderful visit..... Diane called me and said "Carole, you are on a famous blog"...
I had such fun meeting you and your sister and I look forward to more visits and some crafty fun.
Big Hugs
Carole

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Absolutely stunning!

shari said...

Beautiful cards! I read about your blog on Carole's blog, it was nice that you two got to meet. I love your blog and I'm following you. Shari (cricutrookie)

Linda Robinson said...

Once again my friend these are fabulous.. I just love seeing your creations..
How fun to get to meet a blog buddy.. Thats a great picture... Hugs, Linda

Caroline Moore said...

Mona, these cards are unbelievably gorgeous! This is the best take on that sketch yet! I love those amazing DP's you used; they compliment each other so well and I love your tag and ticket! Really great share of ideas, thanks so much!

Mirna said...

Mona, these are some of your prettiest and most elegant cards to date! I love the gorgeous papers you used here! Love your amazing stitching too as usual! You really should submit these to a cardmaking magazine, they would be fools not to publish them!

Tammy L said...

Mona, you are such an inspiration for me! I love both of these incredible cards! So similar, yet so different! Those papers and stitching are so perfect!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SIGH* Once again you've created beautiful projects - you have such a wonderful, vintage style. Love these two heart projects!!! Looks like you had a fabulous time with your friend!!! It would be fantastic to meet up with cyber friends!! :)

Jen Johnson said...

OMG, Mona! Once again, my eyes are popping out of my head! Amazing work GF! I love these fabulous looking vintage stunners! The DP's you used are majestic and so is that beautiful rose and the seam binding ribbon! Wow, I am learning so much great design technique from you with each click of my mouse! Thank you so much!

Chris said...

Magnificent designs Mona! Incredible mixture of paper and layers! Love it!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

You totally need to be on the MME DT because showcasing these cards has sold me on the new lines. I love them! They are gorgeous!

Lizzy Copland said...

Mona, you are definitely one of my favorite designers and I learn so much by visiting your beautiful blog! These cards are such a great example of that! Your combination of colors and the use of that gorgeous stitching is so wonderful! Also, I love how you mixed the neutral roses with that bold ribbon so perfectly! Your tags are always so interesting. Great take on this sketch; love how you expanded on it so well! Fabulous job!

GerhardineF said...

So very beaautiful your cards are! Great inspiration for me!

HawaiiRenee said...

Happy Tuesday Mona! You are so incredible! Both of these are so amazingly beautiful! What a difference changing the DP's can do to a design! I love what you did with the die to! It's always so fun to see your latest! TFS!
Aloha,
Renee

Velta said...

Good Heavenly Grief Mona! You have so many comments...I really wonder if you will ever see what I say here...What can I say? Perfection is the least I can say. you have such a talent with your papercrafting...great work girl!

JGoedes said...

Absolutely phenomenal cards, Mona! I love the colours! All your DP's are totally gorgeous! I love what you did with both!

GabrielleH said...

Phenomenal cards Mona! Yes these should be in a magazine! They are both so gorgeous! It's amazing how those different papers changed each card so dramatically! What a great take on the sketch! TFS!

Mary said...

Amazing soft vintage gorgeous cards! Both are so special! I am so inspired to give this style a try now! Thank you so much!

Kerry said...

What can I say that hasn't been said before? Your designs are phenomenal! I mean that!

Lisa said...

I love these cards and thanks for showing two beautiful versions! Both are breathtaking, especially your stamped tags and that beautiful rose and ribbon! Great job!

Ren-Yi said...

this is just darling. i can't decide if i love the pink or the green version more. they are both so sweet. maybe the pink since i have an inclination to music and that DP is hot! what a sweet story about catching up with your blog-o friend. when a dear friend gave me scraps of yarn in a big bin it was like christmas to me! i feel so lucky to have such friends.

Helen Watanabi said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards! Both are amazing! I love the different DP's used! What a remarkable difference. Great heart die cut and very pretty ribbon and rose!

Christina said...

Oh my, both of these cards are masterpieces! You did such a nice job with the different paper and gave each card a character of their own! I love that chain of buttons leading to the beautiful heart die cut and sentiment! Also, your seam binding ribbon is such a wonderful color on each and complimented by that sweet rose! Wow!

Suzanne C said...

Wowzer. Stunning card.

Bunty Wabbit said...

Wow!! and er....WOW!! I love all your creations but I particularly like the PINK "Adore Love you" card. Its gorgeous!!

KathyO said...

Mona, wow, both of these cards are truly magnificent! I'm glad I took a closer look! Must have missed them earlier! Thanks for the inspiration!

velta said...

OMGosh...you say that is all you have to share today....Amazing girl...love the vintage look of this card...and so good to see a pic of you and your friend Carole...what fun that had to be. TFS :P)


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