Friday, August 26, 2016

Five for Friday

1. Okay, I always know we are approaching the end of summer
when it's time for our town's annual Corn & Apple Festival

Sage and I took Lucy for a walk yesterday afternoon and watched
as Stephen Street was being set up for the fun and exciting weekend.
We'll be enjoying the rides, food, parade and running into friends all weekend long!

2. So, my week started off with this fabulous news on Monday:

I was the grand prize winner of the third session of Camp Create at MFT stamps!
I still can't believe it!
Since Sage participated along with me, she gets to pick out a set of stamps
(& then maybe she won't grumble so much about my collection -- LOL!)

3. I got my haircut on Wednesday:

She cut off quite a bit and I'm loving it!
A nice, fresh cut for fall.

Sage took this photo of me and I returned the favour:

Isn't she lovely?
And look at that tan -- she spent a lot of the summer in the sun!

4. I mentioned earlier this summer that I was playing slo-pitch
(& then keeping score when I sprained my wrist).
Well, for the past two Wednesdays, I also got to do some umping.

That's me in the white hoodie.
Sage took the photo -- she sat in the stands reading her book while I umped.

And she got this action shot of me displaying my catlike reflexes as
  I got out of the way of the runner. ;)

In other sporting news.... I was asked by my instructor
last night at taekwondo to become Assistant Instructor for our club!

5. And lastly, because I love sharing my cards on my blog...
A friend recently requested some thank you cards and 
said she loved feathers, so I made her four of these cards, 
using my MISTI and the ColourQ Challenge #356:

Here's my card:

I stamped the feathers from PTI's Feather Finery using Altenew Coral Berry,
MFT Plum, PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse & Ripe Avocado.
I stamped the sentiment using a Simon Says Stamp stamp set.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks for looking!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations! Have fun shopping! :) Nice picture of the new hair cuts. :) Love your feather card... pretty colors.

Betty Keefe said...

love reading your friday posts - haircut looks good - and your card is so pretty - and loved seeing that you won the MFT prize!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on your MFT win. Did see your name & your name sounded familiar. Anyways, am your new follower now. Love this card with stamped feathers. Very pretty!

Nora N. said...

How exciting for that MFT win!!! LOVE the card you created. The colors are stunning!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Another great Friday post, Leigh! Nice cuts, umping and a very pretty card!

Patti said...

You and Sage look beautiful Leigh! love your hair cut. Many congratulations!! on your BIG WIN!! wonderful news! and your card is stunning!

Big (((Hugs))) and a meow

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card!

Ruth said...

Oh well done on the award and on being asked to be assistant instructor! That's fabulous news. Your hair looks very nice and I love the card with its simple feathers in beautiful colours! Xx

Diane Jaquay said...

Great post, Leigh, huge congrats on winning at MFT, your haircut looks wonderful and your card is lovely!! And you are one busy lady, don't know how you find the time to do it all!

graham Brand said...

I second Vikki H of southern Oregon's comment! Plus congrats on the MFT win!

Megan Carroll said...

Congrats on your win Leigh, happy shopping! You and your daughter both look beautiful! Your card set is lovely too! Happy weekend to you!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your win! I'll bet Sage is excited to shop for stamps!! Cute photos, your hair looks fantastic! I like your card too. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Kris said...

Again, thanks for your Friday posts, Leigh. Awesome that you (and Sage) won the MFT challenge, and I hope you'll let us know which stamps she chose! Great card, love the simplicity in color :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great update! Love the simplicity of your card too, great placement of those feathers!

donna mikasa said...

I was so excited to "know" the MFT grand prize winner! What a fantastic week you had, topped off by that gorgeous card!

Diana K said...

Love it all, Leigh! Gorgeous photos of you and Sage (your sweater is fabulous). I'm a baseball/softball fanatic so love seeing your sporting pics also. :) I had seen that you won the MFT grand prize, you lucky bum, have fun shopping! And a beautiful card set. Phew!

Audrey Pettit said...

I always LOVE your Friday posts! Love that your festival is in town this weekend for lots of fun activities, and LOVE your new haircut! That photo of Sage is absolutely gorgeous, too! Congrats on all your sporting news, and super huge congrats of being the grand prize winner at MFT! Woot! And love your thank you cards. What a gorgeous way to use those feather stamps!

Michelle said...

Holy cow! Way to go, Leigh!!!
Love this awesome CAS card! The feathers are so pretty!
Thanks for joiningh us at ColourQ!