Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday

1. We've had such a great week visiting with my brother, his girlfriend & my nephew, Noah!
This was a photo that we took of the cousins six years ago, in 2008:


And this is the photo that we took on Monday:


They haven't changed too much.... ;)

2. Noah spent the night with us and we played Risk & watched Frozen.
We took him to the beach on Tuesday.


3. On Thursday, we planned "the best day ever." In the morning, we went to the zoo....


4.... and then, after lunch at A&W, we went to the Fun Mountain Water Slides.


5. I'm playing along with the July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop today.
This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo:


I was inspired by the gingham pattern on the envelope, the colours
and the bird.
I really wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink Sprinkles MIM kit,
so I created a shaker card.


The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, which I layered over vintage cream card stock.
The frame was die cut using the frame from the MIM kit.
I stamped the sentiment (Wet Paint) and birds (Feather Finery) onto 
the cream card stock behind the frame and filled the shaker with sequins from the kit.

Thanks for looking!

44 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the photos...the kids smiles say it all! Your card is fabulous...love the sweet little bird.

Jennifer K said...

Looks like you had a great time with your brother and nephew!

The card is awesome - aren't the shaker cards so much fun!! I had such high hopes for a Blog Hop card but it looks like it just didn't happen. :(

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful summer you are having! I don't know how you're managing to get any crafty time in with all that going on, great photos!

Kara said...

love the 'then and now' photos! Adorable card too!

Charlene said...

Love the cousins picture!!! Looks like lots of fun!! Your card is awesome!!

Bonnie said...

Fabulous creation - aren't those colours just beautiful!! I Love it!

Linda said...

What beautiful photos of the cousins. It looks like they had lots of fun.
Your shaker card is so cute. I have yet to perfect a shaker card.

artful-notions said...

Love your photos Leigh! Your card is adorable with the sweet bird perched on the shaker! Perfect (as usual!)

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Great pictures of the kids! They sure grow up so fast!

I just LOVE the shaker card! I like that you just used the stitched frame alone. I must try that! Great choice of stamps, too! I love the birds!

Steph Hilt said...

Looks like your beautiful children are having a very fun summer Leigh! Your shaker card is great! I forgot about that bird - he is perfect perched on the corner!

Mary said...

Cute! I love the birds incorporated on the card. And fun photos!

~amy~ said...

Now how fun is that before & after pic?!
Looks like you kept the kids nice & busy!
I adore your shaker card...absolutely wonderful!

Ohhh Snap said...

Brilliant take on the PTI Blog Hop inspiration!

KayM said...

Your photos are fabulous! I love the one of the cousins six years before and after! So cute! Your card is amazing too! Love the little bird on the stitched frame!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love your card Leigh, makes me want to dig in to mt shaker kit that is ....waiting!!

DIANA L. said...

Wonderful simple card. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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carol (krillsister) said...

Great shaker card. Your pixs are awesome. My have they all grown. Wonderful memories I'm sure.

Lee said...

A great card, Leigh. You are having a wonderful summer. Love the then and now photos of your children and their cousin...so precious.

Diana K said...

Love your card, Leigh, with the little birds. And all of your photos are fab! Looks like you really did have the perfect day!

Joyously Noelle said...

What a sweet card and it goes so well with the picture!

maryrose said...

So fun! Love that gingham!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovin' the shaker card! The wet paint sentiment and little blue birds are great on this card. Fun vacation pics too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Such a SWEET shaker card, love the little birds sitting on the sentiment!!

Rema said...

I love to compare 'then and now' photos especially of my kids. Your card is awesome!

Inkyfingers said...

Gingham just shouts country to me and I love how you used it to back your lovely shaker card, Leigh. Your family snapshots are wonderful and I bet we will see them on layouts before too long!

Megan Carroll said...

Love your card and love your post! Your shaker card is fantastic!!

Celeste Goff said...

Love the then and now photos of the kiddos. They grow up so fast! Love the shaker card filled with all of the pretty, pretty sequins!

Gina said...

Love that you did a "then" and "now" photo of the kids. Look at how they've grown!!! I love the shaker card you did for the blog hop. Wonderful!!

Lisa said...

Sounds like loads of fun for everyone! CUTE shaker Leigh!!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Beautiful card, Leigh!
Great pictures of your family as well!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Luanne said...

Love your fun shaker card! Almost as much as seeing your kids have a blast!! 😉

Lindsey said...

Love your then and now pictures, your "best day ever" (that's something we always plan when my parents visit), and your fabulous PTI card. The little birdies perched atop the sentiment are so cute.

Karen said...

This is a perfect interpretation of the mood board; I love everything about it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What fun photos! I love the now and then shots! I LOVE your card too, beautiful shaker... just beautiful!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is so SWEET!! I LOVE the FUN Shaker Design!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! LOVING all of the Pictures!! What FUN Memories for all of you!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Linda Hernandez said...

Love this shaker card. Awesome.

Helen F. said...

Wonderful photos of the kids, they do grow up fast, don't they?
Your shaker card is darling, Leigh...love those little birds perched all over :-)

Claire said...

Don't you just love 'that was then, this is now photos?!' Love your card - the colours are so pretty together and the sequins are gorgeous

Shona Chambers said...

Your photo of the kids six years apart is amazing. They look the same but older, don't you just love photos!! And I just love your card, the colours are gorgeous, especially the sequins. Looks like you had a perfect fun, family orientated and crafty week!

natashakara said...

This is wonderful, Leigh. Such a fun card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Leigh. Love the shaker. The colors look lovely.

Joyce said...

Fabulous card, Leigh, and I really loved catching up with you and your kids. Fantastic pictures.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great family photos, Leigh! TFS!! And really fabulous shaker card take on the inspiration for the PTI hop! The gingham adds an additional touch of sweetness!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Loved all the pictures...looks like a fun summer at your place!
Gorgeous shaker card!