Hugs...CR84FN61 Week 2 65

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 12:45 AM | ,

Hi there dear blogging friends! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Things have been a little hectic in my corner of the world lately. Last week, we had traveled to San Francisco and had a great time but unfortunately, Scott since has been feeling under the weather with a mild case of the flu :( Surely the 60 degree or so temperature difference has something to do with it, mass public transit and the fact that the climate changes at the drop of a hat there, ranging from sunny and 70 degrees to 50 with a dense fog.

Before I get to my CR84FN61 project, I just wanted to share with you all what an awesome company  Ellison / Sizzix is! Here's my saga: Last year for Mother's Day, Scott surprised me with a Vagabond to replace my dying Sizzix Big Shot. Call me lazy but I LOVE the ease of pushing an electric button and I love the quiet whisper not to mention the fact that that little suitcase looks REALLY neat in my crafting studio aka: kitchen :) LOL !!! Well, when I was preparing for a class last month at 4:00 am in the morning, my Vagabond starting making this horrendous noise and the feed would not accept the dies to cut! YIKES!!! I reached customer service at Ellison later in the morning, she asked all sorts of questions and passed the info on to the Warranty Dept. The next day, Ashley followed up with an email instructing me to ship the Vagabond to Ellison with the prepaid shipping label. They needed to inspect the machine to see if I damaged it or if it was a manufacturer's defect. Mind you, the date of purchase  was 2 months past the warranty! Low and behold, one week later I received AWESOME news that Ellison was going to REPLACE my Vagabond with a BRAND NEW machine!!! It arrived yesterday! Now, is that AWESOME customer service??? THANK YOU Ellison!!!

You still have a few days to join along with the pretty CR84FN61 Color Combo:
This week, I created a mixed media layout featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie and our former dog Oakley. This photo was taken nearly 13 years ago when Angie was only 9 years old! YIKES!!! Time sure does fly!
I used a combination of paint, molding paste, gesso, sprays, inks and mists along with 4 different stencils and lots of metal doo dads. The fun Chevron pattern was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil along with molding paste.
The chipboard letters are from Imaganinarium Designs and the Diamond texture was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and molding paste.
The circles pattern was created using a Crafter's Worshop stencil
The pretty pattern shown below was created using the Pink Paislee Mistables Misting Mask.
 For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Creative Scrappers challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the CR84FN site to see all the beautiful samples from many of the DT members! Have a great Sunday! 
Be Sweet :)
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65 Sweet Comments So Far:

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful page Mona, such a lovely pic of your daughter and sweet pup! I love the texture with the moulding paste, and the distressed edges, and little chipboard elements. A wonderful keepsake.

Crystal said...

So beautiful Mona! Love this mixed media layout! Amazing details and glorious colours!! TFS!

Victoria M said...

What a gorgeous layout! Lovely photo and magnificent details everywhere! I wish I could be this creative and apply these wonderful techniques! Bravo, Mona, bravo!

Shannon White said...

Wow Mona! This is Soo Beautiful! Love the Wonderful layout and Fabulous mixed media style! Loving all the texture & Pretty embellies. Such a Sweet picture of you Daughter and her Pretty Puppy too! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday to you! 8-)
Shannon

Deborah Frings said...

Your layout is just gorgeous, with so many super details. I love the cog, logk and key! It is a super photo of your daughter and I like the lace trim and stitched detail too. You do create such beautiful layouts.

And you're so lucky to have a NEW Vagabond too - that's excellent customer service.

Heather Jensen said...

Hey girl! This is one fabulous LO. The picture of Angie with the dog is super sweet. I am coming over one of these days for a lesson in those mixed media LO's. They look like so much fun!

Sorry to hear Scott is still not feeling well. Hopefully he was able to come home and rest up. :)

Hugs~

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing, stunning page, Mona. Love your mixed media work and the charming photo of your daughter!! I love how you used all the different stencils together - gorgeous! Prayers for a quick and complete recovery from the flu. No fun to travel while sick. ~ Blessings, Tracey

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~amy~ said...

wow...what a wonderful layout...love all the details Mona!

Hope the hubby is feeling better...nothing worse than traveling and not feeling good:(

Thanks for sharing your Ellison / Sizzix story...that's awesome that they did that for you!!!

sandi said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous! LOVE the textured background and gorgeous colors...looks amazing!

Helen said...

