Some Sweetness... 64

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 9:43 AM | , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great week! I am tickled pink - my new job is going well - making new friends and lovin' the NO call part! YAHOOO!! I have the day off from work today so I stayed up late last night playing around in my "studio" aka kitchen :) LOL

First up, is a layout featuring Meredith when she was about 3 years old playing at the playground:
I pulled out the Pink Paislee Sweetness Collection 6"x 6 paper pad, which is full of so many beautiful coordinating patterned papers packed all into one pad! I inked up various images from Parisian Anthology Clear Stamps and randomly stamped them about. For sketch inspiration, I played along with the fabulous sketch by Valerie Salmon over at the Pink Paislee Blog:
As you know, Claire designs soooo many stamps that coordinate perfectly with numerous Spellbinders die templates. In the photo below, you can see the pretty white embossed detail of the Very Vintage Labels No. 4 image. After inking it up and embossing, I used a S4-190 Labels Four die template to cut/emboss the label which was then layered with the darling sweetie-pie sentiment and motif from Sweethearts.
Another thing I love about using Spellbinders™ die templates is not only the ability to cut/emboss your images but the unique stenciling feature! BONUS! To create the butterfly embellishment in the photo below, I cut/embossed a butterfly using a die template from S3-146 Butterflies Two then while leaving the die cut in the template, I used a sponge dauber to apply yellow ink. What do you think of the beautiful scrolly detail in that beautiful butterfly?
The Pink Paislee Sweetness Collection 6"x 6 paper pad, is not only full of so many beautiful coordinating patterned papers but has 30 sheets all packed all into one pad! Using some scraps, I made this Valentine:
The gorgeous Cupid image is from Pink Paislee Cupid Impressions stamp set. Oh so Vintagey pretty! I made a lil' tag to display the BE MINE sentiment & motif using a S4-190 Labels Four die template which was then adhered to a pretty bow made from Buttercup Vintage style crinkle ribbon Courtesy of Kimberly at My Craft Spot.
Now that I had a BIG dose of crafty "me" time, maybe I should consider doing a dance with the vacuum cleaner :) Thanks so much for looking - hope you have an awesome day!

Supplies Used:

Sweet-thing Lay Out:
Stamps: Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Clear Stamps, Waltzingmouse Sweethearts & Very Vintage Labels No. 4
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Sweetness 6"x6" paper pad
Die Templates & Machine:  Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-190 Labels Four, S4-161 Labels One, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Lace: Maya Road

Be Mine Card:
Stamps: Pink Paislee Cupid Impressions, Very Vintage Labels No.4, Sweethearts
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Sweetness 6"x6" paper pad
Die Templates & Machine:  Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-190 Labels Four, S5-022 Labels Ten, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Ribbon: Buttercup / Courtesy of Kimberly at My Craft Spot
Lace: Maya Road
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64 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Overby said...

What a gorgeous layout Mona!! I have those PP stamps as well and just love them! Great job with the sketch. I might need to play along too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely layout of Meredith, Mona! I'm impressed with all the scrapbooking you've done lately.. :) The card is wonderful, too! Love this PP line!

Linda R. said...

Both of your project here are so pretty.. So many wonderful details. I always get so inspired when I am here..

Hugs, Linda

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Such beautiful projects! Your layout is so sweet and your card is stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful layout, Mona!! I just got a Sweetness pad myself (on sale--score!) and love the inspiration you gave me. Thanks!

Meredith said...

What is a vacuum? ;)

I LOVE how your tag on your layout turned out... I was thinking the other day that it's time to splurge on some ovals so I could layer like this... and you proved me right!!

Pammy said...

Mona, I think this is your most stunning LO yet! Absolutely gorgeous and so is that beautiful vintage card! You are amazing!

Dawn said...

Such beautiful projects.
Those pictures are adorable of your step daughter.
I love that you used so many textures and designs.
Beautiful

Laural said...

