Thinking of You 54

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 9:15 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Can't believe it is half way through the week already! So much to do, in so little time... I have been wanting to share a little bit of exciting news but with required DT projects, I sort of ran out of time. I am super excited and honored to share with you, that I recently had the card shown in the photo below published in the April issue of CARDS Magazine! Yahoooo!!! If you looking for some awesome inspiration, be sure to check out the latest issue :) For original post containing card details, click HERE.

I needed a card to send my dear friend Caroline who lives in Buffalo, NY so I pulled out some JustRite stamps that I have been dying to use! The little trio of birdhouses from JustRite Stampers JB-09840 3 1/4" Birdhouses-Interlocking reminds me of Caroline because she lives in a "countryish" farming suburb of Buffalo named East Aurora that is rich in history. Her home is a historical landmark Victorian style house that was built in the 1800's, (of course has been renovated).
 When I set out to color this sweet image, I had a totally different color scheme in mind but if your crafty life is anything like mine, things don't always go as planned?! I was thrilled with the outcome of the colored image because it coordinated with a combination of several Melissa Frances patterned papers. After stamping the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and coloring using the Copic Markers shown below, I used an Eyelet Square die template to cut/emboss the image.
 I inked up the Thinking of You sentiment from JustRite Stampers CL-02120 Vintage Floral Labels using Memento Tuxedo Black ink then stamped on a vellum tag.
I am so excited! This is what I will be doing May 20th-21st playing with some of my favorite products:
If you are going, PLEASE email me because I would LOVE to meet you IRL :)

Speaking of favorite products, I recently had a layout shared on the Prima blog, click HERE and a card  using Pink Paislee products, inspired Pink Paislee's talented DT Member, Danielle Flanders and was shared on the Pink Paislee blog, click HERE :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back Thursday, the 19th to share a Birthday card I made for my sweet step-daughter, Meredith :) Hope you have a great day! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02120 Vintage Floral Labels, JB-09840 3 1/4" Birdhouses-Interlocking
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Eyelet Squares, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Ranger Vintage Photo
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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

~amy~ said...

Wooooo hoooo on the pub Mona! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Love your sweet birdhouse card too!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Always GORGEOUS!!~

Stacey Pembroke said...

Congrats on the publication, Mona! As, always your designs are breathtaking! TFS!

Christine Teros said...

Sweet adorable card! Love the image and how wonderfully you've colored it! Great mix of PP and Love the lace border!
Congratulations on another publication! I love that card too!

Julie Ranae said...

I remember thinking when I saw that project in CARDS 'how on earth did she stitch so wonderfully around that circle?!' LOL
Really beautiful cards!

Evgenia said...

beautiful! and such a lovely coloring!

AimeeOh said...

Big congratulations on being published in CARDS again! Love to see your wonderful talent recognized!
This card for your friend is gorgeous!

Debgem said...

First - many congratulations on getting your card published in CARDS - it's a super card.

Second - Caroline is going to love her card - I think the bird houses are so sweet, particularly the highrise one with star holes!! Great colours on that too.

Third - have a brilliant weekend. Sounds like it's going to be brilliant!!

Gale Evans said...

Lucky girl, I'm jealous of your weekend plans! You will have so much fun! Please give us the scoop when you get back; I can't wait to hear what you did/learned!!! OMG!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous; I'm sure your friend will love it!
And congratulations on another beautiful published work of art! Wow!

Painter said...

Congrats on the publication! Your cards are very pretty!

Constance said...

Amazing card, Mona! I love that JR stamped image! So beautiful and homey! Great use of that beautiful eyelet square die!
Congrats on being published in Cards again! Cheers!

Stella said...

The birdhouses are fabulous and you can never go wrong with MF papers :)
Brilliant idea of stamping a sentiment on vellum; it is a beautiful finishing touch on a card with an elegant , romantic and soft touch. Gorgeous!

Monia said...

Both cards are beautiful as always :)

Isha said...

YAY!!! Congrats for the pub. Lovely cards. TFS.

Deb Hickman said...

Yay, congrats on been published,not surprising though your cards are gorgeous !!!!! I love the bird house card that image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect.xxx

Trudy said...

Congratulations Mona! That card is magnificent as is your current one! I love how you coloured this beautiful image! So many gorgeous details! Can't wait to hear about your creative weekend!

pink latte said...

Congrats on the publication, Mona! Your cards so beautiful! :)

SusanH said...

Love this card and I'm sure your friend will too! Such a gorgeous design and love how you colored the image! So sweet! Also, I'm happy to see that your beautiful work has been published again! Thanks for sharing the news and the page!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, Mona! I love this lovely card for Caroline! Beautiful layering, colouring and distressing! Another masterpiece!
Congratulations! You are so deserving of being published! They really should publish EVERY thing you make!

Ros said...

Great news ... Congrats on all of it ... I love the LO of you and Scott in Rome ... so much so that I ordered the papers and they came today! This card is another stunner ... and how I wish I was going to
CA next week ..... Enjoy!

Pauline said...

Congrats on your publication Mona! It's a real beauty! And i love the bird house card for your friend, the sentiment is lovely and heartwarming.

Michele said...

Absolutely lovely!

Heather Jensen said...

I saw that card in the CARDS magaziine a couple weeks ago and forgot to tell you. I love the butterflies. I am sure you friend will love the sweet birdhouses you colored up esp for her.

