Guest Designing...CR84FN2 65

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 8:00 AM | ,

Hi There! I hope you are all having a great weekend! I have some exciting news to share and a new CR84FN color challenge :) I am finally able to spill the beans! The sweet and wildly talented Taylor Van Bruggen, Owner of Taylored Expressions has invited lil' ole me to join her and her super creative Design Team as a Guest Designer over the next TWO months. My official Guest Designer responsibilities begin this Thursday, November 4th. If you are not familiar with Taylored Expressions, please be sure to visit her on-line store (click HERE) to see all the fantastic stamps and accessories available for purchase. Surely, you may find something you NEED :)
On to the CR84FN color challenge - Thank you for the kind words, encouragement and support with this new adventure :) There were 23 fabulous entries!!! Many thanks to all those who played along :) Since this color challenge is about creating and having fun, I would like to invite ONE randomly selected participant as the CR4FN3 Guest Designer :) Without further ado:
Laurel, I would be honored if you would join along as my Guest for next week's challenge. Please email me by Monday, November 1st 9 PM Eastern so I can get the details to you!
The gorgeous photos displayed in the graphic are courtesy of Leslie from a creative MINT.
If you have never visited her site, please be sure to head on over there and see what you have been missing! Here's my interpretation:
To create this card, I inked up the graceful dove image from Sparkle & Cheer with VersaMark ink, embossed with silver embossing powder then using a S4-116 Standard Circles SM die template to cut/emboss the image and layered upon on a multi-layered flower embellishment. For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge
Sparkle & Cheer is full of many elegant images that can be easily mixed & matched to create beautiful Holiday projects.
Thanks for looking & I sure do hope you play! Be Sweet :)

 Now for the CR84FN Challenge details:

I would like to invite ONE randomly selected participant as the next challenge's Guest Designer :) I would like to keep things on an even playing ground so in order to do so, all you need to do is follow a few simple guidelines:

*Please display the CR84FN graphic with your post if you have a blog. Leslie graciously offers her photos as inspiration and I would like to give her proper recognition. My dear hubby Scott takes the time to create the graphic. Seeing the graphic makes it much easier to locate your entry on your blog.

*Please do not combine the CR84FN with any other COLOR challenges.

*You are more than welcome to submit as many creations as you like however, the number associated with your first entry will be the number considered in the random generator.

Once you have your project photographed and uploaded to your blog or on-line gallery, please link the URL to your entry on this post using Inklinkz. If you use an on-line gallery, please be sure to use CR84FN2 as the keyword and if you have a blog, please display the graphic so I can easily find your entry. I hope you come join along and Create For Fun!

Challenge runs through Saturday, November 6th 9:00 PM Eastern.


***REMINDER - The Waltzingmouse November Previews begin Thursday, November 4th, 3:00 AM Eastern - Saturday, November 6th wrapping up with the DT Waltz on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Sparkle & Cheer
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™Nestabilities® S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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65 Sweet Comments So Far:

Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Mona! I love the bird so simply embossed in silver! And the color combo is beautiful!

I'm so glad that you're joining us for the next two months! We're lucky to have you and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card and color combo!

Stella said...

Gorgeous card and congratulations on your GD! You can count me in for your next challenge!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! love the color combo! I am going to play a long with this! Thanks for offering this amazing challenge!

Debbie said...

Love the non-traditonal color combo for this holiday card! Busy week with work and vendor events ... 'tis the season. Will try to make time to join in on the FUN :)

Diane Jaquay said...

This card is just dripping with elegance!!! I've never purchased from TE but I'm so tempted to buy this Christmas set, I just love all the images!

Chris said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the embossed background.

Chris

Jean Martin said...

Congratulations Mona! I can't wait to see what you make for the Taylored Expressions challenges!!! Gorgeous card as always! :)

Marge said...

Wow, congrats again on GD for TE!!! You're just all over the crafty map, Mona!!! I'm happy for you and thinking you'll need to quit your full-time job soon just to keep up with all your crafty fun -- LOL! LOVE your gorgeous Christmas card and that embossed dove!!!

Nancy L. said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors!!!

Carly said...

Gorgeous!!! And big congrats on the guest designer spot; can't wait to see what wonderful inspiration you drum up! Hugs, Carly

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! I love the embossed image and what you layered it on. Gorgeous stitching and bow!
Congratulations on your design team spot. I know you will make Taylor's stamps SHINE!
AND...I didn't know you started a challenge. I will have to play along...probably not this week since the Holiday Blitz is keeping me busy.
Have a wonderful week! Hugs and smiles

GabrielleH said...

Amazing, Mona, just amazing! What a gorgeous card! I love that beautiful stamp! The silver embossing is so divine! Also, congratulations on joining up with Taylor! What an amazing opportunity for both of you!

AimeeOh said...

What a match made in heaven!!! You and Taylor together is such a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see what amazing things you create on her team! If this gorgeous card is any indication, it will be heavenly!

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations on your guest designing spot over at TE...as always you have a lot going on : ) Beautiful card and a lovely use of those colors together...love the silver dove...not much of an embosser, but you have inspired me.

