Monday Mailer #4

Don't you just love my hempy lion? I used hemp for his tail and for his mane. I stamped the head of the lion three times and layered each layer on pop dots with hemp on the bottom. I should have taken a close up of his little layered head. But it was already late so I stuck him in an envie and sent him off.

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, and More Mustard. Word Window punch

Lots of distressing. I just love the look of distressing and sponging. Card fold is regular size with the front folded back.

Monday Mailers 2 & 3

I finally attempted a file folder card for my second Monday Mailer. I cheated a little on the tab since I didn't have my tab punch with me, and traced around one from another card.
Ileana if you see this, I hope you know you will see these soon. Sorry for the wrong address problem.

The third Monday Mailer is a super cute idea I found while blog surfing. I used the heart from Priceless to make the shamrock and the "lucky" came from the Tre chic background stamp. I also made it easy on myself and used the layout from Cannie's Monday Mailer to me last week. I loved the Birthday Whimsy card she sent me so much. I really like how this turned out if I do say so myself!!
Old Olive, Night of Navy and More Mustard.
I am determined, Determined to do Cyndi's scrapbook challenges this weekend or during Easter Break. I'm going to catch up. I am. I am. I am. If I have to hire a maid. LOL What a joke!

No Hitter!!

I feel like screaming to the top of my lungs to the whole world so I figure this is the best way to do just that.

My son had his second start for Varsity and pitched a no-hitter tonight!! I knew he would do extremely well this year but I sure didn't expect a no-hitter. I am so proud of him!

Here's the write up in the local paper.

Here's the picture that was on the front on the Sports Page. How cool is that??

Monday Mailer #1

I am in a yahoo group with some super talented NC Stampin Up demos. I joined the Monday Mailers to make me get in the stamp room and stamp cards. Scrapbooking is too easy for me to put off. I love receiving beautiful cards in the mail. All the cards from this group are usually just wonderful. It is so nice to get pleasant things in the mail once a week! This months theme is "Anything but Flowers". I usually don't do flowers (having two boys) so that had my name all over it.

Here is the card I'm sending to Ileana Roberts this week. Hope she likes it!!

Recipe: River rock, Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa cardstock; Really Rust ink; Big Pieces and It's all Good stamp sets, plus Close to Cocoa Satin Ribbon. Techniques - paper distressing with scissors, paper piercing, and sponging.

Better late than Never?!

Cyndi's 3rd sketch.

Just haven't had time to breath.

My first attempt at sewing on a card or page. What do you think?

I used some old SU retired patterned paper.(Thanks to Beth) Close to Cocoa paper and ribbon and Coral paper. Sponged all the edges with Close to Cocoa. Jumbo outline alpha for the title. It just felt like it was missing something, so I decided to attempt the sewing. I really like how it turned out and gave the pages just that extra umph. And it was easy!!

Thanks for looking.

Cyndi's sketch challeges have definitely got me starting using the brain cells the good Lord gave me. Before doing the challenges, I would do more blog surfing and Splitcoast browsing than I did stamping. I guess since I started I feel like I need to do the next one and in a specific time period so I make myself sit down and do it!! And the best part is, I like the end result.
Here is page one. This again is for the baseball album.

I created the white/navy background with the "Game on" stamp from SU's Sporting set. The "lookalike" tickets were made using the ticket corner punch and the Sporting set. I used the Letterpress, Headline, Bold and Jumbo Outline alpabets for the title.

Wide grosgrain ribbon and narrow stitched navy ribbon create the bottom element from the sketch. The blue wide ribbon matches the Brocade Blue much better IRL.

I really struggled with a title for this page. I wanted it to say something about time to bring in the watch elements and I wanted it to have something to do with him sitting on the sideline, waiting for his turn on the mound. It took longer to find the title than to make the pages. LOL

The circle elements on the side are watch face plates I found at Scrapbook Warehouse in Tennessee.

Here's a close-up of the watch faces. I used a brad inserted from the back for the hands of the watch. Pretty brillant huh?

Here's a link to Cyndi's blog for her challenge sketch.

Heather is playing too. Her blog is "Stamp with Heather".

And last but not least, the person who introduced me to this stamping addiction.

My upline, Beth Fox

Another "Star" page

Here is another favorite of mine for this album.

Let me explain the album first. It's for my youngest son's first year playing American Legion Baseball. In most areas around here, Legion baseball is declining, mostly due to the showcase/travel ball that is becoming so popular. However, in our small community, Legion baseball is huge! We can have as many as 1000-2000+ fans on any particular night. For his first year he did exceptional. This year they are already planning a trip to Omaha, Nebraska for a tournament and to attend 3 College World Series games. We can't wait!!

Their uniform colors are Red, Navy and a Carolina blue color. So I'm making the pages for this album just Real Red, Night of Navy and Brocade Blue (the closest match).

Stamps: Headline, Big Deal, and Bold Alphabets; Print Pattern BG; Genuine Articles; and the stars are Cuttlebug dies.

Quote: Reach for the moon, If you fall you may land on a Star. Love that quote!!!
The S in star is covered chipboard. There is a tag under the bottom photo to record his win, the time and place, and his stats from the game. I just love how it turned out. And the best part, if I am remembering correctly, I did this on my own, no casing!!!!! That's huge to me.

The orange circle behind him is a sign on the outfield wall. When people look at the page they have ask if it was a sticker. LOL

Well here I am doing something I never thought I would do. Why, you ask. Well I just had to try Cyndi's sketch challenge and I felt stupid being the only one who didn't have a blog to link to. Me, the ultimate computer geek, didn't have a blog, didn't think I needed one. I still may not need one, but hopefully this will help me get off my bum and stamp once in a while. Maybe if I start doing challenges I will grow in my creative abilities.
I am very proud of my first post pages. I am trying to finish my 16 yr. olds baseball season pictures from last year before he gets started again this year!! The stars were perfect so I had to try it. I have another page I really like that I may post next. It is very close to this one.

Here is Cyndi's first challenge sketch. Here's a link to her blog post.

"A Star is Born"

Using SU's Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Real Red.
Cuttlebug Star die, chipboard letter A, clear Heidi Swapp letter outlined with Red SU marker, stickles on the large A chipboard, random patterned paper.
Stampin Up stamps: Star from Fast and Fun Notes, baseball from Just Baseball and Jumbo Outline Alphabet.

Sorry about the bad photos. These are both the same color!!!
Ok I see I hate the formatting on this blog. I'll have to work on it!

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