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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 8:55 PM | ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Meri's birthday pool party was a lot of fun yesterday and everyone had a great time :) Thought you might enjoy a very short cool video of Meri and a few of her friends taking a plunge:



On to this week's CR84FN Color Challenge. Thanks to all who joined in the fun last week. Once again, there were so many fabulous projects and thanks to all who stop by to not only look, but to leave such sweet and encouraging comments :) If you are looking to color your world with some bright and cheerful colors, I invite you to come play with this week's CR84FN Color Challenge ~ we are playing with RED, YELLOW and a NEUTRAL. The beautiful color graphic was created using photos courtesy of Adam at embrace life photography.
The red and white gingham jar covers were my source of inspiration. I pulled out some fun patterned paper from the Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Collection. To add color to the pear embossed background paper, I inked up the Cuttlebug pear embossing folder with SU So Saffron ink prior to embossing. I love this technique because it is a super easy way to create ANY color of patterned paper you are in need of. I stitched on a hand cut felt leaf and adhered a snippet of cardboard for the stem.
To make the pear embellishment, I used the pear die template from Assorted Fresh Fruit to cut a pear from a piece of SU So Saffron cs then I adhered glitter to give it a sugary appearance. Doesn't it look mouthwatering? :)
 Thanks for visiting today :) Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some awesome inspiration, please visit all the designers blogs:

Lin Brandyberry (May Guest Designer)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Sweethearts
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Labels TwelveSmall Labels, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Grand Calibur, Sizzix Vagabond
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Collection
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Maya Road lace
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74 Sweet Comments So Far:

Marge said...

Yummy -- I just want to bite into it -- well, almost! LOL!!! What a clever idea, Mona, and a sweet card!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet card. I am seeing friut! The embossed pears are so cute. :)

Looks like Mari had lots of fun with her friends. Can't get much better than a pool party on a hot day. My birthday is in July so it was always hot.
Hugs~

Julie Ranae said...

What a fun way to watch the girls take the plunge! Beautiful scenery to go with that pool! Beautiful card too!

papertrails leaver said...

Wha a outstanding card Mona! Ilovethe pears you embossed and the sugared one is divine! I am glad the girls had fun! Looks like it was a blast! :-) Amy

Lisa Somerville said...

The embossed background looks wonderful with your glittery pear! Looks like they had a blast in the pool. Hope she had a wonderful birthday! Such a beautiful view!

Emily Taylor said...

Beautiful card Mona! Your colors are gorgeous and I love your inspiration photos in your graphic! Wow, your pool party looks like fun! Thanks for sharing that with us!

Deb Hickman said...

What a fun card, I love the inked embossing, I keep meaning to give it a go. Great colours and another beautiful card.
Good jump girls,bet they had a fab time, xxxx

Debgem said...

Mona - love your card - the pear looks so yummy and the embossed backing is super!!

The pool party looks like so much fun! And it was obviously really warm :) Send a bit my way!! I do hope that Meri had a fantastic birthday party!

Fiona said...

Oh Mona, wonderfully beautiful card! Love the embossing and the glittery pear! Love the MF paper at the bottom too! Looks like Meri and her friends had a wonderful time. I'm so jealous of that sunny warm weather! Have a fab Sunday!

Ros said...

Oh I loved that video ... the music was fabulous! ... and your card is a mouthwatering beauty .. what a lovely embossing folder ... Enjoy your day Mona ...

Suzanne C said...

Love the glittery pear and the pear embossed background. Beautiful and elegant card. The video looks like they were having a wonderful time.

Carrie said...

WOW, looks like a fun Saturday for you and your step daughter! Love the video! Love this gorgeous card too!

june lanum said...

this is so pretty lots of detail work. How do you get your glitter to look so even? Gorgeous

Hélène said...

I love your embossed background.

Pattie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona! I love the embossing and that felt pear is too cute!

Cyndie said...

Such a darling card! I just love the glittered pear and that yummy background paper. I'm very impressed by that pear embossing--that's a technique I can't seem to get the hang of--my ink coverage is never this even no matter how well I ink up the folder.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super cute and yummy looking pears! Beautiful card. Must get the pear Cuttlebug folder. Love how the background came out.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

The embossed background is absolutely gorgeous! I forget to try that technique! Once again you are true inspiration! Thank you!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love yor mouth-watering card - the glittery accent is perfect!!
Glad to hear that Meredith and the girls had a fun time ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Lin said...

I adore all the details on this card! Love that you brought in a pear to go with the gingham - so charming!

And I really enjoyed your video - the music you chose added so much! Great job!

