SSC #203 Home Run #2

Homerun Birthday Card

I made this card using Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #203,   http://www.stamping411.blogspot.com/.  I used the Home Run set, and made a birthday card for the nine-year old boy across the street.  The colors were SU Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, and Ballet Blue (retired).  I stamped the baseball and masked it with a cut out from a post it note, and then I stamped off Home Run in Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point.  I used the paper piercing tool to outline the card and insert, and then outlined with a white gel pen to hopefully look like stitching.  The SU grid paper really help make the dots uniform, although my cat lying on my desk did not help keeping them straight since she was blocking my Ottlite.  The Happy Birthday is stamped on a decorative label punch, punch in half a second time. Someone did this last week and I thought that was really cleaver, especially if you want a smaller label.  Since I am not a demonstrator my punches are more limited, and I have to make every one count.  The final touch is the Red Ridinghood Grosgrain Ribbon.

This has been a busy week once again.  I went to the Stamp Out Breast Cancer event yesterday with Lee Conrey and had hoped to finish my projects last night.  However, I forgot I volunteered to make my mother 6 cards for a garden club installation, and type the description of the officers in the card.  I did get that project finished, and unfortunately I did not take any pictures, but my mother loved them and I will probably make another sample in a few days.  I used the Fun Flowers Die (if you do not have this die- you must get it) and Paisley Petals Green paper, and they came together so fast.  My mother is a hoot however, initially she wanted me to cut out the officer descriptions from a book which looked like it had been typed in 1950 and paste them onto cardstock.  I told her no way was I putting those on good cardstock, so I retyped the descriptions in MDS, and printed them to go inside a card for each officer.

My 15 year has a serious eye infection which resulted in an over the top weekend.  Her infection is so serious the ophthalmologist had us come in for a Saturday and Sunday appointment, and she has to use medication every 1/2 hour.  If you live in Jacksonville and need an eye specialist Dr. Timothy Schneider is your man. I do not know if I have ever had a more compassionate physician.

On a happy note, my twin seven-year old daughters won the eight and under division for softball, and played for the region championship today- they came in second, however, I missed the games because of the eye doctor visits.  They had a great experience.

Thanks for letting me share.  I hope all the demonstrators going to Alaska with SU have a safe and wonderful trip.

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