Friday, July 22, 2016

Five for Friday

1. I have to say that I am totally enjoying our summer!
Last weekend, Austin volunteered at the Anime Convention
in Winnipeg, so I took Jonah and Sage in with us and we stayed at my mom's.
We went to the Assiniboine Zoo on Saturday...

They had a Dinosaurs Alive exhibit that Jonah really wanted to see.

They also had "talks" by the zookeepers every half hour or so
that we made a point of trying to attend.
That way, we got to see the animals a little closer and active.
My favourite was the tigers.

Isn't she gorgeous?

We spent five hours exploring the zoo and had a great time!

2. This week, the weather has been great, so we've gone to the 
beach three times (& are returning again today -- I love having a beach so close!)
We've met friends there, which has been fun for everyone.

3.  I've been working on completing my Summer pocket album for 2015.
I was a little "stuck" on it, because I think I felt that I had to personalize
each journaling card.
But this was keeping me from working it.
So, I purchased some Simple Stories and Pink Paislee journaling cards
and used those to put it together.

Here are a few pages:

It feels really good to have this project done!
Now I can start on this Summer's pocket album...

4. Today, I have a card to share for this week's

I decided to use my Sketched Florals stamp sets for the technique.
I was inspired by the following April Inspiration Card colour combo
to make my card:

Here's what I made:

I started by stamping my sentiment from Graceful Greetings on my watercolour panel
in versafine onyx black ink.
Then, I stamped my solid stamps in the colours listed above,
spritzing each one of them with water before stamping it onto the watercolour paper.

Once they were dry, I stamped over them with the coordinating lined image.

5. I'm super excited about this:

 Papertrey Ink's Masters Stamp-a-Faire is starting this evening,
so Sage and I wanted to share one of our favourite 
projects that we made using PTI for the Friday Night Gallery Reception.
Here's mine:

It's the card that I made for the June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
and since I did some watercoloring on it, it made me feel like an artist. ;)
You can see the details on how I made it here.

And here's Sage's favourite:

We're looking forward to participating in the challenges tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!


Audrey Pettit said...

Your Friday posts always make me smile! Love to see what you all have been up to for the week. Looks like you are enjoying summer to the fullest! How lucky to have a beach so close to you! And love all your beautiful cards, from both you and Sage! Loving your spritzed flowers and watercolor techniques!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful cards from you and your daughter!

Megan Carroll said...

Fun post Leigh!! Have fun in the challenges tomorrow!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! All of your cards look amazing from you guys!! Hope you have fun at the challenges!! :) Thanks for sharing your photos and enjoy the weekend!! HUGS

lainey said...

Such a summery looking card with pretty colors. Love the simplicity of it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love to see you scrapbooking! Looks like you're having a wonderful summer!

Marcia Hill said...

Sounds like you've had a great week, and your cards are simply gorgeous Leigh!! 😊

Helen F. said...

GREAT pocket album, Leigh. The kids are growing so (too) fast!
Love the card for MIM and the SAF cards you posted!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Fun times and great pictures! Love your cards, too! Beautifully done as always, Leigh!

Diane Jaquay said...

Leigh, it's so cool that your family likes anime, my daughter and husband have gone to several conventions together (they both love it, me, not so much lol!) Your cards are beautiful and hooray for documenting your families adventures!

Martha said...

Leigh, what a fun post. Your cards are simply lovely!
And, Sage's card is so adorably sweet. I love the pretty colors she used.

Bobby said...

Kudos to you for getting your album done amongst all the other things you're doing to keep busy and have family time. Your cards are beautiful as is Sage;s.

Kay Miller said...

Looks like you are all having a wonderful summer! Love seeing your photos! Your's and Sage's cards are both amazing! ! I hope you both enjoy SAF!!

The Paper Toile said...

Both cards are great! Super fun that your daughter creates along with you!

Joyce said...

Wow, what a fun summer you all are having. And great job on keeping caught up on your photos. Beautiful card for MIM, and love the ones you both chose for your Masterpieces. :)

Happy SAF!

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful summer album! Always love your Friday posts and of course all your gorgeous cards! Sage is quite the cardmaker too! Love her pretty design! Have fun tomorrow! :) Jill

Ruth said...

Love your Five for Friday - I've probably said that before! So nice to see you all having a great time. Thank you for sharing your pocket journal - I am thinking about starting one, but a bit overwhelmed so it's nice to see you don't have to go to town with the journalling cards. Xx

AOK said...

Great Post Leigh. Looks like you and your family are having a great summer. Great choice of card for you. I love it. Sage is a very talented card designer. Enjoy SAF 2016.

kelly_loves_paper said...

leigh and sage your cards are so pretty and you both look like master artists to me! and, i love your summer album leigh. wow! what a lot of work you have done and it looks amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh I love your five for Friday posts! I can't get over how you two youngest are growing up! The zoo sounds so fun and love your pocket scrapbook, you put me to shame. :) Beautiful artistic card for PTI and I hope to participate today too!

Happy Dance said...

It doesn't take long, does it?...For those children of ours to grow up before our eyes! Beautiful family Leigh, and I'm so glad that you're enjoying your summer with them; they'll treasure these memories forever. Your summer pocket album will help them to say, "Gosh! Remember when we....?!!" And your cards are fabulous. But I have to tell you, Sage's card is a real eye catcher. I just might have to CASE that one! Be sure to let her know I'm rather enamored with it!! : ) Bev

Luanne said...

I love how you stamp with your daughter! Creating memories, as well as cards. Hope you've had fun this Stamp-a-Faire! ;)