Christmas Blessings 26

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 1:26 PM | , , ,

Hi! Hope you are all enjoying the magic of the holiday season! I'm here to share a few Christmas inspired projects. First up is a card that I made for my dear daughter Angie featuring a variety of PTI stamps including: Spruce & Sprigs, Signature Christmas and Vintage Linens:
I'm joining along with this month's PTI Create Along With Us Release Week challenge and was inspired by Dawn's pretty card shown below:
and for color inspiration, I was inspired by this week's Color Throwdown challenge:
Up next is my first attempt painting a poinsettia using oils on an 8" x 10" canvas surface:
I'm linking my painting to the current Paint Party Friday post:
We recently went on vacation visiting New York City and Washington D.C. in celebration of my sweet husband's birthday. Here's the beautiful scene in Rockefeller Center:
Shown below is a photo of Scott standing beside a replica of the stunning star tree topper (above):
It's been over 20 years since I visited D.C. and many things have changed. Not only beautiful new monuments and museums but a whole lot of additional blockades accompanied by U.S. Secret Service Agents. Shown below is a photo of the U.S. White House:
and here's a photo of our nation's capital building:
On display at the U.S. Botanic Gardens, are miniature replicas of many of the D.C monuments made 100% from plant materials!  
Loved the beautiful pots of poinsettias in the Gardens:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

Faye said...

Mona, I sure did enjoy my visit today to your blog! Your painting of the poinsettias is so pretty. What really caught my eye was the first card you made for your daughter. So beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Cheryl W. said...

Your card and your painting are just gorgeous, Mona! I love pink poinsettias and yours is a beauty. We spent in a week in NYC and a week in D.C. in October. SO MUCH to see and do. We need to go back. Thanks so much for sharing your photos.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Mona, your card is beautiful but your oil painting is STUNNING! I am in total awe!

Greta said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, Mona! I haven't been to NYC or DC since college & loved seeing your pictures! I got a glimpse of those angels on TV & now I see they are spectacular! Your card is gorgeous--wonderful take on Dawn's! Beautiful poinsettia painting--love the color!

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT Photos...You are blessed!
merry CHRISTMAS!

Giggles said...

Your work is amazing!! I love your card and that poinsettia is truly incredible. I love the pink so much. Funny thing is my friend got us a dark pink one she searched high and low for ... Not the same colour as the one you painted but beautiful none the less!! Merry Christmas Mona!!

Hugs Giggles

Christine L said...

A beautiful card.... a stunning painting.... and fabulous photos Mona.... looks like you have a wonderful time!

Christine x

Latane Barton said...

Your painting of the poinsetta is really good, I love it. I am seeing a Christmas card featuring this very poinsetta. Merry Christmas.

Linda Kunsman said...

lovely Christmas card, beautiful poinsettia painting, and fabulous festive trip to two grand cities! Thanks for sharing and happy PPF!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card and mesmerizing painting! Your vacation pictures are fabulous! Looks like lots of fun. Take care.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mona!! I love the beautiful poinsettias!! And oh my gosh, your painting is stunning!! Wow!! I love, love it!! Your trip looks like so much fun!! I used to live in upstate New York and I loved to drive down for Christmas in the City!! Nothing like it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I adore your stunning pink poinsettia and really enjoyed the photos of your trip. Good memories for you both.

Melody said...

Love the photos! And your work as always.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty card, Mona! The painting is fabulous! Great photos--the trip looks wonderful!

Maria said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Mona!! Fabulous painting with gorgeous color! And, the photos of D.C. look awesome! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Stella said...

It looks like a fantastic vacation; it was fun to see the photos. I especially love that replica in the Boitanical garden; wow! Your christmas card is gorgeous; love that feminine colour palette:) And your painting made my jaw drop. That happens quite often when I visit your blog:) Merry Christmas Mona!

Lynn Cohen said...

Wow, so much beauty. Thanks for sharing all of it.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love the pretty pinks on your beautiful card!!! And your oil painting is stunning! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

Love every little thing about your card Mona, so pretty!! Your poinsettia painting looks wonderful. Sounds and looks like a fun birthday trip for Scott! Happy belated birthday wishes to him!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the colour challenge!

Cindy Boney said...

Wow! What a nice trip you had!! Mona, your card is beautiful and a great take on Dawn's card. Also, your oil painting is fabulous!

Broni said...

So soft and pretty, Mona! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us this week! Merry Christmas!

Valerie Thorpe said...

I love poinsettia too. The pink is so lovely. Great pics - I hope I get to see those places one day too. Your painting is so lovely too.

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful mix of greens and floral on your pretty card Mona - and what a wonderful oil poinsettia! How nice you traveled to NY and DC - love your photos! Happy Birthday to Scott!

Susan Lankford said...

A wonderful rendition of Dawn's card and what a fabulous poinsettia! Absolutely love your pix of New York, D.C., and that handsome husband of yours!

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful Christmas card and your Poinsettia is gorgeous! Fab photo's of DC too....sometimes a change of scenery is exactly what one needs! ;-)


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