CR84FN34 2nd Week 57

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | , , ,

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends! Have you missed me as much as I have missed all of you? :) My dear hubby, Scott and I took a Caribbean cruise over the past week and just returned this evening ~ I'll share some photos later this week! I love vacationing but it sure is great to be back home. I think I can speak for Scott and say we both missed our family and furry friends, Gretchen and Griffin not to mention sleeping in our own bed. NOTHING like your own bed and pillow! Don't you agree?
 It's the second week of the CR84FN34 Color Challenge. Thanks to all who have joined along so far and thanks to those who take the time to leave such encouraging comments :) I made this Thank You card for my sweet sister who took care of our fur babies and showed them lots of TLC!
 I combined some beautiful Melissa Frances patterned paper with various Waltzingmouse Stamps. The little butterfly embellishments were stamped using the polka dot background stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds,  the gorgeous polka dot label is from Very Vintage Labels No. 10 and the sentiment is from Rescue Remedies Additions.
 For sketch inspiration, I referred to this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some new inspiration this week, please visit the following designers blogs:
Deborah Frings
Andrea Mathews

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Off Beat Backgrounds, Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Rescue Remedies Additions
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders
Punches: Fiskars scalloped square
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
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57 Sweet Comments So Far:

Debgem said...

Hi welcome home Mona and Scott - trust you both had a wonderful time! I know just what you mean about your own bed and pillow!!

Your card is just so pretty - your sister will love it. I think Julia's sketch is great and has so many possibilities!! Love what you did with it!

Chris said...

Beautiful card, Mona. Such soft, pretty colours.

Hope you enjoyed your cruise, welcome home.

Ros said...

Glad you had a good time ... I agree that there is nothing like your own bed!! And doesn't the time go quickly when you are on vacation! ... This card is ... as always ... a beauty ... have a lovely day ...

Monia said...

Oh yes, I love my bed too :)
Your card is sweet, I`m sure Your sister will be delighted :)

Sue Ann said...

WELCOME BACK!!! We love St. John USVI, that is on the top of list when Ava is potty trained and of course Bavaria to visit Curt's family but I do love my bed!!! Beautiful card ........ of course ...... and my tea is so much better with you then without :)

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Beautiful card, Mona! I absolutely love it and I'm sure your sister will too.

Suzanne C said...

Glad you had a lovely vacation! Beautiful card! Lovely mix of buttons and butterflies.

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Mona, this is soo Very Beautiful! I just know your sister will love it! So glad you guys had a fabulous vacation! And I couldn't agree more, so nice to go vacationing, but oh so nice to come home..lol Nothing more comfy than ones own bed and pillow..8-)

Hugs
Shannon

chellebelle said...

Nothing like a cruise...17 in 14 years. Next one in 70 days! I love the card...esp the shimmer around the flower area. Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

Sounds like you had a terrific vacation...I agree though, nothing like sleeping in your own bed and typically I need a vacation from my vacation:)

Your card is super pretty...I love the butterflies and polka dots..I'm glad that you are doing 2 weekers...I'm going to play along this week:)

Lenet said...

Gorgeous card!! I love it! Thanks for joining us at WMSC!

Daniela said...

A cruise sounds so good. Welcome back. Love this card!!!! The polka dot butterflies are adorable.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Mona. Love the way you used the colors and the sketch. The butterflies are so pretty!
We love cruising. It is so much fun... but I am with you on coming home and sleeping in your own bed. :o)

Heather Jensen said...

My own bed is something I always missed the most when away from home. Glad you made it back safe and sound. Can't wait to see your pictures. This is a beautiful card for Tina. She will love it for sure. I bet your babies were very excited to see their momma. :)
Hugs~

Lisa said...

Glad your home safe and sound and back in your own comfy bed! Your card is wonderful...loving the tiny stitched polka dot butterflies!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Mona!!~

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful card Mona! Yes, we definitely missed you!!!! Glad you had a fabulous time with Scott!

Melanie said...

Oh Mona, this is so incredibly beautiful! Love the papers and the sweet polka dot butterflies! Gorgeously framed flower too! Glad you are back and had a fun time!!! You are right, it's always nice to return home!

Cindy Percovich said...

Welcome back Mona! That cruise sounds like it was fun; can't wait to see your photos! Your card is divine! Love the cute butterflies with the polka dots!

Nadine said...

Mona, this card looks absolutaly adorable. Love that beautiful flower on it! It's a great one!

Theresa said...

Welcome back Mona. I love going on cruises. Hope you had the best time! Your card is stunning. Beautifully done.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love that sparkly flower and the gorgeous butterflies. Can't wait to see your vaca photos. They are always so fab! :)

AimeeOh said...

Absolutely stunning card, Mona! I adore the DP you used and those gorgeous polka dot butterflies! You always put together just the perfect combination of colors and textures! You didn't lose you mojo at all during your vacation! Welcome back!!!

Linda R. said...

Your card is sooooo pretty. I just love these colors. And you rocked this sketch challenge..

Can't wait to see your photo from your cruise..

Hugs, Linda

Crystal said...

Gorgeous, Mona, simply gorgeous! Love everything about this card especially the pretty buttons and butterflies! I'm glad you had a fun cruise last week!

sandi said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card! Your sister is going to love this!

