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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With Sympathy 10

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 8:35 AM | ,

Hi there! I hope you off to a great start of the new week! Today I have a sympathy card to share that I made for my DD Angie. One of Angie's girl friends from high school was injured in a motorcycle accident and has passed away. She was only a baby at 25 years young. Angie is flying to Buffalo tomorrow for the service celebrating the young girls life.
 I joined along with the Grand Finale Compendium of Curiousities Challenge Volume 3which was to create a project featuring the Layering Stencil: Monoprint technique:
To create my layered monoprint background, I first painted white cardstock using Spun Sugar Distress Paint then I added lots of interest using the following Tim Holtz stencils: Hearts, Dot Fade and Harlequin along with Picked Raspberry Distress Paint, Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink:
 I embellished the card with a beautiful gold highlighted die cut / embossed butterfly and pretty blossom from my stash:
I'm also joining along with the following challenges:
For sketch inspiration, the retrosketches sketch challenge:
as well as The Mixed Media Card Challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!

Be Sweet ;)
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Earth laughs in flowers... 23

Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! I'm quite honored and excited to share with you that I have the honor and privilege to join along with the fun and inspiring Words 2 Scrap By challenge blog! Thank you ladies for the invitation and inspiration! Please be sure to visit the site here and join along in the fun!
The current challenge is to create a project based on one of the following book titles:

Where the Wild Things Are 
The Good Earth 
Eat, Pray, Love 
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
I was inspired to create a couple of projects based on the book The Good Earth. The book title made me think of the famous quote: 
                                  Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 which inspired me to paint a few pages from an oversized pad of paper measuring 18" x 24". Lately I've been practicing painting abstract flowers in hopes of painting something that I'm proud to hang on a wall in my home. The first one up is rather colorful:
It was rather messy but I had so much fun finger painting the flowers!
To finish off the painting, I used the Prima Floral Petites stencil to randomly add additional interest and contrast:
Here's a photo of a step taken along the way:
Up next is my second painting featuring a vase full of blossoms:
Lots of fun finger painted flowers:

Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my projects! Please be sure to visit the Words 2 Scrap By challenge blog to see all the fabulous DT inspiration and hopefully join along in the fun!
Be Sweet ;)

Prima product used: 580049- Prima Floral Petites
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Natural Beauty... A Prima Bloom Girl 21

Mona Pendleton | @ 8:09 AM | , ,

Hi there! Today I have my first official Prima DT project to share. I would be honored if you stopped by the Prima blog and / or the Prima Facebook page and said hi :) I created a layout featuring the new beautiful Peyton stamp from the Bloom Collection designed by Jamie Daugherty:
I colored her using a variety of Prima Palette markers then embellished her using a variety of beautiful products all listed below:
Please be sure to visit the Prima blog to see a variety of beautiful projects! Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Prima Products: 980542-Bloom Collection by Jamie Dougherty Cling Stamp Peyton, 583361-Royal Menagerie Maud, 583378-Royal Menagerie Patricia,  582340-Royal Menagerie Cling Stamps, 580803-Garden Fable Sprout, 579562-Garden Fable Wood Icons, 582715-Cling Stamp, 582074-Nikko Chico, 847333-Garden Fable A4 Paper Pad, 847180-Debutante Regency Roses, 961442-Finnabair art basics Heavy Gesso White, 891176-Dry Sand Chalk Edger, 891213-Old Rose Chalk Edger, 890995-Black Coal Chalk Edger, Palette Markers: 576547-A000 Palette Blender, 576431-A10 marigold, A94 umber, 576486-A86 potato brown, 576448-A91 sienna, A85 rose beige, 546455-A120 black, A117 warm gray 5, 576479-A12 cream, A19 honey, 576462-A83 bareley beige, 576523-A01 peach red, A06 flesh red, A03 carmine red, 576516-A81 deep pink, A79 red violet
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A Steampunk Style shoe...ColourArte Blog Hop 72

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 3:51 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Today is the ColourArte Altered Shoe Blog Hop!!! There are many fabulous prizes to be won, all you have to do is leave a comment! The more DT members blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win!!!
The DT was asked to alter a shoe or pair of shoes featuring any ColourArte products of our choice. 
I combined the following ColourArte products: Dimensional Paint Autumn Leaf, Silks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon to create a steampunk themed shoe:
Here's a before and after shot:
To alter the shoe, I adhered embossed Ranger craft foil, applied Prima Black Gesso to the shoe as well as ALL the embellishments. Once everything was dry, I randomly applied the following ColourArte productsDimensional Paint Autumn LeafSilks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon.
The gorgeous Butterfly of Gears chipboard piece is from Gina's Designs and made for the perfect focal piece on my shoe:
Note the sole is a tread mark pattern :)
I dug out some dewdrops from my stash and adhered each one to create a studded trim:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit ALL the DT members blogs as well as the ColourArte Blog for lots of amazing inspiration and a chance to win!
Be Sweet ;)

ColourArte productsDimensional Paint Autumn LeafSilks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon Other products used: Gina's Designs  Butterfly of Gears, Prima Black Gesso

***Contest remains open until August 5th!***
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