Happiest Girls...

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great weekend! I've been having fun playing with various sprays, inks, paints and texture mediums. Today I have a layout to share featuring a few photos of Meredith that were taken last Spring while on a trip to the San Diego Zoo. To create this...

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Remember The Moments...AMMCC5

Hi there! Hope you are all ready for the weekend! Connor and Meredith returned to school Monday and both are involved in various school activities so life is going to get a little busy around here! It's time for an all new Mixed Media Color Challenge. Thanks so much to all who joined along with challenge #4 ~ there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery! For nearly the...

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You Paint My Heart Happy...MFT August NPT

Hello! Welcome to the MFT August NPT where you'll get a look at ALL the new stamp sets one more time. You can finalize your wish list and head over to the MFT Boutique to SHOP until your hearts content! All the new products are available NOW, right HERE.! Thanks to all those who took the time to...

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Time To Be Creative...MFT August Teasers Day 2

Hi there! Welcome to Day 2 MFT August Teasers! The new products will be available on Tuesday, August 6th at 10 PM Eastern in the MFT Boutique. This release, just like ALL of MFT's releases is overflowing with amazing products! Be sure to hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of today's participating designers along with...

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Memories...OUAS July

Hi there! It's time for a new sketch to play with at Once Upon A Sketch. This month, we ask you to focus on the Journalling Theme: "Grow". Refer to the photo shown below for inspiration. Here's the fun sketch we will be playing with: I scrapped a layout featuring a photo of my two girls: Angie (on the left) and Meredith...

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Live...A Mixed Media Color Challenge 2

Hi there! I'm so happy the weekend is here! My sweet sister Tina has returned home from an extended work trip out of town and we have a lot of fun activities planned :) I'm also excited because there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery for the first Mixed Media Color Challenge! Thanks to all who took the time to play along and thanks to those who left encouraging...

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Dream everyday...Guest Designing 9

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 9:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! Today I have the honor of being a guest designer for the talented Kasia Krzyminska on her blog. I am sharing a layout featuring one of the many beautiful stencils that she has designed: The Trapezoid Flower:

I scrapped a photo of sweet Meredith that was taken more than 14 years ago. Time sure does fly! I created lots of texture using  The Trapezoid Flower stencil along with molding paste:
Once the molding paste was dry, I added color using various paints and inks. I added a bit more detail using fun stamps from Kasia's Stamp Set 3:
I embellished with die cuts, flowers from my stash and a resin birdcage:
The title is a combination of a chipboard piece from my stash and a stamp from Kasia's Stamp Set 3:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Stuck?! sketch challenge:
Kasia's products used:
 The Trapezoid Flower Stencil
Kasia's Stamp Set 3
Many thanks for stopping by! If you have a chance, please be sure to stop by Kasia's blog for more details regarding my guest designing and for some amazing inspiration from Kasia!
Be Sweet ;)
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Anything Goes.... 28

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week ~ Anything Goes! 
I was in the mood to sew:
Now that Autumn has arrived, I was in the mood to create a mini rag quilt using various Eclectic Elements fabrics. It's just the perfect size for my sweet girl Gretchen :)
She joined me along the way through the process:
For every stitch along the way:
I also stitched together a pouch for my phone using Eclectic Elements fabrics which is embellished with a Fanciful Button and Buckle:
I appliqued three TATTERED FLORALS on as well:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
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love 26

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:35 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I had a lot of fun creating a layout for Prima's October Build A Page sketch challenge:
I scrapped a photo of Connor and Meredith that was taken over 10 years ago when we were on vacation in California exploring around the Santa Monica Pier:
I also had a blast helping Meredith get ready for her costume contest tonight! The costume was ALL her idea, I just had to mist some flowers from my stash, adhere them on her and paint her body green! She did all of her own makeup! She is a fairytale nymph :)
Hard to believe she was only 3 when we met and now she is already 17! Where does the time go??
To create the layout, I combined fun papers from Prima's Cartographer collection (black flowers and photo mounts) along with paper from the Something Blue collection (background):
Peeking out from under the famous Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel is a Prima die cut doily and below that is a stenciled Prima doily. I embellished with mostly Prima flowers with the exception of the three turquoise ones:
For the title, I used a teeny Prima light bulb and embellished with a sweet Prima resin cherub. All the fun heart gear die cuts were made using a Prima Sizzix die:
I added lots of texture to the background and finished out with splashes of paint:
For color and theme inspiration, I joined along with the current CSI challenge:
This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme: I used all 5 colors
The Evidence: I used: paint, polka dots, a lightbulb and flowers 

The Testimony: I journaled on the back of the layout using the Q & A format. This is what I wrote: Where does the time go? We met when you two were 3 & 4 years old. Meredith, you were just starting Pre K and Connor you were just starting Kindergarden. Now at the ages of 17 & 18, you both have blossomed into beautiful young adults. I'm so grateful and feel so blessed to had the opportunity to watch your grow up.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 10:38 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great one! I have the day off from work so before heading out the door to the gym, I sat down to complete a project I have been working on:

I started by painting my girls face on a piece of watercolor paper. Before giving her a hair do, I trimmed around her neck and head so then I could adhere her to a 12 x 12 layout:
The background was a naked 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper when I started! I applied a variety of paints using a squeegee, sponge and the following three stencils which were given to me and were designed by the talented Kasia from Poland for The Crafter's Workshop: TCW495 Sea Bubbles, TCW493 Folk Art Flower and TCW 491 XOX:
I also randomly stamped fun images from a couple of stamp sets also designed by Kasia:
I joined along with the the CSI 143 challenge and the scrapki-wyzwaniowo October challenge where the theme is: In my head.

Here's how I solved the case:

The Scheme: I used all 5 colors
The Evidence (at least 2): mixed media, collage, birdcage, pen work, flowers, leaves, circles, butterflies and I cut out my girl's head

The Testimony: I documented something on my min and I handwrote my story directly on my layout
The Sketch: followed

Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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