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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smile

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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happy...

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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TOGETHER

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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Vintage Valentine's Day cards 5

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 8:28 PM | , , , ,

Hi! I'm so honored and excited to share with you that I had the opportunity to create 3 cards for the January 2016 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine! For a crafty girl like myself, that's quite an honor that doesn't happen everyday.
Here they are in print:


All of these cards were created using a variety of Prima products including Prima papers, resins, stamps, dies, Color Bloom Spray Mists and flowers:





Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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best wishes 13

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 3:29 PM | ,


Hi! It's hard to believe my baby turned 28 on Monday! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday he was just a baby! Well, not really but if you're a Mom, surely you can relate to what I mean :) So many milestones reached along the way, college, marriage and settled into his career...sigh...
Jerry and his sweet wife, April live in San Francisco so I made him a birthday card featuring a cable car image from the PTI Cable-Gram stamp which I colored using Prima Oil Pastels:

I was inspired by the photo shown below for color:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges: for sketch inspiration, I joined along with retrosketches
 and the PTI Create Along with us challenge:
where I was inspired by Danielle Flanders beautiful watercolored blossoms on the card shown below:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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LOVE 19

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 4:20 PM | , , ,

Hi! Love is in the air! Today it's my turn to share a home decor project on the Prima blog. Please feel free to stop by and say hi HERE :)
I enjoy creating various home decor projects featuring Finnabair Mechanicals year round. I altered a wooden table top decoration simply by layering and adhering an assortment of Finnabair Mechanicals followed with an application of white gesso and random clear crackle texture paste. Once dry, for a touch of shimmer and shine, I randomly applied the following colors of art ingredients Mica Powders: Frozen Lake, Teal, Purple and Blue.




Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my projects. Please be sure to visit the Prima blog for loads of awesome inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
Prima product used: 962821-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder- Frozen Lake, 962470-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder- Purple, 962487-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder- Teal, 962494-Finnabair art ingredients Mica Powder- Blue, 961541-Finnabair art Extravagance Texture Paste-Clear Crackle, 962951-Finnabair art basics Heavy Gesso White, 961428-Finnabair art basics Soft Matte Gel, 963408-Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies, 960339-Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals: Roses, 960322-Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals: Mini Flowers, 963361-Finnabair Mechanicals Tin Hearts, 960407-Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals Flowers: Small,  960315-Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals Flowers: Medium

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a sunflower and love 22

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, February 7, 2016 @ 9:52 PM | , , , , ,

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend! I had a lot of fun hiking, biking, painting and paper crafting. It's week 3 in the online painting workshop that I'm currently taking with one of my favorite artists Dreama Tolle Perry. This week we are painting a sunflower along with carnations in a blue jar:
Here's my sample on a 9" x 12" canvas board. I'm going to give this one another go on the same size panel then jump to a "20 x 20" canvas to hang in my studio.



 I also created a Valentine's Day card featuring a variety of die cuts, flowers and pretty patterned papers from my stash:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
For card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
I was inspired by the hearts, shades of pretty pinks and kraft at the Card Concept challenge using a Clean and Layered style:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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