Friday, July 17, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Guess who got his first job?

Austin has been applying for jobs since May.
He had a couple of interviews last week (finally!), but the one place
called to say he wasn't chosen to go to the next round 
(it's fun how they're making getting a job sound like a game show) 
& he hadn't heard back from the other job yet.
Then, on Sunday, we went out for lunch to the Morden Motor Inn
and he asked if they were hiring.
He left his name and number and returned within a half an hour with his resume.
They called on Wednesday to schedule an interview with him at 4pm.
He called me at 4:10 to tell me that they'd offered him the job!
He's going to be a dishwasher, with the possibility of learning 
how to cook in the near future!
I'm so excited for him!
I've been praying for a job for him so much -- 
& I'm so thankful that God has answered my prayers!

2.  Jonah had a great week at camp last week.

I was so excited to see him (& I think he'd missed me, too!)
I was so happy to hear that he'd tried lots of new things throughout the week.
And watching him sing with all of the kids at their wind-up made me cry
(which of course made him tease me, but oh well.....)

3. We've enjoyed some fun things this past week....

I took the kids to see the Minions movie at the theatre on Saturday,
followed by supper at Charlie B's.
We've been strawberry picking three times this week
and to the beach every day for Sage's swimming lessons.
I love summer!

4. I made a fun purchase this week:

I had enough credit at Pretty Pink Posh from when I designed for them
to get this set of Zig Clean Colour Markers!
I can't wait for them to arrive!

5. And lastly, I have a card to share for the new challenge

I was totally inspired by this fabulous card by Amy Sheffer:

I love how she used the Blue Skies Cover Plate with the Petite Places images --
which seemed fitting, as it was one of her cards with the lighthouses
last month that encouraged me to buy this cover plate!

Here's my card:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I used some aqua mist cardstock as my base.
I had fun stamping the images from Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe, as
well as the tree from City Scene.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I did some ink blending for my grass & street,  and stamped the "sweet" from
PP: Sweet Shoppe and the "birthday wishes" from KIS: Belated Birthday.
Some baker's twine finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!


Cindy C. said...

Very fun card!!

Lisa Elton said...

YAY Austin, congrats on your first job!! My husband started as a dishwasher YEARS ago and kept moving up until the chef wanted to train him!! He chose the Air Force instead LOL!! Cute pictures today Leigh, sounds like a terrific summer so far. CUTE cards too. Have a good weekend ;)

Jill Norwood said...

Love seeing all the fun summer happenings! And your card is beautiful!!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Jen Carter said...

That card is so adorable! I love it!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous card, Leigh. Love the sweet scene.
PS: nice to see you and the kids are having a great summer :-)

Betty Wright said...

Congrats to your son!

Your card is super cute and fabulously detailed, Leigh! Great card!

Ruth said...

So pleased for Austin. Fingers crossed he gets some cooking experience too. Michelin star is around the corner ;) Love the card - just such a sweet scene and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your family tales with us. Xx

Bobby said...

It looks like you've had a fun and busy summer so far, Leigh. I'm glad you had time to create this darling card. You'll love your Ziggies. Can't wait to see what you do with them. The paper is everything when using them.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a sweet card! Sorry, couldn't resist... But it's true, the little scene with the big clouds in the background is adorable! Can't wait to see what you create with the Zig Markers! They are on my wish list...
Congrats to your son for landing a job!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card, Leigh, very pretty design and colours. Congratulations to your son, well done! It looks like your having a lovely summer. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs

Marcia Hill said...

Your card is SOOOOOOOO cute Leigh and I loved all the fun summer pictures of your family! :0)

Kay Miller said...

Wow! Your card is SO cute!! You'll love the Zig markers! They are wonderful! Loved seeing all of your fabulous pictures as always! Looks like you're having a fun summer! :)

Linda said...

Such a cute, sweet card. Great take on the challenge.

Colleen said...

What a sweet card...I do love all those Petite Places that Betsy has made! Your children are growing up so fast...looks like they are enjoying this summer!

Megan Carroll said...

Great card! Congrats to Austin, I hope he treats himself to something special with his first paycheck!

Kara said...

Awesome week!! Love your card!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Yay for your son!!! Woot Woot!! Awesome photos and card!! I really do need to try those Zig markers!!

Birgit said...

What a sweet, sweet card! The family pictures are precious as well!

victoria h said...

beautiful card and congratulations to your son.

Diana K said...

Yay to Austin's first job, Jonah missing you and strawberry picking. So much fun, Leigh, and your card is super sweet.

Joni Andaya said...

Big Congrats to Austin!

Awesome card Leigh :)

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm so honored to have inspired your gorgeous card! I love the fun, bright, color palette! Congrats to Austin on the job! Can't wait to see what you do with your Zigs!

cm said...

Congrats to Austin on landing his first job; I know he'll impress them immensely! Learning to cook: what a fabulous opportunity! The photo of you and Jonah: adorable! And strawberry picking...oh, you've sparked memories of having done that, years ago! Beach time, movies, kid-and-mom-and-dad family time: love it! Way to go with the Ziggies! Finally, your card: only darling! What a sweet scene...I'd love to go for a stroll there and meet up with you for coffee in one of the cute little shops!