Captured Memories 35

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 10:55 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of Connor and Emily that was taken prior to Connor's Junior Prom dance last year along with an assortment of beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from various collections. Pion Design is previewing their latest beautiful collection: Shoreline Treasures on their blog ~ click HERE. If you would like a chance to win the entire Shoreline Treasures collection, please be sure to visit their blog HERE.
For the title, I stamped one of the versatile sentiments from Document It - Captured Memories:
I embellished using flowers from my stash along with die cut foliage that was made using Die-namics Large Leaf-Filled Flourish. For added texture and design, I dry embossed the pretty green paper using a Spellbinders embossing folder:
For color and story inspiration, I joined along with the CSI 111 challenge:
Here's how I incorporated the different elements from the story: 
The Scheme: 
Used ALL five colors used
The Evidence:
Used polka dots, border punch, dry embossing, 3 of something (3 light orange colored flowers)
The Testimony:
Used the inspiration words: Friends for the journaling

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Scrap365 challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products:
Vintage Garden ~ Cut out ~ PD3611B
Flower Frames ~ Viridis ~ PD4212
Fairytale of Spring ~ Tulip bud ~ PD1403 (front and back)
Fairytale of Spring ~ Cherry blossom ~ PD1413 back

Other products:
Stamps: MFT LLD Document It - Captured MemoriesDies: Die-namics Large Leaf-Filled Flourish, Die-namics First Place Award RibbonCardstock: MFT Primitive WhiteEmbossing Folder: Spellbinders, Other: Flowers from stash
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everyday BLESSINGS 33

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 10:00 AM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week so far! It's time for an all new MFTWSC sketch challenge. Thanks to all who joined along with last week's sketch!
Here's the sketch we will be playing with:
and here's my interpretation:
To create this card, I used a die from the Die-namics Blueprints 10 set to die cut the background then adhered a die cut Stitched Circle which I stamped a sweet sentiment from Cheerful Blessings. I topped it off with a pretty little die cut Insulation Pink butterfly:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you join along in the fun! You have the opportunity to win a $20. gift certificate to the MFT Boutique! Be sure to visit the MFT blog for additional inspiration.
Be Sweet ;)
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Adventure 46

Mona Pendleton | Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10:00 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the MFT DT February Creative Challenge! Just in case you are not familiar, the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a card, home-decor, 3-D gift or scrapbook page using any of our stencils to create texture and / or design to our projects.
I created a layout featuring a photo of Scott that was taken while we were vacationing in Southern France. 
I used the Stone Wall stencil along with Fiber Paste to create subtle texture and design to the background:
I randomly stamped the chicken wire design from Distressed Background Blocks then added a variety of homemade blossoms using the following Die-namics dies: Plentiful PetalsMini Royal RosesMini Rolled Roses:


Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the MFT blog for a complete list of designers who will be joining along!
Be Sweet ;)
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live in the moment 56

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 10:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there!  It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Thanks to all who joined along with last week's challenge! Seems as though stencils are all the rage and we've noticed an increasing variety of paste mediums to go along. This week, we challenge you to get our your paste or stencils and make some texture on your project! Whether you're a  fan of gel mediums or embossing pastes, using gesso and a stencil to make texture or you just love "pasting" bits of paper together "decoupage style" ~ let's see what you can do!

I was inspired to create a mixed media tag featuring lots of texture that was created using the Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil along with Liquitex modeling paste:
I also added texture on the die cut Mini Butterfly:
After creating the colorful, textured background, I topped the tag off with a beautiful blossom that was made using Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret along with the coordinating Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders Vintage Floret dies:
Many thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
Supplies Used: 
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happy Spring 49

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 9:00 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I have a bad case of Spring fever ~ how about you? We are breaking record temps here in the desert and I am loving the 80 degree temps. One of the many reasons I moved west leaving the bitter northeast behind. 

Today I have a card to share featuring pretty Pion design patterned paper from the Fairytale of Spring collection which includes the sweet bunny rabbit.

