Friday, October 28, 2011

Five for Friday

#1.

Earlier this month, I got an email from my online friend, Kristin Robbins, asking if I would like to be a torchbearer (guest DT member) for
Amber Ink for the month of November! I was so flattered that she asked me!

So, I'm very excited to design with some Amber Ink products this month, along with my fellow torchbearers:

Debra
Meredith
Kirsi aka Pipertäjä
Jessica

Feel free to check out the Amber Ink blog: Amber Inklings, too. And you will see my first project that I made using a Amber Ink digital stamp here on Monday.


#2. I've been getting a lot of my Christmas shopping done-- and I haven't had to leave the house to do it! I got a few gifts on Amazon.com last year, but this year, I've gotten gifts for Jonah, Austin & Sage there, from myself and in shopping for my mom for the kids. It's great!


#3. I'm hosting my Crop for the Congo (to raise funds for my short-term mission trip to DR Congo next March) this weekend. We'll be setting up at the church this afternoon and cropping tonight and tomorrow. Wonderful friends are helping with set up, food and clean up, which is so awesome! It should be a great time!


#4. My friend, Susan, came over on Wendesday afternoon and helped me make these little treats for the attendees of my crop:


They're PTI cardstock, cut with the PTI Lunchbox Note die, with a Ghiradelli chocolate inside. (My super nice PTI forum friend, Kim Heggins sent me a box full from California! Thanks again, Kim!!) To finish them off, we added a flower made with patterned paper and the PTI Bloom Builder #3 die.

Susan also helped me crank out die cuts for my card classes. Then, if that wasn't enough, she came over again yesterday afternoon and helped me finish packing door prizes.


I have eighteen to give away and 30 women coming to my crop. I'm thinking that's pretty good odds for winning...


#5. As I mentionned in #4, I'm teaching two card classes at my crop on Saturday and I got everything prepped last night.


Here are the two cards that we're making:


This card is a complete CASE of the super talented Maile Belles, using the PTI Holiday Lights stamps set and some Glossy Accents.


For this one, I used PTI cardstock (I used Hawaiian Shores, but my students will have the choice of this one, Aqua Mist, Rasberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf and Pure Poppy), stamps (Candy Cane Christmas) & dies ((Candy Cane Christmas, Mat Stack #5). The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.

What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

xoxo... t said...

This looks so great! Can't wait to be there tomorrow, Leigh!

Mayol said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my post! :). I really like your cards & LOs. Your Glossy Accents idea on the Holiday Lights card has prompted me to try it too :) Thanks!

Cibele Glazer said...

These are wonderful. I love the paper you used with the candy cane card...very festive!

Kristin said...

So glad you agreed to be the torchbearer!! They have no idea what a hidden gem they got!!:)

And I love the door prizes, cards you are making and the handouts for the gals coming!!

Have a great time this weekend!

Pam said...

Oh, we KNOW we've got a gem! So thankful to Kristin for introducing us. Best of luck with your weekend. So, SO impressed! Wishing you smooth sailing and great success.

Joyce said...

Everything looks wonderful. And, congratulations on your new post with Amber Ink.

Colleen said...

Leigh, it looks like you are super organized and I love the two cards you are making in your class...how kind to give away so many give aways..that will surely make the day for some ladies! and your little treats for them are super! and chocolate as an added bonus, what could be better??

jessica said...

Whoo Hoo! Looking forward to carrying the torch with you this month!!

BethieJ said...

Everything looks GREAT! They are gonna have so much FUN!! CONGRATS on the GDT for Amber Ink too!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Mara... said...

I wish I was coming to your crop!! The two cards you are making look great and I love the goodies/chocolates you made to give away. Such sweet touches, i'm sure everyone will have a ball! And congrats on the guest DT. Happy Friday!

Debra Miller said...

This is going to be fun - what a great team, can't wait to start!

Ann said...

I think I'd love to come to your card class Leigh - pity I live on the wrong side of the Atlantic!

Crystal said...

Have fun cropping, laughing and inspiring each other!

P.S. I totally forgot about our 'conversation' online - I'm going to do it right now! Sorry!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh! I love the holiday lights one a lot. Congrats on your guest DT. Have fun in the crop class :)

Deanna Jean said...

Looks like you're going to have so much fun. Great cards your making too. Congrats on your guest DT too. How exciting.

glorygirl said...

Looks like so much fun! Hope you raise everything you need for the trip!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the blue torch! I ran with it earlier this year! So excited for you...and have a wonderful time at the crop, Leigh!

Gina said...

Oh, I wish I was coming to your crop! A) to meet you (best part!); B) to get a fab favor (they look great) C) hello door prize and D) those cards are FANTASTIC!! Hope y'all are having a great time!!!

Kara said...

so fun!!

Deb said...

I wish I could be there at your crop *sniff* It sounds like you have done a ton of work and you will be blessed for it. Have fun! I just finished my assembly of my daughter's lunchbox Halloween dies. I love how you embellished yours with your bloom builder #3 die. They are so fun to look at.

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Wow....amazing! I love the CASE one...very cute.

Elizabeth said...

Leigh that is totally cool that you are working with Amber Ink!!!! Way to go! And I bet your crop went really well too!!! Looks like it was going to be fun!
Also I love shopping online any day! Beats the crowds!
Hoping that your crop weekend went great!
e.