Fabulous project Mona! Your step-daughter is adorable and I love the layout of this page! So many interesting and beautiful parts and papers! Also, your card is absolutely stunning!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very sweet layout! I see you got bitten by the scrapbook bug too! Those Pink Paisley stamps and paper collections are the best! :)

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning LO,Mona. Those papers are divine,so pretty. Gorgeous card too,a perfect Valentine.

Deb x

Cindy Haffner said...

All so BEAUTIFUL!!

Nancy L said...

Mona, your talents are endless!!! Your LO is so incredible! I love all the beautiful PP you used and the gorgeous labels and stamps! And Meredith is a darling sweet little girl!!! Love your gorgeous card too!

Cindy Percovich said...

Mona, this project is really amazing! So beautiful!

Jan Evans said...

Wow Mona, this LO is so magnificent! I Love your take on the sketch and the gorgeous papers and embellies you used! Also those photos of Meredith are just plain darling!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful layout and card, mona! i love the sweetness collection too! it's super gorgeous!
glad to hear your new job is going well!
thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day!
*hugs* steph :)

GabrielleH said...

Love your stunning card but I really think there is just so much creativity in your layout, Mona! You did such a great job with the sketch and added so much gorgeous texture and color! This LO needs to be in a magazine, if no on the cover!

Stella said...

I love your LO and I love your scraps :)
Some sweetness, some love, some creating inspiration. In fact ; I see a lot of these three :)

Penny said...

Gorgeous card and layout Mona! I love the beautiful papers you used and this mix works so well with the sketch! Also, the beautiful roses add so much! And your little step-daughter is adorable! She's the perfect focus of this beautiful design!!
Your card is super fabulous too! So stunning and elegant with amazing vintage touches. I really love that Cupid stamp!
Glad to see that you are enjoying your new job! Congrats!

Susanne Lowe said...

Gorgeous LO and card Mona! I'm blown away again!

Joanne Leddy said...

Both are so lovely. The page layout is wonderful and what a great use for 6x6 papers. I have so many! Of course the card is as gorgeous as everything you create! Thanks for sharing Mona ... your blog is an inspiration to so many!

Barbara said...

Mona, your little step daughter is the perfect subject for your gorgeous layout! She is darling and I really love those beautiful flowers and wonderful papers! And your card is 100% fabulous! I love it's mix of papers and textures! That label with the Cupid image is magnificent!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet LO Mona! I love the girly feel. That card is perfect with the pretty shabby PP paper and stamps. I am totally jealous. I guess I know what paper is on my list to buy now. :)
Hugs~

june lanum said...

your layout is beautiful and your cards are gorgeous

PaperMomma said...

OMG, Mona, this LO is so amazingly beautiful! I love the gorgeous Pink Paislee papers you used here and the beautiful butterfly and flowers along with your gorgeous step daughter! What a doll!
Also, your card is divine as well!

Linda L said...

Wow both absolutely beautiful Mona. Love how you've used the PPaislee 6x6 pad for your layout....great patterns with these sweet pics. Gorgeous!

Laurel said...

Oh my word what gorgeous creations!

Lauren said...

Mona, this is an absolutely gorgeous project! Both are amazing! You are so talented!

Cynthia Perkins said...

Great job with both the LO and the card, Mona! They are so inspiring to me! I adore the gorgeous papers you used and I love the pretty labels too! Every visit here is so stimulating!! Thanks!

Theresa Y said...

I am so loving these amazing designs Mona! Wow! So lovely and your step daughter is beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a beautiful layout Mona, the paper, the embellishment, the precious little girl, everything, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE how you shoed you could make a scrapbook page and then a card from scraps! And she is so DARLING! I would scrapbook all day if i had a model like that!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous scrapbook layout. The different elements are gorgeous and another cute picture! Love the leftover (Ha) card. Beautiful card.

~amy~ said...

wow...sweetie pie is right...love the layout...such a sweet girl!

