My Friend...WMSC28, CR84FN8 58

Mona Pendleton | Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:10 AM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are all having a great start to your week :) It's the MOST wonderful time of the year but oh so busy...sigh... In my personal life, a lot of exciting things are happening that I would like to share. I started a new job last week and resigned from my current job of 11 years. It was a difficult decision but after a lot of time and careful consideration, I decided a change would be good. I will miss my colleagues, many who have become personal friends but look forward to making new friendships. One thing I will definitely not miss is being tethered to a pager for countless hours anticipating the next emergency surgery. My "new" job requires NO call, NO weekends -YAHOOOO!!!! almost virtually unheard of for a Registered Nurse working in an Operating Room :)

Here to share this quick, CAS card that I made:
I combined a few of my favorite products to make this card. I pulled out a piece of Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology collection DP and trimmed a corner off a square doily that I convinced the manager of one of favorite restaurants to share with me :)

For sketch inspiration, I referred to this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:
and for color inspiration, the current CR84FN8 challenge :)
You may notice, I don't use a lot of what I consider LOUD colors so this color combo incorporating Bright Pink is quite the challenge for me personally! How about you? Do you prefer subtle & pastel,  bold & bright or a little of both?

Using both Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG & S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM die templates, I created a multi-layered flower embellishment:
I inked up the sweet My Friend sentiment from Waltzingmouse Roses In Bloom and used a S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG die template to cut/emboss the image.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Roses In Bloom
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Oval LG, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology collection
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58 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Mona, this is so pretty! Love the square doily! I always 'steal' doilies from restaurants! I hurry and take them before they're stained or even request more from the server! haha That's a great find and oh so pretty!

Glad to hear about your new opportunity too! Congrats on taking the plunge!

Chris said...

Congratulations on your new job, Mona. You must be so pleased that you no longer have to work weekends or be on call.

I love the pop of colour from the flower. I'm not one for bright colours but when combined with a subdued background like this it looks beautiful.

Michele Gross said...

Just beautiful! Congrats on your new job and sounds like new way of life!!

Linda Robinson said...

Congrats on your new Job... My husband went through that a couple of years ago.. And like you said it was so stressful for him.. I wish you good luck my friend..

Your card is so beautiful as always.. every detail is perfect!

Hugs, Linda

Debbie said...

Wonderful to be starting the new year fresh with a new position that sounds like it will work so much better for your schedule too! Sounds like more time to get crafty to me!! My hubby started a new job this past spring after having worked for his previous company for 16 years ... scary, but exciting too!

I like pastel colors, but every once in a while I'll create something with brights that touches my heart :)

Merry Christmas!

Meredith said...

I never see such fun doilies, or I'd steal them for sure! :)

This is beautiful :) Congratulations on your new job! Sounds like you will feel some weight lifted. Good luck!

Joanne Leddy said...

I hope you grabbed a stack of those doilies! They may get suspicious if you eat there every day (taking one doily at a time)! This is beautiful ... just a splash of bright color - I LOVE IT! Congratulations on your big decision ... change is good and I'm sure you've made the right choice.

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE the lace story! I find myself looking at things differently now that I make cards and I'm always collecting bits and pieces to use later! LOVE that DP and the stitching and that FAB pink flower! I am more of a bold bright person myself! LOVE the waltzingmouse friend stamp!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

BethieJ said...

Mona CONGRATS on your new job!! Best of luck on your new adventure.. and a BIG YEAH to no pager, and weekends!!
I LOVE the card! What a WONDERFUL color combo..
Happy Holidays!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, congratulations on making the change! Scary stuff sometimes but it sure sounds like you made the right decision! I wish you the best!
Your card is so gorgeous! I love that doily and the bright pink flower! Beautiful WM sentiment too!

Mara... said...

Beautiful card, I love the flower!! Good luck with your new job. Both my sister and BIL are nurses. My BIL recently switched jobs, too. They just had twin girls and his 12 hour shifts were getting to be a bit too much. He also found a job with no nights and no being on call, he is loving it.

Happy Holidays, Mona!!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! You just amaze me with your talent! Sounds like you made a great choice with your job change! I wish you wonderful luck and I know it will work out well for you!

Debgem said...

First of all - congratulations on your new job; while change is always scary, it's also a challenge - good luck!!

Second - that card is just gorgeous!! Love how you've combined both challenges.

Ros said...

Beautiful card Mona ... many congrats in your new job ... I hope you find peace and happiness there ... have a wonderful day ...

Dawn said...

Congrats on the new job- must be exciting to start a new adventure! Good Luck I know you will be great.
Another beautiful card today and I love the flower.
Happy Holidays sweetie!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! So happy for you that your new job won't require on-call situations!

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning card,love the colour combo and wow that flower is beautiful.

Mary Reidel said...

Mona, your cards are always so inspiring! I need to go out to restaurants that have lace and doilies!!! I love what you did here! Gorgeous flower too! Good luck with your new job!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so lovely and feminine; I ADORE it!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful card and doily. I would have taken that if I saw it too. It works perfectly for the sketch.
I like softer colors but some occasionally bright colors like this one is nice too. :)

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful card! So sorry I missed your phone call today. Will try to catch up with you soon...Merry Christmas!

Teri Holister said...

Mona, I love the doily on this beautiful card! Great idea and I can't believe you got it from a restaurant! Your colors are perfect! Congrats on your new job too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous Mona, love the doily and the "to die for" bloom! Congrats on your new job, no weekends, thats cool, you will have more time to craft, LOL! : )

Martha W said...