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE your card.. that pear looks FABULOUS all sugary sweet!! LOVE the pool video.. Now... did I am guessing it was brother.. jump right in after them and get them! LOL!! Saw him at the end THAT is what my son would have done! ;) I bet they all had a BLAST... can I have a pool party next year?!! ;) LOL!!!
Have a FABULOUS day!!!

Yesnir said...

Sweet card Mona! Love the pear! That embossed background is so beautiful Mona; love the technique! Thanks for sharing a slice of your daughter's pool party! What fun!

GabrielleH said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun!! Thanks for sharing the video! What beautiful scenery and weather!!!
I love this gorgeous card! Love the MF papers and the amazing dry embossing! That stamp is beautiful!I also love the beautifully frame glittered pear! Great colors for this week! TFS!

AimeeOh said...

Lovely card! Amazing background embossing! Absolutely stunning card!
What a fun video! I hope Meri had a fun time! Looks like they all did!

Gale Evans said...

Mona, your colors and your card are gorgeous! Great dry embossing; I just love that technique but can't seem to find the right time to give it a try! Soooooon! I love the pretty glittered pear with the felt leaf! Always perfect, Mona!
Looks like the girls had a fun time! Great video!

JGoedes said...

Beautiful card, Mona!!! Great colours and love the dry embossing! Pears are one of my favourite fruits!
Love the sweet vid of the girls too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

SO sweet, Mona! LOVE the glittered pear and fab embossing.. this just screams summer!

What a FUN video! I hope Meri and her friends had a fun time!!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, LOVE the glittery pear and the embossed pear background! LOVE the rooster paper peeking out, too! LOVE the bright red bow! Just a FABULOUS card!

Julia Aston said...

First off - that video is just the funniest thing! love the music and slo mo!!! I want to see what happened after the boy came along - was there a jump in the pool in the midst of the girls episode?!?!?! LOL!!

Love your sugary pear and the wonderful pear embossing - you have ALL the fun tools Mona!!

Carol Reisner said...

Amazing card with that awesome dry embossing! So creative and I love the mix of papers! Your sugary pear is so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful video! I love the slow motion and the big splash! Looks like Meri had fun! Gotta love this AZ weather!

Cynthia said...

So lovely, Mona! Wow, that embossed background is so gorgeous! I love that pear too! The glitter looks perfect! Great job!
Love the video too!

Danni said...

Love the embossed background that matches your pear!! Perfect! Fabulous card!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the shiny pear. So fab on the card. I need to jump in the pool myself today. It's pretty warm in Texas today. :)

Davi said...

Awesome card Mona! Love the embossed paper with the checked dp~~ Really very pretty. ;)

Tracey said...

Such a GORGEOUS card Mona!!!!

Linda R. said...

Hi Mona, Your card is so cute. The embossing looks great. And I just love that glittered up pear.. Looks like a lot of fun at the pool..

Hugs, Linda

Penny said...

Mona, wow, that embossed paper is so beautiful! I love that stamp you used! Also, love the glittered pears as well! Really creatively done!
What fun by the pool, too! Thanks for sharing that video!

Brenda Holman said...

Mona, love the fun video! Looks like the girls had a lot of fun! Love this beautiful card! The dry embossing is so gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

sweet...love the embossing!

lynn said...

love your inked embossed bkgd and the glittered pear, mona:) really lovely!

Andrea M said...

The pear looks totally mouth-watering!! LOVE the glitter!! It makes such a striking focal point! Man, do I ever love the background too! Looks like the gingham drew you in too! There's just something so fantastic about red gingham! This card is GORGEOUS Mona!!!
The pool party video is fantastic! The dramatic music made me giggle!!! Hope the party was so much fun!

Tumbleweed said...

Love what you did with this card Mona! That embossed background is so creative and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your daughters exciting party with us! That video is great!

Lori said...

Mona, very inspiring design and I have to tell you that I really enjoy how you mix textures and colors together so well! I love the beautiful the dry embossing and I love your glittered pear; so gorgeous! TFS!

KathyO said...

Oh Mona, I love that sweet little video of the girls! Love the tense music and the slow motion! Just darling!
I also love everything about your wonderful card! Great colors again this week and I love your take! Gorgeous stamped embossing in the background!

Crystal said...

Mona, once again, beautiful colours for your challenge this week! I love this card, especially the pretty embossed background! Love the bright red bow and the pretty gingham border! And what a delightful video! Love the scenery and the girls look like they are having fun! TFS!

Mary Chen said...

I absolutely love this darling video of you the pool party! Great job with the slo-mo and wonderful score! Looks like there was much fun to be had! I long for such gorgeous weather!
Great job with this week'c colours! Your sample is divine as usual! I adore the gorgeous embossed image and the lovely die cut pair! great gingham paper too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona!

