Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Y

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “Y”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Y” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Linda’s blog HERE.

The letter “Y” is a difficult letter but it is easier than some others.  We thought it would be great to introduce our son to sports and when a friend reached out saying her son would be playing and she would be coaching, we thought that would be great.  Well our expectaioan of 3-5 year old basket ball was not at all what I expected.  But the YMCA does a great job of just promoting sportsmanship and team building.  On my layout I also used some YARN to do the stitching and the bows. Then I used some of last YEARS fundamental papers.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at each side.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout Left ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the way I was able to incorporate so many photos on this page.  This truly showed how unfocused 4 year old are when it comes to basketball :-).

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout Right ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love that this page highlights my son actually making a basket and then how happy he was with himself after.  I used the Basketball image from Artbooking, I then welded 4 together in Design Space to make the border.  I then repeated the process with the basketballs after hiding the contour of the grooves of the basketball.  To get the Awesome stamp multicolors I did a bit of making.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball layout detail ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo create the two tone stamping for this one I fussy cut the Sunset pieces and adhered them over the Outdoor Denim.

Here is a full list of items used:

  • Paper packs ~ Scardey Cat (retired), Taste of Summer (retired), Enchantment Fundamental Paper pack
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue (retired) and Outdoor Denim (retired)
  • Inks ~ Indian Corn Blue (retired), Outdoor Denim (retired) and Sunset
  • Stamp Set ~Team Player D1652
  • Cricut ~ Artbooking
  • Yarn ~ my stash

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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My husband and I decided to enroll our son who is 3 in his first team sport ~ basketball.  We thought it would be fun to watch him run around and play.  Well little did we realize he really was not interested despite knowing a couple of his team mates.  Well over the eight weeks we just encouraged him to play and come support his team. He was not the only one on his team with the short attention span in part due to the average age of our team (the league was 3-5 and we had mostly 3 and some 4 year olds).  In the end he did start playing in the games and in the last few minutes of the last game he actually scored a basket!!

Since I volunteered to help coach for the last game, I decided to create a card for our coach and a bit of encouragement for the team.

Great Job card ~ catscrapbooking@gmail.comThis was the card I designed and here are the team treats.

Team gifts ~ basketball ~catscrapbookingTo make the stars I used my Artiste cartridge which has a star with two slits.  I had to extend the slit on the large Outdoor Denim star to accommodate the Gogurts.  I used my Artbooking cartridge to cut the basketball. I was really happy the way these turned out and so did the kids.

Happy Crafting!

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