1. Our events from last Saturday went well:
Jonah & Sage did really well at their 2nd Poom belt test.
Normally, the people testing for black belts get called up a few
times during the test, but Jonah & Sage's group only got called up once.
Our instructor said that the masters must have seen all
they needed to see & felt that their group was well prepared.
Here are Sage & Jonah, along with Jonah's best friend, Josh.
They all train together and it was great to see them test (& pass) together, too!
Austin's party was a success.
He'd invited three friends over for pizza and then we went
to see Avengers Age of Ultron in the theatre, which was very good.
2. Last night, we went to see the Grade 5 musical: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.
It's was fabulous!
Sage had a great role -- she played Weasel Too, one of the Big Bad Wolf's attorneys.
Doesn't she look adorable?
Her character got to say lots of big words -- that's what drew Sage to the part!
And she also got to sing and dance!
She's been so excited about this part -- I've been getting updates every day
on the rehearsals, songs, dance numbers, etc, that I think she's disappointed that it's all over now.
3. An update in my healthy eating plan:
It's been over 4 weeks and so far, I've lost 6 pounds!
What has really helped me: I got a new accountability partner.
After our shopping trip and a little frustration finding clothes that fit her well,
Sage decided that she too would cut out sugar, deep-fried foods and snacking after supper.
She has done so well! Together, we've lost 13 lbs.
and I can tell how much better she's feeling about herself!
4. I made a card for the last Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Travel On:
I was a little off on the dates (I thought I had another week before the deadline!),
so while I didn't post this in time for the challenge,
I thought I'd share it anyway.
I inked up my PTI World Map stamp with spring rain, blueberry sky,
limeade ice & simply chartreuse inks and then spritzed it with water before stamping.
I love the watercolour effect the spritzing gives!
For my sentiment, I did the smooshing technique on some white cardstock
with some blueberry sky ink & diecut my SSS Sending die from it.
Then, I diecut it twice more and layered them together.
The "birthday wishes" was stamped in versamark onto a strip of simply chartreuse
cardstock and heat embossed in white (it's from PTI's KIS: Belated Birthday).
I stamped the postmark (from a Sweet & Sassy stamp set) in spring rain
and the camera (from PTI's Summer Camp) in limeade ice, which was stamped off first.
5. I have a card up on the Chickaniddy Crafts Blog today.
Here's a peek:
Click here to see it in full and to see which collection I used.
Thanks for looking!