Saturday, April 23, 2011

Catching up

The past two weeks, on top of our regular activities, we've been busy with the Morden Festival of the Arts.

Last week, Austin, Jonah and Sage all participated in the Speech Arts category. They all memorized and presented two poems each: one in English and another in French.

They all did really well! Sage and Jonah both got As on their poems. And Austin got an A- on his English poem and an A+ on his French one! I was really proud of them!

Then, this week, Austin & Jonah participated in the Piano category.

Austin played 3 songs on Monday afternoon and got an 82 on each one. Jonah played two songs on Tuesday morning and got an 82 on the first one and an 85 on the second. Again, I was really pleased with how well they did!

And amid the busyness, I've been able to get a little scrapping done...

Although I don't scrap chronologically, I do often like to work with a certain line as a kit. And, I also like to work with groups of photos taken at the same time period.

So last weekend, I decided to scrap my photos from my trip to Montreal last Spring. I thought the new Crate Paper patterned papers complemented these photos very nicely.

I created this layout with Shimelle's sketch for 2.23.2011 and some AC cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper, Studio Calico letter stickers, my Papertrey flower die and a My Mind's Eye brad:

This next layout was created with the April Sketch on the Crate Paper blog, some AC cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper, my Quickutz Jolly alphabet dies, a Papertrey Ink mat stack die and My Mind's Eye brads:

This next layout about my brother's girlfriend (isn't she beautiful?!) was made with some Fancy Pants & Crate Paper patterned paper, some October Afternoon letter stickers, some MME and Fancy Pants brads, my Papertrey Ink Turning a new Leaf die and a AC Dear Lizzy journaling card:

I used the Kelly Purkey Sketchbook 3, day 7 sketch for this layout, as well as some Crate Patterned paper, a Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #4 die, some October Afternoon and Chatterbox (read: really old!) letter stickers, my Papertrey Ink Turning a new Leaf die and some My Mind's Eye brads:

And for this last layout, I used some Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye patterned paper, my Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #1 die, my Quickutz Cotton Candy alphabet dies, my Papertrey flower dies and some Basic Grey buttons. The border sticker is Crate Paper:

Thanks for looking!


Elizabeth said...

Leigh hello friend!!!! Gotta write you an email too today! :)

What can I say about all of your layouts? I have always loved your clean lines, design, and style my dear!!!!! And I love how you scrapped really great photos to go with all of those lovely layouts too!

Hoping that your weekend is filled with the Lord's blessings!

Crystal said...

Congrats to your kiddos on their successes at the Festival! And once again I'm inspired by your LOs - I can see another lift in my future :)

Happy Resurrection Day!