Merry Christmas! 25

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 1:02 AM | ,

Hi there! Just popping in today to wish you all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas :) I hope you enjoy the day with your loved ones! Thank you so very much for all the sweet and encouraging comments throughout the year :)

This is a pic taken from the inside of St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy:
Words can not describe the beauty of this magnificent church. The photo below is Scott & I standing in St. Peter's Square in front of St. Peter's Basilica while on a summer trip to Italy a few years ago. I think it would be quite the experience to attend Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's but grateful I had the opportunity I had to visit regardless the time of the year :)
In no particular order, here are a few beautiful Christmas cards that some of my sweet blogging friends sent to me & my family:
This one with the darling paperpieced basket is from Stephanie:
Look at the teensy weensy pearl that Sue used for an eye on the beautiful felt dove:
Heather did an amazing job coloring that gorgeous image:
and look at the sweet snowman with the shimmery detail that Diane showcased on her fabulous card:
This is my last Christmas card of 2010:
 For sketch inspiration, I played along with what will be Mercy Kerin's last sketch for her weekly sketch challenge :( I will truly miss all the inspiration and weekly sketches that can be found on Mercy's blog. ***Mercy is selling an extensive collection of previously used stamps - you may want to check out her blog if you are interested in purchasing some before they are all gone***
 I inked up a label from then stamped the Believe in the magic from and used a to cut/emboss the image. Super easy!
Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have the BEST Holiday Season ever :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels No.14, Twas the night before Christmas
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-290 Labels Fourteen, S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, GC-001 Grand Calibur
post signature


 Comments

25 Sweet Comments So Far:

gladyschia2010 said...

Merry Christmas Mona! beautiful cards you have shown at your blog! Love them! Enjoy your holidays!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh your card is so gorgeous, mona! love it!!! also love the pix :). what a beautiful church! what sweet cards from your bloggy friends! thanks for all your support and encouragement. merry Christmas and here's to an awesome 2011! *hugs* steph :)

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful and so are the ones you were sent! Have a very Merry Christmas, Mona!

Emily Branch said...

This card is sooooo gorgeous!! I love the Tinsel and Twig paper in the background and the Christmas trees look soooo pretty against the paper! FANTABULOUS!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this post is a wonderful Christmas gift to us all!!!! Your Vatican photos and your card are magnificent! And these cards from your crafty friends are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a Happy and Creative New Year!

Marge said...

Merry Christmas, Mona, and a blessed New Year!!!

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

The papers and the design are gorgeous and your colouring is fantastic as always.
Happy Christmas,

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Mona I have never been to Italy but it looks and sounds like it is gorgeous! Your friend's sent you fab cards and your last one for th year is stunning! Merry Christmas! :) Amy

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! Those photos of Rome look amazing. I bet those buildings are massive.

Isn't it nice to get happy mail? Stephanie and Sue made beautiful cards. Your last Christmas card is so cute. I really like the WM stamps too. The metal corner is a sweet touch. :)

Andrea M said...

Merry Christmas and a very happy, prosperous new year! Your pictures from Italy are completely fabulous!!! Awesome Christmas cards from bloggy friends :) Sadly, I didn't get mine out in time (in fact, they're still sitting on my counter LOL!). They'll make lovely belated seasonal greetings :D

Monia said...

Merry Christmas Mona :)

Yesnir said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day, Mona! All of these cards are gorgeous! TFS!

Silvia said...

Oh, Mona! You are so deserving of all these beautiful cards. I have something for you on my blog too. Your Christmas card is gorgeous ...as usual. Thanks for all the inspiration throught out the year. I can't wait to see what you will be creating this coming year.. I bet is going to be beautiful. I wish you all the best in 2011.

hugs,

Kerry said...

Mona, you have some very special and creative friends! All of their cards are gorgeous! As always, I think your designs are divine! Hope you had a very merry Christmas and I wish you a very prosperous and creative 2011!

Janetcraft said...

wow, Mona this peice is lovely...Merry Xmas!! hope you have a wonderful time

Melissa said...

Lovely cards, every single one! Thanks for sharing them with us! Hope you are having a magical holiday season!

Kat Hill said...

You are so lucky to receive these beautiful cards from your crafty friends!!! Also, your's is so stunning! I love that WM stamp! Wishing you a very Happy New Year to come!!!

Christina said...

Very pretty cards! And I really love your photos from Rome! What a beautiful place! I would love to visit one day! Happy New Year, Mona!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing so many pretty cards you've received and the one you created, they are all so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours Mona, wishing you a fruitful 2011!

Debgem said...

Hi Mona

Thanks for showing us the lovely cards you've received - such talented ladies. Your card, as always, is totally beautiful!!

Have a very Happy 2011!!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous card Mona! Love that DP you used! Also I love all your friends' cards too!!! How sweet to showcase them here on your fabulous blog!

Kelly said...

Love the cards and I also love your photos from the Vatican!! Wow what a dream! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I want to wish you a very special New Year!!

Stella said...

Thank you for your wishes and i hope your Christmas was just as wonderful as ours.....
You got some stunning Christmas cards; they're all beauties!
And the pictures of Rome; I've been there in 2008 too. And the pictures of the St. peter Basilica; it's so gorgeous. And huge :)

GabrielleH said...

Great photos in Rome, Mona! Wow, what an experience! I love all of these beautiful cards from your friends and I especially love your last card of 2010! Here's wishing you a very fun and crafty New Year!

Suzanne C said...

what a lovely series of Christmas cards you received and love your final christmas card for 2010!


Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment!


 
Cupcake's Creations Copyright © 2010 Prozine - Designed by Lasantha customized by Scott Pendleton for Mona
Banner graphic elements courtesy: House of Three
Home | RSS Feed | Comment RSS