Happy Foreverness 63

Mona Pendleton | Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 3:55 AM | , ,

Hi there! T.G.I.F.! Are you all ready for the weekend? Any BIG plans? Not sure what's going on in my corner of the world but I do know that I am going to be one tired girl :( My hubby's job requires him to spend a night away from home every now and then and tonight was one of those nights! I never sleep very well when he is away~I hear every creek in the house and have a difficult time falling asleep so I thought, "why fight it?" just stay awake and make a card or two!!! Now it's 3:35 AM and here I am... YIKES!!!
I have had so much going on, I forgot to mention that I have a card being featured over on the Melissa Frances blog! YIPEEE!!! You may want to pop on over (click HERE) to see not only my card but ALL the gorgeous product that is being revealed for Spring/CHA :) I made this card using some pretty Melissa Frances DP and a few of my other favorite products. For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's MOJO Monday week 175. My friend Stephanie Kraft was recently invited to join the MOJO DT and I am so happy for her! She has played with that sketch challenge blog for ages and there is no one more deserving that I can think of :)
One of the many things I love about Spellbinders die templates is the unique ability to not only cut/emboss but to stencil as well. See how I stenciled some pink ink around the decorative border and center of the doily as well as the banner? I love having that option ~ do you take advantage that feature when using a Spellbinder die template?

That's all for now ~ I better get some rest. Hopefully I just won't lie there listening to the wind blow the palm trees! Have a great day and would love to hear what you have planned for the weekend?! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S5-040 Floral Doily Motifs, S5-028 Nested Pennants, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances DP
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63 Sweet Comments So Far:

Noor Nahdi said...

Beautiful card and great techniques!!!
Have sweet dreams :)

Ros said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... even so tired you can create a masterpiece ... hope you finally sleep well ..

Fiona said...

Wow, after creating the absolute masterpiece, you deserve some rest! Your card is just beyond belief!

Crystal said...

This might be your most beautiful card yet! Absolutely stunning!

Deb Lewis said...

Mona, this is so incredibly stunning! I love the PP used and that stenciling of the doily and the banner is 100% gorgeous! I could easily see this card on the cover of a major magazine! This is definitely one of your all time best!

Trudy said...

Beautiful card and I love your stencil technique! What a beautiful way to highlight the beauty of these dies! You showcase SB products so well!

Carrie said...

Absolutely one of your most stunning cards ever, Mona! Sounds like you "just whipped it up" ! I could think and plan for years and never come up with something so breathtaking! Wow, you are an amazing talent!

Nancy L said...

Another amazing and jaw dropping card! What a masterpiece!!! Also, congrats on being featured on Melissa Frances' blog AGAIN!

Pammy said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Mona!!! So elegant and so graceful! The doily is so gorgeous! Also I'm happy that MF is featuring you again! Awesome!

1CardCreator said...

Pretty card Mona, congrats on the feature over at Melissa Frances! Hope you can sleep in this morning. ~Diane

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona,

What a pretty card this is! The colors are so lovely and the flowers are gorgeous!!! Fantastisc!

Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

Such a beautiful card, Love the doily and the beautiful rose, and the pennant banner looks great!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the pink ink around the border. And that flower is gorgeous. Get some rest this weekend. :)

~amy~ said...

Oh Mona, your card is soooo pretty!!! I say craft until you can't craft anymore and then go to sleep:) Congrats on the MF blog! popping over there now...happy friday!

Silvia said...

Just gorgeous, Mona! Love the softness of it and that little tag is darling. Thanks for sharing!

Jan Evans said...

Mona, this card is the definition of stunning! Wow, I love the colors and all the beautiful dies you used! I really love the stenciling effect; it really makes that doily stand out! I think I have a new favorite! TFS!

Mirna said...

Sooooo beautiful Mona! Allmost dreamy beautiful! I love the papers and the lace border but I really love that stenciled doily! Fabulous job! Congratulations on being featured on the Melissa Frances blog again! You match her style perfectly!

Emily Keaton said...

STUNNING!! This couldn't be more perfect, Mona!

NoraAnne said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! Amazing details :) I hope you were able to get some sleep, I am the same way when my husband is not home. Every little noise sounds like the Big Bad Wolf or the Boogeyman!

Marge said...

Though I don't often stencil my dies, you're so right that it just adds such a lovely touch to the whole look of the card! Absolutely beautiful sample of that on this lovely card, Mona!!! Hope you got some winks!!!

Sensible said...

Mona, I adore your beautiful card! I too think this is one of your finest designs ever! The MF paper you used is so incredible! Congrats on another feature over there!

Deana L said...

Absolutely stunning design and OMG, your stitching is so incredible! WOW!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card! Congrats on MF!! Don;t you just love her paper!!

Linda R. said...

What an amazing card.. Sooo pretty. I love all that stiching.. Hope you got some rest my friend.. Hugs, Linda

Kerry said...

Incredibly gorgeous card, Mona! MF should just hire you!

Christy Haverhill said...

OMG, I really love the beautiful MF paper and your contrasting stitching! Also, that flower and doily are gorgeous! I love how you stenciled it; very pretty! This is so breathtaking, Mona! TFS!

Debgem said...

This is stunning - wonderful rose, beautiful papers. Just gorgeous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty! Love the dark zigzag stitches and your soft embellishment choices. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Carol Reisner said...

This is a stunning masterpiece Mona! I can't believe you created this in the middle of the night/morning! Your mojo must enjoy the night! Congratulations on being showcased on Melissa Frances's blog again! They must love you!

