Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baseball And Crafty Secrets Have Been Good to Me & You!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am in Sacramento California this week at the Thunder Valley Resort for work. While I am away, I wanted to show you a layout made with the new Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and the new Play Ball Stamps (SL 44).

This is my son playing for Mt. Tabor Little League 9-10 year old All Stars. They played with heart in the Clackamas tournament. Even though they were eliminated after two games they battled the whole way. I am one proud mom!

To make this layout, I first made the heart embellishment. I inked a chipboard heart with Versa Magic Aspen Mist Ink, which I let dry throughly. I stamped the heart with the baseball stamp inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in Fired Brick. I stamped the All Star Base and the Mitt on White Card Stock with Color Box Royal Blue Ink and Fired Brick Ink, respectively which I embossed using clear embossing powder. I cut these out and layered on the heart and set aside.

One of the amazing advantages of the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD is you never run out of paper. I printed one of the papers in 8 x 8 on white card stock. I added the photo. Then I stamped the three stars from the Play Ball set with acrylic paint and Fired Brink ink over the acrylic paint when it was dried.

Finally I added the embellishment and the journaling spot, which was also inked with the Aspen Mist Color.

On Friday, I will announce the winners of both today's post and Monday's post. Today, I am giving you a chance to win the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. What do you have to do to win????? Just leave your name and a comment about why you would love to win. I will randomly select the winner on Friday July 22nd, when I get back from my business trip! Good Luck!


Cindy Gay said...

He's so handsome and you did a great job with the papers, stamping and borders.

Kathy in Idaho said...

This is a really versatile cd. I love how you have used it.

theelfqueen said...

This is great! I love the heart cut out!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. Baseball and kids is really all summer is about
I've seen so many wonderful things made off this CD I just think it is almost a must have. The inspiration is awesome.
Thanks for the fun

Anonymous said...

Wonderful layout and would love to win the cd as having it you would always have access to printing out papers and that to use in your cardmaking and scrapbooking projects...Would be wonderful to have.

starqueen said...

Hi Victoria,
What a great way to keepsake your handsome son's sports activity. Love the layout...and love Crafty Secrets beautiful papers and products!
Thanks for sharing!


Hi Victoria. I love that page of your very handsome son. I thought it was digi until I was reading about your techniques. I just really love it!!!

Michelle H. said...

Beautiful LO and love the red!!
Love all the stamping and embossing!!

Linda Beeson said...

What a great, more modern use of those neat Baseball stamps.

Vicki C said...

Love how you pulled this all together Victoria!