Home Sweet Home 70

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 12:08 AM | , , , , ,

WARNING: This post contains A LOT of photos both personal and crafty! I hope you are all having a great week! I returned home Monday after vacationing for 8 days on the BEAUTIFUL island of Kauai, HI. Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind comments! I tried my best to keep up with blogging, squeezing some time in here and there while away :) I apologize if I've overlooked an email or two. I was a stamping machine prior to leaving meeting a few DT commitments & deadlines. Today, I am just creating for fun taking on a few challenges. 
If you just came to see some crafty projects, please feel free to scroll on down past the photos of the natural beauty found on the fabulous island of Kauai, HI :)
In case you are interested, here are some photos taken while on vacation mostly by my sweet hubby, Scott :)
A few pics taken while walking around the property grounds :
 A few pics taken while on a helicopter tour of the island:
 A view from above:
The Waimea Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and the wettest place on Earth:
Hope you enjoyed the photos! 


I've been itching to scrapbook, so I went to my printed stash of photos and dug out an "older" darling photo of Meredith playing with one of her baby dolls ~ She has always been a girly girl at heart :)
Using various patterned papers all from the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 6"x6" pack ~ (Yep, a 12"x12" LO made using paper from a 6"x6" pack!) ~ I pieced strips and made a bunch of embellishments. Shown below is a close up of one of the butterflies made using PTI butterfly dies: 
and here are several flowers and a doily made using various PTI flower dies and a doily die:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the Pink Paislee May Hot Hues 
Color Challenge which are basically the color For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Creative Scrappers Sketch #160. If you are interested in some awesome inspiration, I suggest you visit both of these sites!











If scrapping is not your thing, here's a card I made using the various patterned papers all from the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 6"x6" pack as well:
I stamped the sweet little house from Waltzingmouse Sewing Box - Hugs, colored using various Copic markers then using a Spellbinders Standard Circles LG die template to cut/emboss the image. Up close, you can see how I paper pieced and popped the roof and chimney up with a few foam adhesive dots for a little added dimension:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Again, if you are looking for some awesome inspiration be sure to visit this site!
I LOVE vacationing but it is ALWAYS great to return to my Home Sweet Home :) Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have enjoyed the photos and my projects. As always, would love to hear from you. Have a great day and Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:

My Baby LO:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 6"x6" pack
Wooden letters: Pink Paislee Daily Junque
Dies: PTI
Cardstock: Bazzill, tag from stash
Ribbon & Felt: PTI
Brads & Buttons from stash
Other: Sizzix embossing folder

Home Sweet Home Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Sewing Box - Hugs
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Hometown Summer 6"x6" pack
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Ribbon Banners, Standard Circles LG, Classic Scalloped Circles LG, Grand Calibur
Other: Copic Markers
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 Comments

70 Sweet Comments So Far:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Mona! Those photos are gorgeous!! Looks absolutely beautiful there!! Another destination for on my list, truly truly amazing!!! And sooo green!!
Good that you are back home, always nice as well, as you say.
Lovely project! I like the cute house!

Hugs, Wendy

pink latte said...

All creations are just amazing! :)

Beautiful photos of island! Thanks for sharing Mona!:)

Constance said...

Mona this LO and card are so incredible! I love all the layers and the pretty papers and embellishments! You really make Pink Paislee look good! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous vacation photos too! Kauai looks heavenly!

Karen M said...

Those photos of your trip are breathtaking! And your scrapbook pics are just beautiful; I love the colours! xx

Ros said...

So glad you enjoyed your holiday ... what a super place that is ... and your LO and cards are just stunning ...

Heidi said...

Mona, your photos are so incredible and I love how you've presented them here! Looks like you and your beautiful family had a fab time!
Your beautiful LO and card are so gorgeous! Love that photo and I love the beautiful papers you used! Great job!

Victoria M said...

Amazing photos and amazing card and Layout! Mona, your blog is pur eye candy for me! Thanks so much!

Deb Hickman said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful photo's, it looks a beautiful island,great how you displayed them,love the overlapping polaroid look. *WOW* I did actually say it out loud when I saw your LO,I love the design,colours and papers. Sweet card, you could enter both of these into Scrapbookers Anonymous challenge too,this month's challenge is using 6x6 papers. Have a good day.xxx

Linda L said...