Ooo, this is so COOL!! Mixed media layouts look like a lot of fun. Sweet picture of your daughter and that cute dog, awww!! That's the age my eldest is now - you just reminded me to take more pictures as time passes scarily quickly!! Hope your hubs soon feels much better - Flu is awful so fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! X

GabrielleH said...

Wow, what a gorgeous and creative LO Mona! LOve how you used the molding paste and the beautiful texture it gives! Love all the pretty embellishments and how it's painted over! Great photo of your daughter and her dog too! Hope the hubby is feeling better soon! TFS!

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning ... I love the colours and the stencilling ... I gather it is the mistables that changed the colours of the metal embellishments? ... They look fantastic ... I hope Scott feels better soon ... same here ... the temperatures are so up and down ... like me ... one day I feel ok the next not so good ... Enjoy your weekend

Jan Evans said...

Amazing layout, Mona! LOve your mixed media projects; this is one of your best!
Thanks for sharing your story about Ellison / Sizzix; that sounds like incredible customer service!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Mona, I'm blown away by this gorgeous layout! It's absolutely stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a cool page! Love how the colors make the photo pop! Just so pretty!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how wonderful! Love this picture you used...love the use of modeling paste.
Always glad to hear when companies back their products, glad you got a replacement.

Amy Beckett said...

Magnificent page Mona! Love the texture the modeling paste gives and I love the sprayed colors mixed! This is a work of art! So gorgeous!
Happy to hear that you received such awesome customer service from Sizzix! Hope the DH feels better too!

Julie said...

Beautiful layout, Mona! I'm so blown away by all the detail and color mix here! Absolutely fabulous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet layout and darling photo of Angie! I just love your creative use of mixed media - the background is incredible! So happy you got your Vagabond replaced - that's great CS!

Sorry to hear Scott came down with the flu.. xo

GinaB said...

Lovely LO, Mona! Gorgeous mixed media design! Love how you used the molding paste and the sprays of ink and paint! Sweet photo of Angie and the pup!
Glad to hear that you got good customer service from Sizzix. I will definitely keep this in mind!

Trish Latimer said...

love LOVE this page Mona!! The colours are so subtle and the texture fabulous!!!
p.s....did you see the panel I made inspired by you??!!!! I blogged it last week! Trish xxxxx

Isabel Jett said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful mixed media masterpiece, Mona! WOW!

Pamela_U said...

Stunning layout, Mona! You are much more than a scrapper or cardmaker; projects like this show that you truly are an ARTIST! My jaw dropped and I'm trying to pick it back up now! Thanks for showing this magnificent piece!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous lay out Mona! That was wonderful that Ellison sent you a new machine!

Teri Holister said...

Absolutely stunning work of art, Mona! Love these colors and love the texturing that the molding paste gives! Sweet photo of your daughter too! Thanks for sharing and hope your DH is feeling better!

Alison said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all these details and the pretty paints and textures! Wow, your mixed media projects are so inspiring, Mona! Thanks!

Davi said...

Fabulous mixed media LO Mona!! Love the colors and all the beautiful elements :)

Linda R said...

I am in love with this page my friend. It looks amazing..

Hugs~

Angie Hewitt said...

Beautiful LO and a definite work of art, Mona! Just breathtaking!

Ashley said...

Oh, Mona, this is so beautiful; an absolute treasure!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the Great details, Mona, along with that FAB photo! So special!

Michelle Breston said...

Awesome layout, Mona! So beautiful with all the gorgeous details! Love the way you painted everything and the neat embellishments. Sweet photo of Angie and her dog! Happy to hear about your good experience with getting your Vagabond replaced!

Karla said...

Incredible work, Mona! I just love the awesome texture the modeling paste gives and how you applied the sprayed ink! Awesome results! Darling photo of Angie too! TFS!

Sue Nader said...

Gorgeous Layout!,,, I love how you textured and colored it! Glad you got good CS from Ellison! Thanks for letting us know about your experience!

PaperLover said...

Awesome page Mona! Such gorgeous work! I really love the texture the modeling paste gives and the sprayed colors are fabulous! Great photo of your daughter and her dog too! This is a work of art!
Also, happy to hear that you received such wonderful customer service from the Sizzix people! This is always good to hear!

Lisa S. said...

I love, love, love this LO Mona. It is really unique and the muted tones are wonderful. Such a delightful picture of your daughter and Oakley, she looks so happy! Your family certainly has a lot of treasured keepsakes to cherish forever. TFS this beauty and how you created it. :D

Helen Tilbury said...

