Friday, May 03, 2013

Five for Friday

 1. Austin's school is having a Work-a-thon this afternoon. Because Austin was slow on the draw to find somewhere to work, he's working for me. LOL! So far, he's dusted and vaccuumed and washed the floor on his hands and knees. Currently he's washing window. What a great day!

2. Jonah, Sage & I are testing tomorrow for taekwondo. Jonah and Sage are testing for their 1st poom (junior black belts) and I'm testing for my 2nd Dan. I have butterflies in my stomach when I think about it, but I'm thinking it will go well.

3. After the test, we're having Austin's birthday party. He's invited a few friends over for pizza and then we're going to go see Iron Man 3. I can't wait... it should be fun!

I asked Austin what kind of cake he wanted me to make... and he picked a dragon. He gave me a picture to work with and this is what I made this morning:

He was thrilled with it, which made me happy.

4. I wanted to share a challenge that I'm making for myself...

The past couple of years, I've participated with the Sketchbook classes taught by Kelly Purkey. Well, there wasn't a new sketchbook class this year, so I decided to purchase the Create: Sketches book from Northridge Publishing. I'm challenging myself to create a layout and a card using each sketch in the book, starting with Sketch 1.

Here's the layout I made, using some Bazzill cardstock and Crate Paper patterned paper, stickers and diecuts. I cut the title out on my Silhouette.

I used my new PTI Big Ticket Basics stamp and die to make this embellishment, to which I added some PTI buttons and twine. I stamped on the sticker with my date stamp and Versafine ink.

Here's my journaling, which explains my thrill about dunking Austin in the dunk tank last Canada Day.

5. And Jonah's invited to a birthday party tomorrow, so here's the card that I made for his friend, using the sketch. I used some Crate Paper, Echo Park and My Mind's Eye patterned paper, as well as a PTI stamp (from Boy Basics: Game On) and the banner die from Get a Handle on it.

Thanks for looking!


Helen F. said...

WOW, you have been very busy, Leigh!
*Maybe Austin will be your new house cleaning helper :)
*Good luck on achieving 2nd Dan
*Totally impressed with the amazing Dragon cake, HB2 Austin!
*Beautiful(and fun)layout and card too
Have a great weekend!

Kelly Griglione said...

AWESOME cake ... you go, Mama!!! Are you going to have to leave the room when it's cut? 'Cause I would seriously consider doing that : ) Good luck with your belt testing. AND I LOVE the 11th bday card you made ... it's really just perfect!! Oh, one more thing, way to go with the layout challenges.

Megan Carroll said...

Hi Leigh! Sounds like a fun weekend...good luck on your test! I love your challenge to create a layout and card from each sketch....sounds fun!

Joyce said...

Hi Leigh--I always love these Friday posts, where I get to catch up on everything you are doing. And, see your fabulous work. Nice job putting your son to work--I should do that with my girls.

Kara said...

awesome dragon!! love the dunk tank photos and the title looks so cool!!

Renee said...

Austin could have come here when he was done there...
I have lots to do and wish my kiddies had a work-a-thon...
though mine would probably get fired! :(
A fabulous layout...
and how great that you made a card with it too...
they're both fantastic! :)
And the cake is awesome!

Cassie_lu said...

love the use of all of those banners and the two used for the age on the card is just brilliant!