Happiest Girls...

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great weekend! I've been having fun playing with various sprays, inks, paints and texture mediums. Today I have a layout to share featuring a few photos of Meredith that were taken last Spring while on a trip to the San Diego Zoo. To create this...

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Remember The Moments...AMMCC5

Hi there! Hope you are all ready for the weekend! Connor and Meredith returned to school Monday and both are involved in various school activities so life is going to get a little busy around here! It's time for an all new Mixed Media Color Challenge. Thanks so much to all who joined along with challenge #4 ~ there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery! For nearly the...

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You Paint My Heart Happy...MFT August NPT

Hello! Welcome to the MFT August NPT where you'll get a look at ALL the new stamp sets one more time. You can finalize your wish list and head over to the MFT Boutique to SHOP until your hearts content! All the new products are available NOW, right HERE.! Thanks to all those who took the time to...

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Time To Be Creative...MFT August Teasers Day 2

Hi there! Welcome to Day 2 MFT August Teasers! The new products will be available on Tuesday, August 6th at 10 PM Eastern in the MFT Boutique. This release, just like ALL of MFT's releases is overflowing with amazing products! Be sure to hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of today's participating designers along with...

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Memories...OUAS July

Hi there! It's time for a new sketch to play with at Once Upon A Sketch. This month, we ask you to focus on the Journalling Theme: "Grow". Refer to the photo shown below for inspiration. Here's the fun sketch we will be playing with: I scrapped a layout featuring a photo of my two girls: Angie (on the left) and Meredith...

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Live...A Mixed Media Color Challenge 2

Hi there! I'm so happy the weekend is here! My sweet sister Tina has returned home from an extended work trip out of town and we have a lot of fun activities planned :) I'm also excited because there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery for the first Mixed Media Color Challenge! Thanks to all who took the time to play along and thanks to those who left encouraging...

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Thinking of You...MFTWSC172 11

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 12:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! It's time for an all new MFTWSC sketch challenge. Thanks to all who joined along with last week's sketch!
This week, we at MFT have another fabulous sketch for you to create with:
I love all the layers in this sketch and the oval shape was perfect to showcase a beautiful damask from Damask Designs:
To create this card, I cut / die cut then layered pretty patterned papers from both the Pion design Flower Frames and Vintage Garden collections, stitched them together then adhered a fancy Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily followed with a stamped / die cut Damask Design. I stamped a sentiment from Winged Beauties and finished it off with a trio of Whip Cream buttons:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you join along in the fun! You have the opportunity to win a $20. gift certificate to the MFT Boutique! Be sure to visit the MFT blog for additional inspiration.
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Happy Times... 25

Mona Pendleton | Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 7:50 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are off to a great start of a new week! Today I have a project to share featuring pretty patterned papers from Pion design's Alma's Sewing Room CollectionTo create the base and background of this project, I die cut and layered three different patterned papers using various Spellbinders dies stitching around the oval shaped piece. Once I had the die cut pieces adhered and stitched together, I added texture using modeling paste and a stencil along with some stamping. 
I stamped the girl image twice, once on a piece of purple wallflower ~ back patterned paper for her body then on a piece of purple wallflower ~ front for her dress. I trimmed around the stamped images, colored her skin, hair, shoes and headband using Copic markers, gave her some chalk rosy cheeks and trimmed with pearls. 
I embellished with a variety of homemade flowers made from the following pretty patterned papers: Cut out, Sewing collage and Blue room.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my project.
Be Sweet ;)

Products used:

Pion design:
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Cut out ~ PD3411B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Sewing collage ~ PD3406B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue room ~ PD3402F
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue room ~ PD3402B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Purple wallflower ~ PD3407B
Alma's Sewing Room ~ Blue fabric ~ PD3408

Other: MFT Die-namics Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, MFT Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, MFT Die-namics Dainty Doily DUOMFT Die-namics MPD Time Pieces, MFT MPD Timeless, MFT MPD Collage Backgrounds, MFT MPD Petal Pattern, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice Ink Pad, MFT Kraft cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Spellbinders Grand Labels Four
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Bliss...13arts April Challenge 32

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 2:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend. It's time for an all new 13arts challenge and it's my turn to choose the challenge theme which is Flowers. Spring has sprung here in many areas of the United States and maybe in your part of the world as well? With that thought in mind, as the saying goes ~
April Showers Bring May Flowers ~ show us your Flowers!
Your artwork must include: a 13arts flower, a flower made using 13arts papers / products or some creative way on how you used a flower when creating your project.
I made a layout featuring a photo of Meredith that was taken after her and her friend played around face painting each others faces:
To create this layout, I combined the two following fun patterned papers from the Timeless collection: Good Times (paper) and Today, tomorrow, always. I added texture and design using Gesso Acrylic Primer with the MFT Petal Circles Stencil:
I framed Meri's photo with a wooden frame from my stash that I added lots of texture using Gel Medium along with Glass microspheres D2
I embellished the layout with a fantastic variety of 13arts blossoms including: White and Pink FlowersTwigs, ornamental fruit decorTwigs, pink, and Rubella paper, Crushed Pink flowers:

Here are a few steps that I took along the way sharing my creative process.
I applied Gesso Acrylic Primer to the wooden frame then applied Gel Medium along with Glass microspheres D2:
Once dry, I applied Gesso Acrylic Primer:
Then applied more Gesso Acrylic Primer and Matte Coral Acrylic Paint:

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with kreative koncepts:
I hope you join along! Your artwork must include: a 13arts flower, a flower made using 13arts papers / products or some creative way on how you used a flower when creating your project. Please be sure to visit the 13arts blog for complete details and info.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)



Other products used:
MFT Petal Circles Stencil
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hearts filled with sunshine... 36

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 1:49 AM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of Connor and Meredith that was taken approximately 10 years ago while on a trip to Santa Monica, California:
I trimmed around the edges of a pretty preprinted tag, distressed the edges then stitched into place. I topped it off with a die cut heart and fabric blossom:
For the title, I trimmed, distressed and outlined a preprinted sentiment.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my layout!
Be Sweet :)

Pion Design products used:

Shoreline Treasures ~ Iris Sibirica PD4602 front
Shoreline Treasures ~ Seashells PD4604 front
Shoreline Treasures ~ Warm breeze PD4607 back
Shoreline Treasures ~ Knots PD4609 back
Shoreline Treasures ~ Borders PD4610 front
Shoreline Treasures ~ Tags PD4612 front
Shoreline Treasures ~ Tags PD4612 back
Shoreline Treasures ~ White Blossom PD4608 back

Other products used: MFT Kraft cardstock, MFT Die-namics Dainty Doily DUO, MFT Die-namics Heart STAX
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