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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Sending you Christmas joy! 20

Mona Pendleton | Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 8:29 AM |

Hi there! I'm back with more Christmas cards to share. Today I have a trio featuring a cute reindeer image from an older Stampin' Up set that I hung on to from years ago.
I combined the cute reindeer with patterned paper and a stamped sentiment from PTI:

For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:

as well as the card concept challenge. I made clean and simply style cards, was inspired by the red and green color combination, the reindeer sitting on the mantle and incorporated the word joy in the sentiment. 
Up next is a 12" x 12" oil painted canvas featuring a terra cotta pot of geraniums inspired by Nancy Medina:
I'm linking my painting up to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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joy and wonder... 20

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 9:17 AM | ,

Happy December! I've been busy creating Christmas cards ~ 'Tis the Season :) Today I have a collection of 5 to share featuring one of my favorite Christmas tree Inkadinkadoo images along with a sentiment from the PTI Holiday Wishes stamp set.
I love the coordinating PTI Ocean Tides ink used to stamp the tree image and the PTI patterned paper. A grey ink was used to stamp the sentiment:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current MOJO Monday challenge:
I've also been working on a few paintings. Today I have a pitcher of Gerbera Daisies inspired by Nancy Medina that was painted on a 12" x 12" canvas using oils for my dear sister Tina:
Here's a close up showing more detailed brush work:
I'm linking this painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Many thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Merry Christmas 28

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 8:47 AM | , , , ,

Hi! It's been awhile since I've blogged. Just busy living the American dream :) ... Enjoying my family, the holiday season, working, traveling, exercising and working on my brush strokes. I am trying to get a jump start on making Christmas tags and cards so I joined along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where Dawn has challenged us to create Double Layered Gift Tags:
I made a collection of tags and coordinating cards featuring a variety of PTI dies and stamps:
All the Christmas cards feature one of the fun stamps from the PTI Winter Swirls  stamp set:



I also need a masculine birthday card for a dear friend:
I've been painting a few birds here and there. Here is a sweet male cardinal on an 8" x 8" canvas painted using oils:

and I've also been painting various flowers. Here is a poppy garden inspired by Nancy Medina's e-course on a 12" x 12" canvas also painted in oils: 

I'm linking my paintings up to the current Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be hopping around later this evening to see what my creative friends have been up to :)
Be Sweet ;)
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Merry Christmas to you 29

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 11:53 AM | , ,


 Hi there! Today I'm joining along with Prima's October Cards and Tags sketch challenge:
I combined a variety of pretty papers from the Prima Peppermint collection to create a Christmas card:
I stamped a couple of die cut foliage pieces which I layered behind a beautiful Prima blossom:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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