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 | Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget, it's Stamptember over at Simon Says Stamp and I really hope you'll join us for a month long stamp party full of inspiration and celebrations. It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week we are challenging you to Rock the Techniques!
I was inspired to create a tag featuring the heat embossed resist technique:
I love the contrast effect that may be achieved by heat embossing stamped images using white embossing powder. With the Autumn season right around the corner, I opted to create a fall themed tag featuring Leaves.
The background was created using a variety of Distress Inks and the sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamps Thanks set. After created the background, I embellished with Fall Leaves and a doily:
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Mona Pendleton | Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 9:45 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend so far! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of a gorgeous work of art that was taken in the Louvre museum while we were vacationing in Paris:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the September Prima Product Pick challenge:
I combined fun patterned papers from the Prima Cartographer collection along with several Prima Trinkets and a variety of Prima flowers:
To add additional interest to the background, I used a Prima stamp and a Prima stencil along with various paints and embossing enamel:
I topped the layout off with Prima crystals:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Scrap Africa challenge. I'm also entering this layout in the current Craft Hoarder's Challenge where the theme is All The Pretty Flowers:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 10:10 PM | , , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a few Fall inspired projects to share.
I'm not a big fan of the color orange so I painted the decorative pumpkin using a shade of blue chalk paint followed with an application of dark wax:
Both the tag and card were created using a combination of PTI stamps, My Favorite Things/Die-namics, Spellbinders and Sizzix dies:
It's been years since I inked up the fun Halloween set from PTI ~ an oldie but a goldie:
I went with the chalkboard technique for the sentiment tags: 
Here's a pumpkin that Angie painted using a shade of gray chalk paint :)
Also topped off with a chalkboard technique sentiment tag:







For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 7, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Stamptember is in full swing over at Simon Says Stamp and I really hope you'll join us for a month long stamp party full of inspiration and celebrations.It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week we are having a blog hop starting with Andrea's blog and the challenge theme is: to use a Simon Says Stamp exclusive product (s): 


For my projects, I made a couple tags featuring a variety of Simon Says Stamp Exclusive products. The background texture on the tag shown below, was created using the DIAMOND CIRCLES stencil: 
Including the following: beautiful stamped butterflies from Butterfly Friends and coordinating dies:
a delicate DANVILLE WREATH:
Next up is another tag featuring even more Simon Says Stamp Exclusive products!
The textured background was created using the BLOCKED CIRCLES stencil:
I embellished with a stamped butterfly from Butterfly Friends along with a LARGE HEART DOILY:
Here's how I created the backgrounds:

Step 1: Apply Texture Paste using the DIAMOND CIRCLES and BLOCKED CIRCLES stencils:
Step 2: Allow to dry then add colors of choice using Distress Stains and water:


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Many thanks for stopping by! If you are hopping along, please be sure to visit Sandra as well as the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to begin the hop. 

Be Sweet ;)
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