Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Card Concept #34

Today, I have a card to share that I made for the current

We had a garage sale yesterday and in preparation for it,
I went through all of my crafting supplies and got rid of a lot of patterned paper
 and embellishments that I wasn't using.

In doing so, however, I came across some scraps of My Mind's Eye
patterned paper that I thought would be perfect for this challenge.

I thought I'd try for a Clean & Simple card, but once it was done,
I felt I needed to add a few more details, which brought me
back to my usual style: Clean & Layered.

Here's my card:

I diecut the striped patterned paper using my PTI Sentiment Split die.
I stamped my sentiment (from Wplus9's Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set)
in Ocean Tides.

Instead of leaving it at that, I fussy cut a couple of flowers from some leftover
patterned paper and adhered those, along with some PTI buttons to my card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Happy National Scrapbook Day!
This is my second post for today, as I'm playing along with 
Bazzill Basics' National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop.
Click here to see what I created for it.

2. Sage & I had a bit of a girl's weekend last weekend.
We drove to Winnipeg Friday evening and met my mom for supper.
Then we hit Old Navy and the mall to do some shopping.
We slept over at my mom's and on Saturday, we competed & volunteered
at our Premier Club Championships.

We both competed in patterns.
I got a gold medal and Sage got a bronze.
I judged patterns and did some refereeing for sparring.
Sage volunteered as a runner and did some corner judging for sparring as well.

After the tournament, we went to see Cinderella in the theatre.
(This is a secret though, so don't tell my boys! Shh!)

After supper at the food court, we stopped at Winner's on our way home.
It was really nice to spend some one on one time together!

3. Jonah made it safe and sound back from Banff.
I picked him up at 12:30am Monday morning.
He took lots of pictures at the Calgary Zoo and tons more of the mountains!

4.  We're going to go and see Austin tonight in his high school musical:
Annie Get Your Gun.
He plays Tommy.
It opened on Wednesday & I can't wait to see it!

5. I have a card to share for Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #24: 

For my card, I was inspired by this image that I found on Pinterest
to created some watercolored popsicles.
Isn't it pretty?
I decided to use the smooshing technique with PTI's raspberry fizz & 
Wplus9's sweet gelato inks and diecut my cardstock using 

Here's my card:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #sfytt #cards

I smooshed my ink onto two pieces of cardstock.
I diecut my popsicles from the one (using Let's Chill Confetti Cuts)
and stamped my sentiment (from Sweet Thing) in black on the other.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #sfytt #cards

The patterned paper I used is from Becky Higgins Project Life Southern Weddings.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #sfytt #cards

I layered the popsicles over a piece of vellum that I diecut using the


Be sure to head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see
the other designers' takes on the sketch and to play along, if you'd like.

Oh, and before I go...

Thanks for looking!

Bazzill Basics National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Weekend! 

The Bazzill Basics Design Team is excited to celebrate with you! 
Today we want to share some inspiration to help kick off your weekend creativity! 

It was exactly 12 years ago today that I started scrapbooking and I still love it!
I remember that Jonah was nine months old at the time and Austin was almost four.
A friend of mine was selling Creative Memories and I hosted a beginner's party.
And that was it -- I was hooked!

I love so many things about this hobby:
creating beautiful layouts, preserving memories, 
playing with patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, stamps, diecuts, etc.
I also love the scrapbooking community and the friends that I've made through
 paper crafting -- both in real life and online.
It's all just so very good!

So, in honour of NSD, I created a layout of one of my favourite people: my daughter, Sage,
using some Crate Paper patterned paper and dies.

Bazzill Basics National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop Leigh Penner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking

I was quite thrilled to discover this fabulous Maggie Holmes dies at my LSS the last time I stopped in!
Aren't they gorgeous?

For my layout, I started with some Classics: White cardstock as my base.
I love that it's smooth and that if I wanted to stamp, I would have the perfect surface for it.
Then, to build my flowers, I started with the Card Shoppe: Pale Rose cardstock as my bottom layer.
For my leaves, I used Smoothies: Citron.

Bazzill Basics National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop Leigh Penner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking

I layered my photo onto a piece of Crate Paper Confetti patterned paper.
I diecut my Heidi Swapp diecut from some Classics: White cardstock, which diecuts so beautifully, 
and typed out my journaling/subtitle on my typewriter.

