Five for Friday: the late night edition

Friday, November 04, 2011

Well, it'a still Friday when I'm posting this, but just barely...

1. Several weeks ago, the kids and I arrived at home after taekwondo to find a kitten in our house! Cameron had found it on the the side of the highway one evening and brought him home. Because of my allergies, we couldn't keep him, so Cameron took him to the farm to stay with his mom. The kids named him Lynx.




He's quite lovely and pretty good with the kids. He loves to play and grab though and is a good jumper, too!



2. Tonight, Jonah & Sage tested for their blue stripes for taekwondo. (We're still waiting to hear if Austin will test for his poom belt (junior black belt) on the 19th.) It was a great test! As a black belt, I now get to sit along the front of the room with the other black & poom belts:


I also got to conduct a portion of the test (a group of green stripes). I really enjoy conducting. It's definitely a learning experience...


Jonah and Sage did really well!





3. At the test tonight, I received my Kukkiwon certificate, certifying my black belt status! I was very excited! It looks so cool!


Here's a photo with my instructor, Mrs. Allison Braun:



4. There was no school today, so I finished a set of cards this afternoon (in between loads of laundry and tidying up...) I'll be selling these sets at church to raise money for my mission trip to Congo in March.










For this set, I paired my Papertrey Ink Daydreamer and Beautiful Blessings stamps sets.

5. I also made a card this afternoon for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Multi-stamp Background Building.


I used PTI cardstock (kraft, plum pudding, spring moss and rustic white), stamps (turning a new leaf, iconic images, communique sentiments) and dies (doily details).

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Gina said...

Oooh, Leigh!! Come to the ATA World Championships next summer!!!! They're in my home town!!! :) Looks like y'all had a great week!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on all your TKD successes. I hope I never meet you in a dark alley! Super cute kitten, and also great card sets.

Elena said...

Joyce's comment made me giggle :) Super fierce with your black belt, and I love the 1-layer cards you made! They're so simple, but so elegant and cleanly stamped.

Shobana said...

Wow. You are a super woman alright! :) Congrats on your certificate!
Those set of cards are simply lovely! And your MIM card too! :) Great color choices!

Julie Overby said...

Congratulations Leigh! That's awesome! Love your cards too. I need to check out those stamp sets!

Kara said...

Congratulation!! i love that it is something you all do together too! beautiful set of cards!

Deb said...

Congrats on your certificate! That is pretty awesome! I continue to fall in love with all of your one layer cards for your mission trip. You have given me some great ideas for my own one layer cards. And I love your use of Iconic Images and TANL for MIM. I took mine out but just didn't use it. I may try again. Great job!

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations!! Your card is beautiful, love the background stamp you chose!

carol (krillsister) said...

Congratulations on your certification. Lovely set of cards. Your MIM is pretty. The iconic images set is perfect for this challenge.
Your family is adorable.

Terri said...

Congratulations on getting your black belt. Great job on all the cards too!

Deanna Jean said...

Congrats to you. What a great thing to do as a family. I'm loving these cards too. This set is so fun to use..one of my favs.

veronica said...

love your background for the last card. the sewing adds a lot to it also!

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow! Congratulations on your black belt!! All of the cards are truly inspiring as well. I love the Daydreamer/Beautiful Blessings set and your MIM background stamping is just beautiful! You must feel pretty good about yourself about now! :)

CarrieB said...

Congrats on the Tae Kwon Do! I took it for a year with my son and LOVED IT but he chose not to continue and that unfortunately means that I can't (1 hour drive 1 way means too much time away from home and little ones...)
The cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

These cards are all so beautiful Leigh.

xoxo... t said...

Congratulations, Leigh! That is a huge accomplishment, wow! Loved the cute pictures of the littly kitty :)

Marybeth said...

Wow congrats on your black belt! My grandsons do the same thing for about a year now. The kids are adorable with the cat!

 
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