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

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