Jul 06 2010

Spellbinders/Justrite Sale and Photos of My Guys

Published by at 1:51 am under Projects in General

Hi girls, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend! We were at the beach and while it rained the entire trip, it was still very nice to get away and relax. 

I’ve placed all Spellbinders dies on sale for $16.25 and Cuttlebug dies on sale for $9.99.  All of your favorite nestibilities are marked down for one week only, supplies are limited, no rain checks, when they’re gone, they’re gone.  I have all JustRite on sale for one week as well, prices vary, discounts are 25-to-35% off. 

I now have several sets of these adorable clear stampsPergamano stamps, Prima flowers, as well as Kaisercraft pearls in stock.  All orders that come in while I’m away will be shipped on Friday as soon as I return. 

I will be travelling to Nashville with my youngest son, Daniel, this week and will be back Friday.  Daniel will be a senior in high school this coming year, we’re traveling this summer visiting college campuses. 

I’d like to share some photos of Daniel.  His high school years are flying by and soon, he to will be going to college and my nest will be empty.  Oh, how the years have flown by much faster than I have wanted them to!


Daniel is the boy on the left.  This picture was taken at one of his homecoming activities, October 2008, he’s 15 in this photo.


A little later in the evening Daniel changed his clothes.  He’s part of his class skit, he’s in the 10th grade.


The sophomore skit was a 1950’s themed skit, they were bruisers meeting up with the team’s rivals.


Their homecoming game was three days later.  Daniel has played football since 3rd grade.  He’s 6′, 195 lbs. at 15 years old. I have a telephoto lens that allows me to zoom in and get some great action shots.


Daniel was voted class prince his sophomore year.  No time to put on a suit, he escorted his princess in his football attire.


We’re skipping ahead to the following year, October 2009.  Daniel is now 16 and a junior in high school.  He decided to take a year off from football.  He took 3 AP classes, as well as 3 honors classes, and wanted to focus on his studies. Daniel was elected class president, inducted into the National Honor Society and was a Christian Ambassador, tutoring and mentoring other students, as well as performing community services in the Tampa Bay community.  He’s with his brother, Stephen, in the photo above.  We flew to Nashville for parents’ weekend at Vanderbilt.  I drug the boys to a cultural festival at Centennial Park, across the street from Vanderbilt’s campus.  The brothers are eyeing the food, I tell you these boys can put away the food. 


After much begging, I was able to get the boys to let me take some pictures, albeit grudgingly. The park has a gorgeous lake that is landscaped beautifully.


Oops, so hard to get their attention when a pretty girl walks by.


I love this photo of Stephen, he’s so happy and was teasing me terribly!  Stephen is 19, 5′ 10 1/2,” he wrestled in high school and participated in track and field. Stephen was also a member of the National Honor Society in high school, graduating at the top of his class with Honors.


This is one of my favorite photographs.  I can’t believe my guys are grown.  I ran way ahead of them and used a telephoto lens to get candid shots of them without their posing.  They’re walking across a lawn on Vanderbilt’s campus.  I wonder what Stephen’s saying to Daniel, they both look so intent.  The weekend was so sunny and gorgeous! The leaves were turning colors and dropping, I think Fall is my favorite time of the year. 


The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree .  .  . LOL.  This photo was taken outside of Stephen’s dorm while we were waiting for him to return from class.  I was flitting about all over the place taking photos and couldn’t resist this shot of my husband and Daniel.


This picture was taken of Daniel walking on Vanderbilt’s campus.  Daniel is thinking about Vanderbilt as one of his choices, we’re flying up Wednesday morning and he’s touring the campus with a guide on Thursday.  He’s already visited U/Miami and U/Florida.  We will also be visiting Emory, Wake Forest, and Davidson.  What a busy summer I’m having!  Daniel is taking another 3 AP classes and 3 Honors classes again this year, and has decided to play football his senior year. He has a tough schedule ahead of him!  His senior year is going to fly by much faster than I want it to. 

Stephen will be returning to Nashville in mid-August and starts his junior year at Vanderbilt.  He’s studying civil engineering and plans to go on to architecture school. We’re so proud of him, he’s working hard and has maintained Dean’s List every semester.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I promise once things slow down, I’ll be back to posting some designs!

Paper Hugs,


30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Spellbinders/Justrite Sale and Photos of My Guys”

  1. Kittie says:

    Your boys are both so handsome, Jerri! You have such a wonderful family. I’m sure you will miss them when they are both off to school but just think of all the time you can spend with your hubby! : )

  2. ValerieC says:

    You can tell your very proud of your boys and should be!!!!!

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    Great pictures Jerri. You have very handsome men in your life. I know you love spending time with them! Have fun in TN.

  4. cepet says:

    Fabulous pictures! You have some very handsome young men (is it me or does your youngest look just a bit like a young Richard Gere?) Enjoy your time together!

