Sunday, May 24, 2015

Altenew May Challenge: From Places Abroad -- Tunisia

Today, I have a card to share for the 


I was inspired by the aqua, gold and royal blue colours in the photo.
Here is my card:

Altenew May Challenge: From Places Abroad -- Tunisia Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I started with a panel of Bazzill Basics Robin's Egg cardstock.
On it, I stamped the branch from Altenew's Vintage Flowers stamp set
in versamark and heat embossed it in gold.

I stamped the flowers from the same set in Wplus9's white ink three times each
(have I mentioned lately how much I love my MISTI?)
and then added the second layer to each one using Memento ink.

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Finally, I stamped my sentiment (from Altenew's Vintage Roses stamp set)
in versafine onyx black.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wplus9 Challenge: Get Sketchy with Joni #1

Today, I have a card to share that I made for a new challenge

Here's sketch #1:

For my card, I decided to use my Wplus9 Spring Blooms stamp set
and dies and layer them over a Pretty Pink Posh stitched die.

Get Sketchy with Joni 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped the sentiment using Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals stamp set.

Get Sketchy with Joni 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five for Friday

1. We woke up to snow Monday morning, but today is gorgeous -- sunny and hot!
I even wore sandals to work today. :)
Our weekend plans: to work in our yard & soak up the sun.


2. I had the day off on Wednesday, so I decided to switch up some of my d├ęcor for summer.


My friend gave me this sign for Christmas -- I love it!
I placed it outside my front door and it totally makes me smile every time I see it.



I took down my Christmas cards in our hallway and decided to
display some summery layouts.



A few summery items on our computer armoire...



... and I changed up a few things on our piano,
including a new verse on the chalkboard.


3. Last night, Austin, Jonah, Sage & I drove to Winnipeg to see
our favourite comedian: Matt Falk.
He was filming a live show at the Garrick theatre downtown and, since tickets
were only five dollars, we had to go.
It was rush seating, so I dropped the boys off at the door and told them
to grab some seats while Sage & I parked the card.
Well, they did well -- front row seats!


A quick picture before the show started.


Matt is so funny!
And it's so nice that his material is clean and appropriate for the whole family.
We had a great time!


4. As I've mentioned before, I'm taking Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook class at Studio Calico.
This week, I made a layout using Sketch 4:

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I found this sketch more challenging, but I'm happy with what I created.
I decided to showcase some photos of Sage & my "girls weekend" last month.

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I stamped my title using PTI's Wet Paint Alphabet.

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I used some Crate Paper patterned paper on my layout,
and a Crate Paper chipboard embellishment.
I stamped and diecut these SSS Flowers On My Mind from some 
Bazzill Basics CS White cardstock and used the same cardstock for the base of my layout.


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Here's a close up of my journaling.


5. And, as has become my habit, I also made a card using the sketch.
I decided that instead of paper-piecing the background in a grid like
I did on my layout, I would just create the grid with my score-pal.

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I did a little smooshing on my background with a mango gelato onto
a piece of Bazzill Basics CS White Cardstock before adhering my flowers over top.

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The sentiment is from PTI's Graceful Greetings.
I matted my card on a piece of Bazzill Basics Blossom cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #124

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #124 designed by Chirssy Larson:



Here's my card:


CAS(E) This Sketch 124 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards
Can you see it?
Do you see how the buildings form the word "hi"?
I'm really happy with how it turned out!

I started by using post-it notes to mask my word.
Then, starting from the bottom, I stamped the buildings from PTI's City Scene 
in PTI's soft stone & CTMH's slate.

CAS(E) This Sketch 124 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

Then, using more pot-it notes, I masked off the buildings I'd stamped and stamped more.
I continued this way until I reached the top.

CAS(E) This Sketch 124 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

And that sweet little kitty?

CAS(E) This Sketch 124 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

 He was just so perfect to perch on the cross bar of the "H"!
He's from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos stamp set.
I stamped him in Versafine onyx black and heat embossed him in clear.
Then, I pressed some summer sunrise ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water
and used a paintbrush to paint him in.

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, May 20, 2015

The Card Concept #35

Today, I have a card to share that I made for 
using some Reverse Confetti products.


As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I thought of the 
sweet little spoon die in the Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.
So,  I decided to substitute some ice cream cups for the cupcakes.
Here's my card:

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I used some Bazzill Basics Pale Rose cardstock to matte my card.
Then, I used some Bazzill Basics CS White cardstock, over which I layered
a doily and some Crate Paper patterned paper.

I stamped the stripes from Fancy Words on some CS White cardstock
and diecut them with the cup die from Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.
I topped the cups with some Bazzill Basics Pale Rose, Butter Cream & Candy Hearts
I diecut the three spoons from some Bazzill Platinum specialty paper.

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For my sentiment, I diecut the Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts
from some Butter Cream cardstock and stamped it using the Beautiful Banners stamps.

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I had a hard time coming up with my card's style, but I think
it's Clean & Layered.


  

  

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sketchbook: Sketch 3

and, this weekend, I made a layout and a card using the sketch.
I'm not allowed to post the sketch here on my blog,
but here are my projects.

Here's the layout I made for Sketch 3:

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I decided to do a "currently" layout for Sage and used PTI's Slide Frame die
with six different shades of Bazzill Basics cardstock: Robin's Egg, Pale Rose,
I adhered them all to a piece of 12x12 Bazzill Basics Classic White cardstock, which I 
trimmed down to 11 5/8x 11 5/8" and matted on some Robin's Egg.

I also stamped on each frame, using either my Kelly Purkey stamp set
that I got when I signed up for the class or PTI's Slide Frame stamp set.

Here are some close ups:

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Sketchbook: Sketch 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbookinglayouts

For my title, I stamped it using PTI's Wet Paint Alphabet stamp set.
A trio of enamel dots finishes it off.

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For my card, I used the same colours of cardstock along with a Pretty Pink Posh stitched die.

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I diecut the fox from PTI's Wee One Mini Kit and 
stamped the sentiments from the coordinating stamp set.

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I'm also linking up this layout and card to this week's


Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sketchbook: Sketch 2

and, this weekend, I made a layout and a card using the sketch.
I'm not allowed to post the sketch here on my blog,
but here are my projects.

Here's the layout I made for Sketch 2:

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I used some Crate Paper (pink stripes) & October Afternoon (blue bokeh)
patterned paper, as well as a We R Memory Keepers journaling card.
I used some Fancy Pants alphabet stickers for the title.
This was all adhered to a piece of 12x12 Bazzill Basics Classic White cardstock.

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I had fun stamping my own embellishments using PTI's Simply Framed stamp set

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Sketchbook: Sketch 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics

For this last embellishment, I created a piece of cardstock that can be pulled out
to reveal the journaling.

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I decided to use the PTI Wee One MIM Mini kit to make my card:

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I diecut the bird and deer from patterned paper that came in the kit.
I stamped the frame and sentiment and added an aqua mist button
with button twine to finish it off.

I'm also linking up this layout and card to this week's


Thanks for looking!