Thursday, October 11, 2012

Take me out to the ball game

     Whew!  It's been a busy week here on my blog huh.  A huge thank you to all of you who have visited and left me some love on my TSG blog hop cards this week.  I have one more for you later today.
     This card is for this week's "B is for......" challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I managed to get boy, baseball, and banner.  I could have went for brads too, but liked the look of the eyelets.  The image is the boy version of Tuesday's Child that can be found right here in Mo's store.
     It's a pretty clean and simple card.  I cut a circle with my Fiskars circle cutter in white and black and then added stitching to the white one to create a baseball.  Had to dirty it up with some ink too.  The sentiment is another great one from Create with TLC.  I thought it fit perfectly with his "stretch".
     So make us something with "b" things plus a Mo image and link up for your chance at winning some Mo goodness.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday--encouraging or uplifting sentiment
Incy Wincy--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Sentimental Sunday--anything goes

     Happy Thursday!

  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Awesome", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Tuesday's Child--boy", sentiment from Create with TLC
  • Ink:  Copics, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Tools:  Fiskars Circle Cutter, making Memories eyelet setter, Martha Stewart Photo Corner punch, Nestabilities Classic Ovals
  • Miscellaneous:  DMC embroidery thread, Spare parts eyelets


Boxofcolours said...

Good Morning Tracy
What a great card for a boy! I especially love the stitching on the baseball.

Mau xx said...

Hi Tracy, Well you excel again my dear friend, I love the image, and the stitching is super. Plenty of B's here to fit the theme. A brilliant Layout.
Will play along as soon as Internet gets sorted...hopefully new modem later today :o
Hugs Mau xx

NickelNook said...

Ooh...fabulous work on that baseball, my friend! Brilliant boy card! Beautiful layout! I actually can't think of any more "b" words to describe it! lol Have a happy day! :o)

heidy said...

Briliant card Tracy!
Your so clever to make that baseball,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Lisa S. said...

Wow Tracy, love the stitching on your baseball. The papers, colored image and fab sentiment come together to make this a very special card. Awesome inspiration and Happy Thursday to you. :)

CASTOWNE said...

This card is awesome beyond words. EVERY card you do is inspiring.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Tracy. I love the image and sentiment. The way you have made the baseball is so clever and very effective.

hugs Sue

KimCreate said...

Are you kidding me? That baseball is brilliant!!! and the coloring on the boy, fantastic! Beautiful card.

Audrey Pettit said...

Genius! You truly are a genius! LOVE this design! Love the laced baseball and love the fussy cut image. Wow!

Anja said...

Oh, how cool is that, Tracy! Love the baseball!
Hugs, Anja

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! Love the papers and the cute image! Of course, the sentiment is just perfect! Great design!

Jovan said...

What a WONDERFUL card...I love the papers and sentiment!

Beckie said...

Oh my, fabulous!!! Just spectacular with all elements of this card.

Be blessed, Beckie

Marlies said...

Wauw what a fantastic card Tracy! A cute digi a lovely sentiment and I love the stichting that makes a ball, a fab idea!! hugs, Marlies

Lisa M said...

Well this came together super for you! That's a terrific sentiment. I love "umph". Aweseome B card chica. :D

Tracey T said...

This is just perfect for boys/men and sports lovers everywhere! I love how you've made the baseball. Hugs, Tracey x

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card Tracy, love the details and that stitching on the ball is just inspired!
Kim x

Denise said...

Fantastic card Tracy. Super image and brilliant design. Love that sentiment.
Denise xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just amazingly beautiful, Tracy. I love the image, and it's colored and embellished just perfectly. Great job! THanks so much for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and may God bless your week with His goodness!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Pat K said...

I love this card Tracy. Great image with perfect dp's to match. hugs,xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great card for a little boy! LOVE that sentiment, too!

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card clever.. love the image of the young player, and just love the baseball, fabulous with the stitching.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Iulia said...

This is such a cool card, Tracy! And I bet it took you lots of time to Gotta try out some white outfits too:) Love the way you stitched the baseball, you're always so clever with these additions! fantastic layout, loving it!
Hugs, Iulia

Ros Crawford said...

WOW! wow wow ... This is fantastic ... that baseball is amazing and the image ... perfection!!

Jo Ann said...

What a great card. Love that Mo image and TLC sentiment. Your lay-out is fantastic with that clever ball. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!


Natali said...

Great card Tracy. So clever idea with ball die )) Love it!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fantabulous sentiment! Fantabulous baseball! Beautifully coloured image! PERFECT card! Hugs, Lesley

Bunny said...

This is lovely.. Thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck.

Caz xx IWD DT

Franz♥ said...

Too cute Tracy! Love the layout so much, perfect for this cute Mo's image and very original!

Hugs, Franz.

p.s.: see you on Pinterest :)

Pat said...

Hi Tracy!! I absolutely LOVE this card, girlfriend!! What fun papers...and that sentiment couldn't be more perfect!! Your coloring is always!! Hugs. Pat

Geri said...

Oh, Tracy...what an amazing card! That baseball is fantastic as is your image!!!

Kathleen said...

OMWord! This is simply outstanding sweetie! I totally adore that baseball, absolutely inspired!
Kat xx

Kim Bell said...

Another amazing card. Love the sewing and the card layout. Totally cool.


AnjaCardz said...

I really love everything about your card, Tracy! Absolutely perfect match of image, papers and sentiment. And the baseball is the icing of the cake! ;-)

Hugs, Anja

In paper heaven said...

Very cool card for a boy. Everything goes together so well. Saw it on MIM.