enjoy this moment

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Today I have a layout to share that I created just for fun featuring a trio of photos of my sweet husband Scott and I on our wedding day over 10 years ago already! Time sure does...

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one of a kind

Hi there! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Early tomorrow morning around 6:00 am, Angie and I are headed to the one day event called Junk in the Trunk! It's a HUGE indoors flea market style event. We are hoping to find a few treasures and trinkets :) Tonight I have a layout to share featuring a photo of...

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life is good

Hi there! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Angie and I had some girl time last night and we both made a project to share. First up is a hanging that Angie made using beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection: As you can see, Angie and I have very similar taste especially when it comes to...

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smile

Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my Great Niece Madison who is 12 years old already! For color inspiration, I joined along with the August Prima Product Picks challenge: I took this photo one day last year when I was caring for Madison. She had just had her braces put on her teeth. At the...

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happy...

Hi there! I hope you are have a great weekend! I had some me time so I created a mixed media layout featuring pretty papers from the Pion Design My Precious Daughter collection along with a photo of sweet Meredith: I added texture and design to the background using the following products: acrylic paints, inks, Fishnet and...

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TOGETHER

Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a combination of Pion design pretty papers from both the Shoreline Treasures and Flower Frames collections. I scrapped a photo of Connor, Gretchen and Griffin that was taken several years ago. I embellished with a beautiful die cut / embossed Fancy Butterfly as well as lots of homemade flowers that were made using Spellbinders and...

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creativity takes courage 7

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 1:26 AM | , ,

Hi there! I'm still here ~ just a little busy as I am sure you all are as well. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog ~ I appreciate the kind comments and support. Many thanks to those who wrote me sweet emails wondering if all is well. We recently moved to a new home and this is what much of my crafting supplies looked like up until last week. sigh...
and this is what my new craft space looked like up until Thursday of last week:
We have been planning on moving for over a year and finally found a house that made the move worth while. Since we are a few months away from being nearly empty nesters, we decided to convert a bedroom into a girly cave for me ;0 Scott insisted on building me a custom desk to create on. The top was a piece of "naked" planked walnut which was delivered via a freight truck. Scott treated the wood with a Danish oil then once we had the desk built, Scott, Tina and I muscled the 200 pound piece in it's final resting place:

This is the biggest project that we have built and everyone had a hand in it! Here is what the cabinets looked like when we started: 
here's the decorative trim, soaking up the stain:
here's several of the decorative korbels that were leftover from the kitchen construction so we put them to good use :)
After I painted everything, dear Angie sanded the doors, drawers and korbels:


Scott found this beautiful piece of imported Italian furniture on Craig's list which was quite the bargain! I think the owner wanted to get rid of it because it is so incredibly heavy!!! Once again, Scott, my dear sister, Tina and I muscled those pieces into a UHAUL truck and brought them home :)
Here it is in it's final resting place, painted and waxed using Annie Sloan products:
Here's another piece of furniture that Scott bought for me nearly a year ago! I don't have an original photo handy but it was a "naked" plain / unfinished Birch wood which I also gave a facelift to using Annie Sloan products. This cabinet is quite large and amazing! It was originally used in the local State University School of Architecture where blueprints were stored. 
Do you remember the Dewey Decimal System???? Kids these days, don't have a clue! Scott bought this beautiful piece for me nearly a year ago as well and it had been sitting in the garage waiting to make it's way into it's new home :)

So that's what I've been spending all my free time doing now I can finally start to create again as I start to get my life unboxed :) Today I have a page in my art journal to share featuring beautiful ColourArte products:
More than a year ago, I took an online face painting course offered by the crazy talented Andrea Gomoll. If you've ever wanted to paint faces, I highly recommend her courses as they are worth EVERY penny! I have no desire to paint portraits by any means but I'm loving the creative process and for me, that's worth it's weight in gold :)
I started painting this page on our road trip home from Los Angeles where we spent the weekend at Connor's college track meet. It was Scott's turn to drive, so I pulled out a few supplies and started to create :)
I added lots of design to the background using various stamps and stencils:
I finished the page off with a Tim Holtz sticker:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the colour me colour challenge: #2 inspiration board.
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great Sunday!
Be Sweet ;) 


ColourArte products used:
Twinkling H20s: Golden Monarch, Blushing Caramel, Terracotta Rose, Almond Beige, Fire & Ice, Bronze Medallion, Summer Breeze, Blue Zircon, Bashful Blue, Nutmeg, Chestnut, Stargazer
Silks Acrylic Glaze: Oyster, Black Ice, Teal Zircon, Watermelon Mist

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A ColourArte Watercolor peek 33

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 9:00 PM | , ,

Hi there! Today it's my turn to share a project along with a step-by-step tutorial on the ColourArte blog. Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog to see my entire project ~ while you're there, please say hi :)
Here's a peek of my project featuring beautiful and vibrant ColourArte Twinkling H20s:
Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog and check out my project. While your there, take a look around at all the wonderful project tutorials shared by the other DT members.Be Sweet ;)
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life is good 47

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about being in the middle! Whether you craft something where your focal point is in the middle, you journal about what you’re in the middle of, or perhaps select a stamp or sticker from the middle of the set this week we’re all about being in the middle of things!
I created lots of texture right in the middle of my card:

I recently added the fun Waves stencil to my collection which made for the perfect background right across the middle of my card.
I created an underwater scene featuring a die cut mini seahorse and sand dollar. I completed the card with additional texture and interest using the Bubble stencil:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
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create ART 33

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 5, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about the letter "A":
I was inspired to create a page in my art journal:
I embraced the letter A and created an abstract art journal page: 
For the background, I created a crackled textured Bubbles and Bars design:
Once dry, I had a lot of fun spraying and misting using the following colors all beginning with the letter "A" ~ Antiqued Bronze and Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stains and Amethyst Color Shine:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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