Monday, September 17, 2012

sizzix plates...

Someone posted in a group that I am in on FB about their Sizzix plates. She was asking about the plates leaving marks on her cardstocks she was cutting. Well, let me tell you from experience, this happens with worn out plates that need replaced. 
I have been using these same plates for about....ummmm....I am going to guess about 4 or 5 years maybe. Hard to remember exactly but the were the original ones I had with my first Big Shot. It then got the Bog Shot Express and now have the Vagabond, so they have seen their better days but thought I would share what they look like....and yes, I still use them but I think when I emboss I will use a new plate for that side so I don't get all of the wrinkles in my cardstock. 

This is one side.....hahaha!!

 The flip side....
(and the black? yeah, it is ground in cardstock!)

And the reason for the 5 hour energy sitting on the corner? So you can see how wrapped they are!!
hahahahahaha.....But I still use them!
What do you think? time to replace them yet? 
I think they are still good for awhile (and yes, I have new ones I just think I can still use these...)

Happy Scrappin'
....Sharon :o)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Komen walk...

Two of my sister, Carol and Sandy, walk in the Susan G. Komen's "Race for the Cure" every year in Toledo, Ohio. They dress identically when they go on this walk. Over the last year, I learned how to make scarves and was walking through a store and saw the prettiest pink yarn. The shades of pink and white exactly matched their outfits! I snapped some up and made them some scarves to wear this year!! When I told my Mom, she expressed her desire to have one, also, so I got the knitting needles flying and made 3 of them. 
They were so excited when I gave them to them!! I told them since I can't walk due to my knee replacement, I definitely wanted some pictures of them all dressed up and ready to go!!

Here they are with their scarves....

You can see more information about that HERE if you are interested in this, or any other walk or run.

Until later.....Sharon :o)