April 10, 2009

Calling All Sports Fans

Edit: Joni asked if the girls were wearing knee pads in the photo below. Oh yes, knee pads are necessities for my girls. They scramble around and dive for loose basketballs all they can and those knee pads are leg savers! We purchased the Nike brand this year at our local sporting goods shop for about $20 bucks each. Thinner than volleyball knee pads so there is more range of movement. Love them.

You won't find any bigger sports fans than my husband Eric and I!! We were active in sports since we were little kids, into high school and even college for a bit. And now to have two great girls that are big into sports.....it's as good as Friday night football in Texas!! And that's good! Here's my girls pictured below with their gold medals they won at a basketball tournament this year. They are like little red hot flames, zipping all over the place. I am one proud sports mom!So naturally when I first laid eyes on Pine's new stamp set called All Star Team (& All Star Team Additions) , you can imagine my cheers of happiness. This is a set that will become a favorite of mine, I know. It's perfect in every way and is THE BEST sports set you'll ever find. You'll be able to purchase your sets on April 15th during the Papertrey release.

I took off running with this set! I really wanted to make something fun for my girls and show them how awesome they are and how much we support them. I created this fun centerpiece for my dining room table that is all for them. It's sporting our school colors of black and white..with some girly pink thrown in.
I dug out some of the girls' trophies from softball season....in 2006 we coached the girls' team...undefeated all season AND we took first place at our end of season tournament! So proud!! I'm also saving all of the girls' sports shoes and am going to install shelves for them to place all their sports memorabilia, trophies and medals.
I found these fun pennant shapes at Michael's a few weeks ago. I covered them with Black and White Basics patterned paper and embellished them with pom poms, ric rac, Vintage Buttons in black and white, and stamped images.
Check out the slightly grunge look to the stamped images. I LOVE that scratchy look!
I personalized each pennant with the girl's names, stamped on a scallop circle punch.
The pennants are clipped to my centerpiece stand with embellished clothespins. I used giant buttons from the Vintage Button selections and a snippet of paw print ribbon to represent our mascot, the Wildcat.
For the stamped pennant border, I cut out the pennants and stitched them together with my sewing machine. You simply feed the next pennant right under the presser foot...the thread is one one strand. I can't wait to try that look for some scrapbook pages.
You can see some of the girls' old basketball shoes below, along with a trophy.
And here's a card I made for our track coach. I thought the *go the distance* sentiment was perfect for track season.
And just in case you noticed under the centerpiece, this is the quilt that Jordan and I are working on. It's pieced with all kinds of black and white fabrics. We're going to make a matching tote bag and maybe a scarf and thermos cover for those cold football games next season.
Sooooooo, what do you think? Don't you just love Pine's new sets? I can't wait to make more goodies!!

Black and White Papertrey supplies: True Black ink and cardstock, Stamper's Select White cardstock, checkered ribbon, Black and White Basics patterned paper, Vintage Buttons, punches

Be sure to check out all the other girls' creations too:

Nichole Heady
Lisa Johnson
Lauren Meader
Becky Oehlers
Heather Nichols
Debbie Olson
Dawn McVey
Niki Estes
Melissa Phillips
Geny Cassady
Betsy Veldman


Michelle said...

Michelle that is all sooo incredible. The great lengths that you go to to show your girls they are number one with you is truly inspiring.
Oh yeah - Pine's set is pretty cool too - LOL

Desiree de Monye said...

Wow! That is just awesome! You make such cool things for your kids!

Cammie said...

Your daughters are so lucky to have a mom who creates such special things for them. The center piece is fantatstic!

patriciad said...

Holy cow!! Somebody's been verrrry busy! Just adorable - your girls must feel very special.

DeeDee said...

WOW! I know I've said it before...but gotta say it AGAIN! You are the BEST Mama! This is just wonderful and I LOVE that quilt! PURTY! HUGS!

Susan said...

I've been reading your blog but never left a comment but... now I want to know do you ever sleep,LOL The center piece is so awesome , your girls are lucky to have such a clever mom. I'll continue to quietly visit you every day.

Melissa said...

Oh my Mish...you are one amazingly creative woman I tell you...this is brilliant...just wonderful!

Roxanne M said...

Wow! Love the detail in all of the items you put together. You sure did Heather proud with all of your hard work. Beautiful! Your love and pride for your girls shines through!

Abegaile Valencia said...

Since I am a big fan of the color scheme black and white...I LOVE your project !! I am definitely getting that set! I am also off to Michaels fist thing tomorrow to hunt up some of those pennants (I was wondering where to get those!)

Carol R said...

Your girls are so lucky to have a mom like you to make all that wonderful stuff! It's awesome what you did with the sports set. And I must add what adorable redheads your young ladies are!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! You totally ROCKed with this set!

Stephanie said...

I was born and raised in Texas and I LOVE the "bigger than football in Texas" comment. Funny thing......my eight year old's football coach has already started getting the team back together so they can get ready for the fall. Baseball season just started!!! ;)

LOVE what you did with Pine's new sets!!!

joni h said...

Love your creation! Congrats for the girls on their win. In the picture, are those knee pads that they're wearing? What kind are they?
I follow your blog almost everyday cuz I love your work! Thank you for sharing.

Niki Estes said...

Mish, this is so neat! I love the black and white theme and the great pennants!

Heidi said...

I love the centerpiece! Your girls are so blessed with a super mom like you! Nice job!

Sue said...

oh man! You are killing my budget!! One project better than the next. Plus - I love seeing your Reds.

tg said...

I love the pennants! Such cute creations.

Julia Aston said...

I love all your fun sports decorations - what a fun display!!

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for posting the ribbon/button answer to my quesiton. Your girls are so adorable!

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a darling ensemble of projects! I love the black and white theme and I *love* the black and white quilt! So cute!

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