Friday, January 20, 2012

Five for Friday

1. Yay, it's Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend! I worked four days this week, which I find pretty busy. I told the kids this morning that I think tomorrow will be a "Jammies Day." So, I'm hoping to tidy up the house after school today so that tomorrow can be free for some scrapbooking (with a little laundry thrown in, you know, just for fun. ;) )

2. I'm pretty excited about some new additions to my craft space which should be arriving shortly... I sold my Cuttlebug and some Tim Holtz/Cuttlebug/Quickutz dies to a friend of mine and decided to use that money towards purchasing a Big Shot and a stacked revolving tray.

3. So far, I've been doing pretty well with my New Year's Resolutions (which is saying something for me, because I usually tend to drop them in the first two weeks!) I've gone 20 days without sugar and deep-fried foods! Yay! The exercising part hasn't gone as well, though. I'm going to TKD three days a week, but I only made it to day 8 of the 30 Day Shred... and that was a week ago. I need to get back on that...

4. Jonah really likes the old typewriter that I picked up in the summer at a garage sale for $8. Even though the ribbon needs to be replaced (I really need to figure out where to get new ribbon for it), he'll type out notes and messages to give to me. They often include requests for Lego Star Wars and/or chicken noodle soup. Well, before Christmas, they were starting to get a little more demanding, with requests for "$" or he would stop doing the "dishis." They were so cute, I just knew I had to save them! And, what better way to do so than on a layout?

I used the back of a sheet of kraft Fancy Pants patterned paper for my background and added a Crate Paper border strip along the bottom. For the block of patterned paper, I started with a scrap of Crate patterned paper that had polka dots on it, to which I added some PTI Grunge Me, Modern Wood Mats and Label Basics stamps. I created the title with PTI Smokey Shadow cardstock and my PTI alphabet block dies. The little brad is Basic Grey and the other two I made using some left-over stamped images and my SU! Build a Brads.

Here are a couple of close ups of the letters he wrote us:

I used this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Ghost Masking, to add a decorative element to the patterned paper block I stamped:

5. A friend of ours from taekwondo is moving away, so I thought I'd make him a card to let him know how much we'll miss him. We've been training together for several years and he & I tested for our black belts together in May. Since I was making a layout using the ghost masking technique, I decided to repeat it on a card:

I used PTI cardstock (soft stone, smokey shadow, kraft), stamps (grunge me, basic labels, wonderful words) and dies (wonderful words). The patterned paper I stamped on is, again, Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking & have a great weekend!


Joyce said...

I'm so glad you saved those notes. They are absolutely precious. Your son has a great future ahead of him as a blackmailer.

Stephanie said...

2 very stylish creations Leigh & I love those darling little notes your son typed! Have fun with your new Big Shot you lucky thing & enjoy your weekend xxx

carol (krillsister) said...

Great post. I lovehow you take card making elements and incorporate them into your srapbooking.
Sound like yur son has a great personality. Love those notes.

Anna said...

Love your post today! I didn't make it very far on the 30 day shred either...want to challenge each other?
I love your card...the grunge set is jsut awesome, I need to pull it out an duse it!
I would be curious to know how you like your revolving tray, I have pondered it for a while but have not jumped on it yet. Enjoy weekend!

Tara LeClaire said...

HAHA! Those letters are so funny, Leigh. "I know this is blackmail but this is bisnus"! Too funny!

BTW, I just inherited a typewriter and I was able to find the ribbon at Staples for $8!

Have a great jammies day ;)

Penny said...

This is bisnus...too funny! very nice layout.

Deanna Jean said...

I love sweet is he? Congrats on the 20 days with no sugar and deep-fried foods. The exercising will come in time. For some crazy reason my daughter and I decided to run our first 5k so we've been "training" for that. Dang...I'm tired and it's only day 5 haha.

Deb said...

Leigh, what a fabulous lo and card! It's moments like these that making scrapbooking worth it.

Karen C. said...

Your layout and card are both great, Leigh. I think the Grunge Me circles really look awesome with this technique ... a very subtle effect, but a super detail to the sentiment panel. Have a great week-end!!

Kara said...

so cute!! love the notes!!

Mayol said...

Leigh, such a wonderful layout! How cute the way your son is "blackmailing" you and using his typewriter at the same time. What a precious and fun memory!

Chris said...


Those notes are precious! What a fun memory to scrap!

Anne Krashel said...

I was wondering what you were doing, selling your cuttlebug. Yeah! Welcome to the big shot world!!
Love the layouts and cards!!

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