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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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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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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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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strength, hope, love, faith, courage...a Healing Journal 11

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 11:49 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I'm so happy it's Friday! Today I have a couple of projects to share that were inspired by the Donna Downey Studios 1ST SEMESTER - 48 WEEKS ONLINE COURSE which I highly recommend if you are looking to learn new techniques or refresh your skills.
My first project are two pages that I created in my oversized 11"W x 16"H art journal which was directly inspired by Donna Downey:
Both pages feature lots of texture using a combination of Sizzix melt art rubber molds as well as a Donna Downey floral stencil:
The girl is a bit more primitive than what I've sketched and painted in the past. I think I sort of lost the primitive look by adding a messy bun hair do which I learned several years ago from a Christy Tomlinson's e-course that I took:

My next project, a Healing Journal, is near and dear to my heart because I made it for my sweet sister Marlene. While I was in the midst of working on the previous art journal pages, I got word that Marlene, whom is 8 years older than myself, was newly diagnosed with Stage 2 Intraductal Breast Carcinoma as well as positive lymph nodes. She is going for a bone scan, chest x-ray, MRI and ECHO tomorrow which will determine the course of treatment. Please keep my sister Marlene and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
I searched high and low for a hard cover writing journal to make this project. I thought it would be a great way for Marlene to express all of her emotions while on the #^%* cancer roller coaster:
I combined various acrylic paints, Prima products including: stencils, modeling paste, gel medium,  stamps and texture paste:

Thanks so much for visiting. PLEASE don't forget to get a MAMMOGRAM!!! and please keep my sister Marlene and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
I'm entering my Healing Journal in the Art It Friday Show Your Face post as well as the Words 2 Scrap By challenge where the theme is "Fight Like A Girl".
I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Timeless...Guest Designing 28

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 11:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Today I'm so happy to share with you some exciting crafty news. Every Wednesday during the month of October, I am honored and grateful to have been invited to join along as a Guest Designer on the Gina's Designs blog (click HERE) showcasing some of her amazing chipboard products that may be found in the Gina's Designs online store (click HERE). 
Today I have a layout to share featuring a variety of beautiful chipboard designs including: Words and Phrases 2, Feathery Flourishes and Scribbled Frames and Lines:
I scrapped a trio of beautiful landmark photos that were taken while we were vacationing in Paris:

For color inspiration, I joined along with Prima's October Prima Product Pick challenge:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with Prima's Build A Page sketch challenge: 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Gina's Designs blog for some outstanding creative inspiration and if you are looking to add some great quality chipboard designs to your craft stash, please be sure to visit the Gina's Designs store (click HERE). 
Be Sweet ;)

Gina's Designs products used:
Words and Phrases 2, Feathery Flourishes, Scribbled Frames and Lines
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explore 20

Mona Pendleton | @ 7:32 AM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Today I'm sharing this tag on the Prima blog. I created a steampunk style tag using an assortment of beautiful and shimmery Mica Powders along with a variety of fun embellishments.
I created this tag for my dear son Jerry who is in the process of completing his flight training in order to obtain his private pilot's license. He has passed his solo flight and now is preparing for the next phase.
For the focal point, I adhered a pair of metal trinket goggles to the fun resin face flower:
For shimmery goodness, I mixed the following Mica Powders with Soft Matte Gel: Gold, Rust, Frozen Lake then randomly applied to a couple embellishments as well as the background:

Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Please be sure to stop by the Prima blog and see the awesome DT inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)

Prima Products used:
962821-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder-Frozen Lake
962524-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder-Gold
962548-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder-Rust
961459-Finnabair art ingredients Heavy Gesso Black

583231-Prima Flowers-Sue-Resin Face 961428-art basics Soft Matte Gel
891633-Ingrid Bolme-Tiny Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets
582739-Paper Clips
910853-Julie Nutting Tag Pad Watercolor Paper
990169-Cartographer Chipboard Pieces
572167-12”x12” Stencils: Rattan
990152-Cartographer A4 Paper Pad
962050-Finnabair Cling Stamps

Other: Sizzix dies, muslin fabric

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grow happiness 17

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 4, 2015 @ 6:52 PM | , , , ,

 Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I had fun playing in an oversized art journal. I was inspired by Donna Downey's 48 weeks on-line course week 3 which I purchased several weeks ago.
I used a variety of paints, stencils, stamps, texture pastes and gel medium:

For the title, I stamped "grow happiness" using Prima stamps:
 The stenciled detail was added using a couple of Tim Holtz stencils:
 Along with lots of texture is a flower garden made from painted flowers from my stash:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a wonderful week!
Be Sweet ;)
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