Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Base Hit!

My little guy, Collin, is playing his first season of baseball.  We skip t-balls and start in first grade when it is a combination of coach and dad pitch.  Collin hasn't had too many hits this year, but he had one last night and his teammates had enough hits that he made it all the way home.  Here he is running towards first base!  And I love this one when he is on second watching his teammate at bat.
Their team plays for the tournament championship tomorrow night.  A great season win or lose!

Now onto my card!
I loved the challenge this week at Cas-ual Friday's.  I chose the tic-tac-toe row of buttons, flowers and twine.  When I made the card, I first stamped the background with the Hero Arts Envelope Stamp and then slightly inked the edges. I then colored the Hero Arts Garden Bouquet with my Stampin' Up markers.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment on the tag and adhered it along with the button and twine. 

27 comments:

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! Did you ink up the flowers with markers? The background is awesome too - nice inking on the edges.

Collin looks so serious while he waits on base - too cute! :)

Arlene said...

Wow, this is delicate and beautiful! Really love this card! :)

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Kim H. said...

I had to leave a comment! I love all your cards - you are just so talented. But this card... wow... this one was so beautiful. I loved it.

Kim H. said...

P.S. what is the name of the hero arts stamp set? Thanks!

Lynn said...

beautiful card...reminds me of pressed flowers.

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my word, that card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Looks just like something you would buy in the store. Great job. This weekend is our championship game - I have a little one that starts T-ball next year. It sure does keep us busy, but we love it! ;) Tell Collin great job on getting a hit.

Maureen said...

I love his concentratration and I hope I can see a game in person! Just gorgeous flowers and I love the inking along the sides, gives it a real vintage look :). Can't wait till Friday!!

Barb said...

Awww, tell him congratulations! Love his concentration! Your card is so pretty with the red! Love it!

AnitaRex said...

WOW Fantastic use of the tic tac toe! So love your card! :> And your little boy is such a sweetie looks like so much fun to take him to games!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! Those flowers are GORGEOUS, Lynn! Beautiful card! LOVE the embossed background! And LOVE the pics of your cutie!

Kary said...

Love your card!!! It's beautiful!

Michele Gross said...

So pretty! I love the simple elements you've used and the wonderful colors to make this card awesome. I'm glad you enjoyed the tic tac toe, its been fun for us too :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

I love this, Lynn! I've added it to my Cards I Love pinboard in Pinterest... I just love how the inking creates a natural border, the burst of color from the flowers and how you used your double-ended banner with the button and twine! Fab!!
Is that patterned paper or did you stamp that fabric-looking background?

Jill W. said...

Way to go, Collin!
Please share how you colored your ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL card. It is a stunner!

Jay Gee said...

Yes please Lynn, share how you coloured this! It is a beautiful card.

Aimes said...

Yay, Collin! Here's hoping he has a super game tomorrow night too :D
Lynn, your card is gorgeous! Those flowers are beautiful; did you use markers on the stamp?
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to your little man, that sure looks like some concentration on his face! Gorgeous card, I love the pops of color! Oh, and Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

oooo this is just stunning Lynne, I love the sweet bouquet :)
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

Sweet photos of Collin and a gorgeous card! I love the stamps and colours!

Tenia Nelson said...

Beautiful card and adorable kiddos!!! tfs!!

Tiffany said...

Aw...such precious photos, Lynn! Love your wonderful inking on the flower stamp!

Virginia L. said...

Utterly delightful, Lynn! I really love how you use the flower stamp with the envy BG stamp! Love seeing the your little boy's photos!! They are precious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my goodness!! Can this be more beautiful? I think NOT! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again and share more of your beautiful work!

Kryssi said...

I love this, amazing and gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow this is stunning!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Andrea M said...

WOW Lynn! This is STUNNING!!! Well deserved win over at CAS-ual Fridays! That background stamp is GORGEOUS! Must visit the Hero Arts website ;) Love that you used markers to color your flowers - beautiful!

lostinpaper said...

Totally gorgeous! Congrats on your VIP!! Well deserved.