Monday, April 30, 2007

Announcement for J.J.

This is JJ, that's at least his nickname. He is
my Great Nephew. Isn't he a cutie!! He was born on March 18. I made 40 of these cards for my niece as announcements. The bear image is from Stampin' Up set "Bundle of Joy".

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Glacier National Park

We have so much fun every summer when we visit
Glacier National Park. The Going to the Sun Road has so many sights and sounds. Now the kids are older and it's much easier to go hiking and do other activities. If you ever get a chance, you need to visit.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Card for Our Troops

I have a very good friend that I just found out is doing his second tour in Iraq.
It makes the issue a little closer to home than before. I hope that he comes
home safe and sound, and I thank him and all the other troops, and their families
for their daily sacrifices. May God Bless America and our Troops!
I paper pieced this card, and the stars are from Stampin' Up retired set Button, Button.
The sentiment is by Studio G (Hampton Arts), and the ink to age the card is Tim Holtz.

Friday, April 27, 2007

I've been tagged.....

Shuggy, tagged me and wants me to list 7 things about myself someone might not know.
Here goes:

1. I was my High School Mascot, Elwood the Eagle, Duchesne Utah 1988.
2. I loved the movie, Smokey and the Bandit, while a kid. So much so, I wanted
to become a trucker, and have a basset hound named, Fred.
3. My DH and I knew each other for 2 weeks when we moved in together, and 17
years later, he's still my best friend.
4. I took rollar skating lessons as a teenager, and can do flips while on rollar skates.
Although, I rarely do that at my age now.
5. I have a fear of heights, I can't even be watching a movie or TV and see the view from a cliff or building without it making me sick. But flying has no effect on me.
6. I was a Future Farmer of America for 4 years, and Vice President of my Chapter while in High school.
7. I have never seen the ocean.

Now I have to tag someone, let see, how about
Pam (smileycollector). She might be the only one Angie didn't get.

What an exciting game we had.....

Yesterday we played C. Falls, and just as expected they gave us a good game. Their JV did a heck of a job, defensively and offensively. We were down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th innning, and my daughter came in from 1st on a single hit by Staci, our freshman shortstop.

My daughter got on base by the way she hates the most, a walk, but she ended up being the winning run across the plate, so she was pumped about that. She went 3 for 4 at the plate, and made some great plays in center to get some outs for the team. Her on base percentage right now is .694, and her hitting average is .500. Not bad for a sophmore, who has played since she was 9 years old. The card I made last year, the pp is Karen Foster. The alphabet are stickers, I cut out sections of the pp to make the yellow come through, and the yellow brad has stitches added for the ball detail.
Now I have to wait until tuesday for another game, sniff! But we play Frenchtown, who is our only loss on the season. Go Lady Pirates!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Another softball day.....

I know, I'm crazy for softball. I just love the game. We play C.Falls today, and our last game was pretty close, so it will be a good day. Our weather is going to be in the 70's today, so that is also wonderful. This is a book I made for publication and personal use. I am tracking my daughters progress for college in it. The paper and stickers are Karen Foster. I wish more companies would do softball in the right colors, not just in baseball colors.
Just my gripe! The charms and hardware are Making Memories. Alpha are punchies. My daughter is still having a great games. No home run yet, but she leads her team in RBI's, so that is also a good thing. I am always reminding her that coaches want baserunners, not just big hits. Her defense is great also, she plays centerfield. Go Lady Pirates!! Still undefeated.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Big Day!

What a busy day this is going to be. It's my DH's 42nd birthday, and he's grumbling about being old. Although he is in great shape physically. And what a better way to celebrate than watch our daughter play softball. Maybe she'll give him a homerun for his birthday.

Friday, April 20, 2007

One of a Kind

Made this card for publication, but unfortunately it wasn't picked up. I thought sharing it with you all, might be even better. The pp is from DCWV, and I added small square to it. the stitching is from Sassafras lass Stamps- Stitched Borders. I made the middle flower out of fiber and ribbon, and an old button from my stash. The other flower buds are paperclips. There was no sewing for the belt and buckle, only used sticky tape. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Softball on my mind........

It is the season after all, well spring season that is. I can't wait for summer ball. Maybe then my daughter will face a challenging team. We played yesterday in Libby, and again we won 17-0.

Don't get me wrong, I'll take a win anyday, but I like the ones that come after a close game.

Anyway, let's hope we have a great game with Flathead next week.

This picture is from Summer Nationals in Newberg, Oregon. This hit ended up a triple that put my daughter on third, and then the next pitch was a over throw, my daughter stoled home and won the game for us, moving us into final games.

cards for some friends

Here are 2 cards I made for some friends. The pp is Basic Grey, and is called Chloe.
The stamps are by Studio G from Michaels.
I hope they get them soon. I really love these pp, and the colors.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Montana Moose

This Moose stamp was sent to me by a good friend, and so I am making some great cards out of it. This pp is so cool, and fits the card so well.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Softball Weekend

We had a game on friday against the wildcats, we won 10-6. And my daughter had 4 at bats, 2 doubles, 1 single and 2 RBI's. Then on saturday we had a double header against Corvalis and Hamilton. We beat Hamilton 25-1 (Yikes), my daughter had 5 at bats, 3 singles, and 2 RBI's.

The score against Corvalis was another slaughter by us, 22-0, my daughter went 5 for 5 at bat, which included 3 singles, 1 double, 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 4 stolen bases. So over all we beat the teams pretty well. The batting from all the girls is finally coming around and they are killing the ball. We play Libby this Tuesday, and finally they are a good team that will challenge our girls defensively.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Card for my Friend, Shuggy.

My friend and shack sistah, Shuggy has a very important visit today. This card is for her, with wishes of good news.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It's a softball day

I truly enjoy each day there is a game. Today we have a double-header against the eagles. Last year when we played them, Charlee had a great game. Hope she has stellar day today, and the weather is nice and sunny.

Go Lady Pirates!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Another Bella

You can never have too many Bella's in your day. Here is another Bella for your enjoyment. All patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. Square metal alphas and silver square brads are Making Memories. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up set Birthday Best.

Bella for a Day!

Bella's are simply some of the cutest images on the market. I colored her with Stampin' Up water color pencils and blender pens. The frame was made with a frisker cutter and template. The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Joann's. All the pp is Miss. Elizabeths.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! May you have many blessings this day and through out the year.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up So Very, and Rough Edges Alphabet.

Bunny is from Stampin' Up set Bitty Bolds.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

A Blast from the Past

Here are some altered items I created awhile back for a swap with "The Scrap Addicts".
I took the puzzle pieces and painted them, then crackled them. The images are from Stampin' Up wheel "Great Outdoors", the embellishments are from Jesse James.

Thanks Shuggy!!

I now have a great banner, thanks to Angie (Shuggy). She is truly a cherished cyber friend, and fellow Shack Sistah! Since I live in such a beautiful state, of course, this picture is from Montana. Hope you all enjoy coming back again and again to my little spot on the web.