Out for a stroll...CR84FN51 43

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, April 7, 2012 @ 8:55 PM | , , , ,

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Welcome to the second week of CR84FN51! So many pretty entries, looking forward to seeing more! For the next week, we will continue to play with the pretty pastel colors shown below:
 I made another layout this time featuring a photo of my sweeties, Gretchen and Griffin, and I that was taken while we were out for a stroll :) My little four legged furry friends can't make the 5 mile walk that I take with their stubby little legs so they take breaks and ride in their buggy. I wish I could capture the look on people's faces when they look in the stroller expecting to see a baby and up pops two white furry heads! :) LMBO
I made some more flowers, this time I used canvas and denim. I was so inspired by the gorgeous misted canvas flowers that Natasha Naranjo Aguirre created, I had to give them a try. The canvas flower was made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies that cut that fabric like butter and the canvas ones were made using the Sizzix Tim Holtz flower die. My little dogs make my life big :) I am entering this layout in the Girlie Grunge April Challenge which is to create a layout or project about yourself! Well, Gretchen and Griffin are my babes ~ my coworkers tease my husband and tell him they would like to come back in their second life and become one my dogs :) LOL
This was my first layout made incorporating a piece of sewn on painting canvas that was first painted and inked up. I was really pleased with the outcome and will certainly be doing this more often. I wasn't thrilled with the way the butterfly looked when stamped on the canvas so I stamped it on a sheet of patterned paper then cut it out and it stitched it in place. The pretty pearl butterfly detail are from Want2Scrap and were gifted to me from the sweet Donna Salazar along with some other goodies all for being the Girlie Grunge March Featured Designer! Thank you Donna :) If you would like to join along, click HERE there is a monthly challenge and you are always welcome to upload your projects to the Girlie Grunge gallery! 
For sketch inspiration, I played along with the current sketchabilities challenge:
Last week, I FINALLY had the chance to meet IRL my sweet blog friend and CR84FN DT-mate Sue Lelli! Sue was in Phoenix on vacation/business with her dear husband so we met one day for lunch and one evening for dinner, laughing for hours! :)
Sue Lelli on the right, me on the left 


Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the CR84FN site for COMPLETE information and the entire CR84FN DT for some AMAZING inspiration: Suzanne CzosekDeborah Frings, Heather JensenSue Lelli, Andrea Mathews, Pauline Pollington Lisa Somerville and Shannon White

Supplies Used not mentioned:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Patterned Paper: Donna Salazar Botanique
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Petal, Creative Book Pages, Grand Calibur, PTI foliage die
Other: Sizzix embossing folder, Crafter's Workshop stencils, Liquitex paint
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 Comments

43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Margie H said...

I LOVE your story behind this wonderful page! Those puppies are LOVED that's for sure! LOL!! Have a great Easter! xo

Davi said...

Mona your LO is just scrumptious!!I love all the soft elements and the Very cool flowers!! Wonderful way to show off your little fur babies. Always fun to meet up with our blog buddies isn't it :) Have a fabulous Easter!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just love this fun layout-how fun to have your fur babies on your walks, and fun to imagine peoples faces. i keep saying I am going to get one for my fur baby.
LOVE the picture with you, your a stunning woman...thanks for sharing
Have a Happy and blessed Easter sweetie

Shannon White said...

Mona this is Just Wonderful! Love your Beautiful Layout and the Pretty Pretty denim and canvas flowers you created! Your fury four legged friends are so Precious!! Jut can't help but smile! So Sweet! And How Cool you got to meet up with Sue! Great picture! Looks like you guys had a fun time! 8-)

Hope you and your family have a Very Happy Easter!
Hugs
Shannon

Pauline said...

A gorgeous layout of your sweet little fur babies! Lovely warm colours, and the fabric flowers are so pretty!
Looks like you and Sue had a fab time, that's a great pic of you two Glamourous ladies!
Have a great Easter xx

GinaB said...

Love your gorgeous layout, Mona! Those flowers are absolutely wonderful! So funny to see how your puppies go on walks! Also, great picture of your two beautiful ladies!

Trudy said...

Love your sweet layout, Mona! Your pups look very pampered!! They are so lucky!!! Gorgeous photo of you and Sue! Beautiful ladies!

Millicent Forester said...

Gorgeous layout Mona!! The denim flowers are so wonderful and I love the dressed up butterfly! Really creative! And your little puppies are darling! I bet they are so fun! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photo of you and Sue! You two look like film stars!

Ros said...

What a lovely photo of you girls ... I love you beautiful Layout ... so much pretty detail ... thanks for the inspiration have a lovely day

Sis Patterson said...

A wonderful page - love those little Westies - how precious are they - I love the 5 mile walk/stroll! The girlie grunge factor is totally incorporated (denim flowers - lovely butterfly bling - canvas on paper). Happy Easter!

Lisa S. said...

I love this post/page so much! First, great LO & love the technique info you shared. Second, great pic of you and Sue and how fun you could meet IRL. :D Last, but not least I was thrilled to see your stroller b/c we have one exactly like it. We get the same reaction and it is hysterical. My granddog, a precious Cavalier King Charles named Rosie, is much too inquisitive to take for a walk. Rather, it is a pull Mom & GamMaw marathon and the stroller makes life so much easier. You gotta love those furry babies and yours are adorable.

