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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discover 29

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Do you have stamps that are versatile? That can be used many ways? This week we challenge you to use a stamp multiple ways on the same project or use the same stamp in different colors or ways on multiple projects!
I was inspired to create a layout using 1 stamp, 3 ways:
The woodgrain stamp from Trust The Magic cling stamp set was the perfect versatile stamp for my outdoor themed layout featuring a photo of Connor that was taken more than 15 years ago:
I inked up the stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then stamped my heart out on a piece of paper from the French Industrial Paper Stash collection. Once I was finished stamping, I put my newly stamped patterned paper to use in the following three ways: I pieced a patchwork background border:

die cut Mini Heart embellishments:
and a frame to highlight a stamped butterfly image:

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)

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Products Used: Prima Trust The Magic cling stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash collectionTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI HEARTS SET Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz Idea-ology TIMEPIECES Metal Watch Clock Face, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die GARDEN GREENS Bigz, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corners Metal HardwareTim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBER BRADS Metal Hardware
Tim Holtz Sizzix MINI TATTERED FLORALS Dies Movers ShapersTim Holtz Idea-ology MINI PAPER CLIPSTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die SetRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Linen RibbonTim Holtz Idea-ology LOCKET KEYS Metal Hardware Keyhole, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wire Pins, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SchoolhouseTim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 BIG CHAT StickersTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY GRUNGE Stampers AnonymousSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# CREAM Off White
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 2:26 AM | , , , ,

 Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of projects to share featuring beautiful ColourArte products. In case you missed my post from Thursday, ~HERE~, please be sure to visit the ColourArte ~HERE~ blog for a step by step tutorial.
I wanted to decorate my home for the upcoming Easter holiday so I dressed up a ceramic bunny with a custom colored bow and blossom using ColourArte Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry Shimmering Mists and surrounded it with coordinating Plum Crazy, Elderberry and Vavoom Red paper mache colored eggs:
I also made an Easter greeting card featuring the same beautiful ColourArte products:
The crackled textured background was created using crackle paste along with a stencil then colorized with all the same products as the eggs:
Here are the eggs up close: Egg and blossom shown below were colored using Radiant Rain Elderberry Shimmering Mist:
 Egg #2 was colored using Radiant Rain Plum Crazy Shimmery Mist:
and egg #3 was colorized using Radiant Gels Vavoom Red Dimensional Paint:
For color and sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Fusion challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a terrific weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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ColourArte products used:
Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry
Radiant Gels Vavoom Red

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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Today it's my turn to share a project along with a step-by-step tutorial on the ColourArte blog. Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog to see my entire project ~ while you're there, please say hi :)
Here's a peek of my today's project which focuses primarily on the beautifully colored Radiant Gels
Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog and check out my project. While your there, take a look around at all the wonderful project tutorials shared by the other DT members.

Here's a little enabling ~ Want to increase your collection of wonderful ColourArte products? From now until March 28 you can save $10 on your order! Simply type in the coupon code “artfulheart” during check out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | @ 9:43 AM | , ,

 Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a card to share featuring pretty patterned papers from the Pion Design Shoreline Treasures collection:
 I made this rather clean and simple card for my dear DIL because here sweet little bird of 18 years passed away. 

For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colour me...! challenge:
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Pion Design
Shoreline Treasures ~ Warm breeze ~ PD4607back
Shoreline Treasures ~ Bottom of the sea ~ PD4603front
Shoreline Treasures II ~ Memory Notes ~ PD4808

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