Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mojo Monday 413 for National Stamping Month

One of my grandsons will be 11 this month. I stayed with him and his three siblings this summer while they were out of school. Almost every day I took them to the nearby community center to play basketball, then to swim.  In the evenings, the soon-to-be-11-year-old played baseball. He became a pitcher this year and his team was undefeated. Before the summer was over, his 13-year-old brother began soccer practice for his junior high school team. Interestingly, the coach also let this younger brother practice with the team even though he was only going into 5th grade. This has happened every year with every sport because he's one of those kids that's truly athletically gifted in any sport he plays. I hope this card will remind him of all the sports fun we had this summer!

That became my inspiration for my Mojo Monday card this week. The color dare at Color My Heart this week was perfect for these sports images: Kraft, Pacifica, Sweet Lear, Black, and Colonial White.

 The Mojo Monday card is for a tall and skinny card. I rotated the design 90 degrees. I also used a little math to make my card with the same proportions as theirs, but longer - 6 1/2 " x 4 1/8" so it would fit in my longer envelopes.

I used the same Pacifica paper* for the background from a retired CTMH Adventure Fundamentals paper pack, but I cut it into two strips and used the mat printed side on the bottom and the glossy side on top. I've highlighted the glossy pattern on top so you can see it.

I stamped the sentiment with Black and Pacifica inks. I love the bold handwritten look of the word "Happy." Details about the stamp sets are below. (The stars are recently retired CTMH.) The grass and each of the balls were cut using the Cricut CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  I sponged a little "grass stain" on the baseball with Sweet Leaf so it would show up better against the Colonial White panel behind it. Here's the Design Space cut file if you're interested:

 I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Color My Heart Color Dare #157
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party - Just for Kids
Deep Ocean Challenge #111 - For the Boys
Mojo Monday #413 sketch 
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #119- Remembering Summer

Because this is National Stamping Month, CTMH has a three stamp special, designed for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. My sentiment came from the first two stamp sets on the left:

Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD—a savings of $6.90 USD! 

You can find these and other Close to My Heart products HERE on my website.

* Pacifica paper from Adventure Fundamentals is now available with a different pattern than the one shown.
 Thank you for visiting! May God bless your crafting and giving so you may bless others!


Sue Reynolds said...

While viewing Color Dare challenges...I like the design of your card and I liked the way you used the glossy side of Paper Fundamentals and highlighted; but can I ask what you used to highlight? I love the Paper Fundamentals...I use for a lot of my color challenges and now with the new smaller designs I'll probably use it more. Good luck in your challenge.

Catherine Nowak said...

Love this card!!! Ia in such a need for boy birthday cards and this one is fantastic. I may just have to case this one. Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with color my heart.

Donna said...

What a great card! Love how you reversed the fundamentals paper for a border at the bottom of the card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How fun! Love your take on the sketch with the fun sports balls. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Michele said...

I love your sense of summer and sports. great card! thank you for playing along with our "remembering summer" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 119, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Fun sports themed card you created ! Love the design ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
Mayra DTM