Hi Mona, glad you had a wonderful week away. Looks like a beautiful spot! Love both your LO and card....lots of sweet details on both.

Suzanne C said...

Looks like a beautiful vacation! Gorgeous photos from your vacation and your mojo was raring to go when you got home! The layout is stunning (sweet picture too) and the card sweet as can be!

Heather Jensen said...

Great pics of your vacation. Kauai looks beautiful. So glad you had fun.

Your LO with Meredith is darling. I love the sweet butterflies and PTI flowers. I bet you are glad to be home sweet home. :)
Hugs~

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Mona! Looks like you had a fantastic vacation. The photos are all just super! And your paper craftiness upon your return?? It's clear that your time away recharged your batteries. These look amazing! I love the bright and pretty colors you used, and your attention to detail is stunning. :)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous photo's Mona, love the ones with the Jurassic falls behind you all. The layout of Meredith is so adorable and your card is cute too! Looks like a splendid time in Hawaii!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm sooooo jealous. I've been wanting to go to Hawaii for years. Gorgeous photos. And wow...love that page. Must get that Sewing Box stamp....Adorable. :)

Pammy said...

OMG, Mona, your photos aare amazing! I would love to visit Hawaii one day; it looks beautiful! I love the Polaroid look too! Also, your layout is so stunning as is your gorgeous card! I think your vacation stimulated your creativeness! TFS!

Brenda said...

Stunning photos from your vacation, Mona! Wow, it's so green and lush there! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Your card and LO are magnificent! I really love the sketches you chose and you totally did them justice! I love the adorable photo of younger Meredith; so sweet! And, I love all the yummy embellies! Such visual candy! TFS!

Fiona said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos, Mona! Kauai looks like heaven! Wow!
Your LO and card are both so beautiful! So many gorgeous details! TFS!

Chris said...

Mona, every visit to your blog just blows me away! There is always something beautiful here! I love these photos from your vacation and love the retro look with the overlapping polaroids! Hawaii looks so beautiful and I love your photography! I also love your amazing layout and card! Both are so incredible! TFS!

Angie Hewitt said...

What gorgeous photos! Wow, I wish I was there; so green! TFS! Your card and layout are so gorgeous! I love the pretty papers and all the flowers and butterflies! The photo of little Meredith is darling! I also love that stamp you used on the card!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Mona, your card and LO are so creative! What beautiful papers you used! I really love all the pretty details on both! You just oooze talent!!!
Thanks for sharing these amazing vacation photos! Looks so beautiful! Kauai is definitely on my bucket list now!!! TFS!

Mary Reidel said...

Mona, this is such a gorgeous post! Both your Hawaii photos and your card/LO are magnificent! Thanks so much for making my day!!!

Nancy L said...

Stunning photos, Mona! Wow! I wish I was there! Gorgeously designed layout and card! This is so inspiring! Thanks!

Dawnll said...

Wow girl those are some wonderful pictures! Such a beautiful island to visit!
I am like you about returning home -nothing like it.
Such a cute layout and that adorable picture, she is probably cringing being "older" now...lol
Thanks for always sharing
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Cynthia Perkins said...

So beautiful, Mona! I love both the photos and your gorgeous work!!! This is total eye candy! TFS!

Cynthia Tomlinson said...

Mona, you are so sweet to share your beautiful vacation photos with us! Kauai looks so wonderful and green! I know you guys had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us too! Love the colors and the amazing layers! You really make these products shine!

Charlene said...

What wonderful pictures!! My daughter just got back and OMG it's so bebautiful over there!!

LOVE LOVE the LO and cards!! You are so very talented :-)

Stella said...

It's good to hear that you had a wonderful vacation. The pictures are gorgeous; it;s wonderful to have a glimpse at a place as gorgeous as this.

Your projects; I love the vibrant colors and your LO is brilliant. So bright and happy; perfect for a girl :)
And your card.... another masterpiece!!

Caroline Moore said...

