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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there!  It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! From soft shabby chic colors to white washing with gesso, being inspired by Easter to using actual pastels, this week we challenge you to be inspired by the softer side of the color wheel…
I was inspired to create a shabby / vintage style greeting card:
One can never have too many greeting cards on hand so I thought this challenge was a great time to pull out the beautiful pastel Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad and put it to good use. The background of the card was stamped with the text image from Papillon, heat embossed, then Victorian Velvet and Iced Spruce Distress Inks were randomly applied. For the focal point, a Mini Cabinet card was adhered in place and embellished with a crackled die cut Mini Butterfly:
For the sentiment, a Remnant Rub was applied:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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Products used: Tim Holtz Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad Distress InkPapillonTim Holtz Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink padTim Holtz Sizzix Mini Cabinet card dieTim Holtz Idea-ology Words Remnant RubsTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI BUTTERFLIES Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz 4 Oz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY Distress Clear RangerTim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER STASH FRENCH INDUSTRIAL 12 x 12Ranger Embossing Powder WHITERanger MANILA TAGS #8 Craft Inkssentials SurfacesTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle RibbonTim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC ColorCore 6 X 6 Cardstock, Tim Holtz Ranger Vintage Photo Distress InkTim Holtz Idea-ology RING FASTENERSDina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO MediaTim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD BASICS PLAIN Altered Art
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Do you have stamps that are versatile? That can be used many ways? This week we challenge you to use a stamp multiple ways on the same project or use the same stamp in different colors or ways on multiple projects!
I was inspired to create a layout using 1 stamp, 3 ways:
The woodgrain stamp from Trust The Magic cling stamp set was the perfect versatile stamp for my outdoor themed layout featuring a photo of Connor that was taken more than 15 years ago:
I inked up the stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then stamped my heart out on a piece of paper from the French Industrial Paper Stash collection. Once I was finished stamping, I put my newly stamped patterned paper to use in the following three ways: I pieced a patchwork background border:

die cut Mini Heart embellishments:
and a frame to highlight a stamped butterfly image:

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)

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Products Used: Prima Trust The Magic cling stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash collectionTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI HEARTS SET Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz Idea-ology TIMEPIECES Metal Watch Clock Face, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die GARDEN GREENS Bigz, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corners Metal HardwareTim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBER BRADS Metal Hardware
Tim Holtz Sizzix MINI TATTERED FLORALS Dies Movers ShapersTim Holtz Idea-ology MINI PAPER CLIPSTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die SetRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Linen RibbonTim Holtz Idea-ology LOCKET KEYS Metal Hardware Keyhole, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wire Pins, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SchoolhouseTim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 BIG CHAT StickersTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY GRUNGE Stampers AnonymousSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# CREAM Off White
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 2:26 AM | , , , ,


 Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of projects to share featuring beautiful ColourArte products. In case you missed my post from Thursday, ~HERE~, please be sure to visit the ColourArte ~HERE~ blog for a step by step tutorial.
I wanted to decorate my home for the upcoming Easter holiday so I dressed up a ceramic bunny with a custom colored bow and blossom using ColourArte Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry Shimmering Mists and surrounded it with coordinating Plum Crazy, Elderberry and Vavoom Red paper mache colored eggs:
I also made an Easter greeting card featuring the same beautiful ColourArte products:
The crackled textured background was created using crackle paste along with a stencil then colorized with all the same products as the eggs:
Here are the eggs up close: Egg and blossom shown below were colored using Radiant Rain Elderberry Shimmering Mist:
 Egg #2 was colored using Radiant Rain Plum Crazy Shimmery Mist:
and egg #3 was colorized using Radiant Gels Vavoom Red Dimensional Paint:
For color and sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Fusion challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a terrific weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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ColourArte products used:
Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry
Radiant Gels Vavoom Red


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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Today it's my turn to share a project along with a step-by-step tutorial on the ColourArte blog. Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog to see my entire project ~ while you're there, please say hi :)
Here's a peek of my today's project which focuses primarily on the beautifully colored Radiant Gels
Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog and check out my project. While your there, take a look around at all the wonderful project tutorials shared by the other DT members.

Here's a little enabling ~ Want to increase your collection of wonderful ColourArte products? From now until March 28 you can save $10 on your order! Simply type in the coupon code “artfulheart” during check out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | @ 9:43 AM | , ,


 Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a card to share featuring pretty patterned papers from the Pion Design Shoreline Treasures collection:
 I made this rather clean and simple card for my dear DIL because here sweet little bird of 18 years passed away. 

For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colour me...! challenge:
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Pion Design
Shoreline Treasures ~ Warm breeze ~ PD4607back
Shoreline Treasures ~ Bottom of the sea ~ PD4603front
Shoreline Treasures II ~ Memory Notes ~ PD4808


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Happy St. Patrick's Day! 34

Mona Pendleton | Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 9:45 PM | , , , ,

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all whom celebrate! Today I have a card to share that I made for my dear Irish DIL in celebration of St. Patrick's Day featuring a variety of pretty ColourArte products. 
To create this card, I added lots of texture to a piece of watercolor paper using a stencil and modeling paste. Once dry, I randomly applied Radiant Rain Fern and Radiant Rain Honey Dew sprays. I topped it off with a Honey Dew colored bow and a shaker full of pretty sequins.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current As You See It challenge:
as well as this month's Mixed Media Monthly Card challenge where the theme is Spring:
Many thanks for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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ColourArte products used on card:
Radiant Rain Fern
Radiant Rain Honey Dew


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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Referencing the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" this week, we're all about animals!
I was inspired to create a layout featuring my two sweet dogs ~ Gretchen and Griffin:
I love to run but my dogs little four legs can't quite go the distance, so I take them for a ride in their stroller.
One of my favorite photos of my sweet dogs positioned in a Cabinet Card Frame made for a great focal point on my layout.
To compliment the vintage frame, I combined pretty patterned papers from the Wallflower Cardstock Pack then embellished with Rusty Hinge colored die cut Grungeboard Gadget Gears
For added interest, various Remnant Rubs were randomly applied:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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