Friday, September 11, 2015

Five for Friday

1. The kids went back to school this week.

Austin started back on Wednesday, in Grade 11.
Jonah and Sage had meetings with their teachers on Tuesday afternoon
and then went for the full day yesterday. 
Jonah is in Grade 8 & Sage is in Grade 6. 
They're just growing up so fast....

2. Before going back, Jonah suggested that we do something fun as a family.... laser tag!

The boys had been before with youth & a friend's birthday party.
This was a first for Cameron, Sage & me, though.
It worked out that we were the only five people in there for our session, 
which was a lot of fun!

3. We also had our annual Back to School Feast on Monday.

Our feast consisted of homemade pizza, mozza sticks, caesar salad & chocolate cake for dessert.
We spent some time going around the table and sharing what we were looking forward
to in the coming year and suggestions of how we could pray for each other, 
which we did, too.
I think it's one of my favourite meals of the whole year. :)

4. With the kids back in school, I've been helping out in our Sunday School,
getting ready for our kick-off on Sunday.
I have the Grade 5/6 girls in my group  -- as of right now,
there are fourteen of them!
We really need some more leaders -- it would be wonderful if someone
else could lead half of the group.
It'll be Sage & my last year in the program -- my plan is that next year,
I'll move up with Sage & the other girls to Junior High.
I plan to enjoy every minute of it....

5. Lastly, I have a card to share for Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #28:

Here's my card...

Sketch for You to Try 28 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #sfytt #cards

I started with some watercolour paper and inked it up with summer sunrise
& orange zest inks, using the smooshing technique.
I diecut my tag (using the Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts) 
and stamped my sentiments (from Walk By Faith).
Then, I diecut the ampersand from Documented Confetti Cuts, as well as from a coaster.
When I adhered the tag to my card, I adhered the coaster diecut underneath, 
so it would add some dimension.

Sketch for You to Try 28 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #sfytt #cards

I added some twine to my tag and mounted my panel on kraft cardstock.


Be sure to head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see
the other designers' takes on the sketch and to play along, if you'd like.

 Thanks for looking!


Susanne Vargas said...

Love your back to school photo! I never remember taking one! The back to school dinner idea I love even more! And your watercolored card looks fabulous!
Have a great weekend!

Megan Carroll said...

Laser tag sounds fun and I love your back to school feast idea!! Have a great weekend Leigh!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I cannot tell you how much I love the fact that you guys have a special back to school feast every year! What a great idea! You are the best mom ever! Great post, Leigh, and great card, too! Love the watercoloring and love the stamping overlapping the big &!

Deepti said...

Sweet pics and amazing card :) love the way you did the ampersand !!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of the shades of yellow you achieved/created on your card...such a calming card.
I love the idea of your back to school dinner and looking forward to the year ahead, great photo too!
Have a great weekend!

Kay Miller said...

I just love to see all of your photos Leigh! You do so many fun things with your kids! Love the idea of the back to school feast! Your card is beautiful as always! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute kids and a fantastic tag Leigh!

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous, fun, yummy, and praise-worthy!

~amy~ said...

awesome, love the fun photos and your card is wonderful!

Shona Chambers said...

Love the idea of your dinner before the school year starts. Such a great chance to hear what everyone is looking forward too and any goals you have. Fabulous photos as always and I bet Laser Tag was a blast!!

cm said...

Your back-to-school photos are sheer delights, Leigh! Those beaming smiles melt my heart every time - and how sweet to see Lucy playing a part, too! Your feast...yum! And yes, a desire for chocolate cake has been sparked! Laser tag: I played that twice and ended up more tagged and lasered then one could think possible! Yeesh! Of course, I adore your card, absolutely!

Svitlana Shayevich said...

Your back to school sounds so delicious so I wanted to return to school as well lol.
Stunning card! Great background and cool trick with the die-cut.