Gorgeous photos Mona! Wow, I would love to visit that island one day!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!! You layout and card are amazing! Love it!

Davi said...

Wowzer Mona are those fabulous creations!! I love the Lo with all the flowers and fun dps !! The card is equally wonderful! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics kinda like getting to go there :)

GabrielleH said...

Mona, your vacation photos are so special! Thanks for sharing with us! What a beautiful place! LOVE both your layout and your beautiful card! Love those colors and all the layers!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love your vacation photos.. the scenery is gorgeous and love the happy family photos!

Gorgeous layout! LOVE all the layered flowers and butterflies! Your card is very sweet, too! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great post Mona! welcome back from what appears to have been a marveous trip (how could it not be!?!??!) thanks for sharing the beautiful pics - also love your scrap page design and the fun 'house' card!!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, LOVE all the FAB photos of your family trip! Such FUN! Also LOVE your layout! So many yummy details and never would have thought to use 6 x 6 papers! THX for the link ~ looks like a great challenge site for scrapbooking!

Gale Evans said...

Mona, Thanks so much for sharing your incredible vacation photos! Kauai looks like heaven on earth! I love how you laid the photos out like old polaroid pictures! What fun!
Your layout and card are so beautiful too! I love all the lovely layering on the LO and I love the sewing box stamp on the card! Another creative explosion! Thanks again!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, you got a lot done there Mona, it all look FUN to me!!!
Beautiful work, as usual!

Trudy said...

Fabulous photos and amazing project, Mona! I'm speechless!

Nadine said...

Love the layout and the card is as fabulous as always!

Crystal said...

Beautiful, Mona!!! What incredible photos of an amazing island! Love the Polaroid photo look too! As usual I'm gaga over your beautiful card and layout! Love these colours and all the wonderful layers! That photo of Meredith is adorable!

Sue Ann said...

Aloha Kakahiaka~~ I wanted to make you feel like you are still on vacation since I feel like I am looking at your blog post today. Good Lord girl how you can come back from holiday and whip this beauty up is beyond me. I LOVE the paper ....... LOVE LOVE LOVE all the flowers and on that doily no less YIKES pure beauty. Okay and the photos of your vacation ...... CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!! I am no wishing the young days away but I do wish Ava would like to potty train so we can have some family fun like this!!! Welcome Home!!!

~amy~ said...

Your pics are wonderful!!!!! The layout is soooooo sweet...love all the colors and embellies and your card is adorable!

june lanum said...

your layout is fantastic, and I love all the flowers you made for it

Mirna said...

Fabulous project Mona! Those layers, flowers and butterflies are stunning! I always love seeing what you do with layouts! Also, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of your vacation! They are wonderful!

Carol H said...

Beautiful photos and love your gorgeous LO and card! What a treat to view this post! Thanks!!

Patrice said...

I have some of the same pictures from Hawaii - such a beautiful place. Love your layout!

Norma said...

Gorgeous hawaii pictures! I love the ones around the waterfall; so beautiful! I also love your beautiful LO! The smaller pieces of paper and all the beautiful layers are divine! I love the pretty flowers and butterflies too! Great job!

Kerry said...

Wow, Mona, looks like a great time had by all! Kauai looks so beautiful! Love the card and layout! These papers and embellies are phenomenal!

Ashley said...

So beautiful! Photos and your designs! WOW!

Amanda R said...

Mona, your photos are so incredible! I would love to visit Kauai one day; it looks amazing! Love how you make the photos look like old Polaroids too! Also, your layout and card are so stunning! So many wonderful details! TFS!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona these are amazing photos and amazing card and Layout! I really love the Pink Paislee papers and the pretty PTI dies you used! Magnificent!

KathyO said...

Magnificent "polaroids" Mona! Love that technique and love Kauai! I know you guys had a fun time! The island must have amped up your mojo because this project is amazing! I love these brighter colors and I love all the beautiful die cut flowers! Beautiful photo of Meredith too! TFS!

Julia Young said...

Wow, Mona, These photos of your trip are breathtaking! Kauai is such a gorgeous and green island! Did you get to visit Hanalei? It's so beautiful there! Also, your scrapbook page is divine and so is that card! I love the Pink Paislee colors and all the pretty handmade embellies! You rock!

