July WMS July Previews Day #3 60

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | , ,


Welcome to July Waltzingmouse Stamps Previews Day #3! As a friendly reminder, Claire will be releasing EIGHT new stamp sets on Friday, July 1st! Today, we are all previewing You're Lovely, Eat Cake, and Flourishes - Scallops and Dots

These 3 sets have quite a variety of images that may all be so easily mixed and matched. To create my card, I stamped the elegant dress form from You're Lovely, colored with a Copic marker, paper pieced the solid bodice piece then adhered to form with a 3D foam dot for added dimension.  I dressed up the scalloped oval shape by stamping a teeny flower image from Eat Cake in each little scallop. I stamped a few gorgeous flourishes from Flourishes - Scallops and Dot then adhered the dress form/oval piece in place.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with the final previews. Hope to see you then :) For some amazing inspiration, please be sure to see what Claire and the rest of the DT has created:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances

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July WMS July Previews Day #2 57

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | , ,

WOW! Thanks for all the kind comments yesterday on my projects showcasing Waltzingmouse's Cameo to GoCameo Creations and Ovals, Classic Frames stamp sets! I hope you are all excited about them as I am! Welcome to July Waltzingmouse Stamps Previews Day #2! In case you missed yesterdays post, Claire will be releasing EIGHT new stamp sets on Friday, July 1st & for the next 2 days, Claire, the Waltzingmouse DT & myself will be sharing some awesome samples of inspiration showcasing these amazing stamps! Today, we are all previewing Big Day Essentials and/or Big Day Additions.
I made this rather CAS card featuring a gorgeous sentiment from Big Day Additions which is full of so many wonderful sentiments in an elegant font. Pretty straight forward with this one: I stamped the sentiment on some pretty patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection, added a die cut heart, Kaisercraft flower, lovely seam binding bow and finished it off with a bit of stitching. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with Day #3 previews. Hope to see you then :) For some amazing inspiration, please be sure to see what Claire and the rest of the DT has created:
Mona Pendleton (that's me :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Big Day Additions
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nested Hearts, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection
Other: Kaisercraft flower, Prima leaves, Maya Road stick pin
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July WMS July Previews Day #1 75

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! Welcome to July Waltzingmouse Stamps Previews Day #1! Claire will be releasing EIGHT new stamp sets on Friday, July 1st & for the next 3 days, Claire, the Waltzingmouse DT & myself will be sharing some awesome samples of inspiration showcasing these amazing stamps!  Today, we are all previewing Cameo to Go, Cameo Creations and Ovals, Classic Frames (*main project does not showcase an image from the Ovals, Classic Frames but the collection of cameos shown below does*).   
Today I am sharing a small paper mache house that I decorated turning it into an elegant gift box full of toiletries for a house guest:

(Note: you can rotate this image 360 degrees by doing the following... Within the photo, click and drag your mouse pointer to the left or right to spin the box! You can also use the left and right arrows on your keyboard or use the left and right arrows icons. You can also zoom in or out to get a better view of the box by using the (+) and (-) icons. Lastly, you can simply press the Play icon (circular arrow) to rotate the box automatically. Give it a try!)

To create the tag, I stamped a darling sweet girl image from Cameo Creations, using the dryer sheet technique I cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Standard Circles LG die template, layered with on top of a doily and label that features the for YOU sentiment from stamped in the lower right hand corner.
Here's a peek from above:
Don't you think this a fab way to dress up a little bottle? 
All of these sets are FULL of so many images that can be easily mixed and matched so I stamped a few variations to give you an idea of the endless combinations as well as a few different cutting tools that used:
My inspiration for this project came from the complimentary room toiletries provided by the Riverside Mission Inn that my sweet hubby photographed for me while we were there on a recent stay:
That wraps it up for today ~ I will be back tomorrow with Day#2 previews. Thanks for looking! For some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what Claire and the rest of the Waltzingmouse DT have created:
Mona Pendleton (you are here)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Cameo to GoCameo Creations
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders™ Labels One, Standard Circles LG, Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Floral Doily Motifs, Small LabelsGrand Calibur, Fiskars Scalloped Oval punch
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Other: Melissa Frances Vintage embellishment & Mica flakes, Recollections glittered heart, seam binding from stash
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With Sympathy...CR84FN32 2nd Week 68

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 8:55 PM | , , ,

 Hi there! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend :) Can't wait to show you what I've been working on for both the upcoming Waltzingmouse Stamps and JustRite Stampers July release which begin on Tuesday, June 28th. 
 I made this Sympathy card for my sweet blogging friend and CR84FN design team~mate, Heather Jensen who's Mom recently passed away. You can read more details regarding her situation HERE. Please keep Heather and her family in your thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
I started with some gorgeous My Mind's Eye patterned paper added a few fabric flowers from Michael's and a multi-layered die cut butterfly. The darling sentiment tag was made by stamping the With Sympathy stamp using Memento ink from JustRite Stampers Just Because Mini Sentiments then cut using a die template from JustRite Stampers Happy Everything Mini Tag - Kit. For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Sketchbook Saturday's Challenge #17.
Thanks so much for looking! Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some for some new inspiration this week, please visit the following designers blogs:
Deborah
Suzanne
Heather
Supplies:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Just Because Mini Sentiments
Die Templates & Machine: JustRite Stampers Happy Everything Mini Tag - Kit, Spellbinders™ Floral Doily Motifs, Butterflies Two,  Grand Calibur
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thinking of you 41

