Friday, August 21, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!
 I had a great day/weekend!
My friend, Susan, took me out for lunch and my family
took me out for supper.
Sage & Jonah got me a wonderful pillow for my living room
-- it has feathers on it and matches everything perfectly!
Austin put some money towards getting a Marni Luhu custom necklace --
I will definitely share photos when it's done!

And, my best friend, Val, took me to Winnipeg for the day on Saturday.

We went for brunch at Cora's
and spent the rest of the day shopping.
It was wonderful!

2. So, most of you probably know that I'm a substitute teacher
during the school year and that I love having my summers off with my kids.

Well, this week, I kind of got a job....

It was unexpected, to say the least!
My husband paints for our school division in the summertime
and he called on Monday to tell me that a painter walked off the job
and did I want to paint.
I said yes, thinking it would just be for a day.

Well, it's until the job is done....

The extra money will be nice, I'm sure,
but I'm quite sad that my summer has been cut short. 
I'm hoping to get it done by the middle/end of next week, but we'll see...

3. I had worked very hard to make sure that I still had projects
to post on my blog while we were away in Montreal two weeks ago.
However, I haven't been as productive as I should be
(I blame Netflix!)
so I don't have very many projects waiting to be blogged.
With this new job popping up,
I haven't had a lot of time to craft.

So, I've decided to get a guest blogger!
She's agreed to do three posts for me, starting tomorrow.
Any guesses to who it could be?

4. I'm very excited about this:

I was so thrilled and honoured to be asked to be a contributor

It's been one of my crafty dreams to contribute to an online class!

It promises to be a wonderful class 
(where I have a couple of videos to share!)
and the kit Card Essentials 101 Card kit is fabulous!
Click here for more details.

5. And lastly, I have a card to share that I made for Muse Challenge #129,
where we're being inspired by this card:

I love the stencilling on this card and I was inspired by that,
the colours Anita used and the design.
Here's my card:

I stamped my sentiment (using PTI's Gracious Greetings stamp set),
which I masked with a post-it note that I diecut using the coordinating die,
I used a Tim Holtz stencil for my background, inking it with aqua mist and hawaiian shores ink.

I stamped the flowers (also from Gracious Greetings) in Golden Glitz Delicata ink
and added some leaves stamped in hawaiian shores.

Thanks for looking!


Audrey Pettit said...

Aww, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Leigh! And congrats on your new job and your online card class! I'm looking forward to your guest designer, and your card is absolutely stunning!! Love the stenciled background and love the gold flowers, and that sentiment absolutely pops!

Svitlana Shayevich said...

Oh my.. Your card is gorgeous! Love the background and gold flowers.
I'm sorry that your summer got cut short, but extra money is also a good thing (to buy mooooore stamps). I'd like to have a side hustle sometimes;)

Joni Andaya said...

Congratulations Leigh! Oh and your card is gorgeous <3

~amy~ said...

Happy Friday! Looks like you've had a great birthday week!
Your card is beautiful!

sandie said...

Lovely use of the stencil and I like that it is a soft delicate colour. Great take on Anita's card x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Beautiful caseing! Love the sentiment crossing these delicate stencilled flowers!

Linda said...

So pretty, Leigh.

Shelly said...

Happy (belated) birthday!! Sounds like you had a great birthday celebration...and lots going on! ;) Your card is beautiful!!
Happy Friday!

Martha said...

Leigh, this is simply lovely.

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous take on this week's Muse, Leigh - I love the use of the flowers as the background and the gold blossoms! Thanks for joining us this week!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Stunning! Such a crisp and clean design...

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Leigh!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Happy belated birthday, Leigh, and congrats on being an online card class contributor! Love this card, the soft, stenciled background is so pretty combined with the pretty flowers and sentiment!

Neets B said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Leigh! I love your interpretation of my card, the stencilling is so pretty behind your masked sentiment and I love the gold flowers nestled under that lovely font.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week.
Anita x

Why not link up at Happy Little Stampers where our August CAS Challenge is Masking, we'd love to see you there :)

cm said...

Lunch with a friend, a new pillow, a new necklace and a new online card class: WOW! I'd love to see photos of your feather pillow and the necklace (took a quick peek at the link) is sure to be outstanding. I'll be awaiting photos for that, too! Your painting job: exhausting, but how sweet of you to lend a much needed hand. Bet your 'boss' really appreciates your help! The online class: tempting! I'll for sure check it out. And finally, your card...another *oh my*! Your muse certainly knew how to make this inspiration piece all your own. The delicate flowers, the masked very pretty!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the soft and delicate look of your card !btw congrats on the online class contributor x

I Card Everyone said...

I'm happy for you, if you're happy, Leigh!!! I may have taken a peek at the guest blogger's work already =] You've left your blog in very capable hands!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday!! Sorry to be so late to the party. Love your cute new guest blogger. As I am going backwards, I already read her post. Huge congrats on your participation in the on line class. I'm sure you have so many tips and tricks to teach all of us students. Last of all, love your card. It's so very pretty. You are remind me that I have completely forgotten about using the flowers that came with the Graceful Greetings set.

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous take on the Muse, Leigh!

OlgaB said...

Love the stamp in the background!

Skylark said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday. I love your interpretation of Anita's card for Muse especially the soft colour and lines of the TH stencil in the background. Stef x

The Paper Toile said...

Happy belated! Beautiful card!!

jen said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Congrats on your job & you may have just made me need the dies for that PTI set! Your card is lovely!!

foleysfriend said...

Happy belated Birthday; I love your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card. When I look at MUSE cards, my interpretations are "too literal". I really need to think outside the box, like you do to create beautiful cards.

Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Leigh!