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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hello friend 37

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there!  It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! From soft shabby chic colors to white washing with gesso, being inspired by Easter to using actual pastels, this week we challenge you to be inspired by the softer side of the color wheel…
I was inspired to create a shabby / vintage style greeting card:
One can never have too many greeting cards on hand so I thought this challenge was a great time to pull out the beautiful pastel Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad and put it to good use. The background of the card was stamped with the text image from Papillon, heat embossed, then Victorian Velvet and Iced Spruce Distress Inks were randomly applied. For the focal point, a Mini Cabinet card was adhered in place and embellished with a crackled die cut Mini Butterfly:
For the sentiment, a Remnant Rub was applied:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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Products used: Tim Holtz Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad Distress InkPapillonTim Holtz Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink padTim Holtz Sizzix Mini Cabinet card dieTim Holtz Idea-ology Words Remnant RubsTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI BUTTERFLIES Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz 4 Oz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY Distress Clear RangerTim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER STASH FRENCH INDUSTRIAL 12 x 12Ranger Embossing Powder WHITERanger MANILA TAGS #8 Craft Inkssentials SurfacesTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle RibbonTim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC ColorCore 6 X 6 Cardstock, Tim Holtz Ranger Vintage Photo Distress InkTim Holtz Idea-ology RING FASTENERSDina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO MediaTim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD BASICS PLAIN Altered Art
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discover 39

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Do you have stamps that are versatile? That can be used many ways? This week we challenge you to use a stamp multiple ways on the same project or use the same stamp in different colors or ways on multiple projects!
I was inspired to create a layout using 1 stamp, 3 ways:
The woodgrain stamp from Trust The Magic cling stamp set was the perfect versatile stamp for my outdoor themed layout featuring a photo of Connor that was taken more than 15 years ago:
I inked up the stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then stamped my heart out on a piece of paper from the French Industrial Paper Stash collection. Once I was finished stamping, I put my newly stamped patterned paper to use in the following three ways: I pieced a patchwork background border:

die cut Mini Heart embellishments:
and a frame to highlight a stamped butterfly image:

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)

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Products Used: Prima Trust The Magic cling stamp, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash collectionTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI HEARTS SET Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz Idea-ology TIMEPIECES Metal Watch Clock Face, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die GARDEN GREENS Bigz, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corners Metal HardwareTim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBER BRADS Metal Hardware
Tim Holtz Sizzix MINI TATTERED FLORALS Dies Movers ShapersTim Holtz Idea-ology MINI PAPER CLIPSTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die SetRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Linen RibbonTim Holtz Idea-ology LOCKET KEYS Metal Hardware Keyhole, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wire Pins, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SchoolhouseTim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 BIG CHAT StickersTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY GRUNGE Stampers AnonymousSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# CREAM Off White
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Easter wishes 38

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 2:26 AM | , , , ,


 Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of projects to share featuring beautiful ColourArte products. In case you missed my post from Thursday, ~HERE~, please be sure to visit the ColourArte ~HERE~ blog for a step by step tutorial.
I wanted to decorate my home for the upcoming Easter holiday so I dressed up a ceramic bunny with a custom colored bow and blossom using ColourArte Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry Shimmering Mists and surrounded it with coordinating Plum Crazy, Elderberry and Vavoom Red paper mache colored eggs:
I also made an Easter greeting card featuring the same beautiful ColourArte products:
The crackled textured background was created using crackle paste along with a stencil then colorized with all the same products as the eggs:
Here are the eggs up close: Egg and blossom shown below were colored using Radiant Rain Elderberry Shimmering Mist:
 Egg #2 was colored using Radiant Rain Plum Crazy Shimmery Mist:
and egg #3 was colorized using Radiant Gels Vavoom Red Dimensional Paint:
For color and sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Fusion challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a terrific weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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ColourArte products used:
Radiant Rain Plum Crazy and Elderberry
Radiant Gels Vavoom Red


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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Today it's my turn to share a project along with a step-by-step tutorial on the ColourArte blog. Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog to see my entire project ~ while you're there, please say hi :)
Here's a peek of my today's project which focuses primarily on the beautifully colored Radiant Gels
Please be sure to stop by the ColourArte blog and check out my project. While your there, take a look around at all the wonderful project tutorials shared by the other DT members.

Here's a little enabling ~ Want to increase your collection of wonderful ColourArte products? From now until March 28 you can save $10 on your order! Simply type in the coupon code “artfulheart” during check out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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