A Shimmery Snowflake 44

Mona Pendleton | Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 11:27 AM | , ,

Hi There! T.G.I.F. :) Are you ready for the weekend? I'm looking forward to a Sunday full of football :) How about you - any big weekend plans? I recovered my car yesterday from the dealership but I'm paying for it today. I used to run daily until I developed a stress fracture in my left foot. Against doctor's orders, I continued to run which led to a non-union fracture with a shattered bone. Needless to say, I had surgery to have that bone removed and no longer run. I enjoy bike riding more than ever and have become great friends with an elliptical machine :) Note to self: Listen to your M.D. - as the saying goes, "nurses make the worse patients"! I know this holds true for me and my co-workers.
As I sat around last night feeling sorry for my throbbing feet and achy hips, I made this card. I love Crafty Secrets Vintage Images & Journal Notes and I tend to save them so I put one to good use and made this card. For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge and with this week's Splitcoaststampers Crafty Secrets Challenge which is to incorporate lace when creating your project.
While I was shopping at Michael's Arts and Crafts, I spotted some gorgeous pre-glittered paper! SWOON!!! Have you seen it? It comes in so many yummy colors, it's heavy weight and does not shed all over the place! PERFECT! The shimmery snowflake embellishment was made using a S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendant die template and the raspberry colored glittered paper.
That's all I have to share today. Thanks so much for looking :) Have a great day! I'll be back tomorrow with another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders™Nestabilities® S4-133 Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendants, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Paper: Crafty Secrets Vintage Images & Journal Notes, graphic45
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44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Pattie said...

Gorgeous Mona! I love the vintage image and the yummy ribbon! BTW, Flourishes challenge is Glitter this week!
Hugs,
Pattie

Mary Reidel said...

Absolutely stunningly gorgeous, Mona! I love that image and your glittery snowflake! So beautiful!

Helen Watanabi said...

Gorgeous image and gorgeous card, Mona! Simple and sweet!

Donna said...

Nurses do make the worse patients! My mom was a nurse and was always the worse patient!!! Mona, sorry to hear about your foot problems. Stay off your feet and make more cards! :) I love this one you made!

kyanos said...

so pretty, beautiful vintage look with a glimpse of modernity with that cute pink snowflake... great!!!
baci

Debbie said...

STUNNING little sweetie pie, Mona :) I love vintage images and this is one of my favies!! Simply adorable!

Stella said...

Oh my; I hope you will recover soon :)And this card is to die for!!I love Crafty Secrets images and this is a beauty. That glittered paper is gorgeous; too bad we don;t have Michael's here in Holland.
Have a wonderful weekend!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Absolutely beautiful Mona, I just love all of your creations and your blog. You inspire me so much. :c) So sorry about your foot and hip, hope you feel better after a rest-up this weekend. Hugs, Robyn

Stephanie Kraft said...

So pretty, Mona! Love that darling image and the glitter paper.. I picked up some yummy glitter paper at M's this week, too! Hope your aches go away soon.. hugs!

Marge said...

Oh, NO! Told you you needed to ask for a ride -- hope you're feeling better soon!!! Love your gorgeous card, those Crafty Secrets & that lovely glittered snowflake. I'll have to look for that paper; I got some that's awful about "shedding" glitter everywhere -- hubby hates it & so do I!!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a BEAUTY!! That sweet vintage image from CS is just the best. So very nostalgic! And your sparkly snowflake looks terrific. So glad you retrieved your card, but so sorry to hear that you are paying for it now. Rest up this weekend!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous, mona! i looove that adorable vintage image and loove you glittery snowflake! i need to find some of that paper that doesn't shed, hehe. thanks for sharing :)! what a wonderful holiday card!!
hope you feel better!
have a great crafting weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Heather Jensen said...

I wondered how you were going to feel after that walk/run. Hurt me to think about it.
This is beautiful Mona. Love this sketch too. I have a Thanksgiving vintage image that will work perfectly for this sketch. I haven't see that glitter paper. I will have to take a better look. :)

Lindsay said...

So sorry that you feel so bad Mona! Ouch! This card would make me smile though! ADORABLE! Love that image, just so sweet! Feel better soon!

Monia said...

