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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Mona Pendleton | Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 1:05 AM | , , , , , ,

Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo that I shared a few weeks ago of Meredith all dressed up in her Halloween costume as a Woodland Tree Fairy. She took part in a costume contest and took third place :)
Here she is in full color :) She made up her hair but needed my help painting nearly her entire body green. She looked like Shrek's daughter ;) Today after school, we are going to do it all over again for her costume party tonight!
I think the black and white photo turned out just as pretty :)


To make this layout, I used beautiful 7 Dots Studio patterned papers. I added lots of texture using a Prima wood grain stencil, texture paste 
and 13 arts glass beads:
I embellished with flowers from my stash and various die cuts:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the sketchabilities Sketch challenge:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with the colour me...! color combination on the left:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a fun and safe weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 3:25 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope all is well! Today I did a double workout session ~ one at my local gym, Life Time Fitness and one at the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym :) This month's challenge is to create a project using black, white, grey and ONE color.
My dear husband challenged me to create using one of my least favorite colors ~ red:
 I scrapped a photo of the amazingly beautiful Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic church that Scott took while we were vacationing in Barcelona, Spain a few years ago.
I combined pretty papers from 7 Dots Studio
I added lots of texture using Prima art basics Light Paste along with a Prima stencil:
 I embellished with a variety of flowers from my stash along with die cut foliage:
 For a little splash of color, I flicked on black and red paints:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
I loved the color palette so much, I ended up making a greeting card:
To create the card, I used pretty Prima patterned papers, PTI stamps and dies, embellished with a couple of flowers from my stash:
 For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the retrosketches sketch challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 12:35 AM | , , ,

Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my sweet boy Griffin:
For theme inspiration, I joined along with Finnabair's Cosy Challenge where the challenge is to create a work (layout, collage, canvas, cards - anything goes) that represents the concept of coziness and warmth;
I think this photo of Griffin screams coziness and warmth:
To create this layout, I added texture to a piece of beautiful 7 Dots Studio paper using a Prima stencil and Light Paste. Once dry, I applied various Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist:
For an extra cozy feel, I misted a piece of torn muslin fabric, dried and layered behind the photo:
I stitched on a die cut fleece heart to add to the cozy vibe:
I kept the embellishments to a minimum adding a Prima metal flower and 1 paper flower along with a Prima metal trinket for the title:
Lots of texture:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Scrap365 sketch challenge:
I'm also entering this in the 7 Dots Studio October challenge which is all about texture:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)

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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge theme is "This is a treat"
Now that my children are all young adults, trick or treating days are long gone but no one in my family, including my dear husband is too old to receive a bag of Halloween treats delivered in a customized decorated treat bag!
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