To create this card, I layered the die cut framed bunny on top of pretty patterned paper, stitched in place, stamped a sentiment from MFT Embellished Eggs, die cut a flourish using a piece of paper from Flower Frames as well as a couple of banners then embellished with a trio of blossoms from my stash:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Sketch n' Dies challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
Fairytale of Spring ~ Purple Dot ~ PD1415
Fairytale of Spring ~ Purple Dot ~ PD1415F
Fairytale of Spring ~ Hope ~ PD1405
Flower Frames ~ Viridis ~ PD4212
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dear Friend...MFT joins SCS for Love Fest 34

Mona Pendleton | @ 6:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! My Favorite Things is pleased and proud to be a founding Splitcoaststampers Member Company. My Favorite Things is hostessing a challenge today as part of the Splitcoaststampers Love Fest. The Love Fest includes 11 days of challenges, chatter, and prizes! You'll increase your opportunity to win by playing along in each of the 11 challenges. You can find all the details HERE. You'll find all the details on today's challenge from My Favorite Things HERE in the MFT Forum.
Here's my card for today's challenge: (all details are located HERE in the MFT Forum). 
 I made a card featuring a beautiful sentiment from Cheerful Greetings along with a heart from Heart Balloons on a Stitched Circle die cut. Peeking out from behind is a Dainty Doily and decorative stitched die cut strip:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current MOJO Monday challenge. Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)

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A special BLESSING 31

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 9:00 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope all is well with you! It's time for an all new MFTWSC sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch we will be playing with:
Here's my interpretation:
To create this card, I stamped a sentiment from Cheerful Blessings on a die cut Pierced Oval, layered it on an Insulation Pink Pierced Oval then on top of a Kraft Heirloom Label die cut: 
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you join along in the fun! You have the opportunity to win a $20. gift certificate to the MFT Boutique! Be sure to visit the MFT blog for additional inspiration.
Be Sweet ;)

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A Cameo Appearance 26

Mona Pendleton | @ 10:00 AM | ,

Hi there! Today I am here sharing my project for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is A Cameo Appearance. I have a step by step tutorial that may be found on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog on how I made the crackled cameo on the canvas shown below. I would be thrilled if you checked it out for yourself ~ Click HERE :)
To make this project, I painted a burlap canvas, adhered a die cut oval piece of patterned paper, embellished with a variety of die cut flowers and foliage then topped it off with a vintage crackled cameo and frame. If you would like to see how I created the cameo, please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog (click HERE).
I love the beautiful vintage crackled aged effect that is achieved so easily with this technique.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope I have inspired you to give it a try and join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge!
Be Sweet ;)
Supply list: Ranger Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits Framed Silhouettes Wafer Thin Die and Stamp Set, Ranger #10 Kraft Tags, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Pad, Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tattered Flower Garland Decorative Strip, Spellbinders Foliage, Bazzill Licorice Twist Cardstock, Tim Holtz Ideology Chit Chat Stickers, Tim Holtz District Market Burlap Panel, Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black, Doodlebug Mini Brads Neutral, Prima Flowers Almanac 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye Brown Ink Pad
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Wonderful time...13 Days with 13arts and Flying Unicorn 36

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 3:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! Welcome to 13 days with 13arts and the Flying Unicorn! For the previous 7 days and the following 5 days, you will find a LOT of inspiration from many 13arts DT members on the blog HERE and The Flying Unicorn DT members on their blog HERE. If you have a chance, please feel free to visit the 13arts blog HERE and say hi :)

I created a canvas featuring a photo of Connor that was taken several years ago, using a combination of 13arts and Flying Unicorn products. 
Remember, The Flying Unicorn also carries MANY 13arts products HERE.

Wonderful time:
To create this project, I adhered various 13arts patterned papers from the Timeless collection to a canvas, added texture and color then embellished:



Here are a few step shots I took along the way to share with you my creative process.

Using a stencil and 13arts Ayeeda Acrylic Modeling Paste allow to dry then add color using the following 13arts Ayeeda ink and mists: Chalk White, Pearl Green, Pearl Navy Blue and Orange Water Ink:
Next, add more texture and interest using 13arts Ayeeda Powder 3D Glass Filler along with 13arts Ayeeda Medium Acrylic Gel Medium:
Once dry, apply the following 13arts Ayeeda products: Gesso, Mint and Peach acylic paints: 
Now here is your chance to be a winner!!! This is the prize that is being given away.
In order to win this prize, you need to go to the 13arts Facebook page HERE, like their page and share the project of the day.  

If you have a chance, please feel free to visit the 13arts blog HERE and say hi :)
Thanks so much for visiting!

Be Sweet ;)

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