1. I've been in the mood to organize lately.
I signed up for the Inkwell Press 4 Week Challenge,
which has been encouraging me to organize my personal spaces.
And from there, I'm tackling other areas as well --
my linen closet, the junk drawer in my kitchen, my basement bookcases, etc.
It feels great to declutter, purge and reorganize my things!
If you'd like to see what I've done so far, I've been posting my progress on Instagram.
2. My purging has also carried over to my stamping supplies.
I've added to my "for sale" list here, if you're interested in checking it out.
I have stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink, Wplus9, Altenew, Sweet 'n Sassy, Winnie & Walter, etc.
3. We've been pretty busy lately... or at least my kids have been!
Jonah's Junior High Jazz Choir hosted a coffee house and we got to hear
all of the songs they've learned this year.
Jonah sang a solo in Man in the Mirror -- that's him in the front row -- he did such a great job!
Austin has a fun role in his high school play:
Trixie the Teen Detective and the Mystery of Gravestead Manor.
He played Professor Harlow Biedermeier, an archeologist.
Sage won two awards at the Morden Festival of the Arts: one for vocal and a second for
sacred vocal, where she sang His Eye is on the Sparrow.
She was asked to perform at the Festival Highlights program, where she sang Chase the Wind, from Brave.
Jonah and I were also asked to play at Festival.
We played "Mission Impossible" on the piano and added a fun "fight scene" where Sage
came on stage and "attacked" Jonah while he was playing (he had four measures of rests while I played on my own.)
He fought her off and then returned to our duet, with perfect timing, of course.
It was very fun!
4. I do have something exciting coming up tomorrow.....
I'm testing for my 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
I feel I'm ready, but I'm nervous, too!
Wish me luck!
5. I have a card for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Ink Blending Through Diecut Masks.
I created my mask using the large flower die from Bloomers.
I used it twice with Altenew Lavender Fields ink and PTI Aqua Mist.
I created a second and third mask using a Wplus9 leaves dies
and added Spring Moss ink to my card.
I stamped the centres in versamark and heat embossed them in gold.
Then, I diecut three Bloomers flowers from vellum and heat embossed the centres as well.
I rubbed the edges of the largest one in versamark and heat embossed the edges in gold.
I stamped the sentiment (from Songbirds) in aqua mist.
I'm also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Flowers.
Thanks for looking!