Friday, August 03, 2012

Five for Friday

1. We are having such a great summer! I was sad to see July come to an end, as that means that our lovely holidays are half over...

With my photo a day for the summer challenge, when we went for a bike ride to run some errands the other morning, I asked the kids if we could take some photos. Here's one I got that made me smile:


Austin was on his scooter due to a blown tire on his bike. But Jonah & Sage were working on some kind of a synchronized biking routine or something.... look at their hands in the air!


Sage said she wanted to take a photo of me on my bike, so I handed over the camera and took a spin. Most of them were blurry, but I thought they had a cool, artsy look to them. ;)



2. Ever since Sage was in kindergarten, her school has been fundraising for new playground equipment for the Grades 1 & 2 playground. Well, this past week, they set it up. Unfortunately, Sage is going into Grade 3 in the fall and won't get to play on this playground at recess time. But fortunately, we live only a couple of blocks from the school, so my kids can enjoy it still.




3. We've been spending a lot of time at the beach. At least three visits there a week. I've been telling my kids how lucky they are... when I was growing up, the closest beach was 1.5 hours away. Colert Beach, is just outside of Morden... a five minute drive. So perfect!

Yesterday, we met our friends, Mandy, Raiden and Keenan there...


I loved watching Jonah play with the younger boys! With Austin volunteering at the library, it was neat to see Jonah be the oldest and how well he played with the others.

He was so great to engage 3-year-old Keenan in a water fight-- I think he has a friend for life, now!



4. I got some very cool "Moxie Fab" news this week...


On, Tuesday, I was chosen as a Tuesday Trigger for this card that I made for their last Tuesday Trigger challenge.


And then on Wednesday, my card was chosen as one of the five winners for their Hooked On Hexagons challenge.

5. And before I go, I wanted to share the third card that I made using this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Double Time Bleach Stamping. On Monday, I'd set myself up on the patio table outside with my stamps, inks and bleach and stamped the cardstock for the two cards that I shared already this week, and this one.

Truthfully, this one didn't turn out as well as I'd envisioned, but I decided to get creative to salvage it. I remembered this card that Kara had posted on the weekend and thought that this sentiment treatment might work for my card, too. So I used the stamped cardstock as a mat for my card, as well as diecut out the front portion using my limitless layers oval dies.


I used PTI cardstock (rustic white), stamps (the sweet life) and dies (limitless layers ovals 3.5"). I stamped first with the bleach, then with winter wisteria, twice. I did the same technique for the leaves, as well, with spring moss ink.

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for looking!


15 comments:

Karen C. said...

Congratulations on your Moxie Fab cards, Leigh. You've really had a super week!! Love all the pictures this week .... summer, swimming, biking ... what a great way to spend the hot days in August. Your bleached card is very unique. The images look like they've been water coloured.
Have a great week-end!

Kara said...

Looks like a fun week!! Congrats on the Moxie Fab win!! Love your card:)

Luanne said...

Your pictures are so fun to see! Looks like you had a great time. :) Love your card too. What a nice way to use your bleached panel. Looks like a painting!

Lynn Put said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win! Your card here is beautiful! You did a wonderful job using this technique!

merryf said...

Great creative way to salvage that card -- it's beautiful!

Happy Friday!

Joyce said...

What a great week you had. Congratulations on your cards being honored. They are really great.

carol (krillsister) said...

Congratulations on all yor shout outs this week!
Great pixs too!
The new playground equipment looks like so much fun for your kids.
Great save on the card.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Before I get sidetracked, Congrats on your card! It really is a fab use of this technique!!! Love your photos~ they're quintessential summer~ sigh~ you live in such a lovely area of the country and your kids are so precious!

Tonya Jastad said...

Congratulations on your winnings! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

Mandy said...

Thanks for the great afternoon at the beach yesterday! We'll have to do it again!
I love the pictures you got of Jonah & Keenan - mine all had those problematic people in the background! I'll have to get copies of these ones from you..I'll be saving a space for one for this week :)
And, congrats again on the Moxie Fab wins!

Suzanne Russell said...

This certainly turned out well! Beautiful colors and design. Love it, Leigh!

Nerina said...

Congratulations on the Moxie Fab and Trigger wins! I love your purple and green colour choice on this card - so full of life!

Kelly Griglione said...

So super excited about your Moxie Fab wins!! I let out a "yay!" when I saw the news : ) Lovely card too!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh, and I meant to say I love the perfectly artsy photo that your daughter took of you riding your bike in the upper right hand corner!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your pictures of all of your summer fun! I can't believe it is August either! Time flies when we are having fun! Love the pictures you shared and congrats on Moxie Fabulousness too!!! :)