Be Mine...MFT January Countdown Day 7 44

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 @ 10:00 PM | , , ,

Happy New Year! Mark your calendar ~ there are only 7 Days until Our (MFT) January Release! The January Product Launch will be on Tuesday, January 7th at 10 PM Eastern in the MFT Boutique. This release, just like ALL of MFT's releases is overflowing with fabulous products! Be sure to hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of today's participating designers along with the amazing prize info!
I'm very excited to introduce you to my newest stamp and coordinating die set that are included in this month's release as well as 1 of 4 stencils.
The Distressed Hearts stamp set:
The coordinating Die-namics Distressed Hearts die set:
The Graduated Hearts stencil:
Today I have a fun little versatile gift that you can give your loved one's ANY time of the year featuring a variety of products included in the new release:
To create this project, I used the fun Die-namics LJD Ticket Note die to cut Primitive White cardstock then I stenciled the heart pattern on using the Graduated Hearts stencil along with Pink Lemonade ink. I stamped one of the sentiments from Distressed Hearts using Chocolate Brown ink on the coordinating die cut made using Die-namics Distressed Hearts die:
For the ticket, I repeated the steps above to create the heart patterned background then had fun stamping the ticket using a variety of fun stamps from LJD Love's the Ticket using a combination of the following inks including the new Grout Gray along with Chocolate Brown and Black Licorice:
Here's what the Ticket Note looks like inside with the Ticket enclosed:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created. You'll also read about some HUGE prizes being given away this week during the new product countdown that you won't want to miss! I'll be back tomorrow for more to share for Day 6 of the countdown.
Be Sweet :)

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thank you 45

Mona Pendleton | Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 12:08 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's almost the end of the month that means time for some new MFT products! The MFT countdown begins January 1st at Midnight Eastern and will continue until Tuesday, January 7th. I wanted to sneak this post in to wish you all a very Happy New Year and to thank you for taking the time to visit my creative spot on the www! I'm very grateful for your time, kind and encouraging comments. I hope I am able to inspire you to get creative in 2014 :)

So here's my thank you card and last card of 2013:
I combined a clock stamp from Timeless, a sentiment from Pretty Poppies, the checkerboard pattern from Distressed Background Blocks along with beautiful MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist, 13arts Ayeeda patterned paper13arts Ayeeda Gesso and 13arts Ayeeda Turquoise Light Pearl Mist:
To show my appreciation of your time, I would love to give the set of Die-namics dies away that I designed to one randomly chosen person who comments on this post. You have until January 7th Midnight Eastern to comment, one comment per person please and you will have until January 14th to claim your prize.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with Cardabilities:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tonight at Midnight Eastern for Day 7 of the MFT January Countdown. 
Happy New Year!
Sincerely,
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just celebrate 35

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 10:01 PM | ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! We at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge are not hosting the weekly challenge this week but are the DT is offering inspiration throughout the week. In celebration of the New Year, we are focusing on glitter or metallic accents.

With that in mind, I created a wall hanging full of glittery ~ shimmery accents in celebration of ringing in the New Year.
I love adding a dusting of Distress Stickles dry glitter to my flower embellishments. The glitter seems to add that extra special touch, making the flowers appear as if they are coated with morning dew. 
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Love, Wish, Dream 39

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 11:27 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! We have just been relaxing, enjoying time at home. Jerry and April flew back to their home in San Francisco yesterday ~ time sure does fly.

I had some time to simply play around for fun, joining along with several of my favorite challenges while using various products. I made the canvas shown below featuring a photo of Angie that was taken more than 10 years ago while we were on a family ski vacation.
To create this project, I first added lots of texture using 13arts Ayeeda Modeling Paste along with the Petal Circles Stencil. Once dry, I applied various mists from my stash including 13arts Ayeeda Bordeaux Pearl Mist which is the vibrant shade of pink in the right lower hand corner. For the title, I stamped a sentiment from a Tim Holtz set using Adirondack Archival Ink because it is permanent and water resistant then colored using mist.
I framed Angie's photo with a painted, glittery chipboard frame and a trio of beautiful die cut snowflakes that were made using Simon Says Stamp Fun Flakes:
I'm entering this canvas in the Craft Stamper challenge which is to create a project featuring The Ombre Technique, The Sunday Stamper challenge where Hels is challenging us to incorporate the word WISH and The Scrap Africa challenge where the theme is to incorporate Glitter, Snowflakes and Masking

Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Let is SNOW 35

Mona Pendleton | Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 4:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I had some time to myself to be creative so I made a layout featuring a photo of Connor and Meredith that was taken several years ago while we were on a family ski trip.
I combined LOTS of die cuts to create this layout. The larger banner was made using a Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX die, the smaller banner was made using a die from Die-namics Layered Treat Tag and the hearts were made using Die-namics Hearts STAX dies.  
I added texture and design using the Concentric Circles Stencil. I topped off the layout with Berrylicious stamped snowflakes from Snowflake Splendor.
I joined along with the current 7 Dots Studio Snowflake inspired challenge and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with Sketchabilities
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Thinking of You 24

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 8:10 PM | , , , ,

Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today I have a card to share featuring a sweet image from the Pion design ~ From Grandma's Attic collection along with a sentiment from MFT Inspired by Flowers Set #4
I layered the sweet image on die cut frames that were made using pretty papers from Pion design ~ Grandma's School book and Flower Frames Rosa along with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight dies. I topped it off with a few die cuts that were made using Die-namics Mini Doily Circle, a Die-namics Rustic Heart die and a fabric flower from my stash.
For subject inspiration, I joined along with the City Crafter Challenge where the challenge theme is to create a project featuring a Child and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with MOJO Monday:
Thanks so much stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion products used:
Flower Frames Rosa PD4203 back
From Grandma's Attic ~ tinted ~ Girls PD3102
Grandma's School book 12 x 12 ~ School book ~ PD2511B
Grandma's School book 12 x 12 ~ Words ~ PD2511F

Other products used:
Stamps: MFT Inspired by Flowers Set #4
Dies: Die-namics Mini Doily Circle, a Die-namics Rustic Heart, Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight 
Cardstock: MFT Kraft, MFT Primitive White
Generic flower and pearls
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you're the one... 29

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 10:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week and are enjoying the holiday season! Due to the holidays, there is not a current challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge site however the DT is offering projects for inspiration that will hopefully get your crafty MOJO jump started! Today on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge site, several of the DT members and myself are sharing WINTER themed projects.
When I think of winter, I think of fun filled days building snowmen which inspired me to create a wintery page in my art journal featuring a cracked up frosty friend ;) 
I spent the first 25 years of my life, living in what is referred to as the "snow belt" located in Buffalo, NY. We would get lake effect snowfall which was perfect for building many snowmen. With these thoughts in mind, I pulled out my art journal and created a wintery scene including a die cut Winter Wonder Snowman. For added interest, I applied a layer of Crackle Paint to the snowman and stamped the background with Grunge Flakes.
I stamped a fun sentiment that seems to fit perfectly with my cracked up frosty friend from Tim Holtz Words For Thoughts:
I accented a couple of the edges with fun Kelly Purkey Washi Tape Teal Polka Dots and Triangles:
In case you were curious how I created this page in my art journal, I took some photos of a few steps along the way:

Cut a piece of chipboard from stash using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Winter Wonder Snowman Bigz die, apply a coat of Ranger Claudine Helmuth Mini Gesso:
Once dry, apply a generous amount of Ranger Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint. Allow to dry.
To accent the hat, carrot nose and perimeter using the following: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Spiced MarmeladeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye. Set aside.
To create the background on my page, I applied a coat of Gesso followed with randomly applied Broken ChinaPicked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar Distress paints:
Once dry, I randomly stamped Grunge Flakes and a fun sentiment from Words For Thoughts:
I added a little extra interest using the Bubble Stencil along with Snow Cap Acrylic paint:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope I inspired you to create a fun wintery project!
Be Sweet ;)
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