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Mona Pendleton | Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 7:54 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the magic of the holiday season! I'm so happy because Jerry (my son) and April (his fiancee) arrived last night and will be staying with us for the holidays :) April and I are going to do some last minute shopping today ~ hopefully the crowds and traffic won't be too bad.

I had a chance to play with some pretty vintage inspired patterned papers from the Swedish company ~ Pion design and made this layout featuring a photo of Meredith that was taken several years ago while we were visiting the beautiful San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
I cut to size and layered several pieces of various patterned papers, added some texture and design using the MFT Abstract Petals Stencil then embellished with a few flowers and foliage made using a combination of Heartfelt Creations stamps and Spellbinders dies.
The leaves tucked under the big blossom above and the heart shown below are actually beautiful faux metallic buttons that I recently purchased at a local craft store! All I did was snip the button loop off the back to create a flat surface making the button easy to adhere to the layout.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for looking! Happy Holidays!
Be Sweet ;)


Pion Products:
For Father - Gentlemen - PD1807
For Father - Man's Suit - PD1808B
Grandma's school book - Blue wings - PD2504
Grandma's school book - School book - PD2511
Grandma's school book - Little girl - PD2501

Other Products:
MFT Abstract Petals Stencil,  MFT Kraft cardstock, MFT Black Licorice cardstock, Heartfelt Creations stamps, Spellbinders dies, chipboard, buttons, metal trinkets and flowers from stash
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 Comments

39 Sweet Comments So Far:

JennyGerber said...

So sweet and beautiful, Mona! Love all the details especially the beautiful flowers! The colors seem perfect for a day at the zoo and a curious giraffe!

Lisa said...

I know you're a happy mama with your Jerry home!! Enjoy the holidays with them Mona. Your LO featuring Meredith is just beautiful, love the natural tones!

Debbie P said...

What a gorgeous layout! You did an amazing job with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous LO Mona! Love the sweet photo and the beautiful embellishments. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Hugs

Angie said...

Wow! So elegant! Gorgeous embellishments! I think I have a set of flowers like the white one, I haven't figured out how to best use them yet, your grouping is beautiful!

I hope you managed to enjoy a bit of shopping in the crazy traffic! I had to get a crown replaced so I took a moment to stop and pick up a couple of things at the grocery store and it was ridiculous! I was SO GLAD to make it home in one piece!!! :)

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page. I always love your elegant, subtle style. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and enjoy the holidays. xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Chimin in with Gayle, you've got another admirer of your classy style in me Mona! Gosh would never have guessed those luscious metallic leaves were buttons, love your cluster work. Have never been that close to a giraffe, how cute it is! Also wanted to pop in to wish you and yours beautiful Holidays. I have loved being on the OUAS team with you, all the very best for 2014! xoxox

Yolanda said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! Love this design! You are so talented! Hope you have a very Happy Holidays!

Paper Profusion said...

Very beautiful layout Mona, I love Pion papers too. Wishing you and your gorgeous family the happiest Christmas and all that you wish for in 2014. Nicola x

Pat said...

Beautiful LO! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us @ LGS. Merry Christmas.

Heather Jensen said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday from my phone, but it didn't work. :(

This is a beautiful LO. I love the pretty flourishes and metallic looking leaves. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy your time with Jerry and April. :)

Chelsea said...

Beautiful florals and scalloped edges! Thanks for playing at LGS and Merry Christmas!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

GORGEOUS layout and I love the flower! thanks for joining us at lgs!

Buttons said...

So beautiful Mona. Have a fabulous family Christmas and a very happy New Year. Jenny x

Chris said...

Breathtaking page!!!! Love that flower, Mona! Everything is so elegant and beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

Gorgeous page, love the monochromatic look and that sweet photo! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Davi said...

A beautiful LO MOna, love the cool button leaves with that pretty flower :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the cluster of flowers, cogs and swirls Mona - and such pretty papers and colors on this! Have a lovely Christmas with your family dear friend!

Constance said...

Incredibly beautiful page, Mona! Love the button leaves and your gorgeous background! Merry Christmas too!

Sue Lelli said...

Your papers are GORGEOUS and i LOVE the colors with that zoo photo! Pretty flowers and flair, too! Merry Christmas, Mona!

Brenda said...

Beautiful layout!! Merry Christmas!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful ... love the flowers and trinkets

jenessa said...

Beautiful page! Love the stitching on the photo...I must try that!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

MichelleMc said...

Hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas, Mona! Your layout is simply gorgeous, as always. Love the neutral colors, stitching, and clusters. I'm so glad you could join us at LGS.

Tumbleweed said...

Stunning and so elegant!!! Love the embellishments!!!

Norma said...

Beautiful work, Mona!!! Love the photo and love that pretty button leaf!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Beautifully done! Great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!

Mirna said...

Breathtaking layout, Mona! Gorgeous papers and embellies!

Mercedes said...

Stunning design, Mona! I always love your designs!

sandi said...

Beautiful! The mix looks fabulous together....who would have thought to have a wheel and flourish together.....brilliant!

Lanette said...

Your LO is stunning!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at LGS!

Teri Holister said...

Absolutely gorgeous page!!!! LOVE these colors and those beautiful embellishments!!!

Isabel Jett said...

Stunning page!!! Love these colors and the pretty buttons and flowers!! Incredibly creative!!

Pammy said...

Really gorgeous, Mona! LOVE the papers you used and the pretty flourishes and metallic leaves! Can't believe those are buttons!!! Gorgeous!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Beautiful page!Thanks for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

Jacqui said...

Gorgeous page, great clustering. Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Carol Peixoto said...

Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

Carol Peixoto said...

Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

What a delightful page!! Great job w. the sketch !!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family !! :))


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