Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jaxson T Ball 2011

Our youngest grandson is growing up. At 3 1/2 years old, he started T-ball with the park district this summer. It is totally hysterical to watch 10  3 and 4 year olds trying to learn to play baseball. They spent more time chasing each other than they did the ball or throwing sand from the outfield or running to mom to get  another drink of water. You KNOW what happens after that! LOL. Here are some photo's from Jaxson at T-ball practice.

His T-ball metal! Good job Jaxson!

Embossing folders

There are so many new tools and design plates available now that enhase making of design cards. The embossing folders by varioius companies help make a card look elegant and more professional. Many companies are now coming out with these folders. Cherry Lynn, Mariann, Cuttlebug, Sizzex all have wonderful folders available. Spellbinders has die cuts that make cutting circles, ovals, and many other shapes so easy and look so elegant. I recently purchased the Tim Holtz Vagabond electric embossing machine and its just wonderful. While the crank machines get the job done, for me, they are difficult to work and many times I would get my knuckles slapped by a handle whiplashing back or the boards shooting out so fast they hit me and sting. With the electric machine, its just a press of a finger and the dies go thru the machine and are done. I have uploaded several of the more recent cards I have done. August is a very busy month with alot of birthdays and anniversaries.

Marianne cut and emboss folder with Heartfelt Creations stamp

Cherry Lyn die cuts

Cherry Lyn cut and emboss and butterflies

  1.  Cherry Lyn dutch doilie and butterflies and Sweet Stamps large butterfly stamp

Cuttlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders die cuts with 100Proof train stamp

Fiskers bubble embossing folder and spellbinders die cut

Cuttlebug embossing folder with Spellbinders die cut and 100 proof ship stamp

Mariann cut and emboss folder

Cherry Lyn swan cut folder and Cuttlebug embossing folder

Cuttlebug embossing folder with Martha Steward punch used on sides

and Cherry Lyn doilie cut behind cross

Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder and dove side emboss folder

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aunt Lorraine

Our family lost a great lady on August 3, 2011. John's Aunt Lorraine Backey went to her final resting place and to be with her beloved husband Wade.  For the past 10 years John went down to Florida to spend time with her, help with some small chores around the house and have fun enjoying her pool, flea markets and the wonders that Florida has to offer. They had a special bond and truly enjoyed spending time together. We will all miss her, but know she is at peace with no more suffering. She will always be with us in our hearts. Aloha Lorrie.