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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 8:55 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weekend! It's time for an all new CR84FN Color Challenge! Thanks to all who joined along last week ~ so many pretty projects! For nearly the next two weeks, we will be playing with the pretty color combination shown below:
I must admit, I love this color combination but found it quite challenging to create with! I relied heavily on some pretty patterned paper and PTI felt.
I used a PTI flower die along with some pretty felt to create the flower embellishment. Once die cut, I layered the flower on top of a doily that was made using the larger of the two dies from Die-namics Open Scallop Doily DUO set and finished it off with a pretty My Favorite Things Hot Fudge button.
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: Monika Davis (July Guest Designer), Deborah Frings, Shannon White, Pauline Pollington, Sue Lelli, Andrea 


Some of you asked me to take and share photos of my card class at Paper Tales, so here you go... I owe a HUMUNGOUS thanks to Michelle White, Owner of Paper Tales for not only inviting me but also encouraging me to teach at her fabby store and of course many thanks to the lovely ladies who attended the class :)



Welcome to Paper Tales
The photo below is from one of the first classes I taught at Paper Tales where the class was held in the beautiful store:
Paper Tales is growing and so did my class, so yesterday the class was held in the soon to be Paper Tales addition. Here are a few photos of several of the lovely ladies busy creating:
and here they took a moment to smile for the camera :)
Some yummy cupcakes from my favorite bakery, Heavenly Cupcake, to satisfy one's sweet tooth while creating:
and here are some non-edible cupcakes made by the sweet and awesomely talented Karin Aguirre:
She was so generous and kind and gave me one of my own to take home :)
Thanks so much for looking!
Be Sweet :)

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57 Sweet Comments So Far:

Mercedes said...

Gorgeous card, Mona and these colors for the challenge are magnificent! Looks like you had lots of fun teaching your class. Those ladies are so lucky! I'm totally jealous and halfway want to move to the west coast to join the fun!!! Yum those cupcakes look awesome (both the edible and non-edible ones)!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Mona, I love those die cut felt flowrrs, such a lovely texture! Lovely papers and fab stsitching too, such a pretty card in these warm colours.
Great pics of your classes too, looks like all you ladies had a lot of fun, and cupcakes!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Mona, I love those die cut felt flowrrs, such a lovely texture! Lovely papers and fab stsitching too, such a pretty card in these warm colours.
Great pics of your classes too, looks like all you ladies had a lot of fun, and cupcakes!!

Katrina Turner said...

Lovely card Mona. I love how you have embossed the doily! That store looks gorgeous, I can imagine that your class was super fun and enjoyable too. Those cupcakes look yummy, even the non edible ones! Lol. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Adcock said...

Talk about a post full of scrumptious eye candy! The class looks like so much fun and the location lovely.

Your card is so darling. Not only have the colours been integrated so seamlessly into your card, but the wonderful ruffle cake in the inspiration montage has translated perfectly onto your card. Genius! I am hoping to try my hand at this fortnight's challenge, but if I don't get around to it, I know I will be sure to be amazed and inspired from the magic that comes from this gorgeous collection.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love those felt flowers and beautiful doily! Also love these colours!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful class photos and those wonderful cupcakes!

Shannon White said...

Soo Beautiful Mona! Love your Sweet PTI Felt Blossom and the Pretty Dp's and Lovely Ribbon too! And Goodness, what great pics of your class! Everyone looks like they are having a Terrific time creating! Yay! That's so Awesome Mona! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday
Shannon

Helen Tilbury said...

What a beautiful card Mona! I loved looking at the photos too!! Sure hope you had fun and can imagine you taught those ladies a few tricks ;)

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous colour combo ... gorgeous card! I love your photos ... we have nothing like that here ... what a pretty shop!

Deborah Frings said...

Your card is just so pretty. Love the papers, the stitching and fabulous felt flower! Your class looks like so much fun and the cakes look delicious!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors Mona - your felt flower is so pretty framed by the white lacey die cut! Thanks for sharing the pics of your classes - looks like everyone is having a wonderful time - and what a pretty shop!

sandi said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. The colors match perfectly with the challeng. And that shop....so cute! Looks like everyone had a blast.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Another fabulous color combo! Lovely card Mona. The coral felt flower is so pretty. Love the paper, the scallops... very elegant. Those cupcakes look awesome! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE the pretty felt flower and fab papers.