Mona Pendleton | @ 2:55 AM | , ,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a great weekend thus far! I have been working on lots of fun DT projects~for both the upcoming Waltzingmouse Stamps and JustRite Stampers July release which begin Tuesday, June 28th. If you would like a peek at what's to come from Claire, please click HERE! I needed a card for my dear GF's 3 1/2 month old granddaughter who is critically ill. The precious little girl is severe anemic and has been in the Pediatric ICU for several weeks now, receiving treatment including multiple blood transfusions while they all anxiously await test results. My heart goes out to all of them.
I stamped the wee L'il sheep image from Waltzingmouse L'il Buddies with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then using a Q-tip, I applied SU Whisper White ink. A technique recently inspired by Nichole Heady click HERE. I cut the cute L'il guy out, popped him up with a few foam adhesive squares, layered him on a die cut circle and label that was stamped using an image from Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No.1.
For sketch inspiration, I referred to this week's Stampin' Royalty Sketch #77. If you are looking for saw awesome inspiration, please be sure to click HERE see what the DT has created!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No.1, L'il Buddies
Die templates & machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels One, Standard Circles LG, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
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Trust in Him... 55

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 11:30 PM | , , ,

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are off to the official start of Summer (here in the US)! It's been quite hot here in AZ as to be expected. So thankful for air conditioning :)Last week, much to my surprise, I had a card featured on the Melissa Frances blog. If you have a chance, I would so appreciate you stopping by her blog click HERE and maybe even leaving some love :)


I had to make a Sympathy card for my sweet friend, Dianne, who's 60 year old brother passed away suddenly and completely unexpected from an ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm aka a Triple A. 
I started by first choosing various Melissa Frances DP then stamped a polka dot label from Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No.4 set using SU Bordering Blue ink then using a Spellbinders Labels Four die template to cut/emboss which was then layered it on top of a label cut using a Spellbinders Labels Four SM die template.
For sketch inspiration, I referred to WMSC3. REMEMBER: This week marks a special anniversary for  Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge  there is a celebration going on! Please be sure to visit the site ~click HERE~ for COMPLETE details and wonderful inspiration!
Thanks so much for looking! Hope you have a great day! Be Sweet :)


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No.4, Words of Wisdom
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Labels Four SM,Labels Four, Grand Calibur 
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances 
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love and prayers...CR84FN32 84

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 8:55 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Happy Father's Day to all who celebrate with the special men in your lives :) We had a little dinner together at my household for Scott with my sweet sis Tina, my step-children, my son and his girlfriend. Today, I think he will be occupied playing with his new toys ;) Both of our Fathers have passed away so it's all about Scott here! How about you ~ any big celebration plans? 


Today, I am here to share a card I made for the all new CR84FN Color Challenge. Thanks to all who joined in the fun and many thanks to all those who visit simply for inspiration :) All of your support and kindness is greatly appreciated. (Please remember we are now on a bi-weekly schedule).
This week we are playing with Aqua, Green and Yellow. The pretty graphic was created using photos from a Creative Mint.
I stamped one of the gorgeous images from  Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No. 2 using a Spellbinders Labels Two die template to cut the image. I stamped both sentiments love and prayers using stamps from Waltzingmouse  Say it Loud then cut/embossed using various die templates.
For sketch inspiration, I referred to the Waltzingmouse Sketch from Challenge #25. This week marks a special anniversary for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge and there is a celebration going on! Please be sure to visit the site ~click HERE~ for COMPLETE details and wonderful inspiration!

Thanks for visiting today :) Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some jaw dropping inspiration, please visit all the designers blogs and don't forget to leave them some love :) Please remember they appreciate kind words as much as you all do who join in!
Supplies:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No. 2, Say it Loud
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels TwoGC-001 Grand Calibur, Big Scalloped Borderabilities Petite, Classic Ovals LG, Nested Lacey Pennants
Patterned Paper: Prima
Other: Maya Road stick pin, Kaisercraft flower, Webster's Pages Whimsie sparkler
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Happy Anniversary 60

Mona Pendleton | @ 1:45 AM | ,

Hi there! Hope you're enjoying another weekend! Life has been extra busy for me lately. Just returned from vacation then back to work.
Scott and I recently celebrated our 6th Wedding Anniversary.  So I am here today to share some pics from our wedding day.
We were married on the beautiful Island of St. Lucia located in the Caribbean.
The photo below is one of my favorites because we were really laughing so much that Scott almost dropped me in the sand! :)
Thanks so much for looking! Hope you enjoy your Saturday and I will see you tomorrow with an all new CR84FN Color Challenge :)
Be Sweet!
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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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