Football Girl

OK, I admit it I have become a football girl!  I knew NOTHING about this sport other than I wasn’t going to let me son play it when I started dating my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart.  A few times watching his grandson on the grid-iron and I was hooked.  It probably helps that the Seahawks have had a few successful seasons lately too!

I decided to work on some fun invites today for a football themed party.  This would work great for a little boys birthday don’t you think?  Of course I used my favorite teams colors – Sapphire and Pear!

I loosely used the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (sometimes you just have to make it your own) for my card.  I’m also entering my sketch in the Between the Folds Challenge #26B (to use a Cricut Cut)

Do you have a football lover in your life?  This fun stamp set is retiring at the end of July so you only have a few more days to add it to your collection.

Thanks for stopping by…go ‘Hawks!


Oh So Neutral – Color Dare #202

Thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Color Dare!  Are you having fun playing along with our challenges?  Color Dare #202 had me stumped…browns + Colonial White.


I’m not much of a neutral’s girl – I need that pop of color in my life!  But after a little thought and some help from a friend we sketched out a card that turned out pretty darn good.


I started by pulling out all my brown inks and paper fundamentals and although this stamp set is intended for use with some blue & green (Go ‘Hawks) I thought it might work for this challenge!

I was inspired by a scrapbook layout in the Seasonal Expressions 2 and started cutting banners from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  I thought I’d just go for broke and started stamping the word FOOTBALL down the side in all the browns – it sort of gave it a ombre look.  I stamped the player and then fussy cut the football…I tried it at several places and decided I liked it down near the banners best.  To finish it off I layered a strip of bronze shimmer trim across the top of the banners.

Make sure you take a minute to check out what the rest of the Design Team has done for the Color Dare.  Leave me a little love while you’re here and make sure to play along too!  Even if you don’t have a blog you can leave your entry on our Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!