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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believe 9

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 1:07 AM | , , ,


 Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a mixed media project to share featuring a lot of texture and dimension:
I'm playing along with the Mixed Media Place current challenge where we are being challenged to be inspired by a quote in their graphic shown below. I chose "Stay patient and trust your journey":
 I'm also joining along with the current Creative Carte Blanche challenge where we are being challenged to draw inspiration from the music video "God Only Knows" featuring the Beach Boys. I was inspired by the actual title, "God Only Knows".
I created a canvas featuring a photo that Scott took of the beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral while we were vacationing in Paris:

 I added a lot of texture, dimension and interest to the canvas using a lot of Prima Finnabair products including modeling paste, antique silver crackle texture paste, Purple Mica Powder,, silver micro beads, black and white gesso:
 I embellished with a variety of Finnabair metal trinkets including flowers, a heart, a clock face and bottle cap:

It's Day 25 of 30 in 30 therefore, I will be linking this painting there as well:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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Wishing You A Joyful Christmas 19

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 4:04 PM | , ,

Hi there! Today I'm joining along with the PTI September Blog Hop
Nichole challenged all to create a project based on the inspiration photo shown below:
I created a Christmas card featuring a fun stamped tree from the Joyful Christmas stamp set along with a mix of pretty PTI patterned paper. I was inspired by the greenery, shades of brown and the twine:

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Fusion Card Challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ happy hopping!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:16 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of very different projects to share. First up is a card that I made for my dear husband. I'm joining along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where the challenge is to create a masculine project featuring PTI florals.
I made a rather clean and simple card for my dear husband Scott who has been making custom size frames for my painting projects :)
 My card features stamped flowers from the PTI stamp Botanical Silhouette stamp set:
For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
It's Day 23 of 30 in 30:
Today I have a 24" x 24" painting to share featuring pretty sunflowers that were inspired by Nancy Medina's Sunflowers and Strawberries DVD:
Here's my first attempt that I shared awhile ago when I was practicing on an 11" x 14" canvas panel:
I purchased the video knowing that I needed to paint  a few larger paintings to hang in our front door entry way. I got up the courage to give it a try again on a larger scale. 
As the canvas is drying, Scott is in the process of making a custom floating frame for this larger painting and a few others ;)

I'm linking my painting to the current Paint Party Friday link up:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Happy Thanksgiving 16

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 11:48 PM | , , , ,

Happy Fall to my North American crafty friends! Although the temperatures are still in the 90's here in Phoenix, Fall is still in the air :) The morning temperatures are a bit cooler so when I go for a bike ride, I don't have to hit the road by 5 am, I can sleep in until 6:00 am. Today I have a couple of Fall inspired projects to share kicking off the official start of the season. First up is a Happy Thanksgiving card:
Using an assortment of Distress Inks, I inked up a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed with water, dried then using a Prima die, die cut the elegant Maple leaf. The sentiment is from the PTI Fall Elegance stamp set:
For the sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ Colour challenge:
It's Day 20 of 30 in 30:
Today I have a fall themed painting featuring a sweet Black-capped Chickadee:
One of the many things that I would like to learn how to paint are various birds so I recently purchased a few how-to books authored by the talented artist, Sherry C. Nelson. Sherry is a decorative painter and her style is much more detailed and precise than I am striving for but I am learning the basics which is my personal goal. I was inspired to paint more impressionistic leaves by one of my other favorite local artists, Krista Eaton. 
Here's how my painting began with my sketched leaves and bird:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)post signature

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