Love the beautiful flower, Mona! I love bright colors!!! You do CAS quite well!!! Congratulations on switching to a much nicer sounding job! Maybe more creative time for you too? Happy Holidays!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

congrats on your new job, mona!! i'm so happy for you :)!
gorgeous card! i heart that doilie and your stunning flower. that paper is also amazing!! thanks for sharing and have a happy holidays!!! *hugs* steph :)

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Mona, congratulations on your new job. Love the background text too, so elegant. Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year. xx

cbuswell said...

Congrats on the new job! Beautiful card, love that gorgeous flower! Have a lovely relaxing Christmas!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! Congrats on the new job. Change is hard but it is often just what we need!! I don't think of myself as a bright color person, but that's what I seem to gravitate toward. But I do like both subtle and bright palettes!!

Yesnir said...

Lovely CAS card, Mona! Your flowers are always so beautiful! Love that doily too! Congratulations on your new job!

Cynthia Perkins said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Best of luck with your new job!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, I can't believe you got that beautiful doily from a restaurant! What a gorgeous combo with that beautiful flower! Very CAS but still has your wonderful flaire to it! Good luck with you new job; I hope you enjoy it!

Jan Hirsch said...

Fab card Mona! Love that incredible flower! So striking with the white and black...

Melissa said...

Mona, I love your CAS style too! Everything you do is fabulous! Good luck with your newer better job!!! Happy Holidays too!

PaperMom said...

Such a beautiful simple design! I love the doily and how you made it work with the sketch! Also, your flower is divine! TFS! I hope your new job brings you lots of happiness!

Polly Pierce said...

This is great Mona! Best of luck with your new job, being an OR Nurse too, I can really relate to the prospect of no Call OR Weekends(I'm delighted for you!)Lucky you ...

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card and use of the sketch for making it. Love the background and pop of bright pink using the flower. Good luck in your new job and have a Merry Christmas.

E.T said...

gorgeous! the doily looks beautiful!

Anabelle said...

Love the new card. The doily looks fabulous, as does that gorgeous flower. Congrats on your new job! How exciting that your time will be more 'yours' now.

Kerry said...

Mona, I love your CAS card! That doily is so beautiful! How exciting to be starting a new job! I hope everything works out for you! Merry Christmas!

Natalie said...

Very pretty card, Mona! I love your take on the sketch and how you used the doily! Your flower is just incredible! Great job!

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations on your new position Mona, it sounds wonderful! Beautiful card, love how you used the square doily. ~Diane

Mirna said...

Mona, this is such a lovely card with a really nice take on the sketch! That flower is really jaw dropping! Best of luck with your new job!

Christine Teros said...

Beautiful simple card! So elegant and graceful! That flower and the doily are perfect! Good luck with your new job, Mona! I think you will be so much happier with more free time!!!

AimeeOh said...

Another beautiful card, Mona! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and good luck with your new job!

Julia Aston said...

Love that bold punch of color with your wonderful layered flower Mona - I wondered where your sketch card was this week!

big congrats on your mon-fri job and no call!! must feel like a breeze to you!!

Davi said...

HI Mona, Love the card. The bright pink flower is beautiful and is so pretty with the doily corner. How exciting to start a new job especially no call. :) Have a wonderful Christmas Mona!

Debbi said...

Fabulous CAS card, Mona! That flower is outstanding and so is your restaurant doily! Wow, I love how you made it part of the sketch! Great job!

Mary said...

Amazing card Mona! Gorgeous flower and doily! Love your CAS projects too! I'm so happy to hear the good news about your new job! Congrats!

Silvia said...

I love your take on the challenge.The color palette you picked is awesome. The hot pink flower is adorable and it is the perfect touch for the card.

Andrea M said...

Well if bright pink is a challenge for you, you absolutely showed it who's boss!!! WOW! That bloom is perfect and it jumps right off the card! CAS never looked so good :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Mona, such beautiful eye candy, as always! Merry Christmas!

Betty Wright said...

Mona, the card is fabulous! I really do love these colors and I hope I can chisel out a section of time to play in my craftroom....hard to do lately. Anyway, just wanted to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Good luck with the new job, too. Sounds like it will be a better move all around. Change is hard, but you have to look after you and do what is right for YOU and your family. Blessings!

Christy Haverhill said...

Amazing little card Mona! That flower is so stunning! Great job! Good luck with your new job adventure; sounds like an excellent choice! Change is good!

Stella said...

Congratulations on your new job! And I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. This card is stunning; I love ( and prefer)soft colors but the combo with a bright pink is also one of my favorites. And this card is a perfect example of that combo. I love it! :)

Christina said...

Mona this is a gorgeous card and that flower is so stunning! I love your awesome work! Really inspires me! Thanks so much! Good luck with your new job. It really sounds like a no-brainer; I think you will be much happier!

S said...

Mona--Congrats and best wishes on your new job. I am sure it won't be long before they realize what a "gem" you are. Speaking of gems, this is another great card. That perfect flower sitting against the lace and muted background is just beautiful. Your mind never stops. Keep it up in your spare time.

Stampin' Pam said...

this is GORGEOUS Mona, I love the pop of bright color - you know I'm a "bright colors" kinda girl. COngratulations on your new job - I'm sure the decision was a hard one but life brings new ventures to us all the time and I'm sure this one will be fantastic with no call and no weekends. That should make your stress levels go down and make it easier to travel! :-)

Happy happy for you. Hope your year is filled with love, laughter, hugs, smiles and abundant good health. Happy New Year !


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