Friday, May 31, 2013

Baseball Layout & a Tag

Hi there,

Welcome to the world of weird weather!  It was beautiful most of the day... in the 80's!  Then the really dark clouds rolled in, along with high winds and heavy rains.  There were warnings on the radio constantly... then we lost the TV & radio!

I think most of you know by now that I scrap to MUSIC!  Talk about the "still of the night!"  Good grief!  It's just way too quiet!  I could sing, I guess... but that doesn't sound very good!  :)

Here is my 8th Song Challenge at Colorful Creations (junesong8).  You can see my challenge here.

The song I chose is "Centerfield" by John Fogerty.

Here are the lyrics:

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We're born again, there's new grass on the field.
A-roundin' third, and headed for home, it's a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin' it from the bench;
You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Casey struck out.
So Say Hey Willie, tell Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio;
Don't say "it ain't so", you know the time is now.

Yeah! I got it, I got it!

Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun;
(pop) It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye!


Here's a photo of John Fogerty:

 My challenge is for you to use a word, several words, song title, a verse or the whole song on your project.  Your project can be a card, tag, layout, mini album, digi or altered item.
The challenge runs until June 30, 2013.

I decided on a layout and a tag to show the versatility of  the song.  Even though the song is about baseball, there are so many other words that can be chosen for your layout, tag, card, etc.

Here are a few examples of the words you could use:
"beat the drum"
"hold the phone"
"the sun came out"
"I'm ready to play"
"headed for home"
"look at me"

This is our son playing baseball his Senior year of high school.  I previously posted other layouts of him playing baseball.  I take lots of photos... so there will more layouts in the future!  :)

He did well to stick it out for the whole season even though he despised the sport!  I despised it as much as he did... and I went to every game too!  I'm proud of him for doing such a "good" thing for the school... just so they could keep this sport going.

I chose the word "game" from the song lyrics, which is part of the sticker on the upper photo... and I also used the word "game" in my journaling.

Supplies used:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Colorbok
Baseball Stickers
Sharpie Marker
Chipboard Corner Flourish
Silver Color Mist
Square Title Letter Stickers
Sketch: Page Maps (Feb 2007)

The corner flourish was misted with a silver color mist and adhered in the upper right of my page.

The baseball stickers were added on the burlap.

The page title was added onto a banner.

Journaling was added in the lower right.

A strip of burlap was added across the page and some of the strings were pulled out to distress it a bit.

I added a clear sticker on the top left photo.

Here's the tag:
I used a clear sticker for the sentiment on the tag, using the word "fun" from the song lyrics.

Once I got the papers chosen and layered on the tag, it was embossed.  Ribbon was stapled at the top.  Various flowers were added surrounding the sentiment with my home made glitter gems in the centers.  The outer edges of the tag were inked.

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Stampin' Up! Border Punch
Darice Embossing Folder
Clear Title Sticker
Ink: Vivid! Teal
Glitter Gems: Home Made

Here's a closer look at the flowers and glitter gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you'll visit Colorful Creations and check out all the fun challenges going on for the entire month of June.  :)

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