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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laugh everyday 44

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 17, 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: Anything Goes! 
I was inspired to get inky and create a mixed media greeting card:

Creating mixed media greeting cards isn't something I do regularly so I challenged myself to do just that. I created lots of texture on the background using texture paste along with the Latticework stencil. I had fun adding splashes of various color including broken china and vintage photo
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life is good 40

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:24 PM | , ,

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 shabby / vintage beautiful things! Angie layered various papers, stitched around the pretty image and hand stitched the buttons in place. Angie turned to the MOJO Monday sketch for inspiration and to the Sunday Stamper ~ which is A Natural Women for theme inspiration:
She topped off the hanging with a cluster of flowers and sentiment:
Recently I had to let some DT commitments go because I was nearly at the point of burn out creating one card after another merely to meet a deadline or DT requirement. I have been really enjoying my hobby again, simply creating what inspires me at the moment. With that being said, next up is an art journal page that I made featuring a sweet owl that I painted using lots of layers of paints, stencils, stamping and a rub on:
To create this page, I first made the background using my Gelli plate, paints and stencils. I'm trying to get more fluent at painting eyes but I had A LOT of difficulty on this little one and basically gave in because the clock was chiming 2:00 am but I didn't want to throw in the towel at that point!
Up close, you can get a look at the layers and stenciled detail:
It's all about the layers! The fun stamps are new to my stash and are designed by an amazing talented designer named Kasia.
Admittedly, the color orange is one of my least favorite, (right up there with red), to create with so I worked real hard at using minimal :) The sentiment is a rub on from my stash.
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ color challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 8:55 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Any big weekend plans? Not much planned here, just some R & R and hopefully some crafting ;) Today I have a couple Christmas cards to share featuring pretty papers from the Pion Design Days of Winter collection ~ a pink and a blue version. First up is the pink version:
I die cut beautiful papers from 6 x 6" Days of Winter papers using Spellbinders dies then matted on top of a layer that was stamped / heat embossed using Tim Holtz snowflake stamps:
I embellished with a die cut rolled rose, snowflake, pretty crocheted doily and scalloped trim:
next up, is the blue version:
featuring another beautiful image from 6 x 6" Days of Winter papers:
both sentiments are from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set:
Here's a collage of close-ups:
For theme inspiration, I joined along with the current Sunday Stamper A Natural Women challenge where the theme is: NATUAL COLOURS & ELEMENTS where you can interpret the challenge how you like: using your favourite neutral tones and natural colours and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with MOJO Monday.

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

Pion Design products:
Days of Winter 6x6 ~ Lilly and Siri ~ PD5201
Days of Winter 6x6 ~ Erik and Elsa ~ PD5202
Days of Winter ~ Church ~ PD5105 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 back
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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 9:05 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie along with beautiful papers from the Pion Design My Precious Daughter collection:
I embellished with a variety of flowers from my stash, die cut foliage and die cut hearts:
The fun sentiment is from a new stamp set designed by Kasia:
I added lots of texture using the Brick Wall stencil along with fiber paste and for the splashes of color, I randomly applied the following 13arts mists: Bordeaux, Turquoise Light and Violet:
Rather than hand journaling, I cut out one of the wonderful sayings right from the paper as well as three pretty little butterflies:
Here's a collage of close-ups:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with the Sassy Scrappers August challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Products used:
My Precious Daughter ~ My princess ~ PD4905front
My Precious Daughter ~ My princess ~ PD4905back
My Precious Daughter ~ Angels ~ PD4906front
My Precious Daughter ~ Alma's dress ~ PD4907front
My Precious Daughter ~ Alma's dress ~ PD4907back
My Precious Daughter ~ Julia's dress ~ PD4908front
My Precious Daughter ~ Borders ~ PD4910front
My Precious Daughter ~ Images ~ PD4911 back
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