My good friend Sassy is having a contest to win Lovestruck. She is asking for a project about summer love. This is my 12th year as a competitive Baseball Mom. My boys are technically the competitive ones ~ and I will just leave that thought alone!!
One of my daycare boys (who has an older brother who plays high school baseball) was wearing a shirt the other day that inspired this project.
I got my gypsy out and went straight to the Baseball Solutions Cartridge. While the kids were playing in the backyard, I played around with the sizing of home plate and the baseball bats. I used the shadows of the baseball bats. First I put one bat right in the center of home plate straight up and down. I duplicated the bat (to keep it the same size)and put it on the right side of home plate. I made the outside bat next. I used the rotate button to get the angle of the bat on one side and then duplicated the bat and flipped it sideways to get a mirror image. I repeated this for the middle bats. I only used 5 bats since mine are thicker than the bats on the t-shirt.
I added the baseballs. Instead of "Grand Slammers" I used "Titans" since it fit better and is the name of my son's team. I used Don Juan for the font.
I originally wanted to use different colors of bats, but the only feature of the baseball cart I don't like is the image ~ not the shadow or base but the image on top. This looks ok when you cut out a baseball player, but the bat only looks good if you want a wooden bat look.
If you don't have a baseball player, you probably don't understand how important the color of your bat is!! I did not want to use wooden bats ~ no one uses wooden bats at this age unless you sign up for a wooden bat tournament or fall league.
Well as you can see by this photo ~ the colored bats just don't do it for me. I kept the silver metallic bat and made four more.
Now, as usual, I get these great ideas and then can't decide what to do with them!!! This is why I have tons of files on my gypsy waiting to be cut LOL!! I decided to put this on a box, so I used the Crayon Box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I sized the box to fit the image, then cut it out.
So, here is my Summer Love project...hope you love it too!!
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