I am sure the owner is ecstatic to have you teaching there. The ladies look like they are having a fabulous time. :)

Hugs~

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh double yummy on this project and post!
Love the card and color combo-you did an amazing job
LOVE the pictures of the store and projects...such a sweet place

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pretty felt flower! And how you embossed the doily! Very NiCE!
And TFS the photos of your class! Wished I lived in California!

GabrielleH said...

Great post Mona! Love your card!!! The PTI felt flower is gorgeous and I love you ribbon! These colors are magnificent!
Thanks also for sharing these photos! Looks like everyone was enjoying your class; how could they not!!! Love those cupcakes too!

Melissa said...

Magnificent card!!! LOVE this color combo! The felt flower is awesome! Thanks for Thr wonderful photos! Looks like everyone had a blast! Love that beautiful shop! Wish we had something like that here!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How lovely, Mona! Looks like all of you had loads of fun. Those cupcakes look delish...the edible and the non-edible too :)

Lisa said...

This card just oozes cozy Mona! Love the felt flowers. Fun pics from your classes too TFS!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous colours and card, love the felt flower. Oh my gosh, I want to go visit this pretty shop. Deb xxx

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty. I love those colors, And What a pretty shop. Next time I am in San Diego I am going to look it up.. Looks like you are having fun teaching there..

Hugs~

Pammy said...

Wow, I love this card, Mona! These colors are fabulous and I love that multilayered felt flower! Beautiful bg DP too along with that beautiful embossed doily! Magnificent!
Love your class photos too!! Looks like everyone enjoyed it! Those cupcakes are so yummy looking! TFS!

PaperLover said...

Mona, love the card and your color combo! Fabulous job! Thanks for all the interesting photos! You are so lucky to have such a wonderful shop nearby! They are lucky to have you teach there! Have a great week!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Loved to see these photos, Mona! That shop looks just perfect to me!!! Would love to take a class with you there one day! Who knows?! Your card is such a beauty, love the flower!
Hugs, Wendy

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love your layered felt flower! Your class looks like a lot of fun and the cupcakes... YUM!

Carol Reisner said...

Firstly, those cupcakes look absolutely amazing! I'd take your class just to sample the cupcakes! Oh.. well.. err... I guess it'd be fun to take a class from my fav designer too!!! LOL! Thanks for sharing those fun photos of your class! Looks like everyone enjoyed it!
Your card is magnificent! Love the felt flower and that doily! Gorgeous!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful card! Love the layered felt flowers and colors! Thanks for showing the class pics! Looks like you all had a sugar induced productive good time for sure! I love the sparkle sugar glitter on the tops of those yummy looking cupcakes! An appropriate treat given the name of your blog! LOL! You are so beautiful inside and out!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your card, Mona, with the GORGEOUS felt flower and pretty pretty papers! Also LOVED seeing the store where you teach. It looks so INVITING and FUN! LOVE the pics of your class and those YUMMY cupcakes, too!

GinaB said...

Fabulous card, Mona! Once again, I am gaga over your color palate! Your felt flower is just gorgeous with that beautiful embossed doily! I love it!
Looks like you had a fun weekend! I bet the ladies in San Diego loved your class! Those cupcakes, both kinds, look scrumptious!

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning card - one of my fave colour combos too! LOOOVE felt flowers so much! I think lots of us crafty girls would have loved to have been at the class with you all- it looks like you had a wonderful time - crafts and cupcakes - heavenly mix!

Trudy said...

Lovely card, Mona! That doily is so beautiful with the felt flower! Love the matching border too! Looks like you had lots of fun this past weekend! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Davi said...

Love your beautiful card Mona!! That flower is a perfect focal to go with those lovely papers :) Looks like you all had fun creating at your class and those cupcakes look so yummy!!

Mary Reidel said...

So pretty, Mona! I love that multilayered felt flower! Great challenge colors for this week! Love seeing your class photos! Looks like so much fun! That store looks beautiful too! I will have to visit the next time I'm in San Diego! TFS!

Carol H said...

Wonderful post Mona! Thanks for sharing these fun photos! My wish is to meet you and take a class from you someday!

Cynthia Tomlinson said...

