A Vintage Ornament & A New Look 60

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 6:34 PM | , ,


Hi There! Another weekend FULL of football - college & NFL - I love them equally ;) My DH Scott LOVES watching football but he has been VERY busy multi-tasking! He has been working very hard with & for me, to give my blog a NEW look. I chose this magazine style look to minimize scrolling and present more posts on the Home page at one time. Please keep in mind, we are working out the kinks so if you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me. PLEASE remember, technology is a hobby for my hubby, this is not what he does for a living. Don't want to crush his fragile techi ego ;)

While Scott was enjoying himself watching a few football games, I have been enjoying myself playing with my papercrafting goodies! A Win / Win for both of us :)I made this card based on the fun sketch in the photo below for this week's JustRite Friday's Challenge:

I inked up one of the four pretty ornaments from Christmas Ornament and colored it with the various Copic markers in the photo below. Once the ornament image was colored, I used a S4-114 Standard Circles Large die template to cut/emboss the image then adhered it to a lacy circle blankboard (click HERE for tutorial) doily that was cut/embossed with a S4-293 Lacey Circles die template. Using the elegant motif like die template from S4-287 Fanciful Holiday, I cut 2 embellishments, lightly sanded to reveal the silver below then adhered them, placing one on each side of the ornament & topping each off with a pearl. Thanks so much for looking :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used: Stamps: JustRite Christmas Ornament, Christmas Nested Sentiments & Verse Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-293 Lacey Circles, S4-114 Standard Circles Large, S4-287 Fanciful Holiday, S4-241 Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, Shapeabilities® S4-281 Tags Five, GC-001 Grand Calibur Paper: Cosmo Cricket Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers

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60 Sweet Comments So Far:

Jean Martin said...

Wow Mona this is gorgeous!!! What material did you use for those silver ornaments?

Jean Martin said...

Ooh I almost forgot! Wonderful new look!

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful new look, Mona! I LoVe House of 3 graphics.
Love the colors you used on this project...been using these blues and reds lately myself and think they really make a statement.

Pammy said...

Wow, I absolutely love this new blog layout! It's so unique! You are such a trendsetter! Also, your card is amazing! I love the Blues and Reds too but I really love the embossing and the lovely metal work! Really gorgeous design as usual! You never disappoint!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is all types of gorgeousness!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Really beautiful piece of work, Mona. I love your work and your style! I'm intrigued by what it was that you used die cut your embellishments...was it paper or metal that you sanded to reveal the silver core? I'll check back to see if updated your post with that info. Thanks so much!

Marge said...

Gorgeous new blog look -- I think Scott rates an A+++ for his techno abilities! Hope he got a huge hug from his favorite cupcake! LOL!!!
This card is waaay beyond FABULOUS, Mona, from the beautifully-colored ornament to those great foil embellies and that gorgeous bow!!! Your Christmas card recipients are sure lucky!

Carol H said...

Brilliant card, Mona! Love the ornament stamp and how you present it so well with the beautiful die cut and embellie. The distressed metal decorations are fabulous! Your cards are so gorgeous!

Love the new look of your blog! Very professional!

Crayola58 said...

Oh my, Mona, the ornament is fantastic. I like your new blog look, but I also have to say that everytime I came to your blog, I lingered at first with the old header. It was wonderful.
Hope you have a wonderful week. It's Monday tomorrow, ya know?
Carole

Sheri said...

Very elegant! I love the color combo and pearl accents!

Julie said...

Fabulous card! I really love the metal embellishments you used! Love how you distressed them and I really love how you colored that beautiful stamp! Love everything including your new blog layout!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Penny said...

Love the new blog! Wow, what a change. Your DH does great work! I also love this gorgeous card! Mona, your designs are always so mind blowing and this one is one of your best! Love the metal flourishes!

Lori said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the embossed background with those stunning metal embellishments! Also, your new blog design is very pretty! Love the slide show...

Trisha said...

Blown away by your new blog theme! I really love seeing the blown up photos of all your amazing designs! This card is so stunning! Love the foil embellishments and the pearl brads! Great job with the beautiful JR stamp!

KathyO said...

Your card is magnificent and so unique, Mona! I love the non traditional Christmas colors! Your ornament is colored so wonderfully and those foil accents are so perfect!
Please let your DH know that I think he did an amazing job with your new blog! I could spend hours on your homepage now!

Kim R. said...

