Friday, June 26, 2015

Five for Friday

 Well, things are winding up around here with our school year....
only 1.25 days left after today!
Here's what we've been up to....

1. On Sunday, we had Cameron's family over for Father's Day.

 It was so nice out, we ate outside.

Here is Sage holding Gloria, my great-niece. Isn't she adorable?

2. Austin asked me the other day: 
"Have you ever wanted to make a rainbow cake?"
I replied that yes, I have.
So, I suggested that we make one together on Saturday for our meal on Sunday.
Here's how it turned out:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148

It was fun, but it did take a long time!

3. I got to go along with Sage on her field trip on Tuesday.

We went to Lower Fort Garry with all of the Grade 5s from her school.
We got a tour in the morning (in French!) and then in the afternoon, they got 
to build models of a Red River Frame House...

and a teepee:

I'm always so glad when it works for me to go along on field trips with my kids!

4. Today, Sage & I are going to Winnipeg to take my mom to 
Cirque du Soleil for her birthday.
I've never been before (other than a free open-air performance I experienced at the 
Montreal Jazz Festival in 1994 -- they were doing acrobatics off the side of the building!) 
and I'm really looking forward to it!

5.  On Sunday, we had our Sunday School Wind-up.
I made some cards for the kids in my group to tell them how much I loved
having them in my group and to wish them a good summer.
I used some favourite Reverse Confetti products:

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

I made a girl version and a boy version by switching out one colour.

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

I stamped my background using stamps from Color Me Happy.
Then, I stamped my sentiment (from Let's Chill).
I diecut the popsicle from the front of the card using the Let's Chill Confetti Cuts and the 
stick from a piece of classic kraft cardstock 
(which I stamped with the coordinating stamp from Let's Chill.)

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

Do give the popsicle dimension, I diecut it from a piece of Bazzill Basics foam 
and stacked them together when I reassembled the card.

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

To add some shine to my popsicle, I pressed the diecut into my Versamark ink pad
and heat embossed it in clear before adhering it to the foam.


Thanks for looking!


Lisa Elton said...

It looks like a wonderful Father's Day gathering! Your great nice is adorable. Sounds like you had a fun filled week and today should be amazing!! CUTE cards, love the boy/girl versions!!

Jennifer K said...

You've been busy! What I want to know is whether the rainbow cake tasted as good as it looks? Hopefully the effort was worth it!

Diana K said...

Love those popsicle cards, Leigh. Really cool! Looks as though you had another action packed week, but you still managed to squeeze in a rainbow cake (can't believe you!).

Brandi said...

What a wonderful 5 for Friday post.

1.The photograph of you guys sitting outside looks like a magazine add. Perfect green grass and people sitting around mingling. Made me think of a spread at Target. :)

2.Could that rainbow cake look more yummy! LOVE!

3.Cute cards!!!

4. Love Cirque du Soleil! Saw the same show twice in Disney World! Have fun!

Ruth said...

What a packed week - I love your rainbow cake. Those ice lollies are delicious! Xx

Diane said...

Oh what wonderful pictures, and love the rainbow cake. Your ice cream bar cards are wonderful.

Hugs Diane

Anonymous said...

Ley me know what you thought of Cirque du Soleil ! My dd and I went to two of them when we were in Vegas and they were awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures, they great and what a sweetie your great niece is! Wonderful cards too!!

Deepti said...

Looks like u had a blast :) great photos and fabulous cards!

Happy Dance said...

Great post Leigh. Looks like you had, not only a great family gathering for Father's Day, but an incredible cake too. I used to make a 14 layer jello (double rainbow) because one of the granddaughters loved it so. Your son will always remember this cake! And what a fun field trip too. Looks like fun learning. Sweet cards for your Sunday school pupils. I'm sure they will always remember the wonderful teacher they had. They are blessed. Have a great weekend. Bev

Kay Miller said...

Your photos are so fun to see! The cake... oh goodness how fabulous and fun!! The cards are adorable and the field trip, wonderful!!

June K said...

Very impressive cake, Leigh. It looks so yummy, too. I like your heat embossed popsicle.

Greta said...

What darling cards--love that you clear embossed the ice cream bars! Such fun pictures & that baby is adorable! The rainbow cake looks amazing! I'm so jealous you're going to see Cirque du Soleil--on my bucket list!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh what fun family pictures, I think the rainbow cake taste good!
Which Cirque show did you watch, there are 7 different Cirque show in Vegas and we watched 5 of them, just love Cirque du Soleil.
Last but not least, your ice lolly cards are as sweet as can be!

Bonnie said...

What fun cards! Looks like a really busy and full week!

I Card Everyone said...

What a wonderful week, Leigh. Now. I want a piece of that cake!!! Worth all the trouble, I'm sure. Just a wonderful post...
=] m

Audrey Pettit said...

Another fabulous Friday post, Leigh! I always SO enjoy seeing all your family photos and hearing about your adventures. You guys always have so many wonderful things going on. :)
LOVE your cards! Love how you made both a boy and a girl version, just by switching out one color. That is genius! And such a fun design. Love the popsicle. Love the inlaid die cutting. And love that glossy shine!

Celeste Goff said...

Love the cards and it sounds like you've had a whirlwind kind of week!

Kara said...

you're yard is so beautiful! love the cake...came out great! Your cards are adorable!

Shona Chambers said...

Beautiful photos of the bbq and love the one of your daughter and the little cutie. Well done on your rainbow cake!! I make a rainbow swirl cake but have never done one with so many separate layers. It looks amazing!

cm said...

Oh my goodness...from the Father's Day gathering, to the photo of your pretty Sage with the cute baby, to the awesome rainbow cake, to the field trip and finally, to your cards, this is one outstanding post. Can you adopt me *grin*?