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Mona Pendleton | Friday, December 30, 2016 @ 9:37 AM | , ,


Hi! I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today I have a card to share for my sweet sister Marlene featuring a variety of products including PTI stamps and dies:
I added a trio of tiny pearls for an extra touch of elegance: 
 For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with Freshly Made Sketches:
 Up next is an oil painting inspired by Nancy Medina's e-course featuring a bouquet of daisies on a 16" x 20" canvas:
I'm joining along with the last Paint Party Friday linkup of 2016:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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sending Christmas cheer 31

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 9:08 AM | , , ,


Hi! Today I today I have a couple of very personalized Christmas cards to share. I was inspired to join along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where Ashley is challenging us to create Holiday Photo Cards. The first one up is for my dear sister Tina which features my sweet dog Griffin all dressed up for Christmas:

 and this one is for my dear husband Scott which features a photo of Meredith and Connor that was taken about 15 years ago ;)
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Sunday Stamps challenge:
as well as the Merry Monday Christmas challenge where the theme is Holiday Cheer:
Up next is a mixed media style painting on a 12" x 12" canvas panel featuring lots of texture and a trio of gerbera daisies inspired by Nancy Medina:

I'm linking my painting to this week's Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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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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Sending you Christmas joy! 25

Mona Pendleton | Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 8:29 AM |

Hi there! I'm back with more Christmas cards to share. Today I have a trio featuring a cute reindeer image from an older Stampin' Up set that I hung on to from years ago.
I combined the cute reindeer with patterned paper and a stamped sentiment from PTI:

For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:

as well as the card concept challenge. I made clean and simply style cards, was inspired by the red and green color combination, the reindeer sitting on the mantle and incorporated the word joy in the sentiment. 
Up next is a 12" x 12" oil painted canvas featuring a terra cotta pot of geraniums inspired by Nancy Medina:
I'm linking my painting up to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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joy and wonder... 21

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 9:17 AM | ,

Happy December! I've been busy creating Christmas cards ~ 'Tis the Season :) Today I have a collection of 5 to share featuring one of my favorite Christmas tree Inkadinkadoo images along with a sentiment from the PTI Holiday Wishes stamp set.
I love the coordinating PTI Ocean Tides ink used to stamp the tree image and the PTI patterned paper. A grey ink was used to stamp the sentiment:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current MOJO Monday challenge:
I've also been working on a few paintings. Today I have a pitcher of Gerbera Daisies inspired by Nancy Medina that was painted on a 12" x 12" canvas using oils for my dear sister Tina:
Here's a close up showing more detailed brush work:
I'm linking this painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Many thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Merry Christmas 30

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 8:47 AM | , , , ,

Hi! It's been awhile since I've blogged. Just busy living the American dream :) ... Enjoying my family, the holiday season, working, traveling, exercising and working on my brush strokes. I am trying to get a jump start on making Christmas tags and cards so I joined along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where Dawn has challenged us to create Double Layered Gift Tags:
I made a collection of tags and coordinating cards featuring a variety of PTI dies and stamps:
All the Christmas cards feature one of the fun stamps from the PTI Winter Swirls  stamp set:



I also need a masculine birthday card for a dear friend:
I've been painting a few birds here and there. Here is a sweet male cardinal on an 8" x 8" canvas painted using oils:

and I've also been painting various flowers. Here is a poppy garden inspired by Nancy Medina's e-course on a 12" x 12" canvas also painted in oils: 

I'm linking my paintings up to the current Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be hopping around later this evening to see what my creative friends have been up to :)
Be Sweet ;)
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