Kat Hill said...

Absolutely fabulous design! So stunning, Mona!!!! Big congrats on your MF feature!

Lauren said...

Wow, I love this MF paper and the paper on your card that is featured now on their site! You have such a creative eye to put it all together! Every card you make is gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Oh, Mona, this is gorgeous! Love the color palette and the stenciling on the lovely doily! Thanks for playing along with Mojo! :)

Stella said...

Creating a jewel; even if you're tired and working in the middle of the night....WOW!!! Hope you caught some sleep. Can't wait to see the next beauty :)

GabrielleH said...

As has been said 33 times before me, this card is absolutely amazing and stunning! Great work, Mona, even if it was in the middle of the night! I hope you got some rest!

Beth Lewis said...

Incredible card, Mona! Just breathtaking!

RobinH said...

Mona, I love the stencil technique you used here! It really adds so much to these, already beautiful, dies! How, on earth, do you get your stitching to be so perfect? Your card is an absolute masterpiece!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Mona. I love the pink in the pretty doily. I am off to see your card at MF. :)

I bet you slept pretty late today hu? :)
Hugs~

Meredith said...

This is where having my supplies at someone else's house does me the favour - I would be up all night every night! This card is just beautiful Mona, and I love how you stenciled the pink detail :) Congrats on your feature over on the Melissa Frances blog!

Nancy F. said...

Wow, you were up quite late but your results seem to be worth it! This card is so beautiful, Mona! The pink stenciling on the doily is gorgeous! TFS!

Pamela_U said...

I love this card, Mona! How were you creating such beauty in the middle of the night? That Melissa Frances paper is GORGEOUS! Congrats on having your card featured there again!!!!

Tina said...

Congrats on the MF feature, Mona. They should keep you there for good ;) I'm just sayin'. Love you!

Joanne Leddy said...

Another lovely card Mona! I'm so glad you reminded me of the stencil feature on our dies. I always forget that and it looks fabulous on this beauty!

Davi said...

This is gorgeous MOna!! Love that dp and the pretty flower!!

Gale Evans said...

Hi Mona! Your latest card is so incredible! Great MF papers and I really love that SB doily die and how you stenciled it! I MF will want to feature this one too! Congrats on your other card being shown there too! Have a great weekend!

MeredithS said...

Mona, you are just so talented! I think this might be one of your most beautiful cards to date! I just love these papers and the soft feminine and elegant details! Everything is just gorgeous!

ANewYear said...

Oh Mona your cards are so gorgeous; every single one of them. If you can find a way to bottle some of that talent, I'd pay big dollars for a thimble full. :) Well if not, at least you have inspired me. I'm off to attempt a pretty birthday card for my Mom.
Thank you for sharing.
Carole

Julie Ranae said...

Simply beautiful...I have the whole day to myself tomorrow, so hoping to do a thorough cleaning of my studio and take on a challenge or two...and a couple of DT projects for The Twinery....and....oh, that's enough in one day, I suppose! haha

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE the nestie and the flower and that FAB paper and stitching! BEAUTIFUL card!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a fabulous card, mona! love that pretty pretty rose, what beautiful colors! wonderful embellishing! love how your stitching follows the lace trim perfectly. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Deb Hickman said...
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Deb Hickman said...

This card is beautiful !!!! The colours and the papers you've used are so pretty. I love the doily and how you've subtly added some colour to it.

Deb x

Emy said...

waow, your card is so beutiful, like sugar... absolutely amazing !
inspiration by colors or by sketches, your talent is perfect.
hug

Jan said...

Mona,
This is a beauty! Love the design and soft colors :)

PaperMomma said...

Mona, the colors are so incredible and the flower is gorgeous! Love that doily and how you stenciled it!

Cindy Percovich said...

Incredibly beautiful Mona! I love the PP and that gorgeous lace border. The stenciled doily is such a nice addition! Fabulous job! Also, congratulations on being featured on the Melissa Frances blog again!

Norma said...

Mona, I think this might be one of your most stunning cards ever! It is truly breathtaking! What talent!
Congratulations on another Melissa Frances feature! Shouldn't you be on her DT already?

Mary Chen said...

Hope you were able to find time to get some rest! You are definitely a committed crafter! Your results are absolutely beyond gorgeous, Mona! That MF paper you used is so beautiful and the black stitching is so complimentary! It's so nice to see Melissa Frances recognizing your talents once again!

Mary Reidel said...

Such a gorgeous card, Mona! You are so incredible! I can't believe you were up so late but it was worth it! Make sure you submit this to a magazine!

Mo Hernandez said...

Incredible, simply incredible, Mona! What a beautiful and gorgeously designed card! I could look at it for hours! Great job!

Yesnir said...

Oh yes, Mona, this card deserves to be in a magazine or, preferably, on the cover! It is absolutely exquisite! What beautiful MF papers and that rose is framed so well with the beautiful die cut doily! Love the stenciling! And congratulations again on MF featuring your card! I'm headed over there to leave some love!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful MF paper you used and I love that beautiful rose on the doily! Such brilliant and creative ideas here, always! Thanks so much Mona and congratulations on MF choosing to feature your beautiful work once again!

Cynthia said...

Mona, I am so blown away by this gorgeous card!!! It is absolutely one of your most stunning cards ever! I just love coming to your beautiful blog and gaining so much inspiration! Thanks!


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