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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Happy Holidays 4

Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 2:20 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm here today to celebrate Christmas in July! Yesterday, Pion Design revealed the release of their newest collection ~ Days of WinterIn Pion's words ~ "Days of Winter is a collection capturing the essence of Winter and Christmas inspired by a snow-covered village of old times.With images and patterns of ice skaters on a frozen lake, calming walks through a silent landscape, delicate snowflakes, Christmas trees and Winter birds you will be given the opportunity to pass on the holiday spirit to all those precious to you."

When I received the box full of this beautiful collection, I couldn't wait to create! I made a holiday themed wall hanging featuring a gorgeous image from Lilly and Siri:
I combined the beautiful image with several layers other pretty papers from the Days of Winter collection then layered all on top of a piece of cut to size corrugated cardboard. I heat embossed enamel along the edges to create a snowy / frosted look:
I embellished with a few die cut pieces of foliage, doily, snowflakes and a variety of flowers from my stash. The sentiment is from Starry Christmas:
I am entering this in the current Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge where the challenge is to feature some sort of embossing on your project.

Many thanks for visiting ~ I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
Days of Winter ~ Lilly and Siri ~ PD5101 
Days of Winter ~ Pink ornament ~ PD55107
Days of Winter ~ Christmas eve ~ PD5104

Other supplies: Spellbinders dies, MFT stamps, Simon Says Stamp dies, lace, flowers and pearls from stash
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Live... 22

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:56 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm so excited to have had a project shared on the ever so talented Marjie Kemper's blog (thank you Marjie!) and I would be tinkled pink if you would check out her blog HERE. Today I have a layout share featuring fun patterned papers from the Pion design A Day in May collection along with photos of Meredith that were taken about 7 years ago. This is not my "typical" layout using Pion papers ~ I challenged myself to get inky and create a mixed media style layout:
For color, sketch and theme inspiration I joined along with the current CSI 131 challenge:

I created a patch like square using 4 different photos of Meredith in action grooming and riding her horse:
I added interest, I applied a layer of crackle paint to the wooden title and applied modeling past to the background:
I applied various inks to Pion papers and to several flowers to get the colors appropriate for the challenge and I also added polka dot design using a stencil and gesso:
I pulled out some brads from my stash and randomly fastened them to the page ~ sort of remind me of the latest craze for enamel dots. I haven't caved and bought any as of yet, have you?
I took a couple photos along the way to share how I added texture and color to the pretty Pion design papers:

To wrap it up, here's how I interpreted the challenge:
Colors: I used all 5
Evidence: wet medium, doodling, polka dots, brads
Testimony: I journaled about an outdoor activity
Sketch: followed
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion design products used:
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You're in My Prayers 31

Mona Pendleton | @ 3:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! It's Tuesday so it's time for an all new challenge at Seize The Sketch
I needed a card to send to my dear girlfriend who's MIL is very ill:
To create this card, I combined beautiful patterned papers from the Pion design Flower Frames and Vintage Garden collection  with some of my favorite Spellbinders dies and a sentiment from MFT:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Seize The Sketch site for some fabulous inspiration from the DT.
Be Sweet ;)

Pion products used:
Flower Frames 6 x 6 ~ Rosa PD4303
Vintage Garden ~ Images ~ PD3609F
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life moments 34

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 20, 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: "a mid-summer's challenge". Whether your creative mind wants to take a vacation or be inspired by Shakespeare; play with a Farmer's Market inspired paper line or stamp into a starry night frenzy ~ we challenge you to create and share with us.
 I was inspired to create a layout documenting a summer vacation:
Every year, I look forward to a fun family summer beach vacation. My daughter Meredith loves to surf so I scrapped a layout featuring a photograph of her that was taken while on a summer beach vacation. I surrounded her with Nautical Blueprint images:

as well as Mini Sand and Sea Grungeboard embellishments, Spring Greenery and a MINI TATTERED FLORAL Blossom:
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!
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