Friday, July 11, 2014

Let's all... PLAY BALL!

Hi all and happy Friday -- can you believe it's the weekend already? We are off to the state softball tourney for my daughter and so..... my card today is VERY appropriate! In just a few days my darling daughter will be 11. So to celebrate, I decided to honor her special day with a softball theme thanks to Power Poppy's Play Ball stamp set! ;-)

It's funny.... until this year, I didn't know girls who played fastpitch had a different colored ball. I thought softballs were all the same. I mean, when I played, they just looked like an oversized baseball. Not so..... they are all BRIGHT YELLOW! See?

Since I didn't have a fluorescent yellow Copic -- I chose a more sunny shade and made that yellow just my theme all the way through. I stamped the main image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored up my image with a mix of neutral shades. I would share but honestly I think I used almost every brown I own! E31, E23, E25, E27, W00, W01, W03, E40, E42, and E50 just to name a few! The reds were R20, R24, and R27. The yellows were Y00, Y02, Y06 and Y08.

Here's a close up....

The paper is all BasicGrey with the exception of the strip of red decorative paper that came from my scrap bin. Add a little paper piercing, some decorative flags and a wood button threaded with twine.

And for the inside, I created my sentiment with the little pennant banner in the set. Love that!

And that, my friends, is it! I have a couple fun things to share before I go. First up, did you see Power Poppy's Peeps of the Week challenge? Each week, new talent is chosen to grace the Pinterest Power Poppy Peeps board (basically, a customer appreciation gallery). All you have to do is make a card -- any theme and any design - and upload it over on the Power Poppy blog! One lucky entrant will be chosen each month for a free stamp set -- FUN! So, check it out here! 

And, while you're hopping, be sure to stop on by and say "hi" to some of the other fine members of the Bloom Brigade! They have some eye candy to show off today! ;-)

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber >>> you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me! Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all back here soon!


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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a fun card! And congrats on your daughter's going to the state tournament! I used to play softball...but slow pitch! Loved it! I just love this too, with the yellow ball and all! Enjoy the weekend, and thanks again for sharing more inspiration! Hugs!

Ann said...

Great card! Good luck at the tournament!

Marcella Hawley said...

Girrrrrl!! This is definitely a dynamite spin on that set - I love it so much! Hope Ellie and her whole team of big ol' neon fast-pitching ladies have an awesome tournament this weekend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Good luck this weekend girlie! I am sure they will do wonderful.
This is super COOL! I adore the idea of the bright ball as the back drop and the threads on the inside! This is so cool!

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely PERFECT for your daughter!! And YES - I played softball/fastpitch on and off for about 30yrs and we used a yellow ball too!! Your card is just amazing and goodluck for the tournie!

Leslie Miller said...

Another awesome card with this way cute set! Love how you went with the yellow. Wishing the girls much luck this weekend, and happy upcoming birthday to Ellie!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I know Ellie is going to rock her tournament, just like her mom ROCKED this card!! LOVE the red/yellow combo, and I feel all the love and encouragement that went into this baby!! Wishing you guys all the best this weekend!! (HUGS)

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is fantastic, Julie! Absolutely perfect for your sweet girl! I hope Ellie's tournament was just awesome!!!

Dawn B. said...

My son always says that the girls have a major advantage with a bright yellow large ball. Easier to see than a small white one. This is awesome. Hope you had a great weekend.

Allison Cope said...

Wow Julie! You sure hit this one outta the park girl!!! It's amazing! Every time I look at it again, I see something more I love! Pure awesomeness! Hope your DD had a wonderful birthday!