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Mona Pendleton | Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 8:33 AM | ,

Hi there! Any big plans for ringing in the New Year? We are just going to hang out around home ~ hopefully see a movie or two this weekend :) I really want to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the new Sherlock Holmes. We went to see The Adventures of Tintin with Connor and Meredith during the week and it was really good family entertainment. What awesome animation! Have you seen any good flicks lately?
I love the various cute umbrellas in the PTI Scattered Showers stamp set. It was one of my very first sets! I was in stampers Heaven when they released the coordinating die set! Such a time saver and the cut is perfect every time ~ gotta LOVE that!
I wanted to share this photo with you of a coyote that patrols/stalks our neighborhood! This photo was taken by Scott overlooking the wrought iron fence that runs along our back yard. I live near a mountain preserve and we have lots of desert wildlife running around. There has been a pack of four hanging out looking for food, I'm sure. I now carry a big walking stick when walking my fur babies to the mail box. Scott says to forget the stick and take a gun but I don't think the neighbors would appreciate that!
Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend! I'll be back Sunday, January 1st with an all new CR84FN! Be Sweet ;)

Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers, Scattered Showers Additions
Dies: Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles, Classic Circles, Classic Petal, PTI Umbrella, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue ~ Tailored Suit
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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

Evgenia Petzer said...

lol- just imagined you with a gun)

cute card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love this card, Mona! That is such a wonderful set from Pti and I love how you used it, the raindrops on the background are so pretty. I normally don't like rain that much, but I do on your card, hi hi. Wauw, that photo is amazing! I can imagine you have to be careful with them walking around, but it's also an awesome idea and the surroundings of your home look awesome!!! Very, very, very different from the view out my window!!! :-D
Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year!!
Hugs, Wendy

Ros said...

Such a sweet card ... love that umbrella ... and I love the photo ... he looks a lovely guy ... friendly or not ... reminds me of my German shepherds ... how lovely to be able to see wildlife running around ... the most we see are foxes and squirrels!!

Lucy Express said...

Aw! The card is really pretty! The Hallmark cards are okay but they are never unique. At Kohls, the almost never have dimensional cards which I love! Homemade cards are always the best because they are one of a kind and sentimental.

~amy~ said...

love your umbrella card...soooo sweet...happy new year Mona!

Gale Evans said...

Sweet umbrella card, Mona! Love the two patterns! Amazing photo of the wildlife in your neighborhood! Wow, you have to be careful! Happy New Year!!

Pammy said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the rain theme! We need some here!! I saw the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and thought it was suspenseful but not as good as the book (as usual). Still worth seeing though! Thanks for sharing that amazing photo of the coyote! Wow, he's just roaming around just outside your backyard? Creepy!!! Life in Arizona, I guess! TFS!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Just wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a Happy New Year
I love the picture of the coyote, how wonderful to see so many animals but could be scary if you are walking a fur baby.
Cute card and image-would be a great thinking of you or encouragement card.
Take care and hugs

Jeanne J said...

Mona, Thanks for the photo of the coyote! What a great shot - beauty and danger all rolled into one! Glad you're enjoying time with the kids - your card is great - love the lavender with the newsprint!

Julie said...

Adorable card, mona! Love the sweet umbrella and the "rain" background! Neat photo of the coyote!

Angi said...

That umbrella is sooo adorable. We've seen Mission Impossible. It was sooo good!

Heather Jensen said...

Darling card Mona. More purple again! I love it.

I don't think I would take a gun...be careful though. That could turn ugly quick. I wanted to see the Sherlock Holmes, but someone told me it wasn't good. I did see Twilight and loved it. :)

Happy New Year.
Hugs~

Marie said...

Lovely card, Mona. The sentiment is so true and the umbrella is adorable. Happy New Year. Looking forward to a new CR84FN challenge....any hints?

Lulee Lulu said...

I would carry PEEPPER spray, & MAKE SURE it WORKS <(^.^)> Also if U want to keep them @ bay, they fear Lion's or other BIG Cata, if U go to Your Local Zoo, request of the zoo keeper the BIG Cat's waste straw, (This has the odor of the urine, it will keep the cotes AWAY, till the next big rain) That or even DEER SCRAM, wich is easier to buy @ your local nursery(this might ??work) but 4 sure the waste straw fm the zoo WILL WORK 2 keep them away! I would't b able 2 sleep, how brave u must B! Ur card IS very delightful I love the colors u chose it makes for anyone who would be feeling "blue"(no pund intended) to feel up-lifted! I wish U Ur furry friends a SAFE new year W many moments of joyful memory makings:)

Constance said...

Beautiful design Mona!!! Love the mix of DP and the darling umbrella! Loved the photo of the wildlife! I hope you and your little pups stay safe !