Mary Chen said...

Beautiful post Mona! Love the photos and love your beautiful design work! Cheers!

AimeeOh said...

Wow, your photos are so amazing, Mona! I definitely want to visit Hawaii! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous LO and card! They are both fabulous!

Jeanne Jachna said...

Mona,
What EYE CANDY!! The scrapbook layout with Meredith is just gorgeous - I am counting all the layers of different papers you used WOW!!! Meredith is still the star of the layout - keeping the photo monochromatic really makes it stand out on all those gorgeous colors.
What can I say about the photos of Hawaii?? They speak for themselves - just breathtaking. There is a heaven on earth!! Just beautiful. I love the "jurassic falls" photo - it really gives you an idea of the magnitude of the falls.
Glad your back safe and sound - thanks for sharing all the beauty with us - it was like a mini vacation sitting at my desk!!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Beautiful vacation photos, Mona! Really makes me want to travel there! Kauai is so lush and beautiful! Your layout and card are wonderful! I love all the pretty colors and the sweet photo of Meredith! So smart to present her in black and white! I love the many layers on both and especially the beautiful flowers and butterflies! TFS!

Deb Lewis said...

Sweet photo of Meredith; love that layout and the card too! So creative! Thanks for sharing your vacation photos with us! I feel like I was there with you!

SusanH said...

What gorgeous photos, Mona! Wow, that island is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us! Love your beautiful card and LO! Love the pretty flowers and the gorgeous stamps!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Great photos, Mona! Love that over laping Polaroid look! Even your photo presentation is creative!!! Love your beautiful LO and card! So many pretty details as usual!

Deanna said...

Very pretty project, Mona! You make those PP papers look so good!!! Love those PTI dies you used for the flowers! I must get those!!! Beautiful vacation photos! TFS!

Jan Elizabeth Morrow said...

Very beautiful designs! Lovely vacation photos too!

Yesnir said...

Wow, Mona, what gorgeous photos of Kauai! Thanks for sharing that with us!
Your card and layout are so incredible! I love those beautiful papers and those gorgeous die cut flowers and butterflies! The photo of little Meredith is adorable too!!

Cindy Percovich said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos of your vacation! Soooooo amazing! Love the Polaroid look!
I also love your amazing layout and card! So many beautiful details! Love the die cut flowers! Those PTI dies are a must have!

Karen C. said...

Wonderful pics, Mona! Such a wonderful place to vacation; you are so lucky!!! Love your fabulous card and LO! Very inspiring! Thanks!

Mercedes said...

Wow, what a beautiful place, Mona! I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation! These pictures are amazing and I love how you present them with the polaroid frame! Your LO and card are so beautiful too, Mona! You are such a talented lady!

Carol Reisner said...

OMG, Mona, thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous photos with us! What a wonderful family vacation! Kauai looks amazing! Your card and layout are equally amazing! Love the fabulous details and all the gorgeous layers! TFS!

Silvia said...

Breathtaking views, Mona! What a beautiful place. Love the page and the card. They are gorgeous!!!

Debgem said...

Wonderful holiday photos - I so want to visit Hawaii - looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Your layout and card are both fabulous!1

Janetcraft said...

Hi Mona,,this house is a cute gorgeous one...cant resist to see again and again...love the stitch type of house...and the paper is so lovely...I love them overall...yeah yeah the Spellbinder banner...ooo...I was trying to get them in one of the internet online company at cheaper price but ..just cant get it...out of stock...!! Thanks for sharing Mona..

Maria said...

Wow!!! Those are fabulous photos, Mona! Looks like you had a great time in Hawaii! We visited the Big Island of Hawaii in 2005. Hawaii is so beautiful. We have always wanted to return. You just gave us some new inspiration to return, thank you!:-) And, speaking of inspiration, your card and layout is spectacular. Love the house image, paper, ribbon, buttons,and butterflies...so so pretty!!! Take care!:-))

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL photos Mona looks like a WONDERFUL trip!!! LOVED the LO and card too!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!


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