Pammy said...

Wow, this is definitely a major post! Lots of exciting news! I'm happy to see you guest designing for TE! You will bring a totally different design style to her products! In the process, you will probably expose her to many who wouldn't otherwise know her stamps!
This card is such a great example of your amazing talent, Mona! I love it!
Congrats to Laurel for winning your inaugural color challenge and now she gets to be on your team! How wonderful is that? Lucky girl!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Every time I visit your gorgeous blog you have something that absolutely blows me away! This card is so incredibly beautiful! I love Taylor's stamp and using that silver embossing powder really makes it even more elegant! She is so smart to get you on her design team! Congratulations!

Mirna said...

JustRite and now Taylored Expressions!!! Wow, you are in such high demand, Mona! You deserve it! You are definitely one of the most talented and creative designers out there! Gorgeous Christmas card, here! Simple and beautiful and look how good you made Taylor's stamp look! Wow!
Congratulations on a successful start of your color challenges! I know Laurel must be tinkled pink to be working with you!

Nicole Henderson said...

Congratulations Mona! You are an amazing designer! Taylor is lucky to have you!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card! And congratulations on being a GD at TE! You are wonderful and they are lucky to have you. I love the colors this week and am thrilled to have been randomly selected. I sent you an email! :)

Yesnir said...

Mona, big congratulations to you! You are such a popular and amazing designer! Your beautifully designed blog and your gorgeous creations are a testament to your success! I want to be you when I grow up!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Congratulations, Mona! How exciting! I've never been to Taylored Expressions before. I know! What's wrong with me? I've been stamping for over nine years and have, totally, been missing out! There are some fantastic sets over there. Cannot wait to see what you do with them!

Your card is gorgeous! I love that silver embossed bird! I'm going to try to get a card in, for your challenge, this week. My daughter's second birthday is tomorrow, and her party is the following weekend, but I'm determined :). Thanks!

Amy Beckett said...

OMG, your blog is so beautiful and all your designs are gorgeous, Mona! I love this card and I am so happy to see you guest designing with Taylor! What a great opportunity! Your style is so fabulous, you have a new excited follower!

Carol Reisner said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! You just amaze me! This is simpler than your usual but just as gorgeous! I love it and I'm sure Taylor does too! Congratulations on being asked to guest design for Taylored Expressions! You are on a roll with all of that and the successful start of your beautiful color challenge!
Your graphics for the challenge are so professional!

Davi said...

Congrats on your guest design position Mona! Love the soft aqua color and the embossed dove makes a beautiful centerpiece!

MeredithS said...

I was so glad to hear the news of your guest design spot with Taylored Expressions! Can't wait to see the neat stuff you produce! Smart move, Taylor!
This card is magnificent! So elegant and gorgeous colors! Love the silver embossed stamp!
Congratulations, also to Laurel for winning your first color challenge. Luck girl, now gets to work with you! I'm so jealous!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Congratulations, Mona. I can't think of anyone more deserving for Taylor's Guest Designer spot than you. This card you have shared it truly amazing, as are all of your creations. Looking at your projects is like seeing fine art in a gallery...easy to look at and totally captivating. Again, congrats.

Jen Johnson said...

Happy happy news, girlie-friend! Looks like the word is out that you are more than amazing! So many teams and so little time! I'm happy to see that Taylor chose you; I love her stamps and you are, as you know, my favorite designer! I'm in heaven! Yoooohooo!
Magnificent masterful card, Mona! Truly spectacular and I'm sure Taylor is doing the happy dance!
I was also happy to see that your first color challenge was a big success! You are such a sweet and creative person, how could it not be a huge success! Congratulations, my friend!

Theresa Camden said...

Fabulous news all around, Mona! Congratulations, you and Taylor make a great team! I can't wait to see all your stunning creations like this masterpiece! Great silver embossing!

Constance said...

Very exciting news indeed! Congrats Mona, I can't think of someone more deserving more than you! Your cards are always uniformly amazing! I'm not sure I can say that about anyone else! Also, it looks like your colour challenge is taking off nicely too! Congratulations!

Cheryl Love said...

Wow, what exciting news, Mona! Taylor's stamps are so cute and I can't wait to see what you do with them! I don't think vie seen anything where you have used TE stamps! You are so creative, I know it will be inspiring! Congratulations to you and to lucky Laurel who now gets to work with you!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful card and a pretty color palette for the challenge, congrats on your new DT position and your new adventure!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL work!!

GinaB said...

Congratulations, Mona! Very exciting news! Taylor did a good thing picking you! It will be interesting to see your creations which will be a nice mix of your vintage elegance and Taylor's cute clean products!

Natalie said...

What a beautiful card (your entire blog is beautiful)! And you have some exciting news, congratulations!

Tumbleweed said...

Mona, blow me away with beautiful designs and exciting news all in one post! I so happy for you that you will be on the TE team! I haven't really used her stamps but I am excited to see what my fav designer does with them! I am sure I will be inspired! Also, I'm glad to see that your color challenge is continuing! I love this week's colors! TFS!