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely card, Great papers and sweet umbrella. As always, just super!

Great photo of the coyote - not sure I want to be that close to one. No guns, but perhaps one of those loud air horns might be useful!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Mona! I love the umbrella set, it's on my wish list! Have a happy new year!

lynn said...

lovely card, mona:) scary visitor! happy new year to you!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous card Mona!!! Love the beautiful umbrella! Kinda creepy that you have such wild things in you backyard!!! I'd keep some pepper spray handy! No guns!

Renee said...

I agree with Scott...
take a gun!
This coming from a girl that has a really great coyote story...
along with all my bravery! ;)
Fabulous card...
I love this set and yes!
When they released the dies...
a little bit of crafting heaven...
*giggle*
Our plans are to stay in...
have a girlie on the mend...
but have a wonderful and safe New Year!
Hope 2012 brings all your wishes and dreams! :)

Kerry said...

Very pretty card! I really love the DP used! The newsprint with the pink stamped umbrella is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay safe from the wildlife in your neck of the woods!!!

Ashley said...

Love your card, Mona!!! So creative as usual! Thanks for sharing that photo and story about the pack of coyotes in you neighborhood; kinda scary! You are wise to carry a big stick to defend your furry babies! I think pepper spray would be a good idea too! Don't think you want to be shooting guns in your neighborhood!!! TFS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

So sweet and beautiful, Mona! Love that stamped umbrella! Great PTI set that is now on my must-have list! Thanks!!! Also, be careful with those wild things!!! Gorgeous photo of him, though!!!
Also, I just saw that you are now on the Pink Paislee Design team!!! Congratulations! They are so lucky to have someone so talented on their team!!!

Kelly said...

Very beautiful, Mona! Great PTI set and I love the colors! CONGRATULATIONS on being named to the Pink Paislee DT! You style is perfect for them!

Mary Reidel said...

Very sweet card, Mona! Wishing you a very Happy and Creative New Year!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a sweet rainy day card! Love the PTI stamps and the gorgeous colors! So pretty! Amazing photo of that coyote! So close to your fence!!! Wow!
Also big congrats on being named to thePink Paislee design team! Perfect fit!

Shirley said...

OMGosh! Scott brought a smile to my face!! I think he might be right. Your card is beautifully Spring, Mona!! Wishing you and yours a Very Healthy Happy New Year!!!

Beth said...

I think your card is so darling Mona! Great stamp and umbrella die! Neat photo of your coyote friend! He looks sweet; hope he really is!!!! Have a very Happy New Year and congrats on joining the Pink Paislee Design Team!

AimeeOh said...

Fabulous card!!! Love this PTI set sooooo much! Love the colors you chose and the pretty DP! And, wow, be careful with those Arizona coyotes! I thought they just played hockey!! LOL!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card but scary wildlife in your neighborhood! You are brave to walk your dogs with such wild things around! Amazing photo too!

GabrielleH said...

Such a sweet little card, Mona! Love the umbrella die and stamp! Amazing coyote photo too! Must be awesome to see these guys walking around; as long as they keep their distance! TFS!

Hilary said...

Beautiful card! Love the PTI set you used! Such awesome details! I'm blown away by that photo of the coyote near your house! I hope he can't get into your yard and harm your pups! I would definitely carry a big stick and some pepper spray! Can be too cautious!

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, Mona, this is such a sweet card! Love that pretty umbrella; stamped so beautifully! Stay safe from the wildlife!

Heidi said...

Very pretty, Mona! The umbrella is so beautiful! Happy New Year!

Yesnir said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Mona! When I think of Pink Paislee I always think of you! Can't wait to see all the wonderful things like this project that you will be creating! Love it!

yvonneschneider1 said...

Amazing photo; I hope he doesn't come near you when you are walking your furry friends! I would get some pepper spray too!
Love this gorgeous card! So creative!

RobinH said...

Double WOW! One for the gorgeous card! Truly amazing and Two, for that amazing animal! I would be freaking out but I guess they are usually more afraid of us they we are of them! Stay safe!

Kathy M said...

Great use of this neat PTI set, Mona! Love the colors too!

Deana L said...

Great PTI set that is now on my must-have list! Love that gorgeous umbrella! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda R. said...

Well that sounds like a perfect way to spend New Years!! Your card is so cute. I just love that umbrella. What a great shot of that coyote.

Hugs, Linda

Helen Watanabi said...

Love this gorgeous umbrella card! Amazing!

Andrea M said...

I can see why this set was one of your fans - you can work wonders with it! Such a soft and pretty card! I truly love that color combo!
Coyotes! Be careful walking those fur babies… I have a mental image of you walking down the street with a gun…mad max style ;)


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