Monday, July 16, 2012

Little League All Stars & Stretch Your Stamps: Day 5


This past week has been a super busy yet very exciting week for us!  Ryan was in his final Little League All Star Tournament and Pat was his head coach along with Doug, his normal assistant and Steve, a great friend and rival from our another Loveland team.  This team consistent of boys from four teams in the 13/14 year old league.  And man oh man did these boys play hard!  They lost their first game, won five straight to make it to the tournament championship and lost in the championship, but they had a blast...and all the families of the boys did too!  So hats off to these boys for a job well done!  This is the furthest a team from our community has ever made it in the All Star tournament.  We are swelling with pride!  And here's Ryan's tweet from last night to his teammates, "I'm going to miss this.  This was the last game my dad will coach me in."  Oh Ryan, your dad will miss this too!  But he's here for you ready to keep on coaching you in the game of life. 


Now...onto a couple of cards!  Yesterday, I went out of order (yes unbelievable for a Type A person like me that needs to go in order) and posted cards inspired by Day 6. Today...I'm back with Day 5 which is to stretch how you used your sentiment stamps.  My first card is this one using the fabulous Inspired by Audrey set from The Craft's Meow.  This set has the Thinking of You sentiment separated from the other sentiment, "know that you are never alone.  I am here for you."  Love the ability to ink it up in different colors.  And...this could also go in the day four gallery for using geometric stamps.  I used the medallion from this set to create a grid and then added the small flower stamp in blue.  I'm still in love with this set!

My second card using sentiments in a completely different way. I love to stamp the sentiment and then stamp off to stretch the colors of my ink pads.  This is going off to a friend who has some very exciting news that she'll be sharing soon!  It uses The Craft's Meow Dads and Grads set. I'll also be entering this in the Moxie Fab's Stamp It Congrats Challenge!

I hope you enjoy both these cards!  Have a fabulous Monday!

15 comments:

  1. Ryan is such a sweet and grateful kid! :) Your cards are beautiful Lynn. Love the creativity of the second...brilliant!

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  2. Congrats to Ryan and his team/Dad! What an exciting season! And your cards are fabulous, Lynn! Really lovin' all that stamping! Yum!

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  3. Congratulations to the boys for making it so far, what an accomplishment! Both fantastic cards Lynn, you are doing great things with that class.

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  4. Such an spectacular background on the first card!!! So beautiful!

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  5. The stamping off looks great on the second! The first one is gorgeous! Yes, survived it! ;) And the only kid who threw up from too much pizza was mine. Not sure if that was a good or bad thing, LOL! ;D

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  6. huge congrats to Ryan, Pat and the whole gang! All winners in so many other ways! LOVE that congrats card and the way the sentiment is at right angles and stamped off...a stunner for sure!

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  7. What an exciting season, congrats to Ryan and Dad! I love that Inspired by Audrey set too, just wonderful to see how you used it - gorgeous! Great way to use the sentiment on that congrats card too. Thanks for sharing what you're learning!

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  8. LOVE the geometric pattern you created with the pearl centers! FAB card! Also love the congrats and your stamping off technique!

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  9. Wow! That first card is so gorgeous, Lynn! I love the pattern you created and those wonderful soft colors! Your second card is just plain FUN!! Love it!

    Tell Ryan congrats on a fabulous season! :)

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  10. Sounds like a fab season for the boys!

    I've been really enjoying your class cards...thanks so much for posting them!!

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  11. the top card is so soft and elegant looking. very pretty and the second one is just fun with the way you used the sentiments. Amazing.

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  12. Big congrats to Ryan and his team for making it to the Championship! Whoop whoop! What a way to end his Little League career!! :)

    Loving your cards today especially the first one and that gorgeous pattern you stamped. :)

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  13. Congratulations to Ryan!

    Sigh, if I had all the money in the world and could start my own company you would be the first person I'd ask to be on my design team-not that you have enough to full your plate already! Your stamping is impeccable. Your color choices are amazing. The overall design on both of these cards just rocks.

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  14. Exquisite stamping Lynn... that first card is a masterpiece :0) Love the grad card too, the secon generation stamping really adds some dimension :0)

    Congrats to Ryan, what a way to end the season :0)
    Jenny x

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  15. Hey Lynn! Thanks for linking this up to the Congratulations Card Challenge in Stamp It! Cards Week for the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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