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!