Have fun on your trip. I know you will meet some amazingly talented people. :)
Hugs~

Davi said...

Congrats on being published Mona! Awesome card. Love your card for your friend with the fun birdhouses and all the pretty Im so sure your friend will love beautiful card you have created for her! Have tons of fun creating on your trip. :)

Marge said...

Congrats on being published, Mona -- that's awesome!!! LOVE your sweet JR birdhouses card. Looks like you'll have a fun weekend too!

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on your current CARDS publication, Mona!! I remember your original post for that pretty card. :) I just found out last week that one of my cards was selected for publication in the October CARDS issue. My very first-ever card to be featured in print!! Can you say "excited"? I am over the moon about it and still floating around. I know this is far from being your first time being published--does it still give you a thrill?? Anyway, your birdhouse card is beautiful and perfect for your Victorian-dwelling friend. :)

Linda R. said...

Congrats to you my friend.. You know I am going to have to buy that Magazine now. Both cards look amazing..

Hugs, Linda

Yesnir said...

Mona, your card is so awesome! I love that birdhouses and they are colored so beautifully! Beautiful bg papers too! Congrats on another gorgeous publication! Very deserving! I'll have to look for that issue of Cards! Finally, I can't wait to hear about the fun weekend you have planned! I'm so jealous! Have fun!

Julie said...

Exciting post, Mona! Congratulations on your latest publication! That card is so beautiful! I also love this little beauty that you made for you friend! That birdhouse image is darling! I love that eyelet square you used too! Everything is fabulous!

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are beautiful Mona and congratulations on the publication too!

Katiejane said...

I love the incredible detail on your designs Mona, they look so elegant.
Huge Congratulations for getting such a fab card published!
Katie

Charlene said...

Congrats!!!!! And what beautiful cards I love every adorable inch!! :-)

Nancy L said...

Fabulous card and I am so excited to hear about your latest publication! Congratulations!

Pattie said...

Congrats Mona! I saw the card in the mag and it's gorgeous! Love the birdhouse card too!

RobinH said...

Congratulations, Mona! I love that beautiful card that was published; its gorgeous! I also love this beautiful card that you made for your friend! I love the beautiful JR birdhouses! Great job!

Melissa said...

Very pretty card Mona! That JR birdhouse image is so darling! Congratulations on your gorgeous card being published! Very exciting news!

GabrielleH said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the sweet little image and how beautifully you colored it! Caroline will love it! Also, congrats on another gorgeous publication!!! Yea!
Also, have fun this weekend and share your experiences when you get back! How exciting!

Mary Reidel said...

Congratulations Mona! That card is absolutely magnificent! I also love this gorgeous card for Caroline! That image is so dear and sweet! Great job!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your pub! You go girl! Love your designs. :)

Jan Hirsch said...

Congratulations on another publication, Mona! This is not a surprise! Your designs are always breathtaking like this latest one! So beautiful!

Silvia said...

Congratulations, Mona! The card is beautiful and so is this one! Love the little image and the color combo is fantastic!

Patrice said...

Love those birdhouses!

Carol H said...

Congratulations, Mona! I'm so happy to see your work published! Great job! Love this gorgeous card too! TFS!

papertrails leaver said...

Yeah on the pub Mona! A beautiful card! I think your friend will cherish this splendid card you made her. I know what you mean about colors not exactly as you envisioned at first but sometimes you just gotta go with it! You did go with it and it's sublime!

Trisha said...

Congrats again Mona! Very exciting news for you! I'll have to check out that issue of Cards!!! Your cards are so gorgeous, ALWAYS!

Fiona said...

Beautiful masterpiece, Mona! Love the gorgeous layers and the lovely birdhouse images! Congratulations on another major publication! So well deserved!

Carol Reisner said...

Big congratulations, Mona! I'm so glad to see another of your works of art, published and shared with even more people! What a gorgeous card! This one for your friend is amazing too! Love the birdhouses!

Pammy said...

Oh, Mona, congratulations! This card is magnificent as is your current one! I love the sweet birdhouse image and how you colored it! So many gorgeous details!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the trio of birdhouses.. your friend will LOVE this! Congrats on the CARDS pubs (sweet shaped card) and also on your features.. all of your projects are just wonderful!

Daniela said...

Congrats on the pub!! I saw it!! Beautiful card. Love that sweet image!

Kat Hill said...

I saw it too and said "I know her"!!! Yea!!! Beautiful card and deserving of this honor! You are so talented! This card for your friend is another example of your talent! TFS!

Mirna said...

Oh goodness, Mona! Your card is absolutely gorgeous; I'm sure Caroline will cherish it!
Also, big congratulations on another magnificent published work of art! It is magnificent and very well deserved!

HawaiiRenee said...

So happy for you Mona! Congratulations on being published again! I will have to look for that issue of Cards! Your card is gorgeous! I also love this card with those sweet birdhouses! Love the way your colored them! I'm sure your friend loved it!!
Aloha,
Renee

Andrea M said...

What a gorgeous card for your friend! I'm sure it will mean so much to her :) The birdhouses are colored so PERFECTLY!!!
And what a beauty to have published!!! That card is STUNNING!!! YAY for you, Mona!!! I'll have to check out that issue!


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