Kelly said...

Mona, your card is so beautiful! I love these colors and your take on the sketch! This card is absolutely breathtaking! So glad you are back and still inspiring us all!

Michelle Breston said...

Incredibly beautiful card, Mona! WOW! I love the colors and the sweet polka dotted butterflies! Gorgeous flower so nicely framed too! Welcome back and hope you had lots of fun!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the little butterflies you added! :)

lynn said...

this is such a sweet card, mona and i know your pics will be wonderful:)

Silvia said...

Just beautiful! Love the soft colors on it and that little flower is the perfect focal point. It is nice to hear that you and you husband had a great time during your trip!

NanceB said...

Welcome back Mona! You were missed! Glad you had a fun vacation on the high seas! Your card is amazing! So much to love here! Those butterflies are so darling; love the polka dots! Gorgeous PP and colors! TFS!

PaperMomma said...

Hi Mona, sounds like you had a terrific vacation! I love cruising too but like you said, it's always wonderful to come home and sleep in your own bed!!!
I have to tell you that your card is magnificent, Mona! I love your take on the sketch and how you used these cheery colors! Love the bg papers and the beautiful butterflies and buttons! I know your sis will adore it!

GabrielleH said...

So glad you are back and had a fabulous vacation, Mona! I really missed seeing your gorgeous designs! This new card reaffirms why I love visiting your blog so much! It is absolutely stunning! You make this sketch so much more interesting! I love these colors especially the gorgeous DPs you used! Great polka dot butterflies that are framed so beautifully! Just amazing! Thanks so much!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous use of these wonderful colors and great version of the sketch! So inspiring! Thanks!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Stunning card, Mona! Wow, I really love your take on the sketch! Those butterflies are gorgeous! So glad you are back!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous labels and the sweet butterflies, stunning flower and your stitching is as always, wonderful!

Fiona said...

Mona, this is another stunning creation! Love the pretty papers which match the colours so perfectly! Also, love your wonderful polka dot butterflies! So many wonderful touches! Happy to hear you had a fun holiday; you were definitely missed! Welcome home!

Trudy said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Love those butterflies! Your cruise sounds like fun! Can't wait to see your photos! TFS!

Cynthia Tomlinson said...

Beautiful work once again! This just takes my breath away! Happy you are back!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, LOVE that label with that GORGEOUS flower! LOVE all the stitching and the yumminess! STUNNING STUNNING card!

Kat Hill said...

So stunning Moba! Love the gorgeous flower and the pretty butterflies! Your designs are always so amazing and inspiring! Thanks Moba!

Jeanne J said...

Mona great card. I love that little stitched butterfly. You are right it is all in the details! There's no place like home - bet you're glad you're back! I was worried that you were at the show in Chicago - in the middle of a heat wave. The cruise sounds so much better!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card! :-)

Lisa said...

Gorgeously designed card Mona! Love the layout and the beautiful colors! Just divine in every way!

Kerry said...

Welcome back Mona! You were sorely missed! Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Your card for week 2 is absolutely breathtaking! I love the different pinks and yellow! Those polka dots on the butterflies are so creative and I love that big beautiful flower! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Constance said...

You are so right, Mona, it's always so nice to return home even after the most wonderful holiday!
I see that you didn't lose any of your amazing creativity while you were gone! This card is so incredibly beautiful! I love those sweet polka dot butterflies and the beautiful framed flower! This is just so stunning as usual! TFS!

HawaiiRenee said...

So beautiful Mona! Awesome card! So beautiful! I love the gorgeous colors especially since your graphic uses some of our state's natural beauties! Incredibly inspiring! Thanks, Mona!

Shirley said...

Wow, Mona, how perfect that flower is after all of the wonderful details you created for it! Awesome butterflies too!

Angie Hewitt said...

Wow Mona you obviously had a wonderful vacation with your DH! You were definitely missed! This card is a work of art! I love all your magnificent details!

Teri Holister said...

Wow, that cruise sounds like fun! I can't wait to see some photos! I'm so glad you are back! I think I lost my mojo while you were gone!!!! This card is so stunning as usual! I love the butterflies and the pretty papers you used! Great details!

Marie said...

Mona, glad you had a great vacation. We just got back from visiting Mickey so I am checking out the blogs and challenges that I missed. This card is fantastic. I love the multiple layers that still allow the card to fit into an envelope.

Yesnir said...

Glad you are back from your vacation!!! I know what you mean about going back home and sleeping in your own bed! Your card is so stunning, Mona! I'm constantly inspired by your beautiful work! Thanks!

Stella said...

The sketch is great but your card is.....sigh.....
Really Mona you;ve outdone yourself; this is STUNNING!I love the little squares and that WM frame and the flower. And your butteflies are to die for :)
And there is nothing better than your own bed (and bathroom...)

Cher said...

Absolutely love your card! The butterflies are just darling...Stamping, layering and stitching...Can't wait to try this technique! Also love that you used a die and coordinating stamp to frame your flower...Such great ideas! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments! It's been such a pleasure meeting such talented ladies!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Mona. Sounds like you were having lots of fun!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely and sweet card for Tina! Love the alternating buttons and butterflies along the side!


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