Sisters by birth, Friends by choice...July OUAS 59

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 7:13 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope everyone that celebrates has a fun and safe 4th of July celebration! We're meeting up with Jerry and April for lunch then just hanging around home relaxing. Maybe I will get to sneak in some craft time ;)

I have my sample for the July Once Upon A Sketch challenge to share with you today. We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Friend" however you like based on the following sketch. Theme: Friend
I scrapped a layout featuring a photo of my sweet BFF / sister Tina and I that Scott took of us upon returning from a long bike ride :) Not glamorous looking by any means just dressed for comfort. Padded bike shorts a must!!!
To create the title, "Sisters by birth, Friends by choice" I pulled out my little dymo label maker and punched away and to create the journaling, I pulled out my trusty Vintage typewriter and typed a quote "No Birth Certificate is issued when a friendship is born". So true of Tina and I. We are the best of friends by choice. We come from a big Catholic family, 11 children total and Tina is the only sister that I keep in touch with.
I made a boat load of flowers using a combination of Die-namics and Spellbinders as well as some Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die cut pieces. I added some pink Perfect Pearls to make them appear a bit girly ;0
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you play along! There are prizes to be had, so be sure to visit the Once Upon A Sketch site for complete details as well as all the other designers!Be Sweet :) 
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59 Sweet Comments So Far:

Cindy Haffner said...

Mona how BEAUTIFUL!!~

cristina said...

Divino,, amazing,, beautiful.. fantastic

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, you just make the most BEAUTIFUL flowers! LOVE the b&w photo surrounded by the FAB colors! LOVE the different Friend sentiments on the LO! JUST Gorgeous! Who gets this page - you or Tina???

Pauline said...

Mona, this is the most beautiful layout! Stunning collection of flowers and distressed papers, what a gorgeous page with you and your sister!
Happy 4th July!

Ros Crawford said...

Happy 4th of July to you ... beautiful page ... just love the distressing and the flowers ... have a lovely day

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Simply Delish flowers, Mona! The picture is priceless.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow!! This is a beautiful layout with such soft, pretty colours. I love all the fabulous details and the little pearls on the sprocket dies!! Stunning.

Wishing you and yours a very happy 4th July!

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing page. Love the contrast of girlie and grunge here!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Loaded with layers of pure prettiness Mona! I'm swooning over the pretty pink polka dots and all of your smashing flowers. The sprockets are the perfect touch here. A happy and safe 4th to you my friend, sounds like a relaxing day!

Heather Jensen said...

Another LO added to my favorites! I love this paper and all your handmade embellishments (the best kind). I always wanted a sister. I was almost 6 when I brother was born and I guess I asked my mom to return him to the hospital. LOL I love that you and Tina are the best of friends. I know she loves all your fabulous creations as well. :)

Hugs~

Angi said...

Gorgeous page! Love the photo too. Have a Happy 4th!

Tina said...

Beautiful Mona! I have the same feeling about my sister - I only have one - but we are the best of friends!

Lisa S. said...

I love the way you recorded the bond between the both of you. I wish my BFF/Sister lived closer so we could share times like this. Your LO is another stunner and I'm officially dubbing you the "Flower Queen" Mona. TFS!!!

Happy 4th of July :)

Isabel Jett said...

Wow Mona what a gorgeous page! Stunning collection of flowers and I love that photo of you and your sister! Have a fun 4th!

Pammy said...

Absolutely magnificent layout, Mona! Love the photo and your story! Those flowers you created are divine! I love that you journaled with both your vintage typewritter and a Dymo labeller! So neat! This is another masterpiece! TFS!

Mirna said...

Great post Mona! Love that you have your BFF sister nearby! You are lucky! Love this gorgeous LO! Your flowers are so stunning!

Cynthia Tomlinson said...

Wow, this is so breathtaking, Mona! Absolutely gorgeous and elegant LO! You really are the queen of flowers!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous LO, Mona! I love this shabby chic look and of course your flowers are all so magnificent!

Gale Evans said...

Very pretty, Mona! I just love your hand made flowers! Hope you are having a fun 4th of July!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous page Mona.. Love the soft pastel colours and adore your hand made flowers!! :)

Pamela_U said...

Very beautiful layout! I really love the color palate and the gorgeous flowers and embellishments! This is a true masterpiece!

Erica said...

Lovely layout, Mona! Love that gorgeous DP and your beautiful flowers! SO pretty! You are lucky to have a BFF sister living close to you! I wish my favorite sis lived near me! TFS!

Michelle Breston said...

Amazing page, Mona! Your flowers are amazing! The typed sentiment and the label made sentiments are so wonderful! I love your story about your sister too! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Evans said...

Wow, Mona, how beautiful! Love the pretty pastels and your fabulous handmade flowers! Absolutely stunning design! Sweet photo of you and the sis!!!

Svetlana Austin said...

it is beautiful, Mona! I like the way you added glamour to the cogs and how cool it looks now together with all the pretty flowers on your LO!

