Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wplus9 Get Sketchy with Joni #2

Today, I have a card to share that I made for


Isn't this a fun sketch?
I decided to use my new Watercolored Anemones stamp set to create my card.

Wplus9 Get Sketchy with Joni #2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped the anemones on a piece of white linen cardstock and cut it out by hand.
I also stamped some of the flowers on the panel background,
as well as on the corners of the raised panels on the front of the card.
The sentiment is from Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals.

Wplus9 Get Sketchy with Joni #2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

A few PTI rainstones finish it off.

I'm also linking this up to this week's 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shine layout

Today, I have a scrapbooking layout to share that I made
using some Webster's patterned paper & some Reverse Confetti  products.

This fabulous quote from the  God is Good stamp set makes me think of stars,
so I chose this fun piece of patterned paper that shows the constellations for my background.

Shine Layout Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts

I matted my photo and stamped my sentiment on some Bazzill Basics CS White cardstock.
I had fun stamping my sentiment in three colours to five an ombre effect:
PTI''s enchanted evening, Heidi Swapp's mint & PTI's aqua mist.

Shine Layout Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts

I diecut the three flags below the photo from enchated evening, 
aqua mist and the Bazzill CS White using one of the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts.

Shine Layout Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #scrapbookinglayouts



I'm also linking this up to this week's

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Cards for Sage for camp

Well, today, we're taking Sage to camp for the week.
I know I will survive five days without my best girl (as I did last year),
but I will definitely miss her a lot!

I made her some cards that she can read each night & they also include the blessing
that I say to my kids each night before they go to sleep.
On each one, I stamped the little fox from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos stamp set
as well as the "happy camper" from PTI's Summer Camp stamp set.
I used my MISTI to stamp the fox and sentiment in the same spot on each card
and then changed up the "scenery" to highlight different aspects of camp.

Here's Monday's card:

Cards for Sage for camp Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped the trees and tent from Summer Camp.
For all of my cards, I pressed ink onto my acrylic block and 
applied it to my card with a paintbrush & water.

Cards for Sage for camp Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

Tuesdays card highlights horseback riding.
The fence is a Pretty Pink Posh die and the horse is a PTI On the Farm die.

Cards for Sage for camp Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

They have a lake with a beach at camp, so here, on Wednesday's card,
the little fox is hanging out on the beach.
The little jar is from a Studio Calico stamp set.

Cards for Sage for camp Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

And Thursday's card includes a night time scene stamped with Summer Camp.

So, now I just need to count down the days until I can go and pick 
up my best, best girl.
Four days to go....
I can do this, right?

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop


It's the 25th of the month, which means that I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this photo:


It's such a gorgeous image!
I decided to use the colour scheme (vintage cream, autumn rose,
scarlet jewel, sweet blush & aqua mist), along with the Wee Folk stamp set
to make my card:

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Leigh Penner @leigh 148 #cards

After stamping my butterflies and sentiment,
I stamped the leaf frames in Delicata Golden Glitz.

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Leigh Penner @leigh 148 #cards

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Last week, Austin asked me if I wanted to attend the Anime Convention
in Winnipeg on Saturday.
While I went to Comic Con last fall and had a great time,
anime isn't my thing.
But since it was important to Austin, I told him I could drive him & pick him up.
He asked a couple of friends to go with him, but that didn't work out, 
but he was confident that we would make some friends there.
I love his fearlessness!


So, we dropped him off in the morning & picked him up after supper.
He had a great time!
I could totally relate -- it reminded me of going to a crop or crafting event,
where I might not know anyone, but everyone has scrapbooking/stamping
in common, so you can visit with other people who "get it".


2. While he was at AI-Con, Jonah, Sage & I thought we'd spend the afternoon
at the waterslide park, but the weather wasn't cooperative,
so we went to check out the new Lego Store at Polo Park & to see Ant-Man
(which was really good!) 


So fun hanging out with my peeps!


3.  Austin started his new job as a dishwasher this past Sunday.
He worked a 4.5 hour shift and was so tired when he got home!
"There was so much work to do, Mom!"
Oh, I'm just loving this..... :)


4. And the rest of our week has been filled with swimming lessons
(it's Jonah's turn now), picking raspberries at my friend's house, 
running errands (thankfully there's usually someone willing to come along to 
keep me company), taekwondo twice a week, rewatching Doctor Who on Netflix 
& spending time with friends.


It's definitely a fun summer!


5. And, I've also had a little time to spend in my craft room and made

I decided to use one of my Life is Beautiful dies to create my stencil:

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I used some aqua mist and Memento Lilac ink as watercolours over my stencil.
I also added a bit of splatter with the wet paintbrush.

Five for Friday Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I stamped my sentiment from Graceful Greetings over top & 
added some rainstones as a finishing touch.

I'm also linking this up to this week's 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #133

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #133 designed by Gayatri Murali:



Isn't it fun?
Here's my card:


Last week, I went to a friend's house to do a little stamping.
I brought along my City Scene stamp set and had fun stamping these buildings in grey.


Once I was home, I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Wet Paint) in Versamark
and heat embossed them in red Zing! powder.
I'm thinking I maybe should have just stamped the "birthday" in black,
but what's done is done. ;)

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, July 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Garden Gild Card Kit cards -- Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday in this post
I spent some time on Sunday afternoon playing with the beautiful patterned papers 
that came with my PTI Mini-Market Kit: Garden Gild & made eight cards.
I shared four of the cards here and am sharing the remaining cards today.

Since the papers are so lovely, all I really had to do to most of them
was stamp a sentiment.
Very quick and easy!

Garden Gild Card Kit Cards -- Part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

For this one, I stamped the sentiments from the Garden Gild stamp set
and added some rainstones.

Garden Gild Card Kit Cards -- Part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

On this one, I stamped a sentiment from PTI's Think Big Favourites #3.
 
Garden Gild Card Kit Cards -- Part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

Here, I stamped the sentiment from SSS's Blessed stamp set.

Garden Gild Card Kit Cards -- Part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

And here, I stamped the same sentiment, but did a little masking to add in 
the Love that was already on the patterned paper.

Garden Gild Card Kit Cards -- Part 2 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

Thanks for looking!