Friday, September 21, 2012

Every Leaf A Flower

Its another Friday and another chance to share some SOUS love.  This weeks challenge was to create something with a FALL theme.  The crisp cool air is slowly moving in here in GA and and in the wake of the loss of my brother I am reminded how much he loved this time of year.   For this challenge, I pulled some photos of a recent camping trip he took with a few friends and family.  You can see here he adored my sweet neice as he worked hard to build her a boat with sticks and the perfect leaves for the sails.  Simply precious their love of nature. 
Its been a while since I first created my paperdolls and knew immediately I wanted to create another, with big green eyes just like his complete with laced up shoes and all.   Hope you like.  For more doll inspiration, see my blog listing.  In fact one of my first was featured in the Cricut Chirp some time back :)   ( Hot lil' fireman ). The quote used on this layout is from a stamp I had on hand as I have a secret love for acorns and oak leaves.   A bit of coloring and glittering and done. :)

Once you have browsed be sure to link back to the official SOUS blog for some more stunning inspiration for fall creations.  These ladies are simply amazing. 

My Layout uses Cricuts Paper Dolls for the doll and rake, also Doodlecharms for the basket.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Save 2nd Base

My favorite time of HS baseball was when the guys would play in theme.  What I mean by this is their uniforms and hats were unique for an individual game and cause.  These boys have played in army greens and hosted appreciation games for men in uniform.  They play for causes to raise money for relief efforts of other communities hit by natural disaster and for this game, they played for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Wearing pink, and their hats Pink and Black with the little ribbon on the back.  I just love that this Coach found a way for our boys to remember communities, honor loved ones lost and support causes even in their everyday activities such as baseball.   I am going to miss Codys High School Days but will cherish the memories for always.

I did not realize this photo was so blurry and I will be replacing with a newer one come Saturday!

This layout was prompted by yet another fantastic group over at Stuck on U Sketches.   We were asked to create something with the theme " Put me in Coach ".   I did not hesitate to pull this photo of Cody and his friends in their pink shirts and a fantastic cause.   The carts used for this were Art Nouveau for the butterfly and Boys will be Boys for the baseball bat and "Playing" title. Then there was good Ol' Don Juan, a go to font for the title " Save 2nd Base ".   The little ribbon, that came from Stand and Salute.  

Dont forget to head on over to the official SOUS blog and check out what my other DT gals have created!  Loads of inspiration for so many different sports themes :)