Friday, April 24, 2015

Five for Friday

 What a busy week!
I can't believe it's already Friday!

1. I spend Monday & Tuesday afternoons at the Festival of the Arts
where Sage participated in the Speech Arts section and performed an English
and a French poem.

She did really well!
So well in fact that we got an email yesterday afternoon informing us that she
won an award for her Speech Arts performances. :)
(And Jonah is getting an award for his piano, too.)

2. Jonah left on Wednesday for Banff with his Jazz Choir.
I think he was getting nervous, as he seemed to need a bit of reassurance
on Tuesday evening while we were packing.

He took this photo with the iPod so he'd have a photo of us to take along.
I'm sure he'll have a great time.

We saw him off on the bus Wednesday evening.

He contacted us with FaceTime yesterday and it seems like he's having a good time.
They went to the Calgary Zoo in the morning and he said he took lots of pictures
(like mother, like son!)

3. I've been in spring cleaning mode lately....
On Saturday, I cleaned up our basement storage area/pantry
and tackled Cameron's side, where previously, you couldn't even walk.
On Tuesday, Sage & I went through her clothes & removed anything that didn't fit anymore.
Next on my list: my closet.
I'm debating between having a garage sale (which the kids want)
and giving everything away to the thrift store.

4. Remember my Monthly Moments album?
Yeah, long time no see.
I got stalled on it in September and have been letting the months pile up.
Terrible, I know.
Well, this week, I was determined to get caught up.
And guess what?
I did it.
I finished spreads from September 2014 to March 2015.
They're very CAS, but they tell the story of the pictures, which is the point.
I didn't get around to taking photos yesterday of the spreads,
but rest assured, I will post them soon.

5. I have a card to share for the latest Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bouquet:

I love the colours of the flowers in this photo, so stamped them with 
my SSS Flowers on my Mind stamp set.

Five for Friday Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Leigh Penner #cards

I stamped the flowers along the side  of a panel of stamper's select white cardstock.
Then, I stamped the leaves and sentiment (PTI's Sentiment Splits) on a second panel.
I stamped the flowers on coordinating diecuts and adhered them to my card.

I'm also linking this up to this week's
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean & Simple.

Thanks for looking!


Lynn said...

Can't wait to hear about Jonah's trip! Sounds like a ton of fun...but completely understand a touch of reassurance too. Our kids seem to have so many of the same interests! Looking forward to seeing your layouts! Need to get caught up on my Project Life work! Yikes! Love your card as always.

merryf said...

Gorgeous card! I desperately need help with my PL album, thanks for inspiring me. Happy Friday, friend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Busy household! :) Such a pretty card Leigh. Love the beautiful colors and the strip you created with the flowers.

Lin said...

Just love this design, Leigh! I've pinned it to a Simon board and also to one of my own! A wonderful CAS card - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a proud Mom moment, what talented kids!!!! TFS! love the pics and your card!!!

Megan Carroll said...

Sounds like another great week!! My MM album has been neglected too! I hope to get caught up soon!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, you all are SO cute! I always love your family photos and stories! You're kiddos are so amazing, and your love for them shines through in your sweet posts! LOVE that card! The tropical colors and flower prints just make me happy!

Kay Miller said...

Your card is SO adorable! Love the bright pretty flowers! Your kids are darling! You have so much to be proud of :)

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous kids! Love your card Leigh!

I Card Everyone said...

Beautiful kids, wonderful news... congrats to both! and look at this wonderful card, to boot! Have a wonderful weekend, Leigh!
=] Michele

Jean said...

What a week! Love the colors in your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh, Jonah's trip to Banff sounds wonderful. I love Banff we have been there twice. I hope you share some of his zoo pics. Congrats to both Sage and Jonah for the awards! Gorgeous card and thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Lovely photos, you must be so proud. The card is absolutely gorgeous.

Love and hugs

Celeste Goff said...

Great card Leigh!

Marisa said...

You were just a mountain range away LOL! Banff is gorgeous and glad you enjoyed it! Lovely bright colours on your card too! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

cm said...

Excited to have a member of your family so nearby! Hope Jonah's having an excellent time in Banff; looking forward to stories! Congrats to Sage on her Speech Arts performance...I admire her courage to speak in public! Kudos as well to Jonah for his piano! Such incredible talent! Can't wait to see your layouts, and your card...another smile-making, day-brightening delight!