Stunning card, Mona! I love the elegance the doily gives and the beautiful colors! The felt flower is gorgeous! And OMG, I really want to see this beautiful shop where you teach! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Angi said...

Beautiful color combo! Love the felty flower. Looove the store. Will have to visit the next time that I'm in SD. :)

Kerry said...

Beautiful Mona! Love that flower! These colors are gorgeous! Love seeing the photos of you and your class! Looks like fun! Thanks!

BethieJ said...

Mona LOVE the color combo.. hoping to play along now that I am home and unpacked from vacation!!
LOVE the fun photos of your class.. that store looks DARLING!! (Is that near you? If I ever get to AZ. I gotta go visit them! I am sure my hubby would LOVE to plan a trip around a pretty store! ;) )
Have a GREAT day!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card!!! These colors are wonderful! Wish I had such a beautiful store near me! If I ever travel near San Diego, I'll be sure to stop in and check it out!!! Thanks for making my day with these beautiful photos! Those cupcakes are amazing! Love your last photo!

Andrea M said...

Mona, your class looked like so much fun…and delicious…mmm cupcakes!!!! I'm sure everyone had a blast :)

Your card is STUNNING Mona! really gorgeous!!! Love that felt flower.

RobinH said...

Love reading this post, Mona! Your class looks like it was a big success! Those ladies are so lucky and those cupcakes look so yummy! Love your gorgeous card too! TFS!

Vickie Z said...

Love your card! Finally got home from an away weekend and started working with these colors....they're gogrgeous but, I'm feeling a little stumbled myself! Love the pics from Paper Tales.....looks like fun!

Lora DeJardins said...

Incredible card, Mona! That felt flower is magnificent!! Love the photos from your class and that beautiful paper store! TFS!

Jan Hirsch said...

Stunning card once again, Mona! Your choice of colors is always incredible! Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos of your class in San Diego! Looks like everyone enjoyed it!

AimeeOh said...

So beautiful, Mona! So many beautiful layers in that flower and I love how the doily is embossed!You are so good with the little details! What fun you had this weekend! I bet your students left there with their heads full of creativity! I hope to take a class from you some day!

Brittney L said...

Wow, I love the felt flower you made, Mona! So pretty in coral! Also, love looking at the photos of your wonderful class and beautiful store in San Diego! Thanks for sharing with us! Looks like it was fun!

HeatherCz said...

Pretty card, Mona! Love the coral colored flowers and that button in the center! The doily looks amazing too with the embossing! Thanks for showing these photos too! the cupcakes look so yummy!

Mary Chen said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Mona! Love this gorgeous color palate! The flower is divine! Wow, those cupcakes look great, both kinds! Thanks for sharing your class photos from this weekend! Awesome!

Bärbel said...

Wunderbare Farben und eine sehr schöne Karte.
Den Fotos sieht man an, wieviel Freude der Unterricht allen Teilnehmerinnen bereitete und die kleinen Kuchen sehenn zum Anbeißen aus!

Tracey Sabella said...

Mona, your card is amazing. Love your take on the photo/color inspiration. Not only did you capture the lovely colors but your layered felt/doily so captures the essence of the gorgeous cake. ~ Blessings, Tracey

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texasjodylynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Those colors are to die for. I wish I could stamp today...

Your class looks SO fun. Lucky ladies to be able to take it. :)

Deb Lewis said...

Gorgeous card! Love that flower! Looks like all of you had loads of fun at your class! Those cupcakes look amazing too! How perfect for Cupcake's Creations!

Ashley said...

So pretty, Mona! Gorgeous color combo! That felt flower is magnificent! Looks like you had a lot of fun with your class! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Tina said...

Love your card Mona and I love how you embossed the doily! These colors are gorgeous and that flower is beautiful! Your class looks like it was a lot of fun for everybody! Those cupcakes look amazing!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful card, Mona! LOVE those papers to pieces, and your felt centerpiece is divine! Your class looks like so much fun! I bet I could spend hours and hours and hours in that shop. Oh! And my kiddos are sitting next to me now and are begging me to ask you to send them some of those cupcakes. LOL! Yum!

Jani Lewis said...

Such a pretty card. I love that color combo too. Congrats on the growing classes and work space. Those beautiful cupcakes are wonderful and calorie free :)


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