Friday, October 28, 2016

Five for Friday

Hey, it's been a while since I did a "Five for Friday" post,
so I thought I would share what I've been busy with lately...

1. Things have been going really well at my new job.
My photo is up on the TWO30NINE website (*click!*)
My days fly by and when I'm working, it feels the same way that
it does when I'm spending time creating in my craft space at home.
My co-workers are all wonderful, too.
I've worked with a few clients so far and have really enjoyed coming up with ideas
and designing their spaces.
And yesterday, a client put down a deposit on the designs
I made for her new kitchen renovation!
It's pretty exciting & it feels like a really great fit for me. :)

2. I attended a Grad Parent meeting on Wednesday evening,
because Austin will be graduating in June.
I know it's cliché, but I can't believe how quickly the time has flown!
He'll be 17 1/2 in a few weeks..... it seems like just yesterday that he
was little...

3. So, some of you might remember that, a couple of months ago, 
I shared a video here on my blog for the Altenew Share the Love Video Contest.
Well, they posted the winners on their blog this week and guess what?
I tied for 2nd place!
I was very excited to see this -- and will be looking forward to using the $75 GC I won, too!

4. This weekend is pretty busy -- and will include two trips to Winnipeg for me.
Tomorrow, I'm attended an all day taekwondo seminar on patterns.
And on Sunday, the kids and I will be attending C4 -- Central Canada Comic Con.

5. And lastly, I have a card to share for this month's Essentials By Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge:

I was inspired by the flowers in the middle.

I started by diecutting my large peony from Essentials by Ellen's Mondo Peony
and stamped it in Versafine onyx black ink using its coordinating stamp
and heat embossed it in clear.
I coloured it in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and a water brush.
I stamped the solid leaves directly onto my watercolour background.

I added a strip of patterned paper from my stash and stamped
the sentiment -- from Papertrey Ink's Songbirds.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for looking!


Karen B. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your life sounds full and rewarding!

Betty Keefe said...

your card is lovely Leigh and i did see your video win at Altenew - congrats and have fun spending!

Audrey Pettit said...

I love your Friday posts! SO glad to hear that you are loving your new job, and huge congrats on your second place win at Altenew! Can't believe Austin will be graduating this year.... time really does just fly by! LOVE your gorgeous card! The large flower is just so beautiful, and I absolutely love the orange! Wow!

Diana K said...

Thanks for the lovely update, Leigh! And for sharing that gorgeous card - it cheered up my day enormously (gloomy, rainy, dark, AGAIN). I can always count on you for inspiration. :)

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*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning card Leigh! Happy weekend!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is outstanding!!! Loved your video and getting to know you a little better~congrats on your win and your new job. What a blessing!!!!

Nancy R said...

Very pretty! I love the sheet music background, and it really highlights your beautiful orange peony.

Cindy C. said...

Stunning card!!! Love that strip of musical note border!

Annheidel said...

Hey, congrats on the video contest! That's so cool. Pretty card, by the way.

Bobby said...

So happy for you on your Altenew win, Leigh. Your flower is gorgeous and I love the music strip along the side. Something different than a plain or striped piece.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is BREATHTAKING!!! Congrats on the Altenew win too!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is simply stunning Leigh! I love all of your cards but this one is my favorite you've done in the most recent posts!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that gorgeous flower in orange!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring and the contrasts.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! I LOVE that large flower and the color the you colored it is AMAZING!!! Stunning design!!

Megan Carroll said...

Great post! Enjoy your GC! Love that giant flower!