Sam Marsdon said...

Lovely, Mona! Great job with these beautiful flowers! Love the bling and the pretty stitching! Also, your journaling is so awesome! TFS!

sandi said...

This is just gorgeous Mona! I'm so happy that you made the team....I can't wait to see what else you create for the challenges! Yeah!!!!!!!
Hugs!

Melissa said...

Stunning layout!!! Great choice of pastel colors and your flowers are fabulous!!

ShellyM said...

Gorgeous and so elegant, Mona!!! Love your take on the sketch!!! The flowers are absolutely breathtaking!!!

PaperLover said...

Wow, Mona, once again you've created a masterpiece and a wonderful keepsake! I can only imagine what your walls at home look like with all these beautiful things you create! TFS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Awesome flowers, Mona! This layout is magical! You and your sister are lucky to have each other! TFS!

Norma said...

Another incredible layout, Mona!!!! I really love these flowers and the pretty pinks! It's great to have a fav sister nearby!

Alison said...

Simply gorgeous flowers, Mona! Love the photo too!

RobinH said...

Lovely layout! Love the pretty bg papers and the amazing flowers and embellishments! So shabby chic!

Nancy L said...

Mona, this layout is so stunning!!! OMG your flowers are heavenly!

Emily Taylor said...

Fabulous design, Mona! Your layouts are always so breathtaking! The DP you used is so beautiful! Those flowers are so stunning and I live the photo of you two BFFs! Thanks so much for sharing!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous layout! You always make the prettiest flowers! And I love the sprockets and the cardboard !

Eila Sandberg said...

So stoked to be on the same team as THE Mona P! you make the most gorgeous pages ever, soft and incredibly pretty. Love looking at the close-ups and the beautiful details. Lucky you to have a sis that is also your bestie, I only have a brother. xxxx

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous page. I just love all the yummy layers. So many pretty flowers.. I hope you had a happy 4th..

Hugs~

Vickie Z said...

Happy belated 4th of July..hope yours was relaxing! Gorgeous layout..love the colors, flowers, demo labels (how creative and they're perfect), and girly sprockets!

Sean Baylor said...

Beautiful layout! I really like your vintage designs!

Sue Hester said...

OMG, Mona, your layout is so gorgeous! Those flowers really are incredible! I also love those sprocket embellishments with the pearl dots and the die cut borders! Absolute magnificent!

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE seeing what you do with a sketch Mona - this tribute to Tina is just wonderful! The flowers scattered all around and the die cuts with pearls and paints are gorgeous!

Linda F. said...

Simply incredible and breathtaking, Mona!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Wow, Mona, your layouts are so inspring! I'm getting so many beautiful ideas from your gorgeous designs! This one is phenomenal! Your flowers are so breathtaking! And the typewritten journaling is so vintage; also the dymo labels! Just perfect! TFS!

Patrice said...

Love all the rolled flowers!

Jan Hirsch said...

Simply stunning, Mona! I really love this gorgeous collection of flowers and distressed papers! The flowers are just magnificent!

Carole Beath said...

Here I am, girl....way down at the bottom of all your wonderful admirers.... I came to say hello, sorry I've been missing...I am building on a craft room and it has dominated my time.... you and sis Tina will have to come back for a visit and see it when I am finished. Mona, this LO is fabby, it just made me gasp at the design. You are awesome, girl.
Hugs
Carole

HawaiiRenee said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona!!!
Aloha,
Renee

GabrielleH said...

Incredibly beautiful, Mona! This layout is absolutely divine! I love those gorgeous flowers; this page is made for a princess! Your journaling magnificent too!

Ashley said...

Beautiful page, Mona! I'm in love with those flowers and all the lovely DP! What a beautiful transformation from biking Mona in the photo to the glamourous Mona on your sidebar!! TFS!

Laura said...

Mona, this is a masterpiece! Everything is just perfect! Your flowers, especially those rolled roses are amazing! I love the distress papers and your creative journaling! Having that vintage typewriter is awesome. I love that quote too! You are lucky to have a BFF sister living close to you! Have a great weekend!

HeatherCz said...

This is incredible, Mona! All those flowers and the pearled gears and the gorgeous mix of papers! It's just so stunning! Wow!

Anne said...

Stunning, LO, Mona! Really inspiring! I want to make flowers as beautiful as these!!!

Kerry said...

OMG, Mona, this is one of your most beautiful layouts ever! I love this color palate and all the gorgeous handmade flowers! Really incredible!

Sharon C. said...

Wow, Mona. This is a gorgeous page! It is a new favorite of mine now! Love you flowers!

Teri Holister said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Mona! I think your layouts are always breathtaking!

Fiona said...

Mona, this is another incredible creation! I really love the pink colour palate and those gorgeous flowers!!! I just love seeing your layouts! TFS!

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderschönes Layout. Die Gestaltung ist großartig und bildet einen tollen Rahmen für das Foto, in dem sicher viele schöne Erinnerungen enthalten sind.


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