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO Mona. Love the canvas flowers. They look too cute in that stroller. I bet you girls had a lot of fun. Scott took a beautiful picture of the pair of you. :)

Happy Easter!
Hugs~

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love this! Your dogs are precious!
And look at you 2 blonde bombshells! Great photo!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, LOVE LOVE LOVE the denim and canvas flowers and LOVE that FAB layout of you and your fur babies! Lucky dogs indeed! THX again for the FUN times! Glad we have a photo to remember it by! Now it's your turn to visit ME when I move to FLA! Happy Easter!

Julie said...

Wow, great layout, Mona! Love the girlie grunge look; those denim flowers are awesome! Wow, you and sue are two blonde bombshells! What fun to meet your crafty friends! Look like fun!

Angie Hewitt said...

Beautiful design, Mona!!! Love the background and the beautiful flowers! I would love to give that technique a try! Your puppy are so lucky and pampered! I love westies! We had one when I was growing up!! You and Sue look so pretty in that photo! Y'all probably turned lots of heads that day!!! :)

Mirna said...

Lovely and slightly grungy, Mona! Incredible flowers; just perfect! Love seeing the photo of you and Sue! You two could be sisters; you are both so glamorous! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Ha ha, I was imagining the faces of the people looking in the stroller!! That surely must be so funny!! Love how your dogs are sitting there! Beautiful memory this way!! Gorgeous layout!
Hugs, Wendy

Chris said...

A fabulous LO, Mona. Your flowers look divine and I love your background.

You and Sue scrub up well (as we say in the UK) You both look so glam. :o)

ShellyM said...

So funny to see your puppies in that stroller! I bet lots think there are babies in there!!! Love your gorgeous layout! Those flowers are stunning! Beautiful photo of you and Sue!

Katrina Turner said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout Mona, love the canvas flowrs, the texture of them is stunning. Your dogs are so adorable! Such a lovely photo of you too.

Katrina :)

Lisa said...

What a pretty page Mona, the pups look so cute in their buggy!!
So special for you and Sue to have the chance to spend time together ��

Mara Campbell said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the black and white photo with those colors. As usual, the flowers are gorgesou!!

Linda R said...

WOW! What an amazing page. I just love it. And those flowers look beautiful.. That is such a nice photo of the two of you. It's always so fun meeting blog friends..

Hugs~

KathyO said...

Fun to meet your blog friends! Great photo of you two beautiful girls! Love your pretty LO too! The denim flowers are so fabulous! Love the strolling puppies!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous layout!!! Love the black and white photo of your sweet pups! The denim flowers really add a grungy character to this lovely design! Glad to see that you got to meet your long lost sister, Sue! You two definitely share the beautiful gene!

~amy~ said...

I love it Mona...such a fun layout! Aren't you lucky to meet up with a bloggie friend! Those are always fun times!

Deborah Frings said...

This is such a sweet and fun layout! Love the doggies in the buggy, I can just imagine the smiles when people see them :) There are so many lovely details in the layout. And I think the photo of you and Sue is just fabulous - you both look stunning.

Pamela_U said...

Lovely LO, Mona! Great photo of the little puppies! They are so cute! Love the background DP and those awesome denim flowers! Great sentiments too! So fun that you and Sue got to meet each other! Great photo of you two!

Lucy said...

Wow, great post, Mona! Love your fabulous layout! Love the earthy colors and the beautiful flowers! Your strolling pups are so sweet! Love the photo of you and your blog friend, Sue! So neat to finally meet IRL!

Brittney L said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love your gorgeous layout!

Caroline said...

Wow, Mona, your flowers are absolutely stunning!!! Love the pretty brads and the die cut leaves as well! Also, I have to say it's so funny to see your puppies in a stroller! They really must be your babies!! Finally, I love the photo of you and Sue! You girls could definitely be sisters! So beautiful!

Brenda said...

Wow, Mona, you are both beautiful and talented! LOVE your gorgeous layout with those darling strollin' puppies! So cute! I love the look of those denim flowers! So neat! TFS!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, your layout is so beautiful! I love the girlie grunge with the pretty denim flowers! Your pups are quite pampered; just darling! Gorgeous photo of you and Sue. Must be fun to finally meet!

Suzanne C said...

Fab layout! Love those flowers! What a sweet picture of your furbabies! What a great picture of you and Sue! How fun!

BethieJ said...

Mona your LO is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the flowers!!! What a GREAT photo of you and your friend Sue!!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Beautiful LO, Mona! Love the grungy feel! Really love your flowers! Magnificent!

1CardCreator said...

Pretty lay out and sweet picture of you and Sue!

Helen said...

Aww, this is such a sweet page & I LOVE the denim flowers - they're fanTAStic!! Oh you're cute little dogs - I bet people think they're adorable anyway, let alone seeing them in a buggy!! Gorgeous pic of you two classy ladies - you both look beautiful ;)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful!

GabrielleH said...

Gorgeous layout Mona!! Love these denim flowers and the glammed up butterfly! So funny to see loved your little pups are! Also, I love this gorgeous photo of you and Sue! Beautiful ladies, without a doubt! So fun to meet your blog friends!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Mona. Love the lay-out, the canvas flowers... that butterfly with the pearls is beautiful! Enjoy your weekend!

SimplyMe said...

Can't help but love the way you layer the paper and stamps. Love it.

I have a sunshine award with your name on it. :))


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