Ros said...

Simply stunning once again ... how pretty Meredith is ...

Heidi said...

The layout is gorgeous Mona and so is Meredith! Your card is beautiful with all the details.

Yesnir said...

Amazing as usual, Mona! I really love your beautiful card and layout! So many nice textures and colors with that Pink Paislee paper! I also love your stamps and those lovely dies! Great job!

Julia Aston said...

Love your page Mona - you always layer the stampings and framings so well! and your card is beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful lay out Mona, Meredith is so photogenic too! And that Valentine looks gorgeous too. ~diane

Debgem said...

As always, wonderful projects. It's a great layout and Meredith is so pretty! The card is also fab. So pleased the job is going well.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous layout, what a sweetie pie! Love all the little details, and what a fab way to use up scraps! That crinkly ribbon is just gorgeous.

Kathy M said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Your LO is a masterpiece and your step daughter is so adorable looking!

Charlene said...

What an absolutely gorgeous LO!!! I lOVE everything little sweet thing about it!! And your card is yummy too!! Glad your liking your new job!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

My goodness these are so beautiful Mona! All the pinks and yellows make it feel like spring when I visit your blog. Lots of little details that I could look at for hours. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

Karen C. said...

Wow, both of these are gorgeous designs and I really thing your little step daughter is movie-star beautiful!

Silvia said...

Love the card and the scrapbook page. Both of them are truly beautiful. The colors are so soft, and I love all the little details on them!

Andrea M said...

Mona, you really do the best srapbooking pages!!! OMG!!! This one is STUNNING!!! The card is so gorgeous too! Love the mix of patterned papers on both creations!

Mara... said...

Love how you are stamping on your layouts, that is awesome!! And beautiful cards, you are rockin' the Pink Paislee!!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Oh Mona, I am so very inspired by your beautiful layouts! I love the beautiful papers and the gorgeous stamping! Really, Mona, I am so psyched to give some layouts a try! Thank you so much!

Kat Hill said...

Absolutely fabulous LO and card, Mona! Your cards are always so incredible but I am so blown away by all your recent layouts! This one is so incredibly gorgeous! So many beautiful textures and colors with the perfect selection of PP papers! You really do such wonderful work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Chen said...

Beautiful and stunning projects! Mona, that little girl is gorgeous and I love your LO so much! Bravo!

Janetcraft said...

Awesome Mona...lovely layout and card! Love the PinkPaislee paper as well!!!

Naomi T said...

Super LO, Mona! I really really love the beautiful paper and the sweet border and lovely embellies! And your card is so shabby vintage! Love the Cupid image! Fabulous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beatuiful photos and gorgeous layout! Your card couln't be any more perfect! Love them both!

Beate said...

Mona, you are amazing! You can not only gorgeous cards, but also beautiful scrapbook pages. You inspire me!
Hugs and smiles

Pam Hendricks said...

Fabulous projects , Mona!!!! Beautiful cards AND beautiful layouts? What talent!!!

Irene Oden said...

Hi Mona! Your card and gorgeous layout are incredible! I love the papers that you used!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful layout, Mona! Your step-daughter is so sweet and adorable and the those Pink Paislee papers are just divine!

Sue Hester said...

Wow, Mona that LO is so amazing! I love the sketch and I love how you worked so many beautiful papers into it! And little Meredith is a doll! Great job!

Laura said...

Gorgeous layout and your little subject is so adorable too! I love those beautiful PP papers you used too!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Stunning card and LO, Mona! The PP you used are so beautiful and I always love your beautiful embellishments!

Brook said...

Beautiful projects. Your scrap layout is great with such pretty flowers. Your card is so vintage and wonderful. TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So beautiful Mona!! Love your scrap layout with the flowers and your colors!! Gorgeous dies!!
hugs,
Chris

skyscooter said...

Your choice of stamps and paper combinations are a work of art. And your flowers lend such elegance.


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