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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forever... 14

Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 8:00 AM | , , , , , ,

Happy August! I'm trying to get in touch with my mixed media side more, try new techniques, revisit old ones and play with the products I've been hoarding collecting. So I created a layout featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie while combining some of my favorite inks, paints, stencils, stamps, dies, etc...
I started with a plain 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper which I absolutely LOVE! It's strong, holds all the wet mediums with minimal warping and provides a blank slate allowing for 100% creative freedom.
I die cut a clock and gears from grungeboard then applied various acrylic paints:
I added lots of texture and design using Ranger texture paste along with the Petal Pattern stencil and for color, I used a variety of 13arts inks:
I embellished with various flowers from my stash along with a resin bicycle and my journaled about Angie's bicycling: (you can read all about my little star HERE :)
For theme and color inspiration, I joined along with the CSI133 challenge:
This is how I interpreted the case:
Color: All colors used
Evidence: polka dots, clothespins, flowers, paint/watercolor, tie something
Testimony: I incorporated the Inspo Words: oh, delight 
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Sketchabilities sketch challenge
as well as the Mixed Media Place Summer Music Vol. 1  ~ Freedom challenge
My interpretation of freedom within this layout is using a blank piece of watercolor paper allowing 100% creative freedom.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 2:17 AM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! 
Today I have a page to share from my art journal:
I painted an owl using a variety of paints from my stash:
I joined along with the Compendium of Curiousities 3, Number 7 challenge which is to create a project featuring the Painted Industrial technique and embellished with an industrial painted die cut heart:
and randomly added design using various Tim Holtz stencils:
I also joined along with the Sunday Stamper challenge where the theme is Christmas / Winter and randomly stamped/embossed Tim Holtz snowflakes: 
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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Merry and Bright... 22

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:05 AM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Today I have a few projects to share featuring pretty Pion Design papers from the newly released Days of Winter collection. First up is a snowflake shaped wooden holiday hanging which features a beautiful image from From Grandma's Attic ~ tinted. I was thrilled to find the snowflake on clearance at a local for store for only $1! I altered it with some white gesso, crackle paint and glitter flakes:
All the die cut circles were made using a variety of Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is from  MFT Starry Christmas:
I finished it off with a few die cut sprigs and several flowers from my stash:
Next up is a card featuring a pretty image from Days of Winter:
I framed the image in a die cut rectangle then topped off with a die cut snowflake:
For the card sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge:
Many thanks for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
From Grandma's Attic ~ tinted ~ PD3105
Days of Winter ~ Lilly and Siri ~ PD5101 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 back
Days of Winter ~ Borders ~ PD5110 back
Days of Winter ~ Images ~ PD5111 front
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 27, 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's challenge theme is: "J is for..." July, journey, jump rings, jewel tones, and journaling. This week we are challenging you to be inspired by the letter J somehow. Be sure to tell us how you have been inspired by the letter J this week.
I was inspired to create a piece of Jewelry using Jumprings:
This challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to create a piece of metallic jewelry using a variety of products including an Ornate plate, Word Key, and Heart Charms:
I attached the heart charms and key using JUMP RINGS:
I colorized the metal butterfly and Ornate plate using picket fence Distress paint, broken china Distress ink and shabby shutters Distress ink. I trimmed a photo to size of my sweet daughter Angie then adhered and fastened in place:
Many thanks 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!
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 75 JUMP RINGS Hardware Attach RingTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Blue Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Shabby Shutters Ranger, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
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