Saturday, August 09, 2014

Six for Saturday

With different posts planned for the past two Fridays, I thought I'd post a "six for Saturday" post to catch up a bit....

1. First of all, I'd like you to know that there are currently two blog hop giveaways on my blog.
You can either scroll down to leave a comment to enter them or click here & here.

2. Sage decided to get a haircut this week:

Isn't it cute?
We weren't sure if it would be enough to donate for Angel Hair, but the hairdresser said she'd send it off.
Here's the photo I took of her at home.

And the best part: no more tears while trying to brush out her tangles! Yay!

3. We had Jonah's party on Wednesday. 
We had a bit of a Doctor Who theme....

He & Sage each invited two friends and we went to the pool in Winkler for the afternoon.


Only one of the friends was able to come back to our place for supper (Subway subs) & cake (Dalek).

4. I realized that I haven't shared my Monthly Moments Album for May or June yet.
Here's May:

I kept this spread fairly simply, using some We R Memory Keepers journaling cards.
On the second page, I also added a PTI MM:May die cut.

And here's June:

Once again, I used some We R Memory Keepers journaling cards, as well as a 4x6 journaling card from Studio Calico.
This card already had "June" printed on the large colour block, but I decided that I wanted to stick 
with using my MM PTI month dies so that the font would be the same all the way through.
So, I trimmed a piece of Berry Sorbet card stock and adhered it over the SC June block.

And here's a close-up of the second page:

5. I have a layout to share that I made using this week's 
& photos that I took of my kids on their last day of school.

I started with some Crate Paper patterned paper as my background.
I stamped my title using PTI's Wet Paint Alphabet stamp set.
I created my border for the MIM challenge using two of my Summer Sweetness dies --
one for the top and one for the bottom. The middle one is a stand alone die cut that I added in. 
I stamped them using the coordinating stamp set in colours to match my kids' tops.

I die cut the flag using the banner from Reverse Confetti's Tag Me Confetti Cuts.
The sentiment is from Summer Sweetness.

For my journaling, I decided to make a summer bucket list using my PTI MM: June stamps. 

6. I also created a card for this week's MIM
using the Beautiful Brushstroke feather stamps & dies.

It's hard to tell that I used the technique because I layered a second feather die cut over top, but I did. Really.
The sentiment is stamped using Wet Paint.

For my card, I was inspired to use the latest Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bow Tie.
I was inspired by the colours in the photo.

I hope you're having a great weekend!
Thanks for looking!


June K said...

Great projects, Leigh. I absolutely LOVE Sage's new haircut. It's a great cut for her face. Let her know she looks so pretty.

~amy~ said...

Such a fun Sage's new hair!

Michelle said...

Great pages and cards. I like Sage's new hair cut. I hope you had a good time while you were here (in Mpls.). :)

Karen C. said...

What a wonderful grouping of photos and projects, Leigh. Looks like you're having a fun filled summer!! Love your layout with the Popsicles - very cool!! Sage looks so grown up with her new "do". It's a great haircut for her.

Alanna said...

Sage looks fabulous with her haircut and I really like the last day of school layout.

Diana K said...

Thanks for sharing so much goodness at one time, Leigh! Sage's haircut is fabulous! She's so pretty. Love love your MIM card - both the colours and design are great.

Danielle Flanders said...

Happy birthday to Jonah and love Sage's new hair cut! And what a cute popsicle page, love how you used it on a layout instead of a card! Thanks for playing along!

Lisa Elton said...

Sage looks ADORABLE with her new haircut!!! Looks like a great birthday. TFS all of the pics and what a pretty card too. Have a great weekend ;)

Joyously Noelle said...

Oh what a sweet MIM card!

Nancy Penir said...

Oh my goodness, your blog always brings on the smiles! :) Look at you and your beautiful family! HB to Jonah, love Sage's bobbed hair, and GORGEOUS bordered projects!

Happy Dance said...

Goodness, Leigh! Do you ever have time to sleep?! What a lovely family; and Sage's new bob is sooo cute! Love that cut on her. A rich full month of May; and I'm jealous that you saw SCC in concert!! Koine is leading worship tomorrow here! So psyched!! Great layout too. Love how the focal panel is framed by the great dp. And a beautiful card too! Love those yellows and aquas together. Wonderful creations Leigh. Bev

Joyce said...

Fabulous post and such fun to catch up with your busy family. Love Sage's new hair cut. It's more grown up and looks great on her.

Nathalie said...

Looks like you've been busy this summer! Cute hair and great cake ;)

Amy Sheffer said...

Love Sage's new haircut! And happy birthday to Jonah! Beautiful card - love the soft sponging. Thanks for linking up to the Curtain Call!

Kathryn A said...

Lobe your feather card, Leigh, and your layouts continue to be an inspiration to me. LOVE Sage's new haircut :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh what a great post! Oh Sage grew up in a haircut, it looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing all your lovely layouts! Your Curtain Call/MIM is so cool, what a fun set to use. Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great post Leigh!
So so love your moments!
I miss it when you don't post them for a while.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

stunning card, love the subtle off the edge feel to the greeting card.

Anonymous said...

Sages new haircut is so cute! LOVE the family pictures!! And your card is so cute!

cm said...

What a fabulous post, filled with wonderful family photos and events, as well as your creativity in capturing these treasured moments in your layouts. Sage's new hair style is so flattering; she is such a pretty girl, your son, handsome. Love their mega-watt smiles!