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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | ,

Hi there! Today I'm joining along with the PTI March Blog Hop 
where the challenge is to create a project based on the inspiration photo shown below:
We'll be celebrating my sweet daughter Angie's 27th birthday on Monday:
So for the challenge, I created Angie a birthday card featuring a wreath and pretty blossoms from the PTI Twig Wreath set along with a sentiment from the PTI Simple Little Things set:

For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Fusion Card challenge:
I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 1:45 PM | , ,

Hi there! Today I have a mixed media style layout to share featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Poppystamps Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. If you're interested in seeing some step shots that I took along the way, please be sure to visit the Poppystamps blog and say hi :)
This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterfliesFreida Leaf foliage, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:



I'm linking my layout to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 3:11 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I'm joining along with PTI Make It Monday challenge where the challenge is to create a project featuring Window Chipboard Sentiments. I created a card for my sweet sister Tina thanking her for taking care of my dogs while I was away this weekend on a hiking trip.
I combined pretty flowers from the PTI Vintage Linens set with the thanks sentiment from the PTI Wet Paint Cuts die collection:
For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
This past weekend, I went on a three night, two day backpacking trip with two of my girlfriends:
We hiked 8 miles down the Havasu Canyon which is located on the Havasuapi Indian Reservation. Havasupai is roughly translated as “The people of the blue-green waters,” which refers to the beautiful turquoise color of Havasu Creek. ... These minerals saturate the water and reflect sunlight, making the water a turquoise color. I won't bore you with all the photos we took but I did want to share a few! There's only three ways down: hiking, horseback riding or a helicopter ride:



Once down the canyon upon approaching the remote Indian Village, the turquoise colored Havasu Creek runs:
 After we checked in to the lodge and dropped off our belongings, we continued our adventure down the canyon to explore some of the beautiful waters and waterfalls:


Shown below is the spectacular Havasupai Falls from above:

and here's what it looks like from the base of the falls. We swam in the water which was incredibly cold!!!
We also hiked to Mooney Falls. 
I saw it from above peeking out from the cave but I was not brave enough to climb down the canyon wall to the base. Here's why:
My girlfriend Jackie was the brave one and shared this photo with us :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 6:32 PM | ,

Hi! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of oil painted Irises to share that I painted on an 8" x 8" canvas panel inspired by Nancy Medina:
Lovin' all the vibrant transparent colors in the underpainting but I'm not thrilled with the colors of the Iris on the left. Practice, practice, practice...
I'm linking this painting to the current Paint Party Friday site where they are celebrating their 6th anniversary!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 1:00 AM |

Hi! Today it's my turn to share a project on the Popppystamps blog featuring a variety of fabulous products from the Spring 2017 Release!
For the focal point, I featured a double layered pretty Scribble Flower Circle. I love all the pretty little flowers as they are the perfect place holders for tiny pearls. For the sentiment I used the Scribble Hello die and finished with Pretty Stitches trimming:
I couldn't resist embellishing with a triple layered Stitched Butterfly:
The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps blog on March 25. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Good Luck!

For color inspiration, I'm joining along with the card Concept challenge in the clean and layered style:
and for sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the sketch saturday sketch challenge:
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 10:20 PM | ,

Hi there! Today I have a few projects to share. Up first is a card that I made for my dear sister Marlene. 
I'm joining along with the PTI 10th Anniversary challenge featuring a stitched project.
For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with this week's Mojo Monday challenge:
I also have a painting to share featuring Begonias inspired by Daniel Edmondson on a 9" x 12" canvas piece of paper:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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