Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dug-out Mom's Projects

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a picture of Chace from one of his baseball games. They use a pitching machine in this league and he plays pitcher, so he has to wear his helmet the whole game, SO HOT! This was him in the dug-out going out on the field. He looks so cute! :)
I'm sorry I didn't get to post this yesterday! These are projects I made for two Mom's on my son's baseball team. My husband is the coach, so I guess that means I'm automatically helping! :) I love kids, love baseball, don't mind organizing snack lists, doing the books, calling about practice and so on, but I do not like staying in the dug-out!! These are kids that are 7,8, & 9 yr. olds, so some of them are a little wild! I helped one time in there, and that was enough for me! Two of the Mom's stayed in there every game! (None of the other Mom's wanted to stay in there either)! So I wanted to make them something to show them, how much I appreciated them! So I made these little, star chipboard books! I found them at Michael's in the $ bin, and I went to Hobby Lobby and found the baseball paper kit on sale for 40% off! My daughter and I took a lot of pictures at the games, and I just printed them out at home on card stock in different sizes. I wanted it to be really special for each Mom, so I made the books just about their kids! One of the Mom's has twin boys on the team, so both of them are in one book! I also made thank you cards and decorated gift bags to match. We had a tournament over the weekend and they had a double header to play, it was at 2:00 and 3:30, here in Texas it is HOT! So you could imagine how hot the boys were and the Mom's in the dug-out! So after the games I gave them the gifts, and at the next game they told me they loved them. They said they were the cutest things they had ever seen, and it was worth staying in the dug-out to get those. So I was happy they liked them! Now I'm going to make some for me, of my own kids! :) Our town is called Warren and our school colors are orange and black. There are two little league teams from our town and we are the black team, but I had to use both colors. I wanted to mention how good the team did this year. They got 2nd place for the season and they got 3rd place in the tournament! They did great, we're proud of them!


You can see my husband in the back ground, putting the balls in the pitching machine! He's a GREAT coach! The boys love him! :)

Supplies:
Paper- Paper Studio- Baseball Page Studio, white CS
Stamps- Autumn Leaves- Hand drawn alphabet, Stamp Craft- Dot alphabet
Ink- StazOn- jet black, SU!- orange
Accessories- Colorbok- chipboard books, orange, black, & white satin & gross grain ribbon-Offray, Kraft bags- Wal-Mart, black marker, white gel pen, pictures printed on white CS

Have a blessed night!




6 comments:

Stamping Cafe said...

Love your star chip board album, totally awesome!

Christina said...

You are so sweet!! I bet you made those Mom's day!! What a sweet idea and a wonderful gift! You are so thoughtful!

~kelly marie~ said...

These are adorable!!

Courtney Baker said...

What a cute idea, and the star shape is perfect!

Lynnette said...

OH my goodness, these are fabulous. Those moms are absolutely going to love them. They are going to be so touched at your gifts.

I just read that you are also a jewelry maker! That is so great. We share so much in common. Our love for Christ, card-making and now jewelry making. Have you ever seen the salvation bracelets? I have made a lot of those for my Christian friends or people from church. Let me know if you aren't familiar with them, and I'll share some links with you.

Take care!

Mary said...

OMG! Those are just darling!