Laura said...

Fantastic news, sweet Mona! I can't wait to see what you conjure up for us on the Taylored Expressions DT! What a big honor; everyone loves Taylor's stamps! I'm sure, because of you, even more people will be introduced to TE! Love this beautiful graceful and elegant card, Mona! You are amazing!

Sue Lelli said...

YUMMY FAB card and what a GREAT idea to randomly pick a winner and then feature them as a guest designer! That wiil certainly add fun to you challenges - not that they aren't fun already with the BEAUTIFUL inspiration pictures and colors you have featured so far! Can't wait to play this week!

Trisha said...

Glad to see that your first color challenge was a success, Mona! I'm hoping to try this week! Your sample is divine and your inspiration graphic looks professionally designed!
Wow, you are so lucky to be asked to GD for Taylor! Love her stamps too! What fun!

Kim said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing. So elegant and the colors are terrific. Great way to inspire me this morning!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Ros said...

Congrats!! and another fabulous card again Mona ... Simply beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Mona! big congrats on the Taylored expressions gig! Where do you find the time for ALL of your creating!!?? Love your colors this week - so very MONA! and your card is just lovely!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your GDT! Love your card and color inspiration this week!

Linda Robinson said...

What another wonderful card. Congrats on being a GD for Taylored Expressions. They are lucky to get you.. Hugs, Linda

Silvia said...

Just stunning!!!! Congrats on being a guest designer for Taylored Expressions. Way to go girl!!!

Tatanky said...

Hi Mona ! Gorgeous card. I've never seen silver embossing before and it looks great on this card. Hopefully I'll have the time to join you on this week's challenge. Great color combo.

Christine Teros said...

Mona, how do you alway create such stunning cards! Love this stamp with the silver embossing! Just plain gorgeous! And, of course, big congratulations on your new color challenge and joining Taylored Expressions as a guest designer! What a perfect fit!

Meredith said...

Mona, how did I miss that you're doing challenges?? I am excited to play along, another great source of fun!!

Congrats on your Guest DT with Taylored Expressions!!

Mary Reidel said...

Another big announcement Mona! You are such a busy girl! Congratulations! What a fun DT to be on! Can't wait to see what you create! This card is gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely colors this week and beautiful card, Mona! Love the embossing! Congrats on being Taylor's Guest Designer.. can't wait to see your fab creations!

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations Mona! I am sure you will make Taylor proud. This card and your new color combo are amazing. :)

Pamela_U said...

WOW, I'm so very excited for you!!! What a great opportunity to be on Taylor's team! You obviously deserve it! You are one of the most accomplished designers out there! I can't wait to see the combination of Taylor's sweet stamps and your vintage detailed style! When's the first post!!! I can't wait! Congratulations!

Erica said...

Big congratulations, Mona, on guest designing at Taylored Expressions! What a dream team! I know you will blow us all away with your gorgeous vintage designs! Can't wait to see!
I love this beautiful card so much! That silver embossed stamp is incredible!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Lovely and fresh as a a day of new snow on a sunny day!

Sue said...

Mona--This is a fabulous color combination. Blue is just the best and you did a great job using the two shades with the silvery gray and the tan. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful, as usual. Look forward to seeing what's next. Sue M.

Liz Carnelli said...

Congratulations on this big news too! Wow, What a week for you!!! You are so lucky to be on Taylor's team! I just love her stamps! Can't wait to see what your beautiful vintage influence brings!

Lucy said...

I love your colors for your second color challenge! Congrats, it looks like it will be a big hit with everyone! Also, congratulations for guest designing with TE! What a fun thing! Can't wait to see all the beautiful things you create!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Mona, I'm so happy for you! I can't believe that you don't have something in a magazine every month!!!! Your designs are pure gold! Congratulations and I'm sure they will be beating down your door from now on!

Cynthia Perkins said...

Wow, you are a really talented papercrafter, Mona! This card is amazing and I see that you were asked to guest design with Taylored Expressions! Wow, that is big! Congratulations! I love your stuff so much!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous color choices this week! I can't wait to play along :) Your card is stunning! I love the embossed dove - it looks so striking! What a beautiful creation for your guest designer appearance!!! Congratulations!!! The sketch is awesome :)

Jennifer Jones said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful news about guest designing for Taylor! I shouldn't be surprised, you are only one of the most talented designers I know! Smart move Taylor!
Also, I love that you have started your own color challenge! I know it will be huge! Great colors for this week and very professional display!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful colors and design...great blog ...

Julia Young said...

Congrats, dear Mona! You totally deserve all this recognition! Good luck with your color challenges! I know they will be a success!

Liz Weber said...

Woohoo Mona congrats on the Guest DT with Taylor - not surprising as you know how much I adore your work.

I can't believe I missed your first colour challenge doh! Will do my best to join in with this one. FAB idea!

Your card is DEVINE, the colours so fresh, the design looks amazing (great take on the sketch). Can't wait to see MORE MORE MORE!

Have a wonderful weekend Mona!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovley card Mona! Fab inspiration picture!


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