Mona your new blog is breathtaking! I love being able to see lots your recent gorgeous designs (like this beautiful Christmas card) all in one place! You have a very handy DH! I must give that foil technique a try! It really gives your projects a fabulous look! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ros said...

Such an elegant card ... Scott has worked hard on your blog ... I'm sure I will get used to it ... I'm not always good with change ... she says ... scrolling up and down to make sure I didn't miss anything xxx

Heather Jensen said...

LOVE your new blog look girl! Tell Scott he did a wonderful job. Now onto your card...I love the embossed cardstock and scrolly things on the side. LOL I actually have 1 Juse Rite stamp set and it is cirlces. So I think I just might play along. :)
hugs,
Heather

Tracy said...

Your card is just lovely! Love the sanded silver treatment on your accents. I'm not about to criticize your hubby's computer knowledge. Mine barely knows how to operate ours. :)

Lindsay said...

Love the new blog look Mona! Very fun! So is your card! Oh my do I love it!

Kerry said...

Mona, your new blog is as fabulous as your beautiful creations! Speaking of... This card is really really incredible! That JR stamp is framed so beautifully by that gorgeous metal lacey circle die! And those flourishy embellishments on either side are the perfect touch!

Tatanky said...

Red and blue looks great on this card. Nice new blog look :D

1CardCreator said...

Wow Mona, love the new look of your blog! That is a super sweet Christmas card you made also! I love the look of the sanded metal, it really pushes the vintage look to the next level. ~Diane

Stella said...

Love the new look of your blog. Your hsband did a fabulous job; and so did you with your card. It's elegant and so so beautiful! Love the vintage ornament!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona.. and I LOVE the new blog look!!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

PaperMomma said...

Great new blog Mona! I love the "clean" look! What is that bar that pops up at the top though?
Your card here is so gorgeous too! I love the vintage look that that beautiful metal work gives it! I still need to try this. Also, I love how you framed the beautiful ornament and colored it! Another masterpiece!

Ann said...

Oh my goodness this looks so professional Mona! Well done both of you - I wouldn't know where to start!! And of course another so pretty card - I really like these colours for Christmas projects.

Peggy said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and sweet button bow.
God bless!

Mel said...

Just Fab!!

Mara... said...

I absolutely adore the new look of your blog, Mona!!!! It's really great, eye catching and easy to follow. Love it!! And the card, of course, is stunning!

Yesnir said...

Mona this card is so spectacular! As everyone has said already, that metal/foil embellishment is just gorgeous! What a great way to feature that beautiful JR ornament stamp (you colored it so beautifully). Also, your new blog is a great way to feature all your beautiful projects! It is so perfect and easy to use! I love it; let the DH know! TFS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Just stunning, Mona! And, I absolutely LOVE your new look! Scott has done a FABULOUS job working on his "hobby" : ) !!

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona, your new blog look is fabulous!!! Tell Scott he is the *MAN*...LOL!!! You are one lucky woman :)!!!

Anyway, your card for the JR Sketch is as always simply FANTASTIC!!! You just know how to balance your images and colors...what can I say you rock!!! Hugs ~S~

JennyGerber said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous blog layout! I can't get over this amazing card! I love the embossed background and the mix of foil embellishments! Your ribbon and bow are so perfect too!

Teri Holister said...

Great new blog! Love it! Also, love this gorgeous card! Sooooooo beautiful! TFS!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, your hubby did an awesome job with your blog!
love your card! love how you used the fluorishes, so pretty! what a beautiful Christmas card! thanks for sharing :)!
*hugs* steph :)

Laura said...

Your new blog look is so professional! I thought I was at Time magazine or something! Really nice job by your hubby! You are a lucky girl to have in-house tech support!!!!
I love your card! Very beautiful colors and love the foil die cuts! So vintage and very elegant! TFS!

Beth Newel said...

Awesome coloring Mona! That ornament is so lovely! You really design some of the best cards, Mona! I love that metal lacey die and the scroll work! What a classy design! Wow!

Lizzy Copland said...

Mona both your card and your new blog design are amazing! I wouldn't expect anything less from my favorite designer!!!

Liz Weber said...

Wowzers Mona your blog is amazing, Scott did an amazing job!

LOVE this gorgeous ornament card, so elegant, so classy, so stylish, so YOU! Just adore your style, thanks so much for the inspiration.

Hope you have a fantastic week Mona!

Davi said...

Wow Mona the card is beautiful and the metal is a fabulous addtion!! Love the color combo! Your honey did GOOD...the new look is awesome. Could I borrow him for a few hours??