It`s gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous image on your card, Mona! Crafty Secrets has so really nice products! I love the DP colors and the beautiful scalloped frame for the image! Perfect bow and snowflake finish this masterpiece off perfectly!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

Wow, what a saga with your foot, Mona! Obviously you are doing much better now! Great! I just wanted to say how much I love your work! This card is so amazing! I love that glittered snowflake and the sweet CS image! You really blow me away!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Mona! That CS image is adorable and so detailed! I need to check their stuff out! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great crafty weekend!

Natalie said...

Love this card so much Mona! I love your ribbon and snowflake; they match so perfectly to your DP and that darling image! What a nice way to frame the image too! I always learn from how you use your dies! TFS!

Meredith said...

Mona, this is gorgeous! I have bought a lot of vintage-y Christmas paper this year, and you've inspired me :)

And you made my feet hurt.... ;)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Mona this is so pretty! I adore vintage images and how you mixed the glitter snowflake with the seam binding. Your creativity is endless!

Suzanne C said...

This is just fabulous! Love the image and how you framed it out! Beautiful as always!

Keri said...

Mona, your card is so captivating! I love your CS image; those kids are adorable!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS CARD FOR THE HOLIDAYS Mona!!! Love the DP and the sparkly snowflake!!! Hang in there girlfriend and let hubby take good care of you!!! Happy weekend!!! ~Silke~

Davi said...

Mona this is really splendicious! All of your creations are so great had to come up with a adjective. I love the wonderful vintage image and the touch of blue dotted paper is such a great compliment! Sorry you now have sore feet!! Better prop them up and create some more:)

Charlene said...

Love the sweet little picture and the colors are terific..CUTNESS!!!

Shelly said...

Mona, I love everything you create! This is amazing cute and elegant at the same time! Love that CS image and your little tag too!

Crayola58 said...

What a beautiful Mona card. So love everything you do. I hope you are taking care of yourself so you can bounce back to yourself. I am just now recovering from a bad bulging disc inflamation for doing a tee shirt rag quilt and using my quilt machine. I forced through 3 layers of each of the 58 quilt blocks and I had pains I could not even believe were possible...24/7. But I'm back, wiser!!! Take care of yourself, my friend.
Hugs
Carole

Tina said...

What a lovely card, Mona! I looooove that ribbon ;)

Monique said...

Oh Mona this card is just precious!! I love the image and shimmery snowflake :)

Mara... said...

That glittery snowflake is beautiful!!! And I can't believe that happened to your foot, Mona. I pulled my achilles tendon almost 3 years ago due to overuse and being stubborn and I paid for it. Took me almost 2 years to fully recover. I don't know what I would do if I could not run. Next time my achilles acts up, I will be taking a break. Mona's orders!!

Have a great weekend!

Mary Chen said...

Mona, this card is just lovely! The CS image of these dear children in the snow fits perfectly with your vintage design! I love the bow and your whimsical snowflake! Everything is gorgeous here!

Fiona said...

Absolutely magnificent, Mona! This image is just so vintage and darling! I love your framing and the wonderful DP colours! And the glittery snowflake is divine!

Amy Beckett said...

Mona this card is so stunning! Really, you do the best vintage cards ever! I love it!

Jan Hirsch said...

Mona the CS image you used is so dear! I love the detail and colors! That die template for the snowflake is a must-have! I love how your glittered it! This really makes this card so fabulous!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely BE-A-UTIFUL!!! I'll have to check for that glittered paper next time I'm at Michaels. Love all the fabulous layers :) Hope the soreness is improving! Poor you :(

Kerry said...

What a gorgeous card, Mona! I love all the varied pinks! And that image is just plain darling! Such a wonderful take on this sketch!

Pammy said...

Love this CS image and how you stitched and framed it! Your bow and snowflake are just grand! Such gorgeous work, Mona! Have a fun weekend!

E.T said...

totally adorable! i love that snowflake thingy!

Diana said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is truly FABULOUS Mona! I love the sweet vintage picture, and the many wonderful little details you've added to this card! You are amazing girlie ;)

Stampin' Pam said...

Take care of your foot - sorry you had to go so far for your car - how about a cab?!? Your card is beautiful - sweet image and lovely glittery snowflake.

SusanH said...

This is such an adorable card! I love this CS image; the detail in the image is just perfect! I also love your gorgeous frame and that amazing ribbon, snowflake and lace border! Great job!

Silvia said...

The is the most adorable winter themed card I have ever seen!!! It is so perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing!!!

hugs,


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