Sun & Sand 55

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 6:12 PM | ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great week thus far! For those of you who have been visiting me for awhile you may recall that I shared some pretty exciting news waaaaay back in December 2010 (click HERE for ORIGINAL post). In case you forgot ;), I was offered an AMAZING opportunity to Guest Design for Pink Paislee in 2011! YAHOOOOO!!!! A dream come true! Well, I recently received a box overflowing with FABULOUS Pink Paislee products ~ a crafty girl's dream come true! "My time" is rapidly approaching and before we know it, it will be here so in the meantime I thought I better pull out some of those AWESOME products and work on polishing my papercrafting skills! Have you seen the Pink Paislee DT's mad skills??? sigh...BIG shoes to stand next to!
I'm quite sure you didn't come here to hear my ramble on! I have a few projects to share using many pretty products from the Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection. First up is a LO featuring Meri posing so proudly with her surfboard:
The Nantucket Collection is FULL of MANY fun and pretty products which include but is not limited to beautiful patterned paper, wood chips, stamps, ephemera, ribbon trims, etc... To create my LO, I combined various patterned paper from the 12" x 12" paper pack with a trading card, a clear stamp and several pieces of ephemera. Up close, you can see the beautiful detailed embossed images on the trading card and for a bit of interest, I randomly stitched along some of the stems on the fauna piece from the ephemera:
 I made 3 fan fold embellishments using a variety of patterned paper:
For color inspiration, I played along with Pink Paislee's August Hot hues Color Challenge. Be sure to visit both the Pink Paislee blog and the Live Pink gallery for some awesome inspiration!
For sketch inspiration, I referred to the PageMaps sketch shown on the Pink Paislee blog:
and for those of you who are not the scrappy type, I made a card to share as well :) I made this card for my sweet sister Tina. We ride our bicycles together nearly every weekend so when I saw this trading card, I immediately knew it was meant for her :) In fact, we are going on a girls ONLY 4 day weekend together in San Diego! Yep, we are packing up my 4 legged furry friends, their stroller, our bikes and we are going to spend Labor Day weekend hiking and biking around San Diego and Coronado Island. I'm really looking forward to our little getaway :) Do you have any fun filled weekend plans?
Again, a combination of pretty papers, a stamped image and an amazingly detailed trading card. FUN! FUN!
For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. For some awesome inspiration, be sure to check out the site!
Thanks so much for visiting ~ hope you have fun whatever you do! Be Sweet!


Supplies:
Pink Paislee Product Used:
Nantucket ~ Clear Stamps 00529
Nantucket ~ Ephemera 00534
Nantucket ~ Jumbo Shrimp 00525
Nantucket ~ Clam Bake 00526
Nantucket ~ Lobster Bisque 00524
Nantucket ~ Oyster Bar 00523
Nantucket ~ Clam Chowder 00522
Nantucket ~ Crab Cakes 00521
Nantucket ~ Trading Cards 00533
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Grand Calibur, MFT Stamps 3/8" Rosette 
Other: Prima flower, Maya Road trim, Jenni Bowlin mini BINGO card
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Old meets New 42

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 8:45 AM | ,

Hi there! Hope you all had a great weekend! The past several days ~ since Wednesday have been quite a creative whirlwind for me and I LOVED every minute of it! I am catching my breath after spending the past several days creating at The Creative Escape. I met so many sweet and talented paper crafters at the event and made some awesome projects ~ which I will be sharing as soon as I add the finishing touches :)
In the meantime, I am so honored and tickled pink that I have a card featured today on the beautiful Melissa Frances blog! Pinch me please!!! If you have a minute, I would greatly appreciate for you to check it out click HERE ~  :) Thanks for visiting ~ hope you have a wonderful day!
Be Sweet!
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Let your dreams take Flight...CR84FN37 67

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 8:55 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Welcome to an all new CR84FN Color Challenge! Many thanks to those who join in the fun and thanks to all of those who leave such sweet comments :) For the next TWO weeks, we will be playing with the pretty color combo shown below:
I made this card for a dear friend who will be celebrating her birthday shortly.
A bit on the CAS side don't you think? I'm a sucker for butterflies, doilies and pretty patterned paper! Is it obvious?
Thanks so much for looking! Please hop on over to CR84FN for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some awesome inspiration, please visit all the designers blogs listed below. Please remember they appreciate your company as well :) Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI
Die Templates & Machine: My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo, Faux Crochet Border, PTI Butterfly dies, Sizzix Vagabond
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
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A JustRite Paris mini continued... 64

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 7:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the JustRite Stampers September Release Day #3 of 3. In case you missed my prior posts from the last TWO days, members of the JustRite DT and myself have been sharing projects made using stamps from the September Release which include: Bon Voyage - ClingGreetings From Paris - Cling and Shabby Chic Labels Four - Cling. Today we are focusing on the Shabby Chic Labels Four - Cling stamp set however, since ALL three of these sets may be so easily mixed and matched and coordinate beautifully together, my project contains various images from all three. WARNING: this post contains ALOT of photos, so I hope you grab your beverage of choice and enjoy :) I made an 8"x8" cloth covered chipboard mini album of a trip Scott and I took to Paris, France. Picking up from where we left off yesterday, we'll start with a large tag "page". 
Side 1: features a postcard made using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then was stamped using a postage image from Greetings From Paris:

Photo taken of CU detail of The Arc de Triomphe
Side 2: Since so many of JustRite Stampers images coordinate so well together. I incorporated stamps from various sets as well. I stamped a sentiment from Rejoice then framed it with a gorgeous ornate label from Signs of Life then cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Labels Three die template:
Page 8:
Photo taken in front of The Cathedral of Notre Dame
To make the label, I stamped the Circle of Love sentiment from Signs of Life using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped a little motif from Greetings From Paris below cut using a Spellbinders die then adhered it to a beautiful label from Bon Voyage that was stamping using SU Old Olive ink and cut using a Spellbinders Labels Six die template. To complete the label, I layered the image on top of a label cut using a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die template:
I love how the postage stamp image from Greetings From Paris fits perfectly within a Melissa Frances Vintage embellishment frame:
Page 9:
Photo taken in front of The Opera House - Paris
The postcard was cut using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then stamped using various postage images from Greetings From Paris and Bon Voyage. I stamped the FRANCE sentiment from Greetings From Paris then framed using altered Tim Holtz ornate embellishment:
I LOVE the gorgeous leafy scroll image from Greetings From Paris:
a large tage page Side 1: (no stamping here)
Side 2 features a BEAUTIFUL label from Shabby Chic Labels Four with the gorgeous leafy scroll image from Greetings From Paris stamped above and below framing that beauty:
and last but not least ~ Page 10:
Photo taken in front of The National Academy of Music - Paris
The gorgeous label in the lower right corner is from Shabby Chic Labels Four and was cut using a  Spellbinders Labels Four die template. To make the label shown below, I stamped the pretty crown image from Bon Voyage and the Paris sentiment from  Greetings From Paris below, centered and stamped a gorgeous label from Friendship Blooms then using a Spellbinders Labels Sixteen die template to cut the image:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Bon Voyage set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Greetings From Paris set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Shabby Chic Labels Four set:

That wraps it up for today. I hope you have enjoyed my mini album ~ thanks for joining Scott & I are our Paris adventure! I have hundreds of more photos, so you will probably see more in the future ;)  For some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what the other JustRite DT members have created:
Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02185 Bon Voyage - ClingCL-02195 Greetings From ParisCL-02190 Shabby Chic Labels FourCL-02125 Signs of Life, CL-02090 Friendship Blooms, JB-09935 Rejoice Borders and Centers - Interlocking
Die Cutting Machine: Grand Calibur used to cut all die cuts
Die Templates not listed above:
ALL postcards made using Spellbinders Custom die JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies
 Spellbinders Labels FourLabels Four SMFoliage
Page 8: JB-S5026 Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Labels Fourteen
Tag 1: 
 Spellbinders Grand Large Labels
Tag 2: Spellbinders Grand Labels Four
All patterned paper from Melissa Frances
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Melon Berry, SU Old Olive, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Ranger Vintage Photo
Other: Melissa Frances Vintage embellishments, Prima, Making Memories & Recollections flowers, Joann Craft Essentials & Making Memories brads, Recollections pearls, WeRMemory Keepers eyelets


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A JustRite Paris mini continued... 49

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 7:00 AM | , ,

Welcome to the JustRite Stampers September Release Day #2 of 3. In case you missed yesterday's post, over the next TWO days, members of the JustRite DT and myself will be sharing projects made using stamps from the September Release which include: Bon Voyage - ClingGreetings From Paris - Cling and Shabby Chic Labels Four - Cling. Today we are focusing on the Greetings From Paris - Cling  stamp set however, since ALL three of these sets may be so easily mixed and matched and coordinate beautifully together, my project contains various images from all three. Picking up from where we left off yesterday we'll start with Page 4 of my Paris mini album:
Photo of the Original Mona Lisa painting taken inside The Louvre Museum
The postcard was made using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then was stamped using various postage images from Bon Voyage and Greetings From Paris. I stamped the crown image from Bon Voyage using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, framed using a Melissa Frances Vintage embellishment frame then adorned with a few rhinestones:
The beautiful label is from Shabby Chic Labels Four and coordinates perfectly with a Spellbinders Labels Four die template:
Page 5:
Photo taken in front of The Arc de Triomphe
I made a layered flower embellishment using a combination of the beautiful blossom stamp from Friendship Blooms and a Spellbinders Blossom Three die template. I stamped the Paris sentiment from Greetings From Paris using Memento Tuxedo Black ink then framed with a Melissa Frances Vintage frame embellishment and fastened altered Making Memories brads on each side:
Page 6:
Photo taken from in a courtyard - Paris
I stamped the Cherish the Memories sentiment from Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Verse and Verse then cut/embossed using a die template from the Nested Frame Dies set. The gorgeous label in the left hand corner is from Shabby Chic Labels Four which coordinates with a Spellbinders Labels Four die template. I stamped the fancy PARIS sentiment from Bon Voyage then framed using an altered Tim Holtz ornate frame:
Page 7:
So many JustRite stamps may be easily mixed and matched. I inked up the beautiful label from Friendship Blooms, centered and stamped it framing the From Paris with Love sentiment from Greetings From Paris and topped it off with a little motif from Greetings From Paris. I made another postcard using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then was stamped using various postage images from Bon Voyage and Greetings From Paris.

