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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Thinking of You 20

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 8:51 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I'm so happy the weekend is almost here. Today I have a larger tag / wall hanging to share featuring pretty Pion design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection which I made for my dear daughter who loves burlap and doilies as much as I do.
To create this project, I used a variety of Spellbinders dies to cut the pretty patterned papers and burlap, layered and stitched them together. I embellished with a premade burlap flower which I layered on top of a paper medallion that I made using a Sizzix die along with Pion design patterned paper then adhered it on top of a crocheted doily:
I pulled out a neglected Spellbinders Media Mixage bezel, Ice Resin and Ranger Distress glitter to make a charm featuring a beautiful butterfly which I cut from a piece of Pion design patterned papers. Can't wait to make more!
I am linking this project to the current Frilly and Funkie challenge where the theme is Flights of Fancy as well as the current Scrap Africa where the theme is Distressing with a Difference.

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

Pion design products:
A Day in May ~ Lady PD4402 front
A Day in May ~ Butterfly dance PD4403 back
A Day in May ~ Blooming branches PD4404 back
A Day in May ~ Apple blossom PD4405 front
A Day in May ~ Apple blossom PD4405 back
A Day in May ~ Borders 4410 front
A Day in May ~ Borders 4410 back

other products: MFT MPD Winged Beauties, Spellbinders dies
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Eggstra Special... 30

Mona Pendleton | @ 12:31 AM | , , ,

Hi there! Today I have an Easter card to share featuring a variety of my favorite products. For color and theme inspiration, I joined along with April's Prima Product Picks:
To create this card, I combined a couple different sheets of pretty patterned papers from the Prima Princess Collection. For added texture and design, I used a Prima doily stencil to enhance the already pretty background. Once dry, I applied a very small amount of gold glaze:
Once the background was dry, I embellished with a trio of Prima flowers, a Prima resin chick, die cut foliage and a sentiment which were both die cut using Spellbinders dies along with Prima patterned paper. I added a few Sugar Dots from the Prima Something Blue collection on both sides of the sentiment:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Cardabilities challenge and I am also joining along with the current Crazy 4 Challenges challenge where you just have to feature an egg on your project:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great rest of the week!
Be Sweet ;)

Other products used: MFT Grout Gray and MFT Primitive White Cardstock
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Thinking of You...MFTWSC172 28

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 12:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! It's time for an all new MFTWSC sketch challenge. Thanks to all who joined along with last week's sketch!
This week, we at MFT have another fabulous sketch for you to create with:
I love all the layers in this sketch and the oval shape was perfect to showcase a beautiful damask from Damask Designs:
To create this card, I cut / die cut then layered pretty patterned papers from both the Pion design Flower Frames and Vintage Garden collections, stitched them together then adhered a fancy Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily followed with a stamped / die cut Damask Design. I stamped a sentiment from Winged Beauties and finished it off with a trio of Whip Cream buttons:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you join along in the fun! You have the opportunity to win a $20. gift certificate to the MFT Boutique! Be sure to visit the MFT blog for additional inspiration.
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Happy Times... 29

Mona Pendleton | Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 7:50 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are off to a great start of a new week! Today I have a project to share featuring pretty patterned papers from Pion design's Alma's Sewing Room CollectionTo create the base and background of this project, I die cut and layered three different patterned papers using various Spellbinders dies stitching around the oval shaped piece. Once I had the die cut pieces adhered and stitched together, I added texture using modeling paste and a stencil along with some stamping. 
I stamped the girl image twice, once on a piece of purple wallflower ~ back patterned paper for her body then on a piece of purple wallflower ~ front for her dress. I trimmed around the stamped images, colored her skin, hair, shoes and headband using Copic markers, gave her some chalk rosy cheeks and trimmed with pearls. 
I embellished with a variety of homemade flowers made from the following pretty patterned papers: Cut out, Sewing collage and Blue room.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my project.
Be Sweet ;)

Products used:

Pion design:
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Cut out ~ PD3411B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Sewing collage ~ PD3406B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue room ~ PD3402F
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue room ~ PD3402B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Purple wallflower ~ PD3407B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue fabric ~ PD3408

Other: MFT Die-namics Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, MFT Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, MFT Die-namics Dainty Doily DUOMFT Die-namics MPD Time Pieces, MFT MPD Timeless, MFT MPD Collage Backgrounds, MFT MPD Petal Pattern, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice Ink Pad, MFT Kraft cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Spellbinders Grand Labels Four
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