Next on the hop is the super talented Kim Jeffress, so be prepared to be inspired!
If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, you can go to the Bazzill Basics Blog to do so.

Also, make sure to also enter our National Scrapbook Weekend Facebook Giveaway
Feel free to share your projects on our Facebook Page or 
to Instagram tagging us @bazzillbasicspaper #bazzillbasics 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cas(e) This Sketch #121

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #121 designed by Sam Simpson:

Here's my card:

CAS(E) This Sketch #121 Leigh Penner #cards

I'm really pleased with how this turned out!
I stamped on a panel of stamper's select white with Altenew's Painted Flowers stamp set.
Then, I layered a piece of vellum, diecut with PTI's Tag Sale #7 die.
I diecut a scrap of white cardstock with the same die, stamped the sentiment from
Altenew's Vintage Roses and then trimmed it down along the sides.

CAS(E) This Sketch #121 Leigh Penner #cards

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, May 7th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monthly Moments: September

 I recently caught up in my Monthly Moments album (yay!)
and thought I'd share my spreads with you here on my blog.

Here's September:

For my pockets page, I added four 3" square photos.

On this top journaling card, I trimmed some Crate Paper patterned paper to 3" square 
and added a PTI Keep It Simple Frame die 
that I stamped using PTI's Petite Places: School stamp set.

On this bottom one, I die cut a PTI Leaf Prints leaf from some Crate Paper patterned paper
and stamped over it with a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Here's the Story stamp set.

On this page, I added a collage of photos that I created in Picasa.
I added my journaling, along with another piece of Crate Paper patterned paper
and a Monthly Moments: September die cut from PTI.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi, 'Fetti Fans!
Spring is in the air and Reverse Confetti is celebrating with a 
Spring Fling Blog Hop.

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog and 
you should have made it here from the incredibly talented Sarah Gough's blog
It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. 

When I think of spring, I think of Teacher Appreciation
and honour the people who work with my children.
I like to bring treats (i.e. Butter Crunch) to their teachers 
when we go for parent-teacher conferences.

Here are the tags I made for the treats:

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop Leigh Penner @revereseconfetti #reverseconfetti #treatbags #tags

I diecut the Folded Tag Confetti Cuts from some white cardstock and 
stamped on it in aqua mist ink, using Class Act.

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop Leigh Penner @revereseconfetti #reverseconfetti #treatbags #tags

I added the sentiment in onyx black and the A+ in pure poppy (also from Class Act.)

The tags open up and that's where my kids wrote notes to their teachers.

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop Leigh Penner @revereseconfetti #reverseconfetti #treatbags #tags

Short and sweet!
And some of them got a little "punny":

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop Leigh Penner @revereseconfetti #reverseconfetti #treatbags #tags

(for their art teacher)

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop Leigh Penner @revereseconfetti #reverseconfetti #treatbags #tags

For their music teacher.
So cute!

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with our Spring Fling Blog Hop today!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the wonderfully talented Jean Manis' blog
If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and
list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?
Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance
to win a $15 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti.
  Comments are open until Friday, May1st at 11:59 CST, and 
the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti blog on Sunday!

Oh, and before I go... guess who's having a birthday?

Reverse Confetti is also having a
"Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest on their Facebook Page.
Click here for your chance to win!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fusion: Happy Days

Today, I'm playing along with the current Fusion Card Challenge:

I love those fun yellows and reds!
I decided to make my card using some Crate Paper patterned paper and 
some Reverse Confetti goodies.

Fusion: Happy Days Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards

On a piece of white linen cardstock, I stamped the "hello" from 
the newly released Color Me Happy stamp set in pure poppy, berry sorbet, 
summer sunrise, harvest gold and lemon tart.

A strip of patterned paper from Crate Paper's The Pier collection 
and a trio of buttons & twine finish it off.

Fusion: Happy Days Leigh Penner @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Make It Monday #209

Today I have a card to share that I made for this week's

I decided to use my new Brushed Blooms stamps and dies for my card.

Make It Monday #209 Leigh Penner #cards

I started by stamping my Brushed Blooms diecut in aqua mist, 
limeade ice, sweet blush & hibiscus burst.
Then, I stamped my sentiment (from Graceful Greetings).
Then, I adhered the rest of the diecuts around the stamped diecut and sentiment.

Thanks for looking!