Linda Robinson said...

Your card looks wonderful.. That flower is gorgeous. I am luv'n your new look.. He did a great job...

Hope your day is a happy one...

Hugs, Linda

AimeeOh said...

I think it's unanimous, we love your awesome new blog look! It does feel like a magazine and I love being able to see snippets of so many of your recent posts without all the incessant scrolling! Big win!

This card is one of my new favorites! These colors are divine and I just love the foil die cut embellishments! They give this card such an elegant and grand feel! I think its magazine time for this beauty!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, I was blown away when I visited your blog today! What a makeover! You DH is amazing! I absolutely love the new design! Great banner too; that House of 3 stuff is so you!
Oh, and I can't forget your card... You have created another instant masterpiece! I never would have thought that blue and red would work for Christmas but it really does! Great job with the color on the ornament! And the metal embellishments are out of this world! Love the distressing! Thanks!

Christy Haverhill said...

I'm officially in love with your new blog style! Verry pretty and usable! Your DH is a keeper!
Beautiful card! I'm sort of speechless... Can't get over the beautiful foil die cuts! They add so much and create such an elegant effect! You are the best!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Mona, your card is absolutely breathtaking! Those foil embellies are just the best thing ever! It really makes your card look so regal! What a great idea!
Also, your new blog is da bomb! Wow, what a fresh look! It's perfect!

Monique said...

Your blog looks fantastic!! Your card is outstanding I love the foil em-bellies I am going to have to try that!! Thanks for the inspiration Mona :)

velta said...

My Goodness Mona ~ You have quite the following! I can see why...I just love seeing your new creations! What a great idea you had with the Spellbinder's Labels (I hope I am right about that). I just bought some foil colored papers and cannot wait to use them. You have given me inspiration to get those babies out and start on Christmas Cards! Take care and thanks for all of your comments :)

Sue Nader said...

Your blog is outstanding Mona! It looks totally custom! Great job! And your card is wonderful as well! I am really loving the embossed foil pieces! What a classy addition to this beautiful card! Also, that JR stamp is so pretty with the lovely coloring you did!

Silvia said...

Love the new blog look. This is such a beautiful card! Love all the embossing and that color combo is fantastic. It is one of my favorite ones!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful blog Mona! The DH did a great job! Amazing card! Just jaw droppingly gorgeous!

Anne said...

Your hubby deserves a major hug and a kiss; he did wonders for your blog! I'm finding it a lot easier to see a lot more of your incredible designs here. Love the scrolling slide show and not having to scroll, scroll, scroll all the time... My only thing is don't be afraid of some color! I guess the gray makes your creations stand out more! Love this breathtaking card too! This could definitely be on a magazine cover! TFS!

NanceB said...

Can't get over how much of a positive change your new blog is! Another trend setting move, Mona!!! Love the card too!

JGoedes said...

Mona, I just adore the look and feel of your new blog! What a wonderful change and I can't believe your DH knows how to do all of this! He should be congratulated!
Your card is so elegant and shabby vintage! That JR ornament is so beautiful and I love all the details you coloured ! I just think the metal lacey circle and those scroll embellishments with the pearl brads make this card so grand! This really might be your best work to date! Cheers!

Barbara said...

I'm a pretty traditional gal but I have to say that I love these non-traditional Christmas colors! Fantastic job coloring the ornament and your metal embellishments are phenomenal! They give so much elegance to this card!
Please oh please let your DH know that he did such a professional job on your new blog design! This is really one of the best I've seen! What a great layout to show lots of your projects at once! This is a winner!

Sharon C. said...

Wow, I just had to click on this post... Very nice blog makeover; it's so easy to see everything without the long scrolling. I found this post right on the front page and I probably would not have seen it because I'm not a frequent flyer! Anyways, your DH needs a gigantic hug; you now have the best blog design!
Back to this fabulous card... Wow, I absolutely love the colors you used. Also the embossed background and the stunning metal embellishments are so gorgeous! Mona, you have blown me away again! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the ornament and all the details!

Fiona said...

Tell your DH that he did a wonderful job with your blog!!! Extremely professional! One of the best blog designs I've seen in the craft world!
Love this card too!

PaperMom said...

This is such a breathtaking card! That metal work really adds so much to the design! I also love that ornament stamp! So brilliant!
Also, I have to tell you that your new blog is head and shoulders above anything else I have seen in the blogosphere! Your husband must get his blog programming talent from your creative talent (if that is possible!!!). Tell him, I love it!


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