Friday, October 05, 2012

Five for Friday

1. I need to find some balance.... LOL! Last week, I was all focused on purging my house and getting ready for our garage sale.... this week, I feel like nothing is getting done because I'm so busy with 1) work, 2) fundraising attempts for my Congo trip and 3) just trying to heal from my cold/cough. Sigh.

I was hoping to have today off, and when the phone didn't ring this morning by 7:45, I was pretty confident that I could stay in my my fleecy pants all day.... but then the phone rang at 7:55... Oh well, at least I'm not subbing in the phys. ed. department. My voice wouldn't be able to take it at all.

2. This lovely girl is growing up before my eyes.... She's excited about school, love learning and enjoys being a part of the voluntary choir at school. She's also getting big on volunteering.... she's giving up one lunch hour a week to sort Campbell's soup labels.

And she's really pretty, too.... ;)

3. I'm pretty excited about an impulsive purchase I made this week.... I'd noticed earlier this week that Studio Calico is offering a Cut It Out class, sponsored by Silhouette America. While I don't own a Silhouette Cameo, I've been watching my online friends purchase them, one by one, but I've held back. "I have the Big Shot and my dies...." I'd tell myself.  "I don't need a Cameo." But, everytime I get a new magazine, I drool over layouts & cards made with Cameos. Then, on Tuesday, someone posted a link to this: the Silhouette Portrait. It has the same features as the Cameo, but it's smaller and cheaper. I was able to get a spot in the SC class and then popped over to to order my Portrait (they had it listed there for $148, with free shipping.) My mom had given me money for my birthday and I've been hoarding it, waiting for the perfect purchase.... and I'm thinking I just made it. ;)

4. I'm hoping to participate in World Card Making Day tomorrow. I need to make a 50th wedding anniversary card for the party we're attending tomorrow night, as well as a birthday card for my sister-in-law, Cheryl. I've also been working on a few cards to submit for the WCMD contest.

5. And before I go, I thought I'd share another card that I submitted for publication earlier this year...

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (vintage cream, melon berry), patterned paper (dearest jane), button, twine, stamps (think big favourites #12, stitches and swirls) and dies (bloom builders #3, tag sale #3 & heart border die). The patterned paper is Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking!


Kara said...

beautiful card!

Deb said...

Leigh, so happy to see your growing sidebar. I hope that you can get some much needed rest. Love your card!!!

Anita Rex said...

Hey Leigh! Great post! Never heard of the Silhouette Portrait! I have plans to get the cameo soon but this portrait may be a good idea instead! :> Can't wait to see what you do with it! So love your pretty card!

pamela said...

Let me know your thoughts on the Potrait! I'm dying to get a Cameo or the Potrait (but being a student and all... it's hard to justify the purchase...) And whenever you don't get a day off... think of it as a bonus that you get to spend the money on more crafting supplies :D

Leah said...

How exciting about your Silhouette! I'll look forward to seeing what you make with it. Sage sure looks like a sweet heart:)

Suzanne D. said...

Yes, she's beautiful!!!

Leigh, I can't wait to hear what you think about the Portrait. I may be the last person on earth to jump on this bandwagon, but the price point for this new machine is really tempting..

And your card is beautiful too. I love the stitched flowers peeking out from behind and Crate Paper is my fave!

Terri said...

You daughter is a cutie

Hope you enjoy your new purchase. I have a love hate relationship with my Cameo right now.

Great card too. Love the flower.

Kelly Griglione said...

Catching up on blog posts here ... so excited that you're going to be in the Studio Calico class!!! I signed up too! Couldn't tell if it's more than just sending pdfs, but I do need some help to get me started. Can't wait, and so thrilled that you'll be in it too!!

The tab with the brad is great on your Anniversary card. I didn't think about using that number stamp for anniversaries. Great idea, Leigh!