Friday, November 7, 2014

Wanna Sketch All Star Birthday

Hello Friends~

Well, my little guy needed a birthday card for a friend...his poor mama is seriously struggling creatively.  Not sure I am happy with the end result.  Normally, paper crafting is my therapy, but right now, I am just in a place where that isn't even helping, but I know I'll get there....just need some time. 

I feel sad for my little man. His birthday is Monday, and I am not sure his own mama will be able to get a chance to make him a card. Pretty sad. Actually, he doesn't really care as long as his friends have cards. 

Now, I know you didn't come here for this gloom and doom, but it explains my lack of posting and blog hopping lately. I am not normally in a funk, but I have good reason, and a lot on my plate on top of it all, but it all works out and will all fall into place. Just have to find my new balance. :-)

Here is my card...I had some input from the short stack. He requested three different shades of blue for the stamped numbers. I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink for the Navy, and I wasn't happy at first, but I think it's growing on me.

I started with a Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which I added my patterned paper.  I took a strip of navy cardstock and added to the lower  portion of the card front topping with a star die-cut border.  Next I added the stamped background adding a die-cut baseball player which was cut using my cameo from a file purchased in the Silhouette store. To add dimension, I cut the image first using chipboard and then cardstock and layered them together. I added a star to the player's helmet using leftovers from the border.
I stamped the sentiment from PTI - 7th Inning Stretch onto a banner, and added it to the upper right corner of the focal piece. Lastly a few sequins and a leftover star was added to complete the card.

Inspiration was found at: Wanna Sketch #21.

Thanks for putting up with me today and stopping by! :-)


Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I'm sorry you are in a funk right now, Tammy! It happens.... don't stress yourself out about it. Sometimes you just need to take a break. But even if you're feeling it, it doesn't show creatively. I think this card is awesome! I LOVE what you did with the number stamp in the background. And I love the mix of blues. The little star on the cap and the sentiment banner are awesome. Love the scattering of sequins, too.

Sherrie K. said...

So sorry Tammy you are struggling with thing right now. Sometimes life throws curve balls at us and you may have to just take a short will find a balance. Take care of yourself and family first, everything else can wait! I am thinking of you and praying you will feel better real soon my friend. Please, let me know if I can do anything to help!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Btw, your card is amazing Tammy! I love the fun striped paper and awesome number stamped in the background. The baseball player is such a great the little star on his cap to! Great job!
Sherrie k

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Tammy, so sorry about your struggles right now. Let me know if you need a shoulder. I'm here! Love your card with the baseball player! The image is great! Ian should love this for his friend! I say you make a similar one for Ian!

Lisa said...

My sweet friend, I am praying for you and hope that you are able to find a balance that makes you happy. If there is ever anything that you need, please know that I'm here for you and all you need to do is ask. Sending prayers, positive thoughts and lots of comforting hugs :)

Your card is so awesome!! I love the baseball player and the design!! It's fabulous!! Happy birthday to your son on Monday!! I hope he has a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

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Lisa said...

Ian gives great input!! This is perfect and his friend will LOVE it. I like the stripes! I know you're going through a rough time. KNOW that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the time will pass quickly and all will be normal again. {{HUGS}}

Brenda Kraft said...

I wish I could do half as good at creating as you do when you are in a funk! Hugs and prayers coming your way, I know you are a strong woman and will get through this tough time. So proud to know you all these years and see the wonderful wife and mother you have become. Hang tough.

Maria said...

Sorry to hear that you're going through a tough time, Tammy. I'm here if you need to vent. And, I must say that your card is so fun and cute with the baseball player! Sending warm hugs your way...take care!

Greta said...

Hoping things settle down & work out for you soon, Tammy. I think your card came out great--love the shades of blue & the star border!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry you are in a funk :( I absolutely LOVEEEEEE your card though!!! LOVING the colors and the ball player!!!!!!

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Lisa Arana said...

Ah, the guilt of the crafty woman. I'm sorry you are struggling with your crafty side. Sounds like your little man is amazing and that means you must be one amazing mom!!! That is what is important.

And if you are struggling with your crafty side, this card does not show it. I absolutely am blown away by your boyish card. Fabulously done and I'm thrilled wanna sketch inspired you!!! Thank you so much for playing along. I hope your little guy has the best birthday!!!

jessica said...

So sorry you are in a funk :( I know you will find that creative mojo and again WOW us with your AWESOME talent!!!
And BTW this card is SUPER AWESOME!!!! So up my alley with a baseball player in this house! I LOVE it!
The different color blues are so fun and I am loving that baseball player!
AWESOME card my friend!!!!

VanessaB said...

cute. great boy card!

Jessi Fogan said...

IT's hard when even our therapy isn't working :( Your card doesn't show it one bit, but I know exactly how you feel and it sucks! Sending crafty mojo & hugs, Tammy!