Saturday, July 04, 2015

Make It Monday #216

I'm popping in this evening to share the card that I made

I decided to use the cover plate that came in the Garden Gild Mini-Kit:

Make it Monday 216 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I added the colour to the white diecut cover plate with some ink pressed onto 
an acrylic block and spritzed with water.
I used a paint brush to apply the watered-down ink.

Make it Monday 216 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Graceful Greetings)
in versamark and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Last Friday, Sage and I went to Winnipeg to take my mom to see
Cirque du Soleil Varekai for her birthday.
While I'd hoped to take a photo in front of a poster there, like 
Jonah and I did for Walking with Dinosaurs last fall, they didn't have any.
The show didn't allow flash photography and I hadn't brought 
my DSLR, which probably would have gotten me a few decent shots
of the performance, so I was left with just a couple of selfies:


Sage & I took the photo of ourselves after our brief (but fairly successful)
stop at the mall before we met my mom at the bus stop to take the bus
downtown to the MTS Centre.
The next two are on the bus and outside the MTS Centre where my mom got
a hot dog before the show.
Her face in these two photos kills me!
I think she thinks we're crazy -- LOL!
Thankfully, she smiled at the selfie in our amazing seats at Varekai.
I'm glad we could do something fun like this for her birthday!


2. Summer is officially here as Tuesday was our last day of school!


I've decided to do another Summer Pocket Album and take a photo every day to 
document our summer.

We took the kids to the beach that evening and I brought my camera along,
hoping for some good shots.
I got a couple of them goofing around....


But then my camera died.
I switched out the batteries for the rechargeables I'd brought along, but they were dead, too. 
The kids promised me that we would go back again...


3. We did return to the beach on Wednesday for the Canada Day Beach Blast,
where it was crazy crowded!
Jonah and Sage had so much fun playing in the water.



4. Austin decided to join me in my weight-loss efforts starting last Wednesday,
eating no-sugar, no deep-fried foods & no white flour.
I also downloaded a My Plate App to my phone, to track my calories.
I weighed myself yesterday and I've lost 3 lb. since last week, 
for a total of 8.  :)


5. Cameron's uncle passed away last week and we attended the funeral on Tuesday.
I didn't have any sympathy cards on hand, so I quickly made one before we left.
I was inspired by this week's The Card Concept #38 to make my card:


I thought the grey was well suited for a sympathy card:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped the roses from Sweet & Sassy's Parisian Postcard stamp set
in Altenew's Warm Sunshine & Caramel Toffee, CTMH's Slate,
A Muse Studio's Slate and PTI's Soft Stone.
The sentiment is from PTI's Think Big Favourites series.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I borrowed an idea from Betsy Veldman and adhered my card front 
to a folded piece of Lemon Tart cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #130

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #130 designed by me:



Now, I'd originally thought that I'd use flowers on my card,
but I couldn't stop thinking about this inspiration photo that Amy Tsuruta posted
a couple of months ago:


Isn't it fabulous?

So, I decided to add a bowl of oranges to my card instead
using some Reverse Confetti products.

Here it is:

CAS(E) This Sketch 130 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti  #cards

To start, I embossed the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts onto my aqua mist cardstock
and then trimmed out the bottom with my paper trimmer.
I diecut a piece of Bazzill cardstock using the largest circle from 
Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts & cut it in half to make my bowl.
On this, I stamped the sentiment from Label Me in versa mark
and heat embossed it in white.
I diecut the flowers from Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts and stamped the 
centres in buttercream using the Petals 'n Posies stamp set.


I diecut the oranges & leaves from coloured cardstock
using the Fresh 'n Fruity Confetti Cuts
and stamped on the oranges using the coordinating Fresh 'n Fruity stamp set.
A few Fresh 'n Fruity leaves stamped in Hawaiian Shores finishes it off.

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, July 9th to link up your card.






 

 



Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day, my friends!
It's also our first full day of summer vacation, so it's an extra special day!

To celebrate, I have a card on the Bazzill Basics Blog.

Happy Canada Day Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #classics #cards

Click here to see how I managed to make a Canada Day card without owning
any Canada Day stamps &/or products.


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3

Today, I'm sharing the rest of the butter crunch treat bag tags
that I made for my kids' teachers.
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

For all of the tags, I used some PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, 
which I diecut using Tag Sale #5 die.
I stamped popsicles on each one, using stamps from PTI's Summer Sweetness.

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

I wanted to add some clear embossing shine to the popsicles, so I stamped the images
in versa mark first and then in dye ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TREATS -- PART 3 Leigh Penner @leigh148

Fun, right?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 29, 2015

End of the school year treats -- part 2

Just popping in today to share another tag 
that I made for one of Sage's teachers.

Normally, we had them all out on the last day,
but Sage had her last class with this teacher on Friday,
so that morning, I quickly made this tag and attached it to some butter crunch.

End of the year treats part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148

I used PTI's Tag Sale 3 die and stamped it with PTI's Stacked Sentiments stamp set
in Altenew's frosty pink, coral berry & warm sunshine and PTI's hawaiian shores.

End of the year treats part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148

I'm also linking this up to this week's

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

End of the school year treats -- part 1

With the end of the school year only two days away,
I've been making butter crunch to show my appreciation
for the staff and my kids' schools.

End of the school year treats -- part 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148

These two went to the office staff at the school where I work
and to my friend, Tania, who teaches there (she loves my butter crunch!)

End of the school year treats -- part 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148

I diecut PTI's Tag Sale #7 die from aqua mist cardstock and some PTI striped vellum.
I diecut the popsicle (from Summer Sweetness) and the enjoy (from Wet Paint Cuts III)
and stamped the popsicle with the coordinating Summer Sweetness stamps.

End of the school year treats -- part 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148

Once I was done stamping, I pressed the top part of the popsicle diecut into versa mark
and then heat embossed it in clear to give it a little shine.
  
End of the school year treats -- part 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148

I followed the same steps to make this one.

End of the school year treats -- part 1 Leigh Penner @leigh148

So summery and fun!

I'm also linking this up to this week's

Thanks for looking!