With the Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop yesterday,
I wasn't able to post my usual Five for Friday post.
I thought about leaving it for a week, but so much has been going on,
that I thought it might be best to post a Six for Saturday instead.
Thanks for indulging me!
1. It's my firstborn's birthday today.
Yes, that's right, Austin turns 16 today.
I can't believe it!
How/when did that happen?
I still remember his birth so clearly -- how can that be sixteen years ago?
Anyway, in honour of his big day, he's invited three friends over for supper
and then we're going to go see Avengers 2 Age of Ultron in the theatre.
Here's the cake I made:
It's the Avenger's symbol, but I figured the A can also stand for Austin.
I tried to do something with the icing so that it would blend the colours, like ombre.
But I discovered that icing doesn't work that way. ;)
2. Today is also a big day for Jonah & Sage.
They're testing for their 2nd degree poom belts.
Pray for Sage, though.
She caught a terrible cold and hasn't been feeling well at all. :(
3. Last weekend, Austin was a part of the musical his high school
put on: Annie Get Your Gun.
He did such a great job!
We went to see it Friday night and loved it!
Sage enjoyed it so much that she used her own money
that she earned at our garage sale last Saturday to buy her ticket.
My sister-in-law took her.
4. Austin's jazz choir, Sound F/X, put on their annual coffee house last night.
But with this being Austin's first year in the choir, this was out first time attending.
This photo was taken during In My Life, where Austin has a large solo throughout the song.
It was a wonderful evening filled with fabulous performances
by the choir -- they really seem to love singing together!
5. Yesterday, Austin auditioned to be a part of the Central Manitoba Youth Choir (CMYC).
It seemed to go well.... Apparently she was impressed with how high he can sing.
I'm really hoping he gets in.
I just think it will be a great opportunity to make some friends who
love singing as much as he does!
6. I signed up to take Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook class at Studio Calico
and it started on Tuesday.
While I'm not allowed to post the sketch here on my blog,
I thought I'd still post the projects that I make with it.
I've challenged myself to make a layout and a card for each sketch.
Here's the layout I made for Sketch 1:
I used some Crate Paper Confetti patterned paper as my background.
I printed my subtitle and journaling onto some PTI aqua mist cardstock
and added the title, which I cut out on my Silhouette.
I love this selfie!
Here's the journaling:
I love being able to document the stories I want to remember!
And my best friend asked if I could make a couple of Mother's Day cards for her.
so I used the Sketch 1 for one of them.
I stamped the flowers from Brushed Blooms onto a piece of cardstock
that I diecut using the Shaker Shapes: Rectangle die from PTI.
Then, using my red Gelato and a tissue, I applied some colour to my card around
the berry sorbet/pure poppy blooms for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink:
I stamped my sentiment using Wplus9's Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set.
I'm also linking this card up to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:
Thanks for looking!