Monday, June 4, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Feels like forever since I blogged & shared a project with you all! Blogger sure has changed, not sure I'm liking it, but will see, as Gilby & I hope to blog & share our projects more often now that things have quieted down a bit.

My youngest just finished his Junior year about a week ago & I couldn't be happier to have him home for the summer, just wish I didn't have to share him & we could have the whole summer together! 

He had a very tough year from the classes he took, sports, family issues & the loss of one of his best friends, but he managed to get through incredibly well. They have an Awards Ceremony at the end of every school year & the parents are notified by e-mail when their son's receive an award, but they don't tell you what the award is for & the boys don't know ahead of time if they are getting one or not. I'm sooo proud to say that he got an award & scholarship $ for next years tuition for having the 3rd highest GPA of the Junior Class!!! I
was soooo excited when they called out his name, I gave a "woot, woot" before I was technically supposed to clap, lol. I couldn't contain myself I teared up & was grinning at the same time, Brandon has always been smart & gotten good grades, but this was extra special this year. Maybe because of the tough year he had or maybe because his mom (me) did not do well in school at all, mostly because I skipped! Shhh, don't tell him!

It's hard to believe that next year he will be a Senior & the college search begins (thank goodness he doesn't want to go in the service like his brother did or go to a Military College)!Man oh man where did all the time go? I don't like it though, not at all, call me selfish, but I want more time with him as a kid! The past 4 years have been really hard, it's like he's already in college. Not being able to spend everyday or every week or even every month with him & then we he is able to come home, having to split that time between between his dad & it's really hard for me.
I guess there is a trade off though because he has turned into such a wonderful young man, & I know that his future holds so much promise!

I wanted to share a few pictures of him at a LAX game we got to go to, The Mother's Day Parade & The Awards Ceremony. Should have brought my camera rather than using my phone, as I'm sure they would have turned out better. Then I'll get to his annual end of the school year card I made.
This one was shot by one of the other mother's
This one is hard to see, he's the one to the right with the white hat holding the Company Flag, which has a B on it for Bravo (the Company he was in).

I did have some pictures of me with him, but I look horrible & I'm pretty self conscious about sharing pictures of myself.

Okay, so finally on to his card, as part of the title of this post I put RAK, well that is because of Miss Regina Easter  (her blog) from The Cutting Cafe'  or you can click on her blinkie to the left side of this page (her website where she designs wonderful SVG's, etc)! She was sooo kind to design the card for me, as I was in a time crunch & I knew welding the letters together to make the shape of the card would take me forever, so I asked Regina & she quickly & kindly said yes! I can't thank you enough Regina! Oh & btw, he loved it!
I used my Cameo & MTC software to cut out the base & letters of the card created by the oh so Fab Miss Regina. Everything else was cut with the Cameo from the Silhouette shop or from MTC except for the Football, Lacrosse Stick & the word "Junior", those were all stickers I had on hand from other years, oh & I colored a toothpick to make the flag (almost an exact As I said before, he loved it, which made me very happy!

I know, a 17 yr old jock who loves his mom's cards & thinks she should work for is a "Good a Really Good Thing"!  :-)

Gilby & I love comments...his little tail just wags away when he sees me smile!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ooooooooooooooooo la la la la...i love it girl...hum I will have to keep you in mind when I start offering custom word shapes....LOVE IT

  2. Hi Wendy:) You should be a proud mama, handsome young man!!! WOW! Wendy your project is AMAZING and so nice of Regina to help:) Enjoy the rest of your evening!!


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