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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Orange Ranunculus and Daisies 9

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 10:17 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a 24" x 24" painting to share with you that I was inspired by Nancy Medina's Orange Ranunculus and Daisies video tutorial and a lot of encouragement from my sweet husband. All this painting takes a lot of practice but my dear husband's patience is wearing thin because I keep telling him "I'm just practicing" but he's ready to see some art work hung around the house ;) LOL  ***Please keep in mind, this style of painting is impressionistic not realistic***







Here's my first attempt. I had painted the transparent underpainting and had worked on the vase which was quite large and lopsided. 
With a little effort and a lot of turpenoid, I removed the entire painting and was left with the semi stained canvas shown below:
I'm linking my painting to the current Paint Party Friday post:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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so happy for you 24

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 12:18 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have several cards to share featuring a combination of PTI stamp sets along with a variety of MFT dies. While I had the stamps and dies out on my desk, I decided to make three very similar rather clean and simple cards that just need a single postage stamp and on their way they go! I dread going to the post office to have cards weighed. The first one up is for my dear daughter (in law) April who began her student teaching this past week:

next one up is for a dear friend who is so thoughtful and I'm so grateful that she's my friend:
and this one is for my sweet sister Marlene who is always in my thoughts and prayers:
For color inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:

and for sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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SENDING Hugs 25

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 7:00 AM |

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! I was in need of a few cards, one for my sweet sister and one for a dear friend. I combined a couple of PTI stamp sets including Big Hugs and Bloomin' Cute to create the two rather clean and simple cards shown below:

I'm joining along with the PTI August create Along With Us challenge where we are challenged to create something based on a PTI DT members project that was shown during the new release:
I was inspired by the darling clean and simple card made by PTI DT member Melissa Phillips:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current Color Throwdown color challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Enjoy this special day 23

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 1:53 AM |


Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a card to share that I made for my sweet sister to accompany a gift. I combined a sentiment from the PTI What the Doodled Butterfly set and made a coordinated die cut butterfly:
I think the butterfly is quite elegant don't you?
This card is accompanying the painting shown below.  It's week 4 already of a 5 week painting e-course that I am currently taking presented by one of my favorite impressionistic floral artists, Nancy Medina. This week, we are learning how to paint brilliant pansies and geraniums. Pansies are my sisters favorite flowers! Since time of the essence with my sister, I'm going to send her the first attempt!
Here's what my canvas looked like in the transparent phase:
 Although pansies are rather small, they sure require a lot of patience as they are rather detailed!

I also tried not to over work the geraniums and blend them to oblivion as Nancy would say!
 I'm so excited to have learned how to paint not only brilliant blossoms but pots that resemble a metallic silver appearance.


For card color inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:
and for card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Retro Sketches sketch challenge:
I'm linking the painting up with the Paint Party Friday link up:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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