Friday, May 29, 2015

Five for Friday

It's been a good week!

1. On Tuesday, my best friend, Val, had the day off, so we spent the
day together in Winnipeg, shopping (something we haven't done since
the Women of Faith conference last fall!)
It was very fun -- and a nice break!

2. Sage and I have decided to make some fairy gardens.
We went shopping for plants on Monday after school and
saw some very fun little ceramic houses
-- which were also quite pricey!
I suggested that we get some clay & make our own.  
(I wondered if we'd need a kilm, but we called Sage's art teacher
and she said that air dry clay would work fine.)
So I picked some up on Tuesday in Winnipeg
and we started making the houses yesterday after school.

We made our house front and had no idea how to keep it upright....
so we leaned it up against my paper trimmer and stacked a few things on top.

And look! We made a little bird bath!
In Winnipeg, I also picked up two very pretty galvinized tubs.
Don't worry: I will share photos when we're done.

3. Tomorrow, Sage, Jonah & I are off to Winnipeg
to volunteer at the Ironfist Taekwondo tournament.
I'll be a judge for patterns and a referee for sparring and they're volunteering as runners.
Oh, and at Jonah's request, we'll be going to A&W afterwards for supper. ;)

4. As I've shared before, I've been taking
On Wednesday, I worked on some projects for Sketch 6.

Here's the layout I made, using some Reverse Confetti products:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts

So, when I did my craft room purge last month, I came across these
 Scenic Route chipboard letters, of which I have three packages.
I debated on getting rid of them, but didn't.
Instead, I'm challenging myself to use them.
With lots of letters missing (no a, e, r, t, g, etc.), it's been a little challenging.
I pulled them out for this layout and had a hard time coming up with a title,
since I couldn't do "cuddles", "cuddling", "kitten", etc.
I finally settled on "cloud 9."
Yes, that's a nine. ;)

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts

On my Bazzill Basics Classic Smooth White cardstock base, I stamped
one of the stamped from Color Me Happy to create my splatter --
I love that I can stamp this and not leave it up to messy chance!
The patterned paper I used is American Crafts DIY.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts

Under the second photo, I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Words Coordinates.

5. The store where I sell my cards in my town has requested some sympathy cards.
I decided to make four sympathy cards using the sketch.

Now, during my craft room purge, I also came across lots of
embellishments that I loved the look of in the store when I bought them
but then didn't seem to use on any of my cards/layouts.
I'm pretty sure this is because I prefer to make my own
(you know, to justify my large stamp collection). ;)
But as I was getting rid of things, I decided to hold onto the ones I still
really liked and figured that now was a great time to use some of them.

So I made four sympathy cards, using the sketch,
some Bazzill Basics Classic Smooth White cardstock,
a rectangle of American Crafts' DIY patterned paper and
my favourite sympathy sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say.

Here they are:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #cards

This chipboard shape is Crate Paper.
I matted this card on a piece of Bazzill Card Shoppe: Cotton Candy cardstock.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #cards

This card is also matted on Bazzill Card Shoppe: Cotton Candy cardstock.
The flower diecut is from Heidi Swapp and I added a couple of PTI buttons with twine.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #cards

This card is matted on Bazzill Card Shoppe: Rock Candy cardstock.
The chipboard is from Crate Paper and I added a PTI button with twine.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics @reverseconfetti #bazzillbasics #reverseconfetti #cards

And lastly, this card is matted on Bazzill Basics Turquoise Mist cardstock
and the chipboard embellishment is from Echo Park.


Thanks for looking!


Diana K said...

Great layout and cards, Leigh. I'm pretty sure I have those same Scenic Route chipboard letters in my stash too :)

Ruth said...

Love your Friday Five :) Great layouts and loved the cards. Love that you've been using up things from your clear out - gives me hope I'll get round to using everything eventually! Xx

cm said...

Looks like an "on Cloud 9" week for you and your family, Leigh! Shopping: only excellent. The fairy gardens sound awesome! Hope you'll show some photos (please, please), because maybe this is something I could do with my niece and nephew! The bird bath is darling! I'm with Jonah on the kitten and bunny cuddling; I could do that for hours on end! Your sympathy cards are beautiful; they're sure to bring comfort!
Whew...another wonderful F4F...I'm basking in the joys you've shared. Have fun at the tournament!

Kay Miller said...

Wow! So much fun-ness! I can't wait to see the fairy gardens all finished! Love what Sage made! Your layout and cards are amazing!

Kathy said...

Sounds like a good week for you all! ....I'm also making several sympathy cards this week and using the same RC sentiment. It works so well.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Leigh. I love fairy gardens... and you are so right about them being pricey! I can't wait to see the finished project. Each and every layout and card is beautiful!
=] M

Lynn said...

Love your Five for Friday posts and I love to see how you are stretching your supplies and using the ones that have been set aside. Gorgeous sympathy cards.