enjoy this moment

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Today I have a layout to share that I created just for fun featuring a trio of photos of my sweet husband Scott and I on our wedding day over 10 years ago already! Time sure does...

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one of a kind

Hi there! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Early tomorrow morning around 6:00 am, Angie and I are headed to the one day event called Junk in the Trunk! It's a HUGE indoors flea market style event. We are hoping to find a few treasures and trinkets :) Tonight I have a layout to share featuring a photo of...

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life is good

Hi there! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Angie and I had some girl time last night and we both made a project to share. First up is a hanging that Angie made using beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection: As you can see, Angie and I have very similar taste especially when it comes to...

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smile

Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my Great Niece Madison who is 12 years old already! For color inspiration, I joined along with the August Prima Product Picks challenge: I took this photo one day last year when I was caring for Madison. She had just had her braces put on her teeth. At the...

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happy...

Hi there! I hope you are have a great weekend! I had some me time so I created a mixed media layout featuring pretty papers from the Pion Design My Precious Daughter collection along with a photo of sweet Meredith: I added texture and design to the background using the following products: acrylic paints, inks, Fishnet and...

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TOGETHER

Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a combination of Pion design pretty papers from both the Shoreline Treasures and Flower Frames collections. I scrapped a photo of Connor, Gretchen and Griffin that was taken several years ago. I embellished with a beautiful die cut / embossed Fancy Butterfly as well as lots of homemade flowers that were made using Spellbinders and...

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a sunflower and love 10

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, February 7, 2016 @ 9:52 PM | , , , , ,

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend! I had a lot of fun hiking, biking, painting and paper crafting. It's week 3 in the online painting workshop that I'm currently taking with one of my favorite artists Dreama Tolle Perry. This week we are painting a sunflower along with carnations in a blue jar:
Here's my sample on a 9" x 12" canvas board. I'm going to give this one another go on the same size panel then jump to a "20 x 20" canvas to hang in my studio.



 I also created a Valentine's Day card featuring a variety of die cuts, flowers and pretty patterned papers from my stash:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
For card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
I was inspired by the hearts, shades of pretty pinks and kraft at the Card Concept challenge using a Clean and Layered style:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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A sweet treat... 25

Mona Pendleton | Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 10:51 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi! I had to take some time to catch up on some DT responsibilities so I had to put my paints and paintbrush aside until tonight! I'm currently taking an online oil painting workshop with one of my favorite artists Dreama Tolle Perry and this week's assignment was to paint cupcake :)
I'm learning so much about color values, contrast, transparent and opaque colors, etc...

I also took the time to create a Valentine's Day card using a fun banner die that I bought nearly a year ago and never used:

I'm linking my painting in the current Paint Party Friday linkup:
For card color inspiration, I joined along with the ColourQ colour challenge:
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)


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Valentine's Day tags and a tutorial 23

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 9:41 AM | , , , , , ,

Hi! Love is in the air! Today it's my turn to share a few projects on the Prima blog. Please feel free to stop by and say hi HERE :) We were asked to create tags using a red, pink and white color palette along with adhesive rub ons and or foils.
 created a couple mixed media tags just in time for Valentine’s Day featuring both:
I created a Valentine’s Day tag featuring an oil pastel water colored die cut heart which showcases a rub on I love you sentiment covered with gold foil. I stamped pretty flowers using oil pastels and embossing powder then layered with the foil sentiment along with a variety of stamped flowers, flower embellishments and a resin cupid.


The second tag is a bit more on the shabby side:
I combined pretty papers from the beautiful Salvage District along with a variety of beautiful blossoms and Micro Bead covered die cut hearts. For a splash of pink, I randomly splattered shimmery Metallique Vintage Rose acrylic paint to the background:

Here are a few steps I took along the way:
Step 1:
Die cut heart using watercolor paper using metal die. Trim adhesive rub on “I love you” sentiment from carrier sheet, apply to die cut heart then apply gold foil. Color with Red Oil Pastel then apply water using a paintbrush to “move” the pigment around. Dry and set aside.

Step 2:
Die cut watercolor paper using metal die. Apply Red Oil Pastel to solid part of floral stamp, lightly mist with water, stamp. Repeat process randomly until desired look is achieved. Stamp and emboss leaves.

Step 3:
Using a stamp from the IOD stamp set, stamp on a piece of watercolor paper, trim and distress around edges.

Step 4.
Assemble tag and embellish as desired. Enjoy :)

February's Prima Product Pick challenge combines the sweetest colors of soft pink, rich red, pure white (and a few shades in between) with dazzling products for an inspiring, love-filled board. Why not gather your Prima goodies and join in the fun?!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my projects. Please be sure to visit the Prima blog for loads of awesome inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
Prima Product list for first tag: 585624-Prima Rub-On Foils-Intergalactic, 971397-Christine Adolph Adhesive Rub-Ons, 583729-Salvage District A4 Collection Kit, 980269-Jamie Dougherty-A4 Watercolor Paper Pad, 814687-Iron Orchid Decor-Cling Stamps, 566784-Prima flowers-Cabriole White, 580742-Debutante Collection-Lucca, 580605-Jodie Lee Butterfly Collection-Bulbe, 573478-Resin Angels, 814328-Iron Orchid Decor Water Soluble Oil Pastels-Red, 584061-Prima Dies-Filigree Lace, 890995-Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger-Black Coal

Prima Product list for second tag: 971311-Christine Adolph-Adhesive RubOns, 585617-Prima Rub-On Foils-Holographic Dreams, 963200-Finnabair art alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Vintage Rose, 962593-Finnabair art ingredients Micro Beads Blush, 962975-Finnabair art basics Modeling Paste Opaque Matte, 962982-Finnabair art basics 3D Gloss Gel Tranparent, 962951-Finnabair art basics Heavy Gesso White, 847524-12x12 Salvage District-Palais Royal, 847531-12x12 Salvage District-Palace Garden, 573475-Resin Angels 1, 891046-Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Rose Bud, 584979-Chipboard Tags Large, 565855-Prima Flowers Labelle Island Mix, 580605- Jodie Lee Butterfly Collection-Bulbe, 586683- Prima flowers, 579890-6x6 Stencil-Fluttering Flowers, 572105-Wire Thread Ivory, 584054-Prima Dies-Crochet Doily
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#wonderful 25

Mona Pendleton | Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 9:00 PM | , , , ,

Hi! It's time for an all new More than Words Challenge! The challenge will always be a WORD & CREATIVE CHALLENGE. 
Word Inspiration - WONDERFUL
Creative Challenge - SPARKLE
I created a layout featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. I used the word wonderful for the title ~ #wonderful. For the creative challenge, I added lots of sparkle to all the blossoms with a coating of shimmery glitter, I embossed the wooden snowflake with sparkly embossing enamel and gave each stamped snowflake a sparkly rhinestone center:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the More than Words Challenge blog to see what the design team has created and for complete details on how to join along in the fun!
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