Here is a look at the COMPLETE Bon Voyage set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Greetings From Paris set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Shabby Chic Labels Four set:
Thanks for visiting ~ Hope you enjoyed my project today :) I will be back tomorrow with more! For some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what the other JustRite DT members created:
Supplies Used:
ALL post cards made using Spellbinders Custom die JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies
Die Templates:
Page 4: Spellbinders Labels FourLabels Four SM
Page 5: Spellbinders JB-S4312 Blossom Three,  Spellbinders Labels FourLabels Four SM
Page 6: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, JB 08950 Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame Dies
additional Stamps:
Page 6: JustRite Stampers CL 02090 Friendship Blooms, JB-02195 Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Verse
Page 7: JustRite Stampers CL 02090 Friendship Blooms
All patterned paper from Melissa Frances
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Melon Berry, SU Old Olive, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Ranger Vintage Photo
Other: Melissa Frances Vintage embellishments & glittered heart, Prima, Making Memories & Recollections flowers, Joann Craft Essentials brads, Recollections pearls

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A JustRite Stampers Paris mini 50

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 5:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the JustRite Stampers September Release Day #1. Over the next THREE days, members of the JustRite DT and myself will be sharing projects made using stamps from the September Release which include: Bon Voyage - Cling, Greetings From Paris - Cling and Shabby Chic Labels Four - Cling. Today we are focusing on the Bon Voyage - Cling stamp set however, since ALL three of these sets may be so easily mixed and matched and coordinate beautifully together, my project contains various images from all three. WARNING: this post contains ALOT of photos, so I hope you grab your beverage of choice and enjoy :) I made an 8"x8" cloth covered chipboard mini album of a trip Scott and I took to Paris, France. Let's start with the cover:
Photo taken at the base of the Eiffel Tower 
Love the fancy label from Greetings From Paris. Contains an image of the Eiffel Tower and a collage of various French inspired words ie: foods, places, paintings, etc... Coordinates flawlessly with a Spellbinders Labels Four die template. I layered this one on top of a label cut using a Spellbinders Labels Four SM die template:
A post card made using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then stamped using various postage images from Bon Voyage and Greetings From Paris:
Love how the Paris sentiment from Greetings From Paris fits perfectly inside an altered Tim Holtz ornate frame:
Page 1:
Photos of Scott and I taken from a bridge crossing The River Seine
To make the label, I stamped the Enjoy Life's Simple Moments sentiment from Signs of Life using Memento Tuxedo Black ink then inked up the beautiful image from Bon Voyage with PTI Melon Berry ink, centered and stamped framing the sentiment. I used a Spellbinders Labels Six die template to cut/emboss the image then layered on top of a label cut using a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die template:
Page 2:
Photo taken at the base of the Eiffel Tower
Love how the Bonjour sentiment from Bon Voyage fits perfectly inside of a Melissa Frances Vintage frame:
An acrylic tag embellishment made using a postage image from Bon Voyage:
Page 3:
Photo taken in front of The Louvre Museum
Another altered Tim Holtz ornate frame showcasing the fancy LOVE sentiment from Shabby Chic Labels Four:
and lastly a large tag "page" ~ side 1: features a postcard made using a Spellbinders Custom Nested Frame die template then was stamped using various postage images from Bon Voyage and Greetings From Paris:
Photo taken inside The Louvre Museum of The Winged Victory Samothrace 
Side 2: I stamped the Eiffel Tower image from Bon Voyage then cut it out by hand and adhered to a label. I couldn't resist making a tag featuring the From Paris with Love sentiment from Greetings From Paris which was cut using a Spellbinders Fancy Tags One die template.
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Bon Voyage set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Greetings From Paris set:
Here is a look at the COMPLETE Shabby Chic Labels Four set:
Thanks for visiting ~ Hope you enjoyed my project today :) I will be back tomorrow with more! For some awesome inspiration, please be sure to see what the other JustRite DT members created:

Supplies Used:

Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02185 Bon Voyage - Cling, CL-02195 Greetings From Paris, CL-02190 Shabby Chic Labels Four, CL-02125 Signs of Life
Die Cutting Machine: Grand Calibur used on all pages
Die Templates:
ALL post cards made using Spellbinders Custom die JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies
Cover: Spellbinders Labels Four, Labels Four SM, Foliage
Page 1: JB-S5026 Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Nested Hearts, Spellbinders Labels Six
Page 2: Picot Edge Circles
Tag: Spellbinders Grand Labels ElevenFancy Tags One, Labels One
All patterned paper from Melissa Frances
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Melon Berry, SU Old Olive, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Ranger Vintage Photo
Other: Melissa Frances Vintage embellishments & glittered heart, Prima, Making Memories & Recollections flowers, Joann Craft Essentials brads, Recollections pearls
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