Fun video there!! Loved it! Gave me a sunny feeling and I could use that with the grey and rain here outside... brrrr.... Fabulous card as well, I love pears! The background is really pretty, is that a design paper? Looks awesome!!

Hugs, Wendy

S said...

Morning Mona---Just saw Meri's card and video. You did a great job on her card......Love a good, juicy pear....it looks so scrumptous and delicious. I'm ready for a snack now. The video was terrific......loved the line-up, the splash, and the drama in the music. What a perfect match. Bet Meri loved her party. Keep it up. It just gets better and better!!!!Sue M.

Janetcraft said...

wow, so fun to make the cut out pear...and really a lovely card made

Pammy said...

WOW, Mona! I love this fun video and wish I lived there in sunny Arizona! Looks like fun!
Also, your card is beautiful! What a neat embossed background and love the die cut sugary pear, yum! And the gingham and lace border is fabulous! Amazing! TFS!

Silvia said...

WOW, this beautiful Mona! Love all the embossing and the sugary pear.

Sharon C. said...

Mona, I just love the DP and your embossed paper! That Cuttlebug folder is perfect for your pear theme! Gorgeous card and very creative! TFS!
PS: Love the fun video too!!!!

Pamela_U said...

Mona, another day, another gorgeous breathtaking creation by you!!! I love these colors this week and I love the pear theme! The embossed bg paper is so beautiful as is the lovely pear embellishment! Beautiful sentiment on the gingham paper too! TFS!
And thanks for sharing the fun video too!

PaperMomma said...

Great video treat, Mona! Which one is Meri? What fun! I love your gorgeous card with that beautiful embossed background and the nice gingham contrast! These colors are fabulous; can't wait to see all the other samples! TFS!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love the gingham paper and the embossing!

Kimberly

Stacey Pembroke said...

Mona, Love the beautiful card with that gorgeous embossing and glittery pear! Great video too! Hope Meri had a fun day!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Absolutely stunning card Mona!! Love the embossing and the glittery pair with your dp and colors!!

Sheri L said...

Beautiful card; love these colors abd your sugared pear! Wow that video is so fun! Looks like the girls had a great time!

Stella said...

Speechless...... yes really. I've been thinking about what to write for at least 10 minutes but I can't find the words and that's not because I am not a native english speaker :)
Is it enoough when I tell you that this card is breathtaking?
Or should I stare at it for another hour and after that maybe I can come up with a decent comment?? :)

Kerry said...

Phenomenal card Mona! I really love the contrasting paper; especially the red gingham at the bottom and the gorgeous embossed main background! Just brilliant! Beautiful die cut pear too! Love that sugary glitter! You really are amazing!
Cute video too! Looks like fun!

Debbi said...

Mona, you've chosen such beautiful colors again this week! I love the beautiful embossed paper and the red in the gingham half! That bow and the button are so perfect with the "sweet" sugared pear too! Amazing design! Love the wonderful video too!

Shannon White said...

Oh my gosh! Miss Mona, I love your card! So Sweet, Soft and Pretty all at he same time! Just Love it!
Looks like your daughter and her pals had a fabulous time! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Christine Teros said...

I love this gorgeous card, Mona! Love the beautiful embossed background and the sugary pear! Also the gingham and lace border is fabulous! Great job!
Love that darling video!!!! Thanks for sharing that with us too!

Trudy said...

I love that fun video! The girls look like they are having so much fun! Love the music and the slo mo!
And your card is magnificent! Great embossed BG and red gingham!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Mona, I have never seen that embossing plate before, it's fab! Love the glittery pear, a beautiful card.

Betty Wright said...

This is so fantastic, Mona! As always, wonderful textures and detailing. LOVE the pool jump set to music! Fun times!

Julie said...

Wow, I absolutely adore your video of Meri's party! So creative; love the tense music and the slow motion! What fun!
Your card is divine with that gorgeous embossing and beautiful die cut and glittered pear! Love the pretty bow and the contrasting gingham! Fabulous design once again, Mona!

Nancy L said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love that gingham and the sugary pear! Also, love that fun pool jump video! Wow!

Melissa said...

Mona, your card is amazing! These colors are wonderful again this week! I love that glittery pear! Fun little video too! TFS!

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful, Mona! I love these colors and I love your challenge graphic! And OMG, your pool party looks like it was a lot of fun! TFS!

Carol H said...

So pretty; I love all the gorgeous details! Fun video too! Thanks!

Silke Ledlow said...

LOL...the video is fun! Thanks for sharing! Your card is once again a BEAUTY! Hugs ~S~

Sue Ann said...

Hey right back at ya sweet thing!!! I love this card and I want to make a pear / almond tart as I sit here and look at this. That video was very dramatic with the music ....... PERFECT!!!

1CardCreator said...

What a fun video! Looks like they all had a blast.


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