Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Jack Norworth

It is time for a new challenge at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog.  The latest is to create a project inspired by a song (your choice) and after Christmas carols my next thought was baseball.  Can you guess which stamp I pulled out based on the song I chose above?

Yes, "Baseball Boy".  He is the perfect image to adorn some boxes of Cracker Jacks!  To make the baseball I printed an image of one out on copy paper and used that as a piercing template.  I took the sentiment from the set and created my own patterned paper for the sides. 

I kept his uniform a mix of red and blue as I live in Connecticut where we do not have a state major league baseball team.  Instead, the state is split mostly between Red Sox (red) and Yankees (blue) fans.  My family is even split between the 2 teams.  It is always a laugh to hear my grandmother giving my father a hard time when "her" Red Sox and beating "his" Yankees!

Be sure to check out the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog for all the details on the Song Inspiration Challenge.  There are prizes and who wouldn't want to win some YNS cuties????!!! 

Today is a little bittersweet as this is the last day of August and my final post as a  guest designer for Your Next StampSuch a fun month with YNS, with a Birthday party and lots of challenges.  Thank you again Karen for asking me to join your team this month!!!  Never fear, there will still be lots of YNS in the future, I just got some new goodies in the mail and I can't wait to finishing inking 'em up!
Details:  Stamp - (Baseball Boy) YNS and Alphabet - (Harold's Alphabet) Lawn Fawn, CS - PTI, PP - Bo Bunny, Embossing Folder - Brick Wall (Tim Holtz), Copics, Embroidery Floss - Martha Stewart, Ink - Momento and SU, Brads - stars from stash and Cracker Jacks!


  1. Oh so fabulous! love the banner!

  2. oh great, now I have that song stuck in my head:)

    What a fun project!

  3. So cute! Love the baseball & stitching of course! :)

  4. Julie this is just too cute!!! Love it!


  5. AWWW Julie this is absolutely DARLING!!1 I just adore the cracker jacks idea! So cute and creative!

  6. Eppp I love this!!! That is so cute and so much fun - I can hear the song in my head now lol. I love how you did the baseball. Awesome Project.

    Hugs Diana

  7. I totally adore your creative project Julie! What FUN!!! THat baseball is so cool! I should send you Zoe the baseball bug - I think you would do something cool with her!!! I've really enjoyed having you with us this month, you will always be apart of the YNS family and I would love to have you back sometime!!!

  8. What creativity Julie!! Love the baseball with the threading and your cracker jacks!! Absolutely fab project!!

  9. Awww...this is so cute! Love the ball and the banner! And the red! :)

  10. any little guy would just love this treat, julie:)

  11. Oh this is awesome there is no way a box of cracker jacks could look ant better!

  12. Julie, this is sooooo CUTE! I just love this idea and your baseball looks AWESOME! Super clever, girlie:)

  13. LOVE this! So cute and that baseball is WOW!