Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Saturday, August 17, 2013

cricut saturday Welcome to I am More Than a Mother and Cricutlicious Saturday.  Today's blog post is being sponsored by our friends at!

As some of you may know, my son Dalton is proudly serving in the U.S. Navy.  One of the many sacrifices he makes is being away from his family.  This is difficult for me, especially during the holidays.  It has been comforting to know that for the past several years there have been many different individuals and families that have taken him in and have made sure that he was not alone during these times.

As our way of paying it forward, my family decided that we would like to be a host family to young men who find themselves in a similar situation, that being away from home and in need of a place to stay.  For the past two summers we have been a host family to either one or two graduating seniors who are leaving home for the first time to play summer baseball prior to starting their college baseball careers.

This experience has been a true blessing for our family.  I know as I give my time and love for the young men who stay with us, there is someone nearly 3,000 miles away who has done the same thing for our son.  

The canvas that I created today holds a picture of this years North County Indians.  This is the Semi Pro baseball team that I not only had the pleasure of working for this summer, but the team that our two host sons, Alec and Nick, played for.

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The canvas came to life with NAVY blue paint to cover the bland white background.  Using the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge, the baseball glove was made to hold the team photo.  It was inked to give the glove that worn in look.  Playball was also cut from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge, as was the batter.  You can see that inking the edges of the batter really helps define the image.  The black ink sets off the shoes and the batting helmet, while the red defines the belt.

While there are any number of font cartridges made by Cricut, on this canvas the Robotz Cricut cartridge was used to cut the "2013".     

As you can see, it is easy to keep your memories alive on a canvas by using your Cricut and your imagination.  The possibilities are endless.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email at cindy womack @ charter . net (no spaces)

Best of luck Alec as you head back to school and begin your college career.  We can't wait to watch you play ball in the spring.

I have a busy day today.  As you know by now...
I am More Than a Mother.

Until next time.


  1. This is just fabulous Cindy! I just loved reading how this all came about to! Wonderful thing you are doing!!!

  2. Very Creative! Love the use of the canvas.

  3. You do a wonderful thing for these young men. Your are truly a blessing to their parents.

    I love the layout. I think I may have to scraplift for my grandchildren ball photos. I have four that have played and/ or now play. :)