Road Trip 30

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 5:33 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I was thrilled to have been relieved of Jury Duty yesterday :) It's like clock work for me, every two years to the day I receive that little "love note" in the mail telling me it's my time to serve. According to the latest census bureau information, Phoenix, AZ ranks 6th in the nation for highest population ~ I find it hard to believe that the other millions of people served within that 2 year period?! Am I the only one who doesn't like to serve on a jury? Either way, I'm happy I didn't get stuck on a jury this time like 2 years prior.

I feel like I am all over the spectrum with my creating ~ I love to make all sorts of projects, love to try new techniques and play with a variety of products. I don't even know what my style is, sort of depends on my mood and what I'm making the project for. Are you the same way or do you have a clear cut style? I think one thing that I'm quite sure about is that I do love lots of layers and fluff! I pay the price for this at the post office when I mail a greeting card because even one little button jacks up the price.

Today I have a layout to share featuring lots of layers and embellishments. I scrapped a photo of Connor and Meredith that was taken years ago when we took a road trip to Southern California and spent the day on the Santa Monica Pier.
I combined several flowers with a few metal trinkets, including a metal rose and heart shaped lock.
Couldn't have a lock with a key right? :)
For added interest, I randomly stamped the polka dot image from Distressed Background Blocks and the gears image from Collage Backgrounds then layered a few metal gears and a fancy butterfly on top. 
I pulled out my vintage typewriter and used it to type my journaling on the die cut tag that was made using Die-namics Tag, You're It die which I topped it off with a Sno Cone button and hemp bow
 I was inspired to make this layout for the CSIS365 challenge:
The Scheme: Use all 5 colors: (done)
The Evidence: Use at least 2 clues:
Metal (metal trinkets), Circles (gears and polka dot stamp)
The Testimony: Tuck your story into something
Journaled on a tag and stuck it in a die cut pocket

Thank you for stopping by ~ I hope you are inspired to create.
Be Sweet ;)

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30 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kerry said...

Wow, such a gorgeous layout, Mona! Love the colors and those beautiful embellishments! The butterfly is my fav! So happy you didn't have to serve on jury duty this time. It is hard to believe that they ask for you every 2 years in such a large city! Didn't realize Phoenix was so big! Anyways, your creative work is always amazing and inspiring! Thanks so much!

Ashley said...

Stunning, Layout! WOW!

Mary Reidel said...

Really gorgeous layout once again, Mona! Each of your layouts is more beautiful than the one before! WOW!

Lisa said...

YAY so happy you got out of jury duty! My mom was called up in June, but didn't have to serve, she was SO relieved! Pretty pretty project Mona, what scrumptious colors!!

nmnastali said...

Wow !!! Gorgeous!! Love the colors, layout & that really cool "recipe" style challenge !! I love those -- makes you really think & gives you all the components!!
Too fun!! Your pic & your style are timeless !!

I def think I have a specific style... Image centered. Bright colors. Always use one of my fave colors. Etc... :)) :))
I'm finally back on the blogs -- time to catch up!
Back to school has literally been exhausting !!!
Glad you are hanging in there & no jury duty!!
:)) :))

Pamela_U said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you chose! And all those embellies are so gorgeous! So glad to hear that you were require to serve jury duty! What a relief! TFS!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fabulous LO of this sweet older photo!! Love the mix of elements. Yes, I enjoy delving into different styles as well. ;-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that you don't have a set style and you just create! LOVE that photo from years ago and all of your details like the lock and key! BEAUTIFUL LO, Mona!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, Mona! Love the design and the lovely clusters of flowers and embellishments! Great photo too!

Pauline said...

These are my favourite colours Mona, I love this sweet layout, and what a cute picture! Lovely embellishments, and great stitching too.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute layout and design! I can spot your work anywhere, you do a lot of different and cool stuff but you have a very distinct style. Yeah for getting off jury duty, my husband is the same way, he always gets a jury duty notice every year or two, lol.

Constance said...

Beautiful layout! Very shabby chic! Love those flowers and you stitching! Glad you didn't have to serve jury duty; your creative talents would have been wasted! :)

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful photo of the sweet little brother and sister, Mona!! Your page is absolutely STUNNING - love all the lovely embellishments and how you've put everything together. Really great!! TFS.

Ros Crawford said...

I've done jury service once here ... I'm glad I got the experience but once is enough ... some people never get called!
I love your beautiful page ... such lovely colours and design ... I love to try all different styles ... depends how I feel on the day as to what I create and which way I go ... Thanks to you I am experimenting with mixed media ... Have a great day!

Casandra Bennett said...

What an adorable picture! They grow up so fast. We went to school open house last night and my babies will be going into 2nd grade and kindergarten. It almost feels like the biggest change is 2nd grade, though. The homework will be so different, but my kids are both very excited.

Cindy Percovich said...

Such a sweet layout with that darling photo! Love seeing old photos and seeing how fast they grow up! Love the pretty embellishments on this layout! Wonderful!

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful Mona! Nicola x

Angie Hewitt said...

Gorgeous!!! Such beautiful colors, Mona! Love all the detail and that sweet photo!

PaperMomma said...

So beautiful, Mona! Darling photo of brother and sister; so sweet! TFS!

Jennifer Pratt said...

Darling layout! Really love the pretty flowers! Sweet picture too! TFS!

Helen Watanabi said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love those flowers and that gorgeous butterfly with the gears! Lovely work!

Paulette S said...

You lucked out, I hate jury duty too. I never got chosen because I don't believe in suing people, so it's a complete waist of 2-3 days before they send me home. Ours comes around every 4 years like clock work.

I love your style. I would call it feminine and flowery. Some people just have a knack for placement of things and that is totally you. I love all of your layers and textures, the stitching, the colors, die cuts and molding paste. This layout is beautiful, like all of your works of art. It's all so interesting to look at and is balanced. My mom does it too. I have to mess and fiddle.

Chris said...

Wow, your layout really looks like a piece of art!

Penny said...

Beautiful layout! Sweet photo of the kids and I love all the surrounding flowers and butterfly! Really gorgeous design! Thanks for the inspiration!

GinaB said...

Oh Wow, Mona! so very beautiful! Great choice of colors and I love the mix of embellishments! So pretty! TFS!

Fiona said...

Amazing layout! Such beautiful colors and embellies! The butterfly is so pretty!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! Great colors and texture! Love the butterfly and gears; who would have thought they'd go together so well? Thanks for that bit of inspiration! Also love the little tag holder and journaling tag! Just perfect! TFS!

Mercedes said...

Stunning layout! I really love the pretty cluster of flowers and sweet photo of the kids! Just darling!

Jan Garber said...

Such a pretty layout and so many gorgeous elements!

sandi said...

This is so sweet! Beautiful lo!


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