Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sorry I have been missing in action recently!  It's been super busy with the closing of our regular season and tomorrow is our last home game.  It's been a very special year for me and this has been my favorite team ever.  I wanted to thank them by making a special little card for them and writing a little note....all FORTY FIVE of them!!!  So as you can see, I've been very busy coloring baseball Rileys!  Here it is mid-process

Let's just say I was exhausted and so was my copic E33.  I modified the image a little bit to give it more of a jersey like feel and the appearance of sleeves.  Then colored in the bats exactly like the ones my guys use.  Picture for reference....
This is W, he's a Cajun.  His Aunt gave me the best jambalaya recipe. 

The best way to tackle all those cards was to make a sort of an assembly line.  I used Sure Cuts a Lot and Inkscape to create the South Alabama logo and their numbers to customize each card.  They were matted on grey and navy cardstock with the grey background watermarked with a baseball stamp and versamark ink pad.  Some of the  moose even got eyeblack to match their respective recipient!

Here's a little closeup of a card and placed in their lockers.

I also made 50 red velvet baseball cupcakes and places them in boxes that used to hold baseballs.  They're ingenious for transporting cupcakes!
I'm completely wiped out and have a long day of festivities tomorrow (or should I say today).  It will be senior day and I have 10 seniors finishing up their careers.  Our coach is also retiring after 28 years as the head coach of South Alabama.  He's one of the most decorated college baseball coaches of all time and needless to say, it's going to be a special and moving day tomorrow.  Sniff, my kids are growing up...

Well now you know where I've been for the past week!  

Tune in tomorrow for a sneak peek of the upcoming Riley Stamp Release!!!  I can't believe it's already upon us!!!


  1. love the card + colouration + image

  2. Wow, over the top awesome! Great way to personalize each card, and those cupcakes look yummy too!

  3. This is super awesome and I love how you show the process.. not just a finished product. It really shows just how much time and work go into each piece.

  4. Thank you for sharing all you did, and your projects. The effort will be appreciated for years to come.
    What a great way to showcase your great work