Lots of awesome texture on this one Mona! So glad to hear you got such wonderful service!!

lynn said...

oh, mona, way, way cute, no, gorgeous page! totally outdid yourself on this one:) healthy wishes to your husband, and yay on the new vagabond:) sweet picture, too!

Regina said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Love the artistic feel!

Angi said...

Super sweet page. I really love the photo!

Laura said...

Love this incredible layout, Mona! You are such an artist! Wow!

Tammy L said...

Breathtaking layout Mona!! I love how you painted it and used the molding paste! So artistic and creative!!! TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby! Hope he feels better soon!
What a fabulous page Mona. Such neat textures and hues. The hardware is awesome. Great lay-out and design. So glad you had a positive experience with Sizzix! Good to know.

Gale Evans said...

Mona, you always blow me away and inspire me! I really gotta learn some of your fabulous mixed techniques! This is GORGEOUS!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

Incredibly creative layout, Mona! Love the colors and texture! Sweet photo too. Hope your hubby is feeling better soon! The summer flu is the worst!

yvonneschneider1 said...

Amazing LO, Mona! This is such a beautiful mixed media keepsake! Great job! Glad you got good service from Sizzix. This is good info to know! Thanks!

Martha W said...

Incredible layout!!! These colors are amazing! Love how you sprayed all the embellishments and used the molding paste! Wonderfully inspiring project Mona! Thanks so much! Hope the hubby is feeling better!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Wow, Mona, this is an absolutely stunning work of art! Wonderful colors and embellishments! Love the texturing that the molding paste gives! Darling photo of Angie too! Thanks for sharing and hope your hubby is feeling better!

Helen Watanabi said...

Stunning!!!! Love your creative use of different materials here, Mona! Thanks for sharing your Ellison/Sizzix experience with us! It's good to know that there still are great companies out there that take care of their customers!

Trudy said...

Beautiful mixed media masterpiece, Mona!! Absolutely jaw dropping!

Bärbel said...

Ein grandioses Projekt, Mona. Schon das Zusammenspiel der verschiedenen Schablonen mit der Strukturpaste ist toll, ich bewundere dieses Layout!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL LO Mona!! LOVE everything about it!! Sorry to hear your hubby is under the weather hope he is feeling better soon!! I LOVED your story too.. gotta LOVE great customer service! (thinking I may need to ask santa for that little machine! ;) )
Have a GREAT day!

Beverly M said...

Stunning!! Love all these details!

Laural said...

Magnificent work, Mona! The paints and the paste add so much beauty to this gorgeous layout! Great photo of your daughter too! Glad to see that you got a new Vagabond! Great customer service indeed!

Millicent Forester said...

Another gorgeous inspiration, Mona! Mixed media and a sweet photo--perfection combination! Hope your hubby is feeling better! Cheers!

Heidi said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Wonderful colours and embellishments! Always so pleasing to visit your blog and see your amazing work! TFS!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a delcious to watct Mona. I really love these all embossing details and the vintage effect. woww,.Thanks for your comments to Alice mini album at Lisa S. blog so fee free to ask me your favo product from my stuff on except save-packs , email me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

Gerte H said...

Beautiful and so creative, Mona!!! Love the use of paints and inks! Gorgeous colors everywhere! Wish I could match your beautiful techniques!

Lisa said...

Sorry to see your hubby is under the weather, hope he feels better soon. Just show him this adorable page and it will perk him right up!

Mirna said...

Oh, Mona, your mixed media layout is a work of art! Truly magnificent! Wow, I love the colors and the molding paste gives a beautiful texture! Love the sweet photo of Angie and her pup! Swoon!!!!!!

Mirna said...

Oh I forgot to say, Lisa is right, this LO will cure the common cold and eliminate any flu symptoms! I bet your hubby enjoys all your fabulous creations! Hope he's feeling better

ShellyM said...

Mona, your layout is so incredible!!! How did I miss this last time I visited! OMG, art at it's finest!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Loving all that texture in the background. Lovely picture and a very nice take on the sketch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful page, and great detail.

Jan Garber said...

Thanks for sharing your layout AND the info about your Vagabond! I have been considering one for a while. I have issues with Lupus and Carpal Tunnel and it seemes like an ideal aswer to my problem. SOme days...well, just too much to even try cranking my little Cuttlebug! I'll be on the lookout for a deal!


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