  5. denise (peanutbee) says:

    I’ll echo everyone else….Stephen and Daniel are very handsome guys. Sorry to hear about the rain but glad you had some relaxing time away. 🙂

  6. Karen Baker says:

    My goodness! What a family to be proud of. Looks like you are just as talented at mothering as you are at art.

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    Handsome sons Jerri…precious blessings for you and your husband!

  8. Sandy Knecht says:

    Your son is so handsome. Of course, he gets his looks from his parents! The girls must be swooning over him. Handsome, smart and such a responsible young man; what a combination. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Sheri says:

    WOW! You must be extremely proud of both of them. Bet they have to beat the girls off with a stick! Handsome dudes 🙂

  10. Velta says:

    Jerri ~ I can tell, I can see, I can know…why you are sooo proud of these men in your life…and yes, you are right, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…they both look a lot like your handsome DH 🙂 However, I can see you also in these good looking boys! Thank you for sharing your family with us…You are truly blessed and it makes me smile 🙂

  11. Clare Curcio in Nashville says:

    Hi, Jerri! I wish you had time to stop by and help me organize my craft room! Vanderbilt is a wonderful school, and I have been treated well by the doctors there. My little grandson was born there. I’m sure whatever school your boys chose will be good. You have some good-lookin’ boys there! Take care, and safe travels!

  12. Sandy in NH says:


  13. Robbie says:

    You have great looking boys. I know you are proud of their accomplishments!!

  14. Jessica says:

    I know you must be so proud. I have two boys that are both in their 40’s (almost). No I’m not that old, I swear! lol I’m very proud of the wonderful men they became. And the best thing… they both have chosen wonderful women to share their lives with, I love them both!

  15. Jerri thanks for the little glimpse into family. The boys handsome and I can tell you are a proud and great mom! Way to go for raising such fabulous boys!

  16. Cathy Hughes says:

    Jerri, what a wonderful family…you must be so proud! We are “empty nesting” also but, waiting for our daughter’s first child to be born.


  17. Thelma says:

    Such handsome boys, Jerri, I’m sure they have a flock of girls following them everywhere. Yes, it’s sad in a way when the kids leave home. I just wish mine were closer to us so we could see the grandboys (three of them) more often.

  18. Shawna says:

    You have a couple of heart breakers there Jerri! My, what handsome young men! They grow up so fast, don’t they? thank you so much for sharing your photos.

  19. WOW…..what a handsome family you have there, Jerri!! Every word you shared with us has PRIDE tucked in amongst the spelling. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful family photos.

  20. sandra says:

    wow! Sounds like a sweatheart – have I got the girl for him! lol!

  21. Barbara Riefner says:

    Wow- what good looking boys!!! I can see you are a proud Mama, as well you should be!!! It is hard when they leave the nest, but your boys seem very responsible, so they will be fine. Enjoy your summer with them.

  22. Sue K (Australia) says:

    Hi Jerri, Yes – what a lovely (and handsome) family you have – and one that seems very happy and accomplished – and its nice to see you are so proud. Hope you have a safe time travelling around. Have enjoyed seeing some of your life over there recently (your stunning roses etc last week). Have a great day everyone. x

  23. Pinky says:

    Jerri, your boys are so handsome and definitely favor their dad…LOL!

    I am in Miss. right now and will be in Florida while you are in Tenn. this weekend. We are taking Logan back to his mom. Have fun, gf!

  24. Pam says:

    Oh Jerri……..your sons are “Hunks” and hey, your DH is too!!! I too am the Mom of two grown sons and two wonderful grandsons, ages 8 and 5!

  25. Doris Cammorto says:

    Hi Jerri, Must be nice to be surrouned by handsome men…LOL!
    Enjoy your time and thanks for sharing.

  26. You have so many reasons to be proud of your boys, Jerri. Well rounded, handsome, and they sound like good guys to know. Thanks so much for letting us get to know them better. Your youngest may be leaving the nest, but the years ahead with your husband will be some of the best yet.

  27. Becca Feeken says:

    Oh Jerri, what handsome young men!! After hearing you mention them, it’s so good to actually see them. It’s obvious that they are your world. I hope you are having a wonderful family time and look forward to seeing your creations when you are back your studio. Be well and safe on your travels, friend!!

  28. Oh Jerri! Thank you for sharing your absolutely handsome, gorgeous hunky family with us!! Mama has a right to be proud!

  29. jane booth says:


    You certainly do have good looking boys!!! They did not make them like that when I was that age! My oldest is 16, and she looks so much older than I did when I was her age! I have 4, ages 8-16 and have mixed emotions about them growing up so fast…I am dreading the difficulty I expect when my first heads off to college, but by the time my youngest gets there I will probably be ready to rest for a little while (lol!) considering I will be 60!

  30. Janine says:

    Great pics Jerri!!

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